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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1919
Luiilx-rmm Tells of Karly
la Columbia CoutHjr 8t.
Oregon (Hf and Vancouver
trading I'mIn Then.
boon Juiit 74 year since
tibarsoti, pioneer resident
clod cltlzon of Wont Ht.
knikd In Oregon. With his
tl mother, Mr. and Mri.
jnibcraon, he cam across
In 1M6. Mr. loiuDeron
nmwnilicr much about the
tedious trip for he wai only
old when the family tot
L wonlwnrd and began the
perilous trip toward the
her brief tour of the
k and around Vancouver,
kn, wltled on Oak Island,
bn Rauvles Inland and near
Lake. After a few yean.
V moved to what la now
and Mr. l.amberaon took
kilon land claim. The place
on and which the govern
him, In now known aa the
nrh ami It only a ihort
lorth of Srappoosa.
V Few Hi'ttlrm Tlir.
iif to hi "beat recollec-
len the I.amberaon family
the Srappoose neighbor-
it 184 S or 1841. there were
tot t lor In and around that
o country. There wai
the name of McPheraon
nearby nnd bachelor
me Mr. Lamberton did not
M on a homestead where
i Jarkaon Creek Crsamery.
r the Lnmhcrson's settled
their log house, another
same to the community. Hl
l Edward Morgan and he
mr In the saw mill entor
Umhrrnon, Sr. The mill
id on Rrappoose creek and
ere foiled within 10
he mill nnd brought (o the
i cut Into lumber.
T Tower Waa Card.
I time settlors were Ingen
lled on tholr own re
'Necoaalty was the mother
Inn," therefore the elder
a nd h!s partner. Morgan,
m In Scappoose creek, rlg
wator wheel r.nd with this
wheels of the mill were
id the dlinlultlve saw cut
hlch was rafted down the
Srappooso liny and Into
Slough nnd then brought
lns whero It was disposed
lain Knlnhton. who at that
tho blfTKoat trader between
Ity and Astoria. The mill
ited for s number of years,
timber wss cut from In
pd It nnd thore being no
pitmen to haul the logs In,
pally abandoned and the
filng cleared, farming took
of saw milling. About that
ftin I'nrry had built a mill
Ilea from 8t. Helens and
r could he brought to St.
a icaaor cost, so the water
Pmlll. Drolrablv the first
plumbla county, was aban-
oon full Into decay,
Id to St, Helens.
was "a fair sited boy.'
pon said his father often
to Ht. llolons to do the
h trip was made on horse-
lont a trail which skirted
1 D ml came In lust be-
m na ion to thi water front
Pom. Only one family lived
PttPPOoae and 8t Helena In
f (about I860. The
fer fnrnlly who lived on
" tho Honevman nlaco.
Yrl hours to make the
me LSlnlinrinn VinniA In at
1 t Was neceasarv tn make
"ft In the mornlnr In
,wt homo before darkness
AID IS GIVEN FOR
nothing uncommon in ann
or cougar, when making
Close to Milton and at
P" alons the h ihora
oak tree and the bear
J nan t 0f making this their
rv. uurinv h rail - n.i
r swupg off his horse,
r'norjon. on his way home.
fllinnl. vf ... .k.
r ami iv.
flmrnt Also at Mllinn
fl thl RA'as a. 1- a -
P were soveral residences.
I a nn II,. 1 ... .
JolumhiB County mill Is
fd) and the residences
U"r ,',,Kh ''"d. There was a
I a ' ',"B "ooi. it was
un ,T .8d,0"' '! this part
a ' Mr. Lamberson
"PPOoao there w- t,nm
CT.. M- 1 1' ' " I .
Visits on Pacific Coast
f - v'i r .1, . 1
The socretury of tho navy -.as a visi
tor at l'ortlr.nd and Astoria Inst wcok
Quota for County AIiiionI In HIKlit
Help Now ajul ('oniete thn Work
Many have reaDondmt In ilia nm.i
of the Mist for funds for the Ameri
can ouien a nonpitais in France,
Helglum and Korhla. Thoxn who h
contributed are: The Bt. Holnns Mlat,
it. J. 11. uonrrey, i; n 1. iium.
nior. : L. J. VanOrHhovon, 1; E.
E. Quick, tl; C. L. Wheeler, $1;
Jacob (ieorsn. tl! II M
If. Elsmsn, l; George Totter,' $1;'
n. uaion, l; J. W. Day, 1 1 ; A. H.
Ueorge. II: (inn I-onn. II: II nl,i.
gren, ft; E. I. llullnKli, 2; J. I). Mc
Kay. l; J. n. nunenn. fl; W. J.
rullorton. 12.50: A. I.. Morrl. tl-
Ur. f,. G. ItoHH. 11: Mm. A 11
Rpenrow, fl; B. M. Mllea, fl; T. S.
While, fl. The 0 1101:1 nf isn in vat
nbout $20 short. Without furthpr
solicitation Dleasa nuikn out vntir
irheck for tho amount you wish to
contribute. Make the chock payable
to the Amorlcjin Wcmnn's UoHtiltal
and send It to the Mist. It will be
forwarded to (he stnto chairman.
Once more tho Mint axka you to put
Columbia county orr the top.
that both boys and girls were needed
on the little farms to helu the onr-
nls mnko a living. Hupplles were
costly; 12 for a sack of flour was
lot considered an cxhorbllant price,
hut oftentimes flour was not obtain
iblo and the family uxod potatos niid
nritnln tuenl When tlil illnt hAi.nniA
1 lltllo stale, tho whole whont boiled
nnd tnen manned, mniin a very good
nreau. it was not a iiiuicuit ninuer
to obtain moat, for a few Bteps from
the door, one could bring down a
denr, and tho ducks, goeno and other
wIM frtivla wnrn nlnntlfiil In tho
marshes and lowlands and there was
sn abundance of salmon and sturgeon.
Them unra mnnv Tniltuns ftrnund
these parts In tho GO'S and CO's. They
didn't stay In any one place very
long. For Instanco, several hundred
of them would como to tho Scappoose
country In tho fall of the yenr and
atftv iiinrn rnr fi montn or more.
They gathered and drlod berries, ob
tained n supply of camos and dug
the roots of a plant which resembled
he sunflower, Mr. i.amnerson sam.
in inr.K nml IfiSfi the settlors
thought there was going lo be an up-
Islna- nmong tho Indians onu many
of the settlers and tholr fnmllles
hurried to St. llolons nnd took roruge
'n a block house which Blood where
la nnnr I ha omintV COlirtllOUHe. NO
loutbrotik occurred nnd tho sottlers
roturned to tholr homes.
Hut getting back to the early set
tlers of the Scappooso neighborhood.
William Walls came across the
plains In 1862 nnd In 1865 he and
his son ran a Bawmlll. Uimberson
was a grown man then, and worked
ti w.ita in the mill. The trail
to St. Helens was bottor and there
wore more sottlors In Bt. nolens,
consequently young Umborson was
. . - i at Unions every now
and then and he met a young lady
by the name of Susannaii
She became his bride In 1866 and
the happy couple went to Scoppoose,
-nH.ioinit a dairy ranch
. . i k..an aa the ItOBVOr
place and adjoins the big ranch o
Frank L. Smltn. iney nm
MM , vl.es until 1889 when they came
. .. .... mm lived on
tO MOUllOn inn VV and
the place which the bride of 6t and
her mother settled on in BO- ",
bride of 53 year, ago knows Inlewrt-
ng fleia... o. m.- - .
Cent issue of the Mist, hor story will
Drawing of Heats for Wilon Moot.
liilC Is the Cause Many of the
Faithful Thinks FavorltiNm t
Shown ('nuNlic Intern Follow.
There Is a split In the ranks of tho
"fulthful" of the Democratic party In
Columbia county, and the split has
doveloped Into a breach. The demo
cratic earth has cracked until the
polltlcul ground of the democrats re
snmbles the earth around Vesuvius.
No such eruption has occurred In
years and tho cracks of the demo
cratic torrestlol domain, as it splits
and widens, It heard around tho
county. The reason for the violent
eruption and dlslntergntlon Is on ac-
count of the disappointment of many
of tho faithful In not belne
the favored few who will hear Presi
dent Wilson tell why his League of
Nations should bo a leneue. A
'launch democrat who resides In St.
llolons wrote to Milton Miller, poli
tical boss of Oregon, and asked for
several desirable seats for the "faith
ful." Mr. Miller replied that he
would do the beat he could, but gave
no assurance that was In the least
comforting to adherents of tho Jack
Heats Given by Ixiltery.
Wishing to give everyone a chance
o honr the president, the democra
tic committee In charge, which the
Mist understands Is headc .1 by one
Ssmuel Jackson of Portland, con
cluded to have a wheel of fortune.
To some It was a wheel of fortune,
but to others, yes many others in St.
Helens. It was snything but fortune,
nd some of tho "faithful" do not
think t lint "fortune" even placed
tholr names In the wheel. They base
he opinion on the fact that In sev
eral Instances, did a single sppllca
ton hrlnrmitthe little red ticket.
Just how the wheel was operated,
he Mist Is unable to Bay, but it can
he truthfully slated that It was not
operated to the satisfaction of many
deserving local and county demo
crats. Many ChIIimI Few Chosen
The coupon requests submitted
from Columbia county, totalled 146.
Thoso who have received the highly
prized pieces of pasteboard, number
ed 30. From a mathematical stand
point, the ration of admittances as to
requests Is 20,548 per cent, a little
more than one-fifth. Now this per
cent or ratio of figuring has been
nken into consideration by the dis
appointed, doRervliig dlclples of the
Tarksonlan creed, and they figure
thnt soveral remarkable coincidences
hnve occurred, and point out several
'nRlnnces. In one St. Helens family
'our applications were sent In. Four
'tokets came from the wheel. An
other family sent In four requests,
ind the wheel being accustomed to
grinding out four tickets at one time,
returned four little bits of paste
board. Another family sent in two
applications the wheel forgot Its
'four" rountlne and turned out two.
This procedure was repeated. This
brings on another bit of mathema
tical calculation. Two families made
elKht applications their percentage
of ncceptnncoB or luck was eight as
to 30 or 26.6C6 per cent, 't ne pro
portion as to the total amount of ap
plications filed would be 8 as to 146
or about 6.48 per cent. It can be
Boon, thorefore, that figuring on a
rorcentnge basis, there Is a differ
ence of 21.18 per cent. Now the dis
appointed democrats know that in
HIH. Helens School Will 0tcn and
targe Attendance is Hure Uulld
liiK'omlte Enough to Provide
Tho St. Helens schools will open
on Monday, September 15th. A large
attendance Is assured, but Superin
tendent Wllkerson wishes to impress
upon the parents the fact that If a
student registers and begins the
course of study at tho first of the
season, thep upll will make better
progress than If he had entered at a
Complete. LUt of Teachers
Professor Wllkerson has handed
In the following llBt of teachers who
win be here on or before the opening
date. He thinks that the school
hoard will probably employ two ad
High School J. B. Wllkerson,
superintendent; Aileen Townsend.
mathematics; Mary Townsend, Eng
lish; L. S. Hopkins, science.
Grades Eighth, C. E. Lake;
Seventh, Martha Razlaff; Sixth. Mrs.
Elsie L. Dew; Fifth, Clara M. Ketol;
Fourth, Norma R. Manning; Third,
Mrs. Amanda Lake; Second, Wanda
Lain; FrlBt. Mrs. Lois Barnett, Miss
West 8t. Helons Sovonth and
Eighth, O. L. Rhlnesmith; Fifth and
S'xth, Lois Payno; Third and Fourth,
Mildred Hodglns; Second, Mrs Effle
r. Brown; First, Lillian Hodglns.
AT COUNCIL MEETING
Prominent Citizens Aid Council in
Returns to America
tlmi . u,Bre wore- roin
looki;prlva,e hool, but
S?Jt,n P records and re-
; memory, he could not
P records and ro-
nihnr, however, that
'ties were limited nd
... an entertain
The L. . U. U s, urd v
I,. M. O. O B.IITO ... " -.,-h.m
music The pronra... -
,by two good moving
(Contlnusd on pags eight)
A number of prominent citizens
were at the council chamber Mon
dny night to aid the council in Its
deliberations. Those present were,
Jacob Goorge, J. B. Godfrey, H. Mor
bus. Gus Lope, E. I. Ballagh, L. J.
VanOrshovon. S. M. Miles, T. 8.
White, J. B. Duncan nnd J. D. McKay
-f Scappoose, Arthur George, Judge
Fullerton, Judge White, H. Dnlgren
and J. W. Day. After Mayor Saxon
called the meeting to order at 8:25,
Marshal Potter reported on a certain
rower. J. W. Day said the sewer In
front of Mrs. Annie Cox's property
overflowed and should be fixed. The
matter was referred to the street
Wheeler and George. Tangle.
Councilman Charles Wheeler and
1 Jacob George had a wordy duel on
the matter of granting a franchise
o the Terminal company. George
'said the mayor had promised cer
tain restrictions would be Included
i'n the ordinance. He was assurred
that the council would make the
necessary reservations. They con
tinued the fight when Wheeler asked
that the marshal be Instructed to
ihnve the gutters on the St. Helens
hotel cleared so that the sidewalk
would be passable. Mr. George re
torted that If the mill company
would put some kind of apparatus
cn the smoke stacks, the gutters
would not become clogged from soot
and cinders. Henry Morgus also
spoke along the same lines and on
the same subject.
The matter of consolidating sewer
districts 5 and 7 was taken up and
discussed. An ordinance has been
prepared -relative to the work but
Councilman Dixon objected on the
ground that the trunk line sewer did
not serve certain territory which
would be assessed for the work. It
was decided to draft another or
dinance to cover all of the territory
Who recently arrived in Now York
and was accorded a royal welcome.
NEW BOOKS ARE REQUIRED
IN THE ST. HELENS SCHOOLS
List of Books Called for by the State
Text Book Commission
By J. B. WILKERSON
(Superintendent St. Helens Schools)
When the St. Helens schools open
next week, the patrons cf the schools
wlllb e called upon to provide new
books for their children. While not
one of us may be able to see the
wisdom of a complete change of the
text books at this time, we seem to
have no voice In the matter, and
cannot now, secure any relief.
The state text book commission in
June Of this vear. adnnted nn cn.
tirely new list of books for . the
schools of Oregon, with one excep
tion. No change was made in the
geograpny, mo plan or the commis
sion beinsr to ndnnt. a new hnnlr m
this subject later on, that would eon
tain maps showing the new bound
ary lines of the countries whose
Dounaaries were changed . by the
Merchants who hnnitla anliAAi
books In Columbia county, have not
been able, thus far, to have their
orders filled for the spellers and the
three advanced readers. However, It
Is expected that these books will be
cn Bate wiinin a lew days.
The following list of the new
dooks oy grades, as outlined by the
course of Btudy, may be of some In
terest 10 parents:
First Grade Fassett; Beacon
Method of Reading, Primer; Fassett;
Reaenn Methnri nf P.ailln.
Reader; Natural Primer; Wrttfng
uensons ior primary urades.
Second Grade Natural Method
First Reader: Natural Method See.
end Reader; Writing Lessons for
Third Grade Natural Method
Third Reader; Hamilton: Essentials
of Arithmetic, First Book; New
Word Speller, First Book; Palmer
Method of Business Writing.
Fourth Grade Natural Method
Fourth Reader; Hamilton: Essentials
or Ant timet lc, First Book; New
Word Snnllnr Soennri Pnnlr Prtttai.
Jeschke & Glllett: Oral and' Written
ungnsii, First Book; Palmer Method
oi cuBiness writing.
Fifth firnrtn Natural Mothnd
Fifth Reader; Hamilton: Essentials
of Arithmetic, First Book; Potter,
Jeschke & Glllett: Oral and Written
English, First Book; New Word
Exhibits Will be the Best Seen Here
and Entire Program Is Completed
Halem Band Coming and xrge
All is In readiness for the County
'air which la tn hx hnM Ofaitnuj..
Thursday and Friday, September n'.
0, ana mm. j ne management are
ssured of the biggest and best ex-
ilblts In llveatnek and
.products that have yet been brought
10 me iair. rresiaent Fullerton says
that the llvnatnek will ha ih M..t
end best of any exhibit outside of
Portland. The grounds have been
fixed up, fences repaired, buildings
placed in shape and several addition
al ouuaingB added and the fair
board has made ample provision to
take care of the large number of ex
hibitors and exhibits.
The program as . announced ' by
Secretary Allen is:
Wednesday: Gates open at 11 o'
clock. Stock narade. annrt. a mn a a.
ments. The Orpheus club will aln
Thursdar la an nll-itav nai.hntu.
It Is Columbia County Day. In the
iorenoon there will be snorts and
amusements. At 2 o'clock Hon. W.
Wheelwrleht will nib. an ad.
dress on the League of Nations. The
stock show will follow Wi
and at 3:30 the Baby Show will be
held. The Salem band will furnish
Frldav la thn rani tta- dav .1 v
Fair for it is Children's Day. . The
afternoon program will be held
under the direction nf Tir ftmii n
The Salem band. Orpheus Club, ProZ
lessor unaneB south, Mrs. Ida Lid
yard, Miss Clare Coakley and Prof.
E. M. Cramer Will furnish mnaln and
80I0B. The school exhihlta wilt h
better than heretofore and there Is
keen competition among the schools
as to the best exhibits.
FOR THE FAIR
Speller, Second Book: Gordv:
Stories of American History; Palmer
Method of Business Writing.
Sixth Grade Rnber and Ttm.
dyke: Everyday Classics Sixth Read-
ei; namuion: essentials of Arith
metic. Second Book; PoUer, J-vchke
A Glllett: Oral and Written Pn.11.1,
First Book; W'nslow: Healthy Liv
ing, Book 2; Gordy: American Be
ginnlngs In Europe; New Word Spel
ler, Second Book; Palmer Method of
Seventh ftrndoTtaVa and Ti,n,.
dyke: Everyday Classics Seventh
Reader: Hamilton; Raaantlala
Arithmetic, Second Book; Potter,
jescnae & uaieu: oral and Written
Enellsh. Second nnr.tr- Ma
- ww. HHWV uvuwt
History, 1919 Edition; New Word
Speller, Third Book; Palmer Method
01 Business writing.
Eiehth Grade TtaVav and irh.n
dyke: Everyday Classics Eighth
Reader; Potter, Jeschke & Glllett:
urai ana written .English, Second
Book: Davis: ProdnetlvA fin,l...
Hughes: Community Civics; New
Word Speller, Third Book;. Palmer
Method of Business Writing.
Besides the ahnvn
. . vuyifio-
mentary readers for each grade, were
uuupieu oy me commission, but the
School board will, nn dnnhf r,.,..
The Mist Will ndd A th
tion given bv Profnaanr
that it is not the fault of the school
Doara or tne professor, that the
state text book commission are solely
iu uiume. i ne cnanges should have
been made in February, but for some
reason action waa nnt lilm .n.il
June. Conseouentlv hnnk daalara
throughout the state hr.ve not been
able to secure a supply of all the
books. Much RflnnnrA and iIabamiI.
-t va. .ou,
bo, has been heaped on the commls-
biuii, not so mucn zor a change In
the text books, but Jor their action
in allowing the book concerns to rob
the DOODlo. On thn ai-eh" rt rra t Aid
. ..0 " - v.u
books for the tirvt I ho ar.h.i,..
lvalues run from three cents to 12
w is cents. For instance, W.atson ft
wnue arunmetic have been used.
Hamilton's is substituted. The new
book costs fix (tAnta thai amaHaoIIv
new' arithmetic whish will be turned
in win Drtng the munificent sura of
3 cents. The Bchool patrcn is out
65 cents nn tho deal This la nnt Iha
fault of. the retail dealer. The prices
are nxea oy ine text cook commis
sion and In the opinion of the If 1st,
the caliber of the commission can be
measured by the smallness of the
amounts they have fixed for ex
changed or turned-ln books. If pos
'hle, the Mist will ascertain the
names of the commission and publish
them so the people will know the
parties responsible for the further
increase in the h. c. 1. times. If the
'opinion of many with whom we have
talked is a indication of the general
sentiment of the school districts
throughout the state (with the ex
ception of Portland which would not
'stsd for the law and was allowed to
act Independently) the Mist believes
'the text book commission acted un
wisely, hastily and without thought
of the welfare of the people.
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