ST. HELENS MIST. FRI DAY, AUGUST 20. 1915
SON OF CITIZEN I CONGRESSMAN LOUD
DROWNED IN RIVER. OF MICHIGAN
Gale Tore Him From lloat Kiver So
Rough liescuf by Swimmers Was '
Willie, tlie five-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Wilkins, was
drowned in the Columbia river Wed
nesday afternoon about 2 o'clock,
one mile below the new bridge at
Mrs. E. I. Ballagh and mother,
Mrs. Frank Wilkins ami two sons,
Willie and Norman, Mrs. Von A.
Gray and Bud Ballagh of Iowa, ac
companied E. I. Ballagh on his regu
lar trip to Vancouver on the fish
launch Grace, and had just left Van
couver on the return trip home, and
at the time most of the party were
preparing lunch, while Willie and his
older brother, Norman, were seated
in tho cabin with Pete Brakke, who
was at the wheel, when an awful gale
hit the boat, blowing the door open
on the right hand side of the cabin,
the opposite door being open, and
apparently swept the little fellow
along, who endeavored to cling to
the latch of the door. Mr. Brakke
immediately reversed the engine, and
gave the alarm, and was turning the
launch around, when the body of the
boy arose to the surface for an In
stant, some distance from the boat,
nothing but his arms and gray
Bweater being seen.
Fishermen on either side of the
river immedately responded with
nets but without avail. Grappling
hooks were then resorted to.
Mr. Ballagh remained at the scene
while the balance of the party were
brought to St. Helens.
Those who know the river say that
at no other point is the river so
treacherous and the undertow so
strong. That the gale was stronger
and the water rougher than at any
time this year, making it almost im
possible to work. Mr. Ballagh and
Mr. Wilkins who went to the scene
upon learning of the accident, with
other fishermen are still grappling
at the time of going to press, hoping
against hope to rescue the body..
Impressed With Oregon Neett lrtw
xrity in the Future.
The work of erecting the new laun
dry building has been progressing
very rapidly and the main part of
the building is completed and car
penters are now finishing the inter
ior. Manager Watkins has placed or
ders for all machinery to replace
that iiich was ruined, which will
arrive in a few days and be Installed
with that which was saved from the
flames. He hopes to be able to oper
ate again not later than September
15th, but there Is considerable yet to
be done, such r.s pipe fitting and in
stalling the machinery, which takes
That the laundry will be prepared
to turn out a much better class of
work than ever before is promised by
Mr. Watkins, in that in addition to
replacing the machinery which was
destroyed, he has purchased two mod
irn collar and shirt machines, equal
to any that are made.
The Southern Pacific company has
closed the fiscal year ending June
30th, 1915, without a single passen
ger being killed in a train accident
on its lines. The Import of such a
record may be gained from these
During that period the company
carried 37,000,000 passengers. It
operated 10,000 miles of track (Pa
cific System). It ran 52,000 passen
ger trains every month or 64,000
during the year. It carried 3700
passengers per mile of track oper
ated. In 1913 the Southern Pacific in
competition with other roads was
awarded the Harriman Memorial
medal for being the safest American
railroad. Since 1908 it has carried
over eight billion passengers a dis
tance of one mile, with but one fa
tality in a train accident. The latter
occurred early In 1904 at lone and
was caused by defective equipment on
a foreign line car.
At the tennis tournament held Sun
day morning at the local court of the
St. Helens Tennis club, against the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic club,
local players made good showings
against the fastest players of the
visiting club. Several players of the
Multnomah club were unable to at
tend the tournament.
In the singles Rutherford took
both sets from Frohman, 6-2, 6-4. In
the second set Sten took one 6-4,
Jones the other, 6-1. Rutherford
and Sten took two sets of doubles
lrom Frohman ana Jones, 6-2, 6-3.
Wellington and Turner took two sets
from Frohman and Jones, 7-5, 6-3.
Allen and Lewis in the last doubles
took two out of three sets.
Tho two visitors were very tired
the last few sets played and were in
deed glad when the last set was over.
Congressman G. M. Loud, repre
sentative from the tenth congression
al district of Michigan, after a visit
of several weeks In Western Oregon,
states that he is very much delight
ed with the state and sees prosperity
staring her in the face.
"I already have some investments
in Oregon timber and hope to add
to them," said Colonel Loud. "I be
lieve there is a great future for the
Umber interests of Oregon. In the
Coos Bay country atone, there Is
more timber than there ever was In
the entire state of Michigan, and
this is only a portion of the timber
in Oregon available for manufact
"Without question a better day Is
coming for the lumbering Industry of
the Pacific Northwest. . I have seen
the same sort of depression In Mich
igan, and I have noticed that each
returning tide of prosperity reached
a higher level than the high mark
before. My belief is that with the
return to the protective policy, with
the ending of the European war, and
the availability of the Panama canal
for transportation there will be
created more prosperous conditions
than the Pacific Northwest and the
entire country have ever known be
The steamer Wapama was reported
to be fifteen miles north of San
Francisco Wednesday evening.
The steamer Multnomah is duo to
sail tomorrow for San Diego and
southern ports with a cargo of 'am
ber. Steamer Yosemite sailed Tuesday
night for California ports with a full
cargo of lumber and piling and many
The steamer Celilo, en route from
San Francisco for San Pedro, was re
ported by wireless as being thirty
three miles east of Point Conception
With a full cargo of lumber and
all the passengers sue could accom
modate, the McCormlck steamer
Wapania departed for southern Cali
fornia ports via San Francisco Mon
The British steamer Hackensack
left San Francisco yesterday and is
due to start loading ties and rail
road timbers at this port Monday
morning for England. She discharg
ed a cargo of coal at San Francisco
for the government, that she trans
ported from Norfolk.
After having thought to have been
recovering nicely from a severe fj.ll,
sustained several weeks Bince, Mrs
Charlotte Allen, wife of L. G. Allen
of Scappoose, passed away Wednes
day at a Portland hospital, where
she was taken for treatment.
Mrs. Allen has suffered from rheu
matism for some time, using crutches
to move about. While going from one
room to another in her home a few
weeks ago, she tripped and fell, dis
locating a hip, when she was taken to
Besides a husband, she leaves
four children, Evan Allen of Port
land; Mrs. Ardelia L. Bird of Scap
poose; Leroy A. Allen of Seattle;
Charles E. Allen of Battleground,
LEO FRANK MOBBED.
Leo M. Frank was taken from the
prison farm at Milledeville, Ga.,
Monday night by an armed party of
about twenty-five men and lynched
about one hundred miles east of that
place near the former home of Mary
Phagan. The body was found at 8
o'clock, hanging from a tree.
The superintendent and Jailer of
the prison were overpowered and
placed under guard while the balance
of the gang secured Frank, placing
him in an automobile and were oil.
llewt Carp of Instructors III History
of School Short a Claw Room.
FROM FORMER CITIZEN.
Rlngwcod, Okla., Aug. 9, 1915.
Editor Mist: Dear Sir I have lived
In St. Helens for five years and claim
that my home. In April we started
for the East, stopped at San Fran
cisco and visited the exposition, also
stopped off at Los Angeles.
Have spent three months at Ring
wood, Okla., in revival work. Closed
my engagement the 7th. Will now
Please forward the Mist to Seneca
vllle, Ohio. J. S. MOWERV.
Present high winds and dry weath
er strike terror to the hearts nf lim
ber owners. It Is Imperative that the
greatest care be exercised bv everv
one to prevent flro starting in timber
and other places. Our forests are
too valuable to have them ruthlessly
destroyed. Campers especially should
exorclso every care that their camp
fires do not get away from them.
At the meeting of the school board
Wednesday night the directors cm
ployed two teachers to fill tho va
cancies made by the death of Miss
Johnson and the resignation of Mrs.
Collins, having some twenty appli
cations to choose from.
Uasil E. Ralston was chosen as one,
and Miss Ueth Perry as tho other.
Mr. Ralstou, for the past few years,
has been In the government service
as superintendent over fifteen teach
ers in the Philippines, and it Is only
through the fact that he arrived In
the I'uited States too lute to secure
a prtnclpalship this year that the
board was able to secure his services.
His knowledge and ability will add
great strength to the school. Miss
Perry, while having had no experi
ence, Is well prepared for tho work,
aud uo doubt remains by those who
know her, but whut she will till the
position with honor to herself and
The hoard will make arrangements
to have an automobile bring I lit
twenty-four children from the littk
mill community to and from school
Last year they weta brought down In
a boat, but on Beverul occasions one
of tho children cumo near falling In
The board are endeavoring to make
arrangements to secure a room to be
used for manual training or domes
tic science, there not being enough
class rooms in the school building to
T. S. White spent a portion of the
week visiting friends at Clutskauie.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Har
den, Sunday morning, a pair of fine
Miss Llla M. Sengstake of Port
land, Is visiting with Miss Arline M
Huckleberry pio and Roman meal
cookies and bread, special for this
weekat St. Helens Bakery.
Mrs. Robert Shultz, Mrs. Minnie
Cringel and Mrs. James II. Sheldon
of Portland, spent Tuesday visiting
During the absence of Miss Marie
Paulson, who is enjoying an earned
vacation, Mrs. Iva Dodd's brother,
Uurrell P. Graves, is assisting in the
L. J. VanOrshoven, county sur
veyor, renewed his subscription the
past week. Mr. VanOrshoven has
been busy the past few weeks run
ning out lines for the Carey Timber
company, who are cutting out some
Captain Smith assures the Mist
man that within a few days he will
be able to give the Mist the date
when It will be possible to bring into
port the convict ship "Success.'
Watch the next issuo for full Inform
ation, date, etc.
Isaac liumgardner of Salem, re
cently visited old friends In St. Hel
ens and relatives in other parts of
the county. Mr. Bumgardner resid
ed In Columbia county for a great
many years, at Deer Island, where he
farmed and logged. He has been
residing at Sulem for over fifteen
A. Soarl, proprietor of the Finnish
boarding house near the St. Helens
Mill company's oflice, died In his
room Thursday morning at 1 o'clock,
death being due to heart trouble.
While not being able to work for the
past several weeks, he retired at 10
o'clock in apparently good health.
His body was taken to the embalm
ing parlor of E. A. Ross and prepared
W, A. Levi, manager of the City
Garage, has secured the agency for
one of the most complete road guides
for automobile tourists that Is pub
lished. The book Is accurate and up-to-date,
contains some nine hundred
pages, and not only describes the
route in minutest detail, but Illus
trates with a map as well. The log
book covers all the main roads in
California, Washington, Oregon and
Mrs. A. J. Peel entertained Wed
nesday afternoon In honor of her
house guests, Mrs. Vanlloen of Sioux
St. Marie, the Misses Seymours, and
Mrs. Warmiu of Urban, 111., Mrs.
Webber, Mrs. S. C. Pern, Mrs. Kerby
and Miss Straube of Portland. Other
guests besides the hostess and guests
of honor were: Mesdames Edwin
Ross, J. L. Zipperer, Dave Davis, W.
G. Muckle, E. A. Rotger, L. L. Baker
George B. Conyers, the popular
and efficient recorder of the fair clt)
of Clatskanle, has Joined the beno-
dicts. The young lady was Miss
Tillie Peterson, the event taking
place at Toledo, Oregon, August 10th.
George was born and reared In Co
lumbia county, and is widely known.
wo years ago lie was elected to the
office of county surveyor, but ill
health prevented his active partici
pation In the work. His legion of
friends In the county extend hearty
av.i (-limbers, who owns a ranch
near Warren, brought some of the
finest peaches to tho city weunesuuy
that have yet been placed on the mar
ket this season. They were t rnw-
f.,r.i i,l,..lv colored, eood sue and
of lino quality. Ho readily disposed
of all ho had brought to u local mer
chant and received orders for more.
LIST OF TRANSFERS.
August 1 1 Scappoose Acres Co. to
John Lindner: tract S5, Scappoose
Aero trad. $10.00.
Thomas A Lovelace to K. J. Remy
et ux; 40 acres In See. 11, I. o N.,
It. 3 W., $1 00.
John (). Kininarson to Ethel I.
Glenn: land In Sec. 20, T. S N.. It
4 W., $1 00.
August 13 Phllo llolbrook et ul..
to Columbia Agricultural Co.; 30 a
In Sec. 22. T. 8 N . It. 4 W., SI .00.
August 16 Columbia Timber Co
to Andrew Whltin; 40 . In Sec. 27,
T. 6 N., It. 2 W $1200.00.
Itlchnrd Cox et ex, to II. V. Mc
Cormlck; lot 1 ami S. 4 3 ft. lot 2.
It. 1 1, St. Helens, $5000.00.
II. F. McCormlck to William R
Hewitt; same as ubovo, $5000.00.
August 17 --Scappoose Acres Co.
to Conrad Foss; tract S2, Scappoose
Acres tracts, $10.00.
Milton Smith et ux to Columbia
River Meat Co.; 10 n. In Sec. 17, T.
7 N., 11. 2 W.. $10.00.
THE TEST OF MEN
Men In those duys are lent ml through conipeim0
lluutlon and their bunk accounts. Win. i M'
no ) u Keep it in a iIlk ,,,, , -'
it ht Its growth-h, yur ;
a personul luten
.1....- ..II !... 1 ,... I.. I. ..I.. M, .. . .
ihk-h mi mm n. n ii. ij, jimi t i ue t oluiiiliia Con
Hank Is a Hank of Personal Service. U wuhIm m "',
count of men who seek tioIi service.
Tho ublllly to earn money dons not endure fur.
ever. I'poii what will you fall buck when ti,ftt
ability U gone:
Columbia County Bank
St. Helens, Ore.
OLDEST IN THE COUNTY
We pay 4 per rent Interest In our Havings Dep ,rlln(,nt
10 a. m.. lllblo School: 11 a. m ,
"Is Salvation Cheap ( ! ) Because ll
Is Free?" Man's economic life is
not necessarily divorced from the
Idealism of thought and faith. 6 p.
in.. City Park Song Service. Rev
Sundlfur will give un address. Rev.
J. Foster. Ph. 11.. 11. I).
OTICF. OK MKKTIVt; OF TIIK
BOARD OF K.gl AI.I.AI ION OK
coi.l Mill coi NTY, oi;n;o.
Notice is hereby given that the!
Board of Equalization for Columhtu '
County, Oregon, will attend at the!
Court House In St. Helens. Colum-;
bla County, Oregon, on the second '
.Monday In September (Monduv, Sep
tember 13th, 1915 I. and publicly ex
amine the assessment rolls and cor-!
red all errors In valuations, descrlp-'
lions or qualities of lands, lots or,
other property assessed by tho As
sessor; and ll shall be the duty of:
persons or companies Interested to
appear ut the time and place np-'
C. W. BLAKESI.KY. Assessor.
Dated August 19, 1915.
First publication August 20. 1915
Last publication Sept. 10, 1915.
In the County Court of the State
of Oregon, for Columbia County. In
the mutter of the estate of John Fred
erick Dongcrlleld, deceased. To
whom It may concern: The under
signed hereby gives notice of her In
tention to apply to the Court above
named, on Saturday, the lsth day of
September. 1915. at the hour of 1
o'clock P. M , of said day, at the
Court room of said Court, at St. Hel
ens, Columbia County, Oregon, to he
allowed to resign her trust as execu
trix of said estate.
Dated Aug. 20. 1915.
Executrix of Estate of John Freder
ick Dnngerfleld, deceased. 35-St.
A GOOD BREAKFAST
Is Important for the man who works the day siartt with
ll und If not good the whole day Is likely to go wroiw
"The cup that cheers but not Inebriates," enn be brewe.
from either the tine tens, aromutlc coffees or ilellclou
rorons or rhocolulos from HurrUun'k, fit for the ptlxt
of an epicure. Our groceries are kept up to ills best
standard In fine roller process Hours and cereuls of ill
A. S. HARRISON & CO.
ST. IIKI K.NS' I.KAIUMJ M KUCHA NTH.
Williams & Hall
We will discontinue giving "Green
Trading Stmips" after September
1st. ilooda bought In August und
paid for In or before September 10th,
will Include stamps.
JAS. Ml'CKLE & SON.
E. A. ROSS. :n-2t.
Huckleberry piu und Romun meal
cookies and bread, special for this
weekat St. Helens Bakery.
z TUCV ADC DIICIMCCC prnrno
S mUrtULUUJMLOOUU ICfU
Young pigs for sale. C. J. Larson,
Warren, Ore. 23-tf
It a Good Thing and Worth Going
a Graat Way AfUr.
Satisfaction is getting what you want.
We have the very best that can be
had. Quality is first, price is last and
least. We handle the highest class of
staple and fancy groceries.
WILLIAMS & HALL
"RED RIBBON STORE."
For Sale Forty pigs. Pasero
Bros., Houlton, Ore. Box 24. 35-4t
For Sale Two fresh cows. Inquire
of L. Ct. Allen, Scappoose. 34-2t.
Huckleberry plo and Roman meal
cookies and breud, special for this
weekat St. Helens Bakery.
Wanted A young lady for house
work that can stay at home nights.
Only a part of time required. Ad
dress, Home, In cure of the Mist.
For Sale A quantity of blmulnya
berry p ants, at 4 cents each. Apply
(olumbla River Cunning & -ro.
duce Co., St. Helens. Mcl.l9tf
Wanted Fresh Cows We will buy
your fresh cows If test Is satisfact
ory, or sell you one. Write or phono
Clover Hill Farm. Deer Island. Ore"
,? L. Smith of Smlthshlre,
Scappoose, offers for sale hogs, boll
sows and boars, fancy full blooded
15 iV J",1? a ,ftw ''"'"'"I Chlnns
and Herkshlres. Milch cows, Hoi
steins and Jerseys. All kinds of
horses from 900 to 1600 pounds 32-4
JAS. MUCKLE 4 SON
"Goodi of Quality"
We will give S. & H. Green Trading Stamp
up to September 1st, but not
after that date.
Autumn Fashion Books
Complete lino of Children's Hose In black, while, tun,
I'lnk and buo colors, also In Infants' Bilk Sox, guiirun-.
teed to woar 4 ,lmntIB wllll0,lt ,,, or 0 now pair.
J'lHt whut they need for school. Snvo inendlnB
'''iriilng. Buy from us.
FOUR PAIRS $1.00.
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