MIST MISTINOS 5
. Mrs. J. R. Ellison was a Portland
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Watts visited
friends here Sunday.
Chris Mathleson transacted busi
ness In Portland Monday.
Sherman Miles was a business
visitor in Rainier Tuesday.
Judge John Philip was In Portland
Tuesday on legal business.
A. E. Austin spent Thanksgiving
with the family in Woodburn.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Phillip spent
the week end with friends in Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Wheeler
spent Saturday and Sunday In Fort
land. Misses Marie and Leonora Paul
sen visited with friends in Portland
Mrs. Victoria Perry of Rainier Is
here on a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
A. F. Barnett.
Mrs. Harold Broughtan has re
turned from a five weeks visit , to
Portland and Eugene. '
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hunt
spent Thanksgiving day with Mr.
Hunt's parents in Westport.
F. B. Holbrook and Frits Anliker
were here Tuesday in consultation
with County Agent Howard.
D. C. Howard, county agricultural
agent, was in Portland Saturday, on
business connected with his office.
Rev. A. D. Spearow returned Sat
urday evening from Spokane, Wn.,
where he has been visiting friends.
The steamer Tahoe, loaded with
720,000 feet of railroail t;e3, ta:ic.i
Monday night with San Fedrt, as .:c
H. F. McCormlck and Sherman I Mr. and Mrs. Charles Osborne
Miles were business visitors In Port- spent Thanksgiving with relatives in
land Wednesday. I Portland.
Dr W. R. Denham, a former resl-l Sheriff Stan wood and District At
dent of St. Helens, spent Thanksglv-' torney Metsker were iu Portland 01.
ing with friends here.
Oswald Demlng came down from
Camp Lewis to spend Thanksgiving
with the home folks here.
'Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stevens or
Scappoose were Thanksgiving guests
of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Uoln.
Private James Muckle spent
Thanksgiving day with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Muckle.
A. W. Muckow, of Portland, spent
the Thanksgiving day at the home
of his sister, Mrs. Von A. Gray.
Dr. J. T. Walls has taken charge
of the dental office of Dr. F. A.
Lowe, who was called into army ser
vice. 3. H. Thatcher and Phil Holden
spent Thanksgivfeig day with Mr.
Holden's mother, who lives near
Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Ballagh ana
daughters were Thanksgiving guests
of Mr. Ballagh's sister, Mrs. Yeoman
George V. McClure, who has charge
of the Y. M. C. A. work in Columbia
county, was here Wednesday. His
headquarters are in Rainier.
The funeral of Leonard Sabln wab
held from the Methodist church on
Thursday morning. The young man
had been ill tor sometime and his
death was not unexpected. -
O. B. Bennett, a former resident ot
Clatskanie, but now a resident or
Portland, was here Monday transact
lng business at the courthouse.
H. F. McCormlck and Clyde Suth
erland were business visitors in Port
land Monday, conferring with parties
Identified with the lumbering inter
LI BEET Y
THE HOME OF THE GOOD PICTURES
Our Booking Agent wires froru Seattle that
he has made arrangements to secure several
of the Latest and Best Films produced. It is
impossible to give dates and names of the
shows, but every film shows the leading actors
of filmdoni so our patrons are assured of
Our showhouse is modern in every respect
and is comfortable. Steam heat and proper
ventilation and is in a FIRE-PROOF BUILDING.
A Good Program
For Every Show
Be sure to attend the big shows which will be
staged every night begining Saturday.
Paul C. Morton of Portlund, re
presenting Mason, Khrnuin & Co.,
wholesale grocers, was here Monday
calling on the trade.
D. V. Price, Emmett Stevens and
Gus Lange were a committee of good
road boosters who called ou the
county court at their special session
Percy Harrison went to Salem on
Saturday, taking with him a boy
named William Johnson, who was
committed by the Juvenile court to
the reform school.
After being in session for two
days preparing the budget, the
county court adjourned Wednesday.
The budget meeting will be held on
Saturday, December 28th.
Announcement is made of the en
gagement ot Miss Ecthor Rap?, of
Portland, formerly of St. Holons, to
Lieutemnt Alfred E. flnuman of
Seattle and Camp Lewis. No date
has been sot tor tiis wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Barnett cele
brated their third wedding anniver
sary Sunday. Mrs. Victoria Percy,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trow, Mrs.
Hughes anil Joseph lirough came up
from Rainier to help in the colebrn
tion. Private Paul Nelson of Camp
Lewis, was here this week on r
short visit to friends. Paul was
formerly captain of the steamer, W1I-
The length of the night at any
time of the year may be found ly
multiplying by two the time of the
sun's rising. Doubling the time of
its setting will give the length of the
Oscar Wlrkalla, cashier In the
general offices of the Columbia
Klvcr Packers association at Astoria,
was a guost of E. I. Ballagh this
week and while here went duck hunt
ing with Mr. Hallagh.
There will be a special and Im
portant meeting of the Riggers and
Laborers Union at the union hall on
Saturday evening. Secretary Hold
en wants every member to he pres
eut to take part In the business
which will be transacted.
Frank Damls cams down from
Camp Lewis to spend soveral days In
his old home. Frank has two broth
ers In the service, one at Camp Lewis
and a younger brother, Tom, Is in
France. All of them are former em
ployes of the mill company.
"" Dr. Thomnco: , Friday, Dec
ember 13th, Orcudla Hotel.
L. E. White of Chinook, Montana,
is here on a visit to his cousin, John
Q. Cage. Mr. White owns a coal mine
in Montana. He had not visited St.
Helens for the past ten yours and, ot
course, noted the growth and many
Improvements In the city as compar
ed to Its appearance ten years ago.
Private J. D. (Mickey) McDonald,
accompanied by his friend. Private
F. W, Conway, came down from
Vancouver barracks to spond
COUNCIL HOLDS AN
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build for $6,000. The city attorney
was requested to prepare the call for
An ordinance for the construction
of a sidewalk In a certain district on
the north sldo of Nigger Creek gulch,
was road for the first and secona
Several building permlla were
granted and upon motion the coun-
.11 A t M
about five mlnui.. . 'oc.' J
President Tarboil nd T8V0f
Jacobson of the at. ft
t v Creamory association to
them, as the officers of tlu t eon
had gotten lost In the f, a
council adjourned just befut r
rinched the city hall.
tame to my l'Uce Over . tt0I.lk
ago. two red cows. dry. nelng ,u
Uken care of. Owner can hT J2
by paying for ad and .mall
F. L. Bowles, Warren nZ.
Phone 106-F-18. ' M,0.
EVERYTHING HERE FOR" :
IhvIs, and later captain of one of the Thanksgiving day with his purents.
Hammond river steamers. He doesn't
seem to mind the step down from
captain to private and claims he
likes army life just as well as steam
boating. Information has been received ai
the office ot the St. Helens Lumber
Company that the p-otor vessel. City
of Portland, had reached Shanghai,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McDonald. I'ntll
recently, Mickey has been stationed
near Montesano, Washington, but his
company was transferred to Van
couver. It Is the general Impression
that thny will soon be released from
Corporal William Russell, accom
panied by his friend. Sergeant Major
China, after a run of 85 days from ! Charles Davidson arrived from Camp
the Columbia river. The vessel car-1 Lewis Thursday morning and will
ried 2,000,000 feet of lumber end spend several days before returning
piling. The stockholders ot the ves- to the army pool. Russell thinks that
sel recently received a dividend of a great many of the 35,000 men at
150 per 1500 share. A considerable I Camp Lewis will soon he mustered
lot of stock in the ship Is held by St.
The funeral of the late C. L. Jef
' fries was held Sunday and the Inter
j ment was In Yankton cemetery. The
i funeral service was conducted by
;Rev. A. S. Hlsey. The funeral ar
! rangements were looked after by a
committee from the riggers and
out. Quite a few from the depot de
partment have already been dis
charged from army service.
At the residence of the bride's par
ents In Portland Wednesday even
ing. Miss Ilernlce Masten and Mr.
Harold Beaver were united In mar
riage. The bride Is well known In St.
Helens and is a daughter of .Mr. and
laborers union, deceased being a Mrs. C. C. Casten. I'ntll a few years
member of the union. A beautiful' ago, she lived In St. Helens. The
floral offering bearing the emblem I groom Is also well known here and
of the union was one of the numerous ! holds a responsible position with the
: floral offerings. St. Helens Shipbuilding company.
The newly married couple will make
their home In St. Helens.
THE HOME OF THE GOOD PICTURES
WM. BESTONE, Manager
provided an abundance
of good things for the Christmas
shopper. Wc brlievc that useful
articles are appreciated more as gifts, so we
have assembled a good assortment of staple
merchandise that will make very desirable
We advise shopping earlv. for by doinu
so, you get first choice and then, too, you
avoid the confusion and hurry of late buying
the last few days before Christmas.
We suggest a few of the many items you
will find here that make very acceptable present.
5 SILK HOSE
We have just opened
NOTICR TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed bids will be received by the
City of St. Helens for the construc
tion of the first unit ot the St. Hel
ens City Dock, caid unit not to cost
to exceed S5000. Pinna anil Rnprlfl-
cations are on file nt the office of !
the City Recorder of the City of St. j The losses by fire in thePnlted
Helens. All bids must be submitted , States rnd Canada during the month
on or before Monday, December 9th, of October, as compiled by the New
1918. E. E. QUICK, I York Journal of Commerce, nmoun
Clty Recorder, ted to the enormous total of $75,-
472.300. This was largely contribu
ted to by the loss of the shell load-.
Ing plant at Morgan, N. J., and the
serious Minnesota forest fires which
destroyed several towns. The flgureb
for October this year compare with
$26,884,450 charged against the
same month last yecr nnd $17,701.
375 in October. 1916. The losses for
the ten months of 1918 aggregate!
$288,942,885 ns compared with
$220,714,816 for the same months j
of 1917 and $189,481,220 In 1916.
I During October cf this yea" there
were 164 fires, each of which caus-1
ed nn estimated p-op rty damege ot :
$10,000 or over. This compares with'
, 200 such fires In September, 277 In '
August. 253 In July and brings the
total ot the fires to $10,000 and over!
since January 1 this year up to 2630.
The munition plant at Morgan
, Station, N. J., carried a very small
: amount of Insurance, but the loss to'
underwriters from the Minnesota
forest fires, which embraced whole
towns, will be enormous, as tilt '
quantity of lumber burned was very
great. Probably ten million dollars'
, would not cover the loss to fire in-1
sura nee companies by the Minnesota:
and numerous other articles here for your
SHOP EARLY AND SHOP AT AUSTIN'S
A. E. AUSTIN
In the building next to Colum
bia County Rank, and are pre
pared to give the public strict
ly first-class work at moderate
We have the most modern
up-to-date electric light which
enables us to make your photo
both day and night.
Oon from 8 a, m. to O p. m.
SCOTT & LOVEJOY
Where Your Dollars Buy the Most
When you buy a MACKINAW this year you have a choice that may never come
again, as wool is scarce and the needs of the Government are growing greater.
I In (act. all tlirnncrh nur linoc cf Crxt li ! n r I I - i i-. r
r - b- "v,."ing iui men diiu oijya aic octier quality tor
less money than you may ever be able to buy again. To be a consistent clothes saver
4$V buy what you need now, but buy what is lasting and of good quality.
Careful buying well in advance of the season enables us to give you the best
of wear at the very lowest prices you can pay,
I Special on Mackinaws and Rain Shirts
J . All-Wool Mackinaws, former price $14.25, now $12.00
All-Wool Rain Shirts,
14.25, now 12.00
Crepe de Chine and Georgette
Crepe Waists, beautiful shades, plain
and satin collars 25 PER CENT DIS
COUNT, ending November 30th.
A NEW LINE OF SKIRTS
Just received A nice line of separ
ate Skirts in Serges and Novelty
Weaves, including navy, black and
brown. Prices from ..$5.00 to $10.00
Holiday Goods arriving daily. "Shop Early" and give us a call
INFLUENZA IN EUROPE
In England, as. In this country,
there is complaint of slowness on
the part of the responsible authori
ties in taking precautionary measures
against he influenza, and the tardy
publication by the local government
ooara ot Instructions and advice
leads the London Times to remark
that It would have been better to lock
'the stable door before the escape ot
j the horse. Perhaps vlgllunce was
.somewhat relaxed because Englund
was visiiea last summer by a rela
tively mild form of the epidemic,!
uiuku una mai iu years ago. , "The
new inriuenza," the Manchester1
Guardian calls the present visitation
and speaks of the great number of j
pneumonia cases as making it al
most a distinct disease. The samo Is
true in Ilerlln. wliora tl, .........
jhas been raised as by a New York
I doctor, whether the second epidemic
a nui reany a niimnri rnrm f i.
pneumonia plague. The Ukraine also !
is naving us second attack, and the
disease Is now so prevalent In Europe
that it will obvlsously be necessary
for a considerable time to take all
possible precautions In this country
Chinese Work In France
The allied armies employ 60,000
Chinese behind the fighting lines iu
France, principally in road construc
tion, railway building, blacksmith
and carpentry work. The coolies are
paid about $13.60 a month. In addi
tion, they are given $260, a fabulous
sum for coolies, as a bonus for em
barking for France, $75 In cobo of
Injury and $150 Is given to the next
of kin In case ot death.
The following Is part of the diary
of an American soldier who had
promised to give dally accounts ot
his experiences on board ship:
"Tuesday 8 o'clock. Feeling fine.
ull of good cheer and porridge.
"Tuesday, 9 o'clock. Still full of
good cheer, minus porridge!"
"TO HELL With The KAISER"
"UNDER FOUR FLAGS"
" Wilson or The Kaiser"
The Woman the Germans Shot
WATCH FOR DATES
SERIAL "Vengeance and the Woman"
Our regular Feature Booking
not arranged in time for this
week's issue, but will play each
day with a 6- to 8-Reel program
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