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.
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1916
i St HELENS ATTRACTIONS
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ST. HELENS HIGH
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
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
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.
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
ONE OF OREGON'S
Candidate ror Ite-eliM tinn hi Die iiOlh
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
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
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
Those aro the facts as related to us
and are published tor what tliey aro
NEW LAW REGULATES
PAYMENT OF TAXES
One I'er Cent Per Month Interest on
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
"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
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
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.,
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
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
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
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.
Kt. Helens Now Member of Inter-
The baseball enthusiasts of this
city held a meeting in tlio council
chamber Wednesday and organized
for the season by electing E. I. Hul-
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.
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.
Tho steamer Multnomah left Mon
day witli a small list of passengers
und 950,000 feet of lumber for San
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.
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.
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
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.
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'
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
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:
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
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
(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
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
Allen McDonnell vs. Joel Hill;
order vacating judgment and allow
ing defendant to answer.
Court adjourned Thursday to
The grand Jury returned two in
dictments as follows:
State vs. Win. Parsons, charged
with pointing and aiming a gun at
State vs. Vilas L. Plue; seduction
on complaint of Gerda C. Greggerson.
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
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.
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.
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