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. ST. HELENS MIST. FRI DAY. MARCH 5, 1915. . - t w - . 1 I ' . - vrt I A i L1-MA1G BODY (MANY COUNTIES ARE IN DEBT HAS OD RECORD i Few Are Free From the Yoke ' ot Financial Liability. LOPPED OFF TWO MILL- j ION DOLLARS FROM ! PUBLIC EXPENSE. i No New Boards or Commis-j siorts Were Created to f Exist on Public Pap. I Tie recent session of the LerM la tare really made a Terr coxceda t'.c recerd fsr iteir. Ia a great tzzy instances important saTings were effected. Sc.no eonstructire ' Legislation tu erected arid cinri sensless laws were repealed The ,' Le.!-iitsre appn prated aal left j Banding in miliite aad taxes and j continuing appropriations Sf. 477,031 1 for the sen two fears as against I7.735.SI1 in 1&13. a net redaction j of ll,:;5,?Si). With laws repealed, and consolidations effected the total j state redactions wi!l be two mill' Ions No new taxes w-ro ispofed Public debt, for some reason, holds the attention of people to almost tie same degree of Interest as personal obligations. In this connection it U interesting to note the financial status of the sereral counties of Ore gon. It is a carious fact that few in stances can be noted where munici pal, district county or state indebt edness does not exist. According to the report of Insurance Commis sioner Weils, whicn was submitted to the State department on February ti. for the- quarter ending Decem ber 31. 1914. shows that 23 Oregon counties were inrolTed to greater or less extent, and 11 were free from financial obligation. The commis sioner offers as an explanation for the condition that the showing is made at the close of the year, when public funds hate been exhausted. The compilation of the commissioner shows the following interesting con ditions: Counties not bonded, having de ficits are: Eaier 111.765 13; Keo ton, 17.551. 1; Clackamas, I13S.- ttahiaKtoa Cotj Lwrr PVW Jmlkial V.iro- Georgs R. Eagle?, of lli'.Moro, has bea appointed :irca:t judge for the Nineteenth .Udicial district by Governor Withreomt. Is cotEpr.ses Tillamook nd Wah;;gtoa counties, and was created by the recent legis lature. Sir. Bagley was bora Ji.ns ary 5. 1S71. in Canton. O.. and came tc Oregon ia 1$5. settling at HM!s boro. He read law snder the late Congressman T. H. longae, and was admitted to the bar June 1, 1$. and since ISOi ha been engaged in the practice of law at HiilJboro. Judge Bagler is well known to many Columbia county pop:e taring prac ticed in the circuit court here on many occasions. Kls acquaint ance hrere Join his legion of friends In ronrratnlations and best wishes for his rapid rise as a Jurist. Sir. IRALDA Rates between St. Helens and Port land, 50 cents one way, 75 cents for the rourd trip. Tickets good until used. Boatl-ate St. Helens T 5S a. to. Ketumirg Waves PttUii.l I 30 p. lu. Armr M M lie os 4 so p. C LHOOGHKIRK BKIDOK OWTR.UT IS LET. TRUNKS! TRUNKS!! IlaviiiK had many calls (or trunks, 1 have put in a sample line, and can furnish you any style trunk desired. They arc another Oregon product, manu factum! in Portland, and arc 1 believe at r.mxI a can he found any where for the price. When in need of one give mc a call. Work om Columbia RiTer Spaa at VanroaTcr to IVecin Soon. At a cost of S1.345.6C3.52 the interstate bridge to span the Co lumbia rirer at Vancouver will be &PsxJ7' - t l-r? - r- j - y j ST. HELENS ROUTE n WJUmM SWk THE rtOMXS BOAT i Livr ron ira ii-y - - . "r j ijr.. 1 50 i. m.; ' -v.-rivrs St. Hc!cp. - - t:l p. m. j (Sub. 1:1" p. m.) ' Live S- Ht.'crti - - - 6:15a. m. I A.T-:o PorsurJ .... 10.15 a m. 1 H HOLMAN. Af.nl i Ntiin :! J r.airiv. WkH f.x.t MJtr !.t. Ph.-r.c: Miinl?:3, A-4:m. j Ft am Vuat. St. HtWm Arnt Hr ; j Kl'HMTl'RK ROSS tN"t"TAK , " I Photograpb courtesr Saa Francisco Examiner. THZ M0THZ2 OP LESC0L5 BZACHXY. FE0M THE TOWZK OP JTW1XS, 435 FEET ABOVE THE EABTH. AT THE PASA3LA-PACTJIC I5TEB5ATI05AL EXPOSITION. WATCHES HXB SOS ! LOOP HIS OSI THOUSANDTH LOOP. ; When Lincoln Beacbey, a son of San rranciaco. 00 the occasion of his bouecoming after breaking aU world rec ord aa a darederU looper of 'JJQ loops, performed two entirely new and death defying stunts orer the completed paJacta of the Panama-Padae International El position it was his aged mother who for the first time waved him on to fresh achievements. Sin Beacbey beld a place of honor. 435 feet op In the air. on the tiptop of the won derful Tower of Jewels, from this aerie she was able to watch every erratic more of her daredevil son. She cried out only once. That waa when be wrote the taM "Mr aealnt the clouds, high above the two miiea of complete.! exhiMt palaces. stgni3cat of the looping of bis one thousandth loop. LODGES ST! HELENS KEHEKAH LODGE. NO. 117, Ejects first aLj ;hlrd Thurs day of each mcn.h in I. O O. r Hall. Visiting ucabcra c.li7.ys welcome. MR5. ELLA ALLEN', X. G. ORA BENNETT. Sec. HOl'LTON CIRCLE NO. 47S, 1 Wonn of WcHxicnTt. mee's the second and foart!i Tue.tthy af .er ncoa cf each month at Hoolton. Orecon. J AGNES DIXON, X. AXNA RICHARDSON. Cl-rk. ' COLllililA ENCAMPMENT. NO. 77, I. O. O. F. me-V ,n the I. O. O. V. Hall, on tie sero-d ar.d foorih Thursday cf each month, siJourn ing Patriarchs EiOst cordially inrited to meet with ns. FRANK GLINIECKI. C. P. C. W. ELAKESLEV. Scribe. Avon Lodge No. (2 Knights of Pythias meets every TuesJay even ing In Castle Hall. St. Helena. Vis iting Knights always welcome. s. r: soxnela.nd, c. c. M. E. MILLER, X. of R. & S. i, ST. HELEN'S LOIX1E XO. V 31. A F. t A M. Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays In each month. Visiting brothers cordially welcomed. EDWIX ROSS. Matter. E. E. QUICK. Secretary. tees and licenses were reduced. Xo i new boards or commissions were j created, taxes were lowered, limited ' and made easier payable, conditions ! for industries were were made easier and new industries were promoted, is the record made. This Legisla ture enacted no laws penalizing cor- ' porations, attacking Investments, or ' placing obstacles in the way of cap ital coming to Oregon. The following 1 remediaL beneficial and constructive ' laws in the interest of retrenchment and economy and to produce reven ues were passed: ; Law to repeal continuing appr- I priations cuts off many fixed 1 charges.. Limi'ing tax levies of all taxine bedie? In the state. Reduce railroad commission ap propriation from $105,000 to $80, 000 and cut off 17 salaries. Joint memorial to collect $466,872 taxes and return of Oregon tt Cal ifornia land grant to state. Semi-acnual tax law making taxes payable April 5 and November S, without penalties. Abolishing nzeless state census will save state and counties $50,000. Permitting Insane patients to be paroled, reducing fixed charges of state asylums. Biennial appropriation of $10,000 for bubonic plague repealed. Counties given share of game law fines. Abolishing license fees for fishing in Pacific Ocean or bays. Requiring boards and departments to pay for printing out their own funds. Law to collect revenue from trad ing stamp devices. Reducing cost of elections by abolishing one Judge on each of 2000 election boards. Permanent registration law with card index, saving counties and cities large sums. Exempting state institutions from eight hour law. Abolishing state immigration board and accountancy system. Establishing flax industry for em ployment of idle convict labor. Consolidation of State Engineer and State Highway Engineer. Requiring banks to pay two per cent on deposits of county funds. 017.J0; Coos. $S3.1SS.S7; Crook. $1. 814.21: Curry, $36,316.65; Gil liam. $7,527.08; Harney, $57,367. 44; Josephine, $257.974 05; Klam ath. $470,345.99; Lane. $86,826.57; Lincoln. $72,845.78; Malheur, $27, 733.17; Morrow, $2,460.05; Polk, $27,607.27; Umatilla. $11,145.82; Wasco, $8,516.31; Wheeler, $54. 306.41. Counties that are not bonded and which have a surplus are: Douglas. $64,952.47; Grant, $32,728.99: Lake, $10,926.19; Linn. $3,589.61; Marion. $118,099.09; Sherman, $6, 814.68; Tillamook, $876.95; Union, $3428.49; Wallowa. $1,639.35; Washington, $54,506.41. Counties with bonded indebted ness and their deficits ere: Clatsop, $454,994.18; Columbia. $278,752. 06; Hood River, $16,884.52; Jack son, $735,191.99. Mu'tnomab alone of the bonded counties has a sur plus, it amounting to $165,222.47. The bonded debts of the above counties are as follows: Clatsop, $359,153. Columbia, $360,000; Hood River, $50,000; Jackson, $500,000; Multnomah, $250,000. This report was made by the com missioner in the capacity of state ac countant, and will be the last report be will make, as the law abolishing that state department will become operative some time in May. constructed. Contracts were awarded last Saturday. Most of the work will be done by Oregon and Wash ington people, however, the largest ringle Item, that of supplying the sieej, goes 10 tne Lnitea Meet trod- i nets Company, of Xew York, the cost ! " ....... ... -w A , W. V. IUI span will complete the link enabling uninterrupted traffic between Ore eon and Washington, by means of the Pacific highway 3 T . HELENS I-r LODGE NO. 117, I. O. O. F. meets in the I. O. O. F. building, on the sec end and fourth Saturdays of each month, vifitinj member tre always given a h;arty welcome. C. W. BLAK5SLEY. Sc y JESSE LANSING, X. C, PREPARE FOB BIG PACK. Kalmon fanner Look for Unusual Demand for Produrt Chinese contractors who employ cannery hands for the salmon ships which go from the Columbia River to Alaska every Spring, are making preparations for the biggest season ia that line of business they have exper ienced for a number of years. Ac cordingly they are Importing more Chinese merchandise than they have on former occasions preceding the period of the ships outfitting for their annual pilgrimage to the North. Because of the war, creating an un usual demand for all sorts of food stuffs, it Is held by packers that the canneries in Alaska the coming sea son, which starts In April, will be operated to their full capacity. SUCCESS FOR XEW CAXXERY. The co-operative cannery at New berg, Oregon, paid to farmers of that region $24,454 last year, prac tically all of it for produce which would otherwise have been lost. The cannery made a net profit of about $3,000, which was better than expected for the first year. Co-operative establishments of this kind are likely to prove the salvation of thousands of Oregon farmers. MIZPAH CHAPTER O. K. S. Meets in Masonic flail the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. IRENE M. DAY. W. M. E. A. ROTGER, Secretary. TILLKIM TRIBE NO. 62, Im proved O. R. XI., of Yankton, Ore., meets at Its wigwam. Second nnd Fourth Saturdays of each month. W. G. BRAXXOX. C. of R. EBER BROWX. Sach. Puccini, the composer, recently declared in a letter Uiat he was not unfilendly toward Germans, and his operas were kept on In Berlin. Now Paris, because of the same letter, has barred his works. 1915 FORD Where are you Ruing my happy man? "I'm going to buy a car," said Ham. lo tlie kon of Ham and Ham lilmoelf. And Ham' son Ham, and Ham' young elf. Ham' cousin Kate and Uncle Mo Cord In fact the whole Ham family bought a Ford." ST. HELENS, OREGON NOTHING ON EARTH Makes you feel better than a good, square meat Meat is three-fourth of the whole, and we sell the best. WHAT MORE CAN WE SAY? CENTRAL MARKET B. I. PLUMMER, Prop. ST. HELEN'S, OREGON Livery, Feed and Sale Stable DRAY INC AND TRANSFER All Business Promptly Attended Tc PHONE IS OR 2 U'M. H. DAVIES ST. HELENS. ORECON Prop liiULlAiULisiUL litUL ULi UtUL UiUklM St. Helens MiU Co. Electric Lighting2 (Saves Your Eyes) MSteam Heating (Prolongs Your Lives) Lath Wood Lumber EUROPEAN PLAN AMERICAN tU EVERYTHING MODERN AT THE ST. HELENS HOTEL J. CEORCE, Propriator - ALL BUSSES CALL AT HOTtt RATES 11.00 AND UP SPECIAL RATES TO REGULAR BOARDERS CHILDREN'S COATS Mackinaws FOR LADIES AND MEN Caps and New Clothes H. MORGUS & SON "QUALITY, QUANTITY, PRICE."