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HilDAY.- MAY CO, 18S1
THE DECLINE OF LIBERIA.
FIVE MILLION IMPORTED EGGS.
The littlo black republic of Liberia,
which has long boon in a decline, is
apparently near to death. It ia mere
ly a case of disparity between incouio
and outgo. For some time the cost of
carrying on the government has been
more than a hundred thousand dol
lars annually, while the revenue, de
rived principally from customs, has
averaged something like eighty thou,
sand dollars. In 1874, a debt of 500,
000, at 7 per cent, interest was created,
which was taken by English capi
talists. !So interest has been paid
since 1874 and the creditors threaten
to close out the concern in order to
get their money.
This is simply the failure of a pure
ly sentimental idea which never had
in it the fain test suggestion of practi
cality. In the early part of the cen
tury philanthropically disposed per
sons saw no other way to get rid of
slavery except that of shipping the
negroes back to Africa. The agita
tion culminated in 1820, when a num
ber were sent out In 1847 Liberia
became an independent government,
modeled on that of the United States.
Its territory now amounts to about
fourteen thousand square miles, and
its population is Something over a
million, only eighteen thousand of
whom are of American origin, the
great mns being composed of the
semi-savage tribes of the west coast.
It was unreasonable to ask or ex
pect that such a people could long
govern themselves successfully. Ut
terly destitute of knowledge of any
civilized government it would have
been impossible even under the strong
rule of a monarch to make anything
out of a country with such a popula
tien. But when they were turned
loose to pursue their own devices,
under the operations of universal
suffrage and with all tho drawbacks
incident to an inferior race, their
failure was inevitable. England will
no doubt extend a protectorate over
the country sooner or later, but oven
then it will probably be ono of the
hardest bargains thnt enterprising
and adventurous people have under
taken in way of colonization.
When tho bill now before the Brit
ish parliament is passed, 2,000,000 of
voters will be added to tho list of
electors in Great Britain. Perhaps
this will be the crowning glory of
Gladstone's administration. He may
well retire from public life after such
ichjeyement. So far tho efforts
of his enemies "to "fl'ilTo"hun from
power because of the situation in
Soudan have failed. And if Gordon
gets safely out of Khartoum, and
even if he does not, Gladstone will be
triumphant. He will be so because
all the fair-minded men in the king
dom agree with him in extending the
suffrage. England is almost a repub
lic to-day. The people only want a
good pretext to rid themselves of
royalty. As it is, the people rule, and
when all can vote, it will be more em
phatically true. It has taken a hun
dred years to settle the experiment
of a solid government, founded on
manhood, suffrage, in the United
States. It may take a hundred to es
tablish univorsal suffrage, but prob
ably not. But, in spito of kings and
emperors, the people are marching
on to self-government
A new book on poultry-keeping
makes the startling and humiliating
announcement that out of a total of
five hundred and thirty-four million
eggs 'received in New York during
the year 1883, some four million nine
hundred and sixty-eight thousand of
them were imported from Europe.
Everybody says it is a shame, and
everywhere the indignant inquiry is
repeating itself : Where is the Amer
ican hon and what is she doing? Are
there not enough of her? Is the av
erage breed poor? Does she not get
enough to eat or does she eat her
own eggs ?
Time 'alone can answer all these
inquiries; but it is very clear that
something or somebody is wrong-
With a continent that stretches from
ocean to ocean with land and scraps
and corn and buckwheat enough to
raise and feed chickens for the human
rao$ the idea of importing eggs I
Being comparatively a "new country
witfi lots of mere raw work to do J
thero is some excuse for the back
wardness of high-grade American
steel and iron and dry goods and lit
erature, but any old hen can lay an
egg. Besides, there is no duty on
eggs; so the European hen as well as
the fanner is getting the better of
our native bird and our native agri
culture. There is a lurking suspiaion
that,' the American hen is not to
Ax English journal says: "If the
people of England closed their purses
for a while, throwing America on her
own resource, the lesson wloud be
most wholesome." This is a capital
idea. Let us fall back on our "re
sources." England will starve with
out our beef and wheat and corn and
grain. She wilTbe in darkness with
out our oiL She will go half naked
without our cotton. Her banks will
have to adopt some other monetary
standard without our gold and our
silver. She will be compelled to en
large her poorhouses if we put on
embargo on her emigrants. For
every dollar England has lost in
American entarprisea aho has made
ten and ten times ten. Stop this non
sense. America is under no obliga
tions to England, financial or other
wise. Kev. Henby. "YYabd Beeches says
that the country will be safe, whoever
is president Undoubtedly, but then
the republic is not in a mood to go
into a political blind pool business
and pick out a chief magistrate at
random. There must be ono man
who towers above all others for the
position. Who is lie and to which
party does he belong f The two par
ties will meet in Chicago in grand
convention, one in Jane and one in
July, and make their choice. It will
be for the people to Bay which has
made tho wiser selection.
BINDER HERMAN, of Douglas Co.
Fon Judge of the Supreme Court.
Judge L. FLINX, of Linn Co.
D. P. THOMPSON, of Multnomah.
J. C. LEASURE, of Umatilla.
WARREN TRUITT, of Polk.
For Judge, Fifth Judicial Dist.
F. J. TAYLOR, of Clatsop.
Foe Pro3. Att'y. Finn Judicial
T. A. McBRHDE, of Clackamas.
Clatsop Co. Republican Ticket.
Fob Joint Representative,
(From Clatsop and Tillamook Counties)
J. H. D. GRAY.
GEO. P. WHEELER.
Fob County Clerk,
Fob Countt Treasurer,
A. W. BERRY.
Fob Countt "Commmtssioners,
GELO F. PARKER.
For School Superintendent.
J. C. ROSS.
Tlie Finest Groceries,
The Freshest Vegetables,
The Most Comp!et3 Assortment,
In Filling: r.nd Deh enng All Orders.
FRAHK L. PARKER'S
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamtis Streets,
Opposite Custom House
MAY 27, 28 AHO 29.. DAY AND EVENING.
An clesant lispl?.j oi
Silks, Satins, Velvets and Laces,
ben P. Parker,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR
TER apiy to :l. Captain, or to
H. C PAXKKI.
Will be made on I In- above ilatc-
But an Attractive Display wilt be made
ON A SCALE NEVER BEFORE WITNESSED IN ASTORIA.
Fob Justice of the Teack.
J. R. CHRISTIE.
For Justice of the Peace,
. J. W. WELCH.
Senator Sherman says that his
brother, tho general, is likely to make
a public declaration before the con
vention meets, reiterating his deter
mination not to be o candidate. The
senator is willing to trust the con
vention to make a wise selection.
Ho does not rely for Republican suc
cess upon Democratic divisions. "I
have known them for years," he says,
and never but once in a presidential
fight where they divided, and then
two conventions were held. They
will be solid this fall"
JOHN MYERS, of Clackamas.
Judqe of the Supreme Court,
W. W. THAYER, of Multnomah.
Foe Judge Fifth Judicial District
A. S. RENNETT, of Wasco.
For Pros. Att'y Fifth Judicial
W. B. D1LLARD.
A Souvenir of the Occasion
And a Kensinjjton Pattern -will be presented to each visitor.
HOT F.&ZX. TO BE FRESSXTT.
First Door Below Rescue Engine House.
and Cloak House ! !
Fortune scorns at last to be turn
ing her benignant face toward the
long-neglected members of the edi
torial profession. Two or three
months ago one of the brethren in
Tarrytown inherited a handsome for
tune. Then came the news from
Baltimore that Mr. Angus, the oditor
of tho American in that city, had
been made the happy heir of a rich
relative in Germany. And now a
grand old unole has just died in New
York leaving a beloved editorial
nephew in Wisconsin a round million,
which neither the Marino bank nor
Grant fc Ward were able to capture.
If Henry Yillard had not given up
journalism he might before now have
his name down in this lucky-list. But
he threw down his pen to become the
president of a railroad. This is al
ways a great mistake. No editor
should yield to suoh a temptation.
All honor to the Georgia judge
who has declared that he can find
nothing in the statutes of the state
prohibiting women from becoming
trustees of estates, and who has ac
cordingly appointed one to mat re
sponsible position. This field has
hitherto been exclusively occupied by
the other sex and with what results
the courts' and tho penitentiaries are
eloquent Beyond the pale of the
law, as made by legislators and con
strued by judges and courts, there
are in this and every other country
thousands and tens of thousands of
women trustees tho trustees of lit
tle children, homeless and penniless,
whose fathers went down into dis
honored graves. "Whoever hoard of
the failure of one of them? The Em
pire Btate of the south has set a good
An English journal says that the
life of married homes will bo happier
"when equal intellect and culture are
to be found in husband and wife."
flurry up the husband.
The Wall street lesson is, that if
you appropriate 310 of your neigh
bor's money you are a thief; if you
appropriate a million you are "unfortunate."-
Cincinnati is ooming out strong as
a highly moral city. Its grand jury
has just indicted a lawyer for at
tempting to bribe a juror.
Clatsop County- Damocratic Ticket.
Fon Joint Representative.
(From Clatsop and Tillamook Counties.)
W. G. ROSS.
For County Clerk,
For County Commissioner
For School Superintendent,
B. B. FRANKLIN.
General Butler iskind. He will
allow any one who wishes to vote for
him for the presidency to do so.
In Mexico they pick strawberries
and people's pockets every month in
PAYMENT HAS BEEN STOPPED UPON
Certificate of Deposit No. 2L&S0. Issued
August 31, J8S1, by Ladd & Tllton. favor of
George Hill. lor $3000., said certificate hav
Ihr been lost. - my31-lwk
Notice To Contractors,
TTNYIL JUNE FOURTH. AT 6 P. 1L. THE
XJ undersigned villi receive sealed bids lor
a dwelling house to be erected for Mr. J. H.
ManselL Plans and specifications can be
seen at my office.
We beg to call the attention of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the
Fine Goods RedueedPrices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
uneojialed in Style and Tinish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best.
For Justice of the Peace.
Astoria, Oregon, Mayt22d, 1834,
To J. F. Haixokan, Editor astorian,
dear sir: you wui please puDiisn m
your paper, uie Democratic
c ticket as hereto
and state by authority of the un-
C. H. PAGE, Chairman.
A. H. STONE, per
JOHN ADAlK, Jr..(Proxy.)
. R.J. MORRISON, by
JOHN HOBSON, (Proxy.)
Democratic County Committee for Clatsop
Away Willi Rings and Bulldozers!
P. H. FOX,
THE OLD SOLDIER,
For Justice of the Peace.
Ker offered for sale In tins city, comprising all giades, troui the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
la the Newest Tints and Shades.
To the lowest pneed snide in this line. We are dutermlned to dispone of our stock of
Carpets w Ithln the next four eeks, and io that eud offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of Belns Undersold by any nroar Competitor.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST QOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and sball be p'eased
to receive a call for inspection v. bother jou purchase or not.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Rest in the nnukot.
Piumbln;; jcoods of all kiuds n.i hand. Job
work, done in u workmanlike ir.t,nnor.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CbcnnniuH Stroet. Xext to C 1. Parker's Stre.
THE NEW MODEL
RANGE CAST BE HAD IN AS-
TORIA ONLY OF
A, ff. MAWB9,
IIALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOD
WILL BB PLEASED.
K. It. HAWES 13 also agent for Uw
Boat patent Coctinf M
And other first-class stove.
Fnrmaos 'Work Steam Fit
flags, etc, a. ayialtr
A FULL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
Two doors east of Occident Hotel. ASTORIA. OREGON
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
AUG. DANIKLSON, -
A ruthless iconoclast lias discov
ered that "Washington's farewell ad
dress iras -written by James Madison.
It nll now bo in order for some con
scienceless chap to assert and attempt
to prove that the father of his Conn-
try never had a little hatchet.
RebailtRad Befitted ThrevgkeKt.
The Best of
riXK.XlQirOR. AXD CItAB8
T'or a Good Cigar, fail for one or
Comer West 8th and Water Streets, Astoria.
JOS. P. LEATHERS
Formerly err AijmH & Ferobta'a Xachlce Sboo
IS BUILDING FIEST-CLASS BOATS IN
the shop formerly occupied by M. John
ston on Concomly street, one block west of
Hansen Brds Mill. Model, Materia! and
BARRELS AND HALF-BARRELS
Ail Kinds of Coopertte
aVLeave orders wltn JOHN ROGERS,
Superintendent, at Central Market
To tkt Voters of Astoria Precinct.
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF AN
independent candidate for Constable of
Astoria precinct at tho coming election.
S. G. INGALLS.
8EVERAL PARTIES HAVING Ex
pressed the idea that I am a candidate
tor the office of Coroner merely to fill out
the Republican ticket. I wish to announce
to my mends and others, that If elected I
shall open a first class undertaking estab
lishment lu connection with said office and
shall be prepared at all times to furnish
anything required In that line at the most
reasonable prices, r earnestly request the
Bopport of my friends and tho party through
out the county. J.C. ROSS.
Ctpe Ann Oiled Clothing, '
SHIRTS, GU1I BOOTS, ETC.
And a Complete Outfit, of Best Quality, and
at the LOWEST PRICE of any Establbh-
ment In the city.
P. A. STOKES & CO.
Have opened a New Stock of A 1 Goods in
the store next door to Foard & Stokes, and
A General Banking and Exchange Husi
ness transacted. Every facility for prompt
and satisfactory busines.'.
Drafts ou tho leading cities of the United
States and Europe.
Water! Water! Water!
For Liverpool Direct.
The lino British iron ship
1220 Tons Eogistor. Ifc) Al
PlEinta.&as, anil Steal litters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron ami I.cad Pipe, Batli Tubs
Water CIosctH, and Gnu
Jobbing Promptly Attended to.
The above Tcssel goes on the lerlb fo
lots to suit shippers.
LIVERPOOL direct, and will take salmon in
For rates of freight and insurance apply to
BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO.,
or Portland. Or.
Notioe of Co-partnership.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned have formed a co-partnership
in the business of keeping tho rPue
Anchor Saloon, formerly run by Andrew
my 23-lm C. O. HANSEN.
County Treasurer's Notice.
THERE IS MONEY IN THE COUNTY
Treasury to pay all county orders pre
sented prior to July 15th. 1883. All such or
ders will cease to draw Interest alter this
Treasurer Clatsop Co.
May 20th, 1B84. dvr
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
i KALKUS IN Ep
FURNITURE 35 BEDDHSra
Corner ilaln and Mquemoqua Streets. Astoria, Oresea.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFT0HD.
ALI. KINDS OF FUKKITITRE REPAIRED AUTO VARWSHKD.
A SPECIALTY is made ofTao-i
pins Water Mains and Running
Water Pipes, as Wo have Supe
rior Facilities for doing this work
Corner bqucnioqna and Hamilton Street,
Tor County Treasurer.
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF AS AN
Independent Caudidate for
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Astoria, May 9. 1SSL
STATE AND COUNTY TAXES AfiENOW
due and payable at my offlco.
tf Sheriff Clatsop Co.
Columbia Transportation Company,
THE POPULAR STEAMER
FA3T TIMS !
FAST TIME !
Which has been refitted for the comfort of passengers wHl leave
Wilson & Fisher's Dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 PJH.
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
p3-A.n additional trip will be made on Sunday ef Hack Week, leaving PortUa
at 9 O'clock Sunday 3Iornlajr. Passengers bv this route connect at '"'''T'ft
for Sound ports. U. B. SCOTT, Pxeslden.!,