THE INDEPENDENT. Hilisboro, December 11, 1874. - "We are not responsible for the views of our correspondents. ' The columns of the Independent are open to the peo pie of this county for the discussion of all questions concerning our local in terests. Make your articles short, gen tlemen and to the point , and tee prom ise you all a hearing. RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY. Kt the Baptist church, Rev. Mr. Chandler preaches on the second and fourth Sunday ni each month, at Forest Groye. Pres. Marsh will preach every Sunday evening at the Congregational church at frorest Grove; Hilisboro the 3d Sabba h in each month at 11 a. m.; at Dilley the 4th Sabbath in each month at 11 x. M.,at Green ville the 2d at 11 a. m. Rev. 3. W Miller will preach on the 1st Sabbath in each month at Forest Grove 11 a. m.; Gaston, 2 1-2 p. m.; 2nd Sabbath m each month at Columbia Academy, 11 a. m.; Licey sh. 2 1-2 p. m.; Hilisboro in the eve ning; 3d Sabbath in each month at Forest Grove, at 11 a. in.; Greenville 2 1-2 p. m ; 4th Sabbath in each month at Hilisboro, 11 h. m.; Centreville, 2 1-2 p. m.; Cornelius ni the evening; at Oak Grove on Sat. at 2 p.m. before the 2d Sab. in each month. POST OFFICE HOURS. On Sundays the office will be kept open from 9 o'clock to 12 a. m. Mails close going West at V o'clock a. m.. East at 12, m. No letters mailed after that time. A. Y.Bqvce, P. il. Allow at Cnuitcn. At Bethany church on the hills northeast of this place a few miles, at Sunday school last Sabbatq a woman turned loose on several parties and condemned them to cremation in this world and the next. At last in OU l.JlUJivv her rase she defied the whole con gregation and was conveyed forcibly from the meeting. A.s we Have not been able to learn the particulars of this disgraceful affair, and as the case may be brought for trial in the Court, we say nothing more about it now. Beavebton It. B. Wilmot of iw.vfrtnn Keruls us the following interesting items from that place School district No. 48 has completed its school house located at Beaver ton. It is one of the best buildings f 1ia Iriml in the county. School will begin Dec. 7tli with Mr. Horace Spencer as teacher. " Beaverton Grange, No. 100, have commenced building a new hall, which they expect to have leady to occupy byChristmas. The Seuior"crassat Pacific Uui versity is badly broken up this year la. Bilyeu did not return, Miss Mag trip, Kpfin went home on account of ill health, Miss Hattie Martin has lost some time from sickness, and Miss. Tabitha Clarke has oeen sick a month and is just able to be up. It is quite cortain that only three of the class will complete the Course this year Misses Belle Put man, Hattie Martin and Ella Watt. A Row occurred in the peaceful and orderly town of Forest Grove recently. Two or three of the town boys attempted to'floga student and the student struck one of them with the hook of a pocket knife and made an ugly but not dangerous wound on his neck beneath the ear. - . -- - Z. W "Woods sold his farm of 480 acres three miles northeast of this nlace recently for $12,000, to Joseph Connell, a brother to W.Con nell of Portland, and proposes to move into Hilisboro to give his children the advantage of our pub lic school. . , -,. ., . - - Elder Chandler was brouerht out from Portland, on the cars, on Sat urday last to Forest Grove. He was received at Smith's crossinjrby his friends and conveyed to his home. Strong hopes are entertained of his jecovery. Festival West Union grange had A feast at their lodge on last Friday. Speeches were made by Mr. Flan ning and others. A splendid time was had. The debating club at West Union will on next Saturday evening debate the important question, "Which is the most useful to man, a dog or a gun." Grand preperations are being made by the M. E. Sunday School for the celebration of Christmas at this place. A subscription is being taken to purchase an organ for the M. E. Church here. It ought to succeed and will. How. W. D. Hare was offered $10,00 for his farm, south of Hilis boro lately. LOCAL BREVITIES. A few good squashes readily in this market. would sell A half dozen good oak barrels with covers would find purchasers in this place. We will take one at this of fice. Butter, B-u-t-t-e-r ! The most useless thing we know of is a cow that would stand around the fence corners chewing the cud when men's and children's voices have actually become cracked for the want of butter. B-u-t-t-e-r ! From the last New Northwest we learn that Mrs. Coburn, assistant ed itor of that paper, is sick of conges tion of the lungs in Yamhill county. There will be a Christmas ball at Cornelius, and it is reported that the classic Grove will have a party too. Samuel J. Stott of Wapato lake sold a lot of lard at Forest Grove re cently for fifteen cents per pound. Prof. Newell could get a good class in vocal and instrumental mus ic at the Grove. Tue joke on Mr. Wheeler about getting lost on his own farm, an ac count which appeared in last week's issue, grows better. It appears that he went off from the working party of which Mr. Wooley was boss to another party and he tried four suc cessive times to reach the former party going back to the latter party each time and taking a new start. At last he had to get a man to conduct him to his own party. He did not even know some new rails which he had split lately. Flour is selling at Corvallis for $1 a sack. It is $1.25 here. How is it that when wheat is only sixty cents per bushel that jeople will buy flour at $2.50 per hundred ? Two bushels and a half of good wheat will make a hundred pounds of flour costing sav S1.G5 at rrost includiiif o v - r toll, besides you get the bran and shorts extra which are both good for cow feed. Many persons will remember the horse "Brutus," imported by Mr. neea ir.mi ocotiana, several years ago. This horso was pronounced worthless as a stallion by many. On yesterday a mare had a fine colt from him, being the first it is thought ev er sired by Mm. "Brutus" is from a better strain than the "Marquis" if wo arc not mistaken. xt wouiu oe a goou tuing it some one would shoot about two dozeu worthless dogs that infest this place. They have made night hideous with their infernal howling for several nights past. We have the dog rophobia bad and it will break out if they fool about this establishment any longer. At the West Union school house last week the question, Resolved, "That man will do more for fame than money" was debated. One of S. A. Holcomb's boys took the ground that gold is not money and also many other kinds of wealth, and effectually demoralized the negative side of the question. Tms is what the Slate Journal says about our Col. Jo. Meek: Col. Jo Meek, the "River of the Wester," is shouldering his jawbone and show- icg now me wiias were won since 1829 to admiring, crowds of Port landers. His lectures are racy and unique S. Hughes and R. Porter of the Grove have built a new walk from Mr. Hughes place clear to the Col lecre fence. It is only three feet wide but the Grove boys and girls can plumb it two ana two tiarK or day. It keeps our teamsters in town all their time running alter jobs of work so they don't get to do what they have encracred. Some of them will soon have to wait about as long as their customers. A brute who lives not many miles from Wapato lake insulted a neigh bor's wife recently. The matter was amicably settled betweeu tho two husbands. Reoverino. The mare. "Nell," of Mr. Reed's was taken from the slings on last Sunday, and she had so far recovered as be able to walk some fifty yards. The village of Dilley, above For est Grove, wants a blacksmith. A good paying situation for some one, building furnished. Subscribe for the Independent, Should any of our readers need anything for presents for the forth coming holidays they will do well by consulting the column of new Port land ads. appearing in to-days pa per: Ii. C. Henrichsen is just un packing an immense stock of fine Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware, watches &c, and as he is the only manufacturing jeweler in this State he can offer superior inducements. For Pianos and Organs go to A. T. Smith & Co. Dry Goods and fancy goods at the White House, Messrs. Lewis & Straus the proprietors will treat you well.Read the advertise ment of J. K. Gill & Co. twice and when you go to Portland be sure to give them a call. For field flowers, (iarden Seeds, send to Hatcheny & Stemme, or send for one of their cat alogues. By writing to C. M. Car ter you can sell your farm that is if 3'ou have one for sale. B. L. Stone is still intho field and not any be hindhand in lettiner the people of Washington county know through the columns of the Independent that he can and will sell them all the cel ebrated makes of fine Watches and jewelry at low rates. Chas. Hirstel & Co. have aD immense stock of goods suitable to make the little folks happy. Northup & Thomson will continue to supply customers with Hardware, Iron and Steel. J. Simon can supply you with Doors, Window Sashes, Paints, Oils ond Window Glass. H. Hanson will send free of charge to all applicants a new catalougc of Seeds, Trees and Shrubs for 1875. Should any of our readers need anything for the little ones from a jumping jack to a hobby horse or in fact anything for the youngsters they will be suro to send to Wm. Beck & Son who have the largest and best assortment in that line in Portland. The Patrons at the Grove had a cotillion party in their Hall last Sat urday night and had the jolliest "break down" that the Grove has witnessed for many years. Henry Buxton, Ben Cornelius, A. S. Watt, Wm. Kane and their families and other prominent Grangers took a leading part and made tho building fairly shake. Like sensible folks they all went home at midnight. Glee Club. The Hilisboro Glee Club organized Tuesday evenincr with Green Hale as leader and five others, E. C. Bailey, Frank O'Con nor, Harrison Humphreys, J. L. 'PI 1 T..i. t .1 rr-1. Club will hold its meetings on Mon day evening of each week at Green" Hale's new building. T.iE totvn of Dilley boasts of a good school building for so small a place. Tho house certainly does honor to the district. There is now in attendance forty-five regular scholars. The school is taught bv Judge L. T. Maulsby. John Goodkll finished his schoo at Quick s schoolhouse some time since. Ho did not use a single ha zel during the term although plenty of that school boy brush stood tempt ingly at hand all around the house. Voos Villa, the pleasure resort of the gay people of Portland, situated near the mouth of the Canyon, caght fire and burned down last Saturday evening. Loss estimated at $10,000. Presuent Marsh's daughter Lucia is lying in a critical condition from an attack oi typhoitl fever, and Leonard the youngest of his family also has symptoms of the same dis ease. J. D. Bates who had his leg brok en a fortnight since attended Sun day school at the Grove last Sab bath. He can walk a little with , the aid of crutches. Ave hardly think it necessary to call the attention of our County Commissioners to the old flagstaff that obstructs the Court House grounds. Anew dwelling house is being put up at Dilley by a Mr. Sweetfield. The people up there will soon be comfortably supplied with church and other conveniences. The average Hilisboro hoodlum amuses himself during these eve nings playing "seven up" on the top of a sugar barrel. Our Sheriff and his Deputies are busy visiting the various precincts for the purpo- e of receiving the tax es due the county. H. B. Morgan deputy Sheriff re turned last week from East of the Mountains. Did not find his man. i Organized. On last Wednesday night, there was organized a lodge of I. O. G. R. at McKinney's Hall. There was a godly number of char ter members. The following arc the officers elected: W. C, J. L. Thomas; W. V. C, A. Y. Boyce; W. S., T. D. Pitten ger; W. F. S., Jacob Andersou; W. T., C. McKinney; W. H., E. C. Bai ley; W. P., Frank O'Connor; W. I. G., Mr. Clonniger; W. O. G, I. L. Campbell. The regular meetings will be held on Friday evenings. The Lyceum at Dilley debated the question Resolved, That a com pulsory system of education would be benificial to this country." Tho judges agreed to disagree and tho question was laid over until next Saturday. These debates are well attended by both ladies and gentle men. The boys go into it in earnest and the debates ate decided ly warm. He wy Taxpayers. Here is a list of some of the heavy taxpa3'ers of Washington county, and the amount of taxes each paid this year: B. Cor nelius, $3G9.77; W. Bowlby, $20C 91; U. Jackson, 484.91; S. G.Reed, $370.83; T. D. Humphreys, $199.(52; R. Imbrie, $211.02; A. Hinman, $171.05. Quite a number of others run up to $150. The Congregational Sabba th School at the Grove have got anoth er organ on trial a Burdett which they think of purchasing. The prico is $300. Nearly two-thirds of the sum is already subscribed by the cit- izens. luey intend to raise tno rest by giving a concert on Christmas eve as we have heard. President Marsh failed to fill his appointment at the M. E. Church in this place last Sabbath on account of sickness in his family. Quite a respectable congregation waited hU services some time after the hour of appointment, sang a few songs and went home. The Grangers' Market in Port land is having a big run of custom. They have put beef down to2 cents. They propose to make meat cheaper for the people and realize more for their stock. We say success to tho Grangers Market. Weather Retort Reported for the Independent. Dec. 4, 7 a. 6 r, 7 " 8 9 10 " in. .42 .41 .35 .32 .12 ..:wo .34 c Wanted-GooiI cooking or eating op plea ia payment for subscription. Or if any man wants to Biibscribo he may pay the subscription prico in wood. "Washington County only supparts two paupers at the present timo at a cost of $45, per month for both. Only has one prisoner which costs the county $ 25, per month. Carey Clark arrived at the Grove on last Friday from California. He came on a visit to his folks. Carey will! return home next week. Jacob Hoover, Sr. has juirchased a lot of blooded sheep of S. G. Kecd. Our farmers are fast working into the pure blood. W. H. Parkeb our indefatigable agent in the Columbia Academy neighborhood has sent us two more names, making a club of fourteen. Mb. Baldra late proprietor of the Tualatin hotel has been ill of the typhoid fever for several weeks and is now nearly well again. Aiteii paying the indebtedness of II. B. Bones deceased tho estate owed the Administrator, Mr. S. A Holcomb, about six dollars. Mr. Turpin took possession of tho Tualatin hotel this week. Mr. Bal dra moTed out on his farm. We are under obligations to Hon. Jacob Hoover Jr.. for copies" of Washington Territory papers. johnt jacKEon got awav witn n fine deer over in the neighborhood of Wooley's on Wednesday last. Rev. E. Walker acted as Chap lain at the meeting of the Pioneer Association held at Aurora this week. Six suits last week in Justice Cave's Court. Corneliuus will have a Christmas tree. There will be a Christmas tree at the Grove. TheM. E. Sunday School will have a Christmas tree al Hillboro. "Alfaretta's" communication will appear in next issue. ty For tho Terr best Photoeraphs. co to Bradley A KnlofBon'a Gallery with an ELEVATOR.231 Montcoinerv Streot San Francisco. NEW FOREST GIMOVE DRUG AND BCCK 3T0CIIE W. 11. SAYLOll, PROPRILTOR. 1) E A Ii K It IN MEDICINES, PERFUMERY.PATNTS, OILS, GLASS, BOOKS &c, DUGS GLASS CUT TO Our stock consista in part of TAINT BRUSHES, CLOTHES BRUSHES, TOOTIf BRUSHES. CO M B S OF ALL SIZES AND VARIETIES RAW OILS, L'.RD OIL, SWEET OIL, VOIID School Books, suitable for All articles warranted Prescription rompoundeil with care and oirectucss. 11033 1 IMPROVED HOME SHUTTLE. NEW STYLES EASY TO RL'N. Will SewHeavy and Light Goods without Change of TENSION LIGHT RUNNING HOME S. M. Manufacture ol this New MacMne Commenced 1873 Sold first year Over 80,000. 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I have now for sale th new styles and latent improved Fior enee Sewing machinen nt REDUCED TRICES, with extra inducement to those paying CA.MI. and to persons who desire, we sell on the installment plan- $10 down and, and $10 per month until the Machine is paid for. One of our new styles feeds the work away from the operator, so that we have now loth a side and bftck feed machine. Every Machine in warranted for ten years and no chargo will bemade for repairing or keeping'Machines in m order dnrinff that time. Every Florenee Maehinn in Oregon kept in order trt-tr of charge. Call and ieo them, or send for circular with cut and and prico list. Machino delivered in any part of the State or in Washington Territory, nt my own rfek. J. B LOOMIS, Agent, 113 Third St., Portland, Oregon. PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Tualatin mmw The next term begins on Wednes September 2d. Tuition in College and higher Academic per year !? In the common branches per year. . . FACULTY Rev. S. H. MARSH, 1). 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