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HILL3BORO, "WASHINGTON COUNTY. OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1875.
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I aaraiity of god faith.
OFFICE In Hi"dor. in the old Court -Ilouse
building on the Public Square.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS. j
JOHN V1TE, M. 1..
rhyitcia?. and Surgeon
OH EG X.
fSptehii tt!;.i!; ire f t VKFORMI-
TIES: f7.v-YiC nexus.
' OFFICE Main street Hdlsborc. Or gun.
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Physician, Surgaon and Accoucheur.
OFFICE at the Drug Store.
RESIDENCE Three Blocks South of
Dm Str- nlrjl
WILSON BOWL11Y, 31. D.
t Phyri clan and Surgeon,
FCSC3T UR0VE, - - - CREU0X.
OFFICE--A his Residence,
Johason's Planing Mills.
W. II. SAYLOR, 31.
Physician and Surgeon
70HE3T 0R0VE. - - -
O PTICE At the Drug Store.
Jt KSIDBNCE CornerSecond Blocksouth
of tbs Drug Store. m22:ly
Q SO H. DCBHAM,
H. Y. THOMrsos.
f .Durham & Thompson,
J TTORXEYS-AT-LA W
No. 109 First Street,
C. A. BALL.
, BALL. A. STOTT,
A r T ORXEYS-AT-LA W,
No. C Dekum's Block,
Attorney -at -Law,
-J i ' fliUsboro. Washington Cotmty, Oregon.
fOfRf OATW'C. K. EILI.IN
Catlln t Killin,
A TTOKXEYS AND COUNSELOR
t Dekum's Building. First fctr- t,
t -..irih t ip6RTLAND, OREGON.
I , . JAUES TT1TIITCOMBE,
" VET Eli IN An Y.SUIiG EOX,
HILLSBORO, - - . OREGON.
t3T Will be at the Orepon Li very stables.
Corner of Morrison and
U. S. Land Office. 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 Tool, deceased, late wife of
said John Pool, alleging that a wrong ap
portionment has been made of the donation
land claim of said parties, as recited 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
apporttonuient of said claim, and that the
Strath half thereof W allotted to tha said
John Pool and the Noeth half to the heirs
at law of his lute wife, the said Jane Pool,
deceased, and the Mini petition having been
referred to this Office hearing.- xou are
hen liy noting that the case is set for hear
ing at this Offiee on the 24th day of Februa
ry, 1875 at 10 o'clock A. M. whtn all parti
l interested will be afforded opportunity to
make such showing as they may desire.
OWEN WADE, Rec-ister
n30:w4 HENRY WARREN. Receiver.
Adai iniftrator'a Xoti'V.
CE IS TIERERY GIVEN THAT
is uni rsij'neu nas ocen Hiioniieu ny
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County Court of the State of Or-
gon for Washington Couutj'.adtninstrator of j
the estate of Ransom P. laker, deceased.
All iersons having claims against said estate
will present the same with the proper
vouchers, at my farm two miles northwest
of Gaston in Washington Counjy, 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.
Gaston, Dec. IMth 1X74. n3::w4
Notice of Final Sett!emen .
"PATOTICE IS HEREUY GIVEN THAT
I have tiled in the County Court of the
State of Oregon for Washington Countj my
final settlement account as administrator of
the estate of T. G. Nayloi, deceased. All
persons interested fn said estate arc hereby
notified that Thursday, the 7th day of Jan
uary, a. d. 1875, nnsbeen appointed by naid
court for the fiual harini an 1 Settlement
of said estate. JOHN E. GLEASON.
Aotice of Final Settlement.
WJ'OTICEI.S IIERERY GIVEN THAT
X H the undersigned has filed in the Coun
ty Conrt of the State, of Oregon for Wash
ington County, his final account as Admin
istrster of the estate of George V. Davis
deceased. AH persons interested in said
estate ar hereby notified that Thursday
January 7th, 1875, has been appointed by
said Court, for the final sttlemeut of said
estate. JOSEPH DAVIS.
Mr. Fanner, Granger, and all the rst o
the livinjr ;
ISJiJOlCE RRJOICK !
Orer th-pd news which in fact every
b-dy is anxiii:n to hear. Why f course,
come rip'bt to Hulsboro, and look for the
u w store, Kellop-g's place and seethe cheap
$rond. that are sold there. It is enough to
make any body smile. The Goods were
carefully selected and of preat variety.
Cash paid for Mes, Wool, Furs and al
kinds of produce.
KAHN & FRIEDENRICH
TIKIS. I. IIIT31PIIKEVS.
NOTARY rURUCand COSVEYAXCER
LEGAL papers drawn and collections
made Business entrusted to his care at
tended to promptly.
OFFICE New Court UcrFe.
Montezuui:! Lode No. 0, I.
0. O. F.-Meeij eerv Wednes
day evening, at Masonic Hall, in
Brethren in good standing are iuvited to
By order G.
FOREST GROVE LODGE, Ho. 138,
EETS AT ITS HALL EVERY SAT
nrdav evening, at fi o'clock. All
member of the Order in good standing are
cord:a!'y invited to attend. ,
GEO. A. rEASE, PKOPBIETOB
The Largest Stock on the Coast,
S. W. Corner of First and Morrison streets
PORTLAND OREGON. n42 ly
Smith, Kane & Co.
"Carticnlar attention given to house-build
ing and framing.
ORE NT GROVE
FOREST GROVE OREGON.
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
all kinds of
SADDLES, BRIDLES, 7HLTS & Lash
W Repsirinjiprrmiptlv aHendcd to. n!3,-3
TO MRS E. MARSH.
Why do the beautiful fade away
And the loved onea of earth depart;
T leave a shadow dark and gray,
On our weary and breaking hearts?
Do thej the brighter angels make
That in earth life they were ao fair;
Can they the sweeter music wake
From the bright harps they linger there;
Or is it that on eaith they wear
The impress of that radiant sphere.
That marks them as belonging thera
And only lent to cheer ua her ?
Then cease our mourning hearts to grieve,
' That. our fairest onea are taken,
A Saviour's diadem to weave
I n the land where they shall waken.
A. A. C.
THE LOVER'S LEAP.
"The Lover's Leap' said I. as I
stood on the north shore of Corn
wall, looking up at a picturesque
headland a cons derable number of
feet above the sea's level, and hang
iug threateningly over itsfoamv sur
fa.ee, now there w-as a full tide. "A
name," I added, "decidedly original
"True," emphatically interrupted
the tall, handsome Cornish woman
bv inv feide, with whom I had been
conversing, and who had been
informant respecting the
the projection which I
"True? I repeated,
she was quite serious.
vou remember the origin of
"Perfectly. I was a c'lild at the
time; but it made such a commotion,
and was so often repeated, that it
would almost have impi eased a ba
by 'h memory. If you like, I'll tell
it you. It's become a legend here;
we relate it to most travelers who
care to listen."
Declaring nothing would please
me bettor, I put down my sketch
book, and theCornish woman and I,
seated on a boulder, the sea lapping
the beach a little distance off, she
began as follows:
"About thirty years ago, there
lived in the village yonder, where
you are staying, two brothers; they
wero twins, yet as unlike as the pea
is in calm and storm. It is supposed
that children so born, entertain a
strong affection for each other. In
that case, William and Richard Red
ruth were an exception. They were
ao utterly dissimilar in character,
that it it would have been impossi
ble to have been otherwise.
"Richard was a handsome, open,
generous-hearted, honest young fel
low, possessed of that energy and
steady application at work which is
the foundation of success. William
was dark haired, heavy browed, with
a restless, roving spirit, a quick tem
per, and fierce, vindictive nature.
Though also a fisher, he enrnrd lit
tle; for he never settled steadily to
it, but would start off in his boat
round the coast, and never be heard
of for days. When he returned, it
was with an empty craft, and a livid,
feverish face, as one who had met
and braved perils.
"Different in everything else, un
fortunately the brothers had one
strong liking in commonthis . was
their love for Margaret Semper, a
fisherman's daughter, the beauty of
the village, and oh! so gentle, kind
ly a disposition, that even William
Redruth wnsnn altered man in her
presence. He, as well as Richard
with others for that matter, but they
do not countstrove to win Margar
et Semper's favor. At last she made
her selection, and it was not difficult
to guess it. . Richard Redruth was
not only the handsomest and most
prosperous fisher in the village, but
just the one to cbtain the love of
such a girl as Margaret. It was to
him she gave her heart and hand.
"When the fact of their engage
ment became known, William Red
ruth and his boat abruptly disap
peared. Days passed; nothing was
heard of him, though one old fisher
man declared that, happening to go
to the beach late, for something he
had left infhia boat, he t' ere saw
the figure of a man rery like Wil
liam, creeping along the darkness pf
the rocks. He had called to him
when the shadow had instantly van
"The fisher ao stoutly affirmed
this, enlarging upon the gliding,
shadowy appearance, that many be
lieved William Redruth had put an
end to hit life, and that his spin
was haunting the place.
"Opinions on the point were di
vided, when a few mornings later,
the people in the, village were aston
ished to see Richard Redruth, who
had gone fishing early, returning
quickly and unexpectedly to land.
Upon his running his bo it on shore,
he explained that he had got tome
distance out to sea, when he discov
ered it was making water rapidly. He
endeavored to find where the leak
was sprung, but in vain, and with
the greatest difficulty, kept it under
while he lacked and made for the
village. On examining the boat with
the fishers, it was found in a most
unlikely place, while it was perfect
ly inaccessible to any one inside the
"How had it come?
"Richard Redruth looked very
j grave, but said nothing. The vil
lage, however, formed its own opin-
I m . a
ion, lor mere were some who
I membered to have heard "Willi im
j Redruth exclaim, "If ever Margaret
j Semper should choose my brother,
J befoie their wedding day, one or
' other shall be beneath the sod."
j "The flaw was mended, a fort
; night passed by, and nothing was
j seen of William Redruth, either his
i shadow or his ghost, to whichever the
Cornish mind tended. He was be-
j ginning, indeed,
to be forgotten,
owing to another
i garet and Richards approaching
wedding, the day of which had been
"As I have said, Richard Redruth
was one of the most well-to-do fish
ers in the place; yet each day he
worked harder and more untiringly
for he desired to be rich now for
Margare , and no wealth ho thought
too great for her. Daily his boat
was seen to quit the shore, and re
turn with its shining freight, as the
silver it was to bring the fearless
"Even on the eve of his marriage,
he made no difference.
" 'This is my last trip, Margaret,'
he raid, as she stood by him on the
beach. To-morrow you will be my
own little wife! It will be a
freight I shall bring to-night
"Fondly they embraced, never
dreaming how next they should
meet, though, when he bad gone,
nnd the day stole onward, a vague
dread came over Margaret a dread
for him. The holy joy of the com
ing morning so filled her heart, she
feared anything occurring that
should now part her and Richard.
"Noon passed, evening diew on,
and with it dark, threatening clouds,
presaging storm for hours piled it
the west began -is the sun set to
sweep up like a funeral pal! over the
heavens, while the leaden sea be
neath moaned as one in trouble.
"Eagerly, with anxious heart,
Margaret scanned the broad expanse
in search of Richard's boat. In
vain; the white specks which so fre
quently deceived her were but the
crests of the as yet small though an
gry waves. 'Why did he go to-day?'
she sighed 'why, on this, the eve
of our marriage? The hour has long
passed that he named for his return
Then she remembered the circum
stance ef that mysterious leak, and
her anxiety grew in intensity.
"At last,throwing a shawl around
her, she stole down unpreceived to
the shore. It seemed to bring her
nearer her lover, as already the
darkening evening was shuttiug the
sea from sight at the cottage.
"Apparently, the beach was de
serted by all save hersef , and with
restless spirit she walked along the
edge of the waters, her gaze fixed
sear ward, her ears keenly sensitive
to the gradually rising wind, and
other sound that declared a tempest
"Ignorant of the shadow which
had been dodging her steps for some
while, and was yet noiselessly follow
ing, she climbed the rock.
"Darker, darker, grew the eve
ning. The billows broko with a
louder sound; the wind wildy tossed
her loosened hair and shawl. Where
was Richard ?
"Anxiously she gazed out on the
storm crest, endeavoring to pierce
the gloom. She pressed her hand
over her eyes, then turning, pre
pared to look again, when with a
cry of startled alarm, she sprang
baek; for, standing by her side, his
dark features more threatening even
than the night, was William Red
" You fear me, Margaret, and
with good cause he said cooly. It
is long I have been waiting such an
opportunity.' Each step you have
taken I hnve followed, until you
reached this rock. 'Margaret Sem
per,' he added, turning toward her,
if you over leave it alive, it must be
after you have sworn to become my
"Trembling in every limb, but by
an effort assuming acalm, undaunted
bearing, I he young girl Lnswered,
'Arc you mad, William Redruth V
To-morrow is my wedding-day and
Richard's. Do yuu imagine even
the fear of death could make me
false to him?"
" 'Then here you perish! you nev
er shall be his never!
" 'This is folly, William, and un
like vou. What harm have vou ev
er received at my hands that you
treat me thus?'
" 'The greatest your rejection of
me for him.'
" 'A woman who can no more con
trol her heart than can a man,' she
answered. 'I loved Richard; I
would, if you would let me, love you
as a brother
,MBro tb or !' he interrupted,
fiercely; 'brother! yes; I will accept
that affection, Margaret Sempter,
but not from you as Richard Red
ruth's wife; never never!'
"The wild energy of his manner
augmented Iter nlarm, and passing
him, she strove to quit the rock; but
catching her wrist, he held her with
a grasp of iion.
" 'No !' ho said; 'I have sworn
"Sha shrieked aloud.
" Your cries are useless he re
marked; 'th winds and thee waves
are my allies. Scream as you may,
you cannot be heard!'
"Kneeling at his feet, yet in his
clasp, she prayed, implored, and en
treated. William Redruth had but
one answer 'Be mine, and you are
safe; if not, you die!'
"Oh, William, William!' she
wept, 'once you said you loved me
can you, then, treat me thus?'
"It is because I love you because
I will never see you hi The rejoined,
hoarsely. 'Look, Margaret, and re
fleet speedily, for the base of this
rock is already surrounded!'
"Looking around, she saw with hor
ror, his words were true : the waves,
with their dancing, mocking crests,
were on each side of her.
' 'Mercy, mercy!' she shrieked.
" 'For the last time, I ask you,
Margnret, will you renounce Rich
ard, and be mine?'
" 'No!' she answered, dropping
exhausted, despairing at his feet.
'Rather the cruel death with which
you threaten me
" 'It is no vain threat Margaret;
the death shall indeed be yours. A
few moments, and you will see
" 'There was a pause of some seconds-then,
befor ethe wretched girl,
half insensible from terror, divined
his intent, seizing both her hands, lie
lashed the wrists securely together
Afterwards, releasing her, he said,
'Farewell, Margaret; I failed with
Richard, but I cannot miss now. He
must wait long for his bride to-morrow
" 'William William Red
ruth!' she cried; 'dp uot leave ne
'But already hhd tprung into
the waters, and she was left on the
"It was a fenrfnl , time that fol
lowed, almost beyond description
certainly, enough to banish reason.
Margaret shrieked and prayad. The
Uproar of the elements ssnt her
words back upon herself, appearing
to mock her agony. These frantic
moments were interspersed by brief
intervals of calm, wherein the past
swept before her like a panorama.
"All the while the momenta slip
ped by, and the waves rose higher
and higher; at last, one dashed over
the rock, and did not retreat. It left
her feet in water; the rock was be
ginning to be covered.
"Wildly, despairingly, sha flung
out her arms, and prayed for succor
for mercy. Then, kneoling, help
"It was hard to die thus; made
harder by tbo knowledge that the
morrow was to have been made
"Fow the waves began to break
over her, threatening to hurl her
from tho rock. Madly sho strove to
cling to it, but her hands, so tired,
rendered her almost powerless. In
a few moments all must be. over.
"That idea gave her back strength,
aud, with n last effort, she shrieked
aloud in her agony, till the rocks
rang with her voice.
" 'Richard, Richard, aid me! Am
I to die thus, never again to see you?
"What was that.
"She sprang to her feet, every
pulse beating with hope, with joy. It
was a voice in reply ;it was Ricltird'a
voice, uttering her name.
"Once more it sounded. It came
from above; raising her face, sha
beheld, on the headland, the tall,
strong figure of her lover, outlined
against the dark, leaden sky.
"Her heart rank. Before he
could get round to the shore for his
boat, all would be over.
'Oh, Richard! dear BJi&srdT
she called; 'be comforted, fleeing
you, I can die happy! Farewell -farewell!'
"The figure had gone. Like an
arrow it had darted from the top of
the headland, and plunged into the
sea beneath. Margaret uttered a
scream of alarm, then hoped recol
lecting Richard Redruth was one cf
the best swimmers in Cora wall. Lore
now would make him strong.
''With difficulty, keeping her po
sition, each second covered by the
waves, she waited. The beating of
her heart was as the second-hand on
the dial of eternity. '
"Ah! what was that which struck
against her so heavily? It was , a
body that of William Redruth.
"With a scream of remorse, Mar
garet Semper fainted.
"Struggling through the surf,
Richard sprang to her relief, guided
by the lost cry. His arms were al
ready about her, as consciousness
departed, and with difficulty he bore
her safely to the shore.
"The weddiug did not take place
the next day, for Margaret Semper
was prostrated by a severe nervous
fever. "But it did take place a few
weeks later, and was one of the hap
piest and gayest in all Cornwall, de
spite the evil plots of William Red
ruth, as to whose fate therr was no
longer any mystery. In springing
from the rock, his head must bayo
struck violently against some hidden
boulder; for the next morning,
when the tide went j down, he was
found drowned, with a wound on
his temple, at the very foot of the
Was Methuselah Dbownd w th
Fuxd? In the fifth chapter and
twenty-fifth verse of (Genesis we find.
"Methuselah lived one hundred
and eighty -seven years and begat
Lamech' In the twenty-eighth
verse of the same chapUr ocatsa the
following: "Lamech lived one hun
dred and eigty-two years and begat
Noah." Now, it appear in the
seventh chapter of Genesis' that in
f he'six hundreth year of Noah's
lit the fountains of the great - deep
were broken up," ( etc Ilethusa
lath, it will b remembered, lived
OOears. Wa therefore r atk , did
this old man die a natural death, or
was he drowned in the flood? Add
the a1ov figures and see,