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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, March 24, 1883
INVIGORATING THE BABIES.
"We find in the Sanitary Neics
of recent date a remarkable article
under the title of "Artificial Child
Incubation.1' At first the idea
conveyed to the ordinary mind is
that the subject is to be burles
qued, but a careful reading of the
article leaves the impression that
the matter is not only no joke but
a most interesting and important
reality. It must be understood,
in the first place, that there is no
principle involved in this so-called
"child incubation" that can in
any manner disturb or interfere
with certain ancient and satisfac
tory rules governing the increase
of the human family, as one might
suppose. The idea, is that, after
birth, the child is capable of
wonderfuld development bjT a
proper application of artificial heat.
The experiments that have given
rise to the discussion of the subject
are said, by the Glasgow Mail, to
have occurred in France, under
the supervision of Dr. Travernier,
who irabided the idea from arti
ficial chicken incubation. This
physician was attached to a hospit
al for foundlings, and was annoyed
at the large number of puny infants
that died on his hands before the'
were six months old. The ma
jority of the children received at
the hospital were weak and sickly,
and he resolved to try what arti
ficial incubation conld do for
them. He constructed an incu
bator after his own notion and
began a series of experiments the
result of which was indeed re
markable. The incubator was
a box covered with a glass slide,
furnished with a soft woolen bed,
and kept at the temperature of 86
degrees, Fahrenheit, by the aid of
hot water. He selected as e
object of his first experiment a
miserably-made infant, one that
had come into the world at an in
judiciously early period. This
infant was placed in the incuba
tor, provided with a nursing bottle,
and kept in a dark room. To the
surprise of the doctor it ceased to
cry on the second day after it was
placed in the incubator, and al
though it liad previously been a
preternaturally sleepless child, it
sank into a deep and quiet sleep.
The child remained in the incu
buator about eight weeks, during
which time it never once cried,
and never remained awake except
when taking nourishment. It
grew rapidly, and when at the
expiration of sixty days, it was
removed from the incubator, it
presented the appearance of
healthy infant of at least a 3Tear
old. Delighted with the success
of the experiment Dr. Tavernier
next selected an ordinary six-months-old
infant addicted to the
usual pains and colic, and exhibit
ing the usual fretfulness of French
infants. This child conducted
itself while in the incubator
precisely as its predecessor
had done. It never cried;
it spent its whole time in sleep,
and ijjgrcw as if had made up its
mind to embrace the career of a
professional giant. After a six
weeks' stay in the incubator it was
removed and weighed; during this
brief period it had doubled its
weight. It had become so strong
and healthy that it resembled a
child three years old, and it could
actually walk when holding on to
a convenient piece of furniture
So convinced was Dr. Tavernier
of the advantages of child incuba
tion, that he proceeded to con
struct an incubator of the capaci
ty of 400 infants, in which he
placed all of the SCO babes who
were then in the hospital. One
of these died from a constitutional
disease and another was taken
away. The others were kept con
tinually in the incubator for six
months, when they had to be re
moved because they had outgrown
their narrow beds. The result
will, says the Glasgow Mail, seem
almost incredible to persons wko
are unfamiliar with the reputation
of Dr. Tavernier and have not
seen the report made to the French
government by a select committee
of twelve physicians. "When the
ofeiWrsn were placed in tbe large
incubator their average ages were
eight months and three days, the
youngest being less than twelve
hours old and the eldest not more
than eleven months. The average
weight was sixteen pounds, but at
the end of six months the average
weight was twenty-four pounds,
"and," says the paper quoted
"there was not one that would not
have been supposed by a casual
observer to be at least three years
In other words, six months of
Dr. Tavernier's artificial incuba
tion did as much in the way of de
veloping the foundlings as three
years cf ordinary life would have
accomplished. "Within one week
after leaving their hothouse we
are told, these children were big
and strong enough to walk. Here,
indeed, is something for people to
contemplate; and in these days,
while prize fighters are in such de
mand, somebody might with profit
go into the business of breeding
and "incubating" giants in com
parison with whom Mace's Maori
and the Salt Lake sloirger would
be as infants.
The Origin of the Name Texas.
On a subsequent visit Houston
told me the legend of the origin
of the name "Texas," as he had it
from an Indian chief. I wish I
could give his very words instead
of my memory of them. A long
time ago, when the Spaniards
overran and plundered Mexico,
some of the red men left them and
came towards the rising sun.
They crossed the Rio Grande, and
not knowing what lay before them
entered upon the great salt
marshes. They traveled many das
and found but little sweet water
or game. The weather grew hot
and the little streams dried up and
the grass withered, and many old
men and women and children died
of thirst. One day, after many
weeks of weary walking, a party
of young braves, who had been
sent ahead to reconnoiter, came
running back and said. "We
have found water come; on!" This
good news put new life into their
veins, and although nothing could
be seen but a dry, flat, bald prai
rie, the scouts were standing still,
calling and beckoning to them
and pointing toward something
apparently at their feet.
At length the' reached the spot
where the braves arc standing. Fifty
feet below them the limpid waters
of the Colorado sang a melody to
Heaven. Beyond, far as even an
Indian vison could reach, stretched
a great expanse. The tall mosquile
grass, yielding to the breath of the
gentle south wind, rolled in vast
billows of verdure under the
ardent summer sun. Little"islands"
of mesquite trees dotted this
srassv sea, and herds of buffalo
and deer grazed in peaceful ignor
ance of an enenvy's approach.
Forgetting hunger, fatigue and
even thirst in this delicious vision
the red men fall upon their knees
and cry out "Tehas! Tehas!'
"Tehas'is the nearest approach
I can make in English to the cor
rect pronunciation of Texas, and
means as the narrator explained
to me Paradise. A. J2. Jf., in
The lapse of a very few years
will show that the western plains
cannot be depended on to make
meat cheap forever. Cattle ranges
are no longer illimitable. The
day when an indefinite increase
in the size and number of herds
was. possible has already passed.
Stock men will have to begin very
soon filling up little chinks of ter
ritory instead of ranging at will
over whole counties and states.
The limit of the ability ol the
country to support beeves has not
been reached, but new and more
careful methods of ranching must
gradually be introduced. These
will certainly not be less expo
sive than the methods now
vocrue, so that the averajre annual
price of fat cattle must tend up
After giving the OREGON BLOOD
PQRIF1ER a fair trial, I have found,
that as blocd-puriGcr and reconatrtict
or, it is what it claims to be, nnd
gladly recofiun ended.
Made Them Even.
'Arrested for carrying a pistol,
was lie?" asked a magistrate of an
officer, referring to a gentleman
who had just been arraigned.
"Let's see the pistol." The
weapon was produced and handed
to the judge, who examined it and
"Where dii you get it?'
"Bought it at a hardware .store."
""What did it cost?"
"Fine implement. How'll you
swop?" and the judge drew out a
pistol and handed it to the pris
oner. "Take 10 to boot."
"All right. I'll fine you $10.
That makes us even."
From the Blue mountains, near
Weston, to the Columbia river
forty miles on the west, says the
Xeader, there is an almost un
broken stretch of wheat fields,
which never in extent or promise
approached its present hopeful
A preacher, whose congregation
had begun to fall off somewhat,
had it intimated that he would
discuss a family scandal the fol
lowing Sunday. As a conse
quence the church was crowded.
The minister's subject was Adam
In Massachusetts there is one
divorce to twenty-one marriages;
in Vermont, New Hampshire and
Connecticut about one to fourteen;
in Rhode Island one to twelve; in
Maine one to eijrht.
Tills powder iicrer larlcs. A man el of
purity, strength and holesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot ite sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold onlii in cans,
ltOYAI.ItAHUtGPOWDEJtCO.. 10C AVjdl-St.
King of tlie Blood
Is not a "cure all," it Is a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges tlic circulation, and thus in-
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Imnnrl
Itlood. Such are Duswpsla, Mlltousnc.
Liver Complaint, Comtipattan, iS'crrwux DU
ordcrx. Headache, Backache. General Weak
tic. Heart Dtecatc, Dropcy. Kidncii Dlzcatc,
Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
uiboracrs, I'impic. uiccn. tuccuings, dr.,
dc. Kins of the Blood, nrevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
ofthe blood. Chemists and physicians agree
In calling it "the most uenulne and eflli lent
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, in pamphlet, Treatise on Diseases
ol tho Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM, SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo, 2f. Y.
Has opened a
Temperance Billiard Parlor
Sgtext to Geo. W. Ilume's Store.
Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater Bay
Oysters in every Style
FES'ESr CIGAKS AXD TOBACCO,
Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate ; Pies, Cakes
Sandwiches, etc., at the Counter.
,lso In connection with the Parlor
A Fine Shooting- Gallery.
NKAT. CHEAP ASD QUICK. BY
Mala Street, opposite N. Leeb's.
a sb a
tlH F ITS
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and -Aches.
Ko Preparation on earth equals Sr. J rocs Oil
ts a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedjr. A trial entails but the cowparatlTelj
tnfllnp outlay of GO Cents, and erery one suffer
lng with pain can haTO cheap and podtiTe proof
of its claims.
Directions in EleTcn Languages.
EOLD BY ALLDBUGGISTS AHD DEALEBS
A. VOGEUER & CO.,
Baltimore, 3SO., J7. 3. A.
In the Cherokee nation there are
5,352 white men who are not citi
zens. They include various trades
and professions. Some ol them
keep great herds of cattle and
make large amounts of money
from these splendid pasture lands.
A species of spider has been
discovered on the African coast,
the long firm web of which very
closely resembles yellow silk, and
is said to be very nearly as good
as the product of silkworms. The
matter has been investigated by
the Lyons silk merchants with fa
vorable results, and there seems to
nothing to prevent acclimating the
insect in France.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIYER.
Pain in the right side, under edge ot
ribs, Increasing on pressure; sometimes
tho pain is on the Icftsldo; the patient is
rarely able to lie on the left side; some
times the pain is felt under the shoulder
and is sometimes taken for Rheunruibm
in the ami. The stomach Is affected with
loss of appetite and sickness; the bowels
In general arc costive, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head Is troubled
with P'lin, accompanied with a dull, heavy
sensation In the back part. There Is gener
ally a considerable lass of memory, accom
panied with n painful sensation of having
left undone something which ought to
hac been done. A slight, dry cough Is
sometime attendant. Ihc patient com
plains of weariness nnd debility; he is
easily startled ; his feet arc cold or burn
ing, and lie complains of a prickly sensa
tion of the skin; his spirits are low, and,
although he is s. itistled that c.xercI.Mj w ouhl
bo beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try it.
If you lm c any of the nbovo symptoms,
vou can certainly be cured by the use of
the genuine DK. C. McLANE'S tlVint
When vou buyrcXane's Fills, insist
on having I1U C. ZUclANK'S CELE
BK AT1IU LI"ER VIIAJS, made by Fleming-
Ilros., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If vou can not get tho genuine DK.
C. aicL.ANE'S LIVER VIL.LS, send us
25 cents by mall, and we will send them
FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh, Va.
Important ! !
Read BQfally I ! !
Hereafter all our
Pure Coffees will be
put up under our own
Unless bought of
A. 31. JOHNSON & CO.
N. B. All goods bearing our
label are guaranteed to bo strictly
Pure and of Best quality, and
are sold "by no other House.
ASTORIA MARBLE WORKS.
DAVID KEMXATV - - Proprietor,
Manufacturer ot American and Italian
marble monuments and head stones. Ceme
tery lots enclosed with curbing. walLs and
coping or stone posts and Iron railing. Prices
nnd designs funlshcdto persons at adb
tance. Satisfaction guarauteed. Slate can
scamers for cannery use.
A J. CLOUTRIE ANNOUNCES TO THE
citizens of .Astoria that on the 24th
Inst, be will open a
HAK.NX88 AND SADDLE SHOP
BELOW THE r ARK Ell HOCSK,
Wierc a full supply Iwill be found. Re
pairing of all kinds promptly attended to.
C. H. STICKKLS
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Sbip Ciianfllery anil Groceries
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealers In
Paints, Oils. Varnislieii, Glass,
Putty. Artists' Oil and Water
Colors. tnint and Kalso-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Cioceries Only tho
Our Mock of Crockery nnd Glass
Ware N the l.arci'st and most Complete
Stock e er oponcd in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Set, Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fruit, and Water Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Muus. Tonles. Rustic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Lei'.ounde Cups, &c , ic.
Everything sold at J.owest Living Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Housesland
J37A1I ;ood sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET!
Prescriptions carefull' Compounded,
MAGNUS G. CROSBY,
HARDWARE, Ml STEEL,
iron Pipe and Fittings,
Plumbers axd steam fitterc
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP ILEAD
SHEET IRON T1H AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but first class workmen employed.
A large assortment of; '
Constantly on band
Sutton.. Genuine Cape Aim
Double Long Coats. Half Peas,
Aprons. Sleeves, Itubber Boots,
lilanket HhirtH,-"Socks, etc.
At San Francisco Prices.
A Lihernl Discount to-the Trade.
Shin Masters Supplied.
Jl. P. CHADBOURNE, Agent.
On the lloadwav. near Water Street.
Drugs and Chemicals
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Night.
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned nastthis day been appointed
of Oregon, county of Clatsop, administrator
the iionoraoie county court, 01 me state
of the Estate ot John uustat Fransen, de
ceased, and who was generally known by
the name of Frank Brow n. AH persons hav
inj; claims against said estate are hereby
notineuio present me same, wiin proper
from the date of this notice. AH persons in
debted to said estate will call and settle the
same with me at once.
P. F. JOHNSON.
Asteria, February 27tb, 1ES3. d4w
A 31 JOHNSON.
A S3 ?
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order.
JSOrders from a distance promptly attended
S. ARNDT & FERCBEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
" FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STltEET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bknton Stbeet, Neae Pakkkr IIouse,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
or all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotloc.
A. D. "Wass, President
J. G. IIusti.fr, Secretary.
I. "SV. Case, Treasurer.
Joux Fox, Superintendent
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Goods,
Joseph Rodgcrs and "Wostenholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLER
Revolvers and Cartridges.
WAI.THA9X AKT T3M1X
Gold and Silver Watches and Chain
Eine and Coarse Liverpool
Tin Plate, Block Tin, CansticSodn.
For sale ex "Warehouse at Portland
or Astoria by
B AliFOUK, GUTHRIE & CO.
dtf Portland, Or.
FOAED & STOKES,
Rapidly Increasing Business
Compels an Enlargement
of Our Premises.
A full line of choice
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS.
Sole Agents for the celebrated
POTRERO COMPRESSED YEAST.
Leinenweber & Co.,
TAMERS AM CURRRIES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
A LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
-Highest cash price paid for Hides and
to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases.
Tji C. IIOLDEX,
AUCTIONElilt, COMMISSION AND
EliO P. PABSB.
Clatsop County, and. City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamua street, Y. M. 0. A. hall
Boom No. 8.
TJ1 . WIJiTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
K3-Offlce In Fythlan Building. Eoom3 II, 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
TAY TUTTIiE. M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Offick Rooms 1 , 2, and 3. Pythian Build
Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
TCI P. KICKS,
ASTORIA,. --- - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OREGON
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part of Europe.
I AM AGENT FOR THE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid Tickets to or from any European
For fnll infonnatlon as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc., apply to
I. W. CASE.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
"omer Clienamas and Cass streets.
ASTORIA ..-- OREGQH
Geo. A.ricasance, -
Cor. 5th and AUler Sts. - -
Straw Beds, per doz. - - 510.
Spring Beds, each, - $5. to $15.
In Raw Silk, Carpet, and other coyerine.
From $10. to 515.
Samples of cover and particulars by mall.
Foster's Emporium. '
Most Complete Stock in';Astoria
Novelties of all Kinds
Fruits Both Foreign and Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 R &Jf DOCK
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Suits made in the test Stylo
Guaranteed to Pit
Mrs. T. S. Jewett.
ROOMS OVER MRS. E. S. WARREN 'S.l
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cas
and Court Streets.
. Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoelnjr.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
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