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Mrs. Cristman Lays Down
Life’s Burden at Age
of Eighty-five Years
Sarah Jane Rockwell was
born near Amboy Center, Oswe
go county, New York, on July
Tth,, 18356, where she resided
until she grew to womanhood,
On December 19th,, 1850 she was
united in marriage to Lawrence
Christman, and after making
their home on a farm in that
vieinity for a few years they
moved 1o Wisconsin where they
lived for a couple of years, They
then moved to Minnesota. In
1884 they came to Vashon and
established a permanent resi
They were pioneers in every
state in which they resided and
until the death of the hushand
October 29th,, 1914 had been
married sixty-three years. Eight
children were born te them, only
two of whom are living, Lucy
M. Bibbins and Bert Christman.
The mother passed out of this
life on Monday, May 20th,, aged
85 years, 10 months and 13 days.
To the many friends, who by
their presence, loving sympathy,
floral gifts, helped to make our
dear mother’s life brighter, and
in death did so much to soften
the sorrow of those left to mourn
her loss, we extend our sincere
thanks and appreciation.
Mr. and Mrs. 1. W. Bibbins
Bert Cristman.
Center School House Was
Torn Down Last Saturday
Many Hands Make Light Work of it—
Big Feed Served at Noon
to Over Hundred
The old adage which declares |
“where there’s a will, there’s a
way’’ was never more foreibly
emphasized than last Saturday
at the Center School Grounds.
Due to the fact that the health
officer condemned the building
as unfit for school purposes, the
school district was more or less
divided as to what should be
done in the premises. Some sug
gested a consolidation of the dis
trict with the districts at Burton
and Vashon; others advocated re
pairing the old building, and
still others stuck by an out-and
out new building policy. Sev
eral votes have been taken from
time to time during the past year
or more, and at last the atmos
phere has cleared and the policy
of the distriet has been fixed.
At the last election of directors
J. M. Silvey and J. W. Dunlap
were chosen by a large majority
of the voters of the district on
the platform of continuing the
present school district and as a
result the old building has been
torn down and a new two room
building, with both rooms on the
first floor will be built at once.
The new building will oceupy
the site of the old one. It will
be 26x32 and will be modern
throughout. With the use of
what material is available from
the old building, it is hoped to
complete the new building at a
cost of around $2,500. There will
be chemical outside toilets, mod
cune electrie lighting equipment,
abundant windows, adequate ven
tilation, and withal everything
necessary for an up-to-date com
munity school,
At a special cleetion held to
determing the levy of an addi
tional 5 mills to provide funds
for a new building, the vote was
103 in favor and 51 against.
An old fashioned ‘‘bee’’ was
held there last Saturday. The
men were on deck at the call of
Just a 8 we go to press we
learn of the death of Mrs, Kred
I'ox which ocenred Thursday
morning. Mrs, ox was born in
Denmark, May Ist, 18568 and her
maiden name was Hannah John
kon, She came to America 40
years ago and had lived on Va.
shon island for 25 years, She
leaves several children and a
widower to mourn her loss. She
was a quiet, homeloving woman,
and was respected and loved by
all who knew her. Muneral ser
vices will be held next Saturday
morning from the Federated
chureh at 11:00 o'clock and the
body wiil be laid to rest in the
Island cemetery.
~ Mr., and Mrs., Jas. Touhey de
sire to express their heartfelt
thanks to the many kind neigh
bors and friends who have so
generously come to their assist
ance, following the fire which de
stroyed the home and most of the
Mr. and Mrs. James Touhey
would look stunning in one of
our all wool Tom Sawyer suits,
‘We have a size and color for any
age and taste, and our prices are
about one half of what they
were a year ago.—THE JUVE
NILE SHOP, 305 Pine Street,
There have been some changes
made in the North End ferry
schedule as published elsewhere.
The corrections will be made next
the lark, and the manner in
which they worked at shoveling
oft shingles, tearing up the floor,
and banging off the sheathing
was enough to make a tenderfoot
bewildered. At noon the women
of the distriet ‘‘called the men
from labor to refreshment’’ and
such eats—Solomon in all his
olory could hardly deseribe §t!
A huge table with white linen
cloths, silver tableware, napkins
“n everything! And the feed—
oyster soup, erisp crackers, dill
lpiuklos, beef with brown gravy,
and hot Dbiscuits so light you
l\\'mlhln't know whether to look
up or down for ‘em, if you'd let
'em go! But we didn't Jet ours
“go.”" It went down as though
it were oiled. Then there was
coffee like the late Sultan of
Turkey might have longed for,
and cream, and baked beans, and
more pickles, and cake, and more
cake, and more coffee, and more
cream, and biscuits, and salad,
and then cake, and coffee, and
‘et cetera’ and even lemonade
and more et cetera. The babies
were stuffed, and the women
were happy in their unselfish
service, and the men ate as
though they had been shipwreck
ed for 2 week, and back to work
they went at one o’clock.
The editor was there and did
his share—of ecating! We can
not close without a suggestion
that to our mind the day exem
plified one of the most idyllic
community gatherings ever wit
nessed. The upwards of 100
present actually seemed like one
big family. We believe such
days are all too rare, and we
wonder if such ““bees’ will not
be kept alive only by the “little
red school house’ spirit, which
stands worthily beside the rustie
home, and rural church, of a
generation ago. Vive la Center!
Vive la District No. 139!
Digest of Week's Happenings in And Over
The Puget Sound State
Houldiers of the Fourth medical regi
ment at Camp Lewis are raising a
fund for the rellef of Mrs. Karl A,
Timbs, whose husband, a taxi driver,
was murdered by four members of the
The military affairs committee of
the Spokane chamber of commerce will
start an immediate investigation into
conditions among ex-service men of
Bpokane, recelving ald from the gov
. The Portland Railway, Light & Pow
er company has petitioned the Clarke
county commissfoners for a franchise
to place poles along the highways in
the county to extend its light and
power lines,
Benton county’s apple crop for 1921
s estimated at 1600 to 1600 cars by the
district horticultural inspector., He es
timates a 90 per cent apple crop, a
70 per cent pear crop and a 10 per
cent peach crop.
Warrants have been issued for the
arrest, on the charge of grand larceny,
of Thomas P, Fournier, president of
the State Bank of Black Diamond,
which has been closed by the state
bank commissioner.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Gillis
of Walla Walla county has advised
the county commissioners that irregu
larities in the recent bond election
were not sufficient to set the unfav
orable result aside,
Unemployed men in Washington
have decreased 8000 in the last few
weeks, according to a report of the
federal employment agent. By July 1,
it is predicted, there will be no un
employment in the state.
John Bergquist ,old time prospector
and’ miner, a resident of Chesaw for
many years was found dead in his
cabin on Copper mountain with the
top of his head blown off. It was
evidently a case of suicide.
J. C. Pearson, early resident of Aber
deen and Grays Harbor county, first
prosecuting attorney for the Grays
Harbor district after the admission of
Washington to statehood, died at Aber
deen. He was 80 years old.
A campaign to rid Spokane of the
. W. W, has been undertaken by W.
A. Godwin of Portland, formerly of
Spokane. He asks the support of Spo:
kane citizens in his drive, which he
states is being financed by himself,
Word has been received at Seattle
that Stewart Edward White, author of
Western fiction and outdoor stories,
{s planning to pass the summer cruis:
ing in a motor boat along the inside
passage between Seattle and Alaska.
It was officially announced by A. W.
Tracy of Duluth, Minn,, general sec
rotary, at a dinner given to him by
the Walla Walla Commercial club, that
the Roosevelt international highway
will be routed through Spokane, Col
fax, Pullman, Lewiston, Pomeroy, Day
ton, Walla Walla, Pendleton, Umatills
and Columbia river highway to Port
Collection agency managers of Wash:
Ington and Oregon, numbering between
36 and 40, gathered for their third
semi-annual convention at the Pacific
Beach hotel at Pacific Beach Sunday.
F. . Miles, a ranger living a few
miles east of Woodland, armed with a
gun, drove his wife and two children
out of the house and then fled into
the mountaing. Sheriff Hogget is
searching the woods for him,
Government trails are being opened
and telephone lines rebuilt into the
upper Quinault basin, the mountains
and the Queets country by a forest
ranger and three crews of men. The
work will occupy a month or six weeks.
Commercial bodies of Grays Harbor
county will be asked to take an active
part in a campaign launched by the
Aberdeen chamber of commerce to se
cure fulfillment of federal promises of
a deep-sea dredge for the Grays har
bor bar,
Federal Judge Cushman, in a mem
orandum decision, held illegal a tax
assessment of $54,304.90 on soya bean
ofl in transit from the far east. The
tax was charged on March 1 against
the Procter & Gamble company, while
the ofl was in Seattlo.
Al Kellogg, prompt auto service
Day and night. Phone Black 832
Every King county restdent who
holds poll tax recelpts issued by Coun
ty Treasurer Gaines is liable to a
second payment of his tax, because
the receipt is not the legal form pre
seribed in the state law, according to
‘C. W. Clausen, state auditor,
Grays Harbor port commission I 8
!nnklng for bids on an issue of S2OO,
000 worth of an authorized SBOO,OOO
;issue of bonds, to be opened June
1. It wlil be the first sale of the is
sue, Bonds will run 20 years and bear
interest at the rate of 6 per cent, pay
able annually,
Recommendation that a 7000-foot
peak in the Tatoosh range, Rainier
national park, be named Lane peak in
honor of Franklin K. Lane, ex-secre
tary of the interior, who died last
week, has been forwarded to the na
tional geographic board by the Rainier
park advisory board.
The largest still ever seized in Walla
Walla county was taken on the Wil
llam Russell farm near College Place.
The still had a capacity of one gallon
of moonshine every 11 minutes and
represented an outlay of S2OOO. The
still was cleverly concealed under a
speclally constructed stack of hay.
A. E. Seaborg, director of fisheries
for the state, while in South Bend,
Thursday, blasted the hopes of the
clam diggers who had hoped to get a
26-day extension of time in which to
dig clams. The season by law closes
May 30. He declared that he has
absolutely no authority to extend the
Fresh ling and red cod reached the
low price level of 1 cent a pound on
the Seattle fish exchange last week.
Twenty-seven hundred pounds brought
in-by the schooners Alice 8., and
Aurora sold for $27. According to re
ports, masters of fishing vessels are
throwing overboard hundreds of
pounds of cod because of the low price.
Threats that bread will be soid at 4
cents a loaf by open-shop bakeries of
Spokane, unless other bakeries employ
ing union help join the open-shop
movement were alleged to have been
made by the Spokane bakery and other
open-shop establishments in an an
swer filed by the union bakers to the
injuncton suit of the Spokane bakery
and other plants,
The first carload of supplies for the
new public health service hospital ;n‘
Fort Walla Walla has arrived and with |
it came Colonel Wood of San Francis
co, acting assistant quartermaster-gen
eral, to turn the buildings and grounds
over formally to the health service.
The supervising architect was expect
od to arrive soon to draw plans for the
new buildings. About $600,000 will be
Tacoma lumbermen demanded a ma
terial reduction in the cost of living
at a meeting held with the Tacoma |
Retail Grocers' association. Living
costs are higher in Tacoma than any
other city in the northwest, except
Aberdeen, the lumbermen told the gro
cers. They added that wages must
come down if mills are to continue to
operate and in turn they would fight
for their employes to make the scale
cover the cost of living,
New business in the lumber indus
try of Washington and Oregon for the
past week was in excess of the output
for that period, according to the week
ly review lissued by the West Coast
Lumbermen’s association, The volume
of new business for the week was also
in excess of shipments. Production
was given as 69,879,194 feet, or 28 per
cent below normal. New business lor
the week was 64,698,311 feet, while
shipments totaled 58,192,307 feet.
Ifor 40 days liquor runners will be
free to run shipments of liquor into
Seattle and other Washington cities
without federal interference, except
that coast guard cutters, the Scout, the
Arcata and the Guard, will center on
an attempt to stup wholesale ship
| ments by water. Consignments
brought by land will be subject only to
blockade by sheriffs and local police.
Lack of funds is given as the rea
gon for the temporary paralyzation of
the federal enforcement work. Until
a new appropriation is available on
July 1, agents' salaries will stop,
Rev, 13 O, Clausan of the Y,
M. € A, of Seattle states to this
paper that all declaration papers
after seven years old are invalid,
Aliens holding such invalid pap
ers should take out new decla
ration papers and wait fwo yeors
more-in order to become citizens
of this country.
Aliens arriving in this country
hefore June 28th,, 1906 need no
ceitificatos of arrival while all
who came to this country after
that time must apply at Wash
ington, D, C, for vertificates of
arvival, This does not include
ex-service men as they can apply
under a special rale, The cer.
tificate must be back to the locdl
court hefore the declaration pap
Rev, Clausan suggests that all
declarants should study the con
stitution of the United States he
fore they petition for citizen pap
ors, it would also benefit them
to read books and literature
written on natwralization,
A reaturt of the Normwest Moose
convention to be held at Aberdeen will
be a ball on the evening of June 2,
to which the public will be invited,
August T. Timmerman, who gave h's
name to Timmerman's ferry over o
Columbia river, died in a Walla Walla
hospital, His body will be interved at
Bstablishment of a hay selling
agency has been decided on by the
Washington and Oregon Hay Growers
asgociation, A manager and locaticn
will be later decided upon.
Fire of unknown origin destroyed the
farmers’ elevator and warchouse at
Packard, eight miles north of Ritzville.
Customers lost 30,000 bushels of wheat,
a great dedl of which was not insured.
David B. Farrell, a well known
rancher of Walla Walla county, was
found dead in the bathroom of his
home. He had been asphyxiated,
whether accidentally or not is not
More Team Work And
Over She Goes Kerbang
Everybody on the Two Islands Are Giv
ing a Push For the Chautauqua
Next Month
I'rom every mnook and corner
of our community, which is the
whole of the island, comes the
encouraging word that past bhick
erings and shufllings are heing
forgotten and the people of the
entire island ave going to back
the island Chautauqua this sum
mer. With the south end of the
island leading with the president,
Rev. [Pvetz, and the sceretary.
Mrs. Hunt, and the center and
north end with viee-president and
treasurer, and cverybody in be
tween giving three cheers, it
looks as though we had outgrown
the swaddling clothes of infancy,
and had reached the age of virile
manhood, with the whole world
“as our oyster.” And it should
be, in fact as well as name, for
the united pushing of every com
munity interest by all the people,
would soon give us an ‘‘island
empire”” of which the whole
state would look with envious
After the Chautanqua is over,
immediately upon its heels, comes
the state postmasters convention
at Burton—and iff we can help,
aid, or assist—and we can, we
hereby offer our all, to be used
in any manner Mrs. Hunt may
cleet. Let’s put both over with
eredit and honor. Then let’s go
after some of the bigger things
—such as a community excursion
cach summer in strawberry time,
and get out some community lit
erature on the Vashon-Maury
advantages, and boosky some new
island enterprises—such as a
cood dentist, a modern island
bakery, an up to date refrigera
tion plant, with an ice cream
factory, a steam laundry, and a
hundred and one other things.
If you approve of this eall—say
so. I you don’t approve of this
call, say so. Let's waken up,
High Jinks At The Center
Hall in Honor of Fifth
C On the evening of May 24th,,
1921, the Rebekah Lodge No, 277
entertained the Odd Fellows and
wives at the [ O, O, 19 hall, at
|(‘unh-r, celebrating their Oth
birthday. Thanks to Me, 1,
’llnrrison of Portage for the love
ly birthday cake which carried
out the Rebekah colors of pink
and ereen, Also Mrs. MeCarren
for the seeond Dbirthday eake,
Dhoth deeked with five candles,
Al veport o good time, The pro
gram was as follows:
lustrumental seleetion by Mr,
and Mrs, Geo, Walls; Roll call
read by Mrs. Elizabeth Tlearst;
Song by Mrs, Alta Allison; Paper
by Mrps. M. Harrison; Song by
Thos. Stetfenson; Speech by Mrs,
Betty Wylde; Soug by Z. 15, Cov
ell; Recitation by Mrs. Florenee
Dickson: Ree by Mrs. Julin Sher
man: Instromental seleetion by
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Walls; Re
marks by W. R. Garvin belong
ing to Rebekah lodee at Honolu
lu and by Mr. and Mrs. T, Col
lins of lverett. A fine hanquet
followed and all left, ““felling it
was good to be there”
Ifor o business education inves
tigate Succeess Business School,
Scattle, Wash.
Wanted—Clean cotton rags, suit
able for wiping machinery.—
News-Record Office.
and then “LET'S Go.”’
Last Monday nine automobiles
started ont {from Vashon, loaded
to the muzzle, to advertise the
Chautauqua. Down the Ellisport
hill, over at Portage, thence to
Burton for vefreshments and et
cetera, thencee to Lisabeula back
tracking via cemetery to Cove,
and Colvos and thenee ““to the
place of beginning.” Led by the
undertaker, you might have mis
taken the procession for a funer
al, had you judged by the eye
only—but the mnoise that was
made, and the enthusiasm that
was uncorked, indicated each
auto load was bent on making
a noise for the coming program
from June Illth to 14th, inclu
The cars participating were
W. D. Garvin
R. K. Carver
M. L. Tjomsland
Conrad Tjomsland
1. Steen
Axel Petersen
Peter Clausen
J. 1L Berry
’. Monroe Smock.
The representative of the bur
cau was here this week and as
sures us the quality of the talent
is much superior to last year.
Scason tickets are for sale at
$2.00 cach. They are transfer
able, and there is no war tax,
Rev. Bervinger is chairman of
the ticket committee. Tt is high
ly important that everyone buys
a season fticket—as the island
cets 1009% on season tickets and
only 25% on single admissions,
Get your tickets carly in order to
start the enthusiasm, Mrs, Nims
of Ellisport is the first one to
buy from the News-Record office,
This work is all a ‘‘labor of
love,"” so everyone GE'T BUSY,

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