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Oregon free press
GEa L. Coriiy, Editor and Proprietor.
OREGON CITY. SATURDAY JULY 8, 188.
Land Claims. By reference to our advertising col
umns it will be seen that a meeting is called relative
io the position iff which we shall be placed should Con
gress only donate half a section of land. The matter
is important let there be a fulf attendance.
Query. Who said that the Governor intended dis
charging the troops one of these days, and dating his
pioclamation the 2oth of June?
Very Wrong. The editor of the Sandwich Island
u Friend," Mr. Damon, in bis paper of the 1st ult., ut
ters a deliberate falsehood politely termed an exag
geration of trulb vulgularly denominated, a lie. Wc
should judge that it could be of no consequence to the
tjood people of (he Islands to know why we were ex
pelled from the editorial chair or the "Oregon Specla
toi," therefore we are at a loss to conceive Why Mr.
Damon should have gone out of the line of his duty to
misrepresent us to do us injustice who have never
interfered, in the remotest manner, with bis business
or interests. However, lie" is not so much to blame,
perhaps, after all, as those who occasioned our expul
sion, having since become somewhat ashamed of their
conduct, have endeavored to create a false issue that
is to say, they have striven to make it appear that it
was for other causes than the real one that tbey dis
tinguished themselves as tbey did. The editor of the
"Friend" lias perhaps been misinformed in relation to
this mailer it was the publishing of Legislative pro
ceedings, unpleasant to certain high functionaries, as.
the trulb sometimes is, mat occasioned our removal,
Vvhich we proved at the lime.
CELEBRATIONS OF THE FOURTH.
the late anniversary of American Independence was
observed very generally throughout the territory, as far
as we can learn, in the happiest and most appropriate
manner, without the occurrence of ought to mar the
burmony of the occasion. In Tualatin county, Judge
Burnett was the orator of the day, and the gathering
was large and joyous. In Yamhill Judge Skinner de
livered the oration lo a numerous and patriotic assem
blage. VVe hear that the festivities were altogether
most agreeable and gave delightful satisfaction.
Jn this City the celebration passed ofT we believe,
with the utmost gratification and enjoyment. Judge
Lancaster's oration was full of trulb and eloquence
touching upon matters near and dear lo us, and illus
trating, in a most impressive manner, those ennobling
principles which are calculated lo ensure man's happi
ness. Indeed, we have beard this production spoken
of in the highest terms of praise. A numerous com
pany of both sexes partook of an excellent dinner pre
pared by Mr. Magruder. Thj subjoined s.ntiiin;nls
followed the repast:
1. The glorious Fourth of July, 177 il Now celebra
ted by upwards of twenty millions of freemen: its glo
ry cannot die and memory live. 3 cheers, i gun.
2. The Declaration of Independence: A masterly pro
duction of a mighty intellect a chart a finger-board,
pointing Id universal liberty, and formidable lo tyrants
tonyt 3 cheers, 1 gun.
3. The brave aud noble signers of the Declaration of
Independence : Praise is poor where so much is due
let veneration be our eulogy. 3 cheers, 1 gun.
4. George Washington: The model hero, statesman,,
and citizen his great name and fame have given charms
to poetry, shed glory on the pages of history, and bo is
justly and gratefully remembered as the father of the
model Republic of earth. 6 cheers, 2 guns.
5. The officers and soldiers of the American Revolu
(ion, who1, by their firm and gallant bearing, set such
an example lo their sons, that in all subsequent stfug--gles
of i he American arms, the result has been onward
and victory. 3 cheers, 1 gun
6. The United Stales : A government whose people
are all citizen Kings and Queens younger in years than
some of her citizens, she has taken a proud position
among the great nations of the earth become the
granary of Europe the asylum of the oppressed of tbo
world, the pride and admiration of the philanthropist,
and terror of despots. 13 cheers, 2 guns.
7. The President of the United Stales: The national
representative of a free people may he continue la
menl and enjoy their confidence and esteem. 3 cheers
8. Oregon, our adopted country: May her citizens, by
industry and morality, make her all we wish. 6 cheers
9. Our Volunteers: Prompt to r..lly al the call of their
country, their claims shall be acknowledged and their
patriotism rewarded. 2 guns.
10. Education: "A companion which no misfortune
can depress, no claim destroy, no despotism enslave
at home a friend, abroad an introduction, in society
an ornament il chastens vice, it guides virtue, and
gives at once a grace and government lo genius." 3
cheers, 1 gun
If. The freedom of the Press: That vvhich makes
every Government in Europe tremble, but secures our
model Republic in her proud unshaken position. 3
cheers, 1 gun.
12. The Farmers of Oregon: " Labors strong and
many children, comrades of the rising sun." 3 cheers,
13. The Ladies: May the blessings of Heaven and
the bounties of earth he theirs in abundance. Mar
peace, plenty, and pleasure, be constant attendants
upon them, and may I hey at the same time remain in
blissful ignorance of all that afilict the spirit, deject
the mind, or pain the body. (5 cheers, 2 guns.
VOLUN'l EER TOAS TS.
By Andrew Houd. The people of Oregon: May they
never b"comc sectional in their feelings, but all he
united for one section each.
ByJ.Magone The Young Ladies of Oregon: May
the roses that bedeck their fair cheeks on this glorious
day, never' be out shown by the grog-blossoms of a
By A. E. Wait. Woman: The last, fairest, best,
crowning work of creation.
By II. Burns. Oregon : In her greatness will yet be
come the right arm of the great Democratic Confederacy
and the news room of the world.
By H. A. G. Lee. The Ladies of Oregon: Who
clothed and sustained the army, while (he men sat down
By J. M. VVair. Every honest man his rights, and
every ropue his halter.
By II. A. G. Lee. Moral Reform: May those who
iuhocale ils cause, learn the secret of its power com
' he celebration was concluded by a splendid ball at
the City Hotel, where the beauty and the bravery of
Clackamas, in bright array, chased " the glowing hours
with flying feel" where "all went merry as a maV
riaec bell," and continued so till away into Die little
hours of the night.