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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Itoll Call Questions on South
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
A few new books have been added
during tho summer and gome others
were presented by good friends of the
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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.
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,
Co. G, 361st Infantry.
(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
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
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
"Here's to me and the pig I feed,
If we start at the front, we are sure
to lead."
NO. 42
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
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
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
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
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.
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
W1 be comploted this year.
The stolen goods.

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