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THE OREGON MIST
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DEC. I. 1911.
Imc for Action
,uty Sheriff J. L. Cumpbell of
Uniemade his regular weekly
L the county seat thin week.
time hf brought Mra. Wm
fa tmm Oil nCV WHO WRa I-
f n l. insane. The facts
Cht out at the examination
Id thut her husband had He-
I rier some wwn .
i time Hhc ha been at the
i of the neighborhood and was
riled t live on charity. She
nimall children and they muHt
lomc way to live. Of courae
rouble were enough to drive
ideiperation and it was alleged
ihc had threatened to kill her
nd her children; this waa the
t of insanity. Dra. Peel and
made an examination of her j
s Judge Dart on Wednesday
ley decided that ahe waa not
but sadly in need of assis
, She has made application to
:unty court for aid.
n would deem to lie a cane
the husband should be com-
to iupxirt hiit family inHtcad
lerting them and would l a
place for the law compelling
ho refuse t nupport their
p to work on the county roads
he pay for such work turned
ihe helplena families, to be cn-
Held to Grand
Bert Green, the man accused of
the murder of Charles II. Wiest.
0unty Clerk Fields of Multno
mah County who has held his pre-
was brought In-fore Justice Hazvn j sent position for a number of terms,
has announced that he will be a can
didate to succeed Hen W. Olcott as
Secretary of State, the Republican
primaries next April. Of courae
Mr. Olcott will be a candidate for
re-election, and with the prospects
of two or three more candidates this
promises to be a particularly inter
I .... a l a I i i . .
iumi Duiuruuy and nail his prelimi
nary examination. Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Harris represented
the State and Attorney Stroud of
St. John represented Green. After
the testimony of the State was all
in the defendant refused to put in
any evidence and Justice Huzcn held
Green to the Grand Jury without
MclhixliH Episcopal Church
Monday evening II. 0. Howard,
cf Yankton, came into the Mist
office lugging a suit ca.se as
though it were heavy. He im
parted the information that the
suit case contained one potato
and that it had been grown on
his place at Yankton and without
the aid of any fertilizer. The
tuber was certainly some potato
weighing seven and a half pounds
and with 10 different prongs on
it. This was the entire output
of the hill, the whole thing hav
ing grown together. Yankton
claims the championship for large
potatoes with this one.
District No 45.
htk wrvire Thuraday
ition wanted by middle aged
with daughter 2 year old, no
Rums to country. I rotcstant
C. Campbell, Houlton Oro.
KALI! One H X 10 trot, good at
r IViO Apply at tbia oflUe.
ISALK-A few K.""d IcU oil the
1.1 rlw in and a fine virw of tbc
J . Allen.
KU.F-Rhode Mind Cockrela. W.
iOKr.I ikt. Warren, Oregon.
MI.K-Hpita Tupa. Appl;, H.
, Houlton, Oregon.
. Fruit trees.. Write
A. Holaday Scappoose.
tore, with rooming house
F, all furnished. Will sell
alf value. Call at the HALF
HOUSE. Between St.
School District No. l.' fi ln jnt)y
! proud of its artistic building on the
1 bank of Milton Creek and its teacher
is emially proud of the work that is
leing done by its ready workers.
For n month they have labored as
siduously to make up for their lost
iitii iind everv name deserves its
place upon the Koll of Honor. The
little first graders, Lillie Wallis,
M.imie Colwell. and Fred Wallis
astonished our lady visitors yester
day by reading correctly the twen
tieth lesson at sight. The fourth
grade passed a severe examination
in geography with a record each of
1IMI er cent. They are Opal Smith
Nettie Colwell and Ixuis Wallis.
The seventh and eighth-graders,
liculah and Mamie Smith have pas
sed examinations in Geography.
Physiology. Men. Arith., Selling
and History w ith a loss of only five
credits all told. We hope to do
equally well in the future.
Anna Handle, teacher.
Octolwr Hth in the Dr. Monisom
"iMiiiK on Willamette. Htreet, where
photo work of all kinds can be
ft rrnHonable price. We kindly
t the people o( St. Helena and
n to nire ui a trial.
f Sundayi 0 30 a. in . to 4 :,10 p. in.
C. 8. Reevee.
f fresh milch cowl lor sale. Inquire
'ik ".Hnieckl, St. Helen, Ore.
Miss Hazcn and Miss Farnum
- - f pH.nis numlHTed one and two of
REEVES PHOTO STUDIO j the St. Helens School combined
I'otii itthlin will be opened here fm.H and gave an entertainment
last Wednesday afternoon which
was fine. The pupils in these two
rooms hail a program consisting of
recitations and songs appropriate for
Thanksgiving time, that would have
done credit to pupils of much more
cxiH-ricnee than they have had. The
gongs and recitations were well ren
dered, showing the careful train
ing of the teachers. A large num
ber of the parents and friends were
F. U. of A.
Ikvc moved our t runnier tuainc
F new Urn )ut acroia from the
noun where we will bo glad to
you call on ua when too wlah a nice
f K rig. traanftif or drayage work
f rry in ntock. brick, renient. hand
nd feed and will l glad to fill
or.Iera promptly, llione 15 or
""ler at Fred Watkln and your
1 promptly attended to.
"t. Helena Transfer Com pan) .
NM.H-Ntock farm, 1(10 acrea, with
"l Iiirm Implements. K mini re
ptXT wanted for dairy and itork
? ith 11000 to J.MXM capital.
IPrl.ii,itTl for particulars en
MtUia office, liberal terms. 2t
St. Helens Lodge Fraternal Union
of America will hold their meeting
at the K. of T. Hall Saturday night
at Ho'clock nt which time the or
ganization will 1 erfectcd and a
big time had. The drill team from
one of the Portland Lodges will be
here and the work of the order ex
excmplified. Lunch will be served.
The order is stargng out with a
membership of over forty and pro
misestobeoneofthe leading 1-dgcs
of the City.
Mill Co. Dance
The big social event of the
season for St. Helens was the
Second Annual Rail given by the
St. Helens'Mill Co. Thanksgiving
Eve at the City Hall. Ham Mc
Cormick was the Host and had
as his guests everybody in the
neighborhood who attend dances
as well as a large number of
friends from other points in the
county and state. The large
dance room in the City Hall was
taxed to its fullest capacity and
the music was grand. Decorations
consisted of evergreens and flags
from the ships in Tort and the
lights were white and green
electric bulbs with a moonlight
electric light affair in charge of
Chief Electrician Cole. Dancing
was indulged in until 1:30 o'clock
and the affair has been pro
nounced as the biggest social
success of the season.
A LIBERAL DONATION
The students of the St. Helens
School made up several boxes of
good things to eat and warm
things to wear and shipped them
to the Hoys and Girl' Aid Society
of Portland, this week. The con
tents of the boxes consisted of
canned fruits, vegetables, jellies,
clothing, books and toys. Charlie
Smith, who raised his own gar
den, came to school Tuesday
morning with a wheel barrow
full of potatoes which he do
nated. Nearly every boy and
girl in the school brought some
thing and if evary other school
gives as much as ours did. the
little waifs at the home will
surely have a delightful Thanks
giving. Political Pot
The political pot is beginning
to boil in this county and we
hear of quite a number of pro
spective candidates for the re
spective offices to be filled. The
primaries will be held on April 19
next year and the election will
not be held until November so
that the campaign will be a
lengthy one. The nominees for
the different offices will have a
task to keep their names before
the people during a campaign of
that length and no doubt interest
will lag. Besides it will be an
expensive luxury to be a candi
date. We are gathering some
data on the names of tho pro
spectives and before lonp will
give a list of them-
PUBLIC AUCTION-Sale of
household furniture, consisting
of rugs, mattresses, beds, dress
ers, kitchen outfit; also store fix
tures, confectionery, cigars and
tobacco. Tuesday Dec. 5, at 11
o'clock A. M. At the Half Way
House, between' Houlton and St.
Secretary of State and Acting
Governor Ben W. Olcott is acting
the part of Governor in the full
est sense, lie has recalled a
pardoned prisoner, who was
given a conditional pardon by
uovenor West, and has given a
statement wherein he sets out
his views on capital punishment
as being opposed to its abolish
ment J. W. Norris, a convict
from Klamath Connty who was
pardoned by Governor West some
time ago, has been recalled by
Mr. Olcott and is again in prison.
No reasons are given by Mr.
Olcott for this action. An appli
cation for a pardon by a young
man from Tillamook County who
had been convicted of some felony
was heard by Gov, Olcott and
turned down by him. It appears
that the prison policy for which
our Govenor has become famous
does not meet with the fullest
approval of our acting Governor.
The methods used by the differ
ent sides of the McNamara case
no v being held at Los Angeles
are just coming to light. A few
days ago Bert Franklin, ex
deputy U. S. Marshal, was
arrested for jury bribing on the
part of the defense and from re
ports received from Los Angeles
the evidence is quite conclusive
that he was engaged in that par
ticular line of business. Now
comes the news that the District
Atto. .ley's have had a dictophone
ittached to one of the rooms in
the jail where some of the con
ference have been held by the
defendant, his witnesses and his
attorneys. Each side is trying
to gain every advantage possible,
either fairor unfair, and from the
looks of things some very inter
esting events will happen before
the great trial is finished.
Sues tor $100,000
James Davis, the powder man
who was blow n up at the St.
Helens quarry last June has
started a suit in the Circuit
Court at Portland for $100,000
damages. He alleges that the
foreman of the quarry Wm. Aiken
ordered him to tamp the powder
with a steel rod and that he was
following instructions when the
explosion occurred. It was a
new kind of powder and the
makers of it represented that it
would not explode by tamping,
or something of the sort and,
while Davis was an experienced
powder man, he received the full
force of the explosion and lost
both eyes, one arm and other
permanent injuries. Jay Bower
man and W. H. Abel are his
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
M. E. Church St. Helens will hold
a sale and chicken pie supper in the
Guild Hall, Friday Dec. 8th. Many
uwful and fancy articles will be of
fered for sale and it will be found a
good place to purchase Christmas
Sale (wimmences at 2 p. m.
Supper from 5 to 8 p. m.
1'rice of supper 25 cents.
Born; To Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Leiferman o f Yankton, on
Thanksgiving day, a son.
Perry Austin came down from
Portland Wednesday evening and
he and his wife attended the
Thanksgiving festivities here.
Ed Laws was among the Port
land visitors who spent Thanks
giving with the old folks at
Make money: grow apples: save
money: buy trees of A. Holaday,
George W. Vogel of Rainier was
transacting business in this city last
The ladies of the Guild will
hold their regular tea on next
Tuesday afternoon at the Guild
At the business meeting of the
Ladies of the Guild held Tuesday
it was decided to be necessary to
raise the price of the rent on the
Guild Hall during the winter.
Fuel and lights during the winter
months make thi3 course neces
Mrs. J. L. Zipperer who has
been under the weather with a
case .of quinzy has recovered and
is again at her post in the tele
Mrs. A. W. Mueller and her
mother Mrs. Pendergast, spent
Thanksgiving with friends in
Mrs. W. A. Harris was a Port
land visitor last Wednesday,
J. N. Rice of Clatskanie was
attending to business in the
County seat on Tuesday
Eugene Miles, formerly of this
place but now living in Portland,
was visiting friends in St. Helens
during the week.
Mrs. D. J. Switzer has so far
recovered from, her recent severe
illness as to be able to ride around
the city, and her friends, which
includes everybody with whom
she is acquainted, are very much
pleased to again see her getting
along so nicely.
In this issue will be found the
advertisement of Mrs. Owen's Gift
Store. This, is the latest business
addition to our city and people who
go there for their Christmas gifts
will find a full stock of nice things
to select from.
Dr. and Mrs. McLaren of Rainier
attended the Thanksgiving Ball
at this place Wednesday night, and
visited with friends on Thursday.
Harold Ross, who is attending
Washington High School at Port
land, is sjiendin? the Thanksgiving
holidays with his parents in this
The family of a Mr. Hill moved
into the Flagg residence on St.
Helens Street. Houses don't stand
vacant in St. Helens very long as
there are always people waiting to
get into the first house available.
The case of the Sta te of Wash
ington vs. Hugh C. Phillips has
leen tried at Kalama during the
week. Phillips was president of the
defunct Vancouver Bank and was
charged with receiving deposits
after the bank was insolvent. The
jury went out Wednesday night and
deliberated all night that night and
all day Thursday, all night Thurs
day and from reports have failed to
The Schooner Alvena is loading
lumber at the St. Helens Mill Dock
for San Francisco.
Fred Floter of Trenholm is in the
city to day. Fred is one of the
squatters en the rail road land in
the Nehalem country and is very
much interested in the' suits now
Mr. Harris is having his land
cleared which he bought of C. E.
Coley Crouse and bride were
given a regular old fashioned
chivari Monday night From the
noise that was made there must
have been quite a crowd out.
Thanksgivig services were held
at the M. E. Church at 9:30
Thursday a. m. by Rev. Dark.
Our hustling real estate agent
Mr. D. T. Gerdes, has made
several good deals in dirt recent
ly We will certainly extend the
glad hand of fellowship to M r.
Bennett if he comes to our town
Mrs. Hendricks has had the
two acre tract cleared of stumps
which she bought last summer
of Mrs. Wheeler.
The Houlton M erchants seem
to be having their Bhare of
Our high school students Miss
Masten andMr. Floyd White who
are attending the Jefferson and
Washington H. . S. of Portland
came home to eat turkey Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Wheeler sold her 5 acre
homestead in Houlton to M r.
Bennett, the barber of St. Helens
and then bought Mr. O. A. Willis
place. Mr. Willis will buy again
if he finds something that suits
Mr. Coley Crouse, one of our
popular young business men was
married at the home of his sister
Mrs. W. W. Blakesly of St Helen
Saturday evening Nov. 25th at
3 p. m. Rev. Roper of Houlton
performed the ceremony. The
bride was Mrs. May Welch for
merly of Lincoln Nebraska. A
host of friends join us in wishing
this deserving young couple a
long and happy life.
The Houlton well is progress
ing very nicely but the boys ara
still working in hard rock.
Those attending the dance in
St. Helens given by McCormick
report having a good time. Mr
McCormack is doing his share to
ward getting the people better
Houlton Circle Women of
Woodcraft held their regular e
lection Nov 28 with the following
Minnie Kelley, G N; Elsa Wik
strom, Advisor; Minnie Morley
clerk; Anna Van Natta, captian
of 3uard; Julia Anderson, Mag
ician; Etta Cole, attendant;
Nellie Dunn, inner sentinal; Mat
tie Frantz, outer - sentinal; Ber
dill Williams, Manager; Agnes
Dixon, Manager; Ethel Clark,
pending in the U. S. Circuit Court
wherein this land is involved.
Lawrence Holman. formerly pur
ser on the America, attended the
dance at the City Hall on Wednes
J, J. Havlick, a prominent far
mer of the Scapioose neighborhood
was doing business in town today.
Howard M. Brownell.of Astoria,
was attending to legal business in
St. Helens on Tuesday.
The St. Helens High school will
commence the publication of a school
pajx-r early this month. It will be
an eight-page booklet and will be
called the "Echo."
E. Kroner, the Architect on the
School House job was in town
Monday insicting the work. He
was well pleased with the progress
being made on the building and the
character of the work being done
by Mr. K. A. (.'rouse, the contractor.