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IT W Uayd th fhHtHlw oT thbfcaawor ia
iwYlegre aa'amoh of Ik wn aa poarihw. Oar
jHriieuei'aauekitliii are a far apart that wa stoat,
of awiaaaaVty, 4a tale in order so kaap up with the time.
CTlf aaiialaaWjr'ielekaeyaf editorial matter fat
liihasaanW f Um BbeetaieV. are treat it wffl be ex-
, aa aie'aafear aageteckmb Mount Hood aad
iaaaaferatan. Parhaa ear reads ought to
baraatraf;aaaW-'dM cattuaastaBcee, for though th
up let It aa ear retara, whoa aw hope to be ablo to gjva
theai a tin aewa, aU that af th BMat reliable character.
The truth Is, that ounelf aad a few of our fellow
citixene, euaacieaUy aahitioae to make an attempt to
reach the crowning ptaaacloof Mount Washington,
(Hood,) aad with a desire likewise to welcome our
travel-worn countrymen, atarted on Moaday week laat
from the do aad oppreestv heat of the metreMo (.')
for the coat hjpwae abide of Uwwttderneae aad the cool
breath of the monntala lead. The hinge of oar
thought were growing mighty rusty, aad our ideao
were iacliaed to low aay aatiactireness of character
which they anay have pre vwuJy poaMsed ia the 6a
fueioa iaddeat to a dull ojatuafoa, all for the waat
of a little enlivening phyeicel exercise another rea
on why we cUtmwak O tiltcuwu!
EXIt ia with ezoeediag eerrow that we feel ounelf
called upon to cantaaaict the atatemeat ia oar laat pa
per, relative to the late Mr. Edward Tremble. The
report of hie boiag auto f rihahly erlgaarted from the
circuaaataae ef a caaaai or the laatiry; or toe
of Teeajhle, beiag aaaa the road to tab eeaaar
latfwtaaaliry dtodoa Hweotwator. ItieaagakrUiat
a reaeat aa attest? aafoaaded ia tram, ahoald have
g-tined each geaeral cfaeaktioa aad behef.
BT We aaderttaad that a United Statee govere
meat draft for three handled aad fifty dollar, drawn
in favor of MtOrrie Brown of Tualaty Plain, ie ia
-tbejaeJIte Oregon, which will reach here oa Monday
neat It will be remembered that Mr.Brown.with Dr.
White aad others, waa robbed by the Pawnee Indiana
soma two yean aiace while aa hie way to the atatee,
and the above earn of moaey baa been appropriated
ly congress a a remuneration for the lorn be sustained.
Sacra Riven, Aug. 37, 1647.
Deer Sptct fr Wa arrived at thia place, a tribu
tary of the aula Skmteo, or Fall river, laat evening,
after aa afternoon drive of twenty anile. We found
Mean. Barlow, Footer and party, encamped en the
-richJaiaWeJhroagb which thia little atream descend.
Jhe road'tbroagh the mountains, we are happy to aay,
ie maeh lamoveol and UiTeoming immigration will,
theretee, act xperlence4 much difficulty in croaaiag
aa that of JatNyear. f Wherever there ia gra, it i
good aad plentiful
Thie evening, about an hour befive we commenced
writing, Mr. Lewi Roger, recently elected a member
of the logialature for Yam Hill county, reached our en
campment from the Dalle, whither he had been for
hie wagon which he (had left at that place laet year.
From bim we obtain the intelligence that we here
with trantmit, and which we deem mayvnot be alto
gether uninteresting to our reader.
One wagon, the head of me approaching Immigra
tion, arrived at the Dallee on the 93d of Auguet, being
an improvement of fourteen day over the traveling
time ef laat yeara Immigration. We regret to atate
that the party who came through with thie wagon,
conaatlng of ten men, had aeroe miaojuleretandrag with
the Dalle Indian, which malted in bloodshed and
death. In thia fight between the Waaoopama and the
white, young Mr. Shepperd, of St Louie county, Ma,
with whom family we are acquainted, waa killed ; a
Mr. Parker, and another individual whoae name we
have not been ablo to team, vrere eeriouely wounded.
The principal chief of the Indian waa killed, and aev
oral other were aeverely wounded. The whitea igno-
mnioutlyjled, and have not been heard of ainee; but
it avaappceed that they fell back upon the advancing
ocapaay of wagon, who, by thia time, It ia prrsumed,
are alia Pallet. Thie aftair occurred on the 23d mat
Mr. FJBjr'.haa been token into Mr. Waller' family,
where ejwaata have been attended to aa well at cir
akea; wU permit 8o far aa we can learn, the
ullltai rj,''hlri" for the commencement of thi
Watt 6"w out oi n, it win do uuucuii
to conjecture ; we understand, however, that the la
dhuw an much alarmed, and are retiring from the Ce
luaaam t an interior, for (ear of aay heatUe ehiaan
atrefraVeko imritgraat. W. are iaJerated th.t
Mr. Wafar haa net aa eapreai for Gov. Abeea.tay
aw gd f which w cannot comprehend. Tb lra
nagfaats, we fancy, are able and disposed to do what
ia right, and will punish wrong ; and if the lament
have done ami, they will undoubtedly finer the con
sequence. With regard to othrr items of nrw, we aaceitain
but RMIe that Utauafactory. There ia much yet una
ped ia myatery the government for Oregon, the bill,
oVc Wo have nothing but report, and we place ao
little reliance upon them that it U hardly worth while
to give them. It ia aaid that Mr. Shively ie coming
through aa poatmaeter for Oregon, which, if true, would
argue the paaaage of aom bill pertaining to the ne
eeeaitlee of thia territory.
It hi eurreatly reported tlut GeneralTaylor ha ob
tained poaieaaon of the city of Mexico, and the war
with that country ia contequently at an end.
W have written in haete, in the wood, and ueed
our hat-crown a a deek, therefore you matt eicuee
atyle, dec. Alwa-a aiacerely,
OEO. L. CURRY.
We arrived at home, in good health and tpiriu.on
Wedneeday hut at noonday, afttr the above had been
put in type. We left our encampment on ghute river,
within a day travel of the Dalle, on Monday morn
ing laat, and performed the trip to Oregon City in fifty
four hour with, pack anlmaU It i a matter of regret
with ue that drcametance prevented our attempting
to ascend Mount Hood aa we had intended doing when
We an aatieSed that if it ia poteiblo to ascend thi
mountain, it is perfectly feasible at the present time, a
its summit are comparatively bare of now. We may
yet, however, before the Mason paasr.i, make another
effort to accomplish thia object The advance party of
the Immigration, which probably will number upward
of one thousand wagons, reached our ;ncampment oa
the aftacaooa of the 39th ult We b ave received no
papera or letter from the statee at yet, and therefore
the item of aewa that we ahall proce td to give, must
be taken aa reported aad doubtless with many grain
All that ha been dnee for Oregon is an eatevjtoa of
mail fjfiMnunlratlon There will be en 0T-;iaad mail
aad owi by eea, via Panama, for w -it latter route we
learn that 9106,000 have beep, tppropriated by can
greaa, Gen. Gilliam, of P-wc county,, w to have the
uperinteadeace of the -ost office dej artment for the
territory, a very good a- poinrment we t nould say. Mr.
David Hill ia appointed portmaster for Oregon City,
aad John M. Shively for Astoria ; and. last of all, tho
not (vast, Chat. E. Pickett, Esq., has received the ap
pointment of Indian Agent for thn territory. There,
we thinVthatia a sufficient dote for tho present "Bring
me no more report," we exclaim with. Macbeth; and
therefore wo ahall wait until the arrival of the mail,
which ia in charge of Mr. Shively.
W. G. TVaULT, Esq., who arrived here on Wed
nesday night laat, having accomplished the journey
from the Dallee In three days, haa kindly furnished ue
the following information :
Geo. L. Cumry, Esq.
Dea Sib It would probably be interest
ing to you to know some of tho occurrences
that past after I left you at Mcusrs. Foster
(k Barlow's camp on tho cast side of the
Cascade Mountains. On the 28th ult., after
Messrs. Foster, Barlow and myself had pro
ceeded to within twelve milei of the Dalles,
we met the advance enmpuny of wagons,
consisting of 10, under tho guidance of Copt.
Wo were informed that Mr. Waller had
pursued the company some .six or eight miles
desiring assistanco to return and protect his
family and Mr. I'arkur who was wounded in
the affray that took place ut tho Dulles on
Monday the 23d ult.
. Wo then halted for tho night. After tho
wagons had all formed in correll wo learned
that Mr. ahiveiy who nas twen tor some time
in Washington City, was in company with a
large quantity of papem and letters for. the
settlers in Oregon. Wo learned from Mr.
Shively that nothing further was done for
Oregon than tho establishment of two Post
Offices, one at Oregon City, the other at As
toria, and tho appropriation for tlm transpor
tation of tho Mail via. I In; Isthmus of Pana
ma. On the Utfth, early in tho morning, Mr. F.
and myself joined a company of mon for tho
fiurposo of returning to tho aid of Mr. Wol
or. About 12 o'clock wo ur rived at tho
Dalles and found that tho superintendent of
Indian affairs for Oregon had urrivedand
about fivo wagons of tho emigrants; wo
therefore thought Mr. Waller and family as
well as all othora at that place in parted
safety. Accordingly about sunset on tho
29th wo left t ha Daltaa for taJa fke, where
on tho lat last. I arrlvad.. AbMit Ifty mites
from Oregon City at It foot of Laurel Hill,
one of the prlaciaal peal, of the Caeaadca,
wo found thrco of Um men that were in tho
affray at tho Dalles e tho 23d ult. They
wore much fatigued and very hungry, hav
ing subsisted for tho last six or seven dayi
on dry flour, as they were too fearful to
make a fire to bake breed. We aoon otmo
up with a company of packers and they ob
tained provisions and joined them ibr tho
purpose of coming Into tho Valley.
In haste, your friend,
W. G. T'VAULT.
Oregon City, 2d Sept. 1847.
With regard to the late difficulty at Um Dalle, we
can only say that we had probably beea aahaaaaraied
when we attributed th blame ia Use matter to the
white. Mr. Aram, one of lh party who waa wound
ed ia the fight, haa aiace called oa aa aad aatanewu
that the Indian stole eome of their properly wail they
were encamped near the Dallee, aad that th Rev. Mr
Waller advised them to retaliate by taking aaaa of ah
horse belonging to th Indian aad boMiag them aatil
the property was returned, which wa arrnreaagly
done, and which resulted so lamentably. Th laahi at
along Columbia river are badly diepostd towaad th
white, and merit chastisement Sm previous aepreda
tieaa. Had Mr. Aram aad aeeaajaaae maintain
ed their ground, they aright have readtred a peMc
service in inflicting pmatanaaaat where K waa richly
due! There are four of thi aaaartuaate party stiH in
the mountains, whither they led to aadeavor to reach
the Willamette valley. Mr. Aram aaflered much hard
ship and bad a very narrow escape. He ie indebted to
the kind services of some friendly Indiana for hie safe
ty. Mr. Parker, the other wounded man, is fast re
covering as we understand, and may be expected
among us in a few days with Mr. Walier'a family,
who contemplate a removal from the Dalle.
We understand that sixty wagon of tho first com
pany of immigrant hive taken the southern route.
Sotskme CovaT. Tho Hon. J. Quia TaaaaroK,
preekkag aa Judge of Uie Hcpreme Court, wal com
mence the September Term of that Court in thi dry
on Monday next
A Doom Notion. Petition are in circulation
in Boston praying the Legislature to exempt those who
do not make, vend, use, or derive a profit from the
sale of intoxicating drinks, from that portion of the tax
es which ia applied to repair the miechteui of such
Roskxt Owkn baa returned again to the United
State, having crossed the Atlantic four time in lest
than six month. Though upward of 75 year old, he
it still at enthusiastic aa ever in the pursuit of hie plan
Thomas FmrATsicx, the well known guide to
Captain Fremont's expedition, haesbaea appelated
United State agent for the Indians located oa th
Arkansas, Kansas aad Platte Riven, aad not for Ore
gon Territory aa we have seen it stated ia some of the
For the Oregon Spectator.
LONO LOOKED FOR HAS AT LAST ARRIVED.
We aro credibly informed that C. E. Pick
ctt has received tho appointment of Indian
Agent for Oregon territory ! Who can bo
lievothat tho jurisdiction of tho United States
could have mado its appearonco in such a
form ? No one, I am sure, that knows tho
critical situation of tho pcoplo of Oregon as
it regards their affairs with (ho natives. Tho
last wo heard of Mr. Pickett, ho was at iho
Sandwich Islands. His advice to emigrants
to California, recently published in the Spec
tator, is sufficient to tell the man, in which
Ik? savs, " kill all tho Indians you may find
from Oregon to California." Such advico to
emigrants ! is it not worth a remark ? I, for
one, am disposed to think thero is some mis
take, as tho office of Indian Agent is the most
important of all wo at this time most need
a man of sufficiently established character to
give credit to tho office. Do wo not foel soro
to think wo hnvo so displeased our president
that ho should inflict such a punishment us
tliis appointment ? A. Q.
Mease raoa Owtaox. There will be a hand
somo office created by fanning Oregon into a State.
The mileage,' at the present rate, will be about f 19,
000, aa it ia 15,000 mile, via Cape Horn, lo that most
delightful country. Tim Oregon Member will make
hi money easy or, the constructive traveling principle
to much In vogue at Wahlngtou.-JV. O, Tropic.
The Ormleml Hculr.
Trintlattd from tht German of I'ftffil.
A Uperrow caught upon a tree
A fly a fat hw taste grew stronger,
The victim struggled to gel free,
And begged I live a MU longer ;
The murderer answered, "thou mutt fall,
For 1 am great aad tbou art small."
A Hawk beheld Uat at hi feast.
Aad In a moment pounced upon him ;
The sparrow frightened, begged at least
To know what Injury he had done him;
The murderer answered, "thou must fall,
For I am great aad thou art email."
Aa Eagle aaw the fool below,
Aad quick upon the gormand seitee,
"Oh I noble king pray let me go ;
Mercy 1 thou peckest me to piece !"
The murderer answered, "thou must fall,
For 1 am great aad thou art small"
He feasted; Lo! an arrow flew
Aad pierced the eagles bosem through;
Uat th heater then oreamed be
"Oh Tyrant I wbsrefere murder me f
"Ah !" said the murderer, "thou must fall
For I am great and thou art small."
G. I C.
For th Spectator.
Mr. Editor Allow me through your col
umns to give tho public somo information re
specting tho' death of Ezekiel Popham.
On tho 22d inst., I hail an inquest held
over the body of tho deceased, Ezekiel Pop.
ham. It appeared from tho evidence given
to tho jury, that the deceased came into tho
building where Jos. Hoi man, a native of tho
Sandwich Islands, (Jimo,) and John II. Boa
worth were at work, arid Mr. Popham naked
who had bcon whipping hi child. Bosworth
aaid ho had. Witness, busily engaged at
work, did not hear much of their converse,
tion, but on hearing a noise as if they wcro
in a scuffle, turneu round rind saw Mr. Pop.
ham lying on the floor, but did uot know how
he came there. Witness then assisted liiut
in getting to hi feet, after which Mr. Bos
worth struck Mr. Popham twice. Witness
thinks the first lick waa with the open hand
in the face, and tho second lick with the fist
on the neck ; said Popham staggered back a
abort distance, picked up a stick, and was in
the act of raising when lio dropped on tho
floor dead. Tho jury, after deliberating on
thiateatimony, required that a port mortem ax
amination should be had on tho body; whore.
upon Drs. W. J. Bailey and J. W. Boy I
proceeded to examine the body. After which,
reported to the jury as follows: " It is our
belief that tho deceased, Ezekiel Popham, be
fore death, had been laboring (or a length of
timo from an organic affection of tho heart
and great vessels of tho pulmonary tissues,
and in conscqucnco of tho arterial excite
ment produced by tho quarro) with John H.
Bosworth, produced a rupturo of tho pul
monary artery, and consequently followed by
immediate death." Whereupon the jury re
turned a verdict, that they believed that "the
death of Ezekiel Popham was occasioned iu
consequence of a scuffle and fight between
aaid Popham and John II. Bosworth, and at.
so from several blows received from said John
II. Bosworth, in the town of 8alem, Cham
poeg county, Orego'n territory, on Friday,
tho 20th day of August, 1847." Signed by
the twelve jurymen.
I hereby certify tho abovo to bo a sum
miry account of tho proceedings pertaining
to tho inquest held over tho body of tho do
ceased Ezekiel Popham. Given under my
hand this 25th August, 1647.
J. M. GARRISON, J. P.
For the Oregon Spectator.
Mr. Editor I avail myself of tho carli.
est opportunity afforded me, in forwarding
you an abstract together with an outlino of
my proceedings in relation to tho revenue of
Clackamas County, for tho year 1840, at tins
request of tho County Court of said County.
it is hardly necessary for mo to call the at
tention of tho public at this time to the pecu
liar location of Clackamas County, as it is
well known that in and about Oregon City
changes of location more often occur than in
any othor portion of tho Territory, therefore)
moro delinquencies must necnssarily happen.
'Tho Tax Imoks for Clackamas County
wero delivered to mo in the month of, Sop.
tombcr last, and accordipg to tho laws now
in force, it becomes tho duly of tho Collector
to Hottlo with tho Treasurer in tho month of
October, permitting barely ono month to col
lect and pay tho tuxes duo from Cluckamns
County for 1840.
Tho amount of Territorial tax duo from
Clackamas County for tho year 1840 wan
1507 76J. Amount of County tax for tho
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