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ST. HELENS MIST, FRI DAY. JULY 30, 1915.
FOUNDED 1881. Issued Kvcry Friday by THK MIST ri niJSHlXG COMPANY. Krnest G. Coau Editor and Manager Entered as second-cluss matter, January 10th, 1912, at the rostofilce at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1879. SUUSCHIl'TIOX KATES: One Year .$1.50 Six Months 75 Advertising rates made known on application. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. UNITED STATES FUVO. A speech, made In Philadelphia a few days since by John Wanamaker, the great merchant prince of the ' United States, a life-long and consistent Republican, who has supported the policies of Fresident Wilson, deserves more than passing comment. It contains the true ring of Americanism. In part Mr. Wana maker said: "The flag of the United States from this day on has got to mean more to the world than it ever did before. This nation is not going to ask permission from any foreign country to travel across the ocean that belongs to the whole world, and dom't forget that!" This is the real voice of the American people. And this' declaration that from now on the stars and stripes . have got to mean more to the world than ever before, is gratifying to note coming from one of his position, and has the nerve to speak out In this manner. The vessels of the United States should have as much right on the high seas as those of Great Britain or Germany. The American flag does not stand for the starvation of the German people nor the destruc tion of British commerce. As Mr. Wanamaker says, "it stands for the rights of American commerce to spread itself unrestricted and unrestrained to the farthurmost corners of the earth primarily, and In cidentally it proclaims the freedom of the seas of every nation. The flag of the United States does not stand for the control of the seas, and we do not sing little anthems concerning the ability of Uncle Sam to rule the waves. But Old Glory does stand for the freedom of the seas and the right of American com merce to extend itself to every nook and corner of this globe that desires our business." This kind of language expresses honest American sentiment. It is the kind to use to every European belligerent. It gives warning to the world that as a nation we are prepared to back up and defend every right that we are entitled to. WHAT BUILDS A TOWN? What does it take to build a town? It takes more boosters than knockers, says an exchange; more men with public spirit than those who do not know what the term "public spirit" means. It takes men who are willing to loosen their purse strings a little, and not clutch every red cent until the Indian thereon gives vent to a choked sob of pain. It takes men who have faith and confidence In their fellow men, and who do not ascrihe ulterior motives to every thing they un dertake. It takes women who are willing to do their full share, and children who are imbued with the spirit of home pride. It takes those who are big enough to overlook factional strife, and who are willing to shoulder their part of the burden of the task for the building of the common cause. All these things it takes, and when you find a town where that cpirit predominates, and the snarlers and the fellows who weakly gasp, "it can't be done," are relegated to a seat far, far in the rear you will find a thriving, prosperous community which is progressing and get ting its share of the things that really make life worth while. Added to the above it takes merchants who will purchase of brother merchants, at every opportunity. MR. BENSON'S PLAN. A proposal to issue $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 of state bonds for trunk line rlghway construction has been made by S. Benson, in conjunction with the trip of inspection being made by the State Highway com mission and the State Advisory board to Inspect through highways This will be one of the biggest questions before the state in the next few months. Whether it will be acceptable to the people will depend largely on the campaign conducted in its in terest. Taking the state as a whole into considera tion, the majority of taxpayers and voters are strongly opposed today to a state bond issue for trunk high ways, but it is among the possibilities that confidence in Mr. Benson and his associates on the highway ad visory board, together with support from counties to be directly benefited by the highways, may result in carrying the plan through at the next general state election. Tho plan, when worked out, will bo submitted di rect to the people, not to the legislature. Oregon Voter. INVITE THE WOULD. Washington and Oregon stand today on the eve of the greatest era of prosperity they have ever seen. It may be two or three years before these changed conditions reach us, but come they will just as sure as the rising of the sun. When they do come, these two states want to be ready to throw wide the door of industrial opportun ity and Invite the world here to develop our untold resources. We must be ready to do more than merely Invite, we must be ready to show the world that we are through the experimental stage and are ready to offer investors protection in the way of sane legislation, low taxes and freedom from unnecessary regulation of private business. This program Is worthy of the support of every commercial organization, laborer and business man In the two states and we should all go about it Just as systematically as we would the establishment of a new business, for a program like this will mean more business for all of us. Pacific Coast Manufacturer. THE OLD HOME TOWN. Do you remember the lazy fellow who used to sit around in the implement store and the barber shops nnd predict the failure of every boy who tried to poke his nose above the common herd? Up In the village of Salem, Illinois, they used to crack Jokes at the ex pense of a lank and ungainly young fellow who clerked in the village grocery, poled flat bouts and split rulls for a living. They culled him Abo In those days. Ho became the president of the United States and thous ands from far places on the earth havo visited his tomb at Springfield to do htm honor. They used to make fun of Bill McAdoo back In the home town. Ho dug a tunnel under the Hudson river and Is secretary of the treasury now. But there are a lot of old tuds back In the old town who sort of hope that Hill will yet fall over something and land In tho consoimne. Orvllle Wright Is another. He was a regular Joke In his old home town. It is the old home town itself that is a joke. OHEtiON RANKS FOURTH. According to the government figures for 1913, Oregon ranks fourth In the list of lumber producing states, having advanced from twenty-third place in the past decade. Washington still ranks first in lumber production. In fact, the reputed production In this state for 1913, approximately 4,600,000,000 feet, was the largest ever reported for that etate or any other state. Michigan approached this figure in 1890, by reporting a production of 4,311,000,000 feet. Out of a population of approximately 675,000 reople in Oregon, S4.000 or one-sixth of tho total number, Is directly dependent upon the lumber Indus try. Of a population of 1,142,000 people In Wash ington, sixteen per cent of approximately 193,000 aro dependent upon the lumber Industry. The time Is ripo. This section domunds a cream ery. Everyone can see tho benefit to both the pro ducer and the consumer of such an Industry. The duirymen have signified their willingness to form a company and finance the movement, providing the merchants of this city will assure them a market for their products. This puts it up to St. Helens. Can she afford to turn down such a proposition? One which will bring thousands of dollars a month Into local channeis. St. Helens can well afford to donate the site and a building for the creamery to tho pro posed company to locate here. It would bo good business. Notwithstanding tho war, tho demand for auto mobiles in the United States is increasing. People who used to spend their money abroad are staying at home this year and are buying automobiles. The automobile Industry has become one of the greatest In the United States and is constantly growing. Ono year ago St. Helens had some dozen automobiles. Today sho boasts of sixty, all sizes and many makes. It is a pretty good indication that prosperity Is making itself felt In this county. It takes the dinero to buy automobiles. If everyono In Oregon, who needs one, knew and asKed for brushes made in the state, they would goon learn that, for the bath, for tho hat. for the floor, for painting, and for every use that brushes and brooms are used, a better quality and at no extra cost Is avail able. The buying of these brushes by more people would mean 80 skilled workers instead of the eight who have been working successfully for Beveral years in our home town. Portland Chamber of Commerce News. After reading the latest American note to Ger many, Governor Wlthycombe made tho following statement: "The salient features of President Wil son's reply to Germany as outlined to mo appear en tirely justified by recent events, and will receive the commendation and support of all patriotic Americans. I hope and believe this fitting expression of firmness will havo a salutary effect in the future." Nels Darling, the community expert, in an address to the Eugene Commercial Club a few days since, asked the question: "Have you any farmer members of your club? In the middle western states the farm ers are joining the commercial clubs In large numbers. Thi3 brings the farmer and the business man Into closer touch with one another." This statement en dorses ours of a few weeks ago. With the new American cotton crop beginning to move, Great Britain declares her intention of limiting the export from America to neutral countries to their actual necessities. That is another foxy movement on her part to demoralize the cotton market so as to en able British buyers to gobble up what they need at very low prices. The American people should stand for very little additional British impudence. Be present at the lectures today. Ladles, It may develop a needed want to get your husbands, who have a spindling tomato plant and a squash vine growing in the back yard, to attend these lectures. The lectures will be a rare treat. St. Helens should attend en masse. The hearing of General Huerta on a charge of violating the neutrality laws of the United States la set for December 20. The general will probably spend the Intervening time studying American military methods at Fort Bliss. The harvesting of the wheat and oat cropB in this Mctfon 1b on. Binders are running day and night on many ranches. Tho grain Is well filled and the yield will be above the average. When we read about the storms which are ravag ing the eastern and mlddfo western states, we nr gladder than ever that we are behind the ramparts ot tho Cascades. Mrs. John Jacob Astor, who asks the court for $30,000 per annum for the maintenance of her baby boy, feeds a $2 steak to her pet poodle at each meal. Are you preparing for the big county fair In Sep tember, getting things in shape to exhibit? Now Is the time to prepare your grass and firaln exhibits. Taking 300,000 Russians prisoner every day or two is one of Austria's pastimes. What will she do when she has them all "captured up?" Every patriotic citizen of St. Helens Bhould bo present at the open air meeting at the City Park Sun day evening. , First now, first always If you would keep posted on tho happenings of the day, road the Mist. Theodoro Roosevelt says his postage bill amounts to $5000 per annum. E I TWENTY YEARS AGO j July ill, IS95. Alfred Harrison and wife spent Sunday In Portland. 11. V. (.Minor of Salem, was shak ing hands with old acquaintances hero lust week. Our County School Superintend ent, J. (1. WuttH, rumo over from Scnppooso Saturday and nindo us a call. I Dr. Edwin ltoss of iho St. Vincents hospllul at Portland, was down look-1 ing after business Interests Sntur-j da. ! Mrs. M. F. llazen, who was called to the bedside of her father In Ken-, tucky a short time ago. writes home that ho Is rapidly recovering. j Walter lilukosley and Bert Whlt-j net left for tho Bunker Hill country! hist Tuesday, where they wlil enjoy j few days hunting und dulling. i Tho census of Columbia county, j '.ogether with the regular assessment j has just been completed by Assessor While. Mr. und Mrs. J. II. Groves of Portland, ure vlsillng with their daughter, Mrs. Jus. Muckle, this week. St. Helens' new water system Is now completed and furnishes us a quality of water which cannot be surpassed by any town in the stale and will be no Hide Imeutlvo in causing people to locate in our midst. A party consisting of .Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Quick, Mr. nnd Mrs. It. Cox, Captain and Mrs. A. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. David Ilenshaw and Ole Sunday, left yesterday morning for Tillamook to spend a few weeks en Joying tho refreshing breeze from the great Pacific. W. 11. Dlllard left last Saturday for a trip to Europe. Ho will go to Sun Francisco first und from there he will proceed to his old home In Vir ginia, where he has a brother living. After a short visit there. Mr. Hlllurd will go to New York, from which place ho takes pussngo to London. He Intends traveling quite extensive ly throughout the Old World. AN UP TO DATE Jewelry Store COMPLETE STOCK OF Watches AND Clocks EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING. VON A. GRAY Jeweler. ST. HELENS COURT PROCEEDINGS Bids Refused on Millard mid Ever man Kouils Wt Too High, PURE MILK AND CREAM Furnithetl Dully by LONE FIR DAIRY Cade Bros., - Proprietors ST. HELENS, OREGON. I'll. me 107-A. Our furlliilrn anil equipment for bundling dnlry rodiictN enables u to supply tlm lx-st grade of milk nnd crenm, which U Ntrlclly saiiltiiry. We are iiiiIoiih to Mciir morn iii-toiiicr nnd pminlxa good set v Ire. Satisfaction gunruiitcvd In fvry respect. Saturday, July 24, 1915. 4th Ju dicial duy. On this day bids for Improving the Mlllurd road, In Itoad District No. 2, and the Kvermun roud In Itoad District No. 4, wero opened and ex amined by the Court, being us fol lows: Millard Roud. Elliott Contructlng Company, for tho sum of $778.00. Kveriiiiin Roud. Elliott Contructlng Company, for the sum of $2X00.00. And It appearing to the Court (hut said bids are too high, It Is hereby ordered by the Court that suld bids bo, and the same ure hereby rejected. And It nppcarlng to tho Court that no bids submitted for the Improve ment of the Columbia road near lied Town, In Uond District No. 3, It Is ordered by tho Court that all of suld work above mentioned as advertised be performed under the direction of tho County Uondma::'er. On this 24th day of July, 191 5, the County Itoad master presents to tho Court his certificate of tho comple tion of the contracts of the following named persons, for roud Improve ment, viz.: O. L. Tarbell. on S. A Crosby road; Hennott & Malcolm, on Mlst-Clatskanle road: elms on Swlft-Huzen-Ilennett road; Clar ence Keen, specification 1, Division 2 ltoud District No. 7, and P. Ilorger son. Spec. 1, Dlv. 3, Dlst. No. 7. And the Court being ndvhied In the matter, It Is ordered by the Court that notice of the filing of such cer tificate of completion be given by publication in two successive Issues of the St. Helens Mist, tho Hnliiler Review and the Clatskanlo Chief, to gether with notice that nil protests against final acceptance of said work and final payment therefor, must bn filed In the oflice of the County Clerk within two weeks from tho date of the first of suld publications. On this 24th day of July, 191(5 Leo. O. Titus, County Uoadmustor' tenders to the Court his written res ignation, to take effect on the 1st day of October, 1915. And the Court being advised In the matter, It Is ordered by the Court that said resignation be, and the came Is hereby accepted. Whereupon Court ndjournod until Wednesday, August 4, 1915. LUNCH MASON'S RUTHERFORD BUILDING. HI. Helens, Oregon. Heuiliiiitrti'rH for Crank's tjuullty MEAT TREATS MT. HOOD I !; CREAM High rimdn com ectionery ( HaitS AM Toll CO Lunch nt nil hours. NOTICE TO (iKAXGKKH. Columbia Cnunlv Dr.,.,,,... .,. , 1'iiMMiu urunge will meet with Clatskanlo Orange the "inuruuy m August, being sev enth day. A good attendance Is do sired, as there will be speakers there 4 11- N. LOVELACE, 31-2t. Master Pomnnn r:rn,. ,.H 1 p . IIREI I'IRK! I-IKH! FIRE! See E. V. DuIpL- q, hi . . ".. iMTiuun, anu Insure vn n r nmna.. I .. ... . - i""'!; iii mu uregon Ure Relief AsBonlatlon of McMlnn vllle, Oregon. Don't nut It off MchCtf W. L. WAItliMM a.? Acreago homes In St itninna i Milton Purk. ndlnlnlnv II, n II,,,, I...- - r 'I'Juililll School House grounds, i. . the market. Tracts of from 2 to C or more acres, as desired. Prices reusonamo. Terms liberal. Small payment down; Iwhinrn nn .., . low Interest. Roe Coo. II. Shlnn, at oftlco of Columbia County Abstract Company, St. Helens, Oregon. 30-4t New Restaurant RE-OPENING OF Grand Cafe ST. HELENS, ORE. everything the mar. ki:t ai i onus I'Ri:pari:i) in clean, katahlh 8tylh home cooking. RIXilLAR DINNPll AMI NIIORT ORIIKRH MEALS AT ALL Hot'RH W. C. Campbell, Prop. Str. IRALDA Rates between St. Helens and Port land, 50 cents one way. 75 cents for the round trip. Tickets good until used. Boatl-avea St. Helens 7:55 n m Kcturnlnj? Uvea I'oitln, 2::t() n' in Arrive at St lleltns 4 45 p. ,. 0 I. HOOCHKIRK PROFESSIONAL CAR? FUNERAL DIRECTOR i-ii-LNsrr) fm..,. vih i none iy n DK. C. U. VADK PHVS.C.AN AND 6Uf,00) Moss an HK.W. Il)INMiuT" DENTIST OlH in Bk Buildin, St. Helen;. ir Sim.l.... . . .. "O l.'t I to $ llV Am ' tB'r-t li A n miBlinrni i Hotl vri""liiirmw DU. A. c. TUCKEU IENT1ST ST HELENS, OR.:U)N mmi i in in;. DR. L. GILndRTRoss PHYSICIAN & Omen Hank III. I. UR0E0H St. Heto DR EDWIN ROSS PHYSICIAN A SURGEON OKKH'K IS IUNK nni.hiM, St. Helens Orcg. T. S WHITE FUNERAL niKEUOR Ut:RNsKI. KMIIAl.sr II on It on Orcj;( DR. ALFRED J. PEEL PHYSICIAN A SURGEON St. Hc-lcni Kant lltillitlllt DR. H. R. CLIFF PHYSICIAN SURGEON ""VS."" Portland, Of. IH. IRA V. IILACK Hit. NANA II. lll.ACK nil tiAim 'ftyita Drugs Ktj!l Olllco Hours: II a. in. to 11 . b. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 7:30 to 8:30 pn St. Helens, Oregon. HERBERT W. WHITE AT TORNEY-ATLAW St. Helens Oregoi. M. E. MILLER ATTORNEY A TLAW St. Helens - Oregot ST. HELENS ROUTE W la Wlllamall Slouih THE PEOPLES BOAT STR. AMHKUJ4 Leaves Portlund dully - -2:30 P- , .... M i (Huniiiiy i:.iu p. m i Arrlvos Bt. Helens - - i'M- (Sunday 3:30 p. ni l Loaves Ht. Helens - - - Arrives Portland - - - 10:" II. HOLMAN, A"l Mukog all way landings. Wlmrf ' H a i,i... ........ in. ...... Mnla '- A-4204. FRANK WILKIN8, 8t Ilolcm Ag A FRESH SHAYE 1 Adds tone to any man. That's why we are so busy there are so many tony people in tin's town. IS Cnl Tone., S. K. liYNCH. Sl Heleni Orfgon