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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 16. 1913
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!TS A GOOD PROTECTION
?Bolh to the Employer and the
The editor has received from
Carl P. Iiabcock, a member of
Jthe State Industrial Accident
Commission, a copy of the Work
men's Act. which was passed by
the last legislature almost unan
imously, he d uo by the Refer
endum and approved by the
November 4th by a vote of more
than two to one. Included with
the law is the report of the com-
mission appointed by Governor
West to frame the bill. The law
became elective immediately af
ter the election in so far as the
organization of the Commission
wss concerned. The insurance
features of the Act, howeer, do
not become operative until July
The law provides for the crea
tion of the Industrial Accident
Fund, to bo made up by contri
butions from employers, work
men and the state.
Two classes of occupations are
deiW I in the Act and are desig
nated ai Classes A and II.
In class A tho rate of pay
ment by the employer is 3 per
cent and by the employe one
half of 1 per cent.
In class H tho employer pays
rono and one half per cent and
Ithe employe one-quarter of one
In class A both the employer
and workmen are entitled to ex
emption when tho individual
employer has to his credit, three
per ct'nt of hi annual pay roll
and no accidents have occurred
in his plant"; while in class II the
amount required to be main
tained by the employer in the
accident fund is one and one-half
per cent tt the pay roll.
The law is elective, both in its
application to the employer ar.d
the employe, either of whom may
elect to come in or stay out, but
employers in any of the hazard
ous occupations, who elect not to
take advantage of the Act, are
deprived of the common law de
fenses of contributary negli
gence, fellow servant liability
and assumption of risk in any
action for damages by their em
ployes. Workmen who reject
the act lose the benefits provided.
The Oregon law provides a lib
eral schedule of compensation
for injured workmen and for the
beneficiaries of workmen who
lose their lives in industrial acci-
The Act also provides for first
aid to injured workmen in an
amount not to exceed $250 in any
Any one interested in the sub
ject can obtain a copy of the law
by writing the Commission at
12,000 Miles in an Auto.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Hubanks, of
Itlue Uiver, Wisconsin, left their
home in October, 1912, In an
automobile bound for the west.
They travelled all the way to Cali
fornia where they spent several
months and then started back.
They traveled altogether 12.000
miles in their machine, but when
roaching Salem they decided to
abandon it and take the railroad.
Accordingly they sold their auto
and took the train for St. Helena,
where they have been visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Martin White for
01 Interest to those Concerned
In Natters Political.
Tho following dates and facta are
given for the information of pros
pective candidates at the coming
election and for voters in general:
January 6. KegiHtration books
January 17. Last day to register
for road bond election.
February 2. Komi bond elec
tion. May 1. I,ast day to register for
April 15. Ijist day to file peti
tions for nomination fur county and
May 15. primary election - polls
open from 8 a. ni. to 8 p. m.
May SO. Iast day for candidates
to flle statement of expenses. All
candidates must file their decla
ration before circulating their pe
titions, and all candidates elected
must tile their acceptance with
certificate of nomination.
May 20. Opening of registra
tion books. -,
September 25. Last day to file
certificate of nomination by politi
cal party or assembly fur county
October 9. Last day to flle cer
tificate of nomination by individual
lectors for county, district and
October 6. Last day to file peti
tion for local option election.
October 18. Lat day to regis
ter. November 3. General Election
po Is open from 8 b. m. to 8 p. m.
November 18. Ist day for can
didates to file statement of expen
ditures. All candidates must file their ac
ceptance with certificate of nomi
KIUNC. PROVISIONS (ilVKN.
All nominating petitions and no
tices pertaining to candidates for
the office of delegate to a party
National convention, elector of
President or Vice President of the
United States, United States Sena
tor in Congress, Representative in
Congress, Governor, Secretary of
State, State Treasurer, Justice of
the Supreme Court, Attorney Gen
eral, Superintendent of Public In
struction, State Printer. State En
gineer, Dairy and Food Commiss
ioner, Commissioner of the Bureau
of Labor Statistics and Inspector
of Factories nd Workshops, Com
missioner of the Railroad Commis
sion of Ortgon, Superintendent of a
water Division, 9udge of the t'ir
cult Court, District or Prosecuting
Attorney, State Senator or Repre
sentative in Legislative Assembly,
or other office to be voted for in
the state at large, or In a district
composed of one or mora counties,
shall be filed with the Secretary of
State not Less than 35 days before
the primary election.
I. 0. 0. F. Officers.
St. Helens Lodge No. 117 I. O. O.
F. installed the following officers
last week to serve for the ensuing
L. E. Allen. N. C.
Jessie Lansing, V. G.
J. W. Allen, Secretary.
W. A. Harris, Treasurer.
W. A. Mclntyre. Chaplain.
C. W. Parsons. Warden.
A. S. Harrison, Con.
W. J. Fullerton, I. G.
U. W. Clark, O. G.
C. W. Blakealey, R. S. N. G.
P. W, Harrison, L. S. N. G.
John Dethman, R. S. V. G.
II McCoy, L. S. V. G.
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Committee Appointed to Obtain Speakers and
Meetings Will be Held in Various
Parts of the County
Citizens from various parts of
the county met at Rainier last
Monday to discuss the road bond
proposition, particularly the,
method of getting the people to
gether so that the matter could.
be discussed publicly. There
were representatives from the,
various road districts present and ,
all agreed that the best method .
was to hold meetings in the dif
ferent communities at which j
time speakers would be present
ready to answer questions and
discuss the matter with the vo
ters. A committee was appointed
to secure speakers and make'
dates, the report of the commit
tee being as follows:
I'rol. Ciilliun slid rnc man ntQ.liicy,
11.00 s in. I
Two n. en MajKiir, Ham.
All inert at Cllanie I r oiavlhi in
ll c t-vrlilng
N AMY 2S.
Two men leave (.1 UkaulH I . early
aioruluu (or mi ttii ai Mi t l 1 p ui
I'rol. Coliina BU'I one uisn mint to
Rain i no morning train. ,
JANl'ARV ifl. j
Ltava on inornli k tmin, two uienalnp
at tioblv for met In st 1 :0 p. ui.
TuounD at .p at Deer Inland.
All meet at M. Helen in evening Ijr
I.eava In tuorning 11 a. m. Two n
top at Yankton lor ruci-liug at 1 p. tit.
Two men stop at Waned.
All arriving at an 8 c ex k evening
liii'ttinK at lloulloli.
A royal good time was the gen
eral verdict of the more than a
hundred people who attei.ded the
Methodist Ladies Aid Pot-Luck
Supper on Wednesday. The invita
tion, extended to members and
friends of the Aid, and Church, was
heartily accepted. The good at
tendance, the well-filled tables and
the spirit of sociability combined to
make it one of the most enjoyable
occasions in Methodist circles for
some time, It was the first sup
per given in the new basement and
the ladies are rioud of their fine
social room, convenient kitchen and
furnishings. The wish was ex
pressed by many that we might
have more of these enjoyable times.
Pomona Grange will meet with
Goble Grange Feb.7th 1914. A
good attendance is desired as it
will be an important meeting.
R. N. Lovlace.
Master of Pomna.
New England Supper.
The Aid of the M. E. Church
will serve a New England Supper
New England Style in their new
dining room Friday Jan, 23d; every
body come and enjoy a first class
supper. Price, 25 cents.
Saturday night, January
"The Accusing Hund," and a
Sunday Matinee and night, "A
Brother's Loyalty," in two parts.
Solo "Over the Ocean Blue."
and a lively comedy to finish the
Met tiim at Koppooee at 1:00 p. n .
It will be noticed that the
names of the speakers are not
given except in a few instances,
but there will be several men
from this county who have made
a study of the question and are
prepared with facts and figures
to answer any questions that
may be asked.
Mr. Frank Terrice, who will be
remembered as the man who
spoke at the County Fair last
fall, will be along, as also will be
Mr. P. P. Perrigo and H. M.
Terry. These three men are
farmers from the White Kiver
country in Washington, and mem
bers of the Grange. They have
passed through the experience
of bad and good roads in a farm
ing community and speak as men
w ho know what they are talking
These meetings should be at
tended by every voter, man or
woman, interested in the matter
so that a full understanding of
the facts can be had. At these
meetings everybody is expected
to ask a question, whether you
are for or against the proposition.
Later reports are that Major
Bowlby, the State Highway En
gineer, will try to be present at
some of the meetings.
THE YANKTON LETTER
Redmen Give a Dance-Church
Services and Other
Norman Berks house caught fire
Saturday Jan. 10 and only a few
pieces of the household goods were
The Red Men will give a dance
on Saturday evening Jan. 17th. A
good time a fine supper is promised
to all and a large crowd is expected.
Mrs. De Lane and little daughter
of Portland, visited Mrs. Steve
Lampa last week.
Mr. Chestnut, son and his
family are attain residing in Yank
ton, Announcement has been given
that Mr. Nation of the Baptist
church will preach in the Yankton
church Sunnay Jan. 18th.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Karth
were visiting in Portland last
Last Monday was citizenship day
in the Circuit Court, at which time
there were twenty applicants for
final papers. Henry B. Hazzard,
special examiner for the Govern
ment was present and conducted
the examination of applicants. Out
of the twenty there were six who
failed and four were continued un
til 'he May term. The following
were admitted to full citizenship:
Jasper II, Lewis.
F. D. Kammeyer.
John J. Hartman.
John E. ckson.
ST; HELENS' COUNCIL
Convened Monday Mayor
Last Monday night the old coun
cil met for the last time and after
clearing up some unfinished busi
ness adjourned and the new council
was sworn into office.
The first act of Mayor Mueller
under the new organization was to
appoint the other officers and com
mittees of the council which were
City Attorney, J. W. Day.
Recorder, E. E. Quick.
Chief of Police, J. L. Chittim.
Health Officer, Dr. L. G. Ross.
Fire Chief, L. E. Allen.
Committees of the Council: j
Saxon. Larabee, Cronkite..
Graham, Saxon. Larabee.
Saxon, Larabee, Cronkite.
Fire and Water
Cronkite, Saxon, Graham.
Cronkite, Larabee, Graham.
Printing and Police
Larabee, Cronkite, Graham.
Saxon, Cronkite, Larabee.
M. Saxon was elected as Presi
dent of the council.
Melvin Burton Patterson.
Melvin Burton Patterson was
born in Stark County III., on April
5th 1867. He was married to Eva
Weber on May 16th 1890. Seven
sons were born to this union six
still living. She prececed him to
the beyond on Feb. 1901 in Houl
ton. Ore. where they came in Nov.
1900. Was united in marriage to
Nora Msring June 13th, 1902. He
passed away suddenly on Jan. 8th,
1914 at Philomath. Ore., at the age
of 46 years 9 months and 3 days.
Mr. Patterson came tb Columbia
County in Nov. 1900 and lived at
Houlton, St Helens and Scappoose
until 1908. He leaves behind a
wife, six sons and one daughter one
brother in Illinois, and a sister in
Michigan. Services over the re
mains were held in the M. E.
Church at Warren by Rev. F. J.
Meyers of St Helens and interment
was in the I O O F ceme try at
Warren. Mr. Patterson was an
honored member of the local as
sembly of United Artisans and was
devoted to the cause of Prohibition.
Cornelius N. DuPuis.
Cornelius N. DuPuis was born
at Pendleton, Oregon on Feb. 27th
1890" Was hapily united in
marriage to Harriet Wikstrom on
April 30th 1910. Died at Portland
Ore. Jan. 12th at the age of 23
years 10 months and 17 days He
leaves a wife, mother, father two
sisters and five brothers. Burial
services were conducted at the
home of his wife's parents at Scap
pose , Rev F. J. Meyers of St Hel
ens officiating and interment was
in the cemetery at Scappoose. Mr.
DuPuis was well known in this
community. He played on the St
Helens base ball team for several
years. He was a member of the
Roman Catholic Church and was
baptised during Infancy at Pendle
The Epworth League will hold
a measuring social Tuesday evening
January 27th. See next week's
caDer for particulars. Every one
"TWENTY YEARS AGO'
What Interested Our Folks in
The Columbia river has raised
very rapidly for the last few days
and at present it is higher than it
has been since the high water of
last summer. Adyices from the
upper Willamette country are in
effect that the Willamette is very
high, but no damage is reported.
All the small streams in this vicin
ity have been bank full and the
larger ones an high in consequence.
Fluhrer Bro's shingle mill at
Mayger ii idle, the result of their
inability to procure shingle bolts
plentifully enough to keep the mill
in constant operation. It seems a
sad plight that in this land of over
abundance of cedar timber, there
cannot be material enough kept on
hand to keep a mill in operation.
Last Saturday our people looked
in vain for the Telephone to arrive
with the mail, but halo telephone;
she had met with some misfortune
on her trip up the night before.
and did not put in an appearance
here until Monday morning. Mean
time we satisfied our hungry news
appetites with back numbers of the
daily papers, and on Monday we
were supplied with two day's pa
pers, Saturday and Sunday's.
Clatskanie's new church house is
nearing completion, and when It is
ready for use will bit a credit to
the place. St. Helens people might
devote some of their energies to
the erection of a comfortable
church building, and it might not
be out of place to suggest that the
site be chosen in a place where the
elevation is not of so great propor
tions, as the present building is on
a prominence so high that after
one has scrambled to its summit
they imagine they ought to be in
heaven if they are not, and have
ascended into the extreme realms
of felicity, hence the appeals of the
pastor are of little effect.
Mr. Adolph Hankey, a farmer
who lived in the Yankton
country, was stricken with apop
lexy last Saturday and died Sunday
morning, runeral services were
held at Houlton Monday and inter
ment was made in Warren Cemet
ery. Mr. Hankey was born in Switzer
land on August 2nd, 1863 and
came to Amerea in 1887 settling in
North Dakota where he lived with
his family until three years age
when they came to Columbia Coun
ty. Upon arriving here he pur
chased a farm and has lived here
since. He leaves a wife and three
little girls in St Helens besides a
mother, sister and three brothers
in North Dakota and one sister in
Card of Thanks.
We want to thank our kind
neighbors and friends for assistance
and sympathy shown us during our
Sophia Hankey and family.
Notice to Parents.
Parents are requested to take
notice tht a primary class lor be
ginners will be organized Monday
Jan. 12, 1914 and that pupils will
only be allowed to enter for two
weeks thereafter. Kindly register
the little folks in time.
C. V. Kilgore, Supt.H