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OREftOi FREE PRESS.
Geo. L. Curry, Editor and Proprietor.
OREGON CITY. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 1848.
PAY UP. With the next number terminates the
first six months of the existence of the Free Press,
and those of our subscribers who shall continue in
arrears with us after that period, or shall not have
made some arrangement for the liquidation of our de
mands against them, need not expect to receive the
paper thereafter we are too poor to publish a paper
for nothing, even should some of our patrons seem to
act as though they judged to the contrary.
Any and all who, as it will be considered, discon
tinue in this way will bo charged for the year's sub
scription. So please pay up, gentlemen, and oblige us.
News of the Week. The brig Stirling, from the
Sandwich Islands, arrived in the river some ten days
ago. She left the Islands on the iOtli of August, not
coming direct from Honolulu, however, she has no
later papers, as we learn.
The term of enlistment having expired, tho command
at the Dalles are returniug to the valiey. At Fort
Waters we trust that, the garrison may remain, at
least until the immigrants shall have passed through
tho Cayuse country.
We understand that a parly are to rendezvous near
Salem, on Tuesday next, for the purpose of starting
out to explore the section of country on Powder river,
with a view of ascertaining as to the truth of the re
ports relative to gold having been found in that vicinity.
Iowa. The Iowa legislature, after quite a boisterous
session, encountering much difficulty and wrangling
has beem compelled to adjourn 'sine die' without be
ing able to elect either United States senators or
judges of the courts. Thus it will require another ses
sion before any choice of these high officers can be made.
Astor's Fortune. John Jacob Aster's fortune, at the
time of his death, is estimated at forty millions of dol
lars. He appropriated three hundred thousand dol
lars for a public library in New York the annual
interest of this sum to be appropriated to the purchase
oQ books. A building is to be erected, not to cost
over sixty thousand dollars. A good many legacies
were left, but the bulk of his estate goes to his son.
Louis Philippe's Debts. A good deal has been said
about what the ex-monarch owns, but the following
is all we have seen as to what he owes:
"The Paris correspondent of the London Atlas says:
'Louis Philippe has quitted the country, leaving be
hind him 25 million franks' worth of debts, tiis custom
being to pay his creditors but once in five years. It is
the third year only which is now elapsing.'
C. M. Clay vs. the People of Lexington. The Lex
ington Atlas, says that the suit brought by Capt. G. M.
Clay against "TAe Committee" for removing the True
American office from this city, in August 8145, was
terminated on Saturday last, iu tile Circuit Court ofj r
Jessamine county, to which placo the trial had beeii
removed, by the jury returning a verdict in favor of
the plaintiff for twenty-five hundred dallars. Tho
defendants, we also learn, have taken an appeal.
PRODUCE AND TRANSPORTATION.
Mr. Editor; I wish to inform those who feel inter
ested in the subject (through the medium of your ex
cellent paper) that there will be a meeting, on Satur
day, the 3uth inst., at the City Hotel, in Oregon City,
at 2 o'clock p. ii., tor the purpose of making arrange
ments for building a vessel for the transportation of
Oregon produce. All interested arc particularly invi
ted to attend.
Sept. 20, "18. A FARMER.
Mr. Editok ; I believe you could not do better than
to devote a portion of your excellent sheet to showing
the propriety of an undertaking of the kind proposed.
The farmer furnishes material for a barrel of flour
at, about 3 dollars the shipper in a few days sells the
same for from forty to fifty dollars per barrel. You
will please let rne know the proffit eacli receive, as
near as you can, and by doing so you may show us
where we are and what we may expect.
Mr. Free Press-man let them know one important
fact, that is, whatever we will to do, that we lan do.
If we conclude to labor for the benefit of others, and
let them enjoy the promts of our labor, we can de
slaves, in one sense ol the word or if we determine
to have the proflits on our labor we can have them.
In short, insist upon every man coming up to the work,
for I believe it our only salvation. A FARMER.
We take the greatest pleasure in giving our corres
pondent a chance to be heard. lie appears to be in
earnest and certainly whatever concerns the inter
ests of the producing classes is of the first importance
to the country. As to our capability of constructing
such vessels as would be required to couvey our ex
ports to ports as convenient as those of California,
there need be no question. That these vessels are
actually wanted, we judge is the fact, as those vessels
that are regularly concerned in trading here will not
take freight, their owners, generally, monopolizing
them in speculations of their own. At any rate let
there be a grand conferancc of the producers, in or
der to determine upon whatever course of action is
necessary. By reference to another column it will bo
seen that the people of Clatsop arc moving in this mat
ter with spirit.
Congressional On the 22d of March, Mr. Athcrton,
rendered in, from the annual reports of the Secratary
of the Treasury, a statistical exposition of the state of
the finances, from which he drew this satisfactory con
clusion; that, including the current revenues, there
would be only required for the present and the next
fiscal year, loans to tho amount of 36,000,000 dollars ;
that is to say, tho present bill of 16,000,000 dollars
for existing deficiencies, and another bill of 20,000,000
dollars for anticipated deficiencies. Mr. Atherton
urged the immediate passage of the bill, because the
Secretary of the Treasury wished to draw this money
from Europe, so as not to exhaust our floating but