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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, August i, L883.
PRESERVATION OF THE SIGHT
The editor of the Huntsville
Democrat who has passed his
three-score years without the use
of eye glasses, and can still, with
his natural eyes read fine print,
wishes to give other people near
ing the sere and yellow leaf the
benefit of his ocular experience.
Therefore, he tells them that in
18G3 he found his eyesight failing,
indicated by dark specks flitting
over the page, and a hazy appear
ance of the letters when he was
reading. Remembering to have
heard his mother say that cx
Presidcnt John Quincy Adams
(who lived to about eighty years)
had preserved his eyesight and
read without glasses by pressing
the outer and inner corners of his
eyes together. The editor tried
the experiment. After retiring to
his bed at night, he hac, ever
since the fall of 1805, before going
to sleep, pressed together the
outer and inner corner ol each eye
between the thumb and forefingers
of the hand corresponding to the
right and Jcft eye, applying
equal simultaneous presure to
both eyes. Or, using but one
hand, he has put the middle finger
on his forehead above his nose,
and pressed together the corners
of one between the thumb and
forefinger, and the corners of the
other eye between the third and
fourth fingers, striving to give
equal pressure to both eyes. The
philosophy ol the experiment is
explained in this way. As people
pass the middle age, there is said
to be (and we believe it) a tenden
cy of the balls of the eyes to lose
their convexity in common par
lance, to flatten. The habitual
pressure of the outer and inner
corners of the eyes together pre
vents flattening, and thereby pre
serves the original normal con
vexity of the eyes,, and thereby
the original power of seeing.
Near-sighted persons are the ex
ception to the rule. Their near
sightedness (as we understand) is
caused by too great convexity of
the eye. Oftentimes, as they ad
vance in years, their eyes flatten;
that is, lose their original convex
ity and become more nearly like
the good eyes of young people,
and they can see better without
glasses and lay tliem aside.
Whether our philosophical ex
planation is right or wrong, this
one thing we know, that whereas
we, over seventeen years ago,
were losing our original power of
seeing, now, by the manipulation
of our eyes as above explained,
we can see clearly without the use
of glasses, and can read small
print almost, if not quite as well as
in our youth, while men and
women many years our juniors,
some of them our near blood rela
tives, who have not resorted to our
mode of preserving the eyesight,
are compelled to use glasses.
Believing it our duty to mankind
to do them all the good we can,
we overcome our native modesty
about writing of ourself by the
consideration that we may bene
fit others by relating our own ex
perience. The reason why both eyes
should be subject to the equal
simultaneous pressure is that, to
see clearly, both eyes should be
hold objects at the same focal
distance, and this cannot be if the
two eyes have not the same con-
vexitv. If the two eyes should
see objects at different distances,
the objects would present differ
ent images on the two retime of
the eyes, and produce a confusion
of images, and, of course, impair
distinct vision. Instances occur
of persons who have a natural in
firmity of the eyes with different
foci one eye seeing at one focal
distance, the other eye at another
local distance. In such cases
oculists provide eve -classes of
different foci, so accommodated as
to correct the natural defect, and
make both eves see alike.
bays Dr. Jackson: "Marriage
is no child's play." Very true,
Doctor; but without child's play
married life , is a mighty lonesome
one at the best.
Lee Alter the War.
The oration upon General R. E.
Lee, delivered at Lexington, Va.,
last week by Hon. John Daniel,
was a perfect tribute to a great'
soldier. Not many people knew j
before that General' Lee had been
offered the chief command of the !
army in 1SG1 and declined it. The j
offer was made on the recommeu-! the national capital with a view o!
daticn of General Scott, backed! entering a charitable institution,
by the venerable Francis l Blair Ms a somewhat unusual one, yet
Sr., who conveyed the tender of i such an event occurred in this
the position to" General Lee in jetty to-day. This afternoon an
person. It must have been great agftd lady, well dressed, but en-
moral courage to decline the high-'
. . .... . - I
est position to winch he could puaruu ai piuiuu jieauiuurien mm
ever 'have attained in his most am- j asked for aid in reaching Wash
bitious dreams. One or two of ington city. In answer to in
im .,iicm,... nr r;.. iv.n;ni nuiries as to her name etc., she
not generally understood and I j
will explain them. In 1SC5 tin;
railroad wincn is now canea the
Vinrinia Midland and its con
nections was mainly owned by the
English bondholders. After an
expert had carefully examined the
condition of things the committee
of bondhlders held a meeting and
tendered to General Lee the pres
idency of the road and its connec
tions under one organization at a
salary of $.10,000 a year. About
this time one of the most power
ful of the Xew York life insur
ance companies offered General
Lee SI 0,000 a year and a house in i
Richmond to take hold of and j
bnihl nn thoir .Snntlinrn Illicitae I
General Lee declined both of
these splendid offers to accept a
place as teacher of Southern young
men at 3.000 a year. Can such j
conduct be matched in history?! ani1 the sad story of her life is
One more instance of his great- j undoubtedly true. Aid was fur
ness: The duke of Beaufort,Lord nished her to continue her journey.
John Manners and two other Eng
lish noblemen tendered General J
Lee a splendid estate in the West
Riding of Yorkshire, with a hand-1
some rental equal to $25,000 a
3'ear for life, if he would accept it I
and live upon it. Earl Spencer.
now lord lieutenant of Irelaud,
made the tender. General Lee,
with a charming dignity that these
men say was beyond anything they
had imagined, declined the offer.
It is a pity that letter cannot get
into print. I think it would give
the world a view of General Lee
in a light he has never been in
and shpw how lofty his nature re
ally was. In this age and time of
fierce competition for wealth and
power a character so great and a i
nature so simple is almost incom-j
prehensible. Lee showed that the ;
true greatness of manhood is in i
those elements which make him
Superior to fortune and equal to
1 , t
any fate. if ashtnqlou Jlcriilo.
It is now understood that a'
strong effort will be made this
fall, to have our legislature pass i
prohibitory liquor laws. .It is no j
longer denied that the liquor ques- j
tion is beginning to have its effect
upon American politics, but we J
think it should be used in the in
terest of high license rather than
prohibition. The average Ameri
can is a subborn animal, who,
when he is told that he cannot
have an article, trill have it or per
ish in the attempt. If you touch
his pocket, in the shape of high
license, for instance, you touch his
heart, and do more towards de
creasing drunkenness than you
can with all the iron clad prohibi
tory laws the mind of man can
conceive. Columbia Chronicle.
The farmers of Caledonia, Co-1
lumbia county, Wis., receive six- j
teen cents an inch for their cream, i
"All they have to do," sa-s the
Jicyistcr, -'is to set their milk in
deep cans surrounded by cold wa
ter, in which the cream rises in
less than twelve hours. The
depth of an inch of cream as meas
ured by a scale in the side of the
can is estimated to make a pound
of butter. And so the Caledonia
fanners aregetting sixteen cents
per pound for their butter without
the labor of making it, and having
the refuse sweet milk to feed their
calves and pigs."
111 health generally comes from
lack of the proper life forces in the
blood. To restore the blood to a
healthy state use Brown's Iron Bitters.
The Story Toldbya Vice-President's
The Tribune Wheeling spec-
ial of July 2Cth says: The spec-
tacle of the daughter of a lormer
vice-president of the United
Slates and the wife of a minister
to Kussia begging assistance ot
strangers in an endeavor to reach
tcly destitute of money, ap-
I I 1 i 1
stated that she was the daughter of
vic-president King of Pierce's 1817
administration and wife of Gen
eral Iluntcr Jackson, minister to
St. Petersburg. She gave her age
as 74. She said she was married
at the age of 14, her husband then
being 82, and spent the first six
months of her married life at the
Russian court. She gave many de
tails of her life and her gradual de
scent from a life of affluence to
her present low estate. She stated
that she was from Memphis, hav
ing beggod her way from place to
place, and was endeavoring to
reach Washington, where she had
friends who would place her in a
charitable institution, naming W.
W. Corcoran as a p'.ayniate and
schoolmate in childhood. The old
ladv bears every evidence of
! ThN powder never varies. A marvel o
: mini v.strpii!rlli anil wlulemiinpness. Mom
economical llian the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the intd-
titude of low test short weight, alum or
, phosphate powders. Snldanlu in can. Itov-
w. j.akim: j ovi jrk uo lot; uau-M. a.
King of the Blood
Is not a "aire all" It is a blood-purifler and
tonic, Impuritvof the blood poisons thesvs
tem, deranges the circulation, and tints In
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity ot
Jllood. Such are Dytpepxta, nilltounrj&,
Liter Complaint, Omnlijtalinn, Xcrroim Dis
orders. Headache, Backache, General WcaU
p, Jfcnrt Dicae,Dmjtsu. Kidncu Difnsc,
Pile, tlhcumatixm. Catarrh, Scrofula, Shin
Diitnrtlcrx, Pimple. Ulcer. Sicdling, itr..
tic. Itincr or the Itlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cawe. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose," Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions. Sc., in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the Itlood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM, SON & Co.. Props
Cor. of Chenainus and Benton Streets,
ASTOKLV. - - - OKEGOX,
Have the best facilities for furnishing
Of all kinds, of auv firm in the city.
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches,
S X IU V 3K WjBlE:,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
t3yAU goods varrantedasrepresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
W Troyal vvxzi .
Neuralgia, Sciaiica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soroness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scafds, Genera Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals Sr. Jacobs Oil
&s ft safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Ilemedjr. A trial enUils but the cropanUTeiy
trifling outlay of 50 Cent, end erery one suffer
ing with pain can hiTe cheap and podtire proof
of its claims.
Directions in Eleven Langnagts.
BOLD BYALLDRUGGISTS AND DEALEES
A. VOGEIiER & CO.,
Salt imore, 2Zd, IT. S. A.
The supreme court of the United
States has recently again decided
in a case arising in Illinois, that a
state has the right to regulate the
charges of railroad companies
within its jurisdiction, notwith
standing the charter of said com
panies may authorize them to fix
such charges. That is t6 say, the
charter is subordinate to the in
herent sovereignty of the state,
which entitles it to uphold and
regulate that which pertains to the
public welfare. The principle re
peatedly enunciated by the court
must bo taken to be the settled
law of the land.
tmmm m m iiiiiim.mmm.i
SYfllPTQrViS OF VQRrYlS.
The countenance is pale and leaden
colored, with occasional flushes of a cir
cumscribed spot on one or both cheeks;
the eyes become dull; the pupils dilate;
an azuiv semicircle runs along the lower
eye-na; the nose is irriiaieti, swells, aim
sometimes bleeds; u svelliUK of the upper
lip; occasional headache, with humming
or throbbing of the ears; an unusual .se
cretion of .saliva: slimy or furred tonmic:
breath very foul, particularly in the morn
ing; appetite variable, sometimes vora
cious wiin a gnawins: -sensation oi tne
stomach; at others, entirely gone: Heeling
mins in thcMomaeh; occasional nnuscu
and vomiting; violent pains throughout
the nlwlomeu; bowels irregular, at times
osme; slools slimy, not unlrcouently
tinged with blood ; Ih-Uv swollen and hard ;
urine turbid; respimtlon occasionally diffi
cult and accompanied by hiccough ; cough
Miincliuicsdry and convulsive: uneavand
dlsturlM-il sleep, with grinding of the teeth ;
ti .iht variable, but generally irritable.
Whenever the above symptoms arc
iounu to exist,
!)?. C. XcLAXE'S TEKMIFIHJE
will certainly effect a cure.
In having Vermifuge be sure you cr.'.
the uenuine Hit. C. ZUcLAXK'S VKK.11I.
rt'CK, manufactured by Klemitij; Ilro-.,
21 WimkI Street. Pittsburgh, 1'a. The
market is full of counterfeits. You will
In- rluht If ll has the signature of Fleiu
Inir Itnts. and C.IIcLiuip.
If your storekeciwr does no: have Hie
gunulue. please reiort to us.
eiid us a three cent stamp for ! hand
some advertising cards.
FLEMING HUOS., PHtsIiiiRrh, Pa.
A.M. Johnson &Co.
&r o ceriesa Gro cfcery
A FULL LINE OF
CANNERY SITE FOR SALE.
THE rnOPEHTY KNOWN AS A. 1. CO.'S
Net Hacks, adjoining Fort Canny. 20 23t
foot boats, good for Baker's Bay or up river
fishing ; 11 net racks complete ; frontage 'JA)
feet running to deep water; one block on
.shore with mess house.
This Is the most convenient place for
salmon nets, traps and seines and decidedlv
the best location on the Columbia river for a
"Will sell for cash or will take stock with
satisfactory Fishermen's Packing Co.
tap Ti-Ai. v - zyz
HOTELS AND RESTATJKAOTS.
A. ASEI,I,. manager.
, AHTOKJ A, - - - OREGON.
FIRST CLASS HOTEL.
AI 1 MODKKN IMP1COVEMENTS.
HOT Al COr.D BATHS.
None But While Help Employed.
.ea-l'KEE COACH TO THE HOUSE.-S
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
S!- has Always on Hand FRESH
Mioa! AValer Tiny and Inst
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias lie cn Proprietor of tke "Aurora
Hold" in Knaiiiitnu seven years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Kclitted throuuhnut : thelTablc supplied
with the best : the beds clean and comfort
able. A Firit:cl.ss House.
Hoard by the week, - $3.00
Meals to order.
.i. o, hoss, rroptictor.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
DIealM cents anil upwards.
NEVILLE & 00.
Pacific Net and Twine Co.
Sax FuAxnsco, April lllli,18S3.
For general convenience,
we have sent a .supply of UTo. 30. 12
ply ieimiuc Sroteli Salmon IVet
Twine, to the care of A. X. JOHNSON
"v- CO- Astoria, which will be sold at
low enough figures to make it an object
for all net menders to use it for repairs,
in place of the more cosily Xo. 40, 12-
Fishermen who luive heretofore nsed
this grade of twine for repairs, claim
that the durability of the patch is equal
to the balance of the nut, after the latter
has luul a few weeks use. We think it
will bt money In your pocket to try it.
For prices and samples apply to
A. M. JOHNSON &COn
Neville & Co. Side Agents, ... p-.,.,,;,
31 and ."3 California St. f Jn 1 nl"c'sco
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
Dealer in -
HaRDWABI, iron, steel,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLU M IJERS AXD STEAM FITTERS
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIH AND COPPER,
CaBnery an! Flsiermens SnBDlies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with r eatness and dispatch.
None but first class workmen employed.
A large assortment of;
(Constantly on hand
THE LATEST STYLES
B. S. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTOKIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock front which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
rsMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be lound convenient to my patrons.
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
lVooil lellvcrel to Order.
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses and Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND.CICARS.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, ;
Boat Material, Etc.
Boats of all Sinds Made to Order, j
"Orders from a distance promptly attended
S. AENDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
b lacks m ith . tt&nm&Fn J
All kinds of
in-vr n Tim r m wi-mTkTT
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bentox Street, Near Parker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAM MARIE EMES
Boiler Work. Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OA STXIKrCS-S ,
Orall Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Was s. President.
J. O. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR TIIK
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
A11 goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria. Oregon.
No. 40 I2-Ply
SALMON TWINE !
CORK MD LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 Market Street, Hau FraueiMcu.
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast.
A. V. Allen,
(SUCCESSOR TO PAGE & ALLEN.
Wholesale and retail dealer' in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases
1 W. FULTOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 0. Odd Fellow3 Building.
, NOTARY PUBLIC,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND- IN
JAY TUTTIiE, 21. I.
PHYSICIAN AUD SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, i, and 3, Pythian BulUl-
. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
QISLO F. PARSER,
ClatHop County, and City of Astoria
Otllce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. liall
Room No. 8.
p P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON
' Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
i ua anu sqemocqne stret .
ATTOIINEY AT LAW,
Clienamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. JONES,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner.
jyil. .1. K. IiaVOltCE,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
(las administered for painless extraction
Q J. CUltTIS.
ATT'V AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. 15. Claims at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AC.ENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
welt known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
1 1 AM B L'RG-AMEK ICAN,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fan,
sailing davs. etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
ASTORIA, - - - OAfion.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
ern. State Investment, Hamburg Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travelleis' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N. Y.
We have the only complete set of township
maps in the county, and have made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
flnal proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc.. having all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined In the oflice, upon the payment of a
We alsa have for sale city property In As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
&RAfflF CLEAMCE SALE!
to make room for more
Hariware and SMj Clanllery
A. VAN DUSEN & GO.
Will sell at cost their entire stock of
HATS AND CAPS
BOOTS AND SHOES.
These goods must be disposed of as we are
soon to receive another large lot ot
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
And must have room to store It.
WE HAVE THE AGENCY FOR ASTO
na of the above safes ; parties desiring
to pnrchase will do well to call and examine
catalogue and price lists.
BOZORTH & JOHNS,