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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.

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