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010. L. CVUT, EDITOR . W. C0LWBLL, MISTM.
Passed by the Board of Directors at thtir meeting
on Tuesday evening, Dee. 2d, and ordered to be
inttrttd is the "Spectator," till the end oj the
IOUTII OF COLUMBIA RIVER.
too much hoi been saw prejudicial io m entrance
o( our great river the necessary labor raagahW Into
dangers, and every accident that happeat li ha vicini
ty taken a proof positive of it difficult and batard
out character, that wo are at length compelled to My
something upon the subject to tell the troth', to apeak
it plainly, boldly, and in a manner that will aile nca op
position ; and more particularly are we Induced to thii
coiine, by feeing in the marine new of the Polynesi
an of Oct. I Old, a report by Capt. Parsons of the ahip
Mariposa, that "Iho Mariposa (truck several times on
thebar, in coming out of the Columbia river." We
must very bluntly tell Captain I'lmom that hie ahip
was not in the channel if die " struck several time on
the bar," or if the was she miwt draw an immense
r"" .... , ... .1 niialititv of water, as tliir Is Hi anv itnire of tha tide
Rtl,ed, That the paper .11 be, com nuea , . -"-"."'.-;.
unless lliey NgU") i" mo .(".ir.'""""" -J ' mwirannni
Two U. S. vessels of war have been wrecked at the
subscribers who have paid
Revolted, That the namei of all lubecnbem to the
"Oregon Spectator" who, by the cloee of this volume,
shall not have paid their subscriptions, be stricken from
the liat and tha aending of the paper discontinued,
ue i w JNO. P. DROOKS,
Sec'y Board Directors.
Oregon City, Dec. 2d, 1846.
DThe Hudson's Bay Co bark Vancouver, Cap
tain Mott, has arrived at Victoria, from the Sandwich
Islands. We re much indebted for late paper.
Biora t Honolulu. There have been aome se
rious disturbances at Honolulu, between the native
andaailon, in which aeveral men belonging to H. B. M.
hip Juno were severely injured.
Ouoox PawTWO AsaocuTiox-The stock hold
eniof this association, met on Tuesday evening week,
and elected the following officers, for the year en.u
tag: Geo. Abernethy, President; James R. Robb.
Vice President; S. M. Holderness, Treasurer ; J. P.
Brooks, Secretary; It Newell, John II. Couch, and
Geo. L. Curry, Directors.
Govzaxoa's Mcssaocw This document may be
found upon our first page, and will be read with inter
eat by alL We regard the message as an excellent
one ; In all respects it is what might have been expect
ed from such a man as Governor Abernethy. It is
plain and comprebensivo In its style, without any of
that circumlocution which is to intolerable in govern
or's luosasrrn generally; its recommendations are urged
with commendable fervor, and yet in that spirit of
mouth of the Columbia, and many years ago a ship
belonging to the Hudson's Bay Company. This Is the
foundation of the prejudices against the entrauce of
this river. It is taken for granted that the entrance
must be a bad one, and the falsehood has been spread
abroad to tho terror of numerous sea captains, and to
such an extent that a whaleman would rather be
w,recked outside than venture in. Now we say ti-et
the mouth of the Columbia is as good a mouth as any
river can boast, and the entrance as convenient and
safe if proper prudence is only exercised in underta
king it. The channel may at first appear intricate,
but it is broad and plain if the necessary mean are
I taken to become acquainted with it In proof of. this,
we havejnil JourtateJheJact, that- Captain Crosby of
the bark Toulon, readily acquainted 'himself with this
channel; that upon the strength of this acquaintance
ship, he piloted the Manposa in at night and anchored
her safely in Baker's Bay that as commander of the
Toulon, he went out of the river on his last trip to the
Islauds, with the wind dead ahead beating out
making tack for tack, and in four tacks from the bay
was at sea. Wo would likewise state the fact that the
Toulon came hi this lost timo by the lead, without
her commander seeing the land until he had mad the
cape at the mouth, as there was a heavy fog prevail
ing ut the time.
Let no one say, much less believe, nfier this, that
the Columbia is a bad and dangerous river to enter;
facts, and the master rpirit of experience, declare to
the contrary. We may safely assert, that our river af-
nlmiiMi ami moderation which excites' thought and
Induces reflection. Although we may not agree with , fords a better harbor than most other-, and thia harbor
the Governor aa to the equity and expediency of all may be found at the head of Tongue point. Onrgreat
the measures which he proposes, yet we are free to I channel of inland communication, the magnificent
. I l..t..l.? Ba.l.tt. auhM aa mmt KaHAins half
mfea that the manner in which he expresses m . wuiuinum, nuicu uj.. jn . ..., ...
views is calculated to diminish prejudice and soften
the asperity of opposition.
ST The neat and trim bark Toulon, Captain N.
Crosby Jr., is now safely moored alongside the wharf at
Portland, receiving cargo. She arrived there on Sat
urday morning last, and will soon take her departure
for California. The Toulon is a "crack" ship, and her
officers gentlemanly and efficient ' .
U We would call tho attention of our subscribers,
to the Resolutions passed by the Board of Directors of
the Printing Association, which may be found at the
head of the first editorial column of this day's paper.
D" Tho county of Yamhill Is but partially represent
ed in the Legislature, as Thomas Jeffreys, one of the
members elect for that county, has not yet taken his
AroLooETic Our readers should know that the
late appearance of thb number of the "Spectator," was
occasioned by a press of legislative printing. It ia the
first apology that we have ever made, for a want of
punctuality in publication, and we most heartily as
sure our readers, it shall be the last from such u cause.
Tub Emigrant Southern Routk. We have no
further information to give concerning the emigrants
on the Southern route, excepting that which is con
tained in the following letter, received a few days
Settlement of the Rickreall,
November 30, 1810.
Editor of the Spectator; I have just arrived in tbe
settlements of thw valley from the Kenyon in the Ump
qua mountains. I left the people Buffering beyond any
thing you have ever known. They iriust perish with
hunger unless tbe people of tbe settlements go to their
relief With pack hones and provisions, and bring them
is. They will have property with which to bay for
saeh servloes. If they are act brought awy they
matt notisb. Before i, left, they had already, coin-
.imumI eatinir the cattle that had died in the
if yon. At least one hundred head of pack horses should
be taken out InuneoJately. I implore tie people of
talsvaskmut the name of bumauity, and In behalf of
my lUrrMff and perishing fellow travellers to hasten to
In haste, I ana sir, yours &.
J. QUINN THORNTON.
We have aaasrstood that a considerable band of
Ukm, inaebrr Wif h D m' of the eml-
appreciated and infinitely more valuable, we cannot
calmly hear underrated and abused, much less Its ad
vantages denied and its availability called in question,
and upon this ground we take issue and pledge ourtclf
at all times to stand up for the utility and gloriousness
of nature's grar-i design, In cutting through stupen
dous mountains a course for this mighty river, that
opens us a communication with the valley of the Mis
sissippi, and the enterprising marts of the Atlantic
Thk Legislature. The House of Representatives
convened on last Tuesday week, and organized by the
election of A. L. Lovejoy Esq. as speaker, and Mr,
N. Huber as clerk. The Governor's Mesear ri re
ceived on Wednesday, and appropriately refered A
bill creating the office of Territp;ial Recorder was
passed and Mr. Theophilus McGruder elected on the
third ballot, to perform the dutiea of said officer. We
can truly say that the election of Mr. McGruder to
fill this responsible situation, afford general satisfac
tion. After the adjournment of the House, which we trust
in near at hand, wc shall give the results of their delib
eration. It is important, in our humble judgment, that
the session should soon end, it has been protracted al
ready to the extent of ten days, including to-day,
at an expense to the Territory of five hundred dollars.
Bear hi mind that the Territory pays at the rate of fif
ty dollurs per day for its legislation, and the benefits of
that legislation may never be received, as the jurisdic
tion of the United States may be extended over us,
' The indebtedness of the Territory, amounted to
something like fits thousand dollars, previous to
the meeting of tbe House ; that indebtedness is daily
increasing; would it not be moat prudent and honest
to put a ttop to this Increase, as far u possible and con
sistent with the dignity and welfare of tbe country T
ID We regret to state, that Mr. Robinson, a worthy
and respected gentleman, second mate of tbe bark
Toulon, was severely stabbed In tbe shoulder, on Sun
day evening last, on board the bark, try one of the
crew whose name we have not learned. The ofead
er was deserter from tbe Toulon, am had beenaeat
on board only the day previous to tbe nafertunate oc
enrrtnoe Mtaed. Hr waa InmmHiUfr eaaraheaded
nd placed ia boa, and we preeaeae wiD be oaat to
the States for trial
Comnjmintarv TUsoujTiorB. The following res
olutions were unanimously adopted at the last annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Printing Associa
tion. Whereas. ThU betas- the first meetlmr of the Stock
holders of the Oregon Printing Association, since the '
Printing Press was received and put in otwration, and !
u the Press, Type, Paper, c, have nil proved to be I
of the best quality, and to have been selected with
great care, therefore I
Resolved, That tho thanks of this meeting he I
forwarded to Francis Hall, Km)., of New York, fur
hi kindness in forwarding the Press, Ac. for thi Aim
eiation, and for hi generosity in giving hU vuluuble
time in selecting the articles without making any
charge for his services.
Resolved, That the name of Francis Hall Kq. ,
be placed on the subscription list of the Oregon Spec
tator and the paper forwarded to him regularly as long
as published by the association.
The Pilot Law. We are huppy to state, for the
t n formation nf mir friniU ittiroAfl. that. Sffreenblv Io a
, . . - ,
recommendation in the Governor' Message, Dr. To!- j
mie of Lewis county, has introduced a bill in the
Legislature for tho purpose of establishing u Hlolage at
the mouth of the Columbia river. The bill has piss
ed to a third reading and will without doubt become a
Later frojm Em-ope and the V. Klaft.
By the arrival at the Sandwich Islands, of the Am.
ship Angelo, captain Hastings, 4'i days from Valparaiso-
the " Polynesian" receiv. d a file of" El Meruuno"
to August SCth, from which is gleaned the following
news from the United States to the 123d June, and
from Enrlund to the 90th.
According to an extract from the Jamaica Times, of
Cth June, General Smith had enlisted 1U,UU0 volun
teers at New Orleans for the Mexirau war, with a
bountv of ft 30 and a monthly pay of AlC. It was
the policy of President Polk to capture the city of
Mexico if possible before the intervention of Eurotwaii
powers could take place.
The Jamaica Times of 12th June, states that the
English Admiralty had ordered to the Gulf of Mexico
the following vessels, to protect Drit:h interest: The
Endymion, 44; Alarm, 26; Daring, 13; Rom, IB;
steamer Vesuvius, C ; and that without djubt a strong
English squadron would unite with a French force
within a few weeks for their common int-resu
The steamer Terrible, the most powerful now in
commission In the English navy, was to have sailed
the last of May, with three hundred miners, artillery,
and munitions of war of all kinds, for the Oregon.
The treaty, if the news arrived in lime may have
diverted her destination.
Ekolawo. According to the Timet the days of
the Peel Ministry were numbered ; the question of co
ercion for Ireland, and the legislative enactment re
specting sugar, threaten the cabinet with speedy dis
solution. It Is supposed that Lord John Russel, when
the case arrives, will form the new cabinet.
Prince Louis Napoleon had escaped from France,
and was in England.
In the House of Lords the Corn Law Bill was read
for the first time on the l'Jth of May; the same bill
waa further discussed on the 25th. 2Cth and 2cth, and
passed the second reading by 211 votes against 164.
On the 26th of May, the Chancellor of the Ex
chequer brought forward his Budget Hi estinialr of
the revenue for the ensuing year was X'53,U!)0,000,
and of expenditure 49,400,000.
The war against Mexico, had created much disgust
in England, and much sympathy for the Mexicans
waa shown. It was believed as certain that the rrl
object of the Americans, in this war, is to seixe and
appropriate to themselves California, r
Ibrahim Pacha, after having revived great honors
in France, arrived In England on the 5th of June,
and had a cordial and splendid reception.
United States. The war with Mexico was con
sidered in the U. States as at an end, by the offer of
Great Britain to mediate between the two nations.
In General Taylor's official despatch of the 19th of
Mav. from his head quarters of Resaca de Palmo,
! three mile from Matamoras, to the Adjutant General
! of the army of the United Suites, he communicates
the result or the two engagements wun me .ucxicuni
the first against a force of 6000 men, 7 pieces of
artillery, and 800 horse, in which they lost 100 killed,
and he only 4 soldiers killed with three officer, and
37 soldiers wounded. He states that his own force was
only 2300 men that the action lasted nearly five
hours, and that his success was mainly owing to two
pieces of artille;y, 18 pounders.
In the second, which appear to have taken place
next day, near the Rio Grande, close to Matamoras,
he represents his success as more complete, his forces
having quickly occupied the enemies' positions, captur
ed 8 pieces of artillery, with their munition, 3 flags
and 100 prisoners, amongst whom was General La
Vega and some officers. In a subsequent dispatch of
the 13tb of May, he mentions that his loss was 3 offi
cers and 40 soldiers wounded, and that the loss of the
enemy probably exceeded 300, of whom they (the
Americans) had buried more than 200 after the battle.
General Taylor's army had closely invested Mata
moras, and he was concerting further measures with
The blockade of the Mexican ports (of the Atlan
tic) wa extremely rigid. No commissions had been
Issued for privateers. The Cumberland, of 56 guns ;
the Potomac, 56 ; the Raritan, 56 ( the Falmouth, 24 ;
the John Adams, 24; and the Homers, 16, were or
dered off the island of Saerificios, blockading Vera
France. The Chamber of Fsera assembled as a
Court of Justice on tbe 5th of June, to try Lecompte,
for bis alteapt oa the King's life at Fontainbieau. Af
ter two days debate, he was condemned ; and on tbe
9th of June, at half past five in the morning, he was
executed. The king washed to commute tbe penalty,
bat the CoaacU of Us Ministers opposed it.
Abd-el'Kader bad eaased to be oat tbe threats of tbe
three baadred Frentb arisnaers wblah were ia his
asseaat af that aireeJoasbatebsry.
I WILL LOVE HER NO MOS&
Twill love her no more His a wad af tJ Mfcti
This lavish of feeling a prodigal's part,
Who heedless the treasure a Tifs OSttld net
Squander forth where he vainly may leak far
I will love her no mote It Is folly to give
Our host years, to me, when for many we live
And he who the world will thus beater for oae,
I ween by such traffic will soon be i
1 will love her no more it is heathSBssh I
To bow to an id'jl who bends not to us
Winch herds i.ot, which hears not, which reeks aet
That the worship of eartu its altar bath I
I will love lirr no more foi no love is with sal
It lim.t in tneamirr, and mine hath ma eat
She riiigrowih it all, und till seine she rutin,
Tliuu tins moment I love her how caa I leva
j. h. r.
For the Spectator.
lately, kind, and ulimt fair,
Thy feature show thy virtues rare,
So many that they make me stars,
Thine eyes so gentle and so sweet,
Thy nose retrouue and so neat,
Thy heel behind stick out a feet,
Oh let me gaze until I die,
Then geiitl) lisp, without a sigh,
My love for thee was "all my eye,"
Puget's SoimilrNorrSSlli, I84G. -
Evrarss Anair.i The annual overland
of the Hudson's Da) Company arnved at Fort Vaa
couver, on W.rdnrsduy lust. The intelligence itbriafs
has been anticipated by other arrivals.
VESSELS OF WAR IN THE PACIFIC.
Rate. Name. Guns. Cowrnaadsr.
Ship of the line Colliugwoud,
Total number of gun'
42 J. A. Daata.
2G P. J. Wake. V
26 Henry KsHst
18 Tlietaas Baiilio.
6 George T. GtsaW'
6 A. 8. Hammaad.
6 C. B. Hasaittaa.
-3 O. Woodbridge.
Ship of the line Columbus,
Total number of guns, 310
(r Wc have received the following oom
municntion addressed to tho " Parnvara and
Mrchanics of Orfgon." Wo hve not a,
word to hay ; the article xpeaks for itaelf:
You arc all fully aware of our ailuatioa
n it rcgnrdu tliu state of our commarce.
The most of us have left the interior or wae
tern part of the United Stales, ih bop to
find a better price for tho reward of our
lior. The soil yields u rich reward to tha
cultivator, and the morchuiit'a coffers groan
Willi the profit thereof;' whilst wo are l'M
i'jil' under the consequences. Mam ofpaai-,
taldnre not venture to engage in meiwaWkV;
dising whilst the monster Hudsoa'a Bay
Company reigns, over tho land. And now
fellow citizens, wliiln tho petty merchant
und luwycrs und would bo politicians, are
trying to mend the mutter by memorialising
Congress? lgt.us help ourselves. We have
the power irTour own hands. Congreasbai
given us the lund, will doubtleen, Bo
Spectator. and promises protection. What
more do wo want ? We do not ask the gov
ernment to drivo tho Hudson 'a Bay Corrvaeay
from tho country, for wo can do thia ewr
selves, by organizing a joint stock oowawy
and transacting our own commerce wen,
the monster will leave, or come to mt tru
ding. But aoya one, where ia your, noaey t
Permit me here to suggest a pita 0 toyrlfy
out monoy. First obtain a charier
exporting company j let tho capital etOikM
six or eight hundred thouseitd buMaf
wheat, divided into sbarea of one kM .
bushelaeech. After the etook iaJakiQM
the oeoeaaary officer elected, exeoute f