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About Oregon free press. (Oregon City [Or.]) 1848-1848 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 21, 1848)
The dreams' of early youth,
'How beautiful they are how full of joy
When fancy looks like truth,
And life shows not a taint of sin's alloy.
When every heart appears
The temple of high thought and noble deed
When our most bitter tears
Fall o'er some melancholy page we read.
The summer morn's fresh hours
Her thousand woodland songs her glorious hues;
Oh! life's so full of flowers,
The difficulty then is where to choose!
The wonderful blue sky
Its cloudy palaces its gorgeous fanes
The rainbow tints which lie
Like distant golden seas near purple plains,
These never shine again,
As once tliey shone upon our raptured gaze:
'I he clouds which may remain
Paint oiukh isions than in those sweet days!
In hours thus pure sublime
Dreams we Mould make realities: life seems
So changed in after-time,
That we would wish realities were dreams.
Col. Fremont. The Washington correspondent of
Hie Picayune writes as follows :
Col. Fremont will be in a short time munificently
rewarded for bis exploits in California. Though the
court martial have dismissed him from the service,
be will go out as chief commissioner to 'distribute
some 700,000 dollars among the various claimants who
aided and assisted him in the conquest of California.
The cream of the matter is, that the majority of these
claims date from the time in which Rrevet Captain
Fremont, of the Topographical Engineers, helped the
Californians to make themselves independent of Mex
ico, previous to the period that the war between Mex
ico and the United Slates was known in California.
Some of the claimants have claims for helping after
wards to pull down the flag of "independanco" and
substituting for it the flag of the United States.
Col. Fremont will in a few months be Hie most
important as well as the most powerful man in Cali
fornia. All this is truly romantic and would do for a
novel of Eugene Sue, if that extraordinary genius
was not at the moment better employed in chron
icling the heroism of his countrymen.
News item?. At the conclusion of the war the U.
S. troops in Mexico numbered 40,000, 2o,000 of them
were in the valley of the capital, cither in or imme
diately around the city of Mexico.
A steamer of i,500 tons launched in New York,
bad made the passage to New Orleans in 7 diiys and
Some petty engagements had taken placo in Mexico,
after the declaration of peace, between lite authori
ties and the "discontents."
A monument is le be erected to the memory of the
.late Silas Wright.
A very large and destructive fire took place in Balti
more, April 29: sixty houses were consumed.
The 'Sandwich Islands News', among other interest
ing items of intelligence, says that tweuly-tbrec Slates
of the Union were in Electric communication with
eachother, day or night and messages to and from
the most distant, could be forwarded in less time than
would be required to walk round an acre lot.
rr,llE Fall Term of this Institution will commence
M. on the 1st Wednesday in September. The school
is under tho superintendence of the Rev. Cl'sjiing
Lku.s, A. M.,and consists of two departments. The
Primary department is taught by Mrs. Eells, and
includes, Spelling, Reading, and the Elementary parts
of Arithmetic and Geography. The price of tuition
is 2 dollars per quarter of 1 1 weeks.
The other department is taught by the Principal
himself, and includes Reading, Writing, Grammar,
Geography, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and thesev
( rul braurhi s ol'l'hilosophy, w ilh such Classical studies
as may be di s rid. 'i i e price of tuition in this depart
ment for Heading Writing Grammar, Geography and
Arilhmalic, is '. dollars lor the higher branches, 4 dol
lars.. Arrangements are made to furnish the most
approved books. For Spellers, "Webster's Elemt n
larv" is used, and vill be sold at cost. Other
books will be furnished to each scholar as may
be needed, for the use of which a small per centage
will be charged on the tuition bills.
A boarding department will be kepi in the Insti
tute buildings by A.uuo h. Pinny, Lmj., exclusive
ly for the school. 1 he highest price lur board, is
o"ue dollar and lift cm Us. Studt nts are exptcted
to furnish their own bedding. It is confidently dt
lieved that, under the present able Principal, the
mental and moral interests of the students will he
carefully provided tor, so that patents and guard
ians ol yotilh'inay commit them to his care with Ihe
Ry order of the Hoard,
WILLIAM RORERTS, Chair'n.
Salem, August -2), JiSlS
NEW GOODS AGAIN
JUST received per Riig Eveline, and for sale, in ad
dition to their former slock, at Couch and Cnosin's,
OreognLily and Portland;
Rlue and" fancy prints. French silks. Rro.and white
drill, .l-'i and 4-4 bio. cotton. Irish linnens. Gents
and ladies" hose. Silk,- grass, linnen, and coll. hdkl's'
Coll. and welch llanm 1.
Shirts, gloves, buttons, suspenders, thread, tape,
pins, needles, plates, dislus, lea sells, cups and sau
cers, iron pols. enamelled fry pans, lea kettles, tobacco,
axes, medicines, coll'eo, lea, sugar, molasses, syrup,
bl'k pepper, vinegar, paint oil, turpentine, pilch, nails,
glass, shaving and bro. soap, locks, files, buckles, etc.,
etc., etc. 148-
THE MAIN STREET HOUSE.
Tims Laugi.st ami most commodious Puulic House in
B S still kept by the undersigned, where the public
m are entertained free of ciiahgk, as the proprietor
alvvajs lakes pay in hand. Tiianky for past favors
suit yourself as to the future but if you choose to call
you may rest assured I will do all I can to render your
stay agreeable. MOSS.
N. li. I will rent the above described property for
three years i( I can find a suitable tenant. MOSS.
Oregon City, April 7. 1