Andrew Mattson Drowned in Grande Ronde River Andrew Mattson, who came to this city last Thursday from Portland to work on the new railroad, was drowned in Grande Ronde river about 13 miles below this city Wednesday afternoon. When Mattson reached the railroad camps, after leaving Elgin, he was crazed from the effects of liquor. He did not recover as expected he would, from that condition and became totally insane. Two messengers came to town about noon Wednesday and reported the matter to the authorities, who dispatched a special officer to bring the unfortunate man to town. At 5:30 p.m.
Carl P. Mattson is a factor in that sterling element of Swedish people who in the late ’60s colonized Saline County, and by their courage as pioneers, their thrift and industry made one of the most progressive and richest farming districts of the entire state. Mr. Mattson’s prosperity had been growing and increasing, as is the case of most of his fellow countrymen, and he had not only accumulated a fine farm at Smolan, but had provided for and reared to useful man and womanhood a large household of children, who do him credit. Mr. Mattson was born in the