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.MARCH 17. 168C
A MISTAKEN IDEA.
Every little while the idea is
advanced that the government
ought to t:do something" for the
people. Sometimes it is the rail
roads that the government ought
to take hold of and run; then
again it is the express business;
at present the prevalent idea is
that "the government" ought to
buy out the telegraph companies
and run that business. The idea
is so plausible that it takes favora
bly among a class who do not stop
to think wheie the notion logically
carried out would lead.
Our system of popular sover
eignty, of political equality is dia
metrically opposed to the idea of
a paternal government that treats
men as children incapable o man
aging their own affairs and soothed
with sop to keep them quiet. The
idea of turning business enter
prises over to the government is
subversive of the principles o a
republic. Not only that, it is de
structive of private enterprise. If
"the government" undertakes to
control the telegraph and the rail
roads, the next demand will be to
coutrol the newspapers, the steam
ships, the manufacturing establish
ments, and all the rest of it. "We
would be as foundlings in a charity
hospital, fed thin pap from sour
bottles and expected to be duly
thankful for the privilege.
And what magic talisman is
there about "the government?"
What is "the government?" .You
and I and all the rest of us. "We,
TJs & Co.
THE CASE OF GREECE.
Once more the powers of Eu
rope are brought face to face with
the alternative of doing what they
know to be right or doing that
which they know to be politic.
When Greece achieved her inde
pendence, nearly sixty years ago,
she was glad enough after a six
years' struggle, to conclude peace
on terms which stripped her of
three of her noblest provinces.
The Greece of 1S30 did not in
clude the countries whose names,
linked with those of Achilles and
of Philip of Macedon and of Pyr
rhus, king of Epirus, were inter
woven with those charming Greek
romances which are so dear to the
heart of every schoolboy. She
took what she could get the
Peloponnesus and Central Greece
and was thankful. Ever since
then, for more than half a century,
the yearning ciy of the Greek peo
ple has been for a rectification of
their northern frontier. Nothing
but grinding poverty prevented
them from flying to arms more
than once to drive the Turks out
of northern Greece. So olnious
to all statesmen was it that at the
earliest opportunity they would
take the law into their own hands,
that at the congress of Berlin a
joint Greco-Turkish boundary
commission was appointed and a.
special protocol of the Beilin
treaty specified the new boundary
line, which, in the opinion of the
powers, should divide Greece and
The commission accomplished
nothing. Turke' refused to ad
mit the line traced by the con
gress. Greece clamored for war,
but the powers, then as now halt
ing between justice and expedien
cy, compromised the difficulty,
and awarded Greece a pitiful tract
of territory 2G5 miles square.
Greece protested, but had to sub
mit. Now that the treaty of Ber
lin has been torn to shreds by
Bulgaria, with the assent of the
powers, Greece once more de
mands her own. Thessaly, Epirus
and Macedon arc Greek by race,
by tradition, by affinity. She asks
tKe poor privilege of being allowed
to aid their inhabitants in throw
ing off the Turkish yoke and an
nexing themselves to Greece.
Europe ' replies by a joint note
written by England and endorsed
by Germany, Russia, Austria,
France and Italy forbidding
Greece to go to war.
These powers are like the old
fashioned allopathic doctors who,
when a man had a deep-seated
pain, gave him morphia to soothe
the agony and troubled themselves
no further about the cause of the
pain. They stifle Greece's aspira
tions, and indulge the hope that
by so doing the danger of war will
be averted. They do not realize
that there is a deep-seated disease
at work, and that the longer it
smoulders the more violent will be
its outbreak when it comes. For
nearly five centuries the Turk has
ruled northern Greece, but its peo
ple are more intensely Greek than
they were on the day when they
were conquered. They have not
assimilated in the least. On the
contrary, they hate Turkey more
than ever. How can the aspira
tions of those people to unite with
their kith aud kin across the bor
der be suppressed by sending a
fleet to bully King George and
The ablest Greek of this century,
Capo d'Istrias, believed that it was
Greece's destiny to become Tur
key's residuary legatee in Europe.
He believed that when the sick
man died, the powers would com
bine to establish a great Greek
state, extending from the Adriatic
to the Black sea, and from the
Pruth to the sea of Marmora.
Since he passed away a new
competitor for the succession
of the Turk has appeared
in the shape of the almost ex
tinct Slav nationality, for the
headship in which Bulgaria and
Servia are rivals. Bulgaria has
now scored a point in the compe
tition by securing the annexation
of East Roumelia. Greece sees
the prize so long coveted escaping
from its grasp, and naturally de
mands compensation for the in
creased power secured to Bulgaria
in the shape of an extension of her
frontier on the north.
At a recent meeting of the
Washington Monument society,
Col. Casey made some very inter
esting statements to the members
in regard to his observation of the
habits of the monument, for it ap
pears that the great obelisk is a
moving, if not a living thing, and
that it has a regular swaying mo
tion when the sun is shining upon
it. On every bright day the apex
of the monument moves at least
one inch westward in the morn
ing when the sun's rays first fall
upon it, and eastward again in
the afternoon when the sun reach
es the western side. The heat of
the sun's rays have an expansive
effect upon the masonry, and the
plummet that is suspended in the
interior of the monument registers
this movement from day to day.
FRIDAY, MARCH 19th, 2 P. M.
Sold on Account of Departure.
Instructed by Mrs. C. J. Curtis, I will sell
at her residence opposite the Congregational
Church all hor HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,
consisting, in part, of Parlor Bed-lounge ;
Handsome Chellonier; Bordered Brussels
Carpet : Chairs ; Tables ; Bedsteads ; Fold
ing Child's Crib : Handsome S-day Clock ;
Laige Mirror; Writing Table and Book
Shelves; Baby Carnage; Crockery and
Glassware; Meat Safe; Cooking Stoe and
Kitchen Utensils, and a lot of House Plants
E. C. JIOLDKX.
PFLY TO WM. nOWE, 5 EXT DOOR
10 Teicpnone baioon.
INSTRUCTED BY CAPTAIN SEBREE,
Light-House Inspector, 13th DIst., I will
offer for sale at
Saturday, March 20, 12 M.
To the highest bidder, the aboe mentioned
steamer subject to the official notice below.
Terms of Sale 23 ner cent of nurchaso
price on day of sale, as deposit, awaiting
approval of Light-House Board, balance on
delivery of vessel. A full and official list of
macninery. furniture, tackle and apparel of
sam essei can ne examined at my onicc.
Office of the Light-House 1
Inspector, Thikteenth District, v
Portxaxd. Obeg., February 20th. 18SG. )
WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLTO AUCTION,
YT at 12 o'clock, on Saturday, the 20th
day of March, 1888, at Astoria, Oreg., the
old light-house steamer. Shubrick. Full In
formation as to dimensions of steamer, terms
of sale, can be obtained on application to
this office. The right Is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
(Af SLOOP AT AUCTION.
Saturday, March 20. 2 P. M.
JUST REBUILT AND LAUNCHED.
Length 45 feet, Beam 12 feet. Draft 5
feet, 13 and 49-100 tons register ; together
with tackle, furniture, and apparel. Well
adapted for deep sea fishing. Hnlf cash,
half c months
E. C. -IIOLDKN,
THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE SCAN
dinavian Commercial Union are hereby
notified that the directors held a meeting at
Joseph Ostrom's Astoria. Oregon, and come
to the conclusion to postpone the business nf
sam union until August 1st, uecause tney
saw it difficult to collect In the money that
has been subscribed, at the present time,
but i ill keep the stock book open for sub
scription of more stock.
By order of the directors.
C. A. HANSON, Secy.
Astoria, Or.. Jlarcli oth, 185C.
Eggs for Hatching!
Wyandottes and S. C. B. Leghorns.
My birds are of the best strain, and all
first class. I am now prepared to furnish a
limited number of eges for setting from
iriliict jaiu akowuuucy jcl ..
GEO. "W. WOOD,
Cor. Wes 9th and Arch streets, Astoria, Or.
Comer of Water and West Ninth Streets.
Choice Lipors ait Cigars!
Every Attention to the Comfort of Patrons.
GOLD MEDAL, PASIS, 1878.
Warranted absolutely pure
Cocoa, from wLIch the excess ol
Oil has been removed. It has thret
times the tlrengihotCocoamlxed
with Starch, Arrowroot orScgar,
and la therefore far more econom.
leal, cotting less than one cent a
cup. ii is delicious, nounsning,
strengthening, easily digested,
and admirably adapted for inval-
ids aawellasforpcraoca In health.
Sold by Grocers eTerywhero.
. BAKER & CO., Dorcbester, Mass,
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
AX Capt, .Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
. Prescriptions carefully Compounded
VKm C Am
IS XOW OPEN TO MEMBERS
YeuBcMca ; Tuesday, Thursday and Sat-
Hovh under 18 ; Monday, Wednesday and
liRdlen ; Saturday afternoons.
Membership Tickets and Keys can he had
from any of the officers.
SHUTB & CO.,
FINE IMPORTED CIGARS.
You can rely on getting a Good Cigar
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
Opposite D. I Beck & Son's.
To Shin Masters and Shin flwnprsl
W. H.DYER &C0.,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS
San Francisco, Portland and Astoria.
Portland OSce - 16 Xorth Front Street.
The attention of ship master and owners
isuirectea to our superior facilities ana Ion
rates for loading and unloading ev.els.
Offlce at E. C. Holden's.
4 FINE SUITE OF ROOMS IN THE ODD
-Ol. Fellows' uuiwing. Apply to
BEST IN THE MARKET
Snow Flake Flour!
MkL 1 O
The East Half
Of the Spacious
CRYSTAL PA LACE
The Goods vere bold at
A Terrible Sacrifice
And Astorians who purchased got the
most for their money they ever got.
The sale still goes on at the corner
stere: tho fine stock must be closed
eut: the prices aro set away below
prime cost It on want n, watch, a
ring, a book, a card case, a musical
instrument, a bracelet, a set of stand
ard works, a gold chain, a clock, or
anything else in our stock you can
have it at almost your own price.
The goods must be sold.
The Crystal Palace.
Hardware ani Ship Chanfllery'B. B. Franklin,
VAN DUSEN & GO,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish.
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas.
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine.
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
PalutM and Oils, Grurorie.s. ate.
or. c ross,
First Class Hearse and Material
Shop and Ofllcc on Main St., aboe Tioueer
mggeas h f-
60 Rolls of Carpet of aii Grades and in the Newest Shades,
Also a Large Stock of Linoleum, Oil Cloth,
AND FANCY WINDOW SHADES.
CH AS. HEILBORN.
eliding, Banners, Oil Cloth Signs.
Fence Advertising-, Price Marks, etc
C. E. LANE,
Shop and ofllce on Cass street : Tike Bros.'
Just Received From the East,
A Large Lot of Gents', Ladies', and Children's
FINE BOOTS AND SHOES!
Gent's Kangaroo Boots and Shoes
We also Carry a First Class Assortment of
Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Furnishing Goods, &c
W. T. PARKER,
NEXT TO Tlin A3T0KIAX BUILDING.
CSyAU work done In a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonable rates.
AHEAD OF ALL COMPETITORS!
Manufactured by the Rill Holler lroces.s,
Salem (Or.) Capitol Flour Mills Co.,
The onl flour that has taken First Prize
tnree j ears in succession at tne
J'OKTIiAXD MECHANIC'S FAIR,
Also at State Tair.
O.io trial u sufficient tocornlnce of its supe
riority. .ttf that tlte w ord CAPITOL is ou eacli sack
GEORGE SHIEL, 8 Stark St.,
WILSON & FISHER. Astoria Agents.
I JOHN FUSSELL,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles,
Whips. Brntihcs, Curry Combs, Ktc.
NONE BUT BEST STOCK USED.
Prices to Suit the Times.
Shop on Chenamus street, next door to J.
A. Montgomery's, Astoria, Oregon,
i Merita anil GaMnet late
D. L BECK
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Java and C. B. Coffee
3S". E. Maple Syrup
Choice Canned Fruits
French Peas and Mushrooms
Pine Apple and Edam Cheese
Spanish Queen Olives
Goods Sold at Lowest Cash Prices.
Hay, Oats, ana" Straw, Lime, Mil, Cement, Said anil Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Draying, Teaming and Epre Business,
TEH apply to the Captain, or to
iTOIOIKr ..- HMCOIKTTG-OMIIEJ
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods
MAGEC STOVES ANI RANGES, THE BEST IK THE DIABKET.
Plumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job work dona in a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Gas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Eeasonable Terms.
Chennmua Street, Next to C Ii. Parker's Store. Astoria, Oresea.
THE OREGON SHORT LINE,
1 1 TO 500 MILES THE SHORTEST ; 12 TO 48 HOURS THE QUICKEST
CHICAGO, BOSTON, NEW YORK,
And All Toints East.
Kates 8.30 to $10.23 the Cheapest to
Council Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas City,
AND OTHER TOINTS.
Pullmau Palace and Jtraiurant Sleeping Cars hanled on Express
Trains Exclnaivcly without Change.
If ou are going east write for Kates Maps, Time Tables. Guides and Full Information.
FItEE OF CHAlVGi:.
K. A. XOYES. F. TL SHUTS.
Agent. Astoria. Ticket Agt., Astoria.
General Agent, No, 1, Washington street. Portland, Oregon.
Magnus C. Crosby
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipo and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
Tin AND Copper.
WE WILL SUIT YOU!
Foard & Sloke
Carry a Large Stock of
Groceries 1 Provisions
-And Sell at the-
Lowest Margin of Living Profit!
Qnality and Price Satisfactory
In Every Instance.
Goods Delivered Ail Over the City.
Horseshoeing a Specialty,
Shop in Rear of Aug.Daniefcon's Saloon.
A11 Work Guaranteed S
A LL PERSONS KNOWING THE3I
oL selves Indebted to the late Edward N.
Murphy will please make immediate settle
ment to the undersigned, administratrix of
MRS. JOHN KOGSKS.
India Currie Powder
Boston Baked Beans
Bahama Pine Apple
London Layer Raisins
Choice Dried Pruits
Choice Pancy Crackers
Salem Capitol Mills Plour
Cove Mills Plour
Etc. Etc. Etc.
Eben P, Parker,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR
U. B. PABKEB.
J.C.Trullinger I Than any oth-
tify to Its suDe-
jf riority. It goes
Jieep aaa aerer
WM. LOEB & CO.,
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
A Large Stock of
FIRST CLASS GOODS!
The Trade Supplied
AT LOWEST MARKET RATES.
All orders filled promptly and accurately.
Agents for First Class
Foreign and Domestic Brands
Next door to Wells, Fargo's Express office.
A Good Fit Guaranteed.
Pants, from 3 up. Suits from 80 np.
Shop opposite C. H. Cooper's.