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"FRANCE IS FREE."
The rough shod foot of the people tramps
Through the silken rooms of royalty,
And ovor the floor the mirrors and lamps
Lie like the shattered monarchy !
They have grasped the throne in their irony,
And have borne it aloft in their mockery;
But as if the ghost of a king might he
Still wielding a shadowy sceptre there,
Thoy dash it to earth, and trample it down,
Shivered to dust with the Orleans' crnwn.
And shout with a voice that ronds tho air,
"France, France is fkre!''
Oh, joy to the world ! the hour is come,
When the nations to freedom awake,
When the royalists stand agape and dumb,
And monarchs vitti terror shake!
Over the walls of majesty
' Upharsou" is writ in words of fire,
And the eyes of the bondmen, wherever they be,
Are lit ixi their wild dewre.
Soon, ioon shall the thrones that blot the world,
Like the Orleans, into the 'dust be hurled,
And tho world roll on like a hurricane's breath,
Till the farthest slave hears what it saith,
''AllISK, ARISE, I1E '(
T. B. Read.
ECF The "Californian" says, from a gentle
man recently arrived in town from the Atlan
tic coast, wc learn that Commodore Stockton
has formed a company for the steam navigation
of this bay and vieinity Two iron boats have
been oruered, one at iYew Fork and the other
at Philadelphia. It is stated that one of these
boats may be expected here. In addition to the
above, we learn that an order has been forward
ed by one of our largest mercantile houses for
the building of a steamboat expressly for the
bay, which maybe looked for here in the course
of the next six months.
Gold Mines in Russia. -The Emperor of Russia
has astonished the powers of Europe by producing
nearly five millions sterling in precious metals, which
he invested in French and English stocks. It would
seem that an immense geld mine has been worked
for some time past in Siberia, and from the de
scription of it in the "Journal des Debals, it is very
similar in extent to the gold mines of this country.
In the year 1846, the amount obtained from the gold
mines of Siberia was valued at over twenty-one mil
lions or dollars. Let a few more similar mines be
discovered, and a complete resolution will lake place
in the comparative yuIuc of gold and silver.
(CP Tho New Orleans Picayune statos that on the
13th July, a portion of the levee oposito the Ursulino
convent gave way and sunk. Some 15 or HO persons"
uuho resided near tho place mere gathered on the
bank viewing the river and men at work, when
about 200 feet of the levee in length, and 80 feet in
width suddenly gave way, and without a momeut's
warning six human beings were ushered into eter
nity. The scene is described by those who w itnessed
it to have been the most heart rending they ever
THE Fall Term of this Institution will commence
on the 1st Wednesday in September. The school
is under the superintendence of the Rev. Cushing
Eells, A. M., and consists of two departments. The
Primary department is taught by Mrs. Eeli.s, and
includes, Spelling, Heading, and the Elementary jarls
of Arithmetic and Geography. The price of tuition
is 2 dollars per quarter of 11 weeks.
The other department is taught by the Principal
himself, and includes Reading, Writing, Grammar,
Geography, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and the sev
eral branches of Philosophy, with such Classical studies
as may be desired. The price of tuition in this depart
ment for Reading Writing Grammar, Geography and
Arithmetic, is 3 dollars for the higher branches, 4 dol
lars. Arrangements are made to furnish the most
approved books. For Spellers, "Webster's Elemen
tary" is used, and will be sold at cost. Other
books will he furnished to each scholar as may
be needed, for the use of which a small percentage
will he charged on the tuition bills.
A boarding department luill be kept in the Insti
tute buildings by Aaron E. Purdy, Esq., exclusive
ly for the school. The highest price lor board, is
o'ne dollar and fifty cents. Students are expected
to furnish their own bedding. It is confidently bc-lievt-d
that, under the present able Principal, the
mental and moral interests of tke students will be
carefully provided for, so that parents and guard
ians of youth may commit them to Ids care with the
Ry order of the Ilwnnl,
WILLIAM ROBERTS, Chair'n.
Salem, August 29, 1848
NEW GOODS AGAIN.
JUST received per Riig Eveline, and for sale, in ad
dition to their former stock, at Couch and Croshy's,
OreognCity and Portland,
Rlue and fancy prints. French silks. Rro.and while
drill. 3-4 and - bro. cotton. Irish linnens. Gents
and ladies' hose. Silk, grass, linnen, and colt, hdkfs'
Cotl. and welch Manuel.
Shirts, gloves, buttons, suspenders, thread, tape,
pins, needles, plates, dishes, tea setts, cups and sau
cers, iron Mils, enamelled fry pans, tea kettles, tobacco,
axes, medicines, coffee, tea, sugar, molasses, syrup,
bl'k pepper, vinegar, paint oil, turpentine, pilch, nails,
glass, shaving and bro. soap, locks, files, buckles, etc.,
etc., etc. 14s.
the main street house.
The Largest and siost commodious Public House in
SS still kept by the undersigned, where the public
are entertained free of charge, as the proprietor
always takes pay in hand. Tuanky 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. R. I will rent the above described properly for
three years if I can find a suitable tenant. MOSS.
Oregon City, April 7. 1
C. L. ROSS,
"N. Y. STORE," COR. WASHINGTON AND MONTGOMERY STB.,
SAN FRANCISCO, UPPER CALIFORNIA.
Refer to Kiluorn, Lawton and Co., Oregon City,
Geo. Abernethy, do.
San Francisco, April 1, '48. Is.