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W . V1C toJT' Steam Laundry, Co-Operative Creamery, Fishing Industry, Municipal rnn.in! ri' C-UT'u H'Rhway. Kail and Water Transportation. Greatest River on the vlZ mS i rr !C Lrilhi Llv5 Wire Commercial Club, Improvement Co., Columbia County air, Mild Climate, The Best Soil, Choice Fruit Land, Prettiest Scenery, Four City Parks. I HELENS ATTRACTIONS MONTHLY PAY ROLL $60,000.00 OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY pLUME XXXV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1916 NO. 14 . n 1" 1 -" ' ----- flrV SLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES CITY COUNCIL IN BUSINESS SESSION fclal VUIU ljr UKrlnnilMit I Hldowalkn Onletr.1 Repaired uinl Alton to Varloua rklioola . P. Harrington, IWtld worker ji, the Mute office, will be In thU 11, l y till week beginning April 3, company with the bounty jurlntondent. will make a brief t of the county In behulf of our HiHtrlul Club work. )lHtrlcl No. 17, In the Hammond in, In doing lt second year'a work I new diHtrlct. Five of the eight ilea ore represented J the building Bnpretontlous but coiy, neat and kly decorated. The flag was flying everyone waa buy with his own jk. MIhi Lucille llobba Ih the fl.er. Wrlct No. 4 la under the munage t of MIhm Alice Stennlck, with an jbliuent of about twenty; aeven are represented. Thla achool rulKcd f inula and purcbaaod an yn and water coolur. The achool 'toia to be running nicely; It will ilitlima add a beating plant and ar n to have the flag hoisted dally. fisirlct No. 18 la under the tutor (( Mna Union Daugerfleld. Thla gol la fairly well equipped; It haa food Waierbury heater, and many )ie points of standardization have fi complied with. - All the grades I represented except the sixth and Hi; tho enrolment It nineteen. fjlxtrU't No. 12, MImi Athllne Tolly, jrhiir; enrolment 29. All of the jiniuar gradea are repreaented; In one of the bout rural buildlngi Ihi county; all the furnlahluga new and up-to-date. Tho atove iild liuvo a Jacket A new aec nl ImokcaHA la the latest add I k to the furnishings. Everyone JneJ to be "boosting" for a good M- District No. 19, Miss Kvelyn I'lke, chcr. This Is a very small school, I all seem to be Interested in their fk ami have made good progress District No. 32, Miss Gladys ilii'y, teacher; enrolment 28; num present, 24. This achool Is well fished; in fine running order and Big Rood work; the school spirit Is r PlHlrlct No. 33, Miss Gusslo Stud I, teacher; enrolment, 18; all pros The latest addition to tho iIhIiIiirs of the school are a new ftlniial bookcase, nice new bubb- water fountain, and a new die- fury. Tho grounds are nicely (O'll. The school la well equipped Pi the exception of a heating plant; i Hag was not ud blstrict No. 4 4, Miss Velma Bnldcr, puching her first year here; 11 ins were present; no flag waa up, l stove was without a Jacket.' The vIhIiIiiks aro fairly adeauate. All grades are rcpreoeotod except the ih. All seem tiappy and are for a good school. iatrlet Nil ! Ml. Mnrinllitn Iboom, teacher; all eight grades resented. Prosont, 26; absent, 2 noi up. This district Has a indld two-room rural building, 1 equipped. All seems to be har- klous, and everyone Interested In JliiR a good school." The grounds In Id bo enlarged ptstrlct No. 28 has again reaumod rations under the efficlont man linen t of Mia llertha Stovall and p Surah Ilavoly. Thla Is a atand I school, and all are determined to Pervo tho standardisation. An en lalnniont was held thero on the filng of March 18, to raise funds I thu purchasing playground appa ft, olc. pater We learn that the hand pn sum of t&.86. was realized P the entertainment. This apeaks i for tho loyalty of the patrons J, W. ALLEN, Co. Supt. SELLS THEIR BOAT It Is reported that the well-known joonor Virginia, recently purchased I local parties, haa been sold to f r runciHco concern at a consider I" advance over the price ' paid. t'Joct, however, to Inspection and eptunce at Grays Harbor, for jleli port she Is out 02 daya from Pnoy. Australia. Several local par f aro intoroBtod In the company I'cli was formed for tho purpose of liiK the Virginia; - v." .. . - llullt, (liur'er ;nienclil Counc.lliunn Lurraheo reported that io had ordered In in her for the con struction of the Thompson sidewalk' n West St. Helens. The street committee reported on sower district No. 1, section "1$," In reference to tho objections of John GnRo, with some cIihiircs the mut ter could bo ndjuated satisfactory to all parties. Councilman Southard reported that a light was needed near tho foot brldRO across Nigger creek. Tho marshal reported lliut he had notified nil pool hall proprietors to pay their licenses, that they were not willing to pay hack llcunses but would pay from March 1st. It wan decided to Ihhuo licenses from above dato. Health Officer L. U. Hons uddreHH- ed the council In reference to a gen eral clean-up day and stiKKosted that day bo set by the council for that purpose. He also reported a number of unsanitary toilets. John Hartnian asked the council to have telephone anchor adjusted ns Interfered with tho width of tho sidewalk. Jteferred to Couhcllnien .nrrabeo and Morgus for examination and report. The marshul was Instructed to In vestigate sidewalks needing repairs. Itecorder waa Instructed to notify owners to repair walks. Tho county surveyor wus author ized to establish sidewalk grade on Willamette street from northeust cornor of lot 12, block 17, knows as Gray's cornor, on south Bide of street to northeast cornor of block G4, known as Quoin's corner. Councilman Larrabee reported that a number of persons had re quested that a sidewulk bo construct ed on the west side of the railroad track and on north side of county roud from tho right of wuy to M. E. church. City Attornoy requested to prepare nn ordinance to that effect Action wan taken In regard to amending charter and form of ballot. See official tiotico puhlliihcd else where In this issue. TWO HIGHLY ESTEEMED WAR VETERANS PUBLIC STATEMENT OF COUNTY FUNDS MESSRS. THOMAS B. LOTT AND WILLIAM COX Who Would Have lloen Known iim Mutt and Jeff of tho Army Hud Burt MkIht Iteen Known Thomas B. Lott and William Cox l of Vlcksburg, slogo of Spanish Fort, aro residents of St. Helens. Mr. anil the siogo of Kort Morgan. He l.ott is 72 years old, stands 6 feet 0 i never received a wound nor was he Inches In his stockings, Mr. Cox Is taken prisoner. The old musket K4 years old and stands 5 foot 1 j that ho carried through tho war he inch. Doth aro veterans of tho Civil; still lias and with a great deal of war, and are proud of their rocorda. I pride Mr. Cox shows the old weapon, Iloth treasure papers of honorable . which seoms to be almost too large discharge. j for a man of his size. He Is still able Mr. Lott servod in Company E ofto relate with considerable vigor the tho Ninth Iowa Infantry for three : experiences of war days and his eyes years and 24 days. He took part In sparkle when tho subject is men tho buttles of Pea Itldgc, Sugar , tionod. Creek, Chickasaw lJayou, Arkansas After being mustered, out of the Post, Cherokee Stution, tho Blego of i service at Galveston, Texas, on July VickHhurg, tho slogo of Juckr.on and! 14, 18G5, Mr. Cox returned to his then went with Sherman on the fam-j Wisconsin homo and married Miss oun march to tho sea. At Atlanta, ! Catherine Pierce. About eight years COLUMBIA COUNTY ANNUAL FAIR Of deem end Siierliitenileiits t'decto! for Coming Year The mombers of tho Columbia County Fair Hoard met and organized at tho court house on March ll.O. L. Tarbull, R. N. Lovelaco and W. J. Fullerton and J. W. Allen were present. Tho following are the County Fair official for the year: . G. L. Tarboll, president. J. W. Allen, secrotury-treasurer. It. N. Lovoluce, vice prenldcnt. W. J, Fullerton, 'supt. agricultural building. Mra. Edwin Ross, supt. woman's building. Mrs. Frod Trow, asst. supt. wom an's building. J. W. Allon, supt. school children's building. Guy Tarboll, supt. llvo stock. A. M. Willlamo, supt. poultry div ision. J, W. Allen, aupt. of concessions The schools wore allowed $2G0 foi' premiums. Fair dates, 8ept. 20, 21, 22. Tho fulr management are plana Ing to make the coming fair tho best ever held In Columbia county. . "Moot Mo Thoro. Columbia County Fair," Is the slogan accepted by the board. It was utimmnri hv Mrs. Iris Oliver of Houlton. STATE GRANGE MEETING nnxrnilltml delegates are paid. TilOSO granges who have not oloctod dele gates are requested to do so this month.. All granges are eligible to representation which havo paid Btute duos for tho quarter ending Hecem- " IS. """ 'B -j- St. Helens, March 21st. Editor Mist Dear Sir: Your last week's Issue f the Mist contained an article from Mrs. Mildred Watts, which deserves to be answered fairly,-squarely and intelligently, so far as we officials are able. The women are voters now, and we who live from office can not ignore them. We expect them to write articles, ask questions and soon become more Intelligent, more ef ficient along the line of county fin ances than the men. As to the $12,000 sinking fund, will say, that by mistake I called in too many warrants, yes, $12,000 too many, one year ago. I should have ut the money in the banks according to the law, and received not less than per cent; or loaned it with the sanction of the county court upon real property at not less than 6 per cent. However, my mistake saved the interest on the warrants called, and it is not likely we could have gotten over 3 per cent from the banks. Twenty-four thousand dol lars will be kept out this year for the sinking fund. Now, as to our county finances, we have on the delinquent rolls subject to collection, as follows: Ga., on October 24, 1864, ha was muutercd out of tho service. During all the time he was fighting he never received a wound nor was he taken prisoner. After ho returned to his home in Elgin, Iowa, he was married to Azil- da J. Mngoou, and 10 years ago they came to St. Helens, whore they have since lived In comfortable circum stances. Mr. and Mrs. Lott are de vout Christians and have the respect of tho entire community. Mr. Cox enlisted In Company D, Twentieth Wisconsin Infantry, June 7, 1802, and served until July 14, 1865. Ho took active part in sev orul battles, among thorn bolng Perry Grovo, Van Iluren, Yazoo City, Brownsville, Moadowvllle, the siege ugo they came to St. Helens and have resided hero since. Hoth Mr. and Mrs. Cox are members of a local church and aro much Interested in religious work. Only one other veteran of the Civil war resides in St. Helens. He is Co lumbus L. Ayres, who Is 74 years old, nnd who hus lived In Columbia county for the Inst 30 years. Mr. Ayors served three years In the fam ous old Eighth Missouri M. S. M., and went through several battles, the more important being Big Blue and Jefferson City. At one of these places he received a bullet in his right cheek, but he was only absent from roll call a short time. St. Helens Is proud of Us three old heroes. bor 31, 1915. Thirteen granges have failed to comply with the require ments. The following granges in Columbia county are listed as eligible: ClutBkanio, Armstrong nnd War-ron. MRS. E. A. ROTGER ENTERTAINS The annual mooting of the state Granges will be hold at Orauts Pass m..v a tn 1 2. There is no limit to iii nnmlinr nf delegates who may at tend, but only the, expenses of thofslsted by Mrs. Warwick Lldyard Mrs. E. A. Rotger entertained Fri day afternoon at her homo with a lunchoor. in honor of her mother, Mrs. Jncob Georgo. Tho event was the anniversary of her birth. The table was boautiful with a center piece of red tulips and individual potted plants of shamrock at each truest nlnco. Mrs. Rotger was as- Tho guests prosout were Mrs. Jacob George, Mrs. E. E. Quick, Mrs. A. J. Peel. Mrs. C. H. John. Mrs. A. H. George, Mrs. Annlo Cox, Mrs. W. J. Muckle, Mrs. Edwin Ross and Mrs, Warwick Lldyurd. LOAN COLUMBIA COUNTY MACHINERY The state has a large amount of track, cars aud other construction equipment In Clatsop county which was used In the construction of the Columbia river highway. It la not uow In uso. At the recent meeting of the high way commission, State Engineer John II. Lewis was authorized to loan this equipment to tho Clatsop and Colum bin county courts. This action was taken upon request of Commissioner Harvey of Colum bia county. Doputy Fish Warden M. U. Pom- oroy of Astoria, was a visitor here Wednesday. Leaving Astoria Mon day night he came across two set nets which ho picked up and forwarded to the maBter fish warden in Portland Mr. Pomroy hus a launch and will make dally trip3 on the river tn en douvorlng to apprehend violators of tho closed season. S. Hattun, County Treasurer, Gives Facts and Figures P0O7 roll 908 roll 909 roll 910 roll 911 roll 912 roll 952.60 824.23 1,186.58 3,184.18 1,981.70 8,398.50 913 roll 30,904.47 9 14. .roll 39,724.56 Total dlinquent $87,156.82 From this amount we deduct the Ore. & California L. G., $31,859.47 which may or-may not be collected leaving a balance of $55,297.35, ap plicable to the payment of county warrants, when collected. We have to meet this year out of tho general fund, the following: State tax $ 40.144.65 County school 30,536.00 Library fund 31.70 S. & S. Ind. fund 100.00 Int. on Co. Rd. bonds.. 18,000.00 Sinking fund 24,000.00 ST. HELENS BAND WANT UNIFORMS Ktrunil Gives Ileneflt, First Outdoor "Hplel" of the Season Under the leadership of A. Buss, the St. Helens band ia becoming a first class musical organization. There are now 18 pieces regularly playing and each one is proficient in the part. At a meeting last week It was decided to secure uniforms and a start was made on Tuesday evening, when Mr. Strom of the Strand Thea ter, donated the proceeds of the show that evening to the boys. At 7:15 o'clock the band started playing in front of the theater and for about 40 minutes kept steadily playing as an added attraction to the show. The generous spirit displayed by Mr. Strom was highly appreciated by the membership of the band and It has been suggested that other bus iness men emulate the example of the proprietor of the popular show house. It is the intention of the band to provide music on all occasions this year and a series of concerts are proposed on the strand or plaza dur ing the summer. During April a musical entertain ment will be given at the city, hall for the purpose of raising more money with which to buy uniforms. The St. Helens band is a credit to the city and should receive the support of the citizens. Total t , . .$113,162.36 We have on the 1915 tax roll In the-general fund, $166,906.74; we have on the delinquent rolls, In the general fund, exclusive of O. & C, $19,389.24; total, $186,296.08; from this we take the amount to be paid out, $113,162.35; leaving a balance of $73,133.73, applicable to the pay ment of general fund county war rants. But if at this time next year, there are $16,000.00 delinquent on the 1915 roll, and $12,000.00 on the back roll, there would be $28,000.00 less, or $4 5,000.00 to apply on gen eral fund warrants. We are at present in debt about $28,000.00 in the general fund. The disbursements average about $4500 per month In this fund, eo by this time next year will have approxim ately $82,000.00 les3 the $45,000.00 applicable to the payment of these warrants, or about $37,000.00 out standing warrants, with a delinquent of $28,000.00 and should we get the O. & C. L. G., general fund tax, would be $12,778.58, or a total de linquent of approximately $40,778.50 to offset the $37,000.00 outstanding warrants. This of course is only an approximation. Even the county court can not tell what expenses they may have to meet.' As to the general road fund, we have about $13,00. 00 In the seven roud districts, $540O"OO of which is O. & C. L. G. delinquent tax, which we may not get, the other $7600.00 when collected can be applied to the redemption of outstanding general road warrants, of which we have about $12,000.00 at present. The county court can not expend to ex ceed $16,000.00 more In this fund during the year, lest they overrun what they have provided for. As to the seven road districts, there are $130,118.42 distributed as per budget, of this amount there will be possibly $117,000.00 collected by this time next year, judging by pre ( Continued on page 3) "SCHOOL SCRIBBLES" Monday being visiting day in the Ridgefield school, several teachers were visiting the High School and grades. Nearly one-halt of -the - apelling. manuscripts' were perfect this morn ing and the preceding days this week have been equally as good. Senior class rings - were ordered last week which is causing consider able restlessness among said pupils. They will soon be registering joy. as the rings are expected some time this week. Several boys are turning out for track and should develop into an ef ficient squad under the supervision of Sten and Ostrander. It is rumored that we may have a dual meet with the High. Schools of Ridgefield and Scappoose. This will be of great help to the boys as the county meet Is staged here May 1. Many of the boys experienced sev eral evenings of hard practice In base ball last week but on account of the hard rains this week, the training has been rather slack. Coach Sten Is hoping for more suitable weather and with the aid of Squad Captain John Southard, should soon be able to pick out a winning team. This Is the first year the school has played baseball to any extent but witfl the available material, they should make some showing. In the near future Clatskanle plays Rainier and St. Hel ens crosses bats with Scappoose. The deciding game for the championship of the county will be played between the two winners on May 1, the same day as the track meet. LOOKOUT STATION FOR ST. HELENS The success of the lookout Btatton on Mt. Hood has prompted the United States Forest service to build a sim ilar structure on the summit of Mt. St. Helons during the coming sum mer. The Mt. Hood station proved invaluable to the forestry service aa a lookout station during the summer, and has also proven very convenient as a shelter from the elements dur ing stormy seasons in the spring and fall. The lumber, as in the case of the Mt. Hood station, will probably be hauled to the Bnow line and trans ported by sled up the mountain side. LATEST ADDITION The latest addition to the St. Hel ens list of auto owners is Hayes Eas terbrook, who brought down from Portland Wednesday his smart look ing Overland roadster bought from Henry McCoy, the local agent here. Oscar Erlckson of Warren,, also bought an Overland through the samo agency. His is a light 5-pas-senger car.