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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1913
POSTAL SAYINGS DEPOSITS LARGE; A NIGHT INMPJUT
ttUlY $15,000 NOW ON
DEPOSIT IN SI. HFLENS OFFICE
hIqI Savings I '.link tit tlii
lens oHiee has been quite u
BEAUTIFUL AND APPROPRIATE XMAS
GIFTS. SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT
j'livrftxful institution Since the
Aliening of the oll'iee hre as a Pos
tal Savings Batik mi October 2.rth,
11 J there has been deposited
2i.3'.'3. During 1 'J 1 1 the tie
piit showed an inorrn of llfjtll
over 1'.'12. and there is now de-
ported in the oliieu 1 1.151. The
nieces of thin branch of 1'ost
Ollice department has hecn very
gnitifyitig to the otllccrs unl it in
hemming nvre p. iur with the
p, ..pie all the tili.e. There in now
a n of mi f'X't to rui'e the limit of
imcIi iriUiVHliiui iroin ..hi in ii.u"
which will mill wry materially to
the institution in tin- way of in-
DUCK HUNTER IS SHOT
Virgil Stevens in Hospital
with Painful Wounds
Virgil Steven wan alio, in the
riht oil lv last Sunday with full
charge of a shell frmn hi shot gun.
II. was hunting ducks ami wan en
tering a blind when the trigger
caught on a limit, causing the dis
charge of the gun. The injured
hoy was taken to the hospital at
St. Helena just a quickly a possi
ble ami tho wound were dressed
and he i not considered danger
imhIv hurt. The wound are only
iWh wounds, but it wan a very
narrow escape for hiin.
MRS. RUTHERFORD ENTERTAINS
Mm. I.. R. Hutherford entertained
he I. adieu of the M. F. Society at her
home Wedneadaj. IH-'C. 3rd. Those
present were: Mrs. Her, licaverton,
(ire.. Mi.a Wright. Portland. Mea.lameii
Win. Roaa, Margaret Rutherford.
Mick. llart. Crave.. White. I.el!ar.
Heroing. Wiley. Kaviea. L. 0. Ho".
JefTeott. Kl.keLon. I'avia. Caett.
Kg.iene Hlakealcy. Crou.e. Chaa.
Thompson. Stone. J. S. Allen, Miaa
Allen. A dainty lunch of aanilwlches,
rake, and colTee was acrved ty Mra.
The Ladies of the Congrega
tional church are' making arrange
menta for a unique entertainment
at the City Hall next Thursday
evening, at which time they will
produce "A Night in Japan."
At the same time they will
hold their annual sale of useful and
heautif ul articles suitable for Christ-
mas presents. At the same time
and place one corner of the large
hall will he fitted up as a dining
room where tahlea will he loaded
with good thingi to eat. All home
cooking and a great variety. The
public is invited to come out ami
enjuy an evening of entertainment
ill partake of something good to
WILL BE VOTED ON
Resolutions Adopted at Mass
Meeting Favor Building a Dock
ST. HELENS STREET LOCATION IS SELECTED
ST. HELENS 20 YEARS AGO
ITEMS TAKEN FROM THE
K1ST Of DECEMBER 1, 1893
Josvph Citnitihell and Chan. Konkle of
Scaiipoae are reimrted tn have mad
the discovery of a lare vein of uplen-
liil nulitv of coal in the mountaina
Many neat and aubitanital reiidtncea
have been erected of late at tne little
town of Houlton. and to one who doea
not often viait that placa the appear
ance of a city atrikea them rather
That Shcritf Mamie left St. Helena
with the intention of remaining away
ia no longer a doubt, tui ia cun-
aidered by all a a foregone con-
clualon. Mr. Massie'a othce atiaira
are in an awful shape, and it will take
the constant care of an exeprienced
man to gel head or tail to the thing.
Not one bit of information hai bo far
reurhed hire concerning hia where
about, further than a few linea in
ue.i...,l evening'. Telegram, aiai-
i., (hot he had been acen in Milton. B.
C. a few daya ago by a traveling man.
t, i. the eenerally accepted opinion
however, by thoae who knew anything
More than fifty of St. Helens'
representative citizens assembled
in the City Hall on Monday even
ing, December 1st, and discussed
the advisability of constructing a
city dock. The meeting w as made
up almost entirely of heavy property
owners and prominent business
men of the city. Speeches were
made by a number of citizens show
ing why we need a dock. It seemed
to be the consensus of opinion, al
most unanimously, that a dock
should be constructed anil that the
Amendment I. That the same
be erected at the foot of St. Hel
Amendment II. That the mat
ter be put before the people of the
city at the special election on Jan
uary 7, 1914.
Amendment III. That the ap
proximate cost of same shall not
exceed the sum of $5000.
Amendment IV. That it be the
Dolicy in the management of the
dock that there be an open apace of
fifty feet in width running the en
ORCHESTRAL TRIO TONIGHT
SECOND NUMBER OP LYCEUM
COURSE AIM CITY HALL
The Wood Orchestral Trio, the
second number of the Lyceum
Course, will appear at the City Hall
thia Fridav. evening and should be
rrUeflH hv a full house. On Ue-
R - -f
cember the 16th, Tuesday, the
third number will be given. Harold
Kramer, the noted lecturer and
Hw.r Th Hio-h School ib in
charge of this course and it fur
nishes high class entertainment to
the DeoDie of this vicinity and
should have the united support of
the citizens. Remember the dates
NEW CAR ORDERED
CAPT. ABEL MAKING PREPARATIONS
FOR 1914 BUSINESS
THE COLUMBIA THEATRE
Mr. 1. T. Fvar. of Rainier has pur-
.L inmr.it and lease of the
i num'u uiw 'i"'i .
CW.mhU Theatre in St. Helena an,
I,.. . crew of men re.mvat.ng and
. hanging the inside arrangement of the
. . .. .i.. i. in.iiillini all new
Liu . mir iiu i" -
IOUK1 DC CUIIHII Ul lin ami nn "v
.l. ' t; lonirth nf the dock, which shall
matter should receive me an-eo- -
.., .u I.. ,..raiiv t thp be for general public purposes.
LlOII OI lilt: jcv.iiv Hi"-' -"J - .
earliest opportunity. Amendment V. That the City
. , .u.. Council shall appoint a committee
pursuant to an orueroii,... i,
Counc a few weeks previous me - , ,
it i w charge of the erection of a dock
massmeetmg was called to order K
at 8:15 p. m. by the Mayor, A. W. Bna ...
.. ii w..:..r. )(,. a i-hair. tenance.
Aiueuer. i'ii m"""" " " . ,
.u.. i... The amendment in regard to
man m i"e iiu'iuuk -
.. -tf... i,.. J,,b.l rhair- leaving fifty feet of the dock free
Mayur muviici - .... 1.1:.
man and Attorney H. W. White wd unobstructed for the public
.1 r.t hn meet- arose on discussion of the operation
was eiecien iwnciaij . ... i i.
of the dock and whether any of It
The following motion and its five should be leased to the larger
amendments were proposed and shippers.
carried and adopted by the meet-1 On motion for adjournment the
Capt. Orin Abel apent a few daya in
St. Helena laBt week and while here
gave out the information that he was
atill running his big auto bua between
ScBDDoose and Portland and just as
oon as the roada between Scappoose
and St. Helens became paasable that he
would Dut on the St Helena run again
Ha ia having a larger and even better
equipped car than the one now running
built which will be ready for the
between St. Helens
my....m - -
and Portland. Thia business waa tried
by Capt. Abel ibis fall as an experi
ment and so well did the experiment
turn out that he baa decided to make
it a regular buaineea next year. It is
j also expected that after thia winter the
carried and auopieu uy m wo uivn" nou ..... ,
ing as representing the opinion of ' meeting was dismissed and there roadi will be built in such a
... nH A : r it . l- HA uill hkun tn he i
Resolved, That the City of St.
Helens should construct, maintain,
operate and control a public dock.
..m.rVi nn riisnersine: tht no trirja will have to be cancelled
were ina.'j - -i ' ,
that there was another great step 'on account of roada. but that regular
forward and that again the citizens trip, each day will be made the year
were writing progress.
A LARGE COYOTE
FARMER KILLS WHAT HE
THINKS IS GRAY WOLF
John W. McCalley saw some sort
of an animal swimming across the
HlTnira that he went!,,,
tho Muckle farm thn
u& in" . .
I wish to announce to the public that
I have purchaaed the interest of F. H,
Sherwood in the busineaa of the tirm
known at Sherwood & Ross, and that I
Bhalt continue to conduct the same
busineaa in all its departments at the
I wish to take thia opportunity to
i h.,np of hia re-: , .i..-.. hia ti imtv1.. i. r.;anH. fnr their Datronage
meaning io ' ""u "w r w'ecK anu lannm ' inn -" ----- r
I- 'a. IT- U:4 . U A I , . nnn. t.aa w antl IUUH VUU
shot Bt It. ie "1 ioc auring tne iv
mark and upon securing
turning la here entertained ,ur ..-
mcnt.unlc he is brought back by the
1 that he had bagged
A.thareaultof an effort put forthy 1MfonB who
by persona at thia place and at Ver- ( country for many
ware enabled to rec.. wUh
. . . .,dMi.ii I ni1 . v . 1 J '
.t0 it leaves Vernonia.
mail from Vernonia and Pittsburg ar
rivca at Houlton at 4 p. m. and is
brought to this ollice Immediately.
.,twn. of the officea at both end. of
the route find thia a great convenience.
.. hr.,n..r,t about thia ar-
i new gnil inose i antea
' . .. .i..,rinir of consider- ,
rh.iminpli.ee of th. camp cha,r. r.ngomenl T . - lh of two. A
: . u. FvHiia haa been abe creo.v .r " Migt.
(there lieiurc. I , Heretofore It naa um..."..
conducting the Wade theatre w " ",,. one Jay for mail to te con-
that it will be my aim to snow
them every courteay poaaible in the
future as I have tried to do in the paat.
Courtesy and satisfaction is my
ivnlves. were of the same opinion,
hut when the kin and scalp were
presented to the County Court they
decided it was a coyote "and paid
the coyote bounty on it.
for some time ami ccmea ...-..-experience
and gol recommendation.
Tho opening will b. about Tuesday
night and the pr.cea will remain at 10
and f cent..
On Sunday evening Hev. Ceo. L.
l.n.l,ckD. P. of W Oft;
will pre at the Congregational
church. Communion :
ception of new members ami an Irt
npirational aerviee at
,5ill.e School 10.00 a. m. Ml k
H,.rvlcP Wednesday. A church
h(mefor friends and strangers
Kev. K. J. M'r' , ll!,t"1-
Th'eFimnen .nre arrangi for
. i : ,,w.r. e nan Ul r
It lllg liin-l"-
Housekeeper for family
.ddress J. A., Care of
Two performance each evening
enmmencinir a 7:30 and 8:15 p. m. re
enctivelv. Special Sunday matinee.
4:30 to 6:00 p. m. Complete change of
pictuma every night and Sunday alter
noon. Children under 12 year, old I
cent.. Adults 10 cent..
are being print- jz.
,r,co th.s week. Sty I
...:n i... ,.nvrei nnd it
th. lh.-wlllU. the bigg-t event wareCl(
f the kin.! over hold in the city. ,
' i f,,.m Houlton to thi. office a
!,." m h"e 10 H"Ult0n'
L.er the present regime w. a.e .up-
nlied with a complete aerv.ee.
tha Portland High School .pent
....:..,. ith her parenta here,
inana-i!.""- , boot Monday
d returned on an eariy o.u
She waa accompanied b
morning, i"18 w ,.
. . n..rtenae. who will at
barsiaier . ----- . (h.
tend the Couch school me
term. . -
Service, will be held in the achool
u" follow.: Preaching service.
h0Bea. follow- Suw.y
11,. m. ,
at in:,u 1 ,
All are weieum
R. T. I.uther.
A1T GILLCRY-ST. HCkCAt Li4VYCR
League at6:45p. m
,nd invited to come.
F,.r Sale or Rent 'Two houses
cl0F:riS"' ln,uire of Muck, Hare-
' : 4iff M, . nntr mtktt
ii ir. i ; j a l-j . ii
Mrs. D. R. Fowler is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. George Hyde
r. at Yankton.
Mrs. Jas. Elliott came down
from" Portland Tuesday to join her
husband, and they will go to house
keeping for the winter in the Rock
Mr. and Mrs. Schneider are the
proud parents of a baby girl, born
Miss Lena Hein spent the Thanks
giving holiday visiting friends a
Mrs. Samuel Churchill ii visit
ing fritsndjatSt. Helens.
E. E. Quick of St. Helens was
seen on our streets Tuesday.
Frank Graham of Houlton has
boen visiting in our beautiful little
town the past three days.
Omer Nickerson spent the night
at Geo. Wilson's Tuesday on his
way to Vernonia. Mr. Nickerson
was one of the jurors on the Pen
Earle Tappen spent the Thanks
giving holidays at the home of his
sister at Hillsboro.
Miss Glaytha Brown visited her
parents in Portland over Thanksgiving.
SCHOOL TOSH INCREASE
RAINIER, SI. HELENS, CLATSKANIE
ANO SCAPPOOSE LARGEST DISTRICTS
The school census have been re
turned to the County Superinten
dent and show the largest district,
in the number of pupils, to be as
fellows: Rainier 605; St. Helens
and Houlton, which after January
will he one district. 577; Clatskanie
414, Scappoose 209. Each of there
districts show quite an increase
over last year, the increase in St.
Helens alone being more than bu.
All evidence of a substantial growth
of population in all parts of the
SMALL DOCK IS COMPLETED
A Good Investment and a
The dock for small boats has
been completed and has already
nroven to be of great vaiue to the
fishermen and others using small
boats. A walk leading down to it
is built so that grocerymen and
otheis can take a load of good3
down and the boat owners can
wheel their loads up. It was most
ceatainly a good investment for the
city and a convenience for the river
people. The following is a list of
those who subscribed for the build
ing of this dock:
A. L. Harrison
Sherwood & Ross
A. J, Deming
Muckle Hardware Co.
J. H. Lindville
Jas. Muckle & Sun
FastPrhrook & Blew
McCormick Co. furnished boom
logs. Broughton & Wigging cross
Letter, unclaimed in the St. Hel
ens Post office for the week ending
Nov. 29. 1913:
George Brewster 1 letter
Viola M. Cassidy
Mrs. Herman Hatchell
Mrs. C. E. Putnam
J. H. Thatcher
Letters unclaimed by Dec. 13th
will be tent to the Dead-Letter office
Iva E. Dodd, P. M.
Notice is hereby given that the
County Superintendent of Colum
bia County, Oregon, will hold the
regular examination of applicants
for state certificates at Bt. Helens,
as follows: Commencing Wednes
day, December 17, 1913. at 9
o'clock a. m., and continuing until
Saturday. December 20, 1913, at
4 o'clock p. m:
Wednesday forenoon Writing,
U. S. History, Physiology.
Wednesday afternoon Physical
Gegraphy, Reading, Composition,
Methods in Reading, Methods in
Thursday Forenoon Arithmetic,
History of Education, Psychology,
Methods in Geography.
Thursday afternoon Grammar,
Geography, American Literature,
Physics, 'Methods in Language,
Thesis for Primary Certificate.
Friday forenoon Theory and
Practice. Orthography. English
Fridav afternoon School Law,
Geology, Algebra, Civil Govern
Saturday forenoon Geometry.
Saturday afternoon Gene ra I
J. B. Wilkerson,
County School Superintendent.
Suitable gifts for all the family
can be found at the Pioneer Store
of Perry & Graham. Also a full
line of the best general merchan
dise. An invitation is extended to
you to visit this Btore and look over