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, l'OUXDKD 1881 Issued Kvery Friday By TIIK MIST PUBLISHING COMPANY Duvld 1v1m, Kditor. Entered ns second class matter, January 10th, 1912, at the Fostoffice at Saint Helens, Oregon, under the Act of March 3rd, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION HATES One year 11.60 Six Months 76 Advertising rates made known on application. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER WHY THIS OMISSION? St. Helens has missed a mighty good opportunity for publicity in the neglect to have the city represented during the celebration incident to the opening of the Celilo canal, which lias riveted the attention of practic ally everybody in this state during the present week. From Portland to the sea on the Oregon shore there are two cities St. Helens and Rainier. The people of this city seemed wholly content to sit idly by and see the pageant pass down the Washing ton shore of the Columbia. . So far as this town was concerned the trium phant passage of steamers from the heart of the Inland Empire to the sea was of no consequence whatever. Most cities along the way were repre sented In this history-making event by a number of representative citi zens. Perhaps the most effective repre sentation any of them had was by means of some young lady native of the town. In the case of St. Helens there are a number of young ladies, whose lives have been spent here and whose births took place on the very shores of the mighty Columbia. Some one of these maidens should have represented the city in the cere monials which have held the atten tion of the people the entire week. The opening of the Columbia river to through navigation from Lewis ton, Idaho, to the sea is of the greatest importance to the entire dis trict traversed by that great water way. The whole adjacent country will be benefitted. Every town and hamlet should have been represented. In this connection one of the cry ing needs of St. Helen is an effective commercial organization, one of the functions of which would be to see that the city was properly repre . sented upon just such occasions as has taken place during the present week. One or two citizens should not be expected to bear the entire responsibility and expense of promot ing and carrying out the matters of public concern which equally benefit everyone in the community. The merchants of this city are just now undertaking to enlist the co operation of the business and pro fessional men of the community in just such a work as is outlined here. The matter has been taken under consideration and some plan will be devised within a very short time whereby, through the instrumentality of the merchants' organization, there may develop a strong commercial association, whose function would be to give attention to aTl matters per taining to the public welfare. PAID IN KIND Probably no other word In the English language has suffered so much from the insinuations of bright people as the word goodness. Good ness has received so much patronage, has been the object of so much con descension and has been treated so gingerly by those who make a show of doing things that it would seem to have been put forever In the shade as a virile word. The very virility of the word, however, has saved it from extinction. Goodness applied to farming means good farming. Goodness applied to shoes means good shoes. Goodness applied to schools means a good edu cation. Goodness applied to the fam ily perhaps means more than applied to anything else in this world. A good wife, a good husband, a good father, a good mother, a good brother, a good sister a galaxy of persons than whom nothing more en viable can be found on earth. Goodness is happiness and happi ness is one of the chief ends of man, according to the Declaration of Inde pendencetheologians and philos ophers notwithstanding. Just so far as fun overleaps the boundary of goodness, Just so far it leaves happi ness behind. You simply take your choice. " . But of all burdens heaped upon goodness, none are greater, none have come so near crushing the life out of goodness as has hypocrisy. Time out of mind, throughout all lands, among all peoples, have whited sepulchres appropriated the garments of good ness, casting odium and obloquy on the noblest word In the language, but the perennial life of the word re appears In sweetness and strength when a good neighbor appears on the scene, when the Samaritan follows the priest and the Levite, when a mau's word is as good as his bond, when even a good reputation counts big in the courts of law. Goodness has Its reward la the whirligig of time. Smartness has its day; goodness outlives that day. Revelry has its day; goodness out lives that day. "Take thine ease, eat, drink and be merry," and say to yourself: "Thou fool." This is not saying that goodness Wa its reward ; so have other things their rewards just as surely. It is not simply a matter of morals, but a matter of mathematics as well. You are paid day by day in kind. THE OREGON VOTER. Volume one, number one, of the Oregon Voter, a brand new thirty two page, doublo column magazine, published at Portland, has readied our exchange table. The man behind the gun on this new publication Is C. C. Chapman, until early in this year manager of the Oregon Immi gration Bureau, and one of tho live wires of this state. By reason of the position Mr. Chapman had occupied for a good ninny years. In which he rubbed elbows with tho very sinew of the state, he is possessed of an Intimate knowledge of things, public and private, which enables him to deal some solar plexus blows to things wrong, which are not rare. Mr. Chapman's Voter is a reflex of the man who makes It. It is the liveliest infant we have encountered for a long time, and its attitude In dealing with questions in which debt, public and private, are a factor, gets right down to the meat In the cocoa nut. There has long been a field yawn ing fur just such a publication, and Brother Chapman and his Voter are starting out in a manner to indi cate that the position will bo filled admirably. One of the themes which the Voter devotes a great deal of attention to is that of bonded indebtedness, and the jolts it administers to that giant of folly are telling. We hope the Voter keeps real busy along the lines it pursued in its first number. ATTENTION WILL DO IT The habit of work itself is a men tal stimulus, no matter what that work is, when It is earnest, persistent and enthusiastic. It is to learn to look at a blank wall until the secret door opens; to look hard and long, to look intelligently and well, and the secret door will open. Attention, thought, earnestness, persistence, enthusiasm these old virtues will energize the mental fac ulties and put to shame the lassitude of growing years. The practical question is how you can teach boys and girls, teach everybody, to so con centrate their mental vision that mys teries will unfold one after another; that the mind will grow to meet the advancing years. RURAL CREDITS Notwithstanding the tendency of some individuals who have been ac tive in attempts to establish rural credit systems to dogmatize on the subject, It is evidently still a problem filled with difficulties. It is the unanimous conclusion that short-term loans on farm land are too expensive. In addition to high Interest charges and commissions for renewals there is the expense of frequent bringing of the abstract down to date. There Is always hanging over the head of the borrower the fear that financial conditions will be such at the matur ity of the mortgage that he cannot get a renewal at reasonable rates. There is apparently general agree ment that some form of bonded In debtedness must be devised. It Is urged, in illustration, that the public borrows money in this way and that our great Industrial development would have been impossible without the sale of bonds. But here the agreement ends. Some would have the national gov ernment or the state lend money to farmers at low interest rates. Others would use banks with capital sup plied by state or nation. Some would exempt the capital of such banks from taxation. Others would exempt the bonds from taxation, using the familiar argument that the land Is already taxed. Two speakers consid ered the problem before the Southern Commercial Congress at Muskogoe recently, Myron T. Herrick. who has specialized on rural credits more than any other prominent American, and George Woodruff of Jollet, 111., who has an Intimate acquaintance with tho workings of the Farm Mortgage Bank of that city. Doth protested against state or national "subsidies of the farmer." Mr. Herrick criti cised exemption from taxation on the ground of inequality. Taxes must be paid and he argues that farmers who are not borrowing money would Join other classes of taxpayers in resisting what would be a gross discrimination. Mr. Woodruff would exempt the de benture bonds from taxation, using .... i . ti,i1,,.i.ia atlon." The Joliet plan of amortlzu tlon, by which twenty-year bonds are paid out in forty equal semi-annual payments, appears to have been a success. It reduces to the minimum one of the greatest dangers, that of over-valuation of the security, for with each semi-annual payment the security becomes stronger. Congress and the various legislatures have few more urgent problems before them. While immedlute action is desirable, the devising of an equitable and workable plan is more Important still. JOY RIDING INTO DEBT. (Oregon Voter) In one county 71 per cent of the farmers who were delinquent in pay ment of 1913 and 1914 taxes were recent purchasers of automobiles. A county official told this to me on a recent visit to Portland. He had checked over the tax roll and marked the names of delinquents who had bought machines within the lust two or throe years. Nearly throe of every four were lotting tlioir tax penalty pile up along with the expense of new tires, oil and gasoline. A few years ago In Portland It be came tho fashion to mortgage the home in order to Indulge In tho pleas urable recreation of spinning in one's own cur over the nlco new pavements which cost $10,000,000 of bonded in debtedness to provide. Tho fashion bus spread to the country. Terhnps the health, pleas ure and fuller enjoyment of life more than compensate for the embarrass ment mi d worry of debts overdue. Perhaps it would have been wiser to have waited Just another year. Per haps not. It is an individual prob lem. When it comes to the community itself rushing pell mell into costly expenditures and hastily assuming bonded indebtedness, it is more than an individual problem. What's the matter with taking it a little easlor? What's the mutter with paying as we go? Sort of an old-fashioned doc trine, littlo heeded In these days, but ought wo not go Just a bit slower for the sako of feeling surer of what we are doing, KINGDOM OF BREADTH While there may be a miserable kind of zeal manifested by narrow ness, the real stimulus of life comes from breadth. Exclusiveness is petty, mean, shriveling. The more costly its dress the plainer is its nature exhibited. Nothing is more open than the provincialism of caste in education, than the provincialism of ethics in the professions, than the provincial ism of luxury In club life. He who enjoys the blue of the sky, the green of the grass, the sparkle of the dew drop, as well as he who is in tune with common childhood, with the comradeship of everyday life, has no need of foreign plasters on his grip. Breadth is commonness; nothing more, nothing less. Specialism may point to brilliancy, but it spells nar rowness the best you can make of it. The higher you get, the more pointed you are. Common sympathies, common Joys, common sorrows, common hopes, alone give breadth. The man of parts must pay a big price for his attainments. The states man, the scholar, tho philosopher, the poet, the captains of finance and in dustry all have their reward but all lack the breadth of humanity which is reserved for common folk. Except ye become as one of these common folk, ye can not escape the bonds of narrowness, ye can not enter into the kingdom of breadth. ERROR IN LAW. By means of an error made by the last legislature the salary of John II Lewis, state engineer, is doubled and If Mr. Lewis deslros he will have a right to draw $6000 annually. The mistake occurred through tho! hasty methods employed during the f 1'luntn Ikln Manufacture closing hours of the legislature In on Iurge Ht-nle. passing the bill consolidating the of-' ' ' flee of state highway engineer wltliL Mr8 U'an . r6 of Amorlcnn flint nf flirt atuia ftn trliind In Jamming the measure through! T" enlurglng the lnt before adjournment a clause was In-I "'"V" pIanU t0 mect tho ''"""ds sorted to the effect that wherever af.,e!J)rr,eesInorSuC!Ire0t, In any law the name of the state high dyestuffs, the supply of which for way engineer appeared, the namo merly came almost excliiHlvpiv fr,..,. "stato engineer" should be placed. I No exception was made to the pro-! ii i , , ... Vision In Mm Ulrl tllirliuav ,ninl..l..l "" '": "i uuiiiiiiiirue nas announced It wus act which places the salary of the devoting much attention to the prog stuto highway engineer at $3000 a' f688 ln American dyestuff manufuc- year, Attorneys say this section fixing tho K1..1........ i . . . Runny euginuur s salary was not re- uinonni nyprouuets ovens nt an ottt poaled and therefore if the other pro- lny of 1,000,000. I'lants at John vlsldn of tho new law Is followed1 om' in'.Li?' nd;, YounKHtown, changing the name of state highway! X? engineer to state engineer, Mr. Lewis other in the south, all are Increasing would be entitled to draw this addt-l or eatabllsliinK facilities for benzol tlonal balary. I PIrod1,ucl'on' A Pl'mt at Marcus In the consolidation bill provision "0 "urroYnSnrtes on Is made that the deputy engineer to a large scale. ""ern.otnatog on bo appointed, who is now Cantine.l . u ,8 ll0PG1 "'"He works will pro shall recelvo $3000 annually. ' ,uce ,mo"l ot 1,18 aniline oil and salts required by American color works iVVVVWWVVVVWj 9 nnnnmiT rAlllirWT . CURRENT COMMENT Rheumatics also fly northward with the wild geese. A monument Is proposed to Truth. Why, It Isn't dead, is it? Those "daughter" not-let Ics aren't much for pouce. No wars, no daugh ters. When we consider how easily rad ishes are rulsod they hnvo no okmiho to be hollow. Tho busiest man bus had his front yard covered with gravel and sold his luwu mower. i Put French dressing on It and you'll never know what the salad la composed of. j The consensus of Cuban opinion is that prize fighting has bull lighting skinned a mile. ! Bubonic plague Is again in Havana. More enthusiasm for rut tights und less for bull lights, Don't believe moro than half you hear, and if It is from Mexico don't boliove any of it. Could one but run as fast as mon do In the movie films one rould make a fortune nt footracing. We don't believe Nlotpsche Is tho cause of tho wur. Everybody is si III arguing over what hn means. Turkey continues to wonder what is the mutter with her. Did she i-vor consider abolishing the harem? We'd rather somebody else should stamp out typhus fuvor than run the risk of typhus fuvor stumping us out. Old Scouts do not think of organ izing, but they muy havo to. Every body's rlghtB are in more or b-;i peril. Turtle soup Is tho kind we're In when our automobile turns turtle. This kind three for a nickel, but one is enough. Signed arguments about the war sent to people's columns tend to be come markedly similar both In tone and substance. , Colonel Roosevelt wants to coma back. Thore's room for nil In the; fold, even thoso who fly off the han dle occasionally. An altruistic baseball munngt-r would fence in his bull park with lumber containing at least M2 knot holes. Why knot? Having read that Judge Tuft and Colonel Roosevelt shook hands, we might suspect each is having his right hand treated for frosl-blta. Antiseptic screens for kissing urn now advocated. Judging by expert-, ence, In twenty years from now there; will be a law compelling that kind. Mr. Setdel, who was mayor of Mil waukee, Bays "socialism Is a euro fori poverty." We'd like to sen a little' tried at some experiment station first. I A curfew law for tho boys thut embraces summer night when thej moon is full is nothing less than ! cruelty. Want to crush out ull boy- lsh romance? j If they really are going to partition Austria, Germany by rights Is en-1 titled to much of the north central portion, bringing Pun-tlnrmnnlsm to its realization. Shall men wear cotton, suits In summer? That's for tho laundries to say; and, Incidentally, tho Btroot car companies, who muy or muy not scrub the cur seats. Those 2000 Americans who have worried It through for four years in the City of Mexico will do all tho r unionlng and "reminiscing" for forty: years after the revolution is over. ! It is to be feared that In so mo backyard soils the pictured envelope which is stuck In the end of the row arter the seed in it la planted will bo the prettiest thing ever Been there. One Interesting feature about tho Btory of the French olllcor who was acquitted of killing his wife because she persisted on accompanying him to the front Is that maybe it Isn't so. Why not make the man who Is Just learning to run his automohllo curry a red flag? Rut, on second thought, It isn't necessary. Anybody will notice half a mile away what Is tho matter. Men eat most of the pies; women know they are not good for tho com plexion. A St. Helens matron says "pie-eating being America's besetting vice, it might be a good thing to (lis pense with it altogether." Truly. Hut it's the old story of Eve and the apple, Who Invented pie? Cnrtulnly not man. "Tho woman tempted mo and I did eat." ' AMERICAN-MADE DYES iiiiim uio eaiuilllHll ng new mini. aermnny. and which has been cut off nrrat ,,rlta,n'B nral'nrgo against German commerce. The donnrtmen ... " ""i""i"ii!ni "uu iounu a notnwnrthv ! Aflvnnn One company hns nrnvl.lo.i t i .ti.i . . : AN UP TO DATE Jewelry Store COMPLETE STOCK OF Watches AND Clocks EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING. VON A. GRAY Jew.l.r. ST. lit IS NS PURE MILK AND CREAM Furimhed Daily by LONE FIR DAIRY Cade Brot., Proprietor! ST. HELENS, OREGON. I'lmlie 107-6. Our farlllllfK nml e-"iilmrnl fur lianillliitf dairy product I'liiiMcH iin to Hiiiply tlin lnwt Itrailo of milk uml t-rritiii, which l i Mrli tly miultiiry. Wo nro untlouft U mm-lire mora riMmm-nt mid iromlfl KihmI Horvltr. Satisfaction gtmruiilitil In every rrsMt t. LUNCH AT MASON'S RUTHERFORD BUILDING. St. Helens, Oregon. llcahiiartTK for I'rank's (Utility meat treats mt. hood ick cream IIIkIi Hrudn com i:tiom:ry ( l(i KS AND TOII ( CO l.tiiii li nt all bourn. New Restaurant RE-OPENING OF Grand Cafe ST. HELENS, ORE. KYHIIYTIIING TIIK MAIL KKT Al I'OltDH HtKI'AltKIUXCI.MAV, KATAHLK HTYLK HO.MU COOKINd ISKGlLAIt IHNNUK AM) HIIOItT OIIDKHH MKAI.H AT A LI. IIOl'HH W. C. Campbell, Prop. Str. IMLDA Rates bctweeu St. Helens and Port land, 50 cents one way 75 cents for the round trip. Tickets good until used. notl..Vp8st. Ilclt.n, 7:w,a. m Keturninjf leaves Portland 2:110 t' m Arrive nt St Iielem,4-4r,p.,, ' f- I HOOCHKIRK K. A. ROSS CO hi FUNERAL DIRECTOR I EMmn,,. Bank Building Binintu Plwfw J J . 0. htl J DR. C li. VVADIJ K PHYSICIAN AND MuckUBIdg, ST.Min, ir.' fort Lin DR. W. R. I)INIIAM ft DENTIST c 11 1 V ml 01. iiciens . rv ha 1 la Ilouni N.,,,.1... ... T. 11 1 ... . -- j nii.mii IT lort ..I'K. A. C. TUCKER DENTIST ST IlKU NS, okKtiON Mr In Lot IT DR. L. CILRERT ROSS PHYSICIAN &O?Cf0N d 1 wiMt-w pini 111114, J. T . 1 1. DR EDWIN ROSS PHYSICIAN A SURGEON orncK is hank hniuiKu St. Helens . Orcgo IK T. S. WHITE FUNERAL 0f"C7OR Mt'KNHKb KMIUI.ttK Houhon OrfM DR. ALFRED J. PEEL PHYSICIAN A SURCEOH H.nt tiuiiiiim St. IkW DR, H. R. CUFF PHYSICIAN A SURCEOH "'"ilW"' Portland, 0: im. 1 it a w. 111.ACK DIL NANA II. HUM K DruV. CII1IIOPHACTOH8 ' Office lloura: a. m. to 11 2 p.m. to i p.m., 7:30 to 8.10 1 8t. Melons, Oregon. GEORGE H. SH1NN ATTORN EYATLAW St. Heleus Oregon HERBERT W. WHITE ATTORNEYATLAW St Helen Oregot M. E. MILLER ATTORNEYATLAW St. Heleus Oregon 3 ST. HELENS ROUTE via WUUmiu Slomb THE KOPI V BOAT STR. AMERICA Leave rortlnnd dally -2:" ' (Hiinilav 1 .1ft D. nl.) Arrives Ht. Helens - - 6:00 J (Hunday 3:30 p. m.) t.nnvp. Mi llnlnna - - - 6:18 " Arrive. 1'ortland - - 10: H HOLM AN. Aft Mnkei all way lnndlngs. Whsrf ' H Aidor atreet. l'honos: A-4204. FRANK WILKINS. Bt Holoni Al' A FRESH SHAVE Adds tone to any man. That's wliy we are so busy aud tlicre are so many tony people in tliis town. j IS Cant Ton. LYNCH A IIALHTKAD. 5 St. Hltn, Oregon