ST. HELENS MIST FRIDAY. JANUARY 29. 1915.
In the Northwestern part of Oregon, n the Columbia
River, with about 70 miles of river front.
About 700 square miles. 422,5l2 acres.
15.726 acres. This is land that is actually in cultivation
and cleared, exclusive of town lots.
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
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:
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.
Census of 1910 pives 10.5SO but a careful estimate this
year gives it at least 15,000.
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.
Fruits of all kir.ds, especially apples, pears, plums and
berries; Grain and grasses; garden truck of all kinds and
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.
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
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
T!?e Perry Vtneer plant ri Baiulon
his beuc overatijns and bv.ainjss
men are t 'j ii:g to stait up the wool
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
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
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
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
Ex-Oovernor West opposes any
change in the Workingmen's Com
pensation lav or the Slate Fish and
Tho new Pacific Iron Works plant
In Portland, will l,o 400 feet long
Eids have been asked on tho new
$100,000 Simpson Hotel, at North
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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.
ia the churrli on Sunday,
1. Prer.cliirg by Itev.
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
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.
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.
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.
Four standard High School; Grnde kcIhhiIx in
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
CITY OFFICEU! OF ST. HELENS
Mayor -A W. Mueller '
CouNi'll.MKN N. 0. L-irabet', Clin. Grubnn, S. ('. MurU
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
HARDWARE $Vy7 ",idc "c KN0',VS
;iMUCKLE HARDWARE CO.
w ..-j;..), '-y III
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
Abstracts, Real Estate, Insurance,
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.
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