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OREG ON FREE PRESS. VOU TUB VOL.1.) WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1848. (NO. 10. "Hero shall the Press the people's rights maintain, Unawed by influence, and unbribed by gain." Tun Poetry op a Steam-Engine. There is, to our Apples and Cranuermes. Our family is indebted to thinking, somtthing in v fully grand in the conlcmpla- Capt. Crosby, of the "Toulon," for these Oreeon fruits, tion of a vast steam-engine. Stand amid its ponderous We hope the present limited supply of these fruits is beams and bars, wheels and cylinders, and watch but an earnest of a most plentiful harvest. TheTou tbeir unceasing play how regular and liow power- Ion brought, among other things, six barrels of apples, ful! The machinery of a lady's Geneva watch is not Should our Oregon neighbors send us apples, cranber- l ies, anu oilier irons, uu leui uoniiuciii me iiujauiuuiu of our shores will return the best products or the Is lands. It is delightful to witness a lively trade spring ing up betiueen the Islands and the western coast of America, especially Oregon and California. This trade must necessarily increase from year to year. We came across the above in the Sandwich Island more nicely adjusted the rush of the avalanche is not more awful in its strength. Old Gothic cathedrals are solemn places, preaching solemn lessons touching sol emn tilings but to him who thinks, an engine-room may preach a more solemn lesson still. It will tell him of mind mind wielding matter at its will mind triumphing over physical difficulties man asserting bis great supremacy 4 intellect battling vvilh the ele ments.' And how exquisitely complete is every detail! ioiv subordinate every part towards the one great end! houj every little bar and screw fit and work together! Vast as is the machine, let a bolt hut be the tenth part of an inch loo long or loo short, and the uhole fabric is disorganised. It is one complete piece of harmony an iron essay upon unity of design and execution. There is deep poetry in tbestcam-engine more of the poetrj of motion than in the hound of the antelope more of the poetry of power than in the dash oHbe cataract. And ought it not to be a lesson to those who lauirli at novelties, aud nut no faith in in ventions, to consider thai this complex, fabric, this tri- and are already earnestly engaged in the Nubsery. "Friend," which excellent journal, by the way, made its appearance on last New Year's day, in a new and handsome dress, typographically speaking. We can assure Mr. Damon that it will not be long before Oregon will produce an abundance of fruit of the finest and rarest quality. Much interest has been, and more is now being given to the cultivation of fruit trees in this country. Numerous choice descriptions have been introduced and are in successful growth. Several of the most experienced orchardisls who have lately come among us, have taken suitable locations umnh of art and science, was once the laughing-stock of jeering thousands, aud once only the waking phan tasy of a boy's mind as he sal, and, in seeming idle ness, watched a little column of vapor rise from the spout of a tea-kettle? Illuminated Magazine. Let Justice be done. The. desertion of a number of men from the American army, and their capture and execution near the city of Mexico, has given rise to ma ny remarks calculated to reflect on the patriotism of certain adopted citizens of this country, it has been thought, and we. confess that this was the impression left on our minds, that the battalion alluded to u ere mostly from the Emerald Isle. The N. Y. Police Ga zette contains the nanus and places or nativity of that infamous set of scamps, from which, we are sorry to learn, a large portion were Americans. They are classed as follows : Americans, Oi; Irishmen, 3V; Germans, 16; Scotch, 4; and one each from England, Nova Stolia, France and Poland. We publish this account, that unjust re proach may be taken from the shoulders of those who do not merit the censure. Let all hear their part. Haleigii (S. C.) Uegisler. As to cranberries, any quautity may be had in their season for the picking of them. Strawberries have been so thick lately that we are just beginning to get glimpses of the ground that has been covered with them. Then will come rasberries, dewberries, black, blue, and various other kinds of berries. Is not this enough to make any tropical mouth water as badly as ours does at the idea of the oranges, limes, and lemons down there. Pray let us have an exchange of such luxuries forthwith. "Whatever Is, Is Night." A merchant was one day returning from market. lie was on horseback'and behind his saddle was a valise filled with money. The rain fell with violence, and the good old man was wet to the skin. At this time he was quite vexed, and rnurmered because God had given him such bad weath er for his journey. He soon readied the border of a thick forest. What was his terror on beholding on one side of the road a robber, who, with levelled guu, was aiming at him and attempting to lire? But lite powder being wet wan me rain, me gun uiu not go oil, and the merchant, Some amusement was created yesterday by the ap- putling spurs to his horse, furtuualely had lime to es- nn:ir;inc! of siv brass nieces, at the Lustont House, la- LUl,t w - J 7 . . ' ken from the Mexicans, at the late battle ot Lerro Gordo. Five of them were four pounders, and the oth er was a six pounder, and excited most merriment, by its inscription, w hich was in very large letters, and read thus: "El terror del Norte Americano," (the ter ror of the North Americans.) evidently meaning the As soon as he found himself safe he said to himself. " How wrong was I not to endure the rain patiently, as sent by Providence. If the weather iiad been dry and fair, I should not probably have been alive at this hour; the rain which caused me to murmur, came at a for tunate moment to save my life, and preserve to me my United Slates, although they are as much North Amur- properly. icans as ourselves. Poor silly people: vvnicn nation showed the most terror for such plav things? The Cost of the Mexican Campaign. The Rich American Eagle. mond Republican sums up as follows the losses of our troops iu the various battles in Mexico: It is not the noisiest waters that are generally the Palo Alto and Resaca, 400 killed and wounded deepest, nor has it always been found that that spirit Monterey, 500 ditto Uuena Vista, 800 do. Cerro Gor vvhicb is most inclined to vapor when danger and do, 500 do. Churubusco, 1000 do. Mexico and neigh disaster are at a distance, is the firmest in breasting borhood, 1600 do. Total, 4,800. One-third of this num- them on their near approach. her, probably, covers the killed.