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V4 rtj 6S OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOL. XXXIII. ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1914 No. 33 Pi IS- NO INTEREST ON LAST F is OFFICERS DECIDE NO IN TEREST DUE UNTIL SEPTEMBER rcr.nn.1 Who Have -Paid No Taxes Vet, Rcmiired to . Pay Interest ('utility Treasurer lint tun Inn bon.i lniructod liy tlm District M . irnoy mill On ii l y Juili;n (lint tlio lu'v ah Inte-preicd l.y lilclior n it!u t itn lnil. I that no Intercut will tin roipilr cl on the luxt liuir iiivniiilH ii tuM" under tlio new law. Accord Iiir ly Mr. Italian Im iihiKIiii; out rlim-Kit for 1 1: r interest Hint bus nlr-ndy ho .i palil mi tlio FO.'oiul linif nny nirntH. 'I'h iwnonnl lo hp rolni nod Ii only Miiill beliiR lo.is th:.:i SI 40 On nil iiayiiii'iitu of tn"in !l, it nro mad'i l.efuro Hopteuih'ir IM. where no half iniynutiil wa m.ulo pfrr April, the Intercut w'.ll Im charged lilll lliom portions' who paid oilP linlf of tliolr Inxo bofiuu April tsl ri:i ea.ipo having lo a ir.'.i.-r.wt. MB. AND MRS. DILLARD ENTERTAIN - t Mr. nnd.Mrs. w. 11. Dllhrd enter tained nlioiii thirty-five friends nt n dunning party at their homo ln8t. '.Helens IiibI WotliM'Hilay evening. Thy ' Ungo dining room wna converted In to n ilanrttifc parlor and waa artlHll r.mlly ilneorntod with Mountain Anil "lll.iMoiim nnd, ftoil AiftorH. Itacorn 1 linns In tho pnrlor consisted of YoJ I'lmv (;olilo:ioiow. In (ho llhriiry a .i'uiidi Howl was bunked with I'lnk fiiFrnnoo ItiittPH nnd.IIlun llydrnn , tj?, .nt"whlpi Mr. nillunl prt'Bldml 'VTlid merry-. party dnnrod until 12 oVU'k.wliPii Mr. Dlllnrd uhhIhIoiI by V. ....... . . ........ r.uin , ltUKHa BITVIMI a I1UIIUI I EW DELIVERY WAGON I lA1.? I... I I I J . I KIITHUU HUH riHTI'IYHII to. lii'rf delivery wiiRon and horfiii iftlw .wairirn li onn of tho latot dpllvory wnKoiiH nml V' ii(loinnl)pnlntfd fth lilo lj:n on thirrtiyor." fr. Pel onion wnnts to rtyfanfp t li nt ho In roiuly to mako t' lh;-h( procorleH nod novcltUw - an .rtTonof th city on tho .hiirt'iijpsiiiio notice. Uo In put in .Bp of novoiiloH and imtlonr v'tooini fldo f thp InrKo Hioro rftojn "eiipl by ldrn. On tho otlior uldo t will liif.ftiinu oiin of tho.liOHt Rrocery Jine.Anr-,(Rhf'to St. llolona. ll:irkor .prPKlilod ovor a t'oi-y laulofullv , 7nrf'MlH W'ls wJfldo of liulnlor iThtirfclayet Win liomo of hor un .iiyii ltpftaj. 1L. " M Hcniinjo.tuwiiK youow, d covom ,r,.ro. )lldifoii MIbm I.oU XX r V tamipr, .Mi(. iiIh nihino, MWlliy ' Johu' LtfllUr. MIhs i llni-vl M....I.I.. i ..' . . - . MIw Klhhlpmd-Jlijit Jlnrkor px lwluilnl niii'lS?'! tho Mn- nnn irgliaiMuml, J'rtltyil. this w'lntPr.- h-' 'Mr. nmf Mrs. Wi- fihorrood havo VM.'fJiolr'Tnrm Fn nimKelor' Flat J1? tl,e;-..I',n!ionheln''rfrotiqfs'br to tJittfs of rort- Will ot UiHt FrirtaJ titr..wllh i ""Ko.ii. niT(i want rot vn ovcr M , Jmirnoy Tft Idiili-fmiid ' from ti,rtUO Wlefmiln". Thoy will Wop f t'wjutor' iiv Idana'antl In tub, . vrrjlJ;;iiiHtl'lrf foVltKcUie, Wlscon-I ; ln ij ,rtt tiT-ixpY V,, td,,ako 1W tuliiro'homb; "; f- Vf HAL Alifi a '. Jaj..r,iin farm implements of all - v, i.(iKe rcuiTlieu 1BI V Dun."- W the t.bsjStal . in Portland vorlnArHnn 0porao'A. "VoVy.m5rh, prvfmvH hwit Of OIL ON 1 WAY Shipment of Creosote From Germany on English Vessel NOW IN TlfE. PACIFIC SI. Il Ipiim Plant PpjtpmlliiK on Hufp Arrival of Foreign t'urno A tank Hlotinmr with a carco of ono million RnlloiH of croowito oil for tho 81. Melon Croowito rom pany Ih known to ho In Moxlcan wntnrH. Tho vphroI aIIh under tho HrlllHli fliiB and tlio cnrRO wna loadnd at Cermun. It Ih thouKlit Hint tho hhlp will arrive horn all rlRht n h It Iihb puHHod out of tho daimor conn. If lhH vokhoI ahouid ho enpturod and fall to arrlvo hro It would ho only a short tlino un til tho work at tho ('p-ohoIIiik plant would coiiHO. They huvo (nifflelonl oil on hand lo contlnuo operation for only a few wrekit and mo dp Ii.'nilliiR on thin oirtfo to pnirttnuc operation!). ST. HELENS DEFEATS COONVILLE TEAM Ux'uIn Win InlerevtliiK Cnmo From l!ir lliililmul (.'lants Our old frloiiilH tho colored Clnnti woro hero hint Sunday and tho lo ::ila took hwoet rr-voncn for tho for mer defeat at Hip Ii uiiIh of tho color oil Koiitlouion. Tho IociiIh Htnrtod oft with a niHli hy rcoi-Iiir four runa In tho very flrnt Innliiit on lilts hy -M-Donald,' Kail, I'orry and Flat!!!, and by tho way Frank FlagR knocked o homo run In tlila InnlnK. the (I rut one during tlio many years he had heen playlnR tlio Kreat Kaiuu. In the third tlio IociiIh Bcored two more wiillo ilurlnR thin tliuo the colored (font lenieu hud not Bent a man a croBB tho rulilier. Hut Htartinft in tho fourth InnliiR tho vIhUofh lii-Kim to do tliliiRB bo that the score al the end of the nevenlll Btood 9 to 6 In favor of the cooiih. In tho last half of tho olKlitli tho ImBei wore IiuIrIiir with locals trylnR to Rot around when Heen Hall stopped up to the pinto, looked carefully over ono of tho iliirkont Imlls the Iilack pitcher had, bo that wlien the next hull came milling ovor tho center of the plate UtcoH bwiiiir and hit It ho hard that throo rung had roclBtpred heforo It waa roiHivered. After that the loculc BPrPd thrno more runs thorohy in ,k liiK tlTo final score utand 12 tn !). Next Sunday tho Stiletto tonni from Portland will BRiiln tacklo Hip hurd-hlttlng llallaKh youngHtPrB In an nndeavor to repeat their former Blunt by defontliiR ub. It will be a rattling pood Riune and everybody b oordlnlly Invited to ntlend. Tlio nt tondaiico Ih vity much deHlred uml Iho two l.ltn . I.i badly noPded, bo come out and help! SIX MONTHS FOR STEALING POTATOES Justice Weals Out Kpvpip PuiiInIihiciiI to Off. ntlcr A mnn named Hansen vns brought to St. Helens lint v.'ppV from Clatskanlo by Cnnstabln Jack Campbell to commenco sorvln? hh Bontonco of six months in tho conn ty Jail. The JudRinont was pro nounced by Judgn lliirnoa and thr crime for wbioh tho mnn will ntny with the shorlff f t r bIx lonn mcnihi was pealing potatoes. Tho f.triuerF In tho Dolta Oardea community li'.v bnpn having considerable tmtblp with tills sort of thlovory 'or boiiip time and Justice Itarnes niado thr Montonce In this r:iso ovcr eno uh to make It an object lesson to any other persons contemplating mnklnR r.ildx on tho farmer's poatoe patoclios . 0 Tho Muckte Hardware Co. lias v I opnnod a branch store In the Mn K--" Jsonlo Jmlldlng, where thoy will ban , .lnl,V ;Tbey re Increasing tl olr stock tht .may bo made upon - H'om for farm Implements. RKM PEIII1SJRE IN CIRCULATION Charges Contained in Them Show Wanton Disregard for Truth VOTERS ARE URGED TO So Apparent is the Motive Behind the Movement That It Does Not Seem Probable Enough Signatures Will be Obtained As stated oxcluslvoly In the Mint last week, recall petitions nro In cir culation for tho recall of County Judge Ilurrls, CommlsslonprB John Karr and Louis Fluhrcr and County Attorney Dlllard. The petitions emanated from Houlton and wore drawn up by a Portlnnd attorney and sot forth some of tho most In consistent, untruthful and ludlcrour statements imaginable. After hav ing loarnod whnt the contents of the petitions were and tho charges made In thorn an Investigation was made from records at the Court House,, which cuunot hut brand the whole recall proposition as a piece of spite work or revengo or an attempt to gain notoriety, for it surely cannot he poRslhle that men of any standing in the community would make such Btiitementa if they knew whut they were talking about. As a mattor of fact tho lnstlgutors of the recall and the frnmers of the petitions do not know what has been and Is being done by the County Court in tho way of handling the affairs of the county. It Is simply a broad statement made up by people who did not take the pains or trouble to ascertain the facts but Just took a long shot at some .imaginary misconduct on the part of the Court and officers. And the aforesaid shot goes so wide from the mark and is so far removed from (lie truth of the situation thatlt does not seem probable or possible that 472 good citizens and voters of the county will attach their names to such a paper without making an In vestigation. If the various granges, commercial clubs, tax payers leagues, or other bodies or any Individual would take a half day off and go to the Court House and look into the affairs and sco whnt the Court Is do ing for the tnxpnyors, there would not bo enough signers on the petl Hons to put the county to the added oxpense of a recall election just for the purpose of giving some dls-satts-flcd people a chance for soma re vengo for a wronR existing solely In Mio Imagination. There can be no question but that some of the people who will sign the petitions Will do so with an honest Intent, thinking that wrongs have boon done and that the officers have been unfaithful to their trusts, but those peoplo should make an Investi gation boforo doing so. Head over Lhe charges made In the petitions and ludge for yourself whother or not thoy nro of such magnitude ns would warrant a recall election at the ex pense of tho taxpayers. Hero is one of them: "The said W. A. HlTrrls lias, in the conduct of his ofllce ns County Judge boon sotfish and extravagant In tho management of the county business. In proof of which we cite the fol lowing facts: 1. That a road has been ordered to be' built between the city of St. Helons and Columbia City, known nr tho "Columbia City and Warren Highway" at a cost of about thirty thousand dollars, which road when wmplntod will be of no practical bailout to the public, and la boing built parnllol to the presont county rond for a dlstanco of about three miles. 2. For the purchase of nn auto mobile truck at a cost of $4,076.00 without advertising bofore purchis lng same. a That W. A. Harris has not lompllod with sections 0278 nnfl 12"ft ns' amended In Session Laws of 191a." "Consistency, thou art a Jewel." If MAKE INVESTIGATION the County Court had built about 8 mllos of new road which would parallel another road upon which more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars in cash bestdea hundreds o" days work by the tax payors under the old law, had been expended, so that all that money and work would he thrown away and uu impassable road constructed with the funds on hand, there would have been no oc casion for the recall. Hut because the County Court, acting on the ad vice of the State Highway Commis sion and for tho purpose of doing away with one grade crossing on a curve of the railroad track and also to prevent the building of an over head bridge crossing, decided to build one and a quarter miles of new road, not three miles as stated in the petition, then it is a crime of such magnitude that the County Court br.s heen selfish, xetravagant and unfaith ful to their trust. The facts of the new road between St. Helens and Columbia City are that there la ac tually one and one-quarter miles of new road which will cost less than $10,000 to grade and macadamise So the statement in the petition; ihat thoy have ordered a road be tween St. Helens and Columbia 1 ity for a distance of three miles at n cost of about $30,000.00 Is about' as near the truth as they could make It, and is tn keeping with the other statements contained In the petition They have also been selfish and extravagant in that they purchesed an automobile truck without having first advertised for bids for same What a crime! Great Governor, why will people elect officers who will commit such heinous crimes? Wli did not the County Court advertise for bida for an automobile track and take a Ford runabout at a cost of $500 Instead of tuvestig.ti:-i rll he automobile trucks th:tt would be af service and then purolu.sln i.p which vii uld be of some tiio ' the lowest possible cost for such a truck? Really this charge is so far removed from good business judgment and common horse sense that it clearly demonstrates the extremes to which the recallers went In order to find some charge that would appeal to the unthinking and unsuspecting voter. Ludicrous, isn't It? And now comes the most serious charge. . "That W. A. Harris has not complied with sections 0278 and 62- 79 aa amended in Session Laws of 1913." It may be that the attorney who drew, up this petttton had a different Session Law of 1913. Pos sibly he purchased it from Dead-Eye Dick Publishing Co., for the Session Laws of 1913 aa published by the Secretary of tho State of Oregon and published as the official laws of Ore gon doea not contain any amendment to section 6278, bo if they found any amendments to that section thoy must have been roadng some alma- nno or novel. Hut tako. both of these sections, amended or not, and see where any ?reut selfishness or extravagance has been employed, whether or not the Court complied with them. It the people of Columbia County would be fair to themselves, would be fair to their neighbors, would dis play enough Interest tn the affairs of the county to look into these frivo lous charges before signing any re call petition and putting the county to the expense of another election there would not be a corporal's guard loft to rally to the standard ot the disgruntled "reoollers." As to the petitions asking for the SHIPPING NOTES OF THE WEEK Quiet Week Along the Water front in St. Helens ONLY COAST SHIPMENTS However, Mills Continue to Operate On Full Time The Steamer Multnomah was a first of the week "getaway," taking a million feet of lumber and 60 pas sengers for San Francisco. 'The Steamer Klamath, flagship of the McCormlck fleet, completed her load of over a million feet of lum ber and piling and after taking on CO passengers; left today bound for San Pedro and San Diego. The Steamer Willamette called In Tuesday night to discharge a con signment of redwood lumber which was re-shipped on the steamer Qul nault to Alaska. The Willamette al so took on a partial cargo from the Columbia County mill. The Steamer Qulnault of the Poit- land Steamship Co. called In Thurs day to take on a consignment of lum ber for delivery to one of the big Alaska mines at Sheeps Creek, Alas ka. The business between Portland and Alaska is rapidly Increasing and tlve Qulnault had a full cargo of general freight for delivery at sev eral Alaska points, also a full pas senger list. The Lumber Co. have several connections in Alaska and hereafter St. Helens will be getting hor share of the trade of Alaska. FIRE ALARM BOX GETS USY Sends In Alarm Without Any Ap parent Reason Last Saturday morning about 10 o'clock the fire alarm from box 34 rang into the engine room at the mill -and in a very short tin o aflor the whistle blew the entire fire de partment with the hose carts wero out at the Hazen bill rei-l;- t fight fire, but no fire could be found. . In vestigation proved that tne alarm at that place had, from some cause that could not be ascertained, been sprung, but Just how was myatony. The glass on the inside of the. box was broken but there w.i uo In dication of bnybody having done it. The fire boyp think that souu pies tin agains the rlass fr.no the in- de caused it to break tlw.ebv send ing In the aiarm. R. C. MERRYMAN VISITS ST. HELENS Mr. R. C. Merryman of Exeter, Cat vice-president ot the St. Helens Lum ber Co., spent the past week In St. Helens looking after business affairs connected with the company. Mr Merryman at one time waa one of the leading lumbermen of Wisconsin, but of late years is engaged in fruit raising on a large scale in California. In conversation with htm a few days ago he expressed himself as confident that the war In Europe would not last very long and that business in this country would not be badly em- bar assed. recall of County Attorney Dlllard, we are not Informed as to their contents but Judging from the contents of the other petitions It is safe to say that this Is also a piece of personal dis like or spite. Mr. Dlllard has been a resident of Columbia county tor many years. Ho has a long and honorable record as an attorney and a citizen of the county. His official actions are open to publio Inspection and if he has been so unfaithful to the trust Imposed in him to warrant his recall, the records at the Court House fall to disclose it and the peo ple who are here and thoroughly familiar with the work done and the work required of this offlcor do not know it. This Is apparently anoth er piece of work Inspired by some body who has been personally dis pleased at some action of the district attorney and should not be coun tenanced by the better class of oltl- tens until something mora definite Is discovered. RATE WAR IS ALL OFF HOSEORD CO. BUYS THE UNDINE AND THE LURLINE TARES UNDINE OFF THE Georgiana Will Continue to Carry Passengers at the $1 Rate The rate war on the Columbia river did not last vmg. Just when everybody waa beginning to take notice of the low fares from Port land to Astoria and to begin pre parations for a trip, the two warring transportation companies got to gether and one bought the other out. The owners of the Georglnla pur chased the Undine and Lurllne and pulled off the Undine as an excur sion boat. The fare has been kept at $1.00 and will not be reduced again this Bummer. The new own era will use the Lurllne -on Its regu lar run aa a freight and passenger boat between Portland and Astoria while the Undine will be placed on the dock to be used as an extra in case of emergency. The Georglnla will continue to run as an excursion boat between Portland and Astoria with Sunday trips to the mouth of the river. WORKMEN FIND INDIAN SKELETONS With the Skeletons Are Unearthed Beads and Guns Workmen on the Columbia High way near Rainier have unearthed the skeletons of three Indians together with beads and gun. One ot the graves produced, besides the skele ton, a quart ot beada and a gun. Of course the wood waa all gone from the gun but the barrel and hammers and other parts ot metal were Intact. ' DEBT IS PAID Misses Anne Ketel and Elsie Phil ip, members of the Epworth League, decided to clear the debt on the chairs In the M. E. Church parlor last week, and entertained the pub licist an Ice Cream Social Friday ev ening which netted sufficient funds to attain the desired object. The parlor waa filled with small tables tastefully decorated with Dahlias and the Epworth League girls served the ice cream and cake. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife ot the President ot the United States, died at the White House late Wednesday evening. Congress adjourned tor a day ajid all business ot the govern ment was at a standstill In honor ot the first lady of the land. Funeral will be at Rome, Georgia, the former home of the Presdent. Captain Pat Mullay, of the 14th United States Infantry, la expected In St. Helens within a tew daya tor a visit with his uncle, John Dolan. Captain Mullay has been ordered with his regiment to the Philippines and will sail September 6th. The M. E. Sunday School will hold a Basket Picnic In Godfrey Park ,St. Helens on Friday, August 2 1st. Ev eryone is cordially invited to attend. Bring your basket and enjoy the day at the park. ' E. A. Ross, Committee. Dr. A. C. Tucker, the new den tist, with offices In the Muckle build ing, has added his professional card to the list published In the Mist. Dr. and Mrs. Tucker witn their children are now comfortably located In the Abbott realdence on St. Helens St. 1,800 feet of alio lumber for sale. Lumber at Warren. 3tp John Dolan, St. Helens.