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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - July 19, 1890, Woodland, California DAILY DBMOCBAT, SATURDAY EVENING, JtJT.Y 19, I. B. PAIBOm. um Mil Iki PIIOCUT lu ki ftr Ui Im FIH CfmltttM if uy ClnilfcM li Yili THK EVENING DEMOCRAT: S TlfllBfi JIOWTHa....................1................ 1 PJCR WttBK (By eta THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT: THREEMOHTHS CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. Block, BMondud Hub SU. BFKCIA1, This napor Isamemberof the Northern torn la Press Association. Hugh street, corner Montgomery rooms8 San Jno- tlhlhorn. who Is the authorised agvnL to leoelvs Eoatera San Krmoclsco business. Our Book Table. IN DARKEST AFRICA. BY HENRY M. New York; Charles Eurlbner A Sons, Strange things to la the march of human even to. Six thous- and yeara ago, Africa, the northeast- ern portion about the mouth of the Nile WM all the learning in all Us manifold branohei there found its home and flourished. Astonishing acquisitions in the arts and ex- lated there; Egypt was abreast with, if not lifted above, all other preceding or contemporary cations in the arts of civilization. She the ancient law-giver, ma she was also the mother of tbe purest religion of antiquity. Hera was, perhaps, the first cradle of humanity where civilizing influences existed. In many things was Egypt great. The world to-day the receding wave of marvelous achiev- ment of those distant times. How many csnturles have gone by since the busy acilvitteo of that early center have ceased to be How utterly buried in the deep aea or oblivion have been all those places and performances; through all these lapsing years, how completely neglect- ed and forsaken has been the very Continent wherein these things tran- spired But after this sleep of ages, we are to witness the awakening. Yes Africa's time has again come, made possible through the indefati- gable labor of many in these last yeara, the greatest of whom is B. M, Stanley. In this last account of his latest work there is unfolded such a tale o resolute purpose, imbaffled, always aggreesive, uncompromising, march Ing straight to tbe goal of its realiza- tion while this solid back- ground of honest endeavor and unswerving faithfulness to an accepted trust, are cast the details of trial privation, suffering, death, the details of unexpected discovery, the accurate mapping of a hitherto unknown country, descriptive passages of a fathomless forest, or a lovely scene from the high altitudes of the Lake region, or, of Buwenzori, tbe fabled Mountains of the Moon, all tbeee ant much more are reflected with such grand simplicity and BO saturated with the Intensity of truth that the readar is enchained in the beginning and not released till tbe end, and oolj then with a sigh of regret that he could not go on forever. Mr. Stanley's style possesses a directness and majesty which betray hie great love of the Bible and his admiration o: Carlyle. Hia is a personality without which tbe last quarter of the nineteenth century would scarcely be what it ie Thle narrative of the Relief Expe- dition contains, besides actual inform ation and other characteristics to which reference was made a moment ago, lessons of encouragement to those whose creed is fidelity to con- scientious resolve, lessons of firmness of patience, of high morality, and of a deep and practical religion. The book Is entirely free from egotism a danger to which any book of like- character must necessarily be subject. The fact that the reader finds himself a worshiper with Stanley as tbe hero will not contradict that idea. Stanley has a very impersonal style, and while It is evident enough that he prefers his own plans and conclusions, aed is never for an instant tempted to re Here himself by laying reeponsibil Ity upon another. It never appears i any comparative way as exalting him- above others. The few instances la which he did defer to the judg ments of others are sufficient proof that had Stanley followed his own Impulses in all cases, tbe expedition would have had leas suffering and calamity to report, especially would this have been true of the unfortunate "rear A few years agn> Stanley crossed the Continent of Africa from Zanzibar down the Lualaha and out the mouth of Congo he has just now finished another such tour up the Congo, to Aruwlml, up the Utter M (ar M practicable, thence acroM to tbe Albert Lake, thence aftlo to Zanzibar. The most difficult of this jourmy tbrough Otwtt WM three him and ful few, for FMMMU which the sad of the column will make than apparent. It U doubtfu whether ID any record of actual bap- pwilugi there can be found a parallel to the endured during that two march through tbe wll poisoned arrows, starvation mingled, paint a picture of heroism, patience and faith on the part of the White Chief and his black alike, which will excite the sympathy, admiration auti applause of men till the end of time. To an impartial reader, the disaster which well nigb annihilated the rear oluiim' to some mysterious manner is directly attributable to the Belgian officers of the Congo Free States and Tippu Tib. It to be hoped that England will set on foot a commission ;o push the matter to a source of re- sponsibility. These tliiogi weighed In the balance against tbe Governor of Equatoria aa he development of subsequent events has exhibited him and hia followers, one Is disposed to the opinion that thepme was not commensurate with the price. Abstractly considered, one can hardly see why the life or liberty of one man should be worth the sacri- fice of the lives of more than three hundred others, white and black. Not abstractly considered one can see how under some circumstances the ife of one man may be worth that of a great numbor under other circum- stances i but those acquainted with he incidents which transpired on the shores of Albert Nyanza in 1888 and 1889, will scarcely think Eraiu Pasha such an one. It is pitiful, after such an expedi- lon undertaken and performed, prompted by such aoble impulses and ustalned by such worthy means, that le who led the expedition and he to whom relief was, with such pain brought, should find themselves at the nd of the long winter of endurance, scarcely more than enemies. Perhaps Stanley was firm and enacting it may be be did not sympathize with the Paeha'e inordinate love of science so 'ar that he would stop the caravan ut any and all times for the purpose of gathering specimens to stuff or pre- serve. All this may be true, yet one wonders at the ingratitude of a man who could permit such trifling matters to prevent him from exhibiting the least appreciation or at a nature which could be so hardened aa not to be touched by such self-denial in his behalf. We wonder that any man could be so indifferent, so apparently unmoved to any generous sentiment There may be, no doubt are, griev- ances, fancied or real because of which Emm feels justified in bis ungratefu behavior; but to a non-partizan i would be hard to imagine offences BO flagrant as to neutralize the high minded perseverance and unflagging energy, which brought to Emin hia only hope to gain safe transport to civilization. There will, of course, be Emin vin dicators and Stanley upbralders, bu the words of the Great Chief at the banquet ol Bugamoyo on his return will clearly enough Indicate his per sonal feeling on this as on other sub jects as tbe world educates men to become indifferent to its praie or censure, as neither perfection or devotion ensures Its favour, as mis fortune insures its contempt, success its envy or hate, and aa an individua may be won by sacrifice, but no iodi vidual possesses merit or could com mand fortune enough to win the ad miration of safest plan is to seek the approval of one's conscience Very few will question tha Mr, Stanley has always sought such approval. But we are, perhaps, restricting oui view of the purposes and accomplish ments of the expedition too much Long after the immediate object has become a mero historical record, the expedition will be remembered In the civilizing Influences It has produced upon those native tribes. What civilizing power has Stanley been What a precursor for tbe Introduction of Christianity would such a man prove in lauds such a that. When he has passed through establishing his stations, how easy will follow peaceful and commercial communion tion with outside nations. Many of these tribes show themaalves DOW cap- able of taking hold of tbe arts of civ llization. Let them once be introduc- ed to tbe knowledge ot tbe eutetde world, after the manner of the tribes of ttie UroMlitud, aud how woll pre pared will be the soil for the of ttit) itilusionitrlfs. No one woo reads of tho hospitality and industry ready wit of tho Lake people, can fall to see quickly they could be Christ Ionised after commercial re Jatioim tiro ottco established with stck rmti.tas. Tola, It will be
millions now as easily aa ho picked up iteme formerly. Rewiirel For nhottnror more remedy for the cure of conFiimptlon, bmnatiiAil troubles, cuiiRli, crotip wtiooptnK Dough than A HIE, the California king or eon- Minint-lon. Every hotilo wnrraniod. If yon would of tlint (tlnoncn, Mrrh, nmR MFOltNIA CAT-R.CURK, tt by mull fl W. Hrttilft.'.hln And Cat-H- Cure arc sold and wurrtnietl by Pond LAW- ton. BOSTON LOOAU. your M Hook Broi. HitDitx thv bent plumbing work. ____ n23 A VPU. line of lace At Wblta Houne. at PIONKIX Flour. Every sack guarna- Creamery fiaMt at A OENTLEMiS'B smoke (tor B The Figaro at Spauldlug'n. HKIDBE'S flae atQVos are greatly reduced la Gall OQ bltu. ZIUMBBMAM will oell you bata cheap. Call and see them. tf. A CHOICE lot ot bny for sale for 912 per ton, cash. 2w O. A. BIQELOW, Tax Triple Alliance the beat insur- ance in tiie State. Sufe and sure, live or die. Do NOT forget the Triple Alliance T. A. Logan is still receiving appllca- ions wnd the worli goes c-n. POLITICAL CARDS. Cards will be Inserted ID tbe BalLV >nd WEEKtY DEMOCRAT until nomlimtinE held, for In advance. The DBMU- reaclies a much larger Dumber of Totert than any other In the WEEKLY edition clrcnlfttlug liu-Eeljr among form ere anil th. ouebout the county.] FOR DISTIOT ATTO RNEY. C. K. HEAD Announces himself as a candldatf for the office or District Attorney of Countv, auhject to the nciiou of the llemocratic County Convention- FOR ASSESSOR, JOHN W. Announcea himself as a Candidate for Coun- ty Assessor, subject to the declcicin of the DetnoeratU; County Convention. FOR SHERIFF. J. H, MARTIH Announces himself as a candidate for Sher- iff of iolo county, subject to the decision of the Democratic County Convention. FOR SUPERIOR JUDGE F. E. BAKEE Will be a candidate lor the office of Judge ofthe Superior Court, ot YolO County, sub- ject to the action of tbe Democratic Con Ten- lion. FOR SUPERIOR JUDQE W. H. ORAJJT, of Woodland. We are authorized to announce that W. H. Qraut, will be a candidate 101 the office of Superior Judge ol Co only, subject to tbe action of the Democratic Nominating Convention. FOR OOUNXY CLERK. J. 0, MAXWELL, of Woodland, Announces himself as a candidate lor tbe otRae uf County Clerk of Yolu County, subject to tbe notion of the Demoeratlo County Con- vention. FOR SHERIFF. I. B, ADAMS, at Giafton. Announces himfielf as for the offlceof Rherltfof Yolo County, subject to the action of the Democratic County Convention. FOR TREASURER, JOHN H. WBIQHT, of Woodland. Announces himself as a candidate fertile oflioc of County Treasurer, subject to tLe action of the Democratic County Conven- tion. FOR ROADMASTER, 0. HOPKINS, Announces himself as H candidate fur the offloo of or I'islrict No. 6. subject to the dnclslnn of tho Dcniocratlc Convention. FOR ASSESSOR. B. Q. TADLOOK, of Maditan. Announcoa as a cundtdnte for the ortice (it Couniy AHSessor tit Yolo Countv mih.lcet to thts uetion of Itie Democratic Ctinnly Convention. 'ATENTS Tndc Mark! obtained, PM- MI< MktncM condnctea fcr MODEHATC Tttm. Ovn Qrrtrf it OcpqsiTt Orpoc -tnitYft (cenro pMeat In Uau Oam OiaM from V: ?d I, drswlnj or jitmtn., wltb iVn Jflvli-Q, If or not, Am A ivtnrt' i to wftk jonr PAftar Bw Portraits On Installments -OR- REDUCED CASH PRICESI J. OTTNAT CO., 325, 335, 333 Phelan Building, San Francisco, Cal. HAVE JUSTOl'ENED A Branch Office in Woodland, AT THE PACIFIC COAST LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. cwi be left with Otuott, Itoom 19, By run Hotel. Atid offer the FINEST WORK la India lak, Crayon, Water Color and Pastel Portrait! at TBIJT REASON ABLE PRICES for the next ILL WORK WiRBAHTED MEYER TO FADE, We can make pictures from any Photograph, Tintype or Daguerreotype and never fall to reproduce a correct llkeacu. Don't fall to call noon and Me our fine work Which IgPXtilbltedat the PACIFIC COAST HBHARY ASSOCIATION secure Illugtrattd CaUlogue of our and dlfierent Portraits Do not miM tlila chance of obtaining tbe very best work as this good for only THIRTY DAYS. J. OTTNAT CO., Chicago, 111. SAN FRANCISCO, CAK, WOODLAND, CAL. WE ARE PLEASED rpHATOUR FRIENDS ARE PU3ASKD, X wu try to pteue them, would tie pleased If our enemi-a would pi ease take notice tbat we would try to please them and would be pleased to aea one and all. 8AVI KOKET BY BUYIKG GROCERIES, PRUiTS, VEGETABLES, TlDvare, Glassware, E'c. or us. Mountain and Valley Wood by Cord or Car Load. May a ad Feed. Oar Prices are the Lowest! J. H. EAT5N SON. Main Street, Woodland ENCOURAGE CAPITAL EXHIBITING YOUR CAPABILITIES TheStateFairofl890! TO BE HELD AT SACRAMENTO, SEPTEMBER gth to 20th. The counties that have enterprise enough to place their products in a com- petitive light are the localities that will attract capital for investment. ARE Fail not to be represented at the Annual Exposition of California's Resources. OPEN AIR AMUSEMENTS FOR THE DAY. Grand Musical Concert for the Evening, -FOR WHICH- LIBERATE FAMOUS MILITARY B0D (of SO Selected OF NEW Y09K, HAS BEEN ENGAGED. CHRISTOPHER GREEN, President. the Secretary, EDWIN F. SMITH. Jylldwlm. FRANK HEIDER, Plumbing and Gas Fitting Jobbing and Tank Making. The Best Improvement Ever Made, Safety Gasoline Stoves i -Si QO TO H. D. Prindlejerchant Talior, OPERA Bl-OOK, SOS MAIN STREET, WOODLAND, CAL. FOB AS LOW m FlfcT-CUSS HOUSE, Gall and Examine His Qoodi, 6fl.litfa.otion Qnartntsed. Photographer OF- THE: PACIFIC COAST. NO. 8 MONTGOMEBY STREET, OI'P. PALAuE MOTKI, AND MASONIC TEMPLE. INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS. But Cabinets 19.00 Per Doien. Lffc Siie Crtjoas, Jlo to Front Life or Copy OF rXcuvjf; COAHI 8CRNKBV. JOHN A. BLACK! -HEALEB IN---- [Formerly of KmlfrhUUndiniJ A "1 Now of Woocllftnd, Yoto County,
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