The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1891 Page: 3 of 8
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Tfa.y Will fce followed tyyA TJauawl
That Change of the Moon
Oauso Weather Change) is
' aa Error.
Sr. Joseph Mx. May 23 My last
f letter gave forecasts of tha storm wave
due to cross the continent from 21st to
35th and the one following It will be
due to leave the Pacific coast about
' MAy 27th cross the Rocky-Allegheny
valley from 27th to- 30th. The most
important feature of tllistorm will be-
the heavy rains that wHl accompany it.
These rains however yill not bo" ?cn-
f eral but excessive only in spots" leav
ing other places with a deficiency as is
always the case in years of great met-
eorological disturbances and the dec-
trie forces of Jupiter's and Saturn's
equinoxes will begin to have very con-
siderable influence. This storrrt will be
a its greasest force near the mouth of
the StT Ldwrence river about the 31st
and June f and severe gales along that
coasts will he (laiiceraus to shinnincr.
i Weathef preceding this storm will be
very warm and following it will be cooler
than usual for the time of year. Great
extremes of weather may be expected
to accompany this storm wave especi-
ally about the time it leaves the conti-
4 ncnt to cross the Atlantic arid about
the first day of June important weather
events will occur all around the earth
""which will be regarded by the news-
i getherers as of special interest in the
way of news.
Another storm wave will be due to
leave the Pacific coast about June 1
cross the Rocky-Allegheny valley from
2d to 4th and reach the Atlantic coast
about the 51I1. It will be quite severe
on the western tiart of the continent.
und will have a very considerable force
force on the Atlantic coast about the
5th. yery hot weather throughout the
y southern states and in the Missouri
aljey will precede this storm but the
cool wave will neither be severe nor
relich southward. Both these storms
"fcwitt cause Vains and gales in the Gulf
states. 1 The great and destructive
' storms of June will attract general at
tention and I wilLfurther discuss their
details in my next two letters
rue moon's influence.
This satellite has more influence on
the weather than any other body ex-
cept the sun but the masses have been
ledinto an error bv supposing that the
changes of tfie moon cause changes in
f the weather. When the moon and sun
are on the same side ot the earth the
electrical influences are increased in
that direction but this does not increase
the force of the storms but merely af-
tects their location. There is also a
belief among the hunters frontiersmen
and sailors that when the moon hangs
on its puint much rain or snow will oc-
cur during that moon. The North
American Indians also follow this sign
and believe it to be a propitious sign
fof hunting. Damp weather and snow
are favorable to the hunter for in dry
weather the leaves make too much
noise for success and snow is favora
ble for tracking game. When the
moon hangs on its point the hunter
says he cannot hang his powder horn
on its point and then is the time to hunt
and when the moon lies on its back
it indicates that the hunter can hang
his shot "pouch on its point and he
would better not waste his time at hunt-
ing. I have no use for anything that
I has sUnerstition for -its base but these
F sgnstthat have stflnuch influence with
Hfcnain classes ot people throughout
'the world should not be cast aside with-
out investigation. Many of these
common beliefs have some real found-
ation and thousands of years of exper-
ience on the part of those who are
compelled to be much out of door has
taught them that with certain posi-
tions ot the planets come certain
change oC-the-weather. ' Why this is
so they know not; all they know is the
coincidence. I have investigated these
ttde signs and have found real causes
31 iuc Tjuuuiu 01 some 01 mem -inc
lotm jieson us uacic wnen 11 runs
ortli and harms on its noint when it
inn south. As the moon causes tides
in tke atmosphere and as it moves
frnm about 3A Herrrees nnrtli nt the
i&rth's atmosphere to the same dis-
' tance south and the reverse passing
over about 3300 miles of the. .earth's
( surtace m atwut fourteen days or
f about nine miles north or south and
jlueod miles east in twentyrfour hours
j the change necessarily affects the at-
lT? ' ' weaincr yy puuing
'the storms north or south
1 Th changes of the moon occur a
I little more than six days apart and the
uir siuuu waves pass over (tie iau-
;iuus in a swrui wave is uuc num uic
.(change of the moon and the coin-
fddences wiH occur for several weeks
Thii ha led to the belief that It is the
lunges of the moon that cautes the
torrn waves But the coincW
ill not cqiUimm long m I w n
why chaae to UHt wUwr. If
little before a stofri wave is dte it will
cross the earth's equator in two weeks
near when a storm wave 1 due and if
the changes of the moon should occur
at the same time it would lead to the
belief that !t is the changes of the moon
that causes these storms of greater
fbrcti. The electrical therory of
weather changes requires that we follow
the laws of electricity and whatever is
not in accord with there laws must be
rejected and if these electrical laws
will not explain all meteorological phe-
nomena then the theory must be reject
ed as a failure.
The moon is 225719 miles from the
earth at perigee and 251947 miles at
apogee 'making a change of 26.228
miles about every fourteen days This
change makes a great difference in
the tides and must necessarily make a
difference in its effect on the atmos-
phere. Professor PrOctor admitted
that it had been fairly proven that more
earthquakes occur when the moon is
close to the earth because of its greater
influence on the tides and if this be
true it must also have greater influence
on the atmosphere at the same time.
W. T. Foster.
The following is an essay read by
Miss Bertie Ireland of the sixth grade
at the close of the public school on the
subject of ''Tugs.' It shows consid-
erable original thought by one so
If any of you have ever lived on
the seashore or any of the large rivers
you have seen the tug. Thev go fly
ing from one place tov another as if
the business of the entire world
depended on what they did. We look
at them and can't refrain from smilingj
for they seem so very insignificant arid
Then whert we stop to think more
of them and what. they do we find
they accomplish something after all.
They do a great deal of work are
kept busy all the while but how .little
credit they get for what they do. We
see in (he distance a great steamer
coming into port but as she nears the
shallow water she slackens speed and
finally is unable to proceed for the
water is too shallow. We are inter-
ested in her; she is a beauty so we
are Inclined to linger' and see her out
of the difficulty if possible. We await
developments and in a few moments
are repaid for our trouble. One of
those despised insignificantself impor-
tant little tugs steams into sight and
immediately takes charge of the stealer
ten or fifteen times- its size tows her
swiftly into Uie desired haven and is
agajn off to help some sister vessel off
We have now become interested in
the tug and begii to study something
of its history. We begin to think and
can find "good in everything" since
we Jiave these tug creatures and we
realize that ''charms strike the sight
but 'after all merit wins the .souls."
Quite a number of our great men may
toe compared to tugs; men who spend
the greater part of their lives working
for the public good.
Columbus might be called a genuine
tug. He spent the better part of his
life inmaking-discoveries but was never
considered very great. When he
made known the plan of sailing around
the world people laughed at him tel-
ling him it was a wild dream he could
never Tealize. The wisest men of the
age thought the world rested on pillars.
He was at last thrown into prison and
died in poverty and disgrace when
seventjNtwo years old. We all know
what the world owes this giant tug.
How many difficulties he had to
encounter; and still tugged on colident
of success in the end when mankind
would understand and appreciate his
Ehas Howe did a great deal in the
line of invention'. It was he who
invented the sewing machine. He
was a. long time jn completing it.
Every one thought him crazy to be
wasting life on a machine he could
never complete. But he tugged away
and finally took out a patent for it in
1846 At his death he left his family
immensely wealthy from his idle dream
as people called it.
Another striking example of the tug
is that of an old Irish working woman
of New Orleans. She is known and
remembered as "Our Margret" among
the people of that city. It was about
twelve years ago when yellow fever
was raging in New Orleans that the
caracter of this old lady first came
intq view. She stayed there nursing
the pattenti ami giving thew food from
tor baVtfy ami doing a gnat deal of
good She nad quit a sum. of
Abilene Investment Company
Lands Farms andRanehes
In trie Abilene Country and Abilene City Property.
Money to Loan on Farms 1 Ranches.
'""- '' '' il-lf..1fl. ! Hill.
Speclkl attention to purche of VENDOR'S LIEN NOTES large or imall amounu. Home
stead law and balances due the State do not interfere with Our method cAinaklng loans ot
purchase of notes. Heprestnt Hon-resldents in rendering property frr taxation payment of
taxei information In reference to and care of property.
agents for Firat-class Fire X.lfo and Accident Insurance
Abilene -:- Taylor -:- County Texas.
not for her 'personal charms but for
her kindness of heart and good quali-
ties. At her dea th she left all her
mdney to build an orphan asylum for I
the orphans of that city. The poeple
o( New Orleans love her and never
tire of telling of her. They have
erected a monument to her memory.
A simple uneducated Irish woman
just as she was but 1 doubt if there is
a woman in New Orleans so affec-
tionately spoken of.
A few more examples of tlie tug are
those of Galileo Fulton Morse and
others too numerous to mention who
tugged with energy and accomplished
rriuch. But 'tis a blessing to the
world we have a few tugs to depend on.
Men who tug away trying to accom-
plish something for humanity are sure
to accomplish something in the end.
If those men are not appreciated dur-
ing their lives they are afterwards.
They build their monuments not 'of
costly marble but of noble ueeds
which will stand through ages to come.
It is beautiful to'think of these noble
men; how much better the world would
fare if they had a greater number of
We are glad we have some substan-
tial men taking the lead in the busy
world. We should be careful hovt we
speak of the tug. Remember they are
always "useful if not ornamental."
Go to the Racket store for genuine
bargains. ' 19-tf
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Take "The St. Louis Limited"
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The fastest time between Texas and the
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Double'Daily Line of Pullman Palace Sleep
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Through Sleeping Cars between New Or-
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HOW? T OIVIKO A WAT KACIl AKD KTtnT DAT
to soma. alia 'A aplendld lllrh Arm Kewlne Ma-
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WX. T0XXXT her
Bracken & Knight have Just receiv-
ed the largest shipment of sour mash
whiskey ever bought by a West Texas
firm. It consists of twenty-one barrels
of Edgewood five and six year old
Ralph the decorater and painter
will paint your houses and decorate
the interior in the latest style. Give
him a trial. ' 4a-tf
G. A. KIRKLAND
Offlco: Ovor First National Bank
DR. P. N. BROWN
ESTABLISHED AT AHILKNE IN IBM.
tSTOfflcoovor 8. tapoviskl & Dro't.
J. It. PICKENS. DAVP J. EED.
PICKENS & RED
Abstracters and Searchers of Records
.Ofllee lu Court House Abilene. Texas.
Special attention giveft to famishing Ab-
stracts of title. Having a complete Abstract
of Taylor county land' titles as recorded In Tay-
lor Iiexar and Travis counties we are pre-
pared to fumlsh Abstracts ton short notice and
at reasonable prices.
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DR. J. 3tt. ANDERSON
MKDICAI. AKD SUKGICAL
Offlco over Carter's Drug Store.
riNB :: STnBET. . ABILENE :; TEXA&
H. A. TILLETT
Lawyer and Abstracter
Owns a complete Abstract of Taylor
county including the city of Abilene.
Abstracts furnished on short notice' at
References: J. G. Luwdon Cashier
Abilene National Bank Otto W. Steffens
Cashier First National bank Abilene. Texas.
n(J ( r 'i'Ui)Jt
by tfie current Decoration Day spirit.
It has truly been said however that
an ounce of sunshine is worth more
than a pound of
and we fetl justified in diverting your
attention to the needful things of life;
the pleasures afforded by using good
groceries should be renumbered. I
keep a full line and solicit your patron-
Ill ! Il frl I
J. E. TAYLOR
lAdta' aim) u Im driving totm
i.H Ml 1 Mrtrn i
fiT.t v.- ii.- I .;.
Abilene Grocery Go
. SUCCESSORS TO W. B. MOUSE
Wholesale and Retail
Special prices to
Our Queensware and Glassware must go
regardless ofcost; to close out our stock.
Wholesale Dealer in
-: Anheuser-Busch and W. J. Lump's :-'
KEG AND BOTTLED BEER.
S Xj. IEc.Xj3?DE3L
AND CARRIAGE PAINTING :
Paper Hanging: &nd Interior Decoration a Specialty.
GEO. W; HATCH
Real Estate Loan and Insurance Agent.
Have for sale a large amount of improved and unimproved
land and city and suburban property. I make a specialty
of city property both improved and unimproved.
Have some very desirable suburban property
cheap. Represent a number of old reliable
Insurance Compariies and solicit a
' share of your"patronage. ' '
' TINWARE QUEENSWARE.
We have added to our stock of Groceries a nice line of Tin and Queensware and are prepared
tp offer inducements In goods. We f nvile the public to call and examine our stock
before purchasing elsewhere.
ROLLINS & SON.
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I have a number of Graded. Cows with young calves gen-
tle and good conditioned. I will sell
at reasonable prices.
Ranch Five Miles East of Abilene
hermanTebauer & sol
City Blacksmith and Carriage Shop
Cor. N. st and Cedar Sts. - Abilene Tex.
AH kinds of work in our line promptly done at reasonable
I 2in two-col 6 mo
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ARE SOLD AT REASONABLE PRICES FOR THE CA&
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Hoeny, John, Jr. The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1891, newspaper, May 29, 1891; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth330711/m1/3/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.