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About St. Helens mist. (St. Helens, Or.) 1913-1933 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 26, 1913)
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Almut 700 wmurv miles. H22J,r acres
15 7-Mi acres. Tin. ,, ,an(J (hat ,s
and cleared, exclusive of town lots. "'"vaiion
NN TILLAHLK LAND;
40fi 7.i urns, which inrlu.!,.. ,iln,.r whlr lhore .
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TOTAL ASSK:v,i:d VALUATION () AM. I'liHI'KKTV:
MII.I-S OK COUNTY K lADs':
T.imI .i,i!,.s. ,,!, f whirl, is in lirsl cI.ism condition. Home in
fair condition unl s.unt in very pour condition.
mills OK l:ILKOADS:
Aliout 2: miles which includes th' tnuin line i-f the S. I'.
& S. uml the various lodging roads
Census of l'.UO v-ivvn JO.r.KK hut a careful estimate this
year gives it at least lo.OOil.
T, ui;i. rat,'. During the summer the thermometer rarely
reaches 1 00 in th' hhadf and in the coldest weather of
winter zero we.illier in almost unknown. During the
winter months there is considerable rain, hut not too much.
Just enough to insure crops. Crop failures are unknown.
Fruit of all kir.ds, especially apples, pears, plums and
U-rries; drain and grasses; garden truck of all kinds and
Ships from all parts of the world carry Columbia County products down
the Columbia River and to the markets of the world. A through line
of Railroads traverse the county from the North to the South. River
boats carry local products to local markets at low rates.
Thousands of acres of first cla.a land can be purchased at reasonable
prices upon which are stumps left from the timber operations. ThiB
land is especially suited for farming, fruit raising and dairying.
A city on the Columbia River, 28 miles from Portland, with a population
of 2500 people. The County Seat of Columbia County. A Four year
Standard Hih School. Methodist, Congregational, Episcopal and
Catholic Churches. All the leading fraternal orders. Gravity water
system owned by the city sufficient to supply a city of 10,000 people.
Klectric lights, graded and macadamized streets, sewers. Principal
industries are lumbering, shipbuilding, creosoting, stone quarrying
fishing and shipping. Two large &aw mills with a capacity of 250,000
feet per day; more than 5 million feet of lumber shipped each month;
several large ocean going vessels built each year; timber treated with
creosote and shipped all along the coast. Two big stone quarries and
rock crushing plants in continuous operation. An average of 300 tons
of Columbia River Salmon caught and marketed. A farming country
back of it that cannot be excelled in the world. Several new business
blocks now under construction. Five miles of sewer being built.
A PAY ROLL OF NEARLY $100,000 PER MONTH.
Many beautiful and attractive homes.
Lumbering and timber is the principal industry; there be
ing about twenty-five saw mills. Salmon fishing in the
Columbia River is alto an important industry. Farming
and fruit raising; Stone quarrying; Ship building and all
kinds of lumber manufacturing plants.
There are fine opportunities for the small farmer, dairy
man, fruit grower and truck gardener. Also a number of
choice deep water sites for manufacturing plants.
THE DELTA GARDENS:
12,013 icrej of I w lands along the Columbia River which
have recently been dyked and are now in high Btate of
cultivation especially adapted to growing of vegetables and
Foi r s'ai.dar l Ilifch Schools; Grade schools i n each
Nearly all denominations represented.
THE COUNTY OFFICERS:
Circuit Judges, J. U. Campbell and J. A. Eakin
District Attorney, W. B. Dillard
County Judge, W. A. Harris
County Clerk. H. E. LaBare
Sheriff. A. E. Thompson
Assessor, C. W. Blakesley
School Superintendent, J. B. Wilkerson
Treasurer, R. S. Hattan
Coroner, F. H. Sherwood
Surveyor, Geo. Conyers
Commissioners, John Farr, Louis Fluhrer. ,
CITIES, TOWN. AND POST OFFICES:
St. Helens Rainier
Deer Island Goble
Columbia City Reuben
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VKIV FSHA Y DEv'EMT.ER H. 1913.
Sixth Judicial Day--Lurt came
pursuant to adjournment.
Otr.cera all present.
Due proclamation being made,
the following proceedings were had:
Matter of petition of J. W.
Thurston et al for county road.
On this day the report of the
board of county road viewers on
the J. W. Thurston road was read
in ooen court the first time.
Matter of petition of O. L. Pe
terson et al foa a county road.
On this day the report of the
board of county road viewers on
the O. L. Peterson road was read
in open court for the first time.
Matter of the petition of R. A.
Lillich et al for a county road:
On this 3d day of December,
1913, comes on for hearing the pe
tition of R. A. Lillich et al, free
holders, residing in the road dis
trict or districts of said proposed
road, praying for the establishment
of a county road, being a change in
tho Stewart Creek county road, de
scribed as follows:
Beginning where gravelling ends
on Stewart Creek county road, at a
stake marked "A," which is seven
hundrJd feet in a southwesterly Hi-
when the proposed road is opened.
Ami it satisfactorily appearing to
the court from proof filed herein,
that due notice of the pendency of
this proceeding has been given as
by la.v required, that t.velve of
said po.iti ners are legal free
holders of this county, residing in
the road district or districts of the
proposed road, and that a good and
sufficient bond has been given and
It is therefore ordered by the
court that the board of county road
viewers meet at beginning point of
said road on the 9th day of Decem
ber, 1913, or on their failure to
meet on said day, then within five
days thereafter, and proceed to
view, survey and locate said pro
mit g4iic ijvg- iitni)
Matter of Scalp Bounty Claims:
On this day the clerk presents to
the court a statement of the scalp
bounty claims allowed during the
month of November, 1913, being as
Nov. 10, 1913. warrant No. 176,
J. C. Girt $ 3.50
Nov. 19, 1913. warrant No. 177,
Stanley Thomas $ 4.00
Nov. 19. 1913, warrant No. 178,
F. W. Floeter
full ixi'on.M.vnox nv .iddjucssixc
H. V. REED, Manager
Matter of claim of George
W. Perry for indemnity for
On this day George W. Perry
presents to the court his claim for
indemnity in the sum of seventy
five dollars, for three cows slaugh
tered under Chapter 14, General
Laws of 1913, and the court being
j J vised in the matter it is ordered
ay the court that a public hearing
je held on Wednesday, January 7,
1913, at the County Court room,
'or the purpose of determining
vhether said George W. Perry is
ntitled to receive said indemnity j
or said cattle, and whether ha has 1
omplied with all laws in regard
j Matter of report of Columbia
bounty Fair Association.
Continued on Pag 4
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