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lUfeM Alarm System And A Paid Fire Depart
meat MTV OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY pLUME XXXVIII. PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY. AUGUST 1, 1919 MEM PICNIC IS ENJOYtU BY ALL NO. 33 Sheriff LaBare kNY MAKE JOURNEY li over I'ltuburg-Ht. Helena Itoad Mad Without Inrunvrnlrar rh SI- Helena Chamber of Com bes plrnlc at Vornoula Sunday wai luocoa from every atr.ndpolnt, and lateral hundrod who drove over St. Ilnlcns -Pittsburg road and ar id aafely at their destination, are nlniouK In their opinion that the jnc waa cm oat enjoyable one and it tliry now better realise the Im- hinco of the completion of the lil, or a road to the Nohalem. Cnr Hurt Karl. E'lht o'clock A. M.. waa the time (or the cars to atari from He. lent and many of the 76 to 100 left Juki a little earlier lr order Told the ruah. All of them ar- Vi at Vernon la before noon and Uiout accldftit or Inconvenience, k bla; plrnlc- waa held at the Ver- la Park just In-low the bridge Ich tpana Hock Creek acd a num- of Nehalem Valley people were V to greet their St. Helena neigh. After dinner, many of the St. Inoi people and the Nehalem poo- went to tne vernonia achool hinds to wltnoaa a baaehall tame htefn picked nines from Hi. Hot- and Yf rnonln. It waa a cloae and lilnf game end St. Helena won by narrow margin or ONE aoore. the nt at Ilia ninth Inning belna- Ri ; Vernon In". 7. toed la I m linked. nder the direction of Koadmaater h nd Suporvlaor Utber Clark, Iporary repairs were made on the d, and thoao who wont over aay I tha trip waa tn-de without the it trouble. The Nehalem people Tory rourtenua and evidently rwlated the visit of their 81. Hel- frlnds and It Isthought that an- fct plrnlc will be arranged, but on ant occasion, the Nehalem pen will be Invltod to fit. Helena and htiu-ala of I he St. Helena Chnm- or commerce. wai a big d?.y nnd every one food time and came back to St. hi a loyal and cmetant booater tn St. Helena -Pittsburg road. i 1 1 . SOLDIERS ARE SORE AT JUDGE WHITE NO RECOGNITION GIVEN KrlurnI KoJdlirs and Sailor Hay They Are Not Conaidcred Tk. ..... j ! . .... .oUlunu aoiaieri ana aallora. or mose wno have brought their grievances to the Mist do not feel very friendly toward Judge Martin "lute and the county mm!i. Sonera. They claim that they ahould PUNCILMAN WHEELER PRCEDTO PAY $13 FINE laatl Compnnlona Are Arrrwted fur I'lalilng Without I Jocnae PMCIIninn'C hnrlea WIimaIap .nml Nsrreat of city Hecorder Quick Wthat giiuiloman waa pulling the ft from the Nehnlem river- and oi navn the necessary flailing M, an U'hnlr mn.l I,... N that he would not flah out likm vnv Thnr.rn v. - i i . ,i Portland frletida laat Sunday jwneyeci to lite HI Waahougai f to Washington. Wheeler and m were having a Tine time and iroui were fulrly eating up the " the flah buakota were be- piaiy ruiud with fine trout a game wnrdon came along Mi for licenses. Ticketa were l" '.hut ltm d,,ln'' entitle any ilhermn to flali In that cer tounly, and conaequently Moaara. nm Hull and Wheeler appeared Justice court at Vancouver. 'Mnton. Wedneaday afternoon Ufad ijullty to angling without Thoy were fined $13 and ' itn nation. Mr. Oramm. who " i irreated, had a receipt for a Mil0'?" In Skahanla county, " ht he thought he waa flah- "it conuty. On behalf of the , Lcet,oa wpre produced which h.Vr1""'1- ,",, ,,efin dated back iMajri,,l,UHnch aa Sunday '"MX. The money for the llcen m not mnllnd to a Portland ooda houae until Sunday. .Wheelor la Jujit the lenat bit i.h .cor"ilar the matter. W WM ,R,'n," ,h trUl ' lc',,,H"'",nred In yeaterdav't J? h 1Ifl.,ll""". however, that TcL I T, llfi fl,lle- will try ird ii. V" hs mor "ympathellc I Mr. q rk VomtMy ,m(h of M lll lake hla licenae. JjV ATTEND THE TINIER CHAUTAUQUA Chlu?i',. H"'lnR P0oP'' attendeo Mutnuqua , nner iMt.WBek. r lu '""Pn(1"1 Vrognm. Snt " to mB. a pllrtsr ,rora hel M Willi nlCr 00 tna fln and Mohn..J",,,nln Brynn Pi. Cug ,?1k,!U b' hnM trm T,.t,l,,m. bBC" r the WHatt. ... ln th9 Party were dmd. ?. : A,J" Anna Quick. fa Situ p" Mnrle Puleon. Mra. f Wn ?ni.blirn' Mr- Thomaa Isbla- J. moii. w. J. Fuller 0.n;..DR.y nni Lloyd Hattan. 17 of v err' " Mlaa Beth ,u iwlTlot ,the - U, " tho Chautauqua pro- LABARE IS CHOSEN FOR SHERIFF'S JOB HurrrkMir Ut K C. KtanwNMl la anii-d by Judge White To fill the v.-.rotiry caiiBed by thu rualgnntlon of K. C. Stnnwood aa ahorlff. JuiUe Martin White haa named II. E. Lnllare. Tho appoint ment waa confirmed by the county court at a apnclnl anaalon Saturdaj afternoon and the newly appointed aheriff Immediately took the oath nf office and aaaumed charge of the of fice. Mr. (.allure haa not tta yet, ap pointed a deputy aheriff. and when Interrogated by the Mlat. he atetcd Hint he waa not ready 40 make any announcement aa to whom he would appoint. Sheriff Ijillnre la well and favor ably known throughout the county. Coming from Clutakanlo where he wna engaged In buxlneaa, he aerved na deputy clerk for t:ur yeara. He waa elected county clerk r.nd aerved a two-year term and wna re-elttcted to the office. After loavlnj the clerk'a offlco he we.a aaalatant cash ier of the Columbia County bank, re signing that position to acci'pt the position of deputy aheriff when Chnrlee Drown resigned and ejllated 'n tho U. 8. army aervlce. The many trlenda of Mr. I.nllare believe he will acceptably fill the office of ahorlff and congratulate him on hav 'ng recolved the appointment. petitions which were presented to the court. The trouble. It seems, has er.sen -from the appointment of H OS. Lallare as sheriff. The soldiers claim they have nothing ngainst Mr. Ltllare and believe he will make a good sheriff, but they do think that Judge Martin White ahould have paid ome attention to the petitions pre sented to him. Holdlm Itecommendrd. From the best and most reliable CITY COUNCIL HOLDS IMPORTANT MEETING; STREET WORK COMES Up! 1 1 City Daila Conalder Ways and Means to Have Streets Improved J The regular meeting of the eltv council was poatponed on Monday night on account of their being no quorum. The mayor called a special meeting for Wedaesdav nlrht nH v.nere waa a run attendance. Champ Bomber have had aome recognition in their Tne bl natter of Importance wta the Improvement of cortaii atreeta i nd the city attorney was instructed .0 prepare ordinances authorising men improvement. It is understood that the mayor ind council are anxious to get such mprovementa under way as soon aa Toasible so that the work can he mm. -leted before the winter weather. By uoing so. iney mink that much money can be ssved for the property owners. At the next meeting of the council information obtainable, it aeema thm i 'nteres'ed property owners will be a lengthy petition waa presented asa trLZ""1 an,J V""' ar,e "P'cted to help 'ng that J. H. Wellington be an- 1 .iu rr,ln at con polnted aheriff. Another petition was fi The ordinances for street .trawn In favor of Charles Brow" rn?", W'U me Up.,or ,lnal formerly deputy aheriff. Mr. Well- tead,D 4t tnla moetlng. fngton was among the first of Col- Another matter which caused con timbla county's men to enlist and he1 st1erhle discussion waa the repair of served li the navy for more than two1 cert"'n sewers in Sewer District No. years. In order to he acmnioH in timi There seemed to be soma mm. navy he had to give up a pension ofil'on 'n tno minds of the mayor and io per monin which he waa receiv ing for wounds and a Incapacity re celved during the 8panlsh-Amerlcan war. Wellington points out that while he gave up hia pension in order to aerve his country, that Judge Mar tin Whlte'ls receiving a pension for services during the Indian war, and he thought that the judge would show a fellow comrade some con sideration. Judge White, however, saw fit to appoint someone else as aheriff. Itrown'a KriemU Wrathy. councilmen aa to whether the sewer waa privately owned or had keen taken over by the city, and aa to where to lay the responsibility for 1 ne oreag in the sewer and aa to who would have to foot the bill In case tne needed repairs were made, but In asrpuch aa the faulty sewer had been a bone of content'on for the past anree or tour years and, moreover, the fact that the city health officer had declared- It a menace to the health of the community, the mayor ana council instructed the clerk to ui- V ' UJ "tVN 4UC Chaplain F. C. Thompson, ""The Fighting Preacher" with the A. E. F., la the champion grenade hurler of all nations. He won this honor -whilu competing In the big inter-allied games at the new Pershing stadium in Paria recently. Thompson was formerly nt Princeton university an 1 was holder of world's all-around champion 1n 1S10. 1911 and 1913. MAIL TO VERNONIA IN RECORD TIME The friends of Charles Brown are notify the property owners that th also wrathy. Thev aav Brown re- sewer must be repaired "forthwith.' ! signed his position as deputy sheriff. uai ,n ca8e f their failure so to do. ! and enlisted in the armv and served i the city will repair the said sewei i In the army overseas for more than and endeavor to straighten out the two years. They think that Judge tangle atterwards. White should have considered this) An ordinance waa read for the fact when making the appointment. 1 first and second times granting tae ; It Is understood that Judge White Standard Oil com Dan v the rlcht to 1 recommended that either Wellington ! build a spur track along Oregon or nrown De appointea aeputy aneriii, street. Minor questions were taken I but both of the gentlemen have in-; up and disposed of, and the council lormea tne Mist mat under no con- adjourned i sldoratlon would they accept such 1 employment. Evidently they think ; that Inasmuch as they have given the i past two years for their country's service, that Judge White shoffftd have given their applications some consideration. There are ninny who agree with MAN'S BODY FOUND IN COLUMBIA RIVER Possibly the quickest mall delivery to Vernonia from St. Helena waa made laat Friday, whon C D. Suth erland took t lie Vernonia bundle of the St. Helens Mist and dellvored them nt the valley poatofflce two hours liitor. Mr. Sutherland was given the bundle r.t 1 o'clock Fri day afternoon and n few minutes after three o'clock the Mlat waa de livered to the Vernonia postmaster. The Mlat has been published for 37 years, but It was the first time that pnpers to the Nehalem Valley were delivered n few hours after they wore off the press. The quick de livery of tho mall is conclusive evi dence of tho Importance of the St. Jlolnna-PIttaliurg roud and how and why the road alio 11 Id be completed nnd a mail route eatabrs!ted. uruin arily. the mull to Nehalum Is sent via Portland or Clatalir.nlo and from 80 to 80 hours are taken for Its delivery. Tuesday afternoon a member of the crew of the steamer Iralda noticed the body of a man floating Wellington and Brown and are out-i In the Columbia river a fow miles spoken as to what they think Judge 1 above Warrior Rock lighthouse. The n hite should have done and It Is j pody waa tied up to a nearby float pominio that tne matter win De and Coroner White notified. From 1 brought to the attention of the Amer ican Legion, to see, as Mr. Welling- con expresaed It, "If the returned sol I dlor or sailor cannot expect some ' consideration at the hands of offi cials." Much Interest haa been Btirred up over the matter and It Is possible that developments will follow. REBEKAHS INSTALL NEW OFFICERS St. Helens Ilehekah Lodge No. 217, I. O. O. F.. held Inatalaltlon of offi cers Thursday evening July 24th. The Installation wns conducted by Mrs. Florence Sneirng, I). D. G. M. The Members installod wore Addle M. Levi, noble grund; Fay Noff, vice grand; Klla Allen, socretnry; Mary Howell, treasurer; Oenevlve Ingham, warden; Ora Bennett, conductor; Klla K Smith, chnplnln; Florence Snolllng, U. S. N. O.i Ltla M. grouse, S N. Q.; Susie Kolel. It. fl. V. 0.; thnl Bjorkman, L. B. V. 0.; Haiel Brlttan, I. O.; Iva Brown, O. O. Dur 'nff the evening the Incoming noble grand. Ada M. Levi, was presented with a handsome grvel. Aftor In stallation those present adjourned to the dining room whore tight refresh ments were served. At Pr,8PnItnBt Kebekahs have a membership of 100. TOWING COMPANY IS ORGANIZED Articles of Incorporation wore filed - In Salem Wednesday by the St. Helena Towlnr Company. The Incorporators are H. F MeCormk. Orln Shepard, Charles L. Wheeler. Clyde Sutherland and John L. Storm. The purpose of the corporation Is to operate boats between Uwlik. Idaho and the Columbia river bur and ocean going craft, between Port land and ports of the world. The capi tal stock to $10,000. ell appearances the body had been In the water for several months ana waa badly decomposed. A gold watch. uigin make, was found on the body nd laaso a purse containing several $10 bills. Apparently the man was 40 or 45 years old. identification was Impossible and the body was buried Wednesday afternoon. Tell President of Mexican Murder MIX -TmTTtTt- 1L ' T I I I I I I I IT j V " ) FAIR FRENCH MAID ' WRITES W.B. DILLARD Is Interested in St. Helens and Would I.Ike to Come Here, She Says Its a long, long wry from St, Hel ens to Sunny France, but there la a fair maid in that country who wants to come to St. Helena. W. B. Dillard la the Mist's informant as to this fact, and he bases his statement on a letter he received from some French girl making known ber wish es as to coming to the United States. She writes, as Mr. Dillard states, aa though she knew him well and men tions having seen his picture. Mr. Dillard think that It 1. nn..iki h.. the young lady might have met his son Walden. who is yet In France, and with the American Expedition ary Force. At any rate, hia curiosity :a aroused and he ia going to write to the French maiden and ascertain 'f his theory is correct. JAP ESCAPES FROM BOAT IS CAPTURED Foreigners nro not allowed, to come into this country without a passport, but often they make an at tempt to do so" nevertheless. This wes the case with a Jap who was seen walking down the track at Houl- ton Tuesday.. He had heard that the U. S. was a land of peace and plenty and so when the boat on which lie was employed, landed at Port land he took advantaeo of his op portunity, landed and began walking down the railroad track. When sheriff LaBare picked him un near Deer Island, he was bare foot and rarried an old torn coat on hia arm. He "no- speak American and "no understand ship" so he was held ln the county Jail until a U. S. immigra tion orncer came for him later in the veiling. He was able to pick out his picture from that of a number of other Japs, and was taken to Port- Ir.nd. Two other Jnps escaped at thes ame time he did. but no trace has been found of them as yet. TELEPHONE RATES TO BE INCREASED Mrs John Corroll and her 1 (-year-old son are now In Washington. from their ranch near Tamplco. Mexico, where facta regarding the murder of the husband and father. John W. Correll by Mexican ban dits are being placed before President Wilson. The Carrania govern ment realising the aerlousnesa of the situation at a late hour agree to "Dunlsh" the bandits. Correll waa killed when he Interfered aa the bandits shot at bis son and two assaulted hla wlta. IMPROVEMENT MADE AT BEACH RESORT Under tha lAAftorftMn .nil dlpanHMi of J. H. Cronkrlte, necessary im arovenienta have been mill, nt Col umbia Bench end this popular resort tins been made more attractive and convenient. W. E. Ltdyard. Kit Conyers. John Ommundson and Chris Ommundson, assisted by others, have built two dreaalnr hmiaria nna fa. men and one for women. Each struc ture is aivtded into eight small rooms. Mr. Lldyard thinks he will be able to arrnnee with the water omm'is'on to lay a line from the St. Helens-Columbia City main, direct to the beach. The cost will be about $200 and he thinks the amount. can he ra'sed by popular subscription. Severn! lnnri1 flnnta hnv. h... moored close to the shore and thosV who w'sh to go dewn to the beach by bout can Ind without the difficulty formerly experienced. NEW BUILDING FOP QOLUMBIA STREET E. 0. Ditto has closed a deel with the First National benk of St. Hel ens whereby he becomes the owner 'of the vacant lot which adjoins the Kutherrord buildings opposite the Plaxa. It ia Mr. Ditto's Intention to erect a modern building' on the premises and a portion of the build ing will be used by him for his hard ware store. The Improvement anti cipated will cost about $10,000 and lit Is expected that work on the building will soon be started. EFFECTIVE ON JULY 29 Phone Company to Increase Kates to Meet Increased Expenditures Those who have phones In their residences must pay a portion of the increased cost of oporation of the telephone system. An announcement which appears ln this issue of the Mist informs the public aa to the necessity of such increase. Some months ago the rate on business phones waa raised and now the com pany proposes to equalize the rates, so they are going to take a rap at the res'dence phones. The rate has been raised on this class of business 25 cents per month and the "interurb an" rates have been raised from $1.80 perm onth to $3.00 per month. By "interurban" is meant, so far as this locality is concerned, the phones ln Warren, Bachelor Flat and intermed iate points. The "farmer lines" suca as Tankton and Trenholin are not af fected? Company Explains Increase, The following letter received from the phone company explains why they were compelled to make an in crease ln rates: -The Increased rates tar telephone service effective July tth, whlet affoct the entire Stale of Oregon, art a direct consequence of the heavy in crease in wages effective June lfth. amounting to in excess of $225,000 for the state of Oregon. These wages go to the people who work for the telephone company and who ren der this service. "The public has been Tery familiar with the difficulties involved in at tempting to give telephone service under wages heretofore in effect. These rates are put in by the Federal Administration effective at once, be cause of the financial necessities pre cipitated by this her.vy increass in wages. The rates ln each particular instance are rates approved by the Postmaster Gen err J on or before e . 11. These particular rctes are made effective for the rea son that in each instance they are believed to be Just and reasonable, in and nf IhemmlvH n. ih. to which they apply.' "They also constitute the only un questionable legal rates In each and every instance. The public has been paying rates recently fixed ln an order Issued by the Public Service Commission of Oregon, which became effective May 1, 1919. "With regard to the Public Serv ice Commission nnd Its order. It will be remembered by the publie that the Investigation instituted by the commission last November, and one of the most thorough ever carried out by any commission, resulted in anJncrease of rates effective in May. The relief involved in that order, as stated bv thn mmmtiiln. w Am signed to cover only wage Increase which had been made effective the year previous, with particular refer ence to wage increases in November, 1918. Tire commission withheld the application of Increased rates until the first of May, and then made appli cable the rates which have been paid since May 1st. , 'The validity of the commission's action and of thetr order has been attacked in the state courts and the telephone company and the Federal Administration are forced to the con clusion that the only rates, the legality of which la beyond question, are the rates actually approved by the Postmaster General during the period of Federal control. They are the rates contemplated by the act of Congress and which will be effective for four tnnntha afta r&I.Ml or until reviewed by state authorities. "ine increased rates will yield aa annual revenue upwards of $250,000, but aa the lnc.ruiR In wn .o. i wards of $225,000. the net return te the company with the new rates now made effective la approximately 2 fier Cent (in thA valllntlnn nf ttm property at $1S. 464.000. as found by the Public Service Commission. "The new schedule of rates la dentlcal with the one annroved ' hv the Postmaster General for the state of Washington, which was made etectlve March 1, 1919. The rates are the same In both states tor exchanges that are comparable. "All bualness taken on and after Tlllv 9Qth will no at tha naa. t Aa nnd bills to present subscribers tor me monin or August win oe render ed at the new rates. "The expenses of the telephone company have Increased greatly, but u only a few cases have any in creases been made In telephone rates. Most of the rates have re mained the same as they were many years ago. Substantial Increases ia wages have recently been granted to employees and the only way to pay these Increased wages ia to make aa increase ln rates. "We believe that no further proof as to the advanced cost of living and t the general high cost prevailing tor labor and materials la necessary, and that the telephqne-uslng publie will accept this Increase ln telephone rates In the same spirit of airnesa and mnalitoratlnn aa It tiaa tha ait- vance In almost every other necessity In these unusual times."