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Canadian Officers Tell of the Great War at St. Helens Tuesday Night
1 V OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY JtfjME XXXVII ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1918 NO. S I ar the u ,i i 1 1 j i - Off KM nW t tn.il I "X. II I i ill i i i i i mi trAi i ' v'vzzz- j-afT i i i i i i i i i i . i i mwr III M LtYItb IN rnillMRIA COUNTY VEN OUT BY ASSESSOR h, )ltrirt ami lwJ lltrl-l tu UI' Money. ounty AHor C W. PlakoHloy compiled lint or in special tux .,. In the county. Including thosd In by tli varl'""1 Bcliiml districts, n hlKl" w'10"1 l,r,cl. roud d1"- W cltlot and town- TllB "M uwi: t and Ccuti'.y. r.tc ly roml HMVll School So MINI " .... n r It B.3 at .118 . 3.7 . 11 .12 7 . 3 9 . 18 .10 2 . 2. . 2 5 .13 I .12 3 . 2 3 . (18 . 2. . 6 5 . 6 6 . 4 3 1. 27. . . 29... 30 33.... 36.... 3.... 37..., 39. . . 40 ... . 42 Jt 1- 44 81 46 23 47 7. 48 . 49 Jt 2. 62 8 3 66 28 12.8 9 8 MIIU . 2. . 37 . 3.6 . 8. .36. .23.6 . 90 . 1. . 6.2 . .7 addition to UiU the HIkIi School It .04 mill. Himiul Itoad Iltrlt Tax No. MHI Dial. No. MIIU 1 6.6 4 10 . 4. 14 6. aloa H lli MunA DUtrict No. I morlnlnx 8chool Districts Not. 14, 27, 4 7, 66 nd part 43 HimnIuI nty Tax aiaaanio Inter H.G Helena 143 rnonla The Beaver Drainage District tax $2.88 pr acre, and tlie Mngruder rainaia District la I I pur arre. t no a Dutrot tux la a cents uer aim. AY OF EXAMINING BOARD IS FIXED Portland. Ore. A sweeping change the m.ithod cf couiDonautlnK mom- in ot lucui urart noarus ior uinr or In connection with tho aoloel- aorvlcn law Iiun JuhI been ordered tlio provoil run rulial general at as htnitton. Instead of belnir nuld tor their ork at tlie rata of 21 ner hour, an at ueon tno raso llinv are 10 us aid on a unit hauls. That la. at a ertaln sDeclflpd rata fur every man whom a questionnaire haa been tmt li v the hoard and whoa llnul classification haa boon made. Thirty cents por man claaHtned for oacll hoard haa been tiled as the rate Cotnmmaatliiti. In order In L- thin rlianirn In the method of coiniiiiH;itlon. the uruvoet marahul ei'imrul lm einiihuHland uar- llcularly tho fuel that many board membora. and In nimiv caaoe entire uoardn. am vlvlnir Ihnlr mirvlrK to goveriinitint without any com pensation whataoi-ver. To tlldKll nntrliitln nnlolala the EOV- ernment Iiuh iixnreaHod lta dooo ap preciation of thnlr Hnrvlciia. Hut uiifortnnatnlv. It la nxnlutned. Othor board iniunlutru linvn turned 111 Claims that' are fnlt In tie extrava- Katlt. Ho blirli urn Minim rlnllllH til ftRgrtKuto that thoy total more monoy than cotiEreaa could be ex pected to uiiiiriiorlntn. nr the nooulo approvo, for that DurDoae. The dflKlalnn in rluinira tlin moth- ofcoinpi-nHutlon by pluclng It on flat unit ImimU df nn rontu nor man ClOHHlflotl for hilMi hoard van larvoly Influimood. the nrnvont marahal Eon- explulnH. by the urgent auggoa tlona of nilitiv linni-rl ninmtinrH them- oivea, who roll keenly th erroneous poaltlon In which they were placed by the heavy clalma of other board meniliora. Any board member who desires to 8lva li Ih uervlces to, the government may atlli (0 B0 under the new regu latlon. Furthermore. It la provided that any board may, by unanimous voto, arrange that one member, or two motnbora of the board, may re ceive the compensation, though In uch case no two members may re wive more than 26 conts per man cldHHltlod, or If only one member Is 10 ne compensated, he shall not re clve more than 16 cents per mun CIUHHlflod. !t might be stated, however, that mis ruling was not made necessary WARREN GRANGE INSTALLS OFFICERS 'niiniKti for Morv .Mi-nilii-in II.ih The liiHtallutlon of tho nowly ict. od olllcurs of the (jrange wait hold Buturduy evnulng, K. F. I.uraon act ing aa iiiHtullIng olllci-r. Me Imlucted Into olllco Albert Frooniuii, inaMtor; James A. llacoti, ovorni'i-r; O. I.. MorrU. lecturor; Frunk A. Iloyt, tewurd; .'liarlo lliuiduro, guto keep r; Frunk Honlor.'uHHlHtunt steward; MIhh Fannie Cooper, lady UHxlHtunt toward; Mian Anna llonaon, (i-rr-a; Mlsa Kva Tarboll. roiuotia; MIbh Mlly l.ammi, Flora; Mrs. N. Ilaki-r. chap lain; Alpheus Wfllliorn, aorrotury, and Arthur l.und, trouaurxr. A vigorous campaign for a large membership will be begun on the evening of January 26, at which time an open meeting will be held to which all tho reslder.ta contiguous to Warren and HL Melons and Rcap- pooae are cordlully Invited. A fine program with oratorical and musical numbers will be given. W. I.. Jewel of the state dairy Inspector's office, and O. W. Rliupson, manager of the Oregon Dairyman's KxchAnge, will give talks on the be no fit of the grange to the farmer. Luncheon will be served and a good time la prom ised to all. . CANADIAN OFFICERS COMING TO ST. HELENS YOUR LIBERTY BOND IS READY FOR YOU THEY ARE NOW AT BANK I'lu le Ham's Hi-ruritlt-H Are Iteuily for You Now. STANFIELD'S PRINCIPLES IN SENATORIAL RACE NATION'S NEEDS FIRST Cunilliliite for In I ted State Senator (lutllm-H II In I'latform. TUESpAY, JANUARY 22 Meeting at (Ity Mali (Vindltlons on lUUln l-'ronl to lln HUtrd. I.leut. Col. J. M. McMillun, Major Frank H. Kd wards and ("apt. K. J. liook, tho throe Canadian o Ulcers who are touring tho state under the aus pices of the Stute Council of Defense, will be In St. Melons Tuesday night, January 22, and will toll tho atory of the buttle front at the city bull. Through tho efforts of S. C. Morton, chairman of the Defense I.enguo, and K. I. Ilullngh. asslstnnt chairman, the Stuto Council of Defense has given St. Melons a dute. It Is probably the largest patriotic event that could possibly bo given the county. The otneors will bo accompanied by two military orderlies and Hruco Dennis, chairman of the State Council of De fense. Coming from Astoria, they will arrive In St. llolens on the l". o'clock train, and Mr. llallngh has made arrangements for their enter tainment while here. The first appearance of these ofll- cors was In Portland on January 6. at the public Auditorium, and a rec ord breaking crowd was In attend. anco. The effect of their tulk, ac cording to press reports, was marvelous. Every citizen of Columbia county who wishes to know tho actual con ditions that prevail on the blood- soaked battlefields of France should bo at the city hall Tuesday night to heur theso ofllcers. who would now hn fluhtlntr except for the fact that thoy havo sustained Injuries which prevent thorn from doing active duty on tho battlofront. ESTIMABLE ST. HELENS YOUNG LADY WEDDtaJ Miss Mury Abry. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Abry, was married Wednesday afternoon to Mr. V. L. Stone, of Portland. The coremony . nnrformnd In Groco Memorial ohurch by Kev. Oswald W. Taylor. rector. The bride Is woll known in St llolens. having resided here for the past two years, and Is vory popu lar among tho younger sot. mio is of the Honor Guard. Tho groom Is a trusted employe of tho O.-W. R. & N. Co. The happy couple, after a Bhort wedding trip, u,lll make their homo In Tormina n:ilv the relatives and Intlmuto friends of the contracting parties were prosent at the coremony. Tho Columbia County Hank tins re ceived from the treasury department In Washington tho Liberty Ltmn Honda subscribed for by the peopl of Kt. Melons and surrounding terrl-, tory, and the bonds are at the bank for delivery to the bond suacrlber The bonds draw 4 per cout Interest slnco November ID, and the liferent Is payable semi-annually. ,'.',,' During the second Liberty iLnan drive, citizens of St. Ilolenn and terrlj lory nearby subscribed for S4,000 of bonds, which was the quota, al lotted to them, consequently tho bunk has received bonds for this amount. The olllrlals of the bank wish It known that the bonds are on hand for distribution to tlie sub scribers to the loan. Ootids for I .ate Ouyers According to Sherman Miles, presi dent of tho Columbia County Oank, ninny Inquiries for bonds came In after tho subscription was closed. Anticipating this, the bank sub scribed for a large block of bonds and has a limited number that they will sell. So, If you want a bond, or If you have. subscribed for a bond, don't lose any time getting to the bank. If you are a subscriber and have paid your sever.il payments, pay the balance and take your bond. If you are one of those who waited too long but litlll want to share In the defonse of this country (und It takes motiey to keep tho Huns at home) come to the bank and buy a Liberty Ootid. The money raised by the bond Issue, the money you have subscribed, Is to be expended in arms, Miimunltlon, pny of soldiers and their sustenance so as to protect those left at homo from the atroci ties of the blood-thirsty Huns. Call and get your bond. COUNTY SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES Eighth grade examinations are be ing held throughout tho county to duy. In St. Helens the examination Is being held by Mrs. Jiiniea Ellison, und at Deer Island Miss Mnrcella Hlchards, private secretary to the county school superintendent. Is con ducting the examination. School Superintendent Allen re turned Saturday from a visit to the Kehalom schools. A local Institute was held ut Mist and several teach ers were present as well as many pa trons of the schools. ' Tho school at Prescott is growing rapidly, according to J. V Allen, who was In Prescott Wednesday. The number of scholars have Increased und It bus been found necessary to employ two teachers so that tho 50 scholurs In attendance may obtain tlie host results. HTA.VKIKMPH PATRIOTISM "I pledge myself, If elected United States Senator, to re spond to every appropriate call upon me for Borvice to my coun try, and similarly pledge my- M!lf, if defeated, to perform to tthe best of my ability and op portunity every task which may be allotted me as a citizen." Address of Robert N. Stanfleld at Pendleton January 10, 1918. At the annuel Community Meeting of the agricultural and dairying In terests of Umatilla county, held at Stan Held, Ore., Jnnuary 10, R. N. Stanfleld, republican candidate for the nomination for United States senator, was the principal speaker. There were hundreds of his neigh bors and life-long friends and ac quaintances present, and In the course of his address he stated the principles upon which he would stand In his campaign, which are as follows: 1. To support the national admin istration and the heads of the gov ernment with all my ability and en ergy ih the speedy and vigorous pros ecution of the war to a peace sutls nactory to the democracy of the world nnd compatible with the highest Ideals of our civilization. 2. To a selective draft In practice as well as in theory, which shall In sure organization of the national army and at the same time reserve the necessary labor and supplies for the continuation of our Industrial pursuits and commerce. 3. To an equitable control and regulation of food supplies, com merce and Industry, and the estab lishment of a primary market In I. O. O. F. INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS Tho I. O. O. F. lodge Installed Its olllcors for the coming term Sunday, January 45. The Installation was conducted by District Deputy Grand Master t'ther W. Clr.rk. Tho officers Installed are as follows: Noble Grand Fred V. Clirlstlo. Vice Grand Ira Suurer. Secretary C. W. Olakesloy. Trousuror W. A. Harris. Wardon Norman D. McCollum. Conductor John McKle. Chaplain C. M. McCauloy. R. S. 8. Percy H. Veuzle. L. S. S. Victor Anderson. R. S. N. G. Jesse Lansing. L S. N. G. L. E. Allon. V. G. W. A. Levi. V. G. Carl A. Hellonberg. I. o. Percy W. Harrison. O. G. Uther W. Clark. A Hoovor lunch was Indulged In aftor Installation R. S I S. by the action of the Columbia county board, for It cost the government only $12.20 to examine the first ,208 drafted men called In Columblu. It was necossary to secure the services of an additional physician to old In the examination, and he charged 10 centB per man on 122 men he ex amined, t II. S. CREDITS TO ALLIES $4,000,000,000 War credits extended to foreign governments slnco the United States entered tho war total $4,236,400, 000. Of this Great Britain received $2,046,000,000; France, $1,286,000, 000; Italy, $500,000,000; Russia, $325,000,000; Belgium, $77,400, 000; Serbia, $4,000,000. L . 1 RODERT N. STANFIELD SHIPWRIGHTS' DANCE PLEASANT OCCASION Music, Speeches, Lunch and Dancing A ff ord I'leaxure. The entertainment given by the Shipwrights local No. 1838, at the city hail Saturday night was a very pleasant affair, and a -large number of people wer In attendance. Musi cal selections nnd speeches added much to the entertainment of the evening, and the speech by Major Tllden, president of the Sommar strom Shipbuilding Company, was a patriotic and eloquent address. The feature of the evening was the pre sentation to Secretary Mclnnls of a beautiful gold watch by local No 1838. The members of the local felt that Mr. Mclnnls, as secretary, had done much to aid them and ex pressed their f.ppreclMlon In this way. A nice lunch was served at the Guild hall, after which the dancing started and continued until the morning hour. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DRIVE IN PROGRESS ST. HELENS' SHARE $1,500 Funds to He Raised for Work in Army Camps. The drive to raise a certain amount of money In the state of Oregon for use by the Knights of Columbus In establishing and maintaining recrea tion camps for the use of the United States sailors and soldiers is now on. Portland's share of this fund is $50, 000 and all of the money raised goes for war work. No expense is charged for the handling of the funds, the of ficers of the comnfittee, national and local, volunteer their services and the books are open to investigation. The K. of C. Is working with the Y. M. C. A. in tho v..-louj camps of the government and each has all It can do. They are co-operating to strengthen the heart and arm of the United States soldier and sailor, and to make him happier In camp and braver In the field. The work of the K. of C. has the endorsement of Newton D. Baker, secretary of war, as well as other prominent government officials. It is expected that at least $1,500 will be raised in St. Helens. The' general committee, composed of Will iam Russell, Rev. Wm. Hampson and Sherman Miles, is busy appointing sub-committees and canvassing com mittees so that everyone will be given an opportunity to contribute to the fund HIGH PYTHIAN OFFICIALS VISIT LOCAL LODGE ON THEIR ANNUAL TRIP Avon Lodge Entertains Highest Of. flt-ials in Oregon Domain. INCOME TAX MAN IS NOW HERE Portland on equal basis with Chica go and eastern ports. 4. To a nation-wide prohibition and to all mousures which shall make it practicable and operative and not theoretical. 6. To permanently establish equal suffrage In both state and nation. G. To establishment by the federal government of a naval base at the mouth of the Columbia river. . 7. To effective rural credit legis lation and administration with a par ticular view to its adaptability to the needs of Oregon. 8. To construction by the federal government of a military highway along the Pacific coast,, and federal aid in the construction ot permanent highways. 9. To see that Oregon participates, all things being equal, in national trade, commerce nnd industry, and that our state is given recognition in the federal expenditures made ne cessary by the war. 10. To legislation which shall bring to a settlement the public lands quostlon, and the greater develop ment of Oregon's natural resources, including the development of water power, reclamation of arid, swamp and logged-off lands. 11. To the organization and mob ilization of all industrial forces, with a just and proper consideration of the rights ot labor, which shall gunr (Contlnued on Page Five) H. O. Paddock, who Is connected with the office of the collector oi in ternal revenue In Portland, Is in St. Helens for the purpose of aiding those subject to the income tax to prepare their reports. It should be remembered that all single persons receiving more than $1,000 annually are subject to this tax, and married persons receiving more than $2,000 must also pay a tax. The penalty for failure to make report Is very severe, so It will be to the Interest of those subject to this tax to call on Mr. Paddock at the Columbia County Bank and see just how they stand In relation to this tax. After banking hours, the government man may be found at the St. Helens hotel. Avon Lodge No. 62, Knights of Pythias, had as their guests Tuesday night Grand Chancellor Leslie E. Crouch, Grand Keeper of Records and Seals Walter Gleason, both of Portland, and Grand Vice Chancellor Fred J. Johnson, of Astoria. Gus C. Moser, past grand chancellor, ac companied the officials who arrived on the evening train. They were met by a committee of lodge members and escorted to the lodge hall where a duck dinner with all the necessary trimmings was in readiness. The visitors and the 25 members present did justice to the dinner, and after a short social session the lodge work was taken up. Grand Chancellor Crouch made an address which made a great ImDres- slon upon the lodge members. The aadress was ringing with patriotism and fraternalism and will be lone remembered by those who heard It. Speeches were also made by Mr. Gleason, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Moser, and all were enjoyed and appreci ated. Responses were made by sev eral of the lodge members. The Knights of Pythias haveTe gun the raising of a $500,000 war fund for use among the members of the order and their families as the necessity arises. So far, the re sponse by the Knights throughout the United States has been such that the officials feel highly gratified and believe the amount will be raised without the least trouble. Grand Chancellor Crouch stated that the Oregon lodges ranked first through out the United States in contribu tions per capita to the fund, and, as he expressed it, is "Just another inci dent of Oregon being first." His home lodge, Ivanhoe No. 1, of Portland, la at the top of the list. The grand chancellor is a com paratively young man, but a very able one. He is enthusiastic as to Pythlanism, and the precepts of the order radiate from him. The mem bership of every lodge he has visited since assuming his high office has taken on new life, and it is predicted that he will eclipse the records of 11 former chancellors. A pleasant feature of the evenlns was the installation of Prelate Robert Dixon and Master at Arms Rees Hall. These officers were not present at the last meeting, when the other offi cers were Installed, so the officers of the grand lodge installed them, an honor both appreciated very much. It was In the early hours of the morning when the lodge came to a cIobo, and all voted it one of tho most pleasant and Instructive ses sions ever held. The visiting officials left for their homes Wednesday morning. MAYOR CASTS ' DECIDING VOTE ' At the meeting of the city council Monday night the question of grant ing a franchise to Frank Shepard for the operation of his auto bus In the city limits came up for discussion. The council decided to grant the franchise on a payment ot $40 per year, payable quarterly. The coun cil had a tie vote on the matter and it was up to Mayor Bullagh to cast the deciding vote. Counctlmen Mc Donald and Kelly voted against the granting ot the franchise, and Coun ctlmen Allen and White in favor ot It. The mayor also voted "yes," which gave a majority in favor ot the measure. Mrs. A. W. Muchow, of Portland was here last yeek on a Bhort visit to her daughter, Mrs. Von A. Gray COLUMBIA COUNTY BANK ELECTS OFFICERS Following the meeting of the stockholders and the election ot di rectors, which was held last week, the directors ot the Columbia Coun ty Bank elected the following ofllcers to serve during the ensuing year: President Sherman A. Miles. Vice President Martin White. Cashier A. L. Stone. Assistant Cashier Gladys Ashby. The report submitted by the offi cers of the bank showed that the in stitution was in a flourishing condi tion and the deposits, which approach the half million mark, were the larg est in the history of the bank. GOES EAST TO BUY FINE CATTLE A. H. Tarbell left last Monday tor the central states to examine, with the view ot purchasing, a Shorthorn bull ot high record stock for his herd of Shorthorns which he is se curing. High grade and registered stock is being brought to this district very rapidly. Much credit is due County Agent Howard for this improvement. Rev. A. S. Hisey left Monday for Sllverton, Oregon, where he will aid In a revival meeting.