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' OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXVIII ST. HELENS. OREGON. FRTnAV rTrrimT?t 01 mm T JUDGESHIP HEARING CONTEST ON TODAY WHITE VS. FULLERTON Judge Knkln Will Iht UIn of llulloU Hlmll he HwounU-U The hearlug of the Whlte-Fullnr-ton contest will be today and Judge Kitkln will decide If White ha pre-! smiled sufficient facta upon which to1 hune content and will either ordoi 1 a recount of the vote or duny to Mr. ! While the many request he haa inadu. ' ; SBturduy, attorneys for Fullerton, responded to White's allegations and made their anawer. Thoy duny that White haa stated facta sufficient upon which to bane an action. Their , anawer to White' complaint la as follows: jiik;k kakin Wlia Will Kulo on Whlte-F-jMo-ton Kindlon Content Today In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for Columbia County. Martin White, Plaintiff aud Con' testant, vs. W. J. Fullerton, Defendant and Con tested. Now comes the defendant and con tnatee, In the above entitled cause, by his attorneys, ('. M. ldleman and W. II. Dlllard, and appearing for Hie purpose of this motion alone, and without any Intention of voluntarily ulimlttlng to the Jurisdiction ot the Court: Moves the sold Honorable Court to set aside and annul the return of jprvlee by the sheriff of Columbia County Oregon, of the Citation ls iiied in' said cause because the claim ed service and the snld return was Itllliln linfnm nnv tifinrl wni fltarl nr given In said matter, and was pre maturely made and of no effect on rontestee; And said contesteo further moves the Court for an order setting aside nnd vacating the Citation Issued tt contesteo In said cause, for the rea son that the allegations of the peti tion of the contestant do not con filtute a cause of contest within the provisions of the act commonly known as the "Corrupt Practice Act," and the said Citation was Im properly Issued; rnd the contest ot the matters referred to In said peti tion Is barred by statute of limita tion. C. M. IDLEMAN, W. B. DILLAKD, Attorneys for Defondant and Con tested. Slate of Oregon ) ) ss County of Columbia ) . I, W. B. Dlllnrd. attorney for above named contestee, hereby swear that I duly served on con testant, by handing him a copy In Columbia County, Oregon, his at torney not being In said couaty, the above written motion, on December 24th, 1918, before filing. W. B. DILLARD. Subscribed and sworn to beform me this 24th day ot Docember, 1918. J. W. HUNT, (Seal) - County Clerk. Sentiment for Kullorton . The public sentiment and opinion Is strongly In favor of Fullerton. Very few openly tnite the White side ol the case. Of c mrse It Is possible, and moreover, very probable that many who prefer to keep In the dark, espouse the White side ot the Question, hut. those who have no ax to grind and bollove In square shoot ing do not hosltate to oponly back up Fullorton. They point out that martin Whito has been a chronic or flee seeker and office holder for more than a quarter of n, century and that when he was defeated, lie should have taken his medicine as would any good sport. Forced tn I tun The Mist has It from a reliable source that White thinks Fullerton should not have run aealnst him. Fullerton and White are members of the same lodge. They have always worked together In lodge work, but BO nnvlniiR wna Wlilta fnr thn Miin. jy ornce, that he forgot to notify his . ... urainnr nnvnmnn nr rnA rnnrnur nn 6 r i mi hi inn ii nil mil RECOUNT NOT YET ORDERED Judge Knkln thin mornliiK heard the arguiiirut of opMm. lug rounwl for a re-rouiit In tlm Wlilto-Kulli-rtoii rase. The ltoniey were given three days longer In which to pnv pare further mailer. The Judge haa taken tint cltationx prem-nll under consideration anil Mill hear tlm rase on "ltd nierlta" In the week of J aim wy tli, lull. He will then l'lln whellier or no there w ill lie a recount. In Hie menu llnm, Judgiw-lot-t I ullerlon will take the oath of orflco and axNUino the duties or the t. flee. Attorney for I'ulli-rtou (luted at aome Irn-guhu-lty u the Muring of the ballot boxea anil the Inferi-nco Ih that tlila matter will be brought up In the event a re-count la ordered, yuile a crowd of intcri-Med teople heard the argui Mb. SOLDIER MEMORIAL. GROWS IN FAVOR Voluntary Hulwerlptiona are Made Council KndorHeM Idea That the people of Columbia coun ty approcinte the aervlcng of the gul lant soldier and sailor boya and honor the memory cf those who have fallen In battle or died wl lie in the service, la atteated by the redy re sponse mr.de to I ho suggestion of the MIh'. that a memorial be erected In honor of our soldier dead. Several have dropped into the Mint office to usk that their name be ndded to the constantly growing HhI and to ex preaa their favorable opinion of tilt Idea. At the regular meeting of the council Monday nifclit. Councilman J. W. Allen Introduced a resolution to the effect that the council go on record ns In favor of giving flnr.nclul and moral support. When the com mlttees from the different sections of the county are appointed, a com mittee from the council, or a mem ber of the council, will be appointed to act wllh the committee. Those who have asked that their names be added to the subscription list, In addition to those whose names were previously given, are: T. IV IOtt $ 2.00 A. S. Harrison 5.00 Washington Miickle 10.00 U. It. Kutherford 6.00 II. 8. Mason 10. 00 J. K. Hitmsey 6.00 John Dowd 6.00 J. 11. Thatcher 6.00 A. ('. Tucker 6.00 E. K. Quick 3.00 This brings the total of subscrip tions to an nmount exceeding $100 and soon after the first of the year, a call will be made for a meeting of those interested. Committees will be appointed and '.he plans made for the successfully carrying out of the plan. D. A. BEAM SUCCUMBS TO INFLUENZA President of the Kt. Helens Mercan tile Company I'unmvm Away D. A. Ueam, president of the St. Helens Mercantile Company died on CinistmaB afternoon. His death re sulted from heart failure, but an at tack of Influenta was tbo prlmar) cause. Deceased had been a resident of St. Helens for more than a year. For a few months, he was chief clerk nl the store of the Mercantile company. Later, he bought an Interest in the business and became president ano manager. He had a wide acquaintance In St. Helens and his doatli Is doep ly regretted by the many who held him In high esteem. In addition to h!s wife, deceased loaves to mourn his loss a mother, who resides at Long Beach, Califor nia and a brother whoso home is In Portland. Funeral arrangements have not been completed awaiting the arrival of his mother. CHAMBER OP COMMERCE SECRETARY SELECTED B. F. Aid rich has been chosen by the board of directors ot the St. Hel ena Chamber of Commerce as exe cutive secretary. Mr. Aldrich, who was a prominent business man of an eastern state, came to St. Helens looking for a business or manufac turing location. He has agreed to act as secretary for a few months while he Is looking around for a location. The temporary quarters cf the chamber will be in the Hewitt build ing, In'the store room recently used hv the United War Work committee. The quarters will not bo 'properly fixed up until after me ursi oi me -r , i. kmh..i year, and until that time, the f board, of d rectors are allowing matters to i be In abeyance. After getting quar- "?i","5.i,,,t0-JJ 5e.!of the board had not the least Idea nr-.s s , tne memo., w... u.- - . .. .. I ...III nA ilAUfM r rnni uusuicnn wiuwi ,. ww . - benefit ot St, Helene nnd Columbia MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP OF PHONES ADVOCATED CITY COUNCIL ACTS tJoca on IttH'ord aa in Favor of Buy. iiig Telephone Miles I If the program outlined by the j city council at their meeting Monda; j night is curried out, St. HeleB will i own und operate me phone line lu i the corporate limits cf the city. The S question arose when McDonald ask ied it there wau anything else winch could be done so that he could j secure plioue sei-vlce and also several I other citizens of the town whose ap i plications lor phones had been sent into the plioue company months ago. Hie mayor called ou Attorney Day lor an opinion, and the city attorney said lie knew of no oilier method iiiuu by tne city purchasing the sys tem and operating u. ig I'l-oilt Hliuwn It was puiiueu out tnal Dr. Zip purer tooa nolo oi the phone -itiin uiiU iii u comparatively snort time orougut it up to a stale of ef ficiency aud tne operation was veiy proiitaulu, mat profitable, so An. uay fcuiu, that u was soid to tnu raufic people lor 13,000. He sug gested tnai the city uuy the plant, aud tne entire council, including tne mayor, agreed wltn the city attor ney, li was decided that the finance committee prepare a letter to the phone company asking lor a price ou the telephone system. In prepar ing tins letter, they will have the as sistance of the city attorney, t ouiu il I'roeLM-uingH Orderly The proceeding o( me mayor and council were quite orderly. Whether it was on account of the nearness of t hristmas when all men's hearts should be full to overflowing witu charity and tnankfulness, or wnein. er it was because mey repented of former hasty actions, or wneiiier il was uecause a Btenograpner was presetit to take down veruauui Hie proceedings, the Mibl is umiuie to state, but it can truthfully state that the -meeting was a personification of decorum aud all mutters were ex pedited by his honor, Magnus Saxon. a partial report ot the proceedings as tuKen down by the Mist's steno grapher follows: Meeting called to order, roll call ed, all members of council, muyor, recorder and marshals and city a torney present. So reports from any members. No reports from commit tees, Saxon "Do you wish to say any thing, Mr. Wellington?" Wellington "1 would like to en ter a protest to the erection of a building in the street, at the inter. section of L'olumbiu on Tualitlu street. There is a big garage going up there on the Bireet. 1 don't want to be a kicker, but I think It is hara iy doing the right thing. I am sup posed to have a corner lot. It must ue sixty or seventy feet frontage, anu If they take that much ot the street, aud it 1 shut up the other, that would shut up the street. I don't think that anyone has a right to give up the street. It is setting a prece dent; If you can build in the street, we might as well give the lots away und build on the streets and theu have no taxes. The city council may have better ideus on it than I have got." , Saxon "How big would you say they are putting it up?" Wellington "Sixty feet or so." Saxon "I understood he wanted a little garage. Sten spoke to me. It is down in that hollow. It Is good for j Chairman S. Benson, will have re nntiitn t rti.in't net individually tl turned from California and It is ex- said I Would speak to the boys aboutPected th,at PIal?s wl" be made to it. None mentioned it being in the streot and the council granted It." Wellington "It Is big enough for the city garage. It will be the biggest one In town. You know the trouble you hud to get the barn removed three or four years ago from the street In front of your property." Saxon "The council didn't have t l:o backbone to have it removed." Wellington "They gave me to understand they would protect my in terests when I went to war." Saxon here lndlgantly asked Mar shal Hlakesley why he didn't speak about It. at the time. Blakesley stout ly maintained he didn't know any thing about all t li 1b. Wellington "Gentlemen, it you would put yourselves In my position there Is none ot you would want someone to use the street In front t your premises. I don't want one toot ot the street, but I want the street open. That garage Is being built over the sewer, and you would have .to remove the garage to get. at Hit sewer If anything went wrong." Allen "I am opposed to granting streets for anyone's benefit, but this proposition was up tor a little garngu for one machine. I thought probably Wheeler's. As no one made any ob- ioctlon to It. it was granted." Wellington I went to them ana usked about It, and they said they were going to use it fo three trucks. suppose 1 put up a Kuuuiiue "''B b , think "l"u" "". ' 1 . : Suppose I put up a gasoline filling w"-"- """.' ' . ... :,,,!,, .ji,mnt t the waterfront, , of any personnl lntorest to anyone.; (Continued on page five) BUDGET MEETING WILL BE HELD TOMORROW A BIG CROWD EXPECTED Kxpenditures of County as Prepared ly County Court Up for Approval The budget meeting for the ap proval of the budget of expenditures of Columbia county, as prepared by the county court, will be held in the circuit court room at the courthouse tomorrow afternoon. It is expected that a large number ot taxpayers will be present to go over the budget with the members of the county court and make recommendation as to expendi tures or towards boosting taxes. The budget was published in an issue ot the Mist this month, and many taxpayers have carefully gone over the matter and no doubt, there win be many of them present to give suggestions to the court The budget, as prepared this year, is only a few hundred dollars more than the previous year. In the gen eral expense, a contemplated raise In the salaries of county officers brings up the total, but other items have been reduced so the total this year, as compared with last year, does not show much ot an Increase. The road levy, as outlined by tim county court, is the same, viz: 10 mills. Evidently that body thought such levy necessary in order to con tinue the good roads program In Columbia county. It is not expected that much ot a fight will be made on the toad tax, but. In all probability, there will be a fight and numerous recommend i- tions as to the other anticipated expenditures which the court has listed. The Mist is Informed that a resolu tion, which will have strong hanking, will be Introduced, asking fiat a sum be set aside for the yurcha id cf a paving plant and that each year in stead of building macadam road$. some tiara Bunace be laid. The Mist, however, cannot do more than anticipate , what Is going to hr.ppen, and since the meeting does not occur until tomorrow, will have to ask Its readers to wait until the next issue of the paper tor a full and complete report of what really did happen. The Mist will have such a report. , CHRISTMAS DAY IS QUIETLY CELEBRATED St. Helens people quietly and thankfully celebrated Christmas day. Everywhere there was Chrtstmak cheer and good will and the "Merry Christmas" greeting had a ring of sincerity In it. The number of sallo and soldier boys on the streets, who had come from nearby army and navy posts, to spend the day of all days with the home folks, gave the town the appearance of f.n army post. The boys, some of them mustered out of service, were thankful to be at home end be in a position to take up their regular vocations. Christmas eve, appropriate exer cises were held in the Methodist church. All in all. It was a Christ mas long to be remembered and, one which brought happiness and good cheer to countless thousands. HIGHWAY WORK FOP. COLUMBIA COUNTY The state highway commission will meet January 7th. By this time, start work on the lower Columbia highway. A part of the program of work Is for the grading of that por tion of the highway (west side) from Scappoose to McBride. No appropria tion was made for this work r.t tht last meeting of the commission, but rosurance was given members of tho Columbia county court who attended the meeting, that without a doubt, this work would be done. It Is In the year's progrr.m, but was held In abeyance until the arrival of Mr. Benson. RESTRICTIONS ON ALIEN ENEMIES OFF Affective Christmas, enforcement of all regulations Imposed on Ger man alien enemies of both sexes, with the exceptions of cectlons 9, 10 and 12 of the proclamation of April 6, 1917, are discontinued. All restricted sones and areas, both waterfront and Inland, are abolished by the order. Sheriff Stanwood has received notice to this effect. Particular Btress, however, is i..m n ti. fnet that nnv German nlien enemy considered dangerous, lb .m tha rnstrte.ilona Imnosed by the law and that paroled German alien enemies must continue to ob serve the restrlcUons imposed. Until this ruling, all German alien I AWAAn tlinaa Brim htA d fAf- enmuiBB, bmdiii " - mlt. were barred from being on the '.' t h flnev nr in a certain Sheriff Stanwood has, faithfully en forced the ruling oi me aepuraueuiiuvor nm v.i of Justice and there has been no: . trouble In St. Helens on this account.' (Continue cn page i.e) WALDEN DILLARD HAS A NARROW ESCAPE German Shell Doe Not Explode and liives are navea W. B. Dlllard has received a let ter from his son. Sergeant Waldei. Dlllard, In which he tells of the work of the ordnanco department and In cidentally mentions some narrow es capes he had. Tho letter which Is dated in France, November 24, says: Montigny, France, Sunday, Nov. 24, '18. Dear Dad: Well, It seems the "ban" on "real dope" Is off for one letter at least, so this is to be the all-famed "Dad's Xmas Letter." To begin with, I was in the 2nd Co., 6th Bn., at Camp Hancock. Ou the evening of July 3rd, I was noti fied that if I could get a transfer to the 4th P. O. D Bn., which was order ed overseas the next .day. Of coarse. I Jumped at the chance which I had been looking for for over a year, and at eight o'clock the next morning (July 4th) we were at the station waiting for the train. We arrived In Camp Mills, L. I., N. Y., on the 6th and at seven o'clock on the morning; of the 9th we again entrained, as 1 had once before from Camp Mills. The train took us to Brooklyn, where we boarded a ferry boat for Camp Merrltt, N. J. The ferry ran in along side the U. S. 8. America, previously the Hamburg-American liner "Amerlka," which Is one of the largest ships afloat. The non-coms above the grade of sergeant of ordnance were assigned to state rooms, so we were well fixed up wllh clean sheets and blankets and pillows, etc., all of which were the original property of the ship. That evening at six o'clock we were pulled out Into the channel and with the band playing and the soldiers lining the decks and rails, we steam ed out past the Statue of Liberty and into the open ocean. This was the first ship to sail with passengers on deck and the band playing since the war began. Oil Tanker Is Bunk There were five other ships In out convoy, three of which were former German property. It is unnecessary to say that we zlg-zagged all the way across. On the night of July 14th at exactly 12:00 p. m. we struck an English tanker directly amidships. cutting her clean in two. I happened to be on deck at the time it happen ed and saw the whole sinking. In all the confusion there was but one light turned on. This was on the forward mast head of the ship which was -following us by only a few .feet as our ship went Into reverse immed lately. We stopped long enough to pick up nine of the crew of fifty-two. There were also some two or three passengers aboard but we did not see them, and could not stop longer for fear of submarines. The big tanker's boiler exploded and her bow was raised in the air and then there wasn't any tanker. We met a convoy of five destroyers that day and ar rived safely in Brest In the 17th. We marched about three miles to a so-called rest camp back of Brest, where we stayed for two days, when we again returned to Brest and took the big(?) French cars for Mehun. I was in a good, but small apartment with six other sergeants and we had a fair enough ride. We stayed at Me hun three weeks when it was an nounced that some ordnance men would be sent to Chateau-Thierry. Well, again, of course, I couldn't miss the chance and with a small de tachment we entrained and got as fnr as Nolsy-le-sec, which Is a su burb of Paris, when we were held up for three days for some unknown reason. I didn't get to go to Paris at that time iiut I went up Into the city of Noisy-re-sec and saw my first real French city. When we at last got started again we headed eastward and after a two or three days' journey, arrived at Is-sur-tllle (Cote-de-or) where we stopped fo r two or three days long er and received cas training and hel mets, etc. Then we again took the train and after we pulled out for Domgermaln, where we were billet ed for three days and then after be lug split Into smaller detachments, we were sent out In trucks for "somewhere." Under Heavy Shell Fire We went to an ammunition dump opposite Mets and near Pont-a- MausBon. Here we were under shell fire for the first time and the Boche Dlanes visited us nightly. We saw many bullous shot down and numer ous air combats. When the drive was over on that sector and the Ameri cans had accomplished what tin. French said couldn't be. done, we i turned over our dump to tne rrencn I and returned to Dongermaln, only to leave again the same day in truCKS ior veraun. nere we wcui m to the only dump which the Germans failed to blow up on the Verdun front. This was about a mile west of Verdun near Regret. Here we . . .. . . . . . . , ' were shelled and bombed more than : before, but the dump was not blown un. though we had several close - , calls. After t-rtun driw w FIRST NATIONAL BANK CHANGES OWNERSHIP GRAHAM IS PRESIDENT St. Helens Banking Institution Now Under New Management The First National Bank of St. Helens, which began business about six months ago, is now under new management. A deal was consumma ted whereby the Mr.nn and Wilson In terests disposed of theli- stock to local parties and the new owners have taken possescion and are con ducting the affairs cf the- financial been elected officers of the bank: Charles Graham. President. Sherman Miles, Vice President. ' H. A. Chllds. Cashier. ; " The directors are: Charles Graham,, Sherman Miles, H. F. McCormlckv-J. CHARLES GRAHAM The New President of the First National Bonk ot St. Helens -- W. Day and A. S. Harrison. ' The president Charles Graham, Is well known In St. Helens and throughout Columbia county. He has been a resident here for many years and was a partner in the Graham & Perry mercantile establishment in West St. Helens. Before the consoli dation of Houlton and St. Helens, he was prominent in the city govern ment of HouHon, and afterwards a councilman in Greater St. Helens. He also served as one ot the directors of the school board. He hoc the reputa tion of being a conservative business man and Is well fitted to be at the head of a banking institution. The cashier, H. A. Chllds, was as sistant cashier In the Columbia ' County Bank before accepting his present position. About six months ago, he left the employ of the Gila Valley Banking & Trust company at Kay, Arizonia, to accept the position with the Columbia County Bank. Ho has had many years experience In the banking buslnesi and without a doubt, will acceptable fill his new position. The directors are dl well known local buelness men, who will give added strength to the bank on ac count of their association with it. For the time being, the present quarters will be occupied but it is understood that In the near future, a handsome building will be erected, which will be the home ot the bank. COLUMBIA COUNTY MILL IS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS Will Resume Oierations in About Three Weeks The Columbia County mill, com- ' monly known as the "little mill," f closed Tuesday night and will re- , mala shut down for several weeks during which time necessary repairs Will be made. A new carriage, new track and general overhauling of the dock and mill will be the work to . be r.ccomplished. H. F. McCormlck, manager cf the concern, states that th.e company intends to expend about $5000 In the work outlined. During the past two years, the mill has been running quite regularly, and a gen- -eral overhauling Is now necessary. MEPrHANTS HAVE A BIG HOLIDAY TRADE A majority of the St. Helens mer chants are well satisfied with the nlmna nf thai hnllHnv trnrin Tt VII noticeable this year, so several prominent merchants stated, that the home folks and the people living iu nearby communities observed the slogan, "Trade r.t Home." By fol lowing this idea, the merchants ant! ' their customers were mutually bene fitted. The home merchants had pre- It pays to trade at home. ' pared for a large holiday trade and their stock was ample to provide for the wants of all, consequently, the money earned- In this locality was left at home and wothout a doubt, the purchasers received the benefit ot large and well selected stoens -at prices lower than the city prices and at the same time, transacted their Christmas business without , delay., It pays to trade at home. n j (Continued on page four) county.