St. Helens mist. (St. Helens, Or.) 1913-1933, November 28, 1913, Image 1

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NO 48.
John A. Pender Convicted
1,nt Saturday afternoon the jury
In the cat f In State vh John A
IVndor. on trial fur murder,
' (troutfht In a verdict of "guilty if
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ninr'icr in iw nrn uogrec,' uuer ;inu rust degree awl live for convic
ddilarting eighteen hour, oo the; tion in the second degree. ' . About
Ievidemii that It I
I three day to pri
evidemi that it had taken twenty'
!neytforthe state occupied about
'four hours in summing up the evi
dence and ii tik about eight and
for the
-half hours' for the attorneys
ie dofendunt to rei.nt- their
. argument in bihulf of their client.
lit time thu argument became
itiuy- bitter, on both aides, directed
, at didvrynt witnesses' and others
connected with tnij cums. It fook
.Judge Kakin about forty minuAes
Ho deliver his instructions to tjie
jjryatvi those instruction's were bo
fair anJ covered the Ia4 in thu cane
thoroughly that no 1 exception
were taken by counsel' on either
do. At K. 46 p. tn. Friday even
ing thVjury retired and from that
r -r ,- . - . k-
Mr. nd Mri
Frank until 2:45 the next .lay he
jury discussed and argued over tne
evidence. It was anld by one of
the jurymen that there was no tin.,
during all thoir deliberations that
any of the jurors voted for any
thing else than conviction of mur
der in some degree, but that the
evident wan gone over thoroughly
so that no mistake might be made.
The first informal ballot of the jury
Sensational Trial Lasting 23 Days
resulted in u unanimous vote for
'guilty, but no rit-greu was specified.
, The first formal ballot taken
gulled in seven for conviction in
. . . . . . .
tWelve or thirteen ballot, were
'taken with the result thut a Prst
degree verdict whs 'finally agreed
upon. Judge Lakin allowed the
defendant's 'attorneys' thirty day
in which to apply for a, new tral
and in case that wan not allowed to
prepared bill of exceptions with a
view to appealihg the case to the
upieme court.
The crime which John A- Tender
ha been convicted of was the most
fiendish and horrible thai has ever
liaommit$ed in thin cminty and
ranks along with the ifumous Hill
family murder a few years ago in
Clackamas county. Frank Wehr
man with hiswife' and baby pur
chased a tWelve acre tract of land
in what 1 called Apple Valley.
Wehrman and thiw .?
-K....t four miles from..'WW"o-.
"""" J":"- t 4911: rWl
ami in in, T . ... -O
chicken house, and f-ZtJ
improvements on 4he little pl-
baker by
Mr. Wherman was
i.mtilovcd in
bakery at
Portland, and after a few weeks at
hiH new home with the family, re
turned to his work at Portland,
Continued on Pg
Stelzl Quartette Delight '
St. Helens Audience
Wednesday eveninir the first
number of the Lyceum Course,
under the direction of the St.
Helens High School, was given
at the City hall. The Stelzl Mu
sical Quartette was the attrac-
tion and was greeted by a fairlChittim last Saturday night on a
sized audience. The performers
were all first-class, the violin
playing of Prof. Stelzl beingkex
ceptionally fine. The next num
ber will be the Wood Orchestral
Trio, which will appear on Pec.
6th. . Oi; December lGth Mr.. Er
nest Randall, the celebrated car
toonist and chalk-talk artist, will
entertain ' and this number
promises to be one of the leading
attractions on the list. 0 Janu
ary 29th Harold Kramer, author
and lecturer, will appear, and on
the 24th of February the .Floyds,
great family of -magicians, will
wind up the course.
Mrs. Ross Entertains.
Minn Lillian Tingle was the honor
guest at an elaborate luncheon
given by Mrn. Kdwin Ross qn Fri
day, Nov. 21. A. largo aquare
table waa laid for eighteen guHts.
The Jecorations were typicalf the
Thanksgiving season, the' eenter
uiece b.eing an immense pumpkin
filled with autumn fruit, and bor
dered "b yellow' candjtia, ' which
furnished, Uht fithe dfning rtorn.
The place cards, avunuNWirn;
tion of the, were In the
season s colors, ilecoratea wmi
yellow Indian corn. ThoHe present
to meet Miss Tingle were Mrs. Wil
kerson, Miss Davis of the State
Normal, Mrs. McCord of Clats
kanie, Miss Lois Ferny, Mr. J. H.
Collins. Mrs. M. E. Miller, Mrs.
C. H. John, Miss Hammarstrom.
Miss May Farnurn, ijMri. Hatfield
of Scappoose, Mrs. A. J. Peel, Mrs.
J. W. Day. Mrs. L. G. Hobs. Mrs.
Holladayand Mrs. Washburn. Mrs.
C. H. John and Mrs. W. B. Dillard
poured coiree and Miss Hammar
strom and Mrs. 1'eel assisted the
hostess in serving. Miss Lois
Clear. Miss Dorothy John and Miss
Iro Barker assisted in the dining
room. -
William H. Dolman
William H. Dolman, for
than twenty years a
merchant and
postmaster t)f'8fc Helens, died at
his residence," COGVLauVel street,
Portlanf4thte'',,,X morning after
a linirprinJ-o!lnesa' Mr. Dolman
was about t&'yt-ara old and was one
of the pioneers of Columbia county
Hp conducted store here for
many years, selling out about 11
years ago to Celllns & Gray. He
formerly owned the property where
is now situated the brick business
block of H. Morgus & Son. He
also rwned a large tract of land at
Hunker Hill in this county. In 1884
Mr. Dolman married Mrs. Nancy
Mcttride Morse, who survives him
Funeral services will be held today,
Friday, at 1 o'clock at Holman's
ChAnel in Portland. With a later
service at the Portland Cremato
rium, Uev. W.A. M. Breck oflici
St. Helens people who attended
the Muckle-Fenton wedding at
Portland Wednesday were: Chas.
Muckle, Washington Muckle. Mr.
nrt Mrs. Wm. Muckle, Mr. and
Mrs Jacob George. Mrs. R. Cox.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur MucKie. wr
nnrf Mrs. E. A. Rotger, Mrs. J. W
nnv. Misses Amy George. Beryl
Muckle, Lois Clear, Leona md
MpIH Perkins. Mr. and Mrs. C.
C. Maiten and Mis Bernice Mas
Picture Show Man Given
Chance to Leave Town
or Stand Trial
W. L. Sharp, who has been
conducting a moving picture
theatre in St. Helena for several
months, was arrested by Marshal
comylaint of a young girl 14
years old, who had been working
for him selling tickets. Sharp
was placed in jail until Monday,
and upon his promise to leave
here was released and the cas
against him continued. He left.
This action was taken by the
father of the girl, for the reason
that Sharp has two young daugh
ters of his own ' ho are de
pendent upon him for support
and that no harm was done to
the girl here, so for the sake of
the two daughters of the man he
was allowed to go.
A wedding of interest to many
St. Helens and Columbia county
people was the beautiful church
wedding of Miss Agnes Muckle,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Muckle, and Dr. Matthew 'b en
ton, which was solemnized at
St. David's church in Portland,
last Wednesday evening, the
Rev. Dr. Taloot officiating. The
church was beautifully decorated
with palms and white chrysan
theojuno. -.Promptly at 8 o'clock
thfr brfiie eatertxr the church on
Muckle. and joined the,roorp,
who. Vitli Frank Van Duyn, un
cle ot the bride, was waitirfg at
the church rail. , The bride was
gowned in white satin, trimrued
with' real lace and carried a
shower boquet of bride's rosesi
Miss Amy George, as bridesmaid,
wore white satin with yellow-
chiffon and carried yellow roses.
Little Agnes Muckle, cousin of
the bride, and Margaret Spencer,
niece of the groom, were flower
crirla Tbp ushers were. Wl bur
Muckle, Dr. Hicks I-enton, Mr.
Lucas and Dr. statle.
Immediately after the cere
mony a reception was held at the
hme of the bride's pa-ents. Dr.
and Mrs. Fenton left on the late
train for a honeymoon trip in
southern California and will be
at home after January 1st at 555
Ladd avenue, Portland.
Several blockmakers packed their
Saratogas and left for California on
The plans for two or three good
sized business buildings to be erect
ed here, are being drawn up by
local mechanics.
Jay Doming, of InJi-pcndcnce, a
well known typo ,and a former
employe of THE MIST, is again at
the case in this oflice.
The Columbia Banking company
will erect a large store building on
its property and fill it with a stock
of general merchandise. C. H.
Newell has the contract for the
Koy Johnson spent Thanksgiving
with his parents at Clatskanie.
We desire to express our sin
cere thanks to the many kind
neighbors and friends for assist
ance and sjmpathy rendered us
in our recent bereavement. Also
to express our appreciation to
the Artisans and Grange for the
beautiful floral offerings.
James Gaittens and family
m mi TP Hf-Pir WfllTI W
Figures Obtained from Expert
on Cost oi Building Docks
A public dock for St. Helens has been
discuBevd for St. Helens for several
years end a mass meeting of the citi
zens has been called for next Monday
night to talk the matter over. This
week we have secured figures from an
expert on dock building which
show that a dock W0 feet long by
100 feet deep with a 40-foot approach
from the street can be built at the foot
of St. Helens street for less than
t-tooo. This includes all material, pil
ing, drift bolts, sway braces, joists,
decking, nails and all labor, in fact, all
complete, and out such a instance as
will give 24 feet depth of water in
front of the dock. An additional $looo
will euaily build two warehouses on the
dock. A dock thst site could be di-
Thanksgiving Services.
Union services were held at the
Congregational church ou Thanksgiving
day. Rev. F. J. Meyer of that church
presidiog, while Rev. Luther of the M.
E. church preached a very interesting
and instructive sermon.
-JCornerstone Laid.
" The ft vmsr hi ae corner stone of the
First 'J& Epi4ioit.l. jirl, (aVcfcilV made a trip
Helens occurred Wednesday afternoon
of this week. The rain very obligingly
held off during Uhe service. Of the
contents of the old corner stone the fol
lowing was put in the new corner
stone: Copies of the Oregon Mist of
March 2, 1900, Columbia County News
of April 18. 1900. Western Christian
Advoscte uf March 21, 1900, and a copy
of thejeounty and state election returns
of June 6, 1898.
Our Girls Won.
The St. Helens High School girls and
boys basket ball teams journeyed to
Kalama Tuesday night in Joe Clark's
launch and played the teams of that
city. The result of the boys gsme
was, as usual, a defeat for the St. Hel
ens team, bv a score of 28 to 18. Not
j so with the girls team, for our girls won
I a very interesting game by a score of
3 to I. Our boys ere playing a better
I gsme tiii year thun ever tit fore, but
so are the other fellows, i.r.d any
team that beats us has to plu) ball
all the time.
Letters unclaimed in the St. Hel
ens Post office for the week ending
Nov. 22. 1913:
Mr Johan Crutzler
1 letter
Joe M. Freebuig
Letters unclaimed by Dec. 5th
will be sent to the Dead-Letter office
Iva E. Dodd, P. M.
An unusual reduction sale in
millinery is advertised in this issue
to be held by the popular general
store, of Oliver & Oliver. Read
this ad on page four.
The social dance given in the City
hall last Saturday night by the St.
Helens Social Club was a most en
joyable affair. This was the first
party given by the club and others
will follow during the winter.
Jack Lafferty returned home
this week from Waldron Island,
Washington, where he has been
for several months working in a
quarry. Jack Bays that the rock
in that country is not in the same
class with our rock and is not fit
for paving blocks when such
blocks as are made made at St.
Helens can be had.
COST $4,000.00
vided into 4o by 4o feet spaces and
tome of them leased out to individuals,
thereby bringing in enough money from
rentals to pay at least 6 per cent on the
test and still leave ample room for the
public to us 'n going to and coming
from the boats. The figures which
we have obtained are reliable and can
be depended upon. If a dock is to be
built at all. no smaller one should be
considered as the larger boats could'
not land there with much less than a
3ffcot dock. At the meeting next
j Monday night titere should be a rousing
good timestith every citizen 'of the
city thereto give his or her views. It
means much to the city as a whole
and much to the property owners as
individuals. Don't forget the date.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fowler,
who have been visiting ' ioT Poit-
j land the past week, returned jome '
Monday. .
Several from Trenhobn attended '
the Pedmen dance at -Yankton
Irday n,ght.? .pT
ant time. -' . . "
W. H." Kastman made' a trip to
Trenholm Saturday. -, ': '
At the literary entertainment)
Saturday evening it waa deckled to f
have on entertainment and Christ
mas tree at the school house on ..
Christmas eve. Mrs. Effie Wilson x "
was appointed chairman of the com- ' .
mittee $ on enternainmeot, with,
Baron Crouse and Mrs. Nina Mc-.
Intire as assistants, while Mrs. Sam
Churchill and Mrs. P. E. Brock
way are the committee on decor-ations.
Born On November 17th, to
Mr. and Mrs. Peter White, a aon. (
On Sunday, Nov. 16. 1913. Miss
Esther Butts and Mr. Lei and Rice
were united in marriage. The
young people are both of- Yankton.
There is not enough room in the
Yankton school to accommodate the
number of scholars attending this
year, so a meeting waa held on ,
Monday evening, November 24, to
decide what should be done in .the
matter. Those present favored an " -overflow
class in Grange hall fox
the balance of the term. '
Arcade Theatre Sold, f
Miss Leona Fernins has sold the
Arcade theatre in this city to
Mr. J. M. Bendle, of Ilwaco,
Wash. Mr. Bendle will take
charge on Dec. 1st Miss Per-',
kins has been operating this pop-?
ular show house for nearly three
years and it has an established -reputation
for being orderly and
up-to-date. Her many friends ;
and patrons will miss her face at i
the window each evening but .
will be glad to welcome Mr.
Bendle who comes here highly
recommended and with several
years experience in the show
business. f .
Mrs. Alice Parker, of Southern
California, ia visiting with her aia
ter, Mrs. Casterline, at Houlton.