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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, Sept. 2, 1873.
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TUESDAY, TIIUKSD AY AND SATURDAY,
Monitor IJuilding, Astoria, Oregon.
I. C. II12:ilXI Iroirictor
Ono Copy one year. So 00
One Copy six months :00
Une Copy three months lot)
6 Single N urn bcr, Ten Cents. "&-U
One Insertion pers marc, 10 lines or le?s...c2 ."SO
Each additional Insertion, per square i!0U
Yearly adv'ts per month, per square 1 50
L. P. Fisnn":, 20 and 21 Now Merchants Ex
change, i authori.od to act as Agent for the
Astoki vv in San Francisco.
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros
perity of this region, is authoi i.ed to act as
Agent for thi paper, in procuring subscribers.
The regular meeting of the Common
Council will be held this evening.
The overland mail now reaches As
toria in ten days from New York city.
There is hut one vacant houe in As
toria to-day, and that one has a lot of furn
iture in it.
The Hera left for Portland yesterday
and will load with s,tave, salmon, wheat,
and flour, for San FraneUco.
"We have the steamer Mary Bell,
schooner Fannie Bell, and scow Annie
Bell, prying regularly in Astoria trade.
The clear ringing notes of the Public
School bell again break the htillnos, and
quiet solitudes of surrounding hill sides, in
Astoria Engine Company No 1. were
promptly on the spot at the fire of Satur
day but the service of the engine were not
The brig Orient with 1G9 tons rail
road iron from Astoria, and 200,000 feet
of lumber from Knappton, i now ready
ibr sea, and will probably sail to-day.
Laborers are in demand in thi city.
There is also a demand for residence
houses. Several families have moved in
to the city of late.
The barkentine "Webfjot Capt. Gage
will load 400,000 feet of lumber at Knapp
ton. The Superior 200,000 feet for the
.-ame destination. Both will sail this
About sixty cord of hemlock tan
bark will be dir-charg-d for Jicnenweber &
Co. this week, from Messrs. Barrows and
Murphy V place on Lewi and Clnke river.
Dead fish line the beach South of the
Columbia river entrance to Mii-h iMrtnr
tJwfclSie birds are fishing by millions in
the vicinity. The proposition is that an
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earthquake at sea has occurred not long
Sealed proposals for the contract for j
filling Concomly and Benton streets junc-
tion will be received, by Recorder Stevens
until noon to-day. The work is to be
.dune by the loth of October.
San Francisco papers give credit to
the barkentine Jane A. Falkinburg for
.later papers from Honolulu than received
thy the San Francisco "Packets. '."We tell
you Astoria i on a direct line for the whole j
commerce of the world. Can't you see' it?
-The alarm of fire started our citizens
Saturday afternoon. Very fortunately,
nrthing but alarm, to speak of, resulted.
itjvvas occasioned by a spark falling on
the kitehen at Capt. Snow's residene,
which destroyed a few shingles.
-The Countv .Court for Clatson countv.
. Judce Moffitt nrcsidintr. convon,! fr.r th'J
September term yesterday. To-morrow I
the vOjmmissioners meet for countv biiai-'
ijcpb, and to makethe Annual tax lew. " i
There is a gentleman atupper Astoria ,
who is one of that class very desirable in a urday evening and detained the vessel ; Co., Portland, both of whom came to:t)ns
new community, Mr. Thomas Newton twenty-four hours on the final departure county very recently with " one footin
can turn his hand to most any kind of for sea, beidcs delaying the river steamer j the grave," to use an expressive phrase,
work. Last week Lienenweber & Co had both of which detentions might have been t have returned home almost wholly reator
a wagon wheel break down. There is no ' avoided "by bringing the grain on dowrn to ed in health. "We might mention other
wagon maker here, and to sutler the de- ' Astoria, and putting it on board here, paitics among them a lady from Oregon
tention of sending the wheel to Portland She left yesterday forenoon in tow of the City who have found great relief from
would cause loss. Mr. Newton went at Merrimac, and got off in good shape we t protracted illness, physicians prescriptions
work and filled the wheel, almost as well Understand. ; Her whole cargo amounts, and the attendant bills, by visiting Clatsop
am the best wagon inr.ker would have
wagon inrker would have
A magnificient golden-banded Lillie
is to be seen at the residence of A. J. Meg
lcr of this city.
J. II. Garrigan of East Portland was
a passenger on the outgoing steamer. He
will remain on a sketching tour of Cali
fornia about six weeks.
Deeds have been made out by Messrs,
Col. Taylor, J. M. Shively, and James
"Welch, to the lots and blocks for the Par
mer's "Warehouse, and are now a matter
Por the iirst time since the establish
ment of this paper our harbor was with
out a deep water vessel yesterday. The last
clearance wa the Crockard for San Fran
S. N. Afrigoni, of the Occident, lost
a valued sleeve button, and advertised it
in the Astokiax. The button has been
returned to the owner by the tinder.
Another proof of the benefit of advertising,
The schooner Margaret Crockard, for
San Francisco, in attempting to beat out
of the harbor yesterday, missed stays, and
went ashore near the foot of Lafaj-ette
street. The anchor was let go in time to
Capt. Gage of the "Webtoot will go in
the new bark Portland, launched at Simp
son Bros, ship yard Coos Bay last Satur
day week. She is the largest vessel
built in Oregon 132 feet keel, with a ca
pacity for carrying 000,000 feet of lumber.
Capt. J. H. D. Gray yesterday com
menced the construction of his new wharf
east from Benton sheet. "By St. Paul
the woik goes bravely on," and we will
soon see wharves enough commenced to
make things generally lively about As
toria. A ledge of pure chalk has been found
in the vicinity of Latta Creek, on Clatsop
Plains. A specimen on our table is equal
to any in the Portland market. Import
no more chalk just send a lot of this up
to Sam Smith; he will introduce it with
profit and pleasure.
"We propose writing an article on the
subject of the responsibility of bnd-men.
It may be supposed that when a man puts,
his name to a bond for 2, .3, or 5,000 dol
lars that that. is the extent for which he
may be holden, but such is not the case.
If necessary he can be held individually
for the full amount of the entire stun in
"We arc informed Ben Holladay has
given orders to have his wharf and ware
house extended and improved, and work
will commence upon it next week. He
w Pymng to store tne gram crop or
"" " anamci vaney m Astoria, n siicn
demand, are made upon him, and.jv- he
h:ls Sln lli word to do lt win Prt;lre to
meet the engagement,
The'Unite;d States steamer Shubrick
has return -to .San .Francisco, having
completed her cruise to the various J,iirht-
houses and tog stations on the North .Pa
cific Coast. She called at Shoalwater bay
on the 12th, Tatoosh on the lUth,.. where the
boiler of the steam fog signal there was
cemented, went next to Victoria and other
points, returning to Port Townsend on
Yesterdaj G. "W. "Wooil of. this coun
ty, and a young man accompanying him,
upset about half a mile oft shore near the
imnortnwn. whnn rvimin-rhivn inn small
:, iwinf .rrw nt 'i :n f..ino
and thdr was pickcd up byB..F
Stevens of the Atoriax office, who went
.to Jheir relief in another bout, just.in the
nick of time, and prevented a tuvjtfcj&ss
The Annie Stewart put on 'board the
:Lieut :w:aur3' aftr he crowed "Wallamct
bar 10 ton of heat to complete .her
cargo fully for Cork ibr orders. 1'his
loaded the vessel to a depth that prevented
her getting over the hogVback here Sat- j
to 618 tn whwrt, 20,-Hl buhels, .valued
'-(122,500. . .. . - i ' .. .
to 618 Una whwrt, 20,-Hl buhels, .valued
The Republican County Convention
met on Satin day August 30th, and alter a
harmonious session, selected Philo Callen
der of Clatsop Plains, and C. S. "Wright,
of Astoria, as delegates to theSlate Con
vention to be held at Albany on the 11th,
A. S. Mkrcek, P. Caliender,
At a mass Convention of the Democrat
ic citizens of Clatsop County, Oregon held
at the Court House in Astoria, August 30th
1S73, at one o'clock i m. pursuant to a
call of the Democratic Committee of said
County, the following business was trans
acted. Hon. J. "W. Moflitt was chosen
Chairman, and n. S. Aiken Secretary.
Upon motion, II. S.Aiken, and C. Lein
enwebcr were elected Delegates to the
Democratic State Convention to be held
at Portland on Tuesday September 9th,
1873, to nominate a Candidate for mem
ber of Congress to be voted for at the spec
ial election to be held in this State on Oc
tober 13th, 1S73. Upon motion it was
Be-olved that the proceedings of this Con
vention be published in the Tki-"Weekly
Astoriax. Upon motion the Conven
tion was now adjourned without day.
II. S. Aiken, J. "W. Moffitt,
Secretary. - Chairman.
At Spiritual Hall this evening there
will be given by ladies of Astoria, a parlor
entertainment, consisting of charades,
tableaux, music, etc., etc., for the purpose
of raising funds to purchase an organ for
the new Catholic church.
Parties having money to invest in
large or small amounts, are particularly
requested to carefully review the prospects
of Astoria. For every one hundred dol
lars invested in real estate here, $1000 is
sure to come within a short time.
Mr. Butter, a ship carpenter who has
resided in Portland for several years past,
has taken a house in this city and will re
move to this place soon with his family to
become. -a permanent resident or Astoria,
where he expects in future to follow his
trade. This is one of the finest points for
ship building in the United States, and
there is no reason in the world why the
business should not be profitably and ex
tensively carried on here.
"We are open to conviction as to the
correct orthography of streets in this city.
"We can get along with such a- Concomly,
Chenamiis, and the. like, wary well but
when it coma- to Squemowckwa, etc., etc.,
we fell that a breakwater ought to be con
structed along the harbor front -and those
i eternal hills reduced to a minimum, bury
ing such names out of sight forever. Give
I us other names for those streets, gentlemen
i of the Common Council.
Prof. F. Hopkinson who accompani
ed the United States steamer Shubiick on
her cruise North from this port returned
Thursday evening from Port Townsend.
via Qlyjjipia md Kalama. The Professor
speaks .highly of his treatment by the
officers on. the voyage. He brought -with
him some elegant .varieties of sea-moss
and shells, which he has presented to Mrs.
Capt. Hiram Brown of this city.
The British ship 'Privateer,; in ballast
to .Boger, Meyer & Co., sailed in from
Aapuko;Saturda3r, following the Ameri
can ship Otago, of BockhmtIirwp .China,
Via VictoHuin ballast, both to load with
wheat for the United Kingdom. These
vessels, and no knowing how many more,
coming unheralded, are chartered pri
vately xy rain operators who are after
the croj) of the "Wallamet valle3. It is all
nonsense to suppose that grain will rot m
our graneries for want of vessels to trans
port it to market. The Coast of South
America is lined with idle vessels.
Msssrs. "Wm, Dorian, of the steamer
Daisev Ainsworth, and Samuel Lowen-
stein, of the firm of Emil, Lowenstein &
. county And. enjoying th3 .benefits of this
. county And. enjoying th3 .benefits of this
rcliihateforhort?timti , .;.
"We had a very refreshing shower last
Spedden Bros, new tug will be launch
ed this week certain.
Parties in want of safes can do no
where so well as to patronize the Hall's
Patent Safe Company. Mr. John Gear
hart, and Capt. George Flavel, have each
one of these safes. Call and see them
they are fire proof, burglar proof, neat
cheap and safe. Mr. "Wilshare may be
found in Portland atlCnapp Burrell & Co.
The bark Lieutenant Maury,
which cleared for Cork yesterday was
in the river just twenty two-days, go
ing up to and loading at Portland.
She took GISi tons. Now, we want to
call attention to this fact. A vessel
3,000 tons could be sent from San
Francisco in ballast, come to Astoria,
load and be away again inside of
twenty-two days at any time at this
season of the year. The difference
between the GISi tons and the 3,000
tons is decidedly favorable to Astoria
as a shipping point for the exports of
"We are serious about that trail
to Nehalcm valley and Fishawk. If
Astoria don't do something to open
the first ten miles (six men could do
it in two clays), the Nelialem travel
will leave us before next spring. "We
would suggest that Mayor Kippen,
Captain George Flavel, GeneralJolm
Adair, A. Van Duscn, and others, if
thought proper, be appointed a com
mittee by the citizens to solicit funds
to do the work, and see that it is done
before bad weather sets in. "Wm.
Raymond, "Win. Chance or E. A.,
Taylor would be proper persons to
entrust the work to.
T2ie Brazilian Trade.
Prom the New Orleans ricaynno.
"We read with pleasure in a late issue of
the St. Louis Times, an editorial in ad
vocacy of the project of connecting more
intimately New Orleans and the Brazilian
port, by means of a line of steamers run
ning between these points. The proposed
enterprise is one in which the merchants
of our city and the farmers o( the "West
are alike interested. The immense resour
ces of Bi axil, as yet but partially developed
render its trade of the first importance,
and the fact is thoroughly recognized by
foreign capitalists, who hare already taken
steps to secure its profits. If we intend to
compete with them it needs no argument
to show that we should begin before the
direction of the business should be fixed in
their favor. This necessity has again and
again been urged in our commercial col
ums, but we are unwilling to forego our
labors in this behalf until we have seen
our people heartily engaging in a work
which must redound so largely to their
This community certainly understands
by this time the importance of attracting
hither the "Western grain tiade. A line of
steamers running fiom this point to Bio or
Para, would give that trade a start in this
direction, and gradually increasing the fa
cilitic&ofiits exit Jienee might eventually
divert it altogether from its present chan
nels. Such a line would connect the two
great rivers of the.world a iuI effect a con
stant and regular exchange of products
between the valleys ot the Mississippi and
the Amazon. In eonjunction with a line o'
American steamers on the bistinamed river
it would obtain the transportation of that
great part of the products of Peru, Jrlciia
or, and New Granada which is now com
pelled to find its way to.theJLInitejlJStatea
anji .Europe-by way of Callao and arounjl
But the trade of Brazil alone may be ac
counted a sufficient inducement tfvben ve
take into consideration that two-thirds of
all the codec and one-half the diamnd.Qf
the world are exported from that country,
and that it produces in immense quantities
numerous fruits, india rubber, hila$, .dye
woods, gums, medicinal plants, anfLsilver.
"We have a right tp expect ,)q general
government to take sqjpe action in promo
tion of this great interest- If an appropri
ation is made to dig tho nrojected Fort St.
Philip canal, will our citizens avajl theni
elycs of it in this direction by the esta jiUhr
ment6fthe desiderated line? ' "I'.
Dr. Bozeau's Small-Pox Cure.
As this most loathsome of all diseases is li
able to break out ainoung us at any time, it is
well to be prepared for it at all times.
Dr. ltarzeau's Small-I'ox Cure and Preven
tive, now prepared and kept on hand at my
ofliee, cornor first and Main streets, one door
from l-'irst, is a sure euro or preventive for
that disease. Tho history of this medicine
can not better bo explained by mo than by
inserting the following somowhat condensed
letters. SAMUEL COllWIN. PitoruiKTei:
Six Francisco, July 2, 1872.
My dear old friend, Samuel Corwin I havo
no doubt but you will bo much surprised on
receiving this letter, but, perhaps, notmoro so.
or more gratified, than 1 was to hear trout
you. Tho manner in which 1 hoard from you,
and learned of your whereabouts, is this: 1
happened to bo looking over an Oregon news
paper and noticed your namcKas Representa
tive elect, from Tillamook county. The tin ill
of pleasure which 1 experienced on reading, is
imliseribablo. Tho many acts of kindness
which I received at your hands long years-ago
have never been forgotten, notwithstanding
our correspondence has been broken for 17
years. Well, Sam, 1 won't attemnt to eivo
,you moro than the outlines of what has tran
spired with mo sinco wo last corresponded.
So many incident's of tho past, in which you
and 1 were connected, crowd upon my mind
that I cannot think or write of myself. Does
your mind ever revert to tho past, when wo
first met how you took mo in as a partner,
when those who ought to havo bocn my be.-i
friends threw off on me how wo got snowed
in and had to livo on potatoes straight for :-ix
weeks how good that gruzlcy meat tasted
what a disgraceful retreat we made from our
poor innocent Jack, when wo thought we were
besieged by a gruzley. Well, Sam, thoso
events of 1&"2 frequently furnish subject mat
tor for my thoughts, and, as 1 am writing to
you, crowd upon my mind, but 1 will dismiss
them for the present to give place to that which
will, perhaps, be of greater interest to you.
1 pocketed eleven thousand dollars out of tho
Deop Claim" you gave me in Maraposa, and
started for homo in June, 18-w. 1 invested
four thousand dollars in real estato in tin-
city, and left it in caro of McLane, our old
cabin mate. My property here has yielded
me a handsome income, and quadrupled in
valuo. 1 went into business in Xew York city,
in which 1 w:is very successful sold out two
years ago, sinco which time I have been trav
eling through the European countries. You
know 1 used to have a weakness for traveling;
well, it has been gratified to my heart's con
tent. Whilo in Franco 1 was taken with tho
small-pox. lhe lady of the inn told me that 1
was fortunate to take the dieaeatthat place,'
as there was an old small-pox doctor near by
who never failed to cure, no matter how bad
the disease; and sure enough, 1 began to -recover
within four hours after commencing to,
take the medicine, and in twenty-four hour
1 felt quite well. 1 was so much elated with
the magical effects of the medicine that I was
determinedrif possible, to obtain the formula,,
iu which 1 succeeded, by paying handsomely"
and promising not to divulge it iu trance.
1 see from Oregon papers that you have tho
disease among you. 'J he enclosed paekago
contains tho formula and sufficient material
for family use. I have cured all tho case
that I have come in contract with, and find it
n infallible cure and preventive. When you
answer tlii, 1 will forward sulliciont of tho
material to make yon a, fortune, as 1 have am
ple, and rest assured I reciprocate past favors.
1 will close for the present and await anxi
ously your answer, l'irect to San Franci,-co, ,
as 1 will remain here about two months.
Yours etc.. lis A AC KlvIlLUtDSOX.
"When I received this medicine, there being
no small-pox in the Stato of Oregon, I sent
packages to a number of places in California
and other States, to bo properly tested, al-;
though my own confidence in its" virtue was
completely established by tho souico from f
which J obtained it. 'J he following letters
were duly received from tho i arties to whom I
sent test packages of the medicine:
Sack vmknto, Cal , Dec. 27, 1.S72".
Samuel Corwin, Nehalcm, Oregon J.) ear
Sir: 1 have tho pleasure of communicating to
you tho fact 1 had an opportunity at hist of
testing the efficiency of your preparation fi.r
the cure of small-pox. Mr. A. Keyser, a fi iei.d
of mine, was taken with the small-pox Dec"
ember 18 th. 1 learned tho fact about six
o'clock on the evening of the lilth, and started
immediately for the residence of Mr. K., sit
uated about fourteen miles from here, towards
Cache Creek, Yolo county. 1 got to K.'s place
just twenty minutes before twelve o'clock, and
commenced giving thfi medicine precisely at
twelve o'clock. Continued to give tho medi
cine every hour until twelve ojc.ock next eve
ning, having given twenty-nino doses; and,
without further aid, K. recovered, and w now
as well a-s ever, without any vhdblo signs of-
over having had tho disease All of ns why
wore exposed, took of the medicine as a pre
ventivo, and 1 havo no doubt, by so doing,
were kept from getting the disease.
Yours etc.. JAMES 1IASUIX.
Fern-hale, llumboldt Co,Cal,Foh.l 187.
Friend Corwin Yowr small-pox cure proved
quito a God-send to this community lately. I
had the satisfaction of curing three of our
townsmen of tho small-pox lately, .Now, 1
am out of medicine, and 1 want you to send
mo about a thousand bottles, or send an agei.t
down here. You would do well to havo an
agent in every town in California. I am get
ting up a ?tatoment, with the signature of tho
parties knowing the facts, and will send it
soon. Accept our thanks, etc.,
0. E. CHURCH.
No person should bo without this medicine,
as to disease is now iu various parts of tho
country, xnd may be among us any day. It U
an old and true adage, that "An ounco of "Pre
ventive is wotth a pound of curo'V T"i- a
wie man that carrioi" hU coat on a fair day," -ote.
SAMUEL CO It WIN, Proprietor.
Comk to thk Kou.fTAi5. Ono of tho most at
tractive o-'tHblii'hmonts in Portland i- tho
drug and perfumery store of our old fri"ml
Samuel M. Smith, corner of Ash and J iit
utroets. Mr. Smith was for many years senior
1artnerofjthofirm of Smith k 1rvR And,
. eide bving & thoroughly practical druggi-t
and chemiit i, withal, ax genial a gentleman
as ever grasped a hand iu friendship, liis
store is fitted up and stocked in a magnificent
manner with everything usuhII.v found in a ,
complete slock of drugn, chemicals, perfum
ories, etc. Hut tho feature par excellence i?
thc-xods. foiiBUin, one of tko famous ictiu
patent, an immense affair, a monument reared
in marble and rilrcr. to the health of thu
thirsty. Jt hau" deliveries on opposite des.
aim can sccummuuwie & ru?u. at ix siockou
With tvitfSdUlftfll. CoBimMA. iekv Jt.lt,r uml
diffcrest Had of nyrur. Tkr coolinr appar-
srtus i tho int perfect imHJe, Taiid the pro-
ac; oiawwaaTiB .mrft tA&l surpasses
f T.vri -JJ-nfiau tMJi liUh ti