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President Marsh of Pacific Uni
versity made an announcement from
the pulpit in the Methodist church
at this place two Sabbath s since
which surprised and pleased many.
He declared for the policy adopted
by a convention of Presbyterians and
Congregationalists last year in the
East that in town t too small ibr the
support of two churches that the two
denominations should unite, the de
nomination having the start in any
town or place to receive the support
of both. But the Doctor took even
broader and less sectarian ground
than than that Convention. He fav
ored the.support of any one of the
evangelical chuiches by all the
christians of tne place where two
churches would burden the commu
nity and starve the minister. He
did not believe it honorable for the
people in this country where wealth
is so evenly distributed anil every
body in good circumstances, to ask
ior funds from the East donated by
widows and orphans to support our
ministers. But where we divide up
the christian people into t o or
three churches in every little town
they instinctively look somewhere
else for a part of the means for the
support of their minister. He did
not advise the Congregationalists at
Hillsboro to unite with the Metho
dist church. He only expressed his
own individual opinion. He be
lieved that all the churches were
coming to the acceptance of Christ
for their Savior as the common ba
sis of their faith and fellowship. He
was done with sectarianism. He
hoped he would never think of such
small ness any more. i He never
would preach again to a denomina
tion, but to the people, and for
The Independent has already
gained an efficient corps of itemizers
in this county, and who gather us
the news in their neighborhoods be
cause they are alive and active and
take an interest in their county pa
per and the progress of their own
home institutions. Our correspon-t
dents atJBeaverton, Middleton.Glen
cce. The Grove, Dilley, Gaston.Cor
nelius, all have our heartfelt thanks
for their help.
Few men have the talent for gath
ering the neighborhood news and
picking the wheat out of the chaiT
and straw and sending tlo e'e xn
grains to the newspaper grisf-mill.
And fewer still is the number wh.
can write out thft items afer they
have gathered them, in a brief,
pointed and compact style. Of
course news items should not be bare
bones; they need some of the tlesh
of hnmor and wit upon them to make
Now we have gained these itemi
zers and we do not intend to let
them go if we can help it.
We are also under obligations to
all of our contributors for their pro
ductions and ask a continuance of
There is one clnss of people how
ever whose communication we in
vite the farmers. Our columns
are open to this class for the discus
sion of matters pertaining to their
work and interests.
Good for the State Not so "flood
for tlie County.
Sheriff Tozier, in collecting taxes
for this county finds that several es
tates have been doubly assessed.
Now the county will be considerably
loser by this. For every double as
sessment, the State collects a double
tax off of ths county while the latter
can collect tax on only ope assesss
taent. These double assessments
arise fr.wn the sal of property inethe
. county to parties who settle upon
the same, by non-residents, and , the
& a W m .
Assessor, not Knowing mat any
transfer has boen made, assesres the
property twice, nrst on tne premis
es when he is making his rounds.
and then from the books containing
, a list of non-residents to whom the
property was assessed the previous
Tear. Sheriff Tozier has found a
way by which to avoid - these vexa
tious double assessments, and that
, ! bv indicating anr transfers of
property made by non-residents, on
the books where their names occur.
Ages had the shock of elemental
Warfare rent the mountain chains and
Sand the ancient rocks, before thy waters,
Gathered from increasing mints and melting
Snows, rolled first where now they roll; be
Gods of time wrote here their hieroglyphs and
Scrawled upon these seamed and tjf lint red
The tally-scores of years in haste to pass.
Aeons and aeons ground to dust, blinding
'The road we came! Thou, O, many-voiced
ColumHa. seem'st of a later birth.
No echoes mad'st ikon here when light trst
The vail of earth. Yet dare we call thee
Or lay our hands upon the age which brought
Thee forth? The greedy sum of years tkat
Has flung aside, would like a pebble sink
Within thy depths and there remain.
Time, slumbering harily amid the ;
Dim monotony of primal times leaped !
To his feet when first thy flood began its
Course. 4 k L walks m'lYh stride
Unfold thy memories,
River; remembrances imprisoned in
Thy voice, and in thy noiseless breath, and
Thy restless haste, awaiting but the soul
To call them forth. Is not thy heary thrill
Resounding on these hoary walls as old
As they? Dost thou not chant the songs of
Tunes, and smite the harp-strings tuned ten
Years ago? Thus sang thy waves when tented
Tribes were wandering along thin? earlier
Bounds, and in thy present tone we catch the
Hum of feet, the click of horses' hoofs, the
Flap of tents blown by the wind. Still sang
Waves the same slow monotone when un
known Kings were warring here for brief dominion ;
Victors and vanquished thus have fought
While as a drop of amber folds some insect
In a crystal tomb, dost thou preserve for
Us the burden of their song. One chord, most
Solemn of them all, was snatched by thee
Solitude: for when the uncouth mastodons
Th;it slaked their thirst along thy tribuiftry
Streams, and all the monsters which of old
Brutal sway, had strewn their skeletons
The hills, when man, the last, the proudest,
Most brief, had dwindled down to nothing
ness, The Thought that brought thee forth ruled
Alone, and charged thy waves with thoughts
Oh, what floods of sound, what rainbow h'-ies,
Heights, immeasurable, what gleaming
Sights, sounds and sense are all commingled
How the sea-wind shrieks throuf h the nar
Reverberating on the naked bluffs!
The lost wail of centuries seeking bound
And finding none
The glinting light of
Sun or moon that shot past rugged battle
And then was treasured in the flood, now
Rises up again to drape the dizzy
Heights. Snow, mountains, darkness, and
Streams are but remembrances of older
Days. W only blot the dream. Or do the
Hills and waters know their ags? the moon
Stars know theirs? Does nature read her
Herself? In these unfolded memories.
We ever find our own. For what contains
The past but prophecies to come? Is not
The past itself the future's memory?
Tell us, river, if
Thou hast not been the worshpped deity
Of some unstoried race. For men ascend
By steps f rem god to god, and thou perhaps
Hast had thy turn, though superseded now,
The god ef sight and beauty, first, and then
The god of love and thought.
The warr'y Moloch thou hast been of many
A sacrifice. To propitiate thy
Wrath, mothers have fed thee on the livts -
Intrusted to thy care : maidens and the
Noblest youths, adorned with flower and
In sacrificial lovliness, have been
Consecrated to thy hand, and hushed on
Thy oozy bed still wait thy pard'ning voice,
As others wait in vain the voice of other
The pageant of the past
Fades out again, while life adjusts his load
And stumbles on. We leap the intervening
Gap of years and find ourselves still living
Where we were. And yet we still have double
Sight, and when the river sobs and moans in
Varied tones, and when the dusk obscures the
Ragged edges of these rock-castles of
Maiestie height, we see them crowned anew
with citadels, with huts and lonely tents,
And the steamboat on the rocking tide fades
Into some fantastic semblance to our dream.
W. D. Ltmas.
Forest Grove, Oregon.
The po2m ve published last week
and the two this week we think'a
gteat deal of. Dithe'a" is pure
and sweet she is always musical.
The other.by an anonymous writer,
and written many years ago when
the logical and more useful
prose of life had not enrcloped him.
has a sensitire and philosophic vein
characteristic of the writer. The
climax ia particularly fine. Wo no
ticed last week.
Subscribe for the XsvYtzyvrsi.
. lJv Ker. G. W. Roork. Feb. 24, 1873, at
the residence of S. A. Holcomb Esq., Mr.
Wayne W. Holcomb of West Union andMrs.
Christina WVA. Hansen, of Bethany, all
IIHsboro Lo4g . 17, I. 0. U. T-
meets at is nail in Hillsboro every Satur
day evening at 7 o'clock. All members of
the order iu good vending are cordially in
Tited to attend. By order W. C. T.
Ordinance No. 10.
The People of the Town or Forest Geove
do Okdais as follows;
That Ordinance No. 8 is hereby amended,
after the words, the covering board shall
be of yellow fir," to read, - not more than
eight inches nor less than five inches wide.
Passed Board Trustees January 2d, 185.
Ahio S Watt,
Pres. Board Trustees.
A. L. Johnson, Recorder.
Oli DIN A NCE NO. 1 1 .
A SnciAL Ocdinanck to BriLD Sidewalks
on Ceoab, Pise and Walnut streets.
The People or the Town otFobeft Gbove
do Obdain as follows:
Sic.l. Sidewalks shall be built in accord
ance with the provisions of ordinance No. 8
passed lioara oi irusiees auv. iu ion,
on frontage of Blocks and lots as named
and numbered in succeeding section.
Sec. 2. On north side of lot No. 2 in
Block No. 40 Owned by Thos. Roe and a--srssed
at $32.00; on north side of E. ' lot
No. 3 in block 40 owned by Thos. Roe anil
assessed nt $1G 0O; N. fide W. ; lot No. 3
in block No. 40, owned by N. R. Well as
sess dat $16.00; north side of lot No. 2
block No. 41 owned by F. Hubbard assessed
at $32 00; noi.h side of lot No. 3 block No.
41 owned by parties unknown, assessed at
$32 00; east side lot 1 t. 27 owned by T.
A. & P. U. assessed at $32 00; east side lot
No. 2, B. 27 owned by School Dist. No. 15,
assessed at $32 00; east side of lot No. 1, B.
No. 24 owned by W. H. Saylor, assessed at
$32 00; east Mde of lot 2, B. No. 24 owned
by Smith&Buiton assessed at32 00;east side
of lot 1. B. No. 5 owned by P.G. Buford as
sessed at $32.tM); east side f lot 2, IL No. 5
owned by IsaacMyesrand assessed at $32.00.
The following named and numbered lots
and parts of lots shall have bnilt on frontage
walks not less than six feet in width and
conform in other respects to Ordinance No.
8. East side of lot 1, in It. a, irt it. to J.
Campbell assessed at $16 00; and K. s?de of
same lot iJOJt. to W. D. Hoxter assessed at
$14 00; same lot east side 50ft. assessed to
W. II . Saylor at $14 00; on east ide of lots
No. Lfc'2 same block 110 ft. owned by Mary
J. Smith and assessed at $3 00; east sule
lot 2. same block. 50ft. owned by W. Carey
Clarke assessed at $14 00;eat side lot 2same
block 4C ft. owned by J. W. Robinson as
sessed at $14 00; east side lot 2 same block
23 ft. owned bv Pelt r Harper assessed at
7 00; East sule lot 2 s;i:iie Mock owned j
by W. L. Hudson assessed at
$10 ; south aide or lot 4 x l in uiocz z
Walker's addition 250ft. owned by I. u.
Smith and assessed at $73 00; south id? j
lot 1, B. 2 Walker's addition 150 ft. own. d i
N. Askir.s and nwssed at $42 00; j
east wde lot 1, block2 Walker's addition.
(this and the following maybe made not
less than four fer-t in width.) 100 feet
owned by N. Askin and assessed at $1C 0;
east side lot 1 15. 2 Walker's addition 50 ft.
owned by T. A. P. U. assessed at $8.00;
east side 'lots 1 2 in block 2. 550 ft. owned
by O. J. Lebo assef-sed at S40 00.
All of the above lots are situate in the
town of Forest Grove ceuntyof Washington
State of Oregon s described on the plat of
Sec, 3. If Within 150 days from the date
of this Ordinance the above assessments o -
any part thereof reran ut Unpaid then the
Recorder shall proceed ngairst surh lots in
manuer provided in section 4 of Ordinance
No. 9. The Street Commissioner snail te
governed in his duties and the owners shall
be entitled to the provisions of Sec. 5 in
said Ordinance o. it.
Passed Board of Tciistees Jam a, lS7o.
Ahio S. Watt.
Pres. Board Trustees.
A. I Johnson, Recorder.
Per Dav at home. Terms
3loSJUJf free. Address O. Stin
son x ro.. i'ortiani. 3iame,
ALL PERSONS INDEBTED TO THE
School Fund for Interest, are hereby
notified to pay np immediately, or the same
will be put in the handa of an Attorney, for
collection. By order of the Board,
fe26tf W. Simmons, Co. Treaa.
Has opened out a NEW STOCK OF
GOODS at the Post Office, where yon can
Ret the best of Groceries, Medicines. Sta
tionery, Fancy and Toilet articles, Tobac
coes. Cigars, etc., etc. Also the best of Liq
uors for medical use; all sold for Cah.
A. Y. BOY CIS.
Hillsboro, Feb. 19th. 1875. fePJ tf
THOS. D- HUMPHREYS.
NOTARY PUBLIC and CONVEYASCER
LEGAL papers drawn and collections
made. Business entrusted to hi care at
tended to promptly.
OFFICE New Court II use. r3: g
u. ii. CAViorro
Drug: and BookStore
LOR SALE CHEAP FOR CASH
Has tb largest stock of goads in the Grove,
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS,
FANCY ARTICLES, dc.
Family Groceries and ProTisIoax,
HARDWARE, CROCKERY Ae,, Ac
PRICES LOW as the LOWEST
Focet Cror Or. TSSor. tf 1873 i3ny :1
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ML'NN A- CO., 3 Park Riw, N. Y. Branch
Office, cor. F and 7th sts., Washington,
Farm For Sale.
Qjf ACRES OF GOOD LAND
OHVr alout two miles from Hillsboro.
There i ab'mt thirty-five acres of jood tim
ber ou the farm. the rest in prairie and brush
land, and very rich. The place i well wat
ered and there are od buildings and an
orchard on it. Apply to
.T. R. COItN'ELIU.v, or
n42:m3 A. C. GIDRS, Portland.
EU DRUG STORE,
MAIS STREET, UlLLSBOIiO.
Keep constantly on hand
PAJXTS, OJLS, GLASS. DRUGS
3JEDJCJNES and CJJEMJCALS
... A LARUE ASSORTMENT 01 . . .
SOAPS, SPONGES, PERFUMERY
dr. dc. tic.
Also a well selected stock of
CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
Pure WINES and LIQUORS, for
Medicinal purposes only.
Glass cut to any il desired.
Prtscriptions carefully eompoxindtd and aU
medicines vcarranitd genuint
J1UST03IEUS WISHING ANY
thing in my line will find any and all arti
cles usually found in first class Drug Stores,
and for sale LOW for cash.
Bev. S. tl. MARSH. V. D.. Presidett
and Professor of Intellectual and -Moral
Rer. HORACE LYMAN, A. M.f Profess
or of Rheonc and History.
G. U. COLLIER. A. M., Professor of the
J. W. MARSH. A. M. Frofessor of Latin
J. D. RORTt. A. M Principal of tne
Miss MARY A.RORINSON, Preceptress
Ret. THOMAS CONDON, A.M., Lectur
r on Geology.
Miss O. A. HASKELL. Taacber
ajrumental and Yceal Mni.
improved home shuttle.
Will Sen Heavy and L igh
Goods without Change o
LIGHT RUtfttlNC HOME S. IYI;
Manufacturo of this New Ma6!ifne Commenced 1873 Sold first VeiarOvtr
Especially adapted for manufacturlnglleavyCloth every Machine recommend!
ft (TRAVELING AGENTS.
75 cents per Dozen.
SEND TOR NEW PRICELIST AND CIRCULARS.
S. W. Morrison anVrd Y.:t ?i"Hil Omjr
FJLORENCE SEWING MACHINE
New Style and nw prices. I hav now for sale tho new styles nnd latest Improved Flr
enc Sowing waehine at REDUCED PRICES with eitra inducements to thos psyinf
CASH, and to persons who desire, we sell on tl installment plan- $10 down and, and $!
per month until the Machine is paid for, On f our new style feeds the work away from
th operator, so th:it w have now both a side nd h ick feed machine. Every Machine u
wirranted for ten years and no char;,' will bo add for repairing or keeping Maebines ia
ir order during that time. Every Florence Machine in Oregon kept in order free ef
cV-irjse. Call and vet them, or senj for cir . ar with cut and and price list. Machia
delivered in any part of the State or in Was 'u'ton Territory, at my own risk.
J. B LOvMXS. Aarsnt. 113 Third St.. ortland, Oregon.
w v li
THE ENTIRE LOT OP MACHINERY
IN THE FOREST (1ROVE PLAN
. . . .CON8I8TIN
One ten Horie Power En;
1 Planer and Match
24 inch Sm face
1 Saw Table
1 Mortising MacM
1 Frcc Pump.
1 Turn 8ns Lathe wlthTools,
50 feat Chaftl!& P Jlie,
rn nnn m.m BiinrinrfMoii'ilIni
50,000 lAlu aioitrtl.louainz
AT 25 per cent Below
- Customary Ftrg.
Machinery is new and f
and of first class make.
IN LOTS TO .SUIT,
ON VERY LIBERAL TERM5.
A. L. JOIINSOX.Forest Grove.
WD. HOXTER HAS SO MANY
customers at his store all the time
that he hat no tims to write an adrerise
nent. That is whstwa eall tmeiaa as. 39is
hf f j d
WillSew Heavy and Light
Goods withont Change oi
Needles for aU kinds of Sewing Hachtats
S. G. Skid more,
DRUGGIST AND AP0XHECAET,
AND DKAI-ta IN
Drug, Medicine. Cheroicala, and Fanej
Toilet Article. CP" Farmer and Phyt
cinusfrom the country will find oar stock of
medicine complete, warranted eeuuine.aa
I ""J.? .Hftli,y-
McKINNKY Si HOpKINSrjj
rjooT k MIOP.M AKI'KS. j
,vo,v, - - - - OrrgonA I
AU k5nd of rnMnm work mad 1-
from the lx t FrenchKlock.includ. U
Luli h. MikfceH and children hot.
! fir Repair; ng mutly Executed,
j work warranted.
INI LSROPiO HIGH SCHOOL
rWIHS INSTITUTION OF LEARNING
i now opder the
Illrortorslilp of School Ptit. So. T
I wl,n ft 'mi't Corp of teacher, rnplla
, .t ,.v time. For rartico-
Jar inquire of the Principal at the school
D. M. C.flAULT.
PROF. G. P. HE17ELL,
The popular Tenclarr of Iho '
Organ Piano Forte
W ILL visit HILLSBORO every
FRIDAY evening and remain over SATUR
DAY. All who wish to avail themelve of
his sVVE1iH.Ul induction on tha Organ
or i'iauo Forte, will meet him on
Saturday in JJillnltoro.
The public-hinging Class meets on FRIDAY
IMPROVE 10M FCBLTRY.
IT COSTS NO MORE TO KEEP GOOD
fowls than poor ones.
Cor, sixteenth it Castro sts.
SEASON OF 1875.
Eggo for Hatching
From the largt bt and best Fowls In tba
Carefully paclied and -warranted to earr
sifcly any distance. The yarietiet
Dark and Light Brahmas, Ruff aad Tart
ridge Cochins, White Leghorns, nou
dans, and White spangled Hamburg.
Black Spanish, White Dorkings, Golden
Tolands, Aylesbury Ducks, and Game.'
Sebright and Black African Bantams.
Bronze Turkeys the Finest colection on th
7-Send stamp for illustrated circular to
GEO. B. DAYLEY,
Importer and Dealer of Choice Poultr.Boz :
OoO, San Francisco,
Please state what ya saw this ad
X CHANCE FOR ETOirCODT.
WE RESPECTFULLY CALL THE',
attention of the people to the facti
that we hare concluded, oJl I our goods,,
for the next sixty days, AT COST; in order -to
make mmss far m new stock by spring. .
All those who want good bargains, had bst-.
tar eire us a call.
KA1IK k FBEIDSITMCH.
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