Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Oregon spectator. (Oregon City, O.T. [i.e. Or.]) 1846-1855 | View This Issue
cs4 ' jf ' &
, vse; ,.
1 ',. i j3(famw tho intelligence of the
.ornuioj,,,,. . xv.m-T.. .- iti
ly0 jmclnncholy aft-diNMhoo hp;
j VMio .
cwTbn ahd children It la with fcoilnrii
"ijjhnd pleasure that wo announce thsir
& mldBt. Th6 nloRiurn Indent ib
Hwc'tfd from danirir and' eanllTuV.hi
W i ..' ''v. vw,..Vi i
r?J5?r, nniqiinui JfjUMOM
&t a feortioa of thorn have been subjected
further outrage ahd insult tlio basest
lUio deepest that can possibly bo cpncciyod,
I and from which our mind recoils witihdrror.
In our career as a public journalist, for tho
lost firo years, tvo hovo never shrunk, from
our duty, in recording events howsoever
painful snd abhorrent to our feelings, but in'
t this case our pen refuses wo daro not chron-
Iclo tho tcrriblo story of tlioir wrongs.
Pity for" tho poor sufferers for tho gre-
k.. .. . . . -
ivtously Injured: let there bo, for thorn at
i, leant, an oblivion of tho past ; let human
iqdness assiduously strive to assuage tho
Utorncssof tho pang and again rcplumo lho
tspirit that has .been crushed in tho violation
l its. honor.
rfrf6"1)a'fbtlrMi" tnuWeroW an
lators lot thoro bo an ctornity of remem-
liranco; let thcnfbe pursued with unrelent
ing hatred and hostility, until their lifo blood
has atoned for their infamous deeds ; let them
;bo hunted as beasts of prey ; let their namo
Fend race bo blotted from tho faco of tho earth,
and "tho places that onco knew them, know
them no mora forever." Oh, how tcrriblo
slipuld be tho retribution. There aro no
mitigating circumstances. They knew tho
'enormity of thoir conduct. Their unpar-
ifonablo insult was achioved with tho coolest
a determination and tho most unmistdkublo in.
tcntion. Then let tho knifo bo bared and in
: throwing away tho scabbard, let the cry bo
.ttiji r!Avsr' rfv-MMMf- fU ' i ui ' '. i
tjfHlm.r. v 5 r fi, . ft I BtHW-fU (.. .JtA.I' ' " . ..
r f Ml 'ii f. i i i -
t'W ifif -fMM Sir iff MVltilP
-'- - " - -
lf fk I immF j !!! ! .MMM ll
I SBgSJBBSJSSMV. jJtJSSy j-W,BSg.SlKgSSSHWBmRqnL .
I2BQSB2.E: m.S1 S7JBSlBBSlBBEB7BSSBBSa
ibcb wwmam k aw
pleasure to tho gentlemen of tho Hudsoaty
Bay Uompany an to tho1 numerous recipients
thereof. Tho tfoy after tho restoration, the
promised ransom was paid and many speech
es followed. Aday or two thorcoftor brought
Indian reports of tho arrival jof our troops at
1hp Dalies, and tho excitement cori$cjuciit
thorounon, among tho Indians, was so great
tliat Mr. Ogdcn. assures, us, tka it was hist
firm ckmviction that had not tho women and
children been given up, thoy undoubtedly,
would'all havo been murdered. At tho saW
timo Mr. Ogdcn could mako no downward
movement in conscqucnco of having pledged
nimson. to await tno arrival oi nr. opaiamzif r
Bnd-J0-fnneAOn tho cnsUinir Satrirdat
sale and well- they iweraaotoBsidorcd to
la danger. Teereports Of tbo later raur
dera comraittcd at Waiilatpu, are all absq.
seen lost there etoca tha day of Dr. WMU
(Ban's. dcErt&i j ,
,k Mr. Ogdea will Visit tho Falls oa Monday
asd glvo you every information ia.Ws foWr
re)ectins:.tho8lndiaBa of that Interior.
TUb Cayuso, Walla, Walla. Ncz Perccs, add
Yakanias aro said to havo entered into an
alliance for mutual dofeqeo.
; Ciia Wateb,Dcc. lQtb, 1847.
mtWT ucar uin r ,it yuu nayo mu juuuucoa
nnco on tho cnsumir Satrirdav ovcmtiir.es-It? lend mo four blankets? Uivo two ottnem
think it worth wbilo nt rfrrernt trr rivtr it nwfcf
d tTJetqlfo to'tho hllt.,rt Jfcation. Ono of tho most horriblo circum
Pctor SkeeA Ocdcn, Esq. Chief Factor of
the II. B. Co,, reached this place on Wednes
day evening, ..accompanied by tho survivors
jf thoMassacro, whom his courageous encr-
aud ihdcfatigablo cflbrta iiid delivored
from fearful servitude Thanks would socm
Lmt a trifling recompense for such distinguish
ed service. To hitn we aro indebted for our
principal information and the various docu
Mr. Ogdcn arrived at Walla Walla on tho
loth of December last, having-accomplished
Imj jounioy from Fort Vancouver in ten
lays, immediately upon ins arrival at rort
fee Pcrccs, in tho evening, and during tho
ond day, ho dcspatciicd couriers to can a
cting of tho Cayuso Chiefs ; on tho third
in tho evening two Chiefs arrived ac-
npanied by a'tout thirty mcq Cayuscs.
he council asscmuieu on uio .u un., m
iiioh tho several specoiics wcro made, tho
tanco of whieli will 1h found appended.
Council continued until lato at night and
ss concrudod upon lho savages agreeing to
liver up tiio captives within six days, on
promiso of a ransom Loing paid fr them.
I'tlio into 'mediato timo speeehcu wcro mado
ftho Nck Pcrccs in regard to tho Btirronder
Mr. 8paulding. During this spaco'of timo
Ogdcn suffered. Considcrablo anxiety pf
id, fearing from tho various rcpofts in
iculation and constantly rcaobing tho Fort,
It tho attempt had been fruitless and that
prisoners would not bo restored.
)u tho evening of tho 20th ult. a few of
principal mop of tho Cayuscs arritod ut,
fort, bringing witn tnooi tno tjajwrc
lio, with somo of thoir property, worol(rf.
tod in fivo wagons. Every preparation;,
! bocn inudo to rccoivo then) so tar as t
cortcd by a formidable body of Ncz Forces.
Tho greater part of that night was passed in
council with theso Indians, and on tho fol
lowing morning tho line of departure was
taken up for Fort Vancouvor, tho safety of
tho party, and their nrrival at which place,
was first commtinicatcd by the subjoined let
ter from James-Douglas, Esq. which was re
ceived on Sunday week and its gratifying
contents imparted to tho congregation of tho
Wo havo received considerable other in
formation relative to this melancholy affair
but so desultory in character that wo hardly
stances of tho tragic1 event is, that of tho two
men who Wcro prostrated by sickness at the
timo of tho massaorc, and nino days after
ward dragged from their beds, killed and
manslcd in tho most shocking manner. This
shows plainly that there had been no reac
tion of feeling after tho first massaorc no
thing like regret for what had been done.
There will bo many painfully interesting
incidents, doubtless, hereafter to bo told of
this terriblo tragedy of intonso euflbring and
hair breadth escapes but iho forco of cir
cumstances will prevent us telling them;
may thoy find a moro efficient chronicler.
Wo cannot closo however, without alluding
to tho surprising csoape of our friend Mr.
Stanloy, tho Artist, who was returning from
tho mission of W,alkor and Eels, and on tho
day of tho masscro encamped op Snako ri
ver. Two days after tho sad event ho reach,
cd, within less than two miles of Waiilatpu,
bfiforo Iiq was atmriscd oi it. whertho took tho
trail to thoPort, whoro ho arrived in safety
having oncountored in his unarmed con-
ditio'n, but ono of tho murdorous villians,
who, by ready stratagem ho, succcodcd in
getting rid of.
Messrs. Walkor and. Eols, whoso Mission
is situated in tho "Spoktfp" country, it is
thought aro not fn daHgor,- in the ovont of it
however, they will, of courso, fall back, up
oi) FoColvillo, tho nearest placo of.&afcty,
It is intended wo understand, to discontinue
tho Cuthojio mission among tho Caynsea, for
Vtj v R . .Q, tnm.,P M.
Geo. AnRimiJTHY, Esq. )
- '"Governor. S
ySir Mr Ogdcn hasthjs momont arrived,
Ititnrco ooats irorn ,)vaia, yaijn, apu i
to, pay, that hoihas broiiaht down all
r " .T 4 1 ii t m
Bnaattj.oqMaren ?rom wn
Iiixl tnnans of the tio.st'Would allow, and
" -i -i . ' IhlVAiitAn .Warl. nh IHn from Wiilrttnm
o wo aro that the hosfdllllos dWerided MrTandM'rrSpauldlng, ond Mr. s(nS!
casion were uioswurpo wi u inucn u,0 artlw 'W8jm, vvaiKer una Ucls rrero
id theso men, ono to each. The fivo you
had tho kindness to lctmo have, were among
the goods plundered at 'Waiilatpu. Pieaso
to send also 10 shirts, 10 lb. tobacco, V2 J
scalpers and 20 awls. I am in great need
of these things to pay for moving my proper
ty and family up tho Valley, somo 10 miles
tvhero the NezVerces aro camped. I reach
ed homo on foot, travelling six nights, suffer
ing from hunger, cold and sore feet. Mr.
CanReld escaped wounded and reached this
fdaco thrco days before me. There are
if rcG Americans, ' Frenchmen and my
fsjnily, except ovy daughter, who is yet at
Wjiiilatpu.. Pieaso let mo know about the
'women and children, and givobther informa
tion. Theso people havo pledged to protect
a . w. - i.
.we wilt do m weeanio
mef leans from comtnc tin to
vengo tho lato deaths. Wo havo agreed
Jo do so, and hope you will havo iho goodpess
losend.to Govornof Alrarnctby and request
Tor sako orour lives, that thoy will keep qui
ct. Should .lhlTAmericans como up I think
it wouia provo our ruin ana invoivo mo
country iiy war. Wo beg you to keep quiet.
iho iVez f erces wish to have peace contln-
JiLVt'bLl VMtiXfcZitii asftiM
Of AM WW
fluUr havW ImrfMi'ilMi stHftA
Willi Chfrf Wiffladfc CalUblniat
Wish' us 6 biirv ih&:oAoee'. Tt Mfarl
.. jif. . j' sic. I mtljait. 3tai C
two iaoiaiw. an bk wnre
tAj-jf.y.iHi.im 4 autaa
I tust learn. tMK'twa mmmm
remain ia'ibe;c4nf ai fmjm&m W
They wlsS taaKiWliflJiiWK
cans to do aepvor rVfrSVZ
main so If peace eak -be liiii.pil gf
not seen safe fork .to Wt Nf' ,
country ia anyjway a
Cad of awil-Wi
niann. Theso twa tHAS CO M.
and when tbev retqrnifwwecsarat
Cayuso they will go to WaMaaMt
tV hiA losvnail iht nun inaa m
Walla Walla; wmc rawed irtrUm Hftiwi
wnnt bnlow. ha trxMild natwMyaJSiiusi'Miai
all were Mllcd;,lMleysHi rfsjsWysjNr
man escaped wpuasW, ami' SstrfWajk
house 3 days befori I &A1 I hwB -
port says that aowowwajwyW swfcJWWi'.
man or children wewTlijWdt'7 att afc fe.
coaeenti will WAUOty'fff fc
I travelled wily n'Ms and WmywMitfi, ,
most of the way 6a fcot as tyim'mmm
from ma--auwsred tkntf psa,,fcsajpssj
boot away jkkAm9HM W "wM
left bUaiet, God iow ?)
ucdi Could Mr. Grant come to sco us it
would be a great relief.
May tho God of peace protect us and stay
tho work ot blood.
Yours in love,
H. H. SPALDING.
Clear Water, Deo. 10. 1847.
To tlie Euhep ef Walla WaUa, or either of
f . A,nfhn7itL Priest.
tfoverend and Dear Friend, this hasty
note may inform you that I am yet alive,
through tho astonishing mercy of God, the
hand of pur merciful tod brought mo to my
family, after 6 days and nights from the time'
my dear friend lurnisjieu mo with provisions
and I escaped from tho Indians. My daugh
tor is yet a captive I fear, but in tho hands
of our kind heavenly fathor two Indians
havo gone- for her. ,
My object in writinorincipally is to givo
information through you to tho Cayuse, that
it is our wish to have peace, that we do not
wish Americans to jcomo from below to
aYengo tho wrong ; wo bono tho Cayuso and
Americans will bo on friendly torms, that
Americans will no moro come into their
country uplqss Jhoy wish it. As soon as
tliceo raon rqturn, I hopo if nlivo to send them
tcjtho Govorner, to prevent Americana com
iitp to molest tho Cayuso for what. is donrf.
(know that vou will do all in your power
for. tho roljef oftho captivo woman and chil
dren atiVWaiiJatpu, that you y sparo no
pains tp appease and quiet tho Indians.
There aro I) .rpcrlcans Jioro, my wifo and
throe children ono young woman and two
Frcnohmcn, Wp oannot leave tho country
without helD. Our. hone, under God, is your
hands and the. hands oftho H. H. BCo
holncomo from tbatisourco? Pieaso lot this
ItaknQwn.Jo the ll H."; Co. Aak , their
uuyiup:B.i,t4SntV;K.!l0M':j lain uuriiuivlHl
shpuld Amer)qaa'ttempt to come, it would
ITi ve'lNi Mt'itll
filf.l Kn WutMlliu i Miliix'nf Tr Whttl
man, was af tbe lieaoT'lirt yorfct;
helped demolish the wtadowa feM m?m
nrooertv. We think tha CvtmV Saw mm.
urged on to do iW mMI dMkC 3 ,G$k
mercy forgive thn.fr ttiaib MwMt
they do. 9 ' "
Perhaps these min cm bfa-m htok
and things. Please give all tfte )MHbiai
you havo been aU to learo mtir&Mt imv
X !.- TT J. jL.a!!. .j(.l,J
navo gone ueiow. now Ho.iae' m urmi m.
children fare? How extsMtvek the 'wJf
la gaping tliis infbrmatioo aiW'by ssallifc
this letter belowto Goveraor Abaraadty t
will oblige yodr aflioted friend. ; : t 0
I would vrite directly to tha Gave mar, i
but tho Indians wish ma to lt tHl ahay Re
turn . - ft8ifft
'Tours in aifllctiofl aad-wltsi ",
Fort Nez Forces, Decaj; 847. j
Rev. Mr. Spal&oio, , . (f r '
Dear Sir I have assembled, all tha Smm .
asd addressed.tlMjm. ia reaard to. His, immm
situation of yourself &ri'2tr&&
niK&ndl have got tawn to oiiiunt 1m dilror
the all to majTfafldyij
sayo tho two CanadiaaswtojarajsMMqM
among tho Indiana. And aiyer jww
vice vou to lose noaime ia ouiiasr jnal aa tha
samo time bear in mind sir, ywhavt W i
iso to maKO inoro or pymts 10 iwivimui
more uso all tho diligence possible to erat,
, . ,.YoMtnily,.. .
ffo Pimaffwr1f)E.W' ctjj,
MvDear Sir. vour kiad fcve eCtt fctft.
came to hand this evfninvJt jrivaa us'awai
joy to learn that you are about ta yeaasiala .
captives at Waiijatpu jnay ta;iJUfi MMe
you to load them safe, .atjVaficir..! TSUi
people are unwilling tfitf l MKd,)w thjjr
count ry ana i nave prqnuaa i. mum .aao
fta liyo With tliem provrded.tha iBateaMlv-'aA- 4k
&fiat WailiAtpu ean baBMlc4.aMAaJVt
Percos continue friendly, to tka ' -A , a
Iceethejr Jiadaji frofB,VicCi
r. . A - .
ffVJ -i e
i t In -l2r