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HILLSBOKO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1875.
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AGENT AT RAN FRANCISCO L.P.Fish-
rooms 20 fc 2l.MerchanfsExchange
AGENTS AT NEW YORK CITY S. II.
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OFICF. In IlilisiHi. in tn oki i.ouri-
Hesse building on the Public Square
PROPESSTOXAL CARDS. i
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JOIIX VITE, M. D..
1 Plysicia-i and Surgeon
nr. fo it ui
TIKSi dU C1U10MC i icki:.
- Main strei t HillsW", Oreynn. ; n
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A.BAIIXY?M. D. !
Physician, Snrgaon arid Accoucheur
OFFICE at the Di n Store.
RESIDENCE -Threa Blocks South of
Dr-a 8tor. nlrjl
WILSON HOWLUV, 31. D.
rhjsielan and Surgeon,
FOR EST GROVE, ... - CRE(iO.
hnnea's Planing Mills.
W. SAY LOR, 31. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
703X3T GROVE,. - - - - OREGON
nirFTPTi At th Drncr Store.
RESIDENCE Corner Second Tdock south j
f th Drug Store. m2:ly
II. Y. THOMI'SOTi-
,' : Durham & Thompson,
"'J T TO RXE YS-AT-L A TI' ,
No. 109 First Street, '
TORTLAND, ------ OREfJON.
C. A. BILL.
A T T O R X K Y S - A T - L. A W,
"No. G Deliiim's Block,
. PORTLAND, CREGON.
, MptVK CATUTN. B. KI1XIN
Catlin it, Killin,
ATtfoitXEYS AXD COrXSELOR
- AT LAW.
Dekum's Bnildinp, First Street,
; PORTLAND. OREG ON.
T THOMAS H. TONGUE.
flilbjboro, Washington County, Oregon.
JAMES Vf ITHTCOMRE,
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HHX8BORO, - - . OREGON.!
Or MTill he at the Oregon Livery Rtale,
Corner' of Morrison nnd Fir Street-,
Terfland, every Fridsr.
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V. S. Land Office, Oregon City,
Oregon, Pccembtr 15th lb74-)
To John Pool find his assigns, and to
! whom it may concern. .
f A petition having been filed in tho Gen-
. frnI LnnJ 0ttlce ou the 1art of tne h(.tn ftt
Uw of Jane Pool, deceased, late wife of
said John Pool, alleyin" that a wronS an-
portionment Las been made of the donation
land claim of wud partien, an recited in cer-
tincute o. SslH. of this ounce. ocin; claim
i No. CO. and parts of sections 7 and 18 in
I Town 1. North Range 2 West, in Washing-
t ton County, Oregon: and asking for a re-
apportioimient of said claim and that the
South half thf rt-of be allotted to the said
I John Pool and the Noth half to the heirs
! t l w r.f hie l if wifi. tl, iiM Jiii Pr1
" t clftr?iHtl ft ml tin Kaiil ntitiuu hjivincr lrtrn
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herebr notified that the ease is set for hear-
ing at this Office on the 21th day of Februa-
ry, 1875 at 10 o'clock a. ir. when all parties
interested I will be afforded opportunity to
xuuive sucu ihnviii!; n tuev iiiwy uesire. i
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OWEN WADE, Register
na3;Tv4 HENRY WARREN. IL ceiv-r.
TSkTOTICE IS TIEREI1Y GIVEN THAT
f rSI the undersigned has been nimomtcd bv
the Countv Court of the State of Or
gon for Washington Coimty.aduiinstrator of
the estate of Ransom P. Raker, deceased.
All persons haviug claims : gainst said estate
will present the same with the proper
vouchers, at my fiirru two miles northwest
of Gaston in Washington Counjy, Oregon,
within six months: from the Autt: of this no.
tiee, nud all persons indebted fo said estate
will make immediate payment of the same.
Gaston, Dec. 18th 1S74. n3'.:wt
Notice of Final Sctrlcmcn .
TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
Uave lih d in the Countv Court of the I
State of Oregon for Washington County my
final settlement account as administrator of !
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noiineti mat rniirstiay, the Uay of Jan- j
uary, a. i. 1875, nasbeen appointed by said j
eiurt yc the final hearing imd KettK-mcut '
of said estate. JOHN E. (JLEASON, i
.otice of Final wctt Icilicut.
: iQkJt rriri. is liKiiF.itv fiivr.v tit it
the nndersiirnel has filed in the Coun-
tv Co-.iit of the Kt it. of C)rL.nn f.T- W wK
mgrou Cunty, his final account as Admin
istnuYr of the estate of George W. Davis
deceased. All persons interested in said
estate are heroby notified that Thnrstlny
J:nuarj' 7th. ls'7r, has been appointed bv
said Court, for th- fin d sttlenient f snid
f . inv:viri nine
SOTAP.V VVJiLICawl CO.WEYASVEU I
IIVMT .! .1 i, .. I
te. Husiuess entrtistt .'. t. l-it .ire nt-
tended to pre mptlv
OFFICE -New Court HortM
v "NiC O . (). F. -Meets every Wedni s
" '.vTitV day evening, at Masonic Hall, in
IIr thren in good standing are invited to
ly order N. G.
FOREST GROVE LODGE, No. 136,
MEETS AT ITS HALL EVERY SAT
urdr.y evening, at C o'clock.. All
members of the Order in good standing are
cordially invited to attend.
CEO. A. TEASE, PROrEIETOB
The Largest Stock on the Coast,
j S. W. Corner of First and Morrison streets j
PORTLAND OREGON, n-12 ly
OctX3TPOX3L-tpxr c&CalD j
Smith, Kane &. Co.
articular attention tfven to house-build !
iug and framing.
) R"T OROVE
Wm A cC READY
lJJmX. all kinds of 1
IX -A- H. IN" BDf3f j
i SADDLES. BRIDLES, WHIPS & Lash '
1 I- Jlepninngprompuy wwnaeu w. ;
J. L. THOMAD,
BLW KSM1TII A.D JUCULMST.
AT Hay's old stand. Agricultural imple"
nients' repaired with neatness and des
pateh by an experienced workinaa. Black
smithing of all kinds, borso-shpoercg 4one
with despatch. All kinds of work done t ftj
shop. A few cash customers wanted daily
M'e are always on hand to wait on customer
L. THOMAS, Min t , Ilillsboro
Written for tho IxDtrmrDiXT.
THE COMIXG DAWS.
The morning dawns and glows like fir?.
Illumining the brightening E&at,
And Glory gilds the sacred spire
i Where dwells the altar and the priest.
j The three-fold flock that Jacob saw
j g. j, jriuk at Xahor's nnsea'ed well.
, rr.ivincr Aftu .uA oni.:.n
Une reecl, une Cbarcb.
j Christian and Jew: alike await
M"7 t couiiujj r,
i ho comes to change earth's gloomy state
j According to His sacred Word.
The 8uereJ dt of onr GoJ
j T , .
unlem, a mourning dore,
i Shall shine in dazzling liuht abroad.
tu . i i t
TtTf w?U ti T.Vsr9si
, " mmvs mm swnis w v
! Aaott DMl tae tuc9 ox ino Pasl
i The Cross, th 8reptre David's Home!
j The Ark, whose sacred treasures vast
The holy Tribes shall dwell in peace:
K:irth shilU heT bounteous harvests yield.
j Abundant in her rich iucroase,
And llouers adown tho fruitful field.
i AUo lnUe! OI 1-raeI' ali wrca.
Shall rest in Jacob's ancient fold;
On David's throne sit David's Lord,
Like blest Uelchisedec of old.
Tho vista of the coming years.
Though darkened by the groaning earth.
Nature awaits, through all the coming years,
j The coming of her Second Rirth.
W. N. Goodeix
AN ,LLP.0IS FEUD.
County Families Killing One
i A uarrel F'een Bushels of Corn
. aOfft B S 0 J IIIML
and What has Followed Within a
Year the Whole County Taking
Sides, and Nobody Safe.
j Cairo, 111.. December 1C.-A ven -
detta.theimrallelof rhich the his -
ton of Illinois does not furnish, has
progressing in ilhamson
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year, rews receivea nero last
ht give information of the at-
mpted assassination of the latest
: v.Vti'ni nlm iu tlio-fotitb nr ttroltb nn
the record of the feud.
Something more than a year ago
a disijute occurred letween two fam-
i r ii.. i ii.. ;
UIU8' ner mo oneH niui tnu (
!R.illitir nvr H f nipnsnrpmpiit nf
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i irftecn bushels of corn, rrora this !
1 (hsnute came a fight in whichbisnev, .
it it said, introduced a shovel as an
effective weapon. The Bulliners
were driven from the harvest-field,
but soon camo back armed with
guns. Sisney ran, was shot through
the leg, and fell. The attacking
party, supposing' they had finished
him, withdrew. Sisney, however,
got well and brought suit against the
i Bulliners. The suit was iudecisvie,
i and from it came another fight. One
Sunday after church Sisney, rein
forced by the Itussels and Hender
cugaged the Bulliners, Cranes, and
Hiuchcliffs. Clubs, stones, and
knives were freely used, and the
battle lasted an hour. No one was
killed in the encounter, but Sisney
and one of his sons were terribly
beaten. This increased the hostili-
J aml intensity which death only
J could satisfy.
Soon after this Old Man Bulliner
was riding along the country road
from Catersville to Carbondale,whcn,
from a little clump of bushes in a
j rail-fence, came a volley. The old
man was tftken UP almost riddled j
j with buckshot, and carr.ed home, j
where he died in a few hours.
The next victim was Old ManHcn- j
dei son, his death occurring a few j
; weeks later. He was standing
! his own yard, in front of the house
W'hprft tllf nSK:lsira firml f rnm lio
droppetl ana expired without a word.
If my memory serves me, this also
occurred one Sunday afternoon.
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I those interested worked up by these !
quickly successive murders, and so
great was the terrorism inspired
throughout that section of William
son County, that barely a ghost of
an effort was made to detect the per
petrators of the crimes. One had
been killed on each side, but there
were left large families of boys, each
with its friends and supporters. The
third victim was a Bulliner, one of
the old man's boys. He was talk
ing along the country rond, and Lis
aunt, an aged lady, was a few rods
in advance of him. Oue shot from
the bush killed the young man, and
a second rendered the old lady a
j help'ess cripple.
The next man to go down was a
farmer named Ditmore, whose on y
connection with the feud lay in tne
fact that he had seen the old man
Henderson killed in the dooryard,
and was relied on as the principle
witness for br'nging the assassin to
justice. One of the HinchclifTH
went next. Ho was riding to
wards town when a volley from the
brush killed him on his horse. This
was about two moutns ago. It was
now t'-e turn of tho Bulliners to kill
and the events of the past week have
shown that ther are not to be the
first to cease this terrible work.
j Last Saturday night, as my in-
formant tells me, a man crept up to
within gun-shot range of the house
ol William Sisney. the lately elected
bhomrof Williamson County. It
was early in tho evening, and the
curtains had not been drawn. Sisney
sat near the supper table conversing
with a youug lad named Ifindman,
the son of a neighbor. The nssas
in discharged a double-barreled
I shot-gun, heavily loaded wilh bucl
hlot and sbigs. Sisney 's arm was
torn to peiccs and some of the load
lodged in his body, producing
fatally. Hindman was mortally
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jWwuMuuwu-,,. """(tcward the grand point of attrac
! only fourteen vears of age. Thir- ; . . ti nc,n ..i ,
t J . . . " 1 tion. lo accommodate those vi o
! Q buckshot had lodged in his
! bod. An Sunday
r ..i i i.4.
the assassin f
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field iu his
: BlUUKIII" Iffl..
The spirit of tho feud had even
entered into the late election, and
Sisney ivas put in nomination by the
i party opposed to the BullincM. He
( hud been elected, and it was sup-
tlbft l ljtio" ,ouId
vuhuik xiiiii iu uau uui uic uuwmi:i
on. Hut the expectation was
ni'mnnf urn f '- IictiM" liiil lint nil'
. 1 '
i:i1 ! A 1 1 1...1 :...!
icruci nut tuiu. a. iii-au uicii nun r
know every cow-path and trail iu
this section of the county. They do
their appointed work in ambush, and
then glide away to their homes until
their turn comes again to kill. There
is aterrible earnestness about the
feud, and the secrets of both sides
are sacredly kept. Month after
month the community is aroused by
the fact that another life has been
taken, and that is all. My inform
ant says the terrorism which prevails
can hardly be comprehended. No
body dares be seen with those known
to be allied with either side, and no
body dares appear to avoid either
party. 3Ien stay epiietly on their
farms and keep their fnmilies about
them. Thore is no society, and no
going out after night-fall.
Descent Of a Schooer down the RaoidS
and Plunging over the Precipice.
A correspondent of the Louisvil
t7ou.Wcr-Jour;iavwriting from Clarkf
ville, Tennessee, under dato of Do-j
cember 19th, sends the following de- j
scription of a remarkable scene wit-
uessed at tho falls nearly half a cen- j
The following copy of an old let
ter, dated Buffalo, New York, Sep
tember 9th, 1827 nearly fifty years
ago gives an account of the descent
of a vessel over Niagara Falls on the
8th of Sentember 1827. Probably
. , f Brvirin rr tritness
es of the scene, and, as it describes
an expriment which I believe has
never since been attempted, I have
transcribed it for the for the readers
of the Courier-Jo nrnal.
The letter !
is as follows:
As the exhibition of yesterday was
of a novel character, and has excited
much more interest than any one
could have anticipated when it was
first mentioned, you vrill doubtless
be anxious to learn tho particulars, j wero indulged, aa tbo Michigan, un-
and, to gratify your curosity, t will j guided by human agency, approach
endeavor to give you tho story in d- ed, heai on, tho first rapid or do
tail as much as possible. j Fc:nt, and apparently keeping tho
The scl-orner Michigan, us vou ' very courso that the most wkillful .
! have already learned from me, was
the largest on Lake Erie, and too
j large, in fact, to enter the various
If At i i i i
harbor on tho lake, aiid, beiug
bomevrbat decayed in her upper
wnrka. 1ia thmmlit affmrk fliA own.
er, Frazer, formerly of New York,
th&t she would answer the purpose
of testing the fate of a vessel that by
accident might approach too near
the stupendous cataract of Niagara,
nrwl olco ilirt tutu lit n ii i in n la 4b.
j might be caught in tho , frapids of
j these swift-rolliwg waters and car
j rioil over tin full
The proprietors of toe largo pub-
lie houses at the falls, on both sides
of tho river.and of stages und steam-
boats, made up a purso to purchase
the schooner, aware that they would
bo -a )V h(,
company which the
Id uttiact; and iu thi
calculation they were not deceived.
For several days previous to the
8th the stages came crowded, ph well
r.s t'ie cairal boats, so much so that
it wus difficult to find a coinevance
! to the falls; and such was tho inter-1 U 'IS dashed into a thousand peices. .
! est that 11 c descent was the only j 1 w nt below tl)0 full( immcdiatc
! topic of conveiKition among nil j lv tlUvV lho descent, and the river ox- .
classes. On Friday night, tho 7th,
wagons filled with countrv people
rattled through this town
aml on Saturdav morning Buffalo
, iudf KtemeJ U) movi iu a Jnas;.
couhl u()- fuu Q in carriaffeMf
five stc:i.llWts liai, mlvotisc,d to
leave here on Saturday morning, and
great numbers chose this convey
ance. They wore the Henry Clay,
Wiiliam Pciin, Pioneer, Niagara,
Chip; e vi, beiug all the steamboats
on Lake Erie, except tho Superior.
down the pirate schooner (as she
was termed,) the Michigan, which
scrvicfi she Dcrformcd. I took inv
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oassaire on tins boat, and we trot un-
I ilpr U'.iv liefove the others. ljassttd
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atin at Black Bock,
and about a mile below the rock took
in tow the vessel destined to make
the dreadful plunge. As soon as
wo got under way the scene became
interesting. The sun shone in full
splenduir, tho waters of the Erie
were placid, there being scarcely ft
a rutHo upon its surface, and a few
miles astern of 113 four steamer
crowded with passengers, and with
bands of music on board, were
plowing their way down the rapids
of Niagara. Our little boat towed
the Michigan as far as Yale's Land
ing, on tho British shore, within
three miles of the falls, wlmo she
anehoied; at this place the Chippe
wa landed her passengers, as well as
the "William Pcnn, and they were
conveyed thence in vehicles of all
descriptions. The other three steam
boats landed their passengers on tho
Three o'clock was tho hour ap
pointed to weigh anchor on the j
Michigan. The task of towing her
from Yale's Landing to tho rapids
I (and a most hazardous one it was) I"!! t the situation of aflairs wheu
lie j was intrusted to Capt. Bough, the j I"siiro you that I stopped nt Forts-
I oldest captain on the lake. With a 1 s.ythe'rt al)out 4 P- m- ftml WM unrt'
yawl and fivo oarsmen, of stout
hearts and stiong arms, the old cap-
tain got the schooner under way and
towed her until within half a luilo j
of tho tremendous
near as thev claro approac
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lestically on, while tho oarsmen ofi
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tho yawl hud to pull for their lives !
"L . .. . t . t. i, i 1
lo effect their own safety. Indeed,
such was the fear of tho hands, as I
have understood, that on approach
ing near tho rapids they cut the
tow-line beforo they bad received!
i .1,: .i i
orders from their commander. And'
now we npproach the interesting mo-
ments of the exhibition. ! The high j
grounds on both sides of the Ameri
can and British shores were lined
with people, having a full visw of
the rapids and of the approach of
tho vessel. And now it was that a
thousand fears and expectations
j navigator would have pursued, bar-
iug an American ensign flying from
I her bow-sprit, and tho British ; Jack
I V...I i-ii i nl . t t
displayed at her utern. She passed
the first rapid unhurt, still head on, ' ,
making a plunge, whipping a sea,
and rising from it in beautiful stile, ;
and ij her descent over the second,. -her
mafcts went by tho board, ni tho
same moment all'ording. those' who i
hud never witnessed a shipwreck ft -
specimen of tho sudden destruction
of Knars of a bip at nea in Case of a
j wrecic. Expectation of her fate wa
j now at tho highest. She swung-
oud and presented her broadsido
j to tho dashing and foaming waters,
j aml ftfter remaining stationary for a
i aonicnt or two, was, by its force,
wimg round stern foremost, and
having passed to tho third rapid, she
bilged, but carried her hull, appar
ently whole, between Glass Island
.and the British shoro to the Horso
Shoe, over which she was carried
i "tr," fomost, and launched into
I 11,0 nh' below. In her fall she
"iWd a singular appearanco from
Ltho thousands of tloating fragments,
i l,lor'' scarcely seen any two
hoards muled together and many of
her limbers were broken into atoms.
Such was eagerness of the multitude -present
to procure a piece of her that
before suuset ft great part of her was
carried away. I believe I have near
lected to inform you of tho animals
onboard. They consisted of a buf
falo from the Rocky mountains, thrco
bears from Green bay, and Grand
river, two foxes, a raccoon, n dog, a
cat and four geese. The fate of
theso you will probably wish to
learn. When the vessel was left to
her fate they were let loose on deck,
except tho buffalo, who was en
closed in a temporary pen. Two of
the bears left tho vessel shortly after'
she began to descend tho rapids,and
sw.un ashore, notwithstanding tho
rapidity of the current. On reach
ing tho British shore they were
taken. The buffalo was seen to pa s
over tho tails, but was not visiblo
afterwards. What became of tho
other animals is not known. Thoso
who had glasses could see one of
tho bears. climbing the mast as tho
vessel approached the rapids. Tho
foxes, etc., were also running up
and down, but nothing was scon of
them after the schooner passed over.
Two cf tho geeso were the only liv
ing things that passed over, and
they were taken up unhurt. Major
Frazer obtained one, and an En
glishmau purchased tho other for$2.
Respecting tho c figics, of which
there were Fcveral, tho only one I
saw below the falls was Gen. Andrew
Jackson, apparently uninjured,
throwing bis arms about and knock
ing his legs together in tho edd'es,
the only one of the crew that escaped
! iliihMit. I horn ten en nvnr TUl (Hill
l'lll? in attendance, and you may
ble to obtain even a cracker or a
'Anna of water. It was the same on
: tho American side.
When I was a bov there was but
' Ml il . i
comraues in our vniago on iuo wen
band of tho Mississippi river. That
. . ,
was to bo a steamboatman. no had
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transient nmbitiobs of other . aorta,
, . . . , . . ,
band of tho Mississippi river. That
was to bo a steamhoatuian. Wo hod
a cirens came tnd went it loft ua all
burring to become clowns; tho first
... ,, .
our section left us all suffering to try
that kind of life; now and then wo
had a hope that if wo lived and were
good, God would permit us to be pi
rates. Theso ambitions faded out,
each in it turn; but the ambition to
bo a steamboatman remained.-Mark
Ttcain, in the Atlantic,' .
Subcrilw for tho Isnrrr.XDEST,