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Lr. Kllen D.'irl, willow of the late
JunioK iron, puKanu on to mi
,lc Tm-Mclny evening at her cot-
Li at Seaside. Him had liwn ii.
nx health ir several nionuia nut
,r:iih wiih mused by a stroke of
ilcxy. Several month ago Mr,
i w,'.it In lior cottage In Seaside
im hopes of reralnlng hnr health
,1m wim not succeaarul in rlgtl
ilio Inn i Iii with old age and
llllriltllMI f lIlMI'llUfH.
m-cased was horn In Missouri In
; nml with Iiit purnnl croaaen.
plains iiml In 1K60 settled In
nililii roiinty. She wan the
,-htiT of John and Margaret Mc-
tiv hihI 'Im McNuIly donation
I rlulin (Mi'Nnlty Crook and Mc-
v nini Inn) la known to othet
ilriy reven year ago, deceased
nulled in marriage to J union
frt and uiilll (ho death of Mr. Dart,
h ore ur red several year bko,
rounlc lived In Ht. 1 1 1 tin h . Since
lin litis "punt hnr time with
km In I'ortland, St. Helens and
Mm Part wim a mnmbnr of Mli-
ChuiiiiT ). F. 8. and wan Past
run "f that lodge. The members
Iiii Ml7iu;li Chapter will condtirl
funeral wrvlcoa whlrh will be
H it the MiiKotilo cemetery fin til r-
fteniiinn. I!"T. rt. Durlow John
will offlilate at the church nrv-
m-paneil I" survived by one, son
two daughter, J. I). Pnrry of
land. Mra. Krneat P. Younger
I'nrltaiid mid Mra. C. O. Caaaatt
PI. IMena.
fh hiidy of dereaaed will arrive
fit. Helena at noon Saturday and
n to the Methodlfit church and
remain (hero until after the
ml service. Friend of the de-
nJ, who wlah tn view the re-
li -in. should go to the church be
n thn houra of 12 noon and 1
rank Oiir.ltmr waa a Portland
Jlfor Smuliiy.
pi. fl. Chamber baa moved ontu
William place on the. Yankton
pirn. W. J Coatea and Mia Orlona
ten alien t Saturday and Sunday In
Kid'" Vnrt, IMoneer of 18W la
itiiilii neil. ""n a i
kill of Hi. Melon. . End Come
',.n lull at her Heniddo Home.
Squadron to Ixi In Hi. Helen, Mondiiy
The local boat of the Amnrle1.11
glon hua received notice from Ad-
tant Elvers of the Depart men I nf
Oregon that ihn "Flying Squadron
III make a trip to the poata In the
iwer Cnluniblu dlatrlct next week
the flrat atop of the squadron to bo
St. Helena.
The aiiuiidron will arrlvo in thla
y on Monday afternoon, April
111. and a annrliil mumlm. ..r n...
poat haa been called for that evon-
ng. All .milliners of the poat and
II ex-sorvlcn men .l,..ii,.... i...
member or nol are urged to Im
prnaeni l una meetlliK.
1'rlniarllr. thn mill f I Prill I a m.. L- I..
' ' imiiiwii n limning
thla trip In the Inloreat of the stalo
nonua imii id in voted on by the poo-
ai Hie election cji u.iI f,.r i,..
Ita work, however, la not llm
Some sixty motorists who preferred
to travel at a apeed In excess of 30
mllea per hour, and aoino of them
who hit the highway at 40 to CO mill's
per hour, surrendered to the county w
few hundred dollara becauan of the
violation if the atatn apeed lawb
During the month of March. Snced
Cop I. h. Abbott had Interview with
alxty molorlata who were not aatla.
fled at thn thirty nillo per hour gali.
The fine aaaeaaed In the luatloe
court at St. Helen amounted to ap
proximately 1X50.00, which la enouRh
to pay for the motorcyclo and the
aalary of tho apeed cop for one
month. However, Mr. Abbott la not
trying to pinch a aufflclent number
of molorlat to make up for the sal
ary the county pay him and he tnllb
the Mint that his duty la to patrol the
highway and ano that the reckleaa
driver la brought to tljnie ho that the
careful driver dona not aufier. mid
tho Mlat bellevea he la doing hi duty
without favortlHin and v.iih it due re
gard for the reaponalbllltiea with
which be la entruated.
Ns Kmlly Klemlnir of Portland
week end k-tieHt of Mr. and
h. . W. Da,-.
hlr. ami Mra. J. If. CbrUtenaen.
nerly of this pHm but now Ht
r In roi lhuiil, were In town Satur-
Minn Kh.le Murley In home from
mmelte I nlverMly for the week.
It ti t It Taylor whimo homo la In
iir.ya'de, WiihIi.. la her guoat for
Mhert llun-hiim hn sold the
mier Coiweil to Cantaln Ohet
rner of I'oiiliiml who wll operate
milliner in iiinK harbor work
tlio I'orlliiinl harbor.
'iyir llnllitKli went to Ralnlet
"irmlay in ,K (n0 launch Grace
t. Hl'lellH. I'rinnrlnir tnr ha
'Win aeiisnn which Boon open, tho
w hua liiM-n Riven a thorough
Tho Vo!nnil'a Clllli wilt (t,..lr
fit meet in K at the realdenco of Mra.
F'nie itosa on Tueadny afternoon.
Iirlll2ili ,.i ii,... It. . 1
;- . mm. paper
Jhe dillil a ItlKbt to llapplnea"
ii.ii ny .Mra. Harold Hrotighi
ami Mra. C. . Adama wll read
i"V"r i mining Little Cltltoiia."
IS llolierl II,,. ...in 1.- -
i. "in ii" a iuii ai-
IMnnce of , mon,i,rg.
.vartln White, local chalr-
" i the Coiiimitteo for the rollof
ibn atiirvhiK Clilnoao, toll the Mlat
11 III) la llllll'll an.
him,,,. . . '
, -I lonirimitioiiB thus far re
,i,ki ,. rionea tllnt hnlnra an.
i" k una pnaattd, St. Helen wilt
'"e au lit Im .... .,. .
Mill, lln.H,l,",rlber ao It could be
Ihh.!,iiV.l,,l?s Aul s,,cle,' of th
iniiillat elmi.nl, ...in i
I ho i "in givo a luncn
liurrh parlor Thurday. April
' lllll Tlfitti 1..... . n a
ir u I i r. un me niu or
rter pie ana corree.
lrlnirnj ",,u "'nor ariiciei oi
l of ?m m"1"mor PProl. The la-
. " "I I Ii Bun nt ... J - .
"Rtl" to nil. coruia! in
Knulet'lV 'T didn't like
Lv r.J,f 1,l'lolphla and didn't
i i , "..rry ",n tor h wrlten
Pw tirtn. n'v,"-on ana came to
Fhe ti. ??ns a fine city,
"iu ner cf
r"t to Ii,., t i, ""B- 1 weni
kuth ni, . P"knd aw Dabe
H oin-i . ovp': 'ho fence. Hoy
ln,ii:iB ... ""B him awing. I an
fork ti " llly llore noln bork
;""le of nn "P "re oe
lU ., u no cargoea. My regard! to
Hon lo thin one auhject alone. Ita
nioi onjoei ta to infiiKB new life In
he American I.eiilon firmtH nnil iijuLi
mumbera and ex-aervlcn men In the
matter of any claim ihey muy have
agaluat the government.
All ex-aervlce men who hn. nt
received their Victory Meilula are
laked to bring their discharge to
ho meeting and tho army field clerk
vlll take their applle4itiona. and anv
:lulm. of any imtum. will lun i,a
Don't forget tho date Monday,
prll 11th.
The uteamer Irnlda which for
year plied the Columbia on thn
Italnler-Ht. Ileletia-rorllnnd rim and
which wa withdrawn from the run
several weeks ni;o. m.iy (in on thu
Portland-Astoria run about June 1st
If the plana of Lawrence llolmiin,
malinger of tho America and Iralda,
do not chunge. Mr. Iloluian who
was In 8t. Ilebms Monday night,
stated to the Mlat thut be wa hav
ing the Iralda overhauled and add
ing morn passenger accommodation.
Tho apace forward, formerly used
for freight, bus been changed Into a
sniiikli.g room mid the cubln aft haa
been mado more comfo'tahlo by In-
stulllng additional imlture. It la
Mr. Ilolman's plana to have the
steamer leavo Portland trl-weekly
and at 9 o'clock A. M. Making stops
at the most Important landing, the
steamer should arrive In Astoria at
4 o'clock In tho afternoon. It would
lay over at Astoria and leave there
at 9 o'clock in the morning, arriving
at Portland at 4 p. in.
Thousand of Dollara Surrendered to
Sheriff for Tax lU celpta Delin
quency More than In Former
Tuesday, April 6. waa the last dav
on which tax payer could take aa-
vuniage or paying half of their taxea,
for from that date, tf the taxes were
unpaid, a penalty or Interest of ono
por cent per month will be added.
consequently hundreds of Columbia
property owner visited the sheriff
office on Monday and Tuesday. The
ax rou or tho county amounts to
$768,000 and a party well Informod
tells the Mist that more than $2D0,
000 has been paid as tho first install
ment. The sheriff's office turned
over to hte county treasurer $146,
000 on Wednesday ,ua there are
some checks yet to be checked up,
nui u is quite evident that the delin
quent tax payers are more numerous
and the amouul tn unoald taxes
much larger than in any previous
year. The high rate of taxation
which as some have expressed it,
amounts to confiscation. Is claimed
to be the causa fur the uun payment
of tho taxes.
At mnniliiir TneadaV evening ai
the Chamber of Commerce rooms,
Kit Conyors was selected as mnnagor
of tho St. Holens llaselmll club. A
number of business men were pro
ont and promised financial support
towards organizing ana niniiituiiunK
a St. Holens team, which Kit says
will be composed of St. Holens hoys.
In the next row aiys. a coiiinim.
will call on tho buslnoss men to take
their subscriptions.
Sunday at z:au o cioca a pruin
game will be staged at the fall
grounds. Managor Conyers says ev
oryono wll bo welcome and thoro'a no
admittance charge.
Tn i-Minnnan to a large number of
requests from person who were un
able to attond the Easter cantata
! hld 'at the Methodis.
nhureh EoBter night Choir Director
Holllngsworth anrt tnoae who iuu
part In the cantata have consented
to repeat the cantata and have fixed
Sunday night. April 17th as the date.
All those who attended the cantata
uritva I fill A in their nralsos of the
beautiful muBlo rendered and those
who were so unfortunate as noi io
present, will have an opportunity to
henr the muslo Sunday night, April
J. I,. Tjmbrmnn ilird this mornW t
five o'clock st his home in St Helena.
Deceased win about 0 yearn old and had
lived in Colnmbia county for a half cen
tury. He ii mrvived by hi wife More
particular! in the next iune of the Mut.
WASHINGTON. April 5. Repre
sentative Sinnot has been notified by
the commissioner of the general land
office thut a refund of $1.25 per acre
will bo made to purchasers who paid
$2.60 per acre for land in oven num
bered sections, as well as in odu
numbered sections, involved In the
primary limits of trio general route
of the Northern Pacific railroad from
Wallula Junction, Washington, to
Portland, Oregon, forfeited by act of
congreHs In 1890. Two dollars and
fifty cents per acre was churged In
stead of the regular price of $1.26
on the theory that the uu'Idiug of the
railroad would enhance the value oi
the land.
Tho road was not built and the su
premo court of the United States, in
1919, decided that a refund should
be ninilo to purchasers of land In odd
sections. The commissioner ruled
thut this decision of the supreme
court did not cove? tho even sections,
but tho secretury of the Interior hai.
recently held that the refund should
likewise apply io the even sections
as well as to the odd.
"The lands Involved are embraced
In a strip forty miles wide on oach
side of the proposed line of the Nor
thern Pacific along tho Columbia
river from Wallula Junction, Wash
ington, to Portland, Oregon, which
wiib forfeited on account of the fail
ure of the railroad company to con
struct the road.
Applicants will have until Decem
ber 11, 1921, to file applications for
repayment and may obtain applica
tion blanks by writing to uopresenta-
tlve Sinnot.
Sixty Sinn Application Membemhip
Organization to bo Perfected To
night. Dolrgatlon from St. Helen
Mill Attend.
Vernonia, the metropolis of the Ne-
halcra Valley organized a Commercia.
Club. The Mist Is informed that It
took only a day to secure sixty sign
ers and that means Vernonia will
have a real live organization. To
night thoy.wlll meet to further per
fect arrangements and outline plana.
It Is expected that a large crowd
will be present and among them
wlll be a delegation from the St.
Helens Chamber of Commerce. Ex
ecutive secretary John L. Storla In
forms the Mist that several cars
loaded to capacity, will leave St.
Holens thla afternoon bound for Ver -nonla.
It is the purpose of tho St.
Holens delegation to assist the Ver
nonia club tn outlining plans whicu
w'li b3 Im Ija bcttarinent of Colum
bia county, and act with them in a
program of county development.
The program for the evening en
tnrtalnment has not been outlined In
full, but it Is known that the hospit
able people of the Nehalem have
made arrangements for a mighty
good supper after the organization
has been perfected.
Will Open Season With Fast Colum
bia University Team
The St. Helens high ball club will
optn the baseball season tomorrow
afternoon, when they will enrage the
fast Cdumbla university team. The
local have been practicing faithfully
and Coach Spies th'nks he has a fast
aggregation and they will give a good
account of themselves. The weathei
for the past few day has been ideal
for practice and the locals have
rounded Into good form.' Coach
Spiess will probably start Olson on
the firing line and if he can deliver
the goods he will work the entire
game, Anderson doing the receiving.
In the event that Olson does not
show the right form, Klhlan and
Crutce will be in radiness to go on
the mound.
The probable Ilne-up will be, An
derson, catcher and Olson, pitcher.
Klblan will hold down first and
Blakesley will cavort around second.
Crulce will Jiold down third, the tor
rid corner and Bebville will scoop
'em up at short. Ross will look after
the left garden and Hill will be sta
tioned In center while Wellborn will
see that all flies are eaten up in right.
Larsen and Ketel will warm the
bench and he in readiness to take
any position If Coach Spiess wishes a
change made. The game will be
called at 2:30 o'clock sharp and the
hoys hope the fans of St. Helens will
turn out and root for the home team
to win. The game will be played on
the Fair ground field which Is now
In excellent condition.
At their regular meeting Monday
night, Columbia Post 42. The. Amer
ican Legion went oi. record as being
opposed to the employment of Japa
nese In any capacity In this vicinity.
The matter wa brought up because
it wa reported that several Japanese
have recently been vmployed In this
vicinity. The meeting was largely
attended and several of the members
expressed their view In no uncer
tain manner, and the following reso
lution was adopted. Resolved; That
Columbia Post No. 42, The Ameri
can Legion, goes on record as op
posed to the employment of Japanese
in any capacity, believing there Is an
ample supply of white labor to fill
all the positions now open and in all
lines of business and further believ
ing that the employment of a few
Japanese is only a forerunner of the
establishment of a colony, 'and "we
point to the situation which now ex
ists in many California cities and
communities and in Seattle and sur
rounding country as examples of
what can be expected.
After Much Discussion the Council
Agree on Juloff Bus Line Charge
Pass Ordinunce for Improvement of
Winter and Wyeth Streets.
John Dethmon who was arrested
several weeks ago by Deputy Warden
Campbell of Cowlitz county, Wash
ington, and charged with ftshlng
with a snag line, was tried In the jus
tice court at Kalama, Wash., on Mon
day morning. After the evidence had
been introduced ana nis case piacea
before the Jury by his attornoy O. R.
Metsker, the Jury brought in a verdict
of not guilty and then John hurried
home. His boat and not are tn tin.
poasosslon of the Washington author
ities and It is probable another charge
will be brought against him for hav
Inir small sturgeon In his possession.
He hai ud Campbell for 7S0.00 and
the case may be neara ai me may
term of court.
. i -
County court Is In session this week
nnrt manv road matters are being
dnred. The road building fund
amounts to almost 20.000 and there are
many who are asking the court for toadii
or toad repana in many locauuo.
Manager East of the Liberty Thea
ter has booked some big plays foi
the coming week. "The Jack Knife
Man" tells an original story of a life
on a Bhanty boat on the Mississippi
River. This is a play which will be
especially interesting to children anu
Mr. East states that all children 12
years of age or under and when ac
companied by adults, will be admit
ted free. The play will be at the Lib
erty Wednesday. Sunday and Mon
day Harold Lloyd will be seen in
his latest success "Now or Never."
Lloyd Is a favorite with the movie
funs in St. Helens and they will be
uure to boo him in his latest and big
gest success. In addition to this
stellar attraction, the Liberty will
present Wallace Reld in "The Valley
of the Giants." It is a play which tells
of the perils of picture making In the
Giant Redwood Forests of California.
The price of admittance to th
theatre has been changed. Instead
of being 36o and 20c, the price, frou.
now on, will be 30o and 10c. Mr,
East states that all children must
have tickets as the government au
thorities insist on a war tax from
every one who enters the theater.
Mlzpah Chapter, O. E. S., No. 30,
was visited Monday night by Mrs.
Ida TJmbach, worthy grand matron
of the Oregon domain. Mrs. I'm
bach's home Is at Lakevlew. Other
grand officers present were: Mrs.
Rradon, grand warder; Mrs. Lillte
Young, grand chaplain; Mrs. Dick
erson. grand organist.
A large atendance was present to
reot the grand officers and follow-
ns the business session the us'.v.i!
sumptuous banquet was served.
Initiatory work was also put on in at!on of the council that some street
very impressive and satisfactory i improvement warrants had been in
Wednesday morning the freight
train bound for Astoria met with a
mishap. Just north of Holbrook, an
axle on an oil tank car broke and the
car was derailed. The Astoria train
which was just behind the freight
train waa held up on account of tho
wreck and the Portland train, coming
from Astoria, was held at ScappooBe
several hours until tho track could
be cleared. Passengers on both trains
were bitter In their expression as to
the arrangements made by railroad
officials. Several passengers who
left St. Helens at 11 o'clock did not
arrive In Portland until 4 o'clock In
the afternoon. Others were more
fortunate, for while the train was
hold up at Scappoose and promises
of a speedy clearing of the track
were made, they took jitneys anu
auto busses and arrtvod in Portland
several hours before the train did.
The Mist understands that they will
make a claim for refund of the money
they paid for tickets to Portland,
and the Mist believes that the rail
road company should make such re
The great falls of the Orange Rlvi
in Airica are more than twice as
high as Niagara and higher than the
victoria Fulls
. i
The big question which the coun
cil decided at their regular meeting
Monday night was the amount A.
Jaloff should pay for a franchise to
operate his busses in and through
the city. The ordinance as original
ly drawn, called for an annual fee of
$500 payable in advance and Jaloff
had told the council he could not pay
It. When the ordinance was brought
up for the third reading Mayor Bat
lagh said" are there any remarks"
and Recorder Godfrey responded
that plenty of remarks were made at
the last session of the council. The
mayor, however, thought that ther
should be more discussion before the
ordinance was passed. He stated
that to charge $600 might work a
hardship and he was opposed to
worVUg a hardship on any one. He '
asked Councilman Barhett for bis
opinion, and the councilman said "It
seems to be a case of be damned 1
yon do and be damned If you don't."
He thought that $600 might be a
little stiff and suggested $300.
Former Motion Reconsidered
When the $300 rate was suggest
ed, Councilman McDonald stated that
he did not think It could be changed
for at a previous meeting a motion
had been made and carried that $500
license fee be inserted in the ordi
nance. Recorder Godfrey came to
the rescue by suggesting that th
former motion be reconsidered and a
new motion made. A motion was
made and seconded that the eld mo
tion be reconsidered. It passed.
Councilman McDonald voting the
only "no."
O'Connor said "I think $300 la
enough and if they add more cars,
let them pay more." Brower said
"I really don't know what to think,"
and a general discussion followed.
Barnett finally nau a motion that
the fee be $300 per year and the lim
it be six cars and the motion was
seconded by Brower. When it came
to a vote, McDonald voted "yes" with
the other councilman stating "that,
it is no use to be all by yourself as it
(the motion) will carry anyway."
Suggest Charter Change.
-' The mayor satd that '"'when ' the "
charter committee were working on
the new charter that he would like
to see an amendment abolishing the
water commission and avoid a dupli
cation of some of the work. He
thought that by giving the council
the entire say, that a city manager
could be employed who would devote
his entire time to the management of
city affairs. This brought on quite
a discussion and upon suggestion of
John L. Storla, the recorder was in
structed to write to the state librari
an for some book which give full
particulars as to city managers, etc.,
andother data in that respect.
L. Burdick applied to the council
for a license or permit to operate a
traveling kitchen. He would use a
nice wagon he had and everything
would be sanitary. The mayor re
ferred the matter to the street com
Sherman Miles called the atten-
A large number of visitors were
present from Multnomah, Portland,
Myrtle and Martha Washington chap
ters in Portland.
The local chapter Is one among
the most flourishing in Oregon and
the grand worthy matron took occa
sion to congratulate the members
for their enterprise and the stable
condition of the order.
After having been closed down
since last December, the logging
camp of the Milton Creek Logging
Company resumed work Monday
morning and 115 men, a majority of
whom reside In the Yankton neigh
borhood, returned to work. Mana
ger Briggs was In St. Helens Tues
day and stated that it was the Inten
tion of the company to continue op
eration. The pay-roll of the camp
la more than $15,000 per month and
the closing of and idleness of the
camp was felt by the business con
cerns in St. Helens, and the news of
the resumption of work will come as
a pleasant bit of news, not only to
them, but to the many employes who
have been idle for the past few
Father Clancy has just received
word that a mission will be conduct
ed at the Catholic Church by Father
James O'Reilly, S. J., an eloquent
preacher and lecturer who has just
returned from the Hawaiian Islands
where he preached for missions for
the oast three months the last, on
the Leper Islands of Molokal.
The mission will begin on Sunday
morning April 17th at the 10:30
High Mass and will be concluded on
Sunday the 24th.
Father Clancy, in speaking of the
mission said that the specific pur
pose thereof is the renewal of faith
and devotion among vigilant Catho
lics and the higher advancement In
A subscriber wants to know where tho sptritual life of those who are
llari go to. Well, a lot of them regular. These eloquent sermons
haven t got there yet. jare also open to the public.
the bank for some time and no steps
taken towards taking them up.
Speaking for both banks he said that
if the city was not more prompt in
taking care of its obligations, that
the banks would refuse to take the
paper. Later he explained that he
referred to only improvement war
rants and was per.ectly willing to
handle the general fund warrants.
The matter was referred to the fi
nance committee.
John L. Storla brought to the at
tention of the council that in the
near future the Chamber of Com
merce would have the annual clean
up day and asked that the city pay
for some of the labor. Mayor Bal
lagh assured him that the city would
co-operate with the Clean Up Com
mittee. An ordinance for the Improvement
of Winter and Wyeth streets was
read and approved. There was some
discussion as to the action of the
Public Service Commission in the tel
ephone raise matter, but no definite
action taken.
The usual grist of monthly bills
were read and those which were ap
proved, were ordered paid. Several
matters of minor importance were
disposed of before adjournment. .
Michael Pieter, a resident of St.
Helens since 1S83 and until several
years ago when he was adjudged in
sane and sent to the hospital, died at
that Institution Sunday night. Vou
A. Gray, his guardian, made arrange
ments to have the body brought to St.
Helens for burial, but Charles Llttl
field, attorney for Mrs. Pieter, who
was united in marriage many years
ago, and while-she was a young girl.
had the body shipped to Portland.
Pieter, who was a recluse and a
miser, accumulated fortune of some
$8,000 and It is suprosod there will
be a contest for the estate. He has
been tn the asylum for several years.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob George who
left St. Helens several weeks ago are
now comfortably located In a cottage
at Monterey, California and will be
llia.a cniinra I , nl Ko hoffi-fl .alii T, It, cr
J to St. Helens.

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