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HKtclnl KIH tk Is Cllixl Co Vote oa
Ma-tlrr of lUislng Fund Dmitri
Call for aO,04M) More Tlian lmnt
The ichool budgot as prepared by
tlio directors of School District No. 2
siows that 136,207.11 should be
rnlnod by taxation to conduct the 8t.
Unions schools during the emulng
yer.r. The amount ask id la an In
crrnHo of approximately $2O,0UO
ovor the previous year. The budget
which la published in thla Issue or
the Mint, glvos In detail the eatlmaied
eipnndlture and receipts. The meet
Inn of the local voters of the achool
district will be held at the school
house on the 22nd day of December
lo consider the adoption of the bud
get. Himm-UI Election Necessary,
inasmuch as the budgot calla for
on Increase In electa of per cent
ovr the previous year. It will bo
nnrnssnry to hold a special election
of the legal votera to aulhorlxo such
Increr.Ne. A notice of such sdocImI
eliH-tlon la publlshod thla week and
tuch t'U'Ctlon will be. held at the same
tlmo as the budget meeting.
On account of tho largo Increase
Mk( for, It la quite probable that
the special election and budget nwt
Ing will be largely attended and that
the directors will be r.sked to explain
why so largo an Increase Is necessary.
It la not thought there will be any
reposition to, a Inrgor tax If the
directors show the necessity of audi
Incrnrse. However, the Increaao from
IS mills to SO mills la sure to bring
on some discussion.
It Yrwr Tlila Year.
Tho budget aa prepared last yesr
ralli-d for $16,913.46 aa against
36.!07.1t this year, an Increase or
111. 294. 65. or more than double the
mount asked for In last year's bud
ret. The Increase, In part, la In tho
following Items: Teachers' salaries
this year. 220,000; last year, $15,
600, an Increase of 14.450. Trans
portntlon of pupils In 1(11 budget
was fixed at 1700; thla year $1,620
will t required. There la also a
mall Increase In the clerk's salary.
The 1918 budget called for $72. The
119 budget calls for 2169. The 1118
budgot called for 23.117.60 for tho
payment of bondod debt and Interest
while Din 1(19 budget calls for
16.(110.10, an Increase of approxi
mately 14.600.
The outstanding warrants as set
forth In the 1918 budget amounted to
11,293.1 . while In this year'a bud-
ret the amount given Is 211.640 00,
nn increase of some 210,000. The
totni or estimated expenses In the
1IIK hudgct was given aa 224.842 86
while this year It la shown as 847.-
410 85. an Increase of 223,000.
Tho total estimated receipts of the
1918 budgot. not Including the
money rrom the tax voted, wp.s 27.-
10 40. The 1919 budgot sets this
amount as $11,203.74.
A earful perusal of the budget will
Clv the Interested taxpayer a better
isiitht Into the mrtter, and possibly
It can ho seen why It Is necessary to
lrerMse the tax from $16,000 to
Thomas J. Fllppln, Jr., has been
rppolnted county aaent to succeed
i. t . Howard, who resigned. He re-
reived notice of his appointment
from (). A. C. authorities last Sntur-
iiy and will assume charge of the
office December 1st.
Tho newly appointed agent Is I ho
'ti of T. J. Fllpnlit of Rainier and la
' years old. For some months he
l'is been engaged In the Insurance
rnd real estate bunlness with L. R.
Mr. KIlDDln a-raduated from the
Oregon Agricultural college In 1917
md has had much experience In
running and stock raisin. Having
been ronred In Columbia county, lie
I" familiar with local conditions and
(lie problems of the farmers and Is In
position to successfully carry out the
work started by Mr. Howard. The
w agent states he will conduct the
fff;'lrs of the offlco along the lines
and program outlined by Mr. Howard
"id he hopes to have the co-opera-
"on ot thet armers In the work.
The appointment of Mr. Fllppln
"lefts with general approval and his
'rlends predict that ha will demon
strate his fltnoas for the Important
position he will ocoupy. The Mist
J'ns his numerous friends tn wish-
IMR him a successful administration
n' tho office and feels confident that
win make good as county stent.
Evidently the memhershin com
mittee of Avon Lodge No. 62 K. of
-. must have become a little joalous
' their I. O. O. T. brothors In the
matter of securing members for the
loie. as H, I. Ballagh, keeper of
'"corns anil fnv Avnn lnrirft. in-
'rms th Mlat that anmatlmA riurlnC
Scomber a class of 20 to 25 will be
"iltlated. Alrondy there re soma 15
"Ppllcants and before the date ot
initiation it Is expected thore will be
others who wish to have the secrets
" i-ytiilanlsm wealed. .
u Is planned., according to Mr.
"Ullaifh In mV Ulll.llnii Af tllft
prge class an evont lone to be re
yneniboml in th ki.i... tt, indrn.
F.hmmbershlp tf the lode to now
$20,000 INCREASE
fumy nor tnan 100.
Interim,,, i,enui Takfn fr()m
MM, Friday, Nov. ail, Ihuu
The public achoDl Is having a
Thanksgiving vacation ot Thursday
and Friday, and tho principal, Miss
Hnley, Is spending tho time at her
home In Oregon City.
Sheriff Hattan came down from
lortlnnd Wednesday morning with
Peter Stewart, whose "try out" will
be had before the circuit court to
convone here Saturday.
Hon. Judson Weed of Philomath,
was here for a fow davs thla ,,.,
Any lumber at the Btanwood mill
yard, $5 per thousand. Bpoclal orders
u per mousund. advt.
Benator Mclirlde loft Portlund
Tuesday for Washington City to be
present at the opening or Congress
next Monduy.
Mr. T. C. Watts of Reuben, was In
town Wednesday. He reports the
work progressing rapidly on the
railroad at Coble.
J. E.E and Harry Hrous of Rain
ier, have spent most of the week
placing tho aeats In the Methodist
church, which Is now almost com
Mr. C. H. Piggott was down from
Portland Monday. He stated to us
that he had been told by a gentle
man high up In the councils of the
promoters or the I'ortlund Nohalein
Tlllamook railroad proposition that
the eastern terminus or the railroad
Is to be at Bt. Helens.
The minutes or the county court
show Hint the rollowlng ott leers were
present: Hon. J. II. Donn, county
ludge; p. A. Frakes, commissioner;
W. I). Case, commissioner; J. O.
Watts, clerk; U. B. Hnttan. sherirr.
From the Wsrren correspondence:
U Is noted that: Warren can no
bonst or three stores, two churches,
one blacksmith shop and two cream
eries. There was tulle or building
another creamery. Another Item
stated thst the school directors had
met for the purpose of engaging a
school teacher for the next term of
school, and that I'rof. D. C. Allard
waa again chosen for a three month's
Mr. and Mrs. Hay, aon-ln-law and
daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Orewell arrived from Kansas last
Saturday and Intend making their
home at this place, the Warren cor
respondent writes.
In the Scappoose news it was
noted that: Watts & Price have a
number of men cutting wood on the
old Raker place, and that on Satur
day Inst, at the home of the bride's
parents. Miss KfEfle Zelsmnn was
married to Jim Grant, Judge Doan
performing the ceremony.
In the Scappoose neighborhood
hunting was fine for an item states:
Henry Collins made a remarkable
shot last week. He succeeded In kill
ing 22 ducks in two shots, but Ernes.'.
Johnson Informed us that he killed
42 ducks, also in two shots. (Ducks
were plentiful then and C. D. Suth
erland and E. I. tlallagh claim they
have Just as good luck considering
the present conditions. -Ed.)
The Reuben Items makes mention
or the fact thst J. N. Rice, deputy
sherlfr had visited Reuben and that
W. H. Conyera. the Cla'tskanle at
torney, transacted legal business In
The advertisements appearing In
the Mist tell the prospective buyer or
reader that Eugene fllakesley has
nnened the Oriental Hotel and will
give board by the dny. week or
month at a reasonable rigure. Cole sV
Quick looked out for the correctness
or abstracts and titles and Dlllard
Dav. 8. H. Oruber. W. H. Powell and
0 rah tun & Cleeton tarnished the
legal advice. Collins & Gray, Muckle
A Dsrt snd Henry Morgus were pr
nared to furnish everything In the
general merchandise line and the
places where liquid refreshment
could he obtained were several in
number. Dr. Edwin Ross then con
ducted the St. Helens Pharmacy and
his advertisement showed thai he had
everything a well conducted dtug
store should curry tn stork.
Many oilier Interesting Items ap
pear lu tho paper, but al ack or spuce
trevents their re-pulillcatloti.
: A TAnlilnl TT fl.
William u. -consular
agent at Puebla, Mex
ico, who Is held prisoner de
splte protests of the American
government. The Mexican gov
ernment holds Jonklns on a
charge that he connlvod with
the bandits who kidnapped him
end held him for ransom. The
American government has de
manded his release and the
Mexican government has re
fused to release him and
strained relations between the
two Bovernmenti bve ensued.
SEE? r I Ever com6 make turkey S
(Vjunty Court in Preparing Budget
Fixes Road Uvy at lO M1IN li
Will IUIe AlKiut 132,000 for K.
lM-ndltures on County Koads.
The county court adjourned Wed
nesday night after having put In two
days in preparing the budget of ex
pense for the coming year. The Mist
waa not able to obtain the full details
of the budgot as prepared by the
court, but has authentic information
that the general road levy will be 10
mills. Such a levy will raise approx
imately $132,000 for road purposes.
Tho valuation of the assessable
property this year is slightly lower
than last year and the court has pre
pared the budget with a vlow of not
exceeding the 6 per cent tax limita
tion. According to Judge White, they
will not know definitely just how
many mills will be voted until they
hear rrom the state tax commission
as to the valuation or the public
utility properties.
The road tax bat year was 10
mills and brought In approximately
$136,694.85 or which 30 per cent,
or $40,978.45 was retained for the
general road fund for bridges, main
tenance and repairs. The balance of
$95,616.40 was distributed among
the 16 road districts in tho county.
From the best information avail
able, the tax this year will be no
lower than last year which is quite a
dittappointment to the many who
thought tli.-.t the could would. In
these h. c. I. times, try to reduce ex
penses or postpone for the time be
ing, improvements now suggested.
The people of St. Helens can exr
poet no relior rp their city taxes arc
higher, the school tax will be doubled
rnd the county tax will exceed that
or the previous year.
At a speclr.l meeting or tho flnanco
committee or the city council held
Wodnesday night, the budgot or city
expenses was prepared. Tho budget,
ns outlined, will be submitted to me
council Mond.iy night ror their ap
proval, or rejection. The Mist under
stands that It will be necessary to
raise about $10,000 tor running ex
penses of tho city and ror Interest on
bonded debt and the creittng of a
sinking fund. If such amount Is
raised. It will necessitate a levy or
about 14 mills. This added to the 30
or 3J mills which the school direc
tors propose to levy will make the
city nnd school tax nbout 44 or 45
mills. When tho stato and county tax
is added, the total mills will be
around 65 to 70 mills, the highest
tax ever paid here.
A fairly large sized audience
greoted tho Allen Players at the
Llborty theatre Monday night to see
f'em present the drama "The Qoy-
-. naiis-htAT." The comoany 1s
a good one and the play well staged.
Tho coBtumes wero new uu m
tractive. In tact, the piny was well
, 1 . analn Br and TIO dOUbt the
Allen company will play to a larger
house when tney return io oi. nol
ens to present another play, which
Manoger Burt states will be In the
near future. " ,
The steamer Celllo is at the St.
HelenB Shipbuilding company's plant
undergoing minor repairs.
Nearly Every Road District Votes
Hpeclal Tax for Kotul Work in their
District) Total W ill be More than
Saturday last meetings were held
In practically overy road district In
the county to consider voting special
road taxes for expenditure In thx
respective districts. Complote returns
had not been rscoived by County
Clerk Hunt, but from the available
returns the Mist is able to give the
following Information:
Road District No. 1 (Scappoose)
Voted 5 mills which will amount to
approximatoly $5,000.
Road District No. 2 (Warren)
No tax voted.
Road District No. 3 (Yankton,
Trenholm, Columbia City and out
lying district) Voted a 10-mill tax
which will amount to approximately
Road District No. 4 (Deer Island)
Voted $7,000. The Canaan road is
to receive $5,000 or this amount.
Road District No. 5 (Goble Dis
trict outside the City ot Goble) No
return has been received although re
liable information is to the effect
thr.t a special tax was voted.
Road District No. 6 (Rainier Dis
trict outside the City .or Rainier)
Tho Mist is Informed by T. J. Fllppln
that a specis.1 tax was votod. No re
turn has been received by the county
Road District No. 7 (Clatskanle
District outside the City of Clats
kanle) A special tax of 10 mills,
total about $9,000.
Road District No. 8 (Mist) The
special meeting will bo held tomor
row and It Is thought a special road
tax will bo voted.
Road District No. 9 (Upper Noli a 1
om Country) A special tax ot 10
mills was vo'tod. This will bring ap
proximately $14,000.
Road District No. 10 (Spltzenberg)
No report received, but It Is
thought a spoclal t.-.x was voted.
District No. 12 Voted No Tax
Road District No. 12 (City of St.
HelenB) Voted no tax. Only a tew
were present at the Electing. J. B
Godfrey was chairman and H. E. La
Bare, secretary. A motion was made
thr.t no tax be voted and was prompt
ly seconded and passed and the meet
ing adjourned.
Ro."d District No. 14 (City of
Rainier) A special tax of $4500
waa voted.
District No. 1$ (City of Goble)
No report has been received.
District No. 16 (City of Clats
kanle) and District No. 18 (City of
Vernonia) have not yet reported.
The general elvy ot 10 mills which
will bring in approximately $133.-
000 and the special levies which will
be about $110,000 will make avail
able for road work in the county
during the coming year almost a
quarter ct a million dollars. .
The national day ot thanks was ob
served in St. Helens. The mill,
shipyards and other Industries closed
down for the day and the stores and
other business places were also
- Appropriate Thanksgiving services
were held in the Congregational
church Wednesday night and Rev.
A. 8. Hlsey delivorod a forcible talk
on Thanksgiving and the reason for
tho nation.'! thankfulness.
over james john!
Hcore is 15 to O Game Well PUyed
and Ixical Boys Deserved Victory I
The football team ot the St. Hel
ens hieh school relehrntorl Thmli..
giving by defeating James John team j
01 ruruuna in 10 u Tne score would j
indicate that the local boys had a
walk-over, but such was tint thA en a,
as the first touchdown was made In
me mira quarter. Max Wilson, with
splendid interference, carried the
pigskin for 35 yards and across' the
goal. Hill railed to kick p,oal.
In the fourth quarter. Mux again
distinguished himself hv
oval .some 28 to 30 yards to within
iwo yarns or the James- John goal
line. A centerline plunge took the
ball over, and the ncnm waa at list
ens 12, James John, 0. St. Helent,
lauea to kick goal, but a few
moments later and after the ball was
In play, they negotiated drop kick
which registered three points, mak
ing the score 15 to 0.
St. Helens played an offensivo
game most cf the time and mmt r
thop laying was in tho territory oil
the visitors, nartlv Him n um. I
Quite a number or nnnnlo tiirnoH I
out to see St. Helens trim the visitors
Presence of mind and a good share
of luck saved Fred Wallace, head
brakeman on one of tho logging
trains of the Milton Creek Logging
company, from serious Injury, pos
sibly fatal results. Last, week Wal
lace was "riding the tall enj load" of
the logging train which was coming
down a steep grade and around sev
eral short curves. Wallace, carelessly
placed his hand on tin topmost log
of the load and when rounding a
curve, that log rolled and Frel dis
covered that he was a prisoner, tor
his hand was caught between two
large logs and try, as he did, he could
not release his hand. His left arm
was free and when the train rounded
a curve, he used that good arm to
make every signal known or un
known to railroad men. Fortunately
the engineer looked backward tor a
moment and saw the signal. He
brought the train to a stop and the
crew went back to find out .what was
the matter. They discovered Wal
lace almost in a tainting condition.
With the aid ot several log Jacks and
peavies the big log was lifted and
Wallace was released. He is yet
carrying his right hand in a sling,
but in a few weeks will be able to go
back to work, but he avers that he
will not place his arm or, hand In the
path of any rolling log.
Mrs. F. T. Phillips left St. Helens
Sunday afternoon for Portland, where
Bhe went on board the steamer
Curocoa, bound for her old home ai
Hurabcilt, California. Mrs. Phillips
plans to be absent for a month or so,
during which time she will visit rev-
rul southern California cities where
her relatives and old time friends re
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In the first annual convention
ot World War veterans, Frank
lin D'Oller ot Philadelphia was
elected commander and John S.
Lewis of Long Prairie, Minn.,
was elected first vice-commander.
The commander is a
veteran of many battles and was
with the marines. Lewis was one
of the outstanding figures at
Chateau-Thierry and received
wounds which crippled him tor
ill i
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NO. 50
Correspondent Claims HUte Has the
Right to Remove Murderers
Penalties Are Not Sufficient to
Curb Lawbreaker, He Says.
Since I wrote you last week ad
vocating the restoration of the death
penalty in the state ot Oregon, I mark
that the American Legion and the
Bar association have likewise
thought upon the matter and are
taking determined steps to reinvlg
orate the palsied arm of Justice.
All sober-minded men agree that
the stato enjoys the right to deal re
tributive justice to lawbreakers. But.
particularly in the past and present
generation, we have lived so much
in a blissful serenity of ease, we have
talked so amply ot toleration that,
with a languour unparallelel In all
our previous history, we have viewed
benignly the violation of the laws ot
Nature and the state, and have de
scended, almost, lo the toleration of
crime. Mawkish sentlmentallsm,
which is always subversive of Justice,
has had so firm a hold upon us that
in 1914 we abolished capital pun
ishment, influenced by the emotional
arts of that class of gentlemen who
love the limelightf and fanfare of re
form much better than the drudgery
of sapience and caution.
However, though it Is admitted
that the state can administer retri
butive Justice, we must take cogniz
ance of the tact that there are some
who question the right to sentence a
men to death, v. z. Beccaria in his
book entitled, "Del delitti e delle
pene" which is extensively read and
quoted by those who are more solicit
ous to create a falso pity for crimi
nals than to safeguard the lives ot
upright citizens.
No one denies that in certain cir
cumstances ot time, place or person,
it may not be advisable to inflict the
death penalty. As a general rule it is
held that punishments should be as
mild as the conservation of strict
Justice will allow; bnt they must be
so arranged that tho wrong that has
been done will thereby be repaired,
that the sentence pronounced will
have a tendency to correct the mal
factor end, at the tamo time will
stand as a wr.rnlng to all men against
the commission of a similar breach
ot law. But the exaction of the deatn
penalty on account of the temper of
a certain period or the unique cir
cumstances ot a specific case, may be
frr.ught with civic and political
dangers because ot which the state
may adjudge it Inexpedient to hand
down such a sentence. Wo are not
concerned, however, in the present
article with the expediency: the
fliiestion which at present occupies
the public is this, can the State, for
Ttnin crimes, take away a human
The majority of moral philosophers
respond affirmatively. In order to
set forth the argument clearly, It
mv best be stated fn the form of a
syllogism, thus: The state has the
right, it is morally obligated, to con
serve the common good which con
sists esneciallv in the peace and
trpnouUlfty of the citizens, and to In
flict due nunlshment on lawbreakers.
Th's maior proposition, springing, as
H does, from the. very nature or
"c'etv. Is universally acknowledged.
Now. to safeguard the common wel
rare It sometimes becomes necessary
to rosort to cDltal punishment be
c;iisn" the death penalty is the only
punishment proportionate to certain
Times. Therefore, the public author
ity has the right to Inflict capital
Any particular person living m
society bears the same relation to
Goclety as the part jiears to the whole;
he bears the same relation to It the
hand, for example, does to the body;
he Is an integral, vital component
thereof. If the general health of our
bodies Is jeopardized by a diseased
or Injured limb or portion, it cer
tainly is lawful to cut off the of
fending member. - And likewise, if
any man is dangerous to a com
munity, a murderer, for example,
who is likely at any moment to re
peat his hideous crime, the safety ot
society demands that so dangerous
a creature be peremptorily removed.
Strict justice requires that the pun
ishment of crime should be propor
tionate to the evil thereof, and
should make reparation for the lat
V Life Imprisonment cannot ef
fectually fulfill either condition. Who
will dare to say that a man . who
takes away a human life pays, by im
prisonment, a penalty proportionate
to the crime he has committed? And
does he make a just reparation?
It you steal a hundred dollars you
are expected to restore a hundred.
We have what we may designate
as single-minded murderers, Inas
much as they confine their activities
to the victim of a personal grievance,
and we have our modern anarchists
whose doctrines dedicate them to
(Promiscous murder. If necessary to
gain their nefarious ends. Hereto
fore, the so-called majesty of the law
has inspired in the latter but little
respect; as for the anticipation of
life imprisonment, these destructive
vagrants laugh at it. Man love
liberty. It appears, consequently,
that the only effective damper on
homicide Is capital punishment. The
hanging of am urderer convicted by
jury Jt law-abiding citizens, is the
severest ot all warnings. By violent
ly taking away the life ot one who
abuses his reason and likens himself
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