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k 1 'i lif J K ! OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY H PL. XXXIV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY J, 1915. NO. 2 I ERY FEW CHANGES AT III HOUSE EWLY ELECTED OFFI CERS SELECT THEIR DEPUTIES. KES 10 BE W MONDAY heriffs Office the Only One Where Strangers Will be Seen. Next Monday the new county oftl- rs will take hold of the reins of ovrtrnnient for Columbia County. visit to the Court House will "V-om just the same, however, as e only new facet to be found will in the sheriffs office, where E. !. Btanwood will preside, and harlea Brown will be la the dep ty's chair. In the clerk's office A. '. Barnett. the present deputy, will ccupy the clerk's chair whtle Mr. LaBare, the present clerk, will stay the office for the time being as leputy clerk. In the assessor's of- ice, C. W. Dlakesley still holds brth and bis former deputy, Martin White will again take up his duties deputy assessor. Treasurer Hat- tan was re-elected and will continue o handle the funds of the county. lo will not require the services of deputy until the time comes for he collection of taxes. Surveyor an Orshoven was also re-elected nd will be found In his accustomed place, while school superintendent. (Alloa will look . after .educational laffulrs of the county for two years nore. County Judge Clark and ommlsstoner Harvey will still transact the business of the county, assisted by Judson Weed, of Ver nonla, who will take the place of B. J. Keelan, whose term expires. T. S. White will take up the duties of coroner In place of Frank Sher wood whoso term has expired. DR. EDWIN ROSS HAS A BIRTHDAY Mrs. Edwin Ross celebrated the advent of the year 1916 jointly vlth Dr. Ross' birthday, with a dinner and watch party on New Year's eve. When Dr. Ross entered the dining room he received his first intimation of the festivities wnen he was greet ed by a large birthday cake, decorat ed with fifty candles, which was placed on a small table In the cen ter of the room, undor the chandel ier. Across each end of the room was a large dining table having a center piece of yellow and white chrysanthemums, from which gleam ed numerous candles. The guests Invited to the birthday dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. William Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Adtn Ross, Mr. and Mrs. David Davis, MesBis. Harold and Cecil Ross, Mrs. Partridge, Mrs. Owen, Mrs. Doleshal, Mr. Swltzer, Harriet and Charless Ross and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Stone. In addition there were Invited to the watch party and sup per which was served at twelve, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. John and family. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dills rd and family and Miss Dunns. NOISY DEMONSTRATION AT NEW YEAR . The new year was uchered in at St. Helens with all the usual noise. Mvery bell In the city was ringing, all the whistles blew their loudest, klds..Vs4i horns of all descriptions were Wing their best to drown the sounds of the bells end Bob Cole turned out all the lights for five minutes. It Is quite likely that had tob not turned on the lights again tlio bolls and whistles and kids would have boon making nolsos yet, but after about five minutes o! total darkness, the lights wero again turn ed on and the noises ceased. Col. C. S. Reeves, representing some of the timber companies with large holdings In this county, was down from Portland Tuesday taking part In the deliberations of the tax payers at the budget mooting. SCARLET FEVER EPIDEMIC OVER Regarding the scarlet fever cases In Wairen, tha Mist Is Informed that only, tour cases of the disease were reported to the physicians and that two of these have been released from quarantine and the other two are almost ready for reloase. School will start in the Warren school house next Monday and on this, Friday, evening the Now Years ex erclsoi will be hold, unless some new cases develop. The malady bus been In a very mild form and the prompt action of the school officers, the parents and the health officer has provented Its spread with only the loss of the rcgulur holiday sea son from school anyway. MR. COLLINS GETTING READY FOR SESSION Representative Collins, of Rainier, spent a few days In St. Helens the early part of the week. Mr. Collins Is getting ready for his journey to Salem this month where he will be on duty for forty days to guard the Interests of Columbia County. NEW FLOOR IN BANK BUILDING A new floor Is being laid In the Columbia County Bank building, made necessary by the condition of the floor joists caused by damptness. It will be so repaired this time that no more trouble will be experienced from this cause. VERY ENJOYABLE DANCING PARTY The dance at the City Hall last night was one of the most enjoyable occasions of the season. A large crowd of people danced the old year out and the new year In, to the sweet strains of Merle Wilson's or chestra. NEW AUTO FOR THE DEPOT RUN Henry McCoy, prop-'etor of ho Red Car line of autos In 8t. Helens, this week purchased a new 7 p:i8;n ?er car for use on the rui between St. Holons and tho depot. H. S. STUDENTS REPORT PROGRESS Fred Morgus Is suffering with a felon on his finger. Wo had a better attendance this week, skating la over. ' Mr. Collins, of Rainier, was visit ing school this week. Frank Robot toon has not yet re turned from Montana. The debaters are working very hard on their subjects. We are thinking of . starting the New Year by going to school. Supetintendent Wllkerson, of Rainier, was a visitor this week. " Some of the pupils extended tbolr Christmas vacation far Into the week. .' ' ' The contents of tho Christmas stocking are still being enjoyed by the pupils. The English II class aro very much enjoying Webstor's "Buakor Hill Monument" address. Because of the Illness of Mrs. Mc Nulty, Mr. McNulty has been de talnod at homo short time this week. - Among our ' other distinguished vlsltora wore Miss Pearl Woods, Miss Jones, Miss Berntce Masten and Mr. Walden Dlllard It was rather difficult to make Dr. Enna understand that wo were all suffering with bad colds, ho even doubted the teacher's word. LOCAL NOTES. The firemen's dance at the City Hall last Saturday night was a very enjoyable affair. Watch services were held in the Methodist church and the Congre gational church last night. Dr. Emil Enna wishes to announce that the practice of the Ladles Sing ing Society will be resumed on Mon day, January 4th, at tbe Guild Hall. Nets Carlson, the efficient nght policeman, of Ralnl r, was in St. Helens yesterday, attending his sis ter, Mrs. Johnson who Is seriously 111. COUNTY BUDGET MEETING Taxpayers From Every Section of (he County Take Part in. the Discussions. SATISFACTORY COMPROMISE Northern Portion ot the County Demands a Ten-mill Levy, While the Southern Portion Wants Five Mills. Seven and One-hall Mills Results. The budget meeting of Columbia County taxpayer held at the Court House last Tuesday, will go down In the history of the county as tho moHt Intarestlng and lively meeting of taxpayers ever held In the county. At 1 o'clock, the hour set for the meeting, the Circuit Court room in the Court House was filled to over flowing, many people standing In the aisles and on the outside of the Coot. County Judge Clark called the meet ing to ordor, and in a few remarks outlined the purpose of the meeting and the work of preparing the bud got, as well as some recommenda tions to the taxpayers. F. C. Capitis, secretary of the Columbia County Taxpayers League, then read to the mooting and the County Court some resolutions which had been adopted by his League, requesting the County Court to keep the levy for roads down to 5 mills, or not to exceod 6 mills. He also read somo other com mittee reports, Including an entlmate of the amount of money a 6 mill levy would raise by taxation, and stated It as the opinion of the Taxpayers League that a E mill levy would be sufficient for all rond work the coming year. He also presented a recommendation of the League to the Court asking the office of County Roadmaster be abolished, stating that this particular office was an unnecessary expense, not Justified by the service received from the expen diture of soveral thousand dollars. After Mr. Caplos had finished, a number ot taxpayers from the var ious portions of the county dlucusHnd tho rond lovy from soveral angles. Mr. O. B. Bonnett, of CUtbkanlo, presented a petition signed by 48 business men of -ClatHkanle, urging a 10 milt levy. Mr. Alonzo Van, of Mist, presented a petition from tax SHIPPING NOTES OF THE WEEK The steamor Julian Pout ion loal (il at tho Columbia County Mill docks thjs week and loft out yester day bound for San Francisco. Ihe Wlllamo'le arrive) In Port land yesterday and will come to St. Helens to take on a part cargo of lumber for Southern California. The Celllo sallod Wednesday Light Crom St. Helena with 000,000 feet of lumber bound for San Dtego. About 40 passengors had accommodations on her. The sto.imor Klumnth loft out last night with a million foit of treated piling and lumber for San Francis, aua her pasenger accommodations all taken. The piling are for the build ing of municipal docks In Sun Fran cisco Bay. The big Japanese steamer Shlntsu Maru Is at the tie boom near the shipyards, where thousands of creo soted ties are being loadod on the big ship for shipment to India. This Is a portion of the order of 10 mil lion feet of ties for the British gov ernment railroads In India, which was placed with the St. Helens Cre osoting Company nearly a year ago. About thirty longshoremen are en gaged In loading the Shlntsu Maru. The crew of the ship Is ontlrely Jap anese, from captain to cabin boy, Shortly after the arrival of the vessel In this port one of the Japan ese sailors deserted and tramped through the swamps and sloughs for a couple of days In an effort to get to Portland where he Intended to lose himself and remain In this country. The loss was reported and A. B. Lake took the trail of the deserter and lo cated htm in a cabin on the Domeyer place on Willamette Slough, where he arrested him and brought him back to St. Helens" and ho was de livered to the ship, DRAWS CROWD LEVY IS AGREED UPON payers In his district bIbo asking for a ten mill road levy. Mr. W. J F.ull erton then presented a petition elgn ed by cltlxons ot Scappocse, Warren, Yankton, Deer Island and St. Holons urging the Court to levy not to ex ceed a 6 mill tax and most of tho pe titions contained ttia maximum of 6 mills. All ot these petitions were ably backed In fiery speeches by their sponoors, and it was pla'n to be seen that a feeling of sectionalism pre vailed throughout the county. Mr. O. J. Evonson, of Clatskanle, then argued for a 10 mill levy, but sug gested that It might be possible to split tho difference some way in the amounts demanded by the different sections of the county, and this sug gestion brought others or a similar nature. Senator Georgo M. McBrlde then took the floor and urged that a peaceable solution of the question should by al! means bo arrived at by a compromise. Tho offer of com promise snomed to strike a popular chord, and within a few minutes after motions and amendments and amendments to tho amendments and substitutions and various other par liamentary technicalities, almost too numerous for Judge Clark to keep track of, had been submitted, It was almost unanimously agreed that the road lovy be fixed at 7.C5 mills. The mooting then broke up with the best of feeling and everybody Boemod pretty well satlslled. Tho levy of 7.56 mills for road purpose, togother with the sinking fund and interest on bonds, will amount to more thnn 9 mills, there by makli.g tho road taxes for the year almost the same as that of last year. Howovor tho total 1 vies this yoar In most ot the places In the county will be about 2 mills or more lower than were the taxes lust year. POPULAR COUPLE JOINED IN WEDLOCK Miss Wolholniina Colin, a popular member of the youngor sot, bocauie the brlda of Clarence Fltchotte ,Morpe, of New York, Tuesday atter ernoon at 1 o'clock, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Colin, in Portland, December 2'Jth. It was delightfully simple and unostentatious. There were no at tendants, and tho bride wore her traveling suit of dark blue broad cloth, with small clilo hat of black velvet, and Bhe carried an old-fashioned bouquet of rosebudB and lilies of the valley. Only relatives were present at the ceremony, at which Judge Oatens officiated. A wedding breakfast was served after the cer emony, the dining-room being artist ically decked with white chrysan themums and roBog, combined with feathery smtlax. In the drawing room where the marriage service was read, a color scheme of pink waB developed with roses and chrysanthemums. Mr. and Mrs, Morse left Immed iately for Southern California, where they will make their home indefini tely. The bride is a charming and interesting girl, popular socially, and since the announcement of her engagement a few months ago she has been feted extensively. Miss Colin is well known to a good many St. Helens people. She has been a frequent visitor In this city for several years, being an intimate friend of Miss Amy George and Mrs. E. A. Rotger. Miss Amy George be ing present at the wedding. Mrs. Mildred Watts, ot Scappoose, spent two days here the early part of the weok and while here took an active Intorest In the taxpayers meet ings hold Monday and Tuesday. OREGONIAN ANNUAL GREAT PRODUCTION The Oregonlan Annual of t-day, Is a magnlfictent publication. The most striking foature of the entire paper Is the section showing photo graphs of the business sections of Portland, as compared with those same sections only a few years ago. These pictures tell the tale ot the progress In the building of the city more than could pages ot reading mutter. Other sections of tho paper are very interesting and Instructive and .akon as a wholo, the paper will he one of the greatest advertising featuros evor published in Oregon. AN INTERESTING NEIGHBORHOOD SCRAP A case of assault and battery was tried bofore Judge Wa'klns and a Jury yentnrday wherein Mr. Carlson, of the Maston Camp, was accused of assaulting Mrs. Frits. It seems that in tho beginning Mrs. Frltx and Mrs. Carlson had a disagreement and wore engaged In somo strong fistic arguments whon Mr. Carlson hap pened along and took a hand in the performance. Mrs. Frltx was equal to the occasion end securing a club undortook to lick the wholo Carlson family whoroupon Mr. Carlson gave her a shove and' she foil down re ceiving sevore injuries. After listen nnlng to the details f the affair the lury brought In a verdict of not Tullty. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL REDMEN On Friday night, January 15, the Red Men Lodge of St. Holons will hold a mooting In the K. of P. Hull it which time every member of the ordor Is urgently requested to be present. There will be present a personal representative of the Grand Sachem, and much work ot Import ance to the order will he trancacted. Mr. J. H. Tregllgas, ot Portland spent a- few days In St. Helens the past weok looking towards the holding of this meeting, and is very anxious that every member attend. There will also be present members from tho neighboring tribes and it is planned to have a grand pow-wow. CON'GHKQATIONAL NOT KM. "A church home for strangers and friends." Sunday 11:00 a. m. Quarterly communion services. It is hoped that every member will make a special effort to be present. Bible school at 10:00 a. in. Christian Endeavor services 6:30 p. m. Preaching by the pastor 7:30 p. m. "Is the World Growing Better?" Are you Interested In this subject? If so, c me and hear the discussion. If not, come and see. Wednesday, January 6, 7:30 p. m., annual business meeting of the church. Reports will be submitted from all departments of the work for the past year. Election of officers for the ensu ing year and all matters ot Interest will be considered. The Christian Eul.uvor , So-lety held "open house" and a watch ser vice on New Year's eve. Refresh ments were served and a general social time was had. We wlBh our many friends a hap py and prosperous Now Year. Come and enjoy the fellowship and sorvlces. F. J. MEYER, Tastor. NOTICK8 OK M. E. CHURCH. Sunday School at 10:00 a. m. Preaching at 11:00 a. m. This will be the annual roll call of mem bers. Every member of the church Is expected to attend and to respond to the call ot his or her name. A sultabel sermon will be perached. Epworth League 6:30. Topic "Promises of a Redeemer." Evening sermon 7:30 p. ra. With this service begins "ur evangelistic meetings, to run each night during the weok at 7:80 p. m. A short song Borvlce will precode the nermon each night. A cordial Invitation Is extend ed to tho public to attond. F. N. SANDIFUR. Waldon DUlard came down from Portland last week to be at home with his parents during the holidays. DEPUTY SHERIFF FINDS BOOTLEGGER MAN OPENLY SELLING BOOZE TO BOYS AND MEN. HAS A GOVERNMENT LICENSE Thinks State Laws do not Gov ern While in Possession of Internal Revenue Tag. Deputy Sheriff Martin White re turned this morning from Westport, Oregon, having In custody a man named Sutvln, whom he arrested this morning for bootlegging. Sut vln, it appears was a working man who owned a small tract of land near Wostport Just In the Columbia Coun ty border, and Having nothing else to do he had secured a government license to sell liquors and proceeded In his launch to Astoria, whore he luid In a supply of wet seeds. Ho took his stock to his little home near Westport and was doing a thriving business furnishing booze to boys and men at good prices. Deputy White heard of the a-tivlties ot the gentleman and proceeded to his place of business where the sale of liquors was made openly and appar enty without fear of the law. Sut vln claims that his government li cense protects htm fiom an est for any violations of the state laws, but Doputy White could not see It that way and accordingly Mr. Sutvln Is now languishing In the county jail awaiting a hearing before Justice Watkins, which will probably be given tomorrow or Monday. NEWSY ITEMS FROM TRENHOLM Mr. J. H. ChrtBtenBen was a recent Trenholm visitor. School has closed for two weeks, opening again Monday January 4. Miss Ethel Smith Is spending the Holidays with friends In Portland. Mr. Clyde Herr Is home igaln from Aberdeen, Wash., to work in the mill. , Miss Lena Herr Is spending Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Christensen at St. Johns ' James Ketel celebrated his fifth birthday the past week. About twelve little oneB were present and a delightful time reported. Mrs. Ettor Kelly lev lie J several little folks to her homi lurt week to celebrate the birthday of Kila and Albert Kelly. Games ' were played and lunch servod by Mrs. Kelly. The Parent-Teachers Club held Its regular meeting Friday evening December 18. The subject under discussion being, "Co-oporatlon of Home and School." Papers were read by Miss Smith, Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Brockway and Mr. Phlll Holden. Them ill is running again and it seems good to see all our men work ing once more and everyone wear ing "the smile that won't come off." A Christmas conceit and tree was given In tho school house Chrlot mas eve, and was a buccoso In every way. The special music glvon by a mixed chorus, with Mrs. Fred Sch neider as organist, deservos credit for a larger settlement than even Trenholm. The decorations of tree and school house surpassed all records and every one seemed to enjoy themselves. Santa Claus waa there too, bringing apples and can dy bags to little folks. NEW COMMISSIONER VISITS ST. HELENS .' County Commissioner-elect Jud Bon Weed, of Vernonla, came ove., from his home last Monday and at tended the budget meeting. Mr. Weed will take office at commission-' er next Monday and will have a hand in making the tax levies for the com ing year.