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When Yoa Trade at Home Yon Get Two Chances at Your Dollar. Try It
volume XXXVII.
NO. 51
Hurt-)- itMinrtlwm Writes of Bat
tle mill Narrow Kncaih-
Public Kervlre CuinnilHNlon Will Hear
lteiuet for1 Kate liaise
Tlio the iHimbliiK plimes of the
Hutis, ""' over to drop bombs cm the
IflnitX'liiK American soldiers, did
thvlr Ih'Ht to Unit the advance hiu!
fliuncd UlUCll inconvenience to the
Ynnkv, l Indicated by the following
letter received by Mrs. 1). W. Itlch
orilwin., from her Hon, Hurry, who In
with tht Amerloun army In Belgium.
Il ;
Vot tiuve not bad r letter from
me ('tr number of days. Thn rer.son
in, wo have been to the front, ana
laknri port In another IiIk battle. !.
tlmn a week ago the big drive began,
unit the Yauks were In the thick of
It. Wa are the first Americans to
flu lit in, Belgium. From wlmt the
liolxlun civilian told uh, the ticrmuns
kni'W vt4 wore to stert a drive. We
were not In a Ions liure an wo were
at tlie battle of the Argonno. In
about four dnya fighting we pushed,
the li ens back about 10 miles, cap
turd a large city, which was our ob
jective, 'Consolidated our position,
and tlmn we were rnjjeved and cel
out for a runt. In those few days oiir
iIMhIojI did wonderful work. ThJsn
wild i't boya urn terrible wien
,thny gtft Htarted, bnd Jerry know It.
The uiHUlni of tho drive It Avbb
Ideal. Such W terrific bombardment
cad peitect barrage- Iu tho arl?
morning the .doughboys wftit over
tlie top and for aevaral diiJt th In
fantry tiiimed' thOHe Huns lor mllei,
und mln, capturlug city after city,
and ry,almlrtg for Belgium a great
deal ofi territory' The Huiim had to
leave hijltind a great dual of the crops
Hint they had planned on for thin
winter. , The eRtnbliia were still In
tho grohtul. L'p here In Belgium
the retrwtlng Huua have not bad
time to 'destroy the cities, ao conse
quently ,v have billet, and dandy
ones, to )ve In. Naarly alw?yn ntruw
to sleep! on, and a good roof over
heed.. J . .'
lUnu PeMrey , Bridges
. The German, when they retreat
ml, blewip the bridges, but they
were easily replaced. Hut aa one
The Oregon public service commis
sion has sot Friday, December 13th
fh the day of heirlng tho application
of tho Paolflc Telephone & Telegraph
company for an Increase In local ex
change rat en In the Htuto of Oregon.
The hec.rliiK will be at room 252 In
the Court lloune In Portland lit 10
o'clock In the morning. An opportun
ity will he afforded to all Interested
part lea to be he:'rl.
It Ih probable that Mayor Suxnn
und Attorney J. V. Day will reprea
ent the IntercHU of St. Helens and
poHHlbly a member of the county
court will ntlend.
In tlilh vlclt.lty the farmer line
rateg are uffected more than the bue
Iih'kh or rcHldence rates and It Is mig
geHted that the farmers aend a re
presentative to place before the com
mlHHlnn their nrlevcncoB. Tho .Mist
has been informed that A. I.. Morris
of Warren, would look after this
'matter for the farmers, but cannot
leurn If the reuort Ih correct.
y The people of Oregon centrally,
increase as the phone company pro
poses and It Is certain that the beaS-J
lug will be attended by) many.
Ijitcr It Is loarred hat tho tele
phone userH of the warren nni.
Ilaclielor Flat iielghborhoods will
meet ut Krlckson'a hall Monday nlcht
and will formulate plana to have a
renresetitatlve at the hearing to
treaont their grievances.
Will he ut 'lt) Hall IIoikIh to lie
Votel for New HcliiMilliouHe
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Hevrral Make Contributions Towards
Krcrtlon of Holdiers Monument
The building, which is to be constructed of tile and fire resisting ma
terial. Is to be located on the site of the old schoolhouse. The school build
ing contains 13 class rooms for regular school work. On the top story three
rooms on the front Hide are separated by sliding partitions, so that the
rooms can he made into an assembly room with a seating capacity of 300.
There are also four class rooms.
On the first floor there is v. combination auditorium and gymnasium,
0x40, with a seating capacity of 600, the floor having a capacity of 400
and the gallery, 200. There are six rooms on this floor, toilet rooms, lava
tories, etc.
The basement will provide school supply room, shower baths, dres-
I sUlg rooms, etc. Also on basement story is located the beater and fuel
1 ' TI.A ..Inna t. tint I, . . II I I u,Aa niwnopa hw TrtnrlallnO. f.
Portland arhcltecta. They estimate the building will cost $32,500. This
estimate does not include furniture and fixtures.
Itterved Kour-Koot
For a Walkway
HAKItV lOCllAUI'HUJi. V. H; Army
" VVIthj Amliulnnce Corps In franca
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goes to the frJLt you can h9 me
clvlilann eohilAt back to tho roar.
I'nrv tl(ll. I liiil! bnvfi left. It IH a
Very pitiful algTit to see the old, old
meu and fcjmion, walking back as
fust us the cun. But they seem to be
a strong omluriag people. Practical
ly all tholr nfflcingliiga they Carry on
lluilr backi Some ,wero fortunate
enough 'to get away with a cow. and
they wotild have that poor, bony old
cow liitni.ri un- with a bumcss rnd
drawing, a art with the bolonglngs
of a fctniiy, maybe an old lady or a
baby rlding Afcio you will see dogs
drawing u rrtftiOBe Holgl.-.n dogs
ara very lnrjte rj J husky. ,
lhl k-iiiinnM are Ihmtliiw
Then IbpH you1 wlfl see a tiny bur
ro, drawing a j?r cart an(, u
huskv Italirlhn niSrl(llng. These
burroa re smaller than the ones
Wa don rjllliird owned. ou sor
womnn nif trlrls almout frlKlltonoo
to dnathi Tliey come down tho road
miles un hffur, wkh tnotr snoes ami
Blockings In, their hands. Perl.aps It
t a matter of saving ahoa leather,
mid these poor crei'tures jire neariy
itarvedWhen the Germans started
to retreat they Ordered that nil Bel
gian men; botweea the ugea of 14 ajid
,no were togo buck to Germany to
work. A,tnlmber!of them hid until
tho German were gone, and then
came outWf theft- hiding place when
tho Yaak ;ea'm ln How happy thoy
wore. bntftr in a Dltiful condition.
One little pe' iai bbf told Us that the
German Ij t their ahoes from them
and left ' I i naWooted. , Thla la
, the sigh) 1 Vherever the Gor
' mans wt t1 the field their
, ahoes or . l ton. I really
believe that t uo aoondr fell than
. noma Belrflarl iuld take thoir boots
from them,' I use we hay passed
More than uhuiiI tr.tereBt Ib mani
fest In the school meeting which will
he held tomorrow nigh ut the city
hull und a large rttendunce Is ex
pected. The question of whether St.
Helens shall issue $25,000 In bonds
for the purpose of erectli.g a new
scliootJiouHO, will be the big question
at the meeting.
There Is no question as to the
needs of a new schoolhouse, but
whether or not the taxpayers will ap
nrovn of the building plans submit
ted, cunuot bo ascertained. It is
thought that the proposed building
can be erected for $32,500. That la
ih,. nrehltocta estlmrte. There is
17 nun left from the $12,000 insur
once money and of cturse this would
bo available for a new bcuooi nunc
The matter Is of vital lntorest to
tho people of St. Helens and hai
been the subject of much discussion,
so It can be sufely presumed that
some action favorable to a new
building will bo taken when the
meeting Is held.
K. Jhiiios is Killed on Tide Creek
l.oKitiiiK Coliiiumy'H Hoad
K. James, aged about C3, was In
stantly killed yesterday morning ai
11 o'clock when a large timber whlc:
was struck by a runuwny car, wiic
hurled through the air and Btruck
the unfortunate man on the head.
James was at work on a pile driv
er. The company Is building a spur
and the ntle driver was not far away
from the main Una. In some manner
a heavy gondola car tiroae loose ou
the mnln line and came tearing down
th track. A houvy timber, which w
i,,,t m bn nlaced on the spur tres
tle, extended a little over the rulli
of the main line. Tho runaway cur
struck this timber and hurled It with
great forco towards jnmes. u airum
i.i... ..,..1 r.i,nul Instant death, be
erul other men working near him had
. . wmui uufMi nntt.
James, who was a widower,' has
several children living in urcBon
o ,i.ii.r who resides In Portland.
Coroner White is endeavoring to get
in communication wun mem.
Twenty-Five Citizens Meet and Form
TeinMirary organization
. w i
. . . , The most Important matter trans
it la proposed to organize a com-jj acted by the clty, councli at their ses
morclal body In St. Helens to loo a,nn Mnntnv ntirht w th ernntinir
after the commercial Interests of the;and ggnng 0f a 20-year.leace to the
city and surrounding-country, and st Helens Creamery association of
moreover, it it the resolve o.r those the clty.g Iot on the 8trand. which ib
25 business men who attended the BitUated opposite the I O. O. F.
meeting Tuesday afternoon, that such , building. The mayor and ono of the
organization shall not die a death , C0Uncllmen suggested a walkway oi
caused by Inactivity, but It will live;flve feet be exciuded from the lease,
and prosper and bring new life to the but , compromise was effected on a
community, i ins is m buiiuiui ui ; fOUr-foot strip and the council slgn
the temporary organization of tho;e(1 tne etge and lt wng Beaied with
new commercial body for St. Helens. , tlie city-8 great seal and delivered to
In the circuit court room, the , presldent Tarbell of the association,
meeting was called to order by D. j A letter nRd Deen (1Ie(1 by H. F. Mc
C. Howard, who was chosen temper-; cormlck asking that a 12-foot walk
ary chairman. Manager Scott of the.way be pr0vlded, but the letter, for
phone company was named ob tem-1 gome reason. was not read until af-
porary secretary. Mr. Howard called , ter the ieage had been 8igned and
on Kev. A. U. Spearow to state tne, therefore, could not be given favor
From the interest manifest, It
seems that there will not be the
slightest trouble li rr.islng suffi
cient fundB through voluntary sub
scriptions to erect a monument or
memorial of some kind in honor of
the men Of Columbia county who
have given their lives in the war.
The proposition has developed
from a suggestion Into a sensible plan
and lt is probable that In the near
future a committee will be appointed
to carry the plans Into execution.
It is thought that a committee will
be appointed and each town and com
munity will have a member on such
committee. This committee will meet
and select a place for the memorial
and the design of the memorial. The
following residents of St. Helens
have authorized the Mist to enter
their subscriptions for the amounts
set opposite their names:
E. I. Ballagh $10.0C
S. C. Morton 10.00
Sherman Miles 10.00
H. 8. Mason 10.00
Von A. Gray 10.00
C. L. Wheeler 5.0
Mrs. C. I. Wheeler 6.00
Several other parties have spoken
to Mr. Ballagh and pledged their
financial aid. Contributions are no:
being called for, but anyone . who
would like the privilege of contri
buting to this fund, may call the Mist
office or Mr. Ballagh. As soon as the
committee meets, a treasurer will be
appointed and lt Ib thought that
every bank cashier in the county
will be made an associate treasurer
and will be authorized to receive sub
The Mist hopes to be able to tell
its readers something more definite
in the next Issue.
Transport Great Northern Is Fast
Boat and Curries Thousands
Chief Electrician Charles Heaoock,
U. 8. N., who left for New York on
Tuesday, to rejoin his vessel, the
transport, Great Northern, has been
In service on that vessel s'nee Janu
ary of this year. He Joined the ves
sel at Bremerton and sailed for San
Francisco. At that place 450 Interned
Germans were taken aboard and de
livered at Charleston, South Caro
lina. The vessel proceeded to New
York, and soon sailed with a load
of troops for Brest, France. Since
that time, he has made nine round
trips on the vessel or ten In all. The
The Great Northern usually carrlea
from 3200 to 3400 troops, but on one
occasion, Just before the big drives
opened up and when there was a mau
rush to get the soldiers across, 3800
were taken over. The crew or tut
vessel numbered 650, so the ship wa.
a little floating city.
Was Fastest TransKirt
Mr. Heacock takes great pride 1.
the fact that the Great Northern was
classed the fastest transport in serv
ice. The Leviathan, formerly the
German liner, Vaterland, the North
ern Pacific and the Great .Northern
Invariably sailed together and were
without convoy as none of the war
ships were fast enough to keep up
with them. About 600 miles from
Brest, the three vessels would be met
by destroyers and light cruisers and
escorted through the danger zone.
After discharging their passengers
and taking on sick and wounded for
return to the United States, the ves
sels would again be escorted through
the zone and then each one was left
1 re to a:et to New York by the short-
POST ROAD MONEY est and quickest route. The Great
FOR PITTSBURG ROAD I Northern invariably came in a lew
nours aueaa. ner recuru irip nea
Commissioner Weed is under the
impression that some of the post road
fund can be secured for the Pitts
burg road, provided the business men
of St. Helens and vicinity go before
the state highway commission and
ask for lt. Under the Bean bill, a
fund Is created for "post roads or
roads that may hereafter become post
roads" and Mr. Weed thinks this ap
plies to the Pittsburg road. An ef
fort is being made to have a delega
tion of citizens attend the meeting of
the highway commission on the 10th.
in Portland, and precent their claim.
At every meeting of the commission
14 days, 4V4 hours and she beat the
former German crack liner about
five hours on the 3400 mile run.
A Fatal Accident
Early 'on the morning of October
3rd, the vessel had Its first Berious
accident. It waa about three o'clock
In the morning and very dark. The
Leviathan was in the center of tho
line, the Northern Pacific on the
star board side and the Great North
ern on the port side. All of a sudden
a big vessel loomed out or tne aaric-
purpose of the meeting, which he did. , nbIe actloni th mayor explaining that1 there is a delegation from about every
He said that It was very evident St. , lt wag too late to take further ac-iBB-ttnn of li state exeent St. Hel-
llelens needed some live commercial sinn The lot his a fvnntnee of R7 1 j ,,.-ii o, tr ihi,
organization to take ad vantage of and j eet and the creamery building will , bacon. It la suggested that Sherman
Miles head a delegation from this
place and it is probable that he will
arrange to have a number of St. Hel-
nromote the opportunities which are be 40 (eet wde g0 ti,ey will have a
knocking at the door of the city. Such vacant gtrip of 13 feet on the north
development, he said, could be oc-i. -hb of th hnllitinir while McCnr-
".ompllshed only through a unify of m)cK wm have a 4-foot strip on the I ens neoDle at the meeting, to pres
action and ho thought a commercial i south g)de thnt is, if he builds the I the Just claims for recognition, of the
nrpanizimoii in uunmetm meu "'" floating aocK ne now nas in mma.
best wav io Stan u. ... r1,i,,.b)v olnrw1
Mr. Howard called on every other
.i, nru.ni nnri nil were I The ordinance providing ior tne
m.-im. "..v. -. ... ., , q
nt tlin rirCTHI iTlltUlTI nl r-1 l.wnni.1 in.iuni ui a -iwi
Pittsburg-St. Helens road and secure
state money for its building.
org!n'ation or a commerciui tiun.
n ... . Inn it In In t ll a Ho ilanHaa flf Allmn
n. L. Wheeler, when cauea on, saia : uub . w-
i. ...... i,tilv in f,.vnr of the or- stone ana Alien, was reau me iiuru
. .i.t u Hmi and n.isRuri. The ordinance
gnniznuon oi n hvb i.u.. u i """'" :",.-"-,'.,--.. ,
rnmnln n VB Hn R.I (1 t 16 1 fe OI tlie . 1" " "'
.....i. .i aa nt oin nnnn iIib nf-1 owners do not build such sldewjllftn
!.,.. ,,,,, Ton often. 130 days, the marshal shall build the
the members forgot from one meet-1 same and charge the cost to the abut-
Ine to another what they should aO"B imuiic.vj. i.-i -i
pnd left all the work for the presl- alders tnis as equivalent o ins re
dent and secretary. Mayor Saxon, ceivlng the appointment to do the
A. S. Harrison, L. R. Kutnerrorov u. . .
C Cassatt and others were called on When the mayor called for read
and voiced about the same sentiment. Ing of ordinances, the recorder stat
. .i ... . inn, ed he had a new ordinance drawn by
Orgutilutlon MeetinK on loth . the attorney Mr Day claimed it was
In order to get down to business, nRW ordinance, but simDlv the
It was suggested that each person old ordin.nce amended. Mr. Quick
present be appointed a committee of,gtated that the ordinance had been
ono to see that three more people at- j brought in during that day and it was
tended the next meeting, when plr.nb,a new one whereupon the attorney
for a permanent organization will beigave up the argument and told the
effected. Tuesday night, Decembet rec0rder to "have it his way." The
10th, was fixed as the nay nna aaio niayor made a ruling it was the same
The budget, as prepured by the
council, with a slight reduction in
some Items, was Ttdopted at a special
.i nf tiia rnuncll held Wednes-
1 1 1 . i 1 1 1 ' p. v.
day night The amount for general
expense is auout oou ihbhoi
the previous year, though the tota.
,.,.,. nf the hudirct is about $1200
less than last year. This reduction is
on account of the fact that only
$1200 was set aside for interest on
refunding and sewer bonds Bgnlus:
$2520 tlio previous year.
More interest than usual was man
ifest by the taxpayers In the budget.
ER appeared to take part and thir
ma Iwb wore TWO. The Mis'
takes lt that this increase of 100 per
and the meeting will be held In thv
circuit court room unless other ar
mininmiinia nra made.
A committee consisting of C. L.
Wheeler, chairman, Magnus Saxon,
W. E Lldyard, L. R. Rutherford ana
A. Cnl Smith, were appointed to draft
a tentative form oi program, mi
wlll be submitted at the meeting am:
a permanent organization effected.
From the enthuiasm and unity of
purpose shown, it is probable that a
club will be organized which will be
of much benefit to the city and lt Ib
i.0.i thorn will be a large turnout
of business men and those living in
nearby communities who are interest
ed in the growth and development of
Columbia county.
At their regular meeting Tuesday
night, Avon, Lodge, 62. elected the
following officers to serve for the
ensuing term: C. C, Robert Dixon;
ri u Ttncu- Pralntri. Orin
' "Bih'v'uie tax! ! Shepard m! of Work, E. Blakes.ey ; I
tne uoui - ,",i M of Arms, inos. n. nuj, iv. ,
nfvvers of the city In municipal af- r M . E A L stone;
fairs. 1 , i 'n .inhn Onvrlson: 0. O.. Jnmes
' Deputy-.nty Clerk Marie K'' m
,g0 jp" ! '
over the fie? jjst behind the YankB """- " " nrt at the sarao! H. F. McCormtcK was m roruuuu
i dead FrlU without t?n ding the session of
ordinance even if lt had been amend
ed, and the third reading occurred.
Marshal Potter is Orator
The only outburst of oratory came
from Marshal Potter, when he made
an Impassioned plea that the license
on moving picture shows be remitted
for the time they were closed on ac
count of the flu. The council
thought lt only Just to do as Mr
Potter requested and acted favorably
uDon the matter, his oratorical argu
ment doubtless having quite an ef
The St. Helens Lumber company
was granted permission to erect a
garage at the foot of Tualltin street,
with the understanding that the gar
age be removed upon notice from the
council. Several other matters of
minor imoortance were acted upon.
Bills for various suppues ana serv
'ces during the paat month were
read1, approved and order paldv Bills
as follows:
, St. Helens Light & Power Co., for
street lights. $160.70; Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph Co., fire alarm,
$3.20 The Dally Kecora ADsiraci,
printing notice to bidders, $2.40;
H. E. Mason & Co., supplies, $1.40;
Harry Lyons, painting city hall steps.
$5.26; St. Helens Lumber t o., wooa
and lumber, $6.40; J. L. Williams &
Sons, nails for aide walk, $0.70;
Library Committee, donation, $26;
VtBy Doris Bothwell, Reporter)
V The" eirls of the St. Helens high
school in an afte'-scbool session, met
i with Mr. Spearow, Tuesday, for the
purpose of organizing a girls' glee
club. In his remarks upon opening
the meeting, Mr. Spearow explained
in detail the nature and scope of the
work which would be done by the
glee club.
The main object, of course, would
be to make a beginning in the 'devel
opment of the vocal talents of the
high school gt.-ls. And in order tnat
this may be done la as thorough a
manner as possible, Mr. spearow has
arranged to test their voices so that
each girl will- be allotted the part to
which her voice is best adapted. The
technical part of the work will be
taken up at the weekly meetings.
Besides this, the study of the history
of music is also planned.
The officers of the club ere as
follows: director, Mr. A. R. Spearow;
Dresldent. Miss Ethel Lynch; vice-
president, Miss Florence Van Gilder;
secretary, Miss Helen KlDian; treas
urer, Miss Elsie Morley. sergeant-at-arms,
Miss Mable Da vies; librarian,
Miss Annette Payne; reporter, Miss
Doris Bothwell.
Much enthusiasm waa manifested
at the meeting, and some good work
may be expected of the club. You
never can tell: Derhaps some youth
ful Pattl, Tetrazzlni, or Galll-Curci
may be in our midst. Let's wait and
i l-iv.
Chief Electrician, Transport , Greut
and find t
I time attending the session
ti.o Wflriner.day nnd Thursday consult
ing with the shipping board.
H. R. Hudson, superintendent o
the Columbia County mill, was Ignor
ant of the city's traffic regulations
and in conseauence of such ignor
ance and the further fact that he
violated the ordinance, tendered $6
into the coffers of the city. The tall
light on his automobile was not burn
ing and he was backing ins macnine
without giving notice Saturday night
when Marshal Potter arrested nun
Before Recorder Quick Monday af
ternoon Hudson plead guilty and was
fined the minimum, $5.00.
W. A. Harris Is the latest St. Hel
ens citizen to succumb to the auto-
ness. The vessel , was manoeuvered
so as to escape a collision, but was
hit a glancing blow forward of the
Btem. Fortunately, the big steel ribs
were at this past of the vessel and
this was all that saved the transport
from sinking. A big hole was smash
ed In the side of the vessel, and six
soldiers killed and a dozen injured.
Mr. Heacock said some of the dead
were horribly crushed and one man
had his head severed from his body.
The steamer which struck the Great
Northern was the British freighter,
Blackburn, bound for South Amer-:
lea, and she signalled that she
was sinking and asked the transport
to stand by, but the captain of the
troopship gave orders for full speed
ahead and left the sinking vessel to
her fate. Nothing was ever heard
of either vessel or crew and It Is sup
posed all were lost. The accldeu
happened close to the danger zone
and lt would have been unwise to
stop and give some lurking German
su6 a chauce to sink the transport
which on that trip had 3400 sol
diers. Brest was made safely and
there repairs were made. During
the time the vessel was laid up, Mr.
Heacock had an opportunity to visit
Paris. He said it was a great citrt
with many beautiful public build
ings, one of the most notable be the
I.p Trocadero.
Will Be Hospital Ship
The Great Northern is now being
converted into a hospital ship. The
space which was formerly the beauti
ful social hall Is being remodelled
and will be a hospital with accom
modation for 200 hospital beds.
Manv wounded have been brought
.lover by the vessel. On a recent trip
I there were 360, most oc tnem sui-
"UW . . . . 1 1 -V. 1- t,A
moblltis. He has purchased on Over- ""i
Rutherford, insurance on city land tcurlng car from J. F. Doppi-, " .
hall. $22.60; E. E. Quick, Insurance maler, local Bgent tor that popular. (Contlnuea on ia8t page)
on. city hall, 170.87. . , maka of car. , r X-
f ):' ,
- '
,Co-.:.aed on pttge Hve)
county court.

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