llillsboro Independent. D. W. BATH. Editor and Meter. TAKE NOTICE. Subscribers in Arrears. The postmaster general has is sued the following order, which went into effect January 1. It nnplie to all newspapers which circulate through the mails: A reasonable time will be al lowed publishers to secure re newals of subscriptions, but un less subscriptions are expressly renewed after the term for which they are paid, within the follow ing periods: Dailies, within three months; Weeklies, within one year; they shall not be counted in the legitimate list of subscribers, and copies mailed on account thereof shall not be accepted for mailing at the second class postage rate of one cent a pound, but may be class postage rate of one cent for each four ounces or fraction thereof, prepaid by stamps af fixed. The order means that subscrib ers to The Independent who are in arrears for one year or more must renew their subscriptions in order to enable us to continue sending their papers through the mails. Look at the date beside your name on your pajier and govern yoursel f accordingly. The Independent, Humphrey, of Washington, has introduced in the House a billau thorizing the marking of the Ore gon trail from the Missouri river to Pudget Sound with granite monuments. Mitchell is dead. Puter has been pardoned, Williamson has been given a new trial, M'Kinley is still on the run, and a whole lot of the other land fraud sharks are wearing broader smiles than a year ago. Isn't it about time for Heney to get busy? Mrs. Nancy Van Winkle, of Morris county, New Jersey, will on Sunday next celebrate her 100th birthday. She has never been outside of Morris county, never taAked through a telephone. never saw a trolley car or heard the chug-chug of an automobile. Attorney - General Bonaparte says that he cannot say if ex Congressman J. N. Williamson's trial could be commenced in time for V. J. Heney to handle it, but he declares no time will be lost by the government in taking up the case. Francis J. Heney has given out the following statement in reply ,to Senator Fulton's open letter asking for specific charges against him in regard to the Oregon land fraud cases: "When I made the accusation against the honesty and integrity of Senator Mitchell and Abraham Uuef, they took the same position that Senator Fulton now takes. All I have to say is that when I get good and ready, or when the proper time comes. I' shall give to the public the facts uiHin which I base my accusations against Senator Fill ton." Christian Si-huobcl of Oregon City, has been appointed United States district attorney vice W C. l.nstol, liretl. bchuebel is Senator Uourne's choice, but it is known that neither Congressmen Hawley or F.llis or Senator Ful ton favor the appointment. A Washington correspondent says of the appointment: "Ilourne has delivered the goods toSchue bcl and thus made good an elec tion promise. Fulton has virtu ally received another slap from Roosevelt. Heney has abandon ed P.ristol in the time of trouble. Warhorses of the republican party have been passed by for a man who was a populist and socialist Lawyers of long standing at the bar have been sidetracked for a man who has been admitted only a few years and has had but lim ited practice. These are some of the phases brought to light by apiHtintinent of Schuebel. There will be more as time progresses, but these enumerated are the most important at present They are the ones which are receiving the most attention on the street corners and in the law offices. Only a few years ago Schuebel was admitted to the bar. and then, through political pull, was elected justice of the peace for a term. Later he ran for office, but conditions had changed and he was defeated. His promotion over the heads of barristers of long standing also causes a feel ing of resentment among mem bers of the legal fraternity, who declare that he has not had the experience to equip him for the important duties of United States district attorney. Registration Books Open. County Clerk Godman opened the registry books last Monday and quite a large number of vot ers have already signed up. The following will be of interest to i our readers at this time: Registration opens January C; closes for the primaries. April 7. Primary election, April 17; reg istration reopens April 21. Closes for election, May 15; general election, June 1. Registration reopen September 20; closes for election, October 20. Presidential election Novem ber 5. Proceedings Under Initiative- Initiative petitions must have 74G5 signatures; initiative peti tions must be filed by January 31; arguments advocating measures must be filed by February 3; in itiative measures must be printed by the secretary of state by March 2: copies of measure must be mailed to voters by April 7; the secretary of state must make up the form of ballot by May 4. Primary Election Candidates for state and district offices, to be voted for in more than one county, and for circuit judges and district attorneys, must file with the secretary of state, at the time of beginning to circulate petitious, a copy of the petition for nominations, signed by him self, as evidence that the elector is a candidate for nomination by his party. The vote cast by a political party in each voting precinct for representative in congress at the last preceding general election is the basi3 on which the percentage for peti tions shall be counted, and need not exceed 1,000 signers. Petitions for nominations to be voted for in districts comprising more than one county must be signed by at least 2 per. cent of the electors residing in each of at least One-eighth -of the pre cincts in each of at least two counties in the district and need not exceed 500 signers. Petitions for nomination for of fices to be voted for in only one county, or district shall be filed with the county clerk not less than 15 days before the date of the primary election, Wednesday, April 1. The form of primary ballot must be certified to by the secretary of state by March 30. Canvass of votes for nomina tions for state and district offices must be made by May 3. Put all small pieces of soap in one of the little salt bags, sew it up and use as a dish cloth. From Beaverton. Reiuiar Correspondent. Some much needed street im provements are now being made on our city streets in the way of plank ing. The broken boards in the sidewalks have been replaced by new boards which will be very much appreciated by pedestrians. Mr. and Mrs. Blum, of Gaston, visited their daughter, Mrs. Wm. Tucker, Jr.. last week. V. H. Boyd, rural letter carrier from this place attended the county meeting of Rural Letter Carriers of Marion county at Woodburn last Sunday. Geo. Austin is now chief engi neer at the Beaverton flour mill. Mrs. V. B. Emmons is visiting her daughter at Ilarrisburg. Aunt Sally, from Tlgardviiie. Restilar Cormpomlt-nl. G. Kroner, who has been snfn-r, ing tn m a bilious attack lor the past three weeks, is on the men. I Mr. Kronner is still confined to lb nouse out lm friends are expecting a speedy recovery in the near fu ture. Albert Christian came out lam l-ruuy to spend a few davs with okl acquaintances ;n South R.-t,.l Ch.is. Young, who is down with a pretty severe case of inflamma tory rheumatism, after a partial re. covery, has taken a backset and his condition is becoming serious again. It is hoped that his case will not end seriously. Otto Knorr and family of near Aurora visited with the Steinhofl folks last week. Fred Eisner sprained his ankle pretty siverely lost Saturday eve ning while walking home from Sherwood. One of his companions secured a team and took Fred back to Sherwood for medical treatmeut. Fred will be unable to move about for a few weeks. H. Zwiener was neatly surprised by a crowd of his Smth Bend frieuds last Weduesday evening. The young folks enjoyed them selves by playing flinch and danc ing, while tae older touts entertain ed themselves in the best way suit ed to them. IidwarJ liothm and Arthur Sttinhoft finished music. Refreshments were served through out the evening. Supper was serv ed shortly after midnight when all, wishing Herman a Happy New Year, depaited for their various homes. Real Estate Transfers. Peeile tiled from Iircruibrr -''111 to De cember 3Ut, litO" : Louii Stark and wf to Frame T Iierrf 32 teres in tee 17 t 1 n i w aooo oo W K Vvtt and wf to V I. Cmly ritof bU 20 G "-'M W Charles K Potts to Auiiit Love- arm .'J af e 1 A ne 1 of 1 ec 15 t A it of see 11 tln5 100 00 Blanche McN Moore to John 1 Ireland r0 li.") ac res in sec 12 t 1 n 4 3SU1 111 Benjamin HinUell and wf to Moses Dillalwy lot 0, 10 All blk. 2 Northsi.le add lllllsboro I!00 00 rhihp II Porter et al to Mary Ann Martin pt of blk 2 Pur- dvs add Pillov U'iO 00 Mary A Martin to Philip 15 Por ter pt of Samuel Shepherd d I ctln-lw :WJ 00 W K Hollenheek and wf to K M IleiJul pt of sees 20 A 2S t 3 n "W '. (1000 00 Q II llog-e and wi to James In elis pt of blk 30 F (1 1200 00 John 11 Davis to tieo 11 Cham bers 40 acres in Amos (irillilh dlct22w 800 00 Jas J Punning and wf to Win F Belnxxl 10.07 acres la l li Dustin die tin I w W)7 00 Wm F lk'IlrooU and wf to W U Itegihter 25 a io I) II Dustin d let 1 n 1 w 2300 00 K D Curtis et al to II F Kirry pt ol Win Stokes d I c t 1 n 3 w. :;oo oo 10 oo 2250 00 Wm (i (iosslin et al to (ieo 1) Hauptmnn pt of sec !2 t 3 n 2 w and other lands Mary K Palmer et al to I. T Ker- brar.he pt of sec 4 t .1 n 3 w. . Elizabeth li Dunbar to A K Kobeits ptof W 11 Chut Held d let 1 i4 w 1 00 Concentrated lye in liquid form will remove dried paint from win dow panes. Advice to mothers: Don't let your children waste way. Keep them strong and healthy during the winter with Ilollistcr's Rocky Mouutain Tea. It is the greatest tonic for children. Pure and harm less, does the greatest good. 35c, tea oi tablets. Delta Drug Store. 1 When papering a room, remem ber that large patterns and dark colors will make it appear smaller, while a plain or striped paper, if a light hue will give an impression of increased sie. It Does the Business, li. Ii. Chamberlain of Clinton, Maine, says of Iiucklen's Arnica Salve: "It docs the business; I have used it for piles and it cured them; used it for ehapicd hands and itemed them; applied it on an old sore and it healed it without leaving a scar behind.'' 25c at the Delta drug store. Obituary. Dewitt Clinton Merrill, the young est of his father's family, was born at Carroltou, Carrol county, Mo., September 7, 1841, crossed the plains with his parents in 1S47, who first settled at Scio in I.inn county. In 1849 they went to the gold fields of California. In 1S50 they return ed to Oregon, then a territory, and settled 011 the Merrill, homestead, which has since been his home, a continued residence of 57 years. Ou April 30, 1872, he married Miss Mary li. Johnson, who survives him. Of his father's family of ele ven children, eight of whom came to Oregon, but one, Josiah Millard Merrill, ol Grovcl.iiul, Cal., are now alive. A brother's son, Charles P. .Merrill, resides nt Hood River. 1 lie remaining children of his sis ters families reside in Portland and vicinity. He w as 6 years old when he came to Oregon. Truly he may be numbered as one of its early pio neers. At 12:30 p. m., December 30, 1 907, on the homestead eight iuiics huuiueasi 01 llillsboro, he passed away, aged 66 years, 3 muimn ami 23 nays. An alfection ate husband, a kind ueightior. Rev. F. S. Locke, Beaverton, R. 3. For Sale. About thirty full-looded RunT Orphington Cockerels for sale Inquire of ( Rhoades, corner of Ninth and Raseline streets, llills boro. Go to Webb .C- H Store for ixwltrv and st,,-L- f.i ahy, flour and seeds. ' Hot Vitroral. P.oniri.n H.rr fee and t'ocoa. Ham nml rk.....,.. Sandwiches, fresh Ovsters or a choice cocktail. g( toPalmatecr's Confectionery. A Square D- In a statement to voters, pro posed at a mcti"g Saturday night, the committeemen of the county and city republican club, residing in the Eighth Ward of Portland, propose that the quali fications of candidates for office and their record republicans should be investigated strictly before receiving the endorsement of tne organization, rurtiier more, no candidate will be en dorsed who enters the primaries solely to poll sufficient votes to enable him by threats or persua sion or representation of strength to demand concessions from the successful competitor in the way of a deputyship, or for any other consideration. Permanent organization of this club has been effected and the plan of working in the interest of the party is set forth in the statement to voters which is as follows: Virrt-Thc uiiumf UT- rrcsrrilf 3 s situation and rulss in party polities which must he conceded, recognized and made absolutely fgir to all. Second It was doitel by the peo ple, provides methods similar to the old-tiuie town meeting, sad as toe peo ple will rent-iit doing sway with or evad ing it, the republican party should and does gracefully and cheerfully accept it and will work in luruionv with the law Third The orgtnitation of one or more fair, stroni, vigorous, sit-up-Uke notice republican clubs in the Kii'hth Ward should be encouraged and assisted by the committee, in order to secure re gistration of voters aud a full vote of the partv at t lie primaries. Fourth That an Investigation should be made independently and a showing demanded from all candidates at the primaries for eich office to be voted for in these respects, vii. : (a) I lonenty and standing as a man (b) IJnaliiiations and competency to 1111 the ollice sought. (c) residence in the state not less than two yeari. (d) Residence in the precinct not less than six months or if removed with in that time, then In the precint remov ed from six months, if same ii in Mult nomah county, (e) Thai the candidacy is not enter ed upon to force concessions from uc cessful competitors in the primaries. (f) Republican record. Fifth That after a satisfactory show ing of said milters, the committee shall indorse and recommend all such candi dates for each ollice to the earnest and fair consideration of republican voters at the primaries and shall refuse such indorsement 11J recommendations to all olb.r.. 1 Sixth If foj committee is unable to Indorse and worn mend any candidate for nomination to any oflioe, it shall urge the penp to propose the names of one or more worthy candidates am; hull assist in the circulating of petitions for all such, for the best interests of the republican party, the securing of good men being thesound and proper result sought for. Seventh Republican clubs are unjed to refuse to become partisans openlv or secretly in furor of one out of several candidates tor nomination to any cer tain office in Hit primaries, and to sup port the succedul nominee in the elec tion. Eighth Friends of each candidal should support his candidacy In th primaries as iidividuals and agree to support the winning candidate in the election. Ninth That candidates for each of- nco should agree and maintain the agreement to submit cheerfully, honest lv and fairly to the decision of the peo pie at the primaries and honestly sup- ort the winnini candidate. Tenth That to candidate shall be in dorscd or recommended who r-hall be found to have entered the primaries solely to poll milii-ient vote to enable him by force, threats, persuasion or re presentation ol strength or otherwise, to demand concessions from a successful competitor such as depntyship or other consideration, thus depriving a suet-el's' ful cundidnte of bis freedom and hide pendence in the conduct of his office such action heitg a s(ecies of political blackmail deserving to be stamped out as apainet the beat interests of the re publican party, and of fair and re sponsible candidates. Eleventh That the committee refuse its indorsement to candidates who de cline to pledge themselves or who break their pledge as herein stated. Twelfth It is the sense of this branch of the Centra! committee that the full confidence of vottrs can I best gained by bona fide and persistent efforts to raise the general standard of candidates at the primaries, and giving of reliable information concerning them to the vot er. In accomplishing this, the commit tee abamloiH its former attilu-lfl and policy of negatiuBi step-softly, speak low, fiffer-exi-tiMt-t (or-m-tion-or- position-at-all times aiid places; in favor of a manly, decided, iggressive and respon sible policy nt herein stated, and fear lesslv hew t) the line, for the honor of good citizenship ,n J 0f the republican partv. The committee decided lo publish its plan l'ore adoption od invite friendly comment and in...Ftion from other members of the central committee and republican voters, .) that if It meets general approval, It will receive favora ble action on tl, prt of the central committee as a whole. It is believed the plan makes for a square deal among g'l candidate for ollice and at the ame time provides greater responsibili ties and defined dm), for central com mitteenien in detiiag both with candi dates and voters. This has never been the cae before and such wetter do not stand clearly ih tint-i by the law. The commiltwcmen tbtnk the propos ed statement, if adopted, will mark a turning point with the party, and tbey ask that thuir plan be carefully studied and viewed from the standpoint of good citizenship. Poultrr Wanted. I will pay market price in cash for all kinds of chickens, hens, tur keys, ducks and geese J. Lenz, llillsboro, Ore. Portland and Retur 1, 85c. From now until further notice round trip tickets from llillsboro to Portland and return, will do sold at 85 cents, good on any Sat urday train, and returning on any Saturday, Sunday or Monday train. WM. McMURRAY, G. I A. Kerosene exposed to the air will not burn brightly and Will form a crust on the wick after being light ed, therefore oil cans should be kept tightly corked. 1 j LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS Executrix Notice. Notice U htrebf given Ibat the uudertisneJ bu two tr tlx County Court of lb Sum or Oregon, for Washington County, appointed Ex ecutrix or the Uit will aud teaunisul ofWIUon Wbltuiore, doceased. Now there-lore, all pemons baring claims axuinat Mid eitale are hereby required toprc eut the same to mt with proper rouchsrs at tbs law cities of II. T. Haglejr, lu HllUboro, Oregon, within tlx months Iroin data hereof. Dated at HllUlxjro, Oregon, this Jauuary 10, 1J. KKI1ECCA WH1TMORK, Executrix of the tut will and testament of Wit nil Whltmore, deovued. H. T. BAU1.EV, Attorney. Firat puh. Jan. 10, last, Feb. . Order for Sale ot Real Estate IN THE COUNTY COCKT OF TilK BTATK OF OKEOON FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY. In the matter of the eatale ) of I . George A. (fore, decvaw-d. j OEDF.KTO SHOW CAUSE WHY ORDER FOR BAI.K OF REAL ESTATE SHOULD NOT HE MADE. It appeariug to the Hon. J, W. Good In. Judge of ttila court, by the petition this day presented and filed by Grace II. Robluaon, formerly Grace II. Gore, admlnlatratrlx of Ihe aetata it George A, Gore, dect-aat-d, praying for au order ol sale of real eiUf, that It It neceuary to sell all the rem tilnlng real exute belonging lo the entate of aid dereawd, to pay the charge, sxpeniei. and claims against said estate: and it further ap peariug by said petition, that owing lo Ibe char. acier and quality of the lands belonging to said estate, that It la desirable and for the best Inter eats of the estate that such property. If sold, be old at private rale by said aduilniatratrlx; IT 18 ORDERED By the Hon. J W. Ooodin, Judge of tlili court, that all persons Interested In said estate appear before said county Court on the 17 day of Feb., 190H, at 10 o'clock A. II., at the court room of said county court in the etty ol lllllauoro In lherotiuty of Washington. Bute ot Oregon, to show cause why an order should not be granted to said Grace 11. Koblnson, admlnlt tratrtx, to sell at private sale so much of the hereinafter described real estate of the tald de eeaied as shall be necessary lo pay the charges, eaiKmws ana claims against said estate, tald real enais to 10 be sold being the following, to. Meg. at center of Sec. T. J 8. R. 1 W W H thence W. r.50rh.; thence 8. 40eh.;thenoe K.' "C': "a'no,N- 21de- E- lS.Wob.;thente N. 22. .N) ch. ; more orl. to the placsofbeg.. conlalnlng Hi acret, more or luaa. N. W. '4 N. w. ; Sec. 27 T. J 8, R. I W. W M,, containing M) acres. . c -s. . 'sec, 27 T. J 8, containing 40 acrea. R. 1 W. W. M. Ah, beg. 20 ch. N. of sec 0 g , o ec 27T.2S. R. 1 W. W, M., thence N. 17.W h.; thence N, G3 deg. K. 4.75 ch.; thence . ..5ch.;thenee W. 4.24 eh.; lo th. place tf beg., containing 7,'JI aeros. more or lew IT H FURTHER ORDKRKl,, That ,'copyo. ih.n , , .V " w'na. not le - "i-1 lure me aay tiled lor hear ng uu imp pennon, ami heir, to-wii, ,, Kllzalwth Gore bv linn llur....r 1.. - ' upon the non.realdent Hon thereof In a publlca. newapaper puhll.hcd lo Ihe . perl... of t le ,. L, the date ii,,d lr ...eh hearing. 1 I'aie.i Jan. H, iihh. J. W. OOODIN, Coumy Judge. Pjral pub. Jan. In. at, Feb. Tradc Mm, I'alema taken I ir.nivh Mutm i frSL ', Scientific American. rolaiuin .f , ,v a mm, fcrnTI's'ft l.r,.:."S."2""-1- """'d "rail "iwaSMUj MUM X L0 ?61Bre.d, (uratli Bros. Dealers in Hillsboro h Estate AND AUCTIONEER. OllU-e south of Court House. Main Monev to Loan. Tree Delivery yji tne iest tsh, Game and Meats. Our delivery in prompt and in all parts of Hillslwro. rr .1 ... - 'aJl "' au (sagas W e have matiRerated a new Schedule in Prices and this together with our de livery system makes this Hills Iwro's popular market. Corwin & Heldol. Phoenix Lime and Sulphur Liquid Spray A pure, clear liquid combination of Lime and Sulphur, found most effective at Ore station In 1905 iUII SVJV -- 1 best and meet r-liaM .pravinif materials. J, UAVIU M. OtJISNt COHis r paint and Spray Manufacturers, Portland, ore. , B. LEIS. Beaverton. Ore.. Agent lor Washincton County fi i" Samradlay QDmeir 25c. NO MORE. NO LESS Rates $1.00 a Day and Upward Board $4.00 a Week HOTEL NrAr LADIES HOME JOURNAL PATTERNS FOR SALE BY MRS. IMOGENE BATH FLOWERLAND. 4s)a aru mSSm , hllAjUlillLMM r j lffEdjjiiiJi i1 m m w r r - z: V ' a'aV- i. if 1 e. l. Mccormick, mm. WDNION PACIFIC sue vresron Railn-o.. una aim Three Trains tn the East Daily llhc7rI?,,;"J,Bf!lB:," " tourl-t ee. Hullmaii K.nrl.i iTj to K IIT: Ihnmidl t.'j- v.r it- BIGELOW W 1 I SSB) A Hurry Call. At any hour of the day will find us ready to supply your drujr needs. In case of an emergency come straight here for THE NECESSARY MEDICINE. Our service is always prompt and accurate. We realize that an ill ness severe enough to bring you to our door is in need of prompt attention. We'll do our part in the effort to relieve it. JUST RECEIVED FLOWERLAND A REVERIE BY SARA B. EGA BEAUTIFUL Till. Pag( IN COLORS A GENUINE WORK OF ART THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST M-AUTIFUL COM POSITION PUBLISHED IN YKAKS. "FLO WKK LAND" IS CHEATING A POSITIVE SENSATION IN THE MU SICAL WORLD. l SEND FOR A COPY AT ONCE .UtiVLa. fa fa'K m iimsboro, oreaon. 70 HOURS PORTLAND to CHICAGO Ni ChanKi' of Cars Jihl-A I K I I IlKHKit I I'nrl lull J ut m Tin H Utur'mi Ai Unlic H . 1 ," p Ml VIH Itlllll llllftntl St. l'HI Kvt MhII A:l- v tu VIA HkAI1A I K ti II KIH I K? I mm lrt lrtiit. or. -till litvff. I- ttnrth, tnttHliM, Khii HM rily, S I.OI1IM, ( hi CHrfll I)1 hftl "H .mki ipinT, Kt. MnHh, nuidlm, Knn vt nv, ( . Imm, ( hi S ii I1h WhIIh. l ew Winn -tlMiktic.S hIIhc I'iiII inut), MltHMiitiiii, Hi. I'rilll, I Mil lit Ik. MllMMIl A K K I V f aS UU p in lktt Chfr urn I-hi For further turnrmnUon unk or w rlto Tour npnf"! tH'kft fivrfiif , or General Passenger Agent, -N'-..: o.. r....i nut iuuuii i uril md, Oregon CHOICE GROCERIES! Getting choice roccrit-s at (ho lowest jK)ssible price, is one way we have of holding our custom ers. Hut PURIIY AND VVIIOLCSOMNISS are the most prominent features. We have never sacrificed finality to make a low price. I!ut we sell hitfh KradeKHHl.sat little figures. A trial order will convince vou. 7 70 I 07 Hillsboro, Ore.