ST. HELENS MIST FRIDAY. FEBRUARYS. 1315.
COLUMBIA COUNTY, OR3EX(C3 03
Ia te Northwesters part of Oreon, oc the Gciurr-bia
River. wi:a aboct TO sS of river f-' -c--
Aboe: TOO ;iure miles. 422,u'2 arres.
I a,72o ares. Tula L laad t-.-i: is acttal-'j ia rtivaiioo
aad cleared, exelissv cf taa Sots.
406 Tv5 fctrts. whirs iaeisdei all tixber where taere as
core rn I-,C) feet a q rarter seetic-o. also all tag
ged o? land whirh b not suitable fir aad ia co etoi'tk-n
About seven i-ji sr. half to eihi buiioa feet.
ASSESSED VALUE OF TIMBER: tl 1.4 ".!.
ASSESSED VALUE OF TILLAELE LAND: fSIlo.
TOTAL ASSESSED VALUATION OF ALL PROPERTY:
MILES OF COUNTY ROADS:
mile, twase of wfeka La first elias esoii&xi, xae in
fair eo&iitiija acd sntr a very poor etediti.;e.
MILES OF RAILROADS:
Aboct 125 tr.Ces which iccies the rcaia lice cf the S. P.
& S. acd the varices kyirir. roads.
Censn of 1SI') pies liji.v" bat a earef-3 estimate this
year gives it at least 13...
Terr, pe rate. Dsrlcg tie n!r.er the therrrxr.eter rarefy
reaches IVt in the shade aad ia the oldest weather of
winter zero weather is alrr..:? cr.kr..srrj. Durirj? the
winter tnocths there a eoesiderabJe rain, bci not t cki. '
J&rt ec-icgs to sascre crop. Crop failures are cr.kr.,-n.
Fraits of aTI kinds, esjecfa.':? ap9.es. pears, picrra asA
terras- Graia aad grasses; garden track of ai lie is and
Sfcrps from a.'I par's of the worti carry Co'nrr.bia Cov.y
products 4-iwa the CofuTr.bia River aad ta the raarkets
cf the w'-ryj. A through line of Railroads traverse the
eoaaty from the North to the Sooth. River bvais carry
local products to local carters at low rates.
Thossaadj of acres of first class laad can be purchased at
reasonable prices cp-n which are stn-.pj left i rom Lie
timber cperatMts. This Lard is especially suited for
farairg:, frzlx raisin? aad Calrjizz.
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ii.i'vvu 4 fc trill. I Jsar.
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P"-. '4 r i-- LA1 -. - 4 r. -c"
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A city j the C- ij.-nLIa Ri.r. " sve frm Prt.a&!. with ptpalMioa
of 2.:'.? ;.:; te. The G-.ur.ty Sea: of G.Iurr.hia Cc.ur.ty. A Four year
SJar-dari Kijh Mcth-JLt. C.srej'i4RL Fpisoipa! ar.d
Cithvlic Ckurjhes. A!'; the !eai.jr fra'.ercai or it-rs. Gravity watt-r
jstrra T.T.e-d by the city u..c:'er.t to r-p' aci'.ycf 10.m p;Je.
Ec-rtn-r i:?hts. g:r-ie,i arl maia.T.;2ed streets, sewers. I'riacrpal
i&iustras are lambenr.j. shipbuildirir. cre-veotic?. store quarryintr
tshis ari sr.;pp's-jr. Txo !ar?e sa- raii'j with a canity of 2TJ,f.1
feet per da? ; more thaa 5 Kill-oa feet of lomlr shippe.1 each rrocth;
several lar oceaa goizg tcs5s fcaHt each year, tirrler treated mith
ereovte ar. i sh:pp-i a;! aloe? the e.-,. Two big store quirnes ar-d
roek trsibizg p'ar.ts in evc'ntwss perat:-a. An average of 'jO tons
of Cufsar.b:a River Salas-jneauh: ar.4 marketed. A farminjr euortry
tack of it that eacr.ot be excelled ia the world. Several rear btssinnw
blocks cow urvier o-.strc--,. Five miles of seer leir.? built.
A PAY ROLL OF NEARLY :. PER MONTH.
Mary teaatifs! ar.i attractive ho-r.ses.
Luroherir.jr and timhr w the principal industry; ihtt
ng about twenty-five saw mill. SalmoA ruhing jn
GIaft:bLa River isa.'an important industry. FanBiaj
uul fruit raiir.jr. Stone qvarrjinjr; Ship buildine ni j
i:r! of lu.-nber manufacturing piantr.
There are fire opprtcnitc fo- the n.vall farmer.
man. fn.it fro-wer and trock rarderer. Also a nuaberof
ch-ice deep water sites for iDarufwturr.g platts.
THE I-LLTA GARDENS:
12.t) vre f k lands al.mg the GJumbia River ahici
have rewntfy been dyked and are now in hijeh tte of
cukivatinn e-'pi'ciajJy adapted to growing of vrgeuUrt and
Four !ar.!arij Hufh Sch.K4s; Gra.le sehuoU i n eari
Neariy ail dTMnjinatifts rresentel.
THE COUNTY OFFICERS.
nrcu;t Jcises. J. U. CampUlI and J. A. Eat in t
District Attorney. W. B. Ii!!ard
Cunt)' Ju-ie. A. L Clark
- Gunty Clerk. H. H Ultare
Sfxn:T. U H. J hn
A-j)r, C V. LI skerry
Schooi Suiwrir.tendfnt, J. W. Allen
Treasurer. R. S. Hattan
Conner, F. H. Sherwiind
Surveyor. L J. VatOrshoveo
Cummissioaers, A. E Harvey, D. J. Keeian.
CITIES. TOWN. AND KT OFFICES:
OF ST. HELENS
A. W. MueiSer
St. Htwrs Rainw-r Catskanie
Scarp. Warrm Der land
Yar.kUa VVrruinia klist
Mayyer Maihlr.nd Columbia City
Apiary Hudv.n Presrult
G't sauEM N. O. larale. Chat. Crahaa. S. C. MorUa
Cmr Attormty J. W. Day
R-r)Eti.R E. E. Quick
Marhaij -J. L Chitlem. L. L. Decker
TKfUM EF.E- H. P. Wtkins
W ATtR Commission- L E. Allen, J. VV. Aiken, K..rt
Iixon. K. A. Crouse. John Prtngl
Water SrfirRivTKNt tNT-Chas. Lor
hu Ckiet-L E. A!!fn
Vr. Aja K.-iIa4y, of &af poose. Sa
a iE3ni;.j!xa to te Portici 71
tmrn. very vizoroM'.y ajaalli tsLit
V.H No. T, kaoi u tie Rarii!
tor pji5 ehaL?e ia the r.etioi
of choosing toiz.?j Khooi rsjria.
teadtLU aad icfcool tihen. t1-is
wter fea tarts i:ei Mr. Holiday
eoci-4rs on vise aabuiiasie.
F&I!ow:as are Mr. KoUiari re
ELarks: "Spjooe. Ore Jan. 2. After
natlng your repjy to "A Txter"
fn Monday' Tetesiaia. eip'54torT
of the Raridale Mil. S. B. No. s7. I
ihoald Lke to tail tte&tIoa to the
sorry pecti;e of a State Snpenuren
deut of Schools ad a ireniber of oar
Normal School Board adtwaUn? a
kill that ha so little merit. n.e tac
eess of the aail toirn zrA ran
school depends open local interest
ad pride, acd thia bill, icwead 0f
foitering that spirit, has a tendency
to destroy it
"For years our best edacators hare
etsdeavored to free oar schools from
political ictngae, bet oar Oregoa
state edncators are makic? an effort
to place them oader complete poli
"In our locality we hare boilt np.
at math iairrifiee and expense, a
good grade and high school. Oar
eitiieal are rightfully proud of It We
har a Sthool Board eoxpose.1 of the
test men In oar eonimncity. who
have selected for m a corps of flD
teaehera. If thia bill becomes a law
any little prospective canlidaw Lo
eoart the favor of oar Coar.tr
Conrt can eaily get 190 signatores
to a paper forcing at election vy.u
b. We are ti.en eor&pei;ed at icach
bbor and expense to make a cam
paign against it If are compell
ed to adopt It oor school for the next
five years will fc under the domina
tion of an aatocratie Coonty Conrt,
with no pecial fitsesi f)r selecting
an edo.atk.nal board, and no per
sonal Interest perhaps in oar partic
ular locality, we already see to
our Connty Court selects our Road
Supervisors. They consider neither
signatures to petitions nor knowl
edge of road building, but select men
to reward them for pre-election fav
ors. "There would be endless disputes
as to boundaries of districts, and fav
oritism in decisions. Almost all con
trol of the school would h v
from the parent and taxpayers of a
lxa.;.r ad given to a et of p. ti- siesta. With redcee cosr of -''fiKPT. PT 4V5 vmr
cs. Aslasdemacdthelaw.oi::? tios which the gachS. er sv,-,, ' WNS
oace la five years w-,aM we be ahie wtil 5Bd4,Vl t-iar .b,t" TOU COUNTY FAIR
will be a dera.?e ia nvs (
T; oprwons of t'.e jter.1 t-iit I
' so f:r as aagsitsie of irr:a is i
by UHot to reader asy service Jocap. ta.pt tier
ij tor oxr scsLoo By thai time osr
Ve0: OPERATIONS OF STEEL
feret tnm the of a ci v WVV TRUST ARE RIVALED
cosier tieas w;ti tie sure ciaciia-'
receive happoeat from f:ve . . C!
o who ioM office for five y' Z'V T TO-'cr a
t . ... . 7 ; r-5r hi3( ia Chicago, trat cf
eac.1. I tave ia-ited wsta or teacV" - r. . . . '
s aad naay iateTeiie.1 ia e.i3ca- , . ' lr-it"
nal work. They are ! r .'7
'-' J per cett Civ:ieal oc a rati-
v. i'jiv; fitar.
ar.l thii. too. os'T ok th rr.r.r.,.,r,
stock. Jijt what the real earnxej
of the invitation have fc-n wi.l
prohab'.y tot be rr.ide known ;e
yond the narrow cctifces of :he
directorate. The operations of t;-.e
iastitstion cf Sears. Roe'&ack i
Company are ia no ece a truft; in
fact they are diametricar.y oppovite.
It is an institution whose fan
Jair.ental aim has been to break
down acytr-icg bearing the ear
t's of a trii-l. r. 1 e. ilrr.t 'I ir
icg its existence has heen tatror.iied
Oar Uxpayers oTer the state shoe Id'
lose to time in iLforairg tl.e.r leg
islators of their disapproval r,; j,
measare. Let hear from ethers
-a thU sahject. A.?A HOLADAT."
Tier are at least to tnthusias
tic fjriaers and dairytnen ia Colura
U Coonty who are availing them-
neivev of the benefits of the finr.
short course at the State Agrieoltur
l College this winter. O. L. Tarbeil
o. Tackton, and his nephew, Ralph
iaroeii, oi Warren, spent the past
week at CorvallU. auendicg lectures
anj aemonstratiins which have teen
in progress there f.r the Met mr.r,t
The far-reaching Unefiu of th
fanners short coarse at this eollw
are manifest throughout the entire
tate, as hundreds of farmer h
taken advantage 0f the InKructioa to
oe received there at nominal cost.
NEW CAR FOR
RAINIER RUN C0J.IING
Official of the Sookan phi,.j
Seattle nailway, received advices
on Monday that the new gavelet le
aoiorear for the Portland-Rainier
run has left the General Electric
Company at Schenectady. N. y., tor
Portland. It will arrive probably
within the next three weeks. ThU
car is a new type of motive power for
railways o, thu lUtls Cafo,ije
gme tarn a dynamo, generating elec
tricity that spins motors that are
seared to the trucks of the car The
ear is of all-steel construction, with
seats aad Interior finish of mahog
any. The car develops a speed of 40
miles an tour.
Patrons of the
the installation of th .
jand will hope for further improve
ty perhaps twenty-fire per cent cf
the population of the nation. This
fifty per cent dividend is to te dis
tributed by the firrt of April, aad the
management is coateoiplatiBg in
creasing the common stock to the
eaormoas sum of I'O.-y 0,000.
KALE IS BEING FED
IN LARGE QUANTITIES
The ntiiiiasicn of kaie as a stock
food ij acscaing coosidera'ole pro
por.isns iz this cosn-y. some of the
most extensive stockmen feeding It
ia large canities. A. H. Tirbell,
of Warren, is fe -ling kale to his
stock this winter at the rate of a ton
day, 2nd the results a,e ex.-emely
satisfactory. Mr. Tarbell estimafj
hat his kale crop List season
proximited one tuad.-ed and fifty
tons. Jadge Thot. A. McB:!de, of
Teer Ulaad, U acoths. ardtnt .
vocate of the efficiency cf tali z a
stock food, and cccord'rlr r.rn.
daeed & large crop cf it lazt eeason.
In fact the Judge rat'ier threw ot:t a
challenge in a stat?rueat mads a few
days ago, that he considered he pro-
oacej as good. If not the Tr-t. cmn
of ksle raised in the county last sea
son. Herein lies an opportunity for
some professional farmrr ki.
neighbor judicial farmer in the pro-
a'jction of kale this season. Juitt a
degree of rivalry n this line would I
ho watched rlth keen Interest I
An er.' rj-' '-g farcer of Warre-a ;
-'r !r r.n::; plyri: tor his x- ;
:t;t at the coaoty fair tiU fall, aa 1 '
' f-"- o sai jse featares. !
"his ecthusia..: is not only forxaiat
ag piaas for h.s own exhibit, bat Le
reod:r.flr th r-v-l
?ads ar.d neighbors. Th Um.
'-'-'7 a4d far-reachlag UBf:cial re-""'-
aecraing frora this annual oe--mr.ee
are peculating the remot-c-.ioas
of the cosnty. and thi
' ir prf.it,:ss to exrei all DreTtnn -
f V.rts in ppovM'.ec attractiv -"
ihi-i. It everbody get behind '
-t this year and make it an !
n'.ti'.otioa that will attract people;
frota othe- cvscties. Ocr fair asso- I
li'.ion is offlctrred br g-atiemea ho
''-T a compreheasire understanding
,;,e,r wors and the pr&dtiets of t
'ousty are of such a high standard
t c,aaUty and exeeiiecce that the an
noal fair In this county can be made
vecond only ia importance to
will te necessary for the farm
ers with the opening of spring.
Vve carry a complete line and
invite your inspection. Also
lull line of hardware.
MUCKLE HARDWARE CO.
ST. HELENS. ORE.
LARGE VALUATION OF
The as-H.sed valuation ot ail prop
erty In Multnomah cocnty for the
rear 1S14 is JIJS.TJS.TSO. A tax
t 11 mills has been levie, on this
valuation, which will produce $7.
3.JI0. Of this araonnt II.175.07J
wiil be pa'd as state tax. or ceirlv It
Pr cent cf the whole amoant paid
to th k. . . I
"j eriuus counties.
The SIS.24S.4S to be paid by Colum
bia County as state tax seeus ratber
Insignificant in eompiilson. Basing
the population of the city of Port
land at 2:o.Oi). the amount of tax
kvicd against the poperty of that
rity. would raean. If Muallr c!hk.
ot?d, that for each man. woman and
child there would be aa allowance of
t2U5. Of the toul amount to b
wheeled on the Multnomah county
roll this year the city of Portland
will be entitled to S2.3A.SSS.
The schools under the jurisdiction or
the city will receivo IS39.341.
' It I . II
I 1915 FORD
UlMtst) ua goiag mr happy maw? I IliJ
" a-'lnft o by a car,- hU Ham. I'M
80 """"""Iw aad IUm blmseir. I I
BJ Ham's Mm Ham, and Ham's ;
jl J' elf. I 1 1
,Uw' ",tt Kate ami ticte )
C'otd I Hi I
Ml ! r . . . .1. t. .... ... I II I
I ill I ' Imlljr bougl.t I I
j INDEPENDENT AUTO gIaGEI
jl ST. HELENS, OREGON - j
STARCH FACTORY FOR
OUR NEW COUNTY
The baby county of Oregon Is al
ready coming to the front. Parties
from Iowa are at Madras, the county
seat of Jefferson county. Investiga
ting the feasibility of Installing a fac
tory tj manufacture starch from pc
auw c!a:mUig the dry soils of that
section prodsice a superior quality of
po:atoes for that purpose.
Columbia County Abstract I
Abalract., ReaJ Eatatc, In.ur.nce,
ST. HELENS, . OKKfiON
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