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w ...Are You o-TO Merchandise Where you get the best value for your money. dartTIdckle Have, ss vou nil know, si ways kept a flrst-clssslineof general merchandise, which they still propose to do. As to price they are In a position to sell you goods cheap. ...Staple and Fancy Groceries... Of the bunt quality, are always found at this popular tore. Thuir price are right. y Medicine To be effective mint be good and accurately prepared. -WHEN YOU WANT A FIRSTOLABSJ ARTIOLi 00 TO TM- ...ST. HELENS Da. Edwin Boss, A COMPLETE STOCK -A OHOIOI LINE OF OONM OTIONERV .JOHNSON & DURCDORFER BROS 0 o Manufacturers ...All Kinds of Rough fLarlng... Basil. ...Cellng ..Dlaaenal.n LiBktr. BCAI'l'OOBH, - - ST. HELEHS MEAT A 4 1 Fresh Meat Always on Hand.,. 1,1 Special Rates OWen on Orders for Large Quantities of Meat. J. H. DART. Proorictor . , . fcil.A.... ...Mi .11 Willi.. . ... ..NEW YORK STORE.. ENDLESS VARIETY 0 Shirt Waists... ..,ANO. ...LADIES' JACKETS Complete T.lneot Mackintoshes and Rubber Goods. H. MORGUS, PROP. ARHItl' OLD STAID, ...WHEN IN NEED -00 CLATSKANiE DRUQ STORE THE Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Etc DR. J. E. HULL, CLvlTSJCJNIE, MONTE VISTA APPLE TREES. OH WHICH WE QUOTE VERY Uf!ltniMat4a Driina 0n n1 two-year-old troea. clons were obtained from a li 1 1 1 ulH Cllw f I U II u. prominent fruit grower, and wore (ml from bearing tree). ALSO CHERRY. PLUM A. HOLADAY, PROP., iVA L&LjOlJ OAWVWI.A BuakjBfcafl AAAAA PAINTS111 ft CLEVELAND COTTAGE. COLORS PORTLAND PRICES. WW ST. HELENS PHARMACY t AAAAAiW AAAAAo M M Willing... M BUY - o li li M H H H Stationery A full line of tablet!, choice writing paper, school books, etc. PHARMACY... Pbophiktob. OF TOILET ARTICLES.,. KEPT IN T00tC- of tod Dealers In o and Dressed Lumber... OOOO R0AO TO THE MILL. Mill on itnmh fork of Hcsppoose ereek.four I mlhia from Ht-appnose statluu. . Lumber riullvered at HcnppooM station or 1 joniixnrt lanuniK at si.w per m, extra. All Warren station, 11.50. - . . OHKOON MARKET. V r When you are in need of Hams, Raeon or Lard remember that you can always secure the best article at the lowest price at this market. -)- At. Helena. Ores-on , m .... .MAW.,Wl.ik.i LARQE 8T00K OF ...Fresh Groceries... , .-AND- PROVISIONS All Kinds Country Produce Taken in Exchange. sr. iiKi.F.tva, oaEiiot OF MEDICINE.. TO - Proprietor. OREGON. NURSERIES We have a choice lot of one and two-year-old trees, such as lien Davis, Northern Spy, Bald win, Spitzentwrg and Gravenstein, REASONABLE PRICES. AND PEAR TREES. SCAPPOOSE, OREGON H H AH kinds of Paints, Oils, Brushes, and Painters' Bupplies. i afai AAaVAAalti AAA OREGON MIST. JANUARY 2d, IWO. Mrs. Jas. Muukle was in Portland Monday. Mrs. W. H. Dolman left on Monday or uaiiioriiia. I. G. Wlkstrom. of Kalatna. was In i-ortianu Monday, T. A. Cloninger was down from Scan. jooho neunesuay. Mr. W. B. Villard will leave toduv for fuort visit to jewiswn, luano. Attorney Hall was attending to busi ness matters In 1'ortJand Monday, Mr. E. E. Quick and Superintendent lopeiana were in l'ortland Wednesday Mrs. W. D. Connell. of Deer Island visited in this city s day or two this wee. The dance to be riven at this nlac. on February 28iid. will be an en lovable anair. Mr. W. II. Dolman accomnanled Mrs. Dolman to Portland Monday on her way to uaiiiorma. Several of our citizens have made an- plication for appointment as census enumerators. A few steelhead salmon are beimr taken, for which fishermen are receiving cents per pounu. E. C. and Ross fitanwood were look' ing after their logging Interests in l'ortland Monday, Key. Mr. Phil brook will Drench at Peris next Sunday at 11 o'clock, and at i an a ion at a r. fli. Miss Bertha Gillihan and Miss Eva Mulmeten returned on Monday from rortianu to ineir nomes at vernouia. Isabel Braden. mother of W. IT. Braden, formerly of Vernouia, died in Portland on Tuesday of this week, ased ob years. Fr. - ' County court will be held today Vri day), to attend to the matters which would have been brought before the ses sion yesterday. The precinct and road district bound' anea, as estaDiisnea oy tne county court at the regular January term, will appear in our next issue. A meeting; of the trustees of the Methodist church of this city was held Tuesday evening. Work on the pro- poscu eaiuce is to De siariea soon. John Boats, of Mavtrer. was doinir ousmess in rortianu juonuay. Mr. Bosls says he is doing a prosperous bus iness in bis coal burning and dealing. The steamer McMinnvllle was on the run in the Canby's place a few days this week. It is said the McMinnvillo will go on the slough run in the near future. The report is current that parties from Portland are looking over the Held in the vicinity of Warren wltb a view to putting in a large logging and wood tramway. A change in the mercantile business so long conducted by Mr. W. 11. .Doi man, will take place about the first of the month, it is said that tne new hnn will be J. II. Collins and M. C. Gray. The piling are being driven for an extension to the Oregon Wood Com pany's witarf at this place. The busi ness of the company is increasing to such an extent as to require more dock room. The Washington law permits fisher men to fish until March 1st. However, Fish Commissioner Heed will allow the fishermen to fish until March 1st nntil the legislature meets and untangles the mess. The session of the county court, which as to have been held yesterday to de cide upon the tax levy for this year, was adjourned in order for the county offi cials to attend the funeral of the late George Hayes. There is a telephone line extendins from t. Helens to Howard's mill, at Yankton, which is proving a great con venience to not only Mr. Howard, but to many people in the vicinity of both ends of the line. - Dr. Ross is constantly adding to his stock of drugs, chemicals, patent medi- nes. etc. The people of this vicinity are fortunate in baing able at all timen to have their wants in the druz line supplied by a home dealer. Judge McBride was in this city last Saturday. While here he granted a divorce to Charles . Olson from Annie Olson, by default. In the evening he attended the local Masonic lodge, of which be is Worshipful Master. It must be borne in mind that com inuuicatious intended for publication must reach this otlice not Inter than Wednesday morning. We cannot handle the matter when it arrives later in the week than Wednesday forenoon. The bills are out announcing a grand ball for Houlton, on February 14th Bt. Valentine's day. Johnny Lamberson, Anron Kelly and Clay Clark are man aging the anair, and a pleasant time is assured all who attend . Tickets, in cluding supper, will cost but fl.00 , The fact that Mr. Willard Johnson, of Castle Rock, will have charge of the floor at the dance here on February 22nd, and the knowledge that splendid music will be furnished by a Portland orchestra, are two features which cer tainly will add greatly to the enjoyment of the occasion. Another cold storage company has made arrangements to locate iu Astoria. This will make five cold storage com panies engaged in the salmon business in that city. In consequence of which, the price for salmon this year will not be less than 6 cents and will probably go to 7 cents. A cold storage house is of more benefit to fishermen than three canneries. The people of this school district, No. 2, will meet next Wednesday evening at the school house to vote a tax for school purposes. The valuation of property in this district is over $73,000, and a 6-mill tax will raise almost (400. That amount of special tax is customary to levy here, and no doubt the same action will result at the meeting next Wednes day evening. The reported bonding of the Payne paint plant and mine at Bcappoose is confirmed. Mr. Payne bonded the mine to Portland parties for $53,000, and while that is a large sum, yet it is said to be worth much more money than that. There seems to be all kinds of wealth hidden away in the hills of Co lumbia county, waiting man's ingenuity and capital to develop it. Secretary of State Dunbar has leaned a pamphlet containing the election laws of the state of Oregon and of the United States, in so far as they relate to the conduct of elections and the duties of officers in connection therewith. This fiublication contains all the election aws in force at the present time in Ore gon. Kach county will be supplied with a sufficient number of copies so that each election precinct may have a copy. The work of distribution has commenced and this office acknowledges the receipt of a copy. West's Jersey Herd. Harry West, of Scappooss, has sherd oi jersey catue which would make an dairyman proud. Mr. West milked an average of eight cows sll daring the year iov. wim tne following result, as Is shown by the books of the Marydale creamery, where Mr. West disposed of me prouuet: Average pounds of mux loreucn cow, o.ro: average test of mux 5.4 pounds of butter fat per cow, or am pounds per cow lor the year, which, by the rule of adding one-sixth, would be 42H pounds of . butter. Kach one of Mr. West's cows earned him $79.6H throughout the year, A great deal of money and cars has been expended by rar. west on nis jersey nerd, Dut cer tainly he is well repaid, not only by . . iff . - . ,.. - cash, but by possessing one of the best dairy herds in the county, besides the assurance of s greater annual earning each succeeding year. As an evidence of the superior qualities of Mr. West's cattle, he sold a three-month's old calf to Mr. A. C. Bay, of Rainier, for which ne received (40 caan. County Surveyor Hayes Dead. County Surveyor George Hayes died at St. Vincent's hospital in Portland on Tuesday of this week. He had been In that institution lor several weeks, going there after spending a number of weeks at Wind River springs. Mr, Hayes' remains were taken to May ger on the Uatzert Thursday and were laid to rest at the cemetery there on that day. Mr. Hayes was elected as surveyor by the republicans s year ago last June, but he was unable to attend to the duties for but a short time. Mr. A. B. Little has been attending to the worx tor several montns. itneumatism and paralysis of the muscles of the lower limbs, was the cause of his Heath. He leaves one young son. Mr. Hayes had been a resident of the lower end oi the county lor many years and was universally respected. The county judge, Commissioner Peterson, Assessor White and Sheriff Rice accompanied the remains of the deceased from this place to Maygcr. Activity In Timber Market. There is a noticeable activity in the timber lands market, as evidenced by the late filings in the county recorder's office. Most of the transfers, however, have been made to large companies or syndicates, ine day ol "snaps" in Oregon and Washington timber lands is rapidly passing, and from now on avail able properties will necessarily have to be handled by men oi some capital, it iaa been practically certain for years thst the merchantable timber of the Northwest must be placed upon a much higher plane of values, and the npward movement now In progress will inaugur ate an era in which logging and milling methods must be altered from the prod igal destruction of what has heretofore been considered waste. Astonan. Another Enterprise. Still another enterprise which should be encouraged, is projected lor this vi cinity. Mr. . C. Stanwood Co., will soon begin the construction and equip ment of a sawmill a few miles west from St. Helens. In fact, the plant baa al ready been purchased in Portland, and after a few preliminary affairs are set tled,, the work will begin. Mr. 8tan- wood has been a very successful logger on Milton creek for several years, and there does not remain a Question of doubt that his contemplated sawmill venture will be eminently successful. We have so far been unable to learn the exact location of the mill, but it is said that It will be put where it can easily supply the local demand of Warren. Bcappoose, St Helens and, in fact, all the vicinity hereabouts. Bis; Ran of Logs. Milton creek loggers are happy. One day last week over 1,000,000 feet of splendid sawlogs were driven out of the creek, and the work of rafting and get ting them ready for market is being prosecuted with considerable energy. The encouraging feature of the circum stance is that over $6 per thousand will be received by the owners for them. This is said to be the highest price ever received for Milton creek logs. Not withstanding the fact that the logging business has been successfully conducted on Milton creek for a great many years, et there seems to be an endless supply of timber in that region, and many more thousand dollars are yet to be made by the local loggers. 1. amber Scarce In Astoria. The inability to get lumber is retard ing work on many improvements being made in the city. One contractor stated recently that be had been unable to se cure any lumber since Christinas. All the mills are running on full time and are still way behind on their orders. Budget. A number of improvements are being contemplated, but while the local mills are unable to furuish lumber, they will' not be started. Improvements already under way are retarded for the want of lumber. Herald. Plank's Large Vegetables. J. G. Plank presented (not on sub scription) to this office one day this week, a turnip, of the Flat Dutch var iety, which measured 24 inches in circumference, aiid weighed over nine pounds. It was grown in swale ground on Mr. Plank's place. Johnny did not say so, but we inferred from his conver sation that the turnip would have grown much larger, but he exerted himself to prevent Its further growth for fear it would crowd all the other turnips out of the patch. Mr. Plank also raised a patch-of cabbage in the same swale, which were not "slow." A number of the heads weighed 21 pounds each. Not Pleased With the Law. If the county court is compelled to comply with tne new road supervisor law it' will hoodoo road work in Tilla mook county. Now that a systematic and practical method is being carried out, which would have resulted in giving the county some reauy good roads, it must be disappointing to the county judge and the commissioners to be forced to adopt an antediluvian system of road work. We sincerely trust they will find some way whereby they can throw the new law into the waste paper basket. -xiuamooK neauugnt. Simmons Has Left I' a. E. O. Simmons, who has had varied experience in this county for a number of years, has at last left us, From his farm bock of Rainier, to the county jail, thence to the asylum, thence back to St. Helens, and finally he took his departure from here last Monday fo Indiaua, being told by the district attorney that if he would remain away the charge of lar ceny against him here would be dis missed. Simmons sold his laud for $100 over the amount of the mortgage, and with that amount of cash be left the state. Da Yen Knew Consumption is preventable? Science has proven that, and alBo that neglect is suicidal. The worst cold or cough can be cured with Shiloh'a Cough and Con sumption Cure. Sold on a positive guarantee for over fifty years, bold by nr. jvawin .bobs. VEBNONIA ITEMS. Frank Tracy started for' the outside worm Jtuesuay. Rube Hesseman Is home from Rainier on short visit. Wm. Palmer was carrying the mail couple of days last week. J. L. Young is home from Houlton. -.1 t- 1 1 1 wuere ne una wen culling woou. Charles McCauley came over the mountain from Houlton last Thursday, Mrs. Tracy went to Clatskanie last week after her sister. Mrs. G. H. Bvnon iney returned baturaay. A. Smith and wife returned to the valley last week. They have been liv ing at Houlton this winter. Otto Malmsten went to St. Helens Monday, after his sister. Eva. who has recovered sufficiently to return home. unite a number of persons were on the sick list last week, although none were serious bad colds, sore throat, etc. S. B. Rose thinks the new registra tion law is fraud. He says he has voted ever since he was 13 years of age up to the present time; and to be de- pnveu now oi mat privilege u pretty tougn. Married, at the home of the bride's parents, on Beaver creek, Thursday January 18th, Mr. Edgar Young, of llillsboro, and Miss Ethel xoung. liev. Stroup officiating. An elegant dinner was served after tne ceremony.. The young couple left Friday for their future uome at iiiiiBDoro. WARREN ITEMS. Mr. A. Slavens was Houlton visitor last Monday. John Dolan went to St. Helens Wed nesday on business. Henry Larsen. Sr.. was a Portland visitor last Tuesday. Mrs. Laura McKay, of Scappoose. visited witn ner parents last Friday. Mrs. J. 8. Bacon did business in Port land Thursday and Saturday of last week. M. Saxon moved bis scow down near the seining ground last Wednesday. Ue is getting ready for fishing. Emmet Stevens, of the Lake farm. was over last Sunday visiting his sister, airs. Jos. uopelanu, ot this place. Olive Grewell. Ella Bacon and Floyd f uzey were the guests ol Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McKay, of Scappoose, last Sunday, Those who attended the party given at the home of Henry Duncan last Fri day night, report having had s pleasant time. There will be services held at the resi dence of Henry Larsen, Monday, Janu ary zutn, at 7 tr. M., by uev. u. U Poling. SCAPPOOSE ITEMS. ' Tom Piper was doing Portland last weex Miss Ella Tompkins, who has been very ill for the last three weeks, is im proving rapidly. Mrs. Gus Ostby. who for the last two weeks has been confined to ber home suffering from a severe cold, is able to be around again. Pern Grewell. who for the last year has been employed at the Uoneyman ranch, has resigned his position and is now engaged in cutting wood. The Northern Pacific bridge crew are engaged in overlooking the trestles be tween here snd Warren, and a few much-needed repairs have been made. We are informed that the engagement of Miss Mollie Clonniger of Bcappose to Mr. Bt. Clair ol l'ortland is announced. the wedding to take place some time next month. From all reports, there is to be a wed ding at Scappoose in the near future. Bert West, Oeo. uunderson and Geo. Vollens are helping things along by put ting in extra time in getting the bouse ready. The young people from this place who attended the dance on last Saturday evening at the home of Mr. Duncan and on Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. ureweu, near warren, report a very pleasant time. In the course of a conversation with our young Warren friend, Frankie Hoyt, we were lnlormed that in the near future Warren is to enjoy a first-class entertainment, to be given in the large nail at tne scnooi house, xne program will consist of Negro sketches, songs and recitations, to be followed by a supper. The admission fee has not been decided pon. but it will be in the reach of all. Frankie is a hustler, and we wish him success in' his venture. Our friend. John Sparks, was aroused from a sound slumber one evening last week by hearing some one on the out side yelling for him to get up and take a smile. It took John one second to jump out of bed and another to reach the door, here nis three friends, who had just rrived from Portland on the midnight train, presented John with a bottle about a yard long. When John got ight of that bottle, a huge grin over spread his good-natured face, and with here s luck, leuows, took a big swal low. His three friends by this time dodged around the corner of the station, and had no sooner done so when the bottle came flying after them, which, by the way, contained nothing but water. We would hate to repeat what John said as be slammed the door and stum bled into bed again. FROM AHOTHEB SODRCX. County Clerk Watts was up visiting relatives Sunday. Mr. Bert West is having his village property fixed up. Mr. Gray, the St. Helens telegraph operator, was in our town Monday. Mrs. A. Stump is visiting her daugh ter, Mrs. Schell, at Albany, this week. Frank Trukositz, who has been quite sick for some weeks, is again able to be out. Dr. Cliff was called to this place last Sunday to see Mrs. Hannah White, who is quite sick. Miss Grace Duncan, who has been liv ing in Portland for several months, has been visiting home folks for the past week. Watts & Price have given the interior of their store building a coat of paint, which, as a matter ot fact, improves the appearance of things very much. Farmers around here are taking ad vantage of the prevailing high price for potatoes. A. Iloladay & Sons shipped a carload last week, and John Scbmitke is shipping a carload this week. T. Try It. If Shlloh's Cough and Consumption Cure, which is sold for the small price of 25 eta., 60 cts. and $1, does not cure, take the bottle back and we will refund your money. Sold for over fifty years on this guarantee. Price 25 cts. and .60 cts. Sold by Dr. Edwin Boss. A TEAPOT TEMPEST. Mr. Caple. Intimates that Peter Is Being Robbed to Pay Paul, Elsewhere In Ths Mist this week will be found sn article from the pen of Mr. C. (i. Caples. of Columbia City, which contains some facts and a very great amount oi iancy. in tne nrst piace, to put the author of the article belore the readers ol this paper in the light which must first be known before the purport of his letter can be understood, it is necessary to state that Mr. Caples was called upon, during the last session of the county court, to pay his taxes for a certain year, which he claimed to have once paid, but no evidence of the fact could be produced, further than Mr. Caples' own statement. We do not wish to infer that Mr. Caples would in tentionally misrepresent the train, but he had no tax receipt, neither could there be found the scratch of a pen. on either the tax roii, stub books or public record ol the tax collector to indicate that he was correct in his statement. Neither is that gentleman alone in this matter, proof of which, in endless quan tities being open , to inspection at the county omces. We are very glad the communication has reached us. It will not only serve as a -warning to taxpayers" to come in and pay the amounts against them for taxes, out it opens the way for a state ment oi an airs wnica we nave ior a long time been seeking. Mr. caples states, and we bave no reason to doubt his statement, that there are more than 600 persons in this county who hare had their lands sold for back taxes. That there are many others who bave escaped having their lands sold by tne county In order to collect a just obligation, will not be questioned by those who are in a posi tion to know. To demonstrate to Mr. Caples and the public that this is a small number compared to the amount of unpaid tax, we will first state that there has not been returned delinquent a tax roll for many years on which there was less than 13000 of unpaid tax. The av erage amount of tax charged to eachper- son on the tax roll, we win say is Mat would mean 160 persons for one year's sale, and as these sales have occurred annually for five successive years, we fail to see that the cumber ol persons is very urge in proportion. We presume that Mr. Caples means to infer that the sheriff's a few years ago were in the habit of helping themselves to the contents of the crib. This state ment we will not contradict: but let us do some figuring. When the tax roll is given to the sheriff for collection, that officer is charged with the entire amount of taxes to be collected, and all that be cannot collect he is given credit for when the roll is returned. Mr. Meeker waa sheriff for four veara. and the en tire amount of bis shortage was $1600. Each delinquent tax roll returned to the county clerk by Mr. Meeker showed at least $6000 nnpaid tax, or $24,000 for four years. During that four years, then, according to Mr. Caples' theory, there was over $19,000 unaccounted for by Mr. Meeker, if as Mr. Caples says, there shonld be no liens held on lands by the county for unpaid tax. We will rehearse Mr. Maesie. He waa sheriff for less than two years : his shortage waa less tbsn $4000; yet the amount of delinquent tax those two veara .mounted to abont S.10.000. Would there not - naturally be abont $6000 of nnpaid taxes? Examine each tax roll since those years and if there is one which did not contain $3UUU or more, the amount is very close to that sum. We will all acknowledge that the matter of tax collecting bos been very carefully looked after for the last five or six years, and yet there has been a great amount of land sold for taxes, all of which goes to prove that even the full penalty of the law will not force some people to pay their tax, and as a consequence the county holds hens on many pieces of land for the amount of unpaid tax against tbem, and. the only impending danger we are able to discern lies in the fact that people win still refuse to pay the tax and permit the property to be disposed of by the county. A fact which might be reviewed in connection with this matter, and which will assist in satisfying Mr. Caples' mind as to why there are so many per sons in the county whose lands have been sold for taxes, is that prior to 1894 there was never any penalty for failure to pay taxes. All unpaid tax was merely returned as delinquent, and Mr. Caples can readily understand that people win come no nearer paying ineir taxes than would they any other debt if there was no way of forcing its payment. And herein lies the whole secret of there being so many persons whose lands have been sold. Imagine, will vou. what crime there would be in this world if there were no restraint placed upon humanity. Within the last few years the county officers have taken np the matter of forcing the payment of taxes in order to free the county from debt, and hush the mouths of those persons who howled the loudest about tne debt; and because this is done there are scores of denunci ations hurled at the officers. We do well know that "taxation, since the crea tion of man, has caused the world to mourn" but most of us to mourn be cause we could not entirely escape it. The fact of the presence of so many people who aimed to escape tax paying has cost this county many thousand dollars in interest, besides depriving those who were ever ready and willing to pay, the privilege of good roads and the enjoyment of the presence of better publio buildings. Certainly there are many persons in the county whose lands have been sold for taxes, and we sin cerely hope that the teapot tempest will be fanned into a hurricane by Mr. Caples, and in its course many people who are in arrears lor taxes will be brought to the tax collector's desk. That is the only method we can conceive of in order to "put this matter in its proper light." ANSWER TO "XMA8." Deer Island, Jan. 13, 1900. To the Editor. Xinas must be a lit tle off about passing the hat around but once, as he himself passed it around the first time, and then it was passed again for the hall rent. But the unfortunate caller got soup. As for me being a kicker" : I was not the only one who kicked." And as for throwing in the dollar I wasn't like the fellow who did not have it, I will freely admit that the Supper was grand, which was due to the efforts of all the ladies of this vicinity, and if your correspondent ever has the good fortune to get a cook, it is devoutly to be hoped that she will be as good a one as the ladies ol Deer Island. I will never complain, noK4iever, even if the bills do come high. But many of the little wee hearts would have gone away sad had it not been for the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. uonneu. Old Wxnroor Subscriber, "I want to let the people who suffer from rheumatism and sciatica know that Chamberlain's Pain Balm relieved me after a number of other medicines and a doctor had failed. It it tbe best liniment I have ever known of. J. A. Dodokn, Alpharatta. Ga. Thousands have been cured of rheumatism by this remedy. One application relieves the pain. For sale by Dr. Edwin Ross. 9d FOB FOBTliANO DAILY. -TIAMBH "America" Willamett Slougb Route r Leave St. Helens .... 0 :30 A M Arrive at Portland.. 10:80 A M Leave Portland 2:30 PM Arrive at St. Helens. 6:00 P M faBE S5 CENTS. Will Carry Nothing but Pasttn g.rs and Fast Freight, H H H JTAJHESJ GOOD, master. ED HIIXSBERRY, Expert :-: Barber SHARP RAZORS AND CLEAN TOWELS. None but purest chemicals used in wash ing and cleansing the face. ;. Get a Hot Towel on Your Face Usual prices for work, DECKER'S OLD STAND, ST. HELENS you ark always welcome ooo AT THE I BLQUET None but the beet in both Imported and Domestic wines, liquors and cigars. CYRUS - N03LE - WHISKEY The celebrated Weinhard Beer always on draught. CL0HIHGER 4 WHITHEY, Pnp. V T TTIlTiTI T: Q UulJSIU'AL HOTEL Mrs. 1. J. Scott ProBrietress 8T. HELENS, OBEGON. A 8trictly FTst-Class Hons.. A Home for Commercial Travelers and the Public. Board and Lodg ing at Host Reasonable Rates. KEPT STABLE For Care of Patron's Horses. MINN'S SALOON. If you want something good In the line ol whi&ky try SHAW'S MALT Only the best of Lipors and Cigars Kept in Steel. Pool and Card Tables for th. nee oi Patrons. Courteous treatment. (Between th. two Hotel.) ST. HELENS, - - - OREGON. OPEN FROM 6 A. M.TO 12 O'CLOCK MIDNIGHT. ST. CHARLES HOTEL Front & Morrison Sts., Portlani Under New Management 150 Rooms at 25 Cents to 50 Cents. Suites 75 Cents to $1.00. Elevator, Electric Lights and Bells, and all Modern Conveniences. Free Bus Meets all Boats and Trains. Restaurant Connec ti will Heel O-egon Telephone 299. Columbia Telephone 27. I STOMA & COLOMBIA RIYER H RAILROAD COMPANY. I AD DOWN f k WELL 3 au or DAILY. SI 23 A. M. P. M. 11 15 9 41) 10 05 8 SS 9 62 8 20 9 35 8 00 9 30 7 54 9 20 7 48 9 12 7 88 9 02 7 28 8 52 7 17 8 87 7 02 8 17 43 8 07 82 7 56 20 7 45 8 10 DAILY. STATIONS. 24 22 r. a. 7 01) 8 06 8 '20 8 SS 8 44 8.60 S 68 08 Vi 9 87 10 00 10 08 10 20 10 30 X. M. 8 00 9 05 9 1H 9 35 9 40 9 AO .0 Lt.. Portland.. AH Ooble Kaluier ... Pyramid. .. Mavger.... Quiucy .... Clatbk&nie. . .... Marshland.. ..... Wostpoft... Clifton .... Knappa.... ..... Sreuaon.... ....John bay... 45.H M.5' 56.9i iW.8l 10 00 H'2.3, 10 10 10 21 10 S9 71.2- 78.7 11 02 IK6.6 11 10 113 11 22 9S.1 11 30 9B.8 Ar... Astoria. ..Lv All trains make close connections at Gobi, with Northern 1'aciHo trains to and from the East and Bound points. At Portland with all trains leaving Union depot, at Astoria with I. tt. 4 N. co.'s boat and rail line to and frpn II waoo and North Beach point. Passengers for Astoria or war points must Bag trains at Houlton. Trains will stop to let pas senater off at Houlton when coming from poluMI we.t of Uobus. i. V.. MT, Oen. Pass. Ant.. Astoria, Ot.