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Water and Sewer
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Poles and Piling
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1913
07v,l . l' L tin . r
KG BOAT GLIDES GRACEFULLY INTO
TI WATER LAST SATURDAY
WOKK STARTED ON ANOTHER BOAT
Last Saturday afternoon the I ready l receive tin- finishing
Merced wan successfully launched at j touches before Wing towed to San
the yard f the St. Helen Ship-' Francisco, where the machinery
buildinir Company ini the presence
of a larito crowd of people. Tin'
iteamer Modoc and veal launches
were kept busy from about 1 o'clock
until 3 taking the people across the
slough and before the time had ar
rived for the big boat to alide there
were several hundred local people
will bo installed.
The launching wum a kucivm in
every pariiculur und whs very
interesting. Already work has
been started on another boat of like
site and character which will be
ready for launching during the
early fall. Thia makes two
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there as well as a large number ol
Tisitors rrom otner parts oi me ,
wuDiy and state, rrompuy aioj
o'clock Miss Eernlce Masten, i
dsuchter of C. C. Maalvn. the weil
known timUrnian of this city,
mounted upon the platform armed
with a bottle of champagne In-auti-
fully decorated with (lowers ami
ribbon, und at 3:40 o'clock the big j
boat, loaded with about ilOO jwople:
Ix-Kiin to slide down the ways.
Miss Bernioo broke the bottle acrosx.
the bow of the bout and uttered
the words "I christen thee Merced.''
In mother minute the waters of the
lough were parted and the waves
were dashing against the banks to a
height of several feet, the result of
5U0 tons of boat striking the w ater.
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MISS BERN1CE MASTF.N
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For nearly a quarter of a mile the schooners turned ou'. i.'.tidc of a
bi'K hull shot out into the water, yem at the.w yards and proves I bat
midst the awful noises of whistles. ('..In',; i: county It r in good ma
yelling and cheering. Inside of an tcrial b.r the building rf t-hi s and
hour the boat was hauled into the that J. II. l'rice, Supt of the St.
the docks alongside the .-hipards Helens yards is a master at the ntt
nd securely moored to the ways. 1 of b.iil ling them.
INSPECTS PANAMA CAKAL
SAW IfSOfl INAUG
. MM WO mu RETURN M. fRESH REIURNS m USIUM
w am mi much impressed w b with mm
. . . ,' from a trip to Baltimore. Washing
Friday, after having ; ,rom " 11 " , .
- . . . . 'ton and other points east. U
of the aouthern aUtes "m' , " tr n CiUr
. m..lu ... .e.' visited at the home of G. V. I.iIhoi
Chas. Mucklo returned to St.
mado a tour
lnl I'anama. Mr. Muckle wa ac
mpanied by Jas. Muckle ami
fondly and Misa Amy George, and
they nil report a most enjoyable
ti(ne. The Panama ( anal is a great
Pioce of work, according to Chas.
Muckle, and when completed will
never be duplicated by engineering
foal. Ho says the Imagination tif
ma is hardly lartfe enough to
Krasp the magnitude of the under
ling and to apprcciute it ono must
hee it. He also anticipates that
i here will be a great deal of trouble
ith the canal befo- It get" to
Mike Frah return (I last week
Mrs. Mary A. Wattson died
Friday afternoon, March 21, at
the home of her daughtt r, Mr.
Scott. Her death came s a re
sult of an injury received two
weeks ago. While rising, from a
chair she fell and broke her leg.
This happened just 7 years ago
to the day after the death of her
hiiisband. Granville L Wattson,
who died here. Mrs Wattson
was born in I'hib.d. lj hia, April
'G. I(s21, and lived in Sabrn,
Ohio, a number of years, coming
to Scappoose in 1830. Mrs. Watt
son wan the mother of five child
ren, two of whom survive her.
They are Mrs. Rekecca Scott and
John A. Wattson. both living
here. The funeral was heH from
the house Sundiy at 10 a. m.
ll"V. W. II. .vyers conducted the
n rvicts su.d ii.termont .. nude
at Fiiirvlew eemeteiy.
Kaster exercises wen- In hi at
at the Congrcgs.tioi t ! church
Sunday forenoon. Special Ea-ter
songs were sung by the pupil of
the Sunday school and others. A
number of Easter exercises were
given. Rev. Meyers gave an in
teresting address on the Sigrdfi
cance f Easter. In the evening
the choir sang a number of Eas
ier songs and an anthem.
The declamatory contest for
the 6th, 7th and 8th grades wbs
held at Watts & Prices hall last
Friday evening. The large audi
ence was an evidence of the in
terest shown by the people in this
contest. The judges were J. W.
Allen, Mr. Lake and Miss Elsie
Phillips, all from St. Helens.
i 7 " e prizes awarded were: $2.50
ipiue, Miss Eva West, 8th grade;
!$1 prize. Marjnrie Kolada;. . 7th
grade; $1 prize. Dix Ibdaday, t'th
grade. The high sch ol orches
tra and the high school double
quartette furnished excellent
music for the occasion. Miss Eva
West will represei t the school in
the eountv contest, which v. ill
held at .St. Helens.
Saturday evening the Girls of
the Hlue Iiuttons and th Knights
of the Iiue Buttons mot at the
church for a social ev ning. Miss
Elide Phillip of St. !I lens who is
Co. Supt. of the orj'arized Sun
day School work addressed the
i-.vino- nemilo. Liirht refresb-
menis were serveu. mi enj- j
a pleasant and profitable evening.
W. W. Hobbs has purchased an
eight-acre tract of lard fror Mr
Hobday. The land is located
west of town and Mr. HobtH has
commerced building orerntiens.
A baby daughter arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lew Grant
at the Wickstrom camp last
J. W. Richardson, steam shovel
engineer on the I'. & S. W. Ry.,
fell from the water tank which is
being built at the new camp,
Wednesday, sustaining severe in
jury. He was taken to the hos
pital in Portland on the ll:d()
train. Mr. Richardson has made
this his home for a number of
years. His many friends will be
glad to hear of his speedy re
ST. HELENS IMPROVEMENT CO.
MGETTIKG OUT BOOKS i
The St. Helens Improvement Co.
has placed an order with the Mist
job department for several thousand
booklets which will contain a de
scription of Columbia, county. It
will also contain a w rite-up of St.
Helens and have a number of cuts.
The prorty listed with the com
pany will have special mention and
the books will be distributed in
various sections of the United
States. The books will be ready
for distribution In about a week
and it is the wish of the company
that the people who have property
to list should do so at once so that
the book will tell about all the
places for sa'e which are handled
by the company. Of course this
book is prim irily an advertisement
for the St. Helens Improvement Co.,
but it will contain matter about the
county in general, so that it will be
a very valuable medium for letting
the world know that there is such
a place as Columbia ounty and
that St. Helens is located in that
county, on the Columbia river and
is a fast growing and prosperous
Miss May Kesterson and Mr.
Parks Combs were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. 0. A. Enckson last
The funeral of. Mrs. Gust
Josephson was held at the
Swedish Lutheran church Mon
day afternoon. Rev. Montg- mery
preached the sermon. Her death
was caused by quick consnmp-
tion. She leaves a nusoanu aim
two children to mourn, her loss.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Carlson died very suddenly
Monday, heart trouble being the
cause. The funeral was held at
the Swedish Lutheran church
Mr. Jace Baker returned home
Miss Mary Thomas of Coble
started to teach a three-months
term of school in the new school
house at Spitzenbergon Monday,
Mr. and Mrs. P. Jacobson en
tertained the pupils of Bachelor
Flat school with a party given in
his new house. A very pleasant
evening was spent playing games
and with various other amuse
CHARLES OSCAR BOYNTON
OREGON PIONEER PASSES AWAY AT
WOODBCRN: KNOWN IN ST. HELENS
Woodburn. Ore., March 19, 1913.
Charles Oscar Boynton, one of the
early pioneers, died Wednesday at
the age of 90 years, 9 months and
9 days. Mr. Uoynton was born in
Troy, n! Y. in 1822. Was married
to Mary A Bonny, daughter of Dr.
C. T. Bonny of Cuba. III. Together
they crossed the plains to Oregon,
settling on a 640 acre farm near
the present town of Needy. He
built the first M, E. church in the
valley, after giving five acres for
that purpose. He was elected to
the first republican convention in
Oreuron and held the office of county
commissioner and assessor for years.
For 22 years he held the office of
justice of the peace and was notary
public up to the age of SC. In 1891
he removed to this city, where he
lived a retired life except one year
spent in the grocery business. Be
sides a widow aged 89 years, he
leaves four children: E. L., a
wealthy farmer of Cresvvell; C. T.,
who built and is manager of the
first hospital in Vale, the county
seat of Malheur county, Mrs. Bessie
Popejoy of St. Helens and Miss Lida
of this city. Mr. Boynton was
buried by Woodburn Lodge A. F.
& A. M., of which he was a charter
member, and many and beautiful
were the floral offerings given by
that orJer and the Eastern Star, of
w hich he was also a member.
EASTERN OFFICERS HERE
SHERIFF FROM INDIANA AND
KENTUCKY COME TO GET
Attorney W. B. Dillard, who is
one of the citizens of the state se
lected b the state superintendent
to give local lectures in schools, has
consented to speak at the St. Helens
school assembly Friday evening,
April 4. This will be one of the
many informal gatherings of patrons
of the school and other citizens to
get acquainted and to hear some
interesting themes discussed. Ai'
are invited to attend. There are
no admission fees charged to these
lectures, but it is the plan to bring
the very best to the people without
money consideration. Mr. Dillard
will speale on the nebular theory of
the creation of the universe. Owing
to recent discoveries from the as
tronomical observations weich are
said to be of importance enough to
change or at least alter the scien
tific view of the earth's history.
Thi3 lecture is very iirly and will
be of great value to those interested
in the story of the beginnings of
the earth and the planets
Ten sneakers will contend for
honors at the high echoed assembly
this evening (Friday ) at 7:45, the
occasion being the declamation try
out for selecting speakers to repre
sent the school May 16 in the all
county contest. Four speakers will
appear from the high school and
six from the grades. The grade
contest will be pulled off in the first
part of the evening and the high
school contest the latter part. An
admission of ten cents will be
charged at the door to defray the
expenses of judges. Frof Rawlston
and Miss Blanche Miller cf Scap
poore, and Miss Conlngue of IIoul-
ton will judze the contest. Two
Fpeakers will be chosen from the
high school nnd two from
grades, and to thcw
E. H. Flagg, formerly of this
city but recently of Elgin, Ore., has
sold the Elgin Recorder and hat
purchased the Camas Post at
Camas, Wash., and with his family
will establish a home in that city.
The many St. Helens friends are
glad to see the Flaggs getting back
nearer home and wish them well in
their new home.
Mr. W. R. Hewitt of San Fran
cisco, one of the officers of the Mc
Cormick Co.," and interested in the
building of boats at St. Helens, was
a visitor at the launching Saturday,
and after spending several days in
the city returned to San Francisco
for a week or two nnd reports this
well known family as being well
satisfied and happy. On the 4th
of March Mike journeyed to Wash
ington, 1). C., and there saw Wood
row Wilson inaugurated as Presi
dent. He tells of some interesting
happenings there. Mr. Fresh thinks
well of the eastern country, but is
real glad to be bnck in Oregon
ntrnio nnd will continue to make
this his home.
Th. ladle- of th KpUeornl
-,..1 .rv. t. in th. tiuiid -'
John m. Lindsay was a Port
land visitor Saturday.
Mary A. Tierney visited over
Easter with her ' other in Port
Gertrude B. Liggett visited on
Easter in Kelso. Wash.
Wesley Hill and family and C
W. Jensen and family have moved
to Alma, Cal.
W. H. Milne has sold his farm
to J. V. Allen. lat f Nibrnska.
This week has been a very busy
one in the shipping history of St.
Helens, many vessels having been
in port and much money distributed
for wages, as the following will
The Schooner Alvena, laden with
9."0 M. feet of ties, left down Tues
day morning and sailed Wednesday
The Schooner W. F. Jewett was
also another get away Tuesday.
She had on board 625 M. feet of
ties and sailed Wednesday for San
The Schooner W. F. Garms, abig
carrier of 1300 M. capacity is load
ing a cargo of piling for delivery to
Pearl Harbor. This is the govern
ment's big fort near Honolulu, and
when completed will be one of the
finest forts in the world. The Garms
will be here for a couple (of weeks
yet as she has just begun loading.
She came to this port direct from'
The Steamer Saginaw arrived
Friday morning and will complete
her cargo here. She will have on
the ! boa ni close to 800 M. feet of lum-
speakers i bor which is destined for San Pedro.
During the eatly part of the week
there were nearly enough sheriffs
in the city to hold a convention.
In addition to our own etficiont
officer there were Sheriff S. E.
Vandiver from Franklin, od, and
Sheriff Arthur Gee from Grayson,
Kentucky. Both of these officials
from the far east w ere here to re
ceive men whom Sheriff Thompson
them being charged with forgery take place Indny eCr.p The, we fl, jtSOd
.i .u ' ,.u ottrv (successful declaimers were Xisses as she will be token i:
prizes of books will be awarded,! The Steamer is loading a cargo of
Supt. J. B. Wilkerson and Dr. Edwin ! tie and piling for delivery at San
Ross giving books for the high 1'iego . ne w. a ss.ii aaiuraajr even
v i n i P,fu, ing and in addition to her cargo will
school winners, and L. K. Luther- j h .e a fu ,oad of passenKers who
ford and C. C. Thomason giving j .vil, . down on tne fralda. The
books to the prade winners.
A very happy vent tori; place in
Miss Nei'.l's room Wednesday when
a number of the eighth j-K'de girl
contested for places in the contest
and the other with a statutory
offense. Both sheriffs left here
Monday morning for their respective
homes, Mr. Vandiver having in
charge one C. Shaw, charged with
forgery, and Sheriff Gee taking
with him Mr. Chas. Buck, charged
with a statutory offense. Mr. Gee
visited fcr a day or two with old
friends in Rainier who had come
t a rpppnt meetine of the
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members of the Cannery Associ- '
ation it was decided that they
would build a cannery here and
the erection of a building will be
commenced soon. It is to be
hoped that the farmers will
realize what a help this will be
to the community and will do all
they can to help it along.
Mrs. Winton returned to her
home in Astoria, Sunday.
Mr. Bert Terry visited at the
Baker home again last week.
What means these frequent
The members of the Free Masonic
Ci der of St. Helens and the Beavers
of Houlton are invited to attend
the M. E. church at Hou ton on
Sunday, March 30, at 11a. m. A
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sermon on individual i airionsm
will be given by the pastor, W. T.
Fairchild. It is earnestly desired
that the members of these orders
lead the singing and attend in numbers.
W. T. Fairchild, Pastor
Multnomah has passenger accommo
dations equal to any of the liners
running out of Portland and usually
pU of her passenger accommoda
tions are taken.
Ft. Helens people will say fare-
s to the Merced
in tow by the
Eleanor Savage ar.d Fav l.vneh, the Steamer Klamath Saturday evening
t.r ;,,.n ,Wir,,t eeli:nr ar.d leave for San Francisco, where
l vi in. c- i
from Oliver Twist ar.d the latter a
her machinery, which is ready for
i,.,,- ;'; lw insra od and tinistung
feature pen poem, " The Last Song." j t v .,e, made. She should be back
Mrs. L. R. Rutherford, A. W. ' u St. Helens sometime inMay fully
Mueller and the principal acted as ; equipped and ready to fill the re-
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iudires. Before the tryout the r.u-.reme.i i ei -
eighth graders sang several songs j
in their usual fine style.
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Mr. Mima no roo ,...- -
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The Montgomery building has
been newly fitted up w ith m-e i oom,
with or without board, unfun.ished
3 and o room housekeeping apart
ments; also a delicatessen of home
cooking, It is now ready for busi
ness and the public is cordially in
vited to come and see for them
this vicinity Friday nnd Saturday.
mm. Henry Wasser and mm. T.
S. Linton were Rainier visitors
The Columbia Tirrbcr Co. hr.s a
I ci-cw or ton mn
! business of her owners.
The Steamer Klamath will leave
S'lturdav evening for San Francisco
The Rev. Mr. Luther gave a very ! wi;h a full cargo of ties nnd lum
inte.esting address to the English ber. She will carry her usual heavy
, , nnsmrer list. Capt. Jahnsen who
H,sl .ry class Tuesday aiternoon. or ; P Vintemling the Merced
Wesley and the origin oi the A.eth-j .,, ke t.harKe 0f the Klamath on
odist movement in England, i he f t(l;s trjp and the former Captain of
class is just covering that period of : the Klamath will take charge of the
history, making Mr. Luther's ad-! Merced while she is in tow.
dress very timely and very much ; - .
IN TIIK ClHtlul ljULlil vr lUIr
STATE Of ORK.GON, FOR
s.iu.'i"! V. Stevenon, Plaintiff.
D. W. Freeman. 1). McKay and
XT I.T T L o . all fmiinunt rnr-
11. 11. JU lOJ r " J'. v.i.r ...v i. v . v t. ty j
poose farmers, were attending to i i.:u m.1v suver.s'n, lH-lmdant
business matters in St. Helens dur-j T I.'t'u M.y sttvemon.
I,, ih- niun "f the State of Oregon,
For the benefit of the children , h l)v r,,,uired to appear tad
Eggs for setting $1 per 15 e.gs.
Pjre bred White Leghorns, u w.
Lind, Warren, Ore. 4t
Lots $T0 and up, on easy terms.
J. B. Godfrey, 1218 E. Glisan St.
Portland, will be in St. Helen,, on
Saturday and Sunday each week.
Horses For Sale
All kinds of horses for sale or will
trade I orses for cattle. Come and
see what wo have at the ScauooFe
livery barn. Geo. W. Grant.
Two doen White L n :
1 do-e-i Ei on l.efrroio
1 thoroinrhbred .voi i
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who do not attend the Arcade pic-1 nsr the complaint 61d against yoa
r. cknur nn Knnrliiv KVPniiiFri Mrs , in the b v entitled court within ai
VanTassel will play on the piano on
Saturday evenings as well. Four
reels of pictures are shown in ad
dition to the music furnished by
Mr. J. S. Allen of Spokane,'
father of Mrs. L. U. Rutherford,
Joe Allen and Mildred Ai'.en, is ivak-:
ing an extended visit at the Kuther-;
ford and Allen homes in this city, i
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Mr. Ai.en h grcai.y h"'." , . ,, .... ,,calloll ul ,h. M In th.
(tie substr.nt.al improvements thct ' . mm tor is tntxto
'have been made sir.ee his last visit; nY irt
nnd predicts trre-it ;
wet ks Iroul me ua'e ui i i'u"
tu.u of ih a n. lire, to-mit: Tb 2tb day
of .larch, V'l:;, and it tou to fail to
appear and answer, iu plaintiff will
t.ly to tlie contt for the relief de
m..tid.d in tl f'1'1 complaint. to-U:
A (',f. re.f "f this court dissolving the
lioi '1 of iiinirimonv heretofore and now
r x'stu S 1 etv.e.'ii pihintiir and defend
n t lieieiu, and for mb other and lor
tlici r-iuf as to tlie court may leetu
l i ui! lc and j'li-t.
S- rvi e ol iva iiKr.'...'jni iijuju yua
rt aa ort
; '' hero in liJ I
hi. licit na. Oik
forking iuat right, on
! alldlng cartb,