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, PUtMIKO, T.
Oregon City, July t, IS 16.
DT Tlie fint page of to-day's paper bear dale of
the 4th inst., fire days in advance of its duo time. This
wan occasioned by our intending to publish on that
day ; but learning there were two vessels in the river,
and hoping to reccivo by them wine later intelligence
from tho states, publication was deferred till to-day, its
proper lime. Henceforth the paper will be issued each
alternate Thursday an it become due.
APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR.
Frederic Prigg,ecretary for the territory, vice John
E. Long, deceased.
Samuel S. While, president of the court and pro
bate judge for Clackama county, vice Frederic Prigg.
Jeremiah Rowland, president of the court and pro
bate judge for Yam Hill county.
James Howard, president of the court and probato
judge for Polk county.
Isaac Stunts, judge for Polk county.
Hiram Taylor, judge "
Frederick Waymire, alieriff for Polk county.
Andrew Hood, judge for Clackamai county.
UT The Polynesian regard many statement made
in Americuii aper, on the nibject of Oregon and the
business of the Sandwich Ialandi and this country, aa
" exaggerated" and calculated to mislead merchants,
and thinks the Americans have attached to Oregon an
A very handsome IJberty-pole, which had been pre
vented to the committee by Mr. Win. Holmes, Wan
erected under the superintendence of Col. Wm. Finley,
marshal of the day, and followed by a round 31 guns.
The procession was formed at the City Hotel, and
inarched la doable file, under Col. Finley, with the flag
utT On Sunday afternoon an affray took place be-
vn Inlin Watarni in. I V.A RohillMUl. In which the
latter was severely cut through the arm and on the I ucquuinted with the Americaucharacter, and may
Dreasi not sumciem, nowevcr, 11 w uiu-jjhi, w i
ger his life. The former was won arrested and brought
to trial before A. Hood, Esq. He was bound for ap
pearance at court in the sum of 200.
importance- and value which it never did and never raa" """ C'UIC"" nM V" w wnMJ " om ,or I
By A. ,. htrejoy, Ks'-May lime uhjii com,,
when the l.ion and Unicorn may erase l K bl mi
the North American continent seeking whom they
may bite. ,
Tho I'UJoymi-nU of tho day were closed with Iho
more bewitching enchantment of the ball-room at the
hotel. Ulul wo urn iimrh ulrased Id bo able to say tllUt,
oi mo unura states oorne in ironi to mo .-tieinonisi dumiJ, , w,((Ib ()f , (Uy ,, ,1VPIIinK( m,u,Wurd
Church, where the farther ceremonies of tho day were drc,,,,,,,,:,, occurntl to iinirin the least, tho sui-reil
opened with appropriate lliunksgiviiig. pud prayer by I joy,,,,., of tho duy, uiul thut Urn only mutter ol m
Rev. J. U Parish. The Declaration of Independence Kre, WUH ,,, ,i(nl llcMllollcy t Hio weather.
was then read from the staud by A. I Lovnjoy, Km.; i
after which, tho lion. Peter II. Uurnett, orator of the ., ,, For the Spectator.
d.y,addre-ed a crowded audience of both sexes, in an, , Mr. hilTOH--My uttiM.t on was culled t..
extempore ech, la which he expre-ed, In his free t following roninrlcH, made ill tin; Polyne
and happy style, not only A., on sentiments, but thw ""'; ur ITllilnl III tl.ohu.idw.elt islands,
of the community. Tlie oration was well timed and . ' ' f ' Ai;.r,! l"H, wwh whn ,,cr. ,'"
judicioudy adapted to our peculiar circumstances; but ''' ,h !l"r. or H''VH' lT" '"""' "
' ' r ' I ,l.k....,.MitH..f,..-' in tin, iir-i.litLj firiLiinf frnin wiinli
m Judim Il.miMI .ill,. nM1,IM f Ihn rn.mn.lt.... .. ml "" " ' ",l ' "M -"" "- "
!.. II. ..,. 111,. tltl ,t tlflfl
D We have occupied the first page of to-day's pa
per chiefly with items of foreign news, gathered from
Sandwich Island papers, received per Admiral Moor
om, and kindly furnished us for perusal by our friends
at Vancouver and thin place, to w horn our thank are
due and respectfully tendered.
Our peculiar circumstances render tlie arrival of in
telligence from abroad very like to angelic visit Hot
only " fow nnd far between," but anxiously oxpectrd
and thankfully received, whatever be the purport of
their tidings. From these facts wo are induced to
continue the farther notice of such things as we drem
of interest to our reader The following extract from
the St Louis Now Era, given in tlie Polynesian of
April 25, is copied, not because it is very lato or u-ry
important, but because it is very strange.
" Oregon Mr. Elijah White is on his way to Wash
ington, as a delegate from the elf-rontituted got
trnmeul of Oregon, and goti to atk for a tat in
nngreu, to represent that distant territory. He
carries vitk Aim his credentials from the provisional
government of Oregon, and a largo petition from the
inhabitants of that region, asking that the jurisdiction
of the United Slates may extend over that territory.
s This delegation to congrean v to
induce that body to take the actual occupancy of Ore
gon, and on his report and miccem will depend the ilr
cision of the question, whether or not the people will
establish a separate and independent republic ou the
shores of the Pacific."
With all due respect, we beg leave to correct some
not be uwnrc that, while the Americans speak of things
truvagant, they are really capable of fleeting mea-
trutle comiiiL', h it ilncs, mini imtmhih Iiviiik
icns, nos promwu io wnio om lor , .,..., , ,,,, flI.i11,.l(.li
( . ! Wll IIIII LI 'l IIIUIHMtl H IIIIO II III ' . - " '
Perhaps friend Jarvi. is not thoroughly P;; " y iwwirr rem.r .-..", ,., W(. xievv nH ..iiiiallv Hlitiliwil uiul un-
io rrcrivo it in iime lor our nnxi. .. . . ..
,. , , , , , Ini'iiillv to our intcri'sl :
The procession was then marched, as lfore, Io the .. , lr .
. , i ,, irft.it "n iinvr iwioir ainiuvu hi riii;i; "r m -
in language that may seem to other nations highly ex- ' n"u'; w,lvm " rW umner w,u V"'l I- i n,de in Ameriran paj.en. of late, rrUt.ve to llm Imisi-
l .ii. niuKiituii, pnine!or, ny timer oi me cuiimiiucu, i nesiot this cnimtiy ami (Jrrguu. I lie (Mirngrupn n
! I - .,!.,... . . 1.1 -.1 ...1.. - ... .. I... ........ ...1 .....
sures and accomplishing ends, whiah are marvelous."" " "c ,ur "'" """ wp w"cvc K"vr K",ln" T.i, h"' " 7 J7 .. I Z. i T iL Z rZi
,, -, , ... , of h?r ,07H JiLiKv iu m..lrrm UfacUou. The cloUl being removed, the following ' wwrrf " merchant thffr ro.t.
mdei'U m the eyes of tne world, especially m matters , .'.." Tlir iwn in iw n.irkru mini in hetwecU lOrecon
regular toasu were read successively by A. U Ivejoy ' um) ,,. SllI1(lwMrh 'uawUl ,., cco.nmJatn U
at the head of the table, and M. J(L McCurvcr ut the commerce of the Columbia. Freight, it wn snpjrl,
fuut, and cheered as follows: would iidumco fifty to it huiulrrd -t nit. Mhru the
cu ciiiih' to market.
eyes of the world, especially in matters
of trade and traic settling new countries, &c., otc,,
and we hope they will soon give to our island friends
mifl nl! fliM t&'nrtrl. . tirnrlirMt illkniAnfiimllon of lliir
- " " r i
wonder-working powers, by taking hold of Oregon and
making it all they have ever represented it as capable
of being made feeling well assured that Ilia Hawaiian
Majesty's mhjects will suffer nothing by the happy
traivfortnation of Oregon, from savage wilds to pro
ductive fields; but on the contrary, they will find their
own wealth and commercial importance advancing
with our pru'ierity. We have no disposition to mis-
lend any pewon " to their cost", and are free to oc
1. The day ire celebrate May it ever b remein-
Now, .Mr. Ivlitor, I iriisi.., through tlieipi'.
uwy esvs, iiKviiitt nnv i rri ii iriiiriii , , Is! I
bered with as pure n spirit of Republicanism us was 'I'"'1' "' ?""r l"llM'r- " ",uk,! u lrM" "Vowul
entertained by those patriots who sigucd the chart of of our real ci'iiilitioii, winch I inn litIiiiii 1m
liberty of '76. 3 cheers, I gun. but tin1 Mipiri'iM:l fci-linj; uiul oiiiiiinn of this
2. The illustrious '5G Signers of the Declaration .niiiiiillliltv . l'i to tliiH iluti-, Julv I, l"jl(J,
of Indepeudence; of senUmentshouest, patriotic, brave, ,ni m,,,,,.'..,!!!!'!' ami uiiuirouiitul.li- i.uum-,
self-denying, and in all respects worty of imitation un- . c . . . i ... i..i.
der like ciwunutauceA lVace and hap,nr, to their "", " m'i nuh' Uu" vnU'n"i "!,r im?"'r!i
rtmaJns. 5 cheers, ii guns. sincr tin: lull ol IWI.i, lAwjit our trom .Silkii,
n Tl.u,v..i. I..:..... u...i... i.. Iiclciiii'ii!!' In tin I Imlwin's Hit (Jlllllllllll .
knowledge the truth of the Editor's remark that, like , A ,' k ,j h ' d , u . ,. ! H i . .i i i i frni'lili.) w lilt l'isxIs uxclii-
themselves, we are ready to buy, but hav little to by their posterity. 3 cheers, I gun. MX ,.J v for that msirldt; and strange as it mav
pay;" yet we are gratified to see our means rapidly In- j 4. f7orjre Washington (Honorably called thr Fa- HiK!tir, u- liuvc litul mi iiiiti-um- ill tin- ijuaii
creaNiig by u i-uccessful application of industry to the taer of his country,) was the champion of Freedom ; a utv f,r,KMlsr numln-r ol Mori's on urcuunt
im,,;nr irlinnl niivniinirM of Orwrni I ' tyrants, u hero, a stutrRiiau, and a christian ..'.i ., i . . .
superior natural autantagesot uregon. cheeps 3 guiw. "' llir-f lu-t i;rt fiinrutiit(f iiirlU'
OT The editorof the Porynean is pleased to make , 5. Lafayette, Montgomery, Pulaski, Derail,, n:,d I," :i i-'f- ImiIwiI. It Hiu wi-ll I..- U.-.s
honorable meiiliou of the "Oregon Spectator," the first 1 of Ar worf Ate Who felt tlio tyrant's hand, umlguvr tioui'" whi-tlnT thiTf were lis many irjis 111
number of which he had just received, and gives a M m iile establisliment of Freedom, may the mi-morj Urcoii wlini tin- lat yniit AtniTicun part J,
Mmniarv of tho contents, but speaks doubtinirly of Uie 1 0,LM'0"' ""'"" " ",U'"K "ar " "": " ""'" w.iihiMiiiK' i.I ii.arly ..Ullll mii.s, arrtv. .1, ur.
existence of love in our laud. Hinj-s: "Onlyimo- e r .. .... ., , , ., ., ......
, . , . , u. James K. I'olk, president of the United States
irinr lhn advance of tlie comitrv love in the nine I u,1... r ,1.. .,.,:.. ...i.:i. i. ....: 1 ...
woods of Oregon"! We would inform our sceuticol I whose Measaire the true seiitiinruui of ihi. nutmn i.r.. f?"" ' V'"r ' 'llllli! iHTf ill 1.1.) lolir rum-
friend on that point, and appearances warrant us in 1 Pktn. 9 cheers, 3. im-rcial Imuso.i, to w it : om- kt-it liy Iir. John
tbt-ri- uiim ulu'ii tliL- lirst one-, 111 I'slU. rein h
c( lii'ic. U'e liiiiinl on our aim al at (in--
i-ajing, that Oregon is highly congenial to the soft nnd
tender flame, and that our young folks are far from
of the errors into which our friends abroad have, by eing content to imagine the idea, as a long list would
some means or other, fallen with reganl to Dr. White show, could we be favored with the names of all Uie
and his late business at Washington. Dr. White was candidates for hymeneal jo)s. We hope our friends
tub-agent of Indian affairs west of the Rocky moun-1 up trcnm will tako the hint It is surprising how it
tains ; at the expiration of his term of srrvire, he re- make the bachelors prick up their cars to reud a few
turned to Washington, not as a delegate to congrxsa
from thia government, but as an agent of the United
States government ; not to represent ili'm " distant ter
ritory" in congress, but to close his business with the
department from which he had received his appoint
ment, nnd, perhaps, to receive a re-appointment; car
rying with him, not his credentials from the Oregon le
gislature, but a report of his proceedings as agent, and
we trust, an interesting account of this country, to
gether with the petition to congress for their protection.
How far the Doctor's, report, and other information
which ho may communicate to congress, will influence
the decision of the question of Oregon independence,
we know not, nor do wit know certainly, that such a
question is pending there.
We hope, however, to see the Doctor mxiii, and re
ccivo much information and interesting news from the
Annr.NT SnaiTB at tub Sandwich Ihla.ni. Tho
island pnpe'rs are much occupied with remark moral
ducusMon, treaties, political catechisms, 5tc., fcc. on
the subject of ardent spirits. What is to be done with
that old sinner, Alcohol ? Ho seems to be kicking up
row all our the world and the Islands too. Rut the
KanukaH are walking into his pocket with a pretty
good relish, by imposing a duty of $5 per gallon, and
yet the old scamp will just shut his eyes and go it. Oh,
shocking!! The court records show that tho old repro
bate hoe even been found skulking nboutjn the brush
woods of Oregon, regardlem of tho law which forbids
him to enter tho territory under pain of capital pun
ishment. Bat we guew, when tho old chap teams
that Dr. White la on his return to Oregon, he will be
trudging away, lor he doubtless wcjl recollects having,
more than once, paid his lire for his temerity to the
pbetor, and can have no hope of quarters from that
To be sober, however, on an intoxicating nibject, we
are pltaied to see the force of public opinion, as well s
r legislative enactments, brought to bear upon the evU M
ardent spirit at the Ialandi and elsewhere, and sin
cerely regret that the perversity of human nature will
attempt to iupport an evil, against which two such
powerful engine arc directed at public sentiment nnd
notices nf marriages. Imagine love in Oregon, in
deed ! He says, " he shall expect to see advertised in
next number, Jmstles and ice cream." As for the for
mer articles, we would inform our friend of the Poly
nesian, thut lovo in Oregon is of that pure de
scription, such as nature in her happiest mood de
creed it should be, that no such superfluous evidence of
bad taste is required to fan the hallowed flame ; and
for " ice reams," we are but waiting for the complc
tion of the Mt. Hood road to have a constant supply
on hand. Whilst our friend ofthe Polynesian is doubt
ing the truth of our advance, it is not unlikely we shall
puu him and leave him in the distance.
I'outli ol' July Celebration.
Wc worn highly gratified with tlie successful efforts
or tlie Uoinmitlei ol Arrangements, ana Uie citizens
generally, to celebrate the Anniversary of American
Indepeudence, in an orderly and truly becoming man
ner, and with u truly patriotic spirit, evincing thereby
the undying interest of American citizens, in the per
petuity of tho momentous and happy result of the no
ble deeds of '7C. This day can never lose it interest
with the American people while they retain the enjoy
ment of national independence, individual liberty and
a participation in tho free institutions of a happy re
publi2. A Wy that marks the beginning of a new era in
the workUtihlstory an era, noted as the age of religi
ons, wliticalumkmi.'ntal freedom and improvement a
day consecrated -Va, 'liberty and upon whose sacred
enjoyment no ueRish or ungenerous spirit should ever
be permitted to'encroach. Upon the annual return of
this memorable uay, the American, wherever he wan
ders, and whatever be hi circumstance, feel the
warm devotions of hi aoul directed to the God of liber
ty and the free and beloved Institutions of hi own na
tive land, which he can never forget or cease to love
while his heart remain susceptible of the hallowed in
fluence of unaffected patriotism. It cannot, therefore,
be a matter of surprise, that we should celebrate the
birth-day of our national independence, even on the
ijiores of the Pacific. Wo give below a brief sketch
of the proceedings of the day io Oregon City, under
tho superintendence of the Committee of Arrangement
named in our hurt. '
7. Oeoree M.Dallas, vice president of the United .McI.auL'lillli, tllfll ihlof luctor ol tliulluil-
States A kteni rppublicun statesmuii ; mxuiid In no sou's liuv Cniiipuiiv ; oni- li Mr. Ahi'mrtiiv
man in the world. 3 cheers, 1 gun. fr ,IL. i,Vti.lit of the .Mi-tlnnlist Mission: our
B. wtgm Belonging to uio united Mates, ami , by ., '. IottVLron-, untl coniii-cti.J with tliu
rightfully claiming her protection, ond ever ready lore- i.,, , , , i, ..". , 1. i ,1 v v . 1 ..
pel any limit offered inVducing ha from that path , '',0UM ' ' "V11 lV: Hrotlicra, N. J . ; uno Lv
ov hired emissaries. come from what source ihev mav. Lal''- Mt-' "' connexion with Mr. (.uslmii;
10 cheers, 3 guns. ol iVw uurvnort, MussacliiiKctts the two hit-
9. Texas Re-united under the Star Spangled Ran- tcr house liue eaili a brig ciiiiieil in tins
her of her sister republic, the interference of Europi-uii , trade, uiul are iirnluiblv the to vessels al
monarchic notwithstanding. 7 cheers, 2 guns. U(lM tnin thuubove iurajjrHili. Tliesi- int-r-
10. United-States of America An example for ,.UMli!t. xmv, without increase 111 number,
the world, n bone of jealousy to tyrants, the home of ... ii , ... ,1. , 1 . .1
the free, land of the brave, and an asylum of the op- U ' r"."i""' lth1 " l0ntu" llial ,,H,' ",,u
pressed. 13 cheers, 5 guns. 0'- belongiii,' to the Methoili.il Mission, lias been
11. Education The bulwurk of all free institutions, transferred to Mr. Abeinethy. and that of Dr.
andelevutes man to that sphero wi -re he belongs. 3 MuLuugliliii to the Hudson's Hay Comtiutn ;
cheers, 1 gun. j and tjiese arc the only mercantile houses in
12. Freedom of the Press A light to the world, ; Olefin, except ihe if. ii. Company's ut Van
cause tyrant to tremble, monarchic to crumble, and ,.., 'cr wiei e woods are sold to the w liite in
republics to rise. 5 cheers, U guns. , ..." . 1 .1 1 1 1 .
,., -,, . . , j. 1 j 1 liuliitants; and tlie onlv vessels employed in
13. The American Ladies Accomplished, beauti- .1 : . 1 ' '. ".
- . .. ink ir:ii 11 i..'.iiii I if i 'iikif iru I i- rii I liiiiii iu
. . .,... ,r .... .... J .. ...,.-. ,,, . in-
ful, and useful. If every Oregoniui swain wen, w- , ;
easea 01 one, -we coma exclaim "Oregon u sate uuuer
the stars and stripe." .1 cheers, 3 guns.
By Col. Jos. Taylor The orator of the dny done
well hi task.
By Hugh Burns Oregon, Uie best portion of tho
American Union, and lust settled.
By J. R. Robb The flag of our American nation,
iteis, are those belonuini' to the 11.
pan), which, if we are not mis-informed, un
prohibited by the rules of the (.'ompaiiv Iron t
currying freight for persons not eoueeriieil
with them; nnd tin- tun brigs above mention
ed, un; employed in the importation and
transportation of such unifies uk tle-se hous.
es uilli which thev are connected, have on
now kissed by tlie breeze of heaven, may her stars hand, mid decline, like the ii. ii. (Jompuiiy,
and I stripe ever continue to float over the happy shores I the freight of privute individuals when they
Of Oregon. , lmvn ., .miHic'ii.lil i-nrirn nf llinir nun.
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By Philip Foster As this day 1 a celebration of
the independence of the United States of America,
and the stars and stripe, with tliu golden eagle ut the
head, a u token of liberty so may Oregon continue
from year to year to celebrate the same; nnd may the
day speedily arrive when she shall be added to the bril
liant number of stars, and tho great republic not bo
ashamed of her legitimate eon.
By J. W. Smith Tho land wo live in, and that
which we left live thero a man with soul so dead,
who, to himself, hath never said, "This is my own,
my native land?"
By J. R. Robb TKMrUANcc May Oregon be a
temperate community ; it build our houses, cultivate
our field, put vigor in the body, intelligence in the
brain, and spirit into the whole composition of man.
By H. Straight Om.xoon The vigor of mankind
is in her steps ; the heaven of liberty in her eye ; her
destiny i written in two word onward and upward.
By Col J. Taylor Tut Union :
May million of freemen unborn,
Revere thi great day of her birth ;
And a like constitution release and adorn
Every people, and nation, on earth.
By r.JsfajTuo'er Every eetUer of Oregon, of what
ever nation, name, or creed, if hi heart be honest and
hi aoul be free, I hail him a my brother.
L,iipt:uii mhicii's vessel is now on u oyuge
to the states, and will probably not reach hero
before tho summer of 1847, mid wu under
stand thut lit; will receive cash alone for his
goods until .she arrives-, ami thut !'. W. Pel
tygrovo has- ut tlie ship lauding 11 sufficient
freight (consisting of lumber, flour and sul
mon) for the vessel connected with that house,
and tho arrival of which is daily expected.
Thus wo nrn situated, in a country romoto
from tlie civilized world j without vessels to
import our goods, or export our surplus pro
ducts; without (hat necessary competition to
regulate trude ; without tho absolute neces
saries for tho support of tho most economical
farming community ; with our lumber yards
stocked with bourds, laths, &c, for ship
ments ; with a rapidly increasing surplus of
flour and other productions of tho soil ; with
a soil and climate, for tho production of grain
and other articles of commerco, not to bo sur
passed, rapidly filling up with tho most in
dustrious farming community; while our best