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UPm tTM rr ZFz?.T-Mrr! 1 . i iii i . ii OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOL. XXXIII. 3. ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1914 No 32 i Y ER WILLIAM DEEDS OF MIST SHOT AND KILLED WHILE HUNTING IN MOUNTAINS HM THE GUN Alter Being: Shot Through the Hotly he is Carried two Miles Where He Dies 20 Hours Later William Poods, a young fariimr ol Mint, was iio'lilmitly Hlint and killed by thn promutiiro dlitchnriro of ti riilo in tlin bunds of Mh fathor-ln-law, Ni'N" I'. Polorsnn III tho woodi near llio farm homo hist Mondu) illuming. Mr. Poods nml Mr. Peter rum lind roiio to tlio lilt 1m bock of the I'l'luriioii homo to lucutn muno berr; pl.kliig ftV.ua tor tlin futility and wlillo on thin (rip took alonx tholi glum In rano tlioy filiould I u it iicrnHi any guiiio. When near tlin tup of tli nioiiiilulu Mr. Poods, who was nil fail of Peterson, Haw a deer and liuiiindl ali'ly shot nt tt but lntimnd his murk Mr. Peterson then started to loud til' rill.i, wlilcli was an old 40-82 blurt powder nun, nnd wlillo In tlio ant ol (blowing a load Into tlio Rim tin li.Miiniur tripped in some maniio. miming tlio gun to dlnclinrgn'iilrtklnr Deeds In tlio Imck Just over tlia 111' and going entirely through the lind mid coming out on tlin front of tin alidiimiin. When- Peterson Haw what lind happened and found It ItnpoHsl liln to get tlio wounded man out o' thn wiiihIn lie run for asslnt:iiico golnr luck to his liomo whore hn met r ili'lrliniont of soldier who wora or tlio way from flnarliurt to Tort l.iiul f Tlio ollloor .In command ot.lUt soldiers Immediately detailed i. mi ii ail with stretcher and tlin arm) surgeon who proceeded to tlio place where Poods wu lying. Tlio wound ed man had all thin tlmii boon entire ly conscious and when ho hoard the men earning to the roncuo and could determine they worn not Hiiro of hh exact location ho flrod a Bitot from IiIh gun to d I root thorn. At the um (lino he also cullod out to thorn where hn wan. Ho wus taken on a strctchot aftor the Doctor hud bandaged him up an hoHt ho could, and removed to tlio family homo, Mossugos were wnt to Clulskanlo for Pr. Wooden and to Portland for Pr. Bwonson specialist. Hot I) physicians arrived an noon an automobiles could rend, there and during the early morning hours of TuoHilay It wan decided that an operation wui the only possible hope of saving the life. Accordlngls ho was placed on tlio tablo and ad minlHterml an annsthotlo from which hn nnvor revived, passing away about fl o'clock Tuesday morning aftet suffering iionrly 20 hours. On Wed nesday nrtornoon tho entire popula tion of tho Lower Nnhalem turned out to tho funeral. Mr. poods was a young man of 30 yoars old who had lived the groatot part of his life In that vislnlty. Losr thnn two yoars ago ho married the daughter of Mr. Peterson and thoy had ona child, a baby boy five monlhr old. Besides his wife and child he loaves a niolhor who lives In Port hind and two sisters and ono'brother Tho remains woro laid boHldo those of his futhor nnd sister on the old Peeds Ilomestoad on tho Nohalom II Ivor, NOTION TO CONTKA0TO1W Plans for now Reboot HoUbo 111 District No. 30 can bo soon at U. W ('lurk's rosidonco or aruhltoct K. R. MdClnran'a olllco, I.umbor Kxchonge Itldg., Portland, for purposes of tend orlng bids. All bids muHt be accom pnnlod by certified chock of 10 per ennt, Tho board reHervos the right to rojnct any and all bids. Plans may be soon at rosidonco of IT. W. Clark after Wednesday, July 29th, 1014. Bids to bo opened on August 4, 1014 IRIS W. OLIVER, Clork OUNG FARM ACCIDENTALLY SHOT 20 pnr cent on Itefrlgoratora to cIobo them out for this soason. Hons Fiiinlturo Store Everything is a Total Loss to 1 he Owners WILL BE REBUILT I'lro Hreuks Out Wlillo Owners are Away From Home Sunday tho 1 9th of July the hotel building owned by Ed Webster at Vornonla wus destroyed hy fire. Mr. and Mrs. Webster wero at Portland at the time and the houso was occupi ed by the mother of Mrs. Wel.Ktnr About one o'clock in the afternoon W. Mcltlnger saw smoke coming from the roof of the main building md on InveHtlgiitlon found that the entire garrot was on flro. Immedi ately the alarm wus given and the peoplo from all over the town turned out to fight tho fire, hue It had gullied such headway that there was nnlhlnp to do but watch It burn and try to save the buildings near it. Only 8 few articles of furniture woro saved, some of It having been carried out but placed In such a poHillon that It caught from the building and wnt destroyed after being carried out. rhe origin of the fire remains a mys tery. No insurance wus carried by Mr. Webster and ho feels tho lose very sevorely. Ho has alromly let the contract for t new building which will bo erected at onoo. "UIILBROOK FERRYMAN An event of tntereiit to many Col imliln County friends. The following announcement ap peared In the jOrcgoiilun of Thursday July 30th. A pretty wedding ceremony, the result of a college romance, will take dtico this morning- at 10 o'clock In llio Congregational Church at St Helens, whore George W. Phllbrook who built tho church, will claim an his brldo Miss ltoxle A. Ferryman daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H Forrymon, prominent residents of louth llend. Ind. Miss Ferryman uid Mr. Phllbrook met four yearr go when the latter was a student at Notre Pamo University. The bride Is a charming, talented girl. She Iiof traveled extensively and Is well known In educational clrclos. Mr. Phllbrook Is engaged In the Insur ance business. He was a member of '.he Olympic team that went to Stock lolm to represent tills country In 1912. He Is also prominently Idontl- Hod with tho athletic affairs of the Multnomah Club. Mr. Phllbrook will tako his bride tortli for the wedding Journey. On their home coming thoy will reside in Portland. The ceremony most impressively sorformed by the groom's father, Hev. C. E. Phllbrook, took place as ichedulod In the presence of Uev, and Mrs. Frank Meyea and family, Mr nd Mrs. Geo. LeMont, Mrs. C. E Phllbrook and Mr. and Mrs. W. H nillard. Hev. Frank Moyer attend Ing tho groom and Miss Rlmick JudEO Rlmick of Oregon City, acted as brldo's maid. The church was boautifully decor- itod for tho occasion by old friends nf the Phllbrook family. After tho ceromony the wedding nnrtv motored to tho homo of Mr ii..f urimrn thev partook of n tviwiiiinff dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Rlllard entertained the nowly-weddod couple and MIbs D mlck at supper jUBt prior to tholr .letmrture on tho 8:46 train, ami wr. and Mrs. Motskor called to congratu late tholr former school mate at i IT., Mr. Phllbrook. FOR SALE i 2 Orado HolBteln u..ifrn. Also 37 thoroughbred BhropBhlre Snoop. H. J. RUNCAN. ' Vernonia, Ore. Pr. and Mrs. L. Q. Ross accomp nnlod by Rr. and Mrs. It. L. Joffcott woro visitors at Mt. Hood last ween Rev. F. J. Meyer accompanied by . invr Mm. Jones and Mrs, 11 ID. Mvors wore passengers on the Un dine this morning for ABtorla from where tlioy will go to Sonsldo for a BraimiFDREST AND 'BRUSH During the Entire Men Have Been SHERMAN'S MILL IS CONSTANTLY IN DANGER Several Fires Have Started Prompt Work Has Fires In tho neighborhood of Sherman's mill are still raging and crews of men are working night and day to stay the progress of the flumes. During all this week tho flro3 have boon burning with renewed vigor in the woods and brush a few miles from this city in several directions. Out In the neighborhood of the Creo- xoting plant on the King place, own ed by the St. Helens Lumber Co., severul (Ires have started but by constant and continued effort very little damage has been done. Flro Chief Allen has had crews of men in all parts of the city where Tires have startod In the doud grass and outside the city wlicro property was in dang er of catching from burning trees. During Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday tho fire was so near to the "ORMER RESIDENT WRITES OF EAST Mr. Gilson an Enthusiastic Booster of Maryland July 24, 1914 Mr. Miller, Pear Sir and Friend: Enclosed I send you clipping from the Bulltmoro Sun of July 24th, showing what a man can do with a little brains and ambition in Md. . I would like you to copy this in tho Mist for the benefit of some of the men digging stumps and raising potatoes to sell for 25c per sack as thoy done In 1912. If any one will come here I will locate them on a good farm with in 50 miles of Balti more or Washington, P. C, for $15 por acre, Just as good as the Eastern shore of Md. and Ya. and 50 miles nearer market and tho largest mar ket In the world. " We are all well and located in a fine house facing on Carroll Park, 125 acres with everything to be thought of for amusements and cost halt a million dollars and I got just as much nenent as u i ownou u. Come and see me and I will show you the best city In the U. S. to live In. Boat wishes to all, O. P. GILSON The clipping follows: Salisbury, Md., July 23. A steady stream of 'gold is pouring Into tho Eastern Shore of Virginia. Starting out with the first crops or the season, such as spinach, kale and I other greens, every crop that hns 1 been planted has yielded largely and prices have been the best for yoars One former had eight acres of onions and cleared about $8,000. The white potato crop. Is the Sreatost known for years and the price has been high, starting at $6 a barrel. The present crop averages 3 a barrel. The New York, Philadelphia anQ Nor folk Railroad has been taxed to Its utmost t ohaul these potatoes, and as many as four trains an hour averaging BO cars to the train, pass through this city dally bound north. Last Sunday over 600 carloads pas sed through. Many thousand bar rels have been shipped by water al.vi. Banking Institutions in that sec tion, are simply bulging over 'with money from farmers and trucker.. In one Institution in Accomac county over $500,000 was deposited in two days. It is estimated by produce men that farmers and truckers from Salisbury to Cape Charles will re ceive over 17,000,000 for their crops this year. : N Farm lands have Jumped from 20 an acre to $200 an acre and very little Improved land can be bought even at that price. Sot out that picture laid away in the drawer and have it framed. I make them to fit any sized picture. Ross 1-urnltiire Store FIRES STILL RAGING Week Crowds of Fighting Fire Inside City Limits, but Avoided Damage mill and buildings of Sherman Broth , ers that the mill stopped working and everything was packed up ready ' to be moved on short notice. The ' entire mill crew assisted by men ' from this city have been working heroically to stop the flames by back Tiring and digging tranches. So far I the work was successful. Signs are . posted around the city calling for men to work, wages 30 cents an hour with board being offered and every Idle man who comes through the country Is picked up and set to work fighting Ares. Inside the city sev eral fires have started In the dry Brass and brush In the outskirts of the town but several crews of men are watching and every fire has so far beon stopped before much dam age has resulted DEMOCRATS MEET AND ORGANIZE W. J- Fullerton is Chairman, J, B. Wilkerscn, Secretary i The Domocrats of Columbia Coun ty met at Rainier tast Thursday evening and proceeded to organize for the coming campaign. W. J Fullerton was elected County Chair man and J. B. Wilkerson, Secretary. The chairman was authorized to fill all precinct vacancies and to have general charge of the campaign in the county. There was a good at tendance at the meeting and every one of the faithful band was an en thuslastic booster for the entire democratic ticket from U. S. Senator down to the county offices. Other meetings will be held from time to time upon the call of the chairman. A DELIGHTFUL SHOWER PARTY Miss Beryl Muckle was hostess Tuesday at a daintily appointed shower at her home at which time she complimented Miss Ada George whose wedding to Lewis Van Orah oven will be an event of the near future. A number of school mates of the guest of honor were entertain od. Pink roses afforded the decor ations' of the table with little bask ets of mint as placo cards. I HICKENBOTTOM- HUDSON At Kalama, Wash., on July 20th occurred the marriage of Joseph C. Hickonbotton of Vernonia and Luella Hudson of HUlsboro, Rev. Boggess of Kalama officiating. Mr. Hlckenbottom has lived In Columbia County for nearly 30 years nearly all of the time in the Vernonia neigh borhood and Ib well and favorable known by a large circle of friends. He has a -valuable farm Tight in the city of Vernonia and -is at present one of the councilmen of that city. His bride is a stranger to Columbia County but since her arrival home has made friends with all whom she has met. ,On Tuesday evening the entire population of Vernonia turn ed out to serenade the happy couple who opened the doors of their large home and served delicious refresh ments. Congratulations. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION . Notice is hereby -given that the partnership heretofore existing be tween J. T. Tabor and J. C. Buckley In the Noah's Ark store business in St. Helens has been dissolved. . Mr. Tabor will continue the business, pay all bills ot the Arm and collect all accounts, Julv. 27th, 1914 J. T. TABOR - . - J. C. BUCKLEY "Go-Carts with any size wheels re tired while you wait. Rosa Furniture Store SAW MILL BURNS AT KM Large Plant of Mountain Tim ber Co. Entirely Destroyed ORIGIN IS UNKNOWN Plant is Insured but Loss will Fall Heavy on Owners. Will Rebuild Starting last Friday night in the main. part of the mill shortly after twelve o'clock and spreading with almost inconceivable rapidity, flro practically wiped out the entire mill plant and yard of the big Mountain Timber Company plant at Kalama The flames swept swiftly through the yards, and buildings in spite of the desperate efforts of the mill crew and the fire fighting apparatus from Kalama. The engine house, which was a brick structure, the round house and the lower end of the load ing dock were practically the only portions of the plant saved from the flames. A large steamer was loading alongside the dock, and cut loose un til steamed up, when it returned and assisted materiull in saving the dock from the fire. By strenuous efforts the dwelling houses adjacent to tho mill plant were also saved, although for some time It was feared that they would bo destroyed. Fortu nately no wind Was blowing. at the limo. Tho cause of the fire is unknown, A ere of millwrights was working In the mill, ceasing their labor at 12 for the midnight meal and ten min utes later were astonished to see the plant burst into flames. Very ex pensive improvements had recently jeon installed in them ill, making it one of the most modern in the North west, and with the exception of their improvements in the power house, all this Investment is a total , loss. It is difficult to estimate the loss, but it will require tally $250,000 to replace the plant. It is stated that the insurance on the mill was about $150,000, leaving an actual loss of over $100,000. OLD TIMER VISITS INST. HELENS Man 08 Yoars Old Visits Scenes of Reidenre During the ISO's George Benjamin Franklin of Day ton, Oregon is visiting this week at the home of his grand daughter, Mrs. L. H. Combs in West St. Helens. Mr Franklin has reached the advanced age of 98 years and is 'still quite strong and hearty. This is his first visit to St. Helens for a great many years although he was at one time a resident here. In 1850 Mr. Frank lin arrived In this city and was the man who built -the old Perry saw mill at Milton. Afterwards he built and conducted the Franklin Hotel at Milton. He assisted in bulldiujr the old Meeker house in this city and was well acquainted with Captain Knlgh ton and others of that date. He was working on the mill for Mr. Pcriy when the late S. A. Miles arrived and took, a job In the mill. Mr Franklin's memory is quite active and he recalls many interesting events of the early days of St. Helens. He will visit here for a week or more before returning to his home at Day ton. , . 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 - 1 the recbrds .Cleared. All Yecelpts bearing no number have not been accounted for. - ' ', . , . C. H. JOHN, Sheriff Mrs. F. W. Christie and Mrs. Ira Saurer were hostesses at a Whirl on Columbia . Beach . last Friday, which, time about 30 ladles were present. ' Bathing in the river and games on the beach , furnished the entertainment for the afternoon and the guests were served with sand wiches,- cake and lemonade. Mrs. Haycock ot St. Marys, Idaho, is visiting at the home of Mr. and RECALL PETITIONS BEING CIRCULATE CITIZENS OF HOULTC FEEL AGGRIEVED BE4 CAUSE HIGHWAY f MISSES THEM I COUNTY COURT IS THE M Petitions are Not Being Signj Very Readily and it Sems Unlikely That Enough j Names Will be Secured Some of the residents of W St. Helens, Houlton, are not satlsfl with the way things are being ci ducted by the County Court, a have begun the circulation of pi tlons asking for the recall of Cou Judge Harris, and Commission Farr and Fluhrer. The petitions now being circulated in Rainier a from best information obtainable d not being signed very readily. At o time a few weeks ago, owing to; . misunderstanding between the Co J ty Court and the State Highwi Engineers, there was some talk a recall but when the matter was -. plained to the people who we demanding such action it waa iK mediately dropped. Now two I three fellows who voted and work; against the bonding of the couif and the levying ot taxes with whi to build roads and who have alwa opposed anything that would rea' develop the county If the money h;r to ber aised by taxation, feel agric ed because the County Court refusj ' to build a new road to parallel a roj on which more than one hundr thousand dollars have already be expended and thereby waste all t money available for roads in tt portion of thee ounty. - If people w' ' are tax payers and who have t, interest ot the county at heart ai who are sufficiently interested to i" willing to look up the records and g the fats of the case before signli. a recall petition will do so, there wf be no recall election. The facta al figures are available for anyone wf will take the trouble to look the. up at the Court House. A few d gruntled citizens whose imaginatlr Is their chief asset, should not given the encouragement of the ft, minded voter by a signature on i call petition which will only add" heavy expense to the county wltha accomplishing even their self!' desires. - LEMONT HEGELE J The beautiful farm home of and Mrs. George Lemont was pi, tusely decorated with roses, dahlt and ferns last Tuesday evening wn, their daughter Esther Minott nn united in marriage to Mark Leona Hegele. Promptly at 7 o'clock t bridal party entered the parlois j; the strains ot Mendelsohn's Weddi. March played by Mr. and Mrs. A. Galtchio and proceeded to the heR ot the room where Rev. C. E. Ph brook and Rev. F. J. Meyer wcj waiting, and Rev. Phllbrook usl: the ring service, pronounced K words that made the young peoif - man and wife. The bride was beau,: fully gowned in white satin and si: . dowl ace, carrying a bouquet t '' brides roses. She was attended Miss Victoria Hegele and was civ,' away in marriage by her father V' George H. Lemont. Mr Zina Lemoi' , acted as best man. Immedlati after the ceremony Mr. A. A. Gallr lo rendered "Oh Promise Me". Co,' gratulatlons followed after which: wedding dinner waa served. '. Mr. and Mrs. Hegele left on t evening train for Portland and frc there to Seaside where they spend their honeymoon. Both young people are well knov in St. Helens where they have rest ed nearly all their livos and ha many friends who extend best wish' and congratulations. 25 per cent off on Hammocks i close them out for this season. Ross Furniture St wook. - Mrs. L. R. Rutherford this week.