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Two Big Sawmills, Shipbuilding Plant, Creosote Preserving Plant, Two Stone Quarries,
f ruit Canning Factory, Steam Laundry, Co-Operative Creamery, Fishing Industry, Municipal Water Plant, Columbia Highway, Rail and Water Transportation. Greatest River on the Continent, Electric Lights. Live Wire Commercial Club, Improvement Co., Columbia County Fair, Mild Climate, The Best Soil, Choice Fruit Land, Prettiest Scenery, Four City Parks jST. HELENS ATTRACTIONS . MONTHLY PAY ROLL $60,000.00 OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY DLUME XXXV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 1916 NO. 8 ti ill ii ii - ii ii NS THE FIRST PRIZE IE FIRST COUNT IS IN nlc Dixon 'H the I'rl.o of It'll Dollars ho llri't count lu tho Mint anil IicliaiilH iiiiiio contest, which wan I Thursday afternoon, showed Mnrln IHxon to bo In tho loud til slid was awarded llm $10 In gold receiving Iho lurgost number ( ii H up to tliut time. 1 lm awarding conuiiltteo consisted ill. J. Koulhurd, L. E. Allun mid n. Miller, anil their count of the (tents of thn ballot box showed tlio lowing results: irio l)lx St. Helens 31,617 M Quia Chlttlm. St. Helens . . .30,860 Puli Cooloy, St. Helens .... 4,825 Khilo KullbprKv Wiirren 8.425 V i til if -d A 1 1 1 1 1 . Ht. Ilcli'iiB ... 1,176 I.ojs C'lffir. St. Helens 1.000 Ituthy John. Sl.Holuiu ... 1,000 I .10 llllllier, St. Helens 1,000 Umlys Ai.hliy, St. Helens 1,000 Mr. K. 10. Dill, St. HeletiB . . . 1,000 TMrlu l. H:iro. St. llelenB . . . 1.000 f r Karl Hard, lloulton .... 1,000 ! :h"l Drew. St. Helens 1.000 ' pn (.iurliiian. St. Helens ... 1,000 . ui Ilatlan, St. Helen 1,000 ( !vh llohhs, St. Hi-li'llB ... 1,000 A f !la Muk, St. Helens 1,000 l"uj Lynch. St. Ili'lima ...... 1.000 Eillui Harris, -St. Helens .... 1.000 I'.leno Paulson. St. Helens ... 1,000 l .Hh Perry, lloullon 1,000 i-bel Burgess, St. Helens .... 1,000 tilth ( lark, lluulton 1,000 Hriloii White, lloulton 1,000 J.:inlta Mointt, lloulton 1.000 r tt'i'ln Speiire, lloulton 1,000 tlio I 1 1 j 1 1 1 . lloulton 1,000 I kulo CooMr, Wurrcn 1,000 ! .qionro Larson, Yunktou ... 1,000 rairella Hlaek. St. Helens . . .' 1,000 Maud Harrison, St. Helens . . . 1,000 Natl inn Nnre, St. Helens ..... 1,000 Kits Morloy, lloullon 1,000 Kt.'Hii CoiiKtuntin, St. Helens.. 1,000 !fho contest 1h now under Rood ffeidwuy, mid many of tlio contest ants and thi'lr friends nro showing gujnt Intercut, mid from now on until th4 end of tlio contest tlio race tdiould !uoroui,o lu inteiiHlty. Tlio difference ItiUlio number of votos credited to tlif sevorul contestants Ih not large enough, to mako any material dlffer cn'i lu tlio final outcome, and the hustle; hard work and staying quull ttei of tlio respective contestants are of'moro liniiortanco in deciding who wll win In tlio remaining two counts tlipn the n urn bcr of votes any one cajididutn 1 1 ii Ft nt present. Kvory con testant In tlio race lias a flno chance toj win the grand prize. Tlio leaders Jiljlho llrHt count ore thouo who Iihvc been working tho hardest In gather ing up volen, and In getting their friends to trudo with the luerchiintB giving out coupons. Everyono of the loaders muHt keep working or ono of life candidates further down tho list vill puss her. It is up to ouch In 'vldiml candldato; if she, wants to ' in tho running in the last two guilts, she can Burnly ho If suffl- ut effort Is put forth. Tho mor s limits havo tho coupons to give fay. (iet your friends to trade jih them, and you will ho that ruch nearer to winning' tho big ftlzo. Tho second count will be held on Thursday, Murclv 7tli. jThnro nro eight Valuiihlo prizes for distribution, nnd wbllo every ono of tSe contontants is ptrlvlng for the f ildtal prly.e, tho other eight aro well worthy of consldnratlon, so evory c(jnteHtnnt Btnnds a splendid chnnco winning If tho proper spirit is put po tho light for coupons. Keep ' sy after subscriptions, and keep ior tho coupons from tho following iB-rchimts: ' 'iNonh's ,Ark. Williams A Mall Co. II. Morgus A Son. M A. Iloss. .lames. Mucklo A Son. Von A. Cray; . A. T. Klblan, lloulton, M. J. Doming. Tho mill will Btnrt up again one week from noxt Monday. Tho whistle lll cortaluly bo a wolcomo sound. COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES llllilo Html)' Optloiml The Cigarette Arltlimetlc A BUggestcd course in Illble study has been prepared for pupils outsldo of school hours, by Supt. Churchill A knowledge oi tho Illhlo is essen tial, and though ono may not be In tereited in it as a manual of dovn tion, ho should bo familiar with its llteruturo and hlHtory. This course is elective, wholly optional with pupils and parents, and at no time required by tho teacher. To those Interested In Hlble study,- Sunday school touchers, etc., tills course will bo very Interesting, and may bo had for tho asking. In 1900, two billion six hundred thousand cigarettes wore mado in this country. In 1913, fifteen billion eight hundred thousand were made, i:n increase of eight hundred per cent to thn cigarette arithmetic which lb not much of an arithmetic, yet It can add nervous troubles to a hoy, sul trnct from his physical energy, multi ply his aches nnd pains, tuko Interest from his work, nnd discount his chances for success, divide his men tal powers, eliminate- him as a factor In real life. One prominent merchant in Columbia county carries a com plete line of general merchandise ex cept cigarettes. A I'nrent-Teachers' association was organized nt the Heaver Homes school District No. 9, January 28, 191 A, for tlio purpose of securing better co-operation bet worn the home and tho school. Mrs. C. F. Lincoln was elected president; Mrs. Henry Wuss.;r, vice president; and Mrs. J. I.. Archibald, Bocretary-trensurcr. A uhort program was rendered. Meet ings are to bo held tho first and third Fridays of tho calendar month, at the Hclioolhouso. All parents and friends urn cordially Invited to attend. This school is planning to serve hot lunch in tlio near future Miss Mary Mc Gregor and Miss Manzella Fullmer nro tho touchers. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Thursday afternoon a number of tho High School boys met and organ lied a Scout I'utrol. Their object is to become better versed in woodcraft and general knowledge. Dewey Smith was elected patrol leader and John Southard, scout scribe. Tho seniors are planning to give a pluy soon after tho basketbull season Is over. We are anxious to see the histrionic ability of theso pedagogues lu making. The glco club did not go to Colum bia City on February 4th, as planned. There is a possibility of a game with Scappoose here noxt Friday. Tlio Domestic Science girls huve finished their sample work and are now sewing on useful garmonts. Tho High School pupils were given a much needed rost liiBt week. Much grntitudo was felt to the Inclement wonther. , Following tho physician's orders, Dnlo Perry will discontinue basket ball. All the High School regret this necessity, because Dale is ono of the main pillars of tho team. YOUNG TROUT COMING Through tho efforts of the St. Hel ens Hod and Gun Club the stronms near here will be stocked with young trout. There will be a million of the young of, tho littlo beauties and when they reach the legal size the coming angler will not have to lie about Ills string. In the near future State Game Warden Shoemaker will give an ex hibition by movie of the Oregon game, both animal and fowl. SHIPPING NEWS ' The Celllo Bailed Wednesday with a cargo of lumber and piling, and also 20 passengers for 8a n Tedro and San Diego. Tlio Btoamnr Hoqulnm loft Monday with 760,000 feet of lumber for San Podro. Tho steamer John PouIboii left last Friday for San Francisco with 700, 000 foot of lumber. The steamer Multnomah is expect ed in Saturday and will drop down Monday. POMONA GRANGE MEETING I'liriners I'rged to Itiilld I'p Quality of MveHtook Tho February mooting of Columbia County Pomona Urango was held at Warren on Saturday, Feb. 6. K. N. I.ovelaco, master, presided. Professor Kennedy, from tho O. A. C, was present and urged the farm ers to build up the quality of their livestock. All officers except throe were pres ent, and, in consideration of the weather, a goodly number of mem hers also. A largo class of Initiates (38 In number) was conducted to the Court of Pomona. Subordinate granges throughout the county re ported tho order In good condition. Among resolutions adopted was one of condolence on the death of the late I3ro. W. It. Keyser. Miss Iva Tar bell and Than Drown led the class of Initiates to the differ ent stations, their work In this line bong perfect. Mrs. Hoyt of Warren, assisted as musician. The members of Warren Grange entertained tho visitors and the tables wero loaded with all the good things the farm and orchard can pro duce, und In spite of the wintry weather, the meeting was one of the best that bus been held for some time. A letter from Mr. Collins of Wood burn, was read, regretting his inabil ity to bo present, also one from Judge Clarke. During "Lecturos hour" a varied program of songs, recitations and ad dresses was given by different mem bers. Mr. Tarbell of Warren, spoke on the co-operation of creameries. K. F. I.arseu gavo a five-minute talk on "Progress." The Cornet duet by Mr. Dunton and Mr. Buss, was enjoyed by all. Hay Tarbell of Yank ton, broke out in verse boosting for the 1916 fair. We expect to see the verses set to music, so that we may ho able to sing the "boosting song" at our meeting in May, which we hopo will be with "Armstrong Grunge," at Scappoose. PROGRAM The following program will be given by tho local Teachers' Insti tute in tho High School building, Vernonla, Oregon, Feb. 19, 1916, at 10 o'clock a. m.: 1. Piano Solo ... .Mr. F. IS. Launer 2. Primary Numbers Miss Gladys Gcssell 3. What, When, Why, of Story Telling Miss Madgo Thomas 4. Educational Features of the "Movies" Mr. W. II. Hurley 6. School Helps .Miss Lor a M. Cook 6. The Teacher's Business .... Mr. A. M. Winn Noon Kerens 7. 1:30 P. M. Music Vernonla High School 8. Civil Government Mrs. Blanch Mackle 9. Hot Lunch . . .Miss Lucilo Clark 10. Subject, Selected, Mr, O. O. Weed 11. Your Work and Mine Supt. J. W. Allen 12. Muslo 13. Paper, Selected Mrs. F. E. Mulmsten CIRCUIT COURT NOTES Western Loan and Bldg. Co. vs. W. II. Wilkinson; order confirming sale. Jennie C. Lynch vs. Goo. W. Lynch; dlvorco granted. State vs. Hoy Jenson and State vs. A. Popham; dismissed. Lorena Chrisman vs. Elizabeth Neuhnuson; taken under advisement. State vs. Wm. Parsons; plead not guilty, bail fixed at $200. Allle Buttersworth vs. Elmer Hay den et al.; dismissed as to R. F. Graham. H. O. Howard vs. H. W. Wells et al.; part of testimony. Goo, A. Brinn vs. A. T. Klblan et al.; motion for dofault donied. W. L. Cornell vb. Goo. F. Moeck, Jr.; judgment for $323.79 and coBts. Jno. W. Patrick vs. 8. P. A S. Ry.; motion for new trial, 30 days to pre pare bill ot exceptions. LOCAL TEACHERS' INSTITUTE Teachers' Meeting at Iluiuier, Katur luy, Jan. 2, 1910 About fifty ot the live teachers of Columbia county assembled in the new High School building at Rainier, Saturday, for an all day session. At meltings such as this, teachers renew their professional batteries charge themselves anew with energy and determination to win as well as give and receive plans that have been tried successfully. ' Thus, they are valuable both to the teacher new in the work and to the experienced one, who is liable to work in a groove. To keep pace with progress in other vo cations, teachers must plan to meet new conditions. The musical harmony of the pro gram was furnished by the Rainier High School quartet, a chorus of twelve from tho eighth grade, and a motion song by eight of Miss Bar nett's pupils, who also gave a beauti ful physical culture drill. In "The Social Life of a Teacher," discussion by J. H. McCoy, two classes of teach ers were described who should change their plans; the one who is in the district only during school hours, or as little as possible, and the teacher who tries to do all and be the social and religious center ot the community. The first is of little so cial value to the people, the second Is apt to use too much of her energy outside of school to do efficient class work. Teachers and parents should be in Intimate touch In order that home and school conditions may har monize. L. L. Baker reported a successful organization ot teachers in a reading circle at St. Helens. Mrs. Bird B. Clarke described the plan for hot lunch which she has in troduced at Yankton, greatly to the delight of the pupils and parents. P. J. Kuntz, superintendent of Rainier school, says that the devices of corporations for saving time, are valuable, and that the present teach ing methods will become obsolete. If a pupil knows a thing, why repeat it In recitation? Better keep "busy" at new work. Tell nothing to be un learned. Call a noun a noun; be pre pared to know and do things; pupils should get something definite every day, do something worth while; elim inate worthless things. L. L. Baker considers accuracy and speed essential in arithmetic, especi ally in reading problems. A pupil should learn that two and three are five and not count it. There is much in our tests that is of no value to the average child. The reasoning part of a problem is four times as valuable as the solution. Pupils must think the relationship of the answers to the given factors, state problems, and test his own work. Problems in tests should have the operations indicated. "School Management." C. E. Lake. The main factors in management are efficiency and effort. Work should begin the first day. School laws should be enforced. Labor of other kinds is specialized; that of teachers must be. Plans for management vary from mechanical organization to self government. L. F. Austin emphasized the idea that athletics should be run for the benefit of the pupils and not for the purpose of winning games. Not all pupils are primarily interested in books; therefore, a proper use ot ath letics may encourage good class work and promote clean habits among the boys. II. E. Beck led the discussion in history. The children should find tho important points in the lesson, and outline them. The toacber must find out what the pupils should get from the lesson and teach that. Il lustrate events from the . experience of some one if possible; also correlate with current events. The reading of historical books is Important and credit may bo given for it. Speaking on the subject "English," Miss Groshong endeavored to bridge the gap botween the English as taught in tho grades and High School English. Pupils should have a working knowledge of grammar, should appreciate good literature, and should have ability to express their thoughts. Supt. Allen supplied the other top- FINED FOR KILLING SONG BIRDS l ined $20.00 and Cxmta and Gun is Confiscated James - Pooles, a Greek, was ar rested Friday by Deputy Game War den Brown on the charge of killing wild birds and hunting without a li cense. He was arraigned before Judge Philip and fined $20 and costs, which amounted to $3.85. Whether he had the necessary coin or not is not known, as he preferred to go to Jail. George Pappas, also a Greek, was arrested for having a gun in his pos session and the gun was confiscated. It may not be generally known. but according to the constitution of the United States, a foreigner is not allowed to carry fire arms of any kind and the penalty includes both fine and confiscation. It is not tho intention ot the of ficers of the game law to "cinch" every violator, but their principal aim is to prevent violation. Alaska robins, also the native robin, are very numerous and are being well cared for. Some have been trapped and placed in enclosures and will be liberated. This is no vi olation ot the law and is rather en couraged. This also applies to the sprightly little linnet that takes to the cage like a canary. SLOW, BUT SURE Tho deep snow was too many for the auto bus between the city and the depot. J. H. Urie rigged up a bob sled and with tour horses met all trains sure and prompt. With the melting snow when the runners cut through, he resurrected the old bus that did business In the days of yore, and took care of the traveling pub lic. The bus still bears the title ot Morton & Stout. ics of particular interest to teachers, such as the placing of money obtain ed from the land grant in the irreduc ible school fund, thereby reducing taxes; changes planned in the certi fication of teachers; and the question of holding the next annual Institute in Portland in connection with Mult nomah county and making it a joint institute, for the reason that the funds would be doublod and better speakers could be obtained and a bet ter program prepared. The teachers present favored the plan. No action was taken. Revoking of exemption grades, attendance, truancy, tardi ness, etc., were also taken up. Not the least appreciated part of the welcome given the teachers of Rainier was the dinner and supper served by the ladies of the Congrega tional church in the basement of the Methodist church. Tho following teachers were pres ent at the institute: Dlst. 2 L. L. Baker, C. E. Os trander, J. H. McCoy, Amanda Lake, Lillle M. Letth, James Brehaut, C. E. Lake, Naomi W'iest, Ethel A. Mathews, Beth Perry. Dlst. 3, Deer Island Marguerite A. Kearns. Dlst. 4, Hudson school. Rainier Alice Stennick. Dlst. 6, Clatskanie Genevieve M. Howell. Dlst. 7, Warren Willis L. Dunton. Dlst. 9, Goblo Mary McGregor. Dlst. 10, Marshland Mrs. Jennie Love. Dist. 12, Fernhill school, Rainier Athline D. Tolly. Dist. 13, Rainier P. J. Kuntz, H. E. Beck, Levi F. Austin, Marie Holmes, Myrtle M. Groshong, Ruth E. Dibble, Isabolle T. Mann, Jane Barnott, Bertha Harbison, Edena M. Clarke, Ethel A. Allen. Dist. 16, Stehman school, Rainier Helen O. Dangerfield. Dlst. 20, Goble Mrs. E. E. Mal laber, Anne Ketel. Dist. 25, Quincy A. B. Owen, L. B. Chappell, Mabel H. Molln. Dlst. 30, Yankton Mrs. Bird B. Clarke, Kate M. Moore, May Novak. Dist. No. 37, Goble Lillian Coop er. . Dist. 40, Clatskanie Mrs. Mae Anderson. Dist. 60, Mist Edna Dalziel. DUt. 52, Mist Mrs. E. H. Morri son. WILLIS L. DUNTON, Secy. J. W. ALLEN, School Supt. HISTORIC STORM THE WINTER OF 1916 Sixty-Three Inches of Snow 87 Days ot Storm The great historic storm is over. It continued from New Years until Sunday, February 6, even Sunday morning snow continued to fall. The welcome Chinook came with balmy breath Sunday forenoon and the average Oregonlan wore a smile that refused to blow off. Icicles dropped from sagging wires by the yard, and those who ventured out did so at their peril. Icicles from build ings endangered pedestrians but no serious injuries resulted. The awning in front ot George's market, with its load ot snow, fell with a crash and barely missed a pa tron. The awning in front ot the Llnvllle building was torn down as It was a menace to the public. The awning in front of Harris' is the only one left in town. While the mercury did not drop as low as at some periods in the past, the duration ot the storm holds first place in the weather annals ot this section. The fall of snow was exactly 63 inches by actual measurement. Mr. John Philip kept a correct record ot the fall and he is the authority for the above statement. The telephone and telegraph lines Buffered heavy loss from broken poles and wires. Tho loss ot the local phone company of this city Is estim ated at from $6000 to $8000. A force of men have been at work all week. A gang of the Pacific Telephone Co. were here Sunday assisting in the work. The shipbuilding plant was unable to work for just one week. The big mill is shut down undergoing repairs, but the little mill whistle announced activities Monday morning. In the hill country the snow ranged from three feet to six and those com munities were virtually "holed up." However, stock suffered but little and the loss to farmers was slight. ' Business In town was reduced to a discouraging point but since the weather clerk has adjusted matters to a normal period, business has In creased. Wood was at a premium and sold for $4.60 per cord and not a very big cord at that. As the mill was shut down this source of wood supply was therefore cut off. Snow from roofs and porches had to be shoveled off to prevent damage. The interior of the Masonic hall Is almost ruined from leaks and a new roof will be necessary as soon as the weather will permit. The business portion ot the city was in darkness only two nights fol lowing the silver thaw. Others had to resort to coal oil lamps and candles. The suppTy of candles only lasted a few days. Orchards suffered greatly as many trees were broken down entirely and others almost ruined. English wal nut trees being naturally "branchy," could not uphold the heavy coating of ice and went crashing to earth. LIST OF TRANSFERS. Reported by Columbia County Ab stract Company. Feb. 2 N. P. Ry. Co. to Arnold S. Graham; land in S. 21, T. 8 N., R. 4 W. $490.00. Arnold S. Graham et ux to L. W. Ball; land in S. 21, T. 8 N., R. 4 W. W. M., $10.00. Feb. 3 M. E. Page et ux to Co lumbia County; land In North Clats kanie, $25.00. Feb. 5 Geo. F. Moeck ct ux to W. H. Howard; land in Fox D. L. C, $10.00. Norman Merrill et ux to Milton O. Bryant; land in Clatskanie, $250.00. A. B. Wright et ux to Frederick Trow; lot 6, blk. 1, Blanchard's Addn to Rainier, $100.00. Feb. 7 The Whitney Co. Ltd. to Edgar B. Foss; land In S. 28, 30, 32, 33 and 34, all in T. 6 N., R. 3 W., $10.00. Feb. 8 S. D. Correy et al to A. S. Graham; land In S. 14 and 15, In T. 7 N., R. 4 W., $2961.00.