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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 1913
Astoria Party Here
BUSINESS MEN mm wiih
OUTLOOK OF ST. HELENS
Returning from an automobile
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gent young Dusiness men oi as-
ton were oi. ucicna inui5
Tuesday. In th party were
Grover Utzmger oi me Astoria
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v.i inn til Hunk, ltanda Keed.
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JuJd. Mgr. of Judd uros., and
Dr. Kinney, a prominent young
physician, in conspicuous places
the slogan wnicn Astoria nas
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Town To lie io. wnue nere
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the visitors met several lormer
Astoria acquaintances ana were
ihovvn some ot the industries oi
"St. Helens, the I'ay-roil ion,"
md all were surprised to know
of the large payroll and Indus-
tries here, ine Dig mm. snip-
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yird. creosoting plant and other
places were visited and w hen the
party left they were unanimous
in expressing ineir opinion inai
St. Helens was the Dusiesi and
best little city they had visited.
The Steamer Yellowstone com
pleted her cargo of ties and creo-
soted lumber and sailed Wednes
day night for San trancisco.
The Steamer Merced, after
Ukinir on a million feet of ties
and receiving her w oassentrers
from the Steamer Iralda. sailed
Tuesday niirht for San Pedro and
The Str. Multnomah, Capt.
Marro. arrived in Tuesdav even
ing and went direct to me docKS
of the Culumhia. Count v Lumber
Co. for a tarco of lumber for
Southern California delivery. She
sailed at 4 a. m. I huradav morn
ing with all Dassenireraccommo-
The Steamer Vosemite called
In Tuesdav pvnnincr to discharge
some freight and then proceeded
to Portland with the balance of
her cargo. She will return to St.
Helens for her lumber carg.
The new steamer, Daisy
Gadsby, arrived in Wednesday
morning and is taking on a full
cargo of ties fo delivery at San
The Steamer Nehalem of the
Hicks-IIauptman fleet completed
her cargo and sailed for San
Francisco Wednesday night.
Herman Prael, Will Madison,
Frank Parker and Dr. Laurin.all
of Astoria, passed through St.
Helens Monday, returning from
n automobile tour of the state.
They left Monday evening for
Uainier, Intending to go to As
toria over that route instead of
the Hunker Hill route. All were
enthusiastic over the St. Helens
Portland road, at least that part
of the road which is in Mult
nomah county. Doth Madison
nd Prael were at St. Helens at
the time of the launching of the
Multnomah and by special dis
pensation, Sheriff Shompson al
lowed them to again visit our
city, insomuch as they were on
their way home and intended to
Wake only short visit here.
Forest Fires Raging
CHAPMAN CAMP ENVELOPED
BY FOREST FLAMES
A fierce forest fire is raging
throunhout the camps and tim
ber holdings of the Chapman
Cainp back of Scappoose. On
Wednesday afternoon fire was
discovered at the lower end of
the camp, having started evi
dently from the sparks of a don
key engine, and spread very
rapidly through the camp.
Several trestles along the lodging
road are badly damared, and the
bunk house cars, water tanks and
tool cars are burned. 25 boxes
of dynamite also burned. The
fire is still raging at this time
and the entire crews in all parts
of the camps are fighting the
fire. Much timber is being de
stroyed, it being impossible at
this time to estimatethe amount.
A number of the donkey engines
IS. HANNAH SMITH
At her home in ScsDio ge July
3lst, lyl3, Mrs. Hannah Smith died
of cancer uf the stomach. Hannah
Clark was born in Linn county,
Oregon, April 13, lSf0. Her
oarenU. Mr. and Mri. Jason S.
Clark, crossed the plains, nettling
at Oreiron City. Of their thirteen
children three remain, two daugh
ters in Seattle and a son at Granite
Falls, Idaho. Jason S. Clark con
ducted the first store at Lyle,
Washington, and himself and family
were connected with all the local
matters In and about Lyle, Wash.,
for 20 years. Hannah Clark was
married to Levi Smith March 11,
1SG8. After a residence of several
years they moved to Yakima county.
Wash., where they lived 10 years,
Mr. Smith dying in Sept. 1906.
Six children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Smith: T. H.. E. C. and E. J.
Smith of Scappoose; Mrs. Nora
McCann of Manning, Ore., Mrs.
Lillian Hylton of Lyle. Wash., and
W. E. Smith of Naches. Wash. Mrs.
Smith's last long and painful illness
was made as comfortable as could
be by the care and devotion of her
two sons, who have done all that
loving care could do to relieve and
comfort the stricken mother. Her
death comes as a relief for the
weary one has lain down to rest as
one who has fought a good fight
and conquered in Christ her Saviour.
Funeral services were held Aug. 2,
at Scappoose church, Rev. U pshaw
presiding, assisted by the local
pastor, Kev. W. H. Meyers.
Warren, Ore., Aug. 1, 1913.
A letter from E. M. Newman ap
peared in the Mist recently in which
he stated that he had been accused
nt tukinir money for digging a grave
when he did not do the work. Mr.
Newman evidently likes to see his
name in the paper, for he at some
time had said that certain people
had accused him of this, and when
taken to task about it by them he
confessed that no one had told such
a atory about him, but that he had
made it up himself. I am the
gentleman he referred to as havinR
the money and I have it still in
trust for those who earned it. They
know they can have it at any time
by calling for it at my place of
business, but I do not feel obliged
to take it to them.
0. A. Erickson.
SPECIAL OFFER OF EXTRA VOTES
Time Limit Extended to ( P. M.,
S;it. Aug. 10, When it will
COMPETITION GROWS STRONGER.
WORKERS NOW SHALL WIN
Standing of Candidates August 8th, 9 A. M.
DISTRICT NO. 1
Miss Esther Weigle, St Helens 53,720
Miss Grace Popejoy, St. Helens 26,545
DISTRICT NO. 2
M ss Daisy Hutch! .son, Rainier 11,350
Miss Sarah Mathers, Rainier . 12,686
DISTRICT NO. 3
Miss Nellie Dunn, Houlton 20,000
Miss Beth I'erry, Houlton 7.565
Mrs. Kudolph C. Karth, Yankton 27,430
Miss Kate ISaker. Warren 82,740
Miss Fannie Cooper, Warren 71,815
Miss Ada Adams, Scappoose . - 18,070
Miss Fay Lynch, Scappoose - 13,520
DISTRICT NO. 4
Miss Dorothy Fowler, Goble 13,620
Miss Mamie McClay, Columbia City 49,165
Mrs. Ira Withrow, Goble 71,230
DISTRICT NO. 5
Miss Wilma Pulliam, Clatskanie 26,240
Miss Page, Clatskanie 8,235
DISTRICT NO. 6
Miss Mabel Mills, V'ernonia 18,11
Miss Inez Smith. V'ernonia 39,945
Miss Dottie 1'ringle, Mist - 48,780
Miss LaVeta Thrapp, Vernonia 8,040
Miss Uerg. Fishhawk - 5.
In order to receive the extra
votes on the "club of five" offer,
subscriptions sent by mail, must
be placed in the post office so
that the postmark will bear wit
ness they were placed there for
delivery to the Mist before 6 p.
m., August 16th.
The special offer of extra votes
on "clubs of five" new subscriptions
has created a whirlwind of excite
ment. Competition is growing
keener every moment and it goes
without saying that the ones who
do their very best from now till C
p. m. August 16th will have a
whole lot to say as to who the win
ners will be. This offer positively
ends August 16th, and it behooves
each and every candidate to make
every moment count now. A warn
ing that the contest bids fair to end
with a grand rush for first, place in
each district is all the contest editor
can give you, and if you lose
through neglecting your campaign
now while the special offer remains
in force it will be your fault and
not misfortune, as we have iterated
and reiterated. "There are others
after the prizes and you cannot be
too safe." In any event it is better
to win by ten thousand than to lose
by one vote. "The moving finger
writes and having writ, moves on.
Keep that quotation in mind and
see to it that while the writing is
being done your vole total is in
creasing. Remember Acsop'a fable
of the tortoise and the hare. The
hare became over confident and lay
down to sleep while the race was
on. Slowly but surely the tortoise
kept on, with the result that he
passed the sleeping hare and crossed
under the wire first. It is a goor
object lesson and our advice to ail
of you is not to emulate the hare.
Cra:k your whip with a noise that
will sound like the explosion of a
cannon and not like the report of a
toy air gun. Subscriptions still con
tinue to come in from all parts of
the county, with request that votes
be given this candidate or that,
which shows that some of you are
overlooking friends that will help.
When these voluntary subscriptions
are so numerous it is positive proof
that there are others who will gladly
help if asked to do so. Don't over
look a person, for the chances are
that those whom you don't think
will help you are waiting an op
portunity to manifest their friend
ship for you and will gladly sub
scribe if you ask them to. Remem
ber! the special offer on "clubs of
five" positively ends at 6 p. m
Saturday, August 16.
Columbia County Pomona Grange
met with Natal Grange August 2nd
in their hall on the bank of the Ne
halem river. There was a good
number of the farmers present.
Grange was called to order at 11 a.
m. and business of the order taken
up. At noon a recess was called
and a dinner such as Natal grange
is noted for was served. At 2 p.
m. an open session was held, Dr.
Withycombe being the principle
speaker. His talk was practical
and intresting and of much benefit
to farmers of this section of Ore
gon. Many questions were asked
and answered in the Dr. 's pleasant
and helpful way. After the busi
ness of the day was over the meet
ing was turned over to the lecturer
and a very nice programme was
listened to by grangers and fiiends
Best of all was a talk on education
by Dr. Withycombe. Notice of
next meeting will appear later.
Emma Tar bell, Sec.
For Sale The furniture and fixt
ures in the Central Hotel in St.
Helens. Will consider trade for
farm property or cash deal. Prices
and terms reasonable.
St. Helens. Box 142.
For Sale-Good milch cow by
Jacob Skuza, St. Helens, Ore.
ST. HELENS DEFEATS RAINIER
IN INTERESTING GAME
A very Interesting tennis match
was pulled off on Monday after
noon on the new courts of the St.
Helens Tennis club, between the
Rainier and St. Helena teams.
While St. Helens won most of the
sets and the match, vet the games
were nearly all very closely con
tested, the score often returning to
"deuce" several times before either
side could win. The players for
Rainier were: Foster, Owen, Mc
Kay, Klepser and Dr. Davis. Those
playing for St. Helena were Joe
Allen, L. R. Rutherford, Ray Chap
man, Harley Turner, Herbert White,
M. C. Gray and Dr. L. G.
Ross. Several tennis fans, mostly
adies, were on hand to applaud
Ithe numerous good plays that
were made by both sidea, and
from the interest shown there may
be several new women players be
fore the next meet at this place,
when Rainier expects to have a
ladies' team to compete for honors.
Refreshments were served during
St. Helens goes to Rainier next
Tuesday for a return match and
unless the boys practice hard they
may come out "second best." The
management is trying to arrange
for games with Kalama and Banks,
and also for a Columbia . county
meet for all towns in the county.
Two of the Rainier team are Cali
fornia players and gave a good ex
hibition of the aggressive style of
playing used so successfully by
nearly all players from that state.
The Rainier people came up on the
6 o'clock train and returned on the
Harvest Queen. After the gamea
the local members entertained the
visitors and a general good time
Local Team Wins
IN GOOD GAME WITH RIDGEFIELD.
SCORE IS 8 TO 4
Last Sunday afternoon at the
St. Helens Base Ball park the
local team met the Ridgefield
Dastimers in an exciting game
which resulted in a score of 8 to
4 in favor of St. Helens. Brakke
was on the firing line for St.
Helens, while Morton, whom old
father time had heretofore given
a respite for a short time, was
on the receiving end. The old
battery was exceedingly effec
tive too, having the boys from
the other side of the river at
their mercy at all times. The
sporting editor of the Mist missed
the game with the result that the
details of the game are not avail
able, but from reports from
those who were there it was one
of the best games of the season.
The boys who are wearing the
St. Helens uniforms of many
colors this year are surely mak
ing good, and the quality of base
ball they are putting up is good
enough for any of us. Next Sun
day the fast going Pacific Hard
ware & Steel Co. team of Port
land will try to show our boys
some of the fine points of the
great pastime, but we are all
from Missouri and will have to
wait until the last man is out.
For Sale-Twenty-foot pleasure
launch. Inquire of A. A. G.,
SEASON OF 1913 A BANNER
ONE FOR ST. HELENS
Here are some figures which will
indicate the magnitude of the fish
ing industry in and around St. Hel
ens. More than three hundred
tons of fish have been purchased by
the St. Helens fish buyers already
this season, which means that ap
proximately $60,000 has been dis
tributed among the fishermen. The
season opened May 1st and the run
was very good for a short time, un
til the water in the river began to
rise so rapidly. Then there was a
lull for several weks, after which
the fish began to run again and the
catch for the entire season has been
condiderably above the average.
There are about 100 men who fol
low fishing here, which means an
average of $600 per man for the
season from May 1st to Aug. 25th.
Houlton News Items
A large mill valued at $60,000
has just begun operations near
Houlton. It has a capacity of
40,000 ft a day, and has recently
shipped many carloads of lumber.
It is owned by H. A. and Caley
Sherman, brothers. They formerly
owned the mills at Yankton and
Warren sespectively. The con
struction of the mill was started
in December. It employs thirty
five men. The two brothers, H.
l A. and Caley Sherman, began work
ing in the saw mill at an early age,
one being 11 years old, the other
only a few years older. Some years
later they became part owners in
the McCormack Timber Company.
Later they withdrew from thia
company and purchased a mill at
Yankton. After a while they sold
it and bought a larger one in War
ren. Now they are owners of this
large mill, which pr6ves what in
dustry and saving will do.
About 250 people witnessed an
exciting wrestling match at Kan
garoo's Hall at Houlton Saturday
evening. The wrestlers were Kid
Cutter and Howard Miller. They
wrestled six falls. Miller won,
being thrown only once. Another
wrestling match took place the same
evening between the Fritz brothers,
which lasted about 15 minutes.
Charles Fritz won.
Fire has broken out at the Penin
sula Logging Company's works on
the other side of Yankton. Men
are out fighting the fire and if cot
controlled in time it will destroy
much fine timber.
Guy Boyd, while working the
donkey engine near here last week,
was seriously injured. The ma
chinery was started unexpectedly,
catching him in it and breaking hia
A great forest fire is raging out
at Chapman's logging camp. It is
the largest which has been ia this
vicinity this summer. There is no
doubt but that it will be likely to
burn the camp out.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank our neighbors
and friends who have so kindly
helped us during the sickness and
death of our dear mother, Mrs.
F. H. Smith,
E. C. Smith,
E. J. Smith,
Mrs. Lilliaa Hylton.