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) I ( OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOL. XXXIII. : ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1914 ' WO IRE CON TRACTS SECURED LOCAL SHIPBUILDING COMPANY LOWEST BDTH ARE FOR THE GOVERNMENT The Monticcllo, a New Boat to . be Built and Repairs on the. Umatilla Two more contracts were awarded . tli Hi. Helena Shipbuilding Co., tills v k. Ono Im for tho construction of n "l.o.a while the other la for rebuild Iiik hikI repairing a lightship, llotl . i'onl..icts uro for the United Statoe Govi'iniiicut nnd the contractu wore twined In competition with bidder I from Scuttle, 8iin Francisco, Port J Intid und Astoria;" Tito "Mohtlcolhi, a (oinlilnution dredge aud suagiuBU. will bo built here and when finished ll la used by the govoriununt fol linp.ovniiiont of tho Cowllii ami Latvia Klver In Washington, and the ( htskwilo' Itlvor In Oregon. " Thr lioit will bit 10J feet In UitiKth. U runt l.o im' and 8 feet 6 Inches deptr of hold. Tho total cont will be ap proximately $10,000. All the work Jon tli In boat will bq (Ion al.Sfc. Hal I CM. ri,.'1',,n I'matiHa, reef HkIiIhIiIp, which ! uayTiftm:57e nio.it tuiUraly rebuilt. Tua -vawutl it of steel frumq with wood aides,. All new wood material will he placed ovor tho oulire Tramo and a gouvral nvrlinullnsr will bo dono. Tho en- 'M' oh win iia rentnrmi nt 111a nimiL ni tho Willamette; Iron & Stoel Workr 'In .1 mi.- - . - a ,iu luiliumi. 4 Htl .IUUM CtlKl Ul IK ;p;il. on this contract will roach Vlmio to $20,000. about $12,000 of hlrh will be for St. Helens 'Ship building Co.; nnd tli bnlnnce to the Wlllnmntta Iron A Steel Works - -! The aame companion have Hint fin IhImmI tho repairs on tho Sulnno nt llwi i.li.nt tl.a Win.,.,,ullu fn all ..... ,,., . V ...a it .n ...in 11 J , , the wood work lielng donA by the St Jli'li'im Co., and the Iron) and stool vork by the Wlliutnette p o, ; I ' i The big atoam schooner which la IioIiir. tinlahed -at the St.- Helen yunlH la now ready for launching and will ho tpoae Inaldo of the noxt three weeks, sho will thon lie taken In tow for flnn Francisco' where the en Klnes and bollors will bo plnccd. II will he taken to San Francisco bo the nmchlnory "can' bo" inatalled,' within the next atx weeks. No name hns ae y't bonn gnlucted oi;.tlil boat.-r " , llK.VJAMI.V I-Vtai.TXKK " llenjnmln, K. piUnnr died at the linmo of hla son, Edmund, In Port land, Saturday, November 7, 1914 at the advanced ago of SI yera,--Mr. (Iltnor had t.ton a rOHldnnt of n'f Ron for almoHt sixty years, coming hero In 1857, Bottling flrat In Lane County, whore ho taught achool. He aftorward engnged In the aatne yo cation In Yamhill County, and In 1X64 camo to St. Holena, where. he engaged In the general march and lac hiiHlneau. being associated In title purmilt with ftli( late Sonalor V f . Mclirldd. Ho-conflntiod' In bOHinoss In St. Helona until 1890 when he ronioved to Salem, where lie held a clerical poflltlon In the Secretary of Stato'g "ofjrice.untll. I903t when lie rotlrod and removed to Portland. Mr. GUtner'a wife Wa MIhb Ruunn Mcllrldo, who died aeveral yeara nftcr tfiolr removal' from St. HelenV Two children,' Bdmrind (i.-lltner, for aeveral yoara aocretary of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, and Mra. 1'. C. Patterson, of BpoKnne, survive him. Mr. OlltnoriamaaBed Ittito a conHldorahle. fortune,, bolng heavily lntereated In lands In dif ferent parte oi OreKbh.Vand largely Interested lit 'Columbia'Countj'. Ho wua alwaya a firm believer in and tirdeut .advocate of the ,8plpndld comiherclaOund lndttatrlal nture oj tills gtaUywrifch It" was liotlt ii'n pleasuro and good fortune, to seo dovelop Into it gVatid' commonwealth'. CITY LEVY IS FIVE MILLS This With License Money, Wil Raise $10,000 The City Council at Its regular mnotliiR liiHt Monday night coiihIiI- erod tho budget na prepared by Jto cordor Quick, and after coniildorahlc dlMCUBHlon, voted to levy a 6 mill tax for tho noxt yeiir. Huh d on a val uation of $900,775.00 a 5 mill levy will ralHO In oxceaa of $4500. This together with the" llconoos from aaionna at $800 each, $CG00 will raiHo more than $10,000. The ca tlmaled cxpeime of the city for the next year will bo about $0000 which ...nt 1 - . win iu.ivu ueuny 4uou rrom the revenuoa to pay on the Induhtcd neHM. Tlie total indehtcdneas of the olty, outfddu of the water bonda, In $12,138.92. City warrants are now tolling at par and all Interest on warrant outulandlnB has boon paid. St. Helens Fire Bovs Organize Club and Will Build, i MOUSE TO EE 50x100 FEET t'liwN Have llei 11 Keeured to ituy Uit hikI Fre t the lliilhlin- i'..t ij'irii ..vi The members of tho Ht, 1 lIV-tia Volunteer- Fire Company n their meeting last Tuesday nlRht. decided o build a home for themselves. Or- AUilutlo Club L4amtetid upon nnd mother meeting next Tuesday night Iiiib been called to perfect tho organi sation.' Twoutx luiimbera of the fire eompuny r.re the promotora nnd they will be tho stockholders. Only mem- herH of the Flro fotripany will bo stockholdora. . Sufficient stock was Mihstrthed by tho boyu, together with the money that they have on hand, with which to put up the building nontentplnted'. Tliry hnve secured a lot on Oak atreet from P. M. '.Thorp on which they will erect a building 50 by 100 foot which will bo fitted up with club rooms, dresnlng rooms, gymnaBtum.diince hall, shower baths eto. A gallery will lie placed around he hittln hall and a atagd built In. The building will lie completely .quipped with all the necessary ap pllanceit and apparatus for a mndern lyiiinnHliitn. . The boys are very much Interested In tho enterprlne and pro poe to start work within tho next wook or. ton days.. Already thoy have a number of banket ball games scheduled and they propone to have their building complotcd n time to hold these events tits latter portion of tin winter. OLD MAN STARTS FOR HIS HOME Wm. McDonald Tires of City Life and Lor.ojs for His Old ,, ,; ;. Haunts ; ; ,. Wm. McDonald, near'v 1 10 years old and a county chars, who Is be ing kept at the old folks h -into' In Portland, last week decided that he would like to visit his old home at Columbia City, nnd accotd.ngly atart ed out from the home on tho EoM Side to walk to Columbia City i.His absence was discovered befora ho had boon gone very long and ii3 was Intercepted out towarl tl;e old lair Grounds, making Rood lime tow.vrds his old homo. ""Once, beto'T this- old gontlomau walked av-. f 10: the home In Portland and thnt'tlmo suc eoeded In walking a.11 the way to his ijild hoini JnCpljimbAlty, but. his Btay was brief ati.t '11 wiis nga'n taken to the home In I'.itti tiid : Ti.e health , of Mr. McDonni.l is qu'to good for a man of ;nch xo and lie often says he would like to be nt home again down amony the hoii'iil ul trees and ahrulr. ir Culm ilia fcltyJi 'iff tit. .. - if! 1 ti.n.M nriM) Wllih mi:kt. ' The Iiadtes or me uuim win num their regular., meeting on Tuesday kovember 17i at the Guild Hall, i TIMBER COMPANIES Six Companies Take Special Levies Into Courts, Re suiting In County's Favor. MORE THAN $12,000 IS INVOLVED IN THESE CASES Court Holds Law ol Srecial Proceedings " . i ( i.timlng . that the special road tuxos in soverul of the road districts ns levied for the year 1912 Were MokuI, six timber companies refused to pay them nnd commenced a "isuit against the county to enjoin tho plac ing of a lien against their property for the collection of same. Those sLlti were ti led in the Circuit Court 'nd resulted In a decision for the coqnty from which tho timber companies appealed to the Supreme Cottrt. This week the Supreme Court blind ed down a decision upholding (the county ,(n every contention. .. The result la that the six com panies who have held out for so lng will now l.o required to pay tboir special taxes together with pen ilty and Interest , The total sum to be collected by the county as taxes vlll exceed $12,000 besides tho penalty and Interest. . The-companies 4yho refused t.o pay and who carried !the cases . through the courts were ,the CRAZED MAN GOES ,. ... , ON RAMPAGE uitcrally Cleans House olit. Jumps From Window Curley Lee, a laboring man who has been, stopping at the Kaleva hoarding house, wont on a mmpagc lust night and literally cleaned the houBQ out. He took it upon himself to drive , the occupants frora llie houBo aud succeeded In doing so ucler sovorul scraps, when he himself Jumped from a window onto the ground. By that time the sheriff had ben notified of the disturbance, and arrived thero in time to take Curley Into custody and ho was given lodging in the county Jail, where. ho still languishes. DOUBLE SURPRISE PARTY ENJOYED A number of friends of Mrs. Ira Saurer tendered her a pleasant sur prise purty last ' Sunday evening, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Saurer. Led by Mrs. Fred Chris tto the party completely surprised Mr. and Mrs. Saurer at their home whore a most dollghtful evening vas spent.. During the evening It be came known that on the following dny would occur the birthday of Mrs. Christie, so another surprise was tftroed upon by the guests and afjer 12 o'clock the surprlsor became the surprised. Another hour was spent then In honor of the birthday of M Crrlstlo. " Altogether the double sltr prise birthday was a mos enjoyable occasion. ' ' ' .'', ' EXPENSE BUDGET FOR Am iunt of Indebtedness Shown, Togeth Maintenance. Outstanding Warrants, June 16, 914, ml nnlil mi fupp nf Wnrrnnta Outstanding Wat rants, 'Dlst. No. 39 . 1914 Warrants drawn since-Juno . 30, ; Total .......,; nit. puid on face of Warrants Outstanding Warrants ' '; i . . , Stoam heat for hal, of year . . ci Telephone Rental for 6 months Water Jlontal for 0 mor.t is . . . Light 'W Id 'mdntlis '. .'! Toachor's Salary for 7 months. Janitor Work for 7 months , . dork's Salary 'M 7 months .. Incidentals for 7- months ; fini . .v.-i' .it I t: : .,' Amount of, Indebtedness and expqne, MUST PAY ROAD TAX Levies is Constitutional and Were Regular. Hammond Lumber Co., Portland Lumber Co, G. K. Wentworth, Louis Heirl, Peninsula Co., and Columbia Timber Co. The Benson Timber Co., have not yet paid their taxes on these special levies but no doubt will do so now In accordance with the de cision of tho Supreme Court. Attor neys Stapleton & Sleight handled the cases for the companies while District Attorney Dillard represen ed the county. In deciding the case the Supreme Court, held that tile law providing J tor special levies was constitutional and that while some of the proceed ings of some of the districts were not strictly according to law, in the main those, proceedings were legal and of such compliance with the law that no person could be misled. This means that the County or various districts will receive the amounts due them s levied for the year 1912 amounting to more than $12,000. .. LOOK WHO'S , HERE AGAIN Old Time Mist Editor Again on ; . (the Old Job , . (:"'! , . i David Davis, who for several years was editor and publisher of the Mist, but who for the past ten years has been connected with the Timber man of Portland, has returned to St. Helens and taken a position In the Mist office., , Mr. Davis will have charge of the composing room of this offico and will attend to the wants of advertisers and persons In need of job printing. . He has many friends in this county who will be glad to welcome htm back to the old office. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have taken up their home In the Lynch ; resi dence on Oak street. COME THROUGH OR ' SHUT.UP- . , St. Helens, Ore., Nov. 12,1914. To the St. Helena Mist: ! I wish to say as few words as pos sible that, the stuff that has been going around town about me is all rot and not a word of truth in it, and it these people who start all this Btuff would put in a little of their time cleaning , up their own back yards, this little city would be much better off .and they wou'd have Just as much at the end of the year. I It is a nice coward that will knife a man in the back. Come out, you cur, and show your colors. If you are as rotten aa your talk you should bate been burled thirty years ago.- . !j , , J. L. CHITTIM, City Marshal. SCHOOL DISTRICT NO,1 2 .' !f er With an Estimate of the Expense of for tha Year. ... f D'st. No. 8' .', ,U' .'.$ 3,092.97 . .. 2.237J70 ... 1,258.35 ....... ,5,948.20 . i "t ii '.$10,299.52 ,;i 2,237,70 8.061.S2 112.50 9.60 ,r'" 90.00 t'.I 10. do 7.595,00 , 455.(10 ' 66.00 560.00 '" 1 1 . for. A r, s,cbooJrjrea ,,,. $1.9.849,9,2 CAPTURES PRISONER FOR WASHINGTON Man Wanted for Horse-stealing at Walla Walla. Taken Sheriff John went to Mist Wed nesday where he arrested a man giv ing his name aa Jack Jenkins who also -had used the name of E. S. Gear. The man was wanted at Walla Walla, Wash., and the warrant for bla arrest charged horse stealing aa the crime. Upon hla return to rft Helena, Mr. John wired the sheriff at Walla Walla who came Im mediately to St. Helens. Sheriff Toner of Walla Walla left yesterday with his prisoner for Portland where It Is expected a fight will be put up by the prisoner and It will perhaps be necessary to secure extradition papers before the return to Walla Walla can be made. EXCITING CHASE EOS ROBBERS Cabin, Saloon, Store and Boat Were Looted SHERIFFS GIVE CHASE Loot is all Recovered but Men so Far Xot Captured The sheriff's office received word last Sunday morning that a hunter's cabin at Tide Creek had been robbed. On Monday morning word was re ceived that Mackinster's saloon at Goble had been broken Into and tome whiskey stolen. Deputy Sher iff White took the trail and on stop ping at Goble learned that a confec tionery store at Kalama had been robbed and some goods taken, also i boat from the Kalama docks. Mr. White at once got Into communica tion with Sheriff Close of Kalama and together these men set out to Tind the robbers. They traced them down the river for considerable dis tance and then lost the track. Com ing back to St. Helens Monday after noon they, telephoned all, along the line and found that two men had lassed Mayger ' and " had looted a launch at thn Mayger docks. - Tak ing up this - clue the two officers started out again. Arriving at May ger they secured a boat and crossed over to the Washington shore. , Go ing down the river below' Eureka they saw on a bench above the river l tent which they decided to inves tigate. Aa they reached the top of the hill where the tent was located they saw1 two men hurry Into the brush and following them got through the.bruab. in time to see the mSriS Just "crawllngi over the top of the fcluff hack of ttie tent.' Not be ing able to follow the men a return was made to the tent, where the .am munition and other supplies from the hunter's cabin, the whiskey from the Goble saloon, the goods from the Kalama store and the articles from the launch at Mayger were all found. Taking these things to a place of safety the officers again took up the trail of - the robbers and at last accounts were closing In on them at a point below Cathlamet on the Washington aide., , ... , TWO , TO ME SO LEGISLATURE .- MAY. SEE HOW ROPE WORKS Governor Says Lloyd Wilklns and John Ar Tender WUI Walt for , , Convention of Solons , '. '-Salem, Ore., With latest returns indicating that the proposed consti tutional amendment providing for the abortion of. capital punishment has been defeated, Governor West said today that 'he would adhere to lils original decision to defer the executions .ot . Lloyd Wilklns, sen tenced to be hanged December 9, for killing Lou L. Winters In Port land, and John A. Pender, sentenced to be hanged November 27, for kil ling Mrs. Daisy .Wehrman. and child tat-St. Helena, until after the Leglsla . ture convenes. , ( . , ; , , I The BbvernoV 'announced ' that he , bved .there i would . he another SEVEN VESSELS LOADED HERE SHIPMENTS OF LUMBER FROM ST. HELENS EX CEED 6,000,000 FEET GOOD RECORD MADE FOR WEEK Five of the McCormick Fleet and Two Others Take St Helens Products Seven lumber carriers have loaded at the St. Helens mills during the past week, cargoes for Southern Cal ifornia ports, taking out more than six million feet of lumber, also car rying about three hundred passeng ers. The Temple E. Dorr, of the Hicks Hauptman Co., took out a part cargo bound for San Pedro. The Celilo of the McCormick fleet loaded at both mill docks In this city and left out for San Pedro with a full load and all passenger accomo dation taken. The Celtllo and Mult nomah had a race down the coast an account of which la given In an other column. The Multnomah, also of the Mc Cormick fleet, pulled out from the St. Helens Lumber Co. dock about 30 minutes after the Cellllo, having on board nearly a million feet of lumber and a full passenger list, bound for San Diego. The Johan Poulsen, operated by the Loop Lumber Co., took on a part cargo at the Columbia County Mill dock and sailed for San Francisco with lumber for lumber dealers at that city. The Willamette, another boat fly ing the McCormick colors and under command of Captain Charles Reiner, . loaded a full load of lumber.at both St. Helens docks, and received about 10 passengers from Portland, via the Iralda, leaving out for San Ped ro last Monday. The Yosemlte, still another of the Star M lumber ' carriers, departed Wednesday after loading about 600, 000 feet of lumber at our docks. 3be was bound for San Francisco and iteo carried a full list of passengers. On the same day the Klamath, the flag ship of the McCormick fleet, under command of Commodore Jahn len, took out a big load of piling for San Francisco. Sixty passengers had accomadatlons on this magnlfi ent boat. '- While the price of lumber has tak m a arop the McCormick company is still turning out 'products from Its mills and their boats are never '.die for a moment. -' . . ' attempt to substitute' electrocution for hanging and that . he , wanted membars of the legislature to have first-hand information legarding the merits ct the noose. ' '' : j As a. consequence of the govern or's decision the mon will not be hanged during Mr. West's adminis tration. He said today that lf there had not been so many measures on he ballot at the recent election he believed the amendment would have been approved by at least 25,000 votes. ,It will cost a great deal of money '.0- substitute the electric chair for '.he noose," continued Mr. West," tnd the members of the legislature who i are thinking of making a mange should have an opportunity to see how efficient the present sys tem Is. It Is not costly, and the ;'ops can be. put to good use on the prison farm after the hanging." , . COUNTY COVRT PREPARING ES- . TIMATE FOR TAX LEVY. jThe County Court and officers are ')U87 this week preparing estimates for the expense budget, which will probably be ready for publication in our next Issue. It Is quite a job to make up all the estimates for county expenses for a year and is taking much ' more J time than was an ticipated.. .,t.J ., f'yAA