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w Vith a Live Commercial ClubLet Us Work for a Greater St Helens OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY XXXIV. SfraT" MANDROWNED ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1915. NO. 21 ronKi to ii.wk fallen Sl'SI tiff. II flit it ic:i:. DUTY AT QUARRY Krit;ill"i at Kxxrt Swimmer, idVlnj ll Could Xnt Have lllni- M'lf, a MyUry. Mr. il. 11. Elbon and brother from' Rainier, liH'l arrived and secured tlie body with grappling hooks not fur from the placo whoro the uccldunt oc curred. ThQ body was taken to Rainier unci plucod lu the niorKue. Coroner White left Monday night nncl found that the Hkull hud boon cruhlird nud otlior part of the body hruUod and broken. The Chinese Connul at l'ortlund win notified. Not li I lift was found which would Identify the num. LOCAL AGENCY SELLS OVERLANDS iRtOMUfl lljorn, lliKiiiwaitmiiuu ! Mule t hrn ipinrry, at Bt. Hel tudrowni'd IumI Saturday night If time. Tim body win recovered !y the iH'il day. There was no t,t(Ti of fuu I iiluy. Th mppo i U tlmt tlm unfortunate mnn. 'nuking tlm rouniU of the plant, from one uf the hargoi, which rnselvliiK cargo, and, although inj tlx rt'lMitutlon of being an ex- ivlniwrr, wan unable to save bl life. IIU tnldulghl luncheon wai utwbtd, itn evidence that lb ac- til happened before midnight, r. Ujorn Imd boon In the employ llilt t Kith as nlgbtwatchnian U tlie 19tli uf March, and had the conflik'ncu of bin employers. He the reputiitlon of being aober and utrloui, uinl for this rouiwm the it of the accident In considered to i Won purely accidental. 'oroner White took charge of the bio. Ho held no Inquest, ai n wi no evidence upon which to ad i ititiplclon of any wrong doing twturd wit about 25 youra of age p knives a wife and very aniall i. Three Xcw Cum Ifcdivrred Hire ttur Ing Vukt Two Vkn. Overlund automobiles are takiiiR on a apurt of populnrlty with local pooplo junt at prom-lit, tho local ngency, tho City Garage, buvlng Bold three car within the luut three weeka. J. U. Dlvenii, the populur S 1. & 8. agent at Iftniltnn. huvlng been the first purchnHor. This week tht firm of II. Morgus Son annexed to t hem hc I von an Overland, which they uro enjoying to the limit. Tho Intent Halo wui niacin to It. ('. IturgoHS, bead awyer at the plant of tho St. Helens Lumber Co. Mr. II ;i recta' cur in in the guruge and ready for delivery The 1910 Overlund In a ne-jt appear ing car, and has occupied a populur plitro In tho. public e.itui'in for a l;nc time. MIN STRIKES A CHINAMAN iiww I'wd Every Mcnna to Avert Airldvnt. eiitiiiwe Connul at rortliiml Notlllod. An Oriental, supposed to linvo beon inainnii, wait struck and knocked o the water by train No. 24 8un evening. Tho unfortunate Clilna- CTOKing the railroad treitlc east of tunnel No. 3, between rm and Kalnler. Ho wai walk- t In the nine direction with the pli and when nrut observed by the slnenr wai about four or five liun- l' feet nhcad. and nnimrentlv 'bout knowledge of the near ap- " of tlio train. The engineer at once vlirnroimlv Pllwl the whlutlo cord and applied P' the riiEubir nml Xkes nml brought the train to a PMitlll, but not until tho mnn had " hurled from the trestlo. Trainmen were left for the mir "of recovering the bod v. and Cor "r White WllH notiltuil. Ronrrh wm fMlnued nil night and tlie next day ft tne body was not rocoverod until MINSTREL A HOWL ING BIG SUCCESS I MM i:Ki; CROWD, SPLENDID KOVCH AM) Mi'.MHHKH TWO IIOt'KH )K F.NJOVMKNT. HeethiK ('upiuity or the Hall Was Killed and Htiincllng Uimui Wiih at a I'rruiium. HONOR WHERE HONOR IS D U E Gone But Not Forgotten. All Honor to the Invincible Soldier. Some Still With Ui I'ulverBally wo are a race of boro woralilppers. To exalt the aupreme uulltlnH of virtue and to revere the memory of heroes U a noble cbaruc lerliiUc. Our nation bus dedicated the 30th day of May to the honor and memory of tluiHO who guve their blood and sinew to tho service. 0f tholr country. Let every bead be bured and every heart du fitting homugo to the sol diery of other duys. Some still linger among us but their ranks are thin ning fast. While wo commemorate the valor Ing generations. All honor to the ploneert No soldier was ever more loyal, more courageous or more worthy of high esteem and reverence. Hit enlistment was for life. His weapons were the ax and musket. His spirit to conquer led him always forward. No barrier, however strong, withstood tlie mighty tread of this army of the frontier day.. With deeds of valor and unexcelled ex amples of Individual bravery seldom sung and scarcely If ever applauded, they blazed the trail, and opened the way for the mighty civilization of the (not Included In any other collec tion). Each variety must be proper ly named and tagged. Name of ex hibitor muBt not be placed on tag. Stems, thorns and foliage to be judg ed with rose. CHILD POISONED; DEATH RESULTS PhyHlcian Hawtily Bummoned but the Child's System Absorbed Suf ficient to Cause Death. or those, let us not full to do honor! West. There are many of theBe old to that stalwart host of Invincible! heroes still among us. Many have warriors who braved tho dangers and passed, and come with scarcely a hardships of wilderness and moun-' mark to note their last resting place, tain, and hewed out of tlie wilds of Let ua not forget these to whom we tills then unknown vustness, the pos- owe so much. They are worthy of albllttloa of the preucnt and succeed- every commemoration. heq,n saved by the splendid Bervlce of tho department. The citizens are deeply grateful and showed tholr interest by the large attendance. Something over a hundred dollars was cleared. This will bo placed in the general fund. Those taking part In the minstrels wore as follows: Mayor Morton, In terlocutor; E. I). Woods, end; M. E. Miller, end; Dr. Tucker, Flavius Sten, r'rod Morgus, L. E. Allen, Mickey Mc Ponuld and Georgo Trlngle. NEW BOAT LAUNCHED AND CHRISTENED rerbaps the Ijirwt Kxelusivo l'bdi. Trading Bout on Klver. The minstrel show, stuged Wednes day night by the Kuimet Athletic Club was a huge aucevss from start to fin ish. If you wore not present you missed tho real show of tho season The aeutlng capacity was soon taken and Inrgo numbers were compelled to stnnd. Tho program was unusually good New "hits," trios, solos, uunrtettei. old plantation melodies and negro folk songs supplied tho evening with music, wit and mirth. No city of the old south enn boast of more "classy" gents of obony hue than tlioso which occupied the spot light of St. HelenF on Wednesday night. .In fuct, the excellent program and costuming would do credit to the minstrels of Flsk university, whnro the "dusky sons of Hum" started tho minstrels yean ago. Mayor Morton, who took a leading ro'e, mado a short addross at the opening of the performance. He spoko very highly of the work and Interest of all the members of the Klre Department, and expressed hit gratitude and tho gratltudo of of all the boyi for the assistance and Inter est of tho peoplo of tho community In gonoral. Thousand! of dollars have THE MINSTRELS AS SEEN BY THE MIST CARTOONIST 11. M M (of y- m w - I - The launch recently built at the plant of the St. Helens Shipbuilding Company for tho Columbia River I'ackers Association was launched lust Sunduy morning. The vessel is !i feet long, beam 11 feet 4 Inches, depth of hold 4 feet 9 Inches. She was christened the Grace, and will bo employed In handling fish. Tho new vessel is receiving her .lowor equipment, which will consist of a 60-horso Atlas gns engine, and will develop a speed of about 12 miles un hour. It is hoped to have her ready for commission in about ono week. The Uraco was named for Manager E. I. llallugh's small daughter, who had part In the christening ceremony. Two men were arrested at the Deer Island slough by Mr. Leberg and a man in nis employ. The men were caught In tire act of stealing potatoes. The sheriff was notified and the two held until the officers' arrival. They were taken before Justice Watkins and ono, Harry Bell, was fined $10. His companion was dismissed. Sheriff Stanwood spoke many com mendable words concerning Deputies Uumgardner and Jesse, and also of the assistance of Mr. Spangler, in thoir quick action followed by the ar rest of the persons sought. There has been quite a lot of petty thievery In the slough district be tween Deer Island and Columbia City durlug the past few months, and the sheriff gave evidence of his determln atlon to make It exceedingly warm for the perpetrators. The little one year and seven months-old child of Andrew Johnson, who resides about two miles west of Warren, was poisoned by eating a large quantity of la grippe tablets Tuesday, which it had found some where about the house. The mother was busy at the time and as the child was quiet, had no knowledge of its having the medicine. It wag a new box and contained 87 tablets, over 0 of which the child had consumed. Dr. Peet was summoned and ad ministered emetics, but the poison had so penetrated the child's system that it quickly succumbed. Mr. John son, who was working at the Chap man camp, was called home as soon as the little one became sick. There are three other children in the fam ily. Coroner White went out to the home Wednesday morning. Interment took place at 2:30 in the Swedish cemetery yesterday. rilREE CASES OF THEFT AND ROBBERY Slicrinf Voice HIh Determination to llreiik lTp Trolongwl Thievery FIRST ROSE SHOW JUNE THE EIGHTH All Growers of Iiosee in and Around Kt. Helena Urged to Bring or Send Displays Krom Gardens. Tho homo of Ed Spanglor of Clats- knnlo, wna broken Into Sunday night, whilo he was away at work, and hie wifo absent on a visit. After noting tlie loss of several articles, Investiga tions revealed the fact that the burg' lars had loft very plain footprints about the house. Deputy Bumgard nor was notified' immediately and bloodhounds were put on the trail which led townrd Rainier. Deputy Uumgardner was assisted iv Demitv James Jesse and Mr. Spangler. The pursued were over taken near the Rice place and one wall mado nrlsoner by Mr. Rice. The deputies made the other arrest. The prisoners, John Ashborn and Albort DoLellles, are being hold in oustody by Sheriff Stanwood, pend ing trial. According to Mr. Spangler and neighbors, these men had been seen in the neighborhood for several days, and particularly about the place which was entered. The value of ar- finiBB taken Is not known. MobI of them have boen rocovered. On Saturday night the residence of Mr. W. E. Clarke at Deer Island, was entered and robbed while Mr. Clarke nnri ilia wlfe were in St. HelenB. No clue whatever has been found lead ing to the discovery of the house breakers. A miscellaneous lot of ar- tininn including food stuffs, was taken. The first rose show to be held St. Helens is an event scheduled take place next Wednesday, June 2 at the Guild Hall. This affair is to be held under the auspices of the la dies of the Episcopal Church, and bids fair to be not only.an occurrence of great interest this year, but some thing that will develop into an annual event. Without any attempt to flatter, in our unassuming way we can Bay with full confidence that there la no place which produces more beautiful or perfoct roses or more extensive vari eties than are grown in St. Helens and Burrounding country. There are a great many rosariana here who have shown a wonderful degree of skill in the growing of roses and their efforts have boen abundantly successful The forthcoming rose Bhow will bear out these statements. All growers of roses in and around St. Helens are cordially invited bring in or send in displays. It is In no aenso a purely local- affair. The ladles are desirous of establishing the rose show this year under such favor able auspices that its recurrence will not only be desired but demanded. To make the occasion also a great er social success there will be an op portunity for all who so desire to pro cure a good dinner, including straw berries and cream, which will be charged for at very moderate prices. This part of the affair will begin at 5 o'clock In the afternoon. Dinner 25 and 35 cents. One of the important features of the rose show will be the points on which Judging will be done. Foliage, Btems and thorns will be given due consideration in the awarding of prizes. All growers of rosea are earn estly requested to be present and bring or send displays. Prizes will be awarded tor largest and best collection, three rosea ot a kind ; collection of bIx varieties, three roses ot a kind; display ot a dozen of ono kind; most perfect single rose A IT HER i INDUSTRY AMERICAN TIMBER COMPANY TO WORK OUT TIMBER LOCATED NEAR DEER ISLAND. LOGGING RAILROAD Surveys Are Now Being Made and Road Construction Begun in Very Near Future. LARGE VESSEL SOON TO BE CONSTRUCTED LOCAL SHIPBUILDING COMPANY TO BEGIN WORK ON FIVE MASTER IN SHORT TIME. First of Type, and Largest Wooden Vessel Which Was Ever Built on the Pacific Coast. The Mist is very reliably informed that the construction of another logg ing railroad in Columbia county la one ot the new Industries which is to be established here in the very near future. In fact, surveys are now be ing made and rights-of-way secured for the line. This new industry Is to be estab lished at Deer Island, by the Ameri can Timber Company, whose timber holdings in that vicinity consist ot approximately four hundred million feet. The American Timber Com pany has controlled this tract of timber for about fifteen years. It will be necessary to install about two miles of road to reach the timber. The landings and rollways, we are in formed, will be installed on Deer Isl and slough. The American Timber Company's holdings extend westward from near Deer Island several miles, and . in cludes that area between Milton creek an1 TIHa opoaV Ttioli tlmKor la largely red and bastarfl Ttl7"wKh a considerable quantity of cedar. Another large vessel is to be pro duced by the St. Helens Shipbuilding Company, work to be started not lat er than the first of July, and perhaps as early as June 15th. This will be the largest vessel built by the local concern, and, indeed, the largest wooden vessel ever built on the Pa cific Coast. The new ship will be controlled by the Chas. R. McCormlck Lumber Company. This vessel Is to be of the very latest type of construction, being five-master, supplied with auxiliary motor power sufficient to enable it to make six or eight knots per hour In case ot encountering calms at sea docking purposes and making har bor moves. She will have a lumber carrying capacity ot two million feet, and will engage in the lumber-carry ing trade exclusively. The dimensions of the new vessel will be, length 265 feet, beam 45 feet, depth of hold 19 feet, and when fully loaded will have a draught of 23 feet. The details of the type of construc tion of this vessel will embody many most excellent features, affording great advantage In all respects as a lumber handler. Foremost among these will be the fact that the cost of operation will be reduced to the min imum. A crew of but twejve imen will be all that are necesf ' ' I carried. Her equipment 9 I handling lumber will const - - our steam winches, which will Ve in or out ot the vessel 400,000 feet per day, reducing her lay days to but five under ordinary circumstances. Her type of construction, also, while ot the most excellent material, will bo of comparatively low cost for so large a ship. . i This will be the first vessel of this type to be constructed on the Pacific Coast, and it may not be out ot frlace here to state that at no other place in the world could such a vessel be built, owing to the superior quality of the material, included in which will be an unusual amount ot ex tremely long timbers, which can be supplied at St. Helens at a minimum cost. One of the locally advantageous matters about the building ot this vessel will be the fact that Columbia county will produce practically every bit of the material that will'V into her construction. vAnd '" feature will be the fact that ershtp will rest largely with Colum bia county people. With this vessel on the ways In the local shipbuilding plant at least 100 skilled mechanics will be provided with steady employ ment for about seven months. The Columbia river has practically . no registered vessels, and it is the desire ot the promoters of this enter prise to establish a line of locally owned and operated ships plying out ot the Columbia river engaged In the off-fM" rade. This vessel will en- will, in the trade from here to .CVritlla, South America, Mexico and the Atlantic coast. Tonnage at this time is extremely (Continued on page 6). AS THE MIST CARTOONIST SAW THEM WEDNESDAY NIGHT jV W MtiV 3uTeJ "pVtveVlAvw Jones!!' it I K !