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11. D. C' OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY mi rnr r . jr. 1 1 W'. W xxxiii. if v" &IR ANFl FINNS JIILLIIU I 111 IV I II1I1VS ll bNE MAN UNCONSCIOUS RESULT OF FIST BATTLE. 1HER1FF GOES TO BATTLE SCENE m!r of Komi CiiUHtrui'ltuft Crr-w Drluk lire VUr, I'mi ( IiiIm Imiiri In Jull. lloputy Hliorlff W III to wu called Qol)U Wednesday ulght to tuko liud In a scrap between 3 Russian mi. 2 Creeks, 1 Itnlluu. The Ital in, Mr. Muhcuh, bus the contract for laitliif tho rock oh the new road H Mow Colilo mid liait In hi oin 1 men of various nations, Inelud- Finns ami Greeks. Last Wcdnc. pvciiIiik a portion of the crew ut to (ioblo whore thoy Imbibed 1' It too freely mid on returning to Ircnmp hoenmo Involved In a flgh mil lliKtiimilvHB. and one of them 1 pretty badly beaten up. How r ill throo managed to reach the mo horn tho Greeks and the cm yr wero. and going IiibI.Io tlx low who waft beat up undertook tr ik the Greek cook. Another Greek h lying on tho hod. suffering ll a hugn carhuncle on the hack of neck, end uftor the fight started lumped up from ttio bod and whllr Ming thoro nursing his pot, onr tn othor follows itruck hi in wltl flt. landing square on the car- iHn. Thin was loo much for tlili n and lin grabod up a pick handle N look after tho Finn and before takn off bad boatcn hi ai- lnt almoat to death. Tho Finn lying unconscious on the floor li IiIh head beaten Into a pulp and M cuts and bruises on Ills body. Ir iienlng the condition of lilt o tho Greek took to hla heels and Wared, and has not yot been ireheiided. Tho Finn was token to filand and at last accounts had regained consciousness. Till fit become so " severe that the tr Ix'l'.ig rents stopped fighting UK themHelves and undertook wo tha Finn from being mitr M in the moantlmo the Italian cone for help mid also for a for, r.ndw hen Mr. White arrived iiook tho two Finns Into Cutod brought them to Jnll. He If looking for the Crook who Mho pick-handle. Ixivoly tlmo PICIENCY OF RAP DEMONSTRATED lulto a number of doodIo who In tho Mlat lust week about the 'nip Invention by A. T. Laws of city, have boon down to bis of Inoklng at It. Some promtos were 0 In the Mist last weok as t t the trap would do and Mr Lawi he bns made good on each o! Ho set the trap again thr r night and when the people 8 "own next morning to seo what result was, thoy discovered thr extra full of great big fellow P to his promise, Mr. Laws callod into tho gamo, and after killing P llg rats, Gyp became tired and o other dogs were callod Into Hut Mr. Laws has fully dom- wod t,fl uBOfulnoss of his In- 'on, am? iu .ijie . UUfactlon of Pbody who has soeii It. Beforr long the manufacture of these J will be taken up and they will '""XT on the market. PGEtwilt' nv. KEADY NEXT WEEK 0 bounty Court Ib flnlablns un "a hudgnt and It will bo ready Publication In our next Ibbuo " item of expense for the coun- 111 ho listed, so that taxony- MH bo ablo to study out where ponoy goes and what It Is need !nr Tho Budaot meet I nit will hh, ho held about the first of far, but the exact date has not N RIO 0 ACTS 01n dotermlnod. ' GOOD SAMARITAN DULY REWARDED Clothing Returned With ('beck to rover All 1-:xmiihc. Anothor Inxtuncs of appreciation for ftsiilBtanco glvon to tho ciow of tho burning ship, Sunta ratullna, near Columbia City on October Utli, by the w. U. Cruco Compiuy, gre ported from Columbia City. It apponrs that ono of tho nallors who jumped overboard at the first alarm of fire was stuudlng cold and wet on the beach and wanted so mo phice to go end d:y his clothing. He final ly arrived at tho home or Mrs. Thay er, who invited him In, ond built up good fire and f urn lulled him with a suit of clothe belonging to, hor son. The willor warmed up; and then left for tho ship with the bor rowed clothing, und he forgot to re turn. Tho conipuny was notified und (luring tho p. ml weok tho clothof wero received by Trlrs. Thayer from New York, and ucconipanlng the let ter notifying of tho Hhlpmont, was I check to cover ull expenses and re pay licr for tho fuvors extended the crow. Ten-Mill Tax Agreed Upon For Roads. WILL RAISE NEAR $170,000 Some 0iMmltlon InterpONcd, but to No Avail. Tuesday the members of the Coun ty Court met nt the Court House to discuss with tho Advisory Hoard thr matters pertaining to tho budget of expenses for the coming year. Ite sides Jiidgo Clurk and Commission ers Ilurvey and Keclun there were present J. A. Schuusen, of Ralr.ler, No rm nn Moirlll, of ChttHkanle llarr West, of Scappoose, P. II Lund, of Warren nnd Dr. Edwin Itoss, of St. IlolenB. The etimnte an prepared by the Judge was con sidered very carefully and some items wera cut down, while othert- wer loft as they wero. Tho impor tant feature of the meeting was the discussion of tho amount of tho tax levy for road purposes for tho coniinr year. . ' Tho rropoBltlon of making a 10 mill road levy was taken up by the board and discussed at sotuo longth. The estimate as prepared contained tho Item of 10 mills for genoral road. Dr. Iloss and Mr. Lund .msgcuted that a 5 mill levy would be sufficient this yenr and that a 10 milt levy would be too mucli of a burden, fol lowing on the high levy of last year. However no further action was taken and it was left as the estimate had It, a 10 mill levy, and it is probable that the budget will contain an estimate if 10 mlllB for general road purposes. CITIZENSHIP DAY IN CIRCUIT COURT Judge Eakln was here InBt Monday listening to the applications of for eigners for citizenship. There was a long list of applicants, some of whom had filed and then failed to appear. Others appeared with witnesses and did not come up to the requirements In the way of educational examina tions. Out of the list seven were ad mitted to full citizenship, as follows: A. H. Wluhkolu, of Inglls; Henry Krolder, of Scappoose; Teter E. Lar; n, of Qulncyj Even M. RasmuBBeii, of ClatBkanle; John S. Jensen, of Clatskanlo; August Embe, of Qulncy nd K. K. Forshnng, of Rnlnler. CITY MARSHAL CALLS IT A DRAW A couple of young follows furnish ed considerable excitement on the strand Inst Monday when they under took to settle a dispute by tostlng as to who was tho best physical spocl man of manhood. After a few min utes of the exhibition the marshal happened along and called a draw md tho flghtars wore marched to the city Jail whoro they rested until morning.' Tuesday morning Judge Quick Imposed & fine of $7.00 on ono of tho belligerents and the othor was tojd to goand fight no more. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1914. INVESTIGATOR mm OF HIGH TAX Will Make Disclosures ai Public Meeting to be Held in St. Helens Next Tuesday. COUNTY'S LEVIES FOR PAST Robert E. Smith, Secretary Oregon Rational Tax Reform Association, Will Make Known Result o! His Investigations in Oregon. On Tuesday, December 8th, at 2:30 o'clock p. m., there will be a big taxpnyors meeting held nt ih(j City Hall. The purpose of this meetr Ing Is to discuss the imposed ap propriation for co,-ntr taxeh for m.-xt year. Mr. Robert E. SuiUn Secretary of the Oregon nntloi-.iil Tax lloforui As sociation will bo proHejt and mid mj3 tho taxpayers. Mr. srjt!i has ciade a very complete lnvur.t'.gatioa of pub lic expenditures in Oregon and Is prepared to tell way lux an high, and who Ib reipi.-iio i. Mr. Smith has found somo sl.irtll.t,; coiilitl-jiii In his Investlgrtii).). In one county he found that it was costing (132 a month for each Inuin ,e of the con; ty poor farm. In .v-otUoi county lie found that the ou.uy officials were paying over 100 per cent more for culvert material thnn was being paid by the county officials of an adjoin ing county. This culvert material was bought from the stuno company at the same time of the ye ir and ship ped from the same warehouse. In another county he found that J781,- 000 had been spent tor road im- provomont In the proceeding four or five years, ana that county had less thnn three quarters of a mile of good road. An investigation Iiuh boon mad a of the tax rolls of tKs county for u o proceeding ten years a:rl Mr S:mli OUTLOOK IS BETTER Prominent California Lumber Dealer Hopeful Future- Radroudi Charlos R. McCormlck, of San Francisco, arrived In St. Holens to day on business connected with his tumhoring Industries lioie. Mr. Mc cormick will remain several days. That tho lumber tiaftto will Im prove materially aftor tho Xlrst of the year la tho opinion cf Mr. McCor mlck. He looks for several factors tc . bring abuut this result, among thorn the probable buying of mora lumber by the railroad companies and other lurge corporations. ' "The rullioad companies," ex plains Mr. McCormlck, "hrvo not purchased any lumber of conse quence for somo tlmo. It Is my be lief that they soon will h.wo to be laying In supplies of this nature. The roads will have to bo kopt In good shape, as the Indications are thoy will do nn enormous business the coming year. The two world's fairs at California ono nt San Fran cisco and the othor at San Dlogo are attractions, which will bring largo crowds to this const. Under normal conditions tho railroads use great quantities of lumbor." Anothor probable purchase of luraheron r.n extensve sculo cited Ib Mexico..- As soon - as conditions down that way become anything liko settled, Mr. McCormlck seems certain tho buutness interests thore will bo gin Importing lumber from tho United Stutcs. It is bollovod cap ital for font purpose will bo forth com'ng. ; "In past years on nn average of 100,000,000 foot of lumber a yoar," he states, "has been sent from here to tho coppor-mlnlng districts of Ari zona. Since tho European war ctartod this business has been cut down to aboui 40 por cent of that - amount. The reason for It was because of the poor market for "r copper. ' On the breaking out of hoatlliUoa nnd for somo tlmo thoroaftor none of it could bo exported.' In a few months I think this demand will be restored to Its normal condition again, Cop per exports aro being resumed, to TEN YEARS SCRUTINIZED will analyze the figures which have been compiled and will toll tha tax payers at this meeting who Is renpj--.-sible for the tremendous. increased taxes which tho 'ixtjn : of the county have bad :o boar during Cie past few years. Too liddgoi for tho proposed expenditures of this coun ty for next year ha no been ton piled, and Mr. Smith will discue-s this budget and will scseent bucIi re duction as can be made v.tlxout ham pering the machinery of our country. It Ib Important that every taxpay er of the county who can attend should do so. Mr. Smith represonts the Oregon Rational Tax Reform Association, an organization of some of the heavy taxpayers of the state, and from various parta of the state. They have om ployed Mr. Smith to make a study of conditions in Ore gon and to make such recommen dations and suggestions as will assist in lowering the taxes. He has done so. He Is familiar with conditions all over the state. He is an expert in the buoinoss and can give much valuable information to Columbia County taxpayers.. Remember the address will be given In tho City Hall at St. Helens next Tuesday aft ernoon at 2:30 o'clock. Make your arrangements to attend. It will be of great interest to all and may mean tho saving to taxpayers of manjr bard-earned dollars. FOR LUMBER BUSINESS Regardi the Situation at Having a More May Soon Begin Buying. some extent, ci eating a greater de mand for lumber. "Southern California requires about the same quantity of lumber each year, and I see no reason why the usual amount Bliould not bo pur chased for that Becllon. The two world's fairs to be held In Califor nia the comiuz year are bound to put new lifo Into that part of tho Coast. Tho one is to be held at San Diego will run from Januaiy 1 to the end of 1915. That to bo given in Snn Pranclrco will continue from Febru ary until the following Docombar. Mr. McCormlck says that these ex positions will be the means of creat ing a big travel up and down the Coast by the water route. He states I that the preparation!! for the San Diego fair have practically been completed. In extent he compares It with tho Low Is and Clnrk Exposition held at Portland in 1905. SUIT IS FILED TO TEST THE LAW Supreme Court Asked to Con strue Capital Punishment Amendment. Salem, Ore., Dec. 5. Proceeding on the theory that the constitutional amendment abolishing capital pun ishment invalidates the indictments found for murder in tho first degree prior to itu onactment, William P. Lord, nn attorney of Portland, to day filed in the Supreme Court an appll ation for a writ of habeas cor pus, In behalf of Louie Illnj. Thel bearing will be hold on January 16. Ming was Indicted on March 23, jointly wUh Huey Tung, Font Lung c-d Lew Soon, .for tho murder of Lum Wong on March 22. The .amend ment, contends his attorney, abolish ed tho death penalty, which is the penalty inflicted for murder in the first degree, and he cannot now be tried on tho tndlctmont and s illeg ally iestralnod. - ' In tho hearing of the case the question whtther tho amendment DISCLAIMS ALL KNOWL EDGE OF CHOWDER Says Its Superior Quullty Kxccedcd His Ability to Kquul. An apology is duo to somebody. Tho Mist grievlously erred. In an article last week concerning the Poverty Social, it was stated that Hilly Pullerton gladdened the hearts of the poor folks with some of his famous clam chowder. The Infor mation now comes to us that Billy did not make the clam chowder, but that It was Mie product of some of the ladles. A few people have said the article was much superior to that usually provided by Billy while others cay it was Inferior. Not hav ing been there the writer is not in a position to Judge. If the chowder was superior to that usually provlde'd by Brother Fullerton, wq humbly ask the pardon of the ladles for intimat ing that Billy could compaie with them when it comes to preparing the delicious dish. If the Poverty chow der was not so good as Billy makes then we ask forgiveness from our good friend Fullerton. In any event we want somebody to grant us a pardon for saying that Billy Fuller ton made the clam chowder. COUNTY PRINTINGjS SENT AWAY Treasurer Asks for Bids on Tax Receipts. CITY FIRM SUCCSSFUL Nominal Sum in Favor of Foreign Coiiijietltlon. County Treasurer Hattan asked for bids from printing houses this week for furnishing of supplies for bis office for the collection of taxes this year. The articles wanted wore 6000 tax receipts, a wan ant register and a collection register. Three Portland houses submitted bids as also did the Mist. The figures were as follows: Bushocg & Co., $134.90; Glass & Prudhomme, $133.75; Pa cific Stationery and Printing Co., $112.00; Mist Publishing Co., $129.15. So the supplies for the treasurer's office will probably be furnished by the Pacific Stationery & Printing Co., of Portland. If they can make anything at those figures they aro welcome "to it to far as the Mist Is concerned. GREAT NORTHERN DRIVEN ASHORE Philadelphia, Dec. 6. The steam ship Great Northern built by the Cramps for the Great .N l thorn Pa cific Steamship company at a cost of $3,000,000, to run between Astoria and San Francisco, wlb blown ashore today off Fort MlfCll in a 40 mile gale. Six tugs after working two and a half hours, pulled tho vessel off and It stsamod out to sea on a four day's trial trip. abolishing capital punishment be came efecttvo when the polls closed or only after tho official canvass and the Governor's proclamation was is sued, will be raised. Governor West contends that It did not be come effective until after his proc lamation was Issued,' and on this theory he commuted the death sen tence of Lloyd II. Wllklns, prior to the canvass, and also the doath sen tence of John Arthur Fonder. If the court holds that the amendment bocame effective as soon as the polls closed, It is the opinion of the at torneys that the governor's com mutation of the sentences of Wllklns and Pender will be invalid, and the ponalty for murder in the first de gree, having been abollshod, Wll klns and Pender will go free. If the court holds, however, that the amendment did not become a law until after the proclamation of the Governor, the commutation of the senienco of Wllklns and Pender will be valid, and they will havo to serve their eentenco of life imprisonment. Attorney Lord, In discussing the ap plication for a writ of habeas corpus, stated that it paved the way for an appeal to the Supremo Court of the United States, should the Supreme Court of the state refuse to grant it, and that In suoli an event he would proaocute an appeal. NO. 50. ins RESPOND TO HELP NEEDY MORE THAN FIFTY BUSI NESS MEN WANT TO JOIN CRUSADE. SPIT OF LIBERALITY MUST Meeting Called for Tuesday Evening to Perfect Organization for Kelief Work. The article in last week's Mist suggesting the organization of the Mutt society for assisting worthy poor and needy at Chrlsimas time, has m-t with hearty response. Near ly 50 men of this city have answered, the call and bave volunteered to do their full part In the work. One piominont man of the city was very much pleased with the proposition and called on the Editor and stated that he was ready to donate $20 to the cause. Others have signified willingness to do nearly as much. The first man to answer the call after tlieMist was printed last wek was J. H. Thatcher, of tho Club Cigar Store. Mr. Thatcher has al ready the reputation of being one of the bost workers along those Hues of any man in the commualty and he was leady at the first suggestion take part in any way he could to assist the needy. The men who hp ve answered the call and have sent let ters from all the various business enterprises leprescnted In the city and among the list are a number of working men. , But so much earnest ness Is expressed by those who have applied to become members of the or ganization that it is fully assured that Christmas In St. Helens this year will be a joyful occasion to many people and children . who otherwise would have bad a dismal time. One letter received from a Portland citizen who formerly re s' ded hero contained some excellent Ideas and he wished to be counted In as a member of this organization. The response to the suggestion baa been sa hoarty and already so many have sent in their names that a meet ing will be held at the Council Cham bers on next Tuesday night, the City Council having donated tho use of the room for the evening. At that time all plans will be made for tbe carrying into efect of the organiza tion and committees will be appoint ed. Every person who has sent in his or her name before Tuesday even ing is requested to be present and take part in the organization. Re member next Tuesday evening at the Council Chambers In the City Hall at 8 o'clock. ST. HELENS LAUNDRY CHANGES HANDS George Watklns of St, Johns Takes Charge Next Week. Mr. Georgo Watklns, who has been operating the St. Johns Laundry for somo time has purchased the St. Hel ens Laundry, and will move here next week to take possession. Mr. Wat kins is an experienced laundryman and will Install new machinery in this plant and be prepared to turn out the very best work for his pat rons. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and Mr. and Mrs. Erway -wlo have been running the St. Helena laundry will move to St. Johns where they, with Mr. G. F. Robertson have purchased the St. Johns Laundry from Mr. Watklns, and will conduct that plant. The deal was closed to day making the exchange. POPULATION OF COLUMBIA COUNTY ' According to tha report of Labor Commissioner Hoff, who has made an estimate from his records, Col umbia County has a population of about 12,000, or an Increase of only 2000 Blnce 1910. The law provides for a census to be taken In 1915 by the County Assessor and this will show exactly what the Increase has been in tbe past five years.