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Two Big Sawmills, Shipbuilding Plant, Creosote Preserving Plant, Two Stone Quarries,
Fruit 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. w a x OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1916 NO. 9 i St HELENS ATTRACTIONS ji mm m roll amiss ST. HELENS HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Homo InteroMtlng Notn From tlio HI. IIcIciih II lull Hchool I.iiHt 8uturiluy ovenlng the Hcap- i i pooso basketball quintet, accompuu I led by a number of rootnra, cume down determined to win from tlio ' j locals. Hut after tlio Hinoko hud 1 -rli'iirod away, tlio score board read, s Ht. Helens 37, HcappooBO 6. !, Hoy Laws proved tlio star busket . shooter or tlio gamo, getting 18 or tlio total points, i," 1 For ScappooM), WuttH Price playod f a ntur gamo at guard. Tills Is Scap fpooHii's HrHt year at basketball, but ; f t hoy sliould develop a Kood toam In a yoar or two. " Tlio llnoup or tlio teams was as follows: Ht. llolons, Wellington f; Houlhard r; Perry c; Laws k; t'tti) g. Heuppooso, Johnson f; Adams f; Duncan c; I'rleo g; Holland ic. Urouso Bubstltuted for Southard; f'lontnger for Johnson. -'. Our second toam will moot Hrnp- pooso In tlio nour future. 'j. One afternoon to Insuro a period iof (uiet study, tlio teacher In charge lor the ussembly hall sternly announc ed that no ono would leave bis seat during tlio hour. Suddenly the tire ill u mi sounded. For once tlio build ing was cleared In record time and lour toucher had nothing to say. jj Duo to tlio recent Inclement weath I r and buHkotball games, tlio girls - have had to postpono their literary I society meetings. Tlio next meeting will bo held on Friday nlglit. As j soon as the girls become on more In- tlinato terms with Roberta' Rules of Order, they will bo glad to welcome 4 any visitors who are Interested in the lj work. J Tlio hoys are trying tlio patlonco , and temper of every girl they meet I between classes, In classes and where ever possible, by that continual 1 (uery: "What did you do with our vaulting pole?" Tlio girls do dimly remember using somo artificial roses i last year, but they are all safely packed away why didn't the boys , do the sumo with their polo? Tho gamo which promiues to bo the most exciting or tho scauon will be j played with tho Clatskaniu team on Saturday night. Our boys are in fine trim to play a good gamo so that with tho lively rooting or II. S. bunch we surely ought to break tho hoodoo with ClutHkunlo this year. MIbb Sadlo McCoy visited several or tlio classos In tho High School this week. Tho boys' literary society enjoyed a pleasant session on Friday night. Tho debute, resolved that tlio United States should declare war on Mexico, was affirmed by William Terry and ltex Miller and denied by Robert Dixon and I.ostor Lako. Tho decis ion was In favor or tho af Urinative. Tho society quartet, composed of Davles, Docker, Wilson and Stnn wood, in ado Its first appearance In a very credltuhlo manner. AN INVITATION Tho Commorcial (Hub bus rocelvod a communication from tho I'ortlund Itoyal HoHarluns, Inviting tho club to bavo a representative In the Royal RoHiirlan oxcursion to the Hawaiian Islands, In tho pulatlal steamship Croat Northern, which will sail di rectly rrom Portland April 15th. Tho number of passengers Is limited to 400. Faro, ror an outside stateroom Is $150 por ticket ror the round trip. C. C. PRICHARD PASSES C. C. Prichurd, one of Ralnler's pioneers, passed away at IiIb home In this city last Monday morning at tho ago of 53 years. Mr. Prlchard was a natlvo of Vir ginia and has made this his home ror the past 25 years and during bis residence bore has made a host or rrlonds who will mourn his depart ure. Ho loaves a wire, throe sons and throe daughters. The funeral was hold at tho rest donee last Monday afternoon undor tho auspices of the Woodmen of tho World, of which Institution he has boon a member for the past govoral years. The remains were tukon to Portland last Tuesday and cremated i Review. ONE OF OREGON'S LEADING JURISTS Candidate ror Ite-eliM tinn hi Die iiOlh Judicial District Judge James A. Kukln or Astoria, has been holding an adjourned term of court hero ror tlio pitHt week, and has heard somo important equity cases. Judge Kukln bus been on the bench ror nearly seven years and Is considered ono or tho leading JurlHts or tlio state. While he was not horn In Oregon, l.o rectified that slight omiiislon by starting for Oregon as soon as ho was old enough to travel. Ho was born In Chicago Heights, Illi nois, October 2ti, 1859, and in 1 Still, when nearly seven years of age, came across tlio plain" to Oregon with his parents by mule team. Tho family located at Eugene, wbero bis father bought a farm about three miles northwest or that place. Here he JAMES A. KAKIN grow up on tho farm, attending the county school nearby. Afterwards, bo attended High School and college at Kugeno for six years, working on the farm during vacations. After completing tho college courue, he went to I n Ion and entered the law oftlco of Ills brother, Robert Kukln, now ono of tho Justices of the Su premo court where he studied and practiced law for livo years. In 1887 lie was married to Clara M. Adams of Portland, a mimihcr of one of the leading pioneer families of the stiito, and a cousin of Lorlng K. Adams, a prominent attorney of Port land, Oregon. Her sister was the wife of Pror. J. W. Johnson, who built up and was ror many yearn president of tho University of Oregon at Kugeno. They have four children, Wallace. ('. Kukln, 22 years or age, now a senior in tho University of Oregon; Dorothy, IV years of age; Prtscllla, 15 years or age, both in the High School at Astoria; and Stewart II., 9 years or age, who was named after bis uncle, Hon. Stewart II. Kukln, who wus ono or tho most prominent business men or Eugene and formerly state senator from Lane county. Aftor upending two years in the University School of Law of ltoston, Judge Kukln located at Astoria, In 1892, and practiced law there until ho was appointed Judgo of tho Fifth Judicial district In 1909. Ho was re-olcctod In tho general election hold In November, 1910, and has since been on tho bench continu ously. Ho is a man of even tempera ment and Is very carerul nnd consci entious in tlio discharge or his duties, and is regarded highly by the mem bers of the bar ns well as by the pooplo generally In tills district. We understand that ho will be a cnndl dato for re-oloction tlilii year, and we have no doubt that the peoplo will ondorso bis work by re-electing him REPORTED HOLD-UP W. P. Ilrewer, who Is omployed at tlio shipyard, reports that he was hold up Sunday evening and relieved of somo $30 and a watch. Ho says the deed was committed by two men and while ono hold a gun on his dlu phrugm, tho othor wont through his Joans. Tho hold-up occurred on the cornor near tho residence of II. J, Southard and tho robbers fled across tho canyon. Those aro the facts as related to us and are published tor what tliey aro worth. NEW LAW REGULATES PAYMENT OF TAXES One I'er Cent Per Month Interest on Overdue Tuxes The state tux commission bus no- tilled all assessors and tux collectors in the stute that a law passed by the lust legisluturo providing tliut the first hair or the tuxes shall become duo on or before April 5, and the second hair on or before October 5, is now In effect. "Under this law taxes become due and puyublo in two sepurute Instalments," says tho notice. "If tho first hair is not paid by April 5, Interest Is charged thereon, but not on the second half, at the rate of 1 per cent Tor each month or rructlon of a month until paid. If the second iiair Is not paid by October 5, inter est begins thereon at the mime rate. No rebate or discount Is allowed for advance payment of either instal ment. "All tuxes not paid in full on or before October 5, become delinquent. After suld (lute und until the tuxes aro paid, or cortiflcute of delinquency is issued. Interest continues to run at the rate or 1 per cent for eacli month or fraction or a month. Delin quent taxes not paid by November 5, aro on that date subject to a pen alty or 5 per cent in addition to the Interest specified." OBITUARY. Julia Caroline Johnson was horn in Norway, Juno 7. 1880. She died near Scappoose, Oregon, Feb. 14, 1916, aged 35 years 8 months and 7 days. She wus married in 1905 to K. Ilergstrom, who with her rather. Sever Johnson, und three brothers, are left to mourn her loss. Several years ago they had lived neur Scap poose, but for a number of years past have lived near White Salmon, until lust Fall, when they again moved to a farm near Scappoose. Mrs. Johnson wus of a loving dis position, beloved by nil who knew her, nnd was very patient yet cour ageous through her long illness, until death enme to relieve her from her sufferings. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30, Rev. Johnston of Scappoose, officiat ing. Interment wus in Fairview cemetery at Scappooso. LIST OF TRANSFERS. Reported by Columbia County Ab stract Company. Feb. 9 Kdwln I. Neustudter to Margaret D. Held; land In S. It, T. 3 N It. 2 V $10.00. J. Arthur Ilishop ct ux to James Konnedy; 75x75 ft. of U. 22, Dob bins Aildn., $1.00.. Feb. 10 Hurt II. West et ux to John W. Poince ct ux; land In Mc pherson D. L. C, $1551.00. 11. 11. Nicholas et ux to It. W. Nicholas; 11. 89, 90 and 98 and W of 11. 81, St. Helens, $50.00. Feb. 11 Ida Voshurg et nl to Hugh 1'. Henry; lands in S. 13 and 14, T. 5 N., R. 3 W., $10.00. Hugh P. Henry ct ux to Fir Tree I.br. Co., lands in S. 13 and 14, T. 5 N., U. 3 W., $10.00. Ceo. Richard Voshurg et al to Fir Tree Lbr. Co.; lands in S. 13 and 14 T. 5 N., It. 3 V $10.00. Oregon I.br. Co. to Col. Co.; land in Noer City, $50.00. Minnie E. Ilolsapplo ot ux to Eliz abeth Fluhrer; L. 4, 11. 9, llrynnt's Addn. to N. Chits., $400.00. Feb. 12 Goo. E. Wlllinins et nx to Carl Insol; land In S. 11, T. 6 N., It. 3 W., $10.00. Carl K. Olson et ux to Emma Tar- boll; land in S. 36, T. 6 N., R. 2 W., $1.00. Fob. 14 Edith D. Morrison ot ux to Mildred Smith; land In S. 36, T. 6 N It. 5 W., $10.00. D. W. Storer et ux to C, J. John boii et al.; land In S. 10, T. 4 N U 2 W., $10.00. Dan Marx ot al to Emma A. Reed ; li. 12, Reaver Homoo, $1090.00. Fob. 15 W. W. Webster ot ux to Adum Simpson; land In S. 35, T. 4 N R. 5 W $10.00. Edwin Ross ct al to Minnlo Kor kan; L. 8 and 9, In II. 5, Columbia Park, $200.00. COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETING HM-cial Meeting Will Ite Held Thursday, Keb. 4 Speciul meeting for all interested In tho prosperity of our city. Be loyul to the pluro that Is your home. A meeting will be held ut the city council room Thursday, Feb. 24th, and much business of importance should be transacted. The naval base as proposed in a bill by our U. S. representative, to have same locat ed at Astoria, needs our support. The mutter or harbor improvements in front of St. Helens also needs our at tention us wo aro working in co-operation with tho representative in this matter. A report by tho committee sent to Portland as our representatives to the Portland Chamber or Commerce also has a report on tho Safety Forum planned there. Other subjects aro always coming up that needs our assistance and this Is not a personal matter of gain but as good citizens we should lend our moral as well as financial support to all public enterprises. PLAY BALL Kt. Helens Now Member of Inter- City lOague The baseball enthusiasts of this city held a meeting in tlio council chamber Wednesday and organized for the season by electing E. I. Hul- lagh manager. St. Helens will bo a member of the Inter-City League, which is composed of St. Helens, Greshum, St. Johns, East and West Side and Monarch. Portland. New suits have been ordered and white with black stripe were select ed. Mr. Ilallagh went to Portland Thursduy to perfect arrangements and to secure bids on suits. Tho boys expect to give two dances in tho near future for the purpose of raising funds. They would like to have the united support of the city and thoso who cannot or care to dunce can huve the privilege of buy ing n ticket. Give tho boys a lift so we can have a club that will club all comers. SHIPPING NEWS Tho steamer Multnomah left Mon day witli a small list of passengers und 950,000 feet of lumber for San Pedro. Tho stenmcr San Ramon left Tues day evening for San Pedro with 900,- 000 feet of lumber. In Leslie's of tho 10th appeared a description and illustrated article of tho big ship City ot Portland. The article is similar to the one publish ed in this issue. The building of this monster ship la attracting attention all over the United States, especially In murine circles. HIGHWAY BLOCKED J. W. Allen, county school super intendent, left Thursday for Verno nla. While Vernonia is only thirty miles from here, the professor was compelled to go by the way of Port land and Hillsboro, on account of the deep snow and fallen timber. Be tween here and Trenholm there are fifty-four trees across the road and it Is estimated that more than double that number blockade the highway in the timbered section. Prof. Allen expects to be absent for a week. ENTERTAINED Mrs. Sandifur entertained her Sunday school class at her home Tuesday afternoon. The afternoon was pleasantly spent nnd all enjoyed the afternoon. Those present were: Mrs. Robonolt, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Ciias. Lake, Mrs. Cronkite, Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs. Gene Blukesley, Mrs. Cram, Mrs. Graham, Mrs. Dill, Mrs. Chas.' Brown Mrs. Doleshal, Alico Quick and Bessie liattan. MARRIED. Married February 12th, at tho homo of Ira Scott, Rainier, Oregon, Florenco Fowler of Goblo, Oregon, and Horbort Wilson of Rainier, Ore gon, Judge A. L. Clark officiating. SECOND COUNT HELD MARCH 7TH Interest in the Ultimate Itesult Is (ironing More Keen The time for the second count is fast approaching and with it Inter est in the result is growing more keen with friendly rivalry among the contestants ror first place. The remaining days will witness an ac tive campaign for more votes. New subscriptions are coming in and the merchants are having wide and ac tive demand for the merchants' coupons. If you are not a subscriber for the Mist, now is the time to start, or if you owe, now is the time to pay. You have no doubt a friend among the contestants who would be de lighted to have your votes. The next count will be March 7th. There Is nothing worth while ob tained in this world without energetic and thoughtful effort and to become the victor in this contest and receive the reward that goes with It Is worth while. If your efforts heretofore have been spasmodic, from now on make it continuous and determined. Enlist the men as well as the women folks In your behalf. They will enjoy the Mist and will be glad to help you along to victory. Speak to your friends and neighbors and see how quickly they will respond. One or the beauties of this contest is that few are disappointed there are sev eral prizes. It is a time when you ask your friends to show their friend ship in a substantial way by assisting you. The Mist has the laudable ambition to improve right along and to go regularly to every home In Columbia county, to stand for and promote those things which will be for the good or the community and to yield as great an influence as possible for the town we are justly proud of. The following are the enterprising merchants who give coupons: Noah's Ark. Williams & Hall Co. H. Morgus & Son. B. A. Ross. James. Muckle & Son. Von A. Gray. A. T. Kiblan, Houlton. A. J. Deming. When you trade at these stores be sure to ask for coupons. Every little piece of paper bearing 25 votes may win some friend of yours the beautiful Obermeyer & Sons piano. Others were nominated but as yet have received no votes. These young ladies should by no means be constd ered out of the running as all have been doing some work and will make the contest interesting for those who already have a good start. Remember that many of the lead ing merchants are Interested in this contest and are giving a 25-vote coupon with every dollar's purchase Also those who don't fully under stand the rules can call at this office, or write us and we will be pleased to go over the proposition with them. Remember to have your friends trade with the merchants who are giving the coupons. Their ads appear in this issue in connection with our wonderful offer. DEATH OF MRS. LOW Mrs. Elizabeth Low, a successful business woman, died at Rainier February 15, aged 66 years, 3 months and 29 days. She was one of the old residents of this city, having lived here for 26 years. She married Alexander Brough in Canada when she was but 15 years of age. Ten children were born to them, eight of whom survive. Five months after the family arrived In Rainier, Mr. Rrough, who was running a donkey engine on Fox creek just south of this city, was killed by the breaking of a cable. In 1893 she married James Low and they had one child, James, who survives. Mr. Low died in 1907, since which time Mrs, Low has carried on a livery business from which bIio has made and left her children a comfortable home and estate. One sister, three brothers nnd eight children survive her. All telephone and light wires are expected to be repaired by today or tomorrow. AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT (e. Ilrinn Falls From Ladder and Ilreaks His Ixg Geo. Brlnn met with an accident Wednesday afternoon that will lay him up for weeks to come. While engaged at work repairing and remodeling his building, former ly occupied by the Club cigar store. he fell from a ladder and broke both bones in his leg just above the ankle. He was taken to Dr. Wade's office where the fracture was ad justed. He was taken to St. Vincent's hos pital, Portland, Thursday. Dr. Wade informs us that he will have to remain In bed for a period of six weeks, and also that it will be six months before he can use the injured limb. CIRCUIT COURT NOTES The case of H. O. Howard vs. H. W. Wells et al., which was on trial when we went to press, has been taken under advisement by Judge Eakln. Allen McDonnell vs. Joel Hill; order vacating judgment and allow ing defendant to answer. Court adjourned Thursday to March 13th. The grand Jury returned two in dictments as follows: State vs. Win. Parsons, charged with pointing and aiming a gun at Richard Sandstrom. State vs. Vilas L. Plue; seduction on complaint of Gerda C. Greggerson. BIENNIAL CONVENTION In August the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias, will hold Its bi ennial convention at Portland. The body will be in session tor 10 days, and during that time a convention ot Pythian Sisters, tho Oregon Grand Lodge and an encampment of the uniformed companies of the Military Division of the Northwest will be held. Local committees are now at work planning the entertainment of the representatives to the Supreme lodge and the Pythian Sisters, which will include a trip to Astoria and Seaside. All visitors will be asked to purchase their tickets through to Astoria, and all railroads will be asked to offer this Information to In quirers. MRS. M. E. MILLER ENTERTAINED Mrs. J. N. Burgess entertained very delightfully yesterday afternoon iu compliment to her sister, Mrs. Miller ot St. Helens, who has been her house guest for some time. Five tables were arranged ror play, the pretty card favors being captured by Mrs. W. C. E. Prultt, who had the highest score and Mrs. Thomas Thompson, who received the consolation trophy. Pendleton Tribune. CHURCHES. Congregational Church, 10 a. m., Bible school; 11 a. ni., "The Enlargement of Life." "To eat and drink and sleep to be ex posed to darkness and the light to pace round in the mill of habit, and turn thought Into an implement of trade this is not life. 6:30 p. m.. Christian Endeavor; 7:30 p. m., sermon on Winston Churchill's novel, "A Far Country," (with hints ot the coming political campaigns). John Foster, Ph. B., B. D., minister. M. E. Church. Sunday school 10 a. m.; preach ing 11 a. m., theme: The Christian ity That Counts; Epworth League 6:30 p. m.; evening sermon, 7:30 p. m., theme: The Tree of the Knowl edge of Good and Evil; What Was It? This is tho first ot a series ot sermons upon a variety of interesting material objects spoken of in the Bible. You will be interested and helped by coming. Good music both by the choir and In congregational singing. We aim at the social, moral, Intellectual and spiritual uplift ot men, women and children. P. N. Sandifur, pastor.