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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, I9I3
HE EVENT OF THE WEEK
farden Party by Ladies Guild
is a Very Successful Affair
SCENES FROM MACIJETH VEKY FINE
It is a ciiHtxm in thin city, an it in The munie furnishol by the popu
, rili.i of iMt fertile ar (ai,hi Orchestra was thor-
tffhrt. Srh.M.1.1 at.d HoeietUH to '
Iw entertainment of dilieretit ' .
t a i i i i nuowri orcncsira. rln
wf when futnlii are needed liv ' 11
U particular church, school or i of Htri,-ty I"' p-ople. has
-jty fur itii'ne emergency nnil ho ' lmi""' ne of the most popular or-
ily i the people reipond with ! ganizations in the ci'y, and is most
Lttan.v ami patronage that every Kl.cr.ms in its will inirnusn to at.-ist
let i;.iir to feel that ho or she ; j nny churitable function. Some
l.rcelly inter.-sted nn 1 rcMponsi- , i,y Mrs. '.VilliamH of St. Hel-
f for the sticces of the under-j,.,,, ttnl Miss L;ihr of Portland
A THRILLING ADVENTURE
SCAPPOOSE IN THE THROES OF .
EXCITEWENT OVER ROBBERY
. Whenever one of these en-'were heart.ly encored und
rtaiiinienu lit Kiven.lt it a success p!o.ded. The dulls ,y the school
J n. proficient have the people i children, under the direction of
Li take part in them become that, their teachers, Minn Weed, Miss
hm! cnUrUiiini.' program is al-: 4W H.j Mr.t. Saurer, showed much
.it the renult. Hut of all the en-:,.areful work and were executed
rrUinments of thia rhnruetcr that .rfcct!y. The ll'gh Soh.ml trirls-.
jsiveWen jrivcn for a lunir time, j un.er the instruction of Miss
! Garden Party held in the Ciiy i Hammartrom, in their Indian sn;g
Hill luit Wednesday evening cnpp.il J was one of the best numbers on the
2ns climax. The large hall whs ; program. Miss Helen Anderson of
fccnnited with jack-u'-lunteriiii amL Portland on the piano was highly
itchy hunting, ami lir tree were appreciated
tittered over the hall, giving it i The secoml part of the program
it appearance of a well kept gar- ( was the witches scene from Macbeth
lm. Under the tree were placed in which St. Helens teople (.nly
jl.len upon which were Nerved' took part. The scenery was well
ri thing to eat, the menu con-1 ndupted to the different acenesand
isting of the following well known 1 the local churactem wire exceed
ed of eatables: Sand-witches, ingly fine in the difficult parts,
mps' IMight. Hot (iol linn, ('hail- F.seeiul mention could not be made
rn of Jack-o'-Lunterns, I'.rownie.s' as each and every one of the char
Irith. Witches Wine and Spirit aeters did hist or her part in such a
Iu-cb In it ImioIIi at the side of m.-.nner as to txcite much ir:teri-?t
bo hall were stationed a couple of a:i I cau.te very many complement
ii;jy Fortune Tellers who. for a ary remarks to be make about them,
ickel, would tell uny one what the It wai a really line production id a
.lure had in store for them, and it well chosen scene from Shakespeare,
ual .vays something g d too, no Nearly four hundred people turned
r of being told of dreadful aeci- out to enjoy the program and the
rnu urvi Horrow. Tni booth (rood thins to eat and every one
nived an attractive feature and j was pleased. The Ladies of the
M crow led ut all time during the ! Guild were especially plon.sed from
'oning. The entertainmi nt proper every standpoint. It was a s ic
a splendid, four little jjirls about cess socially and financially, enough
Scuppoose was thrown into a
whirl of excitement last Saturday
hy the report that two unmasked
highwaymen had held up and robbed
the city bakery. While one went
to the back door and covered the
buker with his eye, the other
sneaked in and took every cent out
of the money diawer. They then
went to the pool room and pro
ceeded to souse themselves in soda
water, which they were under the
influence of when caught, otherwise
tht 'ie might have been trouble in
taking- them alive. Some difficulty
was experienced in settling the
matter out of court, but after
many points of law had been mur
dered the father of one of the rob
bers gave up his last years' savings
ami paid back the 2.') cents that had
been stolen. These crooks are well
known here, being about 12 years
old, and residents of Scappoose.
They are only two out of half a
do.en candidates in this town for
the reform schoi Is, and who i3 to
blame'.' These boys are allowed to
roam the streets half the night;
jump on every train that passes,
throw rocks at autos. steal fruit
from fruit venders, rack down signs
and annoy almost everyone in town.
And still the parents of some of
hese beys wore the seat out of their
pants sitting on the sidewalk last
summer and knocking incorpor
ation. Now if the parents of, these
boys cannot control them, wouldn't
it be better to have the place in
coi poraned and have a marshal to
see that these boys were ofT the
streets at a reasonable hour at
night, for the taxes are bound to
come, either in paying an officer or
supporting a prison, so take your
Fiom a Taxpayer.
y urs old being one of the best
amber rendered, in their recital
"Mo- (I.iblina will get you if you
Vt look out."
money being made to pay olf nearly
all the indebtedness of the Guild
for the installation of steam heat in
he Guild hall and church.
if SANE MAN, Vf MR i HPT. ASPLUND GUiLTY
MASTER Of WfflO MLRCEO
ST. HELENS CONFESSES TO MURDER , ASSUMES ALE BLAME
A .-uiiplu of weeks ago a M'nten!rin
"T. r mi the new ruilurml liuildiriK!
in the Nchnlem valley near Clal"-!
mi- wsn picked up hy the olT. ers ami
" flit to St. Helena In a violcntl in
'a uinditlt n. He was indeed a rav-1
maniac and after an examination by
f county juiige wan committed to the t
ihim at Salt in. It rttuircd two men
handlo him even after the itraight
Ms were placed tin him. Nef (ha
tches from Rah m now tell of a viait
the sheriff of Jlukt r County, Ore,
Ihe asylum ami in a conversation
lh this man Insane rran, he rcjjained
i Menses lonii enm.'nh 1 confess that
was the muiderrr f two men, the
mc having been committed only a
weeka ago in llakcr County.
Mr. Geo. C. Tendell of New
irk. a newspaper man, author and
turcr will apeak under the clirec"
n of the Oregon Prohibition State
nunlttee at Yankton on Nov. 2.
11 a. m., the aame day, Sunday.
Lott'a Chail In St. 'ielrns ut 3
m. and atlloulton M. K. church
e aame day at H p. m. Ktv. J
Mowery. Mr. T. II. Lot t and
v. T. D. Summerville presiding
d Uev. W T. Fairchild soloist,
erybody is invited to hear him.
ia worth your while.
Captain Asylum! of the ill-fated Mi-reed,
was given a hearing before the
inspectors at Sun Franociaco thi week
and entered a plea of guillty. lie ad
milled that he was olT his course
several in ilea and was not taking sou mi
ings as ho should have been, also thai
had he been taking soundings thai the
wrrrk would probably have been
averted. So far no sentence has been
imposed upon him hut it is very likely
that his license as a captain will be re
voked. Capt. Asplund has a nun.bcr
of friends and acjoiBntanca in St.
Helens who feel really sorry ror mm ii.
his Iroub cs and thty also feel almost a
personal loss in the oud ship Mcrc d
P. 0. LOCATION SELECTED
l. tl. Durand. Postal Inspector f"r
Oregon, visited in St. llel.ns Wednes
day, looking over the different buil i
jugs with a view to moving the po.-l
office. After mnkii.g an examination
of several loiildi:is he setmeil to think
the vacant store room in the new u
nonlc Hull would be the most suitah a
uf all places visited. While Mr. Dur
and would not say definitely that the
Mast nfc building will be allot ted it is
quite probable that it will. The re
moval will probably take place about
the first uf January.
STILL PLEASANT RIDING
Automobiling between St Helens
and Portland is still good. The rosds
are in a fair condition and many ma
chines pans between here and Portland
each week. The White Flyer, operated
by Abel & Sheppard, continues to be
the popular method of travel. One
round trip is made each and every day
except Saturday and Sunday, when the
big car goes the rounds twice. This
car has proven its worth to the com-
munity already arid there is no ques
tion but that it is here to stay. Dur
ing some of the coldest weather this
fall the car on late night trips is filled
to the limit and w ith the curtains down
it is just as comfortable as can be.
There is absolutely no discomfort from
the cold, on the contrary just enough
of the fresh air to be thoroughly en
joyable. The citizens all along the line
are giving the car the liberal patronage
ST. HELENS 20 YEARS AGO
HEMS TAKEN FROM MIST
OF NOVEMBER 1
K. E. Quick, the representative
farmer of Bachelor Plata, threshed
some of his spuds and borrowed
George Anderson's stump puller to
pull a few of his crop of carrots
and turnips, and load some of the
smaller ones upon J. C. Mason's
logging truck for transportation to
St. Helens. Three yoke of oxen
were hooked to the trucks and the
team arrived in town .two days
later. When the outfit stopped in
front of our office we went over to
the court house and borrowed Mr.
Little's 100-feet surveyor's chain
and made a few measurements with
the following results: One potato
eight feet long, five feet wide and
thirteen feet in circumference. One
turnip eleven feet high and sixty
three feet in circunference. One
carrot thirty-five feet long and
twenty-seven feet in circumference.
Saltstr thought the load weighed
four tons, but we have our private
opinion about that. However, we
are no authority on the weights of
vegetables and will accept Saltser'B
estimate, so four tons goes. A
ship will be chartered next week
and '.he whole load will be sent to
the mid. winter fair. Mr. Quick
also raised some cabbage, but there
was na room for any of them on
the wagon. Next week one of the
smallest heads will be blown open
with dynamite and a portion of it
will be sent to San Francisco to be
placed in the Oregon exhibit at the
The county treasurer can be seen
at St. Helens on Wednesday and
Saturday of each week.
A real estate transfer of more
than usual importance to this
county and state was made here
last week. The property trans
ferred is locally known as the
Georig homestead on Germany hill
und contains 318 acres. The price
Criminal Cases Be
ing Disposed Of
Court Has Busy Session
for Several Weeks
PENDER CASE NOW ON TRIAL
Circuit Court is still in session. The
work of the court for the entire term
so far, with the exception of a few
orders, has been taken up with the
trial of criminal cases. Lafe Wilson
was convicted of assaullt on a little
girl. A. H. Beach pleaded guilty to
assault with a dangerous weapon. Ben
Butts pleaed guilty to larceny. John
Niseon and Charles Kohler were con
victed of illegal fishing. F. E.Messiaur
leaded guilty to practicing medicine
without a lilcense and received a line of
$400 and costs and paroled upon the
payment of costs. B. G. Magoon was
convicted of forgery. Jena Nelson waa
aqcuitted of robbery. Wednesday the
case of the State vs. John A. Pender for
the murder of Daisy Wehrmann waa
taken up and at this time the attorneys
are trying to get a jury. So far there
are five men in the jury box who have
been passed for cauae and a apeeial
venire for 50 more jurymen haa been
issued and the sheriff ia out in the
counttry getting jurora. John A.
Jeffrey of Portland ia defending Pender
and District Attorney Tongue is prose
cuting. It is porbable that the case
will take at least two weeks time.
J. Christensen made a trip to Port
land Monday, returning Tuesday.
Born To Mr. and Mrs. Holiday Oct,
25, a (laughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellton Kelly are the
proud parents of a baby girl born Sun
day, Oct. 26.
LeRoy Jorgenaon of the Wenatcbee
Valley, Washington, is visiting at the
McAboy borne and contemplates spend
ing the winter in Trenholm.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson made a shop
ping and business trip to St. Helens
Henry Kromrey has again taken up
his residence at Trenholm, but ia atill
working for Masten's, near the Ullman
D. R. Fowler, who has been at St.
Helens the past week as one of the
jurors, Sundayed at home.
At the special school meeting called
for Tuesday night to decide the ninth
grade question in the Trenholm school
paid was $63G0. or $20 an acre, and ' w are PeB8ed t0 "J that the vole
the purchasers are Cyprian Inman we"1 " '" -" - "-
and Wm. E. Inman, his son, the
well known hop growers of Wash
ington. The importance which at
taches tothis transaction is the fact
than the Inmana have purchased
the property for the purpose of I
hop culture, and will immediately !
which Droves the fact that there are
more tair-minded, square-dealing peo
ple in Trenholm than there are those
of the opposite stamp.
Several from Trenholm attended the
box aocial and ball at the new Yankton
Redmeii's Hall Saturday night and re
port the finest kind of a time. We
HOW TO VOTE
begin tne work oi planting over understand that the receipts amounted
thirty acres of vines. They intend to over VZhO. which showa the popu
to plant the whole tract to hops as larity of this society, and we know
soon as it can be prepared. The ! from pat experience that the Redmen
inmans are the largest and most , know now t0 entertain'royally.
successtul hopgrowers in w asning
ton, and the fact that they recog
nize the value of our mountain
lands for hop culture and have in
vested a large sum in them for
tttaf niirinun nnrrKt ti tnrlnrxi rt( Visard !
to follow he example set by j.hem,
and lose no time in getting all
available land into hops.
The Houlton city election yesterday
was the first time the women of the
city had a chance to vote, and the num
ber of them who voted waa ample proof
that the women aa a class do want to
vote. One-balf the city election board
waa women, and about one-half the 77
fetes cast were by women. N. O. Lar
ab'ee waa elected Mayor almost unani
mously; L. H. Coombs and W. H.
Smith councilmen for two years and
C. D. W'bite for one year, Chaa. Gra
ham, treasurer Great interest ia felt
in the coming consolidation election,
and the prevailing impression seems to
be in favor of it.
The box aocial held by the Redmen
at Yankton Saturday night waa one of
the most successful affairs of the kind
ever held in this vicinity. Tbe aocial
waa held in the new hall built by the
order, the proceeds to go towards com
pleting the building. The hall,
though a large one waa crowded to its
utmost capacity. After an interesting
program waa rendered the boxea were
sold by Jarvia Davis, assisted by R.
L. Welch. The selling of the boxea
lasted about 2 1-2 hours, and the bid
ding was keen at all times. $257 waa
realized in this way. The rest of the
night waB spent in dancing. A grand
opening of the ball will be held soon.
Next Tuesday is the election. At
that time five referred bills will be
voted on and one bill relating to
the salaries of county officers in
this county. There has been and is
some confusion as how to vote on
these bills. If you want to vote for
the bill, vote yes, and if you don't
want to vote for the bill, vote no.
The bills themselves are to be voted
on and not th referendum. It is
a yes and no vote for or against
the bills. Women can vote whether
registered or not, provided that if
they are not registered they will
tec ire six freeholders to swear for
them, just the same aa men who are
not registered. Registration under
Sheriff Thompson and two depu
ties have been very busy the past
two days rounding up the citizens
of the county, with the result that
about 50 good citizens aie in St.
Helens today to truly answer all
questions that may be propounded
I to them touching their qualifica
( tions as jurors in the case of the
State of Oregon vs. John A. Pen
der, charged with the murder of
As we go to press there are five j
ri n In lUa iuru Kl V in t Vl t Pnmlor i
mill ill tlic jui j irv. in wifc &
case who have been passed for
cause. From the progress being
made in getting jurymen it will per
haps be two or three days before a
jury is finally selected'.
For aale cheap A complete set
of the Americana Encyclopedia.
Enquire at Mist office.
either the old or the new law en
titles a person to vote. A foreign
born woman who is married is en
titled to vote on her husband's citi
zenship. A foreigner who has de
clared his intention to become a
citizen, for more than one year
prior to the election, can vote.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
I. Martin to C. O. Donovan, land
R. L. Stanwood to H. Guersher,
20 acres in 26-5-2.
II. L. & W. I. Spencer to II. A.
McNair, tract No. 9.
A. F. & F. Brown to School Dist.
No. 30. land in 36-5-2.
B. & W. M. Egan to M. & C. A.
Smith, 20 acres in 17-7-2.
A. S. & E. L. C. Benson to Col.
Agri. Co, land in 5-7-4.
A. A. & O. B. McDonell toC. &
R. R., R. of W.
E. & G. H. Sierbka to F. Mc-
Farland, land in 32-4-2.
S. Both to J. K. Bourne, land in
M. E. & T. L. Holstine to P. C.
Warbelon, land in 26-5-2.
L. & N. L. Barker to T. L. Hol
stine, land in 26-5-2.
J. F. Johnston to Mable Johnston,
land in 29-6-5.
A. and W. J. Daity to Elsie P.
Wirtz, land in Rainier.
E. S' Graunity to S. Yanz, land
E. A. & O. J. Brooks & Heaivard
to L. A. & E. A. Thbmpson, 40
acres in 1-5-2.
E. P. & W. G. Muckle to J. &
C. Muckle. part of lot 13, blk 33,
E. P. & W. G. Muckle to Elmer
Blackburn, land in blk 33 in St.
A. W. Donelson to A. C. Donel
son, land in 3-4-4.
O. R. & M. F. Loring to M.
Hegli, lot 1, blk 52, Moecks2nd Ad.
H. U. Meister to F. & B. M.
Gliniecki, land in 4 & 6-4-1.
J. W. D. Johnston to R. L. Stan
wood, land in 25-5-2.
J. H. & M. D. Raed to G. G. &
C. Fry. land.
E. A. & F. E. Rotgei to Mary
George, part of Iota 17-17, blk. 26,
in St. Helens.