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FRIDAY, JUNE 17. 1881.
An lMprtant Matter for
People of Waftjaiiigton
County to Decide. -
The County Court of Washington
Couatj have receired n petition of
nome of oar taxpayers praying that
the court buy a poor farm for the
paupers of the county and put the
paupers ou it. And the Court has
deferred a decision on the matter,
preferring to leave its decision to the
people, and the Court desire that
the people of the county shall sign
. the petition and remonstrance that
will be circulated for or against the
proposition ubetber or not the coun
ty shall bay a poor farm and care
for its paupers in that way. The
plan favored by the Court we believe
is to. buy a small farm of forty or
fifty acres of plow laud, to a cost
not to exceed $2,500, and to let the
rent of the farm and the keeping of
it by public contract. This plan is
better than to hire a superintendent
to manage the farm, as this would
open an office to be filled every tw.
years by favoritism.' Aad tbe Court
think it a cheaper and better plau
than that of letting the keeping ol
the paupers to the lowest bidder.
The latter plan they say will be more
expensive than the present one of
keeping the paupers by private indi
viduals. The cost of keeping the poor of
this county for the fiscal year 1879
'60 was $2,000.27 and for the 'year
ending June 1881, the coat is $1,.
C08.13,and Commissioner Buxton in
forms us that the cost for the pre
sent year will be somewhat less.
Even if the cost of keeping the
paupers by buying a far o and put
ting them upon it should be a little
, more we would prefer it to the
present mode of supporting them
The present mode gives some peopl
a chance to draw $20 or $30 a roon
from the county treasury to suppor
their kinfolks. There are instanced
in this county where families have!
thus been supported entirely by the!
county. This is both vicious and
aeaudalous and should not be en
couraged by a civilized community.
Another reason why we favor hav
fng a poor farnvis" that the couutjl
. will get tbebenefit of what work
v Ytia ntirwr ran nr atA ttt ier still
ft would kfep the paupers busy in
so far as they would be able to work
at ail. it is not supposed that tnef
would be able to work 'much, foi
then they should not be paupers
but many of them can do some ligh
work, and that would be better foil
them, while it would be better finanf
cially for the county. i
But it won't do to take the rose!
colored view that the proposed plan
of the Court or any other plan wil
make the keeping of the poor self
supporting. Tho people should examine this
question closely before signing peti
tion or remonstrance, for the Court
will act on the opinion of the major,
ity thus expressed at the July term.
See the advertisement of the Court
in another place.
Death of Gen. Joel Palmer.
Gen. Joel Palmer died at his home
in Dayton Yamhill county last
Thursday morning. He was one of
the early pioneers of the State, hav
ing come here in 1845. lie was
Superintendent of Indian affairs in
1856 and Quartermaster and Com
missary General during the Cayuse
war. In 1870 he was the Republican
candidate for Governor against Gov.
Grover. He was a mau much re
spected by all who knew him. This
makes' another break in the thin
ranks' of the Oregon pioneers.
: Important Decision.
Last week in Portland the jury in
the case of BXarshall & Co. ,(the ware
houseman who held the wheat that
was damaged by the flood last win
ter,) against the Bank of British Col
umbia returned a ver-lict in favor of
the bank. The decision means that
the bank did not have the care and
custody of the wheat and was not
responsible for its loss. Now the
qustion is narrowed down to the
warehousemen and the persons who
stored with tbem as to who shall suf
fer the damage. The farmers will
lose it of co one.
From the Boston Globe.
Jay Gould writes checks for $2,
400,000 on old scraps of letter pa
per and the banks pay them; but if
we should write a check for $24 ou
a sheet of Yelluni and plaster it tUI
over With revenue stamps ad gflt
eealev the nan who presented ibl
would be handed over to the pliee.u as pilot in navigating said vefel
There is something wrong in our sX that she was grounded on Sand
civilization. Where nro our bonebs?
Sale of the Narrow Gauge Rail
The Portland papers contain the
information of the sale of the Nar
row Gauge Railroads owned by the
Scotch Company to Henry illard,
who by this purchase, has complet
ed his monopoly of all steamboat,
steamship and railroad lines in Ore.
gen and Washington, including the
Northern Pacific Road.
This is indeed a monster monopo
ly, being greater even than the Cen
tral Pacific monopoly ot California;
and the people will have to organize
without regard to party to tesist the
greedy demands of these giant cor
porations. l Villard will undoubtedly increase
the rates of freight at all points in
the Willamette valley, iu fact we
learn that the screws are already
turned down a notch or two at all
points in this countv, thus reducing
j'stiil lower the present losing price
In selling out the interests of the
people the Scotch Company has act
ed in a very selfish and dishonora
ble manner. The last Legislature
granted to them valuable property
and franchises on the sole consider
alion of encouraging and establish
ing competing lines of railroad in
the Willamette valley. The people
at various points subscribed and
paid them large subsidies on the
same promise of having a competing
line of railroad. And now thev sell
out the wholo thing, withont even
providing for the completion of the
road to Portland through the South
Eastern part of this county where it
is already graded. The Scotch Com
pany has had it announced as a
lease to Villard for 9'J years,' but
it is a "sellout" in plain Euglish.
anuVtnat wituout any recant to the
rests of the public.
There has never been but one
man engaged in railroading in Ore
gon who has showu any devo
tion to the iuterests of the people
and that man is Joseph Gaston of
thin county. From the first he bus
been on the side of the people and
advocated the railroads more to de
velop the country than to make
money. For years be opposed Ben
Holladay's imposition ou the people
of this county, and fiually gave up
bis position in the company and a
grod salary to make a 6ght against
Holladay and secure the just righi
of Hillsboro and Forest Grove to
station privileges. And after build
ing the Narrow Gauge Road in Yam
hill, and after being sued, involved
and broken up by it, be could have
6old out to Vill.rd and made tweuty
thousand dollars, he being offered
that sum to turn the road over to
Villard instead of the Scotch Com
pany. But, Mr. Gaston faithfully
protected the interests of the farm
ers who had aided to construct the
Npad, aud turned it over to the
Scotch Company to be maintained
us an Iudepeudent line, and went
out without a peuuy for all his- time
and trouble aud several thousand
There are not many men who
would have sacrificed their own
chances for others, but this man
preferred to keep his pledge to the
people and maintain a good name
rather than "put money in bis pock
Implicit obedience to parents
although commendable in the ab
stract can be carried to an excess
and involve a person in serious diffi
culties, and Young America will do
well to notice a case in point. A
duv laborer iu Heilbroun Wurtein-
berg, who was laid up with a brokeu
leg, was charged with embezzlement,
aud was summoned to appear before
the magistrate. Overwhelmed with
the disgrace, perhaps unable to ex
culpate himself, he oidered his son
to bang him. The son, who was
also a day laborer obeyed bis fa
ther's w-sb, and carried him to the
house loft, where be buog him effec
tivelv from one of the beams. The
Court sentenced the son to impris
onment for three years and nine
The extraordinary tide of immi
gration still continues to flow to
wards America, and shows no 6igns
of ebbing. Ttie sanguine estimates
made at the beginning of the year
promise to be largely exceeded, the
indications now being that fully a
million immigrants will be landed
on our shores during the year 1881.
mot Voig was trua Dy jury in
Portland last week on a charge of
wrecking the Great Republic and ac-
quitted, though tbe jury asserted
that be waa guilty of misecnduct.
negligence or inattention to his d-
A ii Clectric Railway.
The new electric railway running
between Lichterfelde aud .CnJetten
hause, six miles from Berlin, had a
successful trial ou the 13tb inst.
The trial was made iu a simple tram
car, with an elecric battery entirely
concealed between the wheels. It
was conuected through the rails on
which it ran with the principal bat
tery Ht the station. The rails are
thirty-nine inches apart, and exactly
resemble those of the ordiuarv rail
road, the gauge being narrower.
The greatest speed obtained waa
eighteen English miles an hour.
Dr. Siemens has proved that, if
necessary, fir greater speed could
be obtained, but this was not allowed
by the German police authorities.
The officials hirdly know how to
deal with this wonderful invention.
They appeur afraid of it, tnd do not
know whether to place it under, the
Tramways or Railroads Act. For
the present they choose to consider it
as a simple horce car, and for public
use it will not be allowed to proceed
at more than nine miles au hour.
The railway was opened to the public
on Monday last.
FrlgtAfiil Casualty Should lie
Two passengers, James Walch, a
brakesman, and Miss Minnie Wells
a passenger, on thj up bound tium
for Walla Wulla, thoughtlessly stuck
their heads out of the car window
near Wallula, probably to see why
the cats were isluckiug their sp ed
come iu violent contact with the pro
jecting timber of a water tank, and
both whre fatally iujured. The
Company ought to be prosecuted for
manslaughter for placing .ueh dan
gerous obstructions along their track
At least they ought to be made pay
heavy damages for such culpable
Secretary Wimionj lias discovered
some rotteness iu his derailment.
C L. I'ituy cuatJtliju of the
treasury department, who does the
uuyiug of every thing needed iu the
treasury, iucludiug furniture, car
pets, soup, e.c, inleud of purchasing
hy contract from the lowest bidders,
hus bought from his friends without
making uuy contracts, paying them
whatever they asked, and payiug
them 30 to 50 per cent, higher than
the ruliur market price.aud Pitney
uas beeu allowed tbe ililTereuce paid
iu goods lor his owu use. He
has pursued this xysteiu of specula
tion for six years. A number ot
removals will result. A number of
ex-cabiuent officers are aid to have
profited by Piiueys opeiatiots.
The uv liquor law weut into
effect in Kansas ou May 1st, uiid the
reports from different sections of
the state indicate a more general ob
servance of it than was expected by
the most sanguine advocate of the
measure. Iu tue tinaller towns the
kuIoous have piactically all been
closed, an exception here ami there
being reported. Iu the cities aud
large villages t e saloous are all
kept open, aud lemoutde, soda
water, pop butiermtlk, aud nthei
mild beverages sold openly, witn a
little liquor, ou tbe sly. Iu Leaven
worth only inue of the 123 driukiug
places openly violated the law, and
tbesn will be closed by force aud tbe
The Mexican republic) has jut
paused tt law amendatory to its Con
stitution prohibiting any man not a
Mexican from Incoming a member
of the Mexican Coiigre-s. Yankee
immigration aud theprobable intro
duction of A met icon cupitul and
corporations into that country bus
aroused tbe lousy of the deceud
ants of tbe Mo'.itezumas aud they
purpose to prevent the Americaniza
tion of Mexico by precautionary
legislation. It wouM not be sur
prising if they would us a next step
deny the ri-jbt to vote to foreign
Roger' "Bird Eye View" gives
tbe correct spelling of 25,000 words,
20,000 synonyms aud 2,000 words of
similar pronunciation. It is a curi
ous sheet, but its arrangement makes
it extremely valuable for reference.
It is a dictionary, grammer and rhet
oric combined, aud is well worth the
twenty-five cents, which is tbe
charge made by the publisher L. H.
Rogers, 75 Maideu Lane, New Yo'k.
M. Whitlock found in tbe Cas
cades according to the Silverton Ap
peal, a thousand acres of mountain
balm. The leaves of this shrub are
much prized by chemists and a m r
up ! ade from tbe le. f is used by
consutnutives with verv beneficial
re8uUs. The perfume from this vast
of perfoujes tbe air for
m about. These balm shrubs
are resorted to Dv iurge 8wartIJ8 f
honev bees and the forest surroun.
di" woom lyv . ntrt nrHi
for bOBters. Oi.e man up there
recently got 100 pounds of honey
I from a single tree.
l'leaaant for Darsey.
Frotn the Xew york WorlJ.
It is not likely that Dorsey knew
when ht was writing his impudent
letter to the postmsstet general that
such evidence as ih-1 which now
reaches u from Oregon would so
soon be adduced against him. For
the statements made in the Oregon
dispatches are so poritivo and ho
circumMtantial that there will be no
doubt Hbout indictiug Dorey under
them for conspiracy to defraud the.
LOOK OUT FOR
sr.mii & sou s
FOREST GROVE, OREGON.
FURS ITU HE. CAIU'ETS. MAT I IX'f,
BEDDlWr. Hit L LPA PElt. CUR
TAILS. PICTURES; PICTURE-
Fit A ME. Ba II V-CA URIAH ES,
SPRIS'J-BEDS. AD TUIMS
THAT YOU ALL WAST TOO NUM
EROUS TO MESTIOS.
Al-jto pSrneral AnHOitment of Honse Furn
liy tlrin f 'til Painting done neatly, cheaply,
CAS iEUOXE COMPLETELY FROM
THE ES TA BLIS HMEMT AS ClIEA P
THE CHEAPEST AM AS GOOD
IF XOT BETTER Til AX THE
BEST IX THE COl'XTRY.
u a sirialty of this House and te have con
all Vy on hand all that can be desired in
this line to eis the living and Itfjitting
SMITH & SON.
Fortfct Grove, Oregon, Slay 14th, 1881.
- FOREST CnOVE, OR.f
Importer and Dealer
Agricultural Implements. Shelf and
Heavy Hardware, Stoves and Tin
ware, Mechanic' and Farmer's
Icels c! alikinds, Salem Pumps,
doors. Sash, Moldings, paints Oils
Glass, Lime, Plaster and Cement.
Constantly in Stock and for Sale
the J. I .Case, Garden City,
Moline, and Morrison Plows,
Rolling and Spring-tooth Har
rows, Sjlkey Hay-Rakes,
Champion Mowers and Reap-
prc t'lnnnrmar.k'c Harvester
witli both Wire and Twine
Also Axes. Saws. Hoes, Forks, Shov
els. Spades, Mattocks, Locks
Oiitts. Screws, Hinges, Castors,
Chains; Buggy, Hack and Team
Harness. Whips, Bridles, Spurs,
Collars Halter and Line4.
The Bain Wagon, Blanshard
Churn and Granite Ironware
Also the best and most complete
assortment of Pocket and
Table cutlery ever offered
in Washington County.
Als Nails Rope, Scythes Snathe. Grain
Cradle, Jte, kc.
I keep no Cheap John
! Goods, but I defy Com
petition in prices for the
quality of Goods Sold.
lr i . S -feU I
Mr. J. Boos, of the Forest Grove
Tin Shop, h bought a Stock of goods
known as the
TERRA COTTA CHIMNEY FLOE.
It in put up In joint lke store-piprj anJ
any man can put up 20 ret in 2 ltr. Tlte
co4 is only 73 cent a foot. Wtifht per foot
10 pounds. Xo damjer of Jire. Rain or
frost xciU not effect it. It w clean and tteat.
Call and examine Vit Terra Cott't flat.
I have a full line of Hardware,
Tinware, and Woodenware, all
of the best quality and pattern
1 bate a lar e varlft) of
f the latest and bent klnd tlie Center
Draft munr them.
Also Wooden and Force Pumps; Ma
chine and Kerosene Oil, and Paints.
I sell cheap for Cash or short Cred
its. John Boos.
FOREST GROVE. March 21, 1881.
llaa Jut received a larve and ex
celltritt 4ock of General Merch
For Men and Boys:
Hats and Caps:
Boots and Shoes.
Drug & Book Store.
Pine St. Forest Grove, -N
riIRE MIXES IXD LIQUORS,
fNBYBIt nAS CHARGE )F THK
Prescription Department. Precrip-
tiona carefully compounded at all bourn.
FOREST GRO VE, OREGOX,
LEADING DEALER Ifl
I ARIES' and ( EMS' FTRX
ISIIIMi GOODS and CLOTHING,
CLOAKO. OH AWLO,
OI-CS. DRESS COOD8.
BOOTS and MIORS.
TOnACCOBS and CIGARS.
Farmers' Produce Taken
AF!fr WA' TFI. Btar Pay. U k
Work. f"ady Enploront. r'awplrt '?
Ad4rM, t X.L. BT1 V, i9 Kaaaanttrt. New
THE CITV DnUG
Haw Wo reooTfl to II Wfbrnna'a
Large New Building, Corner 2d and
Wbf re under th mint:tunt of
Wil be found a full aHOftmot t Fr
Driiji, Toilet Articles. Book. Stationery,
fcnd till other article kept i Firat-CIana
Rf tail Drug Nud ltook Htorea,
Satisfaction is guaranteed In tke
Preparation of Private Recipes.
Coiitrat-tur and Builder, art our prW brfore
ending tw PortUn.l for Ptiuta, Oil, VrUk,
Zinc, Culur. in oil. etc.
FrGla cat to orHer.
fl. D. Onr good in future ar wurrAMt.
ed to be wbat we remwnt tbem to be, aud
bj careful ad4 rettpectfal attention to tbe
wisbea of .11, we trout we bIl "Cre Ibe
patwrage of tba people of HiHaboro aui
FILLER A MAVlOXALD
Mftutifvctorfr of and llr rt fn
OPEN & TOP BUGGIES,
Farm Wmroim, Plow, Harrow, etc. Spec
ia! attention aireu to all kind vt repairing,
Wood work, irorinj?. painting.
Our H'rk fVarreiuld
to Kir aatUfM-tion, and rl - that rnut W.
bistro on tti! Coaat. Hhop on Kh'u1 Klnt-I, b
twern Main and Waaliit'gtou, Hillbro, Ort-gon.
Main St We4 ol rme:i;ert SUre.
We wil! keep contautly on baud,
S UTS. aud
fflrWe will innka regular trip to ikwUrorr,
ou Tuendiy nnl S.ttunl.iy.
We h cheap a the cLeapeat, tor
CaL ii band.
THE UNDEKSIOXEP HAK FOll 8ALV
kevrrnl rami nixl i lurpe attMnit of nrx
elaHH, Buiiumf1 lnud, Ijiny in Wa.bin
ici. loiuity, Oregon.
Jontiiranta Miid otuer
(Wiring to pmi-IiuiM
wot Id do wtll to giv
me t iJl.
Now 14 tbe timo to
bomea ou ety
TIIOS. 1. lIt'.IIJlllKYS
IIillmboko. Jnue 2!th. IWth.
Mail pori Hove t 1 iK) o'clock' V,
51., Wtt 9 Jll o'clock A.M. I
Office not open on Kunditj.
MA11Y A. UIIOWX. P. M.
k S. DUDLEYTProprietor.
.2S mil '"a from riirrUe -
Havind jur'hil tlic Zobhia) Mill I am f)rr ard
o ajiake Xo. I flour, wlkirk I will a.-ll, or rirbangr
cr a beat. A rrfulareicbanK buaiueai la dou,
GHAS. H. PIO,
BOOTS and SHOES
Made anf llfpalreil
Ita .rfJM u ! iMfatrh.
Kbnp, nu Main Ht., en it o t Cave' Hard
Do not go to rortland to get jonr Una
tink-ring done, whf n yon can get it doua
an cbt-np mt f 'orneliax, n yon can there.
I hare all" Matt-rial arJ Macliinory nctTcatary
for doluii Bnr work ot all kind making ami repair
iag Wat-bra CtN ka, and all kinda of Jewelry.
Alt tfrk tfumrmtiterd tm 0ir arnrfa
C edar Pdoto.
We hare a lot of good cedur posts
oo band for sale. For further im
furmatioti inquire at thi office.
I will pay $100 reward for any informs
tion leading to tba arr?t of tba peraou or
prraona who at-t fir to mj Stora on tba
bitfbt of ily 20tb, 1881.
Uillaboro. May 30lb, Ml.
ERRORS OF YOUTH.
AntNTLtMAS wb auffi rrl f. r yt-ara from
9rv, IKBIUTT. fltKMATLBlt IHlCAY,
aud all th a. la of yootl.ful raxlBarrcHim. wUI
for th aak vf auaVric uuiuanltj. aend frr t all
who BMid H. Iha im lp ao4 dlrvc-tkia tut maktim
tba attople rruuctljr by wlK b b waa rur4. Mulffr.
rra wiaLing to iulit by the adirrrttwr'a t-i)rriiM.a
caa do an by addreantug in prrfett i'"BflilfBw,
I OHN B. OOPfcN. 4'i Cedar ft , .Ntw York.
I .It LT.
mlwmj Cum and navar diaap
moiata Tkaworli'i croat Pala
XlUvTr for XXam avnd Bai
Chr e;mlok aad rallabla.
Is not Narcotic. Children
grow Ait upon. Mother like,
and Physicians recommend
STORIA. It regulates tho
iovrl, cares Wind Col lev
allays Fevcrisnncss, and dc
WEI XE MEYER'S CA
TARflXX Car, m Conatitational
Astidot for tola torrifclo mala.
ajr, bjr Absorption. Tho moat
Iaaportmmt Disoorary aino Vao
iaatloau Otaor romodiea may
roXlaiT Catarrh., thia caret at
aay atas aaCoro Coaamavption
Causing Chills and Fovor
mittent and Typhoid Fovorsr
Dlliousneso, Llvor, Stomach,
and Kidney dlsordors, and
Ins the health and lives of
millions. Is driven out of tho
oy8tom. and radically curod
by the use of tho LION MA
LARIA AND LIVCn PAD and
CANCLIONIC DODY AMD
and only perfect treat
ment by the Absorption prin
ciple, Tho Plastors acting In
conjunction with tho Pad up
on the nerve centers and re
mote parts of the b-dy. In ab
sorbing and thoroughly rld
dinrrth system from MAL A
niALPOIOOM. The wholo treatment, PAD
DODY PLASTER and FOOT
PLA0TER9. all combined,
sold forGI.OO thecho.post
ered, and a posltivo euro;
nuarantood If worn accord
ing to directions. Rcmom
ber. Pad, Dody Plaster and
Foot Plasters, tho whole,
OI.OO. Oold by all druggists,
or mailed on rocwlpt of pr.co
TlitI LION MEDICINE CO.,
Champion Windmill Powerl
Tha Cheapr and moat imK
K.1tlve power in ilia woi Id
for FuniDlna water for alock.fYrrj
with pura, frewn water, ric.
All of our Mllla ar fully
warranted, and are cqunl to
any mill ia tho market In all
teftpecta. and auoerlor tn
very many. Wit Ii our print
ed !ntructMi.ftiiy onean
Jft them uk. Viet ar alao
Unufartuieii)f ihJ OricUt-
ai and ouly iKuuiua
with Poreet tin
d Iron C
dar. Tubi "arv.
trow IH to rin.
tb Boaa RlctUaS - I
,I1 I.t Cher - I
l ariiwralvi J
country. cnd for inaatratrd Catatogua.
Light Cstlng Made to Order.
rOTTELL 6 DOUGLAS WauieCan, XX
JOTFTT. Vawa fnr IVtra anit fllrla 1 1
Tminr atwt M ! I Ah KWIM.
VTNTHJN )nat atcttd tor thriii,
lav Butaa aaa I
Frat aad aVroIl Rawinr. Tumlnv.
atoriuf. milhaf.fJriudn a, follliiiig,
craw Cut tl nr. frira r 3 to
i aal 6cenf I. r lcOpsfftc
BOSS SICKLE GRINDER.'
Implo, Light and Strong.
Ko comnlicatpd Ocarlnr On
tnan can do tho wnrk of two, and
turnoulabetUf )oU. Tba winner
f Flrat Frrmlum whrrrvrr hl-
diito. nenn rnriiiii.traUidClrcular
and Kpcriar Iiiaronnta ta
Pawrll A PaaKlaa, Waaarfaa, (IU
t I11 mall iTrv) thrfrtr- for a tlmpl Vr.ni.
tiki. IULM that m tUMiva Tw. rllKCKU:,
PIMfLKM aud Hit ntn, kvlui( tin- akin ft ,
rlrar and liaiifiil ; , Imh iBatriirtlnita fr prndu.
I UK a luxuriant tmwthftf hair on a )l l d i r
iiKMitb fw. Arfdiwaa, lorloin a ;ir. atanat), Liu.
Vandelf Co., 6 Vikinaii HI., Iw York.
Tha adrrtlarr, bavin tx-rn prnnant-ntly f urnt
of th-t dread (llaraaa, C itiairnptl u, ty a al npln
remedy, ta anil mm toniak known to bla f-iiw.
aff"ira tha raraaa of rnra. To i.ll wbn dealrn it.
bo wU aend a i-nif of tbn ir-a'Htln iwrd. (fr
of rharw" I with th dirm-tluiia f r i parlim anl
iiatnii tba aama. wbkb th-y mill fla I a R-aa Ci
for CoMrMrr-m. Aitwma. ttu Mi:urria. kf .
Partroa wNbtiiK tha Hrfarrlntlon, will il-aa al
drraa. Kv. K. A. WILBOX, 1UI ivun ht., Willlwua.
burgh, New 'ork,