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nebodjf Has to Raise Everything You EatYou Should Do Your Store OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY OLUME XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1917 NO. 20 40USANDS OF SACKS J POTATOES HOARDED ,Vlunitii fount y Man II1 tu Have t.HM Him kn. n,m l reliably Informed that . ... I .. ... l.l i. ,illlltV hM it bid ip - ' 7 U to 8.000 r. ki of potato la ,rH. Wl'lw tllM l,ul,llc U ffup- lor I lack of fuU "PP"" n1 flmwiy i !" i,ut ''",d " ,WI the existing food shortage. m 1,000 Mi-kit of potatoes are be , held for hlKli'T prices. Evldoiit Ihi price of potatoes li not IiIkIi ,,t0 to satisfy itio man who U dim tliem. i oluwiila county -j ... i. iwtimlnl inn of lfl.- ppoieu W " ' n MODle. no these ."" acl, 01 itoM, divided equally, would give ,rr nun, wiiiuiiii and child in the mi hlf trnt-k. Hut theycan't . th potatoes; they are huld for. ,hw prices unci. strange to relate, I Biin who, for year, ha burn mtUIng to "help linmk the nieut j it" or llglit t tit "beef truBt. I . man who In IioIiIIiik the potatoes douklnit people ko hungry. Truly iilim example of real patriotism. A then thn president of the St. Honor Guard wrote to thli uto kins f"r a donation, of two eki of ieed poiiitoH, ho repllDil il he was buy In K '--l potatoes him- M II,,. lluiru1. n iUffaMnM In ;hiln the "ln'i'f truHl" and being vkln tiln In tli ci rjotnto truHt. Thli a man some muntlii ago, when t torn wua on fire and tlio hay and her articles stored within the barn :ood a good rlinnce of being con ined, made un appeal to tlio offl iliof St. Hull-tin for aid. Tlio clty't N, III firemen mid chemical appar- (I Mimf m, nml fitir l.jiv. fnllffhl .tlreaud helped save the big barn. Kb of Hi" hone wan damaged. In a iiiatrman naiiagn 01 me lire auu ucr committee thought tho damage VBtll .IHUUIIl 111 f IVV, I Ulll WHS ul In en of tire ho had novor hoard I mrone making a charge for the rlew, anil hu rofUHud to pay the Mil. CorrPHpomli'iico rvlatlve to the utter li In tho hands of tho city 'ordr. Tim mimo of the man who "MdliiK up tho niiirkot for hlghor prlcc whilu pi'oplo are Buffering la i'nnk I. Smith, who conducta a big ch neur HcnppooHe. He la the am who, In tho chuho and for the lw of the common people, tried to "k the "heef trunt." Now, If Mr. Kinlth wanta to be a buHlir let hi in pr.rt with a few thuuMiid suckH of hid potatoes ao kjry people my ho fed. Thla ac- would not In tho lonat Interfere Uh hu n-Kiilur buslneii of "buat 'I" the "beef trunt." CREOSOTING PLANT AGAIN IN OPERATION lllg tinier for riling Inxorm Oj lion of I'Unt fur Hovrral MoiiiIin After a term of IdlenoHa, the plant of the Ht. Helena CreoHotlng Conipany In again in operation. Workmen were advlnod to bo In rnndlnemi, and the wheela of tho machinery begun turn ing Monday morning. An ordor for 2, COO creoBoted pllliiK wua received by tho conipany and It a I no hua an ordor for crooroted Ht liven for water plpen. The order booked are auffi cl'Jiit to run the plunl for tho com ing ninety duyi. Fifteen men who formerly worked for the company liavo reuumud their ni-veral occupa .Itna. The piling order In for de livery In . Hull KranrUco nnd San I'edro, utid will be gotten out prompt-' I). It I equivalent to 1 GO, 000 feet llnenl ini-HHure or 3,000,000 feet board Uieunuro. The II rut uhlpinent to upply on tlio order will be innde during next week, and ubHeiuent nlilpmenta will follow until the orilei 1 1 flll-d. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Tli nulling bo far thla aoaaon haa fry good for 8t. Holnna flHh fn, who nro averaging about 300 i"na per day per man. Hoporta "a Astoria received by Mr. Shol J. ttate tho men huvo averaged 'row 700 to 1,000 pound per boat. "y iihh Iieen making a price of '"14 cents at Amorlu. At 8t. Hoi dm. - . . price of j t CUI1ta a pound In OlternH ... .... .. lla a. ... . iieieiiH flHhormen will receive Ihwub of one cent more than the rlUt frlUH nre pliylKi Tn, wU1 Pnl'l for each pound Bold during Allct the inlililln ,,r Mnv IhoM Will he given, nn.la. il.. ji..iii. . --, ... ...... mo uimtiiiuii v . fr. McCoy, one of the flneot enter- wnments of thu ,onHon for tho bene me llhrary. Thla Ib a worthy " aml Bhould receive the aupport 'B public. lJnBt yenr wo were ' to keep up the library with money received .i. m. .i nd with the help of the bual-m""- Thla year the city haa ""'" help but we need nddl Irtn.tl a. iiiiuiH to run the library the ' malnder of the year. While the rry whh founded by the Woman'a ,.l u" ror l"e bonoflt of the ' n"'1 1101 the club. In fact " nun uhhh nit it. f..,i i..i...ii., l(,r the library In huvlng The Hpelllug content has been Un tuned. Of courne the aenlors were vlctora. The copha were next in Hue. but tho frenh were obliged to take their proper place hint. The aoldier boya ntutloned at Van couver and former high achool atu- dontH. vUlted their roipectlvo home over tho week end. The boys still r.l Vancouver are tleorge Walker. Uan ii io Faxon, Harold Decker and Dewey Smith. Mr. Wvlla, unsintant atute superin tendent and training class inspector visited our school luxt Friday, A groat deal depends upon tho report be makes of our work. However, he very kindly told us that ho was favor ably Impressed with what he saw, and Intended making a good report Our baseball team will play It. II d. next Suturday. May 5. at Kldgo field. Everyone Bhould go and boost for 8. II. II. 8. Tho game with War i-en Ins Friday wiui Interrupted be cause of the ruin. Hut three Inning wore ployed and the score was 5 to In fuvor of Warren. Tho touchers' training class Is now deep In tho mysteries of Hlblo stories. Anyone who chances to visit this raining class must bo prepared to hear somo Hlblo stories they never heard before." Tho student body sincerely con- ;ratulates tho honor students of the senior class Lawrenco Dovles. the valedictorian, nnd Ils Payne, the nluttttorlan, ore most worthy of hose honors because of their high cholarshlps throughout tholr four years of high school. dues. and supplies. Thla entertain 1 Pro'lHes to be high clans In rr uy, some of the bent talent In U1A nil.. ... -7 wttt take part. The exact . '"' announced Inter. Watch " o numi hills. Remember, thla nctiy for tbe benot of tl)8 cty kAILROAD LANDS IN INSANE MAN ABUSES COLUMBIA COUNTY HIS OLD MOTHER (ioverniiirnt Advises an to !.oraUon Kx-t4ir Declare H lm Insane and He and Area of Inmdil (irant Inds. N (Viniiiltted to AkvIuiii a circular Issued by N. Campbell, n. C. Felber, aged 64, was arrest register, and George I. Smith, re- ed Monday by Deputy 8heriff Brown elver, of the United States land of- und lodgod In the county Jail. Bel :ice, states tho townships und ranges her, with his parents, live on the n the Portland lund district In which Tide Creek road about six miles west ho unsold grant lands of tho Oregon of Goble. Neighbors Informed the 4 California Itallroad Conipany may sheriffs office that the demented man (e found. Clackamas, Yamhill, Polk had administered to his mother, who .nd llenton counties contain the most Is 85 years old, a severe beating and :f this land, although Washington, they asked that the man be taken lultnomuh, Marlon, Lincoln, Colum- Into custody. Accordingly he was hla und Tillamook counties have brought to St. Helens Monday. - thoununds of acres. In Columbia Felber, who Is a bachelor, Is pon xiuiity the lands aro located as fol- Nessed with the idea that his mother lows: has conspired with the neighbors to No. Acres poison htm and thus obtain his prop- w. 12.88 orty and the gold ho has hoarded w r.oo Tp. Tp. Tp. Tp. Tp. Tp. Tp. N., R. N., It. N., II. N.. It. N., R. COURT AWARDS PAVING CONTRACT ADVOCATES OF GOOD ROADS ARE ACTIVE Nearly One Mile of Hard Surfaced Pavement Will tie ImM. itealize That Much Work Must He Done so Hond Issue Will Carry. W 2078. 68 up. He claims that in several u- j W 27J1 jg stances poison has been put in the 3 W 1277.80 milk he drinks as a tonic every N., R. 3 W 9840. 17 morning, and that several of the N-. R. 3 W 1600.00 n.,,lhnr. Vn- f 1. nH MoH 1.1. mother In securing the poison. What Total 17.675.00 The government outhorltlea have "8U,M!d ' arrest was the fact that irepsred a township diagram show- 3n Sunday he gave bis mother a nt the unsold lands, together with heating, which, as ho stated, she acant lands in all townships, and needed. Someone had stolen several these maus may be had for tl each, gallons of sauerkraut which he kept upon application to the United States ln the waKn "hed. and he stated It laud office in the Worcester Hulld- ing, Portland, Oregon. HONOR GUARD NOTES would be Impossible for anyone to take it unless his mother knew of It, therefore when she could not point out the guilty party he proceeded to give her a sound thrashing. Felber has quite a history. He in Switzerl-ind and cam: SHERMAN-SMITH A very pretty home wedding was solemnised 8unduy evening, April 29 it tho home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver smuii, w"u their eldest daughter. Mumlo, became iho bride of Mr. Caleb N. Shermun. They were attended by the brldo's sister. MIbs Houlah Smith, ana Mr. Olonn. The ceromony was performed by Rov. A. E.JIlsey, In the presence nf falutlvna mill A few frlonds. The rnmna were beautifully decorated with pnle yellow daffodils. Follow lug tho ceremony dainty refreshment wore served. Tho young coupto tort on tho evening train for a short wed ding trip, ufter which they will be at home to thefr frlondn at Sherman s mill, where Mr. Sherman Is associ tttod with his brother ln the sawmill business. Hoth bride and groom aro well known and highly respected ln and around St. Helens, and tholr many friends Join In wishing them bon voyage. Tho bride's bounuRt, tossod from the stairway, was caught by Miss Agnes Brown. Tho following guosts were present Mr. Edwin Schloth, of Portland; Miss Agnes Brown, Mrs. Corwln, Mrs. Fax on. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stanwood Albort Faxon. Cnly Stanwood, Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Brown, Mr. Olcon Ercol Stanwood, Corlnna Corwln and Corps 1 of the Honor Guard met in Monday night. By courtesy of the was born Hoy Scouts they enjoyed the privilege with his parents to America forty- f having Dr. Edwiu Ross give an ix years ago. He remembers '.he nstructive lecture upon mo use 01 ooat ne sal leu on, tlio date he ar- landages. Some practical demonstra- rived in New York, etc. After living Ion was given to Illustrate different in Wisconsin for a few years, the parts of the lecture, and after the lec- family caino to Oregon. In 1897 tore was over all of the girls attempt- Felber was adjudged insane and sent ed to use tho knowledge they had to the Oregon insane asylum. He tulned. Part of the girls were used didn't like the surroundings, so ran is subjects while the others tried away and went to New Mexico. He nut' their newly acquired skin at -lulms that he enlisted in the First nuking the different bandages. New Mexico regiment but did not This corps will meet every Mon- Ueo active service, that his regiment lay night unless otherwise arranged was ordered to Albany, Georgia The course will cover eight weeks, as where he was mustered out, recelv. provided by tho Hed Cross book. An ng an honorable discharge. How ixamlnation will then be held and all aver, he is not In possession of the ccelvlng a passing grade will be discharge, as, after the neighbors at twarded diplomas of service. tempted to poison him and made his Classes have also been arranged itohiuch very sick, he applied for a for Corps 3 by the kindness of Mr. I pension and sent his discharge, and Levi of the City Garage. Driving and he has never heard from the officers. epalrtng automobiles win ne ine suo- After being mustered out, he re ject of endeavor for this class.' turned to the farm of the old folks Do not forget the Honor Guard Hnd has been living there since. basket social at tne city nan, Apru Felber. so he states, has been very 16. Tho girls are expecting everyone u(jUBtri0ug on the 20-acre farm, and o tuke an interest in mis ami wbh.ii ,im.iI1B ii,8 Das. fourteen years has ho potatoes grow. cleared eleveu acres of ground. He Has also been very thrifty, for in addition to having severul d izen chickens, a cow and two horses, he has amassed a fortune of $t20 which was all in the good gold coin of the United States of America and the woods, the barn or elsewhere. The neighbors, trying to locate his gold In special session Saturday after noon, the county court awarded a contract to the Warren Bros. Con struction Company for tho laying of about one mllo of bltulithlc pave ment. The pavemont will bo on the county road, and Is to be 16 feet wldo. Starting at the Mucklo corner, the road will be paved to a point where St. Helens street Intersects Columbia street. Pavement will also bo laid from the depot to a point near the DeSpain hill. The Warron people made the proposition to fur- nlbh the bitumen, plant, superinten dence end other necassary aid for 58 conts per yard, and the county will do the scarifying, furnish the rock and labor. It 13 cstim?.'.cd thr.t n this manner the pavemeat can ba iaia tor not exceeding xi.io per yard. The property owners along Columbia and Cowlitz streets have .igreed with the court to pave in front of their property to Join the 16-foot strip, so it Is probablo that the entire 60 feet of the strsat will !e paved. At the meeting of the city council Monday night, several of the heaviest taxpayers wore present and gave the council to understand tli.-.t if the sewer on Columbia ctreet was put to '.ho proper depth and size they would reimburse the city Immediately. The ouncil took favorable action ln the matter, and also agreed to pave the Intersections nnd the street In front of the city hall. It begins to look as though St Helens, which is regarded as tho best town within 100 miles of Portland but at the same tinio the town with the worst streets, has at last awoke o the necessity of hard-surfacing, majority of the citizens approve of the action of the court and the coun il, and the Warren company ha promised to lay a pavement which Aill be second to none ln the state SHIPPING The motor vessel City of Portland Inlshed loading her cargo of mining timbers Thursday morning, ana is ex- ...i . lunia nut this afternoon for carefully burled In the garden. I'ort 1 irie, Ausirauu. duo ram jargo of 1.946,000 feet of lumber, . . I Ininnilail at II HO I mostly large of cour8e. CaUsed hlm to often chr.nge in Australian mines. i. .-- the hl(1ng p,aco and nU mothcr be, son who took, the vessel to Australia partner8lp wUh tho nelg on her nrsi voyage, n "- eeded by Captain McClemmons, for j. r iinhori rtnltnr ConiDany. I . "'" . hidden Captain Johnson Having Duen signed to shore duty. The steamer Willamette arrived In early Thursday morning and pro- LA VERDAD ENTER TAINMENT PROGRAM Uieul Tulent to Give Kntertalnment at City Hall Friday Evening. bora, caused htm to worry greatly for fear someone would discover the treasure. To protect his right, he had in bis possession a 38 calibre Smith & Wesson revolver and had often warned neighbors to stay ff r I lila ii 1 ti u Tlir. olnntlnir nf tl.o reeded to the docks of the Columbia , . , ' .. . ceoueu iu mo - sauerkraut, however, was the ' straw- Following is the program of the La Verdad entertainment, which to be given at the city hall Friday 3vening, May 4, at 8 o'clock: La Verdad Male Quartette Vocat Solo "On the Road to Man dalay" Mr. Palmer Reading "The Blacksmith's Story" Lester Lake Vocal Solo ' Mr. McCoy Reading from Kipling . . .Mr. Palmer Vocal Duet Mrs. Lldyard and Mr. McCoy Vocal Solo "The Little Irish Girl" Mr. Palmer Drama "Squoers' School" Cast Mr. Squeers Robert Dixon Mrs. Squeers . ...Lucile Lymburner Nicholas Nlckolby . . . . lvar Wollinder Wackford Squeers. Wade Rutherford Fanny Squeers Marie Walker Smlke ....Gordon Isbister Schoolboys, Attendants, etc. Vocal Solo "The Sunshine of Your Smile" Mr. Palmer Reading from Service. . . .Mr. Palmer Vocal Solo "Only a Year Ago". . Albert Faxon Vocal Solo Mrs. Lldyard La Verdad Male Quartette County Lumber Company for a full load of lumber. She will sail tonight for San Pedro. The steamer Klamath arrived In this afternoon and Is taking a full I w(re cargo of lumber ror uenvery ai soum rn California ports. She Is due to sail Sunday night. Tho steamer Wapama, Captain Fol dnt. Is due to arrive early tomorrow nmrnini-. She will load a million foot cargo of lumber and Is sched uled to sail for San Francisco Mon day night. that broke the camel's back," conse quently the old mother received the beating while her Invalid husband lay in bed helpless to defend or aid Felber Is crazy for tear someone will steal his farm, horses, money and chickens. According to Felber a certain man stayed ln the woods all of one fall trying to locate the hidden troasure. Rainy , weather came on, but the man would not leave. The would-be robber caught cold which developed Into pneumonia The members of the Himalaya Club and that disease was followed by con woro guosts at a May Day party Sat- sumption and the mail Is dead with urday evening, given by Miss Mude- out ever having discovered the hld llne Allon and Mioa Helen Duns, at deu money bag. When Polbor was the homo of Mrs. L. It. Rutherford, arrested and the handcuffs put on Wild flowers woro used In profu- him when ne resisted, ne told the . .... nA hA Idvam Hnmilv Khnrlfr nf thn "o-nln hnor" anri ulon aooui wie ruuiim, . 0 " conhlnted of divlrity May bankets. Five showed him tho hldltig place. The hundred was Indulged in until a late bag, as statod, contained more than PATRIOTIC MEETING AT "MARSHLAND A patriotic "Community Sing," ar ranged by Miss McGregor, the school eacher, was held in the social hall of the sclioolliouse at Mashluud on Saturday, April 28. A varied patrl otto program was rendered and all present Joined heartily. Tho fifth and sixth grades recited the "Star Span gled Banner" in unison. Adolph Hie ger gave "Love of Country," and all the pupils Joined ln the salute to the Hag and the pledge of alleglunce. The address of tlte evening was delivered by T. W. Tandy, who acted as chair man. Mrs. Colvln was In charge of the refreshments and was ably as sisted by Mrs. Kent. The advocates of good roads for Oregon are busy, mighty busy. They realize that Spence, Brown and oth ers opposed to the $6,000,000 road bond issue are making strenuous ef forts to defeat the measure. Of course there is no doubt but that the measure will carry by large major ities in both Columbia and Clatsop counties, as the citizens of these counties realize there is nothing to be lost but everything to gain. Inas much as one of the first projects is ho hard-surfacing of the highway from the Multnomah line to Astoria. Efforts are being put forth ln the Willamette valley and eastern Ore gon to defeat tho measure, but dele gates to the good roads convention which was held in Portland last Sat urday bring the cheerful information that the sentiment is in favor of the bonds and such sentiment is dailv growing stronger. As C. L. Hawley of Polk county, state senator from Polk end Benton counties, expressed it: "Of course, the voters of my home county are not a unit for the meas ure, but I find very little opposition to it. "I think I am safe in saying that under the present system of road construction In this state and con- idertng the amount of money wo havo expended on them, the roads of Polk county compare favorably witli those of any other county in the tate. But we are not satisfied. We want more and better roads and be lieve tho proposed bond measure of fers a practical plan for Inaugurating in era of permanent road construc tion from which every section of the state will benefit without increasing direct taxes. "When it comes to a choice be tween being In mud up to our knees or being in debt up to our knees my people are willing to assume some thing of a financial obligation If It will insure getting us out of the mire." Opponents of tho road bond bill contend that the proposed bond Is sue will become an added burden to the general taxpayer. As a complete answer and refutation of this argu ment, the legislative good roads com mittee has incorporated the follow ing statement as a part of its argu ment in" support of tho bond bill, which will be published In the offi cial state pamphlet: "It has been ascertained from tho records of the office of the secretary of state that the income from the present quarter-mill tax Is $220,000 per annum; that the income from mto licenses based upon the present number of automobiles at the in- roased license rato effective August will be not less than $310,000 per annum, to be used In paving interest ind principal of bonds. The above unds will be sufficient not only to pay the Interest end the principal of the $6,000,000 bonds authoried by this act, but will alao pay the lnter- 3st and principal of the $1,819,280.55 in bonds authorized to meet the gov ernment road appropriation. After paying these bonds there will be a surplus of at least $2,793,402.66. Since 1911 the increase in the num- ber of automobiles in the State of Oregon has been 33 1-3 per cent per yenr. With the completion of good roads this Increase will naturally bo larger. Howover, we have not taken any increase Into account but have based our figures on tho present num ber of automobiles." hour, Miss Mario Paulson capturing the first prize and Miss Helen I,arson the consolation prize. $600 in gold, somo of It which Fel ber had saved twolve years ago. The demented man was sent to tho insane asylum, to join his brother, who has beon an Inmate of that Insti tution for tho past twenty years, and tho court has made arrangements to have someone look after the old folks. One thing which should Influence every farmer to support the measure Is that when the main' trunk lines aro provided for by tho bond issue, the road district money can be ex pended on local laterals connecting with the state highway, bringing the farmer, no matter where situated, In direct contact with tho city markets. Good road advocates In St. Helens are now making efforts to have somo of tho prominent road enthusisasta visit St. Helens and havo a rousing good-roads meeting. No dofinlte plans have beon formulated, but the Mist Is promised a full account of the pro gram In time for next week's Issue. mry. not for the Woman's Club. Harold Brown.