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ST. HELENS MIST FRIDAY. JANUARY 29. 1915.
DKI 9) LOCATION: In the Northwestern part of Oregon, n the Columbia River, with about 70 miles of river front. AREA: About 700 square miles. 422,5l2 acres. TILLABLE LAND: 15.726 acres. This is land that is actually in cultivation and cleared, exclusive of town lots. NON-TILLABLE LAND: 406.706 acres, which includes all timber where there is more than 100.000 feet on a quarter section, also all lop ped off land which is not suitable for and in no condition for cultivation, TIMBER: About seven and one half to eipht billion feet. ASSESSED VALUE OF TIMBER: $11,407,180. ASSESSED VALUE OF TILLABLE LAND: $111.355. TOTAL ASSESSED VALUATION OF ALL PROPERTY: $1S,000,000. MILES OF COUNTY ROADS: 500 miles, some of which is in first class condition, some in fair condition and some in very poor condition. MILES OF RAILROADS: About 125 miles which includes the main line of the S. P. & S. and the various lopginjr roads. POPULATION: Census of 1910 pives 10.5SO but a careful estimate this year gives it at least 15,000. CLIMATE: Temperate. Durinp the summer the thermometer rarely reaches 100 in the shade and in the coldest weather of winter zero weather is almost unknown. Durinp the winter months there is considerable rain, but not too much. Just enough to insure crops. Crop failures are unknown. PRODUCTS: Fruits of all kir.ds, especially apples, pears, plums and berries; Grain and grasses; garden truck of all kinds and dairying. SHIPPING: Ships from all parts of the world carry Colombia County products down the Columbia River and to the markets of the world. A through line of Railroads traverse the county from the North to the South. River boats carry local products to local markets at low rates. LAND: Thousands of acres of first class land can be purchased at reasonable prices upon which are stumps left from the timber operations. This land is especially suited for farming, fruit raising and dairying. WEKKLY INDUSTRIAL KKVIKW. ! New I'nyrolls, Iuijiroremeuts, Fact ories, and Knter,iries That Will Give Employment to Ijilnir -Matters Affecting In ilutries and Invest ' ments. A water grade, highwiy up Hood River is being planned. Tho First National Rar.k of Sprlrg fi't!'1 has bought a tight and will build. T!?e Perry Vtneer plant ri Baiulon his beuc overatijns and bv.ainjss men are t 'j ii:g to stait up the wool en SiiH. T'..er3 are prote-ls a;air.3t inrin tain'ug ths U.:rpau of Xi,y. and Min ing and t lie state department of Co- olop;- -Alien Oregon st-.-nc l rojectsd ci all public buildings. A project is started in OnUrio '.o roc'.cim 10,000 acres of land on Suc cor Creole Tho new Elizabeth hospital in Br.ker, will be opened nexc ruouth. A Portland firm has an order for 10,000,000 feet of lumber to bo shipped to England in March and Apiil. The French government has leased the fairgrounds in On.ario to handle larg: horsi shipments. One milo of new railroad construc tion in tho state is worth more to the peop'e than forty now laws by the legislature. f'oos Hay mills rnd factories are all smarting up. Thera i3 a gon I demand that one half tho fish and game licenses go to the county when collected. Salem Fruit Union, nt Salem, ex pects to douhlo its business and handle $500,000 oT products in 1915. Ex-Oovernor West opposes any change in the Workingmen's Com pensation lav or the Slate Fish and Gamo Commission. Tho new Pacific Iron Works plant In Portland, will l,o 400 feet long ono way. Eids have been asked on tho new $100,000 Simpson Hotel, at North Bend. Judge J. U. Cambcil warned tho citizens of West Linn against build ing any but hard surfaco streets. Tho City Dock Commission at rortlnnd, asks a bond issue of f S00,- 000 to erect a municipal grain elovator. ST, The more laws and commissions ' tho politicians create for the "bene fit of the people," the larger the army of offieo holders, and tho high er the taxes climb to support them, j and the "benefited people" pay the bill and continue to wait for the "benefits." i Dayton is to have a $30,000 maus oleum. Salem public library received $;.05S.13 for 1914, and spent $713. 20 for books. Tho Arlington creamery is being put in shape for operation. The First National T.ank at Card ncr will erect a building. A $35,000 warehouse contract was let in "Portland on Sullivan's Gulch. St Johns improvements totalled $140,000 for 1914. Auto car service between Eugene rnd Springfield, may compel reduc tion in P. E. & E. train service. Rills introduced in the legislature are about half the number of two years ago. , Tho Salem Woolen Mills reopeneJ employing 125 hands. Pendleton put down 35 blocks of Warrenite pavement In 1914. Between semesters O A. C. Glee Club members were given a trip by the railroad company In payment for concerts given tor tho company. The Brownsville cannery put up 31 tons of beans and several tons of pumpkins Cash sales $26,577 The Eugens City Council ig hold ing Economy Conferences to reduco taxes Baker wll not erect a Ight plant, but has contracted with Eastern Ore gon Light & Power Company. The output of gold, silver, copper and lead In Oregon for 1914 fell off $20,000 in spite of spending $50,000 on a bureau of mines Fifty-three per cent of Oregon far mers employ laborers, paying $11, 1S2.000 a year wages A lnw Is pro posed to bring them under the state Labor Bureau Upon signing up 6000 acres suit able soil in the Uoguo River Valiey, C W. Hibley will establish a beet Bugar factory at Medford. I IKE! I IRE! FIUE! VIWVA See E. E. Quick In St. Helens and in sure your property In tho Oregon Firo Relief Association of McMlnn vlllo, Oregon. Don't put It off. W. L. WAKKEN, AgC 5 -"- ' r, he- i '- IV - r Vt 1 II E i. ENS A city on the Columliia River, ''S iiiilen from I'm tland. with a population of 2500 people. The County Seat of Columbia County. A Four yenr Standard Hii.h School. Metho list, Congregational, Episcopal and Catholic Churches. All the leading fraternal orders. Gravity water system owned by the city sullicie:it to supply a city of 10.000 people. Electric lights, graded and macadamized streets, sewers. Principal industries are lumbering, shipbuilding, crcomiting, stone quarryirg. fishing and shipping. Two large su.v mil's with a capacity of 2"0,tmii feet per day ; more than 5 million feet of lumber shipped each month; several large ocean going vessels b jilt each year; timber treated with creosote and shipped all along the coast. Two big .store rpnt rie.i and rock crushing plants in continuous operation. An average of "00 toni of Columbia River Salmon caught and marketed. A fanning country back of it that cannot be excelled in the world. Several new busitn-.ss blocks now under construction. l ive miles of sewer being built. A PAY ROLL OF NEARLY Sloo.oOO VFM MONTH. Many beautiful and attractive homes. nwi: you (;ooi i ai;m land t.i It I . NT. Portland. Ore., .l.-.n. :,, 1315 ' (Special) Tho farm land t.u.-"au of the Oregon State Immigration Com- j mission is receiving a good many in- ; aulries in regard to the possibility j of renting good farm land, and near ly all these Inquiries come from prac tical, experienced farmers who are not at this time financially nblo to purchase land. The P.Uieau is now planning to add this rental feature to it5 ther v;ork and would like, as soon as possible, to make up a gener ous list of such offerings. No f.-e:i or commissions of any kind will he chrrged, end In all ca;s siio fli: V. !!ity and fitness of the applicant will bo carefully investigated Farmers and land owners through out the fitato who havo land for which they have no present ue, and who 'would like to derive an Income from such acreage, are Invited to write to J. W. Brewer, manager, of the farm land bureau, at Portland, for blanks on which to list such holdings. If present plans do not miscarry, Oregon will In a B.iort time bo list ed amcni; tho Important :ui;nr-pro-ducing states of tho Union." While Eastern Oregon has been more or leis active in the raiting of sugar fccot-j for a numbf.r of yenrj, it has extended to tho Willamette Val ley and the counties In the south end of the state. Approximately 5000 acres havo been signed up within the pat few days in tho vicinity of Med- rora nnu urants 1'asH, an acreage sufficient to warrant tho erection of a beet sugar factory. A corpora tion backed by Oregon, California and Utah capital has been formed to carry through the project The commercial club of Cold Hill has also launched a campaign for tho purpose of ral';ir.g nrcs'ary $(150,000 with which to finance a sugar boet mill In that locality. It Is more than likely that nil tho In terests In Southern Oregon will com bine and locate the factory nt somo central point to which tho beets can bo shipped with tho least dulay and expense. Coos and Curry counties have rained a fund of $5,000 to meet the expenses of a comprehensive dis play at tho Panama-Pnclfic Expo sition this year and within a few days ho material will be t-hipped to Ran Francisco and Installed In the Oregon building r ( I 11 : I.. Of lutr-ie-il to all wool K.ov.eis in !' is ni.d adjuitili.;: rl u-t U a mov-v"ce..-,- I't-.v. e.riit' d to c:-lal-t; h a I -! wnrelmUKC in 1'ort lai'd, t V'ni!l t! e f 1 5 frrir.i all fiock.i in tnu t-irritory, thus ellm- iria t!' ppeenla.tor ntnl broker . who havo lie.-. . .':iro cut ih'i'ply into , tho annual t: eipts of tho ulieep : men. Under tho new plan all wool I wi!l he pr.i It.! here nad f.n, producer i v. ;i! ho adv!.,rd ex.ietly what hiii ! V.ool 1:5 WOI'lll. Ii iii o: limited tlmt I i lil plan will net the woolmcn fn.in :! to 5 cent- j vr poum! over fi.rtii YWKTo.V. Mr. riooineiiher wlio l-fiit.'.ht the farm of Win. Karih, reliiiee'' honi; v.f'er riiendiin a f ' -.v mo at hi; visit Ins j UMT in Caiifo-ni:' - li:,n:.T h;.i. 'in.ne H. il, In r. ry .w in iaUnu en o; ened In he Iiarro of the. I.ih at f-'.Ue:n, Oregon. i'hoi'.j wanting boc.K ran h.ivo t!ieni ' npplyiny on Saturday eveniiiKs 1 eforo elnl t o'clock. S;.r ic ia the churrli on Sunday, 1. Prer.cliirg by Itev. :,V.-..!on. Tho Red Men will give a "rand ball m the TfUh of January, 1915. The hd,"o r.dds rieatly t,; tho ;--.;clal lifi ( oi the neig:i!:or!:ood. ( omn out and "njoy the dr. nee. Mi: s Mary V. i'.verdlr.g returned on 1 st Sunday to her homo in Port land. Mr. and Mrs. FtfKnan nro thlnk of mcvlni-- fror.i Yi-nktcn. Itav.Iani'. end PeliiK.r Mastcn, and Mr. Mi'ler have moved ii'ar tho Yankton rtailroud crossing Mr. Sixrco and fiml'y havo ro- in-ned home. Mr. Sp--neo wan called eh 1 -'.only home to ntlrnd the funeral of l.!a brother. j Mr. Frank Brov.n is on tho sicvJ Ih'.t Mr. Charlci Brlggr, had n rel.ipcc ; and Is not fo well. j Tlio peopb of Yankton receive 1 trolr tax notice for 1915. Why shou!d a man pay a higher ta:; then his neighbor, when tho j neighbors property Is moro vslunble than his? Yet tho.io poor victims suffer every year. Why no, pick out ';omo row victims and perhaps they will find a remedy for this great in Just!" Tim land In valued too h'gh. Forty nine dollars an pern f -r stump land I: an outrntro when property for Ihn pai.t three years lira not hem sal-ablo. INDUSTRIES: Lumbering and timber ing about twenty-live Columbia River in also nn Important Indimtry. Vuttnk " ,i r.-,,it rnUinu" Si one iiuarrvlni?: KMi I, , ; l.l : . i tin., .iM. r i . - .---.. i- ..iiiii( kinds of lumber nmnufuetunnir plnntr. Ol'PDUTUNnTIvS: There are fire opportunities fo- tho Ninnll farmer, dairjl mnn, iruit grower ami choice deep water Hite THE r.i:LTA GARDENS: 12,000 acre" of low !and. atonu iho Columbia River wh'm have recently leen dyked and nro now in high tute (, cultivation cKHM-iully adapted to growing of vegetuhlm u. small fruit.t. SChOOI: Four standard High School; Grnde kcIhhiIx in locality. C11URCIIF.S: Nearly all denomination represented. Till-: COUNTY OFFICEIiS. Circuit Judges, J. U. CampU-ll and J. A. I jiMn District Attorney, W. 11. Iillnrd County Judge, A. L. Clark County Clerk, II. E. LaRnrc Sheriff. I.. II. John Assessor, C. V. IllakoHley School Superintendent, J. V. Allen Treasurer, R. S. llattnn Coroner, F. H. Slier wood Surveyor, L. J. VtinOrnhovcn Commissioner. A. E Harvey, 15. J, Keelaii. CITIES. TOWN. AND POST OFFICIvS: St. Helens Rainier Oatskanie IIoultin Scappoow Warren IVer Island Gohle Yankton Vernonla Mit . tjuincy Mayger Maishluud Columbia City Reuben Apiary Hudson 1'rencott Trenhwln Ingli CITY OFFICEU! OF ST. HELENS Mayor -A W. Mueller ' CouNi'll.MKN N. 0. L-irabet', Clin. Grubnn, S. ('. MurU 11. Morgu City Attounky - J. W. Day Rki oudkh E. E. (uick MAitsiiAt.s -J. L. Chittetn, L. L. Decker Tkkasi -unit-- H. P. Watking Watkic Commission - L K. Allen, J. W. Aiken, Kukri Dixon, E. A. Crou, John Pringle Watkk Si'I'Kkintkmjknt - Cha. I)pe Fiuk Chikk - I.. E. Allen TON . BUYING HARDWARE $Vy7 ",idc "c KN0',VS ;iMUCKLE HARDWARE CO. w ..-j;..), '-y III 1915 FORD ii Whern nro you koIiik tny Imppf mnn? I II "I'm going to buy a rnr," nuitl limn. I Ko tho son ,r Hani nnil llnni lilinwlf, I j Ami llam'H hoii limit, and Ham's I J )oiiii elf, III l IIiiih'h cousin Knto nml I'nilo Me I 1 In fait tho whole Hum family ImiukIiI I 1 1HDEPEHDENT AUTO GARAGE ST. HELENS, OREGON i Columbia County Abstract jj Company - Abstracts, Real Estate, Insurance, Loans, Conveyancing. ST. HELENS, In the principal imhiHtry; t,..r. hiiw milla. Salmon fkhinii in n '? iruc guniener. aiho n min.Wrj lor mar uiucluilng plants. I C'iMis'uKr t!ic Imusc that stands lcliiml tlic gdtnls it sells. I lu re is so niticli dcccDtivc liardvvarc mi tht market that m reliahlc dealer will ever WE GUARANTEE OURS and that is the best advertisement that we could ever write. OREGON Vull ' W. L It. 12, In i It. '4. I lent M. ex, S. lit I n.