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THE OREGON MI
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOV. 17. 1911.
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST IN AND
AROUND ST. HELENS
LOCAL ITEMS: PERSONAL MENTION:
W. C. Ilayllaa, alitor of the ClaUkanle
Chief was business visitor in this city
Mr. ii1 Mri. Miller were called to
Vancouver. Wash. ltt Tuesday to
ttUDil tile funeral uf Mil Haul Millar,
i inter ol Mr. Miller.
Til Hoiiltun Hchool I'hililren will give
is entertainment at Npaure Hull on
rC. Ut 19 11 with Una program. Ad.
osioa will I 20 tmiti and everybody
Tlw Steam Sclioonrr Westerner which
loaded lumber at tUia place last week
m ram in ad by the Oil bleamer 1'orter
aa Tuesday aim now lies ai mo
bottom of tba rfver near Astoria.
Frank Wilkius ami son Juittn left
Wednesday fur Weslport, Wash, on a
'jmlnem trip, Fred Watkini acting at
City Marshal durlug the absence of Mr.
Percy tieorge, of Portland, visited
with his pareuta, Mr. nr Mrs. A. II
mrgr, Ust Sunday.
Mrs. K. II. Plagg departed Tuesday
lor Elgin, Ore., where alia will Join her
tiMhanJ, K. II. Plagg, for a number of
'tars tditor of tba Orvgm Mint, but
now editing tlia Klgln Kccorder. and
will niike their future home in that
fcity. Host of friend in this place re
trrat in are this wall known and popular
fioillf leave here ami wih them ever y
poeceM in tlicir new lion.'', titorge
plKg, alto ao long rimniK tnl will the
MUt, accompanied liia mother and will
juke t position on t lie Klgln Recorder.
Mrs. Lelia Karris of Portland, visited
kitkhrr pare I la Mr. aud Mra. Will
Hackle, during the pnl week. On
.Sunday Kev. ltnck of the- Episcopal
iChorch, christened the little baby irl
Helea Dorimlu l'arns.
Lut Thursday Mr. C. C. Maiiten met
lib quite a painful and poeiibly serious
keident. While riding through the brush
mw the Maalcn ramp a brauch Hew
'tktliil (truck him in iheeye causing
cut directly through the eye hall . He
nmedittely went to I'urtUnd wheie
ttl optic II being treated by A sp cialist.
Mn. rrankW. Wood of 1 'or I laud i
piuuog witb Mra. . II. Wellington thii
The lirst thirteen dayi of N Timber
lis tempts from all source at the H.
Helen 1'cim office wi re f'.'KO M of which
MO were postal saving deposits.
At the present time then) are two
MiwiKri m the jail at this place charg-
Mwitb murder in the first degree.
H'rth ire suspects and while one of them
wonder indictment by the grand Jury,
frock and Dairy Farm (or Sale
Uocxl K.ipiipntent. One hundred and
rtyarrra. Horses and Cattle on the
I'lare. Impure at till! ofllce. Kaay tenn.
Cime to my place one mile went of
nppnnse, Ore. on Aug. lit ItMl, one
Elicit and white Bull" Calf weighing
'dwiit 2(N) jHiunda. Th owner li here-
T notified to p, pay diaries and take
'mo awnv, or It will be fold according
't Hcannonae Ore.
Beant For Canning
The best variety, th Aiparagua Bean.
' none or call on L. Koaaaaco bt. Ilel-
We pay cash for anv Oreuon Seaaloni
' befure lftiKI. Also want.St-nate
'oornali 112 and 1WI4. Also Code 18M
Journal of (juncll 1H51, Htalniei 1854,
ndlltfio, end Code i.f Civil IWnduw
d (ieneral Uw 1H12, and Archives I
M.1-1H41). Write Geo. A. Bateaon & Co.
'nc Portland, Ore.
'OK 8ALR Om 8 X 10 tent, good at
nw for ,r,0. A pply at this office .
r'OItSALK A few iroud lota on the
'''ghts clone in anil a fine view of the
r'Ver. J.W. Allen.
HOUSE FOR RENT
Bevan room nartlv furnlihed if deiir-
d, large yard, garden and fruit. In-
ALL KINDS j
and the nther one U Ix'inu held until
the Kmnd jury tiiccta, they are never-ih-
lex cliargrd with murder and the
ctrcuiiutancpi, ahich routtitutn the
evidence againtt each ol them, are con
idcied iitroiig enouxli to couviuce a
jury that each ol them ia guilty aa
charged. J. A. Tender is under imlict-
rnciit for the murder of Ihnty Wchrinin
on Sept. 4 lull nrar r-'cuppotme ami Bert
tirreo ia being held for the lininler l
I'harlei Wiet on Oct. 31 lull near St.
Mr. H. T. tirrwell, wtio recently
removed from Warreu to Florida, hm
vt'ililen a letter to A, B. Saift in which
he luyi that Fturida ii itirrly a garden
(Kit; that he had rented a houae and
aa ao well pleaacd that he would make
it hii permanent home.
Unite a ntiml er of our people have
attcmlcd the tiipty Smith inuelini! at
1'ortland, during lh week.
Mri. K. II. Wlcki ii j net having coin
p'eted a neat colln(,-e on her lot In Lott
ville. Mr. and Mri. M.irke have moved In
to their new bungalow on Winter Street.
Judge I);irt wa attending to liiminemt
in 1'ortland hint Weliierday.
Mim Maliel lvimwy of Portland ii
viiltmg aith Mil. M. K. Miller thii
A"IUckiird Hx'ittl" will lie given
br the Ladie'i Aid Society of Houlton.
U elncUr, Noveintier TJiul. Ailinis-
ion including iefrehnienti, 15'ti,
(auiei and a general gO id time will lie
FOR SAI.K A No. 1 fresh Milk Cow
T. B, IaiU, St. Helcui.
Al the Council meeting lait Monday
night Mr. D'Spain, the Koad Supervisor
of thii dutriot, paid to the City $70 le-
ing the royalty ou 3.'i,0tH) lielgtan blixka
maile at Cuiou Square. Thii iuduntry n
uuite a revenue rrinlucer to tlie t ily as
well ai getting the pulic Muarc iinprov
ed.and umler the ivitem now in uie the
county and city are bolu gainrra
The ha-eball boyi gave their dance
laat Saturday night and bad a good at
tendance. Cood music and good lloor
alwayi make a good attendance aud a
goo I time.
KKMOVAI. OTK"K-I have moved
my law oflice Into the front room of the
City Hall. M. Ii. MiM F.R.
A regular old faihloned Turkey ahoot
Will Iw held at Houlton on Saturday the
2.th where all the giaal shots can win a
turkey for their Thaiikrgiving IHnner.
Welch A Chamber!., the Houlton Market
men will hold the ihoot.
Mm. Wllbnr Muckle made a flying
trip to Portland Ttienlay on builneM
connected with the store.
Jauiei Mucale wai looking after busi
nesi intcreits in the City during the
Letter uncluimed at the St. Helen,
Oregon, Poatollice for the week ending
Novemlier 11, 111. John M. Hnrr, one
letter, Joe Brown, one letter, J. F.
Higgine, one letter, F.ludy McHnnnhl,
one letter, Mri. Kihe Starling, one
letter, Mr. T. II. Wallace, care of R.
I.. JStanwood, one letter. Ltlerj tin
claimcil by Novetuher 2"th will I sent
to tho IVad Letter OHice.
M. C.Oray, P, M.
The Ladiei Aid of the M. K. Church
will meet with Mr. M. 0. Oray on
Wedneatlay Nov. 22, 1011.
Lillie Crouse, (ec.
County Clerk I.aBare haa iwued the
following licenie tJ wed during the
week;Aukuta Ike to Charlc Sal
lanen. both of Mayuer; William Fluhrer
and Henrietta Lusher, both or may
ger; Una Lydvigm n and I hiirles iicira,
o( Westnort and Kleanor K. I.arseu aim
Clayton Walkey of Clntikanie
On Monday, at the Paraonage Uev.
A. A. lHt perlormed the ceremony
making William Fluhrer and Henrietta
I.nicher, husband and wife. Theie people
re well known resident of Mayger and
have the beat winhwiof a largo number
of friend and anuainteticea.
K 11 Dialge, nf Portlanil, the Man
ager of the ratleftnn I.' Company
and the lUinler I.nnilar A Shingle Co.,
of Bainler.wa tianiacling bustne. In
John Pcuraun, "f the Fir Tree Lumber
Company, waa in town Wednesday. Mr.
Peamou'i Company is among the
largest timber owners in thii county,
they having toniethingover V.UMrU.OUO
feet In the Muhalem country.
J. B. (iodfrey, haa beenepending the
wjek in the city, doing some surveying
and platting of lott.
The Steamer Yoneinite is loading a
full cargo of lumber at the 8t. Helen
Mill Co.. and will sail today for San
Pedro and han lhcgo with a full list of
pansengera. The lralda bringing the
paHacngera from Portland.
The Steam Schooner Washington went
ngrouud at Peacock Spit on Monday and
alter houm battling with the sea, was
taken in tow by the Tug Tatoorh ajid
towed lo Astoria. There were some 40
paMengen on board but no lives were
Joel Hill, ul Clalnitatiie, was renewing
old ac Uttiiiteui:c iu St. Helena Thurs
day. St. Helena lxlge Fraternal l-niou of
America wai Organiect at the K. V. Hall
IhhI Friday night ith a charter uieui-
lrahip of about 20, Mr. K. I. Bullagh
wai elected I'rii'i rnal Master and Mrs.
Ida M. Harria, Secretary.
Joe nintigh came up from Kainier
Thursday and ent a few houra in
to n .
The electric light plant in St. Helens
ia carrying it full raacity of light, and
we understand that the capacity will
soon be doubltd.
The city t Houlton will toot! have it
own water works, if the present plans
inateruli.e. A well ia being near
their city hall and aa soon a aulTici.
ent liow of water is found, a pumping
atation will be iiit.i!lcd and w liter fur
nished to the people of thatci iy there
from. At p esent the well is down alxiut
There i not a vacant business houe
in the city at the precut tim , nor Im
there been one for many uion Ji. I el
ling house Can not te found ior rent
and new one are under coost ruction
all Mie time.
Thanksgiving comes this ymrc n the
laat day of Novemlr. Exere're by the
schixd children are I cing (i -jiaral for
The St. Helena Hand has growvi in
numliers tpiite considerably ol Inte and
there are now none twenty pieces. I ete
Wier is iiiHtructintr the Ixiya ami some
fine music ia being played. A notice
able leature of the band is thei iniuiler
of young boys now playing, ranging in
ages from 8 to Iti years.
The Congregational I-adie Aid will
Uieet on Thursday the LMrd with Mrs.
Bert Wet. a prominent capiooee
farmer, was attending to business in St.
Mr. Dwyer, the blark-mith at the
shop on Oak Street, is suffering from
a badly swollen hand, the result of a
mall bit of steel being in them.
Bob Reed, of Scappoose, waa. in town
today, looking after legal buainrsi'.
Rev. Phillbrook Mrr'ed
Friday afternoon Octolr (1, Kev.
P'lillbrook and wife, aho re married
October 2, held a reception at the Con
gregational parsonage to ftrty pirishon-
era and ir:eniie. Mrs. i iiiiiiirr oa nee
Hoff, recently of Ix Angeles, Cal.,
a valued addition to the chrircti and
Kcietyof I.tiniini Island. Tlie recep
tion wa in the nature of n fruit shower.
A snmptuona collation was icrvod by the
island women nt 4 p. m. Hotlingham
The above clipping from tin .Belling-
hstn Herald wdl be pleasant news to
the many friends of Kcv. Phi llbrmk
who is well known in this count 'unity,
ho having la'-n the founder of ib Con-
grcghlional Church of St. Helens and
its pastor for seven years.
At the honie of Mr. Clyde pSiuith, in
ortlnnd, on Saturday Mr. Peter Felti'n
of this city w;ts united in niirnag t tc
Miss Iau llalsterfd, of Stanton, Michi
gan, Kev. Cramer of Portland perform
ing the ceremony . Mr. Felton Is well
known in this citv where he has quite
large property interests and i a pros
perous realty dealer. Mr. and Ml.
Fellon wlil reside in one of bis honre
near Columbia Park. The Mist join
the many friendi in extending best
wlshe to the happy couple,
The name of J. M. I.lndaay of Ketiben,
was by an oversight omitted from the
Pomonatlrange program lnbt week; Mr.
Lindsey gave a vocal solo that was
heartily enjoyed by tha audience.
GAME FISH FLOURISH
Game Warden Gives Some In
Six buudred and twenty-five thousand
black spotted trout are being held nt
the Bonneville hatchery, all of which
will be releaaed in the various wae s
of the btate as toon as the ipecial i;mk
that are being constructed are c m
ph-ted and the little fish arc old enough
to take care of themselves. These trout
eggs were secured from the Yellowstone
country, where tbey were takeu by the
The retcane of the trout is especially
designated to aaii-t in the re-stocking
of several of the streams of the State.
I'nder authority of the State Fish and
Oaiiie Commission, Warden Finley bag
been instructed to designate the waters
into a Inch the trout will be liberated.
I'nder the otute law, any stream may
be dosed by the coiuumsioii for a per
iod, for the purpose of re-atockiug or
To entail as little hardship aa possible
upon the anglers of the Slate, the State
(iauie Warden believe that torn of the
upper small tributaries of the rivers of
the flute would be the best ground for
the trout. Theae tributaries will then
be closed for two or three years, aid at
the expiration of that tune opened
again, when the 0-hing iu the main
streams will be able to propognte aud
mature sufficiently to amply re-stock
the main river.
It will lie the policy of the warden to
make the distributional wide as J. oe
sible, doting small tributaries in all
parts of the State. A year hence, the
same plan will be followed, so that after
three years, many new (trcams will be
opened for fi-herman every year.
About 75.UX) steelbead trout are now
being relented in the nper tributaiies
of the Clackamas Biver. These have
been fed by the t-tate for tome time,
but have been held at the government
station at Cazadero. The commission
is now yetting ready to gather a large
number of trout eggs at the coast ata
tions, and up the Mackenzie. This
work will be doue in the spring.
Misses Water, Weed and Ha.en went
to Portland Friday afternoon to hear
The teachers, at their next regular
meeting will commence the s'uily of the
"Recitation." All te.ichers are required
to read at least one book from a list sug
gehtYl by the State Supt. of Public In
struction, and the Rec tat ion and the
Involution of Dodd will be read and dn
cossed by the teacher of the St. Helen
A meeting of the high scl.oot debat
ing t a icty will be held on Friday after
noon, Nov, 20th . The question of gov
erment ownership of Railroad will be
debated. Virgil llat'an, Cecil Ross,
and Iva Wilson will support thafflrma
tive aide of the question, and Harry
Richardson, Berlin Yeoman, and Susie
Ketal are tin debater on the negative
The new auditorium I nearly com
pleted and within the next few days tho
chair will be placed in position, and it
will be ready for nSe. Arrangement are
licing made to have a good speaker visit
the school at least once every month and
deliver nn address on some subject that
will be of intereft to the older pupils.
The patrons and friends of the school
will be InvlteJ to the meetings.
Miss Waters and the member of the
ninth grade visited the rock quarries
Inst Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of
the visit was to secure material for an
essny that the class are preparing on the
subject of the "rook indnatry" of St.
The teachers and pupils of the lower
grades are prering a Thanksgiving
program for Wednesday afternoon, Nov.
Parent day will be observed in the
school one day during the first week In
December. Invitations will be sent
to all the patrons of the school asking
t'ieni to visit us on that day.
T he St Helens and Houlton live mer
chant will ave a big line of Christmas
Cioods on display in a short time and
the assortment promises to be such that
no one .need go to Portland to do their
Clvr.ntmas Shoppinw. Watch the Mist
Column for announcements.
Say, yaiinj fellow, don't you know
tbnt the girl expects you to take her
along to tlie People's Lyceum Course.
Here's the word boys- "Take the gir
SEVEN MEN DROWN
Lewis River Claims Victims
Skiff Containing 13 Men Capsizes and Only 6 are Saved
Men Known in St Helens
A telephone message to St.
Helens late Thursday niprht con
veyed the information that seven
men had drowned in Lewis River
durinp; the afternoon. There
were 13 men, al! members of the
logging crew of the Lewis River
Boom Company, in a skiff, work
ing with the logs in the river
several miles above Woodland,
when the boat was caught in the
swift current and capsized. Six
of the men saved themselves, by
hanging onto branches and catch
ing hold of drift, while seven
were drowned. The names of
the drowned men were: Arnold
Murk, of Woodland, single: Eli
Peyton, of Woodland, single:
Tom O'Connor, of Ridtfefield.
single: Alex Taylor, of Woodland,
married, leaving wife and two
small children: Galloway, of
Yacolt: Carter, of Yacolt;
another man from Yacolt whose
identity is not known.
Two of the men were carried
for several hundred yards down
the stream and landed on a sand
bar: two caught hold of branches
of the trees overhanging the
stream, and finally pulled them
selves ashore; and two were
washed against the rocks and
succeeded in climbing up the
bank of the stream to safety.
Those who escaped were: Gil
bert Murk; Justus Murk; Frank
SCHOOL DISTRICT VALUATIONS
The valuation of assessable property
in the vaiious School Districts of Col
umbia have just been compiled by the
County Clurk and are here given. These
amounts do not include the value of any
property that is assessed by the State
Board of Tax Commissioners as the
Clerk will not be notified of the amount
Dist. No. Amount
1 SS49 410
2 707 1W)
3 2SS 6S0
4 120 8)5
6 487 130
14 220 410
. 209 045
2i 417 800
27 67 4','5
2 8 219 050
29 94 945
30 2m 430
.... 208 900
30 83 670
45 285 145
47 161 170
48 144 925
.. 1'15 410
. 457 240
. . 203 600
.- 89 750
.. 167 145
... 112 446
Reid and Riley McCarty, who
was the foreman of the crew.
The rains of the past few days
had swollen the stream until it
was a whirling mass of eddys
and with 13 men in a small boat
it was impossible to handle same
in such a current.
The River at the place where
the drowning occurred is not
A party of men left Woodland
last night to aid in the search for
the missing bodies but up to the
time of going to press none cf
them had been recovered
Tom O'Connor, one of the
drowned men, was a brother to
James O'Connor, who workf in
the meat market of Frank George
in St Helens, and another bro
ther works in this City. Both
men have gone to the scene of
the accident to aid in the search
for the body of the drowned bro
ther. Several of the other men were
well known in St Helen.
Later reports are that all the
bodies have been found, and an
inquest will be held by the cor
oner to inquire as to any negli
gence. Under the Washington Em
ployes Compensation Law the
widows and children will be pro
SEATS GOING FAST
Von A. Gray has been about the
buiest man in town this week. He has
been selling tickets and reserving teats
for the People's Lyceum Course at a rate
that makes glad the heart of the com
mittee. People of St. Helens and vicinity
are giving this new enterprise a cordial
support. All the way from Deer Island
to Scappoose comes the word,. "We'll
Patrons seem especially pleased with
the arrangement whereby they are
privileged to occupy the same seat
tbruout the course and will thus not
need to "come half an honr early to get
a good seat" Families are interested
in the special rate being made oa
family ticket. To further insure the
propularity of the Course among tha
young people the ridiculously low rate
of one dollar for the live number is
offered to all school pupils; Twenty cents
to hear such s man as Gov. Hoch and
Edward Reno! What child can afford to
Marshal, and Mayor knock
ed out. Recorder Missing.
At the Council meeting in
Clatskanie on last Tuesday, some
lively times were had. Walter
Pullien, a prominent citizen of
that city, had a grievance of
some sort and made a fierce
charge on the City Fathers,
struck the City Marshall in the
face with such force that he
went down but did not take the
count Arising he was again met
with Walt's fist this time going
down for the count Mayor Con
yers undertook to act as peace
maker when he too was put be
side the down and out Marshall.
City Recorder Blackford, by
this time, was safely barricaded
under the table, until some one
pulled a leg off the table and the
dignified Recorder had consider
able trouble in extricating him
self. He finally suceeded how
ever and immediately went
through a window, since which
time he has not been seen. May
or Con yers threatens to put his
famous blood hounds on the scent
of the missing Recorder. No
arrests have been made.
uairsof Mrt. B. It. Flagg.
Bt. Helen during the