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issrro evnnv ri wonnm. -V- BEEGLK A DAVIS. Subacrlptlaa Hates. On oopy on year Ik advance. On iy nix moutba,, .11 OS . to . Hingi eopj.... Advertising nrtas mad. Knows upon application COLUMBIA COUNT DIUKCTORY. (J.uatr Ifleera. Jnrt ........ Clark Sheriff Treasurer. ....... Riitti. at Rnh.wila. ,Jnnrh B. Pnan, ttafnlor ...JiRlnon Wd, Vcnionw ....J. p.. Kio, iiat.tani B. M. Wharton X Hlvni ,J. u. watt., Boappnoae AfMxnor Martin White, Qninor fltmoror.., W. N. Veaerva, lleiia ftirnnar ...Dr. A. P. MoIjren. Kintr . . r, a. .rase., ncppo.w .ft. u. reteraou, T. HELENS, OKKOON, Al'O. It. WrrHm th. past ten days th. price of silver has dropped about ten per cent., yet the price of wheat remains about the same as reported one week ago. How, then, does the price of silver have anything to do with the price of wheat, as our populist friends would make believe. Last fall Mark Hanna was accused of hating bought up all the wheat in the country in order to raise the price for political purposes. Well, Hark seems to be still "buying wheat" and maintaining the price. On the same line of reasoning Mark might now be accused of having organized corner on silver and bought it all up in order to redoes the price. How about that? Or he may have ordered the discovery of the Alaska gold fields for "political purposes." How about that?! Ths supreme court has decided that claims against the stale must be audited and warrants drawn just the same as if an appropriation had been -jMd-fn. thai nrjaoeflJigthaJcg?gla tare last winter. Aside from the ieHTt"rAtll"M "'laas undiscovered to ter of the law, the decision is one of justice to the whole people of the state, and in a considerable degree resoues the (title from the great loss which would be sustained were it not possible to use the money collected as taxes during the two yean which would elapse between the attempted session of 1897 and the session to be beld in 1899. The machinery of state government may once more run along smoothly and its bills paid out of money already ia the treasury. Tbi people of. the United States have evidently profiled by the lessons of the hard times during the past four years. The Sew York Sun (demo cratic) published, a few days since, a Urge number of telegrams from Tar- ions parts of the country, especially the farming communities of the West, indicating that the farmers in every locality are taking advantage of the good prices which they are' getting for their crops to pay off their mortgages. In every part of the country farm mortgages and other obligations of that character are being rapidly re duced in number and size, and, with the splendid prospects and prices in eight, the coming year will doubtless see a targe reduction in the indebted neea about which the calamity shriek' era have indicated such distress. Much is being said of late anent the Portland Savings bank which closed its doors some four years ago. The Oregonian is frantic in its efforts to fasten the blame for the suspension of the bank, by which many people were practically robbed, upon D.P. Thorn p eon. While, no doubt, Mr. Thompson shared in the earnings of the defunct concern while it wss in operation, there are others who are as deep in the mire as he. It now transpires that the editor of the Oregenian was also a stockholder in the bank, and also shared in its profits. The manner in which the depositors were looted by the manipulators of the rotten es tablishment was shameful, and yet it baa taken the Oregonian four years to discover the rottenness of a concern to which the editor of that paper was a party. The fact of the matter is the Oregonion has always bad an inclina tion to cover np the shady transactions of a certain gang of boodlers in Port land, through wboee manipulations the public has repeatedly been fleeced. It seems a little strange that the congressional delegation from Oregon cannot agree upon persons to recom mend for the various appointive offices of the state, as reports from Washing ton would indicate. Some of the offi cial terms of federal office-holders have already expired, and others will expire soon, yet no agreement has been reached whereby the places may bs filled by men in sympathy with the administration's policy. While Cleve land was president no republican was allowed to serve longer than his offi cial term, and in many instances the change was msde npon some pretext before the end of the term. This wss true in the case of the register of the land office at Oregon City. If the congressional delegstion cannot agree in this matter it might be well for the .Republican Editorial Association to got together and see if it can come to some agreement, and if so make some recommendations and send to Wash ington. The republican uewspapers of Orgon csn dictate many of the sp 1 ointments if Uiey will stand together; and since they bear the brunt of the battle in every campaign there is no resson why they should not be hsard in the matter of federal appointments. We believe the president of the Re publican Editorial Association should call a meeting for the purpose of tak ing some action in this matter. . t; .J...J Quietly and among themselves offi cer of the army and navy are said to bef discussing the international possi bilities ef a few months hence.- That kind of preparation whiuh does not show itself to the world is going on. It contemplates no immediate emer gency. It la of the character which will be appreciated it the need of it shall appear later in the year. If the occasion shall not arise, theu the peo ple will not be the wiser for much that is now transpiring. If a'war scare shall come it will be discovered that the administration has not been neglectful in time of peace. Officers of the army and uavy have no doubt that this government will be actively engaged with the Cuban situation be fore many weeks have passed. There is entertained ' the same confidence that this is not an administration to take a step backward in regard to Hawaii. Unless the sensle shall fail to develop the two thirds vote tor rati, fioation, the annexation policy will go on, regardless of the views of other nations. Becogniiing that the presi dent is to pursue a progressive policy, both in regard to Cuba and Hawaii the army and navy people are looking forward to i situation which may easily become serious. They have seen enough te satisfy them that this is to be an administration with a ro bust American policy. Some Large Nag-gets. No discoveries of large nuggets of gold have yet been reported from the Clondvke. In this respect at least. date, are interior to tnoteot early Vl norma and Australia. The largest nugget of solid gold of which the world baa record, was found at Mount Moliagel, Australia, in 1869. It weighed 190 pounds, and its value was M3.6UU. A nugget from Balarat weighing 184 pounds, 8 ounces, and was worth over f 41.000. The Blanche Barkley nugget, also found in Aus tralia, weighed lio pounds. The greatest msss of gold ever known to have been taken from a vein came from a New South Wales mine in 1872. It weighed 640 pounds, and was worth S148.UUU. A mass of 160 pounds, partly quarts, was taken from a vein on Carson bill. California. In I860 a highly crystal line mass of 17 pounds was dug up near Georgetown, CaL It was worth 14000. This precious metal is everywhere in tne sou, in the rocks and even in the waters of old ocean, it having been demonstrated that a ton of sea water carries about 4 cents worth of the metal.' : Some have thonght that placer gold was largely of meteoric origin, but this is fanciful, as no meteoric stone has ever been found that carried gold The more plausable and generally so canted theory is that it all came from the deeper caverns of the earth, and was thrown up in a vaporous form in the distant sges when the earth was in convulsions. When this phenonie non was in progress much of the pree ious metal was caught by quarts and other rocks for which it bas an ama- ity ; some of it was probably precipi tated as placer gold a veritable golden shower descending from the dark, min eralized clouds which floated over tn e feverish earth. Crop and Weather Report. ' Portland, Oregon, Aug. 9, 97. Tbe warm, dry weather was ef no injury, but on the other hand, was of great bne6t to the hops. Hop lice thrive in warm, moist weather and are killed by hot, dry weather, hence the great benefit to the bops in the killing of the lice. The reports fros the hopyards indicate a great improvement ia conditions and prospects. The bop louse continues to be very unmerons, but at pres ent no wholesale destruction ia imminent; bnt on tbe other hand, hoprrowers are ex pecting a crop greatly ia excess of the total product of 18tM, end folly as large as the largest output heretofore made. The harvesting of fall and winter sown wbest continues. Thrmbing has commenc ed in some localities. The excellent reports heretofore made concerning the fall and winter sown grain continue; tbe yield, where threshed, is fully an average one. and the berry is very plamp and heavy. Oats is a heavy crop, also. The warm weather is ripening spring wheat and oats vary rapidly, and they offer prospects far excellent returns. Peaches are ripening rapldlr.a heavy crop is reported from all sections. Shipments of pples, pears, and plums continue. Tbe fruit crop is one of the (arrest ever bad in tbe State. Garden produce is doiag well nd is very plentifaL Corn and late pota toes would bs benefited by rain likewise, late or tbe second hay crop. The potato crop is a very beavy one. Tbe current weather is favorable to every thing, and is in keeping with theeoodltions which have made such bounteous erop possible. BreaslfBlIf N.rvaw. Gjcjits: I was dreadfully nervoas, end for relief took yonr Karl's Clover Boot Tea It quieted my nerves and strengthened my whole Kervoos System. I was troubled with constipation, kidney and bowel troub- Tour tea soon cleansed my whole sys tem so thoroughly that I sapidlr regained my bealtb and strength. If rs. 8. A. Sweet. Hartford, Con. Bold by Or. Edwin Boss. Ladies, take the best. It you are troub led with constipation, sallow skin, and a tired feeling, take Karl's Clover Tea. It Is pleasant to take. Sold by Dr. Edwin Boss. Dyspepsia cored. Shilob's Vitalizer Im mediately relieves sour stomach, corolnr-np-of-fobd distress, and Is tbe great kidney aud liver remedy. Sold by Dr. E. Boss. We have carefully prepared descrip tive pamphlets of Columbia county for sale st this office. FROM KB ASK Y. "Speech Is silver: silence is golden. Having stood fur quit a while on the gold basis w propose (with the sanction of Tas Mist) to adopt ths free silver, for, at least, one week, Mrs. George Driver and ber sister. Miss Tills Cheldelln, hav returned to Portland to spend the winter. Mrs. Taylor, of Vancouver, Wash., is spending a few weeks with her mother, Mrs. It. P. Smith, of Rock creek. Mr. and sirs. Abel Bred, who have re sided tor the last eight years near Keasey, are now visiting their daughter, Mrs. T. J. Brown, at Forest Grave. Mr. Rued has been needing medical treatment for a long time, and it Is said that it will be necessary for him to remain where he can have the altentioa of a physician. Oraln cutting has begun along Bock creek aad Nehalem, and a bountiful har vest ts reported by most farmers. Although Clondyk is engaging the at tention of very many people, yet there are a few that are Interested in the gold mines of Upper Bock creek so much se that a small party consisting of Mrs. Frank!, Misses Keasey and Detrkk, Birs C. C. and Dow Keasey, equipped with camping outfit, wended their way down into ravines and np steep hills sometimes on foot and again on horseback about twelve mile to tbe mines on Rook creek. To the ladles It was truly a novel exper. fence, but Mr. Dow Keasey declares most ungallantly that he will never go camping again with a lot of women. ' They are too much trouble." He says "they called htm back from the land of dreams regularly every three-quarters of aa hour to renew the fire, fearing the wild beasts might at tack them, and they are too slow anyway." Don't call on him, girls, when you want te go camping. Several fine views were taken on the excursion by Mrs. Frank) with her kodak. Songs from the attendants at camp meet ing will resound through th groves of Rock creek by the time tbis In print, and thensxtin order will be the outgoing of most of the people, young snd old, to ths hop fields In Willamette valley unless, per chance, some ef the camp meeting ser mons arouse the hop pickers to a change of purpose. If not of heart. Rsateat Wkr CfcasBkerlala Cello, Chslcr sua DlarrkM sssa ear la tat SSt. ' t. Because it affords almost Instant re lief in case of pain ia the stomsob, colic snd cholera morbus. 1. Because It Is the only remedy that never fails in the most severe eases of dys entery and diarrhoea. 3. Becaase it is ths only remedy that will cor a chronic diarrhoea. 4. Because It is the only remedy that will prevent billions colic. S. Because it is the only remedy that will cure epidemical dysentery. 6. ' Because it Is the only remedy that can always be depended upon in cases of cholera infantum. 7. Because It is the most prompt and most reliable medicine In use for bowel complaints. 8. Because it produces no bad results. 9. Because it is pleasant and safe to take. 10, Because it ha saved tbe Uvea of more people than any other medicine ia the world. Th 25 and 90 cent sixes for sale by Dr. bawia acts. - James Hackle was in Portland Tues day on business. Jack Pringle, of Vernonia, was seen in town Tuesday evening. TJ. M. Beeghley, of Vernonia, was on our streets Tuesday evening. . Mr. J. Plank wss a passenger for Portland on tbe early steamer Tues day. W. H. Braden passed through town Tuesday on bis war to Portlaud. He bad been visiting relatives near Ver non ia for several days. Bey. Fhilbrook will preach next Sunday at the new school house at Bachelor Flat at 11 o'clock and at Scappoose in the evening. Attorney C. W. Avery, of Portland, was in this city Tuesday nigbt, and bile here was a welcome visitor at the K. of P. lodge. Miss Pell Butler and Mrs. C. W. Enowles, of Portland, were passengers from this city on tbe Potter Wednes day for Caples, from where tbey pro ceeded to Mount St. listens on their bicycles. Mr. A. B. Little bas been appointed special examiner of government sur veys for Utah, where he expects to go not later than next week. His ap pointment came from Commissioner Hermann and is for a period of ninety days. ' It is said that crops were never bet ter in the Nehelem valley than at the present, tbe grain being especially good. With two flour mills in the valley it will not be necessasy to haul flour across the mountain this year to supply local demand. Wheels, QaaEfrSsEr- TOO! TVLMt Lftttass Gatflsnafi 1 Tasks. lbs ffigMws fftTfnHg Wbaesj oaKsrtia, HIE ELDilEDGE TliE BELVIDERE. Wsahsevs Mass tolas svealassl MkJHMalaa1wsssVMdWssMkt National Sewing Machine Co., 339 Broadway, Paetson fWVerfc. Bctr ktora. III. Clondyke Poetry. Yon mast waks sod call ma early, (Jail me early, mother dear; Al a quarter after nine the ship I aJvmUs! to dear. Eleven days I've stood It off And tried to keep it dowat But 1'U b goshed if I remain,- The only man iu town. My temperature Is going up, The fever's in my vein; The (old cure is the thing 1 assd, I'll take it In large grains. Quit long enough I've walked ths kills, To save tli eabl fare i Too leng the grindstone's don Its work, My nose wvn't stand the wear. - The froaen North Is getting warm, With numts thick as II lis; A man now has a ehauo to wia A fortune re he dies. I've pan and shovel, lots et grab, Warm clothing, rubber boots; So wake and call me early When lb Clondyk tamer toets. CASTORIA For Infanta and Children, ntft. tail Ira eniy sa etfutai! SI EQUALIZATION NOTICE. VfOTICB IB HCRKBY OIVKS THAT TFIK il Board of St)Ultution for Columbia eouu it. Oregon, wilt tuttet in th court lioui lu th City of tit. Heient, Mrnann, on Monday, August Suth, 1S97. (or th puruiw of qtiIUlug th a raiment of lu7. all claim for eormeUoa mM b made befor the Hoard. MARTIN WUITK, County Asasssor. Chlldren Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. - J Get Value Received EVERY TIM CAT N. A. Perry's, HOULTON, OREGON. w AHTBD TAITBirOIi KIN OS WOVU m tree! lor reenoaaiM MtakiMlxl hooM m Osama aanry im amt titum roaluoa MraaaneDt. aefaraae. Inolo Mlt-addraaMd stainMd arloM. i'a aeuoael, su laser- aa Bldg., Chicago. fflHOFF & UIHAR, St AS CFAC'TTJRBJtl OF Monuments MAR Big MB ORANITC AMD ALL KIKDB OF C KM STRUT WORK ITALIAN MASjaig A SPECIALTY. 321 E. Morrison St.Portland, 0 FOR PORTLAND, DAILY. TfAMesj Young America WILLAMETTE SLOUGH Leave St. Helens Arrive at Portland. . . . .. , Leave Portland. ....... 0:30 A M 10:00 A M 2:30 P li 0.-00 P 11 Arrive at Hi. Helens VABE t CENTS. Will Carry Nothing bnt Passenger ana r est rreigut. JAMES GOOD, MASTER. ORIENTAL HOTEL A. B. BLAKZ8LKT, Proprietor. Board by Day, Week or Month AT REASONABLE BATES. The taM ts supplied with the beat the market sffora. Krerything clean. A aha re of jfr pat looav Is soUetted. IIUCKLE BROS. ; MASoracrvscM or . Dimension Lumber, Flooring, Bustio. Sheathing, Casings, and a -complete stock of eyeiy variety of Eongh and Dressed Lumber ALWAYS 0M HARD. AT THE OLD STAND, ST. HELENS OREGON TTrAWTED-FAlTHFtrL MEW 01 W0M1W V V to trarel for retniondbl toffnonalbla MtablSin aoM 1 la orscoa. Salary Flfo and uimhum. Ppaltiua permanent. Mefren. Socio alf-ddrMd itnud nvalop. Ths National, Star Insur aac Bldg., Chicago, WHITE COLLAR LINE FAST TIME. Str. Telephone re Portland dally (except Sunday) 7 A. re Aaloria dally (xept Suoday) 7 t. Sir. Bailey Catzert Leaves Portland dally (exeept Sunday) I F. at Leare Astoria Sail; mania ai w o cioci lr (exoeot Bandar o'clock. and Men- day) at 7 A.M. Sunday night at 7 o'cloeck. Landings; Foot of Alder street, Portland, Or., Flaral duck, Astoria, Oregon. WANTED FAITH FUL MEN OB WOMEN to traral for reaponatbl ubllbd hona la Oregon. Salary S7H0 and aipeoaaa. Prwltluo permanent. kferne. Bacloa alf-alarad tamua4 wiretap. Ib Katlenal, Star lasur aae Bxig., Chicago, Ji liSlSidvK 8 I estali;YVW"-; r:.- I tJsAAA AAsA AsttAaVi3 Your J uuucjS uOiiu Every Time Dolman's j i i i i Store. e e e Lumber All kinds of rough ami dressed Lumber on short notice. Builders' Materia Of the best quality delivered to any poiut on tbe river at the Lowest Possible Pric One-half Cash and One-half la FARM PRODUCE. Address all orders to H. 6. BORTHWICK, G0BLE, OREGON. 0.E.&N. -TO THE- OIVES THE OHOtOg OF TWO TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTES ORE AT NORTHERN RT. VIA SPOKANE MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL ARB CHICAGO ORBOON SHORT LINE VI DENVER SALT LAKE OMAHA aB . KANSAS CITY LOW RATES TO ALL EASTERN CITIES OCEAN STEAMERS LEAVE PORTLAND EVLRY 5 DAY8 FOR San Francisco For lull information call on or address W. H. HUBLBCKT, A.L.M0HLKB, 0a. Pan. Agent, President and Manager, Fobtlasd, Ob. PROFESSIONAL. J. W. DAT W. B. DILLAtD ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW OfBe next floor to Court bona, ST. UKUCNS, OHKUON. fleneral Drastic is eoaM of Oreeon or Waah Ingtou. Abstract Bade directly from county records. GEORGE A. HALL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Collection, fereeloeures, mr?hnics lefns, etc Miuuir pntaecmiug Ritoruev. vmo with T. J. tleton. St. Hslkn a, t Oggoow. G. W. COLE, ATTORNEY AMD COUN8BLOE AT LA W, ST. HELENS, OREGON. Title Abstract Rooks. Notarr Piihlld. fiommla sloner of Dee.la for Washington, sod anaiper- l.r.lV. 1 . W' II 11.., I 'ill W 1 .11 uniH. DENNIS & TIMMONS, Attorney and Counselor, at Law. Gkitciul Law Fbaotici. Collections, Foreclosures, Mechanise Hens, ete. Will practice fn all the oonrt of Oregon and Washington. Tatlos Bvildiho, - - 8t. Haunts, 0s. JJB. EDWIN BOBS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. St. Helens, Oregon ) b. r. vurr. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Bt. Heln, Oregon. j-)B J. X. BALL, Pny 8I0IAN AND SURGEON. '.; Clstskauis, Columbia oounty, Or. . MKSIBVI, Snrreyor and Ci?il Engineer DELEMA, OREGON. Cnnntv Bnrveror. Ind BnrTavlnir Tin Flatting and Engineering work Dronintlv executed. TtTAKTKD FilTHWt MIX 0B Wninra r r te traTM I te trTi for raapousf hi eataMlihad houa IB Oraaoa BlanS7Si(anl xpwiaM. foalHea MraihlMat. a!Tn. Kueloa Hlf-adrlruaad tnp4 neiw. The MUoaal, Star luur- ikdg., Cbloago. Bart t& rvZucIile' .IS THE PLACS: TO CET- Choice ST. HELENS, OREGON, Complete Line of Clothing SHELF HARDWARE AND NOTIONS. Flour, Feed, Hay and Grain. ST. HELENSM EAT MARKET All Kinds of Fresh Meats, Hams, Bacon end lard Meats by Wholesale At Special Rate. MAIN ITBWRT. Clatskartie Drug Store New and Patent Medicines Stationery, School Boots. i ....ST. HELENS HOTEL.... m Oar tables will at all times be found supplied wltb ths best edibles ana 1 delicacies th. market affords, TERMS REASONABLE FOR REGULAR BOARDERS The hotel having" been newly refurnished we are prepared togivesslirr ucuon is an our patrons, J. George. Proprietor, St. Helens. Or. Wfr lay ajarayayay ay O Whit Vtem torn A Cwwr's Tan, aor a foo4 V fc- 7 ,i2LaX V Btcjrda Crota Ctuttlnta, V Stiy MONARCH li Look gl I ri Under the sMMsVaVetI K Enamel! ' ii R V. Wawaat bfigtit 1 1 Vfc Sa V trtislaesa mea ( V . Q . torwpraantai 'J S 5 Jrvor7wb.re, S J MONARCH CYCLE CO., J 0 J Chicago NwwYork Loodoa. f PORTLAND A ND OLATSKANIE STEAMER O. W. SHAVER, Dell Shaver, Master. Comramrlng? AnHt IA iym .111 T.i.ni H7..Ku..n. .s.i Trifstdlfi r" v was avsivw t wi mriiis, iws ui II awiiiuiitun IMWii - " Thiirsday and Bunrlay vnings at 5 o'clock. Keturning-Leave Clatskanle. (lsr; mittine). Mondav. WwlnaH nrf tri.u nn a n'.in.L win f)ak Pol"1 abnnt 7i Stella 7:15: Maveer 1:26: Rainier in Portland 1 :30 A, M. The eomDanv reaerves th rielit to olianaa tlma without noil SHATCB THE JOSEPH KELLOGG & STPFl aoSBPH KBLLOGO FOR PORTLANE- Loaves Kelso Monrlny,,Wt.dnr.gy, nnd Fridays si orllaud Tuesday, Thursday and Saturduy at 6 o'olocl Groceries James H. Sheldon, BT. IIRIjICNH. oriF.oox. DR. J. E. HALL, Proprietor. Select Stock. and Drngglsfs Notions. Prescriptions Carefnllj Compomifi ana solicit your patronage. ay ay a)iyay aiiayayayajgyajiaji 8:20: Kalama Q:IA: HL H.l.ni 10:90. Arri TBANSPORTATIOIV COMfaBV. COMPANY'8 RIVER STEAMER 5 o'clock . n. I1" ('clock a. ni. a.