Issued Kvory Friday lly
THE MIST ri'UMSHIXG COMPANY
David Davis, Kditor.
Entered as second class mutter,
January 10th, 1912, at the Postoffice
at Saint Helens, Oregon, under the
Act of March 3rd, 1S79.
One year $1.50
Six Months 75
Advertising rates made known on
COUNTY OFFICIAL PArEIt
WORK YET TO DO.
The opening to navigation of the
Columbia river and its tributaries
far into the interior of the Inland
Empire, with all the attendant ex
pense in cash and effort, both public
and private, should mean a great deal
In a commercial way to the entire
West. This event is to be celebrated
in a most appropriate manner during
the next two weeks, an occurrence in
which the whole country is intensely
The Columbia and Snake River
Waterways Association has been a
power for good in all it has under
taken in the way of waterways de
velopment and its functions have
been carried out to the limit, with the
result that the accomplishments have
With all that has been done the
greatest and most important thing
yet to do is the establishment of
shipping facilities for carrying the
product of the great Inland Empire
away from our shores by ship owned
marine. This feature of the work
has been neglected greatly to the det
riment of the entire coast. Out of
Portland at this time there is plying
but one locally owned and registered
vessel. The Port of Portland is the
greatest fresh water port on the Pa
cific. The Columbia valley is the
greatest producing section west of
the Rocky Mountains, and all the pro
ducts of that great area are carried
away from our srores by ships owned
elsewhere. Such a condition is a sad
commentary, indeed. Especially is
this so when investment in that line
of endeavor yields such good returns.
Portland commercial bodies have
spent hundreds of thousands of dol
lars in subsidies and bonuses to for
eign ship-owning concerns during the
last fifteen years, with the result that
today there is no assurance of any
continued activity in shipping further
than that which meets the immediate
profit and convenience of the owner
of the vessels.
With the accomplishments of the
orginazations which have brought an
open river from the sea to the heart
of the Inland Empire, the next great
work is the establishment of a mer
chant marine. Perhaps this will be
so. Nothing more important now re
mains to be done.
WOMEN DO MEN'S WORK.
Zola in "La Debacle" tells how a
peasant of the neighborhood went on
plowing his field while the battle of
Sedan was In progress. Soldiers were
fighting close at hand, but that was
their business, while his was to break
up the soil and get it ready for au
tumn planting. We need not believe
that French peasants of today have
been equally indifferent to the war
to credit the statement that France is
getting in big crops. The section of
France yet touched by the war is but
a fraction of the total area. Several
of the great winemaking regions
have not known the war by actual
experience, and there is no reason to
doubt the assertion that the vintage
of 1914 is more abundant than usual.
France has an area of more than
207,000 square miles, and the war is
confined to one of Us corners. The
great south of France has seen no
hostile soldiers, and its Industries
have been affected only by the with
drawal of men to do their military
duties. Women and boys are taking
tho places of men in the field and
anyone who has seen French peasant
women at work will not need to be
told that they are Btalwart and in
dustrious and able to keep tho founy
sters from neglecting their share of
MARKET IS BROAD.
The possibilities of the fruit and
vegetable canning industry are limit
ed only by the capacity of the plants
and the disposition of producers to
provide the raw material. The de
mand for the product of the cannery
Is becoming greater every year, due
to the growing tendency of the peo
plo to reside In the cities. Seventy
four per cent of the population of the
United States resides In the cities,
and consequently are non-producers.
The cannery at St. Helens will con
sume all the produce the surround
ing country can provide. The prices
ottered by the local Institution to the
producer should be an encourage
ment to renewed effort.
One of the most im
when the work
roads la taken!
to be gunrded against
of hard surfacing of roads is taken
up in this county, will be the cheap
forms of paviug. At Oregon City and
Spokane at this time fights are rag
ing over cheap forms of paving. At
Salem and in other cities of the 'Wil
lamette valley are miles of paving of
the cheaper grades lying in a heap of
ruins. Down iu Clatsop county, on
the road leading from Astoria to,' ,8 mng prom'ot " at (ihmlalo: J Ztrtw crop In
Warrenton, the experimental paving. Mayor-elect Itell of Eugeno, wants this soot Ion by cutting off the IIoh
installed last fall on Columbia high-' less legislation and lower taxes. I noma from the trees now In bloom,
way is a failure. There is no worso A telephone system will be Install- Owing to so nm mlsnnili'rslnndlnK
form of lutlictiou than a system of
nnvtt.fr l.llt ilnn'll I.V n l.HMPll tt .1 O-
signing politicians, and one of the'
serious mistakes made by property
owners and taxpayers is tlio clamor,
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for cheap work. It is of no value
whatever. It does not make any,
difference who does the work so long
as the property owner and taxpayer'
gets one hundred cents of value for
each dollar expended In this work.
Oregon seems to be overrun with a
lot of cheap paving institutions.
Their meddling and graft has cost
the people of this state hundreds of
thousands of dollars. Let's fight shy
AGE OF SPECIALISTS.
This is an age of specialists. Re
markable advance has been made by
these specialists along the lines of
human endeavor. In surgery and in
the treatment of human ailments, al
most miraculous deeds are perform
ed. In fact, in npplied science every
where tho specialist reigns. It yet
remains that tho specialist treats an
almost insignificant number of indi
viduals compared to the total popu
lation. It yet remains that the
crumbs of knowledge from the tables
of the specialists would be of inesti
mable benefit to the people at large
could they be distributed efficiently.
And when these fragments from tho
tables of the specialists are finally
gathered after the banquet, there
will be found 12 baskets, whereas
the specialist himself can only appro
priate "five loaves and two fishes."
The Tax Liberator, like most of
. wn,cll Huppues uio cuy water system,
the taxpayers in Oregon, firmly be- to Crab creek, a distance of eight
lieves that there is much need for miles.
greater eilicieucy In public expendi-' Klamath Falls officials have bolted
ture. It believes that there is waste,1 from a Proposition to buy road ma
extravagance and mismanagement In f tlirouKh the m,U1 orlt!r
LIIO O.U UllillftLl ULldll 111 IllllllIfT Milium
y, -v. ,uu u..u teu8ure
these and these only will bring re-
lief and lower taxes. But such criti-
A I . . I .1
cism must be intelligent, honest and
fair. If public officials who are faith -
iui ana competent are classed with
me uiiiaiiniui ana incompetent, no
results can be obtained. We must.
therefore, be just as ready to com
mend the worthy as to condemn the
OUR DOMESTIC TRADE
In all our talk about the desira
bility of foreign trade, wo needn't
forget that our domestic trade is by
far the biggest trade in the world.
Our 100,000,000 people constitute a
market never matched by any other
nation, and the steady growth of
population Insures that it will al
ways be of more value than all other
accessible markets. Our chief basis
of prosperity consists in producing
things and selling them to ourselves.
We want all tho foreign trade we
can get, bue we do not want any of
It at the expense of crippling our
own domestic trade.
If there is any doubt that the
farmers of Columbia county want a
County Fair, it can be readily re
moved by asking them. The County
Fair does more good for the farmers
of a community than any one factor
in rural life. We will have a bigger,
better and more Interesting fair this
year than ever before. Boost It along.
Every new line of railroad adds
many millions to tho value of a broad
belt of farming land on either side of
it. Every new line of railroad means
the growth of now industries which
create a market for agricultural pro
ducts that must be met In the Imme
An official call has been Issued for
the sixth annual convention of the
Columbia and Snake Itiver Water
ways association, which will be held
at Astoria May 7 and 8, 1915. The
meeting will wind up the week-long
celebration of the opening of the Cel
The action of the Russian govern
ment ln forbidding the use of vodka
(alcoholic liquors) by its soldiers'
and civilians, followed closely by sim
ilar action by the other belligerent
nations, ought to boost the markot
for Oregon Loganberry Juice.
If the farmer has been diligent ln
1.1s farm work this spring his reward -of the Hedmen members pres-
should be abundant this fall. Allien had, c"fr,?e of 1,19 ,lttnce which
other rnn,ll.ln0 i,0o ... I snowed. LE0UA ALEXANDER.
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ST. HELENS MIST. FRIDAY. APRIL 23. 1915.
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CiUbUIIC ID IU UUUli U inni vii -
Archie Mason will Install a paving C H. Jln was appointed liilj-r-plant
at Eugene. Pr.-tor in the Justice curt Wwlm
Stayton has voted $15,000 bonds lar- . .
for a lilirh Ri'honl
ror a mm stliool.
James West has Installed a cheese
factory a eddorburn.
T. II. Harry has resumed the can-
nlng of crabs at Empire City.
1 A fruit flrvftic nnil miinlnir ttlillll
ed from Allegany to Loon I.iiko.
' Thft Trvlnivlnii
Club at Portland
" n" s0-000 c"lb
1 Corvallis women are raising funds
u'lfli wl.lfh in hullil a rlllh Iiiiiiha
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Another bank is to be established
Ht MllI.8.lHeU, al)ollt tho flrst 0f May,
m, i,,,,,, .1 Enmnn vnii . fr.im
$14,600 In 190U, to $125,000 In 1914.
c. o. Anderson has established a
jewelry manufacturing plant at Al-
A gold dredging plant has been
on Clark's creek,
Astoria has voted down nil nr.lln -
aIlCe creating the ofllco of plumbing
The paper mill at Lebanon hns
been merged with the Crown-Willnm-
An auto truck lino has been estab -
lished between linker and Eagle and
Pine vnlleys '
The Corvallis Commercial Club I.
working Industriously to get a gas
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plant, city and county park.
Two fraternity houses to cost $25.-
000. are to be Installed at the Agrl-
cultural College at Corvallis.
The Stato Culverslty at Eugono
will erect a $40,000 bulhliug to tako
care of the law department.
The Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company pays one-sixth of all
tho taxes nald in CImcW,..,.,.. n....ntv
The Western Union Telegraph
Company is installing substations on
the Oregon Electric Hallway system. K Jj
At Pendleton a contrnct has been J CURRENT COMMENT j
let for the construction of a nntator- f
lum ut Rouud-L'p park, to cost $894 3. 'A'''
An auto bus line began operation1 Enough haze in the air to cliarac
from Medford to Grants P ass April terize this as Indian winter.
15, in opposition to the Southern Pa- Peace continues to bo rumored.
c'"c- Thai's not enough. Name der Tug.
The plant of the White Pine Lum- French revolution lasted ten years
ber Company, near Haker, has re- some historians allot it a longer
sumed operations, employing 160 period. (live the Mexicans time.
T...H..O I. tn nv.nn.l ... -I-.. it..-
"" ,u l"" v'v"
m nrn PPfl in lA vinttiltv rxf L' tn
will reclaim several hundred acres of
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...u . j....., ui a uramago
nwn ln Lanfi county the citizens'
"'"T 'hFl fZT . i '"""f
At Fossil on May 5 bids will be
openeu ior uie construction or a sys-
I tem of roads and bridges from Fossil
I to Cottonwood creek.
Tho citizens of Itoscburg will vote will not be extended fur Int.. the In
June 9th on the proposal to issue terlor of that country.
$300, 000 of bonds to construct a rail-' ti,, r.,rr . ..
road to Cascade forest reserve. I ml1' ',?- n l'" KrV'Hl
. ,,. . man In the Democratic party, but
A new sawmill has Just been es- Theodore Roosevelt is undoubtedly
tablished on the line of the proposed its greatest benefactor
Grants Pass-CreBcent City railroad, a I i, i , .. i . .
short distance from Grants Pass. V.y'ruldv.ll,;
The Eastern Oregon Lumber Com- this flat another year" are now busy
pany has started construction on a finding ono no better. For a' that
sawmill at Enterprise. The plant will and a' that a flat's a flat for a' that
be equipped with a double-cutting' t. ,., oSi i ... , i, , '
band saw I costs apiece to take salva-
" , tlon to the FIJI Islanders, while saved
For the ten months ending April 1,1 Philadelphians cost only $1 no each
the cost of building construction at, all told. Any business man will drnw
. UcKfn8 .t0.talfil, 439'088- as against certain conclusions from theso flK
$284,924 for the corresponding perl- ures.
oil last year I
m. n .,' a , A suggestion Is niaile by a ChleaKo
The Portland Public Docks Com- writer that the national capital
mission is asking the citizens to au- moved there. Chicago should uet
thorize a $900,000 bond Issue for the Canada annexed, then It would be
rr-., ...oiuu.ub a iiiuuivipui
Illue Mountain Grange at La
Grande has adopted resolutions op
posing sportsmen snooting crows
magpies and other birds, an they save
crops from cutworms,
Citizens of LInnton are asking tho
City of Portland to grant them a 26-
year franchise to operate a railway
line between LInnton and Portland.
The United Railways Company has
abandoned Its rail line between those
SOME HOMELY FACTS.
We've got to raise some spuds as
well as roses.
Stop hollering and boosting and
go to work.
A mile of new railroad la worth a
thousand new laws.
Quit relying on our wonderful cli
mate and start something.
Go out after business and don't
wait for It to run you down.
Politicians and laws cost money
and hurt business and industries.
Going away from home to trade
is a quick way to kill your town.
Cartoons representing Oregon as a
rheumatic old man with long whis
kers, should be prohibited by law.
Goble, Ore.. Anrll Jn p,iu.
Mist. I wish to correct a mistake
which appeared ln the last edition of
your, papor concerning the entertain
ment given ln Goble on Anrll a ti..
article In your paper stated that the
program, refreshments and dance
were given by the "Get-together-Club.
The program was given ex
clusively by the Onhln I.linr. a
cloly; refreshments were later servod
me "uoi-toget her'
Sec. Goblo Lltorary Society.
TWENTY YEARS AGO j
' T in Ms. Alilll I'.'. 1 !"
A. II. lilllKi'sii'y """ ,
1 ,0ei..nlnK the dllch which drains his ;
" I ' of U(W
, VuU.n , ,W() ,,irRB
rafUof (roI Urklo llros. boom I
, ,,,, my tills week.
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Mr. M. .'. uray, loirgnipn .i.t.... ...
this pla;o. wui ioik.. ... ........... ;
lint will remain 111 r.
which our people express satisfac
tion. Mr. W. 11. Plllurd recently pur
chased a shollboat from one of the
liimtluuiHCs in Port land, t lint Is a
1.. r.w.....-i t l.nili inn, lei and
appearance, and Mr. IMIlard takes
K"'"' delight In testing the boat's
wonmuess .1. re.r.. ... .......K .....
The firm of Rays k Jeffery made
..of. ..... I In Purl hunt llfcMt Sat- 1
"'f. ' ,
1 urday. The linn have been engaged
' 1.1 uir.,.,.1 mtitructln. fur several
' ti .. .. r r.,,.u ,
arries back of St. Helens anil a
1 arK, tract of hind at and surroiiml-
ing the mouth of Milton creek. 1 heir
liabilities are said to exceed by r.r
I their assets.
' Mr. William II. Holman of this
place, has devoted a good deal of
I time to pomology, and to counter-
rtlf l,"H r?vttK;"1"f ,,r1ul1l1 f"?J?
l1'",. t ,of ' ' , V i
i fruits, Mr. Dolman advises the form-:
j ntjon of a ,.,,,,., ,.,,.,,., ,lliv.
lllK for llt principal objects the Inter-'
change of personal efforts made and ;
tho results obtained In preventing,
the ravages of and itWhtroylng fruit
pests. It is proposed that any per- !
son man or woman owning or
.ntr.lUiiK ten or more fruit trees.
m:'y ,fi J0 ',','";"'l
t 0,11 'e l'ni'nt of any fee or dues
Mexicans liavo a written roiiHtitu
"on as goou as ours; ami a constitu
tltlon can be made a scrap of paper.
Why is It that chop suey can't
leave its happy borne and get upon
bills of fare outside its peculiar
Washington Post suggests for the
doorway of certain wards In all hos-
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dope, all ye who
nnter horo "
Arn.t w su,11)rt,,1K ,.rPH,ll(.nt
wllaon , f()relgn policies, as the
Hon. Champ Clark advises? What
elK" Ca" W" "0?
"r'"?r? "'ay bo a bun
ch of sad sonirs
inspired by the war, but pleaHe don't
bring them across the water
got grief enough
Looklne over ti,o .,... ....
man nf Iftiiuuln lot u !.... i...
i.isurtir mo cenier or tlio country
i mil. may iane some time.
After serving on the sea for ten
years a Washington (Pa.) man has
mine iiaca 10 ins Imrher business. I In
clips tho rolling mane Instead of sail
ing It. And perhaps ten years ought
lu Burveu ior perpetrating this.
There must by this time ho miles
of archives filled with all sorts of
legislative Investigations of every
thing under the sun, hut what do
they lead to? Interesting for anti
quarians to delve In centuries from
Promises are fragile articles which
most of us toss back and forth with
the utmost freedom and carelessness
ium t. tlmt W,e lmve a JukrIWs
Bkill They are often scattered to the
right and left as crumbs aro tossed
to birds, and they are usually swal
lowed as eagerly as the birds swallow
crumbs. A promise cannot bo kopt
until it Is first given, and It should
not be given except to be kept. lie
who does not keep his promises gives
himself away. A present promise Is
a future debt. It therefore behooves
ub to be judicious with our promises
that we may be able to meet all fu
ture obligations. There is alwavs
room for tho man who lives up to his
promises and It usually H n B ia
clous, well-furnlshed room. A n an
may live down almost any past If he
win bt ve uP t ...a p:j:
he best way to live up to his prom I
Ises Is to take care that they are oj
Piled too high above his head. T
.8.W,P:omlH,!,, J10. n"lk0H. Hi" mo o
..... aim me most promising
man makes tho fewest promises
The people of Marshlleld have pre
n d Mayor Straw with a handsome
approchitlon of h'' tinned' T!,
years of service u n.Tv ! 7, 1 ,r'B,,t
bo tin unt now ' . 1 u
I ho is dead.
AN UP TO DATE
COMPLETE STOCK OF
EXPERT WATCH RFPAtRING.
VON A. GRAY
ST. I HI INS
Furnl.hed Daily by
LONE FIR DAIRY
Cade Ilrui., - Pinpiitlort
ST. Ill I F.NS, OFFCON.
I'll.. lie 1117 6.
Our f.ii illll.-H nnil c.iilimrnt
for liniiillliig ilahy priMliirM
eiuil leH us to Niipply dm lt
gi n.le of milk anil . ream, wlili li
I. strictly hiinlliiry.
Wo arc nntli.iiH l.i MH'iiis
mure riisti.iiii r nnil pminlMi
guiMl M.TV Ire.
Satisfaction giu.ruiitiNMl In
Confectionery and Cigars
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
ST. HELENS, ORE.
i:vi;iiYTiu(j tiii: mar.
KI.T l I'ORDH
I'Ri:imri:i IX CLEAN',
REMLAR Itl.WEH AM)
M EALH AT ALL IIOl'RH
W. C. Campbell, Prop.
Rates between JSt.
Helens and Port
land, 50 ecnts one
way. 75 cents for
tlic round trip.
Tickets go-Hl mail scu,
J'"t l"ve SI. Helen. 7 -M.. ,n
Reliniiliijj ve p,,,,,,,,,,, t.M
Arrl.eatst lle'en, 4 4.', p. ,.
r- I HOOGHKIRK
K. A. ROSS
Butinrti Phon 2)
RKrnc, It j
DK. C 1C. WADIJ
PHYSICIAN AND SURGl0N
Muckl '"'t- r.iinw,0Kt
DU. W. U.DINIIAM
DEN 1 1ST
Oflke in Bn.l Buikli
IH. A. C. TUCKEK
ST. IIK1.I NS, ORKtioN
m i m r. HI in:.
: DR. L. GILHERTROSS
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Ofllre Honk c, ...
DR EDWIN ROSS
PHYSICIAN A SURGEON
oppu-k in Hank mi ii.ihnu
T. S. WHITE
I.M UN-HI, KMH tl.Mm
DR. ALFRED J. PEEL
PHYSICIAN A SUROEON
St. I It-lea:
DR. H. R. CLIFF
PHYSICIAN A URCtON
Hi him- ti.ln in A I. mi: lt,.K J
",,,Vu,.:.n.i"" Portland. Or
llt. IIU W. I1I.ACK
Hit. .NANA II. III.ACK
Drug. cmuoiMiAtToiia K;,
Ofllco Hours: t o. m. to IU
2 p.m. to 4 p m , 7:30 to 8 30 pi
Ht. Ileleim, Oregon.
GEORGE H. SHINN
ATTOPNEY AT LAW
St. Hckus Oregon
HERBERT W. WHITE
M. E. MILLER
Si. Helens - Oregon
wn ll l
A FRESH SHAWS
Adds tone to any
man. That's why.
we are so busy and
tlicre ate so many
tony people in this
15 CnU Ton.
St. Hln, Oregon
Somerset i-uup i
iii w-m m uw ii ii i i uio
U 111 1 U U I 1"" - I
Of tlio Lest Winning Klrnln-''
$l.m and fii.ftt iwr lB'
). I. V. and IMlaiKl
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