V OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOL. XXXIII. ST. HELENS, OREQON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2. 1013 N0 2. para if 5-?rir HZ I WLii 1 X I LA no AUU f haa Fun with Bear Ctrl ara ' Diatififi - Sturgeon FUFiarman Ditappaintad B. Stewart, a restored drujr- otl will have charge of the St. i I iltria diujr store during the bul- ; !of Mr. Ross' stay at the l'ort ,:4,Med:cal College. ti boys about town have been hi; u considerable fun with a beBr w U chained at the reur of the jet wdoon.. It was ruiw d in Vf mia and in about 2 years old. tjrjjeon fishermen ho had ex- P(1 to make some money in their birf )mh this winter have been dis aw ited. They say that there has Jo. run of sturgeon and attrib- 5 Is to the slaughter of the ones in fish traps and wheels. Tlurgeon fishing promised to beatable, but it would seem thfloendhas been reached al re J Just how long it takes tur K jo attain their growth no one knj I but it probably takes a good d fears, so that even if tho in- di' tjnate slaughter of the young ft be checked it will be some tint ifore the fishing is profitable agi "I tth tre exists in the usually peaceful little city of St. a degree of dissatisfaction aniougy among me of the gir'J Imains no longer a doubt. rh( tree of jealousy is assuming prof Ions of considerable magni tut (ice just a day or two since a yi b lady of this place was heard to i rk that she considered it ver jfair that the men of this plant kre paying so much of their aitii i to the lump posts about tHeqrj It is a fact that about thUiinj of the year the lamp x'-ari being hugged considerable and J not at all astonishing that th rll should remonstrate. Do not irty gtrls, the holidays are gonal perhaps the men about towll endeavor to le more gen- tlemrjf in the future, or you migleercome the evil by holding the irys yourself. :rtised letters unclaimed in the St. Ilel ofTice for the week ending 1913: U fns a I wer. Ai Ilan Iseeker. jj A. II. Smiens. Ini unclaimed by Jan. 10th rillMnt to the Dea l-Leltcr office Iya K. DjI I. V. M. 4&T CylLLERY-ST. II C L C i S L 1 W Y E R & 7 ArTi Guy rrwrsKin is houum?. ! wL HA w$k Urn m CAPT. REINER HELD-UP But he Did Not Stand and De liver, Rather Save Cash. Captain Reiner of the Willamette showed what kind of a man ho was yesterday when he won ordered to hold up his hands and deliver over about f'fcOOO of the ships company's money while near San Francisco, A man entered the cabin where Captain Reiner was makir.g up his accounts and pointing a revolver at him ordered the captain to hand over the money. Without a momenfs hesitation the doughty J captain jumped at the robber aud knocked the gun from hiahuid and ' . , . " , . , . grappien nun mm. vnomer piioi was drawn by the robber and a shot I fired, but it went through the wall doing no damage. By this time i inn1 of the crew had arrived and the mun was easily ovespowcrul and placed in irons. Another man armed with a revolver and supposed to have been the pal of the robber, was also pluced in irons unci two of them delivered over to the authori ties to be taken to Los Angeles for trial. On one of the men wait found ii map showing a ioint along the Cal ifornia coust where it was planned to beach the ship after having rob Ited it, the point being near a rail road where the robbers could easily make their escape. The promrt and brave action of! Capt. Keiner saved the ship com pany 12.000 in cash and. more than probably, the good ship Willamette and some lives. CHILDREN ENJOY DAY The primary children of Miss Ferry's room were given a decid ed treat on Wednesday after noon, Dec. 21th, in the Cuild hall, by Mus Amy George and Mr. Charles Muckle, of this city. The hall was beautifully deco rated with Xmas bells, festoons, and Oregon holly. Kvery child, and they numbered forty-five, received a Christmas gift and little favors appropriate for the season. After showing each other their trifts the little folks voted both Miss George and Mr. BIG LUMBER 187 Vessels Load During Year 1913, Bound For Al! Parts of the World -More than $40,000 Paid to Longshoremen. Lumber shipments made by St. January. February March April May June .! n!v UKUH"( S,,)U.m,H.r t . . October November December Total. 37.ru;.M Of this amount the following was shipped to foreign countries: By Bark British Y oman to Austruliu l,l;,ti'2 By Schooner (Seorge K. Billings to Australia 1,410,000 By Schooner W. F. Carina to Honolulu l,r2.00D By Steamer M. S Dollar to China G00.000 By Steamer Bessie Dollar to China l.i.0() By Steamer Ken Kon Maru to China l.MM'.Ol O By Schooner Irene to Tasmania , W.lsy,") By Schooner King Cyrus to New Zealand h75,:!.r; By i chooner Ilobcit F. Hind to New Caledonia 731,0(0 Tot At. Fkkk;n Shipments '..H20.14' Shipped by Columbia County Lumber Co I7,0(H).(mSI Shipped from Tie boom, approximately . ShipjH'd poles and wiling, bouid measure SUMMARY. Total Shipments coastwise , Tota' Foresgn shipments . Total pol"S and piling, board measure Total Shipmknts Khom Sr. IIki.knx or an average of S, 959,734 each month. During the year there were 142 vessels loaded ut the St. Helens Lumber Company's dock and 4. vessels loaded at the tie booms anil the Columbia County Mill Co's Jock. Figuring an average of (50 cents ht 'housand feet for loading by longshoremen, w hich is a low estimate, there was paid to longshoremen during 1313 in St. Helens. $12,910.08. We are figuring out the pay rolls for the various industries of St. ilvlens, together with some other data relating to the progress of our city, which will appear next week. Muckle a vote of thanks for a most pleasant afternoon, and were about to depart when Prof. Kilgore arrived and shiwered the little people with peanuts, making the afternoon one not soon to be forgotten. SHIPMENTS Helena Lumber Co. dirng 1'. l.'l: a.7l:t.5'.iN feet. .... r,7.1H,!04 " 2.7oi;.01'J " . H.lo.i.O-- " M.si7,!Mt; " 2, (it;:!, ;w;l " 'ifin i'.m ' ' i Vl I'M " WV.U " ,, riJ. ,, ... .. 2,.r.M4.Hti: 3.308,194 3.20S.()O.r. 1 0.000. 0CU .. ........ 7.000.01)0 ...54,i:tf,t;t;i ... y,N20, in; . . 7.000.000 .. 71.6H5.H10 New Auto Building. Mr. V.. R. Anderson, presiilent of the Columbia County Auto Co., was in St. Helens this week making arrangements for the excavation of their property preparatory to build ing Work will start within a week on the excavation and the building will be rushed to completion just as fast as possible. It is intended to have the building finished by April. Special Election Notice. Notice Is hereby given that on Wednesday, the 7th day of January, at the polling place, towit: the City Hall, In the City of St. Helens, in the County of Columbia and State of Oregon, a special election w ill be held for the election of city ollicers towit: Mayok of the City of St. Helens, Oregon. Four Councii.wkn of the City of St. Helens, Oregon. TliKASt'iiKK of the City of Si. Helens, Oregon. Fivk Watkk Com mission wis of the City of St. Helens, Oregon. And also for the purpose of ob taining an expression . from the teople as to whether or not the City shall construct and maintain a public wharf. Which election will be held at 8 o'clock in the morning and continue until eight o'clock in the afternoon ! t9 mni jIiiu Dated this 26th day of December, A. V., 1913. K. K. tjl'K'K, City Recorder. WILL BE BANNER YEAR Productive Industries are Well Supplied With Big Orders. The St. Helena Creosoling Com pany has just 'l !. I up on two con tracts which 'i'l keip the plant in operation during the entiie year of 1914 with a ull crew of men. Two cargoes of r -.osoting oil have been ordered from Get many arid will ar rive during the early spring. Thus everyone of the big indus tries of St. Helens has enough work to keep in operation during the entire year. Lumber orders at the mills are coming in as fsst as they can be tilled; bdiges are under construc tion at the ship yards wHch will be completed about April 1st. after vthich work will begin immediately upon the construction of another large lumber schooner. The creosotii.g works has con tracts ahead for the entire year. F.vervbody ill be busy in St. Helens for the next twelve months, and the pay roll will 1m; ms larg if not larger than during I'JUI. In addition to the lumler indus tries, the stone quaries are work ing full time with every prosjiect of continuing throughout the year. At least one new industry will be added soon, the (lag pole und spur mill, which also has enough con tracts to keep constantly at work. l'Jl4 premises to be a banner year for St. Helens. BASKET BALL GAME The St. Helens Boys Win Over Pacific University. Monday night the St. Helens High IPisket Hu I team defeated the Pacific University Freshmen team. The local boys had the university boys olT their feet most of the game, but the uni versity boys knew how to make the baskets when they got the ball. Ireland, for Pacific made many difficult shots; Richardson, Lysett and Perry all put up a good defensive game, while Kel logg, Kobertson and McDonald shot many difficult baskets. TJi'. score at the end of the game stood 27 to 27. which miu it nid'ssary to play until eillur side made two points. Aflir three minutes play Kellogg made a held goal w hich gave the home boys ihe game. The local bojs go toClatskai.ie this Friday evening, January 2. From comparative scores the boys have a good chance to win from Clatskanie. as I If. F. de feated Clatskanie 21 to l'.t. THK I.INK-Ui'. ST. IIE1.KNS. I. U. F. Robinson Ireland Abraham Livingston Morgan Hums, sub. Kellogg McDonald Kobertson Lysett Richardson Terry C L. F. It. F L. G. R. (I. L. G. SUMMARY HELD COALS. Kelllogg 4 Robinson 2 Robertson 2 Livingston 1 McDonald 1 Ireland 7 FOULS. McDonald !) Livingston 5 Ireland 2 A very small crowd witmessed the game, St. Helens not even making expenses. Our boys have now gotten into form and are putting up a good brand of ball, so they should re ceive better support from the people. The next game St. Helens plays on their home floor is with the St. Johns High School, on Jan. REUBEN NEWS ITEMS Eckoat of Chriilmas Social Visits and General Itam of Ntwl that ara of Local Intaraat. Mr .mil Mr. AlWrrt Mricr cnt Cliri.l iruk in Portland. 0 Mi (.'oiuirll, of Deer lal.tnil, wu in the i iiy mi Monday. Mr.. AlKrrt D. Lir.on jttcn.lt. I the Me. Miimllr Poultry Show, Dec 22 to I. ( irr Titnn ami wife, of I'ortUiul, are viiitint; with hi hruther, K. 14 Tipton. Mi. Kittie liitruw irnt Xiiui week viMtiiij; with fiirniN in Kutlic Oregon. The ( oluinKu Timlier Co. cut up 1 SO rjft. i f lnt from their tamp iluritifr the year IVII. Kainlolph Anliker, of Tiile C reek, wa in town Tue.t.iy having ome notary work lone Mr. ami Mia Klmrr Jonci .pent Xm with Mr. Jniiei' father anj mother at Ca tle Km k, VVah Ira Whitrow, upcriiitciuleiit fur the (' liiiiiliia f'imlcr (i., inale a husinetk trip to I'ortlanil Saturday Mr. atul Mr. Itrrt Hi. hup are entitled to congratulation, on account of a ou ttorn on Drcriul er the 27th. Harry and (iladyi Jonlan spent Xina. viiitinr wirh their uncle, K. W. Jordan, near Vancouver, Vah.- J. ( ji.hiikon and daughter went to As toria Wednesday morniriK for a few day. viot with Capt. Thos. Fry arid wife. (i V. Jordan has taken the contract to carry the mail on R. K. D Route No. 1, from (iulile, Ore , aftrr J.m 1, 1914. Ilrury Walker ha hi lare ham under i inrt, when coiupletrd it will ht one of the tnii.t cominodioio. Iiarui in the county. Mr. and Mr. C KamhaNki tent Xnia. vi.itin with Mrx. Rauihalski'i mother at T'iniia liaalier on the Willamette loih. II A Miller ami wife, of Red Town, were hrre Wednesday. They intend to huild a new hou.e on their lots at Reaver Home as -oon as the weather will permit. UOV rill I IIV AWA'Dt. I he lollowint; were the awards won hy Mr. and Mis. Allien D. ltrson on their S. ('. Iturf Leghorn at Kuene, Ore. i f-'irst and Second cock. Second and Fourth cockerel. First, Second, Fourth and Fifth hen. rourth pullet and First and Third pens A i-o American Bulf Leghorn for the hest shaped male. Kcst i oTored male; Isest colored female; Ivest h.ied fruvaie. At Portland they won Fourth Cm k. At Astoria on S. C. Hurl Leghorns: 1 irst and second rock. Fit.-;, Sc. mill and Third cockerel. First, Second and Third. Isoth hin and pullet, aud First pen of pullets. SiKcr cup for best pen of Huff Leghorns. Msn 1st and 2d Hurl Orpintgnn cm kerels. At McMlnmille on S. C. Ruff Leghorns: F'itst and F'ifth ciK'k. First and Fourth hen. Second pullet. SiU ir cup for lt display. Silver cup for lst pen 26-piece silser et for (coring scn and collection also several cash premiums. Rest colored male) same female, and hest shaped female. Also priie for best display hy a lady. A Rousing Welcome. The new year, wai welcomed in by the membfrs of the St. Helens Fire Company and the'r ladies and friends at a social meeting held in the Guild hall on lunt Wednesday evening. Social Karnes were indulired in until 10:110 when the ladies spread the tables with so mny Rood thintfs to eat that the crowd of merry-makers could not make an impresnion on them at all. After the new year was Riven a rouninflr welcome the happy crowd disperwd in the beat of humor to their individual homes. 10th, and at this game there should be a good turn-out. We would like to see the faces of the knockers as well as the boosters at this game that they may be convinced that we have a winner.