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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
8T. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1913
WALTER BACON KILLED
FALLS FROM TRAIN NEAR HOULTCN:
NEVER REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS
On Wednesday evening, after the
6:45 train had departed, Walter
Paeon of Warren waa found lying
unconacioua on the track at the north
end of Milton Creek bridge, by two
section men who were coming to
town. He waa Immediately re
moved to the depot and Dr. L. G.
Rosa summoned. An examldatlon
showed a deep acalp wound, a cut
behind the left ear and bruise on
the back and shoulders. Mr.
Bacon's brother came at once in re
sponse to a phone message and with
Dr. Rosa took the Injured man to
the Good Samaritan hospital in
Portland, on the 0 o'clock train, lie
Is in a precarious condition. Mr
Bacon may have attempted to jump
from the train, as it slowed down,
approaching the station, but there
were no eye witness to confirm any
suppositions as to how the accident
Later Word has been received
from Portland that Walter died
shortly after arriving there without
having regained coiwriousneti.'
Sheriff Thompson of St. Helens
was a visitor at Coble last Saturday
Mrs. Geo C. Fowler of Ncer City
has been very sick for the last two
months, but her many friends are
glad to hear that she la Improving.
Several parties in this vicinity
have been on the sick list during
thw last six weeks, but from reports
all are getting along nicely.
C. C Fowler, our road super
visor, is making good use of tne
fine weather for the last two weeks.
He has a largo crew of men at
work on the roads.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. WatU entei
taincd the members of the school
board, the teacher and pupils of
the 8th and Oth grades at a quizz
party, Saturday evening, Feb. 22.
Short addresses were mnde by the
members of the school board and
teachers. The evening was sient
in guessing games. Miss Helen
Milne and Willie Snyder won the
prize in the penny quizz. Krnest
Archibald won the prize in the berry
guessing contest. Helen Milne won
the house guessing contest and
Harvey Joidan won the menu guess
ing contest, after which a dainty
lunch waa served consisting of
sandwiches, assorted cakes, minced
turn-overs, fruit, lemonade, fruit
punch, chocolate and coffee Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Jordan. Mr. and Mrs. Albert I .ar
son, Miss Gertrude Liggett and Miss
Tierney, Messrs. Harvey Jordan,
Krnest Archibald, Sam Alexander,
Willie Snyder, George Milne and
John Patrick, Misses I-eora' Alex
ander, Helen Milne, Dora Nuss
baumer, Gladys Jordan, Dorothy
Fowler, Florence Fowler, Lucile
(iles, Hilda Mukinstcr. Be ore
leaving each pupil thanked Mr. and
Mrs. T. C. Watts for their kind
Report of school district No, 20
for tho month ending Feb. 21,1913:
Days taught, 20; days attendance,
N02; days absence, 46; cases of tardi
ness, 5; roll of honor, 17; average
number belonging, 43; average daily
attendance, 40; per cent of attend
Those neither absent nor tardy
for the month: Ivalo Tracy, Her
man and Golda Walker, Mamh and
Nicholas Welter, I-ewia Snyder,
Adolph Johnson, Joyce Hybcrger.
Vista Fowler, Harry Bishop, Esther
McKiddy, Dorothy and Florence
Fowler, Jennie King, Jennie Bell
Link, Lucile Giles, RuhhcI Makinster,
Gertrude B. Liggett, Principal,
Mary A. Tlorney, Primary.
Light Urahmas eggs for hatching.
$1 for 15. Mrs. S, E. King, May
LADIES PRESENT INTERESTING
PROGRAM TO LARGE AUD1CE
The City Hall was comfortably
tilled with people last night to listen
to the entertainment given under
the direction of the ladies of the
episcopal Guild. The pruceeds will
be used to pay for the piano recently
placed in the Guild Hall in St. Hel
ens. I he music furnished by the
Galichio orchestra was indeed fine
and equal to the music furnished in
some of the first claw theatres of
the city. The songs of Mrs. Arm-
fctcd, Mrs. Rutherford. Mi'ks Dart
and A. A. Galichio were well re
ceived and each responded to on
encore. The piano solo of Mrs. Van
Tassel was also so pleasing that she
was compelled to respond to an en
core. 1 he one-act farce Engaging
Janet" in which several ladies took
part, was exceedingly funny and
woll carried out, Mrs. Jones being
exceptionally fine in the title roll of
Janet. Altogether it was a decided
success and reflects much credit on
those who took part and managed
There were several custom ofT
errs from both Portland and Astoria
in town the first part of the week
checking up the cargo of the Str.
Multnomah, she having come from
Vancouver, B. C, with 2800 drums
of creosoting oil for the St. Helens
Creosoting Co. The Government
admits the oil free of duty, but
there is a duty on the drums. The
Government was enriched on this
account abut $3000 from the
The Steamer Multnomah sailed
1'hureday night with a full cargo of
lumber and about 40 passengers.
She goes to San Pedro and San
Diego. Capt. Jahnsen has relin
quished command of tho steamer
and Capt. ('has. Marra was on the
bridge when she left. He will have
command of the vessel hereafter.
K7apt. Jahnson going back to the
flagship Klamath, which is taking
on a full cargo of ties at the tie
boom. The Klamnth will sail Salur-
The Schooner Irene, Capt.
Mitchell, after taking on a cargo of
ifcV) M. feet of lumler left down the
river yesterday in tow of the Okla
homa. She goes to the McCormick
yards at San Diego.
Mrs. J. L. Countermine and John
Countermine started Tuesday to
join Rev. J. I Countermine in their
new home in Zumbrota, Minn ,
where Dr. Countermine has been
called as pastor of the Congrega
tional church. They have made
many friends luilng their stay here
who wish them a pleasant journey
and success in the new field.They
will bo greatly missed here,
Roy Marcott has gone to Fort
land to work.
U"y Price h visiting at hoi io this
O. M. Washburn accompanied bis
father, K. D. Washburn, to St.
Helens the 22nd, where they in
spected the shipyard and mills and
called on friends.
J. G. Watts was In St Helens to
help at the K. P. mortgage burn
ing. Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Beaver of
Warren visited in Scappooto Tuot
dny. Wm. 'Miller has moved his family!
herefrom St. Johns while he jij
building a home on land bought of
the Chapman Timber Co.
The Ladies Aid of the Congre-
irntinnnl rhnreh will rrivii ml enter,
tainment and uncial nt Watts &! some time during the cemli.jr week.
Price Hall Friday evening, March 7, ; She hm on board a can 0 i civo
A musical program, consisting of a ' soling oil, od00 drums ol which will
lnturv of Sonir will bo civ-en. This
will be followed by a social hour
and the serving of refrsmunU.
All are most cordially Invited. Ad
mission will be charged,
51. Mi sPtopIs Cum
E-lli)!iil at Scliol Bin
One of the very finest social hap
penings of the year took place Fri
day evening in the school assembly,
when the teachers of the school re-
celved the people of the town. The
reading from Dickens' "A Tale of
Two Cities," by Prof. Archibald F
Reddie of the University of Oregon
was of "exceedingly high merit, dis
playing the remarkable dramatic
powers of the reader. An audience
of 10 people sat spellbound for an
hour and a half, while the reader
carried them throuph the highly
tragic scenes of the French Revolu
tion. The characterization was ad
mlrable. an occasional touch if
humor relieving the strain of the
terrible acts of thegullotine scenes.
Following the punch and wafers at
the close of the first reading Mr.
Reddie very graciously volunteered
to read several numbers of a lighter
nature from Drummond's French
Canadian Life. His rendition of
The Devil" was thoroughly artistic.
Committees from the high school
pupils ushered nnd assisted with the
refreshments. The receiving line
was co:; pased of eight teachers and
Prof. Reddie. Mrs. VanTassel en
tertained splendidly at the piano,
while Miss Bertha Dart sang three
limes, responding once to her en
thusiastic encores. The stage and
ounch table decorations were in
white and green.
! K.13 MILDREO ALIEN ENTER
TAINS SCHOOL FRIENDS AND OTHERS
Boxing, punching the bog, throw
inir Wan sacks, handball and various
games at tables were among the
athletic events that took place in
the Rutherford basement last Satur
day evening, at a party given by
Miss Mildred Allen. In addition to
all the students of the high sehoi
several of the teachers and outside
guests were invited, making a com
pany of between forty and fifty
The girls were told to come dressed
in middies, that they might take
part in the indoor track meet. The
four basement rooms were made to
resemble the outside by the use of
great masses of fir bou-hs and other
greens, while bright flags and bunt
ing enlivened the sylvan scene. The
exciting athletic events were ar
ranged in progressive form. After
all were fatigued from the vigorous
entertainment, wel' near midnight,
the guests were asked upstairs where
they were regaled by chocolate,
sandwiches, cake and ice. Keluc
tnntly the athletes consented to sing
"Good-night. Ladies," and leave the
Rutherford home with its many at
tractions. Mrs. J. S. Allen assisted
Mrs. Rutherford in serving refresh
At a Hixvial meeting f 'he hi;.li
school student body V.liv-.l.iy
afternoon It was decidtd to soul
Manager Frank Robertson to attend
the county b ague meeting at
Rainier Saturday to make out a
schedule of games for 1 pring. A
committee report, favora.de to gi
ing n tea and also for selling candy
at tho school entertainment in A; il
for tho purpose of raising fundi for
basketball, was accepted.
The Biitish Steamer Crown of Se
illo, now out 6(1 days from Am
'aterdam. ia exiieeted at St, Helens
lie discharged at tho St. lb kns
Creosotina Company. This sterner
is one of the largest that come to
ik r'nliimlW River and hit
regUtervd tunnag of 84 .'0 ton. j
REP. HALL MITES INTERESTING
LETTER ABOUT LEGISLATURE
I do not care to place our entire
forty days' work before my eon -
stituents. but onlvto mention a fewl
things that we have done while in
the state capital.
Some criticism has been made
because I have not introduced many
bills. I came here to work for mat
ters pertaining to the general wel
fare of the state. There was little
local demand for any particular
There has been many good laws
enacted and many poor ones erased
from the statutes. The compensa
tion act is the most important piece
of legislation enacted. This act will
be of great benefit to the working
men of the state, especially to the
loggers and mill men of Columbia
county. Under this act the state
will handle all funds collected from
the employer and employees. The
injured men will not only have gotd
care, but their wives and children
will receive aid in case of sickness
or death. At present lawyers and
accident insurance companies are
practically the only ones receiving
any benefit from the present laws.
The laboring man will now receive
benefit from his hard earned dollars.
It will also have a tendency to re
duce taxes on account of the de
crease in liability cases in court.
The minimum wage bill for women
will be a blessing to the women of
our generation as well as coming
generations. In Portland and other
towns girls and women receive
wages ranging from $2.50 per week
and uo. These department stores j
can afford to pay more tnan this j
ami should. Anyone knows (hat a
young lady cannot board herself and
dress decently on 3 or 4 dollars per
week. Finally, in order to dress
respectfully, they are led into
crooked paths and soon become
occupants of the red light districts
of our cities.
A bill creating a state board rf
control will put all our dependent
state institutions under the control
of the governor, secretary of s;ale
and state treasurer. This will put
these institutions on a business bi sis.
Ail provisions will be purchased in
cur load lots by this board, there
fore making a great saving to ti e
The game laws have been re
modeled and changed somewhat.
We think the laws can be under
stood as well as more easily ad
ministered. As chairman of the election lav s
I have gone over them ve;
thoroughly with the secretary of
state. We think we have them in
shape so that the different election
boards over the state will be able to
administer them. We took into con
sideration the great increase in
votes that we will have at our next
election, and changed many of the
dates, allowing the secretary of
state, state printer and county
clerks plenty of time to romi-lcte
heir pr.rt of the work.
We c'lanped the butter laws co:.
it.'llinjr oatsido creameries nnd Ore
gon creameries to refrain from put
t n.x eastern butter under the "Made
i.i Oregon Drands." This was u
detriment to the dairy interests of
the state. At certain times of the
jear butter was brought from .Kan
sis and other eastern states and
placed on the market as fresh Ore
We also set a standard for ice
cream. The ice cream men cannot
teed up on skim milk ice cream nnd
ice cream made from stale butter
nnd milk now nnd fulfill the law.
Thv! city people have boon getting
tho good cream on account of am
iietition. I think we have a !a ry
and food commissioner that willtn
i'orc thtM law.
Ueonmlng eommlnton mere ""'
10 yroU'Qt thifroJucvt f . C j
(demonstration work by the Agri-
cunumi college, me BU.Tiuzai.ion
I 11 1L. -a!
bill and many others have bee
passer!; besides we have repealed I
many old and useless laws
I have taken up a few matters
Pertaining to our own county only,
!1 have attempted to raise the
- ounly ocnool Superintendent's sal
ary to $1300, or $108 per month.
This was endorsed by the county
school officers' convention held at
St. Helens. When the schools un
der his direction pay from $100 to
$150 per month for their principals
I think we owe it to cur children to
keep a good man at the head ef our
schools. I will say that Prof. Wil-
kerson himself never asked me to
do this, but as Prof. Collins was not
able to live on the salary I felt that
it would be an injustice to ask a
man that has spent 8 or 10 years
in preparation for his work to con
duct our schools at a Ion to himself.
Your senator, Dan J. Malarkey, in
troduced a bill by request raising
the salaries of all the county offi
dais. I have received a number of
petitions for and many letters
against the raise. Therefore, I
thought it would only be right that
I should allow the people themselves
to settle this matter. I pi iced a
referendum clause on it. The law
will not go into effect until it it,
acted on by the people at the next
election. I hope my constituents
will be more careful about signing
petitions. I had petitions with
names on and letters from the same
parties repudiatimg their acts. This
puts your representative in a hole.
People should have enough back
bone to stand by their acts or not
I attempted to change the road
suiiervisor law, allowing the county
court to set the wages, but someone
else had a law covering the same
l1 ing, therefore mine was dropped
in the senate.
I feel that when the people of
the state make a careful survey of
our work they will find we have en
acted some good legislation Al
though some of the newspapers have
been inclined to ridicule our work,
ytt we think our work will npenk
for itself and for myself I think I
cf n explain my vote on all matters.
In conclusion I will say that repa
st nt alive is not a lucrative oflic,
nor is it an eas., place" to fill when a
man does his dutv.
The time for holding the legisla
ture should be increased ten days,
as the state is growing and many
changes are coming about.
I take thjs occasion to thank n
constituent for the support the)
have given me and I hope I have n t
d sappointed in my work.
W. A. Hall.
Notice to Didders
Bids will be received by t'.e
County Court of Columbia county,
Oregon, up to 5 o'clock p. m. on
Y.areh 7, 1913. forspeeia1 road wo -k
i.i districts No. 17, 1, 2 and i it
raid county, according to plans a.'id
specifications on file in the ofl'n e of
the County Clerk of said county.
Elach bid shall bo accompanied ' y a
bond, signed by two or more trc
holden, in double the umoai.t of
the bid, as sureties, mndi? payaVIe
to the county for the faithful per
formance of the contract. Blanks
may be obtained at the o'lle? of the
Clerk. The Court reserves the
right to reject any and all bids if
they deem them too hirh.
By order of the County Court.
Dated Feb. 2J. 1913.
Char!e3 R. McCormick and P. M.
ilauptman of San Francisco arrived
in St. Helens this week and will re
main several days looking inter
Lot Whit SpiU JotfV Anawvnj
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ILOCAL HAPPENINGS AND DOINGS
NEWS NOTES CONCERNING PEOPLE AND
THINGS IN AND AROUND ST. KEL03
PERSONAL; LOCAL; SOCIAL AND OTHERWISE
Frank Usher and family have
moved to their farm for the sum
mer. H. O. Howard has been on the
sick list for some time, but expects
to be out again in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eversoll
visited with friends in Portland for
a few days last week. They re
turned Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Lumsden and father, Mr.
Stump, of Scappoose, spent the
week end with his daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. W. A. Mile3 and daughter
Hortense of Portland visited with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S, S.
Way, for a week lately.
Our neighbor, C. G. Barger, is
quite sick at present and fears are
entertained that he will not recover
as he is quite old.
L. O. High, who bought the Rob
inson place on Milton Creek, is
making extensive improvements on
it. He is getting ready to plant
300 currant bushes, 2000 straw
berry plants and other varieties of
berries in abundance.
There seems to be an epidemic of
scarlet rash in the Yankton neigh
borhood. Many children are down
with it and school was closed last
week and will remain closed for some
Mbs Edna Simmons of Oregon
City, and Mis3 Nina Charnley of
Portland were visitors here last
Saturday and Sunday.
vliss Alice Brown of Deer Island
returned to her home Monday, after
having spent several days visiting
with friends here.
Ralph Watson, private secretary
to Governor West, spent Monday in
St. Helens. This was just about
the time that the Governor and his
private secretary were playing tag
.vith the legislature and as Mr.
Watson did not make his bu.-incss
known here it is presumed that he
was looking for the hole that some
body was going to be put in.
W. F. Magill, an attorney of
Portland, was attending tn legal
matters in St. Helens Monday. Mr.
Magill for many years lived at Ka
lama and was well known in St.
Helens, but recently has located in
Portland and has offices with W. H.
Powell, for aerly of this city.
P. E. Struck, P. G. C. R. and
James Bain, G. S., of the Foresters
of America, came down from Port
land last Monday and visited with
''t. Helens Lodge of Foresters. A
rousi.ig meeting was reported by
the members and much enthusiasm
lipplayed. The Foresters are gain-
in membership and promises to
i3 o.ie of tSio leading lodges of the
Ti e lands m this itiui.y owned
'y tiie Oregon Wood Co. and re-c-i:t!y
advertise 1 in tho Oregon
Misi. for huirs, havo been adjudged
a the property of the Wood Co., all
clouds on their title having been re
moved. G. A. Brodie of Portland
deserves the thanks of n good many
persona in this community as he has
hbored faithfully to bring the case
t a successful issue.
Mrs. J. Pope joy went to Wood
burn, Ore., Welneaday, where she
wan called by the sei iout illness of
C. Rabius'ty ir Scappoosa was a
visit or iii Vt. Helen i ye.terday.
h:;en.; I .: )'" ps :i lert 1 ueSviay ior
Salem, bavin. r io charge Eurl Digg-a,
a tor from Itainter who wmm n-
Portland last Monday and is spend
ing the week with relatives and
friends in St. Helens.
Jos. Higginbotham of Vernonia
was a business visitor in St Helena
The dance at the City Hall last
Saturday night was well attended
and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
City election is only a month
away and there are rumors and
rumors of candidates for the vari
T. H. Ward, an attorney of Port
land, was attending to legal matters
in St Helens Monday.
Married, at Irwin, Oregon, John
Harrison Tompkins, oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Tompkins, to
Miss Etta Euphanaia Smith, oldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Smith of Irwin, Lane county. Ore.
The young people will be at home
to their friends at North Scappoose
after March 1.
The Ladies of the Episcopal Guild
will serve tea in the guild hall on
Tuesday, March 4, from 2 to 5. Tea
and cake 10 cents.
Miss Amanda Huldt visited with
friends in St Helens over Saturday
Last Monday the big barge of
the Columbia Contract Co., built at
the St. Helens Shipbuilding Co.'s
yards, was launched successfully.
The barge is 40 by 130 feet and will
be used by the company in handling
its products from the various
quarries along the river.
Reports from the.hospital in Port
land concerning Mrs. Thorp are that
she is slowly improving and will
probably be able to return to her
home within a few weeks.
W. J. Fullerton and Dr. L. G.
Ross are receiving the plaudits of a
satisfied public for their most suc
cessful career as managers of a
Lyceum Course. The entertain
ments provided by them and their ,
committee were well received and
thoroughly enjoyed. They have also
to.report a profit for the course in
stead of a deficit and no doubt will
be called upon to take charge of the
course the coming Beason.
Spring building has commenced.
This week a crew of men started
work on the big Masonic buildimg
on Columbia street. Arthur George
commenced work on his new resi
dence on Columbia street. Three
new houses started in Railroad Ad
dition, and lumber is being hauled
for several other residences and
business buildings. 1913 la going
to be the banner year for building
in St. Helens.
Fred Engebretaen, who has been
bookkeeper for the St. Helens Ship
building Co. ever since the com
pany started in businhss here, has
resigned his position and will leave
shortly for Eureka, Cal., his former
home. Sir. Brown of Portland has
been appointed to the position of
bookkeeper and hasaheady assumed
Special services have been held
each evening this week in the Con
gregational church by prominent
Portland ministers of that denomi
nation. All were men of ability and
fame, but in particular has the life
and preaching of the Rev. W. C.
Kantner, D. D. , who filled the pulpit
on Tuesday night, been an mspira-l
turn to many people throughout the
states of Oregon and Washington,
Pat Doran.who has been in charge
of the quarry of the Columbia Con
tract Co. at St. IJi t-'-
thro j- '