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'in; 'III, r 11 Nil A l '"Hi: Roil. t Ik 4lt I OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY hLUME XXXIV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1915. HOOL WORK FOR YEAR IS FINISHED i; COMMENCEMENT KXKH HM;Y IlKMONHTUATK PROMINENT BOOSTER TO RESIDE HERE Will Spend Humour of l'liiii.iirc on Farm lit Iht-r Iidniid. ridM I'lnUfiefl tirade Work and 'Vmu' n l Higher llmnt'lifM of Ktudy. . Iio cninniciicniiiont exorcise, of li Helena hi'IiooIh wore linlil el high school auditorium lunt Krl ovmiIhk, utli'iidod by ahout 300 rested nml wall ontortalnoil nd uml pntronit. Tim oxurcluii of iii'Ii a vhnractiir m to war- It tlia M.ili'iiiont thnt none moro In .iiIiib or liiHlructlvo woro over , inywlirro. Tlio gratifying fiia- n of all Ih tlio fuel that tlio grudu id cIuhh front the IiIkIi school, ilo numerically smull, guvo mirli lenre of thoroughness in tlie i work JilHt completed. lucli praliio Ih duo tlio faculty anil kIiooI board for tlio commend lumanni'r In which the work of the illullon Iiuh boon conducted dur the pant your, nt burnt. Hosulti wore effective tlinn any otlior at of roiiiiiiondutlun. School work jn tlio Ht. Helens din t li.n immiiiiud largo proportioni roreiil yours and It U one of tin' iuoHt Inxt Itutliitm of tlio stuto. Tin trar.o ntti'inluiirn In Ht. Iloluni dur the pant your Iiuii boon 2T. 0, and ut 100 In tho Wel St. Helens dl 71'lis ri'mills In tlio grado work nl ill irlmolH whh abundnntly Hal In lory during tlio your, flnpncliUly In i eighth grndu cluuHes. Krom Hit IMt'iiH school tlioro was a class pi pawed on to tho high school work I Ave from tho Iloiiltou school no, III mlilltlon to too graduating of upvoit, mukoa a record ol icli wo have a rlicltt to be proud. I'll members of tho cruduntlnt who took part In tlio program bitted tlciMiiHiilvcs In Huch a man- fn to again wnrrunt tlio slalKinnnt t thnlr work for tl.o pant four ir hna loin thorough. Tho pro in was replete In all ro.ipects will' lurci which characterised tlio oc linn it b tho bout over held lure. 811 lllli'hilent I.. I.. Il ikor iiriMlilmi m lim.ni fur tho ovoiiinit, and, an- lined tlio following program: Hiiliilntory. MIkb Kihoi dollvorod tlio nalu "T III I ho following well chosen rirkn: ' ilnri-rn mid cordial welcome Ih lllliri'lmi PXnrOrixlilll nt trie.:. lull In III tho thiiuuht Unit Vnu nrn wnl. WO that inulai.i vnu fnririil ilm ilia. llfllmilKilll mid riirnu nf Ilm li. " Htlli) inlHiindorHtniidliiRH, which tlio tlMiii loom uu like moimtiilna. "out iiiuko 0110 fornot ttiut to ovory mnro ih a wivor MiiliiK. Now. It our HlTir..;o wIhIi Hint you Join with I'H'HMiro or our coinnieiico- H. Illlll lot Hill In lutlmir nt tlin iiluiilliiR l;inB of nliiotoon lnindrod extond to you a moHt cor wlroimi. rom tho vory crontlnn un In fho H(llt iluy. H H wnll In nnia tlinl "kind Iiuh Iipom nitilli-iml i-ulliirltlfR. liHuully we do not care refer to thom, but novortlieloRii y renmln with u an boiiio aort of 'in. which liliiiln 11 u ay It wnrn tt lrlwin wnlKht. We HtniKRle to fro -ivnH, nut UnB! trt0 ()fton tt mHsmn in Vtlln. nml ura dm Antn.1i.(nlv 1'iliieil to linl.lt. onowiiiR ti,ut "wo Rrow Into the menu of tho tlilm h.iiitm.iiv ''Inmnlute." Kd every tliotiRlit and action. . In f'oro wo eponk or act. How often Li iCrltl!lH0 our nn'Klibor, auy an - "i. worn unintentionally, or. irueneil with our own enrea. forget 1 . . or encft"raK0 a followauffor- "i all prolmbinty t the time when OnClllirnirnniAn. I- . 1 . n.'iniifc in muni lltivtiuu. "'tleHa, Indeed, but la It not 'm t ill r & "wttnr aooda with caroloRS hand, iirouin we no'or ahnll loe thom Woro, "t for a 1 im.. . r fruit nnnnnr. P.wsedg that mar' the lands, or I IlAiittl...! i Y-iuiiui Biiores.". . l lllimn. .. ... . - Mill 11 II 11 1 lira ! lOi r nn1 Ann L,,,mml,,y Bln,u u dofeoU, and Ih uuijiiuod ir they are referred y anvonn it .... .i ... ..... "(1 v0R we nc,luIre bad llal)u . ,Hly' nM(I w,10n nce acquired, '"y are vorv u.h . . . . Hull. . w ufgivuiiiu. mi ''"hit U a cable ' weave n Hi 1. ...i. .... flllll .1 .. ' VJ," Wl IL DUVII UU. Anally It becorooi no atrong. -9 Ciiniiot hrnnb 11 1 t Olir llllirnan ' 1 C opl wl,0Be llve "oom to be evory undoslrable habit. e, i V u!em' ,,ut d you not think, 1... ; llira nna oeen a Ion J . We canot attain porfoc- ti n 1. wo ""onia try our bost to ! It to the greatOHt of our abll- Tho fnrtiiliiR population of Colum bia county Ih to bo Increased mid the production of cropn corroi'poiulliiKly auRiiinnted thin your. Wo ero to have a booHtor fiirmur, 0110 who linn botml ed for Oregon for ynnm, nnd iHioMed everything In Oregon. I i Ih advent Into the fHrmliiK gunie In our iiildtrt m certulnly noiiiotliliig mnrltliig epeclul notice. Thin lute addition la 10. V. tilltniT, who for bo iiiuiiy yearn linn Horvod no acceptably in the ca pacity of oocrotury of tho I'ortland Chnnihor of Commerce, and who Iiuh Jiut recently reigned from thut work. Mr. (llltiior hit ownod a farm at Door Inland for a good ninny yanrn, ban vlidtod tho pluco at regular Inter vals and devoted coiiHldorablo time und monoy to Its development. He will roHldo there for the Hummer and in tho full will return to the city, whoro hn will engage In other pur HtiltH. Columbia county hna many nltructlon for tho retired b 11 h In ens man of tho nietropoliu, whore hln time cun be npent to both profit and pleinuro. CLOSING EXERCISES AT WARREN SCHOOL tjirgo CIukn (innliiiilcti I'roni riulo Work. :iKiiiii Jho Wurreu achool cloned IuhI Krl- duy evening for the your with uppro- prluto exorciHOii. Tlio auditorium wni beautifully decorated with grape, fnnm and botne-grown roscB. The people of Wurren allowed their ap preciation of the Rood work done in llio Bchool during tho your by their lurgo attendance ut the cxotcIhch, the hall being filled to capacity. The proprnm wan long hut was received with great Interest. TIiqkq taking part In tho program work did thnlr pnrtii creditably. The cI.ikb of gradu ate! from tho eighth grudo work con- ilnted of twelve, and wero nhowored with many beautiful floworn as well i mi.ny congratulallona. W. J. Kul- lerton gnvo a inotit excellent cIokh ud lreM, adiiionlBliliig the graduates to eep on with their work. Warren lau hud a very Hiiooo.-wful gchool year Die teacher wero: V. I.. Dunton, ('. 10. I.i.lui, Mary Thomus mid Mao 'lablgren. M.my of tho pntrons ex ireKHed their regret thut O. E. I-uke would not bo 0110 of the teachers next yon.-. HIGHWAY ENGINEER BARES ROAD MATTERS Mil. CANTIXi; ;IVKH IJ, ivj I'OUM.Miov TO TIIK HTATK lll.;ilV.tV ('O.MMIHNIO.N.- linMilniit MeelliiK Held ut Kulcnt Tukei, Many Mutters rerUiin liiK to lioiidK. CREOSOTE CARGO IS DISCHARGED HERE HKAVV INCUKAKK IS MANIFACT- VUK OK TltAJT COMMODITY IV fNITKI) HTATKS. iK'ninnd for Treated Material Crows ery lUiplilly TlirotiKbout the World. DELEGATES ATTEND GRAND LODGE SESSION Oild I'VIIoxvh and Kehrkuhs lli.bi I'nrtli at NeHii-t. W. J. Fullorton nnd Charles M Heeler are nt Newport this week at tending Odd Follows lodge, as dele gates from tho St. Helens lodge. Thej left Bunduy ovenlng nnd expect to re turn today. I.. K. Allen was nlso cliOBcn a delegnto from tho local lodge, but was detulned at home. The Ht. Helens Odd Follows have ono of the strongOHt lodges In tho Oregon domain, and Its members are promi nent In the work of the grand lodgo. Tho llobokuli lodgo at St. Helens b represented ut tho grand lodgo ses- don, nlBo being held nt Newport tlil week, by Mrs. M. V. Haxen, and the Iloulton Kohoknh lodgo by Mrs. Em- nm Ilolford. All tho delegates expect to roturn homo this week. OWNER OF STRAY HORSE IS LOCATED Come to Ht. Helena and Itecovers - Anlnml Kliilen I-Vnm llenverton. (Continued on page 4). Tlio Btrny horse aold by tho city merBlinl of St. Holons two wcoks ago was recovered by Its owner lust Sat urday., whon J, P. Flntn of llenver ton, foromnn of St. Mnry'H Home, nt that place, arrived In tho city and established his right to tho onlmnl. Tho borso wub stolen from the burn nt tho homo on the night of April 7. Mr. Flntn mndo satisfactory arrnngo monts'wlth Chas. Muckle, who pur chased tho nnlmul, and tho city re corder, and took tho horso homo with him. TENNIS TOURNAMENT. N The Columbia County High School Tennis contest for the championship of tlio county will take plnce on the courts at St. Holens tomorrow. Owing to Inclement weather the tournament was postponed Inst week. There will be a lurgo numbor of contostunts nnd spirited playing will be tlie result. Evidences of gross mismanagement In highway matters ure coming to llglit ns Investigations are being made by 15. I. Cuntlno, stuto highway en gineer. At a mooting of tho Slate Highway Commission, bold at Salem on tho 12th of this month, Mr. Can tlno submitted the result of his In vestigations. I'urt of tlio report of Mr. Cuntlue sIiowh thut Mr. Ilowlhy, former hlgh wuy engineer, lind spent $9333 more than was authorized by thp commis sion In completing tho Illggs-Wasco road. Tho board when West was governor, authorized the expenditure of $30,000 for the road and later gave permission for an additional expend iture of f ;000. Now It develops that' tho ex-highway engineer has spont $44,333 on tho road. Tho policy of evasion pursued by tho Consolidated Contract Company In regard to completing tho re mainder of Its contruct work on the Columbia highway in Columbia coun ty was denounced before the com mission by Cantlne, the new highway engineer. "I Intend to speuk plulnly to thlA .ommlsslon," buIiI tho engineer. "I don't like tho way this company does huslneus. They continually side-Btep and won't come out In the ooon. I huvo notified representatives of this company that they must begin work hy May 15 on their contruct or the contract will bo cancelled." AH money to be spent this year by tho stuta on ryadu will be used In completion of rouds already un ler way. according to Governor Wlthycomhe, who said thut It was his bellof thnt nono of tho fund ihould bo expended on new rouds. Expenses of the state highway Tho British steamer II. C. Henry orrived In the local harbor Monday with a part cargo of creosote for the St. Helens Creosotlng Company. The Henry discharged part of her cargo on Puget Sound, at tho Eagle Harbor croosotlng plunk, before coming to tho Columbia river. Tho cargo was taken at London, sailing from there April 1. Because of the war abroad there have not been regular shipments of creosote to this Coast and tho H. C. Honry is one of the first carriers to make her way from the trouble zone for several months. Owing to a falling off since Aueust 1 of nearly 30 per cent In shipments of creosote from England and Ger many, whence comes all but a small part of the Imported oil used by wood preserving plants In this coun try, American manufacturers have taken steps which, it is estimated, will increase production of the do mestic article by about 26 per cent. The Imported oils ordinarily form about 65 per cent of the total used In the United States, where creosote is the most Important wood preserv ative. The statistics show that wood pre serving is one of the most rapidly ad vancing industries In tho country. In 1895 there were fifteen plants In the United States; in 1914 there were 132 plants of all kinds, 1Q0 being of the prossure-cyllnder type. Ninety four of these plants last year used more than "7 9 million gallons of cre osote oil, more than 27 million pounds of dry zinc chloride, and nearly two and one-half million gal lons of other preservatives, such ub . . .: .: p liBBQf mm an st vi.V 1 f- ST. HELEN'S Pl'IIMC SCHOOL. department tor April according to the report of E. I. Cantlne, totaled $30,639.42. Of this amount, olllce, onglnoorlng and other expenses to taled $3,648.08. Tlio department spent $10,937.02 in work on tho Seusido-Tillamook road nnd the Co lumbia highway In Clntsop county. In Columbia county $2026.70 was expended on tho Nohalom roird; $287.90 on tho Pittsburg-St. Helens highway and $161.74 on the Colum bia hlghwuy; a total of $2476.40 for the entire county. The counties of Clatsop, Colum bia, Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Linn and Yamhill have requested the stnto highway department" to propnre brldgo plans, let the con tracts and suporvlse brldgo con struction in the respective counties. MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR COUNTY FAIR One Day to lto Devoted to This Hperliil I'lcnslng Feature, An Important feature of tho county fair HiIb full will be a music festival which will tnke plnce on Friday after noon, September 26. Dr. Emll Enna, who has given such general satis faction as a musical lender nnd In structor In St. Holens and vicinity for several months, will have charge of the music nt the fair. In his chorus he expects to have about 1000 voices. This will bo nn event of moro than ordinary interest and an attraction which will be greatly appreciated. coal tar and crude oil. treating a total of nearly 160 million cubic feet of timber, an Increase of about seven million cubic feet over 1913, and of 35 million cubio feet over 1912. The most Important consumers are the largo plants In which railroad ties and timbers are treated. The preservatives materially lengthen the ties' period of service, lessen the labor coBt Involved by renewal, and decrease the drain upon the forests due to tie and timber cutting. To Borne extent the treatment of fence posts and other forma of farm Um ber is being taken up, an inexpensive apparatus and method having been devised by tho Department, of Agri culture; but as yet the use of wood preservatives by farmers Is on too small a scale to have any Importance In the total, while the practice of treating telephone poles Is In its In ciptoncy in this country. With the rapid advance of this in dustry as a whole, the choice of pre servatives has been fairly well estab lished, but the kinds and classes of materials to be treated need develop ment along certain lines. In Ger many and' other European countries practically all cross-ties laid by the railroads are treated with chemicals or preserving oils. In this country but 30 per cent of the ties purchased by the railroads are subjected to such treatmont. ' Che number of poles treated lu this country Is a very Bmall per cent of total In use. NO. 22 HIGHWAY CONTRACT PROBABLY REVOKED Final Decision Likely to Be Reached Today. After making some preparations to resume construction work on the blghway last week the Consolidated Contract Company, in all probability, will have Its contract with the county abrogated today. The contractors have deceived the county court and the public in a very systematic way for the past month or more, until for bearance has ceased to be a virtue. We are reliably informed this morn ing that the matter will be definitely closed today. In the event that the contract is abrogated, it will place the county court la a position to relet the con tract or proceed to do the work on Its own account. The contracting firm Is. now mak ing overtures to the county to settle on some manner of basis, showing a disposition to recede from its former position. BUSINESS MEN ORDER BY-LAWS DRAFTED Organization of League W1U Be Com pleted Next Week. A meeting of business men of St. Helens and Houlton was held at the council chambers Wednesday even ing for the purpose of organizing a business men's league, the Durooses of which will be to advance the com mercial and Industrial welfare of the community. There were about twentv present and the outline for an organ ization was discussed at considerable length. The result of the meeting was the appointment of a committee to draft constitution and by-laws for an organization, the committee to report at a meeting to be held Thurs day evening, May 27. This committee is composed of M. E. Miller, John Philip, A. S. Harrison, Harley Tur ner, B. I. Plummer. An effort had been made durlne the previous week to ascertain the names of business citizens who would affiliate and co-operate with such an organization, resulting in a Eood many business people signifying their willingness to help. The meeting next week should be well attended. CIRCUIT COURT IS , STILL IN SESSION Several Important Mutters are Heard and Dlsitosed of During Week. The present term of circuit court is disposing of a good many import ant matters this week. The grand jury finished Its labors, made Its re port and was excused Wednesday. One of the very Important matters heard In the circuit court this week was the retrial of the case of Sophia 8alml against the Columbia & Neha lem River railroad. This case war heard in the circuit court here In March of last year, appealed to the supreme court and remanded to Co lumbia county for retrial. The plain tiff In the former trial secured a ver dict of $4500. The report of the grand iurv will be found on page S of this issue of The Mist. FORMER PASTOR VISITS ST. HELENS Rev. Mr. Haley, After Sixteen Years' Absence, Returns for Brief Time. George G. Haley of Portland, was In St. Helens a couple of days this week. The mere fact that Mr. Haley was here does not mean a great deal, but when we connect him with earlier-day life of St. Helens, it means something. Hia mission here this week was as a delegate to the minis terial conference In session Wednes day and Thursday. Mr. Haley is pastor of Lincoln Methodist church, Portland. Eighteen years ago he was pastor of the Methodist church in St. Helens, leaving here 16 years ago. He had charge of the Warrenton work for a year and was then sent to Idaho, returning to Portland about a year ago. This reverend gentleman has become a cripple, due to rheu matic trouble, has been a long suff erer from that ailment, but at pres ent Is somewhat Improved. He says the 8t. Helens of today could scarcely be recognized when compared with the St. Holens of his time. Mr. Haley has a great many friends here who were pleased that he should return for a brief visit. IMPORTANT MEETING OF MINISTERS HELD MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATION IN ST. HELEN'S FOR TWO-DAY CONFERENCE. Splendid Program and Able Discus sions of Religiouft and Social Topics. A meeting of unusual Interest and Importance was held tn St. Helens Wednesday and Thursday of this week, when nearly forty clergymen of the Methodist Ministerial association of this state were in attendance. A program replete with intensely inter-, esting subjects was rendered, con sisting of a vast number of social and religious topics. The meeting was under the direct charge of Rev. J. W. McDougall, dis trict superintendent, assisted by Rev. P. N. Sandifur, pastor of the local church. The ladies of the church served luncheon and dinner during the two days in the Epworth League parlors, Wednesday evening being the most notable of these occasions, when Mayor Morton was the guest of hon or, who delivered to the visitors the keys to the city, and in remarks un mistakably sincere, bade the visitors welcome. Specially prepared music for the occasion was rendered by the church choir throughout the series of serv ices. Perhaps the most noteworthy of all the features of the program was the address delivered Thursday evening by Bishop R. J. Cooke. Dr. Cooke is one of the most powerful Christian workers in the United States. His address was listened to by one of the largest audiences ever greeting a clergyman in this city. During the two days the following program was carried out: Wednesday, 9:30 a. m. Devotion al service, J. W. McDougall; Sunday Schools, M. B. Paraunagian, Sunday School Missionary, Oregon Confer ence, presiding; Childhood and the Church, W. H. Hampton, G. G. Haley; Value of the Sunday School to the Church, S. H. Dewart, O. C. Collins; What Needs Are the Most Urgent In Our Sunday Schools. Frank James; Address, E. O. Eldridge. Wednesday, 2 p. m. Devotional service; Missionary; Woman's For eign Missionary Society, Mrs. A. R. Maclean; The Effect of the War on Foreign Missions, Louis Thomas, C. L. Dark; Woman's Home Missionary Society, Mrs. Margaret Lake Garton, Phillipp Descher; Our Obligation to the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension Society, A. R. Maclean, F. N. Sandifur; address, R. Elmer Smith. Wednesday, 7:45 p. m. Devotion al service; Address, "Willamette Uni versity," Dean G. H. Alden; Address, "Kimball College of Theology," President H. J. Talbot; Address, "Conference Claimants," G. F. Hop kins, secretary of Conference Com mission. Thursday, 9 a. m. Devotional ser vice; The Relation of the Methodist Episcopal Church to Organized and Unorganized Labor, C. O. McCulIoch, C. L. Hamilton; Best Methods of Us ing the Organization of the Church for Interesting the Industrial Classes, C. C. Rarick; The Churches Greatest Need, Sanford Snyder, W. W. Young son; The Vows of a Methodist and What They Imply, W. E. Ingalls, G. H. Feese; Address, T. W. Lane. Thursday, 2 p. m. Devotional service; The Preacher; Planning Our Work as Pastors, W. S. Gordon, A. B. Calder; Pastoral Visitation, C. M. Van Marter, Alfred Bates; Elements of Success and Causes of Failure in the Ministry, John Parsons, J. W. Thompson; Communion Service, J. W. McDougall, Thursday, 7:45 p. m. Devotional service; Address, Bishop R. J. Cooke. STOCK PLAYS HOB IN FARMER'S GARDEN Teddy Berg of Warren, waa in St. Helens Tuesday morning attending to business -matters, among them being an attempt to locate the culprits who deliberately turned several head of stock into his garden the night be fore. Mr. Berg has an eleven-acre tract of land near the Stevens place, which he Is developing into a real home. He had taken particular care this spring to grow a splendid gar den of nearly an acre. It was practi cally ruined by the intruders. MINSTREL SHOW. The minstrel performance to ba given by the members of the Sunset Athletlo Club will positively take place next Wednesday evening at the city hall. The boys have a good pro gram and assure about two hours of solid amusement. Prices have been made so low that anybody and every body can afford to attend.