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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
CT. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, I9I3
INTLRTAINED BV MEN FOLKS
Y.uikh.n, Sept. 7, l'JKI.
ViiiKi.i;i Crai'g" '
.1 ,.ni..vV. i'.t evening.
, chief lY.iUle i''g 11 banquet j
rll,e j, !.ers and n few frit-tula, j
.,, I and -crved entirely I y thei
,., ;!i.illt I'1 !!!ftlli-M VtT'j
,vi,t in--1 1 a progtam was n-ti-j
....I alter tin- rcguhir luL-.m-Hiii
,. Urn transacted. Several really)
r,ny talks were tiiac. by ,
. mil-' ' ""' ,'M telling '
ir ,ir...n V' i ' i 1
l., the supp'f t- i par-
:,.f l-y th.- numbers, the Ice-
tr making several guewiva .f the
;rifticn t-f th.- r-i.-n in their
.fit nf cooking, fome of which
;rene;i:y cru et. As part of the
ktrtaii'iiH-iit the wormy j:ahier
ti!..-I a recent trip to Tucoma
Wng if th. beauties of that city
I ,i w xi.l.-t ful stadium built by
i HiiPi school pupil: and the
'in. t'i;tii wtr.cn contains .r
3 ST. HELDiS 4
BEST CAME Of SEASON PLA'iTD CM
ROAD MOMENT VIGOROUS
You who iliil not we the ball :
game last Sunday ti,is.,e, the he,t !
game of the season. Th" I'rad-!
foul Clothing Co. ha.l iht- strongest
lini up of my trnm who has played
on, the local grounds thi.s s. ;i .n and j
gun- nil our local !i..y a bar I game. I
It was light from Hit- Cr I bull !
thrown until their hi-t man li.w out
to Richardson in tin- ninth inning, 1
St. Helen secured the lirst run in '
tin- .'tril inning. Eichinan i '.''.tin;: a
t!iDAU"oinnnttccs Appointed arc
Hard at Work Securing
Funds a n d Data
SLVEKAL AUITIIODS FOR RAISING FUNDS
rbiiiK ' completed entirely that year so far
(i'.od ro:id i.; still the uIk;
topi" nil i.!oilK the line in this j a the money lasted. The following
. , v ...i .... ...i i 'year another levy would be made
j .... ... ..... j ...... ......
li.-ited St. Helens the pj-.ft Week
home run over tho left liel 1 f. le
l;a been talking K-iod roads. There
'and work resumed where it was left
otr this year. A general levy of
ufitr ti.n milla u.'rtll!.t raitui in thp
Bradford -vei.ed it up in the ".th -i-n.s to be a general feelinjf ti.at . neighborhood of $180,000, and after
inninir, Wet.ston. pilchii.K for the now in the (ice to take Home defi-1 saving a small proportion for
viit,,rs Inn.linf on oneof Kifhn.a ,ui,. i.,.i;.. in .,.Jtt,.r r.f r,.n,u ! bridges and repairs the balance
'That (' 1 roads will be a reut
lii.iiiicial benefit to every farmer.
' la:id o.vner and tax
' w ould build several miles of road.
ilntrt'o years they figure by this
K)f,-:U. lie ulfto l-ld of other
!iins of the S-und city which
Whi-n the supper prepared by the
tiivia.M-a.ly to nerve, the ladies
-re t.i.l t. Ktand aside nn.I wait
;i! tliey wer.' called, whicb they
nuite w iilingiy. and within a
minutis the tables were spread
il l.ia !c I w-.th pood things to ent
V ill .l,.j'r::iti..!.4 and Cooftfd in
.:h nar.ner as to caunc envious
r.nicr.ts by the lady members
nrnU The supper clearly demon-
itcl that the men of Yankton
kng- sre lirst class coik:i. A'ter
e supp'-r ar!ous games were in-
le.l in until 12 o'clock, when
niht was said and everybody
lit to their homes well satished
!h n e eiiing of unusul features
en joy men t. Announcement
am;i..- of a basket supper t- be
'J in two weeks, the proceeds to
towards buying some needed
rnittir" for the ball.
choicest f.-r a home run. In the
luckv seventh Hrakke got m by
lii.ancia l enelil to every iarmer, i , . , ,
,.m.. f..t uMiiimir VVi bs it. : method that the same amount of
safe, Ihakke taking second. Stevfns,;la:"i,, v",,r tax t'a'er in the ! money could be raised as by bond-
after knocking several fouls, picked county is the sentiment express d ing and no debts would be created
out a good one for over the fence ; and that everything will be done by j upon which to pay interest for a
route, scurinur I'-rakke and Willis 'earl, cmm.mitv that can be done n""'1 r ' yar8- They als0 fiUre
I L Dl out fiioic loan llll
roads, i ....
I would be required under this system
are I , .... , . ... . i
to iiunu every main anu siuciuao
in the county in a permanent man
ner, after which time the tax levy
ahead of him. Two hits and three . ,(lt.
errors gave the visitors two more'
in the ninth, but that was all they!
could do, Hichardson bad put
outs in center field, getting three
in the ninth, Kickman fanned 7
and allowed 7 hits. St. Helens got
7 bits; Kichman 2; Dill 2; Stevens 2;
The home run habit is getting
purpose of making
Only a fe.v dissenting voices
he. ml about raising and spelling a
j large amount on the roads, The
icommittte appointed at the meeting
I.. I.., ,L int. i thi. nirttteri
; is working and before many weeks I
! will be ready to submit to the
ici'unty court a plan of operation
for road purposes would be very
Another proposed method is for
the county court to levy about a 10
uri a piau oi opi-iuiion , .. ... ,
, , ... i null general tax, after dividing the
ected to be satisfactory . . .
. , rr, 'county into four districts, and then
ons of the county. lni , ,
During the week of the County
air in St. Ileb-nn there will lt
vo dances in tho City Hall, one
the l!.",th riven by the bt. Hel-
isband and one on the 25th
en bv t!i St. Helens Fremen.
ithof these organizationa are
irthy the support f every citi
n in the eitv in, el inasmuch as
ith nf them nre trv'mg to he
If suppnrtinf it behooves every
to buv a ticket. The cvin-
Kof the H."th the full hand will
'ay for a while, after which a
ur piece orchestra will furnish
music. The Firemen will
the C.alichio Orchestra
hich is on well known that it
Ms no advertising. Remem-
the (!ate3. the Rami dance on
th anJ the Firemen
mce on Sept. 27th.
that is cxm
.... ... r... i. .Vltlufl tiaviriL Totir ., .1
iuih-hibu, ..I. 1 in a portions 01 me coumy. ", ... . .
.1 1 . .t , Hi,.,,n2 1 . n , bond the county for say two years
in lli. lust three sanies. OlelellS C , 1 , ,.,.... ,j ,ni. In kril
... .... - n . ji'iiiniin ... .'...p.
in two games. ' and all argrit.ei.ts fur i:nd against
Stevens is hitting better sii.ee he jt ,.; to the conclusive sentimei.t
has been playing the bats thiin that if enough money can be raised
... 1 . ... 1 I .1... ...I..
when he w.sp.tcmng. ; ,,y this metnou 10 i.u.,. mt,u bon(,g and a small
.. . 1 1 .. 1 1 ..r t,, 'h ' , the bond method is the r .
for about ?300.000. and build all
j the roads during the next vear, so
I that the levies for the next few
years would be for the purpose of
I'apa llalh-gh. w hich only made him j pioper .me, but that if there can
..lv like a voumrstcr. ! not be enough money raised that
Watch for posters for next Sun
Sr. HtLUB P3BIUSID CM TO ViAKE
1 portion for maintenance.
It is a foregone conclusion that
ether method of taxation direct r. '
is the better. Taking a total valu- thls fal1 and that next year
,tiunnf$lK,l.)O.UOir the county wi" "'e tho rcatest "ttvit.es in
the nim ,f nO.OOO could be raised r'aiJ 1'uilJinir that Columbia County
.... n,l fr,.,n Patimntf v ha,i' Snd that befu.re the neXt
i .1 iiunu I.-..-UV
made by tne:i w ho are presumed to
know, this amount wound build a
good mad down the river front,
make two connections with the Ne
halem and put the Nehalem valley
I 1 r.... ,.l.,.j .,.n.!iti..n ThprP
ruining the big car between Tort- ""-a" im -" '
run iinfc int : th,c say that this amount
lanil ami m. neu-im o
only .me trip a day each way, the . ' . this amount ' pledge several thousand dollars
car leaving m. neiens m which. towards having the survey made.
andar.iving at l'oitland at J:..o. " s ' " in. . Among the heavy contributors
Helens at 3 p. in. ' f. . .i-rethpOrrironianand the Jour-
Satur- ter.ston me ...mo. ..00 "- - - , ..,.,.-
wo:k on the mads, would eiiual the;nai. eueu witu a ouu.-.v..tiv.i o4
The St. Helens-Portland Auto Co,
'hree years have elapsed there will
be permanent roads on permanent
grades established all over the
Several big firms and citizens
of Portland have taken very
'much interest in the building of
t" V II" .''oi vufc - -
,.v would not do the work,, the Columbia Highway and have
leaving for St
days and Sundays the evening trip j w ; niaJe'$5()0. James Muckle also gave
...:n 1... iimt the same. leaving , l" ..
win 1..- ......v j ..11... .....1;. f..r 11 niirnoses.
wolinl Uf pun.-.."- '
Th. n the county court has a plan
out m case there is no
St. Helens at C o'clock and leaving
back from Portland at 11 p. m. On
nthrr davs of the week the big car
will remain in St. Helens during the
m SUNDAY SCIIGCL CONVECTION
Tin; Columbia County Sunday
'"I Convention will be held at
Presbyterian church, Clatf-
Ore., Oct. Kth nd Dth. PJl?.
ay School Suncrintende its are
to see that their aeh'iols lire
i'resi iiteil. Fleet delegates with-
utlelav. Take your offering for
1 tate and county work and semi
a to the county treasurer, Mrs.
L. Clark of liaini.-r.
C. L. Dark, Chairman.
that amount. A committee con
sisting of Geo. McBride, W. B.
Diilard and Ed in Ross were ap
i . lection or should the bond j pointed to look after the funds
from this section of the county,
and we understand a similar
. i .. i rii.,u ' issue tie iteieaieu.
evening ami can He nao o. .
desiring to make trips of any kind. "' into 1 committee has been appointed at
Captain AU-1 says that as soon as: ro. .. . llvy a Kt,neral Rainier and one at Ciatskanie.
over in inei " . . . ...... v.ITr ro.miro nlM:l!t .fT.Hl to
read tax of ahout u mmsto.-e,
Miert in the several districts frotp make the preliminary survey and
which the money comes,
,1... ruinv season IS
spring they will again start the two
round trip each day schedule ami
will probably put another car on so
.i ... ...;n t, mrs eoing each
mui uifii n I.. .
.11 the time. This car has now
the next few days. As soon as
this is done the money w ill be
ulaced at the disposal of the
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
ing of special taxes would He dis
continued by all the districts under
been running for about six weeks i this sys . County Court and they will pass
and has been n success from the j ax . various districts 1 a resolution requesting the State
very start. The people all along . M w Ml a roaJ at Highway Enineer to take charge
the line have given it hearty sup-, . . of thc. district or and make the survey, which he
port nd now that the experimenta , the . . nd ha3 promised to do.
stage is passed the s.-rM.e ami, . ... . -
equipment will t-e "i'l'ri,u
time It is certainly an ideal ride Lty an,, travel each way during
lhi. car from St. Helens t"! daylight, so that it will no doubt
Portland and return, going over u. tlll, ,hief means of travel for fct.
some of the best roads in the staM ' L.,,ni, and Southern (o umb.a
and pacing throuBh some of the c,n,n-y people to and from the city
very choice farming country along during all the year,
the river. U is worth while to;
take the trip occasionally itfer, Th(,re wiM jlt. service in Christ
the ride, even if one has no business , ncxt Sunday
to look after. The schedule as now ; -I '
run gives a peon five hours in the evemrg. -P. U.
St. Helens Imp. Co. to G. V.
Dennett, lot 3. blk 10, R. K. Add.
K. Joubert to A. Joubert, 40
acres in 8-3-2.
A. V. & G. H. Lemont to A. S.
Harrison, blk. 12, Hose Hill Add.
A. & R S. Lindsay to E. F.
Messiiged, lots 2, 3, blk 3, in Ver
uonia. E. O. & Win. Deshter to W. A.
Harris, GO acres in 5-4-4.
St. Helens Represented
GEO. M. MCBRIDE APPOINTED ON
PORTS CF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE
Geo. M. McBride of this city
has been appointed on the Ports
of Columbia Committee by Dr.
Alfred Xinney of Astoria, the
chairman. The membership of
this committee consists of promi
nent business men and shipping
men from the counties of Ore
gon and Washington bordering
on the lower Columbia River, and
has for its objects the deepening
of the bar and channel of the
river, so that the boats of the
deepest draft may enter the
river and go to aay of the ports
along same. Dr. Alfred Kinney
of Astoria is chairman and
among some of the members are
T. B. Wilcox, W. J. Burns, J. N.
Teal. S. M. Mears, C. B. McLeod,
F. W. Mulkey and Oscar Huber
of Portland; Geo. W. Sanborn of
Astoria, P. J. Brix of Knappton,
Wash., C. H. Watzek of Wauna,
Ore., and J' P. Stapleton of Van
St. Helens is interested very
much in these matters and ap
preciates the appointment of Mr.
McBride who ha3 had the ex
perience necessary along the
river and in shipping matters to
make a valuable man on the com
mittee. During last year there
were nearly 150 vessels cleared
from St. Helens loaded with lum
ber and the prospects are that
the coming year will equal if not
exceed that number. Some of
these vessels were of heavy draft
and we w ant to be able to ac
commodote and load the deepest
draft vessels that enter the Col
umbia river, and the Columbia
River should be dredged out deep
enough to permit the entrance of
the deepest draft vessels that
float the seas.
This committee of prominent
citizens is working somewhat on
the theory that the jetty will not
accomplish the purposes aimed,
or at least is a very slow way to
accomplish it, but the giant
dredges will do the work much
auicl"cr and more satisfactorily.
They a:e workirp v. :th a view to
gettiuy: at least two morelare
troverrir.ient dredges to work or.
the bar arid along the channel,
and bore to have the river in
share ul.en the travel from the
Atlantic by way of the Tanama
Cai.al starts to arrive that the
Columbia river will get its full
John T. Jewries
John T. Jeffries died Monday,
Sept. 8th. after a long illness, and
was buried today in the Yankton
cemetery, Rev. Wood of Houlton
preaching the funeral sermon. He
was born in Indiana July 26, 1851,
but lived in Michigan most of hia
life, coming to Oregon about three
years ago, and has lived in Yankton
since. He leaves a wife, three
sisters: Mrs. G. F. Hasty, Mrs. D.
M. Robinette and Mrs. J. F. Rice,
all of Yankton; one daughter, Mrs.
Annie Butts, of Yankton, and three
sons, R. C. and C. E. Jeffries of
Yankton and C. T. Jeffries of
Michigan, besides 10 grandchildren.
The many and beautiful floral
offerings showed the high esteem
the deceased and his family are held
by all who know them.
ARTISANS HAVE JOLLY TIME
SELLWOOD LODGE VISITS ST.
HELENS TO HOP INITIATE CLASS
On last Saturday evening a
jolly crowd of young people con
sisting of 21 members of Sell-
wood Assembly No. 5, United
Artisans visited St. Helens, mak
ing the journey in one of the big
Seeing Portland Autos." The
occasion wa3 the initiating of a
large clas3 into the local assem
bly. The representation was
headed by II. E. Sellwood, Mas
ter Artisan. The Sellwood team
put on the beautiful ritualistic
work of the order, which was
most impressive, after which a
social time was enjoyed by all.
Mr. Hudson. Mr. Cunningham
and Miss Fay Wise, members ot
the University Park Assembly,
rendered some exceptionally fine
vocal selections, and those who
missed hearing them can chalk
up a big minus. Then all made
merry around the tables, enjoy
ing a feast such a3 can be sur
passed nowhere. Special men
tion should be given to the Bos
ton brown bread furnished and
made by Mrs. Diilard. I could
not begin to mention all the good
things composing the rare treat.
but praises were given by all and
the Portland friends hope for
many more opportunities of such
nature and all of us join them in
this desire. There is another
class to initiate on the night of
Sept. 20th. There will be a joint
meeting ofthe supreme officers
with us on Oct. 4th, also an en
tertainment consisting of Port
land's best talent on Oct. 11.
Local Assenbly No. 80 United
COLUMBIA CO. HAS $18,000,030
ASSESSMENTS RAISED $3,000,000
THIS YEAR OAER 1912
Last Monday the Board of Equal
ization of Columbia County met
and is hearing complaints of the
property owners who feel aggrieved
at the valuations placed on their
property. The assessments this
year have been revised upwards
quite considerably over those of last
year. In 1912 the assessments,
omitting the assessments fixed by
the State Commission on Railroads
and other public sertice corpor
ations, was $12,700,680. and this
year Assessor Blakesley has made
the valvations show $15,815,015,
after deducting about $180,000 for
personal property which is exempt
this year and counting on the
average of $1,000,000 of timber
that has been cut out during the
year. The amount assessed by the
state board last year was $1,894,335
and it is expected this year that
this amount will also be raised in
about the same proportion that the
other property has been raised by
the county assessor, so that the
total valuation of the county for
1913 will reach approximate
For Sale Fine chicken farm,
with good 5-room house, chicken
houses and scratch pens, barn and
other outbuildings: also fruit trees
and small fruit. Will sell all or part
at reasonable price. See Dick Rober
son, St. Helens, or call at this office
Death toheadaches--Glasses fitted
by Trs. Lowe & Turner,