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IClkctr-c Lights Improvkd Strkkts
Municipal VVatkr Svstkm
Two Miles oh Skwer Under Construction
St. Helens Lumber Products Go to All
Parts op the World
Shipments Over 5,000,000 I-Y.kt Per Month
St. Helens V
I Columbia County
1908 .... 400
1912 .... 1500
TliK OREGON MIST
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913
BILLY I30BHBTY BOARDS YOSEMITE AND
PAROLE IS ENDED;
Two years at hard labor In the
penitentiary waa not a sufficient
leaaon to Billy Morlarity to keep hia
hands ofT other people's property.
In October 1910 he waa sentenced
to the penitentiary to serve 10 years
for stealing horses, on five different
Indictments, and in passing the sen
tence Judge Eakln provided for a
aereice of two yeara on the first in
dictment, with two years on each of
the other four, but sentence on the
latter four was suspended during
good behavior. After serving two
years he was released on the parole
granted him by the judge and he
Immediately returned to St. Helens,
secured work and gave promise of
becoming a good citizen. Last Fri
day afternoon he fell by the way
side. The sight of $500 in gold
and about $50 in silver, all in a pile
and only securtd by a drawer lock
in a dreaser, where he could easily
gain access without detection, was
too much for him and he fell.
While on board the Yosemite,
which was loading lumber at the
dock of the Columbia County Mill,
getting his money from Captain
Asplund for having helped in the
loading of the ship, he saw the cap
tain pull out the drawer of his
dresser where he had placed his
money to pay off the help that
REPRESENTATIVE HALL'S BILL RAISING
WAGES KILLED IN SENATE
The bill introduced by Repre
sentative Hall in the legislature
some time ago for the changing of
the salary of road supervisor from
$2.50 pur day to $ ) hat loen de
feated. It pawl the llomjuxl was
sent to the Senate, which for some
unknown reason decided that the
pay of supervisors was enough. The
bill ahould have passed. The salary
of a man competent to build roads
should by all means be at least $3
per day. It would mean better
aervio In the matter of road build
ing and a saving of the tax payer's
On Monday night, Feb. 17, the
Aller Trio of Musicians will appear
at the City Hall to give the last of
the winter series of Lyceum num
bers. The Lyceum course during
the winter has been a most decided
success from every view point, each
number proving very entertaining,
the Aller Trio comes highly recom
mended and should draw a record
We keep a supply of fresh veget
ables In season. Muckle Grocery Co.
Every sack of Yakima Bust flour
is guaran teed.
Ifr. John Philip put ten more men
to work making blocks today and
Will continue for an indefinite time
with a full crew, He has not yet
aocured a contract to furnish blocks,
but has every assurance of getting
market for all the blocks he makes.
This will give profitable employ
ment to a number of men and will
be good news to the blockmakers
who have been idle for some months.
' Masses Nolle and Leonu l'erkins
entertained informally on Monday
1 ' .
evening, in compliment to Miss Amy
Cieorg,e, who in about to eav fur a,
visit to Manama. Those present
besides the guests of honor were; ' method bus not been discovered
Mesdames Jones. Zippercr, Rotger, and as a result we wil go, on in tho
y, Muckle. qnd Mi-mos Ada George,' ni way as heretofore.
flcryl Ruckle, Daren, Nelle and
Leona Perkins. J. U. Dyer hns purchased the,
Mr. and Mr- Frank UBare of blacksmith shop pf lmer Black
k Ql.Ukale.r vi.Ulngatth. home bufn and wll conduct h. bu,.n-,
hia b rot her. H. B. LaBare. Mma-J h.f
TAKES $544 OF THE SHIPS MONEY
GOES BACK TO PRISON
'evening. Hilly then came back to
town anu waueu unm jusi auoui
the supper hour, when he again
went to the boat and with the as
sistance of a couple of passengers,
whom Moriarity told he waa an offi
cer of the boat, he boarded the boat
and thinking all the men were be
low at their meal he proceeded to
pry open the drawer where the
money waa kept and deliberately
helped himself to $544 of the money.
While in the act of taking the money
a couple of the sailors happened to
pass the captain's room, saw through
the windows what was going on, im
mediately notified the captain who
came up suddenly and caught the
robber before he got off the shlu.
He gave back all the money and
was told to go, but after deliber
ation tne captain notified the sheriff
and Deputy Lake went in search
and found the young man as he was
leaving town. lie was arrested and
placed in jail. Saturday morning
he had a hearing befere Justice
Watkins and entered a plea of
guilty and expressed himself as
ready to go buck to Sulein to finish
out the term, so a committment
was issued from the County Clerk
and Sheriff Thompson took him to
Salem on Monday where he will stay
for the full term of eight years.
COUNTY SALARY BILL
GOVERNOR'S PLAN TO FIX SALARIES
WILL PROBABLY BE DEFEATED
Governor West's bill, in which he
proposes to classify the counties so
that a uniform Hillary will lx paid
to the county officers all over the
state will not be able to puss the
legislature if all reports are cor
rect. A careful examination of the
bill will convince anyone that it cer
tainly should not do so in its present
form. In arriving at thu amounts
to be paid officers tho Governor has
taken into consideration population,
area and wealth, By this mode of
figuring he hns arrived at the con
clusion that Harney couny with less!
than one-third the population and
less than one. fourth the wealth of
Columbi- county, should pay to its
officers 23 per cent more than does
Columbia county. Just why areas
should have anything to do with
the salary to Ik paid officers, with
the possible except ion of Sheriff, is ' her. She w ill be greatly missed,
hard to determine. The bill, in not only by her relatives, but by all
most instances, reduces the salaries who knew her, for knowing Grand
of officers at a time when all well I ma Lynch meant loving her.
informed men know that most of
the salaries now paid are entirely
too low for the amuunt of work
performed. For instance, the sal
ary of the County Clerk of Colum?
hia county is lowered $50 ier year
under his bill from the amount now
received by that officer. The pay
of County Commissioners now s
$5 per day, while under the new
bill $:i per day Is allowed In some
counties, ranging from that up to
$5, .Just why the time of a com
missioner is worth more in a county
that contains several thousand acres
more of land than another county
is hard to figure out. In short, the
bill as proposed by the Governor to
niake a uniform salary for all coun
! a. a I
ties is not the proper solution of
the iue8tmn, There should be
some such bill, but as yet the pro-
HEMS OF INTEREST FROM THAT
Rev. W. II. Meyer of Portland
occupied the pulpit in the Congre
Rational church last aunday, ins
many friends will be glad to learn
that he will preach next Sunday
morning and evening.
Portland visitors of the past week
were Mrs. A. Johnson, Mrs. D. E,
Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. W. G,
Pomeroy. Mrs. J. G. Watts.
John Stanislav, who for some time
has been working in the Farmers
State Bank, has returned to his
home In Nebraska to accept a posi
tion in a bank there. Mr. Stanislav
made many friends here who will
extend best wishes to him.
The Northwestern Door Co.'s mill
has started to cut timber. The first
work is to build a road out on
which teams can work at all times.
The Wlkstrom Lumber Co.'s mill is
also in operation.
The new A. B. Chase piano has
been placed in the High school
mm, The young eople greatly
enjoy and appreciat. having so fine
an instrumnt to use.
Mr. E. D. Washburn addressed
the hitch school and upper grades in
the high school room Monday morn
ing, telling them his experiences in
the Civil war and appealing to them
fur the need of patriotic service at
the present day.
Mrs. Anna Lynch succumU'd to
an attack of pneumonia and oiher
complications on Tuesday morning,
Feb. 211. Sh. !iad been ill for nine
time. I. ..t relatives arid friends had
hopes of her recovery until the la.-t
f.-w days, when her strengh failed
and death came. Mrs. Anna Lynch
w as born In Tennessee on April HO,
137. Her earlier life wt.s spent
there and in Nebraska. Mr. and
Mrs Lynch came to Oregon nine
years ago. After living here two
years Mr. Lynch passed away. Mrs.
Lynch was the mother of twvlve
children, eleven of whom are still
living, one having died in infancy.
They are: Norton, A. L., and
William of NebrasKa, Mrs. Esther
r.eelH5 of Warren, E. H. of Port
land, Grant, J. P. and Mrs. Elisa
beth McFarland of Scappoose, J. M.
of Colorado, and S. E. of St.
Helens. The funeral services were
conducted fron the Congregational
church at 12 m. Thursday and in
terment was mode In the Fairview
cemetery. Mrs. Lynch was a woman
of sterling worth and splendid
christian character. She has been
an active momlier oftthe Baptist
church. She was a devoted mother
and true friend to those who knew
The 2nd day of February being
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
niHrriage of I. W. Trice and Minnie
Watts Price, of Scappoose, also the
birthday of Mrs. E. M. WtU. the
mother of Mrs. Price. A reception
and dinner was arranged for Satur
day evening at that place. The
Watts & Prico hall was. fitted up
und devorated profusely with Ore
gon gra(e, ferns, carnations and
cyclamen, culminating into an ar
tistic wedd'ng parlor in which to
ring the silver wedding bells. A
most excellent dinner was served in
the dining room on the stage, the
tables being tastjly decorated for
the occasion, 'he children spent
the evening in gumea and the older
members of the party indulged in
home folk lore und the singing of
old family songs, the children Inter
spersing w(th songs of today. Many
beautiful wedding presents were re
reived by Mr. and Mrs. Price, one
piece having crossed the plains in
18.12. it being at that time the prop
erty of Mrs. Prc r.amjfthr,
Wm. Watte. Only Immadlata mrm-
Umrm of tha family war praam.
"Back to the Farm" movement
explained in picture lecture by C.
C. Thomason next Wednesday even
ing Feb. 12 at the High school as
sembly. Entertainment will be supple'
men'ed by first class reel of motion
pictures. Miss Perkins has agreed
to supply fine western "Movies."
Evening's entertainment will be
free, but a silver collection will be
taken to further Interests of in
dustrial work among the St. Helens
Wednesday next, the date of this
big show, has been set aside by
state authorities ai "Agricultural
Education Day." This, show Is in
charge of the agricultural-botany
class of the high school.
Special orchestral music will be
Among the eighty fine colored
slides in the illustrated lecture are
those showl'ig the old and the new
in Oregon farming methods, show
ing Portland half a century ago and
Portland today, funny cartoons
drawn by a Salem convict and many
pictures of Oregon boys and girls
engaged In contest work. I
School Officers' Meeting
The first me-'ting of the school
officers of Columbia County was
held at St. Helens last Saturday,
Feb. 1, and was well attended. The
officers elected for the year ensuing
are: President, R. S. Hattan; vice
president, Asa Holiday; secretary,
J. B. Wilgerson; assistant secre
tary. Mrs. Elnora Plue.
The following are the names of
those who attended: T. S. White,
I H. MeCallister, K. F. Larsen, W.
R, Holmes, Ira Parcher, John E.
Carlton, Omer Holmes, Paul Snlmi,
W. F. Rickert, G. J. Jasper, A. L.
Clark, Mrs. Iva E. Dodd,- Mrs.
Leota Ketel, Mrs. Elnora S. Plue,
Miss Ix;ona Pinckney, Mrs. Ger
trude Colwell, II. S. Hattan, Asa
Holaday. N. A. Perry. W. B. Dil
lard. Mrs. W. B. Dillard. C. C.
Thomason, Mrs. C. C. Thomason,
Mrs. Effie Wilson, Mrs, Frank
Brown, Miss Florence Nickerson,
Fred Larson, W. H. Bumbardner,
E. E. Nickerson, Supt. L. R. Alder
man. Thirty-four acting school officers
attended the meeting and twenty
three school districts were repre
sented. It has been clearly demonstrated
in other counties of the state where
such conventions have been held an
nually for several years, that their
ii. (h ence upon public schools is im
STUDENTS TALK BASEBALL
How best to secure funds with
which to purchase baseball supplies!
for spring use was discussed at the
regular monthly meeting of the
high school student body Tuesday,
A committee was appointed to con
sider ways and means. Frank Rob
ertson was elected baseball man-
Notice to Bidders
Sealed bids will be received for
the erection of a two-story concujto
building, known ns Muaonlc Hall,
up to ami including Feb. 17, 1913,
nccimlintr to olnns and sneeifications
..... ..... .M , - - ,
on file at the office of E. E. Quick. ;
trustee, St. Helens Ore., and at
the office of E. Kroner, architect,
Worcester Uhlg, Portland, Ore. The '
right is reserved to reject any an,d !
all bids. Kids to be addressed to!
E. E. Quick, trustee, St. Helens, '
V' ha v fw k at thu Mint otiioe
all kind ypwrttr
. blMika. bm.,P'2ur rvwkrf
HELP THE CHILDREN
SOME SUGGESTIONS TO PARENTS,
TEACHERS AND CITIZENS
In every town and city there are
many vacant lots growing up to
weeds that might just as well be
producing garden and flowers, thus
adding beauty and utility to the
city instead of being an eye sore.
Many of these lots are owned by
non-residents and others who would
be glad to donate' the use of them
to the children. Almost every town
or community has its Parent-Teacher's
Circle, civic board and perhaps
other organizations, and they and
the school board should get together
and from their membership appoint
a committee whose duty it shall be
to secure the use of them for the
children and arrange to have them
plowed and fenced, when necessary.
In appointing these commutes do
not overlook the ladies, for in our
experience we have found them
adepts at such work. It would also
be their duty to plan and manage
the local contest, provide prizes for
same and to select exhibits to be
forwarded to the state fair, and to
show the children how to pack,
mark, enter and ship them. The
teacher is not always qualified to do
this work and has about all he can
do beside. Then w hen school closes
and perhaps the teacher leoves the
town the children need help and en
couragement which this committee
In every town and city are many
children who have little or nothing
to do outside of school hours No
healthy child can be idle and with
out some direction of his activities
and some provision of a proper
avenue through which to vent them,
they are apt to he wasted. It is not
so much the fault of these children
if they get into mischief and form
habns of idleness, end possibly
vicionsness, as it is the fault of
parents, guariians and others for
not providing interesting and profit
able employment for them. To aid
in providing this employment ard
making it attractive and profitab'e
is the object of the industrial con
test movement inaugurated last
year. To make this a perfect suc
cess it must have the co-operation
of parents, teachers, school boards
and all public spirited citizens, and
we Know of no better way in which
they ran help than as above sug
gested. Try it. Let the teacher or
president of the Parent-Teachers'
t'ircle call a meeting at once, effect
an organization and report to the
office of Supt. of Public Instruction,
Salem, Ongon, in order that he cm
put y 1,1 on his mailing list for bi.l
letirs. eto., and assist you in every
N. C. Maris.
Goo. W. Snyder and G. W. Jor-
lan, aueciors 01 scnooi uisinci io. t
20. attended the school officers' con
vention at St. Helens last Saturday.
Mrs. Clara Culp of Rhine, Wash.,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. G. W.
Mls Leslie Larson of Rainier,
visited her niece, Miss Gladys Jor
dan, this week.
J. W. Armstrong anl wife, J, j
M. Lindsay and w ife and J. W. !
Patrick attended I umona Grange
I at Clatskanie la At Satualay.
1 K. !
Alexander has. kased the
Foster place from F. F,
KnigUt or imia, Oregon, Mr,
Alexur.der will move his finilly
to tho place soon and will begin to
put in an, cavly crop.
Tne entertainment t th M, E.
chuuh last Wednesday evening
gin by Mrs, Hawkins, of
Mlwnod was liU-rally attended and
must thoroughly enjoyed by all
LOCAL HMINCSAND DOING
NEWS NOTES CONCERNING PEOPLE AND "
PERSONAL; LOCAL; SOCIAL AND OTHERWISE
Matt Campbell of Clatskanie was
a visitor in St. Helens Tuesday.
E. E. Nickerson of Vernonia was
attending the school meeting in St.
Helens last Saturday.
State Superintendent L. R. Alder
man of Salem waa visising in St.
Helens last week and attended the
Dr. Vie. a physician of Forest
Grove, Oregon, was in St. Helens
this week, looking over this city
with a view of locating here.
For sale 18 fall pigs. P. C.
Jacobsen, Bachelor Flat.
The Aid Society of the M. E.
church w ill meet with Mrs. Jeffcott,
Feb. 12. to sew.
Miss Straube of Portland was the
week end guest of Mrs. A. J. Peel
in St. Helens last week.
Mr. Arthur Hallahan. a young
man from Chicago, was visiting at
the home of A. W. Mueller d urine
State Senator J. N. Burgess of
Umatilla county, and his family
visited friends in St. Helens over
W. O. Powell, formerly in the
ireat business at Houlton but now
located at Rainier, was a business
visitor in St. Helens Monday.
Sherwood & Ross have taken the
agency for the Victor Victrola and
will have two instrumer.ts at their
Also all the latest
The Muckle Grocery Company in
vitts your close inspection.
If you have tried Edwards Su
perby Dependable or M. J. B. coffee
we know you are pleased. Tell
For Sale Thoroughbred Wyan
dott cockerels, $2.00 eaeh. Fpgs
$1.00 for setting.
R. II. Robenson, St. Helens, Ore.
For Sale Early Roso seed po
tatoes. I). Pasero,
4t Columbia City.
Alex Sword, Albert Woods and
Ed Webster of Vernonia were in St.
Helens yesterday, appearing before
the county court on a school matetr.
El! Ball of Vnyger was looking
: f'pt !..inmw n -.ftp in li!n0
Me-sdames M. J. Rutherford anil
i... U Rutherford visited with friends
in IVrtland over Suadny.
Edmund Oleen, a prominent re-ii-
nmt of Peer Island, was transa-t-
jin.r I'usir.ess in St. Ik-lens last
Mrs. Lynch, mother of our towns-
! n:.n, :x fc.. Lynch, died at her home
in ScJippoose last Tuesday, Feb. 4th,
after a protracted illness, and was
buried in the
! Mi mps Alice ard Anna Quick
wore Portland visitors during tho
Mrs. J. George; visited with
friends und relatives in Portland
Irrisv tho week.
LiUle Louise Black asked six of
tier little friends in last Sunday t
celebrate her iith birthday. Cakes
srd all the good things the little
fi lks so enjoy were served. Those
p. t'teiit wen : Alice and Elsie B'ack
i'.i rn, Anttbel ltU r. Ltvis Quam.
IL'len und Harry Howe.
Mrs, Uicen and childr 'n; Ediir
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Maw ntl Mrmi Jmmma W. Pomroy I
yi.itcj . achooj for a abort
Ui a auer, MUMMin, ...rs. i'.Ml,Bjamel,ijwrjjei guick. Partridge,
p; rents, Mr. and Mrs. Lostnthaf. !Mucke 0w Wm. Ko.
THINGS IN AND AROUND ST. HELENS
time Wednesday afternoon to eon-!
fer with the agricultural-botany
v.oaa reaming te
e urge,! the careful selection of1
corn and potato seed and the plant-j
ing of many flowers. I
L. Wilson, a man about 40 years
old. was arrested at Clatskanie last
Sunday, charged with an attempted
assault on a little 7 year old girl.
A hearing was given hin before
Justice Snow on Monday and he was
bound over and placed under $1000
bonds, which hp n,a i,n.ki .
furnish and he is now languishing
in the county jail at St. Helens.
The Oregon Traveling Librarv in
charge of the Eoworth League has j
been installed at the furniture store
of Sherwood & Ross, and will be
jopen cacn Wednesday evening. Any
j person unable to get there Wednes-
; day evenin may call at any other
! time nowever. but it is the request
! management that all who can
will call on Wednesdays.
free to everyone.
The Rev. W. T. Fairchild. Dastor
of the M. E. church at Houlton,
has recovered from his sickness and
is attending to his work. There
will by services at Yankton at 11 a.
m. and at Houlton at 7:30 p. m.
next Sunday. Feb. 9. All are cor
diallv invited to attend.
A very enjoyable little dancing
' party was given on Thursday even-
;'sr at the CuilJ Hall by several of
the II gh school pupils. Mr. and
Mrs. Galichio furnished the music
and Mrs. H. R. Cliff, Miss Niel.
Mrs. C. II. John and Mrs. W. B.
Dillard were patronesses.
The High school students and
some other young people of St.
Helens were entertained by Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Stone at their beautiful
hotr.c on the banks of the Columbia
on Thursday evening. Jan. 26( the
occasion being in honor of Misses
Wright and Mckay of Portland,
who are visiting in St. Helens, also
Mr. Carl Scmbrich of Indiana. .The
evening was spent in intetesting
games a'id musical numbers, after
whi.'h .1 mosf il iintv lnrichenn waa
j Th(' t ix ,vlls (,f Columbia County
crc turned over to the Sheriff early
this week and a force of d f puties is
now f-usy receiving the money from
tho taxpayers. This is nearly two
weeks earlier than, the rolls have
been turned over for years and the
work of collecting the ta.xes will not
le so strenuous in the Sheriffs
off id! as heretofore, as much more
time will be had for the work.
All kinds of job work done at the
Mist office at reasonable prices.
Charles Muc'de. James Muckle.
with his wife and daughter, and
Mis-- Amy George will leave in a
few ilays for a trip to Pamama.
They will go to xSew Orleans and
from there to Cuba and Porto Rico,
thence to the Panama Canal. After
a six weeks tour among the southern
coiii'tri.-s they will return home via
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Al
fred Peel w:is hostess at a thimble
p:irty at her beautiful home in St.
Helci.s. The afternoon was spent
with fancy work. Promptly at 5
o'clock a most elaborate luncheon
was st rued. Mesdames John and
Dillard presided at the tea table
and Miss Straube assisted Mrs. Peel
with tho ices. Those present were
. trail Mb
Ueorf mo MiUtr.