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L Entertainment at City flail Tonight.
Everybody Staid Attend OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY We xxxvi. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1917 NO. 22 x onAn MHNPY R COLUMBIA COUNTY joND ISSUE CARRIES (VloUill Hlg"""- Serlni data on the Columbia ,j la Columbia una LUinop .1... .... tluta utiniilfl tiA 0 lliai - letting down lo nusinesi he roid bond Issue pass, W. ij, tuliunt state highway en- ud C. A. UHare, a mo 01 m hicbwtr department, In coiu- illh Couuly Headmaster Abry, aida t tliorouith inspection of Hhwar lu tli county. At the 4 of Engineer Nunn. Mr. Abry it party si muimuuiau if line and showed thorn just Columbia county had done aua Ihi itite should do toward I.UI.W.V laf A perniuuuMi iiiKiiwn ith th county. Eddy sutod tliat aliould the litoi carry, one ol the Brut pro- toold be tin building of the from the Multnomah county Ittoufh Columbia and Clataop ton to Tillamook. The engln- mlmttod that the tevoral miles ;et road to be built In order to iiite grade cronalngs and make t direct lino, and the grading dMring or the road, building of ( culverts, etc., through Col- tn county would not cost to ei- 100.0 0 0, and then the paving Id b Itld at an approximate coit 111,000 par mile. Kmdmaator Abry and the engln- drof aa far aa Rainier, then titok "the fool route" from Rain- U Dalna, and over the highway ii lo Clatakanlo. Iwdhcd In Jmm1 Condition xr. Abry atated that the roadbed ki Ii excellent condition except tor Iti illdoi, and that It had atood ma bettor than wai expoctcd. ailderlng the heavy ralna. . Tu visit of the engineers on their u lathering expedition la prlisa id evidence that the highway fom- nloo la going to llvo up to their fomlae that the first money ff the ad liaue will bo spent on tho Col- Isbli Highway from iho Multnomah TMj line to tho toe, and It I evl- tat that tho atate highway depart- pat means business nnd that the m of Columbia county are going reallte on the eevoral hundred wiand dollars they hnvo epont on highway if tho bond Issue car In both Columbia and ClutHOp PMtloa the bond Issue will carry by H Diajorltli'a; In fact It aliould be mnlmoim, fur these countiea ap parently have everything to gain and "thing to lone. CIRCUIT COURT IS IN SESSION Only Civil Cawee lledug Tried at This Term Judge liagley IVwiicW Circuit court convonod Tuesday, the Uth Inst. Judge Eakln, being buay with an important cane being tried In Aitorla and which will con sume much of hla time, prevailed upon Judge Ilugloy, of Hlllsboro, to act In hit place. No criminal cnaes are being tried, though Rd. McPall, charged with enticing a minor from her home, appeared and entered hla plea. John K. Iogan, of Portland, Ii hie attorney, and hla trial has boen act tor a later date. The dockot 1 aa follow: Kenneth Tomllnaon va. Orvllle Oarrlson. Charlea Johnson vi. Ileury Olton. John Marandla va. John Votua. Ed. Iloulby v. Columbia Con tracting Co. U. A. lirlnn va. A. T. Kiblan. B. and 11. M. West vi. W. E. Back- ui et al. James l.aus va. State Industrial Accident Commlaalon. It la quite probable that the court session will leal at loaat to the 26th of the month, aa the last case Is set for hearing on that date. The grand Jury Is also In session and It Is understood that several In dictments have been returned. VESSEL LAUNCHING IS POSTPONED Hlfh Water lnliirM Wava ami Com Ma realHinenient of Iduinrhlng ugh water has caused a postpone ment In thn nlnn f... Ilia luiinrhlm 0 tnA m,tt..wul.ln - ci . if .1 .... m iui niiif, .IV UI Ol. nmvi.o had been decided that the launch. 'If Would tttUa nlnxa at 51 n'rlnek H'dny afternoon, but the water ftUMUg up ranldlv the offlelula of tho wmpany thought bent to alio the Cnft Off Iho w.qv. . n.l WnHnouilnV Ihouiand va 1,11a LllT latJ Hp, but Ulned tlln aiv, nnrf mttam m nnraflll '"'eatigutton the offlnlala of the com- ny deemed It Itoiit in hnalnnnA till until t flap tliA klwVi wtttnr "ho Wnvu hn ul.J 1. w.lll Ka iihtvj suiiimi aiiu iv win 'ceasary to "Juck" them up before It win .-.... . . ouio iu muncn me twhuwi. SAVES MONEY ON JOB BY DAY LABOR County Ikxw Own Work and Haven . Money on Itiwd Job. , Railroad avenuo, which begins at point on the -St. Helens Lumber Company's railroad crossing and ex tends I,J1 feet went. Is now com plete. About two months ago the eounty asked for bids on this piece of work, and several bids were sub mitted. The eourt thought tne bids excessive and ordered the work done by Supervisor Clark and undor the supervision or Hoadmaster Abry. The figures on the cost are as follows: Clearing. grubbing aud grading ii,.e Uocklng u Total il.810.l The lowest bid submitted for the work was 12,360.70, so it cau b- seun that by the county doing Its own work tn taxpayers Were saved more than 8500. Supervisor Clark and Hoadmaster Abry and the men who assisted them In the work are to he congratulated on the good showing made on the construction of this piece of road. MOTORSHIP HERE ON MAIDEN TRIP S. H. H. S. TAKES THIRD STRAIGHT GAME HrMMa la Opposition In Klve In nings of IUgged 1111. WILL HAVE HARD TIME GETTING BY rtlie Fanners' Needs Are Clearly Brought Out. (By the Mist H. S. reporter.) The high school ball tossers con tinued their winning streak by de feating the Scappoose nine Monday afternoon on the tatter's pasture. The final count stood 8-8. After five innings of mediocre ball had been served Old Jupe tired of the sport, so the game was called to give the spring shower full swsy. Richardson allowed only three hits during the matinee, but he hit two of the opposing satellites for good measure. Duncan proved to be the best pitcher the locals have faced this season. He was touched up for five hits, but kept them well scattered. His teammates gave him vory poor support, making five errors. Malmln mado the best batting ave rage for the aftornoon, poling out two clean hits in three attempts. Du n em's little curve ball was a pus tlor to many of the St. Helens slug gers, nine of them retiring by way of tho strike-out . route. The team batting average of the home guard tips the scale at .340. Following Is the score by Innings: R St. Helens ..2 3 0 0 0 88 Scappoose ..0 0 0 2 0 2 Note for Rainier Game Saturday afternoon 2:30, on high school diamond. St. Helena has defoated Warren and Scappoose, and this game will decide the eounty championship. Rainier Is reputed to havs a good team, and a close game is expected. Tour last chance to see locals In Htctlon, as no more games can be se cured. . , Expenses are l.irge, so give your full support. H I 8 Is lawdlnR IllR Cargo of I,umler for Australia. SALMON CATCH SELLS' QUICKLY - Demand for canned salmon of the 917 pack Is tip top. Everybody wants it and orders are coming from ill over the country. Some of the eastern business Is supposed to be for export to Europe, where the fain ous fish is in as great demand as it Ha here. The prices paid are the 'highest on record, the opening QUO' nations being given In these columns Itwo weeks ago. All sales made are (of spot only, and thus far, because of the small catch, the packers nave been unable to meet the calls mado upon them. Every carload put up has been moved and several times the total would be en route east now If available. With the water mounting higher and higher the fishermen re port steadily diminishing catches. SPECIAL MEETING OF WOMAN'S CLUB The motorehlp 8. I. Allard arrived in St. Holons early Tuesday morning and immediately began loading her lumber cargo, which Is destined for Sydney. Australia. The Allard is in command of Capt. S. C. Mitchell. who. for a numbor of years, was master of the well known schooner Irene. The first trip of the vessel w.. antlsfactory to Captain Mitchell. Leaving the Golden Gale he went some miles out to sea, and though strong northwest winds were encoun tered the -big vessel made gooa pro .,. making the trip from San Fran Cisco to the Columbia river In six HnVI The storing of the Allard's lumber la helnc given dlapatcli, ana u is expected that the vessel will be loaded within the next ten aays t nNOSHOREMEN'S WAGES INCKEASU-u When the oft after loading few days ago they surprised W. d'.esday afternoon the Woman's Club held a special meeting at the homo of Mrs. Day. in honor of Miss PhlllD. who Ic to be married In June. The affair was a complete surprise to Miss Philip, as she did not know it was in her honor until tho presi dent, on behulf of tho club, In a few words and with her.rty good wisnes, presented her with a cook book. The club roombers contributed tholr "best reclpeo" which are known to ba tried and truo. Dainty refreshments were served. The house was prettily deco rated with cut flowers. All spent a titnaaant aftornoon and left wishing Miss Philip much happiness MARRIED Miss EUie Kallberg and Mr. Louis i Muhr were united In marriage In Portland on Tuesday, the 16th. The wedding came as a complete surprise i ne Mr well and favorably known In St. Helens when tnoy recu. .--!-" . h raalded for the pa,t cents per hour on their ,l'"T " , xha groom Is a son time. Heretofore the wage sea oh. .several year been 60 cent, per nour or " " and h been engaged lu a 8t Helen for ,evera, increase in pay bih"v , I n.i rme without any requost years. The army bill liKs been sont back fconforence by the house with In duction, tfl 1 n iwl n nn n man ilm Aflt for & gfi.ni .... . .l. Kn - niauuaiHM llHTrHQHH in LI1U UDJ tor nriutai.. j..i i UUrillK If IB Wir, IJHKIII- Junn 1 neeiroct of the action was to di- - . . . ... business 'Mb an 4i, Increase in poy aiuuu , v.... rnunle are now on iiiMnaiin lis liih unv j a, ! ... ... a. An imui vhh m. hid Mwrr "vat8,Bnirti. .1.. ..n lis' cent nnd came wunuuv - t Sound but . ud to 330 to 838. The exist- on the part of tno on, , gt HeIen, durIng th0 SHIPYARD DEAL IS CONSUMMATED Deeds Made and Signed tor Columlia City Site. As a result of tho recent mole trapping demonstrations the county agent's office is flooded with requests for traps and Information on tanning the mole skins. Most of the hard ware stores In the county have agreed to lay In a supply of the traps, but in case they can not be secured local ly any of the hardware or seed houses In Portland will send them to you. Your school teacher can give you the name of the trap. In the June issue of the farmers' exchange list, tho county agent will publish the formula and method for tanning mole skins. During the week 871 people heard Mr. SchefTer's talk, and If the farm ers "will get the traps for the boys the moles will have a hard time "get ting by" in .Columbia county. As a result of the farm survey taken last week, a tew of the farm ers' neods were clearly brought out Perhaps the greatest of these Is seed Owing to the very late season very little wheat can be seeded and many farmers are doubtful about seeding oats. Barley offers a possiblo solu tion, but very little seed Is available, However, there Is listed at the coun ty agent's office names of persons having various kinds of seed tor sale Those needing seed should write In for these at once. It Is not yet too late for seeding oats, and farmer, should at lea3t sow enough to provide plenty of hay even If the crop should fall short for grain purposes. It Is to be hoped that a large acre age, of corn will be planted for sll age purposes. Silage' will reduce the mount of grain and hay necessary for stock feeding this coming win ter. Corn for silage may be planted as late aa June 16 If early maturing varieties are used. Grain will be very high and no doubt will be prac tically out of reach for feeding pur poses. We must begin now to pro. vide cheaper feed for our livestock Parties having corn seed for sale kindly Inform the county agent, and those needing seed may locate the same there. A complete summary of the find ing, of the farm survey will appear In next week's Issue. Many of the Reports sent In are made worthless Uue to the fact that they do not contain figures n last year's crop. (The value of the survey He. In Its Comparison, and It Is desired that all farmers rush In these reports com pletely filled out. As yet less than 26 per cent of the farmers ot the county have responded to this call. It Is f.n opportunity to render a bit of patriotic service to our country. It costs only a two-cent stamp and will be of great benoflt to the farm ers. Wny so many ian io reupuuu to this little request Is beyond our understanding. The Columbia City shipyard seems to be an assured fact. George P. Baxter, of Oakland, Cal., and M. F. Somarstrom of the same city were in St. Helens Saturday in consulta tion with their Attorney, George H. Shinn, who drew the papers trans ferring 640 feet ot water frontage and eight acres of land to the ship builders. Both Hex Caples and Mrs. Baxtor have signed the deeds, and Chester V. Dolph, a Portland attor ney and representative ot the J. W. Dolph heirs, wired from New York accepting the offer of the Somar strom brothers in the Interest ot tho Dolph heirs. Mr. Somarstrom spent Monday Interviewing the lumber dealers in St. Helens and Portland, and entered into a contract for the immediate de livery ot 1,600,000 feet of lumber, which will be used for ways and necessary building operations. The work of preparing the site will be under way within ten days, and the keel for the first vessel will soon be laid. Mr. Shinn informs us that a repre sentative of another large shipbuild ing concern is looking for a ship building Bite and has investigated the Columbia City site, and it Is prob able that this company will also es tablish a shipbuilding plant at that place. It is stated that the property at Columbia City, other than that sold for shipbuilding purposes, has been temporarily withdrawn from the mar ket, pending the return ot Mr. Dolph from New York and Mr. Baxter from California. These pr.rties and the heirs, or their representatives, will meet this summer and plans' will be formulated for the further develop ment ot the property. WAR CENSUS SOON TO BE TAKEN AGE LIMIT IS 21 TO 30 Sheriff ApiioinU Census Takers in Each Precinct. LIBRARY ENTERTAIN MENT FOR TONIGHT An Excellent Program is Promised- Large Attendance Exerted. Tho entertainment which will be given by the Woman's Club for the benefit of the library fund will be held in the city hall tonight. A very interesting and enjoyable program has been prepared and no doubt a large audience wtll be in attendance, The proceeds will be used exclusively for the upkeep and maintenance of tho library. The members of the club set forth the tact that St. Hel ens, as the county seat, should have a public library which should be open to the public every day, and they point out the fact that many towns of less Importance than St. Helens have libraries which are dpen to the public at all times. As one of the club members expressed it, "Hardly a day passes but someone asks where is the public library." Many people who have an hour or so ot spare time would appreciate the advantages ot a library and resting room, and the ladies of the club ask that the public aid them by attending the entertain ment. In addition to aiding the Receiving a tip that a cargo ot WOrk, those who attend will receive booze was to be unloaded somewhere . their money's worth In the way of MUCH BOOZE IS SEIZED BY SHERIFF Several Arrests Are Made for Viola tion of Prohibition Ijiw. Every man between tho ages of 21 and 30 years, inclusive, must regis ter on the day soon to be proclaimed by President Wilson for the war cen sus. Brigadier General George A. White, adjutant general of Oregon, working under direction of Governor Wlthycombe, has put the machinery to work and his first-request of every man affected by the census is that he make a careful study of its pro visions to eliminate all possible con fusion. The sheriff and county clerk have received their Instructions from the government officials and are working out a plan for the county which will make the registering prompt and simple. No Exceptions to Rule As Sheriff Stanwood states, there will be no exception to the rulo. Even If a man belongs to one of the ex empt classes, he nevertheless must register if he is between 21 and 30 years of age. The government will determine who is to be exempt after its records are complete. Registering for the war census, as the county officials have arranged it, will be no more confusing than cast ing a vote. The general plan for gathering data for the government is based on the ballot system. If every man is ready, the officials think war census day will pass like clockwork. The man who trios to evade the provision will face a term in jail without the option of paying a fine. In almost every case throughout the eounty, the census will be taken in regular polling places used on elec tion days, and if any changes are made the sheriff will, through the county press, inform the public. Sher iff Stanwood has designated the fol lowing as war ceneu3 takers, and when the president announces the day the gentlemen will be quite busy: W. L. Brown, Apiary. John McAdam, Mayger. E. D. Tichenor, Clatskanie. N. Merrill, Clatskauie. B. J. Keelan, Deer Island. Frank Bishop, Goblo. T. W. Tandy, Marshland. J. J. Banzcr, Mist. R. S. Payne, Qulncy. John McCrea, Prescott. C. Summons, Rainier. A. J. Prichard, Rainier. R. N. Lovolace, Raialer. W. E. Stevens, Scrppoose. Joe Van Hulla, Spitzcnberg. S. A. Wilkerson, Vernonla. F. A. Hoyt, Warren. G. L. Tarbell, Yankton. M. F. Hazen, St. Helens. Washington Muckle, St. Helens. W. J. Mollinger, Houlton. CITY COUNCIL HAS A BUSY SESSION Mutters near ' St. Helens. Sheriff Stanwood and Deputy Sheriff Brown were very busv Tuesday night. Their efforts 'entertainment. The ladles ot the club have not found It an easy task to keep the were rewarded, for sixty-six quarts library going. New books have to be of the "spirit, fermentl" were con- purchased, a librarian hired and other flscated at an early hour Wednesday mtle Incidental expenses come up, morning. The parties unloading the which In the aggregate amount to a contraband, seeing the officers ap- considerable sum during the year, to proachlng, made a hasty getaway. ;st nolens people should show their but left the ":joy water" on the main ''appreciation of the work being car- deck of a conveniently placed barge. red on by the club and assist in such In consequence of the attempted lm portatlon of the whisky. Sheriff Stan- work. By all means, attend the con cert tonight. The admission Is very wood made several arrests yesterday. 1 Bmali and tne entertainment will be Aa far as can be learned, the accused men were admitted to ball in the sum of 8600. Sheriff Stanwood states that he excellent. The Independent Automobile Com pany has received a shipment ot six wtll strictly enforce the prohibition Maxwellautomobllos. The war tax law, and he is determined to put a 'proposed by congress will Increase atoo to the peddling of booie In St. i the prieo of automobiles 6 , per cent Helens, or for that matter any place so In orderto protect their customers in Columbia county. According to Manager Ballagh of tho Columbia River Packers' Asso- the company hurried to get a part ot tholr allotment, ln w . oa The stovodorlng company w . IUUO UU nUUUIUII w . W,l Dap ft . . I iha Increased, cosi ui "a ...v.obhh ui puy or " - . . vnillntarv raise. welgn service. jsponaiDr H. R. Mangold, reprosontlng the 1 1 win. i w j -in make their elation, the run of fish thla week has , Flsk Rubber Company, was in St re-, coming w k . ' H.l.n. Thnrnv. home here. I"" ' " of Importance Taken Vp and Disposed Of. The city council met in regular session Monday night, r.ll members except Councilman Muckle being present. Minutes of previous meet ings were read and approved. Coun cilman Allen reported that the sec ond Installment of the amount al lowed the library committee was due and on motion tho recorder was in structed to draw a warrant tor that amount. A lotter from Dr. Andrew Smith, a' member of the state board of health, was read. Tho doctor advised the city to have a clean-up day and that the city officials make it compulsory tor property owners to clean up their premises. He made, special mention of tho condition of the waterfront and asked the city officials to seo that the property was cleaned up without the necessity of taking the matter before the state board. Resolutions as to the improve ments ot certain streets were rend and adopted. The monthly bills wero held over until the next regular meeting.