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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA qOUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1913
FLAG POLES AND SPARS
Am Old Industry Und.r N.w M.tKodt
PUnl to b Located on th ItUnd.
FUf Pal, for lh Bif Fair.
Mr. G. K. Holandcr. of the G. U.
Inlander Co., of Oakland, Cal..
spvnt three day in St. Helen lait
wee k, coming up on the Multnomah
and whilff here selected a site for
the installation of hi new invention
for making ship spar, spud and
II atf pole. Hu will begin at once
the erection of building where he
will place machinery and lie-in op
eration a aoon aa poxsible. The
machine he hai invented for this
work resemble wood-turning
lathe, only on a much larger scale
and operated by electric power.
The time intimated in turning
out a one-hundred-foot spar on the
new machine In four hours, a saving
of more than three day by ordinary
labor. Mr. Holander liar been
working for six months on 120 Hag
pole for the Sun Francisco fair
building und after looking over the
field decided that St. Helena wan
the Ideal place to locate hit plant.
He will furnish nearly all the flag
pole for the big fair and has as
surance of contract for tipars and
pole enough to keep hi plant in
The plant will be built adjoining
the whip yard on the Island and will
I connected with the po-ver at the
ship yard mill.
They are Ready.
The firt of the State Inter
scholastic debate will be held in the
auditorium of the school house on
Friday evening. Peceri.bcr 9, when
th? question. "Should the Utiited
State Maintain a Large Nay."
wll be settled by our young silver
tongues for all time to come.
Our high school has two teams in
the field. Mewr. Virgil Hattan and
Harry Kchardson will support the
affirmative at home a against the
negative team from Astoria; while,
on the same evening. Mr. Dale Terry
and Mis Both Terry will travel to
Astoria in support of the negative
as against the affirmative team of
The English teacher. Mis Ham-
marstrom, has been coaching the
UMinail they show ability of an
order that merits a crowded house
in encouragement of theirelTorts to
bring victory home to St. Helens.
If the team win they will meet
other of the league in turn. A
small admission will be charged to
A very pretty wedding was
emnlzed Sunday at high noon. Dec.
21. when Inez Oneda. youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mr. John
Smith wa united in marriage to
Virgil Ualie Towell. of Vernonia.
Ilev. Conklin, pastor of the Evan
gclical church, of Verm.nl". offici-
ating. . .
The bride wa charmingly attired
in . ,wn of cream white messa-
... . ...i
lino. with a long veil of silk chiffon.
draped with a wreath of orange
blossoms and carried a shower to
que of white carnation.
the groom wore
black. , .l
Sin th. sitter Ol in-
liri.li wns bridesn
,id. and Koy,
Smith, brother of the bride, wa.ted
un the groom, while M". i. -rp
sent about .woet stra.n. of
The home was profanely ,..
rated with Oregon
white crepe pap'"-,
A delicious wedding dinner was
served after which Mr. and Mrs.
Powell departed on a biief wed
ding journey to their home, follow
ed by the best wishes and congrat
ulations of their many friends.
The guest beside the family
were, Mrs. J. E. Bennett and little
daughter Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Sheely, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Thorp
and daughter Dorothy.
Many beautiful and useful gifts
were given the happy pair.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Tuwell are
exceedingly popular and well known
throughout this valley.
"TWENTY YEARS AGO"
Happening, in St HUn About Chriat
ma Tim in 1893-Time war Dull.
Aalorian, Wantd a Railroad.
Miss Mamie Dart, a student of
the Portland university, is spending
the holidays at her home in this
Prof. V. II. Towell, of the Ore
gon City public schools, visited
with friends at Scappoose Christ
mas and attended the ball there in
It was a sly ulTair, but to Trof.
Cleeton and his bride Tiik Mist ex
tends hearty congratulations. Ihe
ceremony was solemnized ai ire
home of the bride's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Shannahan, near Verno
nia, on Christmas day.
Monday last was Christmas day,
but we feel safe in saying that in
too many ways the day seemed not
like Christmas. It was devoid of
all those little gifts which add to
the pleasure of the occasion, at
least in many instances. It is the
general expnsswl conviction that
people ought to be very thankful to
have enough to tat and a comfoit-
able place to sleep, so if we have
not received those usual little gifts
let ua not complain.
In nearly eveiy branch of busi
we nee extienses being re
duced where it is possible. Steam
boat men are resorting to extreme
measures in thi respect. As evi
dence of this fact if one will ob
serve when the steamers are leav
ing the dock at this place the engi
neer close the cut-off valves after
.. tan hard nuffs. where for
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merly iie could hear the loud puff
ing of the steamers for several mo
ments. This is "cutting off" ex
pense we presume.
A community never existed
which possessed more staying qual
ities than do the people of Astoria.
They have been harping railroad for
the last twenty year, and yet
they are at it. The prospect geis
brighter every year, and U some
thing does not materialize pretty
.. - ... ...'II trttt ai Viricht
soon tne prosei.-i!
they will not need a road. Late
advices from there are to the effect
that there has been lately the most
businesslike proposition submitted
to them of any of the past. This
-Would be cheerful news for Ato-
rians. for they have been the vic
tim of more railroad adventurers,
"rainbow chaser." and -wildcat
.chemert within the last eight years
. ii ...... i.l in the state. We
tnan an t-v..,-.- --
n. and are yet. earnest ad
vocatc or a rairoad to Astoria, and
.-will hail with great gratitude
the completion of one.
There will be a Christmas service
. ., . i.'..w.,t,nl church on next
"Sth. at 7:30 o'clock.
You are cordially invited.
Christmas in St. Helens
The Social doings
r'IKEVIKNS MASLERADK BALI.. I
The First Annual Masquerade'
given Dy the fct. Helens rire
Company in the City Hall on
Wednesday evening was a great
success. A great variety at
characters were represented,
some of the costumes being elab
orate and fine. Others were of
a comical order and the charac
ters assumed were all well por
trayed. One of the characters
assumed was the St. Helens Mist
by Miss Laura Barber, and many
weie the compliments paid her
for the artistic arrangement of
her costume. The heading rf
this great weekly paper was in
plain view from every side and
the cartons and pictures lately
printed were shown to good ef
fect. Thanks, Laura.
The prizes for the best sus
tained lady and gentleman's
character were won by Mrs.
Hicks, representing Pochahontas,
and Frank Popejoy, representing
Uncle Josh Hayseed. Frank
seemed to be right at home in
this character and there were
people who said that he must
have been raised on a farm by
the way he acted.
The prizes for the best lady
and gentleman waltzers were
awarded to Mrs. M. L. Wilson
and Joe Clark.
During a lull in the dancing,
while the judges were deliberat
ing. Assistant rire Lhiei u. f.
Robertson mounted the stage and
in a few appropriate remarks
called attention to the work of
the St. Helens' Fire Department
in the matter of protecting the
property of the citizens and the
furnishing ol some 01 ine social
functions of the city. He called
for Fire Chief L. R Allen to come
to the stage and Chief Allen who
was in the rear of the hall, in a
bewildered and hesitating man
ner started slowly forward. Im
mediately the other twenty-one
members of the company fell in
behind the Chief and together all
proceeded to the stage. Then
Mr. Robertson took from his
pocket a mysterious looking
packrge, opened it, and held up
a beautiful gold watch fob, en
graved with the letters "L. E. A."
and presented it to the Chief as
a token of good-will and appreci
ation from the entire member
ship of the fire company
The scene was one which
probably will never be forgotten
by the members! tne nre com
pany. The feenng manifested
by the members was so evidently
sincere that no doubt existed
of the good feeling toward Chief
Allen by the members ot tne
company. In that feeling there
is also an assurance to the prop
erty owners and the citizens at
large toward Mr. Allen and his
band of fire-fighters.
In a little more than one year
since Mr. Allen took charge of
the fire company, there has been
organized and equipped one of
the most efficient volunteer or
ganizations in the state of Ore
con. There is an interest mani
fested by each and every mem
ber of the company and each one
of the bovs is proud of the com
pany: they are each one loyal to
the Chief and other officers and
discipline is one of the charac
teristics of the organization.
The Deoole of the City of St
Helens are proud of Fire Chief
Allen and his valiant fire-fighters.
Misses Nellie and Leona Per
kins are spending the Christmas
holidays at the home of their
mother at Drain, Oregon.
Mayor A. W. Mueller was a
Christmas guest at the Shepard
Springs hotel, on the upper Co
HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS TKKE.
The high school of Miss Ham
marstrom's class held a Christ
mas tree entertainment at the
City Hall on Monday evening.
The Freshmen were dressed as
babies, the Sophomores as 5-year
olds, the Juniors in fancy dress
and the Seniors as nurses. The
evening was spent in games with
refreshments. Prize were
awarded to the best baby which
was won by Fay Lynch; best 5
y ear-old, Goldie Hattan; best ju
nior. Ethel Sten as Pocahontas,
best nurse, Annie Quick. The
boys? John, Gene and Ed. came
in for lots ot fun during the
evening and were kept busy run
ning errands for the others. It
was a unique and dehgtful even
ing of entertainment. .
AT THE ST. HELENS HOTELS. '
Each of the hotels of the city
served Christmas dinner. The
large dining room of tne St. i
Helens hotel was well filled with
guests and the bill of fare was
heartily enjoyed by all. The Or
cadia hotel also served roaat tur
key with cranberry sauce and all
the attendant good things that
usually go with such a dinner
and the guests were made to feel
at home The other hotela and
board in houses also provided
their patrons with a regular
home Christmas dinner. The
Christmas spirit prevailed at
every public place and was thor
oughly appreciated by thepuglic.
M. E. CHRISTMAS TREE.
On Tuesday evening the Christ
mas tree of the M. E. church and
Sunday school was held in the
new building and was attended
by the usual large number of
Sunday school children and
members of the congregation as
well as friends. The program
was interesting and the tree was
beautiful. Gifts were there for
all the children and were handed
out by a real live Santa Clauz
much to the delight or the young
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE.
The Congregational church held
a Christmas tree on Sunday
morning for the Sunday school
pupils. The program, under the
supervision of Miss Lucille Hobbs.
was appropriate and well ren
dered. The tree was laden with
presents for the little folks and
8orne for the big folks, too. Af-
ter the tree Rev. Meyers deliver
ed a Christmas se-mon to a large
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.
The pupils of the seventh and
eighth grades of the St. Helens
school rendered their Christmas
program Monday evening at
which time a beautiful tree was
the principal attraction. Miss
May Farnum and Prof. Baird
were in charge and each child
received a present, v
On Wednesday afternoon the
children of the lower grades had
their tree and program. Miss. S,
Lizzie Farnum. Miss Weed and
Mrs. Saurer managed this affair
much to the delight of the chil
Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Rotger left
on the Klamath early this week
for San Francisco where they ar
rived on Christmas day and will
spend the holidays with relatives
and friends in that city.
Mrs. M. E. Miller had as guests
on Christmas day her mother.
Mrs Ashby, and two sisters and
their families from Banks, Ore.
Roland Masten and family vis
ited friends and relatives at
Svensen on Christmas day.
Geortre McBride was a Christ
mas guest at the home of his
wife in Portland
RATE OF POSTAGE ON BbOKS
Order No. 7705.
On and after March 16, 1914, the
classification of articles mailable
under Section Eight of the Act of
August 24, 1012, authorizing the
establishment of the parcel post
service shall be extended so as to
includebooks. The rate' of postage
on books weighing eight ouncoa or
less shall be t ne cent for each two
ounce or fraction thereof, and on
those weighing in excess of eight
ounces the regular zone rate shall
All regulations or parts of regu-
ations in conflict herewith are
ENFORCING THE LAW.
Officer Endeavoring to Put Stop to
Drunkon Carousal oa Board Local
P..n,.r Train.-Arr..t. "ad..
Determined to put a stop to the
drinking and drunken carousals on
the trains that run from Astoria to
Portland. Deputy Sheriff Lake and
Special Officer Keller of the S. P. masterly appeal for the church to
& S. boarded the train last Tuesday fili iv8 pace in the world's pro
evening down the line some place tm.-w.. fiwd hv the
and after passing Deer Island lock-
ed the doors and proceeded to place
under arrest several men who were
drunk. Upon arriving at Houlton
Deputy Sheriff Lake took five of
the men in charge and brought ihem
to jail in this city, while Mr. Keller
proceeded on to Portland where re V"v"
arrested several more. The five with the convenience of the base
men confined in the it. Helens jail ment and the general appearance
were given a hearing before Jus- 0f the building. The work is due
tice wauins on weanesaay ana
each pleading gqlty was sentenced
to pay a fine of $25.00 each. None
of the fines were paid and the men
are serving time in the county jail
at the rate of $2.00 per day.
Special Election Notice,
Notice is hereby given that on
Wednesday, the 7th day of January
at the polling place, towit: the City
Hall, in the City of St. Helens, in
the County of Columbia and State
of Oregon, a special election will be
held for the election of city officers
Mayor of the City of St. Helens,
Four Councilmen of the City of
St. Helens, Oregon.
Treasurer of the City of Si
Five Water Commissioners of
the City of St. Helens, Oregon
And also for the purpose of ob
taining an expression from the
reople as to whether or not the
City shall construct and maintain a
Which ek-clion will be held at 8
o'clock in the morning and continue
until eight o'clock in the afternoon
of said day.
Dated this 2t!th dav of December,
A n ion
rm . Aw'.sav i
E.j3. Quick, City Recorder.
Vote 01 ThankS.
rn nmiinn it waa unanimously
recommended that a vote of thanks
K. vtnded to the Plymouth Con
?reirational churdi. Wesleyan
Methodist church, and to the school
during the remodelling of the
Methodist church. It was also
voted to reimburse the school dia
trict for lights used at evening
services held at the school house,
L. R. Rutherford,
Secretary pro tern,
The above is taken from the min
utes of the official board of the
First M. E. church of bt. Helens,
Uregon.ne.a me enure "
E. T. Luther, Pastor.
Judee and Mrs. Dart entertained
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Perry and Mr.
nd Mrs. E. F. Younger, of Port
lnH. besides local truest, at
Christmas dinner yesterday.
Taty Daeoration Eotartaining Vocal
and InatrumanUl Mu.ic Maatarly
Addreaa by Dr. Fletcher Heman
Last Sunday the First Methodist
Episcopal church of St. Helena waa
re-dedicated. The building has
been enlarged by adding sixteen
feet to ita length and by putting a
basement under the entire building.
It it a credit to the mtn who have
done the work, and it ia a matter
0f much gratitude that no one was
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The church waa very tastily dec-
nmtPti with mvrtle. Oregon grape
The anthems rendered by a
double quartette were much appre-
L.. - ...J y.v ty.B anrlipncp. as was also
& by f &
and Mrs. R. C. Williams.
Ur. fltcner tioman, presmeni
of Willamette university, gave tne
dedicatory address. It was a
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dedication. Dr. J. W. McDougall,
superintendent ol tne xoruana
district, preached in the evening
on th , 8Ubject of "'The Divine
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L. R. Rutherford, E. L. Quick, J.
S. Allen, J. W. Aiken, the pastor
an(j the members and friends of
Our hobbv is job printing. What
Letter From Reuben.
Mrs. T. C. Watts visited with
friends in Portland laat week.
J. M. Lindsey attended the G. A
R. Post at Kalama last Saturday.
Bert Bishop and wife, of Scap-
poose, are visiting with their father
and mother this week.
The Columbia Timber Co. closed
down their logging camp Saturday
until after the holiday.
J. S. Whitbeck. of Ariel. Wash.,
is spending Christmas visiting hia
mother. Mrs. T. C. Watts.
C. Lewis and J, N. Shunessen, of
Rainier, made a pleasant visit to
Reuben on Monday evening.
Umtats Tribe of Red Men. of Go-
ble, elected the following officers
for the ensuing term: C. C. 1 ow-
ler. Sachem: J. E. Inman, b. S.;
Nick 1 nomas, treasurer: w. fc.
Makinster, K. of R.
Miss Ethel Parmer and Orville J.
Malcolm were married at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Watta, at
Reuben, Oregon, Dec. 23. 1913, T.
- C. Watts officiating. These young
people grew in our midst and are held
in the highest esteem, ine enure
communitv unite in hearty con-
Goble Grange No. 329 elected the
- following officers for the ensuing
term: Orville Link. Master; Han-
nah Link. Overseer: Mrs. J. W.
Armstrong. Lecturer: J. W.Pat-
nek, Chaplain; M. Link, Steward;
- J. M. Lindsay, Assistant Steward;
Mis) Annie Lindsay, Assistant Lady
Steward; G. W. Makinster. Secre-
- tory and Treasurer.
Sunday School at 10 o'clock a. m.
Preaching 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Epworh Leanue at 6:45 p. m.
a You are invited to participate in
any or all of these services.