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lornnco to it, if ho wore to conceal from
view any real impediment, Instcud uf point
in,' out whero it lay, and suggesting the
mentis of urmounting it.
It is with the view therefore, of proving
that it U not a " fuUehood" to ny, tlm " en
iranco of tho Coliitnbia in a had one" that
it Iioh tint n " good a mouth an any other
river can boast," hutthut its difliciiltieHiiml
dungera ure real, and not always to be avoid
I'd by either "grxwlor brave seamanship,"
tlint thta eommiiniention i prcnenled. If it
should be also made to uppeur, that what
you are nlrnv.'d to call " prejudice ngairist
tlio entrance," arc coeval with its discovery,
and not founded upon the loss of "two U. S.
Vessels of War, and a ship of the" IIiidMoh's
Hay Company," I am persuaded tho dlsclo
Nure would bu grateful to-your sense of jus
tice. The first written account of this river is
from the voyage of Ih-eetn, a SpaniRh navi.
gator from tho Mexican coaHt, 1775, who
looked into the entrance, but did not attempt
to gel in. As he was seeking new discove
ries, it may bo inferred, that its appearance
was altogether forbidding, or he would not
have passed on without exploring it. Ten
or twelve years afterwards, Lieut. Mean's,
of the Hritih Navy, cam" for the express
purpose of forum:; Iuh way into tho river;
but upon sight of the bar, he was not ' brave"
enough to uttcitipt it. As evidence of what
hov felt upon reluctantly taking leave, lie
called its northern point, Cape Disappoint
ment. In 171)2, Captain Gray, of tho American
ship Columbia, after being a long time baf.
fled, Micceeded in getting safely into the
river, and from his ship its name is derived.
He attained a position fifteen miles with
in the Cape, hut finding the channel neither
"broad nor plain," and having tailed ashore
several times, he congratulates himself on
getting to sea again, lie communicated the
existence of the river to the celebrated ex
plorer, Captain Vancouver, who came ofl
the bar, accompanied by the Chatham; not
liking the appearances, he sent in his Lieu
ant (H rough ion,) in the Chatham, who, en
countering bad weather within tho river,
anchored ofTChenook Point. In attempting
to go out, she shipped a sea, which flooded
her decks with water, and broke tho rope
by which the Launch was towed astern ; a
marine in the boat clung to her, and after
being buffeted in tho surf through which tho
tide swept the water logged boat, was "to
tho inexpressible surprise and joy" of his
shipmates, rescued. Writing as I do, en
tirely from memory, and desirous of being
brief and concise, some instances illustra.
five of well-grounded dread and apprehen
sion of danger, from thin navigation, may
possibly be omitted. From Vancouver's
time, f do not remember the visit of a ship
until the arrival of Mr. John J. Astor's ship,
thcTonquin, in 1811. She came on purposo
to fix a fur trading establishment on tho
banksnof tho Columbia. Her Captain, act
ing upon the impulso of that "proper pru
denco," which should bo exercised in under
taking this cntranco, sent a boat to Sound
out tho channel. Sho was noon swept
into tho breakers in spite of the exertions of
hor crow, whero sho perished with all on
board of her. lie was " bravo" enough to
despatch another on tho same errand ; sho
suffered a futo similar to tho other, but one
of hor crow survived tho disaster. Captain
Diddle, of the U. S. Sloop Ontario, camo to
tho mouth of tho river, in 1817, to tako pos
session of Astoria ; but tho sight of tho bar
excited in his mind so strong a " prejudice,"
that ho fofboro to attempt a passage over it.
In 1820, tho Hudson's Ray Company's brig
William and Ann, Captain Swann, her
master, had crossed the bar six times before,
wan wrecked in attempting tho entrance,
and ovory soul on board lost. Two years
afterwards, tho bark Isabella belonging to
tho samo Company, was wrecked about tho
same spot ; but the crow escaped with their
lives. In 1880, Sir Edward Belcher sur
veyed tho bar in H. B. M. ship Sulphur :
his vessel was sovoral times grounded, and
ho desoribos tho cntranco of tho Columbia,
as a ' nest of dangers."
In tho spring of 1841, Captain Wilkes,
with tho U. States' exploring expedition,
camo ofl tho mouth of tho rivor, and hav
ing remained about a week in sight of it,
although oxtromoly anxious to enter, was
so domoiont in "bravo seamanship," that
he abandoned the idea, and passed around
to Pugot's Solrrni surveying tho cotet as
' ' .' .1 I, T. i . i
ho went, and in Kis ardent dosiro to per
fect it, ran tho dangerous channol botwecn
tho rocks and tho coast near Capo Flattery.
In July of tho same year, tho U. S. Peacock
was wrecked in attempting tho cntranco.
Tho fate of tho U. 8. Schr. Shark, in Sept.
last, is of ton recent occurrence, I should
think, to authorize, its enrollment among tho
causes of founding " prejudice," and that
event will not therefore, bo considered in tho
schedule. Cases enough are cited without
it. In addition, however, tho writer will add,
that ho has seen Captain Wilkes' sailing di
rections for tho Columbia river, in which
it is described as " exceedingly dangerous,
from tho force and irregularity of tho tides,
shifting character of tho sands, and great (lis
tanco of any landmarks, as guides." Tho
authority of ovory seaman, whose duties
have brought him to navigato tho Columbia,
I might with very few exceptions, bo adduced
i in iipKrt of the samo opinion. Indeed, Mr.
f.mtor, such respectable, ana 1 may add,
universal authority, for it exists, that I am
only surprised you should attempt to combat
it, countenanced and supported by oven such
names as Captains Crosbio, and Couch : tho
, first has more than once been very critical
ly situated in the neighborhood of Cape Dis
appointment, and if I am not misinformed,
I the latter has had two anchors and cables
1 of the Schr. Maryland corroding on tho mid-
a to sands since 1810.
With that portion of your editorial, appro
ving tho creation of pilots and the employ
ment of tug steamers, I most heartily con-
cur ; but il you look to the ucncral uov
TfaTJ. If. HI. THOBNTOlf wUl
UK SCHOOL in this cky, on the 1st day of Feb
ruary next, for tho instruction of young Ladies and
Misses. A quarter will consist of cloven week
All the branches urnslly comprised in a thorough
English education, will bo taught in this School, to
gether with plain and faaey Needle Work, Drawing
and Painting in mezxotinto and water colon.
For particulars aa to term, inquire of Mrs. T.
Oregon City, Jan. 7, 1847. 305
DR. A. R. T. LOCEY, Physician and Surgeon,
ret pectfully tendon hie Professional services to
the citizen of Oregon City and vicinity, aa a regular
He hu long eince discarded the ute of the murder
ex lancet, and with it tho belief, that in " shedding
man's blood," to restore life and health to bis decayed
and wasted energies, be can act in accordance .with
the principles of common humanity, or the dictates of
reason or philosophy. He believes in purifying the
currents of life, which are the seat of health or dis
ease; and an accumulated experience of eighteen
yean practice in the States, has convinced hies that,
in Nature's ample garden, may be ound herbs tad
plants of sufficient variety and efficacy, to remove, (by
timely application,) any of the whole family of diseases
to which man's frail nature is subject Though bred
to tho study of mineral medicines, as are othefs, yet,
from his knowledge of their effects, from conviction and
choice, he has long since renounced, and denoaaced,
the use of the bone rottinr. flesh consuming' minerals.
'.. .i . '.falsely called remedies, which generate cramps and
ornment to assist in the measure, it wore ouhlont, arid, in their coaJquences, subject the
wiser not to detract uudulv from tho dan- constitution i mnv hWin Biu. a , -.
Lgers which attend tho cntranco and egress ofl went and debility, gradual consumption, and prems-
! Al !.,... ..-.! !.l Iff . .! llirn jtcnlli. ...
-i.i.r ,1.,. :..,.i.....:n.. r ... i !i Acung as Nature a mini
ence of good pilots, would render the passage
over the ha? comparatively safe ; although cation of hu remedies to the most inveterate disei
there arc often in tho wintor season, periods his reputation as a practical physician, and hie honor
of a week that it would-be altogether im
practicable: this is nothing compared to the
detentions which now occur. I have already
extended this article beyond tho limits which
tho columns of tho Spectator will convenj
ently ne'eommoflato ; mid although a great
deal of relevant matter, is omitted, I will
conclude with the single remark, .that Ore
gon needs no tawdry ornament or false gloss
to set ofl her charms. Let her be repre
sented but fairly, and sho will display at
tractions which must, cro long, people her
plains, her valleys and mountain sides with
a nation of freemen.
A Friend to Tkurii.
Pma H. Btnuwrr. A. L. Letfjor.
BURNETT fc LOVEJOY,
-AttMBwji an OoismUmi at Law,
Aa ateliclfai fa CMmmcmrj,
WILL practice is civil eases fa tho several Cir
eait Courts in. Oregon Territory, aad fa the
Supreme Court at Oregon City.
Jan. 1st, 1847. " S5tf
nitten of relief, his medicines
For tho Oregon Spectator.
Tiikatsc at Vancouves. The first ptrformance
of this season took place on the evening of the 5th
instant, on board H. B. M. S. Modeste, oy the same
party of sailors who got up the drama so credibly, and
afforded so much amusement last winter. The plays
were High life below stain," " The deuce m in him,"
and "The Irish Widow ;" and to do justice to these
companions of tho wave, the characten were, if not
more ably, equally as well sustained as formerly. A
numerous audience attended, (front seats graced
by a beauteous circle of the fair sex) and all appeared
much gratified with the fun and mirth of these en
tertainments. There appeared to us an improvement
and greater taste in the dresses of the prrforroere,
particularly iti those of Misses Lloyd and Hcdgecock.
We bid these happy fellows success in their diversions
during the " winten drear."
Arroi.NTMKNTS BY TUB GoVBlMOR.
Richard Lane, County Judge of Vancouver County
vice Dugald McTavish, resigned.
Rulph Wilcox, Couuty Judge of Tualitin County,
vice W, Diirris, resigned.
Richard E. Wiley, BherirT of Tualitin County
vice W. Mulkey, resigned.
THE SUBSCRIBER would hereby caution all
persons against receiving a Note of hand given
by me sometime towards the last of November, 1646,
in favor of ' C. Avery or bearer, due on the first of
Jan. IP'.i, to the amount of fifty-two dollars, aa I
have never received any value for said note, and
shall tbereforo not pay the sum expressed upon the
face of said Note.
Jan. 9th, 1847. 3t36.
THE UNDERSIGNED having purchas
ed the entire Stock, Tools, ice., of J. 8. Arm
strong, would notify the puMie, that he will continue
the above business, on an enlarged plan of operatioo,
at the same shop formerly ocoupkd by J. 8. A., being"
one door north of tLe residence of A. Hood, Boa,
where he will fulfill all contracts in bis llnef business.
BUCKETS, TUBS, CHURNS, FLOUR AND
PORK BARRELS,' ice., will bo furnished at the
.5 v J, wi WILLIAM BARLOW..
. Oregon ntXa7,.li7.l :, -. , 0 ,J KK
as a man. lie will pay particular attention to the
diseases of women and children, to which he has devo
ted much time. Obstetric cases promptly attended to
in the City aad country. Office and residence on
WateT-etreet, at the late residence of Mr. P. H. Hatch,
where be may at all times be found, unless profession
Oct 39. 1846. 3m20
DiuolntloH of Partjurikip.
TtfJOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership
x heretofore existing in business between A.VUB
COOK and FRANCIS LETCHER, is this day
dissolved by mutual consent.
Jan. 1st, 1847. 2t25
Wagon and Cart Tire.
BAR IRON, suitable for Wagon and Cart Tire,
assorted sixes, for sale at the Brick Store, Ore
gon City. Oct. 15, 1846. 19tf
3. B. McClarg dfc Ce.
GENERAL AND COMMISSION
JAMES B. McCLURG, )ir...... rt...n
ALEXANDER G. ABELL, .""V.PAS
HENRY CHEVER, $SaxdwichIslad.
Nov. 13, 1846. Sltf
THE HAT MANUFACTORY, byJohnTra
von and William Gktser, is this day dissolved
by mutual consent W. GLASER,
The Manufactory of Hats will be carried oa at the
old stand by WM. GLASER, who hu taken charge
of the entire Stock, and 'assumed the debt of the
firm. Orden filled at the shortest notice
Oregoa,City, Oct. 34th, 1846. 30tf
Farm For Salt.
THE SUBSCRIBER oflen for sale his valuable
country seat, aboat seven mites above Oregon
City, near the Willamette, in Baker's prairie. . There
are over three hundred acres of prairie, aad oae hun
dred ready for cultivation, surrouuded with good fence.
Upon tho Farm Is a good log' house, 20 by 30 feet,
a well of good water, being well calculated by nature
for raising cattle or sheep.
FIVE TOWN LOTS In Oregon City, with
buildings on them that pay a rent of p0 per month.
Also, his internet la tho undisposed Town Lota in
Clackamas City ,
Any persons wishing to purchase property of this
kind, may do weir to caUaa tho Subscribe? on Water
Street. If an person .wishes to pay specie,, Larut
sake a discount of fifty per cent ' rC.
.f Oregon City, Jan. VJ847 Wf-
PrlsM OsWnook falsman.
FOR BALE-O Barrels Prisne Caeaoek Sal-inoa-iTerms,
Cash or Wheat deRvered at tk
Bate Granary, or at Oregon Clty.IneMlro's the.
(stereos' r . l Ka i- JNO. Hf tXXJOU.
1 1 OfamrCiM, Jo TrdAWkritfZ -l ? f .
1JMH OtTt SOTIL.
mitv . . . --. l. i.mw.nvnri
e taken In p
A. H. FMKB.
r sj IJiisv lasssisssawssj asesissssi s.(ssss,jwsfiniwas),,
JL HOTEL, Wtog ftrmMB$my.limU4,nttt'
fdry writes thacltfxewi of Oregoa to gWt IM a aaM.
Country proddce will be takeninpayratef daoa.
: T-m .M. -l.i.
Vr kkadt rT wut do expected, m
ru it in tr ' a f i
Tkw way m keep thlai tcmlgferS.
A LL those who have made aecowte wttli H. M.
BV Knighton for ferriage or tavern bills, wB pieasa
call aad settle. As 1 have sold my ferry nd shall clew
my tavern Vaeinesa with the present mewta',1 1 aaast
bring things sUtight
Dec. 10th, 1846. II. M. KNIGHTON.
MNOTICH b hereby given to the ckiieaa of
Oragow, that the undersigned is now eceavy.
ing the stand Isnswrly kept by Mufcy, aa tho
west side of the river, aad hopes to give general satis
faction to all who nay eall on Mm. TVme Ready
pay, 35 cento per meaL Price for hone over night,
75 cento. All kiads of produce will be receivefor
also, at my Tavern stand.
Linn City, April 30, 1846V-7tf.
which he wffl receive and taa
river, aad at the Tanaery,
on shares. Pkcea of dsassH Jsetali McLoogalia,
near the snoatli of xaaNUH nver, a
C. D. SMITH,
PLOWS! PLOWS!! PLOWIlJf
10,000 Reward for every one to aieni ioM
THE subscriber begs leave to tafsrai the ssjaakat
Urge, that ha has established hinisrlf.in tho
Blacksmghing la general, la Oregosipry, wfaern bo
will keep oahaadaa assortxnint ofVPtowf, which east.
chase plows, eaa be at eommsdsttd with then, finish
ed or rmfhilshrd. Also, Patent Pitch Forks, Hoes,
Axes,sja IrinsVof mecbanics'teok. Aathewsb
siberIiMhadlomYexperkacowmachiaery,hfseai himself competent to execuU all kinds of mil week,
sbjagie machines, aad thrashing machines of taa hast
approved patents. -
Gentlemen wishing to purchase any of the ah era
articles, will do well to call and examine for thssasslras
oa Main street, Oregon City.
February 19,846-gtf A
Farat far Sale. '
aa Tlie subscriber 0&nhtovalsk4es4sJsa, if
IsSISl Tualaty plains, far sale. There aas aa th ,
JBttLclaim 80 acres la eaftrrawaa, anaWagOosl,
fence, with a log-cabin thereon, awl atw aaaksr far a J
framed dwelMng aad barn, a ejaaatslT af shjajfat, lu.
Persons wiskmr to aarcbasa a road fans, wafoo waM
to visit the above, aa it wist be sold aa coed tens.
Fw further particukaj, iaowlre of Was, Barrows, aa
tho adjoining data, or of the sabscriksr, at Porlfajal..'
May 38, 1846-9tf A. COOK. , ,
"MMTAGOJI AND CART BOXES, far sale at
wv ine ssnex otere, urrgeai vh j. - ;a
Oct 15, 1846. - . lfBT ,'1
Farm ftr Salt. T
. fWIHAT superior aad most itiaWasli elsiaa,
l JL sitiwted oa the YajaUtt irror, .'aa
iSML occupied bv the subscriber, is eSeted far sals a
favpt.-.ble tormn. It is situated at 'aboat tfio eeater aY
Yu.niU county, well watered, aad lbs
in Oreroa. The fences an sapuiisr. aa
good. For price and terms, ajsaiy to tbo i
on the premises. RANSOM C
YamhlU, Sept 10th, 1S4H-17&
nl iiSair. -I'
mHEr aBdeniaaed will faralsh the 1
JL dation in bio aower. to bothMaai
and wiU eJUre nothing at all, asaowttwrasnady
nay in aD cases. Hones Bought aad Sold aa aaaat
4. B. 300 of Oregon Scrip wanted to eiebaaaa)
for Hones, or payment of outstanding accounts.
8. W, MOSS.
Willamette Falls. Nor. 36. 1846. fc '
THE undersigned have this day formed a eo-yait j
aenhip for the transaction of General (feaaaav
sioa Business at Oregon City and Portland, aaaor aW"
name and stylo of F. W. Pettygroro At Co.
F. W PETTYGROVE,
A. E. WILSON.
DAVID -McLOUGHUN. .
Oregon City, Nov. lfftMfc.6. fiiU
Oltoka. Okoka! Olackil
A FEW Faaey Metal Clocks for salt, at ska
store of Joha H. Coaeh, far araHaaV Anaav ,Aa
awful discount made for cash! No.'aaarro saade far
examining the article. For prloe, laaaita at tbo sara,,
or of JOBsWH WATT.
Oct 39th, 1846. " Sftf.
' 1wis?aaa ivr aWik!
VmTHAT, Oats, Cora, Peaat, Watts'
"TV, Potatoes. AIw,sMoasHKrsrsTl
aad Breedlag Sows.
Praiaaa fir Bak.
. . ii.. .. a.
Apply to tho m.Tnrlkf rrpftrtr r " " iYnri-
U river. TRANSOM aamW,'!
YaaskiU, Sept 10th, Wf-Htf. , .Syifcl.s.
x Tata 'Hi iiaaa Saevtatar,
. TiajtaFlvaeUfsWla advance! rf aotpeasdl
the e xpiratksj of ajraa moaths, six dsAiit.raaaT rf aa
paid at tbo erpiratJea J sot ntoatto, mikmlmm
asm the right to Mil atlas i - n s, HhKii
- a. -. . d ' a o. ou "a.asBBai
V Ammmamm saaawai
aoata par ssnian of sUisMjlaav,
V rTAM ssBsa of JO
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