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Become a Member of the Chamber of Commerce-Aid in Upbuilding the County
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NO. 4
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
.i la not thouKhl thut the Jury will
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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:
War Tax $ 190.00
Fines 126.00
Licenses 164.12
j Impounding fees
j Sewer Assessments No. 2
Sewer Assessments No. 3
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
Plan Mado and Proirrain Oullincl
for I'uturv Artivitlt'H
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.
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.
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
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
Total $1830.24
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
. 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
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-
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
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.
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.
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
8. C.
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.
' 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.
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.

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