OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOL. XXXII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 4. 1913 NO 27. THE VERNONIA MURDER CASE STORIES OF THE WITNESSES AND PRINCIPALS 1'h killing if Ro'urt .Vhl'heraon ,y Green Adams at Vernonia lust Kri'lay afternoon ban caused quite l little nlir in tli J county. especially tn t'w Vernonia neighborhood. where both pitrtie were well known There aro, of court, two nidi' to the ulTair, as in ull case of the kind. The story a told by some of thu people in Uiul Adam was the airgrenxor, having started the fuht and huving fired the first shot. Adams say that McPherson struck at him without Maying a word, and that he, Adana, was backing away from him in un effort to avoid trouble, when Mcl'hernoti began filing, and that three shots hud been fired by .Vcrhersun before he pulled hi pistol. An tear as ran now be learned the affair happened near the end uf the bridge, at Vernonia when the two men met on the aide walk and a fit fight wan itarled when guns were pulled and a ntu lar duel wan the result, Mcl'herson tiring "even or eight shots from an automatic revolver and three shot bring fired by Adams. Md'hemon wax struck by two bullets, one in the by. the other through the h-art while A lama was struck by one bullet in the leg. It has been about live years since the trouble com menced, when Md'hcri.nn claimed that Adams had caused trouble be tween ha and hia wife, and since which time they had not lived to Kether. Mel'lieraon left and se cured employment in a navy yard as a painter ami each year would via t hilt old home. Thin time he came back and spent a few day several month ago and then .went awny again. About a week before the duel occurred he again came back and thia man the first lime that the two men had met fce to face. Roth of them were armed and seemed to be on the watch for the other. Some report are that Adams had made threat that he would Ret McPheraon. Adam is now in the county jail where he i recovering from hi wound and a churge of murder hna been placed against him. He will have a preliminary hearing as soon Ha he in able, Mc Phersun was buried at Vernonia List week. SHIPP1NG NOTES The Stcamrr Multnomah ar rived Saturday night and after taking on H(M)m ft. of lumber and piling t.ft down Tuesday night for Oak Point to complete her cargo. She sailed from that point last night, carrying a full lint of passengers. The Steamer Merced. Captain Asplund, arrived Monday. She loaded 750M ft. of lumber and piling for the Panama Imposi tion people and departed Wednes day night for Portland, where she will take on another lot of piling. She will sail tonight from Portland 'carrying a full list of passengers. P.oth the Schooners Jewett and Irene, which left here last week for San Francisco continued their nock and neck race for a sailing record, each making about the same timq to San Francisco from the Columbia Hiver. Hoth will return to St. Helens for cariroes and with any luck ut all both vessels should Ue in St. iMens some time next week. 1ARSHAL I.F. MATH APPOINTED TO TILL VACANCY At the council meeting last Mon day niht W. I). Wood row, the City Marshal tendered his reiigna lion an such oflicer and after mime debate tho resignation was accepted. Mr. J. F. (ialbn ath has been ap- IHiinted temporarily to (ill the va cancy. Petitions are out for the appointment of several aspirant for the job, but as yet it ha not settled who will be the appointee. Mr. Woodrow ha been holding the position now for nearly a year and ha the record of having attended st i icily to business and very little complaint is heard about his conduct of the o!!ice. That he ha made some mistake and ha made some enemies there is no doubt, but nevertheless the people of the city feel that he has made good and are not slow in expressing regret that he has seen fit to resign. Rey. F. J. Meyer New Ccnjrcealioiial Minister ArriTcs in St. Helens' Work has been started on the new Congrcgati wal parsonage near the church in this city and Rev. F. J. Meyer, the new pastor of the church has arrived with his family to mak" their home among uu. For the present they will occupy the Dart house on Walla Walla street, but jut as soon as the parsonage is com pleted they will move into it. Rev. Mr. Meyer is already well known in this city, having filled the pulpit in the Congregational church on several occasions, and the church is to be congratulated on securing him for the resident pastor. Mr. Meyer comes here from Kalama, Wash., where he has been for two years. He formerly was located in Denver, Col., and comes with the very best of recommendations. His notice of services appear in this issue. An EnjoyablSmoker FRANK MOT TER ADDRESSES LOCAL MACCABEE LODGE Frank Mutter a prominent at torney of Portlund. was the guest of the St. Helens Maccabbee last Saturday night at a smoker held in the K. of P. Hall. Mr. Motter gave a very interesting address to the members and Rome friends and a general good time was had. The Mnccul.ce lodgo is growing in this city and promises to be one of the leading organizations of the city before loi.g. V 38 Entered in Race for Prize Trips to The Round-UP EVERY COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTY REPRESENTED AND IT IS TO BE A BATTLE IF THE NAflE OF YOUR FAVORITE DOES NOT APPEAR IN LIST UELOW NOMINATE HER AT ONCE DISTRICT Mis Ksther Weigle, St. Helena Miss Craee Popejoy, St. Helens Miss Alice Richardson, St. Helens Miss Ada George, St. Helens Miss Kdra LcRare, St. Helens Miss Loui Clear, St. Helens DISTRICT Mias Iouise Ferry, Rainier Mis Hazel Flippin, Rainier Miss Cladys Glbeirt, Rainier Miss S. Swanson, Rainier Miss Ethel Jesse, Rainier Miss Francis Sherrin, Rainier Mis Jeisie Johnson, Rainier M as Daisy Hutchi .son, Rainier Miss Sarah Mathew, Rainier.. Mis Helen fctrothen. Rainier DISTRICT Mrs. C. T. Prescott, Houlton Miss Beth Perry, Houlton Mrs. Tom White, Houlton Mrs. Rudolph C. Karth, Yankton Miss Kate Raker, Warren ... Miss Ruth Hendrickson, Warren Mis Myrtle Iarsen, Warren Miss Fannie Cooper, Warren.. Miss Hilda Muhr, Warren Miss Ruth Peterson, Warren Miss Iierniee Masten, Warren Miss Fav Lynch, Scappoose Miss Mildred Grant. Scappoose DISTRICT Miss Dorothy Fowler, Goble Mrs. Ira Withro, Goble Min Alina i'.lake, Goble DISTRICT Miss Wilma Pulliam, Clatskanie DISTRICT Miss Mabel Mills, Vernonia.. Miss Inez Smith. Vernonia Miss Vera Woods, Vernonia Miss Dottie Fringle, Mist Miss Ruth Ruddiman, Mist Above ia published a list of the candidates who have been entered up to date, and, more will come when those who have not quite made up their minds to compete realize that their chaneea to win are as good as those of another. It. ia going to be a hotly contested battle, w ith effervescent activity every step of the way, and it goe without saying that those who get into the race from the start will have a little the best of it if they work diligently up to the close, and surely the prize trips to be given are well worth making an effort to win. There is no greater show of it kind on earth than the Pendleton Round IJp, and those who have been there know how difficult' it ia to obtain hotel accommodations and seat in grandstand owing to the enormous crowd attending. The Mist ha arranged everything before hand for the benefit of the successful candidates, the best of hotel ac comim d itions, a special box in the grandstand at the Round-Up grounds, automobile service, tours of town and surrounding country are a few of the many features planned for the entertainment of those who head the list in their di trict the closing night of the con test, August 30. FRIENDS MAY ACCOMPANY In case of a candidate desiring to have a lady friend or relative ac company them on the trip, by noti fying the Contest Manager the clos ing night, reservations will be-made for their accommodation on the train, at the hotel and in the grand stand. Or if a candidate wishes to stay with a friend or relative at - ROYAL TO THE FINISH NO. 1 . - NO. 2 r - .... x...'. No. 3 ' . -- NO. 4 NO. 5 NO. 6 - - - Pendleton a cash remittance will be made to the candidate for the un used portion -at the allotted ac commodations. In case of a candi date being unable to attend the Round-Up for personal reason they may transfer their prize trip to an other person with the approval of the Contest Manager, or a cash re mittance will be made to the amount of the cost of the trip to the Mist. However, it is desired that the candidates attend in a body in order that our community will receive the benefit of the advertising de rived from making a good showing, and only in cases of necessity will any of the above concessions be made. NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE If the name of your favorite does not appear in the list above nomi nate her at once on the nomination blank printed on page 6, so that he will have an equal start, and remember if you nominate the can didate polling the highest number of votes you will receive a specia prize of a purchase check good for $10 at any store in the county, or a round trip ticket to the Round-Up, including berth. A WORD TO YOUR JRIENDS The candidates whose names are printed above are young ladies worthy of all the material support you can give them to place their names at the head of the list in their respective districts the closing night of the contest and you may rest assured that when you favor a contestant with a subscription, which means votes, or hand her a number of vote coupons clipped from the paper the favor is ap- A TRAGEDY AT SEA CABIN BOY KILLS FIRST OFFICER AND COMMITS SUICIDE The Bktn. Amazon, Capt. Hayes has completed her repair work at the shipyards and will proba bly leave down today for Astoria on her way to Valpariaso, Chili, with 12oOm ft. of Oregon lumber. This is the first trip Capt. Hayes has made on the Amazon, he having left the Bktn. Eenicia at Grays Harbor to take hia present command. Capt. Hayes states that while the Benicia is a fine vessel and a mighty good sailor, he was not loath to leave her on account of the many tragic in cidents which have happened aboard of her, the latest of which was a murder and suicide while the vessel was discharging her last cargo in Mexico. It seems that the cook, an Englishman, had in some way become offended at the first mate, and one night while still harboring this grudge against the officer, slipped up be hind him and shot him in the head, killing him instantly. The cook, then realizing what he had done and the problable punish ment that would be meted out to him, locked himself in his cabin and committed suicide with the same weapon. These tragic incidents cast a gloom over the whole ship and her crew and made the return voyage any thing but pleasant, although the vessel was favored with fair wind and made a remarkably good run from the Mexico coast to Grays Harbor. HOT WEATHER IN OHIO CARD FROM H. J. SOUTHARD TELLS OF INTENSE HEAT A card from H. J. Southard re ceived this week states that they arrived at their old home in Galli polis, Ohio, and are enjoying a visit with relatives and friends. Mr. Southard says the heat there is almost unbearable to an Oregonian who is not used to it and that Mrs. Southard finds it inconvenient to venture outside the basement dur ing the heated part of the day. predated. There is something more to the w inning of these prizes than the mere pleasure of the trip to the Round-Up. It means that those who are the victors have won out in the face of the keenest competi tion. Eash community no doubt will stand back of their respective candidates as a solid unit, and it is going to be nip-and-tuck for first place in each district. To the vic tors belong the spoils and may the diligent, deserving ones win. HELP YOUR FAVORITE! ' HOW DISTRICTS ARE DIVIDED For the purpose of this contest and to show fairness on the part of tee Mist to give all an equal chance whether residents of St. Helens or other parts of the county. The VOTE COUPON FOR .1. .((CSW. Thi Coupon when neatly clipped and filled in wilh name of the candidate (or wcom you wish to voir, and brought or mailed to the Contest Department will count FIVE VOTES. Don't roll. Send in flat. MISS WATTS TO GIVE MUSICAL TALENTED COLUMBIA COUNTY GIRL TO ENTERTAIN ST. HELENS PEOPLE M:a Hazel M. Watt will riva a muaical at the City Hall it St. Helen Saturday evening. July 19th. Vocal talent from Portland will assist and those attending are aura to enjoy the splendid program ar ranged. Misa Watta recently re turned to her home in Scappooa from Wesley college where she carried off the highest honors for composing, being the only junior student doing so in the history of the institution. Miaa Watta iaa talented young lady along musical lines, and continued application to her studies should result in having her name placed with those who are recognized aa the best in the muai cal world. On Saturday evening, July 12th, Miss Watt will give a recital in the Watta & Price Hall at Scappoose. To Try Farming MR. AND MRS. S. E. LYNCH LEASE THE BURT WEST FARM Mr. and Mrs. S. EL Lynch who have lived in St Helena for a num ber of years, last Monday packed up all their loose belonging and moved away. They have leasee the large dairy farm of Burt West near Scappoose for a term of yean and have already taken poaaceaion. This ia one of the finest and beat improved farms in Columbia county, containing more than 700 acrea of land, and with the large dairy herd of cattle belonging to Mr. West, which Mr. Lynch takes, he haa en gaged in an established busineea which hia many friends here hope will be successful under his man agement. Mr. West will devote his time to the work of the Redmeo Lodge of the State, he being the chief officer in Oregon, for a time. after which he will reside ia Port land. Ill people die from excessive heat in three days in the east. That's more people than ever did or ever will die from the heat in Oregon. county has been divided into six (6) districts and the candidate polling the highest number of votes in each will be awarded a trip: District No. 1. St Helena. District No. 2, Rainier. District No. 3, Warren, Houlton, Trenholm, Yankton, Scappoose. District No. 4, Mayger, (Juincy, Clatskanie, Marshland, Inglis, Hud son, Delena, Ryser. District No. 5, Columbia City, Deer Island, Goble, Prescott, Ruben, Apiary, Carico. District No. 6, Vernonia, Mist, Kist, Fishawk, Keasey, Pittsburg. Candidates are not confined to work in the districts in which they reside. Candidate 1 . r. .-4.