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T0L.XX1, NO. 47.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1884.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
It lntliu-uw upon tin- SIoiH KcmruR-
able Illustrations of Trained
The old ltoinans, who conquered
eighty-six foreign nations, had recog
nized the secret of success when they
called their armies '"exercitus" bodies
of drilled or exorcised men. Exer
cise overcomes all difficulties, and if
the power of its iniluencp has limits,
they have never bern ascertained. It
insures every victory; practice, i. e.,
exercise end experience, would enable
ahundredjreterans to beat a thousand
recruits', even if the recruits were
better armed. A brigade of ordinary
riflemen would have no chance
against a regiment of picked archers,
such as were employed in war in the
In the London tower and m. the
armories of Strasbur, Nuremberg
and Vienna, ihero are several coats
of mail that have been pierced
through and through, and evidently
by the same shot. That is, the arrow
has broken the breast-plate, rasped
through the body of the cuirassier,
and then through the back-plate.
A common rifle ball rareh pene
trates the body of a full-grown man,
even nowadajs, when mail coats are
gone out of fashion.
During the middle ages it was the
custom of princes, and even of
wealthy burghers, to keep runners
who followed their carriages afoot
while the horses were going at full
gallop. Fast runners were in great
request, and if parents wanted to
qualify their children for a position
of that sort, they began to train them
from the earliest childhood,and made
them undergo a singular operation,
namely, the removal of the spleen,
which was supposed to hae an influ
ence on the vigor of the lungs.
From the city of Puebla in Mexico,
a sandy country-road leads across tho
hills to the valiey of Amozoe. Early
in the morning that load isciowded
with Indian hucksters, who carry
heavy baskets on iheir backs. They
often come from a distance of ton or
twelvemiles, but make the whole trip :
nt a sharp trol, aud without a single
stop. Their children trot jt their
sides, carrying small bundles or bags,
and thus learn their trade so grad
ually that they hardly feel Ihe hard- j
ships of it.
It is certainly queer that nowadas
a small short-legged dog can easily
outrun the tallest man. It has not
been always so. An ostrich proves
that two legs can go as fast as four.
Want of exeroiso probably accounts
for the whole difference.
Lifting weights is another excellent
lung exercise. There is a story of a!
Grecian Samson, the athlete Jlilo of
Orotona, who day after day carried h i
calf around the arona, and gained in ;
strength as the calf gained in weight,
till he could llnally carry a steer.
iVe may doubt if the steer was
quite full" grown; but there is no
doubt that Dr. Winship of Boston,
Mass., practiced with dumb-bells and
bagfulls of pig-iron till ho was able
to lift (though only for a moment)
the weight of the heaviest steer cii
the Texas prairie. It is equally cer
tain that before he began to exerciso
he was the puniest student of the
medical eollega Aud if a weakly
man of modern times could u plight
finch a weight, why should not a
champion of the Grecian arona have
been able to carry it for a distance of
half a mile? For it cannot bo denied
that people have become more puny
sinoe they began to trust to gunpow
der and steam instead of to exercise.
In countries where they still rely
on the strength of their limbs, as in
Turkey. Hnngaria, and Afghanistan,
there are plenty of men earning their
bread by common labor who would
astonish the so-called athletes of a
French oircus. A Turkish porter
will shoulder a box which the driver
of a New York express wagon would
hesitate to unload without assist
ance. During the last Afghan war, the
native warriors carried cannon to a
battery on the top of a hill from
- where the English soldiers were un
able to carry them down again.
The foot soldiers of the Turkish
Janizaries had to drill in full armor,
run, wrestle, and even swim, without
removing their iron equipments.
Suoh a value did their drill-masters
set upon the influence of early train
ing that they would never accept a
recruit of more than twelve years of
age. These cadets were exercised for
years, like the sons of the old Spar
tans, before they were assigned to
actual duty, and the result was the
Janizaries repeatedly beat the armies
of all western Europe combined.
Tho nncient Greeks mnnno-fi1 ro
train not only their troops but the J
whole nation, by ottering liberal
grizes for proficiency in all kinds of
odily exercise, such as running, leap
ing, lifting, spear-throwing and
wrestling. At a distance of sixty
yards their spearmen could hit a tar
get with unfailing certainty.
Their runners competed with
horses. and greyhounds. It is on
record that the champion leaper of
the Spartan Helotes once oleared
fifty-two feet, and a native of Croto
na, in southern Italy, even fif ty-five
But the most wonderful results of
life-long" training are seen in tho
achievements of the Oriental acrobats,
" who como from countries where over
population obliges such people to
work miracles in order to excel their
During tho last Tienna exhibition
a troop of Japanese jugglers attract
ed far more attention than the dis
play of their nativo art-works and
manufactures. They had amazingly
clever rope dancers and tumblers,
mere boys some or them.
' But their best performers were all
gray-headed old men. It had taken
them a lifetime of practice to master
the difficulties of their special tricks.
One of them began his performance
by putting tho palm of his left hand
upon o box, and after stretching out
his legs horizontally in one direction,
and bis head and right arm in the
other, he raised himself in such a
way tnat his whole weight was sup
ported -on the edge of his left hand.
Without ever touching the ground
with auy other part of his body, ho
then began to turn on his wrist, slow
ly ajt first, then more and more quick
ly, till his outstretched feet whirled
around like the spokes of a horizontal
fly-wheel. The rapidity of his mo
tions was wonderful enough, but how
hi contrived to keep his balance
would have puzzled the best acro
bats of our gymnastic associations.
The ni-xt performer had an attend
ant who held a tin box by a loather
strap, and swung it slowly to and fro
like the pendulum of a large clock.
In the center of the box was a hole
about an inch and a half, but certain
ly not more than two inches in diam
eter. The juggler stepped back to a
distance of about twenty yards, and
began to throw little copper balls at
the tin box. Tho first ballwa3 caught
by the attendant, who thereupon
raised tho box a couple of inches; but
continued to swing it to and fro.
The second, third aud ail following
balls went straight through tho nar
row aperture without ever touching
the rim of the hole. lie threw about
fortv of them, and then retired,
amidst the prolonged applause of. the j
audience, for this time everybody (
could appreciate the miraculous clev- j
erness of tho trick.
But the champion of the band came
last His whole outfit consisted of a
straight wooden pole, about ten feet
long, and hardly three inches in di
ameter, it was cut off square at each
end, and did not seem to be very
heavy. This polo the juggler placed
upright on the level surface of a
wooden board, tried the board with
his feet to see that it did not shake,
and then proceeded to climb tho pole.
ITe clambered up and down some
tenor twelve times in quick succes
sion, lie then ascended to the very
top, seized it with his hands, let go
his feet, and went spinning around in
a circle, till it made one giddy to look
By a sudden contraction of his
body, he then joined his feel at the
top "of the pole, let go Mb hands, and
slowly raised himsolf till he stood
bolt-upright like a statue on a pillar.
All this whilo the pillar had no other
support but a flat wooden board, and f
was balanced entirely by the manage
ment of the btatue.
One of the spectators, an expert
American gymnast, got permission to
go on tho stage and examine that
pole, Ho looked at the lower end,
took up the board, looked at tho floor
below, and then examined the board
itself. It was nothing but a flat piece
of pine wood.
"Well, how do you explain it I
asked when he came bade
'I can't believe it witchcraft," he
uttered, iso,dou't know at all what to j
say about it" ,
Tho groat chaugo for the better in j
tho comfoiH, enjoymeat3 ana ma
terial wealth of the nation which has
taken place in tho past twenty-live
yearn is acknowledged as n reason for
universal congratulation among all
who havo ago to appreciate the im
proved condition of tho people. Tho
enterprise of tho American morohant
haa reached out to every commercial
port in the known world in disposi
tion of the ever increasing out-turn
of agricultural and manufactured pro
ducts of tho country. The people are
better housed, better clother and bet
ter fed than ever before. The distri
bution of wealth is wider and greater.
There aro more homes, moro farms
and more families, and there is no
present prospect of an influence to in
terfere witli tho general prosperity.
Occasional sectional disaster may
come, but the march of tho nation is
forward. The future holds no uncer
tain seasons, but everywhere are man
ifest indications of great prosperity.
Agriculture, manufactures and com
merce have steadily increased wilh
the progress of years, and the devel
opment of an intercourse with the
people of newly discovered commer
cial countries will consume a few
years of the immediate future, when
again the energies of the nation's
producers will be put to tho test, and
the croakings of tho drones will be
drowned in the hum of industry
which shall signalize our advance
with the progress of the world.
A little pain in the back is often a
death warning; but despite the warn
ing, St. Jacobs Oil will cure it.
For lame Back, Side or Chest use
ShIIoh's Porous Plaster, Price 2.1 cents.
For sale by V. E. Dement.
(Wee nnd Ice Cream Parlors.
ead and Cakes
OF AUL KIXDS.
Wrddinx and Parties suppllod with strictly
o-Frencli and Auierican-o
M.u.nfnoturrd, Wholc-Mdo and RetalL
OX THE ROADWAY.
B. F. STEVENS & CO.,
OITV UOOK STOKIv.
ILie Just recohed a mammoth stock ol
B(nlis. The soujiR and old, nch and poor
can all be accommodated.
AGENTS FOR THE
Krnnlch & liarli andIandHfeldt A
Sotnl Flnnosand "WeMtern
Orders for nil hinds of Music or Instru
ments will bo P & c0
THE GREAT GERMAN
Aai &3 cthw bslUf cie
nni CBB L S0THS.
SaUfcr H DrslK aal
Dcle. D'atzUazt la 11
(Suu .a t X. TMbtt k C.)
Is not a ''cure all," It 19 a blood-purifier and
tonic. Immtntv nf thi blood doUoiis tho vs-
tpm, dcranjces the circulation, and thus in- j
names to distlnjrulsh thorn according to et-
fect. but being really branches or plws?s of
tnatRif.it ncneric disorder, Impurity 01
Blood. Such are Dvxvciwla. MllifHifnte.
Livtr Complaint, Consiipatbm. Nervous DiV
orrtcr. Headache, Dachache, Grnrral ftah
nw. Heart fefif,Drrtfy, Kidwy DfMfliv.
Pilt, lthwmatiin, C-atarrh, Scryula, Skin
Difiordrni, Piinjfo. Ulreiv. Swelling, Ac..
A-e. Kins of the Illood prevents and
cures these by attacking the caiue. Impurity
of tho blood. Chemists and puvslcians acrce
In calling it "the most genuine" and efficient
preparation for the purpose-." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c. In poinphlot, "Treatise on Diseases
of th Klood." wraonftd nroniul purlt hottla.
D. HANSOM. SON & Co.. Props j
Butfnlo. N. V. ;
From these souroos arise three-foortha
of tho diseases of tbo human raca.The?o
symptom 0 tnilioain tltcir ejusicnce;
Xobb of Appetite, Bowels oostlre,
hick Headache, fullneas after eat
ini;, aversion to exertion of body or
mlncI,rnctation of food, Irrltatoll
uetSfFIntte ring at theUcartOot8
before the eyes, highly eolored
Urine, COZYSTlPATIOIV,ana demand
tho use of h remedy that acta directly on
tho Liver. AsaLivermedlcInoTUTKT'S
1MIL.S have no eoual. Their action on
the Kidneys and Scin is also prompt;
removing all impurities through thesa
three " scavengers of the sjstcra,"
producing appetite, sound dhrcstion,
regular stools, a clear skin nnd a vig
orousbody. TOTTS TILLS causo no
nausea or griping nor interfere with
dally work and aro a perfect
ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
boldererywhereZS 01flco41,M.urraySt.X Y.
TUTTS HAIR DYE.
GnATilAra obWhiskebs changed in
Btantly to a GLossr Black by o single
application of this Dn:. Sold by Drue:
sts.or sont by express on reoofpt of $1
Offioo, 44 aiurrav Street, New York.
nrrro kaotaii 0? tsrra sxsapn pass.
Oregon Paint and Varnish Works,
Paints, Yarnisli and Lacpr.
Any shade mixed and ground to order.
C. F. FEARSOJIf & Co.,
P.O. Ui 14. Portland. Or
Ice! Ice! Ice!
A FULL SUPPLY OF ICE
FROM LAKE C0C0LALLA
WILL be kept on hand during the lest
of the summer, and v.lllbe delivered
In Quantities to Suit
With Promptness and DiHp&tcIi.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
Carry In Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescript ions carofully Compounded
Drugs and Chemicals
r p ainnwAa
u. h, lliUlliilO, .O
l'rescrlptlonu carefully compounded
Day or Night,
A . AND
$V Pharmacist, fa
Hardware ant Ship Cliailery
A. VAK DUSEN & CO.-
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnrali,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Agricultural r Implements,
Puiuts and Oils, Groceries, rie.
AT LOW KATES AT
Done on Scientific Principles bv an Ai
Horscshoer ho Juamntes
General Blacksmithing Done
And SATISFACTION ASSUBKD, at
Hi-. Shop, in rear of Aug.Danlelson's Saloon.
NOT GIVES A WAV but made at lowest
LIVING PRICES, All work donu at my Sail
Loft GUARANTEED glre perfect satis
On Cheuaniin Stre-t,-uert door to Astoria
& J. HESS.
Iron. Steel, Coal:;iachors. Chains.
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
pi,omt a.m :iiiiyi. fi:i:i.
Agents for Salera Fleuring: Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All tizea, at Portland Trices, in Stock.
Corner Cheiiamus and Hamilton Stroet-
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Trays,
OFFICn AND MILL, CORNEH SALMON
AND CEDAR STREETS.
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of $67,000,000.
A. VAN I)U3EN AwnL
H. B, PARKER
Hay, Oats, and Straw,
Brick. Cement, and Sand.
Wood Delivered to Order.
Drtiymg, Teaming, nnd Express Business
WINES, LIQUORS AND CICARS.
SOMETHING YOU WANT.
A NEAT MAP OF ASTORIA.
"Warranted Cerrect: Lithographed and
Mounted; showing all Streets, Kumbcrod
and Accurately Marked. Price but 83.
Also, a MAP Ol TI1E BAR. Irnm Govora
ment Survey, nnd endorsed as ofllclally cor
rect. Price S5,
Both Slap for 58.
MtttsiUmlteilsupplv.so call early, at the
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
By llio 'iht. Dny. Week or Month
wrrn ok without boakd,
With use of Parlor, Library and all the cora
torta or a homo. Terms reasonable.
Apply to MRS. E. C. HOLDEN.
Cor. Main aud Jefferson Sis.
JIOTKI.S a:5?J JiEuTAUKANTS.
II. ft. PARKER. JPTOP.,
ATOP.lA, . - - OREGON.
- - Day Cleric
First Class in all Eespectt.
FfcEE COACITTO THE HOUSE.
sew asd mtll equipped
L. Serra has reonllt hlar establishment and
Ls prepared to accommodate the trftTellng
A good meal furnished at nny hour of the
day or night.
The finest Liquors and Cigars at thp bar.
Two doors west of Ike Foster"-!.
n2Sm LUIOI SERRA.
Figures iw Lie !
OF THE GHOF HOUSE
Can prove by his books that ho Ls doing tha
biggest business of any
lit the city, and ho will guarantee to give
the best mel for cash.
ilnla .Street, AMorla, Oregon.
ltDnU4. ABEKRY, P&PPKIETOK9.
KESPECTFCXLY CALL THE ATTEN
Uon of the public to the. fact that the
above Market will alay bo supplied with.a
rCLL -VARIETY AND BEST QUALITY
FRSH AND CURED MEATS 1 !
Which will ba sold at lowest rotes, whole
sale and retail.
KSpecirJ attention given to supplying
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
Mll Peed, ZETto,
N. DAVICH & CO. - - Proprietors.
Leave Your Orden for
Pish, Game, 'Eggs, Butter,
We furnish Provisions. "Fresh and In Good
Condition. Dressed Chlciena, Vegetables,
and Market Produce of all kinds In season.
A Fine stock of Family Wines. Liquors,
Cigars and Tobacco?.
WHERRY. & COMPANY,
Fresli and Cured Meats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL,
CHEXA.1IU8 Street. Astoria. Ok
G. H. BAIN & GO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specially, and all work iruaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material ou hand.
Cn.BAIN & CO.
T. G. RAWLINGS,
Wholesale aud Betall Doaler In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
.NUTS. CANDLES, DEIED MEATS, ETC.
Fine Clears and Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. Arvold's, Squemoqua St.
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a GImi.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Llquon and Clears on hand.
A deservedly popular plac sodai rwort.
- GEO. HILLEB.
MILL FEED, Etc.
HlBC's Buldlsft, Astoria, Or.
S. AENDT & EERCBEN,
ASTOBIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
- ( -V
All kinds ol
Promptly attended to.
A specialty mado ot repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTR STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BEKTOK SfBEXT, NKAB PASKZS HOUSE,
ASTORU. - OREGON.
CENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTIKTO-S .
Or h1 I Tescriptiea isade to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Wash. President.
J. Q. HCBTI.T.E, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
BOATS AND TENTS
FIAGS, ETC. ETC.
IO.OOO BOTTLES SOLD
Great Northwestern Remedy.
'inose wno worjc eany and late need a
wholesome, reliable Medicine like rfaader'a
OreiroB Blood Porifler. As a remedy and
Freventative-of diseases it cannot be peat.
t checks Kfceamatiim and StaUrla, relieves
CoBfttipltlMi, 7ayeHl &Qd Bilioosneui and
puts fresh energy into the system by making
flew Rich Blood. All Druggists and Deal
ers keep It. SI.00 bottles c for $sjoor
Carnahan & Go.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - . i - OREGON
Magnus 0. Crosby
IARDI ARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe-and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
S S i I- s I
i 2- -2 a ttft
Z . R- 5- s--?
" S a 2 i 5
M3 8-T 8 fl
? P &
., Eoom 12, Odd"Eellow3 BuIhUax.
ASTOEIA. - - 'Oregoa.
QSO. A.V0S2O3, OSOrKOLAD
W OIUfB DOlltt,
0!Hi In TTInnAtra Rlrut nTinQltft CitV
Q B. TaOMSOBt,
"Room No. 6, over White House,
C. V. TTH.TON. QCfZELTOX.
TUI.TOS BBOTBEU, -
ATTOBNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 6 and 0, Odd FellowBulldtng.
ATTOBNBY AT LAW.
Cheuamu3 treet, - - AST,OBIA, OPJSUON
TOSSFM A. G1X.L,
srOfflc with J. Q- A.Bowlby.
ri J. CUJRTIS, ''- ,
ATTT AT liAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds f 01
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. "Booms 3 and 4. Odd Feltofti BuHdlar A
toria,Oregon. N. B. Claims at Washington. D. C, and
collections s specialty.
V C HOLcDEV,
AUCTJONEliB, COMinSSION AND. IN
ARCHITECT AND DEAUGHTiJCAN.
Scholars received for Course o Drou&tifl
Sfflca over Whlta House.Store. .
ClatMbB CoaBtT.aad Citr ftfAnoHa
Ottlce rCheoaraM stxeet, Y. M. 0". A. hail
Q 1JES80IV MARTLS.L
PbytUcIaa Had Mureoa.
ASTORIA, - OCiN
OFFiCE-ltoom 12, Odd Fellovn Building.
Besidekoe Hume3 building, up stairs.
TAX TTJTTJLE, M. .
PHYSICIAN AUD SUHGEON
Office Booms 1, 2, and Z. Pythian Build.
Besidekce On Cedar Street, back or
St. Mary's Hospital.
F. p. niCKS.
HICKS Oi SHAW,
Itooms in Allen's Building, up stain, cor
ner Caas and Squemoqua streets. Astoria.
Bozorth & Johns,
Real Estate and Insurance Atnts,
Buy and sell all kinds of Beal Eatate and
represent the following Fire
Insurance Conp&ole :
Scottish Union and Na
tional, Phrenlx of Hartford
Home of New York.
Hamburg and Bremen.
Policies written bv ns In the Ttusnlr &ad
Home and Scottish Union and National at
BANKING AND INSURANCE !
i. W. CASE.
Broker, Banker, and Iruiur
OFFICE HOUBS :
From 9 o'clock A. MuntU 3 o'clock-P. M.
B. S. Worsley,
ST'OQlco and Ware Booma on Squemoqua
Street, next door to corner of Otney.
Advancements made on Consignments-
No Charges for Storase ef 4.
Tailoring, Cleaning Sepirut
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK.
Main St., opposite .V. loeb'i, AMerUi, Or.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Bogera old stand, corner of cav
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseehoelcw.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
Boat Sails to be Given Away
Three Private Flsbi
Can get NEW MA IN3AILSlor nextto uoth
rag by caning on A75T. JUNSON,