But Eugene Sandow, on his advent in New York, neither fell romantically from the HIS PHYSICAL TRAINING SYSTEM ADOPTED IN THE BRITISH ARMY. The Exercise Routine of Eugen Sandow than the use of the dumb-bell, for developing the whole system, particularly if it is used intelligently. System of Physical Training was Eugene Sandow’s first book. It actually wasn’t written by Sandow, or not completely, but put together by an associate of.

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In passing from his native Prussia to Belgium, he left behind him not only those who knew and loved him, but, to some extent also, the interest actively felt throughout the Fatherland in wrestling and all manner of gymnastics.

It was from this artist that Sandow first heard of Sampson’s nightly challenges at the Westminster Aquarium 41 to any athlete who would eugej forward and do the feats per- formed by himself or his pupil, Cyclops. An outcry ras raised at this further departure from the programme, and some f the audience exclaimed that the feat had been performed for the st time.

He who is most likely to stop a runaway horse in a crowded thorough- fare is the man who has both the muscle and the pluck to risk life in phyiscal effort. That before the contest takes place all financial transactions connected with the competition of last Saturday night shall be satisfactorily settled, according to the decision of the judges on that occasion.

The young German accord- ingly lifted a stiffened and upright man from the ground, and per- formed some astonishing feats with a Brobdignagian dumb-bell, weighing Ibs.

Had the race deteri- orated, or were the figures before him only the ideal creations of god-like men? Under the local influences of the place, his imagination repeopled the Corso and the Colos- seum with the stalwart systtem of Roman mythology and he seemed physicsl see, as in aystem vision, the great pageant of a past day, with mighty concourses of people applauding their laurel- crowned favourites in the wrestler’s arena.

Samson, who appears to hail from Alsace, ought not to have walked into a trap of his own setting.

Subsequently, Sandow beat, in five minutes, Milo, a pupil of Sali’s, and then proceeded to Venice, where he bought a villa, with the design of enjoying a brief vacation. To the young adventurer the situation was more serious when he had to pass from Belgium into Holland, because this took him wystem further from hope of engagement, where he was known as an athlete, besides, as we have seen, having now to get along without his father’s allowance.


But Sandow came before them and was just as big a proponent. So great and wide-reaching was the interest taken in him, that, throughout the British islands, the wor- ship of muscle became a cult, and every phase of athleticism, with reminiscences of those who had notably figured in them, 44 was minutely and unweariedly discussed.

Since the volume was put in type, further testimony, of a pnysical kind, to the value of Mr. After this amusing exhibition of strength, which quite won the heart of the old commissaire, Sandow was released on his own recognizances, promising to appear should action by the authorities be pressed, which, we may say here, was not the case.

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To the courtesy of Messrs. He is an im- mensely powerful young fellow, weighing 14 stone, 61b. This was an important service, traiming Mr. Like his Biblical prototype, he set fire to the foxes’ tails of his pupil’s and his own discomfiture, and sent them running through the Sandow-Philistines’ corn.

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Eugene Sandow was born at Konigsberg, Prussia, on the 2d of April, Only the few are called upon, like the great traveller or the soldier in a campaign, to endure protracted systme and encounter serious obstacles in nature or severities of climate, from which most of us shrink, and for the under- taking of which few of us have either the will-power or the courage.

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One of the newspaper comments to which we have re- ferred, and in which the great athlete heartily coincided, was the remark of an editor, given currency to in his journal, to the effect, “that it was singular that while a fine physique is constantly proving to be as much an object of admiration as it ever was in England, the simple and easy means of se- curing that advantage to every man, in degree, should not be more generally cultivated.

He said he got all his training from doing the above plus his daily performances for long periods. Another appeal to the House of Lords was a matter of course.


Herr Sandow had come expressly from Ven- ice, not to detract from the performance which has been carried on so successfully at the Aquarium, but to prove what a strong man is, and to take up the defiance which has been issued. He is able to employ only such muscles as are necessary, and there is thus very little wasted energy. Like the story of him gaining noteriety by destroying all the strength testing machines in a town, or when he was up against Samson and Cyclops.

With the company was an artist whom Sandow had known in Holland at the time of his machine-breaking escapade, and an evening was devoted to the giving of a benefit to this old confrere. Another point is this: Back, however, of the doing of it, must be the courage which a consciousness of the ability to do the deed inspires.

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Contemporary with his college-days, he devoted himself with great ardour to all forms of gymnastic exercises and athletics. Crowding to the front, Samson now insisted that he offered noth- ig of the kind, asked for fair play, and remarked that he would be taken for a fool to offer against His father, like rtaining patriotic Germans, had served some five years in the army, but took to commerce as his life- vocation, and, in time, became a prosperous jeweller and dealer in precious stones and metals.

There he was catechised by the sergeant- in-charge as to who were his confederates in crime, for no one imagined that the machines had -been wrecked by a single pair of arms. The prevalent idea is traning muscular exercise of any active kind, for a young girl, coarsens and makes a boy of her. Sandow maintained he achieved his physique strictly through the use of barbells and dumbbells, avoiding any complicated gym apparatus. After all this is part of the reason for training.

It was too small for such an arm, and he rejected it with a slight gesture of contempt. Says the Birmingham Gazette Nov.