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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
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COLOMBIA COUNT DIRECTORY.
Judge..... ,...,.,....In Blaachard, Rainier
Clerk...... . Judson Weed, Vernoule
Sheriff .. Cnaa. F. Boan, Rainier
Treasurer. K. St. Wharton. Columbia Lily
Suet, of School!. ....... ..J. O. Watu, SoapppoM
i ... Martin While. Uurner
Surveyor... W. N. Meeerve, DeleneJ
I.. r. A. rraaea, Bcappoe
Commissioners j Bchoonover, Vernoula
Masonic. St. Helena Lodge, Ma m-Reiralar
ommunloationt tint and third Saturday In
each month at 7:110 r. u. at Maeonle hall, Visit
tax uusbvn la food (lauding InTlted la et-
MAKNia-Ralnler Lodes. No. N-8lated
saeetlno Saturday on or before each lull moon
a7:Wr. . at atasoule hall, over Blanchard'a
tore. VlilUng members In good alandlng la-
vited te attend.
On rawmft-St. Helena Ixxlea No. m
Meeta ever Saturday night at J:S. Trenelent
Brethren In good atandlng cordially Invited to
rmoirrs or Pvtias. Ato lodge No. W.
aseets every Tueadey evening at 7:80 o dock, In
Odd fellows hall, 81 Helena. Oregon. Trait
alent brethren Invited to attend.
KKioa-raor PTTHiAa. Rainier Lodge no. IB,
Beats every Saturday evening at 7:90 o clock,
tn their hail, over Delta' atom. Tranalent brelh
ren oordlally Invited to attend.
Jumna Own Ummo Awsbica atacaiit-
lca. Columbia Council No. 10. Meeta in Odd
Fellow.' halt, 8 Helena, every Thursday even
to at 7: o'elofk. Visiting brethren In good
atandlng. kwlted to attend.
Oacin or Kama Stab. Mtapalt Chapter
meeta every aecond and fourth Saturday at
r. M.,ln alaaonlc hall, St. Helena, Oregon. A
veleome gtaen to vtsiuuc membera.
T. HEME!!. OHBttON, MABCH U
Thb lat two sett of the Oregon legia
latara wera tba moat meritorious, that
ol electing George W. McBride to the
United SUtea senate, followed by ad
journment. Thb. Mist baa for several month op
posed the re-eleclioo of Senator Dolph,
ad bas repeatedly given it reasons for
aa doing, ao tbat it ia not necessary at
tbii time to repeat tbem.' But suffice
it to say that these same reaaona urged
by Tmm Mist have resulted in Columbia
county having a United States senator.
Ta fruit pest k w is the first import
ant measure which has passed both
souses o( the legilature thia session.
It appropriates $9000 for a stale board
which ia empowered to quarantine or
destroy orchard afflicted with fruit
devouring insects. Its success depends
largely upon the personal efforts of the
a m . a a
snemDers or me rjoaru.
EEPBKSkKTATIVS CLKETUW did the
crowning act of hi life when at Balem
kat Saturday night while the banda of
the clock were rapidly climbing up
ward toward the twelve dot, be arose
and placed in nomination Hon. G. W.
McBride for United States senator.
It was a signal for a stampede from
Dolph and an election followed on the
X, THB croaker ia ever abroad in the
land lamenting over the probable dis
asters of the country. When it rains
it ia going to be too wet, and when it
Isn't raining there ia going to be a
drought. Notwithstanding the fact
tbat for the last two seasons some of
the land in this vicinity has been tilled
While it was too wet, probably greatly
to the detriment of the land and the
crop, yet there are now people in this
section lamenting over a probable
drought because we have not had
touch snow this winter. Old and ob
servant settlers will not be very much
alarmed over thia fact, they know that
the ground is thoroughly wet at pres
ent, and if we gel our nsual June and
July rains we will have a bounteous
harvest, and Without these we cannot
expect a Urge yield. The greatest ob
stacle that the farmers of this section
have to contend with is that the ground
1 usually so wet tbat that the farmers
cannot get their crops in early enough.
Give us a spring dry enough to admit
Of farming by the first of April and
there is scarcely a doubt but that the
farmers' toil will be richly rewarded.
jSiSTOBT repeats itaelf. Four and
ten years ago the Oregon ian opposed
Mitchell, resorting to most disgraceful
tactics to accomplish its object, but
Mitchell was each time elected; it
fought Pennoyer each time in iis
usual bulldozing way, yet Pennoyer
was elected and re-elected in face of
large republican odds. The latest
proof that the Oregonian has little or
no influence is demonstrated by its
support of Dolph. There is no disput
ing the fact tbat the Oregonian did a
great deal toward defeating Senator
Dolph, and there is no longer any
doubt in the minds of the people that
any measure or any man that the
"only" paper ctiampions vigorously
will be detested. For Instance, the
Portland charter bill, the McGinn sal
ary bill, and, In tact, every other meas
ure supported by that paper, were de
feated ; and then because the legisla
ture refused to be dictated to by the
monopoly organ! the Members are
called fool, knaves, bastards and other
pet names. Vtrily the Oregonian'
support is a boomerang to Hfiy man
or measure in the state of Oregon.
COLUMBIA C0UNTT REJ01CIS,
The closing scene of the Oregon leg
islature in electing George W. McBride
to the United Slate senate ou Satur
day night was not entirely unexpected
here, While Mr. McBride did not
urge his cause or even seek the
honor at the hands of this legislature,
his triends have expected this happy
result for some time, and the news of
his election was received in this city
amid great rejoicing. Indeed were our
people proud of one who had received
the unanimous vote of the representa
tive! of his party a recommendation
that speaka volumes for one near and
dear to Columbia county to the most
high honor in the gift of the people of
the state, and to a position requiring
a man of courage, pelnolism and
In Senator McBride the people have
a representative in whom they can en
trust their welfare, and one who stands
ever ready, willing and able, to defend
their interests. And above all, one
who is honest, conscientious and above
reproach. Bach a man will do Oregon
honor iu jh national body, and asso
ciated with colleagues like Senator
Mitchell and Representatives Ellis
and Hermann, can be of invaluable
service to the state.
Thb Mist congratulates Columbia
county on being prepared to furnish
the state of Oregon a man like Mr.
McBride for United States senator. It
also congratulates the thirty members
of the legislature whose undaunted
courage and patriotism brought about
this very wise selection.
(Qevge Wycltf McBride a native son
ol Oregon, having been born in Yamhill
coantv hi 1851. He is a son of Dr. James
McBride, at one time United States mi sis
ter to Hawaii. Mr. McBride was educated
in the common schools and at Willamette
University, Balem. and the State Normal
school at Monmouth. In 1867 his parents
left Yamhill county and located at St
Helena, Colombia county, which place he
has made his home ever since. In 1883 he
was elected to ths Oregon home of repre
sentatives, and was subsequently ehosen
apeaker of that body. In 1886 Mr. McBrii'e
was nominated by the lepobucaas for sec
retary of state, and was elected, though
several candidates on the republican ticket
were defeated. So well wera the duties of
hi office performed that he was renomi
nated in 1890 and re-elected By the largest
majority which had ever been given to any
candidate in this state. He served ont bis
aecond full term and retired the first of the
present year to give way to his success or.
The senator elect is the youngest of a
family of fourteen children, all of whom
have attained prominence m both political
and social life. His brothers are John B.
McBride, who waa congressman from this
state in early days snd afterward a iudgeol
th supreme court of Utah ; Judge Thomas
A. McBride, of the Kifth judicial district,
and Dr. James McBride, sn eminent physi
cian of Wisconsin. His sisters are Mrs.
Dolman and Mrs. Butler of this city, Mrs.
Dr. Yeargain and Mrs. ex-Governor Woods
ofSanJese, Cel., Mrs. Holman of Wood
land, Cat., Mrs. C. O. Caples of Columbia
City, and Mrs. B. F. OUtner of Salem.
It was Mr. McBride's early purpose to
become a lawyer, and with that end in
view, after leaving school, be entered the
law office of Judge J. C. Moreland, of Port
land. He remained three years, but dur
ing the greater part of the lime he suffered
much from bad health and did not make
the progress be dedred. He then, engaged
in mercantile pursuits in St. Helens, con
tinuing in the business for several years.
During much of the lime be wss secretary
of state Mr. McBride battled with physical
weakness, but his will being strong, he was
able to be almost constantly at bis post of
duty and personally ts administer the
manifold duties of Ms office. Borne month
ago he placed himself under the care of
New York physicians and ia now aa better
health than for years. Mr. McBride is
truly an "Oregon boy," baring lived here
all bis life with the exception of two years
which were spent in San Francisco.)
Now the news reaches us that work
is to commence, immediately on the
Astoria railroad, and may the state
ment he true. The country demands
a move of that kind.
The Plaak Walk.
Just aa we are going to press we are
told that the new walk from Houllon
to ibis place Is nearly completed, hav
ing reached the corner of the Blakes
ley garden, from Houllon this way.
If Sunday is a nice day the Houllon
people may expect an unusually large
number of visitors, as more than likely
there will be a general exodus from
this place for the day.
The ferry Nearly Ready.
The Vancouver ferry-boat, which
was sunk at the bead of Shaw's island
a short time since, has had the hole in
her side repaired, and has, besides, had
her machinery thoroughly overhauled,
and has been repainted, and ia now
ready for business. She will probably
be put on the route again today. Per
sons who have occasion to cross the
Columbia with teams will be glad to
know she is running again, for, al
though the boat em ployed in her place
has been carrying teams and wagons
where possible, it has been consider
able trouble to unhitch teams and get
wagons on and off the bow of an ordi
nary steamer. '
Mild Weather East of Mountains.
The weather has been as mild and
springlike in Eastern Oregon as in this
section, and the snow on the Bockie
has begun to melt and the Snake river
is rising. The waUr is already so high
that the force employed by Captain
Syinons, United States engineers, in
improving tbe navigation of the Sake
between Huntington and the Seven
Devils country, by blasting rock out of
tbe channel, has been compelled to
cease operations. Mr. P. G. Easiwick,
who bas had charge of the party, is
laying ftp the drill, scows, etc., and op
eratiana Will not be resumed until af
ter the flood in the river is over. Every
one will be pleased to know that the
Snake ia running off so early in the
season, as thia lessens the probability I
of high water here iu June.
To Help Fruit Interests.
The governor has signed the bill to
amend the old aot creating the state
board of horticulture. The new law
confers more power on the members
of that board, making them quaratine
officers, with power to quarantine any
fruit or trees imported into this state.
There are three commissioners to be
appointed, and, as soon as this is done
the board will get to work. The board
bad no qaarantine power before, and
it now has power to declare all worth
less trees which are damaging other
trees or orchard a nuisance ; aud, if
they are not taken care of. to call the
attention of the county court to the
matter. The board baa not authority,
as some suppose, to go out and order
immediate destruction of old orchard
wheiever it pleases. The board con
sists of five commissioners, three of
whom are yet to be appointed by the
governor and secretary of state for the
second, fourth, and fifth districts.
History Repeats Itself.
The middle Columbia is just now
furnishing a large amount of sturgeon
for the Eastern markets, says The
Dalles Chronicle. This once despised
shark is now selling at three or four
times as much per pound as the once
royal, but now deposed, chinooa.
Thousands of pounds are sent to Port
land every day on the Regulator
from down-river points, and some
of the fishermen are making from $30
to aa high as $90 per day. These rubber-nosed
sharks (the fish, not tbe fish
ermen) are put in refrigerator cars and
shipped East, and in passing through
the Bad Lands of Dakota are changed
in their character, arriving in New
York as halibut, or sea bass, just as
the market bappena to demand. This
versatility on the part of the sturgeon
ia what gives it a greater value than
the red-fleshed salmon, which cannot
travel under an alias.
Two Were Drowned.
Tnalaoit nf Pharlaa OalriweU It was
Charles F. Col well who was drowned
in the Nehalein, and Hugh Fraxer was
alafh rimaviutaf. Whila cumins down
the river, near the mouth of Bock
creek, 10 miles below Mihawaka,their
boat struck a rock and was overturned.
Vniir nther rjAnrnna were in the boat
when she struck, but managed to get
ashore. fraxer ana uoiweu were
limlvnr livatnr and both had claims
on the Nehalem. Tbey were both ain
gle men. tne former agea aooutaoanu
the tatter 21, and both were well known
around Astoria. It ia feared tbat the
bodies will never be recovered, aa the
current is very swift, and they no
doubt will be swept out into the ocean.
Miss Lizzie Gill more is reported
quite sick, but we did not learn the
cause of her indisposition.
The ateamer Joseph Kellogg came
down yesterday morning, after a layoff
tor some time.
The familiar whistle of the steamer
Mascot is once heard after a silence of
STATE SCHOOL. TAX.
The bill or Smith of Josephine, providing
a state school tax, bas pa-sed the legisla
ture. Following is the full text of the bill :
"Section 1. There is hereby levied snd
the proper officers shall collect a tax of one
mill upon the dollar of all the property in
the state, subject to taxation for each fiscal
year for tbe support of tbe common school
"Section 2. The revenue raised under
the provisions of this set shall be and here
by ia appropriated for the common sellouts
''Sections. One-third of the revenue
raised nnder this act shall be paid into the
irreducible school fund and be a part there
of, and the remainder shall be distributed
among the counties as the hi teres t from tbe
irreducible school fund now is."
There was a dance at Stella on Saturday
night of last week.
Mrs. Mary Severn is hnntlng schools for
someone else this time.
Miss Crocker is contemplating raising a
fine garden tula summer.
Geo. Msycer bas bsd a serious time with
his hands, bnt they are on the mend again.
Our esteemed friend E. K. Crie is very
low, and bis life is d is pared of as he is get
ting worse all the time.
There is quite a stir in this place as to the
making of new roads. 1 wo are now under
way, and I will bet 6H cents there will not
be one that a man can walk over in the
B. H. Bailey went to the county seat on
8. Vosberg is expecting a brother from
B. H. Bailey will teach the Peris school
Sherman Vosberg bss moved In bis new
We undestand 8. Bock is building a new
residence for himself.
Mr. Bar vine ia at home making prepara
tion for planting garden.
Mrs. B. F. Pope ia np again after being on
tbe sick list since the 3rd of January.
Rufua McGrew and Mrs. Jessie Hendricks
brought np s nice lot of carp last Sunday.
DEER ISLAND. .
The farmers have begun plowing and
Mr. Parker, th Albina sawmill man. v S
ited here last week on business with the
A. A. Merrill hss rather bad lock with
his sheep investment A short time ago
some worthless dogs succeeded in killing
and Injuring all but five.
There ia much rejoicing in this neighbor
hood over tbe selection of U. 8. Senator
G. W. McBride by tie legislature. Every
body seems to be well pleased.
Words have been circulated tbst Mr. A,
Widger and family, who went to Iowa last
spring, will return. After a person once
get tbe Oregon fever It is Impossible to live
We believe Chss. Hnckle bas the prize
colt. He Is 22 month old snd Is 13 hands
high; 69 inchea around tba cheat and 2t
inches around the arm. He is sired by
Edwin Merrill snd Alfred Mott while
burning a large stump which was neatly
seven feet through found an Indian pestle
under the center of th .tree. Thta rello
must be 2000 year old,
Th N. P. R. B. company has discontin
ued the section hers, and th foreman, Mr.
Demorest. I goln hak Castls Rock,
Wash. Th social disposition of Mr, and
Mrs. Demornt ha raad them many
friends her who will mis thm when they
Arthur Metaher. who has been working
on the railroad section her. Intend start
ing back to Umona, Iowa. Mr. Mstiner
will be much missed by all hi acquaint
ances a h is a young man nf exceptional
good habits and ha sn ability of saving his
money which should be patented by other
young men. II leave railroading to go
The good ladies of tills nrigliborhood.snd
especially ths good cooks of this school dis
trict, are fixing np for a grand auprwr and
ball next Saturday night at a eost of ifJoents
a number. The supper alone will be worth
th money, and a good time Is sxpected.
The proceed are to be used to buy a dic
tionary for th school; so ths more money
th better ths dictionary.
Wbaw Baby was atek, we gave her Caetoria,
Wfcea aba waa a Child, aba cried (or Caatoria,
lnwahabeoaaia araa aba caaas toOwtorta.
Wham ah had Children, ah gave them Caatoria,
LEONARD HUFF & CO,
8W ACER'S OLD STAND.
A general asortinent of feed kept on hand,
ami aoiu ai tne lowest prices
FURNISHED ON SHORT NOTICE.
St. Helens, : ; : Oregon
J". N"s Slusser,
Having recently located In the citv and
wishing to establish myself, I invite tbe
public to favor me with at least a share of
your uaue. cmarp ,. aeen razor.
COLBURN'8 OLD STAND
ST. HELENS, : : t OEEOON
Buy a Home
The original town pint can bo seen
by applying in person on.
Resident Attat, 5t. Hekas Oregoa
St. Helens Livery Stables
THOS. COOPER, Proprietor.
Bandy location, and you can (eel sore tbat your hones will receive
as good attention as though you were caring tot them yourself.
HANDY TURNOUTS ON SHORT NOTICE,
iwwwwiaa" wawsM it tsiaavamii i.anwna.ama.tnw t u"'i' a us imiiiia;
PnOTHERS, Do You Know
y j Batatnaa'a Drops, Godfrey's Cordial, many soaUed toothing Syrups, and
aooat remedies for ebildreaj era composed of optam or morphia f
p Taw Kaiwr that oprma and aaorphlne are aWpsfrlgs narootio poleope I
TJo Ten Know that In moat oountrlaa drngaiaU are aot parmlttad to sail narcotic
Without lebelmf tbem poisons f
Pa T Know that yoa ahonld aot permit soy medicine to be grvsa your child
Po Tow Know that Caatoria t a portly vegetabl preparation, and that a list of
tU fogTedfctUs ki published wtth every bottle 1
To Tow Know that Osctorla la tha prescription of the tVaon Dr. Samuel Pitcher.
Tbat It baa been In uae for nearly thirty years, and that mors Caatoria la now sold than
car an other itsntdiea for children eotnbinedr
Pe Teat Know that ths Patent Office Department of the United State, and of
otAr coantriea, have Isauel exchtarre right to Dr. Pitcher and hla aarigna to aa th word
" Oaurbarla,'' and tta formula, and that to imitate them ia a state prison offense t
P Tern Knew that oaa of the reasons for srantln thia gorarumcnt protection was
because Cnetoria had been proven to be abaolmtaJy hai islasi!
Po Tow Know that 3ft Varaja) doaea of Caatoria era furnished or SO
saasta, or one cent a dose f
Pa Tarsi Know that whan rnaaraaul of this perfect preparation. Tour chUdrsn saav
ha kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest t
"Wall, the) thing are worth knowlnsv. Tbey are facts.
alp wxjmi t.ra
Children Cry far
Watches, Clocks, Etc,
Would do well to order from
Tha Portland Jeweler,
Corner of Third and Morrison
-a .n ........ e 1.... M na miift. and ml sTOOtl
I UU Will "'V 1V" a- .
goods. Diamonds, walclie. silverware, optical
aooda. etc. Your correspondence Is solicited.
E. MoNEILL, Received
GIVES Till CHOICE OF
Two Transcontinental Routes
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
by way or
Spokane, Minneapolis & St. Paul
UNION PACIFIC RY
BY WAY OF
DOVER, OMAHA, & KANSAS CITT
WW BATCB TO AU.
LEAVE PORTLAND EVERY S DAY8
For San Francisco.
For Full Details Call on or Address
W. H. HCRLBURT,
General Freight and Pass. Agt- Portland,
lacaaatsra a BrMdm,
Make saoney while
athcra ar wasting
Catalogtella all about
Illustrated I 1
L Catalogue Jk
i a aaa.
mechanically lh beat
Agra la. Bicycle cala
lotfua, mailed (recline
foil description, price, etc . aOKirra wajrrra.
FXTALtJatA nrCrBAfo CO..ttalaautCat.
Ba..a.as Unnaai a.i Ua a Bi f stB AV naralV
Caveata, and Ttede-Marke obtained, aod all Pet.
eat business conducted lor atooaaavc V .
anmotelroai Wasbinfio. M i
Send bmuCI, dr. win or pketo., wria oaers i
J Boo. We advise. U patentable or not. Ires a;
t chart. Our tee not due till patent ia secured. ,
a puMPHirr. "How toUbuin raienia. wia
coat ot -main the U. S. aod foracomraa
wot frMu &sllrMv
Our Second Sale since
Store, Sa Wa Cor. Third ana uaic streets,
MEP$9.95 All-Wool Suits,
' CI! l TanmK1o.P.MaarA1 RjilrH 20 And
p rOC KB Hull CHMglU dim Avuiivj 'v"' ,
22-onnce goods; eighteen sterns including Blue anl
-S-aw. vV attaV ! .1 .
Every tult wairanied made of celebrated Albany Woolen Mlljs C
and manufactured on our own premise. Wt employ MT hautk end money
paid (or tabor remains here at home.
J. M. nOYER & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Clothiers
Ns& 81 and 83 Third Street, S. W. Cor. Oak, Portland; Ofggcit
CHOICE BRANDS OF
Wines, Liquors, and Cigars
CAN AT ALL TIMES BE FOUND AT
THE MODEL SALOON,
J. 8. CLONINQEB, PKOPBIETOB, t s i : 8T; HELEN8,OREG0ft
Famous Fire Laddie Cigars Kept Constantly on Hand.
ONLY PLACE IN THE CITY WITH POOL AND BILLIARD TABLES
Welnhard's Deer 5 Cents.
Apple Trees $5 to $7 Per 100
Den Davl. Bpllsenbnr;. North
ern Hpy, llalilwln, Ursvensteln,
Melon, and Had Astracbau.
Italian Primes $2 to $4 Per 100
Tree are srown on Ar Umber
soil, ar free from pests, snd sr
true to name, twin; proposaled
from our own young orchard.
PLUM, CHERRY, PEACH, PEAR
A nice lot of Currant, Oooaeberry, Wine-
Derry, rtaapDerry. ami iawauvrry. nvary
shipment delivered lre on ear or boat.
8CAPPOOSR, - - OREGON
ENGLISH 8HBOP8HIBE BAMS.
Addrsss W. W. WEST,
BCAPPOOBK, - OREGON
Mr. Thomas Cooper bas just opened op his new and sleaant barroom is St. Hlns.
wliers cao constantly b found 111 faiuoua
Also best Brands Domestic and Key West Cigars.
MB. COOPER IS ALWAYS GLAD TO WELCOME HIS OLD fRIENDS
TO UI8 PLACE OF BU8INE88.
ST. HELENS EXCHANGE,
St. Helens, - - Oretzon
THE JOSEPH KELLOGG Jt
srm u-osejtth: kelogg
t, Ive.sJFelB? Wondaya, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 o'clock a. m. Leavea
Portland Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at o'clock . rn,
THE PORTLAND AND
O. M. Shaver, Master.
Leaves Portlnnd, foot of Washington street, for Aitorfa and wav lanrlinn flnndsy
l!!2r'i,"i7.La0,oViiOCk. Mo"rn Wedne.'rt.y sv.nln,. TouVoloraT 5X7,
i.m Ai?to" M,""!aT mondna at K o'cloik; Tnesdsv snoV Tbii'arlay .venlng.
at 8:00 o'clock. Connect neat nk ?,,. n ..i i.l : 'u.uniiB
Removing to Our New
B. B. QUICK, 0. W. COUB.
B. B. QUICK,
Daaala lev Waafclaglaai
. . . rtatary Pa Mas
Cole & Quick,
5t. Helens, Oregon
"Thorn's Numerical System
Columhla - County, - Oregon
Iiamlnad aaj abslrarta forni.hM. Will
attend to matters bafor th Hoard of
Riinallsatloni payment of Usee, ate. Real
Kuu. Conveyancing, aud laeurno,an4
COMPANY'S RIVER 6TEAMER
MKHHENGER (or snd Oatsk-rt.,
IT ,' mi-h.i n ' m - I'l'ImSiBs'iis u m
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