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C A plus Nsws. The commissioners ,01 tustriol No. X voted (he mm of oignty dollars for (he erection of a .briuge aornss the slouah on tho conntv road between tlili place and Wood lmid. The newt was received by the .inhabitants, and public generally, wltli .pleasure. Mr. Ed. Qooria. the aenial .and hard-working superintendent of .the district, at onoe set men to work .erecting the bridge, and itii now Hu .ished, being a strong and useful strno .turn, nd the road is in nood shana This road, being direct to Oaplos, is tusea a great item by farmers bringing tin thiilr produce, eto., to (hip by the .steamer which call daily, this Is the only landing where such suitable .accommodation! ran be given, theie being a spacious warehouse in which to store nioruhaudise. It is exueoted Hbe government will soon erect a light at ihismueh-used wharf. , . .It Is very much to be regretted that the term ol school in this distriot terminates this week. The teacher, Mtf. E. D. Graham, is very much reapeeWd, and during me term uos maue great progress will his pupils, and galued the esteem of them all. We shall be alud to hear of him obtaining a higher position in the near future. Great credit is due the -directors who have worked very hard (or the district. We :rusl tbey will be able to build schoolhouse before another term, as it is very muoh re quired. . ..He Copies is suffering from a severe oold. We trust that with careful nursing lie will soon be better. -"With all his faults we love him still." . ...Uu Friday, the Zlst Inst., a sur prise party was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs, Quirole, it being the lourteentn anniversary ol tlieir wed ding day. The happy couple were so much taken by surprise they hardly knew what to do, but at last everyone settled down to thoroughly enjoy them elves, which they did to their heart's content. Musio, singing, and recita tions were the filatures of the evening. The health of the couple was proposed by Harry Caples in a very neat and suitable manner, and, at the olose of the speech, their healths were heart lly drank. The toaat was replied in suitable terms, afterwhioh the parti dispersed. -4HSki,S.- Tbe SO cial event of tbe season was the marl riaite of Miss Alice E. Cox, duughtel of Judge B. Cox of this place, to Mr David Davis, the junior editor of Th Mist. The ceremony took place noon, at the residence of the bride'! parents, in the presence of a large number of relatives and V lew imme diate friends. Kov, Thomas Cole, Trinity Episcopal church of Portland, officiating. The bride wore a becora Inir traveling dress and carried an elaborate bouquet of white rosea.) Misi Burke, who acted as similarly attired. 1 he groom a "tint lliuu; MF." Ellwin Hons, appeared in the conventional black. The spa cious parlors were decorated witli ferns, and flowers, until as one caught the fragrance he could scarcely reslin' that we had just passed the meridian of winter. After the ceremony and congratulations, the gnome were served to an elegant wedding break fast. The tables were artistically ar ranged, and loaded to the limit of tbir capacity with choicest viands, while the guests had almost to ask a respite from the varied and tempting courses placed before them. The presents were numerous and rare, from the simple tokens of friendship to articles of elegance and value China and sterling silver in no mean proportions. The young couple look their depar ture by boat in the afternoon for a brief wedding tour, amid the good w inline of many friends. After their return, Mr. add Mrs. Davis will make their home in this place. , The Art or Graotihq. After a series of observations extending over a period of 12 years and experimenting on 23 individuals of both sexes and of opposite colors, Prof, Thierch, of Leip zig (Lepsie), has (riven the following as the result: If a piece of negro's skin is grafted on the flesh of a white woman or man, the transplanted piece, as soon as it begius to properly adhere, gradully changes in color anil texture until it becomes indistinguishable from that of the surrounding cuticle, process of chance usually occupying a period of from 92 to 112 days to make the complete transformation. On the other hand, when the skin of a white person is grafted to the flesh of a negro, the change (which it has already been admitted finally takes place) is not nearly so rapid, usually occupying a period of upwards of a year. As to texture, it can be truly said that the white piece, though it changes, to all appearance, to real negro skin, is never as fine as Its ebony surroundings. The question now arises: Should futher experiment prove this to be true beyond a doubt, will tbe belles of the future have their fanes denuded and patched up with negro skin, in order to give them a fashionable texture? Substantial Road Work. Tbe new overseer in this road district is begin ning his supervision of the roads in a very practical manner. His first of ficial act was to put men to work pre paring rock with which he is macad amizing the road from the east approach to the bridge to the school house, a distance of over one hundred ' feet. This particular piece of road has long needed a little practical attention and is now getting what it needs. Mr. Newell has adopted tbe very sonsible policy, that what road be builds this year will not have to be rebuilt next year. He will keep a minute account of the cost of building this piece of road, and when it is finished he will be able to furnish some valuable data on -macadam roads. We heartily en xi ; Nawull's aotiou and are pleased to see a start made in the di rection of bettor roads, for it will only require 'a very littlo practical demon the most skeptical that macadam roads are what this county needs more thau anything else just at preseni,excup io This since is now supplied with late and neat designs of material for turning out every doaorip f lh m-intlnir. . We will execute ...... -Jlu.a nn mIioW .- nnfjro. and at IlEPttBMCikN Club Ohoanizbd.- Subject to cull, a fufr representation ol local republican met at the court house Friday evening, and proceeded to reorganise the former Harrison club, A large amount of good work was ac complished, though most of it wits of a primary nature and consisted of the appointment of commitU'cs and elec tion of officers. Judge A, II. Blukes ley and Hon. W. J. Kice were ap pointed delegates to the Young Mens' republican club, which met in Port land Tuesday. The meeting named a number of able workers as a committee on permanent organization, whose du ties shnll also Include the drafting of a constitution and bylaws, and which body shall be the county central com mit tue of all similar organization!. The club starts out with a Inritn member ship of enthusiastic republicans who have both means and the inclination to set a hot pace for the politicians of this county to follow. . Thobb Nkw HiDBWAtKB. Agreeable to the mandates of ordinance number tweuty-six, the persons who own prop erly adjacent to the streets therein mentioned are beginning to build side walks in compliance with the provis ions of said ordinance, and in a very short time we can reasonably expect to see all our streets provided with sidewalks which will be both a credit to the city and an appreciated con venience to the citizens. It bus be come the duty of the city to erect crosswalks at the intersection of the various streets, sod Chairman Sweet laud, of the sired commission, has al ready ordered lumber and other neo essaries for that purpose. At the ex piration of thirty, days tbe city will proceed to build walks in front of pri vate property where the owners are delinquent, and will advertise the property for sale to pay tbe charges thus incurred. Cuxtwiu-HANlJa. After over eigh- toCTTpOTirOTTfontiuuous and success ful experience In the general mer chandizing business, the Well-known firm of M tickle tiros, last week retired from business, and their store has passed into the hands of James Dart and H. P. Watkins, who will hereafter conduct the business under the firm name of Dart & Watkins. Only the stock was purchased by the new firm, the building and niilljremuining the property of the retiring Arm. Messrs. Dart and Watkins are both pioneer residents of St. Helens, and need no introduction to our readers. They will carry a complete line ot everything the trade demands, and start out with the best wishes of their numerous riends, who wish them unbounded ccess in their new venture. JIB Didn't Fouobt. The editor tood at the beautiful gate, with all his sine and patches; not long did he wonder, nor did he wait, for they gave him a handful of matches', and tapped a big bell that was answered in well, in the place with the sulphurous crater; and next minute found turn- aolf in it the fust going elevator. And the v landed him straightway in furnace 15, near a political briber; when lot in a halo of brimstone was the old delinquent subscriber. And vainly to hide his emotion he tried would his face I could show yon as ho drew a huge cart to the editor's side, saying : "Friend, here s the wood I owe you." i Wet Wheat' . Won't Sprout. A Washington farmer has been experi menting with wet wheat, with a view of using it for seed. He discovered that from one-fourth to ono-tlnra ol the wheat never sprouted at all, but simply rotted away, while that portion which sprouted was very weak and un satisfactory. . The pointer to farmers is a timely one, and should be needed now. Those who have been figuring on tho availability of wet wheat for seed for the coming season, owe it to their best interest to make tests ot the grain, for by this means they may be saved by loss at harvest. Without A School. The publio school at this place will close with the present month, at which tune tne school fund will be exhausted. As the majority of voters at the special meeting refused to vote a special tax, it will not be possible to open the public school again for about thirteen months. Of course this state of af fairs is greatly to be deplored, but the deoree has gone forth and there is no way to continue the school except to do so by popular subscription or by encouraging someone to open private classes. Spray Yoitr Fruit Trees. This is the proper season of the year tor spraying fruit trees for the extermina tion of all parasites, and the subject is being agitated generally by the country papers, especially by those oi eastern Oregon. One paper says the horti culturists of Wasco oounty are attend ing carefully to their trees, fortun ately the fruit trees of Columbia are reasonably free from the destructive parasites; bat nevertheless, the owners otorobards should vigilantly guard their interests in that direction. To Cement a Belt. In order to cement leather bulling or leather and wood, dissolve two parti, by weight, of gutta percha-iu five parts of bisul phide of carbon and one part of Oil of turpentine, and then add two parts of powdered Syrian asphalt. After stand ing several days, the mass will become homogeneous. If too thin allow it to evaDorate to the consistency of honey. Before applying it too leather, the lat ter must be deprived of fat by the ap plication of benzine to the side to be cemented. New Butohbtunq Firm. Work was commenced Friday on a new building on the Strand, luBt above the power house of the water works, which, when completed, will be occupied as a btitober-shoD by W. I. 8weetland and Jas. Sheldon, who have formed a part nership for the purpose of engaging in the butcher buniness in this city. Messrs. Clark & Urie have thocontraot for the buildinu. which is to be 25x50 feet. The work of driving tho founda tion is being duns with a htiml pile driver. ' " T6 pitowr -BaiMON c is-t moveiueill On'foot tc pre , the Ml inon industry of the Columbia river, for it is asserted that liittre is eminent danger of the extermination of the sal mon, unless something: be done. A bill has been sent to congress, and a petition to both houses of that body is being largely circulated in Oregon and Washington, and will doubtless ac complish good results as it is being liberully sigued, especially aloug tbe river. Old Stamps Preferable. The sup ply of world's fair stamps will soon be exhausted, as the postofllce department has decided not to itsue any more. The stamps were quite a novelty at first, but they soon grew tiresome. Bus iness men practically prefer the old stamps. They are smaller, and besides there might be something in the fact that there is not so much of them to lick. Lahob 8alb or Timber. C. II. Newell, of this place, bus purchased all the fir timber on the St. Helens home stead belonging to Mrs. Tysczkiewicz, which be will have cut into cord wood and sell it over Muckle Bros', wharf. The amount of wood which can be cut on the tract is variously estimated al from 1,500 to 8,000 cords. It is under stood that Mr. Newell paid twenty-five cents stumpage. Russian Thistles. It is said that the Russian thistle, which is such a great nuisance in the west, is one of the best crops to plow under for green manure, and that the best way to get rid of it is to attempt to utilize it, for lhn insects will attack it, and it will not grow without seeding. : Some of the farmers need just such weeds to compel them to cultivate their laud thoroughly. Becnxnra 'AWUHwm. Tbe Colum bia bank inn company, of this place, has succumbed to the general disaster I fpam which the country is sunerin Lfind last week passed into the hands of A. II. Blakesley, as receiver, who will proceed to settle up tbe aflairs ol the company. An effort will be made to straighten out the complications of (the bank and reopen it lor business Teachers' Examination. There (will he seeu in another column of this bauer a notice to persons who are con templating taking the examination be fore the county tcliool board, for a cer- incate to teach in this county. lne fcxaminatiou will beam ou Wednesday, February 14, 1894. Banking Property Sold. A deed has been filed for record transferring the building at present occupied by the Columbia bankiug company to E. E. Quick, who will rent the building for offices, et". The consideration is $1,000. The wharf is still the property of Jas. C. Rice. Special Receipt Books. At this office we are engaged at present in printing a largo number of receipt books, general and special. If you use a special recipt, order now, so thai we will be able to priut and furnish them al the same rate as the general receipt book. List of Marriagb Licenses. Li censes to wed were issued to the ful lowing persona during the mouth of January: W. A. Wood to A.iua Burns, To urn Karista to Paul Varango,Jame Low to Mrs. Elizabeth Brow, David Davis to Alice E. Cox. Fob Salb. The fine Norman stal lion, "Tempest," is for sale cheap. For full information concerning age, pedi gree, etc, call on R. Cox, or Muckle Bros., St. Helens, Oregon. MAYGEU. The Mayger Company think of starting up their logging camp soon again. Mrs. Walter Severn is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Grunt Watts, of Scsppoose. That wonderful fiddle Bob ioles made has had an addition put to it In the shape of a bay window, and I think he will have to stop for want of room. Tbe Blue Vitrol Mill was sold last week as advertised, but as. the purchasers did not give me permission to use their names I will not do so, but I hear they redeemed tbe mortgage on tbe said mill. Harry French and his partner, Fred Taylor, have moved to the J. II. liuckler place where they intend to do a big busi ness in hauling lugs and wood. 1 hear these gen tleinen intend to stock the saw mill here. Geo. Wagner looks as though he is in trouble, but at certain times in a man's life I suDpose they all have that forlorn look , but I think be may brighten up after the ball is over. Our baldheaded friend. Croker, is busy burning stumps, and says he can hire Geo. Warner to come and help him nights, that is it Wagner will take off his bat and stand on the opposite side of the stump and let the light reflect from his polished cran ium so he can see to bore tbe stump, be will work day and night. DEER ISLAND. Lovely winter weather. Bright, sunny days and light, frosty nights. Emmons Buell presented the school house with a larpe wall map of the U. 13. Canada, and Mexico. It is about five feet square and well executed. K. Demarest is enjoying a visl t from his parents, who live at Castle Rock, Wash, j The visitors are quite old people past seventy-four years, but quite hale. Mrs. 3. J; Galvln finished a month of school last Friday. -She Is a good teaoher, keeps good order and possesses a tact for Imparting- knowledge that is very valuable to her pupils. Miss Maggie and Mr. ' Erwln Seffert in tend visiting the Midwinter fair. Others may go from this neighborhood also. Everyone who is able should visit the fair and other points of Interest about San Francisco. Charley Spencer is building the Spring creek dam higher, to be used for splashing logs out of Tide creek, and as a conse quence the-darn iu Tide crsek,. which washed otit last fall, will not be rebuilt for POtne time, r . - ....... The friends A". -A, Merrill held a baket. party at his bouse a week ago last Saturday vsning. There was no dancing, but. there was a jolly crowd of sociable players, and Interesting conversation and sweet music was enjoyed. A bountiful lunch was served to whlch'the hostess added many appetizing features. It was nearly morning before the merry-makers adjourned, promising to meet sguin soon, at the house of some other neighbor. News has been received here which causes as to congratulate the junior editor of Thi Mist. Moral history teaches os that it is not well for man to be alone. Though it is seldom that an editor Is left alone, there is no dubt that a bachelor editor feels those awful pangs of loudness that are natural to the human mind, and longing for a partner to whom he can come with hlssorrowsaswelt as his joys; bis losses as well as his gains, In Illness as in health and find a sympathizing, affectionate friend who helps to bear bis troubles along the narrow way which leads through tlili life to a brighter home beyond the mystic river. We congratulate Mrs. Davis upon rinding a man who, like the towering oak. will stein tbe storm of literary life, and like the slnler willow, who will bend to her will, or the never chsnging Ivy that will twins around to guard and protect her in the time of good and ill re port; Some weeks ago, while the ground was covered with snow, a farmer out in Carico vadey, butchered a beef, and tbe next morning be discovered, as be supposed, that a cougar bad carried away tbe offal. He thought of the many privations to which families in desolate places ars sub ject, and immediately started for John Splawn, the veteran cougar-hunter of the coast. Tbe people turned out en mass to see the sport. When Mr. Splawn saw tbe tracks in tne snow, be at ence declared they did not belong to tbe feline family, but that they bad been made by one of their canine cousins; nor did be think that old Tige would scent it. but the intelligent dog quickly took the track and from the bowl that escaped bis vocal organs, one would hsve thought there was s populist ampmeeting In the woods. The intruder as only a neighbor's dog, and was soon Vought to bay. CLAT8KANIE. County Surveyor Little spent a portion of last week in town. We notice C. W. Jones is around again after his attack of illness. We notice J. M. Blackford on the street again looking a little thinner after bis struggle with tbe grip. Bright aad Shuler have been hauling souie cedar fence posts in the rough to the steamer landing this week. George Freeman manages to get around on time with the malls, through all kinds of weather and most wretched roads. Andrew Doyle was in town Monday in charge of a splendid lot of smelt which he sold to our citizens at a very low figure. Washington's birthday being the next hol iday In order, preparations are being made by tbe publio schools for its suitable ob servance. J. M. Payne is keeping his professional eye out for all tbe children between the ages of four years, and twenty. If he misses any he wants to be informed of it for be wants to report them all the first Monday in next month. The doors and windows for the new church were brought iu by steamer last week, and will soon be put in place. A new sidewalk in front of the church lot adds very ruateiially to the comfort of per sons passing thut way. Editor Blackford has had rather a hard row to hoe lately, attending to his duties witb sickness in the family, but manages to keep un his old-time whistle. Some of bis neighbors kindly help Mm out on press night so that tbe Chief gets out on time. A series of religious meeting are being held nightly it Merrill's hall, conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, of Warrenton, Or., and others. Considerable interest is mani fested, and the attendance is good, notwith standing the unfavorable weather. George Ticbcuor returned from San Diego some ten days ago to spend the re mainder of the winter on the old home stead. On last Wednesday be and his niece, Anna English , weat to Astoria to visit Mrs Lace and family. They returned Monday night by steamer. Mrs. Frank Merrill and ehild witb Willie, went up the river last week to visit her mother and get the baby accustomed to traveling. Frank seems to begetting along fairly well, taking care of the house, and judging from the amount of smelt he car ried up Monday, he is providing liberally for the boys and him.-elf. A considerable order of long plank for wharting has lately been sawed at Barr's mill and hauled to town by Reddick aad Russell for shipment to Henrici's .landing, t hey were tough ones to handle and haul over.the rough roads in their present con dition, but with plenty of push on the part of the men, got them through. H. W. McDonald and wife leave this week for San dose, California, expecting to make their home in that vicinity. They leave here with tbe best wishes of the community who regret their leaving here where Mrs. McDonald, at least, has been so long and favorably kuown. They will make themselves useful wherever they go so thst what proves a loss to this eomaiunity will be a gain to aouie other. Seeing 8quire J. B. Doan, Dr. J. W. Meserve and Frank Peterson in council on pur Streets the other day, we naturally wondered what had brought together such distinguished visitors.;: A little inquiry de veloped the fact that they were a commit tee appointed to examine and report on the damages dune to property holders by grant, ing the oounty road from Himple's mill to the Nehaiem road. It seems that after they got out some distance tbey remem bered tbat they had not been sworn in as required by law, so when seen by your cor respondent were hunting a notary public. W. H. (.'Olivers attended to that duty and started them again with full authority to act in the matter. What they ooncluded will develop later. ' ; A Kansas Irian's Experience. Mr. Albert Favorite, of Arkansas City, Kan., wishes to give our readers the bene fit of his experience with colds. - He says: ' I contracted a cold early last spring that settled on ny lungs, and had hardly re covered from it when I caughtanother that hung on all summer an.i left me witb a hacking cough, which I thought I never would get rid of. 1 had used Chamberlain's Congh Remedy some fourteen years ago iiih i.Mtoli miw.MM . and concluded to trv it again When ( had got through with one bottle my cough had left me, and 1 have nol-Stiffe'red witla cough or cold slnco. I have recomniendeil It to others, and all spenk well hf it." Fifty cent bottles for sale by lidwin ivjss. PERSONAL AMD LOCAL. J. D. Headlee,of Apiary was in town last Tuesday, Edwin Ross was down from Port land Monday. , , ; ". R. P. Graham, of Portland, was lo town Saturday on a short business trip. Commissioner Barnes made a short business trip to the county seat Mon day. Emrnett Stevens has recovered his purse which he lost last week contain ing about f50. Salem wants a little notoriety and has made a bid of $40,000 for the Cor-bett-Jackson tight. T.wlrra MsRi-irta .ill hold an ad. jotirned term of the circuit conrt at this place on March o. The faith cure priesteee, Mrs . Wil liams, of Portland, has just recovered irom xiv aays sacrincu. There is a man in Oakland. Califor nia, whriaa fn.it.ttrn ma bier Lhat he has ' . - . . - r. to use the forks of the road for a boot jack. A man Willi tirrtlrAn nAP.Ir is livlnff in California. Many men whose necks ought to be broken are living else where. Misses Mary and Nora Conyers, of Oregon City, came down Monday, and were present at the wedding of Miss Alice Cox and Mr. David Davis. Mrs. A. Balmanno, ot Highlands, Portland, was in St. Helens Monday, and was present at the wedding cere monies which were held tbat day. "The following chairs in the cabin are for ladies; gentlen.en are requested not to make use of them until the ladies are seated," is a sign we see on some of our steamers. Howard McBride, who spent a part of last summer here, is now at SanUt Clara. California, studying for the ex aminations preparatory to entering Leland Stanford University. James Dalton, the popular purser of the steamer Kehani, has leased the residence of Andrew Rubert, and will occupy it with his fainilv as soon as the latter arrives from Illinois. The steamer Kehani, running be tween this place and Fortiand.is build ing up a good trade along the slough, the result ol Having gentlemanly anu accomodating officers in charge. It is noted that the steamer Thomp son is very deliberate in her movemets since tbe Lurline withdrew from tbe trade. Coninetitiou is a great incentive to nromot service, as it is also the life of trade. The other dav, a man in Astoria drank some bedbug poison by mistake for whisky, and died Irom the effect. He is said to have been a stranger, as it takes an expert to tell Astoria whisky from bedbug poison. The Oregon Press Association wishes to arrange with the California Press Association to meet its brother editors Hurinir ilm Miilwinte, fnir where suita ble headquarters will be arranged for the accommodation ot tue press oi mis slate. , An Oregon farmer, who has taken note of migratory buds these many vears. eavs that the wild geese are again wending their way north, from which he argues that we are to have an early spring. It can't come any too soon to suit us. A. H. Blakesley and J. C. Rice re turned from Portland Tuesday night, havine been in attendance at the Young Mens' State republican club, j which met that day. M. Blakesley was ioined in Portland by his daughter, Miss Kendall, of Corvallis, who will make a visit among us. "This," said the attendant, as be led the way through tbe incurable ward, "is one of the worst cases we have. He was once a newspaper man." "But what is his hallucination?" asked the visitor anxiously. "He thinks he has money ."answered tho attendant sadly. The Whatcom populists think they need an opera-house very badly, and being short of funds they are offered their own prescription by a local paper in this wise: "It is the easiest thing in the world. Issue script pay it for material and labor and then make it receivable for entrance fees to concerts, operas, etc.'' At a recent church gathering in Olympbia the following startling an nouncement was made. "Miss will now sing 'Put me in my little bed' with Mr. the pastor." Tbe young lady who was thus announced has not got through blushing yet, while the master of ceremonies has resolved hereafter to use commas in speech as well as in manuscript. It is understood lhat a certain St. Heleneiie is going to enter the king dom of conubial bliss with a maiden fair of La Center. La Center corres pondence in Vancouver Columbian. Wonder who that St. Helensite isT Keep your eyes open, and it may be that someof these fine "8uneet" even ings you will see him gliding along in a boat headed for La Center. A large portion ot the male popula tion of Sitka have wives they have pur chased. This is contrary to law. Mar shal Porter of the Alaska District has juat instructed his several deputies throughout the Territory to at once ar rest every while man violating the law. As a result of which offical order near ly every man on board the United States steamer Pinca is in jail at Sitka. Hundreds of other arrests are ex pected. Prospects are quite flattering' for re newed activity in the business of this place next spring. Several important enterprises are well under way and many others are projeoted which will doubtless take form during the season. St. Helens hae numerous valuable re sources which oan be easily developed, and if times do not get so desperately bard that all the buildings will - have to be turned into free so'upbouses, there will undoubtedly be many val uable enterprises placed to our credit BDWIN'ROSS Pharmacist DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES. My stock in this line is as complete as can be found outside of the city of Portland. I make a specialty in this line and carry the very freshest goods. SOAPS, TOILET ARTICLES. In this line you will find s complete and varied assortment to select from, where you can choose with the assur ance that the goods yon get are fresh. EDWIIST ROSS, Proprietor. ST. I-iSHjESKTS, THE OLD, RELIABLE FIRM OF Muckle Dry Goods, Groceries, HAY, FLOUR, FEED, AND CLOTHING. GENERAL MERCHANTS. ST. HBLBNTS FOB BALK BY D. J. SWITZER, The southwest M of section 32, and the southeast of the southeast of section 31, and west o the southwest of sec tion 31, township 7 north, range 2 west, 280 acres, $7.50 per acre. The southeast X of the southeast of section 36, township 7 north, range 2 west, 40 acres at $5 per acre. The northwest K of section A, township 6 north, range 2 west, containing 160 acres, 310 per acre. STOP FO1 YOUR CLATSKANIE DRUG STORE Where yon will find the largest stock of Patent Medicines, Prescription Drugs,-Toilet Articles, etc., ever found in Columbia County. , DE. J. E. HAILX., Proprietor S ELj:BINrs 'jOTEir-i The tables are always supplied with tbe Best Edibles and Delica cies the market affords. TERMS REASONABLE FOR REGULAR BOARDERS Having been newly refurnished we are prepared to give satisfac tion to all our patrons, and solicit a share of your patronage. J. GEORGE, Proprietor, St. Helens Livery Stables THOS. COOPEE, Proprietor. Handy location, and you can feel sure that your horses will receire , as good attention as though you were caring for them yourself. HANDY TURNOUTS THE LEADING Vernonia and WRITE TO CORNELIUS FOR STAGE DATES. FISHERMEN AND CAMPERS SUPPLIED . . J. H. TOIST S O RIAL -A. RTIST The old and reliable barber has his razors just as sharp as can be found, and will shave you com fortably and quickly for only fifteen cents. GIVE HIM A CALL AT THE OLD STAND ON STRAND ST The table will be supplied with the best the market affords. Board by the Day, Week, or Month at Reasonabls rates Everything Clean. A Share of Ydur Patronage is Solicited. " A. H. BLAKESLEY, Prop., ST. HELENS, OR ST. HELENS MEAT MARKET All kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats, Sausage and Fish. Meat . by Wholesale at Special rates. Express wagon run to all parts " of tho the city, and charges reasonable. School 'Books School Supplies o o x o o Your school supplies can be pro cured here, rittch as 'penSpenciis, ink, writing tablets, slaies, and in fact quite everything coming under this 'head. PERFUMERY. PRESCRIPTIONS As to perfumeries, our stock is varied and complete. We make this article a specialty. We will compound prescrip tions any hour of the day or night. : OREGON. MANUFACTURERS OF Rough and Dressed Lumber OF EVERY DESRIPTI0N, OFESO-OIM OOD ST. HELENS. OR. 185 acres in section 3, township 7 north, range 2 west. . A one and one-half story house, 16x28; barn, 18x30, with sheds: 16 acres cleared, 100 in pasture, 1 acre of prunes, bearing, otbsr fruits, cuts 30 tons of bay. Price 12,500. Terms easy. 160 acres of land, house and barn, IS acres cleared and fenced, some fruit trees bearing, fries f 10 per acre. Terms easy. Terms One-third cash, balance secured by mortgage at 8 per cent, interest. MEDICINES AT THE St. Helens. Oregon ON SHORT NOTICE. MERCHANTS OF Cornelius. Ogn. DECKER . . . mi: reaKJnabls tales.