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HELEN
VOLUME XXXVIII.
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1919
B ' MIST
RIKV WFFK IN
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Mnjr Cm on Docket Hume are
IHnmiI of and Court la HUU in
Heln lUmaxco Now on TrliJ
on Liquor (1urK.
This has boon a busy week In the
circuit court the acsslon of which ha.
gun Monday morning. One of the 12
remaining Jurymen was excused on
account of slckneas In hi f:nilly and
It wiim necessary to summon a special
ten I re.
The firm matter before the court
wax the case of the State or Oregon
vs. Tom Corslgllu, who had been In
dicted for possessing Intoxlcatlns
lUluiir. He changed his plea from not
guilty to cullty and Judge Eakln Im
posed a flno of $26 and warned the
ili-fmulunt as to a repot It Ion of the
offense.
Tho next case wan that of 8 C.
Morton, who wan Indicted for Mm
wrongful convtralon of property by
trustee. After a Jury had been se
cured and the district attorney made
li ih opening speech. Attorney! Fulton
mill Day for the defendant objected
to the cane going further, claiming
Hint Inasmuch an their client had
never been anted for an accounting,
that the probate court win the proper
body to deal with the matter and not
the grandujry. The Jury wti excusel
winie opposing attorney! cited the
law relutlve fo the matter. When
court resumed It at soimlon TueMday!
morning, Judge Eukln sustainod th
objections of Morton's attorneys and !
iIlhinlHHed the case and the district
kttorney dismissed tho other four In
dictments.
Tuesday and Wednesday the court
heard the suit or the Tallent-Orant
Parking company vs. Millie Taylor.
The company sued for $2000 ad
vanced In fishing operations. The
ilofendant put In a rountor claim and
he jury took this Into consideration
when rendering the verdict, and
warded the fishing concern $1300.
The case of the State vs. Louis
Kohrhco was begun Thursday and it
ooic a good part of the day to secure
jury. Kosnsco is charged with pos
iPHHing Intoxicating liquors. Ills de
fnno In thnt he was not making
wine, but vinegar. At noon Friday
he state had concluded Its case and
he defendant hod begun on his wit-
nesse and 11 la not probable that the
rase will be concluded before tomor
row. Several other cases are yet to
be heard.
PUBLIC MEETING
AT CITY HALL
I.. I'otger, a representative of the
Consumer's Co-operative Buying Sys
tem will be the chief speaker at a
l.ubllc meeting at the city hull to
morrow evening at 7:30 o'clock. The
local committee, who have the meet-
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state, Is aimed at a reduction of the
present high living expense The
rommltte Is also endeavoring to se
cure local talei.t to give a musical
program.
ROAD DISTRICT ?
FOR SPECIAL TAX
Hond District No. 8, the Mist and
I.owor Nehalem country,
rond meeting Saturday
had their
last and
voted a special levy of 10 mills for
rond building purposes. The special
tax voted will bring In about $10.
000 to $11,000. The district's pro
portion of the general 10 mill levy as
proposed by the couhty court la close
to $10,000 and If the budget Is ap
proved, about $20,000 will be avail
able fro ror.d work In the district
luring 1921.
MINSTRELS COMING
' Manager Hurt of the Liberty
theatre promises the people of St.
Helens and vicinity a treat extraor
dinary for Thursday, December It.
He has booked the D. ft M. Merry
Minstrel troupe to appear here on
that evening. The troupe, which haa
0 people, la now In Portland, having
recently arrived from Chicago. They
ure playing at a Portland show house,
und after their date In St. Helens,
v.-Ill fin a several weeki engagement
In Portland and Seattle. The Merry
Minstrels come highly recommended
mid Mr. nurt Is positive they will
r lease the large audience which un
doubtedly will fill the Liberty on the
date mentioned.
. Tho company carry their own
1 1 pedal scenory, a fine band airl
orchestra and Is tho largest company
lo visit St. Helena In some time.
W. E. Lldyard was a business visi
tor In Portland Thursday.
After spending the Thanksgiving
holidays with his parentB, Mr. and
tora. -I. 'E. Malmin, Edward Malmln
returned to Salem 8unday to re
sume hla studies at the Wlllnmette
I'nlvnrall v.
E. C. Stanwood, former sheriff of
Columbia county end well known all
over the county, wna In St. Helens
Thursday and today attending a sea
slon of the circuit court. Mr. Stan-
wood now resides at Brownsville,
Oregon, near Eugene, and operatea
a mill which has a daily capacity of
30,000 feet. He likes his new home,
as doea Mrs. Stanwood.
Phil A. Holden and bride came
down from Portland Saturday to see
St. Helens friends and to visit Mr.
Holden's mother out at Trenholm,
Mr. and Mrs. Holdon were taking
their honeymoon trip, the couple
having been married In Salem only
CIRCUIT COURT
recently.
CITY BUDGET
IS PREPARED
Council Also Take Action on Many
Other ImjMirtaut Matter
J At their meeting Monday night, the
council completed the work of pre
paring the city budget. The amount
called for is $12,420.00, which la an
Increase over the previous year. Of
.this amount, $2, HO. 00 H for interest
on bonds and for creating a sinking
fund to retire the refunding bond
Indued sever?.! yeurs ago.
: The budget meeting will be held
In the council chamber at 7:30
p'clock on Monday, December 29th.
All Interested taxpayers are Invited
to attend the meeting.
The council transacted several
other Important matters of business.
A contract was entered into between
the city and the Devoraux Bonding
Company to take the city bonds for
1(20 at par plus 1 per cent premium.
The final action on tho Improvement
assessment of Winter street was also
taken.
Several building permits were
'granted.
I'. S. Morton of 1'ortland, was
here Tuesday on a business mission.
Attorney J. W. Day was In Tort
land Saturday attending to some legal
matters.
The Fourteenth Decennial censun
,0 b" l durlng lhe m,nth of
J"!L""V:.; . i. u ... ... ..
The Womens' club will meet at
the home of Mrs. S. I-. Hutler, Tues
duy evening at 7:30.
Mrs. Theresa Prael of Astoria, Is
here on a visit to her nieces, Mrs.
S. C. Morton snd Miss Olga Hellborn.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Towers were
Portland visitors Sunday and Mon
day. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kldwell
of Cortland, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Hill Scott Thanksgiving
day.
Tho steamer Willamette is here
taking on a cargo of lumber and
creosoted piling for delivery in San
Francisco.
Hoy Copeland was In Portland on
Tuesduy arranging for another ship
ment of Chevrolet automobiles,
which he expects to arrive here soon.
The first census of the United
States was taken In 1790, during the
administration of George Washing
ton. It related solely to population.
Mrs. Ernest oJlin and child, after
a visit of several weeks Willi. Mw.
Jolin'i. parents, left Wednesday for
their Portland home.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Taylor of Kelso.
Washington, were here Sunday, the
guests of the Hatt.m family to whom
they nre minted.
TIip steamer E. II. Meyer left out
5'tunliiy night l.-dcn with 1.000.-
1 000 fort of lumber, her destination
being San Tedro.
Tony Mattos has
resigned his
position with the St. Helens Union
store tnil ho ond Mrs. Mattos expect
to won leave for California.
MIfs Jane Dell left Tuesday for
Chicago to spend the holiday season.
Just to be sure about coming back to
St. Helens, Miss Bell bought a
round trip ticket.
The steamer Multnomah, wlr.ch ac-
'irlvcd In tho river Monday Is on the
I'dry dock In I'ortlunil to unaergo an
overhauling which will re-iui-e sev
eral days
C. A. Nutt. formerly editor ana
owner of the Hninler Review, Is now
In Sidney. Montnn". and is con
nected with the Yullowstone Valley
Hank Trust Company, of which his
hrother. It. S. Nntt. is president.
Miss l,oulHe lioorge, after spend
ing the ThanksgiWng holidays with
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
George, rem mod to Portland Sun
day to reruns l.e-r work in the Port
land stiiou'.s.
Miss IIiki''- Hatlan has received a
lettor 1 'o!!i former Deputy County
Clerk Marie Paulson, stating thnt
she Ilk i Detroit. Michigan, very
vrell, but that tho cold wenther
mr.kes one feel like Betting hack to
Oregon and putting up with warm
Chinook wind and rnln Instead of the
frlrlil ntmnnnhere of Detroit.
a w. Mueller and son RoJiort,
were St. Helens visitors Monday and
Tuesday. Mr. Mueller Is now con
nected with the L. I- L,. i. anu m
ATI Ami field organizer In Oregon.
His duties in such capacity call for
blm to visit practically every portion
f nrAffnn where logging nnd lum
bering are carried on, and he Is
mnAiino- wiili a-rent success In tho
wnrV' nf I tin 4 I.'S.
Riiior A. E. Veatch or tne itaiiuer
na lii St. Holens Monday on
business mlsuion. A few months
ho hnilfrht IllO TlOViOW frOITl C. A
M,ii And has enlarged It and made
of It a representative papor, "such as
Rainier can well be proud of. The
advertising patronage given uje
Review by the Rainier mercnaiux
evidence that they appreciaie u
imnn, i tin imnoriani eveiux
the past week was the marriage of
Miss Hassle K. Evans, 20 years, of
Warren, to Arthur Hazen. 23, of
Warren. The ceremonies w
solemnized In the Congregational
parsonage, Monday afternoon at 1
.'clock. Mr. Hazen has been a resi
dent of Warren since oinn a
well known throughout the nty.
Miss Evans, while a native of Ten
ressee, has spent the last two years
In Warren and Is much respected by
her many friends. The bridal couple
wUI spend the several days visiting
friends In the upper Willamette and
iower Columbia valleys. They will
b at home In Warren fter the 15th.
MIST MISTINGS
COMMENT
DEATH PENALTY
Writer Presents Home of the Ob
jections to In run ing the Death
Penalty Subject ia Very Appro.
rlnte at Present Time.
To complete the somewhat sketchy
notes which, through your courtesy,
we have placed before the public, It
is necessary to take account of the
objections kept In stock by those who
favor the abolition of the death
penalty.
In the preceding article we dwelt
almost exclusively upon the state's
right to inflict the death penalty; but
now, In this proposed consideration
of the objections, we Intend to re
fute them and, consequently, to de
clare ourself not only a defender of
the right, but also an advocate of
the expendloncy of capital punish
ment. And many must have noted
with satisfaction that, In your splen
did editorial of Inst week, you your
self used no "weasel words" in em
phasizing the need of "Iron handed
justice."
Out of the horde of objections
which In ancient and modern times
linve been levelled against the prac
tise In question we shall select those
whut enjoy a prevalence even now.
1st Objection Statistics show
that In regions where the death
penalty Is enforced, as high as 80
out of 100 criminals are condemned
to death. Therefore capital punish
ment Is not, in the legal sense, ex
emplary. Criticism: Whether or not the al
leged figures are correct Is a mat
ter to be determined by statisticians.
Hut grunting that ther are. the con
clusion does not follow. Most cer
tainly, the death of the criminals
cannot serve as an example to them
selves. In order to reach the above
conclusion. It would be necessary to
make a census of all who had heard
or read of the executions, and to thus
determine how many had been de
terred from contemplated crime, and
how many also who, by such a
spectacle of earsome justice, bad
been Inspired with a horror of tbe
gallows and would never be likely
to court the hangman's noose. The
statistics which to our mind com
mand the most thoughtful study, are
those supplied In the annals of
criminology. They reveal an In
credible Increase of crime and a
cynical audacity among criminals In
those places where capital punish
ment has bceir abolished.
2nd Objection The public welfare
and the good of society are suffi
ciently safeguarded by depriving
criminals of all chance to injure
their fellow men, by condemning
them, namely, to life Imprisonment.
Hut whatever rights the public
authority enjos, it derives from Its
duty to procure the common wel
fare. Therefore It has no right to in
flict the death penr.lty.
Criticism: A philosopher ought not
to follow abstract and useless
theories, but to consider established
facts. All right reasoning is
founded upon the known facts of ex
perience and not upon wishful
speculations. As long ns a murderer
lives, he lives a hurtful member of
society. Hut the public has the right
to live In peace without tho fear of
being attacked by murderers. This
fear Is not removed by life imprison
ment or by deportation to some isol
ated Island because escape from
either Is not only possible but has
boon frequently efected, and further
crimes committed. An i.et is the be
ginning of a habit; the mr.n who es
capes the consequences of a first act
will almost invariably essay anotner.
And a further consideration, one
which peculiarly applies to the state
ol justice in Oregon, Is this; a com
munity which abolslhos capital pun
ishment through sentiment created
by a false senno of pity, Is likoly.
through the somo motive, to curtail
tho felon's torra of incarceration;
?nd whon it does so repeatedly, crime
Increases as the Jonr of the law
diminishes.
3rd Objection If crimes increase
In society, society Itself Is alone to
hlnmo. because it ought to prevent
crlmo by teaching and sprcr.ding
cbroad the culturo of civic r.nd na
tural virtue. Therefore, society can
net punish with Cie de-.th penalty,
crimes which are duo to its own cul-
nnhle neelect and carelesness. This
rrumont Is advanced by Torombert
in "his book. "Principles du droit
politique."
Criticism: This argument can be
ralnrtnd airnlnst Its author, thusflf
crimes Increase in society, society
Itself is alono to blame, because It
ought to prevent crime by teichlng
and spreading abroad the culture of
virtue Therefore society cannot
nimiRh anv crime which is due to its
own noglect and carelees'ioss in this
rospect. This conclusion is not an'
mltted by the author cited. There
fore his argumont proves nothing.
Society ought. Indeed, to enact
wise laws, to provldo solicitously for
tho moral welfnre of the citizens,
and to hold forth ovory opportunity
for the practice of religion, by which
ell duties, civic, natural snd divine,
become matters of conscience; If the
state fall in these muttors, it is
Mriilv culnable. Indeed: but it Is
morally impossible to prevent all
crime. The passions often corrupt
men, and egoism blinds tneir reason
and precipitates mem into omer
wise unthinkable evils.
4th Objection It sometimes hap
pens that an innocont man is con
demned. ThU Is an arreparable in-
20 YEARS AGO
IN SL HELENS
Interesting Items Taken front the
File of the Mist of December 8,
18tt HocUl, Political and Per
sonal Happenings of Ilygone Days.
Judge J. B. Doan Cf.me up from
Rainier Tuesday to take a look at
the new addition to the courthouse.
Miss Marie Watts of Scappoose is
acslstlng in tho clerU's office this
week.
The recolpts of the county clerk's
office for the month of November for
recording fees was $206.00.
Mrs. Jacob George and daughter
Annie, and Miss Kato Ramsdell of
Portland, spent Thanksgiving with
relatives here.
At the semi-annual election of of
ficers conducted last Tuesday even
ing at Avon Lodge, Knights of
Pythias, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing term: C. C,
J. O. Watts; V. C, W. J. Fullerton;
Prolate, David Davis; M. of W
Martin White; K. of R. ft 8., W. A.
Harris; M. at A., H. R. Cliff; M. of
E., M. C. Gray; M. of F., Edwin
Ross; I. Q., Fred Watklns; O. 0
C. N. Gable; Trustee, E. E. Quick.
Next- year wj may expect to read
of something llko this in the dally
capers: About 10 o'clock this morn
ing a horseless wagon loaded with
cowless milk collided with a brain
Iocs rider on a brainless wheel. The
luckless wheelman was badly in
jured and being homeless, he was
taken In a horseless cab to a home
for the friendless. (The editor of the
Mist 20 years ago almost accurately
described present day conditions and
It seems as though he must have had
a vision of the future.)
The bazaar conducted In this city
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings by
the Ladies Guild of the Episcopal
church, was In every way a success.
Three booths were conducted. The
fancy work booth. In charge of Mrs.
H. R. Cliff, assisted by Miss Grace
Miles, contained many useful articles
which were readily disposed of. The
candy booth conducted by Mrs. D.
Davis, assisted by Miss May Whit
ney and Miss Lulu George, waa well
supplied both evenings with delica
cies In that line. Mrs. A. H. George
Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Gllmore and Mrs.
Swltior superintended the - refresh
ment booth. The largo and hand
some doll dressed by Mrs. James
Muckle, was a centrr.l figure of at
traction and was raffled off at 10
cents per chanco. It wsb Bold for
HI 1.30 and was won by Mrs. John
Gllmore.
PHEASANTS PLENTIFUL
Deputy Game Warden Brown In
forms tbe Mist that the pheasants
are more plentiful in the territory
between Deer Island and the Mult
nomah county line than in former
years. He attributes this to the fact
that the hunters have obeyed the
laws relative to hunting end killing
pheasants.
Many of the hunters claim that
the large number of birds Is to a
great extent due to the excellent
manner in which the state game de
partment hr.s looked out for Co
lumbia county and give Mr. Brown a
big share of the credit for the way he
has handled matters in the county
and his efforts which were respon
sible for the bringing of quite a
number of these birds to the county.
The state gr.me warden, Carl D.
Shoemaker, has promised to send a
shipment of pheasants to the county
and Mr. Brown expects to receive and
liberate them some time in Janu
ary.
The quail are very plentiful, also.
according to Mr. Brown, nnd it is
possible that the season tor hunting
quail may be opened during the
coming year.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Herman of
Rrinler, paid ?. short visit to St.
Helens Monday. .
Saturday last was the anniversary
of Mrs. Thomas Isbister's birth and
ap arty of riends gave her a surprise
party. The ladles or tne rongraga
tional Aid society presented her with
a beautiful cameo brooch. The after
noon was pleasantly spent and the
hostess was much surprised when
delightful refreshments were served,
such having been brought by
thoughtful friends.
Jury. To prevent such a calamity,
capital punishment should be nb
lUhed entirely.
Criticism: This argument may also
be retorted. It sometimes happens
also that an Innocent man is sub
jected to the disgrace of going to
prison. Asido from the material
damages his family must often suf
fer from it, they are also obliged to
bear the stigma and the loss of re
putation which is always either
wholly or partially Irreparable.
Therefore, to prevent such gave mis
takes, we should abstain from sen
tencing anyone to prison.
It certainly Is to be regretted that,
occasionally, an innocent man is
condemned to dosvth. It Is the duty
of the people to select wise judges
irrespective of their party affilia
tions, and state attorneys who think
more of justice and a square deal
than of gaining a questionable prom
Inence for themselves at the price of
another man's reputation or even of
hla blood. J 1 u
NEW OFFICERS FOR
THE K. OF P. LODGE
Clan of Hixteen to Receive First
Degree on December 9th
At their regular meeting Tuesday
night, Avon Lodge No. 62, Knights
of Pythias elected the following of
ficers to serve for the ensuing term:
E. A. Ross, C. C.
Orln Shepherd, V. C.
Foster T. Phillips, Prelate.
E. I. Ballagh, K. of R. & S.
F. A. George, M. of W.
J. B. Godfrey, M. of E.
J. W. VanNatta, I. G.
W. J. Fullerton, O. O.
Martin White, Trustee.
James Kemp, M. of A.
On Tuesday, December 9th. tho
rank of page will be conferred upon
a class of sixteen. Supreme Rep.
Frank S. Grant of Portland, will con
duct the initiatory work.
Methodist Episcopal Church
"The Frleadly Church"
St. Helens and Houlton
Albert S. Hisey, Pastor.
Sunday School. 10:00 a. m.
Morning Service, 11:00 a. m.
Epworth League, 6:10 p. m.
Evening Services, 7:30 p. m.
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.
Sermon aubjects: Morning "A
Hallowing Memorial." Evening,
"Love to the Uttermost."
The Sunday school board met last
Monday evening at the home of Dr.
L. G. Ross. Plans were formulated
for the Christmas celebration. The
first chapter of our new book on
Teacher Training was taken up and
discussed.
Bible study is now in progress at
our mid-week meetings. We now have
a good enrollment, which should be
considerably increased by next Wed
nesday. Why not enroll now?
The choir is now hard at work on
a splendid lot of music for Christ
mas under the direction of our new
choir leader, Mr. Holllngsworth,
If you are looking for a church
home, we will extend to you a most
hearty welcome. Here is a place in
which you may find congenial work
for the Master.
'The Friendly Church."
Plymouth Congregational Church
Willamette and Columbia Streets
Rev. A. XI. Spearow, Pastor
Phone 33-J
' Sunday School, 19:09 a. m
Morning Hour, 11:00 a. m.
Subject. "Little Things." The
Junior Choir will sing.
Christian Endeavor, 6:30 p. m.
Song Service, 7:30 p. m.
Rousing good singing.
Sermon, 8:00 p. m.
Subject, "Sins of the Mind."
All sin has Its origin in the mind
of the offender before it becomes an
act. Poison thoughts are more deadly
In their effects upon the individual
than the rankest poisons.
Weekly Activities
Bible study, Wednesday, 7:30
p. nj. Subject, "The Resurrection,"
with a review of the week before,
"The Fall of Man and the Flan of
Redemption."
Choir rehearsals, Junior, Friday
7:00 p. m.; Senior, Friday, 8:00
p. m.
You'll never enjoy Heaven if you
don't get used to it here. Come to
church.
The Catholic Church
Next Sunday, the Mass at St.
Helens church will begin at 11:30
Sermon on the Gospel of the Second
Sunday of Advent.
Catechism for the children will be
gin promptly at 10:45. There are
now 46 children in the class, and
both they and their parents are to be
complimented on the fact of good at
tendance and diligent study.
Evening services at 7:30, includ
Ing Benediction of the Blessed Sacra
ment and a short lecture of general
Interest.
On Friday of this week Sodality
meeting.
Every Wednesday meeting or tne
Catholic Altar Boys and Boy Scouts
Monday, December 8th Is the feast
of the Immaculate Conception of the
Virgin Mary. It 1b a holy day of Ob
ligation. Mass at St. Helens ?.t 9:00
a. m., and at Deer Island at 11:00
Evening services it St. Helens on
Monday at 7:30. During this service
the girls of the parish will be
solnienly received into the Sodality.
A sermon will be given by Father
Clancy on "The Place of Mary, the
Mother of Jesus Christ, in Catholic
Worship."
Our non-CathoIto friends are
al-
ways welcome.
Free Methodist Church
Houlton, Oregon
D. M. Higbee, Pastor
Sunday School, 10:00 a. m.
Preaching Service, 11:00 a. in.
Evening Moetlng, 7:30 o. m.
Mid-week Prayer Meeting, Thurs
day evening, 7:30 p. m.
Quarterly meeting services will be
held Friday and Saturday evening.
Sunday morning and evening,
preaching by District Elder J. A.
Hopper of Portland.
Seventh Day Advent 1st Church.
West St. Helens
Regular services held on Satur
day. Sabbath School, 2:00 p. m.
ServJcea following at 3:00 p. m.
Weekly Prayer Meeting, Wednes
day, 7:46 p. m.
H. M. KNIGHTON, Elder.
CHURCH NOTICES
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S. P. & S7 OFFICIALS
ST.
Look Over Industrial Improvements
and Are Favorably Impressed
Prospect that New Depot Iay be
Built in Near Future
i Friday St. Helena was honored by
the presence of a party of 8. P. ft S
railroad officials. E. E. Little, as
sistant general ' manager; O. E.
Votaw, superintendent; R. W. Pick
ard. assistant general freight agent;
R. H. Crozier, assistant general pas
senger agent and J. T. Hardy, travel
ing freight r.nd passenger agent.
The officials, who were accom
panied by Local Agent J. R. Gilby.
called at the Mist office and express
ed themselves as much pla-.sod with
the progress and development of St.
Holens during the past aeverai
ycara. Mr. Llllio vrs the spokesman
for the puny, thoroforo little waa
said on the objoct ef the visit and
matters in general, tor Lillie is a bet
ter railroad wan than he la a talker.
However, upon being asked the direct
question aa to the probability of a
depot being built to take the place of
the shanty now used, he said that it
"might be considered possible and
probable that after the railroad lines
went back to private ownership, the
railroad company might be in posi
tion to build a depot at St. Helens."
The party was taken to the ship
yard, the new mill of the Island Lum
ber Company and thev also Inspected
the work being done by the St. Hel
ens Dock ft Terminal Company.
W hlle the officials did not state tha
purpose of their visit. It Is evident
they were here for some especial
purpose, for railroad officials, or
dinarily do not travel around lust for
the fun of going somewhere.
RETURNS FROM ALASKA
For the first time In the naat 18
years Tom Muckle. a former resident
of St. Helens, has left the Alaska
country and will winter in "the
states." Mr. Muckle left the Iditarod
section Octobed 17th, and walked 400
miles to Anchorage where he caught
a boat bound for Ser.ttle end arrived
In that city December 1st.
He has spent 21 years In Alaska
r.nd while admitilns that the resi
dents of the fp.r r.orth have some
handicaps to overcome, states that
the country holds out many oppor
tunities and that the chance of "mak
ing a stake" Is always i.llurlng. He
has given the Mist en interest laa ac
count of n portion of Alaska, the min
ing enterprises, Industries, etc., and
at a later date, this paper will take
pleasure in giving to its readers tha
story.
While In St. Helens Mr. Muckle Is
s guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob George,
his uncle and aunt. He expects to
leave in a few days for Tennessee to
visit his father and his sister, Mrs.
ha win Ross.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
Judge A. L. Ch.rk of Rainier, was .
one of our visitors last week, and
while here made a very interesting
talk on good citizenship.
Alvln Hill was out of school two
days this week on account of two
wounded heels, the result of the last
game of football.
The members of the high school
orchestra are very enthusiastlo la
their efforts to make a creditable
showing. They meet o.ch Tuesday
evening for practico.
Tho literary society will moot Fri
day evening, December 12, In the
school auditorium. The try-out for
the two debuting teams will bo held
December 8th.
The girls of the three upper'
classes, assisted by the high school
toochers, will give a banquet for the
football team next Saturday even
ing.
Basket ball is one of tbe interest
ing topics now, attracting the atten
tion of the boys and girls. We expect
to turn out the best teams this year
the school has ever had. Practlc
will begin next week.
A large number of high school
pupils attended the second number
of the lyceum course and from their
viewpoint Mrs. Dunnlway was a good
entertainer.
f A regular program for physical
raining in the high school will be
put Into operation after the Christ
mas holidays. This feature of the
school work has been postponed be
cause of the large number of high'
school classes this semester and for
the reason that a great deal of work
had to be made up by some of the
pupils. . . i iH
MIrs Ella Hatta.i, who is taking a
course of study at the Monmouth
Normal college, returned to Mon
mouth Saturday night after spend
ing the Thanksgiving holidays at
home here.
Iu honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Gar-
HELENS
rlson. who will soon leave for Call- j "j
fornla, the Pythian Sisters gave a
farewell party, at the lodge room on
Monday night. There was quite 'i
number present to wish Mr. and Mrs. '
Garrison the best of luck. A delight-
(ul lunch was served.
Mrs. Mary Myers writes her i
daughter. Airs. u. u. wneeier, inai tf,i
sne was at wuimar, Minnesota, ana
making preparations to leave tor St. j
Helens. The weather waa very
cold. Mrs. Myers wrote, the mercury i
banging around the zero mark most .j "j!
of the time. Afti,
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