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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1915.
NO. 8
ATE NIGHT FIRES
ES
OTAL DESTRUCTION IN
BOTH CASES MAKES
HOMELESS ONES.
IRE DEMON BUSY IN OUR MIDST
omc Insurance Helps to Re
lieve the Panjj of Se
vere Loss.
The (Ire doraon hat been manifest
jng hit authority la this community
ft lute with most disastrous result.
two splendid residences have boon
Jostroyed. with all the Inconvenience
ind discomfiture such occurrencer
Mitall. I,aHt Sunday morning about
hree o'clock blasts from the mill
hlstle warned the community of a
iro, which proved to be In the real
lnce of J. C. Kelly, near the plcnli
rounds. Mr. Kelly and family were
iwny from home, being at Warron,
risking frlondi. The house and If
loutcnti wore totally consumed. The
roprty wai covered ty $1000 In
lursnre on tho house and $600 on
lie content. Mr. Kelly atatea hr
ill rebuild Just aa soon aa an ad
liniment can be had with the un
lurwrltctra. Anothor fire, equally
is disastrous, occurred on Tuosda)
light, when the houae of Robert
.Ink, which waa located Juat south
it the atore of the Italian Import
n,1; Company, waa totally destroyed
it 12 o'clock. Mr. and "Mrs. Link
niirnly escaped with their Uvea. Mr
J.liik'n proporty was Insured for
1 1 400. At both those flrea, especial
ly tho latter, there was some dim
Jrulty experienced In doing effective
klKhtlnx, due to tho untimely hour
f the night and distance to be cov
red ty the department. At the form
r flro good service waa rendered
n saving adjoining property, which
ova-' greatly imperiled by Ita cloac
roxlmlty.
ALLEGED SHORTAGE
IS MADE GOOD
An Item appeared In the Mlsl
Jpeveral woeks ago concerning the
Itthortllffn In ftftmilint if Ilia lat nt
I " -"'
i'tlm school district of Qulncy. One
of tho Rontlemen from that city who
was In St. Unions tills week attend
lug tho Foreman case Is authority
r.r the Information that the alleged
ishnrlago has all been fixed up and
that Instead of tho clerk be'ng abort,
a settlement of his accounts allowed
the district to bo Indebted to him In
a small sum. Them attor haa been
adjusted and no dlfforoncea exist
now botwoen the district and the
former clerk.
RECENT FIRE LOSS
QUICKLY ADJUSTED
It took an adjuster of the Oregon
1 1'lre Relief Association, of McMinn-
I vlllo, Oregon, about five minutes this
i morning to toll Joe Kelly that there
i would bo no reduction from the face
of his Insurance policy, and that he
would get every cent for which the
house was Insured. The houso was a
totHl loss, while the walls of the base
ninnt still stood but were cracked and
damaged, so the ' adjuster felt that
there should be no doductlons. The
action of this company In paying the
'oil amount and not attempting to re
luce Ita liability, together with tho
promptness In doing so, Is one reason
hy the McMlnnvllle Company la ao
successful
INVESTED WITH
SHERIFF'S POWER
8horlff Btanwood Is gathering
"'lout him a very efflciont and
courageous lot of doputlea. Ills
liUost ass'gnmont la to empower
James Jossa, city marshal of Rainier,
with full authority to officially rop
fflsent the principal In all matters
within, the county. Mr. JeBse has
distinguished himself on several Oc
eanians In the past, when he has
noon called unon to norform official
'mictions, and his appointment aa a
dluty sheriff Is mode In recognition
11 f his tenacious qualltlos to do his
" duty on nil occaolona.
BURN TWO
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STRIKING TERROR TO
I LOCAT. r.AWBPPATi?D(!
BootlcKRinp; Gentry Severely
DealtWith.
Judge Bymons, of Rainier, la
dealing with the law breakers of
ma community In such a manner as
to put the fear of God Into their
souls. He Is particularly after the
bootlegger. Last Monday ho fined
Frank liutlor, tried In his court, be
fore a Jury, and chaiged with Illicit
deajlng In fire water. $60 and ten
daya In Jail. The honorable Judge
states that In future pooplo brought
bofore him cn such a charge will
receive tho limit, which is $60 fine
and twenty-five days In Jail. Soveral
cases of bootlegging have been heard
In Judge Bymons' court recently,
and tho honorable gentleman's ire
Is aroused to tho limit. Through
the Instrumentality of Sheriff Btan
wood and his deputies, Itutler was
apprehended In his lawless work
and brought to Justice.
SUIT AGAINST COUNTY
HEARD IN PORTLAND
The case of tho S. P. & 8. Hy. Co
vs. the Consolidated Contract Com
pony and Columbia County, war
finished before Judge Wolverton of
the Federal Court at Portland last
Saturday. The railroad company
showed tho condition of the retain
ing walls and tho-character of them
to the Court and that they had pro
tested against the building of such
walls. The Contract Company
claimed to have called the attention
of the State Highway Engineer to
the walls, but In all the evidence the
county was not connected up In an)
way with the damage done to the
railroad company. The State En
gineers did not go on the stand. The
attorneya for the various partlor
wore given 20 daya In which to file
briefs with the Court and then the
Court will .take the matter under
-.dvisement before a decision If
reached.
SEASON FOR CITY
. ELECTIONS AT HAND
Now com os on the season of city
politics, and our sister city of Rain
ier la groaning under the load of a
superabundance of candidates, two
tickets being In the fluid. The lat
est one waa launcned last Monday
evening, when Thos. J. Fllppln wn
nominated tor re-election as mayor;
W. Bymons, recorder; James Jesse,
marshal); W. C. Lee, water commis
sioner; A. T. Fuller, treasurer; G.
W. Ilussoll, J. W. Itlce, C. A. Evans
and George Miller, as councilman.
The saloon question seems to be the
most prominent issuo and candidates
on both tickets are pledged against
licensing the saloon. The election
will take place on the 1st of March.
TREASURER REPORTS
GOOD COLLECTIONS
Treaaurer Hattan reports that
taxes are being paid at the rate, of
about $600 per day. The heaviest
taxpuyer on the roll this year Is the
S P. & S. Hallway Company, which
haa a charge against It of $28,262.
08. The next highest amount la as
sessed to the Fir Tree Lumber Com
pany, a timber holding concern,
which will pay something In excess
of $19,000.
NEW DISTRICT AT
TORNEY APPOINTED
W. n. Dlllard, who has held the
office of District Attorney for Co
lumbia County the past year, has
resigned and Govornor Wlthycombe
has appointed W. - II. Cooper, of
Rainier, to fill the vacancy. Mr.
Cooper la a well known citizen and
haa been engaged in the practice of
law -in this county tor Bevoral years.
He will take office at once.
BOOTLEGGER IS FINED
AND SENT AWAY
Claud Sutfln, who was arrested in
December for bootlegging at West
port, waa indlctod by the recen
grand jury and sentonced by Judge
Eakln last Tuosday, to pay a fine of
$20. This fine wbb romlttod, the
offender admonishes to be more
eai-oful of his conduct In future, and
sont upon his way to be a gentleman
and a bettor citizen
TAXPAYERS
LEAGUE ADOPTS
Holds Interesting Meeting, at Which Many Import
ant Committees are Named.
EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGN WORK OUTLINED FOR FUTURE
Propose to Organize Branches Throughout (he County, and
Extend Sphere to Include all Public
and Community Interests.
A Inrgely attended meeting of tho
Columbia County Taxpayers League
was held at St. Helens last Tuesday,
when a hoavy volume of very Im
portant matters wero taken up In
an enthusiastic manner. The prin
cipal work of the moetlng was tho
adoption of a constitution nnd by
luws and the appointment of various
committees.
A feature of the League, which
has for its purpose the broadening
of the scope of endeavor. Is a plan
to organize branches or district
leagues in various parts of the
county, to work In conjunction with
tho parent organization. This plan
was heartily endorsed, and the
dotails are now being worked out
for the consumnatlon of the plan.
Secretary F. C. Copies reported
that copies of the report- of the
Roads and Bridges nnd Resolution
Committees and a special committee
CELEBRATE THEIR
WEDDING EVENT
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tinkham, of
Warren, celebrated the 60th anniver
sary of their wedding on Thursday
of last week, having been married
March 4, 1866, In Anson, Maine. In
1864 they removed from that place
to Clino, I'l., coming to Portland In
1879, and In 1889 they located at
Warren, where they have res'ded
continuously ever since. Mr. and
Mrs. Tlukham are the parents of six
daughters, four of whom are living,
and three of them being prosent at
the anniversary cetevratlon. There
are five grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. Besides Immediate
relatives there were a great many
neighbors and frionds joined the
aged couple in celebrating the event
Mr". Tinkham will bo 81 years of ago
noxt Fourth of July, and his worthy
wife Is about three years his junior.
Good health still blesses this aged
couplo, who anticipate several year
of Ufa yet
MAP OF COUNTY
IS BEING MADE
County Surveyor L. J. Van Ors
hoven Is preparing seme very val
uablo mapa nsd plats ot the county,
which will contain a groat volume
of Information. He. is preparing a
map which will show all county
roads, both the opened and
lald-out portions. In addition, and
a very valuable and useful feat
ure will bo shown tho school houses,
grange hal's and logging railroads.
The locatUn of Columbia Highway
will aloo bo an distinctive foaturo ot
the ntnp. Mr. Van Orshoven is also
making a plot of each towcchlp, giv
ing the location of county -oada, to
gothor with such Information that
will make them extremely valuable
as reference plats or indexes.
SOME TIME AGO
JAMES, EH? YES? NO?
In the Oregonian of Tuesday,
under tho caption, - "Twenty-five
Years Ago," appeared this para
graph:
"James McKay, who returned
from Sauvle's Island yesterday, re
ports the death of A. Gllllhan, duo
to pneumonia contracted from ex
posure during the flood. Fifteen
cows belonging to Dairyman Frakes
wore drowned." This was during the
days when James was assistant su
perintendent ot streots in Portland,
and ho was an efficient official, too,
as he Is today, a good farmer and a
good ctttzon of tho Scnppooso community.
CONSTITUTION
report had been sent to the Highway
Commissioner and to leading papers
of the state and county,
j C. J. Larson, of Warren, was
olected vice-president, and the fol
lowing committees appointed:
On membership Burt West,
Scappocso; V. J. Fullerton, of St.
Helens; T. B. Lott. St. Helens; Mrs.
Mildred Watts, Scappoose; F. C.
Caples, Columbia City.
On legislation M. E. Miller, L.
XI. Rutherford and E. E. Quick, St.
Helens.
On schools Dr. Edwin Ross, St.
Helens; Mrs. Burt West and J. G.
Watts, of Scappoose.
A motion was carried postponing
the election for a board of directors.
The committee was Instructed to
havo the constitution and by-laws
printed In pamphlet form.
The meeting was adjourned until
the last Tuesday In March.
POSTOFFICE IS NOT-
A LOITERING PLACE
Loitering around and otherwise
making a nuisance of one's self on
the premises used aa Uncle Sam's
mall distributing stations is quite
contrary to the prescribed rules set
forth In- the government code of
ethics. The postmaster ot St. Helens
has a complaint to register, because
'of frequent breeches of the rules,
and has requested us to print the
following;
Postal KoKiilutions.
Tho postal law is, that we must
keep a postoffice building clean and
orderly, and that tho lobby is not
to be used as a loafing place.
In order to keep the building or
derly a barrel has been placed in
, front for the convenience of those
who wish to dispose of waste paper.
Loafing, marttlng up official
notices and other things done with
mischievous intent, might bo rem
edied by proper instructions from
parents. If not other means will be
taken. I. E. DODD, P. M.
SHIPPING IN THE
LOCAL HARBOR
Shipping activity tn the loom har
bor during the past week 1m been
about normal. The Btoam;r Mult
nomah cleaied Thursday evening
tor San Francisco with the W a puma
In tow. The Celtio recelvod full
cargo ot lumber and will clear to
night for San Diego. Steamer
Daisy Freeman due today to load
for San Podro, and the Klamath Is
due next Tuosday to receive cargo
for GuaymaB, Mexico. This will be
the Klamath's first voyage to Mex
ican waters.
CLATSKANIE DRUGGIST
A COURT WITNESS
W. A. Hall, ot Clatskante, was In
tho county seat Wodnesday, not
only as an interested spectator, but
as a witness before the circuit court.
Mr. Hall Is a pharmtaclst of the
metropolis of the north end of the
county, nnd was subpoened before
the court In a matter in which phar
maceutical knowledge waa a par
ticular feaCure.
ACTIVITY IN THE
LOCAL SHIPYARDS
. The St. Helens Shipbuilding Com
pany has received a cont -uct to
build a bargg for tho Columbia
Contract Company, Some haste Ib
to be made on this work as delivery
is to be mode March first. W'irk
will start noxt week on the hull for
tho government snagboat Muth-lomn.
QUARTERLY MEETING
OF. POMONA GRANGE
Will Give Cash Prizes to Po
tato Raisers.
Pomona Grange held its 48th
quarterly session with Yankton
Grange on February 6. The morning
session was given up to routine busi
ness, and tho afternoon to an open
session, at which time Prof. John E.
Cutherlet, of the State University.
delivered a lecture on "Parasites
of Domostic Animals and Man." The
lecture was very instructive and well
attended.
A resolution was passed by the
Grange protesting agtlnst the pas
sage of a proposed law to do away
with school boards and give the
county court power to appoint a
board of education, which would
have charge of all schoola-of the
county. "
It was also decided to offer a
first, second and third prize of $3,
$2 and $1 to be awarded this year
at the County Fair for potatoes.
This contest is to be limited to
school children, either gradeuating
this year or remaining in school.
Those contesting are to plant one
rod square in potatoes. From the
12 best are to be taken the exhibits,
which are to be accompanied by a
paper telling of the process ot cul
ture employed in raising the crop.
Additional prize money may be of
fered on this exhibit.
An Interesting feature of the even
ing program was a talk by Lawrence
Tarbell on Farmer's week at O. A.
C, having returned that day from
Covallis.
Five new members were admitted
to the Grange.
The meeting closed after a vote
of thanks had been extended Yank
ton Grange for ita generous hospi
tality. The dinner cannot be described
To be appreciated it had to be eaten
The next meeting will probably be
held in Vernonia, from which place
a cordial invitation was received.
GERTRUDE F. COLLINS, Sec.
HORSES AND OWNER
IMPERILED IN STREAM
Jack Goodman, of Houlton, had an
experience last Saturday which all
but cost him dearly. He attempted
to ford Milton Creek at Houlton,
with his team and wogon. In doing
so his horses were swept from their
feet and carried do-wn stream Into
a largo pool, from where they and
their owner were extricated with
some difficulty. The water in the
stream was at an unusually high
stage, which made rescue work all
the more perilous and difficult.
Fortunately, Charles Morse, also of
Houlton, chanced to be passing at
that time with his team. He cast
a rope to Mr. Goodman, who at
tached it to his wagon, and was
pulled out ot the stream by Mr.
Morse and one of his horses. '
ANNUAL MEETING
OF STOCKHOLDERS
The annual meeting of the stock
holders and directors of the Bt. Hel
ens Mill Company was held at the
office ot the company In St. Helens
Tuesday. The following were in
attendance: It. C. Merryman, ' of
Exeter, Cel.; .W. F. Clyborn, of
Eureka, Cal.; S. M. Hampton, San
Francisco; Chas. R. McCormlck,
San Francisco; II. F. McCor nick,
St. Helens; Geo. M. McBride, as at
torney for the company. While
there were no arrangements made
for any Immediate improvemes. si 111
the directors held out a hopeful
view for the future.
STREET CROSSING IS
GOOD IMPROVEMENT
The. crossing ordered placed in
Oak street at the intersection of
Columbia street, some time ago, by
the city council, has just been com
pleted. The change from concrete
to paving stone as a material was
decided advisable owing to the
heavy volume of trafflo . at that
point. - The paving blocks are laid
upon a heavy concrete cushion, and
will last indefinitely. Such an im
provement 1b credited to the au
thorities who ordered It and a sub
stantial piece ot work.
LOCAL DAIRYMAN
IN THE
T
PROMINENT AMONG THE
STATE BREEDERS
OF STOCK.
READS GOOD PAPER AT BIG MEET
Tells of Jersey Cattle and
Their Home on Jersey
Islands.
To try to keep a good man down
la just as futile a tatk as trying to
change the course of the wind. Co
Vaoibla county has hundreds of good
men engaged in all the walkB of life,
and prominent among them are the
dairymen, who do not, In anywise,
believing In keeping their light
under a bushel. Foremost among
these men is Harry West, of Scap
poose, who believes In spreading the
gospel of dairying. Lata week was
farmers' week at the Oregon Agri
cultural College, when 2000 people
engaged in or interested In farming,
fruit raising, dairying, poultry, etc.,
were in attendance. Columbia coun
ty had several representatives there,
among them being Mr. West, who
raad a most Interesting paper on
"Jersey Island and its cattle." Mr.
West can do that subject full credit,
for he has been on Jersey Island
many times in recent years In quest
of cattle to bring up the high stand
ard of his herd. Harry Is contem
plating another visit to tba Jerseys
this year, and, of course, will return
with some ot the est stock money
can buy.
GRAND JURY SUB- -MITS
ITS REPORT
The Grand Jury drawn at tho
beginning of the present term of Cir
cuit Court, submitted the following
report pn February 5, and was dis
missed. "To the Honorable Circuit Court
for County of Columbia:
"We, your Grand Jury, have In
vestigated the different charges
which have been brought before us,
and have disposed of them according
to the evidence brought before us.
"We have Investigated the county
lull and find it to be kept In a san
itary and satisfactory manner.
"In the office of tho treasurer ot
Columbia County we find that the
funds of the county are In good con
dition, the uncollected taxes being
In excess ot tho indebtedness of the
coun'y.
The other offices of the county we
find to be kept !n a satisfactory
manner.
JOHN M'ADAM, Foreman." .
SCHOOL WORK IS
WELL IN HAND
County School Superintendent J.
W. Allen Is vigorously prosecuting
a campaign of educational work in
the county, having been particularly
active tn the work this week. He Is
being assisted In his endeavor by
Dr. E. Kilpatrick, of Portland, an
educator of unusual ability. To
gether these gentlemen have held
unusually InteresMng meetings at
several places. Their Itinerary in
cluded Yankton Tuesday evening.
Mist Wednesday evening, Vernonia
Thursday evening, and Saturday
evening of this week they will visit
the Warren school. Progress in ed
ucational endeavor is gaining by
rapid strides everywhere, not alone
In the metropolitan school, but tn the
rural school as well. Such work as
Mr. Allen Is carrying on is greatly
to be commended, and It Is a matter
of particular gratflcatlon that his'
efforts are meeting with such hearty
response and willing co-operation
from pupils, patrons and teachers
everywhere. .
The ladies ot the Warren M. E.
church have organized a Sunday
school, with four classes and an av
erage attendance ot 32. The public
is very cordially invited to Join In'
this work. The meeting hour is
10:30 each Sunday forenoon. Mrs.
N. F. Baker is superintendent.
SPOTLIGH

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