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T4'a A v ..Ov.. K'C ? .22 m : r : ' . J.' : !l ; ! if Mi i OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY m VOL. XXXIII. ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1914 m HIP NED IN RIVER Large Ocean Liner Beached Near Columbia City ONE M n TO DEATH Iomi l VitrloiiNly DndinaliHl at ' from $100,(1(10 to IO(,loo by Klro At 4:110 o'clock lust Sunday nfter iiiiuii wlitlu Iho blK ocwon llnor, Suntn I'alalliiu, from New York, wiih work Ink' it h way up tlifl Columbia Hlvor on I ho litHt Inp of tlifl Journey from On' Atlantic roust, mid while Just opposite Columbia City, tho altirin of lire wn Hounded from tlm Imltcr rooiiiH and beforo anything could be (lone to put It out tlio lilt? bout was pointed toward tlio Oregon shore and was forced on tlio Band, tliero to burn In hiicIi extent an caused approxi mately half million dollars dam iiko. The only mun who knew the rinise of tho flro was nun Johnson, the tl renin n who wm on duty, and the spread of the flro wan so appar ently Instantaneous that Johnson wax penned Into the room by a wull of flumo and perished before any as slstenco could be given lilm. Tho lire was evidently caused by the ex plosion of tho oil turner In some niuiiier and the fire spreading to the oil tanks spread so rapidly that the big uhlp was In flu men within a few minutes. A portion of the enr F being oil and ammunition and the row of Creeks and Italians know ing this, became panic stricken and before the shoro was reached, three of them Jumped overboard and wero rescued. Cuptnln none with bis wife and daughter and trio roHt of the crew stayed with the ship until It was wifely resting on the .beach when they wore lowered ovor tho side and taken Into Ed Ballagh's Inuncli and limited on the shore. The bout was loaded with merch nn.llBe for Portland Jobbers and the fire burned Into the cargo until a prent portion of It was destroyed. The alarm of fire was Hounded In HI. Melons nnd almost tho entire pop ulation hurried to tho scene of tho burning ship. It was a niOBt spec tacular sight, a large ship more than 400 feet In length with flames bunding out all over the dock and great volumes of black smoke rolling lilgh up Into the air. At 8 o'clock the fl wag Bt burning an,i muK. Ing even greater headway than an hour before, whon the Portland fire boat, Dnvld II. Cnmpbll, arrived on the scene and commenced to pour In several streams of water. Within in hour the flames on tho uppr dock were all gone and tho several streams of water wero turned Into the holds. For throe dnys the fire boat con tinued to pump water Into tho glnnt hull until finally the fire seemed to be entirely extinguished and the hull was nearly half full or water. Yes terday however a fire was again dis covered In the hold, but was quickly Mtlngiilshert by the men who wore left aboard to watch It. The entire superstructure of wood work on the boat was burnod away leaving only the stoel decks. Tor about 100 feet on both sldos of the veHsel the shoots of steel were warp ed nnd twisted out of shnpo. The loss has been variously esti mated at from $400,000 to $600,000 but the exact damago will not.be Known until the cargo Is unloaded. The underwriters have boon busy on tho scene nearly evory day since Monday nnd the agonts of tho W, R. Ornco Co., 'the owners, have boon 'into looking after the IntoroBts of tho company. It Is planned to haul the boat off the sand within a short tlmo and take It to Portland whoro It Is probable that repairs will bo made so that It will ho able to make the return to New York. Gbosta of the twentieth century will bold high carnival at the Guild Hull Octobor 20th. SHIPPING NOTES OF THE WEEK Several Cargoes of Lumber Leave St. Helens for California The Steumer Qulmuilt of the Portland-Alaska fleet was hero during the early part of the week taking on a partial cargo of mining timbers to aid In the developing 0f that great Industry In Alm.ka. The Kteamer Yosemlte arrived to day and after completing her cargo of lumber and piling will sail Sat urday night for San Diego. Tlio Steamer Multnomah arrived Tuesday and Is billed to leave to night destined Tor San Francisco. She curries one million feet of lum ber and her pussenger accomoda tions are comfortably filled. The Steamer Willamette arrived In Thursday night nnd proceeded direct to tlio docks of the Columbia County Lumber Co. She will complete her cargo In St. Helens and sail late to night bound fur San Pedro. She carries DOOM feet of lumber nnd 37 passengers. The Willamctto on this trip Is under command of ('apt tireen, ho having relieved ("apt, ("has. Ueinler for this trip. Thu Steumer Celllo, Capt. Uorvlg, willed last Saturday bound for Sun Pedro. Blio curried her usual curgo of lumber and in nddition took on board 68 passengers. I. O. O. F. ENCAMPMENT ENTERTAIN VISITOR Grand Patriarch of the Order Visits Local Lodgcmen The I. O. O. F. Encampment held a meeting last night ut Odd Kcllowt Hull In St. Helens at which lime Mr. Goo. V. Wright of Albuny, who it the Gruud 1'atrlurch ot tlio order foi Oregon, met tho brethern In lodge meeting for some time after which tlio dors wore thrown open to all Odd Fellows and ltebekuhs and some invited friends and Mr. Wright deli vered u fraternal lecture to the as seiubly which was highly appreciated and very instructive anil Interesting. Mr. Wright told of the great good that is being done the world over by the I. O. O. F. lodges In Its vari ous brunches. After the speaking there was a genoral social time for about an hour when the crowd climb ed tho short stairs to the banquet hull wheru members of the Hehekal. lodge hud prepared a banquet. Dur ing tlio course of the banquet several (ousts wero responded to and much morrlnient caused by the relocation of Chef Fullerlon to the position of Knglneer of a gasoline stove. It was nn enjoyable evontng. DELIGHTFUL BIRTH DAY PARTY On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. E. A. Itoss Invited about 12 lady friends In to a little surprise party In honor of her sister Mrs. Minnie Doleshnl, tho occuslon being her birthday. The homo was urtlscully decorated with roses and dahlius and the afternoon was pleasantly spout with fancy worki. Mrs. Hoss Borved dainty re freshments. Those present wore Mrs. Doloshal. Mrs. Win. Ross, Mrs. E. A. Croune, Mrs. J. A. Hill. Mrs. A. L. Stono, Mrs. E. E. Koller, Mrs. F. Sandlfor. Mrs. Isblstor, Mrs. Owen, Miss Elizabeth Philip and Mrs. E. A. Ross. CTOXOKKOATIOXAIi CIUUCII (The Peoples' Church) negular sorvlcos for next Lord's Duy. Bible School at 10:00 a. m. Public Worship ana sermon 11 u. m. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. rj. Song Service and a brlot Inspiring sermon by tho pastor at 7:30 p. m. "Tolleratlon, vorsus Principle" Tim nild-woek service on Wednes day evening will be omlttod this wook during the pastor's absence at tho state conference. , A church homo Is here for all oivn niters and friends. "Come thou with us and we will do thee good." F. J. MEYER Pastor, IT LOOKS LIKE A Reports From All Over the State Booth and Withycombe Safe DEMOCRATS CENTER EFFORTS ON TWO OFFICES As is Usuul With Them Everything Else is Sacrificed For Senator and In tho present campaign, as in most othors of luto years, the Demo-' cruts of Oregon ure centering their, fight on one or two offices. This time nearly all the work is being done In the Interests of Geo. Cham berlain for United States Senator and C. J. Smith for Governor. In Multnomah County the Journal Is also doing some work against C. N. McArtliur and for Mr. Flegel, the democrat, but the main effort is for the two olllcos of United States Sena tor and Governor. The rest of the democratic candidates have to look out for themselves. The campaign being conducted for the two principal olllcos Is a most peculiar one. Senator Chamberlain Is held up by the democratic press as the man who has accomplished so much for Oregon and who has been so very helpful to the President tn his democratic policies. On the other hand Mr. Booth Is being held as a man unworthy of the confidence nnd rospect of the people because he has accumulated some money dur ing his life time of inra work. The real Issue between the two men Is a political one. If the people of Ore gon desire to continue In power the democrats with the attendant closed mills, factories and industries, and provide soup houses for the unem ployed, It is up to them to vote for Senator Chamberlain. If Oregon voters want again to see the smoke rolling from the chimneys of the factories and have the laboring man with jobs and general good times they should vote for Mr. Booth. That Is the issue and nothing else can be made of It. For Governor the Democratic press has been hard pressed for some ( campaign material against the Rep RELIABILITY IS SHOWN UP Houltcn Herald Proves Itself Unworthy of Confidence The statements contained in the Holuton paper ure really so flagrant ly false that it does not seem neces sary or even worth while to take notice of them. For example the Issue of toduy contained the Information that the new Court when It assumed office found a depleted treasury and charg ed the old Court with having used ud all the road money and that thoy were Issuing warrants for the build ing of roads In this district which the bank was cashing Ma wanted 3 per cent discount for same and a lot of such slush. Treasurer Hattan this afternoon made a tabulation of the amount of funds In his hands which show up the truthfulness of the Her ald to such a degree that hereafter we feel that it will not ben ecessary to pay any attention to Its ravings For Instance thore Is on hand In the bond fund today about $144,000. There Is In the general road fund $02,000 nnd In other funds about $12,000. Treasurer Hattan says that ho not yet endorsed a single road warrant but has paid them off as fast as thoy come In and still has more than $00,000 loft wr.s which to pay gonernl road warrants. This statement Is In keeping with nil the rent of the mud and slush and slnndor that Is holng printed In the little paper. It proves what a great many people alrondy know, that the charges and accusations and slanderous articles contained In that p'apor, If It may be called a paper, are printed juat to cause strife REPUBLICAN VICTORY Governor ublican candidate, Mr. Withycombe. lie Is a clean man and the only thing that can bo said of him Is that he Is not a native born Oregonian. In fact there Is nothing that can be said against Dr. Withycombe that would be of merit as to his qualifications as a Governor nor of his ability and lnteg.tty. Much is being said by the democratic press about his speech of a Greater Oregon and that be is In the hands of some advisors. But that kind of stuff don't go down the throats of the people of Oregon, especially the farmers who know him best. He has a long and honor able record In Oregon. He is a man who Is capable ot conducting the affiars of the state tn a dignified and businesslike manner. He will do It too. Dr. Smith, the democratic can didate has for his platform that he is for law enforcement and is a business man. No doubt he Is for law enforcement, but his record does not show that he is any more In favor of law enforcement or. any more capable of enforcing the laws than is Dr. Withycombe. And there are lots of people of this great state that are wondering If the law en forcement policy of Dr. Smith will be the same as the law enforcement policy of Governor West. The campaign Is drawing to a close. As stated before the fight centers on the two leading offices and to judge from the reports ot the people who are best informed as to condition In their respective locali ties Mr. Booth will be elected Sena tor by a large mjaonty and Dr. Withycombe will lead Dr. Smith by many thousands. Mr. Hawley is as good as elected already as are the rest of the Republicans on the State ticket. All signs point to a great Republican year. and to work on the imaginations of some people in order to get subscrip tions. But this Is enough to prove its standing and its reliability. Pure fabrications of a scheming mind to keep up strife. Thats all. DYNAMITE BLAST INJURES WORKMAN Ed Boulby Sets Off Blast and Receives Charge in Face Ed Boulby, who was In charge of the work of finishing the bridge alross Milton Creek, was seriously Injured last Wednesday morning by the premature discharge ot a blast. Boulby had set a charge of dynamite under a stump and set the fuse on fire. After watting for some time he decided that the blast would not explode and went back to Investi gate. Just as he was oendlng over to see the cause of the delay the charge exploded and threw rocks and dirt Into his face. One of Ms eyes was badly Injured while his whole face was more or less Injured. Dr. Peel said to day that he would not lose the sight of the eye. f?e Is at home now and feels very well satisfied that his Injuries are no worse than they were. On Friday evening, October 16th a large number ot the members of tho M. G. Church and congregation gathered at the Church Parlors to welcome their new Pastor, Rev. F. N. Sandlfer and family. After a bountlous supper the LaBare Orches tra favored them with several selec tions. The remainder of the even ing was spent In a social way. CRAZED MAN COMMITS SUICIDE Wm. McKay of Scappoo-e Ends Life With Razor Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock Wil liam McKay, a bachelor living alone in his cabin near Scappoose commlt ed suicide at hla cabin home by slashing his throat with a razor. Shortly before the act was commit ted a brother of McKay, who lives close to the cabin, saw Billy In the door of his cabin and started over that way. Before he reached there the young man told him to go away and not to look at him. "Turn your head and don't look at me", he said and with that he took the razor and drew It across his throat. He im mediately fell and his Brother rushed to pick him up, In the meantime shouting to another brother across the railroad track. Within a few minutes and before any help could ba given the young man was dead. William McKay was about 28 years old and had been raised In the immediate neighborhood where he died. He was a brother of Jas. D., Norman and Robert McKay, well known citizens of Scappoose. Fun eral servtces were held Wednesday afternoon. CIRCUIT COURT IN SESSION Several Jury Cases Tried This Week Circuit Court has been In session all this week, part ot the time Judge Eakln presiding and two days Judge Campbell being on the bench. Mon day the case of the State vs Albert Gardner was tried before a jury and a verdict ot guilty was returned. Gardner was charged with non-support and is now out on ball. He has not yet received his sentence The case of Robert McMath vs Clat sop County, which was an action by the plaintiff for damages for right of way for road purposes, was tried and resulted in a verdict for plain tiff for $867.24. This case was tried here on a change of venue from Clatsop County. The case of Wm. Gustafson vs Col umbia & Nohalem River Railroad was decided by a jury to day In favor of the plaintiff with a verdict of $500 for personal Injuries. W. C Shofer was granted a decree against the Rainier Lumber & Shingle Co Tomorrow the case ot the State vs S. E. Smith for a threat to commit a felony will be tried. TEACHERS INSTITUTE NEXT MONTH Supt. Allen Busy Making Pre parations School Superintendent J. W. Allen is a very busy oflk'al these days making preparations fro the Annual Teachers Institute to be held In the St. Helens High Svoh.jol Pull'linr; on November 4, 5 and 6. Ho has sent out letters to all the teachers In the county and Is having printed this week his programs. On thep roi;ram will be lectures and addresses by some of the most eminent educators In Oregon and no doubt the teachers of the county will receive, much in struction at the meeting. Not only the teachers will be present but the general public is also luvttod and as many as can possibly do so should attend. Mr. Allen says there are nii.re than 4000 pupils In attendance In Columbia County and 102 teachers at work. In the eighth grade there are nearly S00 pupils while nearly 200 are in the High Schools. The average monthly salary paid to male teachers is $90 and females $70. 4524 Registered in Columbia County County Clerk LaBare has just finished the compilation ot the regis tration in Columbia County and the figures show that there is a total registration of 4524 divided as fol lows; Republicans 2822; Democrats 880; Prohibitionists 185; Socialists 212; Progressives 72 and Miscellan eous 353. COURT IS IN OFFICE Supreme Court Holds Recall '"Law is Valid JACK DSPA1N RESIGNS OFFICE I New Court Actively at Work and Is ; f Inspecting Roads of the County In an opinion handed down last Tuesday the Supreme Court held that the provisions of the constitu tion of Oregon providing for the re call of officers was Belf executing and that elections held under that law were valid. In the opinion it was stated that the only portion of the law that was not self executing was the one providing for the payment out of the public threasury of reason able campaign expenses of the officers to be recalled, but said that this provision would not invalidate the whole law because it would be possible for the legislature to pre vent such legislation thereby defeat ing the entire law. Concluding the opinion the Court said it was obvious that the law could be abused. This decision was rendered by the Court on the demurrer interposed by the defendant in the quo warranto proceedings instituted by A. L. Clark vs W. A. Harris, and accordingly Judge Harris and Commissioners Farr and Fluhrer stepped down and out ot office last Monday and Judge Clark with Commissioners Keelan and Harvey were installed into office. The new Court went actively to work on matters pending, one ot the first official acts being to accept the resignation of Jack Dspaln as Road Supervisor of District No. 1 and the appointment of Leo G. Titus to the position. It Is understood that Mr. Titus will continue his work as County Engineer and will look after the work in this district for the balance of the year. The new officers will leave for a trip of inspection over the roads of the entire county. In company with the State Highway Engineers and will be back here to begin active work in county affairs some time about the first of the month. In the case of Glen R. Metsker vs W. B. Dillard now pending in the Supreme Court there has been no decision and Mr. Dillard is continu ing the work of the office of District Attorney. In another decision handed down by the Supreme Court this week it was held that the ballots at a recall election must contain the question ot whether or not the officers at whom a recall is directed shall be recalled and that unless such a question is first submitted and carried that no vote on candidates will be consider ed. Under this ruling, and after it seemed that the reoau situation was cleared up, there is serious question as to the validity of any ot the acts of the present County Court in Col umbia County. Just how the situa tion will be cleared is not known. Starting tomorrow the Internation al Correspondence School will have a window display ot the results and work of their school, in the show window of Jas Muckle & Son's store in this city. An experienced man will be in charge and will be glad to explain any details or information concerning this greatest of corres pondence schools. Hundreds of letters from promin ent people all over the Units! States testify as to the wonderful work ot the school. Ask to see them. Display In Muckle & Son's display window all next week. INTERNATIONAL CORRESPON DENCE SCHOOLS Geo. B. McClellan, District Manager The parlors ot the Methodist Church will be open all day on elec tion day. Mothers having no one with whom to leave their children at home, are Invited to bring them there where they will be cared tor while the mothers go and vote. -'is m 1' 1. ' is :, 6 ' I: ';!!! f li x - I '5 n jr. '