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t COURT PROCEEDINGS (Continued from last week) On this day, claims against the County, ai heretofore filed with the County Clerk, were examined by the Court and allowed In the various uiiih an carried out by the Court on the face of laid clalmi, being as fol low: General Roud Fund Edward Ellertson, Juror, 913.40; E. DBpaln, Juror, 12.00; N. II llooii or, Juror, 12.00; 1'eter Felton, Juror, 112.00; Elmer Illackburn, Juror, $12.00; J. W. McDonald, $2.00; I. T. Kvana, $2.00; J. W. Itlce, $18.00; J. M. Morgan, $18.80; Homer T. Den nett, $16.00; I'aul Illrkenfeld, $22.20; Elon Felton, Juror, $16.00; (Irunt W. Jones, $22.40; John J. Hunter, Juror, $24.60; Alfred W. At klui, $20.60; Charles Cook, Juror, $22.20; Martin Aatnodt, Juror, $24.20; Uustave Lange, $8.20; C. J. LarBon, Juror, $7.00; Axel Cholberg, Juror, $7.00; L. K. Uulker, Juror, $9.60: John Karr, grand Juror, $10.00; A. Ulsselberg. same, $18.00; M. Kauffman, same, $11.00; F. W. HoflHxl, same $10.00; Herbert Kd inondH, same, $16.00; Jacob Ham mer, same, $10.40; Edward Kllert oon, same, $13.40; John Dothman, witness before District Attorney, $2.00; Maggie Oakes, same, $4.40; C. F. Kowlor, same, $4.40; It. Archi bald, same, $4.40; K. Enyart, same, $3.00; (.'. W. Miller, witness before grand Jury, $6.60; Alex Schniear, same, $6.60; C. R. Button, same, $7.60; Ferris llrooks, samo, $7.60; Wm. Lubenblll, same, $7.60; Iiert Forrest, same, $7.60; Jacob George, board of Jurors, $3.26; Gertrude I'hllllps, work for District Attorney, $2.19; L. J. Van Orshoven, survey ing, $113. E6; II. Q. Smith, same, $17.34; J. A. Ileaver, same, $2.60; Harry Klchardaon, same, $10.80; U. K. Farusworth, same, $100.86; In dependent Auto Co., supplies for sur veyors, $34.06; Glass It I'rudhomme, same, $4.60; Kllham Sta. & Prtg Co., samo, $26.09; H. K. 1 Abry, expense Itoailmaster, $4.90; l'laxa l'harmacy, supplies to officers, $18.16; A. J. Demlng, same, $8.76; Bt. Helens Telephone Co., telephones, $23.96; E. ('. Htnnwood, Sheriff's expense, $29.73; E. C. llrown, same, $23.66; F. I. Gordon, work for Sheriff, $16.96; James Jessoo, same, $8.00; John M. Lindsay, same, $1.00; Ger trude I'hllllps, samo, $60.31; Jas. Hunt, same, $2.60; Independent Auto Co., auto for Sheriff, $6.00; L. (). Vadnals, sumo, $7.10; llushong & Co., supplies for Sheriff, $13.69; Kilham Sta. & Prig. Co., same, $104.84; A. F. Harnett, postage and eiprnsnage, $20.00; New England K. Ins. Co., premium on Clerk's bond, $36.00; ilesHle Ilattan, work for Clerk, $61.26; Glass ft I'rud hommo Co., supplies for Clerk, 81c; llushong & Co., samo, $1.68; Gladys I.. Ashby, work for Assessor, $68.76; Ijiura M. Harber, same, $40.00; Eugenia Dwmlng, same, $66.26; ('. W. Illukesloy, postage, same, $10.00; llushong ft Co., supplies for Assessor, $2 00; Felt ft Tarrant Co., same. $7.46; Kllham Sta. ft Trig. Co., same, $1,33; A. 8. Harrison, supplies to Janitor, $4 05; Muckle Hdw. Co., same, $1.60; J. 11. Cronklte, repairs to court houso, $30.86; Columbia County Abstract Company, insurance, $180.00; St. Heluns Steam laundry, 80c; A. K. Harvey, Commissioner, $44.60; Judson Weed, Commissioner, $46.00; A. I,. Clark, expenso Co. Judge, $12.03; G. W. llarnoa, J. !., State vs. Tolva, $7.10; J. I,. Camp bell, Constable, same, $6.00; John Steiuinun, witness, same, $2.30; Mike MlckoUon. samo. $2.30; Emit 1 1 11 dula, same, $2.30; John Karvonen, same, $1.90; John Sainuolson, same, $1.70; Oscar Walsanon, same, $2.10; Jolin Ostrom, same, $2.30; II. !. Watkins, Justice, State vs. Reama, $3.96; John l'hillp, drawing Justice Jury list, $3.00; 1.. It. Rutherford, same, $2.00; John Q. Gage, same, $2.00; L. L. linker, work for School Supt., $3.00; Madeline E. Allen, same, $36.66; J. W. Alton, expense School Supt., $10.96; J. W. Allen, supplies and postago, $17.83; St. Helena MlHt, samo, 7.25 ; H. J. Southard, Truant Officer. $3.76; E. W. Saxton, Fruit Inspector, $12.66; L. A. Malcom, work for Health Of ncor, $6.00; C. I,, llatileld, exam. Ewlng, insano, $6.00; C. L. Hatfield, care of paupers, $14.00; Watts ft Prlco, supplies to Hobbs, $11.60; Watts ft Price, supplies to Harnett, $17.33; Jacob George, care of Hee son, $2.76; Sherwood ft White, burial of Lundln, $26.00; Good Samaritan Hospital, care of Foster, et el., $248.16; Fred Trow, supplies to Jormaine ft Sunta, $20.00; E. C. Stanwood, board of prisoners, $26.00; T. M. Hurlburt, board of prlsonors, $6.50; F. P. Phillips, Sealor of W. and M., $21.49; St. Vincent's Hospital, care of Harnett, $24.00; C. E. Stafrln, care or mc Leod, $6.76; R. N. Lovelace, Super visor Road Dlst. No. 4, $3.60; E. A. GesBoll, No. 7, $21.00. Road District No. a Elon Felton, $8.75; A. S. Harrison, 80c; W. C. Morley, 60c; W. A. Levi, $9.80; F. W. Floeter, $12.00; John E. Smith, $4.00. Itotu District No. 8 R. Constantly $2.95. Road District No. 4 J. E. Johnson. $3.60: U. M. Gam ble, $2.60; W. D. Lovelace, $1.00; A. I,. West. $26.00: W. L. West, $26.00; E. I). West, $26.00; Harry lllunk, $2.00; L. E. West, $4.00. Road District No. 5 F. A. Burnham, $20.00; Leo. C King, $8.00; W. N. Van, $8.00; E. L. AndorBon, $6.00;' Hen Johnson, $5.00; M. A. Fogel, $2.00; Good Roads Mach'y Co., $18.10. Road District No. 7 Hodson-Feenaughty Co., $47.35; Vernonla Lumber ft Fuel Co., $8.00; G. II. Smith, $6.00;, A. L. Parker, $2.60; E. A. Qossoll, $7.50. i Geiieral Road Fund. J. I. Case T. M. Co., $930.00; Ar cher ft Wiggins Co., $30.30; Muckle iiuw. Co., $3.67; R. Yount, $15.00; R. J. Keelnn, $3.26; D. Link, $22.74; Kion r'elton, $1.37; Elon Folton $28.00; A. E. Reed. $22.75: L. H Combs, $16.00; D. Grahnm, $2.00; N. D. Woltor, $11.00: II. Welter $11.60; Paul Weltor, $8.60; Earl Cooper, $2.00; Arthur Cooper, fii.uu; cnester King, ill. 00; E. Link, $9.00; Jno. Link, $7.50; CIibb. Link, $27.60; Wm. Carry, $11.60; 8. Johnson, $1.00; F. Welter, Jr., $22.60; A. L. Herman, $20.00; J. A. Peters, $10.00; J. W. Akin, $14.00; T. N. Nichols, $1.00; Elon Felton, $24.60; A. E. Reed, $24.60; J. W. Akin, $24.60; Paul Welter, $12.00; F. Weltor, Jr., $26.00; R. Welter, $13.26; N. I). Welter, $13.25; Sid Johnson, $11.00; F. Welter, Jr., $3.26; Arthur Coopor, $11.00; L. H. Combs, $12.00; E. Link, $11.25; C. Link, $11.00; II. J. Graham, $11.00; E. Cooper, $10.00; W. F. Curey, $10.00. Friday, Fobruury 4, 1916. On this 4th day of February, 1916, J. W. Allen, School Superintendent, presents to the Court hln written re port of expense incurred In behalf of county annual touchers' institute, showing expenses In the sum of $142.60, and cash returned to County Treasurer In tho sum of $7.40. And the Court being advised in the matter, It is ordered by the Court that said report be, nnd tho same Is hereby approved. On this 4th day of February, 1916, comes on for heuring tho petition of R. F. Graham, Sr., et al., freeholders, residing In the roud district or road districts of said proposed road, pray ing for the establishment of a county road, described as fellows: Commencing at a stako marked "A,' at tho S. P. & S. Railroad cross ing situate about 200 feet south of tho NE cornor of tho SW 14 of the 8E14 of tho NE"4 of Section 35, T. 7 N., R. 2 W. W ,M.; thence directly west to a stake marked "II," being a distance of about 2100 feet to the Columbia Highway. And it satisfactorily appearing to the Court from proof tiled herein, that due notice of tho pendency of this proceeding has been given as by law required, that twelvo of said pe titioners are legal freeholders of this county, residing In the road dis trict or districts of tho proposed road, and that a good and sufficient bond has boon given and filed here in; It Is therefore ordered by tho Court that the Hoard of County Road View ers meet at Proscott, on t ho 15th day of Fobruary, 1916, or on their failure to meet on Bald day, then within five days thereafter, and pro ceed to view, survey and locate said proposed road. On thin day It appearing to the Court that on the 1st day of April, 1914, Amanda M. II. Helmer con veyed to Columbia County Lot 4, Hlock 7, In the City of Clatskanio, It is thorcfore ordered by tho Court that tho tax for tho yoar 1914, as charged to Amrnda II. Helmer, on ac count of said lot, be, and tho same la hereby remiued. On this day, on tho petition of Elizabeth Spenco, the Court being advised In tho mutter, It Is ordered by the Court Hint the last half of the tax of Elizabeth Spenco, for the year 1914, aguinst property in Sec. 6, 4, 1, In the City of Houlton, together with all penalty and Interest charged thereon, he, and the same Is hereby remitted. On this day It appearing to the Court Hint the Sheriff has made a double collection of Muxes for the yoar 1914 on Tructs Nob. 99 and 100, ScappooBe Aero Tructs, from J. C.I Matthews, in the sum of $6.07, and has turned said money over to the County Treasurer, It Is therefore or dered by tho Court that the Clerk bo, and he is hereby Instructed to Ibbuc a general fund warrant In the sum of $6.07, ii favor of s:ild J. C. Mutli- ews. On this day comes on for consid eration the clnlm of F. H. Adams, against Columbia County, In the sum of $213.24; and tho Court being fully advised In tho matter, it is ordered by tho Court that tho Clerk be, and ho is hereby Instructed to issue a general road fund warrant in the sum of $175.00, in favor of Raid F. H. Adams, in full settlement of cluim as presented and filed herein. On this day It is ordered by the Court that the Clerk he, and he is hereby Instructed to Issue a general road fund warrant in tho sum of $2600.00 in favor of Standifor-Clark-son Co., In full settlement of all claims against Columbia County. On tli is day the County Roadmast- or presents to tho Court hla plans and specifications for certain roud Improvements, being as follows: Dis trict No. 1, Otto A. Miller road and L. R. Frlnk read. District No. 2, James Spence road. Homer Ilennett road and F. Glinlecki road. District No. 3. Clover Hill FarniB to Tide Creek and Columbia rond In Beaver Homes. District No. 6, Keystone road, Clatskanio Heights rond and W. F. Slaughter road. District No. 7. Boavor Creek road, Socs. 7 and 18. Beaver Creek rond, Bpoclul. Pebble Creek road. Sec. 16. Pebble Creek road, special. Rock Creek road, west from Tuckor brldce; Rock Creek road, west from Rood bridge; Rock Croek, spoclal; Rock Crook spoclal And the Court being advlnod in the matter, it la ordored by the Court that said plans and specifications be, and the same are horoby approved It to further orderod by the Court that tho Clerk ho, and he Is hereby instructed to publish calls for bids for such improvements In two Issues of the St. Helens MlHt and in the Clatskanio Chief, and that such bids be opened at 10 o'clock a. m. on the 1st day of Murch, 1916. Whoroupon, Court adjourned until Friday, Fobruary 18, 1916. WELL, DO YOU KNOW Bennott has changed locations? If you do not, call and see his new barber shop opposite the St. Helens hotel in tho new Hewitt building. A real shoo shine at Bennett's. MONEY TO INVEST Talk or write to mo. I have a party with $100,000 ensh to Invest In tim ber at once. Wm. M. Ross. Don't compnro St. Helens dairy milk and cream without a trial Phono 107. ST. HELENS MIST, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1916 3 Whore the chilling snow of winter, Covers with Its ghostly white All tho leaflets in their weakness, All the mountains In their might; Where among tho rocky fastness, , Roams tho grizzly bear at will; There, In blushing maiden beauty, Young Columbia's waters rill. From Its fountain. In the mountain Leaps the river into sight, Flowing, darkling, Anon sparkling Llko a diamond In tho light. n several nundred Uollars in rrizes to be distributed in a GRAND PIANO CONTEST By THE ST. HELENS MIST AND ST. HELENS MERCHANTS THE Capital Prize Which will be given by The Mist Will bo an elegant $400.00 OBERMEYER & SONS PIANO Rules and Regulations Governing Contest are as Follows: Announcement This Piano and Popularity Voting Contest will be conducted fairly and honestly on Imalnnna nrlnplnlaa r.trlrtlv with 1llR- ......... j ... ......... , -. - .. ttce and fairness to all concerned. I With the above principles, It will be an assured success. Prl.ow The Capital prize will bo an Ohermoyer & Sons' Piano. Also other valuable prizes to the amount of many dollars which are announced herewith. t'nmllriutCH Young ladles in this nnd adjoining towns are eligible to enter ths contest, and the party re ceiving the largest number of votes will rocolvo the boautiful $400 Ober meyer & Sons' Piano, and other prem iums will be distributed In accord NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE LADY! 2nd Prize Value $10.00 Donated by NOAH'S ARK VARIETY STORE Wo give our regular coupon with each cash purchase and redeem $1.00 worth of these coupons with a 25 vote coupon. Suvo your coupons. 3rd Prize Value $10.00 Donated by VON A. GRAY JEWELER I give a 26-vote coupon free with I oach $1.00 cash purchase. Ask fori coupon. Ten Per Cent Commission All those who do not win one of the regular prizes will receive 1 0 per cent of all the money col J lected on subscription ST. HELENS J H ER I VE R.OR.THE.WEST Wallace Randolph Down tho rugged canyon rushing, Leaping o'er the beetling rocks; Gaining strength at every turning, All impediments r,he mocks; Pausing now to kiss the branchlet Dunging o'er her limpid face Starting off again in wildness On her maniacal race. , Noble River! ' Time has never Left a sorrow In thy breast; Full of gladness, How can sadness Ever mar thy wild unrest? 1 V 1 1 ance with the contestants' standing at tho final count. Votes Classed Votes will be Is sued in the following denominations: New Subscribers, 600 votes. . .$1.50 Renewals, 500 votes 1.50 Renewals, more than one year, 600 votes 1.60 Back Subscriptions, 400 votes. 1.50 6 years New or Renewal Sub scriptions, 6000 votos 7.60 10 years New or Renewal Sub scriptions, 12,500 votes 15.00 20 years New or Renewal Sub scriptions, 30,000 votes ....30.00 Instructions Results to standing votes will be issued after 30 days. No votes accepted at less than regular price of paper concerned In this con test. No one connected with this paper or belonging to the Immediate 4th Prize Value $10.00 Donated by A. T. KIBLAN, HOULTON Denier In Dry Goods, Clothing, Furn ishings, Shoes and Groceries We give a 26-vote coupon free with each $1.00 cash purchase. Ask for coupon. Sth Prize Value $10.00 Donated by E. A. ROSS l'TRXITt'RE, STOVES, RANGES I give a 25-vote coupon free with each $1.00 cash purchase. Ask for. coupon. Address All Communications MIST, 1 1 - I f iV X0 ji. m m Struble in Astoria Budget Through the valley now she wanders Shaded by the lofty pine; Nourishing the grassy meadows. Freshening the thirsty kine; Hearing on her bosom vessels, Children of her mother pride Rolling ever to the ocean, Mighty, pauseless, noble tide! Of thy gladness And thy madness, Of thy maniacal glee; Of thy power, And thy dower. Proud Columbia, proud are we. "V 11 T- families of merchants co-operating, will be allowed to become a candi date in this contest or work for con testants. Votes after being voted, cannot be transferred to another. Be sure to know for- whom you are going to vote before coming to the ballot box, as tho editor or anyone else will not give you any information on the sub ject. The key to the ballot box will be in possession of the awarding com mittee during the contest. For the first thirty days the paper will run a 25-vote coupon, which can be voted free for r.ny lady contestant. Contest to run about 90 days. CONTEST WILL CLOSE MARCH 29, 1916. The right to postpone date of closing is reserved It sufficient cause should occur. HELP HER WIN 6th Prize Value $S,.00 Donated by WILLIAMS & HALL CO. STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES Wo give a 25-vote coupon free with each $1.00 cash purchase. Ask for coupon. 7th Prize Value $5.00 Donated by JAS. MUCKLE & SON DEPARTMENT STORE We give a 25-vote coupon free with J We give a 26-vote coupon free with each $1.00 cash purchase. Ask for. each $1.00 cash purchase. Ask for coupon. and Subscriptions to Contest Manager ST. HELENS, OREGON Where, In sundown sea baptismal, Daily Binks the Orb of Day, And the Occidental surges Murmur curfew bells for aye There in golden-tinted splendor. There in symphony sublime, Proud Columbia Joins forever. In the Ocean's ceaseless rhyme. Mighty River! Rolling ever, Onward to the trackless Sea, Time may sever, But we never Shall forget thy majesty. SEVERAL OF THE ST. HELENS MERCHANTS HAVE CON TRIBUTED VALUABLE PRIZES and will give local Vote Coupons J As designated below In Merchants' Cards Ten days prior to closing contest, the judges will carefully lock or seal ballot box and take same to the bank, where the same will be In a place where voting can be done during business hours and locked in a vault at night until the. close of contest, when the judges will take charge and count same and announce the young ladies winning In their turn. The last ten days all voting must be done In a sealed box at the bank. If you do not wish anyone to know for whom you are voting, place your cash for subscription together with your coupon in a sealed envelope, which will be furnished you, and put same In ballot box. This will give everyone a square deal. THIS CON TEST WILL CLOSE MARCH 29th, 1916. THE GRAND PRIZE! 8th Prize Value $5.00 Donated by A. J. DEMING DRUGGIST I give a 12V4 vote coupon free with each 60c cash purchase. Ask for coupon. 9th Prize Value $5.00 Donated by H. MORGUS & SON Dry Goods, Clothing, Furnishings, Shoes I coupon.