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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. ST. HELENS ATTRACTIONS MONTHLY PAY ROLL $60,000.00 OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY fOLUME XXXV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1916 NO. 10 E :iIE POLITICAL POT ; BOILS AND BUBBLES 1 iat of ttounty Candidate mm Near Candidates) It looks like the crop of candidate! will be up to the average. While no announcement! have been made thui far, thoro will be plenty of aiplranti. Jobi are acarce thla year of Wilson and office with a salary attachment looka pretty good to the average clt Isen. Judge Rakln will be a candidate for re-election and hai ao announced t:. fact to hi! friends. He will be posed by A. W. Norblad of As toria, who haa anuounced his candl ey in down river papers. For district attorney, W. H. Cooper tie present Incumbent, I uncertain bet her he will enter the flold or not. In fact he says ho has not given V subject much study and eipressei nelt aa undecided and Indifferent. Olun H. Metskor's friends have t let ted him to make the race for t .t office and while he has not fully r do up his mind, he will probably $:.f his castor Into the ring. For representative In tho leglsla t re, Fred W. Herman of Rainier, has t ad his declaration for that offlce 1th the secretary of state. His slo f B Is "Smaller appropriations, con i Jdation of state commissions, state I jhways and lower taxei." A dandy t d platform, but it will be mighty t .rd to deliver the goodi. It Is to be hoped that the next legislature will fee more successful than the last ses sion, especially In tho way of consoli dation of commissions. It Is stated on the streets that M. t C. Miller would not decline the nam (ration for representative. He was f morly a member of that body and ' yd a good record. Some of Mayor Morton's friends roached him on the subject of .king the race, and he may yield to I lr wishes, although he has not I )y made up his mind. It Is safe ti aay, however, that he will permit Ce use of his name. . 3. II. Collins of Kalnior, who rep roentod this count? in the last legls I 'ire, may become a factor as he k:'ds this county as his home, al t ngh engaged in school work In I rion. Attorney A. W. Mueller aspires to Mat In tho leglslaturo and has da C'ed to make the race for the Re ( .oilcan nomination. Thero la talk of W. J. Fullerton entering the flold under the Demo c alio banner. He was defeated for f at office two years ago. His f. :nds claim It he would "get busy" ti could win out. For county clerk, Mr. A. H. Bar- :tt, the present Incumbent, seems U nave no opposition. The race for sheriff promises to be t usually interesting, as there are ( era! In the running, with other I Klncts to hoar from. Shorltf Stanwood will be a candl- to for re-election and will trust I I fate to Republican voters on his ' Iclal record. 3. L. Chlttlm, city marshal, will -ke an effort to secure the noralna n, and has already mapped out his npatgn. Then it Is reported that Martin kite will throw his hat Into the g and make a lively race for the riff goal. 3. H. Wellington Is watching the t us and If the political planets move I way, he mtfy be set down as an r Jlrant. It may also be mentioned that R. Hattan, Democrat, has his eagle on this offloe. It has been re ' Med by the "crystal globe" that r, Hattan figures that the Repub an candidates will get to scrapp I among themselves and he will I In. This Is the year, however, it Republicans are going to unite 1 by so doing sweep the field. As the political bulletin board nds now, Mr. Hattan will be a can ate for re-election to the offlce of surer. Thus far we have not rd of a Republican aspirant for t offloe. The offlce pays only JO per annum, not a very attract- l 4 handout at the pie counter. Kor the offlce of assessor. Mr. : akesley, the present Incumbent, is ideclded whether he will try It MR. McCORMICK INTERVIEWED HU Helens Plant KuHhing Work to CaU-lt I'p Sunday's Oregonlan "We have 120 men working In the yard now, though we lost nearly a month bocause ot stormy weather and snow. Our newest steamer for the McCormlck line will be started early In April," said H. F. McCormlck, of the Bt. Helens Shipbuilding Company, last night. "With uoepwatcr vessels undor construction on Grays Harbor and others at North Bend there la an Increased amount of work for ship carpenters and more will bo employ ed at our plant, as we will have three vessels under way at onco In about 45 days." Mr. McCormlck said that tho new steam schooner ordered, which Is to carry 1,600,000 feot of lumber, will not be equipped with passenger ac commodations and with that space available she would be only 20 feet longer than the stcames Klamath, of the McCormlck floet, which has a length of 207.6 foot. Tho machinery will be turnod out at Snn Francisco by the United Engineering Works, which built the engine ot the Klam ath, and the now machinery will be virtually a dupllcato set, as the Klamath Is classed as the most power ful In the fleot. The now steamer Is Intended for the offtihoro trade, ply ing to the Hawailans, the West Coast and Mexico. The two englnos for the auxiliary schooner City of Portland, which Is to bo finished tho lattor part of March, reached New York from Nor way February 12, and were shipped by rail for St. Helens February 16. Frames are bolng got out for the second auxiliary schooner, to be a duplicate of tho City of Portland. The steamer will bo started on the ways to be vacated by the first schoonor and, with tho second under way and the Ruby, nn auxiliary schoonor contracted for with Captain William Wrlghtson, of Mobile, also building, there will he three worked on at the same time. The third schooner for tho McCormlck floet will be begun when the Huby Id flnitihed. An Inquiry has boon rocelved from British Columbia to build an auxili ary schoonor, two hove been forward ed by Now York interests and yester day a San Franclh-n firm asked for figures on another for tho South Sea trade, but with work already under taken no additional contracts can be figured on. NEW UNIFORMS Tho baseball boys will givo two dances In tho city hall for the purpose of raising sufficient funds to purchaso uniforms. Tho first will be glvon February 26th, and tho othor March 11th. The club Is a member of the Intor-clty loague and they purpose to have a line-up of players that will spell pennant. Give them a helping hand by purchasing a ticket. SLOGAN WANTED The managers ot the Columbia County Fair want a slogan, some thing attractive and catchy. Short and right to the point, not more than two lines. They do not offer a very large premium, but the author of the accepted slogan will be rewarded Leave slogan and address at the Mist offlce. again. He says, according to the outlook, there promises to he a scrap and he Is of the opinion that the office Is not worth scrapping for. J. W. Allen, who Is serving an un expired term as superintendent of schools by appointment, will be a candidate before the Republican pri marles. Mr. Van Orshoven has set his tran sit and will run the lines for another term. He expects to have his pott tlon In the Held shortly. T. S. White will make tho race again for coroner. He will probably be opposed by Earl Bull of Rainier The offlce of commissioner is not ought for very eagorly. Mr. Har vey's time expires this year, and he had Intended to retire, but under conditions that have developed, he may make a scrap tor re-election. THE ST. HELENS WOMAN'S CLUB (Jem-go WaxhinKton's Ilirtliduy In Featured Tho St. Helens Woman's Club held an enjoyable meeting Wednesday af ternoon at the home of Mrs. J. W. Day, featuring George Washington's birthday. Response to roll call was a quotation from Washington. The most Important business taken up was a vote to purchase a set of the Harvard junior classics and a set of Robert Louis Stevenson's books tor the library, which the club is slowly but steadily building up. Later a silver tea will be given to raise money for the purchase of these books. As a study for the next meeting, "The Merchant of Venice" was select ed. After the business of the meet ing, the social hour was turned over to the committee on entertainment, Mrs. Isblnter and Mrs. Sten. Those present were requested to write a George Washington story and were allowed 20 minutes of time. then the papers were exchanged and read. All quite good and some very good, but the prize was given to Mrs. J. W. Allen, because, like Washing ton, she could not tell a story. The name of George Washington was given to see who could make the largest number of words in a given time. The prlzo was awarded to Mrs. Iva Dodd, she having mades 66 words. Miss Genevieve Russell favored the club with a piano selection and re sponded to an encore. The committee served a Washington tea. A VALUABLE . MINERAL - One valuablo mineral Is known In Columbia county. This is a brown Iron ore, tormed "llmonlte." and occur ring in tho country around Scappoose, where it may be distinguished by its yellow, red dish brown and streaked ap pearance. This mineral finds Its use as an ore ot Iron and in the manu facture ot some yollow and brown paints. Its valuo at tho mlno Is $1.83 per long ton. Those facts aro gleaned from a bulletin on the "Minerals of Oregon," whicn has just been published by tho University of Oregon. The author, Graham John Mitchell, assistant pro fessor ot goology, has compiled this booklet after considerable exhaustive exploration and re search. Tho booklet Is for free dis pensation and may bo secured by writing the Roglstrar, Uni v: versity of Oregon, Eugene. U. S. S. MARBLEHEAD Governor Wlthyoombo has execut ed an agreement with Secretary of the Navy Daniels, w hereby the U. S. S. Marblehcad will be loaned to the Oregon naval militia to replace the U. S. S. Boston, recently withdrawn from service in Portland. LIST OF TRANSFERS. Reported by Columbia County Ab stract Company. Feb. 16 Mason D. Barbour et ux to May Barbour Zipper; land In S. ,29. T. 8 N., R. 3 W., $1.00. Feb. 17 John Strlcklevlch et ux to Jesse Lansing et ux; lot 20, block 42, St. Helens, $10.00. Feb. 18 Philip H. Roberts et ux to Clarence W. Masten et ux; land In S. 6, T. 4 N.. R. 1 W., $10.00. Feb. 21 L. G. Allen et al to Eva M. Allen; land in S. 24, T. 3 N., R. 2 W., $10.00. Mary Johnson, admr. to Andrew Dahlman; land in S. 36, T. 8 N., R. 4 W. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Luther C. Curl and Coral Hollo of Portland, Ore. Elmer Lavender of Warren and Rilla L. Wilson of Vemonla. MONEY FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY Editor St. Helens Mist: I take pleasure in advising you that the river and harbor bill ordered reported yesterday to the House of Representa tives, contains a total appropri ation of $1,697,000 for nine rivers and harbors in our dls- . trlct, and provision is made for five surveys upon which to base other projects of Improvement. The appropriations in the bill embrace the full recommenda tions of the United States En gineers for all our projects, as they revised two of their orig inal estimates to conform to later conditions and after tak ing the position that there would be anothor river and harbor bill enacted, In all probability, before March 4, 1917, and that all river and harbor appropriations become immediately available upon the passage ot the laws. $360,000 of the above amount is for the Columbia and lower Willamette rivers bolow Portland, and $1, 200,000 for continuing the im provement at the mouth of the Columbia river. Two of the Ave surveys are for deep and straight channels from the cities of Rainier and St. Hel ens to deep water In the Co lumbia river, which are the first steps to be taken in these matters. With best wishes, I am, truly yours, W. C. HAWLEY. ASTORIA CELEBRATES Astoria celebrated tho granting of parity rates to the lower Columbia River district Tuesday and also ex ercises In honor of the nation's first president. A special train was run from Port land .which was crowded to the plat forms. The delegation was composed of tho most prominent business men and capitalists of that city. The special train stopped at the depot to take on the St. Helens dele gation, which was composed ot Wm. M. Ross, Mayor Morton, Councilman Ballagh and Attorney DUIard, repre senting capital, Industry, civic and law. Mr. Morton was given a place on the program and followed Hon. C. W. Fulton. He stated among other things that there was just three live cities in Oregon, namely, Portland, Astoria and St. Helens. CITY ELECTION The annual city election for St. Helens will be held the first Monday in April. A mayor and two council nion are to be elented to succeed Messrs. Morgus and Larraboe. The city registration books are now open and will remain open to ten days prior to the election. The affairs of the city are just as Important as tho county or state, and every citizen should register and ex ercise his judgment and right in se curing Just and competent officials. OBITUARY. Julia Johnson was born in Nor way, June 7, 1880. She was married to Charles Bergstrom, Aug. 11, 1905, died at Scappoose, Feb. 14, 1916. Her parents' names were Sever and Bertha Johnson. The deceased's age was 36 years. She was a dear and true wife and a kind neighbor and friend to all whom she met. Inter ment took placo at Falrview ceme tery on last Wednesday. Services were conducted by Rev. C. H. John ston. TAKE WARNING February 13th, two men were seen entering the woods in the neighbor hood ot Bachelor Flat, with guns and dogs. It Is fair to presume that they were after deer. After deer or any other game animal or fowl that has survived this winter, it would be a shame to hunt them now. The men should cease their efforts at once as tho state game warden has been In formed of their act and their move ments will bo closely watched. GETTING READY FOR SECOND COUNT, MAR. 7 Ballot Box Will (lose at 3:00 P. M., When Votes Will Be Counted Tho Mist great piano voting contest is reaching normal proportion now. It has come to where you can't tell who Is leading. So many have brought in subscriptions and received their voteB, and some have so many that no one can even guess which one has the most. There is quite a demand for merchants' coupons, too. These are the little jokers that will prob ably tell the story in the end, and this is the way our readers can help. It does not cost you a cent when you buy groceries, dry goods, hardware, furniture, drugs, or whatever the ad vertisers in the contest have to offer, and then as the contestant comes to you, you will have a pleasant little surprise for her that will prove you a person who thinks of others, and it will make her pleased with you. Every one of the ladles who are out for that piano want it, and they are trying in every honorable way to come Into possession of it. It is simply a question of which one you like best. Of course you like them all, and St. Helens and vicinity have nothing nicer than these contestants, and what is nicer for a lady, whether old or young, and her circle of friends than a nice piano and such a one for lnstanco, as the Mist is to give to the lady that the people of St. Helens and vicinity like the best. Boar in mind that the ballot box is closed for tho second count at 3 p. m. on March 7. Bo sure and have your votes all In by that time so that you will have a fair chance to show what you are standing tor. Others were nominated, but as yet have received no votes. These young ladies should by no means be con sidered out of the running, as all havo been doing somo work and they will make the contest interesting for those who already have a good start. Remember that many of our lead lng merchants aro Interested in this contest and givo 25-vote coupons with every dollar's purchase. Also those who don't fully understand the rules and regulations of this contest can call at this offlce, or write to us, and wo will be pleased to go over the proposition with them. A PERILOUS SKI TRIP A Vancouver paper has an Illus tration of Mrs. Alexander Philip daughter-in-law of John Philip and well known in this city, who acted as guide for a skiing party In the tim ber wilds of British Columbia. We publish the following extract: Regular practice on skis enabled Mrs. Alexander Philip, proprietress of Rainbow Lodge at Alta Lake, on the Pacific Great Eastern - Railway to take the role of guide and pace maker when a party of trainmen, railway employees and settlers from the district around the summit of the line, decided to get to Squam ish over the blockaded line. Twenty persons mushed into civilization on skis and snowshoes after being ma' rooned tor ten days by the heavy snowfall that made the P. G. E. Im passable tor traffic. Mrs. Philip led the way and made the trip with less exertion than the majority of the men in the party. She and her hus band are making their home in Van' couver until a chlnook clears the blockaded passes. LAST ROLL CALL J. W. Patrick, a resident of Goble and one ot our well known citizens, died on the 9th ot February, and was buried on the 11th at Neer City cemetery. He was a member of Goble Grange, No. 329; also belonged to Umptats Tribe, No. 24, Improved Ordar of Red Men, and a comrade ot Hancock Post, No. 21, Department of Oregon, G. A. R. Deceased was a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was 76 years old. He served In the civil war in company F, 12th Indiana. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons and one daughter. The funeral ceremony was conducted by Umptats Tribe, No. 24, and Hancock Post, No. 21, of Rainier, Ore. J. M. LINDSAY. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS HAVE ROLL CALL Celebration of Their Fifty-First An niversary The Knights of Pythias lodge held their annual "Roll Call" Tuesday evening. About 50 of the 84 mem bers of tho local lodge answered In person when their names wero called and several others sent letters which were read at that time. Some ot the out-of-town members present were: Dr. H. R. Cliff, J. S. Watts, N. A. Perry, E. D. McKay, John Popejoy, I. S. Wlkstrom, Chas. Wikstrom, John Scott, D. E. Freeman, W. J. Fuller ton, J. B. Godfrey, Fred Henderson, Wm. E. Snild and Fred Adams, com ing from Portland, Scappoose, Ridge field, Kalama, Deer Island and other places. Fourteen members of Rainier, 13 of Kalama, and about six of Ridge field lodges, were present, besides a few other visitors. After a very enjoyable time at the ball until 11 o'clock, they proceeded to the St. Helens hotel, where a sump tuous banquet was served, which was much enjoyed by all, after which the company departed to their several homes, wishing for many more such occasions. FAIR COMMISSIONERS G. L. Tarbell ot Yankton, and R. N. Loveland of Rainier, were In the city Saturday attending to the prelim inaries ot organizing tho fair board. No official business, however, was transacted as a quorum was not pres ent. Mr. Fullerton is still detained in Portland on the Federal jury, but the commissioners nope to have a meeting soon. This is a matter that should not be delayed. Columbia county can put up one of the best county fairs in the state, but it re quires united action and co-operation of every producer from potatoes to poultry and from handiwork to horses. The date of holding the fair will be decided when officers are elected. EASTER IS LATE Easter will be late this year. The date is April 23, which is within two days of the latest date possible for the observance of the festival under the system of reckoning fixed by the council of Nice. This council decreed that Easter should be observed on the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs after, the vernal equinox March 21. In 1915 the date of East er was April 4. The Lenten season in 1915 began February 17, and this year it will begin March 8. The last time that Easter was as late as April 23, was in 1905. CASE DISMISSED Mrs. Bertha Berkhart of Deer Isl and, was arrested on complaint of Gustav Jasper, who cha-ged that Mrs. Berkhart threatened to shoot him. She was arraigned before Justice Philip Monday, and after hearing the evidence, dismissed the case. CHURCHES. Episcopal Church. There will be a service In Christ Episcopal church next Sunday even ing, Feb. 27, at 7:30. All are wel come. Congregational Church, 10 a. m., Bible school; 11 a. m., "Earnestness." Earnestness is en thusiasm tempered by reason. Pas cal. 6:30 p m., Christian Endeavor; 7:30 p. m., Keeping Up With Lizzie." (Irving Bachellor's witty book). John Foster, Ph. B., B. D., minister. M. K. Church, All servtces at the usual hours. Last Sunday was a very encouraging day. Those who were present and others are invited to enjoy the serv tces for next Sunday, at which time the following themes will be present ed: Morning sermon, 11 a. m., on The Christianity That Counts; even ing sermon, 7:30 p. m., on The Leav ings for Christ. The excellent music was highly enjoyed last Sunday and our choir intends to furnish even a better treat on next Sunday. Wel come to all. F. N. Sandifur, minister.