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-?FFICIAL PAPER 0F COLUMBIA COUNTY
PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918
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SAYE FELLOW WORKER
JUMPS INTO THE RIVER
liil ( on)' " n" .micucil from
Alex Mitchell, nn employe of the
. iioic'im niiipnuiiiiinK I'otiipuny.
Ill aaveu uiuwiiiiih I II urilUBT
100D, wneu l unjnii, iimiiiiiir em
plojre or me yarn, jumped irum the
re which wun in k i iik 1110 mon IMCk
L L, -...1 I...I.I - ... ,,.-.. ...
to In" ituin mm nviu uu iu mucneii,
f ho ma union rrom me scow, until
Mfud by other shipyard workers.
Tlio ni'ow on which the men travel
i. . i i i. . ...... i
m iuhihmi wun iiiuii reiurnuiK to
lork. uml Mitchell was standing nniii
tie kIkii t'lo scow and In some
miniirr iuhi ma naiance ana roii
rerlroard. Without lionltntlnc for a
noiuent, Mr. I onyers Jumped Into
tie rlvir and swum to the mini who.
keltic unniiio to swim, had sunk for
the first tlmo. Ha hold on to Mlt-
ehclt until the scow could be hacked
ib aim iiom wore rescued.
It li curtain Mitchell would hare
drowned Imd not Conyers come to the
necuo. nut Kit uooi not take the
hero tturr seriously and after com-
loi bark to tit. Union and obtalnluc
ilry clothing, he roturnod to work at
tie yard. Millie Kit dor-i not take
tar credit tor ma iirave deed, the
nan wiio were on l lie ncow and tin.
am tie Haven, ear the Co umh u
tould Imvfl claimed another victim
bid It nut been for the aulck and
rivs action of Mr. Convent.
Appreciating tho brave act of Kit,
P. Md'ormlck, manager of the St.
Helena Khluhulldin- enmnnnv nre.
leoted the lliodnHt hero with n chock
for 1100. It la unilnrHtnnd thnf hla
fellow Mlltilnvea lira rnlnlnir fnnri.
JDll Will llllV a Watch which will tin
lultttbfy niRr.ivcd to remind Con-
Jeri or yintordnv a occurence and tin.
ippreclution of his follow workmen.
It ur probable a committee will be
tppolutod to brine the mutter to tin.
Ittentlun of the Cnriicirla Committee
Ud aiicertllln If fl fnrnocfn mmlnl
annot Im obtained, tocether with the
Other ri'WiirdH fnrncirln lum nffilrnd
CIRCUIT COURT IN
lllle ClUA lH INkMtlUklllMl t'lllll Vil
W'fck-HIKKh Found (iullty
HAROLD P. ROSS
W. Helen. Mini DIch In Army Cm,, at
Harold P. Kohh, a St. Helens man.
died Wednesday noon in the bane
hospital ut Vancouvor, Washington.
Pneumonia, which followed un attuck
of Influenza, wan the caime of hla
Miirohl, who loft St. Helen several
lyi'iillm uko to accept employment
In Seattle, wuh Inducted Into the
army service on Monday, Octohor 14.
A few days afterwards, he wus taken
nick with Influonw which developed
Into bronchial pneumonia and this
council hla death.
Harold wna born In JanoHVillo,
Wisconsin, July 25, 1889 and with
lila pnrentH, Mr. and Mrs. William
Itosa, came to St Helena ubout twelve
yern bko. When hla fr.ther. the late
William Komi, wc president of the
Columbia County br.nk, Hurold wa.
aiialstant canhlor. Ltter he reulitned
thla ponltlon to begin buislnesa for
The funerul nor v Icon will be held
thin murnliiK nt the Warren cemetery
a;: (I tho pall hearera will be hU
brother MasoiiH from the St. Helena
DiiceaHCil leaves to mourn hla un
timely end, hla mclhor, Mm. FannU
Itjud, hla hrcther, Dr. L. G. Rosa
and a Hhttor, Mri. A. L. Stoun, p 11 of
St. HeleiiH, and a brother, Cecil Uosh.
who la Ir. tlio U. 8. cervlce In Krr.nce.
DIES IN PORTLAND
After Week' Illne With 1
TllQ KeMHlnn nf Ilia flrcillt rnlirt
thll Wnek linn htiAn a Itnuv nun Mnn.
and TuiihiIhv wuh occunled with
the case of llm Binto v Illiro nnil a
Terdlct of milltv vii rnnilnrpil The
ith ft (Inntrnrniiit tvaonnn RnntAtiri
baa not. Vlkr KilAn nnaoiirl
j i, wwta FHnnvwi
The CftHn nf TInhnrf Pntn nfrfilimt jl
Jollnaon lino Itnnn niMl'iuinml until
Oeit wnek Pnl,. la an In ir .fitliminll
... I U II II I II P mJ.....mw
115,000 for alienatlnK lid wife's
iHOCtlmm. Thla l tlio nutennin of
claimed abduction of Cole'i wlfo
Or Hill linri 1 ulfli I, I Ml fur
lOVOral llnva TIia mut will ciiime
Coil Hill 1'U ti lr Inlnrnut tuliull ll 111 trlllll.
Ill thn piiau tt ilia Qiiifn vu nnrilnn
Knight, the flnfiinil'iiit wnu illHrhnrirea
Bccouni of not having been
hfotinlit to trial within the time
PeclfltMl hv inw after the Indlctmoilt
TllR rn ua tmiu AMimvIn rr t Im nt -
tentlnn nf ih to VimnK va Ttttti
w "iu vu u i l in tinri"i
PUlO On n nn-tnln InnaA
FOR BOYS OVERSEAS
MTU ttltiw. Pnnnnll 9 Tlt9 tulfinfl
I'opti appointed chairman of the
rlHtnillH Pnrnnl Doll frnau Coill-
"I'ttoo for Cnlnmliln nnlintv. Tilt
"hrlHtmnu n nu ilia Bnlillnm
" 1IUI UOID IUI IMU .
atld Rnllora N.HAn Iio alilnnml
"boclul Chrlutmna cartonB. The
"aY overunno will voeolva . Chrlst-
IQaS llllml ml.UI. I. ,I11 aonil hniTIM
" " II I V. 1 1 ia mil auiiu " "
"Id II mill n.oanntntlnn I Ma lnlinl tO
od C'rosH auxiliary In any town
I'nliiini.i.. .., . e ihouo Uri.
mil una ui i'""" - -
eartons will Jio given. Uefor.
"Wllln ir llin "rimiiimni I'nrcnl Label"
"Unt hn nnuiuH nn ilia nnrcnl and
uKon to ilio noil nrnu Chanter.
l'er(i contonio mill ha wnlshed and
lnat. . - .
Mra. Connnll will s-Ivn the Mint full
Stalin bo that In our next Issue com-
Hte and comprehensive instructions
VI:r11 llat'.an, one of the best
known young inqn of St. Ilele is (icd
In Portland Wednesday iron. Uc
vas Ukcn slcl: wlt'i Influenza n week
ego mhI sent a Portland hospital for
treatment. I'ncninr.itla set In and.
notwithstanding geed nursing r.nd
medical care, the young man died.
Virgil was about 24 years of age
nud hec! lived In St. Helens 'he great
er part of his life. Ho was a son of
the late Judge It. S. llattan. He Is
survived by two brothers and thrco
slutor. One sinter, Mrs. Ed. Nordlu,
piisiiod uwuy Thursday, the 17th, liei
death following closely tluit of her
Sli3rt funernl sorvl.os were held at
t'.-.e Warren ccmetory yjaterday af
turnoon and tho bedy was laid to
reHt In the Ilattaa lot.
Deceased was populur in St. Helens
and bud scores of frlendB and his sud
den dentil cast a gloom over the en
ST. HELENS MONEY
HERE IN PLENTY
Thin week the First National Ban
of St. Helens received a shipment of
$12,500 of currency which bears
tho name of the First National Bank
of St. Helens r.nd carries the Blgna
ture of the hank's president and cash
lor. In tho near future another $12,
500 will be received. The Issue of
currency Is secured by (he purchase
and deposit of $25,000 of 2 por cent
government bonds and $1250 ro
demotion 'un(I- t,ie ,nltor bolnK 'ol
the purpose of redeeming mutilated
WRECKED HOUSE HIDES BIG FRENCH GU.I
From the ruins of one of their own .bell moaned homes, the
French hourly train the guns that scatter death In billets and col
umns of marching troops behind the Hun lines, '
RACE FOR JUDGE
WILL BE CLOSE
RESULT IS UNCERTAIN
Fullcrton. and ('onyera Apparently
Uulnlng CampaiKn Notes
If the election had been held three
weeks ago, It Is quite certain that
Martin White would have been
elected county Judge, but oftentimes
three weeks, or several days makes a
big difference In the sentiment of the
voters and It seems to be true In thu
Goorge Conyers and W. J. Fulfer
ton, for the past two weeks have
been very active in campaigning and
instead of leading a forlorn hope, It
appears that the chances of these two
candidates have Improved to that ex
tent which mukes the result very un
It is conceded that White will carry
Scappoose. In this precinct he has
the Bupport of the Watts and Price
following and heretofore they hav.
practically controlled the vote In
Scnppoose: Supporters of Fullertou,
however, have been busy In this dis
trict, and It Is surmised that a am
prise might be sprung in the White
camp. From reliable information
guthered from disinterested parties,
the Mist believes It will be White,
lHt; Fullerton, 2nd and Conyers, 3rd
In Scappoose precinct. There are 311
registered votes In the precinct, but
It Is not believed the vote will total
more than 240.
Warren Is conceded to Fullerton
It Is his home precinct, and he will
undoubtedly receive a large compli
mentary vote, Irrespective of parly
lines. White will run second in this
precinct and Conyer will cross under
the wire a poor third. Warren's reg
istration was 195.
In St. Helens It is difficult to make
anything like nn accurate guess. Thu
town was supposed to be strong for
White, and until a few days ago ii
VISITS ST. HELENS
IS VERY OPTIMISTIC
Walter Pierce Thinks He Has Chance
To Occupy Governor's Chair
The man who put optic in optimism
visited St. Helens Wednesday. It
was no less a person that Walter
Pierce, democratic candidate for
governor. Without violating any
confidence, it can be truthfully .said
that Pierce' Is very optimistic, for he
claims that he believes that he is go
ing to be the next governor of Oru
gon. So sure of this is he, that he
extended to no less than 500 people
with whom he shook hands, a very
cordial invitation to visit him in
Balem next January and to make tho
governor's office their headquarters.
Now, Mr. Pierce did not state that
he was authorized by Governor
Wlthycombe to extend the courtesies
of the governor's office, hut know
lng that the governor is a hospitable,
man and one who enjoys having peo
plo visit him, he must have thought
he was perfectly safe In extending
the invitation, or perhaps he figures
on being in the third house of the
legislature and would like to meei
some of the St. Heleas boys 4ip there
A Mist representative had a ver
pleasant chat with Mr. Pierce. When
asked it he had affiliated with the
Non-Partisan League, Mr. Pierce
came through with a vigorous denial.
When questioned closely as to a cer
tain meeting he attended in Portlana
some months ago, Mr. Pierce admit
ted that there was some sort of i
meeting there, and he "kinder drop
ped in on the boys." He denied,
however, taking part in this "meeting
of th 4' boys" but admitted that h
advised them not to put any measure
ion the ballot. Just who the "boys''
were, Mr. Pierce did not state, ex
cept to say that C. J. Smith, who
some time ago ran on the democratic
was, but sentiment has changed anrt; nVarnnr ... , nf .i10
Is changing, and It now seems thai boys ftnd there were gBTeral othen
On account of the influenza epi
demic, tho meeting of Pomona
Grnngo, which was to hove been held
at Vernonla on Saturday, Novcmbor
2nd, lias been postpoued. R. N.
Lovolnce, master of the grange ad
vlsod the Mist to this effoct and will
give ample uotlce of when the post
poned meeting will be held.
i Ham McCormlck sent Dr. Wade up
to Portland Wednosday night to ob
tain 1000 doBes of sorum for the pre
vention of influenza. Dr. Wade re
turned yesterday afternoon, bringing
with him the precious atuff which
had been obtained from t.io u. .
Shipping Board. It Is said that the
oerum was administered to 6000 shlp-ya-d
workers In Seattle and of the
number only two had Influenza and
both casos were vory mild. Mr. Mc
Cormlck expects to place the serum
at the dUposal of the employes of the
White will have a hard time to got
more votes than Fullertou. Both mei.
are stronger here than Conyers. It
Is certain that White will not have
iliA an rvrvf nf n mn InHt v nf th
,n Mnv nf th. men re I believe any. such league existed in
not favorable to District Attorney i 0re8on He asked why he should he
uccuseu ui ueiuiiiiig iu ur aiiiuuiiiiK
Mr. Pierce Indignantly denied that
he was a member of the Non-Parti
sun League and said that he did not
Metsker and knowing he was one of
the chief supporters of the White
campaign, will vote against White,
and It is a guess as to which of the
othor candidates they will throw their
support. The registration in all
three precincts is 979.
Deer Island is strong for White
with Fullerton probably running sec
ond. The registration there Is 95.
Goble, with a registration of 266
might give White a small lead with
Conyers second. Prescott has 77
registered voters and It is probable
that White will have a majority with
( onyera second.
with the league and said "Do you
think I would belong to an organ!
zatlon that wishes to overthrow the
nation? I am the biggest farmer in
my county; I raise more wheat than
any one else, I raise more hogs thai.
any one else, and I bought more
Liberty Bonds than any one else.''
Mr. Pierce did not admit that tin.
Non-Partisan League had tried very
hard to gain a foothold in Oregon,
though he did not deny It, but he did
admit that the state grange kicked
the party out of the grange at their
last meeting in Salem. Neither did
Mr. Pierce admit that until Governor
Bepalr Old Building and Build New
High, School Is Idea
The Mist has received a letter from
Dr. Edwin Ross, who is at McCon
nell, Tennessee, in which he refers
to the St. Helens school situation. Dr.
Ross was school director here and al
ways took a keen interest in school
affairs. He sayo: "Am glad to set
the Mist going after the school board
for their foolishness. This is what I
should like them to do; fix up the
old building for the grades r.nd build
a high school in the rear where thu
Hattan and George houses stand.
These could be bought for a reason
able price.' 1
Dr. Ross also is interested in Col
umbia county politics. After stating
bis choice tor Judge, he said be hoped
if (his choice) was elected, he would
do the right thing so far as the Pitts
burg-St. Helens road was concerned.
The doctor-said that moBt overy
one down that way had the "flu" ev
cept a few "of us" who are too mean
to catch It. His daughter, Harriet,
had it but was convalescent. All the
schools, churches and theatres were
A contributor who signs himself
A Friend of Education" has sent
the Mist the following letter which
contains very sensible suggestions as
to the building of a school:
To the Editor:
"Referring to the discussion in re
gard to the school situation. The
writer would offer in a very brief
way a plan which will settle the
question for all time.
"There is no argument as to need
so the question resolves Itself nu.
three points, e'ze, location and type.
"As regai ds the size: we need at
the present time twelve grade rooms
and a high school capable of ac
commodating n e hundred twenty-
five people, each capable of expansion
o meet the future needs of the community.
"As regards location: the grade
school should be on the old found
tlon, and the high school at the fair
grounds, the old ball ground across
from the cannery. The grade schooi
can be built the coming summer and
the high school located for awhile at
least, at the fair buildings until pre
vUlon can be made for a union high
"As regards the type: as an ab
solute fire proof construction is out
of the question, the best type is firt
resisting or slow burning construc
tion, such as tile outside walls with
heavy joists, etc., with metal lath
and plaster board for the Interior
walls. A FRIEND OF EDUCATION."
Jury Exonerated Meteker
BIG GUNS BOOM f N
ST. HELENS BOYS THERE
Members of 91st Division Take Part
in Big Battle
The Columbia County grand Jury
was called by Judge Eakln to inves
tigate the charges tiled by Ham
Kautzman, editor of the Columbia
Herald, against Glen Metsker, dis
trict attorney. Kautzman claimed
that Metsker had entered his place of
business and assaulted him. William
Miller, an Astoria lawyer, had been
apolnted by Judge Eakin to investi
gate the charges filed by Kautzman.
The grand Jury exonerated Metsker,
but returned two indictments against
Kautzman, which were based on
articles published in the last issue of
the Herald. It is understood, also,
that the grand jury made a written
recommendation relating to the cot,
duct of the district attorney's office.
Two of the cases against Kautz
man have been set for next week.
Several of the St. Helens boys who
are members of the 91st division,
took part in the big drive, according
to the following letter from Harry
Richardson, who Is in the ambulance
corps and a member of the 91st. The
letter which was received by his
mother only a few days ago, says:
' September 26.
Today wag the beginning of the big
drive, and It has been one glorloui. '
noise. The real firing began at -
and it sure has been going ever since
After it started there was no sleep
The earth fairly trembled. I am not in
the trenches, but only a very few
miles behind the lines. In fact the
heavy guns are all around us. A 10
inch naval gun boomed this morning
only about a quarter of a mile away
and I really thought it would jar my
teeth out. Soon a number of siego
and naval pieces tore loose and there
was h- popping around here. Ab
solutely no chance of sleeping, and
the sky was a succession of gun
flashes. So far only a few German
high explosives have come back at
us. Gee! you hear - a whistle, a
squeak and then a bang and the
shrapnel fly in all directions. About
11 this morning we were up on a hill
and several Boche shells burst a half
mile or more from ub, so we beat it
down the hill and near a dugout. Bui
instead of shortening their fire, they
are going farther on, and their shells
light over on another hill, aad do no
damage whatever. So now we are
back on the hill and feeling safe for
awhile at least. But the devils may
turn loose at us yet, but dugouts are
real near. We are only about thre.,
blocks from a little village that is
shelled every day. It is deserted and
pretty well shot up.
Goodness, but Americans have a
terrible amount of artillery along the
front. We don't get very much news,
but I will bet that the "Yanks" will
raise bavoo with the . Hans before
very many days. In fact I expect to
see German prisoners coming alon,
this road either today or tomorrow
and you can bet there will be many,
as the "Yanks" are there. More and
more artillery are going to the front.
An endless succession of guns, men
and supplies also. Ole, Graves.
Armand and others that you know
are now in the front 1! .e. Maybe
they have gone over thr ot before
this. You will know al" a It long
before I do. The nearer t.:- front we
get the less news. All v,e get is
rumors and they are usually false.
But the real big drive is on anu
something is going to happen which
will make the Huns cry "Kamerad.
I am feeling tine. It is time fer
dinner, so good-bye, with love to you
361 Amb. Corps.
316 Sanitary Train, A. E. F.
12, 966,594 MEN REGISTER
Final returns from all states show
that 12.966.594 men registered for
Ituinler Is one of the big battle' wlthycombe put the sled under th-., military service September 12. This
irmmdB. From all reports, Conyers
will carry the three1 precincts, or have
a lei'd In the town. White will rui.
second and Fullorton third. The reg
'utered vote Is 656.
Aplnry with a registration of 94
should give Conyers first place and
Fullerton second. The people in tMs
section are In favor of good roads
(Continued on page eight)
I. W. V.'s, the Non-Partisan league was 187,836 in excess of the estimate
was active. He was reticent about. of 12,788,758 made by experts in the
the affiliation of the League with office of Provost Marshal General
the I. W. W. s. . Crowder, based on census figures.
Mr. -Pierce is deeply sympathetic for With the figures compiled the total
Governor James Wlthycombe, Ore number of men who have been reg
gon's War Governor. Pierce says it:gtered since the United States en
was too bad that the governor was tered the war, Including those regis
forced to run. That the "poor old tered June 6, 1917; last June 5 and
August 24 and September 12 Is 23,
(Continued on last page) 1456,021. ...
Fred Morgus writes from Van
couver Barracks that he is the but.
test merchant on the place. The
company officers found out that Frea
knew something about the clothin?
business and therefore assigned him
to the job of fixing out 900 men with
uniforms that would fit them. Fred
turned the trick in three days. He is
quarantined now, hut expects to come
down to St. Helens as soon as re
leased. He sayB army life is the only
life, even it he does have to keep
on measuring men for clothing.
Mrs. P. J. Anderson writes from the
base hospital at Camp Fremont, Call.,
that her son, John McCully is slowly
recovering from an attack of the in
fluenza which ws followed by pnen
monla. Mrs. Anderson's address l
care ot American Red Cress, Base
Hospital, Camp Fremont, Calif., and
sha would like to hear from St. Hel
Lelaud Austin, corporal in the
"fighting marines" is still in Texa.
ct a training camp, atd he and other
members ot his company a.-e itching
to get across and get into the big
show, nccordlufj to a letter received
by his father, A. E. Austin ot this
(Continued on page eight)
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