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Mcn' ie ad 3 sell 4 4 . -A III I r 00 $6 and six en a 0 !5 J ll H lymrr e alii Han; Or' f THE ! W. I ; Louii eeiiu rei- Mtllt ifuld 1 ml I thil tob, roooi (aid i en; iu:i i ib mt of 'mi time d ll i ill ll te ar. I J. T VOLUME XXXVI. ICHERS' INSTITUTE AT ST. HELENS OCT. 18-19 HAVE GOOD PKOGRAM i'uMIc Hwepflon t Oty Hull Night of 17th All Invltcl. The annual county Institute will t Mil l Ht- 1 1lnf October 17, 18 ,nil 19. Tho program Is already romplftol huiI the best talent obtain ible lies I'1'''" serurd. Superinten dent Allen wishes to extend a cordial :altallon to tliu public to attend the itulotin. On tlio evening of October 17 i public reception will be given it the city ball by tlio people ol Kt. lleleni tu t ha teachers of tho county The public and patron of tlio schools ire Invited to be present and meet iheir own teachors and also tlio vlsit Itfl teachers. On the evening of October 18 Hon. II. F. Mulkey, of Portltntl, will address tlio teachers ud tho general public at tlio city bill. Mr. Mulkey la an orator of note, end Hid people of the county till Imvs an opportunity to bear ometlilng "worth while," ai Mr Allen expresses It. Th committee appointed to make the proper arrangements for the re ception which will be held the eve ilng of the 17th la Mri. L. It. Hutli rfortl, chairman; Mri. A. II. 1-ake, in. W. II. Dlllard. Miss Kdrln I.a Btre, Miss Jennie Hugglna, Miss Helen Mall and Mix Elhul Matthews SCHEDULE OF HIGH WAY WORK STARTED Four million dollars are being ex pended this year by tho state highway commlulon on trunk roads In Ore- ton. KnglneerlnK and administra tion of three-fourths of this Is under I direct control of the statu highway eflnocr, Herbert Nunn; tho other million Is being bandied by tho fed eral govern mont. Traveling from one Pirt of the slate to another will be lu batter next year than good roads eothusiaata dnred hope prior to the lut legislature's onactment of blgh "7 bonding hills. Following ars tlio roads upon hlch these funds are being expend ed: Columbia Highway In Clnt 'P, Columbia, Multno mah, Hood Klver, Wasco nil Sherman counties. ..$891,211 "dflc Highway In Clacka mas, Marlon, Lane, Doug 's", Josephine and Jack ion counties 606,450 "on Hide pacific Highway Jo Tillamook llouclieu in VBHlllllEton. Vnmhlll nnil Tillamook counties 660,278 um i),iy Highway In Oll llsni, Wheeler and Orant W'lHtles 327.500 "wknniie Pass Itoad In l-ane and iJeacbutoi coun- tl 151,229 ter Lake Highway In Jackson county 95,000 toast Highway In t'oos and t urrv Fniiniim in r.nn Creeccnt Cliv liiirii'tvVv' ' I,', JoHOIlhlnn nimlt. Q A AOO Tlio Hulles to llend.' Ltk. lew unci K nmnl i k i n Wasco, Doschutos, 'ako and Klamath coun t es 69,200 ugeno-Florunce Highway n I.nno county 87,965 I'rlnnvllln . mhm,ii iii... p : .i&.iu.i - m iii.v ck In Crook nnd Orant COUIltlna OA AAA Peiidioton-La ' ' Granda ' ' In llnlliti "Xll I me AAA ''ondleton-Walla Walla In Umatilla county 113.841 8 m Hrldge In Marlon and 'lk counties 263,000 .interstate llrldgo Derby "t- Approach, Multnomah jaunty 61,000 "ora-Unterprlao In Wallo wa county 60,000 Ml;.llaneoua -In Douglas, hineoln, Jackson and Multnomah counties ... 11.000 Tol"l $3,833,674 The total remainder of $4,000,000 11 ovnllahle title year from foderal 'unds and tho lloan-Darrett state 11(18 " oon aa projocta to utilize 11 nro outiinod. ''"portions contributed by federal Kovornmont, state and counties are " follows: federal government ....$ 650,651 "lute of Oregon 2,010,029 ountlos of Oregon 1,266,694 Tho state's portion is obtained 'rom the following sources: Nartor-mlll tax $ 278,446 inn1;i,Brre" bnd .... 660,651 000,000 bonds 1,180,933 Not all of tlio viarV iiniUirtnkfin OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY Mtuto commission In authorized to 1k $1,000,000 of tlio $8,000 000 bonds during 1917, but It not be lieved that enough of tho $1,180,9:13 work undertaken will , finished t jusliry Issuing anywhoro nnnr tli i,uuu,uuo authorized. Tho annual recelplH from the fihartor-mill tax approximate $2:10,000, but a balance unexpended Inst year by tho for imir blKhway commission, owing to uio controversies which prevailed over tho office of the stato highway on Kilmer. The foregoing Is not tho final or complete plan of the conunlaalon for lliU year. Many of tho figures quoted nro estimates, and no mo of tho work hoped to he accomplished Ih not laid out as yet. WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS The 8t. Helens Woman's Club mot last week In regular session, continu ing the study of South America. Home very Interesting readings were pre sented. The club will probably take over the work of tho Woman's Council of Natlonnl Defense as Its "bit" In this great struggle of today. One of the first Issues to be presentod In this department will bo to help In raising tho serod liberty loan. Tho noxt regulr.r meetlnr. of the club will bo October 9. Following will be tho program: "American Kchol Hystem In Kcun- dor," Mrs. Thotupcon. "Simon HolWar, tho Liberator,' Mrs. Dodd. "Lima, the Capital of I'eru," Mrs. Maker. Itoll Call Questions on South America. The library Is aguin open every evening and the attendance Is very good. The long, rainy evenings next winter will mnko It a very pleasant place to pasH tho time with books and magazines. A few new books have been added during tho summer and gome others were presented by good friends of the library. GREAT PATRIOTIC SMITH FAMILY Renowned In history, song and city directories, tho famous family ot Smith Is laying claim to being the most patriotic in this country. A census taken i.t the naval training camp in San Diego, Cul., discloses tho fact tbut thcro are thirty-two boys by the namo of Smith, while the Jones's could only muster eight een. According to M. A. Hulla- baugh, Y. M. C. A. secretary nt the naval station, tho Smiths aro en titled to tho honor. "Smith," he sayB, "Is a typically American name. The men who bear It are Americnns among Americans. They are patri ots. It Is natural then to find so ninny of them In tho navy." NAVAL SHIPS COLLIDE An American destroyer In Euro pean waters was severely damaged In a night collision with a Brltlh naval vessel, the navy department an nounced. After the accident the Itrltlsh ship took part of tho destroy er's crow and towed hor Into port. No ono was hurt. The destroyer was repaired and returned to service. The Investigation board found the acci dent wr.s duo to tho fact that the de stroyer suddenly emerged from a heavy downpour of rain, making hoi Invisible until the vessels hit. The crow of neither vessel was blamed. PORTLAND MARKETS PnttloHest beef stoorn. $9-9.75; good beef steers, $7.60-8.75; best beef cows, $6.75-7.50; ordinary cows. $4-6.75; best beifors, $7-8; bulls. $4 6.50; calves. $7-9.60; Blockers and fooders. $4-7.25. Hogs Prime Hunt. $18.15-18.25; prlmo heavy. $18-18.16; plK. H 17.25; bulk, $18-18.25. gl,oopWestern lambs, $13.60 14; valloy lambs. $12.75-13.60; year lings, $11.25-11.60; wothors, $11- 11.60; ewe, $8-9.60. TABER'S STORE ROBBED anlnlng entrance through the back door, sneak thieves enters -.torn Thursday night and appropri ated several mucklnaws and sweat ers. Officers are working on the cose and have a good description of the ST. HELENS, OREGON, WHAT LIFE Otf THE YUKON RIVER The lt4ote Dow,, Wlil.li (Joltl-Mail .Men HtaiiiHMled to Nome. (M. J. Drown) The man who makes the Yukon river trip from Dawson to St. Mlchrcl will never regret It, but he will never make It but once unless be Is obliged to. After Dawson Is left the schedule Is ono long trip of uncertainty and discomforts and they grow worxo the lower river Is reached. Hut the discomforts, anxieties and uncertainties come later on. For the first thousand miles the trip was most Interesting, and with tho weather warm and bright, It was with keen enjoyment that wo sat day after day on the deck and watched the many places of interest along the crooked stream. Tho next day I asked tho purser If 1 could lay over at Forty Mile for the next boat if the town looked good to me, and I concluded to stop. "Nothing doing," be replied. "Your ticket will allow you to lay over all right, but the Canadian government won't. You are on an American bot tom and can't get off In Canadian territory." In tho morning we reached Forty Mile and the boat remained long enough to unload a little freight and load on tho countless show cases and fixtures of a once big company store that had died for want of business. A dozen log cabins, a dilapidated hlg road house, a wireless station, a little store, and a couple of red-coated Northwest Mounted Police. That was Forty Mllo the wonderful North Land the lady had told me about for days. The wireless man told me there were only two white women within a rudlus of 50 miles; that the most rf tho mlnerB had loft the country and the town would soon be deserted. Kven the road house has let Its 11- censo lapse, and the town is sure gone now," he moaned. Forty Mile hus had an up and down existence. Tboro Is gold there, but not rich ground, no big strikes, and time and again Just when the camp on Forty Mile river, back from the town, had settled down to a slow but steady producing proposition, then would come news of a big strike somewhere clown the river and the minors would stampede for It like a flock of sheep grabbing anything that would float and rushing to the new diggings. 1 learned thut the busbund of the lady was foreman of a drodge outfit liat an English company had long ieen operating on the Forty Mile river, but Hint ono dredgo was aban doned nnd tho other would soon be, as the river had beon worked out. And ob we sat on- tho bank watch ing tho deck hands load the store fix tures tho radio man rushed down, cry much oxcltad, and handed us a bulloMn. Tho pacsengers on ciock called to us to know what It was, so I mounted the storo steps, summoned up my oratory nnd said: Amsterdam dlspntch says kaiser has abdicated In favor of Prince Joachim. Oroat stress in imperial circles." This was wonderful news In a nowr.paperlcss country, and It was the only news we hoard from tho outside for a thousand m'los further down the river. Tho entire length of the Yukon has Indian villages scattered along, and betweon them nro scattered cabins where one or two Indian families live alone. And for hundreds of miles along the rlvor runs the trail, over which travelors, m'nors r.nd prospect ors mush in and out during the long wint.ir months. The upper river Indians live today as thoy lived before the first Russian ever came up tho Yukon they exist. Thoy enro nothing for the white man's gold salmon is whnt they want, fish for tholr belllos nnd the dogs' before the long arctic night sets In. So thoy build fish wheels of logs and poles, anchor them near the shore at a point where the fish aro likely to "run" nnd the wheel never stops turning while the summer Most of tho Indian villages are very old. Tho log cabins arot roiling own and vegotatlon grows a foot high from the dirt roofs. They live in horribly filthy conditions. The (Continued on Pago 3) PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5191L ST. HELENS BOYS IN NEW U. S. ARMY DoscrllK) Army Life at Camp Iev.i Advice Given. Camp Lewis, Oct. 1, 1917. Mr. 8. C. Morton, Editor of the Mist. Dear Sir: Thinking that It is about time to tell you a little about our camp life here 1 will try and tell you before our lights go out. Almost all of the boys in our company are well sotlsfied with our new home, and they should be, for we have a fine "bunch" of officers and good quarters and plenty to eat, and lots of good, clean entertainment nnd sports. What more can a person ask for? All of our ofTlcors are trying their utmost to ninke Co. G, 361st Infantry the best company here, and I beliove they will succeed for our boys are all willing workers. Our quarters are new and are kept clean, and our equipment bedding, uniforms, etc. aro all new and of tho very beHt material to be had. Our company looks more like a "regular" bunch of soldiers than any other one here except two or three companies of regular army men. This Is one Instanco ol tho kind of officers we have, for we have our uniforms now. That is, we have ono uniform apiece and expect another one before long. Tho food we get is all good, clean, wholesome food, end though It Isn't prepared as fancy as we wero accus tomed to at homo, It sticks to the ribs perhaps better than home BweotH. We havo plenty of meat, po tatoes, beans, corn, peas, coffee, tea. bread, carrots, etc. Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention, stewed prunes; and mush (Scotchman's delight). The Y. M. C. A. Is a very popular placo for the. boys to spend the eve nings, and It Is always crowded to capacity from 6 to 9 p. m. They havo entertainments threo or four nights a week, and church services Sunday nlghta, while some nights, when there is no special program, some of the boys entertain with sing ing, dancing or some "stunt." There aro fodr or flvo big time vaudeville men here, so needless to say there Is always plenty of entertainment. The Y. M. C. A. also has boxing In the eve nings, before dark, between 6 and 6:30. "Curly" Miller, of Scappoose, and I entertained some 3,000 fellows for three rounds last Tuesday night but my arms have been too sore since some of tho effects of vaccination and a "shot in the arm." The com panies and regiments also have base ball games, football, basketball and track events. So, after all, It isn't as bad as most people tmiiK. ui course we get about six hours of drill every day but Saturday and Sunday. Saturday Is inspection day, and Sun day is practically all our own. A good many hoys get passes and go to Seattle, Tacoma or some nearby town for a few hours. It's 9:10 p. in., and lights go out at 9:15, so I must close. Best re gards to the people of St. Helens and Columbia county from the boys of Columbia county who are "doing their bit." All the Columbia county hoys have the same address, so any ne havlpg a few moments to spare can do a till ny writing to some boy they know. We were all very thankful for the copies of the St. Hel ens Mist thut you sent, and they were very eagerly read. JOS. D. M'DONALD, Co. G, 361st Inf., N. A., Camp Lewis, Lewis Branch, Taco ma, Wash. Camp Lewis, Wash., Sept. 26, 1917. Mayor Morton, St. Helens, Ore. Dear Sir: Just a few lines to let you know how the Columbia county hunch Is getting along. The boys are all getting into the swing of things in fine shape and from the interest and spirit they are showing I feel suro the folks nt home will never have cause to apologize for any of us While the drills are rather hard on us new fellows they make them short enough and give us rest enough be tween times so that a fellow doesn't fool It. In fact it Isn't as hard as working In tho woods. The food is very good but, of course, we don't get much of a variety at any ono meal. Now here are a few suggestions for tho boys who are still to come. Posi tively do not wear gobd clothes. A pair of overalls and heavy woolen shirt over a cotton one Is the best. Bring two good warm suits of under wear, a pair of stout shoes that are well broken In and don't pinch the feet; at least two pair of woolen sox, two bath towels, soap, shaving out fit, comb and brush, tooth brush, a serivcoable hat and an extra cotton overshlrt. The best plan is to put the extra clothing, etc., a person wants to bring in a flour sack, as It will come in handy here and most of tho clothing will be no good by the time they get their Issue, so a suit case is a needless appendage The shoes and sox ore the main things to look out for, for the drilling sure tries a fellow's feet and poor shoes and sox spell disaster. In closing. Just a word of thanks to the Columbia county exemption board, the Honor Guard girls and the people of St. Helens for their kind treatment of we boyB, and you may be sure the memory will live with us no matter where we may be called. Very truly yours, R. O. WALT, Co. G, 361st Infantry. BOYS WILL RAISE PIGS; BANKERS T.O HELP (By D. C. Howard, County Agent.) Columbia county has some excel lent pure bred swine but should have many more. A well bred hog, like the well bred horse or steer, sells at a premium Instead of at a discount. It has the most meat in the right place; that is why. How many boys in Columbia county want to raise a pig; that is, feed him yourself, grow as much of his feed as you can, keep a record of his gains, and finally fig ure out the profit when the pig goes to market? Possibly you would Dre- fer to buy a fine young pure bred sow and raise some pigs to sell. Boys In other counties aro doing It.' They showed their pigs at tho different county fairs and then the prize win ners were taken to the state fair, this fall. Wouldn't you like to have your pig go to the state fair next fall. You can, and I will tell you how. County Agricultural Agent How ard will organize pig clubs In several of the communit'es of Columbia coun ty. We should have at least four members in each club. Application cards will be furnished upon request. Cards will be furnished you for re porting your work and results. The State Pig club agent, L. J. Allen, at the colleSe. will send you helpful bul letins on the best methods of growing your pig. Then, In the fall, at the county fair, bo me fine prizes are to be offered to the boys who have the best pig. S. M. Miles, president of the Col umbia County bank at St. Helens, and Carlton Lewis, of the Rainier bank, are both enthusiastic over the work and are offering to loan boys monay to buy the pigs. All they ask Is that the boy becomes a member of the pig club, show that he can furnish leed for the pig, and have his father go security on his note. Of course they expect every boy to pay this back when he sells the pig or some young pigs, and of course every boy would want to do this anyway. At the county fair this fall Mr. Miles offered $5 for the best pig under one year, and Mr. Lewis of fered $5 for the best sow and litter. Ralph Meehan, of Deer Island, won the $5 for the best pig. But Just listen. Next fall there will be real things doing at the county fair. Jar vis Davis, of Houlton, offers a $23 Poland China pig to the club mem ber who shows the best Poland China pig. Than Brown, of Yankton, will give a $25 d. I. C. pig to the boy showing the best pig of that breed, and Mr. Hysklll, of the Oregon Berk shire Co., will make the same offer to the boy showing the best Berk shire. Undoubtedly other prizes will be offered in a pig Judging contest and an essay on "How I Raised My Pig." No other county in the state is making such a big, generous offer to its boys. With these prizes ahead, it is certainly going to be worth while to buy a good pig, take good care of it and bring it to the county fair next fall. Write to the county agent for ap plication blanks. Tell htm which breed you prefer, and he will help you get a good pig. This will be our slogan: "Here's to me and the pig I feed, If we start at the front, we are sure to lead." NO. 42 DEPARTING SOLDIERS GIVEN ROUSING FAREWELL MANY PEOPLE AT DEPOT llanquet and Dance Entertain Boys Who Go to Join New Army. The twenty drafted men who left Wednesday morning for Camp Lewis, Wash., were given a royal good time and sendoff by the citizens of St. Helens and many others from Rain ier, Deer Island, Warren and Scap poose, and the boys left for camp feeling that the people of the county were Intorestd In thm and wishd them the best of luck. Th boys reported for roll call at the courthouse Tuesday at 6 o'clock. At 7:30 they ,the Honor Guard girls, the exemption board and city offi cials gathered at the Orcadia hotel to enjoy the nice dinner Mrs. Isbister had prepared. After dinner all went to the city hall to participate In the. reception and entertainment pro vided. The musical program under the di rection of Mrs. Dodd was a distinct success, and the solos by Mrs. Lid yard, Dr. Tucker and H. Jamieson were much appreciated and each re sponded to an encore. W. B. Dlllard made an address to the boys, as did A. L. Clark, of Rain ier. A pleasing feature of the eve ning's entertainment was the pres ence of G. A. R. veterans Lott, Sha rer, Hoskin and Weed, each of whom made short talks and gave the boys wholesome advice. Mayor Morton acted as chairman and closed the program with a few remarks. Following the program a dance was given and several hundred peo ple enjoyed themselves until a late hour. A number of automobile owners had tholr machines at the courthouse Wednesday morning and the drafted boys and the Honor Guard girls were taken to the station. Several hun dred people gathered there to give them a great sendoff. The committee having charge of the arrangements ask3 us to express their thanks to all who kindly assist ed in making the entertainment a success. Tho boys who left were George A. Dimos, Edward R. Hyskell, George J. Baker, Frank Ligarskl, Stanley H. Thomas, Elmer P. Cook, Edward Mellen, Emil Randa, James E. Huff man, Walter T. Ford, Loul Mattson, Martin Hendrickson, Tracy A. Par- cher, Leo Mescher, Theodore Erlck- son, Chas. F. Brough, Thomas R. Fowler, Carl H. Aamand, Konrad Koller, Henry Moreland, John Felix Girt. Tho next call will soon be made. Soven more will complete the coun ty's quota. The soldier boys asked that we ex press their thanks to the Red Cross of Rainier and Mnrshland for the sup ply of handkerchiefs and other use ful articles whiph were presented to thom. TRAINS YOUNG PEOPLE FOR CIVIL SERVICE School of Commerce at O. A. C. Will Modify Course for Examinations. Young men and women of Ore gon who wish to take the civil service examinations in typewriting, stenog raphy, applied economics, etc., for which the demand at this time Is so grer.t, will find courses arranged es pecially to suit their needs In the O. A. C. school of commerce. Advertise ments for stenographers wore recent ly placed In every paper in the coun try by the United States government, urging that schools come to tho re lief by providing trainnig. The de mand Is almost without limit, except ing only those who are not able to dollver the goods. RAISE MORE HOGS - The necess'lty of encouraging the farmers to raise three times as many hogs this year as thoy did last year was emphasized by Herbert Hoover Saturday in addrosstng a food supply conforence composed of members of the Pennsylvania committee on pub lic safety and others interested In the food problems. "Wo are sending abroad more hog products at the present time than we produce," he assorted. W1 be comploted this year. The stolen goods.