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ttead the ColumbiaCounty Fair at St. Helens Op September 17, 18, 19
FFICIAL PAPER 0F COLUMBIA COUNTY hLUME XXXVIII. PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 5, 1919- NO. 38 V" r .i . .. mb of ij scfiooLs open "iiiniiinsCTimmir PIONEER DAYS SEPTEMBER MIUIFSYIIIKS WeT. wniiF imiinni - ' a- IU IB m -v.-.s. .:.?. 1 1 I I II 1, '-' 1 I IIWML ll1JUIli.LT . Knllil Telia of Tlmra When , llcli-nn WaH HmmI of Navla n. Hnn I'Yanrbiro float ('iiic Tit ( lU Imrjfc their 'rKe the day of 18G0 lo I860. He. ii whs llin head of navlrntlnn r"w . . ho Columbia river. o far a (niiiK noma wore concerned, ('. Knighton, when spunking he uhuiocr days of Ht. Helens father, Captain II. M. Knighton lo K(. Helens In 1846 and took rial tn whlrli l now the town f Hi. Helens. Thn captain had ihn seven snaa and hrlnvlnir frgo Into thn Columbia river, and ig norn to niacnarge ma rreignt, lit in nt.tinrtunlt V to lnvnattvata IiuMllillltla of the count 7 and no ravoruiuy iniprnnnnn inni no returned and took up a home claim linking over the court i nxiiril thn "If. M. Knlcliton ktlon Land Clnlm" la ths place of Fninx or nil or mo aeeus ror i lie rT of all property In Bt. Hol- lrt Whit Child Horn Mere Mr. Knluhton bolnnaa tha din- on of being thn flrat white horn lu St. Ilitlmia. Thnt event trrd In 1X48 In a I It t Id log built hr his father and which Vilod thn nltn where now atandi .oiunnun nunty imnk. Thn log residence wna occupied by the hton family for snvnral yearn lien Cr.ptnln Knlxhton built a knee on what la now Columbia . Thn I ii in her used In the ln, whtrh ws the meat pre lim resldenco In St. Helena at time, was brought r.rouTd Hie anil cent lltfi per thousand red In Ht. Holona. When the hton family moved from HI kin, the residence waa aold to hm Meeker and n fiw vonra urn a bought by Mr. Jacob George mnred over to Cnannau street h It mill atanda. Jt. Helen XavlKatlon Head I the enrlv RO'a Ht llntnna Iiead of navlTnllon on the Col li rlrer. Once a month and 1(1 moil nftnner. thn nuul aMn fnblnn. Captain Hall, berthed a jdnck and hroiinhi htindrnda of inr mnrrnandisn and many pna fn for the Oregon country. It oout 10 days then to make the from Hnn Krnclaco nd the bent, thfl Intn Whttenmh mlilrh the DMHHenrem frnm fif l!nlen rtlnnd and olwed the tlfchters k'l with merehrndlae, was almnat r makliiK the trln from fit Hel lo Portland. The fere to Port- from Ht Uittnna wa tK 00 an KnlKhton said. BrlKxd Days IWaJIml first arhonl tn Rt flnlena ae. jnif to Mr. KnlKhton. waa a little (in ar thn south end of Strand t. nd Professor Wilson was ehnr. In ma Mr. Knlaliton Stent Other eMMren were the ho attended RchooV Prof. pn was strict disciplinarian pniny nf tha nnnlta kiM "fnnl. focollecdons" of how itrlct he Othne hlnnanM wKa IIvaJ In Heni at thnt time were Captain "it. i nptaln Popo, who con "I small store, and Captain Sam Miles came a llttla later l firm employment wan drlv- nnii tnnm and haullnc lumber little mill nn Ihn Denrire f place, noar Houlton, to Bt. r"- I In wnrknrl fne Tantnln And AttnnilAil Ia ItiA ilnrnhniil !" for thn California-Portland fr. Thn Indlnna, many of llTOil nn I owl. rlvne and at n. wlwrn Is now the Columbln uy Lumber company's mill Dlentlfllllv aiinntlarf vllh nlH ntln ffniil n i, nl m wkr.li M for merclmndlae. Prom what f Uifty obtained the old, no ahln to discover, but they traders tlie Indian Was Plnvmata l ?ynn young Knighton " -J I I) I H. V. KMI.IITOV FEW RESPONSES TO HOSPITAL APPEAL rrjlit Aimji1 Made for Worth) In thn InHt Ihhiio nf ih Mini ... appeal waa preiiented for aid for the American w onion s llospltnl, which Is dolnit niaKnIflclent work in France. IlulElum ami s..riii ti, ... peal, aa nuhllHlied In iim Miui brouBht aome rnaponaea, for In ad dition to tun 2.00 contributed by the Mist, J. II. Coil f rev sent a check for 11.00: II. I I'lllllimeK a lnrni.1. resident of Ht. Helens, hut who now ealilea at Aiii:ihv!IIc, Ori-Kon. si-nt a heck for $2.00. nny!tm that "I hnve lust noticed nn nrtlctn In ihn Mini oncernliKj the Amerlcnn Women's Hnspllnl work in Krunre, llrK-lnm ind Burhn. I pity these war stricken teopin nnti nm nnxious to do mv llt le bit. so I am rnrlriHln? mv rlmnlr or J2 00. I hope It will bo of some benefit to those unrnrtiitinte peoiile." Tho Mist Is not going to monkey "round any lo',rer. If nny of vou people who nre llvlnr. so to K"cim. 'n the "lap of luxurv" wnnt to help hose In foreign binds who are dns- ttnto and need medlrnl ess'stnnce 'and they are monlIy mothers wIhIi o contribute to the cnune. ni-ie out our check tn the Amerlcm Women's Hosnttnl. Send It to the M' nnc' It will be forwarded to state head- ouarters. Columbia county Is nsked 'o ra'se only lr.0 for th's cniiHe. Are hern any real Christians tK-nlnK I,lU, lNt,Mi ()lle Wwk on Account of Incomplete! H.-li.H.II,ouser,,t rmtors MakbiK mmI l'nKri'HN. Halda, Trench Warfare, Gaa Bom bardmcnt and Other German Trlckt- Greet American TrtMipa When They Vl'ht Arrived. . The public schools cf St. Helens' will open on Monday, feptembor 16 , ccordiriK to the program arranged!'. y the ,c, directors. The open tig date as first set was September . 8. but Contractors Hoover & McNeill vho are building tl.e new school I nnve been unable to secure needed'1 materl.,1. and although they have1! '""'r uimcat to linve the work -ompleted on schedule tlino,, Sep embor l. it ,ns been Impossible tn i ii n Kr.iiuu ii naitn.. r,nwkiM n . no !", U',,",e mnttPT ,"ld attach organization of the Second DlvTsTon "o ninme to Hie nminMA.. .- ',.7. . """"" conditions end the I'ff'cultv In neH, m. " " V , 1 ","1.. ' '""uu"r- never elected tn th. it a K..11 ii 1 "iai'"i" iur " arrivea in t ranee early in u. - . VJ .. "s"" Hiding purposes, they think that 1918. I was ordered to rn,f h" ni l the ""t war hero to be ave done well to vnernl of that division and was as- I?w ardd- He la 28 years old and In the county? Korelrn m'sH'nns. home i,ii .i,,.i a,.i..n . i.,. " Hoover & McNeil have done well to .iu inn bciiooi nuMdlng so near -ompletlon. Mr. Hoover was In con ference with thn axlmnl At. . Tuesday night and left Wednesday Unornlng for Salem to try to hurry io the delivery of needed hiaterlal toiii a pinning mill there. The contractors have assured the ichnol hoard that they will rush work and thnt the school .building will bo ready for occupancy on Sep. ember IB. There will be quite a bit of work to bo done on the exter 'nr. but Mr. McNeil, who has charge if the work, states thnt the Interior will be ready for the scholars on the dale mentioned. The l"-"mpleted work will be completed without In convenience to teachor or scholar, according to Mr. McNeil. Attendance Will be I-arge Superintendent J. It. Wllkersoi, stated to tho Mist that the prospects 'r a really good school nnd a large Mtendnnre were good. Judging from he number of enoulres received he thought tho attendance would bt around 700. Professor Wllkerson Is -nngmtulatlng the school board and himself that a full corps of trained teachers have beon secured and he '.Iso states that tho high school will have a larger nttendar.ee than in any previous year. The new building, which will nrovlde ideal working conditions, should prove nn incentive for the scholar and the very best effort Is expected. Superintendent Wllkerson would be plensed to meet all of the teachers of tho St. Helens schools and the high school in the studv 111, U.l.H.I ..,. ..... ...... - r Mimnnr company's mm. I will not refuse, especinuy as " principal traders and tney I mm nsked for is so smnn. hlentlrllM a i . u I J I mi , -1 I Bj.a.M T nm innnKiUK J" n"""". Very nlncerly yours, w. p. sTnoNBono, Stato Chairman . . m discover, our, mtv i t JUst thn DfimA Ql UalAn. wil . . -..t" A hrket-and top wr produce, lumber anni KlibUivi jrcMr iviw IftTOr aTaa mmm lii mVi a a I a, ! , nnn triwilfina, a,i nil". .... a a. P,n Knighton furnished the After a long period or idleness m Pf with provision, and moat St. Helens CreosotliiK company has TI8 h.l . hi. ...J. m.. T-JI... .....( nnnrnllnna UOCOntly the I iinun. I im iiiuinii. rrnuiiioit - times, were great fishermen company secured largo orders from I'tie Columhln wna alive with the harbor commission nt l-OB Aii- P;- Oftentimes, Mr. Knighton golcs for croosoted timbers and pll I he hA . i- Alhne nrdnrs aro In Sight. I 1 . ..... n n . miniver bnd iabn ttt.MianjI. I i "ll II II 11 V. 1 .J.J" V . RS Inn, 1a. I ..i.u ... - j r in Astoria where the salmon cropsoting oh irom ""posej or to tho canneries was brougni in mmo " ; i.... .ra nnw reco ving me 1 froin Chlcngo nnd one car load Is b. ig and otner oraor i . Formerly the company received I lit -j n i-nm Hnrmnnv and It liviii ' - nnnn R.mtenilier 1 H anrl mi 1 1 In a nlans for the work of the schools In the city during the coming year. building, while not Interfere with opening of Bchniil nnd tha teach ers who. under contract, were to re port on September 8th. have beet; Advised ttint bciiooi win not open until me mm. missions and other causes pi'le Into 'ns'gnlgle.ince oomnnred with this niian If vnn Inve wnin'inhnnil i no ciiy uiiruiK Hi" help womanhood. This Is nil the Mist . . .. n going to say about the matter. If Ll1,'0 Tl6, Cr-Yumhln iconntv can't raise the 1 " ,e' f ii.. , r tr.a f. ii,!. the opening of scho then there Is no such thing ss humanity or Christianity, so fur na his count ts concerned. Put up or shut up. If the latter, then forever hold your non-o nnd be nshnmod of vourself. You nitcht, however, rend the following letter: September 4, 1919. Mr. 8. C. Morton, It. Helens, Orecon. Dear Sir: About ten dayi nco Mr. Etherldge ...i. vi, rnur.llnff the Anierlpiin Women's Hosnllnl campaign, but ns wo hnve not heard rrom you, nm nppenllnp to you nirnln. r , t. - ar Ann . .. I. n.l f.ttt, tn atntu 111 lllO f il.vi'i' iin-u ii.Jiii '"i ."- less than one-third has been pledged. nnd I earnestly nopo you wm ih your utmost to securn your county quota of only $1.0 nnd send II to me by September 10th., titi.iia .nnii jIhIv nn emintv cbfilr- Ullll" l.lil .iw J mnn ended with ihn war. I trust you .... - I 1 1 .. n i .a Editors Note This Is the first of a aerlei of articles per taining to the part the Amerl cnn troops played In turning the tide of war and the Information upon which the articles are based are given the Mist by Captain George A. Gore, bat tary commander of one of the batteries of the famous Second Division. was effected under a war depart ment order dnted December, 1917 KING SWOPE lof Kentucky, is the vounenst ' mnn hever elected to the U. S. Congress signed to a certain battery as exe- vuiivb umcer. uerore being as signed tO the division Cunt. In fl.. .said that he and many others han 'uimergune intensive artillery train ing at a camp in the mountains of France. Earlv In March mis h. .-a Ms command were ordered to loin nir. secona Division in front of Ver dun and along the Meuse river. A march of several days brought them o that territory and they arrived at dusk. German On Alert The Germans always knew when a new detachment took their place 'n the line and it wna no exception when Cnptaln Gore's battery took Cm a position after atrueellnr through the bluo mud. for no sooner md they taken position than the German batteries, located about 800 meters (900 yards) opened up on he new replacement battery and In lens than one hnnr 100 ahnll. ped on or near the American battery which nna just taken position. This nntlsm of shells nnd fire, while 'I'sconcertlng to the American sol diers who hnd never nnnn tnnn.h ich an ordeal, served to make tho nougr.noys more determined, and they soon lost their stage fright. The Americans hnd been in posi tion only a short while before them, was a raid by the Germans. Accord 'ng to Captain Gore, the American lines were stretched over a long front and patrol parties of the Ger mans kept filtering through. On the ninth of April, a Boche raiding party of 500 men led by 100 picked storm troops, attacked the center of re sistance. Disguised In the uniforms of Krench and Americans, a number of the raiding party gained entrance to the trenches held by the Ameri cans. Fierce Filit Ensues Outnumbered and assailed from every side the American soldiers fought with incredible determina tion ana rerocity. Singly and In little groups they cut and slashed their fro.n Ch cngo ann one ui " - , inn UBed each day. TM force of men .a employed numbers 18 but I l .i.-i ..in, niber retorts golns fc 6Vj wa7an InTayouTh.'H'B employe. numbers 8 - - fh,fn. fill II tha tn.llnn lad wns leni-a .11 , . .. . ... ... .1 ... . m ! - .iu, ne uvea Wltn in" icier in dl. ntons nnd was a member of the elder Knighton. Tho lad nf an ..a i. . Thn Knighton fnmlly movcu old mnn nnd llvos on hla ftl P Plnco near Woodland. Wash- r- uu ne goes by the name or C' ?Rm Knighton who, with Ejwily live at the mouth of the " "ver and Is a familiar char- HolnnB, Ih a son of the 11)11. . , ' in ii i no -n : , .,1. ii,. fln- t was the first whllo child born In St. Helens. . . . 'MENDING IT!! V'b a Republican. FRANCHISE GRANTED TERMINAL COMPANY Right Given to Build and Operate Railroad Over Certain Streets At their meeting A llPllat 1 Rth (which was the last meeting of the cuy council an ordinance was passed granting the St. Helens Dock and Terminal company a perpetual franchise for the occupancy of cer tain streets. Mayor Saxon Instructed the Mist to publish the ordinance in full and It will be found in col umn one of page five of this issue of the Mist. The ordinance gives to the Ter minal company the perpetual right to lay tracks and operate trains on certain streets in St. Helens which are designated in the ordinance. No objections or remonstrances have been filed against tho ordinance and It will take effect on September 18. which Is 30 days after the date which Mayor Saxon affixed his signature. . o wu.u uui Biaiiu up nil i"3.a ui me wreca wr- s sent to I such a fierce, blnodv flehtlno- nnd ' rallrnnd nfflctiln In On.n.. IhAV. flni4 . In .n 1 . Jl,n-J I n.-nnl.l . i.i wuiyieio uiiuruor. Broken Axle on Tender Truck Causa of Derailment Engineer Hetge. son's Presence of Mind Probably Averted Serious Wreck. The Seaside Limited, train 29, on the 8. P. & s. R. R., bound from Portland to Seaside, was wrecked at Merrill's creek, one mile northwest of Deer Island Monday morning at 9:42 o'clock. The accident waa caused by the breaking of the axle on the first truck under the tender. The tender left the track and took the baggage car with it. and other cars followed until 12 of the 14 can In the train had left the rails. Cool Engineer Saves Lives. Presence of mind of "Bill" Helgo son Is responsible for the fact thst no lives were lost in the wreck. The train was running about 35 miles per hour, so Helgeson told the Mist man and the engine was Just ap proaching the Merrill creek bridge when he noticed the heavy train was "dragging." Looking backward be noticed that the tender waa off the track. To have Jammed on the emergency brakes, bo Helgeson thought, would pile np the cars, so he gradually applied the air and brought the train to a Btop within seven car lengths of the trestle. When the engine stopped, 12 of tha 1 cars were off the track and some of them leaning against the deep cut on the west side of the track. Fire man Arthur Amnndson also stuck to hla nnst and aided the engineer bv shutting off the oil supply when It was seen that the tender was about to leave the engine. Xo One Was Injured Not one of the several hundree. passengers on the train wag Injured, though some of them had a severe shaking up while the cars were traveling on the ties Instead of fol lowing the rails. That no one was in jured Is maraculous as the bridge over the creek and about 800 feet of way tirough the masses of Germans! H wn,8 "p..anf,,.tne ?r" until the trenches were fni,n.H a he.avy I,st 0 "port" when Into shambles. Gore states that this fuf" bTKht,.th,8 r,n t,,?' was intended for anrnrian .tt..v " the coaches had turned to the innd in reality it was a surprise not ' 'nBteai of the 'e"- wou1 so much for the Americans but for hnve. I,hlne? oyer a 25,foot embank- he Germans who hnd ninn-.a .n ment an0- aouDtiess many of the hoped to carry out a big surprise on ' whet thev thntirh ..co mjurea. j kJivsBiaa, nviO 1 CCII troops. The Boches could not stand up in passengers would have been killed or Traffic Soon Resumed News of the wreck w s sent to the 18 Drisloners The American Insioi were comparatively light and the doughboys gained confidence by t heir complete and decisive victory ever the Germans. Americans Make Raids The Verdun sector, as previously stated, had been a comparatively Qulot sector. Every night or so, either a German or French raiding party would go out and capture a few prisoners that is if the cap turing was an easy matter. Often times, however, the raiding parties, of they were French and German, would purposely avoid a meeting. Therefore there was little excitment "long the front. This state of affairs did not suit the American doughboy nd he was h 1 bent for election on dotne Rnmethlnv an ha nlthnr captured or killed the German patrol . . I. ...1. V. ( r. J. . .mi wm. iii nt. taunts ui uuuiHci tiur- ng the darkness of the night and in "No Man's Land." Germans Spot lint t cries Contain Corn anld thnt In hla hat. tery there were only 15 big guns. i ne pos'uon mey iook up naa neen occupied previously by the French nd there were gun emplacements. In a certain area there were nine gun emplacements and he had five "nns to . occupy the positions. The Germans knew the location and the rcnge of each emplacement, and dropped manv shells in the hopes of destroying the battery. However, after a batterv had fired a number f rounds from a ojrtaln portion, they moved either forward or to some other position, nnd the rain of German shells on tho place from which ther had just left did no hann except to tear up the concrete work. In one Instance. Cnptaln Gore si'd, after removing their French 76's a dummy was rigged up and the Germnn flrttllnrv lent nvm hundreds of shells before the dummy wes destroved. The real '75 had been moved 100 yards to the right ind after ascertaining the location nf the German battery. Captain "ore s men sent hundreds of pounds ;f shells into the Germnn lines and tn addition to exploding several ammunition dumps, they silenced two German batterlea. The fighting around Verdun however, was more or less desultory W.H.l,ln. . . . . i . . ... wmiiiuig UW.1UQI, " vvnill IIOIU W .'.H BUOU OU IHV JOll I...U. ii t . i . . . . .t. i cotiub no oi niBir ii u inner aeaa ana me passengers on tne up-train were IS nriltnnON Th. AnA.tnov, Inn... ...nnln-.. , a . ... a transferred and reached Pcrtland with only a few hours delay. It waa i uesaay night, howover, before a temporary track was built around part of the wreck and trains could go through without thn tmnitw trouble. Thursday noon tho wreck. ing crew were at work trying to rais the four ears, bagsaee, mail an smoker and one day coach from tha ditch nnd It will r.rnha.h1v ha anvaini dnys before they succeed for It is a difficult wrecking Job. The tender, also, ts in the ditch, but the tempor ary track provides enoueh clearance to allow trains to pass. Tho wreck, while an expensive one from a financial standpoint. Is a lucky one on account of no one being Inllired. Soma vhn hnva Invaotltra.ajjl the matter say it is luck, but a ma jority or tnose wno have visited the eene of tho accident, give Helgeson ha credit for nvnrHna1 n anrlnna nA. eldent and using real cool headed inagment wnen tne emergency occurred. AMERICAN LEGION POST ORGANIZED Thn Ct TTalnna tin.. f Hi. Ama.l- can Legion was organized Wednea- nay nignt, wnen 35 ex-service men mat at thn nltv hnll Tlnr.a r T nard. state treasurer, spoke of the necessity oi organizing a post nere nnd stated tha nhleeta nf thn T .no-Inn Temporary officers were elected aa follows. George Gore, president: Louts Muti r, "vice president; William Kusseu, secretary: rea Morgus, treasurer. The executive commute chosen were C. C. Walker. Carl Aamand, Burrell Graves. William K Blorkman. Leland Austin and Os wald Demlng. Another meeting of the Legion will ha halrl In tha nil, tntiira nt which time the temporary organiza tion w'li ne mane permanent, it a expected that the membershln will ho 'ncrnnsed by not less than 100. ra 'n St Helens and surround'" com munity there are almost 200 et servleo men. William llmwn tha jlcmilv .m. warden, was in St. Helens Thnradav. Mr. Hmwn mates that a nernber or Dannie In the countv have Nwna in iiv-vwci, .no iuuiq iobb uDBuiiur;, i iipt poBsesBion, wuicii m' inom nnd hta fli-at vanl rtfrht Anmma e. I il 1 . V. 1 n ...... H.l... V. nl .1 - - - - v.. - n ' ' wwuiivu av lunula iu ni icd.. uuiddo ,,.,ia CH... VIF.J. J . 1 ml., I J . . . . . . Dtinwia Tvuuun nuu Vjiimeau-i iiierry, Tnrmits. No permit la Issued for wvjj.i a vuniDau-llllDll,., -'-IIUMO. IW pt-IIlllL IB IPltllOU 1UI an account of which will be given tn f he possession of more than on mo noil issue ui (ne num. ITawn.