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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
VOL. XXXIII. ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1914 No. 31 A SERIOUS AUTO 1DENT BIG TOURING CAR JUMrS GRADE AND TURNS TURTLE WITH OCCUPANTS urn. h. h. Ctcct inj Gear Refuses to Work ai iLOccupants of Car Pin ned Umlcr it Until Re lief Comes The steering pear of a bin touvlnR rur n funed to work while being ilrlvi'ii along tho road between Deer 1:1, mil iiml CoMi) I'lal Tuesday ovm, Iiik iiml it Juiiiii'il off tho urudiv re mi II I ii ft III Kix-liiiiN Injury to onu per mm nml slight Injuries to several other. The enr wit occupied by Mr. II. II. Emmons, Mm. Emmons, Mi'h. Crnituu and Miss KumiiiHky nil uf Portland. It foil nliuut 20 font low i) tlm nnilMiihvnent anil luiuWtil nil Mr. Kliiliioni who was pinned between the car and a log, tlm enr ! Iiik across liU chest. Ho wan rend ered unconscious liy tlio full anil the r ill Ikth of tlio piirly wurn under the rur hut loon extricated themselves. MIhh KuniliiBky proved herself a heroine by taking liwr hunda and dlg K In k away portions of tho rotten 1k on which Mr. Kmmona wan llug until he wu olilo to breathe. The Chauffeur run for assistance to the camp of workmen on the road and a telephone wai no nt to Bt. Helens for medical nld. Deputy Sheriff Ijike secured a car and In company with Dr. Pool was noon at the scene of the accident. After workliiR for iiulte a whl In with Mr. Kmmona he won so fur revived that lie waa alilo to trnvel and waa put Into Hoy Cope lund' car and rushed to rortlnnd. It wan fnarnd Uiut the Injure would prove futut to him but lutit reports from the hoHpllul am that tie Is re covering nltliough Ilia Injurlna uro so r.evoro that he will be confined to It In bed for many wneka. Rover;'. 1 of IiIh rllm wre broken, ono ef the broken mil peuetrallnK tho lun.'t Tlui Injuries to tho other peoplu were HllKllt. LOCAL .TEAM WINS AGAIN Same Old Story of Victory for St. Helens The local team took n trip ovor to Itliltfi'lti'lil IiihI Sunday nud engaged In a Utile lilttliiR and Imttlng pruc tlon nt tho oxpnuso of what Hint town culls a bull team, triikmnn pitched with a loir he could hardly crawl tiro n ml with and Flngg hunRod up a finger In tho 2nd and could hardly ma tho ball back to the pitcher, hut If tho hoys had all been on crutches they would not have had much trou ble wlnnliiR as they were liittlnK thnm far enough bo that they could walk down to drat iman and mill be "nfo. Tlio hits wore aa follow: Hull 4 ,1)111 1, McDonald 4, Brukko 1, FIiirr 2, Ilulngh 2, Htelinrdnon 2, 1'oterHon 1, Elkman 1. NOTES Elk man pitched a Rood Rnmo con sidering tho way bo was crippled up. IHII' pulled off tho Star floldinR stunt of the day when ho grabbed a Hnnr hot off tho bat of Mneker and doubled Fleming at aecond, It waa all he could do to roach It with one hum). Peter Ilrakko played a good flold Iiir gamel n center flohl, Illchnrdnon la picking up In hU lilttliiR and when this kid la hitting ho Is hard to boat. The band waa there strong and tt Is probable that thoy will go to Woodland with us next Sunday. The rootera aura turnod out good and strong and we would like to see MOBILE ACC ME 100 Court Rejects Bid on Coluir.bh City-Warren Roid WILL DO THE WORK County Court Busy Adjuring ItMiU of Way IMxputeit At a morning of the County Court held lust week for the purpose of opening bids for tho construction of tho Columbia Clty-Wurren road the bid of Jeffrey & Ilufton was tho only una received. Tho Court duly con sidered the mutter and decided that tho bid wus too hli:h and promptly rejected It and imulo an order direct ing that the work be done by th'i County Court and the County ltond Mustor. During this week Judge Harris, Commissioners Farr mid Fluhroi hnvo been busy Willi the people throiiKh whot'.o lands new roads are being built In an effort to settle right of way differences So fur everything seems to bo progressing nicely, there being on apparent disposition on part of tlm property owners and the C urt to reusoaubly settlo the illlllcultleg regarding rights of way. BENNETT BROTHERS " PURCHASE ROUTE George Konopka Disposes of Business to St Helens Men Harry and Uuy Dennett huvo pur chased tho milk route and creamery fixtures of Uoorgo Konopka who has been operating hern for some years. Dennett Dros. have a line five acre tract of land near t'-ie Houlton bridge In the city upon which they are hav ing built a modern, sanitary cream- cry and separating room. Every thing. will be clean and cool. They announce that they will be able to supply their customers with tlio very best milk and that ono of tho strong features of their business will be cleanliness. They will take charge on August 1st and Guy will run the wagon. GEORGE BELLAMY . Mr. fleorgo Dnllumy, an old gentle man about 80 eyars of uge, died at the homo of his Bon Edward Dellamv near Deer Island on tho 1 Cm of July. Funeral sorvlees were held at the homo on Sunday morning, tho so: vic es being by ftev. F. J. Meyers of St. Helena Congregational Church.. Mr. Dellnniy has been a resl In t of this county for about a y.ir and leaves a widow and two sons In this county and two sons in the east. THE KNOW FAIHY Miss Huxen Watts will present In flcantmose. Friday, July 31 an unpub lished children oratorio "The Snow Fairy". The foundation story in Huns Christian Anderson" Fairy Tale, but the entlro music and adap tation. Is the composition of Miss Watts a part of her music study at Weinisley College. A large local cast is now rehearsing and a great troat Is In store for all lovera of good music. Miss Ardath Hngoy will appear a tho prlncos and Dlx Holuday In the role of the prince. The object Is to try out the work Ing of the play so a to make It prac tical In staging, after which it will bo published. Admission 10 and 15c only. ANNOUNCEMENT Having bought Mr. Ellerson1 in torest In the Central Market I wish to announce to my many patrons that I have secured the service of a butcher of thirty years experience and till with tho fact than snon keep only the best of meats and the greatost variety. I nope to still gorve all of my old customers and many new ones. B. I. FLUMMEU fflffll ACCEWE IS RESCINDED Stormy Meeting of City Council is Largely SEWER WORK DOES NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS Tests Made Show That Pipe Joint Are Not Cemented and Property Owner Charges and counter charges, re partee and sarcastic wit prevailed at tho Council meeting last Monday night when that ( body convened In extraordinary session to listen to the complaints of the property own er in Sewer District No. 3 over the construction of the sewer and the assessments against the property to pay for the sume. The property owners were there in force too. as wero the contractors and attorneys. Mr. T. II. Lott, one of tho lurgest property owners in the district ex plained how he had poured barrels of water Into the sewer at his place and that a guard at the first man holo about 100 feet distance report ed that no water appeared there. Juke Dill had made a like experi ment with the same results. Others in the district gave similar testimony. Others told of having watched the progress of the work on the sewer and that In numbers of places no cement had been used on tlio Joints of the pipe and that the water would run to these Joints and then disap pear in the ground. Mr. Butts told of his experience when water was placed In the sewer at a point north of his place and then would run down the hill to his premises. where It would not go any further on ac count of the grade of the sewer which took a raise from his place toward the main trunk. During all of this testimony and these state ments much sarcastic repartee w..j indulged In between various persorn and the attorneys. Joined In occasi onally by some member of the DOC YAK VISITS During the recent fourth of Julyjtainlng his friend with auo ridea ooinhroHnn Did Doe Yak a In the famous old car. Tho ab ive pleasant visitor in St. Helens enter-' RICHARD COX IS PAINFULLY HURT Last Friday Mr. Richard Cox met with an accident which has laid him up and caused htm considerable suffering. While stepping up on the sidewalk in front of the drug store Mr. Cox made a mis step some way and his entire weight was thrown on his lame ankle causing htm to fall and sprain the ankle. He was taken to his home where he has since been but Is now fast recovering and will soon be able to be out again. NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS It having come to my knowledge that there are some people holding tax receipts which are un-accounted for In the records and which bear no number. All persons holding such receipts, are requested to communi cate with the undersigned so that proper receipts may be Issued and the records cleared. All receipts bearing no number have not been accounted for. C. H. JOHN, Sheriff Attended Refuse to Pay council. Before the arguments wore over for the evening it developed to be an actual fact that in some place the sewor pipes were bo laid that water would have to run up hill and that In many places the pipe was not ce mented, while In other places the pipe was cemented on the top but not on the botom parts. Whilo the remarks and arguments were quite heated at times there was a spirit of fairness manifested by nearly everybody Interested and when the Council made an order re scinding Its forfer action in accept ing the sewer and directing Engi neer McQuinn to require the con tractors to put the sewer In the con dition as specified In the contract the people Interested felt thnt such action was all that coi.Id bi d ine in tnc premise and good foaling pre vu led. During :ln evening some c i.e speaking li r the contractors mcd a statement that (he City was under obligations to the contractors on the contract in districts 6 and 7 on which work bad been stopped by li.-? Court, nnt many people took these remarks to Indicate that the Contracting Company would endeav- or to hold the city to these contracts or pay damages for failure to ccn ply with It contract. However the council made a de termined stand that the work o.j sewer In District No. S must be com- plr-tcil In acordance with the speci toutiuns und plans embodied In the contract regardless of what happen ed in districts 6 and 7 ST. HELENS picture waa taken during the ptra-lo. BOY SCOUTS ON FIRST ANNUAL HIKE 15 Youngsters March to Nehal- em Under Command of Rev Meyers , Monday morninb at 5 o'clock 15 brave boy scout under command of Rer. F. J. Meyers, marched out of St. Helena o nthe first lap of an out ing trip to the Nehalem. Each boy waa loaded with a knap sack well filled with good things to eat furni shed by a fond mother and each boy waa Just starting on an xperlence In j lite that he will not forget as long as he lives. The first forenoon of Monday the boys reached Trenholm and after resting there -for some time started on the afternoon walk for the Dupont place at Valley. From there they w lllgo to Pittsburg and up the East Fork where they will spend a week or ten daya fishing and camping out. HOUSE for rent. TENT fora ale. J. Q. GAGE, St. Helena. C! Mayor Mueller Appoints Fx- Ofticers to Prepare Mew Charter ALL EXPERIENCED MEN Propose to Bond the City to Kefu id Outstanding Indebtedness Ex-Mayor Martin White of St. Helens, Ex-Mayor James Dart of St. Helens, Ex-Mayor N. A. Perry cf Houlton, Ex-Councl'man B.C. Morton of St. Helen and C. C. Casfcott of St. Helen have been appointed by tne Mayor and Council as a Charter Commission to have' charge of the drafting of several charter amend ments or a new charter for the com bined city. A Portland ,firm of attorneys have the actual work of getting the charter in shape but the commission as named above will represent the city in the matter and it is the Intention to have charter amendment ready to vote on within few weeks. It is proposed to vote on bonding the city to refund all out standing debts at the same time so that, outside of bonds the city will be free from debt to start In with. About $20,000 of debts are out standing at the present time, not including sewer debts. SCAPPOOSE Mr. E. M. Watta and daughter Maud went to the Seaside this week. Mr. and Mrs. H. Lamberson have gone to the Seaside during the hot weather. Chas. Osteen and Mary Sholtx took In the Oaks at the Rose City last Sunday. Lee Hetrlck was up from St. Hel en Sunday. The Mlssea Hazel and Helen Watts were at the Rose City this week. We learn that Mr. Kyser Is very sick at this writing. Dr. Hatfield and wife visited at Portland, Monday. Mr. Joe Adam hu gone to the Sheppard Spring for a couple of week. We learn that Chapman Camp will tart up again the 25th of this month Mr. Stanton has returned home from the hospital. We had Moving Picture here Sat urday night and Sunday night, which were well attended. Wm. Anderson's smiling face waa seen on our streets Saturday,. Coma down oftener Billle, we all miss you. Mrs. Joyce and Mrs. Smith were St. Helena visitors Tuesday. Mr. Skudder is getting along nice ly at the hospital, and wll soon bo home. Mlsa Restoria Adams visited at the nose City tor a few days this week. BAND CONCERT The usual Friday night band con cert will be given at 8 o'clock this evening on the Strand at which time the following prog, am will be ren dered. March, American Favorite . Prendvllle March, The Avenger King Walts, The Siren Cobb Overture, The Boquet Laurendau March, Triumph Blckford Waltx. Love'a Way Hlldretb March, Don Juan Laurendau March, The Victor Young Schottlche, Dance of the Imps King C. KIRKPATRICK. Director NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Plans for new School House in District No. 39 can be seen at U. W. Clark' residence or architect E. E. McClaran'a office. Lumber Exchange Bldg., Portland, for purposes of tend ering hlda. All bids must be accom panied by certified check of 10 per cent. The board reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Plana may be seen at residence of U. W. Clark after Wednesday, July 29th, 1914 i, mi.- IRIS W. OLIVER, Clerk i FOREST FIRES ARE RAGING s TIMBER AND BRUSH FIR-. ES IN YANKTON DIST- I RICT DESTROY PROPERTY Fire Starts in Log-gins: Camp and Spreads to Adjoining Farms Endangering Much Property Friday morning; In res ponce to telephone messages for help from Yankton, Fire Chief Allen of the St. Helena Fire Department headed a crowd of Are fighters from tola city and they are now assisting the farm- In staying the progress of the Reports aa we go to press are that the fighters are making good progress and the fire is being check ed. The most severe forest and brnsh fires known In many years are raging In tho Yankton country. People are fighting night and day to keep the flames away from the buildings and cropa. Large crew of men are working hard to atop the rush of the blaze and so far have aucceeded in ! saving several buildings which were in the path of the fire. All the hack portion of the H. O. Howard farm la biasing and Mr. Howard with a crew of men Is fighting hard to keep the fire from hia buildings and orchards. In the same vicinity the farms of Mr. Roblnette, Mr,. Rice, Mr. Stevens and others are threatened and only hero ic work can save the building and cropa. Around the Yankton atore and in the neighborhood of the Barger . place the men, women and children are working heroically to save their homes. Further up Nick Brinn ha had a crew of men fighting the flames for several daya and the fire Is not yet under control. It takes constant work by all the men available to keep the fires from his buildings. At Mr. Groshongs place the fire has entered h's slash ings and la burning furlsously. The while comunlty is alive to the situ ation and everybody la hard at work, the men of the community who have been away working have all been cal led home and are fighting bravely to save their homes. The fires are spreading rapidly In the direction of Snerman'a mill and F towards the reservoir - of the city water worka. So far no houses have burned. The lire started in the Peninsula Lumber Company's camp and haa been burning tor some time, but only during the last few days haa it com down in the farming settlements. A fire earlier In the camp of the St. Helen Lumber Co. has been extin guished. BODY OF DROWNED MAN RECOVERED Bridge Painter Drowned at Vancouver Picked Up at St Helens On July 13th Hans Paulsen a n t n f at Amn1svul tn no In t In ar 1 Via Mir k.tl.a aaw-..e tr.A PnltilvfMa f- iaiiivau ui luga auuH inn v v u u uia River at Vancouver, fell into the river and was drowned. On the Ifth H. W. Cade picked up the body float ing down the river nar Sc.. Helena and brought it to this city where undertaker T. S. WTilt-s took it In eharge and wired tho contractor on the bridge. Mr. Dornay came down and identied the body an I it waa taken to the I. O. O. F. Cemetary at Warren for burial. No relatlveu of the dead man could be found. O. M. Washburn, Cashier of the Farmer State Bank at Szanpooae wa a business visitor in St. Helens Wednesday. them at Woodland noxt Sunday.