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tip Poll Oregon Out of the Mud. To Do So Vote 314 X Yes. Election June 4 OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY kuME XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1917 NO. 23 OLATION OF PROIHunMUM LAW ,-tada Men Guilty Judge Will lapuoe Henteme This Morning. uried with violation of the hlbltlon law by having lu their miIod 66 quarts of whisky. Kred Ur and J"6 ',"r,, wore 'ou"1 iiy by the Jurlca who hoard me lj iM out Bfveral Hour norore dtrlaf verdict, out in tne utara 1 1 different Jury took only 15 Mto bring In a verdict. Uotli I till be aentenced by Judgo liag ihn court convenes thla morn- mi whisky waa found on m ban r the ihlpyard by Deputy Sheriff ob. He and Hhorlff Stanwood, l; on the tiiornliiK of May II, aaw Ml lave the at. Helens dock and ltd up (ha slough. 8uspocting that latoiie waa making a visit to the Lad In port for u supply of whisky. dote watch waa kept. About a half lir after the boat left the 81. Hoi- dock It waa heard coming back. topped at the barge, and, accord- l(i Mr. llrowu's testimony, he lild tee two miMi unloading aucka the barge. l.ator, ('lurk and ('ra ta returned to the dock and were k on the street. The accused men knitted having visited the vessel. 1st itated they wore unablo to ob- lii any whisky; that coming back It tailne of the boat broke down Ld the boat drifted agalnat the kit. Both iliiiii'd the ownership of t thltky and claimed that neither II them had been aboard the scow. although the evidence waa clrcum kutial, the Jury thought It aufflclont lo reader a verdict of guilty. Bam hnon. a rortlund attorney, ap- huti for the defendants, nnd the lute'i cans wm ably handled by fda rtet Attorney Mutakcr. DAMAGE SUIT IS WON BY BOULBY Jury Awards Him i,mm ('.ho will lift Aiculed. Tho ault of Kd. Iloulby va. Colum bia Contract Company for $20,000 occupied a conalderublu portion of the court'! time lust week, and the cloalng arguments were made Mon day morning and tho caao submlttod to the Jury, who b-ought In a verdict In favor of the plaintiff for $4, GOO. Bomo montha ago Iloulby wan sorl oualy Injured when, In the darkness of early morning, he fell over a bluff on the defendant company's premises. The plaintiff claimed that the com pany was negligent In not providing a fence or some safeguard to protect pedestrians at the plnco the accident occurred, while the defendunt clulmed that Iloulby himself was the negli gent one. Glen It. Metakor repre sented Iloulby, while Attornoy Hpen cer, of Portland, appeared for the Columbia Contract Company. It la understood an appeal will be tuken. CRUSHER RUNNING TO FULL CAPACITY County' Hock ("rusher (mkI Work. U Doing Important Facts to Remember About the War Census Hherifr lla Everything In Readiness For Promt ReKlMtration Polls 0en From 7 A. M. U U P. M County Clerk Harnett Kstlmates I, (MX) Men Mill Register. POTATOES PLANTED BY HONOR GUARD 'The girl of the Hi. Helena Honor Curd have been quite busy this week (luting potutoea. Thoy secured an r of ground Just wont of Davlos' livery barn, unci had It plowed and (it In proper cftndltlon for planting. J Enough aeed potatoes wore donated le plant the wliolo aero. The Honor Oiurd la divided Into divisions, and th dlvUlon u communded by a lleutenaiit, who received Instructions from the county agent as to how to lUnt the "spuds," and then the dlvi- moo went to work. While the entire Piece of ground has not been planted, Co4 progress has been made, and H a few days the Job will be com itate. Tho girls hope that In a few vwka they can point with prldo to "ilr potato patch. The county rock crusher la running to full capacity and turning out from 80 to SO yards of crushed rock each day. Koudmaster Abry and Super visor Cls,rk, In addition to furnishing rock for the county roads, are laying up a surplus so when the paving plant arrives there will be no delay, even If the crusher broke down for a while. As a matter of fact, there are two crushers, but all the machin ery is handled by one engine. The llrst crusher takes care of the larger and conrsor rock, and when finer rock la wanted an endless bucket chain takes It from the bin of the first crusher to the second crusher, where the small rock and screening are made. The crushers aro well put up and arranged and by systematizing the work tho road officials hope to reduce the cost of operation. Two motor trucks take care of tho dally output, and If the haul is not too long, can easily keep up with the crushers. On May 1 tho wages of the laborers was raised from $2. GO to $2.76 per day, ao when their monthly chock comes In the county roi'.d employes will have a larger chock than for the months before. Tho paving plant Is now on the way from California, and as soon as it arrives no time will be lost In get ting It started. War Census Day Tuesday, Juno 5, as named by President Wilson la his official proclamation. Who Must iteglHter Every male resident between the ages of 21 and 10 yeara, Inclusive. This includes aliens as well as Americans. Japanese, Chinese, Itallana, Germans, English, Americans, and men of any other nationality who are of the designated ages, must register Aliens will not be drafted for war duty, of course, but a complete record of them Is de sired. Who is Kxempt No male resident between the ages of 21 and 30 years, Inclusive, is exempt from registering. Those to be exempted from military service will be determined later, but first all must register. Where to Register Registration must be made in tho home precinct of the' man registering. Register at your regular voting place. Hours for Registration Ilooths at regular voting places In each pre cinct will be open on War Census Day from 7 o'clock a. m. to 9 o'clock p. m. Don't wait until the last moment. Register early. Registration of Absentees It you And you will be unavoidably absent from your home precinct on War Census Day, you should apply at the earliest possible date to tho county clerk of the county In which you may be at tho time, whether In Oreron or elsewhere, who will All out your reels tration card. He will then give yo the card, which you must mall to thejUched- whlch are detached by the registrar of your home precinct. In care of the sheriff of your home county, in time to reach the registrar by War Census Day. If you live in Portland, or a city of over 30,000 population in another state, mail the card to the registrar lu care of the mayor. Hut remember, the burden of having your card reach the registrar of you home pecinct by War Census Day is on you. IteiclxtraUon of the Hick Men of military age who aro too 111 to go to the voting booth to register must send a competent person before War Census Day to the county clerk to explain the circumstances, and secure instructions from the Federal regulations which these officials will re- colvo from the Government. BUY A BOND AND . HELP UNCLE SAM Liberty Loan Bonds Are Offered to St. Helens Residents. HIGH SCHOOL TEAM WINS CHAMPIONSHIP Defeats Rainier in'Kxtra Inning Con test 10-9. The government desires that ths five billion dollar bond Ibsub be sold promptly and that the bonds be dis tributed as widely as possible., The director of publicity, Liberty Loan of 1917, has made an appeal to the press of the United States to bring the matter to the attention of the people. Many ask, "What is a Lib erty Bond?" A Liberty Bond is a solemn promise of the United States to pay at maturity the amount of the bond to the holder thereof, and to pay Interest semi-annually from the date of the issuance until the bond is finally and fully paid. The first is sue of the bonds, $2,000,000,000, is to bear date of June 17, 1917, and to run for thirty years, except that the government reserves the right to pay them fifteen years after date. The bonds are issued In the denomina tions of $50, $100, $500 and $1,000. These are what are known as bearer bonds, being made payable to the bearer, have Interest coupons at- holder when the interoat installments fhoy represent are due, and can be cashed at any bank the same as a United States treasury noto. The bonds are non-taxable and draw 3Vi per cent interest payable semi-annually. The government of ficials have designated them Liberty Bonds because It is the load of a liberty loving people to be devoted to tho establishment of liberty in WOMAN'S CLUB The regular mooting of the club m held In the library room Wednes- "X afternoon. Mrs. L. It. Kuther- 'ord reud a very Interesting naDer on I Cork, and Mrs. E. 8. Snelling's read H on Irish Folk Loro was also In citing and Instructive. Two names re presented for membershlo. no cluh tins decldod to hold no weung during the summer months. w the next meeting will be a social one and will be held nt the residence 01 Mra. John Ston. j U was doclded to have tho public library nnen ,t, .... . drlng tho summer, and Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights were ueignaled na library nights. resolution was adopted thanking H who ulded In the musical and also tanking the public for the liberal wronago accorded. - " semi-annual period ending on "ar 31, i10 librarian was Instructed prepare a flnnnelnl nt.tamnnt and 'ao tnako a statement of attendance Id books loaned and bnurht and this wiemont will bo glvon to tho pub- ,K ai a alnr HIMALAYA CLUB DANCE Tito Illrniiliivu rM.ik i... at- . " iaB innuvu 'rtive Invltatlona to many of It " Helens frlnmln KIHIno Ilium n ha present at n . ti,. .11- h.ll ""lurday evening, May 26, The pa tronesses urn Xt. a r M.. m. " a, 4.. munuu, lint. , ''lurnas iHblator, Mrs. 0. It. MetBker. . J. Southard and Mrs. A. F. "wnott. Penalties The penalty for failing to appear to register, or for giving "-"i"' ' i. n.,r. la iniiu.iu,nmAni Ti.Br.Unn The security for the Liberty Loan alternative of a flue. By defeating Ralnior in a hard fought game of baseball Saturday afternoon, tho St. Helens high school baseball club won the county cham pionship. The game was a real ball game from start to finish, and fur nished many thrills to the hundred spectators present. Southard was on the firing line for St. Helens with Wellnder doing the receiving. Al though it was the first game he has pitched this season, he showed ex cellent control and was strong in the pinches. St. Helens took the lead right off the bat, but mlsplays, a hit and overthrows allowed the Rainier boys to tie the score in the third in ning. From that stanza it wa's very exciting, as first one team would be in the lead only to have the score tied by the opposing team. Rainier was ahead In the ninth, but long hits by Southard and McVey (the Guisto of the county) tied the score and sent the game into extra Innings. In the tenth Rainier went scoreless, and Southard, with a triple to deep cen ter, brought across the winning run and the game was over.' Easily the feature of the game was Southard's pitching and batting and the fielding and batting of McVey, though most of the boys played good ball. The boys are to be congratu lated on being the champions of the county, and have a right to feel a little chesty, which undoubtedly they do. MAY 28TH IS SET FOR CLEAN-UP DAY City Council Vrges OtJxena to Help Clean l'p City. bonds are the faith and honor of the United States, backed by all the re sources of the nation and the Amer- At Us regular session Monday night, the city council fixed Monday, ANOTHER SHIPYARD , lean people. FOR COLUMBIA CITY ' The amount allotted to tho Pa'clflc j coast is $166,000,000, and the bonds Ijease fur Site is Practically Closed are rapidly being taken by men and Portland Parties Interested. I women In all walks of life. The Col- umbia County Bank has subscribed According to reliable information tor $5,000 and will be glad to re recelved at this office, a concern, the ' cove applications for the bonds and May 28, as clean-up day, and asks members ot which ao not want tlieir give full particulars as to how to buy that all cltlxens co-operate in help- j Identity disclosed for the present, has them, furnish application blanks or Ing to make the town clean, t Cltliena j leased land and water frontage ot handlo the transaction for the would- are asked to gather up all the old : Columbia City, a short distance be- be bond buyer. rubbish on their premises and place : low the site which was bought by j The treasury department of the it on the sidewalk in a convenient the Somarstrom Bros., and will build . United States claims it is to be the place so that the garbage wagon can j a shipyard. Rumors to this effect duty of evory patriotic person who easily locate it. Heretofore, clean-up have been in circulation lor some has the means to buy a bond and time, but a party from Columbia City has arranged matters so that the CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON NEW RAILROAD Construction work on the exten sion of the United Railways line from Wllkcsboro to Tillamook is now under way. Machinery is being rv.nv.iv.nl to Cedar Canyon, about 10 miles up Oales creek. Tho contract for the construction of tho first 10-mtle unit will be lot to I. J. Houston and Arthur Porter for clearing and grading; the Inter state Bridge Compnny, the bridge work, and W. D. Haley the furnish Ing of material. The work of construction of the 50 miles to Tillamook is to be fin Ished by the end of the year 1917 The new road is to be used for lum bering exclusively for the present. day has never been the success it should be for the reason that the garbage and refuse was not placed In a convenient place. The city has hired wagons for tho purpose of gathering up and carting away the rofuso and Clean-Up day can be made a success If the cltlxens do their part. Several other Important matters came up before the council and were disposed of. and the monthly bills which wore laid over from last meet ing were approved. Unless matters of lmportanco come up to require more frequent meeting, the council will meet only twice a month during the .summer months. OFFICIAL BALLOT On page six our renders will find the official ballot for the special elec tion to be held Monday, June 4. The ballot Is correct with one exception, vl. 302 and 303 slioud be omitted Aftor we had printed pages bIx and seven. County Clork Barnott received a wire from Ben W. Olcott, secretary of state, stating that the attorney genorai. In view of the decision of the supreme court In tho case of the state vs. the county clerk of Marlon county, had advised omitting these numbers. Those numbers were for "A bill for taxation of Oregon and California land grant," etc. By pub lishing the ballot ton days prior to PRIZES ARE OFFERED FOR FAIR EXHIBITS Thirty Dollars in Gold Will Be Given Away. ANOTHER GARAGE FOR ST. HELENS who Is interested in the property ' bonds may be bought on the install- gave the Mlot the positive lnforma- ment plan. Ask your banker or post- tlon that the deal was practically master for full Information, then fill closed and work would soon begin ' out an application blank for your on the yard. proportion of the Liberty Bonds. Should these two plants be built I employment will be given to several COMMENCEMENT EXER- bundred men. It is understood that CISkS WILL, tih. i UM1UH I the Somarstrom Brothers are figur ing on some ot the woodsn ships which the government will have built by the shipyards at Portland In order to increase the corn pro duction in Columbia county, John F. Kaufman, of the John F. Kaufman Co. of Portland, and Harold P. Ross, local representative of the company, have offered the following cash prizes: For the best exhibit ot 100 cars ot corn, $10 in gold. For the best display of 50 stalks of corn for ensilage, $10 in gold. They have also offered $10 In gold for the best display of one peck of potatoes. Tastefulness in arranging the exhibits will be taken into con sideration in awarding the prizes. Mr. Ross loans money for the com pany upon farm mortgages exclusve ly. It is loaned upon the amortiza tion plan for twenty years and at a low rate of Interest. During the past six weeks more than $50,000 has been placed in Columbia county. I Large Class to Graduate Program Arranged. A Good and The annual commencement exer along the Columbia river. With the'laM of tha s, Helen8 h,h gchool establishment of those yards and ... b h ld , th lty hall tontKht. those projected at fortiana, nineteen shipbuilding plants will be in opera tion on local waterways. H. William Mucklo has a force ot car Doctors at work on a frame building which will be used as a garage. . It Is being built Immediately in front ot the old Muckle barn, and the barn will be remodeled and mado part oi the garage. The building will be about 40 feet wldo and 80 feet deep, and will be capable of giving storage room to many machines. Who will occupy the building has not yet been made known. ROY D. LAWS SAYS HE LIKES ARMY LIFE The Mist has received a lettor from Roy D. Laws, who is a private In "Q" troop, 4th Cavalry, and Is stationed at Honolulu. Roy states that he likes army life, particularly the cav alry, and states that if any of his old St. Helens friends are contemplating answering the country's call that he "would advise them to Join the ,e uauui -'- - 4 I PBVn,ry. M u is an easy branch of election, the Mist is onaeavor. , a0 offer, exconenl bring tho different measure, to be the servi Roy voted upon , u , Z to hear more regularly from home. so he sent a year's subscription wr the Mist. renders so they will have ample time to study tho measures and vote inter Ugontly upon them. beginning at 8 o'clock. The follow ing interesting program has been ar ranged : Music High Scho 1 Orchestra "Star Ppangled Banner" .. .Audience Invocation Rov. A. S. HIsey Salutatory Lois Payne Vocal solo . Mr. McCoy Valedictory Lawrence Davies Music High Schol Orchestra Addross Elbert H. Hicks Song High School Quartet Presentation ot Diplomas C. C. Cassatt The class roll Is ns follows: Lois E. Payne, Fannie M. Cooper, Marie L. Walker, Adolle Link, Marie A. Dixon, Edrie O. La Bare, Myrtle V. Larson, Lawrence E. Davies, John Southard, Kenneth P. Howell, George C. Walker, Jacob F. Richardson, Harry A. Wilson, Carl Muhr. . Throe of the members are absent, Kenneth P. Howoll, George C. Wal ker and Harry L. Wilson, who some time ago Joined the United States navy. They were graduatud, how ever, befora entering Undo Sam's service. S. GRADUATES ARE GIVEN BANQUET High School Faculty Are Hosts to Graduating Class. SENATOR HARRY LANE Oregon's junior oenntor, who died In - UnM tiunnlin hnonl.nl UAflt.aa- day night. Death resulted from a The Falrmount planing mill has nervous breakdown following s'.lrrlng , contracted to supply a Portland firm war session. Senator Lane was a with 600,000 wooden pins to be used native of Oregon and was born at ln the building ot ships. This plant Corvallls, August 28, 1855, and wasi. , . , . , ln his 62nd year. He was long promt-18 1PPed tor the extensive manu nent In Oregon politics, serving two facture ot broom and tool handles, terms as mayor ot Portland, one term It Is expected that other similar or as superintendent of the State Insane. derg be reCetved as the handle Asylum and one term r.s United , , , , . ,,, States senator. He Haves a wife and makln adlly two daushters. . I adapted for use ln ptn making. The graduating class of the high school were given a banquet Wednes day night by the faculty ot the school. The dining room of the Orcadla hotel was prettily decorated for the occa sion, the class colors, green and white, prevailing. Prof. L. L. Baker was the toa3tmaster, and befora call ing for the toasts made a nice talk to the graduates. He also spoke of the mombers of the class who had left for service in the navy. The toasts and those who respond ed are as follows: "How to Make the Team" (How to Succeed), John Southard. "How I Got to First" (Getting a Start ln Life), Lawrence Davies. "How Shall I Got to Second" (After First Success), Mario Dixon. "Sliding Bases" (A Crisis in Life), Edrie LaBaro. "The Rattlesnake Curve" (A Strong Arm), Jacob Richardson. "Three Men on Bases and Two Outs" (Turning Failure Into Suc cess), Adelle Link. "The Sacrifice Hit" (For the Good of Another), Myrtle Larson. "A Home Run" (Fruits of Effort), Fannia Cooper. "Playing Safe" (Right Kind of Life), Carl Muhr. "How Shall I Score" (Success In My School), Miss Walker. "Our Team" (Our Class), Lois Payne.