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OLUME XXXIV. I. HELENS L S ll'IMIIN'M A COMI'I.KTK I.OHH 8ilK MUIIIXEHY DESTROY. WVtUTrt l.M.GKI. 1 OF INCENDIARY ORIGIN UmM Hliirltnl In Renr f llullillnn ad Purine I(miii In Destroyed When INwOVCI-ftl. TnoSI Helen laundry building m toiiilly destroyed by Hro ind n nutcr pirt of thn machinery dnm- H early Tufml.iy morning. The Im trai discovered a few n!nutot lorn 4 o'clock, when flume wore n rprnniliiiK from llm engine room mnl falling n fow momenta tutor, te iMi II ro Imt'k ninl of tho bulldlnc uIhoiiiI roll I nil when llm fire iln irtnii'iil nrrlvi'il, only a few nilnutn. Ii.r llii iiliirm. Thn chlnf diverted ,rtr effort to tli front room, here tho most I'OHily lunehlnory wai nnled, nml wan successful In urarlilni; tin' Hume In thla part, m hit Ilia mangle nml shirt and collui irlilnin Hum only slightly burned IMi machinery run ho repaired nml Udirm thi'lr duties a good a ovor. To loiut BiiKtalni'd ly Mr. Wntkln, mr of thn laundry, will rcucli 400. No I n u run co waa carried on M property. One of tho intl feature of tho ca- Woplm, win thn burning of the Lolly home, Hick, who wan aheltcr- M it tlia ri'iir of the IiiiIIiIIiik, being luriifd to ili'iith before rescue could tch hlin. Tho laundry wnKon wn k!o nonaumcil by thn flume. Mr. Wulkiii hud loft tho laundry (its Muniluy night, unit loomed to ie a premonition that something m not Junt right, and being more i lm restless aftor retiring, he ton loinn tlmn after, and went to i laundry, about a block from his "oe, ami examined tho building uitfully, Inst found all well and re- e to hi homo aRulii, only to be ikont'il a few hours later to find ill properly In tho hands of fnlo. What canned the fire will probably 1W known, but It I thought to been of Ineeiullury origin. Mr. Wntklna camo to 8t. Helena first of IIiIh your from St. JoIiiih, 1I purchimed tho business, and ''ler surmouiitliiR many obstacles inknown to the general public, ho l succeeded at laat In Rotting tho 'inlnoss on a paying basis. Ho lind t completed the liiHtnllutlon of pie modern machinery and wit pared and wa turning out a work equal to any In the Ptttfl, for thn reason that Ida prodocoB- f0' Wvo such gonoral dissatisfaction. ft- Walking has boon greatly hnm- FVd but has Inborn! unceasingly to f'Womo thls-'foollng. In fact, lie not been fuvorod with tho pat j'onito that his work deserves. Aflor rneulvltiff much encourage- ""t from the citizen of St. Ilolona "i rosumo his biiHlueaa, Mr. Wntklna "'" inko earn of his patron by aend '"I tlmlr laundry to Portland,, until "Ul!n tlmu us ,o can again oporate llU own plant. Tl'0 Conimorcllil fluh I. nnlllnir lh0 HRlit foot forward and lomWnR Wutklns tho Kind hand at tho "PPoriuno timo, and a plan la now Ullnr way lo organ lao a Block com ; , amnlK the cltlcen of tho city, "J14 lock to be taken up lator by ' Wutklim, a he caros to do so. VBI Influential citizen have OMrtlly eiiiloraod the movement and J1" doubt within another four week' m' ft. II(dm will have a new """"try, runnlni full force. iAMOTIIER GRIM I STEAMBOAT TRAGEDY w Itont CuimlMw With 8BM) Too. i"o on n(IP,j iooo Drowned ""n and Clillilren In Cnhliw. Tl "tonmboat Eaatland, loaded AUNDRY BURN mm. with uhout 2G0U plo.'iHuro seekers, employees of tho Western Kle'ctrle Company of Chicago, rapiilxud ut her dock In tho Chicago river Saturday, ' r.ml from hint reports at leiiHt 101)0 1 ntirHins were, either tlrnuriiml ur lmi.J not a yet biiim accoutited for I'aaaengera wro crowded on the ship about 8 o'clock, ut which tlmn It was to leave, when suddenly the ves sel began to list. In live minutes' time the ship turned over on Ha side currying many or Us passengers with luir. Score wnro caught In their ciiblua and unable to get out, they were drowned. The "cundy butcher" on tho steamer, tells the following story of how It happened: "It wus about 7:40 o'clock unci the bout, which had been chartered by tho mplo)eea of tho Western Klec trlfi company, for an excursion to Michigan ' Iry. wna lying ut the dock near tho Clark at root hrlilgn, loading with piiaaeuisers," said Ciuilory. "We were lo leave In 20 minutes mid the upper deck und culilim wero crowded wlih piiHsengera. There wero hun dreds of women and children. I e tlmato that there were between 2000 tnd 3000 persona on the boat ut the timo of the accident. I wus stumllng on tho lower deck neur the gang phmk watching the people cuniu alumni. "Suddenly I noticed thn bout lint toward the center of tho river. It rolled sljiihlly ut first und then seemed to stop. Then It stinted to roll acaln. I becunin alarmed und shouted to the crowd to keep stilt Appurently a majority of tho pan Hcngers wero on ono side of tho boat und this had overweighted It mid caused It lo list. Suddenly tho haw aera which held the boat to the dock snapped and the officer pulled the gangplank In and refused to allow any more on the boat. "At tbl time everybody wna pnnlc stricken. Women screamed and men tried to quiet them. I attempted to reach an upper deck, but could not because of tho crowd and excitement and ran buck to the port whero the Rnngplnnk had been." Hunt Turns on Hide. "The bout then slowly drifted away from tho dock, rolling as It slipped Into mid-stream, and a mo mont luter It had turned over on Its aide. I climbed over on the eido of the bout and atnyed there until I waa taken off by llfeanvcrs. Many of tho pussengera leuped into Iho water as tho bout went over. Score of other wero caught In the cabin and drowned. When tho Binnll bouts began coming out to us I worked with other aurvlvora In Inking pas sengers out of the water nnd cutting hole In tho cabin to reinovo the bodies." Captain Hnys "Myslery." Cupluin Tederson, who was In command of tho boat, Haul: "I wa on the brlilgo nnd was about rondy to pull out whon I no ticed tho boat begun to lint. 1 shouted firdera to open tho Inside door neurnst to tho dock to give the people a clinnco to got out. Tho boat continued to roll nnd shortly afterward the hawsers broke and the steuiner turned over on Ita Bldo and was driftlne toward tho middle of tho river. Whon she wont over, I Jumped and hold on to tho upper aldo. It all hnpponod In two min ute. The cauao la a mystery to mo. I havo lulled tho lakea 25 yeura, and previous to that sailed on salt water 12 years, and thl la tho first -rloua accident I ovor had. I do not know how It happened." It aoern to be tho opinion of ox ports and official that tho boat was top-honvy on account of must of the hullust having boon removed from tho tanks In anticipation of a heavy load, rondorlng tho Btonmer top heavy, and explaining why sho enp sl.ed so quickly. L G TITUS TENDERS RESIGNATION HIToctlvo October First lln Accept ed Position lis Cushler or Itniik lug Institution. t n Tiina. who will havo hold tho position or county roadmastor or thin county ror twenty-ono months tho first or Octobor, tendered his res ignation to Jmlgo A. L. Clark last OFFICIAL PAPER OF ST. HELENS, OREGON, LOCAL BUSINESS MEN HALF OF A CENTURY IN ST. HELENS Honeers In l,.iinlTlg u.i.I Ix.rkIiir on Count Cum to OreKon 45 Venn Ari Ijtst Monday. Last Monday was tho anniversary' of tho nrrlvul In Oregon of two prominent pioneer residents of St. Helens, James und Charlea Muckle, who came to Oregon from I,a Crosse, Wis., urrlvlng In Portlund July 20. 1870. Thus they liuvo spent 4 5 yeurs In this Immediate vlclnky. The first few years theso pioneer gentlemen were engaged In logging, CHAItLES MUCKLE. tie making and similar pursuits in Oregon and Washington. They es tablished a logging operation on Sal mon creek, near Vuncouver, Wash In 1871. In 1874 James MuckU cumo to St. Helens and purchased i. sawmill which stood on the site ol the present magnificent sawmill of tho I has. H. McCormick Co.. Charlof. Muckle continued logging on Salmon creek until 1877, whon ho joined his brother ut St. Helena. His home has Saturday, to become effective October 1st, on which duto he will leavo foi Unguium, Cul., whero he has pur chased an Interest In a lnrge bank ing Institution nnd ha been elected to tho position of cashier. Mr. Tltua stated to a Mist repre sentative Unit "I should have gone beforo October, as my business, which I hnve recently acquired at Huchson. demand my attontion, but for tho fact that several contracts over tho county on road work not being completed and my being In touch with ull tho detail. I feel It my duty to the county and to myself to remain until the greater portion or this work la finished." "Although I have made . many friends during the two year I have been here, I havo also made some enemies," Btntcd Mr. Titus, "but I have ut nil times been conscientious in my endeavora. I ahull regret to leuvo St. Helena. There la no more sociuhlo paoplo than there Is to bo found hero, and no hotter pluco to llvo." Mr. Titus, boforo coming to St. Helens, although only a young man, held sevorul rosponslblo positions. For two yeurs ho wa enginoor of tho Washington Highway Commission. FPTKNDLY WARNING GIVEN GERMANY In Nolo Sent by Secretary Ijinslng Inhuman Acta nro Not Justifiable Following ore the important point In tho noto sent by tho United States to tho Gormun government: "If a belligerent cunnot retaliate nirnlnst an onemy without Injuring iho llvos of neutrals, as well a their property, hiinmnlty a well as justice and a duo rognrd for the dignity of noutrnl powers should dictate that the nractice be discontinued. If per slstod in it would In audi clrcum stanco constitute an unpardonable offenso ngulnst the sovereignty of tho neutral nation affoctod. "The rlghta of neutral In time or war nro bosod upon prlnclplo, not upon expediency, and tho principles are immutable It la the duty and obligation of belligerents to find a r. . - J to Know What Is Doing Read The Mist s 7 COLUMBIA COUNTY FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1915. SPEND NEARLY been hero continuously since that time. Tho sawmill they purchased was built In 1866 by James Dart and S. II. Abbott. They continued Its suc cessful operation for more than 20 yourH, or until the flood or 1894 so Impaired Its usefulness that It was practically abandoned to a fata of further deterioration and final de- - j I ' Y ' V '' , I .'IVY;'" .' ". - IV . JAMES MUCKLE. structlon by fire in September, 104. At the time these gentlemen pur chased the St. Helen mill it was one or less than a dosen sawmills In the Columbia watershed. Ita output was sold locally and shipped by water to San Francisco. These gentlemen acquired consid erable land holdings, mostly timber, which they logged and sold,, finally amassing a comfortable fortune. way to adopt the new circumstances to them. t "The events or the past two month have clearly Indicated that It is possible and practicable to con duct such submarine operations as have characterized the activity of the Imperial German navy within the so- called war zone in 'substantial accord with the accepted practices or reg ulated warfare. The whole world has looked with interest and increas ing satisfaction at the demonstration or that possibility by German naval commanders. It is manifestly pos sible, therefore, to lift the whole practice or submarine attack above tho criticism which tt ha aroused and remove the chief caueB or of fonso. "In view of the admission of Il legality made by the imperial gov ernment when it pleaded the right or retaliation in dofense of Its acta, and In view of the manifest possibility or conforming to the established rules or naval warfare, the government of the United States cannot believe that the Imperial government will longer refrain from disavowing the wanton act of ita naval commander In sink ing the Lualtanta or from offering reparation for the American lives lost, bo far as reparation can be made tor a needless destruction or human lire by an Illegal act. "The Government or the United States and the Imperial German gov ernment are contending tor the aame object, have long stood together in urging the very principle upon which the government of the United State now solemnly insists. They are both contending for the freedom of the seas. The government of the United States will continue to con tend for that freedom, from what, ever quarter violated, without com. promise and at any cost. It Invites the practical co-operation of the Im perial German government at this time, when co-operation may accom plish most and this great common object be most strikingly and effect ively achieved. "In the meantime the very value which this government sets upon tho long and unbroken friendship be- tween the people and the government of tho United State and people and government of the Gorman nation impels It to Impress very solemnly upon the Imperial government the necessity for a scrupulous observ ance or neutral rlghta lnvthi critical matter. Friendship itseir prompt it to ay to the Imperial government that repetition by the commander or German naval vessels or act In con travention of those right must be regarded by the government or the United States, when they affect Am erican citizens, as deliberately un- .frlondly. LANSING." PROGRAM TODAY. By Extension Division of Agricul tural College Preparations Mode for l4irge Attendance. Professor W. S. Brown, specialist in horticulture of the O. A. C, ar rived In the city yesterday and made a Bhort survey over this section, ob serving horticultural condition, so as to enable him to talk more ably of local condition. Mias Anna Tur ley, lecturer and demonstrator In domestic science, and Prof. E. B. Fitts, specialist in dairying, will arrive this morning on the 8:11 pas senger. Prof. Brown will deliver a le'tnre at 2 o'clock, followed by Miss Turley, at 4 o'clock. At 8 in the evenlns, Prof. Fltta will lecture on dairying. It. D. Hetzel, manager or the ex tension division or the college, state? In a letter to tho secretary or the Commercial Club that "we are look ing ror a large attendance at these meetings, as we are sending these people all the way from Corvallls for this one day; a thing we very seldom do, because or the expense. After repeated attempts to arrange ror other meeting in your county, we had to abandon the plan ror a week'B trip." Plans have been made by the Com mercial Club to take care or a large crowd. A Home Products dinner will be served at Guild Hall In the evening and promises to be a reed good enough ror any king. - CONTRACT AWARDED. For Construction of Fair Building Six Rltls Oiiened Will Cost $474.70. N. F. and T. A. Baker were award ed the contract for the construction of the school exhibition building at the county fair grounds, the contract prlco being $474.70, thirty cent lower than that of G. Hasty, whose bid was S4V5.00. Other bids opened were James Rice, $600.00; Oleen Bros., $509.00; S. E. Smith, $498.00; A. M. Williams, $587.60. The structure is to be of rustic design, 82 feet wide and 70 feet long, and will be placed on the ground adjoining the women's expo sition, building on the west. The contract calls ror Its completion by September 15th. Baker Bros, will start work Immediately. SCHOOL BOARD BUSY SESSION At the Besslon or the school board Wednesday night, much business was brought before the meeting. N. F. and T. A. Baker were award ed the contract ror the remodeling or the gymnasium room or the school building, their bid being $274.60 This sum includes all material. The contract calls ror the completion or the work by August 20th. Mrs. J. H. Collins, who was hired by the board as teacher of the seventh and eighth grades the ensu ing term, tendered her resignation stating her reason ror doing so, was that she wished to be with her hus band, who hag accepted the principal ahlp or the Woodburn schoolB. Thl leaves two vacancies on the teachers' roster to be filled. The board will make final decision at the meeting next Wednesday night from the number of applicant to fill these positions. Prof. Andrew Kempe of St. Au gustine college. Rock Island, III., spent Monday visiting P. H. Brakke and two of his former pupils, Flavlus and Reuben St en. NO. 3t;, SOUTH END OF 1 COUNTY WILL VISIT NORTH END TKIP BY AUTOMOBILES FROM SCAP I'OOSE TO COUNT V LINE. Trip to ISc Made About 20th of Aug ust for Purpose of Viewing High way ami Getting Aiqualnted. A n ovemont which is daily gaining In popularity, is that of an automo bile drive ovor the Columbia High way, the plan being suggested by J. G. Watts of Scappoooo, last Saturday while at lunch with Judge A. L. Clark, Julson Weed, J. H. Collin and J. B. W.lkerson, who by tho way, are all former county school superin tendents w th the exception of Judge Clark. Tlu Idea was immediately heartily endorsed by the other gen tlemen and a movement started to lirin? about such an event. "It will bot only give us an oppor tunity of viewing the new highway and tho difficulties surmounted in making it as good aa it la, but will bring this end of the county closer to our northern neighbors," said Mr. Watts. "The drive could be started rom Scat p'KJse at about 8 o'clock in the morning, get to the Clatsop coun Ije line and back to Clatskanle by lunch timo, where we no doubt would receive a hearty welcome and a 'good feed.' at li&st of that proportion which we could not well carry with us. Hold a get-together meeting there and start on the return trip at '.bout three o'clock, getting us home before dark " , Since the Idea was suggested by Mr. Watts, plana are being formulat ed whereby every available automo bile in tt.U section will be loaded with boosters and sightseers on or about the 20th of August, bound ror the other e id or the Columbia High way. The only rules In regard to making the trip will be that only boosters will be allowed to enter and that no automobile will be supposed to skip over the highway less than the speed limit law. MEASURE CARRIED CHARTER ADOPTED At the regular meeting or the City Council Monday night, they can vassed the returns or the special election held Friday to amend the city charter and from the returns it was round that 86 vote had been cast, 62 ror the measure and 24 against. The measure was ordered adopted and that a proclamation be made by the mayor within fifteen days from the date or the elctlon. Licenses were granted to A. J. Kel ley and Keever & Hanson of Houlton, ' to sell liquor. A small, narrow bridge across California street, wag reported as being in a dangeroua condition. The city floating dock hag been re paired the past week under the su pervision of J. Dapain. The new addition affords ample room for all purposes, and is swung in such a manner that It is there to stay. 1 All memberg of the St. Hel- ens Commercial Club have been cordially Invited by Mr. A. H. Tarbell , to attend an open meeting or the Warren and Yankton Grangea at War- ren, next Tuesday night at 9 o'clock. The purpose of this meeting is to make final ar- rangements ror the establish- Ing of a creamery in this boc- tton. Every member of the club should avail themselves or this opportunity and be present at this meeting.