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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1916 Wfl do MAN DROWNS AND COMRADE IS HELD lllnw Tragedy U IW"K Prolan! by Sheriff. V. A. Latourell, of Camas, aged about 4 2, w drowned somewhero In the vicinity of Warrior Rock light house Monday nlKlil, about 8 o'clock. In compuny with A. M. Wright tho drowncil man loft Washougul Mon day, ut noon, with a boat loud of Hah which wore to bo- delivered to Hie nli buyer at Kalumn. WrlKht tatril Hint at Vuncouver ho secured a mipply or alcohol, and from that Unit) on ho remmubora nothing ex cept Hint both liu and latourell full overboard and that soincuuo came and iaved him. The drowned mun'a cout, with the tlwvn turned Insldo out, wan found Id Uio boat, a wui r.lsto hla hat. From other riource It la learned that on Indian named Kully heard crtoa, ami, Jumping Into hla bout, aot out from tho Washington aide of the river. He reached the boat from whom the erica cum and found WrlKht In the boat, but never aaw Latourell. Ha took Wright to the WanliliiKton aide of the river and dried hla clothea, then brought hliu to St. IlKlcna. Tho family of the drowned man waa then notified. Several people who aaw Wright alien he enme to St. Helena atate that he waa apparently not much In Uulcutcd, but Wright claima he can remember nothing of the affair nor even what became of the load of mlmon. Sheriff Stun wood la InveNtlgatlng the limit t and la holding Wright pending nu(h Investigation. The deud nmn waa well known In Caiua and Waahougal and' waa a muKiciun of note. He la aurvlved by lilt widow, Clara, two aona, Klchard and Lucian, and two daughters, Irenu and Lucille. The body haa not yet been recovered. A reward of 125 haa been offered fur recovery of Latourell' body, and Information may be addressed to either Coroner White at St. Helena or W. J. Owena, Troutdale, Oregon. COLU MBIA COUNTY ROAD NOTES I'roKr- of Work Being Ihinti !owrr HlKhway. Tim long treatle which will connect I'rescolt with the highway la being rubbed to complotlon. Tho roadway will ho about 1,200 feet long and la 10 feet in width. There are two turnouts no that too urn or automo biles can pas. Whon the roadway Is completed it will allow thu resi dents of 1'rescott to coma In and out without having to rely on the rail way or river steamer. The Mist la In receipt of a letter 'rotn a. S. llonson aottlng forth the work that haa been accomplished on II' Columbia River Highway be tween Italnler and Clatskanie. Start In K ut the lower end and working towards Rainier, grading has been completed paat Bridge No. 3. Thla complete the grading to Beaver falls, and tho expenditure to Novoni ' 21 hua been $10,560. Mr. Bon n Htutod that all of the earth work which would be troublesome to han dle In wet weather haa boen com pleted and the rock work to be done will not be Interfered with by the rulny Bouson. There are some expensive rock cuts to be made, and It la estimated that it will require about (10,000 to com pete the work, which will be In ut three months. Work on Bridge No. 1 la now In Progress and it la expected to have the bridge completed by Saturday of bis weok. CLUB CELEBRATES At the Guild hall, on Tuesday eve ning, the Himalaya Club celebrated Its first mooting of tho Beason with Jolliiication, of which the 6:30 din ner waa a prominent foature. Part f tho evening waa dovoted to dls- ciiHHlng the club' plana for the year. T,io member present were Helen "una, Hobs Hattan, Clara Kotol, Helen Larson. Gladys Ashby, Ger trude Philips, Madeline Allen, Alice W'llck, Anna Quick and Jessie Stokes, The club had as lta guest Mr. E. C. Law, an honorary member. I FIRST FESTIVAL NUMBER TONIGHT 1mmI AttritrlloiiM for This Afternoon and TonlKlit. The Ht. Ilidens Festival will pre sent Its first number this afternoon at the city hull. The hour is 3 o'clock. After the opening exercises mil announcements, scenes from k)li;ikoeuro will be given by the i'omuH players. This company oi llu)ois in u well Known druinulic or (uiilzatlnn that has won rcin.irknhli lUc.ccKs throughout the oast uiid wlmI luring thu punt two ycurs. The) lll appear twice In scenes from "A, I'ou I. Ike It," unil uluo in tho famoui 'Caruon of the North Wood.i. Following the Comus players, Dr Robert HulclKTe will give his cele brated lecturo "if." H.ituiduy ufternoon Dr. 8 u tell IT e will again lecture and the Ad Club Quartet will present a portion of their program. In the evening they will give a concert and this will be followed by the famous moving pic tures of the Mawson Anturctlc Kx peditlon. Those pictures are perhaps the moiit fumous of ull motion views of tho fur south and havo created no end of wonderment and discussion wherever shown. The views are evi dence of tho wonderful expedition of Sir Douglas Mawson, tho English ex plorer, who went Into tho fur south a few year ugo. He returned alive and with the pictures but a physi cal wreck on account of terrible suf fering undergone. The views were secured by Mr. Muwson and his party some 10,000 miles from America and over 2,000 miles from the nearest human hiihl tatinn. Native bird and unimal pic tures and films of Antarctic deep sea creatures aro shown on the screen and featured In the picture story of Mawson'a wonderful adventure. Monday will be the closing day of the Festlvul. In the afternoon the Chicago ladles' Orchestra will give the prolude and Dr. Sutcllffo will lec ture on "How Dltl You Die?" and in the evening tho Grund Closing Concert wll bo given by tho orches tra. Tho Chicugo Ladles' Orchestra combines a popular orchestra of real ; merit, a sketch club of unusual talent and a lutlles' quartet, which Is mak ing a wonderful "hit" on Itu western trip. The combination will afford local people a diversified entertain ment. The orchestra, which waa original ly formed by tho students of the Lyceum Art Conservatory of Chi cugo, has made wontieriui sirines from tho first and has been hooked on ono of tho greatest lyceum bu reaus In the United States. Thero are eight pieces In tho orchestra, two violins, 'cello, flute, cornet, trom- bono, piano and drums. The entire program will be an entertainment worth while and should be given the liberal patronugc and hearty endorsement of the poo- ple of the entire community. COUNTY COURT TO MAKE ANNUAL BUDGET Htutcnieiit of NecewHury Kciises to lie Published. Tho county court will, on Monday, the 27th Inst., make up the annual budget of expenses for the county for the ensuing year. Thla state ment will be published In the next issue of the Mist, and on December 23 the taxpayera will gather to go over the matter and make their recommendations to the court. Ab far aa we can loam, the court does not Intend to make the expense any higher than It waa this year. FELLOWSHIP MEETING The fellowship meeting of the Con gregational church, hold at Guild hall Thursday evening of last week, waa a dollghtful occasion. Covers were laid for 84, and Rev. Taylor Short talks were made by Rev. Hlsoy and Mr. Moses and Mr. Kantner, of Portland, and also Mr. Hlnson. secretary of the Congregational society. In the after noon a meeting was hold at the church and plan formulated for church work and the furthor develop ment and growth of the church. NEW SCAPPOOSE CHURCH Cuts by courtesy of the iHrtrt'i iifiHi ))t,' 1 jmm&MKiiitg SCAITOOSE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 7v ' REV. C. H. JOHNSTON, Pastor On Friday last the doors of the Hcappoose Congregational church were opened for worship. At 2:00 I o'clock, on the ringing of the bell, llp key wa turned the ock j,y R. F. Niblock. Rev. C. 11. Johnston, In a few words, explained the purpose for which the building was erected und Invited all to enter. The choir gang a processional hymn and to A its place lor the first time in the new i holr annex. The musical program NEW ODD FELLOW HOME AT RIDGEFIELD Work Started on New Tvto-8tory Building for Odd Fellow. The I. O. O. F. lodge at Ridgefleld will soon have a new home. The contract has been awarded and work started on the construction of a two story building 60 by 60. The lower floor will be occupied by business houses and the upper floor will be used exclusively for lodge purposes. Tho lodge Is in a flourishing condi tion and occupies an enviable posi tion among the Ridgefleld lodges. CHARGED WITH VIOLA TION OF GAME LAWS Wultor Dommeler, of this city, and J. L. Betz, of Seattle, were arrested Sunday mornlg by Gnmo Wardens Clark and Rathbone and charged with violation of the state law in that they were shooting from a power boat. Both men were brought be fore Justice of the Peace Watklns, who fixed their ball at $26. The trial will be held tomorrow. ANOTHER BIRTHDAY The circuit court took a recess on Tuesday. The Mist cannot learn the reason but strongly suspect It wa because It was the 70th birthday of Tom Watts, the bailiff. Mr. Watts was born In St. Louis In 1846, and located in St. Helen In the year 1862, so he has lived In Columbia county 64 years. No wonder he knows everybody and everybody know "Tom." The Mist wishes Mr. Watt many happy returns of the day. OPENED FOR WORSHIP Evening Telegram consisted of an anthem, "Oh for u Closer Walk With God;" solo. "Height in Darkness," Miss G!pKy Johnston; quartet, "Seek Ye the Lord," with obllgato by the tenor, Mr. Niblock, Miss Taylor, Miss Helen Watts, Mr. Moore and Mr. Jcliln Dr. Kanntner read the lesson and led In prayer. A part of the ceremony consisted in the unveiling of a win t!iw erected to th'i .nemory - JIis A. Holaday, Mrs. ' Matilda Stump, Mrs. P. B. Stephens and Mm Ph. '.Vhltney, whose zeal and piei led to the founding and maintaining through many difficulties, o the first place of worship in this neighbor hood. Mrs. Kanntner, of Portland, very gracefully unveiled the window with a few appropriate rem irkr. Rev. r.'H. 'Johnston, the pastor, told the jiory of the beginning and carrying ci.t of the movement which has re raited in the ereciton of a handsome and commodious building. The building and furniture up .o date had cost $2,190. The amount -f $400 waa needed to flnls'i the work in sucl: a manner as to allow of dedication Pev. A. C. Moses, of PortU'iui, made an appeal to the peoplo present, which resultd in the raising r,( al most $500. Tho building Itself and the manner in which the Sor ppoo&c people came forward with the neces sary funds reflect great crediv on tin community. The church will he .led! cated some Sunday In the near fu ture. The church body and tue com munity are greatly Indebted to Mrs. E. M. Watts, who graciously donated the site on which the church stands. BUSY MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL Mai-Nlial Southard Tenders Resigna tion Tax Matters Discussed. The regular session of tho citj council Monday night was a length one. All councllmen were present except J. W. Allen. Minutes and un finished business of previous meet ings were taken up and disposed with. Each item of expense was gone over and pruned as much as possible It wes suggested that in order to re duce expenses the offices of marshal and deputy marshal and also the of fice of city attorney be abolished No definite action was taken on this matter. An ordinance vacating certain streets in Rose Hill addition to the city was read the third time and passed by unanimous voto. Marshal H. J. Southard tendered his resignation, to take effect on or before tho first of Docember. The resignation wa acceptoa out no ap pointment wa mr.de to fill the va cancy. Tho ordinance calling for a special election on the proposed charter charter amendments was taken up and discussed nt some length. Some of the citizens present suggested other amendments, and tho council held the matter In abeyance pending further Investigation. Several building pormlto were granted and bills for street improve ments allowed. Tho matter of repairs to the city hall was held over. After the disposition of a number of othor minor matters the council adjourned. COAL DISCOVERED NEAR SCAPPOOSE Preliminary KxperlmentH Show it to lie of (ood Quality. "Mudge" McKay and D. Crowley, of Scappoose, aro developing a coal mine which was discovered by Mr. McKay several years ago. The mine la in a canyon, a short distance buck of the Dutch Canyon schoolhouse. Tho coal taken out apparently Is oi good quality and burns clean. Sev eral years ago, so we are informed, Mr. McKay was hunting in the neigh borhood of where the mine is and accidentally discovered a ledgo of coal. At tho time it was on a rail road land grant place, so Mr. McKay covered up the ledge and waited until a few months ago, when he filed on it for "mineral rights." Mr. Van Orshoven, the county surveyor, states that there is a 6 or 8 inch face to the ledge, and from his observation he thinks the property can be developed Into a paying pro position. No definite plans have been made for the development of the property, but a little emore preliminary work will be done to ascertain the feas ibility of the project. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES The school board has decided to grant not only Thanksgiving day but tho day, following also as holidays. The majority of the students are greatly pleased and are hoping to spend the time skating. Our football boys defeated the Scappoose team by a score of 32 to 6 at Scappoose Saturday. We had intended to play a return football game with Franklin High of Portland on Friday, November 24, but we have been notified that their team has disbanded. Rev. Moses of the Waverly Heights Congregational church, of Portland, delivered one of the best addresses of the year to the student body last Friday morning. High school enrollment latest census 87. Boys' and Girls' Literary societies meet on Friday evening. Both so cieties have prepared interesting pro grama. We have had an exciting contest over the selection of a name for our school paper. The name "Mega phone" was chosen by the students, but since it was disliked by some members of the faculty we were com pelled to change it to S. H. H. S Nows. The football manager is trying to schedule a game with La Center in the near future. CIRCUIT COURT IS NOW IN SESSION Many Cases Aro on the Trial Docket for This Term. . . Circuit court, with Judge Eakin presiding, convened Monday. There are many cases on the docket. The most Important case disposed of was the State vs. Harry Morrison, who was charged with embezzlement of tho funds of a Rainier lumber com pany. Morrison plead guilty to the charge, and on Thursday morning was sentenced by the judge to serve a term of from one to ten years in the penitentiary. Another case which attracted some attention was the State of Oregon vs Charles Henderson. He was accused of making threats and pointing t gun at a party who lives near May ger. Henderson was acquitted. Following Is the docket: Nov. 20 Cooper & Duniway vs. City of Rainier. Nov. 21 State of Oregon v. Chas. Henderson. Nov. 22 Emma H. Tompkins vs. City of St. Helens. Settled. Nov. 23 Tom Olick, relator, vs. N. K. Smith et al. Nov. 24 G. W. Jorrls vs. P. & L. l'clton. Nov. 27 Noyes-Holland Log. Co. vs. Pacific Live Stock and Lumber Co. et al. Nov. 29 E. C. Giltner vs. C. Sauorvetn. Continued. Dec. 1 Columbia Agricultural Co. vs. Leon Jasper et al. CREOSOTE WORKS CLOSED DOWN IM-k of Tonnage Forces ltig Plant Into TeniH,rary Idleness. On account of a lack of tonnage to carry their products to foreign ports, the St. Helens creosoting plant lias closed. Superintendent Rawson states that the company has good prospects for several domestic orders and he thinks operations will soon be resumed. A large portion of the output of the plant has boen shipped o foreign countries, and with no tonnage available for these ship ments the markets of foreign nations are not open to the local manufac turers. The creosoting company now has 000,000 feet of creosoted ties ready for shipment to Indlu, but there is no immediate prospect of a steamer coming for them, and, as ctated, they will have to rely on domestic trade to keep tho plant running. ST. HELENS WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING The St. Helens Woman's Club met In the libray room on Wednesday afternoon. There were fifteen mem bers present, tho president, Mrs. Baker, presiding. As Mrs. Brown called the roll the members respond ed with quotations from Sir Walter Scott. Mrs. Snelling was elected a mem ber of the club. Mrs. Owen was elected librarian. and a voto of thanks was tendered Mra. Russell for her efficient work. Upon taking chr.rge of the library, Mrs. Owen will keep 't open for the distribution of books every evening 9xcept Sunday. A vote of thanks was tendered the city council for an appropriation of $75 for the maintenance of the li brary. Two signs havo been painted and hung, directing the way to the li brary. This work being gratuitous. a vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Lyons therefor. The program consisted of two pa pers, one on "Holyrood Castle," the other on "Heriot's Hospital and Others; High Schools and the Uni versity of Edinburgh." Master Jack Baker entertained the ladies during intervals with stereop ticon views of Edinburgh. The club entertained the teachers, ministers and city officials Thursday evening. Short addresses were made and refreshments served. DREDGE MAKES PRO GRESS ON CHANNEL Tho port of Portland dredgo Tual atin, which is digging a channel from the lower end of Sauvics Island to tho St. Helens waterfront, Is making good progress on the project. Sev eral thousand yards of sand have been removed and pumped Into a lake on the lower end of the island. In a few days, if the progress now being made continues, the river steamers may cross the shallow places direct to the St. Helens docks. WATERFRONT NEWS In tow of the tug Melville, the Wahkeena arrived at the shipyards Wednesday night. Before being towed to San Francisco to have her machinery installed, masts and spars will be installed by the shipyard hero. On account of the coal miners' strike in Australia, the City of Port land is still In Port Plrlo. The steamer Klamath, Captain Cullen, arrived in Tuesday morning and after discharging some shipyard supplies proceeded to Linnton, where she took on a full cargo of lumber, jailing from that place Thursday evening. Tho steamer Daisy Matthews Is taking on cargo at tho Columbia County mill. SHORT JURY SESSION The grand Jury was in special ses sion on Monday and part of Tuesday. Evidence In a certain case was pre sented and threo true bills found. The indictments were placed In the hands of the district attorney and tho Jury adjourned.