Newspaper Page Text
ST. HELENS MIST
IhniiisI llvfiy l-'titlny Ity T II i: .MINT I'V II li 1 Mil I N j ( ( . N Y M. K. Mlllr. iMili.p " lIntiTcit nil second chins muttxr, Januury lotli, J9I2 st iho 1'oHt Olllce a tSiilnl ll.iltai. Or-Mon, uii-lur the Act of March 3rd, 187t BUIISCIUPTION IIATK: Win Viiar $ 1 .CO Six Month 75 AilvcrtiHliiK rules nurto known on uppliralion l,i-Kiil notices 26 cunts per line. T II 10 C O U N T Y O V V I C I A li I A I" K II THE REAL CAUSE The principal industry in Columbia County is lumbering. To this industry, in the present undeveloped condition t.f the county, nearly the entire population owes its livelihood. f are all more or less dependent upon, it for our daily bread. The fanner, the merchant, hc mechanic, the day laborer, the longshoreman, the professional man and in fact all of us de pend on this industry for business and mark ets. During the past year the pr.ee of lumber has dropped from $5 to $J0 per thousan I. A number of our mills and logging cai.,ps have closed down, unable to opii-Mc without a loss. Men are out of employment as a re sult. IWisincss is not good in any line. Monev is hard to obtain. We feel the depression, ami while things at St. Helens are going along apparently as usual, much better here than in many other places, even we cr.i rei.l lie effect of hard times. There is of course only one cause for this depression and that is the free trade policy of the Democratic adminis tration. The candidates and leaders of that parly are finding the European war a handy screen to hide behind as to the rausi! of the present depression but they must be at a loss to account for the great decrease in business receipts and receipts of government dur'iig the six or seven months of deiuocraic admin istration prior to the war. As a matter of fact the war is the only thing that could possibly he the means of hilling a great deal more the failure of the free trade policies of the i!c,,.--crats. If there was no war in Kurope our own country would be sulTering a great deal more than it is at present. Ami it seems sure to follow that even harder times, more indust ries closing down, more men out of employ ment and more families on the point of star vation than was ever known in the United States before the present free trade policies f the democrats can be superceded by the old policies of protection to American industries and American labor. Yet in the face of the present condition the Democratic candidates and papers are urging the people to endorse the present n Imhnsirv lion by the election of democratic senators, congressmen and governors. It is an imposition on the intelligence of the people generally to ask that the present hard limes be endorsed. It is, to say the least, nervy on their part to ask the voters of this state to vote foremen who have been i'nru niental in bringing on this depression. It is more than the people will stand. It is not to be expected that the people of Oregon c.i be fooled all the time by such reprcscntat'oti. On the other hand there can be no ipiestion but that the people of Oregon on November 3rd will, by their ballots, say to Senator Chamberlain and the other democrats wh" have thrown our men out of employment, who have closed down our mills and camps, by a policy of destruction to American industries, that enough is enough and retire them to pri vate life, turning over to men who believe in and will work for more industries, more work and full dinner pails. The way to do this is to vole for U. A. Booth for Senator, W. C. 1 law ley for Congressman. James W'ithycombe for Governor and thus all down the line. A BETTER REMEDY One of the measures on the ballot at the election next month has for its object the creation of a department of industry and pub lic works, its funds to be derived from the in heritance laxes collected from estates with a valuation of more than $50,000. With these funds this department will create jobs for the unemployed so that people may tide over the present Dmocratic times with some sort of a living, even though it he. furnished by the money of the dead. Prior to March 4th, 1913, for a number of years, a department of industry and public works, having for its purpose the employment of labor.w as in continuous operation through out the United States. This department con sisted of the running on full time of 'every mill, factory, railroad, and other Industry, lo calise the products of all these were market able and there was work 'for everybody. Since that time there has been put into effect the policies of the free trade Democrats w.th a result that laboring men are demanding re lief from threatened starvation, and the sub mission of a bill to furnish employment is the result. . . The best way to handle that question is to vote No on this bill and then vr.to U,r Kepubhcan on the ticket. If the Republicans are again placed in power there w:ll U; no necessity for such a department of s'..-'t. 'J here will be work for everybody at goo-t wies and there will be a market at rensona'c prices for the products of our industries A vote for R. A. Booth. James Withycombc. ". C. Hawley, Pat McArthur and X. J. Sinnott will be a much better solution of the present unemploy ment than would any bill creating a depart ment of state dependent on the taxes to he derived from the dead rich to furnish emplov nient to the unemployed. And while voting for these men, as a matter of good business judgment it is also advisable to vote for every other man on the ticket who has after his name the word "Republican" because it is more apparent than ever that this party stands for peospe.rity and the employment of Inb-.t. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS In this issue we print the 29 measures as they will apear on the ballot at the election next month. These measures are printed and numbered as they are on the ballot and in case you do notet hold of a sample ballot i before election just preserve this issue of the ' Mist ami you can study out and mark your ballot as you would vote it. As to these measures we have referred to some of thenw before cautioning the voters to beware of the bad ones and now we are going to submit our vote on them for the consideration of our readers. No. 300 is a measure to require citizenship as a condition precedent for voting. If that measure is adopted only citizens who are native born or who have taken out full papers can vote at the elections. On this measure we make no recommendations for every voter knows just what it means and no recommen dations arc necesary. No. 302 has for its purpose the creation of the office of Lieutenant Governor who shall act as President of the Senate and who shall he paid a salary of $10 per day, only while serving as such President of the Senate. . This bill would create very little, if any, more ex penditure on the part of the state, and has some good points in its favor. However we leave this to the voters without recommenda tion. No. 304 is a bill to permit a city like Port land to consolidate the city ami county gov ernments so that one set of officers can do the work instead of two. It is an economical measure for the people of that city and does not affect the rest of the state, so that it would seem advisable to vote yes on this bill, if the people of Portland desire it. No. 306 is a bill which would permit of more bonded indebtedness and increase the burdens of the taxpayers. Vote No. No. 308 is a tax bill submitted by the Tax Committee of Oregon and may help out ami may not. It is an experiment. No. 310 is much the same as No. 308. No. 312 provides for a continued tax for the support of a Normal School at Ashland. No recommendation. Xo. 314 is a bill which will enable contigu ous cities to consolidate and also permit a city to surrender its charter. Vote Yes. Xo. 316 is just the same as 312 except it provides for another Normal School at West on. Xo. 318 would raise the pay of legislators from $3 to $5 a day. Our opinion of this bi'l is that it should pass. If a member of the legislature is entitled to anything at all the very minium should be $5. The present com pensation of $3 per day is entirely inadequate. Either take away all compensation or make it enough to pay expenses. No. 320. This is the vicious eight hour law. Vote No. No. 322. Another eight hour law. Vote No. No. 324. Appears to be non-partisan judici ary bill but is so drawn that it will not accom plish the purpose. Vote No.. No. 326. $1500 exemption bill, or rather single tax in disguise. The most dangerous and vicious bill on the ballot. Vote No. No. 328. Water front bill which would do more injury to the industries of Oregon than any other one thing that could be adopted. Very dangerous. Vote No. No. 330. The same thing goes for this bill. Vote No. Xo. 332. Prohibition amendment. Every body known what they want to do on this bill and any advice from us would be useless. No. 334. Abolishing death penalty. This is a matter of sentiment and is left to the vot ers. Care should be taken by the voter though to he sure that present convicted criminals will not escape punishment before voting. 336. A vicious tax amendment. Vote No. 338. Consolidation of insurance and cor poration departments. Erom careful study of this bill would consider it a nusiaive io pass u Vote No. 340. Dentistry bill. Doubilul. Better give No the benefit of the doubt. 342. Increase term of county officers from tw-to four years. No recommendation. 344. Another tax bill. Vote Xo. 346. Bill to legislate one man out of office to secure a job for another. Vote Xo. 348. Proportional representation. If Col umbia County wants representation in Legis lature vote No. 350. To abolish State Senate. Very danger ous and impracticable. Vote No. 352. Creates a new department for the em ployment of men who are out of work. Vote Xo on this bill and vote for Booth, Hawley and Withycombe and get better results. 354. Primary delegate bill. Better vote Xo this time but if the minority of Oregon can continue to elect whoever it wants to under present laws, it will be time to take action on this. 356. This is a measure which if passed will stop the submission of single tax and other theories to the people at each succeeding elec tion. It will require a two thirds vote to change the tax laws. Vote Yes. When in doubt vote XO, and it would he a good idea to be doubtful on about 95 per cent of the measures on the ballot. With the rains and attendant mud the annu al question of the placing of a cross walk from the Post Office towards the Plaza is being agitated. Probably more people cross the street at that particular place than any other and it would seem that the city council should do that for the accommodation of the public. It is a much needed improvement and should be attended to. The Xew County Court has taken over the affairs of government of the County. They are actively at work. Xow that they are in stalled into office and the change has been made it is up to the people of the entire coun ty to give them the support they are entitled to. It is to be earnestly hoped that they will have more support from the people than did the old Court. Secretary Bryan hopes to have thirty treati es of peace ratified by Christmas, "thus as .tir ing the peace of the United States with all tt e world," as he expresses it. Good enough if they stick. But treaties of peace are easily torn asunder, as witness the little unpleasant ness of our neighbors across the pond. i The New Perkins Hotel 1 To the elwiors of Columbia County; ! Having received the Progressive Nomination for the office of Sheriff, which nomination came to me un-! sought and unexpected, and havmg been "fired" as Deputy Sheriff for the sole and only reason that I had received and accepted said nomin ation, which, by the way has been done tliis year by a great number of State and County candidates In Ore- eon, I have doclded to leave my name on the ballot and ask a fair consideration at the hands of the voters of Columbia County. I have been Deputy Sheriff for more than 3 years and stand on my record as a law enforcing officer. If elected, I promise: 1. That I will enforce the laws as I find them In the Statute books of Oregon, and if the State is voted dry. I will use all the power of the Sher iff's office to keep Columbia County dry. 2. That I will not appoint as my chief deputy Rny member of my family, or any man who has held a County office in Columbia County. 3. That I will insist upon the County Court auditing my books at their regular sessions, as by law pro vided. 4. That I will serve all processes promptly and will make honest ef forts to apprehend any and all law violators for which I may hold war rants. K. That I will administer the affairs of the office efficiently, and as economically as is consistent with good service. Assuring you of my appreciation of your support on the 3rd day of November, I am, Very respectfully, A. B. LAKE (Paid Advertisement) WHEN ATTENDING THE MANUFACTURERS AND LAND PRODUCTS SHOW OCTOBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 14 PORTLAND. OREGON MAKE YOUR HEADQUARTERS AT Rooms without Bath $1.00 Rooms with Bath $1.50 A RESTAURANT WITH FOOD AND PRICES BIGHT F C. H. SHAFER, Manager VOTERS BEWARE ! To the People of Columbia County: Miss Mary G Jli.clay of Columbia City announces to the voters of Col umbia County her candidacy for the office of County Clerk at next regu lar election. Democratic nominee. - MARY 0. MACLAY, Pd. Ad. Columbia Cit. The Dental Trust, with all its powerful political or ganization, is moving heaven and earth to defeat the dental reform bill. In every town and city members of the Trust are out working against the bill. The Medical Trust is helping the Dental Trust by forc ing nurses and druggists, under threat of boycott, to work against dental reform. All kinds of campaign lies arc being circulated to de ceive the voters. Don't let the Trust scare you. The Trust made the present dental law. Under this law it controls the State Board of Dental Examiners every member of that Board is a member of the Trust. In this way competent dentists are kept out of Oregon, and the Trust prevents competition and keeps up prices. VOTE YES X 340 and Bust the Dental Trust V0NA.GRAY Watches Clocks Jewelry CUT GLASS and NOVELTIES Watch Repairing a Specialty 1 LOCATED IN RUTHERFORD BLDG. PAINLESS PARKER, Dentist. ST. HELENS OliEGOftl Clx and Washington Sts., Portland, Oregon.