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v. i x. vii i v i l i i -1 r i r f i f t ? i i 't1 i in t r 1 1 i-i i r Lme XXXVIII. DAMAGE CASE IS BEFORE COURT tuES FOR $15,000.00 L Htole III Wife Mini Ilia Ac.. lira rr llofeinUiiU III i'mnn OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY jiio of Hubert Coin, plaintiff, A Joliiianti. Allen Gillette L WllllumHou la now on trlul tlrcult court. The case waa fliurailay morning and tlio jury panel exhausted. I lie lunilllolieci apeciui Teniro io ihe Jury. I ! lit wn done In rnoon inhicii. i ne ineiiiner urr nr J. H. .Mowry. It. H Wellborn, 11. llniiKon, Unmn. Ira mock, i nurn- L. Uracil, J W. VanNitta. Wpliaon, S M. KIce and !) Htole Mix Wlfo. complaint aet forth tint liout Mar.li 12, 1918, while ilff wm 1 1 v I it k find coliabita h and supporting Ilia an l It. Helena, Oregon, and wlilln and hla wife were living ttmellier ua man nnd wife vinlanta, wrongfully, con and Intending to Injurs Ilia and to deprive him of the tocleiy and assistance of his '. ntlrel tier away from the and her realdnnre In Bt. Hirxron, to Portland, Oregon, I. alnre. Induced her tlifra to and live aepurate and apart It plaintiff and against the k the plalnlirr." Imrnlal complaint filed kit since the filing of the I complaint, tha plaintiff! tough tlio Influence of the kit. eud Iter to Institute bn In the Mulnomali county iking fr nn nnnullnionl of ttaite. Colo defended thla therefore, lie sak 'for an nd- 1500. ,!o won out In that ke Utter HulinilttiHl. M the principal wltneai on p yeaterdty afternoon Num- t lrtter.i from Mm. Coin la Wllll.i-nanii) worj rem! Jury. The letter were In endearing terma, from ny one of them It appearing I -woman In the mho" waa M of Mr. Cole. In one of Ira. ihe spoke. of eating at. inn every lilte meant a kiss Moved." She didn't atntn by bltea ahe had taken, out fence waa that aha waa of Cole and longed to ho Other of her letter were men and nil 6f thrm. aim K-r undying love for the m.'n loon to he her luialinnil tra alao Indlr.-.tnd that aim linion rtid Mr. Ill.irkwell lie did not wlah them to ner affect Inn for Colo. In letter alio naked Cola to ; a the "C" hotel In Port fom the tone of the many . Colo wrote to Mr. Cole, 'I'M that ado had .a great for him. "le Telia of Mrrl(.. s ltne Himd Mr. C'3le re- eircuniainnre aurroundlng I lie con pin went to 'y tnd wern m.,..ln.i H ft"r, they Pnme (o er waa while they were Mr. ai' A J"l,n,"," ''' . Nn A I ..A in.. ..i . i,T iwnrawnu (now "PPoil the l.rl.lo of only a lc h helne l,,.--.j ... l. . ' uiiurnu io rl Johnann. ... Iih. hoaonof lui'u- i,V , ""'ou:!,, lll ln- 1 p., wi mis. viii- Mler1h,",,::l,',, Cort r. Wr,hynfll.rmi0r)w11 The cae turned at 9:30 o'clock tl.ia fewrLL MOVE NEW LOCATION rd'y' tlln 81. He.en. Con lr punt "H.B"rl""on w"' n hu,Lnn, "'lolpment to lldlnr V. r..." u' strn'- nd la . r afly loT oc- 1G, 1919 A TM Ok a w m . MAKES EXPLANATION! SHIPYARD WORK NO. 22 Dirndl lion wiir V "m creamery lte8t...v! 'l llppod i man .:. "lrn fix- bv ii, 1 " nuartom . . .... ,-),w.nPt, . r' . J. Ii,. .. .""'" oc- cueea oi. Ny He IMil Attorney MiNker an IllJllHtlrO Mini ;MlloKl Thn Mlat Iiiih recolved the follow ing letter from Attorney h U'ren of I'ortlund: I'ortlund, Oregon, May 12, '19 To the Editor of the HI. Helena Mlaf When In HI. Helena U.f..i..u t earned that miiny of the cltlaieiia Ihw lleved I inaplred or wna aecretly re MMinalhlo for the recent nttnrka on Hlatrlit Attorney (illn . M,!lH,r, oniuHii of the fniifleld aettloment in ( olumliln comity. I auppoHo thla U Iccauae 1 defended Mr. Kauiztiiiin at lie liial term of court In 8t HelciiB lilt that ImprekHion I wholly ernr,' eoii. After that trial I InvcHllgaled the t'unfleld atory carefully i -,,. eluded from my Inveatlgnllon that Mr. Metaker waa not only Innocent of any wrong doing, hut u,Hi ,0 nerved Cnnfleld faithfully und that the payment inndo to him by Cn. field wna hardly ovon fair dally wage for the time and lalior he l'"iu aet-King relief ror him. Aa to lohhylng the hill through the leglMlnluru for 'iitifliid, relief, there waa no concealnient. triUnrJ nor deception, cither by Mr. Mntaker r ma aaaociute, Mr. J. V. Uignn Thla waa equally true after the hill waa paaaea. The memhera of the county court in Columbia County linderatood the facta perfectly. Thai moiaaer waa to be paid for hi irounie waa no aecret, and If there waa anything to be concealed in that connection It aliould havo been the amaiiueaa of the amount he charged. I hove written thna far bocnuae when I called on Mr. Metaker laat Saturday to make a plea for Mr Kautxman, Incidentally I told hlni of my ronclualon In thla inntter. nnd l. aald he thought It would only be Juat to him If 1 puhllHhed It. Wlillo I am writing, lomo of Mr Metaker'i enemies who gavo mo con fidential Information that wna not true may lie Intereated In learning that there waa no more foundation or truth In the worat of their chnrgea In the recall petition than there waa In thn Cnnfleld en ho I have IuhI ile- acrlbed. Mr. Metaker did not aug geat that I make till hitter atale- ment, but on the trial of thn Kault man caan I wna publicly very uniuat to Mr. Metaker and it la right that I ahould acknowledge that InJuatloe after being convinced of the truth. Your truly, W. 8. U'KKN. NOW SEEMS CERTAIN PLANS B E I N C MADE Mi Comih k C.ni,Miiy i,N,,.r i,ui(I. liiK a I Mr u Htemn H'liMiier According to beat informntlon ob telnahle, a jg qut0 probn,)Io tml nnother veaael will bo built at the yard of the Ht. Iui0., Hhlphulldlng (OM.pnny. The type of yeaim unde? conKlderatlon U a double-ender a earn achooner with r. cirrylnt cana- iome tine ,1 L- r'L?.r1 b to embrace not have bee t " ? peoi" i . 8 U!"'.K8 of ""mediate and GRANGE MEETING IS HELD AT VERNONIA IMPORTANT SESSION if.... - . . ' nioreat to Farmer Are 'w-iiMM'a and I'lan Made By D. C. HOWARD (County Agricultural Agent) 1'rogreHH In agricultural and the problems of rurul life is not mad by farmer who work aa Individual ? ' U ,s ma,lu ""rough united ef fort. Thi union niimt ,a ,,fdi. have been figuring on uch a i inulctol need hut also Yhm hea't L,,dem,B;11VlCa from th.h,Ch "aVe l do future"! ai alilpbulldcr on the coaBl a to the community. Buch a achonla , ,,' "u""'"y or the propoacd craft. clnl condition and politic The I underatood that they are ' dt-nrea to which they are carried out Lnr.U.f."?i,taf'ed rW.h U,a plankliH, ,"0t W,t" tlie o'ganlzT.ioa. but ?. i.,i. U n" """'"llted and It . with the people who conatltute lt (HiT.-lll.lUIl IO BftOn Htfirt unfb nit'llfTHhln Tha firnm. .. U . nuia, a u iiici VT II If cn tlio craft. 8upi.ri!.umk'nt Carl riiriHteriHon 01 devntpn a portion of his time in meeting to- Rciucr wun ma reiiow orkers In con The Mlat wonder why. If Mr U'ren didn't know tlio target he waa Khooling ut, why did ho pull the trig ger, it alao wonder why, If l-o now publicly acknowledge that he waa "very unjuat" at the time of the Kautzmnn trial, be did not have realized that fact At tlio time of the Irinl. Ilia letter tell (ho atory. of ut leuwt part of It. BASE BALL GAME HERE TOMORROW Ht. Helena Illicit Will I'lay JeM-i-Non High Hcliool Team The real big ball cnmo of tlio ea- aon will bo played here tomorrow af ternoon. Jeffemon high school team will coma from I'ortlund to try concltiHions with tlio team which has ao well repreaeuted the St. Helena high school. Conch Kit Conyera la confident thut hi team will add an other game to their long string of victories and every member of the local team will uan both brain and brawn to arcompllHh this. St. Helena high has an unbroken string of victories among tlio schoni teams. Last Friday they defeated Clntftknnlo high by a score of 35 to S. They do not look for such en ay picking, however, when the Jeffer son nlno comes down and each man will bo on his mettle to uphold tlio honor of Ht. Helens high. It Is expected that a lurgo crowd twill be out to witneas the gnme, which Is sure to be a cIoho and ex citing contest. the shipyard Is now in San Francisco I ""ration of theao subjects 1b not uuiiiiK i)t.(.n caned there by the Mc-' ' periorming an obligation, but Cormlck company for the purpose of!'18 lH do,n& tlle thing which will get going over the olnna ti, nw..i..i ..r'the results that hla indifferent the proposed boat has been laid out Kard ne!Kll,,0'" will reap equal bene . v nriHiciiHen is aatlafied that the typo of vessel considered is the! i-."-r upu ior uoin coastwise and off-shore trade. II. F. McCormlck, the local mana ger of the shipbuilding company, stales that while It Iibb not been de finitely decided to build such a ves sel, he Is quite sure that the com pany will decide to go ahead with tlio proposition. While the McCormlck company and Miobo interested in their several stock companies, own and operate quite a fleet, tlio ton nage at their disposal is not suffi cient to take care of the business, and they have a number of stenmert chartered. It follows, therefore, that they desire more tonnage which I under their direct control. The motor vessel City of Portland, which sailed under the McCormlck limine fits. The farmer who does not lino p with his neighbors, whether through the grange or through ,,,. other organization, Is not doing his duty and wll alway enjoy benefits io wnicn no is not entitled. i ne quarterly meeting of the romona. or county grange, was held at Vernonla on S.-.turday, May 3rd. The spring months are busy times on the farm and only four of the eleven granges In the county were represented. These v. ere-Vernonla, Natal, Heaver Valley and Warren. With the local gathering there were BO people in attendance. State Master Spence and Mr. S. Shrock, malinger of the Oregon Dairyman's League, were present. After the moetlnj was called to gether by Master It. N. Lovelace, oi uninier, the ladles of the great Ne flag, was recently sold, the M. S. Al- inlo'n Valley started thiucs going lard was lost and the City of St. , riK,,t with a dinner. We say ladles Helens wss sold, so that now their of ,,1(s Kreat Nehalcm Valley, because certainty no otlior wonior. of any other plr.ee could hnvo sot such a table. Had It been in tho Waldorf Astoria it would have been known as a sumptuous bnnquet. Following the dinner a short business session was hold. The regular county business wca trans acted and a dolcgr.te and alternate to the state grange was elected. Mr. E. A. Gessell of Vernonla was elected nun uuueri L,inasay or x.iist was louniiKe is smaller than a year ago. It is for this reuson that the company Is planning on enlarging their fleet. If it should be decided to build tho steam schooner, It will mean that not less than 100 additional men will he put to work in the shipyard and that they will huve work for several months to come. LOGGINC CAMP WILL REOPFN,named 08 alternate - At 2:30 p. m. the literary program Friink Miles was here Tuesday and wns Riven In an open meeting. The Informed the Mist that the firm of school teachers at.d children did Hay. Hush and Frazer would reopen themselves proud by putting on a the logging camp Just west of Col- most entertaining program. It all umhla City. I.nst year the enmp was ' showed work nnd good spirit. The I er.thuiastlc over the plans a for operated by Ooo. A. Ilrodlo. Tho nudrcss by Master Spence, though muiated by tho commission and camp is a smull one nnd the dally out VERNONIA TO OB SERVE MEMORIAL DAY v onions llellef Corps Plan Fitting t clebratlon In Honor of Soldier The John Buchcr Post, No. 70, G A. R., and the W. R. C. of Vernonla are planning a fitting and patriotic teiuurauon ior Memorial Day. Un like many communities, Vernonla has adhered to strictly a patriotic cele bratlon of this sacred day, and the observance this year, will be no ex ception to their ru e. The o a. n post, wnne not the largest In the county, has a membership of veterans who served in the strenuous days of '61-'6B and the 20 members of the W. R. C. will give valuable assistance in ine ooservance of the day. Sailors and Soldiers Honored. in addition to decorating the graves of the denarted soldiers ex ercises win be held In honor of those sailors who went down In tha hrtnv deep. Rock Creek runs through Ver- nonia ana a large bridge spans thw creek. On this bridge, the exercises In honor of the sailors, will be held nnd the school children will cast flowers upon the water. Judson Weed, quartermaster of the post, Informs the Mist that In ad dition to the regular exercises, an oration by some prominent orator, will be one of the features. The of ficers of the post are. W. W. Allen. commander; Israel Spencer, adjutant and Judson Weed, quartermaster. The post has been In existence for many years. LAND COMMISSION HAS FIRST MEETING ine organization of the newly formed land settlement commission of Oregon, was accomplished Mon day afternoon at Portland. The of ficers elected were: Whitney L. Boise, president; Emery Olmstead, vice president and treasurer and W. H. Crawford, secretary-manager. The first definite work was the ccreful consideration of plans for the first farm unit and the appoint ment of committee to Investigate the most quickly available lands. M'heeler Heads Committee. Charles L. Wheeler of this city, was appointed chairman of the com mittee. The other members are Prof. H. D. Scudder of the Oregon Agricultural College; L. J. Simpson of Coos Bay; Charles T. Early of Portland and O. J. Evensen of Clats kanle. Mr. Wheeler gave a very In structive and well received talk to the commission relative to the Impor tance of developing the logged-off land. If his idea is accepted by the commission, it will provo of vast benefit to Columbia county and other counties which have Inrge tracts of logged off lands. Mr. Wheeler I put was about 25,000 feet. The logs were hauled on trucks to the dump ing place at Columbia City and there rafted. About 20 men will be given employment when tho camp resumes operation. short, was much Rppreclntod by all I hopes thut by Hie next meeting, he present. He emphnslzed tho need of careful study of political matters nnd of the measures on the Initiative ballot. Too many farmers wait until after election, he said, before registering BACK! DEHYDRATING PLANT IS NOW PROBABLE County Krult Inspector A U. Mor r's hnd as his guest Thursday, Mr. II. GUI. field superintendent of the ,Vlttenlerg-KliiK company. Mr Gills mission wns to ascertain now much fruit would bo available) for a Klehydratlng plant, and Mr. Morrla took him over the Wnrren-HcnpP land Uachelor Flat district. Later on. they will visit other sections or tlio county and if In Mr. GUI' judgment. fruit to warrnm " a niiii... . n tho couri rr ii. ,n, ..i.iiui. ..,,, i n( n nliiiit. nlnns court, but It caso will iltbore Is sufficient kpi i. 7, "u"iner f.e.1 the clr,.,,.. tilt !.... N win i , K "" that will bo worked out nccordlnKly. " L.l ""i on In, l.i ,.., ..... ,.. , . ...... i...,.i., ni . wtut unlit untuirsioiiii mm it im;,,,.. iWurron Is obtalnnhlo and there is, lit seems, a strong nrobnblllty of the wltl1 1,326 oou r I "talHsmont of Ihe plant at that piuco. Aug. Jolmnsen, who for sometime hns been superintendent of the Som farstrom Shipbuilding company's rneratlnns. will leave tomorrow for ""ton TnnTTT Euroka. California, where be has "ttKlit frn't.. ,.?00 P"i'iuls of nccopted a position as foreman of i Ilia family win accom pany him. enrryl, 1B um of ,, '"'h a Cllllllnllu ' 11 0 SI ii,..,.. puNHHIl- "''lllgh . T K1'""th left 'ur"l. ! J'",""'1 ,or South- - 'u nan Francta- "'0MB um -! to 62 cent, tdilpyard. TtJ. J . ' will have definite plans outlined nnd adopted by the land settlement commission. their opinions. Then all they can do Is to kick. He urcod the farmers to work more diligently on matters pertaining to co-operative efforts, such as marketing and buying, stat ing that the farmer was the only man who both bought and sold on the other fellow terms. Mr. S. Shrock then showed what the dairymen In the Portland dis trict had accomplished through co operation. They wero co-operating not to force a larger price for their product, but a fair margin of the price being paid b the consumer, and honest methods of dealing. The evening session epened fol lowing another generous feast at the hrnds of the local l,d!cs. Tho re rret of all was the fact thit It came the same day ns the feast at noon, but the old saylnu; that there Is al ways room for mere proved the motto of the crowd. Among the resolutions pnssed vas one urging the making cf the Pltts-burg-St. Helous rond a postal route nnd requesting the comity court and state highway commission to bring this about. The resolution stun ergoa the early improvement of this htghwiy as it Is of vlt: 1 importance to the farmers of the Nehalcm nnd to tre county as a whde. Another resolution dlr9ctod to too senators and representatives sup porting government operation of railroads and urging uUtnv.to cov ernment ownership of rnllroids, telephone and telegraph companies, as well as all other public utilities,! such ns harbors and water power. Resolutions opposing tho sinister use of the emergency c!rvuse to pre vent matters of legislation froru coming before tho people of the state, nnd advocating the use of tho nt'oivil adr.nt'on of the metric syn tern of we'ghts and measures. The day closed with the regular f'fth degree work. A class of 17 we" e'vrn work in Pomona. F"rv vvtor present will long re n,0n,,Br i,e hospitality of the Ver non's pntrons and will look forward to the time when the granges' of the county ran gather again upon the banks of the beautiful Nehalem river to rons'der the farmers' problems and needs, and may there ha I beautiful mountain highway from i the Columbia river to the Nehalem via Treuholm and Pittsburg. MORE STREET WORK PLANNED BY COUNCIL PETITIONS ACTED UPON Routine Matters Come to Attention of City Dad and Acted Upon The city council met in regular Fesslon Monday nlslit. All the coun cllmen, with the exception of C. D. White, were present. After the reading of the minutes of the prev ious Bession, the mayor called for reports of officers. Marshal Potter thought tho approach to the city dock should be fixed. It was rv rough, he said, and if the dock was Buiug io oe used, the roadway and approach should be fixed. He waa Instructed to have several loads of rock and screenings placed on the roadwr.y. City Attorney Day stated that notwithstanding the fact that he and A. L. Morris had appeared be fore tne public service commission, an increase in telephone rates had been allowed. He also stated that the county court had made a deed lor a strip of land at the southwest corner of the courthouse, an h. Strand street could be widened He understood, he said, that Strand street was to be paved, or the pav- - .us, ui mo street was under consider ation. He also reported on tha status of certain petitions for street improvement. Councilman Dixon stated thai h. bad nothing to report and Council man O'Connor said that tho truck needed a new axle. Ha . Informed by the mavor ihat now axle had been received nnd would bu lustattea. Wheeler Wants Street Work Councilman Wheeler called the mayor's attention to the deplorable condition of many of the streets. He thought some patch work should be done nnd asked the mayor if it waa not possible to fill some of the chuck holes. The mayor stated that while an appropriation had been made for streets, It applied to street crossings, and that none of the city's money should be spent on tin streets which were adjacent to pri vate property. He thought the pro perty owners should pay for sucn repairs instead of having the cost of such repairs withdrawn from the city treasury. He said that near his house, tho street was almost impassable, but that he had not asked the city to fix it. Mr. Wheeler thought some plan should be made whereby such nec essary improvements eonld ha nA but nothing was done in the matter except to discuss It. Other Matters Discussed. I The mayor was asked as to what charges would be made against the contracting firm that has been un loading hundreds of yards of rock and gravel on the city dock. He said he had given permission to the contractors to unload the sand and gravel, etc., but had not set any price. This prompted Councilman Dixon to remark that a schedule of prices for the use of the dock, should be adopted and the dock committee mere instructed to make a report on I the matter. , City Hall Defaced. Ther ecorder brought, to the at-' t' m ion of tho mayor aM council that some of those attending school In the city hall, were Hfniin n,. ibuildtng. The building committer was Instructed to see the school board and ask thnt no furtb, damage be done to the building. The mayor stated he would interview some of the high school boys and endeavor to ascertain who were the guilty parties. Several other matters were brought to the attention of the council and acted upon. VICTORY LOAN QUOTA IS ALMOST REACHED According to reports 'received by S. C. Morton, county chairman, the quota for Columbia county in tha Victory Loan was almost reached. Several large subscriptions were re ceived during the past weok. The Western Timber Company ;-.nd the Fir Tree Lumber Comn-uty each subscribed for $5,000 and the Ap pleciiile Land Company subscribed for $2,000. Tho Columbia County bank reports subscriptions aggregat ing $40,000, and the First National br.nk has $19,000. The subscriptions were to be closed on May 10, but there .".re qu'te a number who made subscriptions after that date, hav ing previously arranged for such sub scription. There are sevoml Indi viduals in the count? who subscrlb ' for $5,000 in bonds. Fred Trow at Rainier nnd Joseph Vann and O Evenson of Clatskanie each took that amount. The German helmets captured by American troops will be awarded to them. On account of not having received a full list of subscribers from Warren and Scan poose, the Mist is not publishing the names of the subscribers in this is sue. The list of those who sub scribed through the St. Helens banks are In possession of the Mist, but the complete list for this district will not be published until next week.