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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON. FRIDAY, MARCH '4, 1913
I COLUMBIA COUNTY BANK
W BANKING INSTITUTION IN .
COUiW SHOWS REMARKABLE GROWTH
CAPITAL STOCK DOUBLED THIS MONTH
fa March 10th. 11MKJ the Colum-, eorned. In 1908 the loton the cor-
L County Bank was organized by ner facing the Court House Plaza
Vm Bm with capitalist of purchased and a $5000 atone
Dunuing wu erected.
CRITICIZES THE COUNCIL
ID 000. and ojiened for business in
V building now owened ty J. M.
tjiimftiin 'on the Strand In this
fa. In June 1906 the bank waa
icorporated and a short time after
W moved Into new quarter
Coai the street in the bakery
lilding, which waa formerly ft por-
it of the County Court Houae,
J growth of the bank and the
jineai ii indicative, or the char
ter of 'the men handling the
tin and the confidence of the
cplt in their ability. St. Helens
d leng needed a banking! Instltu
a which was solid financially and
lich the people could look upon
theonfidlnce. On April 3. 1909.
i capital stock was increased to
2,000, and on January 1. 1910
rt wu pluced to the surplua fund
1)00, which sum waa attain In-
wed to $2400 on the 29th of,
W 1910. On March 11, 1911,
capital stock waa again 1n-
tatd to $25,000, and the surplus
ti was increased to $5000 a ;,ear
kr. ihe In! low in J table will
banks in the state of Oregon and
Uth. wonderful growth of thlaM,U Vo,umt' fof lhu careful man-
agemeni oi uie concern.
During the present month the
capital stock of the bank has been
doubled, as shown by the table
printed above, until now $30,000 In
Uiik huh Min nuSil in fur ittorlc anil
fitted up with (ire proof vault and
bank furniture and fixtures suitable
for the business. Last year a stone
addition waa built costing $t000
and today the Columbia County
Bank has the finest banking house
In the county and a building that
will compare favorably with any
bank building in tho state.
The figures given in the table
above ' show that between March
l'ju ana March iuuh there was a
slight falling off in assets and this
is explained by the fact that the
panic of 1907 waa during that
period, but wits? all the panic and
Issuance of clearing house certifi
cate by most of. the banks of the
state, this bank 4id not issue any
auch certificates, did not take ad
vantage of any holidays but kept
open for business all during that
time and never failed to pay to its
customers the guld coin when de
manded by any of them. This was
distinction not 'enjoyed by many
thus in seven
!: imii ail onnn
207 47 1 ' 2400 ha been placed to surplus
207,424.26 D000 fund. The stock ha all been
233,043.87 10,000 bought by local men and it is safe
year the capital to say that nearly every business
increased . from man In the city of any considerable
000 to $.')0,000, and the assets, standing is interested in the Colum-
k increased frjm $30,797.40 to
large sum of $233,043.87, and a
Wuiof $10,000. In addition to
wonderful growth of the bank
i bankinir inBtitution the projerty
lured by them a a banking
k shows the ability of the off!-
f of the institution to handle it
n to the advantage of all con-
bia County Bank. It has proved to
bo a safe banking institution, run
by capublu men and the bunine
men and farmer f this community
are glad to get the opportunity of
getting stock in it. It mean much
to the city of St. Helen to have a
financial institution that i recog
nized a ft safe and sound bank.
Q. Upham has moved hi
'ill from IVirflntlrl In &.nnui
T are now living in Mr. Bush-
House, recently vacated by
' & Gilnian has rmrchnmvi th
p Peterson farm north of Scan-
f " now living: there. The
ffwn family have moved to
''J Marie Watt spent Sunday
f4 ntertaininnnt J
-...mIVi,v ami auvmi
bMr,e Ladies Aid Society of
pgrpgational church bat Fri-
Fining was greatly enjoyed by
menall wbs well filled with
Ppreclative and enthuHln.stie
h. while tho following "Con
I of Sons'"
v . ( " i "hihiii nan givuu,
A.Uir." by MIh Mary
In Scotch costume.
U"jn' Thro the Rye," Miss
Kita." by Mlta Vera Price,
"or.ta ,y Mi88 EvR Garri
r"J are You Going? My
Maid." Ik.en Watt and
VS? Pmin" heForgetfull."
&".Spar, that Tree." by
',;.. Ten I4uIe.In.
S""g," by Wallo
'M Am ... .
- u iii.ne i raoiiHii .
Walt und represent. .1
of oung peopl.
j . "Home from the Mountain,"
from "II Trovatore," sung- by Mrs.
j Watt, Mis Helen WatU. Messrs.
Niblock end Miller, while Miss Ruth
Duncan characterized the song. .
I "Sing Me to Steep." by Miss
Patriotic song, with stage- set
tings, sung by Messrs. Watt, Smith,
Niblock and Weaver.
"I'm Going Hack." from "The
Royal Chef." sung by Mis Watts
and Impersonated by several bovs
d resscd in tramp coidnme.
"Love' Old Sweet Song," by Mr.
Rurlesquc, "Darius Green," rend
by Mrs. Gettcbel.
"Kvery Little Movement," sunr
by Mia Watts, while the Miusc
Miller. Duncan and Garrison,
dreaxed in Grecian costumo brought
out the thought of tho song by
gestures and pose.
"I Cannot Sing tho Old Songs,"
was reprem nted by Grandma Denn
and sung by Mis Neva Doyle.
Mis? Maude Watt3, standing in
tho renter of a large cluster of
Puwy Willows, snng "Spring Has
Medley, "Negro Molodien," sung
by boys in Negro costumo.
Following the program the ladies
served colTeo and cake.
Mr. and Mr. Charles E. Jeter of
rinno. III., Dr. and Mr. Edgar F.
Worsely, of Yorkville. 111., Mr. anil
Mrs. W. G. Wood and their son
Clyde, cf I'ort'and, and Mr. and
l! tV.t'lnrk nnil llieir children.
Umm tt, IClenaand William, also ot
I'ortland. were g icst over Sunflyi
of Dr. and Mr. C. L. HatHeld. lr.
Con'lnued on bnck r-.
SUBSCRIBLR TAKES OFFiCIClALS TO
TASK FOR 0ION AT MEETING
Editor of Mist
A great deal of criticism of late
han been heaped upon the heads of
the Common Council. Whether
they justly deserve same is a ques
tion for our people to decide
As a citizen and fairly heavy tax
payer. I perhaps have a right to
think and act In a mild may and to
set forth such thought in your
columns. Do not wish people to
misunderstand me If they do not
coincide with my views, as no mo
tive is thought of, nor do I wish to
attack our Council or it' member,
only In a legitimate way.
I said there was no motive at
tached to this, perhaps it would be
well to go further and acknowledge
that there is, and that la to advise
the people who are not acquainted
with the facta and procedure of the
council and the members that com
pose same. .
It ha always been my under
standing when councilman were
elected to office, and had taken the
oath, that he ha a duty to perform,
such duty to remrdri uppermost in
hi mind, to represent all the peo
ple, to be fair, square and honor
able, not to be swayed by per
sonal motives, petty jealousies,
small talk of others, and worse than
all, personal gain.
It seem, at the regular meeting
Monday night, all of this was dis
regarded to such an extent'that the
jujople were not represented and
they secmod to loose their heads to
galri"vhatei' there "wa " to be
(rained, with ihe City the loser.
Our Cit ) is letting large enoutrh to
have a council above this sort of
thing, and if not let' move to
When the ordinance limiting the
City to four saloon was annul'ed,
the dry (and very resectable men,
ton) voted to throw the town wide
open (why?) and one wet voted the
same way (why?) the other mem
ler, wet, voted "No." There is no
criticism on this last "No," a I be
lieve be voted without motive. It
seems peculiar that .three dry and
one wet should vote to throw our
well regulated city wide open, to
take in more saloons, cause out
siders to think wrong of us, make
it much more difficult to patrol and
more chance for vjce. Strange,
isn't it? How could they do it and
act in good faith? Most any one
tan tell. Simply swayed by small
talk personal motive and personal
;ain. In order to be fair, I will
say one member tried to act in good
faith and have the matter laid over
for another week to give it more
thought, but was overruled.
Saturday night dancing was the
next matter of importance. Some
thouKht it would be best to do
away with Saturday night dancing.
Others thought to do away with it
altogether, and still othcis thought
be t to confine dancing to nights
other than Saturday, Finally, all
agreed to allow dancing, but to have
It stcpjied promptly at 12. This
wiil be approved by many.
Several amendments to the char
ter were introduced; some good ond
some not so good, and some still
worse. For some renson these were
rushed through without being r:nJ,
ul though they would have com.? up
under the initiative, so no harm
It seems O'l amendment pertain
in; to franchise, more pnttlcularly
to street railways wn among the
many. As this was not read it is
uiilieult to tell whether it will be a
lentlitoru deti intent to the eily.
After getting irmission to re:.il
tliia T.vr, from the recorder, would
think it is entirely unnecessary at
tho present time, a I think en
cotirngemvnt should be given any
improvement or investment of
This article may seem unneees-
ary, but the peoplo should unite
for th upbnlMiriiT
Rev. Gordon Gold Barger died
here Thursday afternoon after a
long Illness. Ho was 80 years old
and 50 yeurs of hi life were spent
in Oregon, he celebrating bis 20th
birthday the day after he arrived in
Portland, August 31, 1852. He
was a native of Boone county. Mo.
A story that Mr. Barger told and
laughed much over in his older day
shows the wild condition of Oregon
at the time of his coming. When
he arrived in Portland he went to
the old Portland hotel, a log cabin
with an earth floor. He was told
that all the bed were full, but the
landlord gave him a fur robe and
said he could roll up in it ' either
on the table or under it, just a be
lined.". "I never enjoyed ft finer
night' rest," Mr. Barger said many
times afterward. In 1855 be mar
ried and went to Astoria, where he
conducted a tannery several years.
Later he purchased property In East
Portland near the Albina carshops
and later sold it, buying farm
then in the woods, but now one of
the east side's most popular resi
dence districts. While living there
in 1866 he waa ordained ft Metho
dist minister. In 1885 he with his
family moved to Yankton, there
being but five families here then.
He was closely identified with the
growth of this community, having
served as a school director 18 years.
as well as being active in the church
and grange. He is survived by the
widow and their six chi'dren, 21
grandchildren and 15 great grand
children. The children are: James
Barger, Tillamook; Mrs. Mary
Crook, Mullino; Charles Barger,
Mrs. Sarah Kappler Louis Barger
and George Earger, all of Yankton.
lie was a devoted disciple of Isaec
Walton, and it will be many years
before the figure of the upright old
man with his fishpole on one shoul.
der and a string of speckeled beau
ties by his side will fade from the
memory of the old resident here;
while those w hom he has married or
who?e friends he has buried will
mourn him as one of their own. The
funeral was held Friday at 1 o'clock
and he was buried in the Yankton
The Yankton school opened on
Monday with a very small attend
ance, only 17 scholars being present.
Dr. L. G. Ross give the pupils a
talk on coi.tagious diseases, telling
how to prevent the spread of
diseose, and how to avoid contract
ing diseases. There are a few cases
of searlctina yet in the neighbor
Bain, on March 4, to Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Rathburn, a son.
Hugh Liferman and family have
moved into the house on Pete
White's place, recently vacated by
Mrs. Delmar Masten'a little
daughter is improving.
Allen Chambers visited his sister,
Mrs. Wm. Karth.
Dr. Dark, former pastor of the
Iloulton district . M. E. church,
came from Rainier last Friday to
conduct the funeral service of the
Rev. Gordon C. Barger. The Yank
ton people were glad to have him
present, olthough greatly regretting
the cause which brought him among
Eber Brown, who was taken to
tho hospital in Portland Inst week
w ith la grippe, is home and expects
to be at work this week.
HEALTH BOARD RULING
STRICT QUARANTINE MUST BE
OBSERVED IN CERTAIN CASES
Portland, March 8, 1913.
Dr. L. G. Ross, County Health
Officer, St. Helen Ore.
Replying; to your communica
tion of today, I have to say that
thij Board recognizes no differ
ence between scarlet fever and
scarletina. All cases should be
rigidly quarantined, and children
should not be allowed to re-enter
school until three weeks after
fumigation. Other children in
the same family should be disin
fected and excluded from school
for ten days, and after that may
return. In every instance a red
flag or card must be put on the
house, and in all instances strict
quarantine must be obeyed. Per
sons living in the country, there
is no objection to the father or
others working on the farm, but
they must not attend any public
gathering, or co-mingle with
other people in town. An epi
demic in Clackamas county, due
to similar cause, through care
lessness in quarantine, resulted
in 17 cases and three deaths. So
I trust you will insist upon rigor
Yours very truly,
Calvin S. White,
State Health Officer.
Card of Thanks
To the many friend and neigh
bors who were so kind to us during
the last sickness and death of our
father, Mr. N. Pinckney, we wish
to extend our sincere thanks. .
Mr. & Mrs. A. Buss.
Mrs. Geo. Gray,
Miss Leona Pinckney.
Owing to the great amount of
school work just now it has been
decided to postpone the teachers'
entertainment until commencement
week, near the last of May. It is
possible that the children of the
four lower grades will give a separ
ate program on Arbor Day, while
the remainder of the school will
give at commencement time a can
tata. "The Princess Chrysanthe
mum," and an intricate scarf drill,
the latter being presented by girls
from the seventh grade. The cast
cf characters for the cantata is
chosen and will be announced later.
In honor of the biithdry anni
versary of Miss Mildred Allen a de-
LOCAL HAPPENINGS AND DOINGS
NEWS NOTES CONCERNING PEOPLE AND
THINGS IN AND AROUND ST, HELENS
PERSONAL; LOCAL; SOCIAL AND OTHERWISE
Mrs. Henry Russell of Portland
spent last week in St. Helens.
Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Ballagh are
spending this week in Portland.
Mayor Martin White visiter In
Scappoose on Tuesday.
Earl Sax ton of Bachelor Flat was
a visitor in St. Helens this week.
Albert D. Larson of Gobie has in
this issue a new ad telling of the
extra fine line of chickens he deals
V. H. Cooper of Rainier was in
St. Helens transacting logal busi
ness on Monday.
D. W. Freeman of Scappoose was
in St. Helens on Tuesday.
Bert Adams of Deer Island was
transacting business in St. Helens
Mrs. L. G. Ross spent Saturday
Mrs. A. E.Thompson and Mrs.
Qualm of St Helens were in
Houlton on their way to Port
Mies Mina Cohn of Portland is
visitin? with friends in St. Helens
Miss Lois Elliott of Bachelor Flat
visited with Susie Ketel Saturday.
Word from M Fresh, who is
visiting in Baltimore, Is that he at
tended the inaugural ceremonies at
Washington, D. C, on March 4.
W. F. Rickert and Mr. Adams of
Scappoose were in St. Helens on
W. B. Dillard was a Salem visitor
during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown of Portland
have taken one of the Mi!es cottage sJ
on Casenau street, recently occupied
by W. E. Stout, who has moved to
his cottage in Railroad Addition.
Arthur George spent Monday in
Portland, the guest of his Eon,
T. Brown of Yankton was in St.
Helens on business Monday.
Rev. and Mrs. Luther entertained
Mrs. Luther's Sunday school class
of boy3 on Friday evening Each
boy represented some great man by
a name pinned to his coat. The
lightful dinner party was given last eK ; "j nu
c vering by. Mrs. J. S. Allen. Covers !ie, mg Ql Bl' "ier wm aainiy
were laid for the following: Mrs.
J. S. Alien, the Misses Berneil Neil!,
Eugenia Deming and Mildred Allen
and Messrs. J. S. Allen, Carl Stein
bach, Oswald Deming and R. I.
Chapman. After dinner the party
whs entertained in the Rutherford
March 28 has been selected for
the declamation contest tryout of
both high school pupil and grade
pupils. Prof. Ralston and Miss
lilarche Miller of the Scappoose
rcho il will act a two of the judges
on this occasion, the third judge
not ytt being selected. The win
ning pupil from the grades will
represent the school at St. Helens
on the evening of May 17, the date
of the all-county track meet for
both high schools and grades, and
the date of the grade declamation
contest. The date of the high
school contest has not teen de
termined. Supt. Wilkerson is
Mrs. Ijnrinco Tarbell who has
been ill with la grippe is now able interested in declamation
worn lor scnooi cnuureu una win
of tlie town f
to be up and around.
Dr. Edwin Ross, Washington
Mut-klo of St. Helens, and Rev,
Fairchild of Iloulton, attended the
funeral servico of Rev. G. C. Bar
Mr. Rudolph O. Karth h b
Khnwln a "-
offer a jriie
for the succctsful
For Sale Good second cutting
refreshments, consisting of ices and
cake, were serve 1.
After lingering for several weeks
suffering intensely from the bums
received in the fire, Herman Han
sel, the Houlton baker, passed
away at the hospital in Portland
last Monday morning.
Jake Hammer of Deer Island,
was in St. Helens on Tuesday. He
Las only recently moved to Deer
Island from Warren, but likes his
new home very much.
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hasen were
called to Lents on Saturday to at-!
tend their little grandson, John
Miizcn, who had been thrown from
a l.orse and very seriously hurt.
The lost report was that the little
fellow was some better.
The many friends of Miss Susie
Ketel will be glad to know she is
much improved since the operation
on her throat by Dr. Steward at
tho hospital in Portland last week.
Mijs Ketel is assured of a complete
recovery and will in time be able to
tal e up her music again.
W. T. Jones has purchased a hotel
in Portland and last week removed
clover and first cutting timothy and to tiut city to take possession.
.U...... in.rln UVln.LiinJ flilr. ' ITt !on9 ll SOrrY l t"1
bank seed potttn: '-o v
roads to Portland are in first-class
condition, with the exception of
about one mile near the county line
in this county. This road will be
repaired this spring and when com
pleted the entire road from Port
land to St. Helens will be among
the best in the state. . - .
On Friday evening, April 11, the
Junior class of the St. Helens High .
school will stage a drama in three
act, "Tompkin Hired Man," in
the City Hall.' A special orchestra
will furnish music for the occasion
and moving pictures will be run be
tween acts. Don't forget the date,
April II. Reserved seats 35 cents.
All other seats 25 cents. Boost for
St. Helens High!
Martin White received the sad in
telligence last week of the death of -his
mother, Mary White, in James
town, Kansas, her home. Mrs.
White was 89 years old and leave
nine children, five sons and four
daughters. Mr. White was unable
to attend the funeral of his mother,
owing to the long distance.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Watkins were'
Portland visitors during the week. -
C. N. Peyton, wife and daughter
of Portland visited with relatives
here over Sunday. Mr. Payton is
a brother of Mrs. J. L. Chittim.
Mrs. E. F. Younger and liitle
daughter of Portland visited Mrs.
Younger's parents, Judge and Mrs.
Born, to Dr. and Mrs. Jeffeott on
Thursday, March 13. a son.
House for rent; furnished or un
furnished; lot 55x200; finest garden
soil; room fof chickens. Mrs. J.
Wheeler, near Italian st6re.
All desiring to connect to sewer
in sewei district No. 2, apply to R.
Constantin for permit. By1 order of
John Q. Gage. Ree.
Indian Runner duck eggs for sale.
$1 for 13. J. W. VanNatta, War
ren. Light Brahmas egg for hatching.
$1 for 15. Mrs. S. E. King, May
ger. Ore. 4-21
Do It Now!-Register. City
Register now open.
John Q. Gage, Recorder.
E. E. Quick, Deputy Registrar.
A mass meeting of the citizens of
St. Helens, Oregon, will be held
Wednesday evening, March 19,
1913. at the City Hall, for the pur
pose of nominating the following
One mayor, to serve one year.
Two councilmen, to serve two
One treasurer, to serve one year.
Ono water commissioner to serve
five years. ,
Meeting will be called to order
at 8 o'clock.
John Q. Gage, City Recorder. f
Attention is called to the ad of?
J. H. Wellington on page 8 of this"'
issue, wherein I e says he is going
to have a big sale. Watch the Mist '
for prices and bargains.
Lota &0 and up, on easy terms.
J. B. Godfrey, 1218 E. Glisan St "
Portland, will be in St. Helens on
Saturday night and Sunday each
The St. Helens Band boys will
give another dance in the City Hall
at St. Helen on Saturday nhrht.