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.ICN'E 25. 184
A characteristic little bit of Eng
lish modesty is the remonstrance
lately addressed by Lord Granville
to the French government on the de
portation of French criminals to New
Caledonia. The British foreign min
ister pointed out to Jules Ferry, in
eloquent language, the iniquity of
filling up a new country with the
criminals of an old one, and urged
the moral equity of France at once
abandoning the practice. France
since 185i has used New Caledonia
as a penal settlement, precisely aa
England used Australia till a few
years ago. In point of fact, England
was the inventor of the system of
penal settlements abroad for her
overflowing criminal population, and
until lately English philanthropists
were not a little proud of the inveru
tion. To extend the domain of the
empire by the agency of its convicted
felons was looted on as a masterpiece
of policy as well as humanity, so long
as England had a monopoly of the
practice. The iniquity of filling
virgin land with a population of
moral lepers whose only claim to its
possession was their crimes against
society was never felt, so long as
the moral lepers in question were
English subjects. When other
nations, however, began to enter
on the same course, and France
took possession of New Caledo
nia as a penal colony, a lively
feeling of distrust in the system
sprang up in England. "Until then
convict colonization was looked on as
identical with the spread of the Brit
ish empire, and consequently was
spoken of as one of the triumphs of
modern civilizaton. In fact, the gov
ernment was intensely anxious to ex
tend it to other lands where British
civilization was as jet but inade
quately represented, and where an
element in sympathy with its institu
tions might be built up by the impor
tation of British jail-birds. An at
tempt was made in that direction at
the cape of Good Hope, in 1850; and
when the Dutoh inhabitants revolted
against the scheme and boycotted tho
convicts and their keepers alike, the
London press was loud in its denun
ciation of their inhuman conduct.
The threat of revolt on the part of
the South African population was,
however, too significant to be slight
ed, and the convict settlers were
borne away to the more congenial
chores of Tasmania, where they no
doubt helped to bnild up the existing
population of that happy island.
Sinoe the French experiment in the
Southern Pacific, however, a remark
able ohange has oome over the senti
ments of England on the convict
question. The propriety of dumping
the human offscourings of Europe on
.foreign shores has been discovered
to be very dubious sinoe the off
scourings aforesaid have ceased to
be exclusively British. Trans
portation to New South
Wales and Victoria was aban-
doned soon after the discovery of
gold there. The free emigrants
grumbled at convict competition. It
seemed odd to them that honest
members of society should have to
pay two or three hundred dollars for
a passage which was furnished at the
public expense to convicted burglars
and cut-throats and their complaints,
like those of the Dutch Boers, as
sumed a form which it was not safe to
ignore. The transportation of crimi
nals was, however, still a cherished
practice with the home government
West Australia, where the population
was small, continued to be a recep
tacle of English criminals until with
in tho last few years. It will be re
membered that several Irish political
prLoners effected their escape from
it in 1874, and it is only since that
time that the practice has been given
up by England. The remonstrances
of tho other Australian colonies have
been mainly instrumental in bringing
about the change, which was long
resisted by the English ministry.
Now, however, that the change has
been reluctantly made, it is amusing
to see the English ministry coming
forward as lecturers on the immoral
ity of transporting criminals. It is
suggestive of the "wiokedest man in
New York" holding forth to a salva
tion army gathering, except that the
wiokedest man, humbug though he
be, has the courage to acknowledge
his former career. Lord Granville
does nothing" of the kind. He as
sumes high moral grounds at once
on the whole question, and urges
France to consider tho guilt of send-
ing her criminals to a place whenco
some of them may make their way to
Australia to pollute tho morals of
the British ex-convicts there. England
has been long in the habit of sending
lier conviots to Bermuda, which
lies considerably nearer to the United
States than New Caledonia does to
Australia, but no scruples on the
subjeot ever entered the heads of her
rmlers so long aB the conviots were
all their own. To have French com
aiunards within two thousand miles
of the British colonists in Australia,
none-of whom have been convicted
less than ten years ago, has, however,
proved too muoh for British philan
thropy; and so Lord Granville has
Mdreased an urgent note to the
French government, asking them to
ttop thej practice at onoe, and the
Australians themselves are calling on
the government to aeire on New
Guinea, to prevent the arrival of any
foreign thieves in their neighbor
hood. It is sad to state that the pro
verbial diplomatic courtesy of France
has been found wanting on this oc
casion. Jules Ferry has brutally
replied that the disposal of French
criminals within French colonies
is a matter of domestic policy
with which no foreign power has a
right, to interfere. A leading London
journal dolefully admits that there is
more truth than courtesy in the
French reply, and naively declares
that the English ministry long made
the same answer to its own colonies;
but that they had to yield to the dan
ger of secession, and that France
ought to do the same as a matter of
The Tichbome claimant has been
released from prison on a tioket-of-leave.
This country will willingly
concede his claim if he will promise
not to come over here and hire a
hall to air his eloquence on behalf of
Six seems to be a cabalistic num
ber this year. Each of the names,
Blaine, Tilden, Bayard, Butler, Fow
ler, Arthur, Sohurz, as well aB the
words "Plumed Knight," "tattoo,"
"Maine" and "barrel," consist of just
six letters. What's in a figure?
The house has declared in favor of
an adjournment on the 30th inst.
This action will doubtless be concur
red in by the senate, as the boys of
both branches of the national legis
lature are anxious to set off their
firecrackers at home on the Fourth.
Kuthebfobd B. Hayes has not en
tirely dropped out of the world. He
writes tho "answers to correspond
ents" in the poultry department of an
Ohio agricultural paper.
an .Engiisnman nas written a
quarto on the danger of yawning.
The volume will be read with the
deepest interest in congress.
A haib-dbessees' convention will
soon be held in Chicago. No bald
headed delegates will bo admitted.
This bars out Butler.
The crop of independent voters
will be a largo one this year, and the
regular parties are wondering what
the harvest will bo.
The first presidential march has
been composed, and the horrors of
the campaign are upon our devoted
In Astoria, June 24, 1884, A. Van Duson
in tne via year or nis age.
IN ADMIRALTY. Tho Wreckage of the
Bark Calrasmore". United States Mar
shal's Notice of Sale. United States of
America, District of Oregon, ss. "Whereas,
an Order was made on tho Uih day of June,
urn. uy me txon, .aiattnew r. ueaay, judge
of the United States for the District ot Ore
goa, hi .a cause therein pending, against a
ueruuu puruua 01 me luruitura, rigging, ap
parel, and cargo of the Bark "Ualrusmore",
commanding that tho said property should'
oo soiu oy me marsaai, as upon an execu
tion in an action at law. pursuant to tho
Interlocutory sentence and decree of said
Court, made and monounced on the 14th
day or June. 183t, and that the proceeds of
such sale be paid to the CUre ox said Court,
wiuan sixty uays iroin me ltm aav 01 June,
1884:Jow, therefore, 1 hereby give notice
that, in -pursuance of the said decree and
order. I will, on Wednesday, the lCth dav of
July. 1554. at 11 o'clock in the forenoon of
saia day, at the omce of United States Com
missioner John O. Bozorth at Astoria, In
said District, sell the said DroDertv. to wit:
60 fathoms of two-inch rope, 120 fathoms of
ancnor cnain, l pair ot cant hooks. 2 wire
royal backstays. 4 w Ire topgallant baokstavs.
2 wire royal lifts, Swire topgallant lifts. Si
pieces or wire topgallant rigging, 2 wire top
gallant brace pendants, 4 wire maintop
brace pendants and runners, 1 Jac ob's lad
der, l wire ralzzen stay, 1 wire main-topgallant
stay, l wire main-royal stay, I main
topsail. '1 oil tanks. 26 blocks, 1 Iron handle,
1 bucket. 2 boxes of old brass, 1 ship's boat,
C bundles of hemp rope, 45 sails, 5 old sails,
2 large hawsers 2 mauilla hawsers, 1 fender,
l meaiciue cucsi, z uictues, :c uarreis 01 cem
ent, 2 barrels of sugar, SO blocks, 1 steering
wheel and screw, 1 pump.l chain strap, 6
barrels of beef, 4 barrels of pork, c capstan
bars, 3 mats, 1 chest of old brass, 75 fathoms
of anchor chain. 90 fathoms of moorlntr
chain13 small chains for rigging, lehronom-
eter, 1 pair 01 manno glasses. 4 siaeugnts, 4
tins otlutter. 3 chests ot tea. 3 sacks of cof
fee, 3 boxes of tobacco, 3 packages of Urine,
0 packagos bf canvass. 3 compasses. 149
packages 01 mauiua rope ior snip rigging.
2 compass stands. Ssbip's bells.l rhreinir
screw , v. paieni togs, copper pumps. 1 1 Keg;
01 paint, u Kegs 01 on, v. Kegs 01 uariey, 1 pau
of steelyards, 2 pots of paint, 29 flags, 1 bz
rometer, l spy glass, 3 anchors. 1 large mlr
ror, oeinR a portion 01 tne rumiiure, rigging
ana apparci aua cargo 01 me Dart "caims
more", at public auction, to the highest bld
der therefor, for cash in haud.
Dated at Portland, said District, this 34th
day of Juno. 1884.
EDWARD S. KEARNEY.
United States Marshal for said District.
U. W. FULTON.
Proctor for Libellants.
Extraordinary Announcement !
Monday Night, June 30, '84,
AT QUARTER PAST 8 O'CLOCK.
The West Social
anil Mnsical Event
OF THE SEAS OX.
flTVPV nv -xrTcc
Of San Francisco, Assisted by
MISS ROSE OOURSEN,
(The Contralto), and
THE BEST LOCAL TALENT.
InS ?-F,C0U8E: l fi'DK the f 01-
SSSbSS glIsh- Geraan nd
"Gonnod's Serenade," "The HUkmald'g
SoRg,"by Osgood. "Where Is Bobln?"
by Eoeckel. "The Puppet Saow-
maa" by Molloy. And other
M1SSSONB COURSR.V. in Ballads
TICKETS 81. Including resen ed seat,
Children under 14 years 30 eents. reserved
seat included. w
Admlsslonlo Adults and Children, only 25c
Box office will be open at 8 a. si. oaTbura-
and Monday, (Day ol'cencert), atcUert
vi; a ku auvc
Grai Vocal Concert
July 4th, 1884,
Cushing Relief Corps No. 3,
Col. Jas. Taylor,
I. W. Case,
Dr. A. C. Kinney,
Capt. J. Q. Hustler, .
J. W. Hume,
C. W. Fulton,
J. C. TrulllnRer,
John A. Devlin.
Mrs. James Davidson, c. B. c. No. 3, o, a. b.
Mrs. Fred Ferchen, c. k. c. no. 3, o. a. b.
Mrs. W. Eobb, Tres., c. B. c. no. 3, a. a. b.
Theo. Broemser. Q'rmaster, c.p. no. 14, ca.r.
Saml Elmore, c r. ko. 14, o. a. b.
C. 3. Wright, Past S. V., a p. xo. 14, o. a. k.
Committee of Reception.
Mrs. I Thomes, President, C.K.C. no J, Q.A.R.
Mrs. N. Clinton, J. V. P., c. b. a no. 8, 0.A.K.
Mrs.W.B. Ross. Secretary, c .B.C. o. a, g.a.b.
H.M.Gregory, Comnrinder. cp. no.I J, O.A.K.
Ed. D. Curtis. Sen. Y.. c P. no. 14, o. a. r.
J. D. Merryman, Past Com., c.r. No.14, o.a.b.
Commutes of Arrangements.
Mrs. C.H.Cooper, S.V. P., C.R.C. So. 2. G. A.R.
HIITrt OLOKAG XJOJIUJUU, j. JV. j. i.MJ. ,
B.Y. Montteth, J.V. C., CP. No.14, G.A.R.
Tickets - : - - - $3 OO
Each, admitting trentlcinan aud Ladles can
be procured at C. A. Ma j ' store, on Chena-
HTThobcst of Music will be in nttend
nnco. O. X. tWT- CSO
Excursion Tickets from Astoria to Portland
THE FAST ELEGANT STEAMER
Will make regular trips during the season
leaving Astoria as follows :
Leave Astoria Wednesday and
Friday at 6 A. M , arrive in
Portland at 2 P. M.
Leave Astoria Sunday Afternoon
at 4: 1 5 P. M., arrive in Port
land at 12 Midnight:
Passengers leaving Astoria Sunday P. M.
can secure rooms and remain on steamer
Leave Portland TacRday ami Thsrwlay
at 6 A. 3f , arrive at Axtorla at Xoob.
Leave PortlnHd Saturday at 3 P. M,
arrive la Astoria at 8 P, M.
A. L. STOKES,
General Passenger Agent.
THE AEW YORK
NOVELTY STOBE !
Opposite the Parker How.
Headquarters for the Young
and the Old.
Books Musical Instruments. Toys Sta
tionery and Novelties of Every
All the Leading Publications
of tbo Day.
Ask to be shown the Clariona, the latest
novel of mechanical ingenuity.
"Westport aad Astoria
THE FAVORITE STEAMER
Which has been thoroughly refitted for the
comfort of Passengers will run this season
between Westport and Astoria
As 1 ott&ws r
Leave Westport at 7 :30 A.3L
Arriving in Astoria at 10 0 a. m,
Leave Astoria at 2 P. M.
Arrivo in Westport at c p. w.
"Will touch at all way landings.
For freight or passago apply ou board or
CArl. J A3. WA,
Wanted to Purchase,
FOBTY OE FIFTY ACRES OF LAND
near Astoria and approachable by wa
ter, with two or three acres or more, cleaw d.
ready tor cultivation. Any one having such
a place for sale at a reasonable price, can
And a cash customer by applying, to
E. C. HOLDEN.
"VOTIOE ISBEREBY GIVEN THAT THE j
xi regular quarterly examination ior
teachers' certificates will be held on Friday
aad aamrday, the mn ana an inst-. ai me-
t House, co&mendns at 8 o'clock or
New York Novelty
I 19ESmV i t
Down With Fancy Prices.
Great Slaughter, in Ladies' and Children's Wear.
PRICE LIST OF A FEW ARTICLES AT
Pier's Brad Snt ant M House.
Ladies Suils Complete from - - $-7.00 up
" Elegant all wool Cashmere Suits - -
from - - 15.00 up
" Silk Suits from - . -. " 35.00 up
" Summer Ulsters from - 5.00 up
" Summer Wraps from - 4.50 up
" Cashmere and Silk Wraps, Dol
mans, etc., at your own prices
" Elegant Hose worth 50 cts per
pair, now 5 pair for - 1.00
Silk'and Lisle Thread Hose in proportion
Children's ail Wool Suits from - 3.50 up
1 White Suits " - .50 up
Buttons, Laces, Etc.,
a Great Sacrifice ! I
Entire Stock MUST be Reduced by July 10th to make mom for
an IMMENSE INVOICE FROM THE EAST.
Our ENTIRE STORE is being REMODELED. When finished
wfll be the MOST COMMODIOUS SUIT and CLOAK HOUSE
on this Coast.
Goods Sold by the Yard, and Suits Made to Order on
Pier's Branch Suit ai Cleat House,
NEXT TO RESCUE ENGINE HOUSE.
LEO I. STOCK, Manager,
Carpets! Carpets! Carpets!
Wi teg to'call tho attention of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastorn manufacturers, of the
A.RCr:S? INVOICE OF
Kvcr offered for sale In this city, comprising all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest priced article in this line. We are determined to dispose of our stock of
Carpets within the nest four weeks, and to that end offer special Inducements, precluding
the possibility of Betas UmlrrMOlcl by any or oar Competitors.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall he pleased
to receive a call for inspection w nether 5 ou purchase or not.
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
And cordially invite a call from our friends and the public generally.
We intend to become a permanent fixture In this place and trust to receive a
liberal share of patronage from the public.
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. H. Drj BUU5SOX, Manager,
We. take pleasure in auuounciiifj, th.it hav
ing purcnosea me stock ot tue lace
firm of E. D. Curtis & Co., and
and having made many
YflW mill A f-f-nnn-fixTk A 1Kij2rir
.1 V u. uu auu UllU t n.uuuiuua
We now offer for salo the
MOST COMPLETE LItfE
For The Tinest Groceries,
For The FresheBt Vegetables,
For The Host Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
In Filling and Delivering All Orders,
Family Grocery and
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
TEIt apply to the Captain, or to
Exclusive Dry Goods House
Our Stock Is The Most Complete, Our Prices At Beck Bottei
And Our Anxiety To Sell Is Unequaled!
We Are Always at the Top of the Market
And AVith Us You Will Find
THE LATEST NOVELTIES IN OUR LINE
As Fast As They Appear In Eastern Markets.
WE INVITE INSPECTION OF OUR LATEST IMPORTATION
Ladies' and Infants' White Goods, Skirts, Parasols, Silk Mitts, Gloves ia
Lisle, Silk and Cotton, Fans, etc., etc.
John JL, Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best lu the market.
ftumblng goods or nil kinds on hand. Job
work dono In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND. CANNERY WOftK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terns.
Chenamus Street. Next to C. Ju Parker's 8tre.
THE NEW MODEL
A rUIili STOCK
Td. OLSEN. J GUSTAFSOX. A. JOBJiKKf.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
Corner Main and Mqueraoqaa Streets. Astoria, Oresw.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNGS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS aUALITY WILL A1T0RD.
AIX KirVD.S OF FUKKITtTRE REPAIRED AND VAKIfIHEJ
A. FULL LINE OF
Just Finished in Rear of Store.
Toys, Fancy Goods, Stationery,
Fresh Fruit Received Daily.
A Full Stock of Smokers Ar.Iclea.
SEW GOODS CONSTANTLY ARRIVING.
CHA8. A. MAY,
Chenamus street, south side, one door
Eben P. ParheMaatar.
For TO WIN (1. FREIGHT or CHAR
M. A. PAJUKUL
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN A
TOBIA ONLY OF
E. M. IAWB9,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
TOLL BE PLEASED.
E. It. HAWES Is also agft&t lot tt
Bfict patent Cootiif Stive
And other nrst-clMaStm.
FuriaoB Werk. Steam Ytt
tlatt. te., syMteltr
ALWAYS ON HAXD.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very largo Stock from which to selecr.
Window curtains madato order.
TMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Fa?
will he found convenient to my patroas.
Hardware ana Snip Men
A. VAN DUSEH & CO..
Hardware and Ship CJumHtfy
Pure Oil, Bright Varniib,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine, -Cotton
Wrought Iron Spike,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
FaLats aad Oils, 6rltf et,
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