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HILLSBOUO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1375.
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THOMAS H. TONGUE.
Attorney -at -Law,
Ilillsboro, "Washington County, Oregon.
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- PORTLAND, OREGON.
HILLSBORO, - - . OREGON,
ry Will be at the Oregon Li very stables,
Corner of Morrison and First Streets,
Portland, every Friday.
U. 8. Lund Offiee, Oregon City, )
Oregon, December 15th 1874- )
To John Pool and his assigns, and to
whom it may concern.
A petition having been filed in the Gen
eral Land Office on the part of the heirs at
law of Jane Pool, deceased, late wife of
said John Pool, alleging that a wrong np- I
portionnient has been made of the donation
land claim of said parties, as recited in cer
tificate No. 322K, of this office, being claim
No. 60, and parts of sections 7 and 18 in
Town 1. North Range 2 West, in Washing
ton County, Oregon: and asking for a re
nprtionineut of said claim, and that the
South half thereof lie allotted to the said
Johu Pool and the Noeth half to the heirs
at law of his late wife, the said Jane Pool,
deceased, and the said petition having been
referred to this Office hearing: Yon are
hereby notified that the case is set for hear
ing at this Office on the 2 1th day of Februa
ry, 1875 at 10 o'clock X. M. whtn all parties
interested will be afforded opportunity to
make such showing ait they m.-.y desire.
OWEN WADE, R oister
n3D:w4 HENRY WARREN. Receiver.
Adm in ilrator Xotire.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the undersigned has been appointed by
the County Court of the State of Or
gon for Washington l'onnty,adiuinstrator 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 miles northwest
of Gaston in Washington Couniy, Oregon,
within six months from the date ;f this no
tice, and all persons indebted to said estate
will make immediate payment of the same.
ISAAC CHRISM AN.
Gaston. Dec, lftth 1874. n:W:w4
Notice of Final Scltlcmcii .
NOTICE IS IIEI1EIJY GIVEN THAT
I have filed in the County Court of the
State of Oregon for Washington County my
inuii t nit-nit in iu-i-oimi iih ;.iiuiiiiisira(or oi i
the estate of T. (. Nayloi, deceased. All
lersons interested fn said estate ar lurebj
notified thnt Thursdsiy, the 7th day of Jan
uary, a. n. lH7-", naslit-en ajijioiiitt d by said
court for the final hearing an 1 Settlement
of said estate. JOHN E. GLEASON,
rVoticc of Final Nettle lEiesit.
NOTICE IS HEREI1Y GIVEN THAT
the undersigned has tiled in the Coun
ty Court of the State of Oregon for Wash
ington County, his final account as Admin
istrater of the estate of George W. Davis
deceased. All persons interested in said
estate ar- hereby notified that Thursday
January 7th, 1875, has been appointed by
said Court, for the final sttlement of said
Mr. Farmer, Granger, and all the r st o
Over thegood news vihich in fact every
lmdy is anxious to hear. Why of course,
come right to Ilillsboro, mid look for the
new store, Kellogg's place and set the cheap
good tuat arc s(ll tliere. It is enough to
make any body smile. The Goods wire
carefully sel-eted and of 'reat varii t'.
i 'ash paid for ides, Wool, Furs and al
kinds of produce.
KAHN k FRIEDENRICII
TIIOS. 13. IIU31PHREYS.
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LEGAL papers drawn and collections
made. Business entrusted to his care at
tended to prcmptly.
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Brethren lu ol standing urc invited to
By order N. G.
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MEETS AT ITS HALL EVERY SAT
urday evening, at 0 o'clock. All
members of the Order in good standing are
cordially invited to attend.
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The Largest Stock on the Coast,
S. W. Corner of First and Morrison streets
PORTLAND OREGON. n42 ly
Carpenter cto O To
Smith, Kane & Co.
articular attention given to house-build
ing ana framing.
Wm A?lcC READY
FOREST GROVE OREGON.
mff ANUPACTUIiER AND DEALEll IN
all kinds of
SADDLES, BRIDLESWHIFS & Lash
Kepairingromptly attended to. nl3;2
New Light en the Mormon Question
A True History of the Horrible
Massacre at Mountain Meadow.
Salt Lake City, Not. 8, 1874.
You have no doubt, already been
advised by telegraph of the arrest of
man by the name John D. Lee in
Cedar City, Beaver county, on the
charge or having been the leader in
the horriblo Mountain Meadow mas
sacre, the circumstances regarding
which, the readers of the Ierald not,
perrtaps, being familiar with, I will
Narrative of the Massacre.
"William H. Rogers, a government
agent, crossed the plains with Gen.
Sidney Johnson's army in 1857, in
charge of the treasure train. 1'ogers
heard of the terrible massacre at
Mountain Meadow on hiswav across
the plains. It was reported that the
emigrants wero murdered by In
dians. These emigrants were
white men, Amerie m citizens of Ar
kansas. Gen. Albert S. Johnson's
army unable to reach Salt Lalco
City in season, was obliged to
en-catap at Fort Bridger for tho
winter of 18.17. In the spring of '58,
however the army marched into the
valley of the Great i'at Lake. On
npproacbil" the Yalh'V
met by peace commissioners, sent b
our governn ent, who had preceded
the army, and had seen tho great
prophet of the .Latter Day Saints.
Terms were made between General
Johnson and tho Mormon prophet,
to the tfii ct that the army hhould
not camp within fifty miles of any
Mormon settlement. Consequently
the army was stationed at what is
now canea "Uiit uanip rioyil, a
distance of 55 miles south west aid
from Salt Lake City. "While located
here information was receive in re
gard to the Mountain Meadow Mas
sacre, and the action of the govern
ment at "Washington appropi iating
$10,0C0 for tho recovery of the
children presumed to havo been
saved from the massacre and sup
posed to be in the hr.nds of the In
dians. Mr. Kogers, being appointed
Indian agent, was instructed, during
the summer of 1858, to proceed to
the scene of the massacre and rescue
the surviving children. Ho took a
company of cavalry, and left Camp
Floyd for Cedar CiJy, near the tcene
of the massacre. On arriving on the
ground he found the bones of a hun
dred and thirty human beings, men
women mid children. In gathering
the remains for burial ho discovered
that a large number of the murdered
persons had been shot through the
head the ball entering the back
part of the head and coming out at
the front. Tho wolves and coyotes
had eaten the flesh from tho bones. A
two bushel basket of women's hair
that was strewn around among the
sage brush, was gathered up by Mr.
Rogers. It might here bo stated
th.it Mountain Meadow is situated
twelve miles from Cedar City, and
the same distance from a temple of
the Later Day Saints.
The Character of the fthssasred Em
igrants. It appears that in 1840, upon the
exeitem cut created by tho gold dis
coveries in California, several pio
neers of Arkansas went to California
in search of the precious metal.Ther
weie very successful. In the fall
of 1850, with their large accumula
ted gains, they returned to Arkansas j
for the purpose of taking their fami
lies and some of their relatives to
settle in the new El Dorado, in which i
they had been so fortunate. Thev
purchased a large amount of blooded
stock, and fitted out a train of about
forty wagons. They numbered about
one hundred and forty-six men, wo
men and children. The' were
known to be a very wealthy train.
j In the spring of 1857, as we have
stated, they started across the plains.
On arriving at Salt Lake City they
were told by the Mormons that they
were too late to cross the Sierra Ne
vada mountains by the old emigrant
route. The Mormons assured them
that there was a
By going down through Southern
Utah, passing tluough Southern
Nevada, going over the range of the
mountains and coming out near Los
Angeles, Lower California. This
route the Mormons assured the emi
grants to bo practicable and infe.
Placing confidence in the reports
and statements of the Mormons, the
emigrants started by the southern
route. Passing down through the
Battlements of the Latter Day Saints
unmolested, they encamped at what
is known as
little narrow valley dividing the
hills and mountains on each side.
with a plentiful supply of grass and
water a beautiful place to camp.
Little did these emigrants think that
this beautiful spot would in a short
time be their sepulchre, the scene of
a bloody massacrethe worst massa
cre that we haTc ha 1 anv rccoid of
in tho history of the bloody deeds of
the savages upon the early defence
less American settlements. The
horrid story of the Indian murders
in Wvoming valley, which Campbell
so eloquently depicts, affords no
iMirnllol t.i tl.n lmf,d.,..r f ll.n.r.
emigrants at Mountain Meadow.
While encamped in this lovely spot
thev were attacked from behind the
adjoining hills by, ar; they supposed,
Indians. Several of tlieir number
were wounded. The pioneers, how
ever, being used to Indian warfare
and well skilled with the handlin
of the old Kentucky rifl e, wero able
to keep their assailants at long
T!.': , .i I
into a circle, forming a sort of no
tification. The wheels were sunken
down to their axletrees. Earthworks
were thrown up on the outside of
the wagons, making a temporary but
somewhat formidable defense. A
ditch was dug from the fortification
to a spring near at hand to enable
tho emigrants to reach water und-jr
cover. For five long days they were
able to sustain themselves here with
out any further loss in wounded or
killed. Their stock had been cap
tured and driven off early in the at
tack. On the sixtli day, early in the
morning, they discovered a large
Inxly of men coming up the road
from toward Cedar City. Xo firing
had been done that morning, and no
supposed Indians in sight. A white
flag was hoisted by the white men
approaching them, and these doomed
emigrants, believing the newcom
ers to be friends, dressed
A Beautiful Young Girl
In white and placed her outside the
fortification in token of friendship.
The presumed friends at once ap
proached. They wereMoriuons-Lat
ter-Dny Saints and headed by
John D. Lee,
The man just arrested for criminal
participation in tho masracro that
followed. A parley ensued. Lee
told the emigrants that there were
large numbers of Indians in the
hills; but if they (the emigrants)
would lay down their arms they
would protect them and take them
back to tho Mormon settlements,
they then being 300 miles southwest
from Salt Lake City and ucar the
Nevada line. After a long parley
the emigrants consented to the prop
osition of Lee. It may here be re
marked that these emigrants had
with them about
One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dol
lars in Gold,
Which they had procured by their
previous ventures in California. Lee
told them that if thev took their)
arms with tl'era the Indians were in
such great numbers that they would
massacre them. Plunder, said the
Mormon chief, was all the Indians
were after. The pioneers thereup
on laid down their arms, taking with
thcra such of their valuables as they
could conveniently carry, and con
sented to occompany tho Mormons
back to Cedar City twelve miles.
The emigrants marched out of their
fortifications in tho direction of the
above named place. The Mormons,
Headed by Lee,
Fell directly in their rear. At this
time not an Indian was in sight, and
200 yards from the wagons of tho
enii. rants was inaugurated the scene
Lee and his party commenced fir
ing upon the emigrants, shooting
several of the most prominent men
through the head on tho first fire.
The emigrants being entirely un
armed, the slaughter was an easy
task. After all the men and most
of the women had been killed, a
young lady oi eighteen summers
Kprang forward, and clasping her
hands, fell upon her knees in front
Lee, begged him to
Spare Her Life.
She rose and clasped him around
the neck declaring to him that she
had a lover in California to wl o ;i
alio owed her life; that she was en
gaged to marry him on her arrival
there. Lee, after hearing her pitiful
story, took her aside, ravished her,
and then with his knife
Cut Her Threat,
j Leaving her 1 o ly on tho oi to be
! Catefl b.V WolvCM.
Sixteen Innocent Children
Were saved from the general ma;st
ere. Two of the number were sev
en year old, the 1 alanco between
one and five vears (,f ago.
To Return to Mr. Rogers' Statement.
After Mr. Roger., tho Indian
W nt' ":m "l,I,tMl ""c Ul UiU
emigrant U" hnd been left to
bleach within twelve miles of the
L 1 - 1 I 1 t
Mormon temple, he returned to Ce
dar Citv and found tho children in
the hands of tho Mormons, Lee
having two of the number. Tin
From tho agent for taking care of
the children. Up to this tinio the
world supposed the emigrants were
Nurdered by the Indians,
Rut the subsequent relation will
show how far tho savago Indians
were reallv connected with the af
fair. Mr. Rogers gathered the children
together, refusing to pa the ransom
demanded for their release by the
Mormons. After he had tho child
ren in his camp, near the Mormon
settlement at Cedar Citv, two of
them, then about eight yeojs of age,
told Mr. Rogers that Lee and the
Murdered their Parents.
Of course Mr. Rogers was aston
ished at this, the first information he
had received of the real authors of
the diabolical massacre. Ho pur
sued his investigations among the
children, and their testimony was
corrobor; tive of the intelligence he
had previously obtained. It should
be here stated that two Mormons
came to the tent of Mr. Rogers at
midnight, about this time, and told
him that their
Hearts were Pressed with Grief.
If he (tho agent) would spare their
lives they would give him a true his
tory of tho an ful massacre, Rogers
told them to proceed and open their
hearts. These two Mormons (tho
names of them Mr. Rogers docs not
recall) told him they were summoned
by John D. Lee, the then comman
der of the Xauvoo Legion at Cedar
City, to apppear in
Painted, with long hair, fully to rep
resent the native savage, prepared
to go to Mountain Meadow. Tho
Mormons attacked tho train of emi
grants in the disguiso of Indians.
Lee, finding that the emigrants were
too strongly fortified, after five days'
siege, retired back and dressed in
citizens' clothes, and as we have de
scribed, decoyed the emigrants into
a surrender of their arms. This
statement wos made in full to Mr.
Rogers by tho two Mormons we have
referred to, thus corroborating fully
the statements made by the rescued
children. Furthermore, they stated
that the blooded stock and wagons
of the emigrants were taken back to
Cedar City to tho Mormon tithing
establishment, and tbero sold at pub
lic auction for tho benefit of tho
There will come a weary day,
When over taxed ut length.
Roth hope and love beneath
The weight five way.
Then with a statue's smile,
A Ktatuo'g strength.
Stands the meek sister,
Patience, nothing loth,
And, uncomplaining, does
The work of both. CitUrUhjr,
A French Report of the Scandal.
This is tho v ay a Frenchman re
ported tho tcandal: "Ono Grand
Ecclesiastical Scandal. Great ex
citement in Now York aud Brooklyn,
Three Clergymen in moosh Troob
le. Moin.Moultong, Tilting Beech
arc, havo ono grand controverseo,
Mons. Moulting is zo pastor of zo
Pleeinoz shurch of New York, dis
coveio l by Columbus, Ohio, in 1492.
Mons. Moultong is accused of tak
ing y.o improparo libcrteo wiz zo wifo
of Theodore Bcthare, who is Mrs.
Haiiett Beechaie St we, zo mozaro
of Onklo Tom, zo blind pianist.
Beccharo also is accused of zo im
proparo libcrteo wiz Mrs. Tiltong,
daughter of Susan B, Anthony, zo
sistarc"of Mark Anthony, Who was
make love wiz Cleopatra. Mons.
Tiltong have caused zo scparashong
of Mons. Bcecl are rnd his vifo. Sho
resides in zee secty of Brooklyn,
while ho has mooved into Elizabeth,
New Jersee. Zo congrcgashong of
zo Pleemoz Rock shurch vill not per
mit Mons. Moultong to preesh lon
ger from zat pool pee t; Zo greatest
excitement prevails." Our French
friend appears to understand this
matter as clearly as though he had a
statement to make.
A Lesson id Adjectives.
"Well, my son, you havo got into
grammar, havo you?" said a proud
firo to his thickest chip the other
night. "Let mo hear you comparo
Chip All right, dad. Littleness,
least; big, bigger, beast; mow,moro,
Proud Sire Hold on, sir; that's
not right; you ,
Chip Toe, tore, toast; snow
snore, snout; go, gore, gout; row,
Proud Sire - Stop, I eay, thoso
Chip Drink, drank, drunk jstink,
stank, stunk; chink, chank, chunk--
Proud Siro You informal littlo
fool! What in thunder
Chip Good, bettor, best; wood,
wetter, west; bad,wusser, worstjbile,
biler, bilcr-bust; sew, sower, soup;
pew, poor, pupouch; oh, geminy,
Tho outraged parent had broketi
into tho recitation with a bootjack.
Tlie Sacramento Union.
The Portland Rulletin has boon '
laboring to create the impression
that the Sacramento Union on ac
couut of its independence hag lost
its influence and support and is ob
liged to sell out auction from sheer
necessity. Hero in what tho 6'. F,
Jlullrfiii says about it:
Tho Union has got its inutcles well
Bet. It has grown up in tho midst
of opposing influences. It has been,
standing faco to face with tho most
powerful moneyed corporation in the
land. It has rebuked it, humbled
it, defeated it before tho people over .
and oyer again. It has bsen forced
to striko savogely and almost frirglo- .
handt'd;fbut it has drawn tho blood '
and tho imprecations of its powerful.'
adversary. What it has done it 3:' y-y'
do again, Its prime value herecfUr
will be in its thorough independeuee ,
and its power to cope with t'ao most
formidable opposition which may
threaten tho prosperity of tho cons- .'
munity. ! With this clear field, it is '
not likely that the Union will stop .
down and out for swine timo to come.
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