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THE VASHON ISLAND RECORD
VOLUME 1. ELLISPORT Miss Elizabeth Bigham spent a few days this week with her parents in Se attle, Mres, Chas, Foster and two children spent the week end with Mes, H. E. iller, During the recent squally weather a fleet. of fish boats found owr harbor a ~sfe retreat. AMr, B. Collins and Miss Rogers of Tacoma were Sunday visitors at the G, A. Collins home. Mr, Morgan, head engineer on the ferry, has rented the Owen cottage and has moved his family over. Mps, C, B, Carpenter and son Ross spent the week end at their cottage here. They bad as guest Miss Blanche Neil of New Zeasland. Employes of the ferey vegistered at the Shamroek Hotelare: My, Christie, purser: My, Hazelhurst, watchman, Floyd Franklin of Seattle is also regis teved for the week end, Mrps, Pyle is prepared to entertain wuests at Hotel Ellisport, Those reg istering for the week end are: Misses Angenette Parker, Mildeed Graff, Mar garet Geabam, and Mr. and Mpes, Whit tington., Mrs, Wood of Seattle came over Sat urday on account of the serious illness of her daughter, Mrs. Strom, who hias heen very low, but shows some im provement at this writing. She is at tended by Dr. Owens with Mrs. Masters s NUrse. The Ellisport Christian Seienee so ciety has recently finklicd the inside of the church building., Last spring a building was erected which served comfortably during the summer. Now the interior has been ceiled and stain ed, and a poreh is being tinished which adds much to the appearance. The new ferry steamed over from Seattle lust Sunday on a trial teip and landed at the dock about 12:30 without mishap. The whistle at the electrie light plant sounded a greeting as the boat passed Ellisport, and a number of visitors went to the dock to inspeety her and to meet the erew, and they were treated to a ride to the Eilisport landing where Engincer Selby's house hold goods were unloaded. Mrs. W, L. Livesly and Mrs. L. B. C. Fisher spent a few days with Seattle iriends this last week. They carried the sad news to Mr. Livesly of the death of. his brother, George Livesly, at Bend. Oregon, on Nov, 10th. W, L. Livesly spends from Friday® to Mon day of each week looking after his Se attle property. He reports some ac tivity in the real estate line. LIST OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS ON VASHON-MAURY Burton High School - Messrs. Ken nard and Leggett, and Misses Johnson and Stein. Burton Grammar Schooi - Geo. E. St. John, Misses Fletcher and Carlson, Portage - Miss Harmeling. Center— Mrs, Serenson and Miss Bar ton. Scuthern Heights. . Miss Bighy. South Cove - Miss Coryvell. Columbia School - Misses Gladwin, Barney and Peterson. Lisabeuls - Mrs, Van de Vanter and Miss Olson. Maury Center- Misses Douglas and Hawk. Vashon School - Grades: Misses Dick. Shannon, Read, Phillips, High School: AMrs. Edith Morton, Miss Sutton and Mr. Hedrick. Dockton - Misses Lynn and Clark. MAURY Mr. end Mrs, E. Ogilvy and family of Oregon were week end visitors at the homes of J. M, and T. G. Ogilvy. Mr. Bush has so far recovered from an attack of rheumatism as to be able 1o resume his delivery route. Earl Delo, who recently moved from Maury to Seattle, was married to Miss Irene Russell of Lake Washington, VASHON, KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1916 The young people will make llu-ir! home in Seattle. | A dancing party will be given in Maury hall on Saturday evening, Nov. 25th, by Mrs. J. K. Ogilvy in honor of Mr. Fred Farkas. Sunday school services are now held regularly at 10:00 a. m, in Maury Cen ter Congregational church, Miss Ethel Burghduff of Haitford, Wash., is making her home with her sister, Mes. J. K. Ogilvy, while finish ing a few months of school. Fred Farkas is expected home this week, Thursday, He has been absent in the east about six months attending to business matters, J. ML Ogilvy was again elected jus tice of the peace in this precinet. Some were surprised to learn of the marriage of the Pt. Robinson light house inspector to a lady in Seattle re cently, Mrs. Gladys Machon was a visitor on Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Ogilvy. Miss Ethel Burghduff visited her aunt, Mrs. Luther, on Vashon. over the week end. Miss Hawk of Maury school enter tained her brother over Sunday. Miss 8. Douglas was in Seattle on business the ast of the week. Mrs. Denning of Point Robinson is visiting friends in Tacoina. Chas. Winslow was o Sunday guest at the W. M. Bradford home. LISAREULA Miss Mabel Larson visited Sunday with the home folks, Mprs, Baisdenand Miss Tency IPrazier spent the week end visiting [riends in Seattie, . Mr. and Mrs, Morris Shain of Nm'Lhl Yakima are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a son, The two Mr. Larsons have gone to Cansda with the idea of locating there if they find anything to suit them. | A petition to join Dist. Na. 84 to Union J of Burton has been sent to the county superintendeat of scheols for his approval. Freeman Stewart expects to leave for Loue Tree, Wyoming, on the 20th inst, to spend the winter with his daughter, Mrs. Kemn. ‘ A request has been made by the Lisa ‘ beula Joeal of Socialists for a report on the number of Socialist votes cast on the Islands at the recent election. Mrs. S. G. Stewart has returned from Brainard, Minn., where she has been for some time with her danghter, Mres. Wright, who has been very ill but is now improving. Lisabeula cannot ‘“‘come back' with a report of a larger crop of patatoes than Vashon Heights, but we are pleased to congratulate Mr. Harmel ing on his *‘spuds,”’ and glad. too, that Vashon Island can produce that many per acre, DOCKTON C. Myers of Seattie is visiting at the home of Knudt Anderson. Mrs. Herber and daughter Stella were Dockton visitors over Sunday. Lawrence Riehm is visiting for a fow days with friends in Seattie. Mrs. S. Nelson is spending a fow days with her cousin, Mrs. Holson. Mrs, J. F. Riehm spent the greater part of the week in Seattle visiting with Mrs. P. Manson. Mr, and Mrs. Geo. Hay arrived Sat urday to visit Mr. Hay's mother. Mrs. Hay expects to remain here for some time, Mr, . A. Collins, in company with soma of the directors of the Vashon Light & Power Co., was in Dockton on Saturday to confor with ettizens ahout extending the service to this poigt.. Dist. Supt. Sulliger held services in Dockton on Friday evening. There wis a good attendance. Dr. Sulliger promised to pay us another visit some tims in December and tell of his ex periences with the troops at Calexico. Waters of the Sound Claim Another Victim While assisting in loading a scow at the Vashon Sand & Gra vel Company's bunkers, about eight o'clock Monday evening, Albert Mechann fell into the bay and, being unable to swim, was drowned before help could reach him. One end of the scow had been loaded, and while it was being turned to facilitate loading atthe other end, in some unaccountable way the young man feli off, An elder brother who was work ing with him saw him fall, and while he was struggling in the water made franticefforts toreach him with a pike pole, but he was too far out and soon sank, The services of a launch and tug moored at the bunkers were secured at once and the work of dragging for the body continued for several hours. Search was made again Tuesday, but up to this date no trace has been found. Albert Machann was a faithful employe and a fine young man, and his untimely taking off casts a gloom over the community. He was a native of England and was 26 years of age. | Besides the brother who was with him, he leaves an aunt, Mrs. A. Mathiason, residing north of Vashon, and a number of rela tives in England. Center School Notes BASKET SOCIAL | On Friday evening, Nov. 24th, the pupils of the grammar grades, assisted by the primary rooin, will give an entertainment at Rodda’s Hall, the proceeds of which will be a start toward the play shed fund. No admission will be charged, but bring a bas. ket and enjoy the good time after the program. For those not desirving baskets light refreshments may be pur chased The Parent-Teachers’ Associa tion held their first meeting of the vear at the school house last Friday night. After various committees were appointed the play shed guestion was discussed and voted upon, At the close of the business session refreshments were serv ed and a social time enjoyed. Mr. A. R. Quigley of Seattle was the guest at dinner, Sunday, of Mr. and Mrs, R. W. F. Martin at Portage, The road from Eilisport to the ferry dock has been completed and is now open to traftic. Christ Church, Portage, will give a harvest Thanksgiving ser vice next Sunday, Nov. 19th, at 11:15 a. m. Election returns are slow inre turning —as usnal. Southern Heights Mr. Lavelle of Gig Harbor spent the latter part of the week with Mr. Holmes. and assisted in packing the pear erop of the Kragh and Johnson orchards. Mr. Miller of Seatile spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins, Mr. Miller cleared and set fruit trees on the place now owned by Professor and Mrs. Nicking, and built the cot tage that is the nucleus of their pres ent charmiog home. Miss Mattie Hansen of Tacoma was a week-end guest at the hospitable home of Mr, and Mrs, Jos. Diemor. Mrs. Mummey returned to Gig Har bor iast week to cast her vote in the interests of the G, O. P,, and remained until Friday. The hig tree that blocked the side road to Burton after the gale of Oct. 20th, has been removed at last, so that people having mail boxes on that road enjoy regular service again. During the blockade Mr. Godfrey reached them once or twice by driving down Jenks' Lane, a rough road for motor ears in spite of the good work Mr. Jenks has done on it, Mr, and Mrs, Diemer had a surprise visit last Sunday from their son Cavl, who is in the employ of the Busch Piano Co. of Tacoma. He brought over some new records for their fine vietrola, Miss Smith dined on Sunday with the Diemers. and had the pleas ure of listening to a delightiul littlo concert of piano selections by youngy Mr, Diemer and a variety of choice music on the vietrola. Vashon in Pioneer Days Perhaps the people of Vashon Is land would like to know a little hit alout the hardships of the Pioneers of Vashon Island, that is, the settle ment of what is now the Vashon Heights district, In the year 1884 a family consisting of father, mother and five brothers and sisters -came to Vashon, ~ The family landed in Seattle In the fall and crossed Puget Sound in a rowboat, at that time the only means of transportation from Seattle to Vashon Island. From the beach where they landed they followed a trail through the woods to the home of a neighhor. There they remained for a few days while the new home was being fin ished for them. Imagine the home these children were coming to. They had come from a corn-belt country where they were accustomed to seeing pretty homes and corn-cribs, 1 tell you this to show that they did not know the difference between a corn-crib and their new home, which was a tiny log cabin about fourteen feet wide and sixteen feet long, A piece of rag carpet was hung for a door and a hole cut in one side with a board that siid back and forth served as a window. The furniture consisted of homemade chairs, bunks hung on the sides of the wall for beds and a big box did duty as a table. For some time they cook ed over a campfire and ate outside, as the cabin was pot large enough io hold everything, The cracks of the cabin were stuffed with mud and clay. The supplies were brougit from Se attle in a rowboat and carried from the beach on the shoulders of any member of the family who was large enough to carry anything. Wild ber ries, grouse, quail. deer and other wild animals were depended upon by the Pioneer for his supply of fruit and meat, When these children first went to school they followed a trail through the woods under and over logs and brush, Their first school house was near the lake and the teacher was Mr. C. A, Barton, our present faithful mail carrier. . The church these people first at tended still stands in the prosperous city of Vashon, used as a primary Suuday school, for prayer meetings, socials of Epworth League, church and Ladies Aid Society also being held there. These are a few of the oddities, hardships, etc., endured by the pio neers of Vashon Heights distriet as it is now designated. A Member of the Younger Generation of Pioneers. NUMBER 4. VASHON HEIGHTS Judge Mathiason and Constable Scales have not been overworkod with court business this week. “Yes, Vashon Heights is a beautiful spot, The nieest on the island.”” Wo say it is the nicest anywhere. The school children in this distriet number sixteen and are taken to and from school by Williams & Thompson's jitney. The Vashon Heights dock is going to pieces day by dey. We hope the new commissioners will give this mat ter their earliest attention. Conrad Tjomslund reports that he has five men helping him clear the land for Mr. West. The men live at Vashon and come and go via jitney morning and evening. Siience! There is a rumor of a two hour boat service from Seattle to Vash on Heights, with jitney connection, and fare of twenty-five conts, round trip. Wonder which will get there first—new dock or two-hour boat ser viceY Mes. John A, Corbin was a visitor in Seattle last week, Mr. Geo. K. Coryell went to Seattle on business Thursday, Miss Ninie Vinje has retarned from a three months’ visiv in Alaska. Mr. and Mrs, Hosegana and family spent two days in Seattie this week. Mps. Shory, Mrs. Kilburn and Miss Campbell visited in Seattle this week. Miss Ruth Coryell visited with her sister in Seattle last Saturday and Sun day. Miss Fdna Cowan of Seattle has been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. A, D, Cowan this week. Mps. Austin Taylor of Vashon is vis iting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, West, this week, Mp. Cowley and family expeet to move to the city this week to stay dur ing the winter, . We are pleased to learn that Elmer Harmeling and baby have recovered from their illness, Clifford Corbin retnrned last Tuoes day after an absence of four months in Eastern Washington, Albert Corbin has returned from Eastern Washington. He has been away about four months, Mrs. Kilburn and Mrs. shorey enter tained Mrs, Hathaway and Mrs. Cowley and daughter at Juncheon on Wednes day of last week. Dorald Gorden was a caller at M. and Mrs. Coryell’s last sunday. It was pleasing to see Donald looking so well after his long illness. Mr. and Mrs. West, Mr. and Mrs, Austin Taylor and Master Fredervie West, took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Bonnell Thursday evening. My, and Mrs. Pinkham, A. D. Cowan and daughter Reah motored to Portage on Sunday and inspected the rew ferry boat. They report that it is fine. Mr. and Mrs. Cowiey and daughter Elsie and Mrs. Herron, of scattle were entertained at dinoer at Mre. and Mrs, Geo. 8. Bonnell’s home on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Wart, who resides north of Va shon near the EBllsworth Farm, fell into the slip at Vashon Heights doek this (Thursday) cvening after getting off the Dart and came near drowning. After leaving the boat she started across the doek to take a jitney, and in the dim light walked into the slip, which is unprocred on either side. In addition to an iey bath, Mes, Wart was badly shaken up and braised. ‘The ehief engineer of the household who makes the domestic machinery glide along in safe channels withouy smashine the sears i the wife and mother, who must get breakfast, the children off to schoo! and the old man to his work, and then begin to clear the deck for dinner. Mistakes will happen, and they are bound to oceur when putting a mailing list, in type. In case of error in ad dress, kindly notify ‘The Record.