.' THE INDEPENDENT. Hillsboro, Friday. Reports of Our County School KUitcriiitcntlent We have published Superintend ent Gault's reports on public schools in this county to which vte invite the attention of our readers. We agree with Mr. Gault that the salary of our county school Supeii tendent should be targe enough enable hira to devote his entire time to visiting and perfecting our schools We will have to do this in time as most of our sister States have done and the sooner tho better for all concerned. But we are not disposed to coin cide with the Superintendent that a compulsory system of education would be impolitic in this State . It is both impolitic and radically wrong for any people to allow a class in its midst to grow up in utter ignorance of books, which is tho certain result of our present voluntary system of education. But thero are good arguments on both sides of this question, and we would bo happy to publish Mr. Gault's reasons for the faith that is in him. We intend to discuss the matter at length when we get time, aud will also publish valuable arti cles on the question from other sources. Free of Postage. Under the new postal law subscri bers in the county icill not have to pay postage on their coun'y paper, so send in your names for the INDEPEND ENT. explanatory. In a previous number we expatia ted on the subject of hog raising as a useful art, and we hope that our friends will not infer from what we sakl that we have' 'gone back"on our old antipathy to hog3. We claim that we were consistent. We only advocated the raising of a heller breed of hog3 thereby to mitigate the evil. Want it understood that we have n ' compromise with hogs a hogs nor the devil. We believe, as an inci dental remark, that the devils that entered the swine in Palestine have never left them. We were pointed in childhood to tho holes under hogs jaws as the place where the Old Fel low had gone in, and we believe it yet. We are led to make these miscella neous remarks on account of an old sow that has rooted up our door yard, smashed our fences, broken down our gate and be-deviled us generally for i fortnight. It is & good thing we have no shotgun or it might get busied. ftoivcll & Chesman. Rowell & Chesman have estab lished an offce at St. Louis where they will solicit advertising for pub lishers moc especially in the North west. Mr. Rowell, the well known partner of the firm of Geo. P. Row ell & Co., of New York, is known to publishers and advertisers all over tho Union, but to editors more es pecially as the editor and publisher of the American News taper Reporter. He is a man trusted by all. Mr. Chesman was formerly editor of the Reporter. St. Liouis is pavtiularly blessed by the advent of this new advertising agency in her midst and publishers will hail the event as a new era in newspaper prosperity. T..E "organs" are busy just now predicting that if the Democracy should get into power that they would pay the South for her slaves and other impossible claims, make null the three amendments to the constitution, etc. etc. The truth of the matter is that these "organs fear that the Demociucy would pur sue a wise and lawful course and win the confidence and support of the people. Important Notice. The INDEPENDENT has the sol ; .right of publishing litigant printing for Washington conn' f find contains alt the neics of our County Courts and all the home news, which no other pa perpubUshci, t acre fore evry vian in the county needs the INDEPEND ENT and should immediately sub scribe for it. For the very best Photographs, go to Bradley & Knlof son's Gallery with an tLKVATUK.sat Montsomery Street ban Francisco. "The Religious War " The Halletin in a column and a half article prophesies a religious war in Europe which he thinks will arise out of the conflict of opinion about the dogma of Papal infallibil ity. In our humble opinion there is not the least danger of a religious war on this account. The age for religious wars has passed. It is su perstition that makes such wars and the chains of superstition have been so weakened and broken that they have lost their power. Austria re vokes her covenant with Rome, Ger many laughs in in the face or the Pope aud all tnat the impotent Pio Nono can do is to issua his encyclic al letters, count his beads and mum ble hi3 paternosters. And thero is about as much danger of a relig ious war in Protestant England as there is of the English people re turning to the barbarism and cruel ties of the Plantagenets and Tudors when women were publicly whip ped in the streets of London and men and women were burned at the stake for opinion's sake. To Working Men. The Independent is owned by a la loring man and is the working man's friend, opiosed tit laziness, drunken ness, outlawry, vested and corporate rights when oppressive, and opjtosed to whatever tries to usurp the right's of the people. Subscribe for it. Will Somebody Explain. There is one thing that wo would like to have explained: Why is it that a certain class of men de nounce the Grangers for buying in the cheapest market and engaging in certain lines of business when they choose, and who at the same time tliiuk that it is all right for merchants and manufactue s to do the same thiDg ? One at a time now. We were shown a letter this week written by Mr. Wm. Wat3on of Recdville to the State Board of Im migration of thipStatc which is to be sent to Australia for publication. As an essay on the resources of ouiState and JW. T. we have not heard it surpassed. He represents Eastern Oregon and Washington as a grc. stock growing country in a -plai.i and truthful manner. Mr W.'s si o ofwiiting is very interesting. We hope for the good of this coast that all persons when writing about it will show the same regard for truth as in the case of Mr. Watson. Rev. Geo. Ciandle, we are glad to learn, can now walk a little and is regaining tho use of his limbs. It is to be devoutly hoped that he will regain his wonted health. We can not wi 11 afford to lose such useful m?n as Mr Chandler. His many friends in this State who respect his virtues, admire his talents and love him for the great sacrifices he has made here in early days for the good of man and the glory of God will be glad to learn of his convalescence. The Astoria says that the vessels at Portland now take their cargoes mostly from steamboats instead 1 1 loading from the warf, and that it will not be Ion? until our wheat will be all floated down the river in barg es to the vessels waiting at Astoria. The Republicans have carried the municipal elections in Salem and Al bany lately, 1 louseliolder. Si nd in your names, and if you are unable to pay in advance tee will send you the Independent and wait on you a year. To clnbs of five we will send the Independent for one year for $10 and for clubs of ten or more we will sevd the Independent one year for $20 00 with an extra number to the gciler up of the clsb. K. W. Y. Z. DISCOURSETH VARIOUS LY. Our part of the world has during the "ast ten days been visited with a, remarkable Matrimonial Tidal Wave. It began out north of us on the 29th ult. Bent WHson was the happy man and Mattie Crow the favored lady. The boys thought they would 'Shlveree" Him, so arming themselves after the manner of those engaged in that bus iness they rallied aud went forth. Uent said the best he could do for them was to give some apples. The boys thought app!es were rather cold to charivari on so they tried him the next night. This time they were no more successful than before. In the meantime the tidal wave was traveling south and by Thurs day afternoon it had got across Dai ry Creek. This time iill Enis did the with-my-worldy-goods-I-thee-en-dowing, and Mies Amanda Fouts was the well pleased recipient. This took place about 2 o'clock p. m. The same day the wave crossed the prai rie north of the Grove and Don Davis a young man of about 30, became a husband and father all in a few min utes and there was one loss widow in the land. But the wave although apparently stayed did not stop but Monday it managed to gel to the Grove. Miss Emma Blank had to succumb under its powerful shock; and Mr. Allen of Benton county no more mourns as a widower. When will it stop! K. W. Y. Z. is alarmed. (We fear it will catch K. W. Y. Z. next. Ed.) '' 1 K. W. Y. Z. has to travel the roads much lately and his soul is much vexed at their condition and a thought has come into his head. He will give it to the charitable publi. asking them not to ridicule it too so- tuis jjreumci expeci, 10 remain iieic the rest of their lives and expect that their childi en will do the same. If this is so, is it not time we were making some permanent roads?What is. the sense in this patch, patch, patching roads eternally and never getting them good or making them permanent? In Forest Grove Road District there are about four miles of road, and over 300 dajs' work to put on them. About a half mile above McLeod & Georges mill is a gravel bed. Let one-half the labor of this District be put to hauling gravel. Al lowing that two hands and a team can haul two cubic yards of gravel p r day, 150 dy's work would deliver 100 cu. yds on the ground which would be sufficient to cover 1)00 feet of road 9 feet wide and eight inches deep. By persisting in this ye-r af ter year, in about twenty years every part of our district would have good roads in the winter. k; w. y. z. 41.: l ? i MARBLED. Dee. 20, at tflfc residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Young in Hillsboro, by Riley Cave J.P., Mr. TUos.Cooper andM'ssEmuta Smith, both of Wf r hington county. At the Tualatin hotel in Hillslro on the 2'2ud day of Dec. 1874 by Riley Cave J. P., William Williams of Clackamas county, . Maleva Mullis of Washington county. DIED. Near Gaston, Dec. 8th, of Inng fever, John Dixon aged 37 ys., 9 mos. and 3 dys. In Forest Grove Dec. 22, Leonard, son of President S. If. and E. II. Marsh, aged 1 j r., 8 mo, and 20 dys. NEW ADVERTISEMETS. Notice U. S. Loud Office, Oregon City, Oiegon, December 15th 1871' j To John Pool and his assigns, and to whom it may concern. A petition having been filed in the Gen eral Lund Office on the part of the heirs at law of Jane Pool, deceased, late wife of said John Pool, ol'eing that a wrong ap portionment has been made of the donation land claim of said parties, as rec:ted in cer tificate No. 3228, of this office, being claim No. CO, and parts of sections 7 and 18 in Town 1, North Range 2 West, in Washing ton County, Oregon: and asking for a re apportionment of said claim, and that the South half thereof be allotted to the said John Pool and the Noeth half to the heirs at law of his late wife, the said Jane Pool, deceased, and the said petition having leen referred to this Office hearing.- You are hereby notified that the c.se is set for hear ing at this Office on the 24th day o' Februa ry, 1875 at 10 o'clock a. m. when a1) parties interested will le afforded oiportunity to make such showing am they may desire. OWEN W ADE, Register n33:w4 HENRY WARREN. Receiver. Adminis1 valor's Notice. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the undersigned has been appointed by the Conntv Court of the State of Or gon for Washington County,adminstrator of the estate of Ransom P. Raker, deceased. All persons having claims agAinst said estate will present the same with the proper vouchers, at my farm two mils northwest of Gaston in Washington Counyy, Oregon, within six months from the date of this no tice, and all persons indebted to said estate will make immediate payment of the same. ISAAC CHRISMJVN. Gaston, Dec. 18th 1874. n3J:w4 DR. J. R. CARD WELL., AS REMOVED TO ROOM NO. 4.DE- KUM S BUILDING, corner of First aud Washington Streets. PORTLAND. TO BUYERS OF HOLIDAY PRESENTS! JUST RECEIVED, A FINE IMPORTA tion of Gennine Perumery and Fan cy Good, put np in such a manner as to make a most aeeeptable Holiday Present for any Lady. WM. PFUNDER, north west cor. First and Oak streets, Portland. Private Prescriptions carefully compounded. n A full assortment of Parisian Fancy Goods. BuoineGCQF Directory FINE WATCnES, JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE! CtT Foil THE II O L IDA Y SISZ A T LOWER RATES THAN ANY OTII- er house in Oregon, nt WATCHMAKER ASI JEWELER, 03 First S;reet, Portland. rtf All good warranted as represented. Orders by Mail or Express ut tended to with the same cure and at as low prices or if the Layer was here in person to make the Re liction. I "if' A.ent for the celebrated Iloskopf (Grangers) Watch. CTLTTVITTTk your adress to the JiJjlN JLr Pacific Boot a Shoe store, Portland, for on illustrated . psper free of charge Geo. A. Pease Co. Publishers. t ESTKY j A. F. SJIITII S. Co. ImjKrters and general dealers ORGANS- in ORGANS & PIANOS. j General Agents for the Es- A H I OA tky Organs and Auiox Pianos , nrerooms lOo trout strco PIANOS. PORTLAND. "THE. WIIITK HOUSE." Has the largest assortment of First Class Dry Goods, Millinery, Fancy Goods, Hosiery & , In Portland. No. K7 First Street, LEWIS t STRAUS. L.G. HEnRIGHSIEH! No. 100 Frist Street, Portland, MAS THE LARGEST ASSORT mentof Jewelry and Silver ware in the State. Sy Manufactur ing a large part of his Stork in hisMan ufactory, attached to the Store, he ran and will tell at prices LOWER than any Establishment in Portland. RE ID HIIS (SMF.'-CME ! THEN HEAD IT AGAIN!-AGAIN! THE MOST SENSIBLE THING TO buy fur a Holiday Present, is an ELEGANT BOOK OR PARLOR GAME! For Home Amnseinent. We are now offer, iiifj the most EXTENSIVE STOCK in this LINE Ever brought to Oregon fp Orders by Mail carefully filled. J. K. GILL & CO., BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS, 75 First Stroot, POIITLAXP. A FARM WANTED BY A r!NHJIUT, WHO WILL PAY in time Xo.cs. wriiml on Real Estate, drawing 10 n-r cent. ir annum. For par ticulars, apply to C. M. CAl'.TEK. Portland, On. Oregon Seed Depot! HACHENKY & STEMME, Eirst and Taulnr Sfs.t J'urflaud. W1 E HAVE JUST RECEIVED ttVll new stfH-k .f TIELl), FLOWER ANI GARDEN SEEDS For 1n75. FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES, constantly on hand. Send for Catalogue. THE LARGEST JEWELKV STORE IN PORTLAND. Dealer In Watches, Diamond. Jewelry and Silverws . No. 103 Front Street. SoleAgent forthe'CVl eljrated Diamond Spectacles Aent for American .Vatch Co. National Watch Co. Howard Watch Co. nnd Chan. E. Jacot Watches. Seth Thmas Clocks. i"tWatchc8 and Jewelry repaired and Warranted. All orders sent by Express promptly at tended to. Goods wld at one price only. No plated Jewelry of any description Bold at this Establishment. IDPOnTAHT NOTICE! CHAS. HIUSTEL & CO. No 77 Front Street. Portland, O a xx, WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL attention to their new aud complete stock of ROOKS, STATIONERY, and Holiday Goods, Consisting In part or TOYS, MITSIC imXKS. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS POCKET CIJLTEUY, Sf'ISSOILs' IJIFT andTOV HOOKS, and an endless virlttr of Yankee Notions, which we offer ut the Lowest Rates, at Wholesale and Re tail. HARDWARE, IR0W, STEEL. Hubs. Spoke, Rims, Oak. Ash & NORTIIRUP & THOMFSON. Portland - -- -- -- - Oregon. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Doors, Sash and Blinds, aluo German, French and American WINDOW GLASS Cryst-l sheet, Enameled. Stained and Cut Glass, Glazing done to order at S'an Fran cisco priccs.and satisfaction guaranteed. 06 Front street Portland - - - Oregon TREES, PLANTS, SHRUBS, Field, Flower & Garden Seeds At Hanson's Seed Depot, Central Market, Portland or at his Nursery East Fortlaud. WThat seeds I do not grow.I import from the most reliabfe seedsmen in the East, Cata logues free. Orders solicited. 'Address II. HANSON, Portland. S2 JED DRUG STORE, MAIN STUEET, HILLS B0 HO. Keeps constantly on hand - PAINTS, OILS, GLASS. DRUGS MEDICINES and CHEMICALS ... A LA BOB ASSORTMENT OB . , , TOILET ARTICLES, SOAPS, SPONGES, PERFUMERY iff. fc. tfc. Also a well selected stock of CIUAItS and TOIJACCOS. Pure WINES and LIQUORS, for Medicinal purposes only, Ghw cut to any ife) desired. Vrtscriptlonn cartidly eoinjKniAdtd and all iH'dicines irarratdtd genuine c USTOMKUS WISHING AN thing in my line will find any and all arti cles usually found in first class Drug Stores, and for sale LOW for cash. UEU HARKET. C O O PER & II EA C II yoULD KESPECTFULLV INFORM the public that they have opened a me a market on Front .Street H'INboro, where alt kinds of meats nnd getubles kept on ban e usu call. COOPER A REACH. oct22:nl j. l. mmw, BLACKSMITH, AT Hay's oM stand. Agricultural imple ments repaired with ncutncF and des patch by uu eipericnced workman, lilack smithing of nil kinds, hure-shoeirg done with despatch., All kinds of work done at my whop. A few cash customers wanted daily. V ore always on bond towniton customers J. L. 'IHOMAS.Uoin wt .Hillsboro HIILSRORO HIGH SCHOOL THIS INSTITUTION OF LEARN INO is now under the Directorship of School Dist. ISo. 7, with a competent corps of teachers. Pupils will lw received at 0113 time. For particu lars inquire of .the Principal at the school room. D. M. C GAULT, Principal. n.Ti.lf PtlOF. G. P. JEWELL, (Of Portland) The popular Teacher of the Organ & Piano Forte W ILL visit HILLSIJORO every FRIDAY evening and remain over SATUR DAY. All who wish to avail themselves of his SVPEIU0II instruction on tho Organ or J'iano Forte, will meet him on Saturday in Ifillnboro. The publicSinging Class meets on FRIDAY n3Mf S. C. Skid more, DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY, AND PK.iL.KIt IX Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, nnd Fancy Toilet Articles. H?" Farmers and Physi cians from the country will find our stock of medicines complete, warranted geuuine,nd the test of quality. PORTLAND, OREGON. xu34:luG. McKINNEY & HOPK; BOOT k SHOEMAKERS. IUUslxtro, - - - - Oregon. All kinds of custom work made from the best FrenchStock.includ- Lndies, Misses awd childrens shoes. Cf Repairing neatly Executed, work warranted. All OOD STOCK FOIl SAL.K: The undersigned has some very nie gilt of the Essex breed six months old, which 1 will sell for $tt OO each if sold soon. Al so a good high grade Durham bull calf, which I will sell for n reasonable price or exchange for other stock on fair terms ror particulars uddress or rail on A LUELLFNO. n33;ni3- Hillsboro, Oregon. 12 y MACHINIST, y new Store i just ofemo Im th nw building, ornr of Oak gatlon&l church, Fort 0roY, Org oaj a. mrjMAH hat unpackod a lorgt and wlU IteUd aWk of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS FANCY ARTICLES, dc, it so Famll UroeerUf iBt f rrUUii,' WHOLESALE AUD SITAIL, HARDWARE, CROCKERY 4c In fart, everything to b found ia m frtl class Variety Btoro. My goods were selected expressly for tfele market and I shall always keep ap a fall Assortment making FASHIONABLE CLOTHINO a prominent feature In my store. If y gee are all new, my salesroom largi and m0- Vujhttti, and my PRICES LOW a the LOTTZSL To my former customers and all f n thfe v'cinity the invitation is to "come and see." Wo like to show goods whether youpurchasa or not. Highest Market Price paid foi Batter and Eggs A. IIINMAX. . Forest Grov Or. Nov. 7, 1S73 lillS GPAGE for uoinrcn WD. HOXTER nAS fiO customers at his store all the tin that he has no time to write an adveriae men That is what we call busine ss. 39ts FOR SAE.E. lay Ml- J9 THE ENTIRE LOT OF MACHINERY IN THE FOREST GROVE PLAN ING MILLS .... coNftisTrxa or . , , , One ten Horse Power Engine&Boilerw 1 Planer and Hatcher. 24 inch Surface r, 1 Saw Table 1 Mortising XXachi e 1 Force Pump. 1 Turning Lathe wlthTools,. 50 feet Charting PaUles 500 feet Belting ALSO, 50,000 FEEE aaaortedMoalsf lsir DESK, STAND, AND TABLE NEWEL roSTN. fiTAIR BALUSTERS AT25 percentBeUw . Customary Rati TPTlIm Machinery is new' and of and of first class make. Will Cell IN LOTS TO .SUIT, ON VERY LIBERAL TEBM5 Address. A. L. JOHNSON.PoTlNtf OrT.