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Helens, the Golden Buckle of the Great Farming and Lumber Belt
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY bLUME XXXIV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1915. MAX REACHED HWAY SITUATION kTIUlT IIIOTWKKS COLt'MlllA illSTV AMI MNHOI,lliATKl tlNTHACT CO. AIHUM1ATKI. lo Propositions Offered Lftlng ' ''' AtlvUory flourd and Mlrfr Citizen Culled ljr Court. Artlnn Follow llwuli. M abrogation of tho contract be L Columbia county and tho Con- jitcd Contract Co in puny for tht ,lrucllim uf Coluniblu highway, tli Llli county. In a IHtliiK climax ttie long drawn out coutrovur) UlKliwiiy matters lu this county. M altlludo uf the contracttnt puny han Iiimiii olio of tncouslst k throughout the entire proceed II iuukIiI to tuke advuntaRO 01 difference existing tiutwoon tlx Inty cuurt and lliu former hlghwa) ;bt, hoping lo recover at Lunt fur service performed wlilcl. h sever really earned, and U th It Uad no lawful or bonorablt 1 Miiiuutinn U now such a to en V (lit court, In conjunction will. ilite highway engineer, to liavi Erttnr hold mi Ilia situation, a oui. kill be understood by reference U lovltatlon to contractor wlilcl kin lu another column of Tin t. lit (.'uiuoildutod Coiitruct Coin ) finally submitted two propoHl U to tlio county court as a bash in ftlilrh It would settle. Tbuw Soals aio printed In full below. IToposlllon No. 1. Tliul tliocoun tiy at ouw tho sum of 172,000, li for til claim against the county, ptl tho dry rock wall, which art I willed by a uit at low. Tin July to protect the comnan: iM any ilamaRos that may hi ed subcontractors by the court. Janumiis arising from suHpenslob lhA ttnrll lyil full mm..... . ...... 1 1 1 1 pillU' " curries with It Iho undorilmid Unit til claim against tho com ft "III ho pair, when tho Justice oi claim are established. Proposition No. 2. County and tract company to arbitrate the matter iu dlHpute, Ilia contract Ppany lo pay tho coat of arbltru k" Advice Iteiiucsted. N county court mURht the advlci lu advisory board and other clil r of lllB county, a mooting havlni r hold lunt Suturduy at St. llelem lt niiul action upon tho propo oi tlio contracting company. Ai P imwtlnK the propoRltlona of th piractors wore refuaod. piw opinion of tho mombori of Hit (lory txmr.i aro printed In full to almw tho Bontlmunt of thai if. Allowing aro tho views of tin rd: nty Court AdvlBorv Board pK, May 29th, 1818. State f"t. motion ailll nil.'nliin nt II., lowing tiwinilu.r. f 11,. 1.I..U,., iar. I rcRard to the ouestlon ol Miami 0f uie Consolidated Con Co., and a to the aettlomeut ol ame. Mr- Norman Murrlll gavo hi opln follow: "' houhl llko to oe the court gi 'Uate! Contract fVimn.nv .nonrit. f uie entlmnte that the tatt r"wy flnglnnor nm.ln I . .. , ... :: . i it." ' IHIUU1UII L BAlllA tl.ol WAV . fiy niadu iMu ........ .-j ........ I ldn't miu II inoj I move that we npprovo of the courno tali on by the county court up to tlio preitmit tlmo and voto a volt of confidence In them; that wo rnc ommond that they mttlo tho mutter on tho biinU of iho contract only." Above motion aoconded by Mr. Ixivolaco and Mr. llUhop. Mr. Yount: "I don't undorstand Juki what the proposition was." Judge Clark: "The action of the county court wa tills, that through our attorney, Mr. Malarkny, wo abro gated (he contract with the Consoli dated Contract Company, and ordered Itiein In a loRal manner on the work, and have advertised for bids to com plete tho contract under tho term of the contract with the Consolidated Contract Company." Q. "What would be our Rtanding In case tho now hid exceed this." A. "Wo ha'vo thulr fifty-four thous md to cover tliut." All member of the board were .lion reuuontod lu tnto which way they wanted to vole upon the motion. Mr. Tandy of Marshland: "I think that a far a I know tbotit contract, we should follow the X) n tract a fur a we can, and I am In favor of the county JudRO and lilt idvlnor and tho enRlunor to seltlt hi mutter, and my peoplo, the ouen .hut I spoke to about It at Marshland, idd thul they were In favor of whut .he county court wa doing. I am not much posted on the road work, but wo ure need a road down our way, .nil we hope this will be settled at llilckly a possible and I nm wIIIIiir o abldo by their Jinlnnient. I vote e." Mr. Morrill of Clntitkuiilo: "I vote yes, because I don't know t any way that It could bo settled tut by tho contract, and I hopo It will e uccetuifully carried out. I believe t will. A to the feeling of tho peo ilo to the county court In my vicin ity, thny are glad that they hired the tost attorney In tho stuto and arc .'ollowiug their advtco, and hopo they .vlll continue to follow It." Mr. Schunesen of Italuier: "I always understood that when tver a man made a contract and ex lectod litigation about till contract, t wa always good policy to adhere trlctly to the contract and not ad mlt any weak point about this. It tppear to me tliut 1 do not think any Rompromiso or any offor that. Co umhla county could make tho Con ollduted Contract Company, a lltl- rullon would still Issue, lienco my word will bo yes, stand for the ounty." Mr. Harry WeHt of Scappooso: "I have tulkod to several up there Hid they ecm all to he In favor of itandlng back of tho court, and I -.hink that tho court has done a wise thing In getting Mr. Mulnrkcy for an ittorncy. Whon I wa on tho board iiere, wo bad a llttlo difficulty with .ho tlmbermon, we omployed Mr. Ma larkey and we found he was a great 'iolp. Tho only thing wo can do I to itand by tho court and tho court itand bnck of the contract, and I vote e on the motion." Mr. Van of Mist: "I think likely It would botho bost .or tho court to try to settle. As far i I am concerned, I am willing to leave It lo you men and I have confi dence that you will do tho bent you n. You had lots of worry over H Hid I think tho quicker you can got It Bottled tho bettor It would be and jet to work, even If It coBta a llttlo more. We all havo confidence In you vote ye on the resolution." Mr. Evenon of Clatskanle: "It 1 my experience that a contract opresent an agreement between par tie and a a rule stlpulatoa nil the undorstundlnga, and for that reason I made this motion. I vote ye on COMMERCIAL CLUB NOWJRGANIZED iu:.vi)i;i iiy six iii:i.UTMK.TS, l'I,.NH AKK lOKMlXATKl) I'Oll HKAb WOHK. 100 Members Thirty Days Iui'Ku and KntliUHUtNtlc Croud Prctt fiil KuhIiichh Men and Citizen Full Into 1,1 lie. to make an active list of 100 citizens all working for the Interests of the city and community, cannot but be of inestimable value to St. Helen and Columbia county. There seems to be a different feeling among the citizens of the community towards this club than that of any that has heretofore been organized. Every body is Interested and Is showing that interest In an open and sincere manner. Truly the St. Helens Com mercial Club has an excellent begin ning and will no doubt be a great power and Influence for the develop ment and growth of our city and county. Every person interested hould become a member and take an active part in the work." nroo.l to have this engineer tii. ..... rou rulor wa nn.il.l nt I..,.,. F that they do thin. A. 1 un It. the engineer Is the whole this matter. It looka to me, Mnlarkoy ha gone over It and !" lllt the Cnn.ii.ii.i r.,...i mwny I bound by thl., 1 should " that ma . .. . on anoui it m tills line. count . ...... ) oun anora 10 wan Uley ill) ROnintlllnir ll.nl. "10J, nd let th... .I.L..I -..h ft "lilt," "r- KveiLson niniU niinn i. a: " """"" Mr. Kuolan of Door Ulnnd: "I bellova that the people as a whole agree with the county court, and I am suro thoy will not lose confi dence In them a long as thoy work with tho onglneer and counsel. Loavo It to tho court and engineer and coun sol. I vote ye." Mr. UIhIiop of Ooblo: "What I hnvo heard at Goble, they aro all In favor of what tho court has done. Thoy think we should sottle by tho counaol and the Btato onglnoor. I voto yes." Mr. Stewart: That St. Helens has a well-organized and live Commercial Club Is at tested hy tho action of an enthusias tic gathering of citizens ut the City Hall lust. Thuruduy night. A large mi in her of thouo present added to the increasing membership roll, and strenuous efforts are to be made to enroll every citizen possible. Several who were not In uttennance at the meeting havo voiced their interest and determination to fall right Into due at once, and tako their place lu tlio club's activities. Mr. llrewor of the Portland Cham ber of Commerce, who has charge of the Chamber of Commerce work out jldo of the city of Portland, was pres ent and delivered a very timely and ippropriule address, outlining the tcoiiural purposes of such an organi zation, touching on tho forma and manner of perfecting such. ' The prin cipal point of his address, which he .tresses very heavily, was unity for strength and harmony of effort. He .duahed the knockers and pronounced a woe upon city progresslveness when discord entered the community. He said tliut the one thing which would ..lone keep the club alive would ho continuous work. Too many or ganizations, he said, wero alive today ..nd dead tomorrow. Ho made many helpful suggestions for making plans ind working them. The committee appointed at the previous meeting to draft a const! lution, mado their report and the paper was adopted, which thereupon became the foundation of tho organ ization. Tho organization embraces ;ix departments, each headed by a vivo president elected by the club, I'ho six departments are as follows: itutnll Merchants, Industries and Man u fact u res, Columbia County De velopment, Legislation and Taxation Advertising and Publicity, and Mem bership. A board of governors of the club Is composed of tho president and Iho several vice presidents. Member ship in tho organlutlon was not lim ited to city residents, but to non-resi dents also who are Interested in the development and upbuilding ot St Helens, its vicinity and Columbia county. Mr. M. E. Miller was elected to the tlrst presidency of tho club. This honor was conferred by unanimous voto, tliore being no other nomlna tlon. Mr. Miller's efforts and ener gies expended In times past in behalf of tho community and commercial welfare, togother with his ability and fitness for such a position, makes him loader hard to boat. In bis re marks following his election, he de clared his intentions ot doing his utmost to make the St. Helens Cora morcial Club "a live organization." Tho other otneors elected wero: first vico president, L. C. Chase, nerch ants' retail department; second vice president, H. F. McCormlck, induB trios and manufactures department third vico president, John Philip, Co lumbia Co. development department fourth vico president, A. L. Stone legislation and taxation department fifth vico president, ErneBt Q. Coan advertising and publicity department sixth vice presidont, L. H. Ruther ford, membership department; treas .imr Win. IIobs: secretary. S. R, Sonnoland. Since tho meeting Thursday nigh President Miller expressed himself vnrv nntlmlHtlcally. Ho thinks the outlook for doing things is exoeed imriv hrleht. Among othor atute- montB he made the following: "Tho feeling of enthusiasm main- fefltod by the momborshlp of tho new Commercial Club apellB Biicceaa,. With a membership of noarly 70 at present and tho assurances of enough more ELLISON-WHITE CHAU- TAUQUA AT RAINIER Rainier, Ore. (Special to Mist, June 3) Bills are out announcing the program and dates of the big Ellison-White Chautauqua, which is scheduled to appear here from July to 9. One whole week of the best entertainment, by the best entertain ers the world has ever known. Arrangements have all been com pleted and are backed by 65 of Ral- ler's business men, who have pledg ed themselves to make the event one of the greatest weeks in the history of Rainier. The programs and other features that will appear during the week' entertainment are headed by the world's celebrated musicians, car toonists, impersonators, singer and lecturers, and it is enough to say in all sincerity that the programs are very strong and well balanced. In planning a celebration, one could not do better than to arrange to spend a part of their time at Rai nier during Chautauqua week. It will be different from the regnlar 'ourth of July celebration. Few com- munltle ever have such opportuni ties to listen to such celebrated ar tists as will appear there during that week. CANNERY READY FOR PRODUCTS Forclsn Shippers Have Already En. - gaged targe Quantities of the Flint Output. Five Tons Beans Daily MACHINERY ALL INSTALLED 15,000 CAN'S CAPACITY OF THE NEW PLANT. COUNCIL MEETS FOR INFORMAL DISCUSSION On Monday night the members of tho city council met, principally for the purpose ot discussing the new city charter. A full attendance of the members was present. No off! clal business was transacted, and only few reports were heard. A report concerning the repairs of the bridge on Winter Btreet was re ferred to the street committee. Tho city marshal reported that there was a quantity of dynamite stored in Godfrey park, and he was accordingly authorized to Inform the County Construction Company, whose property It was, to remove it from tnat place, as it was considered a menace. The matter of the new city charter was taken up and read and discussed at quite a length. It was finally re ferred to City Attorney Muller and Attorney J. W. Day for modifications and corrections where necessary. The new Columbia River Cannery, located at this place, has just com pleted the Installation of all new, modern and up-to-date machinery for handling fruit and vegetable pro ducts. All growers, whether laree or small, will now find a ready market for all their garden, orchard and berry produce. Such an' opportunity is a great boon to every local grower, and especially for the many small growers of this section. With such large capacity, which the manager Biaies is ia,uuu cans daily, none need fear that the market will be crowded or overrun when their pro- uce Is ready to be placed. 15,000 cans means about five tons of beans per day or all other iruits and. vege tables a similar output. Manager Rosasco state that they expect the first beans to begin com ing in about the 15th to the 20th ot the month. The company is now. and has been during the season, buy ing all the strawberries available, but so far have not been able to secure sufficient quantities to pay canning; however, they have been placing them for the growers at good prices. For canning purposes they could handle 100 crates daily, but so far have been unable to procure suffi cient amounts. The company has some 75 acres ot beans already contracted, which will yield from 4 to 5 tons per acre. Vari ous wholesalers are anxiously await ing their output, several carloads having been engaged already. Large quantities of cherries, pears, apples and other products have also been engaged. With a force of about 30 persons employed they will be able to handle the season's large yields nicely. SOME FISH. Two ot the largest sturgeons which have been landed for over a year, were put ashore this week. On Mon day Geo. S. Scott of Columbia City, brought In one which weighed 385 pounds, with a length ot 10 feet. This one was taken over by the Co lumbla River Packers Association with whom Mr. Scott is employed. On Wednesday, Frank Hull brought in by far the largest fish caught tor many months from this section. A little over 10 feet long with a weight ot about 650 pounds The fish was handled by J. A. Shel don, local representative ot the War ren Tacking Company. Mr. Sheldon estimated that the fish contained 7 pounds ot caviar, which 1b worth 25 cents per pound. SHERMAN MILL STARTS SHIPPING TIMBERS Mining timbers from the Sherman mills began to arrive the first of the week for shipment. For some time there has boen a cessation of opera tions along this line. The mining timber from the Sherman mill is be ing handled and shipped by the St, Holens Mill Company, as formerly. The cause of the fire Is unknown. Hobos have been known to sleep in the hay in the loft, as the barn was usually unlocked. The losa was estimated to be about $1000, covered by $400 insurance. The conflagration lit the entire town for awhile and attracted large crowds. The fire had gained much headway before the alarm was given. Two streams ot water soon extin guished the flame, and the charred remains look much like the land scape scenes we receive of the Bel gian frontier. SCHOOL REPORT. BODY OF MISSING MAN IS FOUND The body ot Moses Tufts, who dis appeared last August, was found in the woods about three miles back of Rainier. His disappearance caused no great alarm at that time, as Mb brother, with whom he had been staying, supposed that he had gone off to work and would show up later. The body was found on Mr. Por- cher's place, who had bought the land some time since from the broth er, Alex Tufts. While walking In the timber he stumbled over the body, covered with leaves, and In a very decomposed state. Authorities and his brother from Kalama were noti fied and the body taken up for burial, which took place Wednesday. The missing man was afflicted with periodical aberrations of the heart, and it Is supposed that he went to sleep and never awoke. He had been known to have slept at times for ex tended periods. Alex Tufts identified the body by a gold watch and money pouches. No foul play was in evidence. The following is the annual school report of the Yankton school, in Dis trict No. 30, tor the year ending May 29, 1915. No. of days taught, 173; whole number ot days attendance 11,935.5; whole number of days absence 664; whole number of times late 145; av erage number of pupils neither ab sent nor late 41.9; total number en rolled 92; average number belonging 72.7; average daily attendance 68.8; average per cent of attendance 94.6; number of books in library 219; number of visits by parents 25; num ber of visits by members of school board 6. Most pupils made their grades and many did excellent work. The school has been made standard. Eight pupils received certificates of perfect attendance, showing that they were neither absent nor tardy during the year. The general school program, held In the Grange hall, Friday night. May 28, and the Tenth grade gradu ation exercises held Saturday night, May 29, were well attended. Miss Merritt and Mr. Owen gave a dinner to the Tenth grade class, at Mr. Geo. Hyde's, Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. The dining room was suitably decorated with the class colors, pink and white, and with the colors of a former class, represented by Miss Olive Hyde. Those attend ing were: Supt. J. W. Allen, Mrs. Effie Wilson, Miss Olive Hyde, the three teachers, Miss Merritt, Miss Gallup and Mr. Owen; the Ninth grade class; Miss Iris Grlffls who was class marshal, and Jess Stewart and the Tenth grade class: Mary Grlffls, Marie Walker, George Wal ker, Marie Anderson and Irene Mar shall. Supt. J. W. Allen presented the di plomas at the close of the commence ment exercises. DEER ISLAND SCHOOL. The Deer Island school closed Fri day, May 28th, after a very successful term, with Miss Helen Buckley as principal, and Miss Mary McGregor, assistant. Deer Island school has long been noted for its splendid location, beau tiful building and grounds and teach ers. Having met all the standard re quirements, it now proudly bears the name "Standard," and while prob ably the last in the county to receive the distinction, they hope and feel sure it is not by any means the least. The following pupils won their way to the roll ot honor: Roscoe Loyd, Harvey Francis, Nelson Francis, Pauline Hammer, Vera Gaittens, Clyde Stewart, and Hartwell Cooper. An interesting program was given Friday evening, which was well at tended by parents and friends. The following program was rendered: Opening address, Lewis Meehan; song by school, Come to the Green wood; recitation, Sam Butler; recita tion, Audrey McConnell; dramatiza tion, Sleeping Beauty, Primary pu pils; Santa Lucia, by 14 girls; Days ot the Week, 8 children; recitation, National Flag," Mary Keelan; song. "I'm a Merry Sailor Lad," 14 boys; recitation, Zella Mattoon; owl song, 10 children; school march, 4 girls; dialog, "Our Aunt From California," 6 girls; "I'm Oft for California and the Fair," Hartwell Cooper; song by school, "Wave Our Bonny Flag High"; presentation ot diplomas. Prof. J. W. Allen. Four pupils received eighth grade diplomas: Mildred Loyd, Carl Ham mer, Bert Seftert and Edward Mc Connell. Everyone went home feeling a Hams & Hall delivery wagon was j pardonable pride in each ot the burned, but their horses and harness children who had helped make the wore saved. evening a success. FIRE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN BURNS BARN The large barn belonging to Wil bur Muckle, Just across from the school yard, was burned" almost to the ground Wednesday night. The entire roof was ablaze when the alarm was sounded, but quick work on the part ot the volunteer fire boys saved the building from being a total loss. Three horses which had been in the stalls just a few minutes before, wore taken out after the barn was blazing high. The auto which was often kept in one part ot the barn fortunately had been taken out to the garage by one of the boys. The Wll- (Continued on page 3).