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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.

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