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To do this puts you under no obligation. Do It NOW. . International Correspondence Sohoola aapltlK, wllfcftvt lartkvr oittigJtloR om my part, how I TaUphon Knvlnoor XlM. -Lighting Supt. KMtaanlotl JtiiglaMr Surveyor SiMlonorr KotfnMr Civil Bnglnoor Building Contractor Arehnooiurol Droflc A rohltvol etnioturml VnginMr Uridga Mngmoor ForornM Plombor Mining Bnglncor AdvarttMuicnl Writer Mhow-Cftrtf Wrllar Window Trim mr M Bohkn I m1 IirBrumaB Ornonvntol 0mur Illustrator Civil BorTla , OknmlM T.illl. Mill SupC BlMlrioUn No. .SttH- TKACIIKK'H KXAMI NATION. Natlco Is hereby given that the County Superintendent of Columbia County, Oregon, will hold the reg ulur examination of applicants for State Certificates at St. Helens, ar follows: Commencing Wednesday, Decem her 16, 1914, at 9 o'clock a. m., and continuing until Saturday, December 19, 1914, at 4 o'clock p. m. WednoMluy Forenoon. Writing, U. S. History, Physiology. WeduoMluy Afternoon. Physical Geography, Heading Composition, Methods in Reading Methods In Arithmetic. Thursday Forenoon. Arithmetic, History of Education, Psycho'ogy, Methods in Geography. Thursday Afternoon. Grammar, Geography, Amerlrar Lltorature, Physics, Methods In Lin gunge. TIiobIs for Primary Cerllfl cnto. Friday Forenoon. Theory and Practice, Orthography English Literature, Cliemlstry. Friday Afternoon. School Law, Geology, Algebra Civil Government Saturday Forenoon. Goomotry, Botany. Saturday Afternoon. Goneral History, Bookkeeptug. J. W. ALLKN, County Supertutendor.l The operations of the Holix dlv slon of the Farmers' Union resulted In an actual saving ot an average oi 1109 to each of its 100 members Cuv log the past season. This saving vaj accomplished by economy in the pur chase of gralu bugs, binder tvin and other supplies. At its Helix warehouseo the association handled 271,501 sacks of wheat. IMPORTANT EVENTS IQI4-IS AT OEM MIlllIll COLLEGE WINTER SHORT COURSE JAN. 4-30 Agriculture, including Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Horti culture, Poultry Husbandry, Insects, Plant and Animal Diseases, Cream ery Management, Marketing, etc. Home Economic, Including Cook ing, Home Nursing, Sanitation. Sew ing. Dressmaking and Millinery. Commerce, Including Business Man agement, Rural Economics, Business Law, Office Training, Farm Account ing, etc. Engineering, Including Shopwork and Roadbuilding. FARMERS WEEK FEBRUARY 1-6 A general clearing house session of fix days for the exchange of dynamic ideas on the most pressing problems of the times. Lectures by leading authorities. State conferences. EXTENSION SERVICE Offers lectures, movable schools, In stitutes and numerous correspondence courses on request. MUSIC tv Piano, String, Band, Voice. No tuition. Reduced rates on all rail roads. For further Informs Inn address, The Oreron Agricultural Collate, (tw-M-l-to-M) COKVALU5, OKEOON LOWER TAX BURDEN Pruning Knife In General Use Throughout State. Onorul Demand s Widespread fr lt'li f From OppreHNive Taxation. Altogether tho tax tota'ls In Mult nomah county will bo nearly two million dollara less than for the pre ceding year. The fight to loosen the burdens of 'axntlon must bo made !f tho state is to got on to the prosperity basis tnd Btny there. In one public ownorshlD city taxes have been raised over the preceding year, and the same Is true of a few school districts. In 1914 tho people of Oregon paid about $24,000,000 In taxes, or about one-third of the gross Income from the farms. In nearly every county In the state lower tax levies have been made and In almost every city tho samo plan has been followed. Altogether the census shows an In crease In ten years of only about 4 8,000 populaton added to the state outside of tho cities. No stato can prosper under such conditions, and the record for the past few years boars this out, that few ;.eopo ocme hero. . A campaign is on to cut out halt a million dollars In the running ex penses of tho stato, and compel all officials to turn in fees. Tho statement of President Gil niun is that twelve per cent of the gross receipts of the Hill system are eaten up this year in taxes. Is it any wonder that :t lu vciy dif ficult to get money for development of railroad cnterprues in a state so burdened? The tax burdens must bo lessened if capital is to come to Oregon in large amounts, and even Oregon banks suffar from high taxes. TIIK ESU OK RADICALISM. Butter business conditions are coml.ig about by the pooplo jutting EUROPEAN PLAN AMERICAN PLAN EVERYTHING MODERN AT THE ST. HELENS HOTEL J. CEORCE, Proprietor ALL BUSSES CALL AT HOTEL RATES (1.00 AND UP SPECIAL RATES TO REGULAR BOARDERS A BANKER'S ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN The first step to wealth is always the hard est. It is taken when you open a savings ac count at the bank. Any young man or woman who is employed can save a little each week, and when this is banked it becomes an inspiration to you. You watch is grow and accumulate until time and the habit of saving have placed you in com fortable financial circumstances. Your future is then assured and dates from the day you made your first deposit. One Dollar will start a savings account in this Bank Do it today. Tomorrow never comes THE COLUMBIA COUNTY BANK WHEN BUYING HARDWARE MUCKLE HARDWARE CO. Columbia County Abstract Company Abstracts Real Estate, Insurance, Loans, Conveyancing. T CT HUT XT IV C an end of radicalism In legislation. o'.i.ib taxes nave gon3 up inordin ately in states liko Wisconsin and Oregon, where the most progressive legislation has been enacted.- In both states taxes have nearly doubled ur.dcr the regime of expe.--imentalism, and the Oregonlon corn menu on this as follows: - The state of Wisconsin, long the home cf LaFollettelsm and the prov ing g.ound of legislative and :.dmln Istrnfve experimentation, has de feated the LaFolletto amendments to tho Constitution, Including a plan for t.-ie Inltai'vo and referendum on state life insurance and homo rule for cities (giving them powor to own and oporato public utilities.) No amendment was adop.jd. The slate oi Missouri by a vote of two io jnc on a referendum, rejected a full-crew train bill. The pi tple of Oregor, through the Initiative and referendum, rejected .wenty-five (perhaps twenty-s.ix) measures out of a total of tventy nino, including a couflbc.tlng tax bill, and a bill to divest prlvat" own ers of waterfront properties. But new piopositions to be un loaded on the taxpayers are being hntched and fastened liko tha public defender act, and stato employment bureaus. The Btern rule muot be eutorced on the legislature that rnalteic of an oxparimuntal character that have been rejected by tho peopl9 shall not be taken up in the General Assembly. Oregon Apples at the Fair. As a portion of Oregon's display at the Panama-Pacific Exposition next year, ten carloads of products of this state will be shipped south within a few days under the auspices of the Willamette Valley Exposi tion Association. Already 164 boxes of apples havo been forwarded and will be promptly Installed In the Oie gon building. Cannot Condemn Property. That private property cannot be condemned for privato Irrigation or watorpower purposes, was a decision handed down by the circuit court at Albany lact week, the court contend ing that such action would be an in fringement of the constitutional rights of owners of prope-ty. Consider the house that stands behind the goods it sells. There is so much deceptive hardware on the market that no reliable dealer will ever GUARANTEE any article until he KNOWS it has QUALITY. - WE GUARANTEE OURS and that is the best advertisement that we "could ever write. OREGON PLUM FALLS TO GIRL Governor's Pritate Secretary Is Provided For. Miss Fern Hobbs Gets 300 Job as Member of Industrial Commission. Salem, Ore., Dec. 8. (Spoclal.) Governor West today appointed his private secretary, Miss Fern Hobbs, a membe of the State Industrie! Acci dent Commission, to succeed C. D. Bahcock, whose term will expire Jan uary l. The term is fcr f jur years and tho salary $3600 a year. It hac been known for somo time that Mr. Babcock would not bo re appointed, although his friends say It was generally undorstood at the timo of hio appointment to the short teim that he would bo named for a full term. Piior to his appointment as Commissioner he sorvod ua cor poratlon cleik under the Secretary of State, and before that was tho ed itor of a newspaper which supported Mr West when he was a candidate for Governor. Miss Hol;b3 was made private sec retary to the Governor when Ralph Watson was promoted from the pri vate secretaryship to Corporation Commissioner by Mr. West. The last Legislature increased the sclt.ry of the private ecretary to the Governor from $1800 to $3000, and Miss Hobbs was tho first one holding the office to receive tho Increased salary. 8h) began work In the Governor's of fice as a stenographer. Soon after she was made private secretary Governor West assigned Miss Hobbs to investigation work in cqiir.eci.lon with his moral crusades. Her most spectacular assignment was to Copperfield, when she, with B. K. Lawaon, superintendent of tho State Poa'tentry, and several members of the National Guard, closed the sa loonj there. Miss Hobbs road the Governor's pioclamation placing the town ur.dcr martial law, and Colonel Lawson and tho troops took oharge of the saloons. It has been rumored for some time that the Industrial Accident Commis sion plum would go to the Governor's private secreta y. It was the last good pliice at his disposal to which Bhe was eligable. For a long time It was suggested that Harold Clifford, brothor-in-law of Claude McColloch, tho Governor's lieutenant on the floor of the senate at the last session of the Legislature, had a chance of receiving the ap pointment, but persons on the in side put no faith in the rep rt. It was even suggested that Mr. McCul loch might gzl the place, but he was found to be inelligiblo, tho law pro viding that no person may hold a position created by an act passed at a session ot the Legislature of which he was a member. The other members of the Indus trial Accident Commission are Har vey Beckwith, chairman, and Wil liam A. Marshall. FOR FARMERS' BENEFIT Portland, Ore., Dec. 8, 191. (Special.) As a great many of the farmers of Oregon find It Impossi ble to attend the short sessions ot the O. A. C, at Corvallis, school will be loaded upon a special train and taken over the state in order to dis tribute important instruction almost at the farmer's door. The first ses sions of this traveling school will be held at Molalla and Estacada, begin ning December 8. Although the complete schedule has not beu def initely arranged, It has been decided that there will be 24 sessions In 24 different parts of the state, each session lasting five days, the school term ending March 27. Engineer Laurgaau, In charge ot the Tumolo Irrigation project, has announced that this project is now completo and that applications for the lands are being received in great numbers. The entire project em braces 22,600 acres ot Irrigable land, about 6000 acres ot which has al ready been contracted for. The lands are being sold In 40 acre tracts at $40 per acre, one-tenth of the price to bo paid at once, the balance In ten installments. The settler, by Irriga ting one-thlid of the land each year for three years, can detor the annual payments for those three years, enabling blm to apply the money to tho Improvement of the land. Storage of water in the big reservoir commenced Decembor 6. Sit members of the staff ot the extension division ot 'he college work will give upall their time to this instruction, discussing all the Important phases of production and marketing, special attention being given to local problems. Certain subjects will bo treated on certain days, makinb it posBlblo for a busy, man to attend only on the day when the bpoclal subjects In which he la Interested are taken up.