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Jf ii ill it , r . mm OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1919 NO. 4 XAUTZMAN CASE IS BEFORE COURT JURY IS BEING CHOSEN IiIIm'I Chm-n AidiiiiNt Columbia IIitiiIiI Editor Now llilng TrlNl Tho casus of (lio Sti-te of Oregon vs. Hum Kiiiittniin, editor of the Columbia lloruld, Ih now In court. Tim case wiim called for 9:30 u. in., yesterday morning ami tint tiiHk of uloctiug a Jury begun. A hiih'IiiI vnulro of 12 moll wuh , auk kI for. Tlio comiHfl for thn lo- vieiKliuil oojociun to Micnri tjinn wood nclt'ctlng tli Jurors upon tlm ' ground Hint ho wax mentioned In one of I tin Itxl (( nuMit h. Tlio court, moron port uppouuou n. n. I'onpniii, W summon win i iiii'u. i uu up polnlmnnl of PoHpaln wan oli looted 1 1 liv ttltfiniAV IT'ron wlifl HtHtiMl tliut 1 DeHpaln wan very unfrlimdly toward defonduut and hud nindu remarks ' hlrh savored of bodily liar in townrd ne uriidiint, l ho court, noverlhu iess, appointed DoHpnln to summon ths spoolnl vuulrn, evidently placing little crodnno In the statumont of Mr. ll'ron. Jurymon ('lowly Qiii-Ntlonrri Attorney Robinson for tlio do- fantuv rlomtlv piiitnltiDil nrh urns. ! pectlve Juryman. Especial scrutin) . wan zlvnn I.. It. Itiithnrford and lie I wan questioned a to Ids asso'dallon , and denllng with the d'Btrlct nttor- ney. Attorney Rohlimon, It seemed, was endeavoring to try the case bo tore the prospective jurymen, beforo tltey had been regularly empunnled. I On sovernl ocohhIoiiii, he wan Inform- j 4 that his examination questions v ore entirely out of order, but he won I lart enough to switch them In such l manner an to obtain the answer aired when the original question v is awkod. If the court hud not ruled the contrary, the attorney would I ve the cane tried before a Jury : f laod upon the evidence which will ."- Ii Introduced. HohlnHon la ery . k in and Iiuh an able BBlnlunt In L ran. , Jurymen Hclwtwl The jurymon who hud been phhr I I for cauHe nt 6 o'clock Thurxday ht were, H. ('. KliiK. Andrew okson. 0. W. Jordan. II. O. Ilow I, Alexander Ask, Mike Jonnlnn 1 L. 11. Kuthorford. Five more are la aulocted and then the itate has poremptory clmllonges and the JM hIx, ho It In quite probable i another npoclul venire will bo Xonnd. .i la not thouKhl thut the Jury will VX K - AT 1 W r A W ' i jW - L Vrrr Iri J ZIPPERER APPLIES FOR TELEPHONE FRANCHISE City Council I'aHw-a on RKuliir Houtlne Muttcrtt of UuninenM The city council ntaged their re gular performance Monday night. It wim not ho amusing as have been previous HeBHiona. The principal and most Important ; matter to be brought to the atten- . Hon of the city council was an ftp j plication by J. L. Zipperer for the privilege to install ana operate a i phone line in 81. Helens. The or idlnance granting this right, waa read ! lor the first time, and as usual with : the mayor, referred to some com I m'ttee or another. Probably the : ordinance will come up for a second ; reading next Monday night. ' Kcrordrr Kile lU'itort I E. E. Quick, city recorder, filed his I quarterly report for the period end ling December 31st. The report I which follows, shows that the citj j received the sum of $1830.24 during the three months ending December 31st, and during the same period, ; paid out $1392.75, or in other words, i approximately $60 of a deficit was ereuted. The report follows: RECEIVED FROM War Tax $ 190.00 Fines 126.00 Licenses 164.12 WHITE-FULLERTON CONTEST UP 27TH routs j Impounding fees j Sewer Assessments No. 2 Sewer Assessments No. 3 Rentals 36.00 38.50 247.50 956.12 70.00 UNITED STATES TRANSPORT. "NORTHERN PACIFIC" AND HER COMMANDER Tho Northern Pacific wont asho -e on Fire Island, Long Island, Wednesday, January 1st. The transport was enroute from llrest, France to N iw York nnd carried 2480 Americaan Boldlera. All were safely taken off tho transport. Efforts are now bilng made to save the stranded steamer. Th6 Northern 'Pacific was formerly a Hill liner and ran between Flavel, Oregon nnd San FranciBCo. The steamer was completing her. 20th trip between tho I'. 8. and France when she went aground. Courteiy PtrtUnd Telegram f J I . I THKODOltE TOSEVEIiT e COMMERCIAL BODY HAS FIRST MEETING Plan Mado and Proirrain Oullincl for I'uturv Artivitlt'H APPOINTMENTS MADE BY COUNTY COURT GOOD MEN ARE CHOSEN Venty-slxth prenldont of th Id Slates. He died er.rly Mon morning at his home In Oyster , N. Y. RooueveU was (10 years . The ex-presldant passed nway slueplng. Ilia funeral was hold nesday afternoon. His doa'li re ft from nn attack of Inflam ry rheumatism. no. ilected and the case go before urt until some time HiIh aftor ,' na the counsel for the defense and the Btato'a attorney are fighting over, Very inch of legal ground, and ' i aonie Instances, unnecessarily de- ng proceeaings, ' i ulte a large crowd has been at ing the opening sessions and 0 the case really gots under way a . expected that the courtroom I bo filled. DUTIES APPOINTED 1 BY COUNTY COURT t. E. LaBaro, deputy In the of of Sheriff Stonwood, and Marie Inen, deputy In the office of J. Hunt, county clerk, have both t re-appolnted to their respective tlons by the county court. or several years Mr. La Hare was ity county clerk and later deputy Iff and Is well qualified to satls Drlly fill tho position to which has been re-appolnted. ts Paulsen has been deputy clerX the past eight months, and ao far Jle Mist can learn, was the first tan to occupy this important tlon. Ilefore becoming deputy X, she was assistant postmaster had alBO worked in the aeveral rtments of the courthouse. She (given entire satisfaction as t ly clerk and 1b an able assistant j iierK Hunt. The St. Helens Chamber of Com morco held Its first regular meeting (since Its organization) Wednesday night. 8. C. Morton, president, pre sided over the meeting nnd E. II. Scott was socretnry. Twenty or more were present to offer useful and Interesting rukkph Hons as to the work of the body. The meeting was held In tho chamber's new home in the Hewitt building. A. H. Spenrow and J. H. Flynn were appointed a committee on mem bership to Interview tho business men nnd the individuals in St. Hel ens nnd Induce them to become mem bers of the body which has ns Its purpose the good of all of the county- .On account of the resignation of Mociuive nocrr nry Ai.mcu. inej Frte Anliker, duties of that offlco hnve been taken c ,.n(i 13 over oy a. it, cspourow. 11 is inn purpose to keep the offlco open dur ing all of tho day and he will welcome anyone wishing information as to the county or city, nnd endeavor to supply the Information. Mr. Spenr ow wishes It mnde known that thu chamber's headquarters aro always open to thn public, and that resi dents of the county are always wel come They should make the quar ters their headquarters and fenl nt homo there. An active cnninnlgn will be start ed for membership nnd It Is hoped to have at least 200 enrolled before February 1st. Any bona fide resident of Columbia county Is eligible to membership and President Morton Hopes Hint ninny will take advan tage of this and beenmo members of the St. Helens Chamber of Commerce. The next, regular meeting of tho chamber will he held on the 15th, at which time there will be matters of Importance to be acted upon. Itoiul Patrolmen Name as Last Year With One Exception COLUMBIA'S RED CROSS PERCENTAGE IS 127 This is Hrlievwl to be the Hllirst It'IHrteJ In the Stnto Returns have been received from all the districts in Columbia county except one and that will be In in a dav or two. With the estimated amount due from tins missing uis- ticrvo during the ensuing year. He fore Judge Fullcrton took office the road patrolmen or supervisors were appointed, but tho other appoint ments wore made after the Judge qualified. Tho pntrolmon appointed uro tho same as last year with one exception. J. L. Denrlng succeeds H. Hickman. The patrolmen select ed by the court are: Goo. W. Grant, Scnppoose, foi Roid Districts 1, 2, 10 and 11. IHhcr Clark, St. Helens, Districts Nos. 2 nnd 12. John Unrns, Door Island, District 4. Qoblo, Total $1830.24 DISBURSEMENTS Insurance 93.3 1 Streets 7.2b "Claries 729.00 Miscellaneous 659.65 Fire Department 16.85 City Hall 28.45 supplies 29.88 Printing 2.40 The countv court has nnnolnted road patrolmen nnd other officers to : trct and the small amounts coming in from some of the others, Columbia countv will go over 200 per cent, based on last year's membership 01 1S63 . After the first five days of the drive. Columbia county led the state and at Inst report had a good margin. Rased on this year's quota of 2800, the percentage is about 127, which is believed to be the highest reported in the state. The following is the report by dis tricts with the chairman for each district: St Helens. Mrs. Jas. Elli- . . son $ 1020.60 Districts I ciatskanle, Rev. H. F. Gel- vln oil. uu Columbia City. Mrs. F. W. Hess 313.50 Goble, Mrs. E. E. Malla- ber Lower Nehalem (Mist) Mrs. E. J. Mills Rainier, Mrs. Fred Trowr . Delena, Mr. Dnn Burns . . ScaDDOOse. Mrs. J. O. Watts Vernonia, Prof. J. B. Wil- kerson 109 00 Warren, Mrs. C. M. Hys- kell H0.0U Deer Island, Mr. Clapperton ' and Mrs. English 135.00 Kerry, Mrs. A. F. Baker MUCH ICE APPEARS IN COLUMBIA RIVER T. J. Fllppln, Rainier, Districts 6 and 14. J. I.. Denrlng, Clntskr.nio, Districts 7 nnd 15. James Hill, Mist, District 8. T. 11. Mills, Vei-nonia, Districts 9 and 10. Dr. L. Q. Hobs was reappointed county health officer nnd H. E. Abry was reappointed rondmaster. A. L. Morris, who has served so acceptably ns county fruit inspector, was again given this office. All of the officials appointed are well known throughout the county and the court made no mistake in their selection. Totol $1892.76 The quarterly report of the treas urer which should show money on hand, outstanding warrants and In general, the financial condition of the city, was not submitted. The recorder's report was refer red to the finance committee t& check over, and if found correct, ap prove, and report at the next meet ing. The mayor was quite gracious In this Instance, for he added "please" to his request that the fi nance committee act. Telephone Franchise is Vp The communication from J. L. Zipperer was the next matter to oc cupy the attention of the council. No one seemed quite sure where the ordinance came from, but the re corder had It and read it. No action was taken. The city attorney, how ever, made some remarks as to cor porations, saying they "had no soul to damn or anatomy to kick." The city attorney did not mention the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph com pany, but the Inference from his line of talk, was that the company men tioned was the target of his wrath. The bills Incurred for the main tenance and operation of tho city, were rend, approved and warrant; ordered drawn In settlement of the claims. One Item which excited the mayor's wrath was a bill of $14.15 for hauling rock and a bill of $26. 5e for the rock. His Honor took ex marshal Blakesley to task about spending so much money, but inas much ns Blakesley Is out of the serv ice of the city and has a ready ans wer for any question that might be nrkd him. or reply to any charge Tatnst him, he ery promptly ex tilcned to the mayor Just what was what and the conversation termi nated nnd the bill was paid. Several matters were left over for the next meeting of the council, and It can be safely presumed that the session will be an interesting one. WHITE WINS ROUND ONE Motion to QubnIi White's Pleading is Denied Will be Kecount Thursday morning Judse Eakin refuced to "quaah" the notion for a recount as presented by attorney for Martin White, contestant for the of fice of county Judge. The circuit Judge gave the attorneys 10 days in which to file their answer and hae set Monday, January 27th, as tha day the case will be "heard on its merits." In the legal fraternity to be "heard on its merits" means that heretofore, the court has passed on the questions .of law submitted, and the case, by being heard "on its merits" will be heard as to facts. Kecount is Probable While the ruling of the Judge does not explicitly state that a recount has not been ordered, the inference drawn is that he will order such re count. The motion of Attorneys Idleman and Dlllard, who represent Fullerton, w&g that sufficient facts had not been stated and they resist ed the plea for a recount. The fact that Judge Eaktn has ovar-rulea their plea is evidence enough that a recount will be ordered, and all of the irregularities in the recent elec tion which were set forth by White ad published word for word In the Mist, will be gone Into. Some Sensations Expected In the event that a recount la ordered, some sensational itema ara likely to be Injected. Both sides have alleged that there were irregu larities in many precincts, and when the votes are counted, undoubtedly some of these allegations will b brought forth. The ecount or con test, which is, so far as can be learn ed, the first In Columbia county, ia attracting much attention, ana th Mi3t will give Its readers a full and complete news story as the case pro ceeds. It has endeavored to Inform Its readers of what is doing and sines the most interesting part of the cai Is yet to be heard, will be on the Jo constantly to give first-hand and re liable information. OLD PIONEER IS AP- POINTED CONSTAB LE S. C. Knighton, First White Child Born in Ht. Helens, Gets Office The county court has appointed S. C. Knighton contsable of Justice of the Peace District No. 1. Although CANCEL CITIZENSHIP TO AVOID DRAFT 168.00 631.02 77.C0 400.00 100.05 8. C. KNIGHTON There Is a considerable quantity of floating Ice In the river and tlu boat traffic is somewhat hampered. Many of the river steamers and snms of the steam schooners have had ad ditional planking fastened on the forward part of the vessols so that the hull will not be dnmaged by coming in contact with the Ice. It Is stated that thore In much Ice in the river above Vancouver, Washington, and It la gradually working Its way In the last issue of the Mist, refer ence was made to some who cancelled their citizenship In order to escape sorviug the United States in its army or navy. There were 94 Aliens who took advantage of the special pro visions of the selective service . law and renounced the privileges of ever becoming American citizens. Of tht number of aliens who took advan tage of the law, 38 were Swedes, 17 were Swiss nnd Norwegians, 21. The balance of the 94 wero from several nationalities. The Oregonlan, In pub Hulling the list, gives the following as from Columbia City: Elmnr John Carlson, Andrew Ole Engstrom, Thorvald Jensen Frlvold. John John son. No others are mentioned from Columbia county. , . Total .4 $ 3722.07 L. R. Rutherford, county chairmai on behalf of the American Red Cross society and personally, wishes to thank the above chairmen and everv worker in Columbia county for their splendid efforts in making this drive a notable success. SOLDIERS.' MEMORIAL GROWS IN FAVOR ' The Mist, for the past few issues. has devoted little spf.ee to the pro posed memorial to the soldier boys from Columbia county who nave given their lives for the country's Rake. Nevertheless, considerable In terest is manifest, and it is practical ly assured that such memorial wll! be built or established. W. B. Dlllard carao to the Mist fice and asked that his name be put down on the list for at "least $5.00" and he was shortly followed by T. C. Watts of Reuben, who said he would esteem it a privilege to contribute $5.00. Prof. J. B. Wilkerson, writ ing from Vernonia, says he "wouid be delighted to contribute $6.00" and Miss Marie Walker, a St.i Helens girl Mr. Knighton is 71 years old, th i Is the first public office he has held. To Mr. Knighton belongs the dis tinction of being the first whUo v child born In St. Helens. His fathe-. Captain S. C. Knighton -settled iu what Is now St. Helens, r.nd took U'i -his donation land claim In 1846 and . the recently appointed constable was born In the year 1847. He has lived in St. Helens the greater portion fit t his life and is well known to all , residents of St. Helens and through-' out the county. Mr. ' Knighton has assumed the duties of his office and his friends and acquaintances are sure that he will give a good administration. MEN STRIKE AT THE - ST. HELENS SHIPYARD Approximately 126 men who wer employed at the yard of the St. Hel- who Is now in California heartily ap- ens Shipbuilding company are out on proves of the idea, though she thinks a memorial HDrary wouia De me oesi monument or memorial that could be established. Miss Walker's Idea regarding the subject are very good, nnd her letter will be published In the next issue of the Mist. In the meantime, if there are other St. Hei- 'Deputy Game Warden Brown has received advice from the state game warden to the effect that all per sons within the state of Oregon holding orotected game birds, game animals and fur bearing animals in captivity, must obtain a permit from the state game and fish com mission. The holder of migratory waterfowl, which includes decoy ducks, must obtain from the federal government In addition to the state, normlt in hnllt thn Mima. DeDUtV Brown cautions any atrectea oy mot in regular session-last nigni. o this ruling that it is absolutely nec- special matters came before the essary that the ruling should be j board, but all routine business was enforced. ' disposed of. f a strike. The strikers are men from every onion represented. The Mist has endeavored to ' ascertain the cause of the strike, but there are so many conflicting stories, that It is impossible to make an accurate and fair statement. The Mist Is Informed, that 167 ens nnd Columbia county folks who j men are still at work in the yard, approve of the idea, the Mist would and that while conditions In every be glad to have their expressions. other yard were the same as pre- - yailed in the St. Helens yard, It was The board of water commissioners , the first one to have a strike. At tne present time, mere - noes not seem to he any probability of an Immediate settlement of the strike or grievances. . -- , ., down this war.