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C A plus Nsws. The commissioners
,01 tustriol No. X voted (he mm of
oignty dollars for (he erection of a
.briuge aornss the slouah on tho conntv
road between tlili place and Wood
lmid. The newt was received by the
.inhabitants, and public generally, wltli
.pleasure. Mr. Ed. Qooria. the aenial
.and hard-working superintendent of
.the district, at onoe set men to work
.erecting the bridge, and itii now Hu
.ished, being a strong and useful strno
.turn, nd the road is in nood shana
This road, being direct to Oaplos, is
tusea a great item by farmers bringing
tin thiilr produce, eto., to (hip by the
.steamer which call daily, this Is
the only landing where such suitable
.accommodation! ran be given, theie
being a spacious warehouse in which
to store nioruhaudise. It is exueoted
Hbe government will soon erect a light
at ihismueh-used wharf. , . .It Is very
much to be regretted that the term ol
school in this distriot terminates this
week. The teacher, Mtf. E. D. Graham,
is very much reapeeWd, and during
me term uos maue great progress will
his pupils, and galued the esteem of
them all. We shall be alud to hear of
him obtaining a higher position in the
near future. Great credit is due the
-directors who have worked very hard
(or the district. We :rusl tbey will be
able to build schoolhouse before
another term, as it is very muoh re
quired. . ..He Copies is suffering from
a severe oold. We trust that with
careful nursing lie will soon be better.
-"With all his faults we love him still."
. ...Uu Friday, the Zlst Inst., a sur
prise party was given at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs, Quirole, it being the
lourteentn anniversary ol tlieir wed
ding day. The happy couple were so
much taken by surprise they hardly
knew what to do, but at last everyone
settled down to thoroughly enjoy them
elves, which they did to their heart's
content. Musio, singing, and recita
tions were the filatures of the evening.
The health of the couple was proposed
by Harry Caples in a very neat and
suitable manner, and, at the olose of
the speech, their healths were heart
lly drank. The toaat was replied
in suitable terms, afterwhioh the parti
-4HSki,S.- Tbe SO
cial event of tbe season was the marl
riaite of Miss Alice E. Cox, duughtel
of Judge B. Cox of this place, to Mr
David Davis, the junior editor of Th
Mist. The ceremony took place
noon, at the residence of the bride'!
parents, in the presence of a large
number of relatives and V lew imme
diate friends. Kov, Thomas Cole,
Trinity Episcopal church of Portland,
officiating. The bride wore a becora
Inir traveling dress and carried an
elaborate bouquet of white rosea.) Misi
Burke, who acted as
similarly attired. 1 he groom a
"tint lliuu; MF." Ellwin Hons, appeared
in the conventional black. The spa
cious parlors were decorated witli ferns,
and flowers, until as one caught the
fragrance he could scarcely reslin'
that we had just passed the meridian
of winter. After the ceremony and
congratulations, the gnome were
served to an elegant wedding break
fast. The tables were artistically ar
ranged, and loaded to the limit of tbir
capacity with choicest viands, while
the guests had almost to ask a respite
from the varied and tempting courses
placed before them. The presents
were numerous and rare, from the
simple tokens of friendship to articles
of elegance and value China and
sterling silver in no mean proportions.
The young couple look their depar
ture by boat in the afternoon for a
brief wedding tour, amid the good
w inline of many friends. After their
return, Mr. add Mrs. Davis will make
their home in this place. ,
The Art or Graotihq. After a
series of observations extending over
a period of 12 years and experimenting
on 23 individuals of both sexes and of
opposite colors, Prof, Thierch, of Leip
zig (Lepsie), has (riven the following
as the result: If a piece of negro's
skin is grafted on the flesh of a white
woman or man, the transplanted piece,
as soon as it begius to properly adhere,
gradully changes in color anil texture
until it becomes indistinguishable from
that of the surrounding cuticle, process
of chance usually occupying a period
of from 92 to 112 days to make the
complete transformation. On the
other hand, when the skin of a white
person is grafted to the flesh of a negro,
the change (which it has already been
admitted finally takes place) is not
nearly so rapid, usually occupying a
period of upwards of a year. As to
texture, it can be truly said that the
white piece, though it changes, to all
appearance, to real negro skin, is never
as fine as Its ebony surroundings.
The question now arises: Should
futher experiment prove this to be true
beyond a doubt, will tbe belles of the
future have their fanes denuded and
patched up with negro skin, in order
to give them a fashionable texture?
Substantial Road Work. Tbe new
overseer in this road district is begin
ning his supervision of the roads in a
very practical manner. His first of
ficial act was to put men to work pre
paring rock with which he is macad
amizing the road from the east
approach to the bridge to the school
house, a distance of over one hundred
' feet. This particular piece of road has
long needed a little practical attention
and is now getting what it needs. Mr.
Newell has adopted tbe very sonsible
policy, that what road be builds this
year will not have to be rebuilt next
year. He will keep a minute account
of the cost of building this piece of
road, and when it is finished he will
be able to furnish some valuable data
on -macadam roads. We heartily en
xi ; Nawull's aotiou and are
pleased to see a start made in the di
rection of bettor roads, for it will only
require 'a very littlo practical demon
the most skeptical
that macadam roads are what this
county needs more thau anything else
just at preseni,excup io
This since is now
supplied with late and neat designs of
material for turning out every doaorip
f lh m-intlnir. . We will execute
...... -Jlu.a nn mIioW .- nnfjro. and at
IlEPttBMCikN Club Ohoanizbd.-
Subject to cull, a fufr representation
ol local republican met at the court
house Friday evening, and proceeded
to reorganise the former Harrison club,
A large amount of good work was ac
complished, though most of it wits of
a primary nature and consisted of the
appointment of commitU'cs and elec
tion of officers. Judge A, II. Blukes
ley and Hon. W. J. Kice were ap
pointed delegates to the Young Mens'
republican club, which met in Port
land Tuesday. The meeting named a
number of able workers as a committee
on permanent organization, whose du
ties shnll also Include the drafting of a
constitution and bylaws, and which
body shall be the county central com
mit tue of all similar organization!. The
club starts out with a Inritn member
ship of enthusiastic republicans who
have both means and the inclination
to set a hot pace for the politicians of
this county to follow. .
Thobb Nkw HiDBWAtKB. Agreeable
to the mandates of ordinance number
tweuty-six, the persons who own prop
erly adjacent to the streets therein
mentioned are beginning to build side
walks in compliance with the provis
ions of said ordinance, and in a very
short time we can reasonably expect
to see all our streets provided with
sidewalks which will be both a credit
to the city and an appreciated con
venience to the citizens. It bus be
come the duty of the city to erect
crosswalks at the intersection of the
various streets, sod Chairman Sweet
laud, of the sired commission, has al
ready ordered lumber and other neo
essaries for that purpose. At the ex
piration of thirty, days tbe city will
proceed to build walks in front of pri
vate property where the owners are
delinquent, and will advertise the
property for sale to pay tbe charges
thus incurred.
Cuxtwiu-HANlJa. After over eigh-
toCTTpOTirOTTfontiuuous and success
ful experience In the general mer
chandizing business, the Well-known
firm of M tickle tiros, last week retired
from business, and their store has
passed into the hands of James Dart
and H. P. Watkins, who will hereafter
conduct the business under the firm
name of Dart & Watkins. Only the
stock was purchased by the new firm,
the building and niilljremuining the
property of the retiring Arm. Messrs.
Dart and Watkins are both pioneer
residents of St. Helens, and need no
introduction to our readers. They will
carry a complete line ot everything
the trade demands, and start out with
the best wishes of their numerous
riends, who wish them unbounded
ccess in their new venture.
JIB Didn't Fouobt. The editor
tood at the beautiful gate, with all
his sine and patches; not long did he
wonder, nor did he wait, for they gave
him a handful of matches', and tapped
a big bell that was answered in well,
in the place with the sulphurous
crater; and next minute found turn-
aolf in it the fust going elevator.
And the v landed him straightway in
furnace 15, near a political briber;
when lot in a halo of brimstone was
the old delinquent subscriber. And
vainly to hide his emotion he tried
would his face I could show yon as
ho drew a huge cart to the editor's
side, saying : "Friend, here s the wood
I owe you." i
Wet Wheat' . Won't Sprout. A
Washington farmer has been experi
menting with wet wheat, with a view
of using it for seed. He discovered
that from one-fourth to ono-tlnra ol
the wheat never sprouted at all, but
simply rotted away, while that portion
which sprouted was very weak and un
satisfactory. . The pointer to farmers
is a timely one, and should be needed
now. Those who have been figuring
on tho availability of wet wheat for
seed for the coming season, owe it to
their best interest to make tests ot the
grain, for by this means they may be
saved by loss at harvest.
Without A School. The publio
school at this place will close with the
present month, at which tune tne
school fund will be exhausted. As
the majority of voters at the special
meeting refused to vote a special tax, it
will not be possible to open the public
school again for about thirteen
months. Of course this state of af
fairs is greatly to be deplored, but the
deoree has gone forth and there is no
way to continue the school except to
do so by popular subscription or by
encouraging someone to open private
Spray Yoitr Fruit Trees. This is
the proper season of the year tor
spraying fruit trees for the extermina
tion of all parasites, and the subject is
being agitated generally by the country
papers, especially by those oi eastern
Oregon. One paper says the horti
culturists of Wasco oounty are attend
ing carefully to their trees, fortun
ately the fruit trees of Columbia are
reasonably free from the destructive
parasites; bat nevertheless, the owners
otorobards should vigilantly guard
their interests in that direction.
To Cement a Belt. In order to
cement leather bulling or leather and
wood, dissolve two parti, by weight,
of gutta percha-iu five parts of bisul
phide of carbon and one part of Oil of
turpentine, and then add two parts of
powdered Syrian asphalt. After stand
ing several days, the mass will become
homogeneous. If too thin allow it to
evaDorate to the consistency of honey.
Before applying it too leather, the lat
ter must be deprived of fat by the ap
plication of benzine to the side to be
New Butohbtunq Firm. Work was
commenced Friday on a new building
on the Strand, luBt above the power
house of the water works, which, when
completed, will be occupied as a
btitober-shoD by W. I. 8weetland and
Jas. Sheldon, who have formed a part
nership for the purpose of engaging in
the butcher buniness in this city.
Messrs. Clark & Urie have thocontraot
for the buildinu. which is to be 25x50
feet. The work of driving tho founda
tion is being duns with a htiml pile
driver. ' "
T6 pitowr -BaiMON c is-t
moveiueill On'foot tc pre , the Ml
inon industry of the Columbia river,
for it is asserted that liittre is eminent
danger of the extermination of the sal
mon, unless something: be done. A
bill has been sent to congress, and a
petition to both houses of that body is
being largely circulated in Oregon and
Washington, and will doubtless ac
complish good results as it is being
liberully sigued, especially aloug tbe
Old Stamps Preferable. The sup
ply of world's fair stamps will soon be
exhausted, as the postofllce department
has decided not to itsue any more. The
stamps were quite a novelty at first,
but they soon grew tiresome. Bus
iness men practically prefer the old
stamps. They are smaller, and besides
there might be something in the fact
that there is not so much of them to
Lahob 8alb or Timber. C. II.
Newell, of this place, bus purchased all
the fir timber on the St. Helens home
stead belonging to Mrs. Tysczkiewicz,
which be will have cut into cord wood
and sell it over Muckle Bros', wharf.
The amount of wood which can be cut
on the tract is variously estimated al
from 1,500 to 8,000 cords. It is under
stood that Mr. Newell paid twenty-five
cents stumpage.
Russian Thistles. It is said that
the Russian thistle, which is such a
great nuisance in the west, is one of
the best crops to plow under for green
manure, and that the best way to get
rid of it is to attempt to utilize it, for
lhn insects will attack it, and it will
not grow without seeding. : Some of
the farmers need just such weeds to
compel them to cultivate their laud
Becnxnra 'AWUHwm. Tbe Colum
bia bank inn company, of this place,
has succumbed to the general disaster
I fpam which the country is sunerin
Lfind last week passed into the hands
of A. II. Blakesley, as receiver, who
will proceed to settle up tbe aflairs ol
the company. An effort will be made
to straighten out the complications of
(the bank and reopen it lor business
Teachers' Examination. There
(will he seeu in another column of this
bauer a notice to persons who are con
templating taking the examination be
fore the county tcliool board, for a cer-
incate to teach in this county. lne
fcxaminatiou will beam ou Wednesday,
February 14, 1894.
Banking Property Sold. A deed
has been filed for record transferring
the building at present occupied by
the Columbia bankiug company to E.
E. Quick, who will rent the building
for offices, et". The consideration is
$1,000. The wharf is still the property
of Jas. C. Rice.
Special Receipt Books. At this
office we are engaged at present in
printing a largo number of receipt
books, general and special. If you
use a special recipt, order now, so thai
we will be able to priut and furnish
them al the same rate as the general
receipt book.
List of Marriagb Licenses. Li
censes to wed were issued to the ful
lowing persona during the mouth of
January: W. A. Wood to A.iua Burns,
To urn Karista to Paul Varango,Jame
Low to Mrs. Elizabeth Brow, David
Davis to Alice E. Cox.
Fob Salb. The fine Norman stal
lion, "Tempest," is for sale cheap. For
full information concerning age, pedi
gree, etc, call on R. Cox, or Muckle
Bros., St. Helens, Oregon.
The Mayger Company think of starting
up their logging camp soon again.
Mrs. Walter Severn is on a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Grunt Watts, of Scsppoose.
That wonderful fiddle Bob ioles made
has had an addition put to it In the shape
of a bay window, and I think he will have
to stop for want of room.
Tbe Blue Vitrol Mill was sold last week
as advertised, but as. the purchasers did
not give me permission to use their names
I will not do so, but I hear they redeemed
tbe mortgage on tbe said mill.
Harry French and his partner, Fred
Taylor, have moved to the J. II. liuckler
place where they intend to do a big busi
ness in hauling lugs and wood. 1 hear
these gen tleinen intend to stock the saw
mill here.
Geo. Wagner looks as though he is in
trouble, but at certain times in a man's life
I suDpose they all have that forlorn look ,
but I think be may brighten up after the
ball is over.
Our baldheaded friend. Croker, is busy
burning stumps, and says he can hire Geo.
Warner to come and help him nights, that
is it Wagner will take off his bat and
stand on the opposite side of the stump and
let the light reflect from his polished cran
ium so he can see to bore tbe stump, be
will work day and night.
Lovely winter weather. Bright, sunny
days and light, frosty nights.
Emmons Buell presented the school
house with a larpe wall map of the U. 13.
Canada, and Mexico. It is about five feet
square and well executed.
K. Demarest is enjoying a visl t from his
parents, who live at Castle Rock, Wash, j
The visitors are quite old people past
seventy-four years, but quite hale.
Mrs. 3. J; Galvln finished a month of
school last Friday. -She Is a good teaoher,
keeps good order and possesses a tact for
Imparting- knowledge that is very valuable
to her pupils.
Miss Maggie and Mr. ' Erwln Seffert in
tend visiting the Midwinter fair. Others
may go from this neighborhood also.
Everyone who is able should visit the fair
and other points of Interest about San
Charley Spencer is building the Spring
creek dam higher, to be used for splashing
logs out of Tide creek, and as a conse
quence the-darn iu Tide crsek,. which
washed otit last fall, will not be rebuilt for
POtne time, r . - .......
The friends A". -A, Merrill held a baket.
party at his bouse a week ago last Saturday
vsning. There was no dancing, but. there
was a jolly crowd of sociable players, and
Interesting conversation and sweet music
was enjoyed. A bountiful lunch was served
to whlch'the hostess added many appetizing
features. It was nearly morning before the
merry-makers adjourned, promising to
meet sguin soon, at the house of some
other neighbor.
News has been received here which causes
as to congratulate the junior editor of Thi
Mist. Moral history teaches os that it is
not well for man to be alone. Though it
is seldom that an editor Is left alone, there
is no dubt that a bachelor editor feels
those awful pangs of loudness that are
natural to the human mind, and longing
for a partner to whom he can come with
hlssorrowsaswelt as his joys; bis losses
as well as his gains, In Illness as in health
and find a sympathizing, affectionate
friend who helps to bear bis troubles along
the narrow way which leads through tlili
life to a brighter home beyond the mystic
river. We congratulate Mrs. Davis upon
rinding a man who, like the towering oak.
will stein tbe storm of literary life, and
like the slnler willow, who will
bend to her will, or the never chsnging
Ivy that will twins around to guard and
protect her in the time of good and ill re
port; Some weeks ago, while the ground was
covered with snow, a farmer out in Carico
vadey, butchered a beef, and tbe next
morning be discovered, as be supposed,
that a cougar bad carried away tbe offal.
He thought of the many privations to
which families in desolate places ars sub
ject, and immediately started for John
Splawn, the veteran cougar-hunter of the
coast. Tbe people turned out en mass to
see the sport. When Mr. Splawn saw tbe
tracks in tne snow, be at ence declared
they did not belong to tbe feline family,
but that they bad been made by one of
their canine cousins; nor did be think that
old Tige would scent it. but the intelligent
dog quickly took the track and from the
bowl that escaped bis vocal organs, one
would hsve thought there was s populist
ampmeeting In the woods. The intruder
as only a neighbor's dog, and was soon
Vought to bay.
County Surveyor Little spent a portion
of last week in town.
We notice C. W. Jones is around again
after his attack of illness.
We notice J. M. Blackford on the street
again looking a little thinner after bis
struggle with tbe grip.
Bright aad Shuler have been hauling
souie cedar fence posts in the rough to the
steamer landing this week.
George Freeman manages to get around
on time with the malls, through all kinds
of weather and most wretched roads.
Andrew Doyle was in town Monday in
charge of a splendid lot of smelt which he
sold to our citizens at a very low figure.
Washington's birthday being the next hol
iday In order, preparations are being made
by tbe publio schools for its suitable ob
servance. J. M. Payne is keeping his professional eye
out for all tbe children between the ages of
four years, and twenty. If he misses any
he wants to be informed of it for be wants
to report them all the first Monday in next
The doors and windows for the new
church were brought iu by steamer last
week, and will soon be put in place. A
new sidewalk in front of the church lot
adds very ruateiially to the comfort of per
sons passing thut way.
Editor Blackford has had rather a hard
row to hoe lately, attending to his duties
witb sickness in the family, but manages
to keep un his old-time whistle. Some of
bis neighbors kindly help Mm out on press
night so that tbe Chief gets out on time.
A series of religious meeting are being
held nightly it Merrill's hall, conducted by
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, of Warrenton, Or.,
and others. Considerable interest is mani
fested, and the attendance is good, notwith
standing the unfavorable weather.
George Ticbcuor returned from San
Diego some ten days ago to spend the re
mainder of the winter on the old home
stead. On last Wednesday be and his niece,
Anna English , weat to Astoria to visit Mrs
Lace and family. They returned Monday
night by steamer.
Mrs. Frank Merrill and ehild witb Willie,
went up the river last week to visit her
mother and get the baby accustomed to
traveling. Frank seems to begetting along
fairly well, taking care of the house, and
judging from the amount of smelt he car
ried up Monday, he is providing liberally
for the boys and him.-elf.
A considerable order of long plank for
wharting has lately been sawed at Barr's
mill and hauled to town by Reddick aad
Russell for shipment to Henrici's .landing,
t hey were tough ones to handle and haul
over.the rough roads in their present con
dition, but with plenty of push on the part
of the men, got them through.
H. W. McDonald and wife leave this
week for San dose, California, expecting to
make their home in that vicinity. They
leave here with tbe best wishes of the
community who regret their leaving here
where Mrs. McDonald, at least, has been
so long and favorably kuown. They will
make themselves useful wherever they go so
thst what proves a loss to this eomaiunity
will be a gain to aouie other.
Seeing 8quire J. B. Doan, Dr. J. W.
Meserve and Frank Peterson in council on
pur Streets the other day, we naturally
wondered what had brought together such
distinguished visitors.;: A little inquiry de
veloped the fact that they were a commit
tee appointed to examine and report on the
damages dune to property holders by grant,
ing the oounty road from Himple's mill to
the Nehaiem road. It seems that after
they got out some distance tbey remem
bered tbat they had not been sworn in as
required by law, so when seen by your cor
respondent were hunting a notary public.
W. H. (.'Olivers attended to that duty
and started them again with full authority
to act in the matter. What they ooncluded
will develop later. '
; A Kansas Irian's Experience.
Mr. Albert Favorite, of Arkansas City,
Kan., wishes to give our readers the bene
fit of his experience with colds. - He says:
' I contracted a cold early last spring that
settled on ny lungs, and had hardly re
covered from it when I caughtanother that
hung on all summer an.i left me witb a
hacking cough, which I thought I never
would get rid of. 1 had used Chamberlain's
Congh Remedy some fourteen years ago
iiih i.Mtoli miw.MM . and concluded to trv it
again When ( had got through with one
bottle my cough had left me, and 1 have
nol-Stiffe'red witla cough or cold slnco. I
have recomniendeil It to others, and all
spenk well hf it." Fifty cent bottles for sale
by lidwin ivjss.
J. D. Headlee,of Apiary was in town
last Tuesday,
Edwin Ross was down from Port
land Monday. , , ; ".
R. P. Graham, of Portland, was lo
town Saturday on a short business
Commissioner Barnes made a short
business trip to the county seat Mon
day. Emrnett Stevens has recovered his
purse which he lost last week contain
ing about f50.
Salem wants a little notoriety and
has made a bid of $40,000 for the Cor-bett-Jackson
T.wlrra MsRi-irta .ill hold an ad.
jotirned term of the circuit conrt at
this place on March o.
The faith cure priesteee, Mrs . Wil
liams, of Portland, has just recovered
irom xiv aays sacrincu.
There is a man in Oakland. Califor
nia, whriaa fn.it.ttrn ma bier Lhat he has
' . - . . - r.
to use the forks of the road for a boot
A man Willi tirrtlrAn nAP.Ir is livlnff
in California. Many men whose necks
ought to be broken are living else
where. Misses Mary and Nora Conyers, of
Oregon City, came down Monday, and
were present at the wedding of Miss
Alice Cox and Mr. David Davis.
Mrs. A. Balmanno, ot Highlands,
Portland, was in St. Helens Monday,
and was present at the wedding cere
monies which were held tbat day.
"The following chairs in the cabin
are for ladies; gentlen.en are requested
not to make use of them until the
ladies are seated," is a sign we see on
some of our steamers.
Howard McBride, who spent a part
of last summer here, is now at SanUt
Clara. California, studying for the ex
aminations preparatory to entering
Leland Stanford University.
James Dalton, the popular purser
of the steamer Kehani, has leased the
residence of Andrew Rubert, and will
occupy it with his fainilv as soon as
the latter arrives from Illinois.
The steamer Kehani, running be
tween this place and Fortiand.is build
ing up a good trade along the slough,
the result ol Having gentlemanly anu
accomodating officers in charge.
It is noted that the steamer Thomp
son is very deliberate in her movemets
since tbe Lurline withdrew from tbe
trade. Coninetitiou is a great incentive
to nromot service, as it is also the life
of trade.
The other dav, a man in Astoria
drank some bedbug poison by mistake
for whisky, and died Irom the effect.
He is said to have been a stranger, as
it takes an expert to tell Astoria
whisky from bedbug poison.
The Oregon Press Association wishes
to arrange with the California Press
Association to meet its brother editors
Hurinir ilm Miilwinte, fnir where suita
ble headquarters will be arranged for
the accommodation ot tue press oi mis
slate. ,
An Oregon farmer, who has taken
note of migratory buds these many
vears. eavs that the wild geese are
again wending their way north, from
which he argues that we are to have
an early spring. It can't come any
too soon to suit us.
A. H. Blakesley and J. C. Rice re
turned from Portland Tuesday night,
havine been in attendance at the
Young Mens' State republican club, j
which met that day. M. Blakesley
was ioined in Portland by his
daughter, Miss Kendall, of Corvallis,
who will make a visit among us.
"This," said the attendant, as be led
the way through tbe incurable ward,
"is one of the worst cases we have.
He was once a newspaper man." "But
what is his hallucination?" asked the
visitor anxiously. "He thinks he has
money ."answered tho attendant sadly.
The Whatcom populists think they
need an opera-house very badly, and
being short of funds they are offered
their own prescription by a local paper
in this wise: "It is the easiest thing
in the world. Issue script pay it for
material and labor and then make it
receivable for entrance fees to concerts,
operas, etc.''
At a recent church gathering in
Olympbia the following startling an
nouncement was made. "Miss
will now sing 'Put me in my little bed'
with Mr. the pastor." Tbe young
lady who was thus announced has not
got through blushing yet, while the
master of ceremonies has resolved
hereafter to use commas in speech as
well as in manuscript.
It is understood lhat a certain St.
Heleneiie is going to enter the king
dom of conubial bliss with a maiden
fair of La Center. La Center corres
pondence in Vancouver Columbian.
Wonder who that St. Helensite isT
Keep your eyes open, and it may be
that someof these fine "8uneet" even
ings you will see him gliding along in
a boat headed for La Center.
A large portion ot the male popula
tion of Sitka have wives they have pur
chased. This is contrary to law. Mar
shal Porter of the Alaska District has
juat instructed his several deputies
throughout the Territory to at once ar
rest every while man violating the law.
As a result of which offical order near
ly every man on board the United
States steamer Pinca is in jail at Sitka.
Hundreds of other arrests are ex
pected. Prospects are quite flattering' for re
newed activity in the business of this
place next spring. Several important
enterprises are well under way and
many others are projeoted which will
doubtless take form during the season.
St. Helens hae numerous valuable re
sources which oan be easily developed,
and if times do not get so desperately
bard that all the buildings will - have
to be turned into free so'upbouses,
there will undoubtedly be many val
uable enterprises placed to our credit
My stock in this line is as complete
as can be found outside of the city of
Portland. I make a specialty in this
line and carry the very freshest goods.
In this line you will find s complete
and varied assortment to select from,
where you can choose with the assur
ance that the goods yon get are fresh.
EDWIIST ROSS, Proprietor.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
The southwest M of section 32, and the
southeast of the southeast of section
31, and west o the southwest of sec
tion 31, township 7 north, range 2 west, 280
acres, $7.50 per acre.
The southeast X of the southeast of
section 36, township 7 north, range 2 west,
40 acres at $5 per acre.
The northwest K of section A, township
6 north, range 2 west, containing 160 acres,
310 per acre.
Where yon will find the largest stock of Patent
Medicines, Prescription Drugs,-Toilet Articles, etc.,
ever found in Columbia County. ,
DE. J. E. HAILX., Proprietor
S ELj:BINrs 'jOTEir-i
The tables are always supplied with tbe Best Edibles and Delica
cies the market affords.
Having been newly refurnished we are prepared to give satisfac
tion to all our patrons, and solicit a share of your patronage.
J. GEORGE, Proprietor,
St. Helens Livery Stables
THOS. COOPEE, Proprietor.
Handy location, and you can feel sure that your horses will receire
, as good attention as though you were caring for them yourself.
Vernonia and
. . J. H.
The old and reliable barber has his razors just as
sharp as can be found, and will shave you com
fortably and quickly for only fifteen cents.
The table will be supplied with the best the market affords.
Board by the Day, Week, or Month at Reasonabls rates
Everything Clean. A Share of Ydur Patronage is Solicited. "
All kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats, Sausage and Fish. Meat .
by Wholesale at Special rates. Express wagon run to all parts "
of tho the city, and charges reasonable.
School 'Books School Supplies
o o x o o
Your school supplies can be pro
cured here, rittch as 'penSpenciis, ink,
writing tablets, slaies, and in fact quite
everything coming under this 'head.
As to perfumeries, our stock is varied
and complete. We make this article a
specialty. We will compound prescrip
tions any hour of the day or night.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
185 acres in section 3, township 7 north,
range 2 west. . A one and one-half story
house, 16x28; barn, 18x30, with sheds: 16
acres cleared, 100 in pasture, 1 acre of
prunes, bearing, otbsr fruits, cuts 30 tons
of bay. Price 12,500. Terms easy.
160 acres of land, house and barn, IS
acres cleared and fenced, some fruit trees
bearing, fries f 10 per acre. Terms easy.
Terms One-third cash, balance secured
by mortgage at 8 per cent, interest.
St. Helens. Oregon
Cornelius. Ogn.
DECKER . . .
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