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(mi a. 3U OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOL. XXXIII. ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1914 231 No. W A. PENDER TO 0 BE DELIVIiKliU TO PENITENTIARY IN 20 DAYS FE DEPENDSON THE. ELECTION Should Capital Punishment be Abolished He, Will Get Life Imprisonment John Arthur Ponder was sentenced r the second time luHt Tuesday, ti l hanged for Ilia niunlur of Diils IVi'liiiimn nil September 4 til 1911 The lilHtory of t Ills famous case I. veil known to all resident of till' utility, Pender having been tried wlce, tlii) llrHt time tho Jury falling 10 terra nnil tlio lust ttmn verdlei 1)f Drat decree murder being return il. Hlncu Hint time Pendor lias tak fa in ap iru I to tlio Supreme Court l ut the Jiul k mxn t of the Clrculi 'ourt was affirmed. A motion for r re-hiMirliiK wus then asked for before llie Supreme Court which was denied ind It hecamo necessary for 1'onilo' o ikhIii face the Judge to henr M kncila which means lila death. Oi ruiday morning In charge of tin herlff, render wag brought lute ort ami Judge Knkin sentoncoi! kin tu ho taken to the Superlnton nit of the penitentiary at Salem kllliln twenty duya and there to he icpt until audi a day as will here itlaciMnumed In the warrant of ex :uUMi and on that day to be hanged J tlio neck until ho la dend. Pender took lit sentence In a mat r of fact way hardly moving r Mucin or fliiHliIng while the awful onli fell from the lips of the Judge le was taken to the Jull where lie It Mned until the warrant for hlr hwulltm Khali bo iHsued when he be taken to Salem and placed In h penltentliiry. there to await hlr loom. The question of whether or not 'Pltiil punlHlimeiit shall bo abolish' W In Oregon will be voted on at thr Iwtlon next month, November 3rd ml upon tho decision of the pooplr It that election rests the fate of John Pender. If the people abollsl f'Pltal punishment Pender's sentence III ho fixed at Ufa Imprisonment bui capital puiilHhment Is not abolish f1 ho will hnng unless the Govornot "minutes his sontonce. So far ae 'diinihlH County Is concerned the of tho State of Oregon against "nn A. Pender Is closed. IOOK OCT KOK THIS OXK On another nngo of this i,c.ner Is hnil nn udvertiscmont nhloli Is ox- unnutoiy to some nvtnnt nf Ilia mn. nN tldo lands bill to be voied on 1 Hie election next month. This Ik ne of tlio very dangerous bills on 9 "allot m Its adoDtion will moan K" Iwiriii to til A i-lnvnlnnmi-nr nf MuHtrlni Oregon than any other. II F"! he the frKm nmny, man) manufacturing P"ririses which cannot possibly pato hero because they will be shut " 'rem all iiiivlgubla streams. Thai f In effect what It ninnni and nvnrv "'or who is lot f "l and fuctorlos oporate along the "'"niiiiii uivor will surely vote no 11 Oils bill. NOTICK TO OHAWJKKS j po "I i) II a Grnniro will mnot with the '"Wkton Grange November 7th. Ile- tho first Saturday In the month. ' Qood ultondanee Is desired as It Is '"ftlon of offlcers tor tho coming J"'irs. All Come. It. N. LOVELACE, Pomona Master T' Wntta of Reuben, has boon P St. Hoinns this week attending P n' duties as bailiff of the Circuit ourt. II. Powell nf Pnrtlnnrt wna at h'lli'S to Court matters In St. Hoi- HANG RETURN FROMJHIEGRAND LODGE K. of P. Lodges are Active in Oregon This Year MUCH INTEREST TAKEN Hiipw uu. Ixslge Meets tit I'nrtliind in mid Oregon will Muko Klioulng W. J. 1'ullerton and M. K. Miller returned Wednesday night after ut 'ending tho Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias at Portland ns Itepresenta- Ives of Avon IajiIko No. 02 of Ht Helens. They report a very cnthusl stlc meeting of the Knights and much good work was done. Durliif he seslons of the Grand Uxlgo Union It. Hunt, tho President of tin Insurance department of tho order nado stivoral addresses which wer 'ho very best fnitornal speeches eve; .lelivered In Oregon. Others of thr inler who have served many ycari is officers of the order also gave addresses. Dr. A. K. Wrlghtninn of Sllverton wus elected as Grand Chun collor for tho next year. M. K. Mil ler of 81. Helens was chosen as Dlst .-let Deputy Grand Chancellor for Clatsop and Columbia Counties and IS. I. Unlugh wan appointed as Lodge Deputy for this lodge. Mrs. A. T I.nws was the delegate to tho Grand Ixiilgo Pythian Sisters from Avo Tetnplo, St. Helens, and she wus ac -ompnnlml by Mrs. Ke.one lllukesley Mrs. Frank George and Mrs. C. V. Illukosley who were members of the Grand Ixxlun. They report also a vory Interesting and Instructive ses ilon of their Grand Lodgo. Memherp of the order of Knights nnd Pythian Sisters all over Oregon are becoming qulto active this year In anticipation of the meeting of the Supreme txulgus of these orders nt Portland in August, 1916 and it Is the intention of the members o(, Oregon to make this a grout event for the order. MISS HAZEL LOPE WINS THE PIANO Close Race Between Young Ladies Comes to Close Miss Hazel I.opo secured 901,900 votes In the piano contest which 'ame to a closo Wednesday night and 'nrrled off tho first prize of a Grand Upright Krantz Piano. Close behind her was Miss Kilrlo Lnllaro with 828.643 votes and sho secured a ccrti- iato which with $90 entitles her to ino of these grand pianos. Third nrlzo wont to Miss Kthel Drew with 249,116 vosob. Other wlnors wore Unrbora DeVroy with 112,300, Mar Ilia MeCauley 73,010, Mona Adams 33,000, Lillian Marks 32.0G0. Kucli of these young ladles received a 'lertirtcnto of snle on a piano which may be used any tlmo within one voar and when accompanied with a lomparltlvoly small payment entitles them to a pluno. The contest hat 'men running for more than four months and during nearly all this Mine the two leaders have been quite fdose, Miss LaUnro leading most of tho time until the last four weeks when Miss Lopo forged abend and name out a winner. McDonald's store has been a busy place for sevoral weeks, tho frlonds of the various nandldatos working for votes for t.holr favorites, whlio many new sub scriptions have boen turned Into the Mist office nnd renewals and back subscriptions hnve roled In. It was n very frlondly and good natured contest from the beglnlng and has boen quite successful from every point of view. We have some vory Interesting communications on important pub lic quostlons which were crowded out this week but which will appear next week. We are glad to get communi cations and will always give space to 1 1, mn when signed by the writers and do not deal In personalities, toil In any letter on public quostlons that you want and we will give tne space Mr. Floyd Cook, representing the Warren Construction Co., of Portland was In St. Helens today, conferring with the County Court. SuliscrllK) for tlio "MIST" $t.BO year REPUBLICAN Members From All Gather at "VOTE'R STRAIGHT" IS Columbia County Papers Requested to Discuss Initiative Measures on Yesterday aftornoon the Republi can County Central Commute held a meeting at Itainler In response to the cull of Chairman Nutt at which time oinmlttoemen from nearly all the ireclncts In the county were present Many speeches were made and sug ;eutluns as to the campaign offered. Mr. W. II. II. Dufor, of the State Central Com It tee was present and made an Interesting speech, the key tote of which was "vote'r straight". That seemed to be the sentiment of iverybody present and the members f the committee went away from .lie meeting dotormlned to spread lie gospel of Republican prosperity o all the voters possible before the dectlon. The matter of considering Lite many amendments to be voted on his full was discussed at some length ind it was finally agreed to ask the i several newspapers of the county to llscuss the measures and give such sxpliinatlons as could be given in the iliort time left before the election. The meeting was a very harmoni ous one and each member1 of the committee predicted a great Republi can victory all down the line In the bounty and state. Before adjourn ment the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: A PLEASANT FAREWELL PARTY iViany rrienas vjaincr io oay , r T l Good Bye to Mrs. Myers On Friday evening, October 9th a largo number of the members and friends of the Congregational "Aid" jociety, with their husbands, met at llie parsonage to bid farewell to Mrs. Elizabeth Myers of Cincinnati, sister of Rev. Mr. Meyer, who has spent everal months as his guest. During the evening Mrs. Farns- worth entertained with pleasing reci tations, Mr. Tabor sang and Mrs. Meyer, asslted by other ladles served delicious refreshments, after which Mrs. Dlllard gave a short talk in which she enumerated some of the things which the ladles of the Aid Society wished Mrs. Myers to take buck to Ohio with tier. Notable among the things mentioned were an assurance of the high regard in which her brother Rev. Meyer Is held In St Heleifti, as friend, citizen and pastor, and also a beautiful gold brooch and a ML- Hood cushion filled with Ore gon wild duck down, which were presented by the members of the Aid und other friends. Mrs. Myers left Monday morning for homol n Cincinnati, Ohio. Rev. and Mrs. Mayer accompanied her to Portland. METHODIST NOTES The Themes for Sundays ser mons are: Morning The Secret of the Chris tians Efficiency. Evening A Timely Question. Reception of members at this iossion. The Sunday School convenes at 10 a. m. and Is conducted for the study of the lllble by all ages. If you are not an attendant any where else our school Invites you to Its session next Sunday morning. The Epworth League meets at 6:30 each Sunday, The young peo ple are always welcome. REV. FRANK. SANDIFEIt Pastor Pntronlzo Our Advertisers. It Pays, COUNTY COMMinEE MEETING Parts of County Rainier THE SLOGAN ADOPTED the Ballot We, the Columbia Count Precinct Committeemen, assembled, do hereby adopt these resolutions as an expres sion of the sense of this body: WHEREAS, we believe in I he principles and policies of the Republi can party, and that the administra tion of the Republican party is the best for our country a party whose history Is synonymous with the pro gress and prosperity of these United States and believe that the election of the Republican candidates at the coming election will be for the best Interests of all our people; WHEREAS, we deplore the present economic conditions prevailing in our country, and believe that these conditions are the result of the carry ing out of the Democratic principles and policies; be it, THEREFORE, RESOLVED, That we call on the voters of Columbia County to support the Republican ticket straight from top to bottom. State and County, knowing as we do that the success of the Republican party means universal prosperity to all the people. Adopted at Rainier, Oregon, Oct. IS, 1914, at a meeting of the County Republican Precinct Committeemen. ODD FELLOWS VISIT ST. JOHNS Report of a Royal Good Time by the Three Linkers On the evening of October 12 the Odd Felows and Rebecas of St.Helens about 30 strong, gathered In front of the post office and on the arrival of Cap. Abel's large car loaded it to the full capacity and headed for Llnnton to meet the last ferry for St. Johns and arrived Just in time to miss it, and wended their way through Port land arriving at St.Johns a little late. We must say that It any lodge was ever extended better treatment we would like to know how It could come about. The men attended the Lawrel Lodge where the room was crowded to the limit, and our enter tainers proceeded to put on some degree work which was a credit to any lodge, and after the lodge was closed about 10 p. m. we were taken to the Eagle hall where there was dancing and Binging until 12 p. m when St. Helens ana Star Lodges were lined up and marched to the banquet hall where there was a spread fit for kings and queens. The toastmaster called on members from different lodges for speeches. W. J. Fullerton was called on and the way he explained Odd Fellowship and what It is good for would make one wonder what noted speaker had come to town, with witty jokes that kept thep eople laughing and cheer ing. It seems like going home on a visit when going to St. Johns. The sisters there met our ladles and entertained them during lodge hours and they are sure entertainers. We very near killed one good sister that did the singing, and it was sing ing too, and the crowd of about 400 kept cheering until she had to beg time to get her breath. The trip up and back was enjoyed by every one and was quite a treat. Wm. Ross, President ot the Col umbia County Bank, returned Tues day from Janesvllle, Wisconsin where he has been visiting for the past six weeks. Albert Freeman, a prominent 'armer of Warren, was transacting business in St. Helens today. . Circuit court session opens Grand Jury is Chosen and Re - turns Indictments CRIMINAL CASES NEXT WEEK One Civil Case Tried this Week, Others Follow Later Circuit Court convened In St. Hel ms last Tuesday and a Grand Jury was drawn after which some motions were disposed of and a few cases set .'or trial. The Grand Jury as drawn .vas as follows; John McAdams, fore man, R. H. Roberson, Harry West, .'.ugust Palm, Ray Tarbell, Robert rlxon, L. Boeck, Sr. This Friday nornlng the Grand Jury reported .'our Indictments and adjourned, .'he indictments were against Geo. iohroeder for burglary, who was ar .'.tigned and entered a plea of not ,ullty and his trial set for next Mon 1 '.y. Henry Ahrendt was indicted .'or non-suport of his family and will juter his plea next Monday. M. M. Evens is accused by the Grand Jury of obtaining money under false pre tenses and has not yet been arraign ed. This case Is one where Mr. Evens ient to the County'Treasurer a check in payment of his taxes and the treasurer sent him back the differ ence between the check and the imount of his taxes. Upon presen ution of the check to the bank the :heck of Evans was dishonored and upon request of the treasurer for the return of the change paid him and his tax receipt no attention was paid to it and a refusal to do so. The re sult Is an indictment and Evens will have to stand trial. S. E. Smith was Indicted for threatening to commit a felony on the person of Glen R. Metsker and he will enter his plea next Monday. One Jury trial was heard this week that of C. A. Spraker vs Minnie I. Hyde on a note wherein Mrs. Hyde claimed that she wasn ot responsible for the note It having been signed by another party and the jury took the same view of It. Court will probably be In session the great er part Ot this month. WOMEN ENDORSE R. A. BOOTH It was a remarkable tribute to the character and life of R. A. Booth, Republican candidate (or Senator, which the women of his home town gave to htm Monday night In Eugene, at the big rally given him by the people of his home County. It should be read by every woman voter in the State of Oregon. The letter handed to Mr. Booth by the women of En gene reads as follows: "To Mr. R. A. Booth: We, your neighbor women, who have Intimate acquaintance with you that has extended over many years and who earnestly petitioned you to become a candidate for the United States Senate, desire to express our renewed interest In you and' your candidacy. We desire most emphatically to resent the slurs aimed at you by your political enemies now in high places In Oregon. We would like to have the message go from us to the women of Oregon that we know you intimately we have seen you In your home and you in ours that we are your friends and supporters because we know that, If elected, you will carry into the National counsels the same high moral attributes, and the same unselfish devotion to right, that has characterised your home and community life. In every battle that we have fought for purity, for home pro tection, for civlo virtue, you have been our counselor and "helper; we want the same spirit, the same high purposes that have characterised your home and comunlty life, that has made homes brighter, schools stronger and churches more effective through your Influence and direct help, to ' be carried through your election to every I home under our flag". FIT cannery FOR ST. HELENS LOCAL MEN ORGANIZE A LOCAL INDUSTRY IN OPERATION BY APRIL THE HRST Plant will be Large Enough to Handle Products of Entire Community L. Rosasco has completed plans for the erection ot a cannery build ing on California Street, near the Italion Importing Company store. It is planned to have the plant in oper ation by April 1st so that farmers and gardeners may have a chance to sell their produce. It is proposed to erect a plant sufficiently large to handle all the produce that may be raised here, including fruits, berries and vegetables of all kinds. A number of farmers and gardeners are Interest In the cannery and it will be known as the St. Helens Cannery Co. In addition to canning fruit and vegetables the company will handle seed of all kinds and of the best varieties. That the enterprise will be successful is not doubted as the man at the head of it, Mr. Rosasco, is an experienced gardener and fruit raiser, having been in the business for sever al years. He will employ the very best workmen to operate the plant and will purchase from any and all producers at the very highest market prices. ST. HELENS CO., LOWEST BIDDERS Repairs on Ship Brought to River will be Done By Local Company The St. Helens Shipbuilding Co. was the lowest bidder among a great many others, for the repair ot the Steamer Salano which was dam aged by striking the bar at Gray's Harbor a short time ago and which was brought to the Columbia River for repairs. The vessel is now on the dry dock of the Willamette Iron Works at Portland. No word has yet been received from the Supreme Court regarding the recall election case now before that Court. It was expected that a decision would be given soon by the Court but it now is quite probable that no decision will be handed down before next Tuesday, the decision day ot the Court. In the meantime there is very little discussion or Interest being taken, everybody waiting for the opinion ot the Court. Last evening a very pleasant sur prise party was celebrated at the home ot Mrs. Belford in West St. Helens, in honor of the birthday ot Mr. Chas. Graham. A most delight ful evening was spent in card play ing and music, after which an ex cellent and dainty supper was served by the hostess. The folowtng friends were present: Judge and Mrs. W. A. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Hazen, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Clark, Mrs. East man ot Portland, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. McQueen and Mrs. Belford. Cap. Abel is having built a new car which will be placed on the run between St. Helens and Portland. The new car will be smaller than the cars now In use but will accommo date about 16 pasengers and will run during the winter. It is planned to leave Portland in the morning at a bout 7 o'clock, arriving in St. Helens In time to start back tor Portland at 9 o'clock, returning will leave Port land at 4 o'clock and leave St Helens again at 6 for Portland. The big cars will be run when there Is a call for them but the smaller car will be on the run all the time. To the friendly hunters who so kindly remembered the editor this week with some choice ducks our thanks are extended. The ducks were exceedingly fine and most thorough ly enjoyed. f" week.