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Hillsboro, November 6, 1874.
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flillsboro The Penitentiary Steal.
Tbe keeping of the State convicts
cost Oregon over eighty-six thous
and dollars for the last two years.
There was aa average of one hun
dred prisoners for those two years,
making the cost of each convict per
week over eight dollars a week. (The
Joint committee makes it over nine
dollars a week.) And the last Leg
islature appropriated fifty thousand
dollars for the Penitentiary for the
two ensuing years, whicb would be
five dollars a week per mac for one
hundi ed convicts. Notwithstanding
Bill Watkinds has the cheek to talk
of shutting the prisoners up in their
cells becatfser five dollars a week will
not keep these able bodied prison
ers, when Br. Hawthorne gets only
a half a dollar more a . week for
keeping a lot of raving maniacs. One
dollar a week to buy groceries with
Is all that these jail birds ought to
have and they should be made earn
the rest of their living. Thousands
of our tax-burdened citizens are liv
ing on a dollar and a half a week,
and they have to sell their wheat to
pay fifty thousand dollars to support
these boarders at the hotel de
"Watkinds, where they have their
regular raisin pudding, mince
with brandy, and fat beef-steak.
Two recreant Republicans and an
Independent-Democrat fastened this
infernal Penitentiary swindle on u-
for another two years. With their
Votes the Inspectors' bill would have
passed. Let the voters of our State
remember these betrayers of the peo
ple at the next election.
Independents, stand by your col
ors and we .will bury these piratical
rings in their corruption at the next
election. umn nwo jrn ,
Colonel Cornelius Pilloried.
The Orcgonian asserts, which the
Bulletin denies, that Col. Cornelius
adjourned the Senate without sign
ing certain bill which were on his
desk and which he had been noti
fied were awaiting his signature. One
of these bills was a bill providing
that foreign .stockholders in Oregon
lailroads may be directors of the
same. But this bill would havo
struck at Ben Holladay's power over
the German owners of the O. & C.
R. R., henco the Colonel dodged it
and adjourned the Senate. Lair
Hill has made this assertion and wcl
believe he can prove it. He is a
careful writer and makes few mis
takes, and we believe that he will
prove that the Colonel has been
guilty of betraying the trust put in
his hands bv the people in this in
stance. We hope it is not true, for
the Colonel has always respected
the laws of his country hitherto.
But as to his ever being Governor
of Oregon, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha !
The Democracy have swept the
Atlantic States, carried New York
by 40,000 majority, elected a Demo
cratic Governor in Massachusettes
and the Democratic rooster flaps
his wings over Republican desola
tion. The next National House of
Representatives will have a demo
cratic majority, the Senate will be
Republican. This defeat, it is hoped
will teach the Republican party that
it cannot afford to give its highest
offices to thieves and read men o ut
of the party because they will not
support them. '
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE.
Died of inflamatory rheumatism on
the 1st of Nor. ,1874 at his residence
in Centreville precinct, John C.
Dobbins aged 49 years 3 months and
Deceased at an early day, emigra
ted to Washington county, Oregon
and for more than a ouarter of a
century has lived in our midst, andft
the heartfelt expression of sorrow at
his funeral on Monday last, attest
his worth as a husband, father, son
and neighbor. Seldom have wo
witnessed such an universal sympa
thy with relatives in their bereave
ment, and respect for the . memory
of the departed. as were exhibited on
this occasion. . w;
After appropriate religious .servi
ces at tho the fate resideuco of de-
ceased by Rev. Ross, the bo.ty was
followed to its last resting place, by
his weeping wife and children, moth
er and other near and dear relatives,
friends and neighbors, and buried
with the beautiful and impressive
ceremonies peculiar the Order of
Patron of Husbandry of which the
deceased was a worthy member at
the time of his death.
James Imbrie, "W. M. of Colum
bia Grange,aided by Rev Wm. Jolly
as Chaplain, ably conducted the ex
ercises of the day.
A large number' of brothers and
sisters of the Order from different
Granges in this county were in at
tendance and assisted in the
charge of the solemn duties of
This is noteworthy as being
first death and the first burial
member of the Order in this county.
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIREC
The board of i Directors' of the
Washington County Agricultural
Society met at the Court House on
the 31st of October, and were called
to order by the President, A. Luel
ling. Present R. Imbrie, W. G.
Scoggin,, J. Freeman, Ben Cornel
ius and W. R. Jackson. Mr. Scog
gin reported Gf. M. R'aymend too
unwell to be present. On motion
W. G. Scoggin was appointed tcact
as Secretary pro tern.
The Board proceeded to audit a
number of accounts presented and
On motion, Mr. Wm. Chalmers
was authorized to take out two paid
up shares by paying $100. in addi
tion to premiums not drawn. D.O.
Quick was allowed to take st ock on
the same terms.
On motion S. G. Reed .was notified
that two shares of pa)d up stock is in
the hands of the Secretary subject to
his order. . Also one share to Wm.
Watson. '(The last named gentleman
had taken stock one year ago but for
some reason had never received it.)
The Treasurer reported - that the
total receipts of the Fair for 1874
were $3.4G8 75. Total expenditures
were 2.900 leaving a balance on
htmd of $5G8 75. The report was
referred, and on motion the sum of
$550. was paid to Ben Cornelius on
the indebtedness of the Society.
On motion the order book was left
in the hand of A. Luelling with in
structions to issue orders on the
An order was passed by the Board
directing A. Luelling to notify all
persons having buildings on the So
ciety's ground to reiuovcthem within
sixty days from the 31st of October,
1874. The order further providesthat
Mr.Luelling may purchase all bnild
ing giving warrants on the Society
On motion the meeting adjourned
to meet again on the 21st day of No
vember, 1874, at one o'clock p. af.,
at the Court house in Hillsboro. The
object of this second meeting is (to
give all persons an opportunity to
present their grievances to the Board
that they may be rectified.
Pro bate Auchibold, J.
In the matter,of C. E.Estes' estate;
report of final settlement; ordered
that on the Administratrix filing the
receipts of H. B.. Luce for $6, W. D.
Pittenger $11.90,and A. duelling
$3.30 that the estate be closed of
Estate of John C. Dobbins; will
proven and admitted to probate. V.
Jackson a pointed administrator
who gave the required bond. The
Court appointed as appraisers on
property in Washington county
James Imbrie, William Badcliff and
Jacob Hoover, in Columbia county,
J. R. Watt, David Clanniger, and S.
T. Gosa. ' "
In the matter of the guardianship
of the minor heirs of J. A. Porter;
report and vouohers filed and month
ly appropriation stopped.
Commisioners Co urt Archtbold,' J
Lanpess, Purdin Commissioners.
Bill of H. McFee on certificate of
John Carpenter Supervisor of the
Road District was allowed amount
ing to $17 08.
All certified claims of witnesses
and jurors in the Circuit court for
the October term were allowed.
Total amount of bills allowed
Application of J. W. Crabb Sup.
of Road Dis. No. 22 for assistance
to build a bridge in said district, al
lowed, Said bridge to bo not less
than 1C feet and not over 18 feet
OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES.
We are constantly reminded of this
subject by the complain-s every
where made of the condition of our
highways. To say that our roads
and bridges are the worst to be
found in the State, would be saying
too much; for we believe our roads
will compare favorably with any in
the State. But they are not up to
what they should be, both in con
struction and material, more espec
ially our bridges. It has been a
habit of the Commissioners to force
road Supervisors to build the frame
work of the bridges.They being over
crowded with work, have with bad
judgment in almost all cases chosen
for material the younger growth of
timber and with it constructed what
in nine cases out of ten have proven
to be. only temporary , structures.
These brides are, when up, dovered
with six inch plank about two inch
es thick, the plank being generally
speaking a kind of refuse quality
and presents, when laid down, an
unevensurface.-- Itow any one who
will stop to think will admit that the
jolt of a wagon over this kind sur
face will cause the lumber to broom
ux and wear out as quick again, as
would be the case if a system of lay
ing down as broad lumber as could
be obtained and the making of ' as
as smooth a surface as possible. And
one other point is that the broad
lumber will stay better to its place
than the narrow. This has been
proven beyondjeontroveray on bridg
es in Forest Grove precinct. Some
would say the broad lumber would
warp. No first class lumber sawed,
out of straight grain timber and laid
out btraight whether on the bridge
or in tho rick ever warps. It is -only
the twisted grain trees that warp
when made into lumber and from
such a class of lumber ever delive
us. Washington county has paid
mill men thousands of dollars for
this kind of lumber or something
nearly as bad, and taxpayers have
had the infinite pleasure cf
driving over the bridges with their
hearts in their mouths ami their
lives in jeopardy, as well as that of
their teams. We assert then that it
is cheaper in the long run to have
none but the very best quality of
lumber for our bridges, and doubly
so on our main thorough-fares even
at one-third more per thousand, as
it will last one-third longer and we
have the saving of the extra hauling
and laying down. Our frame work
to bridges especially, to those most
used oil the most public roads,should
be mado from trees that would
square not less than twelve inches,
and larger, better, and thoroughly
braced from bent to bent: and our
ong bridges should be of a sufficient
width to allow teams to pass any
where. A bridge 14 feet wide is on
ly used in one place, the travel all
taking to the center, consequently
the covering is soon worn through.
That we are not able to build such
bridges is a mistake. This county
has spent money enough on dead
falls in the shape of bridges to have
built us bridges whose frame work
would last nearly a quarter ot a
century. But as long as the people
follow this sluggish,creeping,stingy,
and finally extravagant policy of
patching up and trusting to the
Lord, luck or tbe devil to carry them
over, just so long we will pay taxes
without perceiving any tangible, evi
dence of where the money goes.' '
GEO. A. PEASE, FBOPBIETOB
The Largest Stock on the Coast,
S. W. Corner of First and Morrison streets
PORTLAND OREGON. n42 ly
WOODCOCK & GALLET,
Wholesale and BeUil Dealers in
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS
W. Cor. FIRST and YAMHILL Streets.
jTV AT.TFORXIA fruits received
direct per steamers. Country orders
Wed. - ,
Cash paid for Country Produce.
IX THOSE INDEBTED TO THE UN
dersiimed will do hiw quite a favor by call-
BO DRUG STORE,
MAIN STREET, HILLSBORO.
Keeps constantly on band
PAINTS. OILS. GLASS. DRUGS
MEDICINES and CHEMICALS
. . .A 1ABOE ASSOB1M: Mr F..7
SOAPS, SPONGES, PERFUMERY
AIko a well selected stock of
CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
Pure WINES and LIQUORS, for
Medicinal purposes only.
Glaf cut to any sffe desired
Prescriptions carefully compounded and alt
medicines warranted genuine
QUSTOMEKS WISHING AN
thing in my line will find any and all arti
cles usually found in first class Drug Stores,
and for safe LOW for cash, y
. JEU WBSEf.
COO PER & R EA C II
70ULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM
the public that they have opened a mea
market on Front Street Hillsboro, where alt
kinds of meat and v getables kept on ban
Give. us u call.
COOPER Sc REACH.
J. I,. THOMAS.
THE ENTIRE LOT OF MACHINERY
IN THE FOREST GROVE PLAN
ING MILLS l-
. . . .COSSISTIJiQ or. . v
One ten Horse Power Engine&Boiler,
1 Planerfand Matcher.
24 inch Surface r,
1 Saw Table
1 Mortising Machi e,
l Force Pump
1 Turning Lathe withTools,
50 feet Shfting& PnUie,
500 feet Belting
50,000 FEEK a snorted Mould im
AT 25 per cent Below
q Machinery is new and of
' and of first class make.
IN LOTS TO SUIT, :
ON VERY LIBERAL TERMS.
A. L. JOHNSON.Forest Orore.
Ul ilil ( FEED 8
ca Corner of Pine and Birch
iflood horses and buggies ready at al
GOOD SADDLE-HORSES AL-
.Horses boarded at reasonable rates.
py Hack connects with the cars at Cor
elius twice a day.
LL PETSONS KNOWING THEM-
Eelve indebted to the undersigned by note
t r account are requested tocome and settle
tho same on or before the 1st of Utioner.
W. H. SAYLOR, M. !
BRADLEY. MARSH k CO.
1874 FALL 1874
Bradley, LYlaroh &Co
Have pleasure in announcing the receipt
cv inuN 1 CTfrpurrJC"jt."iiAY"
fa tail 0 v rmrtr
Of the meet Complete and ExtenriYe
Ever exhibi ted in this city. The atten
tion of the Public if earnestly called io
thelndacements we are offering thePur
chateri this season, wMch far exceeds
onr former unprecedented Attractions.
We would call especial attention to
our Magnificent Stock of Silks selected
expressly for this Season' trade.
RICH j BUCK IMS' -GR1IXS.
Quality No. 1 $1 6
Quality Xo. 2... $1
Quality So. 3
Quality No. 4 $-
Quality 8 75
Quality No. G !'$3 00
OualitjNo. 7 S3
Quality No. 8 00
"Cachcinire Perfection" extra
quality 71 $' 00
500 piece Ser 25c pr yd.
300 pen Satin de Chine. 60c '
240 pes Heary Empress 50e
260 pes French Merinos 75c '
320 AH Wool "51 acMa-
OOOpeft Fancy Striped Drew ttood.n7 Me
(This Line is well worm w.)
Those in search of real and unusually
attract! to bargain! will be anply re
paid by an early visit.
N. B. The attention of our Cty
Fried(t) is called to these shipments-
Bradley, TJlaroh Ci Co
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
DRV GOODS, (MEMES, &C
And General Importers of
AMERICAN, ENGLISH IXJIU
Cash Advances on every Description of
J. 0. Matthews, Proprieltr.
T greatest And best rariety of Gene ra
Merchandise is kept In the Boa Hive Store
of any place in the County. This Htora has
always been noted for its variety and it
mlways shall bi not only noted for the extent
of its variety, but for the
Quality of Its Goods
CHEAPNESS OF ITS PRICKS
I sell for CASH, consequently I havo
ko losses to make ftp oft of good customers.
ONE MANS' MONEY IS AS GOOD
All will fare alike in prices, which shall
always be THE VERY LOWEST they can
be afforded for
"JPoj Oaab. I
Niw Goods sre conbUntly arrlrfttf and
.Vfie Goods, Good Goods, CHEAP GOODS,
WILL S K L L
I will always keep all the Standard Brand
of Goods and, by a strict ' integrity of pur
pose to dal as I would be dealt by, I now
nviteyou to myBtore, which I nowchriatea
Bee Hive Store.
Iiomiu1ier th plnce. J 5. CnirA-p
Old Btund, Forent Grove.
k J. II. MATTHEW.
Forest Grore, Or. Not. 4th 1873
NEW STORE Ul'STOPEKBD!
In th new building, corner of 0k snd
Elm AvPiiiu-s, opposite the Congro
gntional church, Forest Grove, Oregon,
A. HI MM AN
has uujmrkt d a largo and well-selected stock
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, IIA1S,
FANCY ARTICLES, de.
Family Ureerla aad Prorbloai
WHOLCSALB AMD BKTAIL,
HARDWARE, CROCKERY 4:. e.
In fact, everything to be fovnd in a first
class Variety Store.
My Roods were selected expressly for this
market and I shall always keep up a fall
a prominent feature in my store. My goods
are all new, my salesroom la rye and
lighted, and my
PRICESLOWa the LOWES L
To my formar enaiocMrs and all i a this
Tiei'nity the invitation ft t "eome and see."
We liko to show foods jriCt yowparchase
Highest Harket Price paid foi latter
ForcU Crr Or. Not. 7, 1873