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M. 10. Allllw. Alitor
Kiiturml M second cluss mathir, January 10th, Hli
11,0 I'oBt OlMco ft tHuliit Molmi. uii'lnr Hie
Act of March 8rd. 187b
Olio Your $ 1 50
MIX Mimlli 76
Advertising rates muilo known on application
l.cnul uotlcoa 26 cent pur line.
For years St. Helens lias depended for its
progress ami unbuilding on the varied luihlc
industries. It is irolalle that for some ti.'.ie
to come we will still be dependent very largely
on those industries to keep up the industrial
progress of the city. We are proud of the
fact that there are located here sonic of
the biggest i""' l'-'sl saw mills, shipbuilding
plant, creosoting works and other lumber in
dustries in the State of Oregon. All St
Helens people are proud of the organi
zation of men who control these in
dustries. They have made St. Helens what it
is today. They arc adding great wealth to
our city and our community. We arc all de
pendent to a large extent on these industries.
These industries are growing and will con
tinue to grow because there are opportunities
here for enlargement and the men at the head
of these institutions arc progressive and pub
lic spirited citizens. Of course there are peo
ple who will abuse ami curse their benefactors
and the men who have made it possible for
the ungrateful to earn his daily bread. There
will always be in every community the in
fj.ite ami the envious, but to the average,
ciii'in and the citizen of any business capac
ity, i he men who arc furnishing employment
to our hundreds of families and making it
possible for business ventures to pay, there
will always be a kindly feeling and a word or
net of encouragement instead of a continual
knock and abuse by the unsuccessful ingrate
who depend on his ability to tear down other
people in order to exist. However, much
prosperity and progress St. Helens is making
with the lumber .business as its chief and prac
tically only asset, the time is fast coming when
din r industries will come. The day is not far
distant when the lumber industry will be only
one of several important factors in the up
building of the city and the community. Al-ri-.ulv
there are in operation sonic smaller
works which are destined to become great
factors in the develoinent of St. Helens and
Columbia County.
On the North, West and South of St. Hel
ens arc located some of the best and most pro
ductive lands to be found in the laud. There
aie thousands of acres of good land only
awaiting the coining of the Inan who wants
to make for himself and family a home. Al
ready there arc farms and orchards in full cul
tivation and bearing which produce sufficient
commodities to make the industrious farmer
independent, lhit with the advent of the fruit
and vegetable cannery, the making of markets
at home for the produce of the farmer and the
development of the unproductive lands we
can see in the not distant fulurc a great com
munity of self sustaining and prosperous peo
ple. We can see other industrial enterprises
locating at this excellent point. The natural
advantages arc here for the making of such
a community. All it requires is an effort on
the part of the good citizens to stand together
and work for a greater community. The time
is rinc for the securing of more pay rolls and
more enterprises. The day of purely selfish
purposes in St. Helens and community has
passed. The business man and citidens gen
erally should get together and use every
effort to make of Columbia County what it
will surely be some day, the garden spot of
Oregon. These things cannot be brought
about by a cathauling and selfish course.
There must be a unanimity of purpose. The
knocker must be knocked in the head until he
gels brains enough to become a booster
There must be . organization. Every man
must be willing to do his part, even though it
cost him a dollar or two occasionally. We
must not sit idly by and wait for things to
come. It is up to us to go ;iftcr them and go
in such a manner as will bring home the goods.
Actually there arc few people in this com
munity who realize the interest there is being
taken in St. Helens and Columbia County by
people outside. Few people realize that the
Mist receives from ten to twenty letters cacti
week from all over the land, asking for infor
mation about the opportunities of such and
such an enterprise and about the country gen
erally. Tew of our business men know that
wc arc sending from 20 to 50 copies of the
Mist to various parts of the United States
each week and that results arc obtained too.
Already there are numbers of families here in
this community who have been attracted to
Columbia County after reading this paper
And there has been no imnr-wr .-:..:....
or boosting in the paper cither. Every bit of
information contained in this paper is based
on record facts, and the news matter printed
is absolutely reliable, lint the Mist is more
than willing to do its part toward developing
our great country and building up a bigger
and better city. If the other business enter-"
prises here will do as much we will grow and
Let's make an effort to get together. It
can be done. It is being done in other places.
It will result in much good. It will be a good
If you arc to judge from the reports of the
metropolian press and statements of leading
politician's and bankers, there is on the way to
the United States a great tidal wave of pros
perity. According to the prophesies, the
country will be flooded with money and labor.
It will be impossible to keep out of the way.
I'.vcry man, woman and child will be dressed
in a bathing suit in order to take part in the
great deluge of prosperous times.
That the times will perhaps improve some
may be true. (Joodness knows there is room
for improvement. Hut that the prosperous
times .of a few years ago will return in the
very near future is hoping against hope.. The
present industrial and financial conditions of
the country do not warrant the return of good
times in a fortnight. The operation of the
new currency law jnay help some. It should
do so by all means. The present demoraliza
tion of the European countries should soon
provide a market for every product of
the United States. All our productions
should find ready market in the war stricken
Kuropean countries, at prices way above
normal. And yet with all these prospects there
is no chance for real prosperous conditions
ui all pursuits until, as recommended by Nor
man Mack, the great Democratic leader, there
is a revision of the tariff upwards. Until the
count cy revises the free trade policy of the
democrats the industrial and labor conditions
in the United States will suffer. It is as sure
as can be that lumber, wool, and other staple
products of the country will not again be in
such a prosperous state as that of a few years
ago, until the tariff laws are changed. The
leading democrats are beginning to realize
this. It is an undisputed reality. The great
wave so glaringly apparent to the politician
and press of the country will be nothing more
than a mist until the tariff rates are changed,
and the only way to accomplish such a change
is to sit back for two years and then elect a
Republican president and a Republican Con
gress. Then will come the wave of prosper
ity. It is only a case of history repeating it
self. There is only one remedy that will be
permanent and universal. All others an; tem
porary and partial.
The press and commercial organizations of
the United States arc making much ado over
the c.ppoi 'uvity afforded for an expansion of
the commerce of the United States because of
the business paralysis of Europe. Whole pages
f I i he metropolitan dailies are tilled with the
v.oi.derl'ul portunities ahead ot us as a na
tion. The ascendency of the United States to
a world predominating power is hailed from
all sides as an accomplished fact. We are
pictured Jy the optimist as a nation at peace
with the world and with not a ripple in the
The possibilities are great indeed, provided
wc approach them with some degree of wis
dom. Wc must not expect foreign nations to
quietly submit to our absorbtion of their com
merce. They will unquestionably seek means
for regaining that which they have lost and we
have gained, possibly to the extent of involv
ing us in war in an endeavor to cripple us.
And there lies our menace. We are not in
position to face such a war. We have neither
the guns, nor the ammunition for equipping a
large army such as would be required for re
pelling an invasion by a first class power.
Foreign governments can place millions of
troops in the field, we can arm and equip but
a few thousand.
It is not reasonable to suppose that these
governments would submit to the loss of their
commerce without striking back, it wc are
to build up a merchant marine we must have
the means of protecting it, once it is afloat.
We perhaps do not need a large standing
army but wc do need guns and ammunition
for use in an emergency, for without these we
would be helpless. Congress should supply
arms and equip sufficient for at least a million
men, for with a less number than this, fully
armed, we would have no assurance of safety.
Our trade expansion might prove the boom
erang that would eventually plunge us. into
a long and costly war.
Sonic wives never save what they have and
others never have anything to save.
Kitchener's Rivals Plan Milit
ary Maneuvers.
A war college has boon organized
In St. Helens. It is similar in char
acter to the college which holds
forth on Sixth and Alder In front of
the Tologram office at Portland.
Every evening the European war is
fought, battles are planned, executed
end won. Generals and kings are
dethroned and reduced to -the ranks,
while otheis are raised' to great
(jinlnence. The headquarters of this
ercat institution of learning is lo
cated In the lobby ot the St. Helens
hotel and each evening sessions are
hold for the edification of the gath-o.-od
throng. Principal Instructors of
warfaro are General John A. Wil
liams of the Welch Riflemen; Lieu
tenant Col. Alexander Philip of the
Highland Kilties; Baron Von Carver,
cominandor of the Zeppelin Air
Guards and Sir Andrew King, mil
itary expert and confidential advisor
to Lord Kitchener.
On one occasion General Williams,
it the head of a large army of
Wolch Riflemen, landed on the
shores of W.;lea and marched trium
phantly across tlio sloping beaches
of sand so famous In that country
to another landing on the channol
from whence he embarked with his
army to Ostend and thero tho Ger
mans wcro competed to evacu. to be
fore the terrific fire fit the b.ave
Wclchmen. However, befora tho
wonderful achievement of Genoral
Williams and his brave soldlors had
been achieved. Baron Von Carver
hud done some reconotterlng in his
Zeppelin and ascertained tlir.t the
;i.ntb shores of Wales consisted of
high bluffs and cliffs and that Gen
eral Williams was compelled to re
sort to the use of monoplanes to
cross tho gentle slopos of Wales.
About the time that General Wil
liams had completely defeated the
German armies all along tho lines of
battle, Military Expert Sir Andrew
King appeared and Issued orders to
all the Allied Armies to retreat to
a certain pos'tion on tho Yrdr In
order to draw tho enemy from the
'.ranches so that a general slaughter
would follow, but Lleutonant Col
onic Philip In command of the High
land Kilties refused to obey the. or
dors of the m'lltary export and there
by foiled tho wondeiful strategy so
thoroughly worked out by the great
military genius. Sir Androw. This
complication of orders, lotrents, vic
tories and dofeats were of such ter
llble consequence that the war was
prolonged and fighting continued
all along tho lines. It is expected
however that within --a few more
weeks thlB great institution of mil
itary learning will have solved the
solution of the terrible war and
much blood shed will be averted.
That many of the horrors of war
are but the projections of the morbid
Imaginings of a tew supersensitive
people Is by now becoming to be gen
erally understood. Stories ot atro
cities have an incredible manner of
growth, appearing fullgrown, fully
substantiated, and Incontrovertible
In the very place where, It is after
ward discovered, no need of truth or
fact was ever sown. One ot the most
striking examples of the case with
which these tales come Into being
and persist without foundation is
instanced by Robert Dunn, the cor
respondent of the New York Even
Ing Post. The story follows, with
an instance of the discipline that
actually prevails In war-time and the
swift and sure punishment of any act
ot d'sobedlance that might lead to
deeds of violence on the soldiers'
The blithe Baron Russell he of
the ceitaln V. C. took me inspect
ing his mounts, and on the way
rather scotched o.ie's faith In half
the tales you hear ot brutalities. One
story told here and at Crecy, by men
and officers alike, always consistent
in d- tall, even to names and places,
concerned a bicycle-scout. Ot three
captured by Uhlans, two escaped
and hid in a barn. They saw their
comrade shot twice.bayoneted In the
face, his body, while still alive, soak
ed with gasoline from the machine,
and both thrown into a haystack
which had been set afire. -Yes, Rus
sell had heard that; he was In the
Intelligence Department, to which
the bike-scouts belonged, and he had
investigated, thoroughly, to this ef
fect: Not one motor-scout was mis
sing, and none of the names men'
ttoned had ever belonge'd to the
"Ilut I musn't tell yon all this, or
be seen talking to you. If they think
you're a spy, what'U they think of
J me, eh? and he screwed In his eye
glass. "Silly work mine. Trans
lating prisoners' letters all day.
What do you think? Why, each
mother's son of them says, 'By the
time you get this, we'll be In Paris.'
Eastman Photographic Supplies
Developing and Printing
Rexall and Nyal Goods
This advice at this particular
time is addressed to the
An important part of a merchant's
shopping is
The columns of the
St. Helens Mist
Offer to the wide awake merchants the
best methods of reaching the
people of this community. Tell
them about your goods and
your prices.
Let the intending purchaser know what you have to
sell and that your prices are
Advertising pays when it reaches the people. That's
what the Mist does. Everybody reads the
Let us know what you want and we
will help you
I The New Perkins Hotel i
Extcuds you cordial invitation to make this
hotel your headquarters.
Rooms with Bath $1.50
Rooms without Bath $1.00
A Restaurant with Food and Prices Right.
Location Central, Best of Service.
? C. H. SHAFER, Manager

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