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ST. HELENS MIST, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 18. 1916 FOUNDED 1881 Issued Every Friday by THE MIST PI BUSHIXO COMPANY 8. Ik MOOKHKAD, Editor & Manager Entered as second-class matter, January 10th, 1912, at the Postofnca at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year ..fl.RO Six Months 75 Advertising rates made known on application. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER THE COMPENSATION WAVE At the close of the year 1915, thirty-one of our forty-eight states had laws providing in some measure for the compensation of Injured workmen. There is nothing more remarkable in the annals of social legislation than the rapidity with which this reform has swept over the country. Five years ago not one state had provided any sort of compulsory in surance or pension system for its soldiers of Industry. In 1911 the wave started. In that year com pensation laws were enacted by Cali fornia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachus etts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington and Wisconsin. In 1912 their example was followed by Ari zona, Maryland, Michigan and Rhode Island. In 1913 Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, New York and West Virginia followed Buit. In the two following years ten more states have been added to the list. The federal government, it should be recognized, was the real pioneer in this reform, but the law enacted In 1908 was of little practical value until its scope was increased by amendments in 1911 and 1912. Five years, then, have "seen a revolution in the attitude of the American public toward its wage workers. It is true that we started late in this field, and are far be hind other civilized countries. The laws enacted so far are partial in scope and lacking in uniformity. Not one state has yet adopted a system comparable In completeness to that of Germany or England. But it is a big thing to have made a good start in so short a time. Another five years may bring laws establish ing this reform, in the name of so cial justice and industrial efficiency, in every state in the Union, with a more practical and uniform system of operation than any yet adopted. Salem Statesman. The Mist will stir up the local po litical pot next week and see what it contains. "Girls make fewer errors than boys." Except when they are pick ing out boys. Most of our Democratic exchanges seem to favor that proposed non partisan tariff board, on condition that they all be "good Democrats." The papers are making a big fuss over the fact that some Western woman is president of a bank. We've known many women for years who are accomplished tellers. The- secretary of state has an nounced that the S per cent received by the state from the sale of timber in forest reserves totaled $4597.12 for the year, which amount has been apportioned to the several counties of the state. The money goes into the highway and bridge funds. The amount to be received by, Columbia county is $31.88. State Treasurer Kay has notified the counties of the state that the state forester has apportioned the ex pense to be borne by them In the enforcement of the forest fire laws and that it is now due. Under the law each county must pay one-third of the expense. The apportionment of the expense for Columbia county Is $367.66, the highest amount to be paid by any county in the state, ex cept Jackson county, which pays $472.02. It Is not necessary to plunge far Into Canada to find evidence of the recruiting. Every hamlet has its re cruiting office, every small town Its armory, every large city Ha training camp, and finally come the great training camps where the biggest work is done. Canada's winters are not those of the South California coast, but there is no Canadian snow so deep nor atmosphere so cold that training la stopped. More Is done in the armories than in the summer time, but even in the camps the drilling goes on, and the many regi ments of .Highlanders with bare knees and wide kilts continue to tramp across the uncertain footing of January as blithely as In July. 1 - VVlUIUtJl U111L(11Vb SCAPPOOSE D. W. Price was a business visitor to Portland Monday. . Mr. and Mrs: Crowley were Van couver visitors over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. u. Watts were Portland shoppers last Friday. The Chapman logging camp will resume operations next Saturday. Mrs. Nora Ewing U still In a very feeble condition and steadily failing Mr. Coin of St. Helens, enme up Monday to visit his sick friend, Mrs. Edgar Stevens. They tell us the West pavilion will soon be rebuilt. This building was a storm wreck. O. M. Washburn is moving his family Into the Wlkstrom house, which was vacated last week. The Misses Ardath Hagey and Eva Garrison Sundayed with Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Stevens at St. Helens. Orin Abies is running his bus be tween St. Helens and Portland, after his enforced Idleness since the storm. Reports from Mrs. Getchell are not as encouraging as we would like, but we believe absolute rest will bring good results. Miss Ellaree Butler wnt to Port' land Sunday evening and expected iu begin work In a candy store on Mon day morning. O. M. Washburn was doing busin ess in Portland Tuesday. C. Kobinskl was also a business visitor to the Rose City Tuesday. Butler and his section gang have been working at John Day for sev eral days repairing the banks of the Columbia river. Lyle John and Victor Watts were entertained by Dix Holaday with a Sunday dinner such as these boys know how to appreciate. Little Lawrence Watts remains in a very weakened condition, after his attack of pneumonia, with a tempera ture running below normal. There was a good attendance at church Sunday night to listen to Dr. Johnston's excellent sermon. Miss Mildred Taylor sang a beautiful solo, which was much appreciated. Master Dix Holaday made a week end visit with his parents. Two weeks is a long time to stay away from home for a beginning. He re turned to Vancouver Sunday evenins. Friends will be glad to hear that Grandma Dean is again well enough to stand in the door and look about out of doors. This must be a great pleasure U her after being shut in so long. N. C. Jamlsen of Portland, who was engaged to drill the school well, sent the drill down Monday, at least it arrived here Monday evening, after four days struggling along the road between here and Portland. Mr. Murray is running a bus from Rainier to Portland again. Mr. Mur ray took a load of our young people to St. Helens Saturday evening to the basketball game. On the return they burst a tire and were held up at Warren for repairs. Some walked home and were too lame to attend church next day. H. West, G. Morris and Chas. Wlk strom went out Tuesday to begin re building the local telephone line, which was laid flat during the recent storm . Our secretary was instruct ed to send out letters asking every body to pay up so we can get the line in good condition. This is Import ant and it takes money to do the work. The telephone is missed by everyone, especially where there Is sickness in the family. SCAPPOOSE SCRAPS Our town is growing so rapidly it Is Impossible to see Mount Hood for Scappoose. Owing to scarcity of fuel during the present winter sparking except by mail, has been abandoned. The past two months has beer, rather severe on those of our peoplo who depend on strip poker for amuse ment. A stranger visiting this vicinity at present would probably gain rather an unfavorable impression as on ac count of its being February and leap year our handsomest citizens arc liv ing in temporary retirement. Mrs. Washburn, our accommodat ing postmistress, Is probably the only person in town who has not marked up stock since the war. She Is still selling all styles of stamps at popular prices. During the silver thaw the local train was run In two sections, the first section was composed of Butler on a hand car. An efficiency expert here asserts some of us waste much time and breath by telling two lies when one would answer as well. Don't know who he refers to, there Isn't a real estate agent in town. Mr. I. 0. Wlkstrom, our enterpris ing lumberman, has leased his pr p erty In town and moved out into tlm bluffs west of here. It Is reported he nas become a cavedweller, wears long hair, a goatskin coat and carries a club. Since the dry law beenmo ef fective quite a number of men arc spending their time in underground collars. A Btranger passed through town lust week driving au express wiiunu in which was a partially concealed keg of beer. Mr. Mllloy of the pool hall, Is noing about on crutches with a aprnluod and badly swollen ankle. Ho refuses to say whether he overtook the ex press wagon or nut, but he is wearing a muftler on his breath. Mr. Strasser, our up-to-duto bar- be, is now located in the Watts & Price block, where he has more roomy quarters. Quite a number of our leading men are Inclined to boy cott his establishment because ho is endeavoring to introduce the custom of taking a bath. Why shy at any new reforniB? G. B. Mllloy, who sells soda and confectionery, has a new scheme to encouruge custom. He serves all soft drinks lu small beer glasses und finds his sales are nearly double, what they formerly were. He Is snid to bo making chemical experiments for producing artificial foam. If he suc ceeds, he will soon be able to retire. Recently the marshal posted a no tice in a conspicuous place stating that a coat had been stolen from a residence on the previous night and the party was perhaps not aware the house was quarantined for smallpox and the coat liablo to contain thous ands of germs. Next duy, though the weather was very severe, over halt the male citizens were going about in their shirtsleeves, wearing a worried repentant look. It is rumored that Bert West has leased Lake street In St Helens and will move his large herd of dulry cows down thero for the summer. Previous to 1916 this street was oc cupied principally by saloons and at the time they closed It is said J. Wellington, who held a large Interest there, burled his remaining stock of wet goods and left for the east. Mr. West will employ every spure moment In seurch of tho buried treanure. Bert always was a lucky cuss. A hyphenated brother of Dutch Canyon, who husn't thoroughly mus tered our language, returned home from lodge or something at 3 o'clock In the morning and crept Into bed too tired or thoughtless to removo his shoes and other clothing. Next day, upon being accused by his wife of having been "kranked up," ho was unable to lie out of It owing to there being no such word as "disavow" in the German languugc. Had ho been able to come back at her with some large, heavy word the meaning of which she was ignorant, while she was searching the dictionary ho could have escaped to tho burn and remain ed until tho war clouds rolled by. We have some advantugos over tho Ger mans, in fact America leads the world In inventing new words and excuses. Glen Morris of Scappooso Heights, blew in tho other day. When he comes to town the slot machines turn their faces to tho wall. When asked what he was doing, ho said he was enlarging his plant. It was learned later ho was changing a pair of No. 10 Ehoes at tho storo for a pair of 12'b. He related some thrilling ex periences he had in the woods during the sleet storm. Mr. Morris Is an entertaining talker and can converse In three languages Englluh, Swed ish and another which he acquired while driving mulec in Wlkstrom's lumber camp. This lattar, however, no one but himself and the mules can understand. ONE-EYED RILEY. "SEALED VALLEY" Beginning Sunday and Monday, February 27 and 28, and every Sun day and Monday following, the Strand Theatre will show the people of St. Helens and vicinity a big fea ture. The first production of "Sealed Valley" which will be shown on the "SEALED VALLEY" 27th and 28th, Is taken from Hulburt Footner's novel of the same name, with Dorothy Donnolly starring. "Sealed Valloy" Is a Metro produc tion on the regular Metro n return m and promises many surprises both from photographic und ucllng stand point. "Sealed Vulley" whs staged at Tlnsbury, Cuniulu, In the exact locale of the story and Is In live nets, Ihreo humlred scenes and Is said to bo re plete with thrilling situations and vivid climaxes. Owing to tho cost of procuring theso attractions II Is necessary to make the admission feo 5 and 15 cents. Wlillo attractions of this na ture have been shown in St. Helens for 10 and 20 cents and possibly higher, the Strand Theatre people are confident that they will receive suf ficient support from the people of St. Helens and vicinity to show those pictures at 6 anil 15 rents. UNCLAIMED LETTERS. Letters unclaimed at the St I lei ens, Oregon, postolllco, for tho week ending Feb. 12th, 1916: Miss Hazel Haines, Mr. Fred Pow ell. Letters unclaimed by Feb. 2lith. 1916, will ho sent to Division of Dead Letters. IVA K. DOI'D, P. M. NOTICE Tho party who called at the cream ery January 2l!t!i, ami received 20 lbs. of butter for A. T. Klblan. will please call ut the creamery as soon us convenient. CUKAMKUY ASSOC'N. Fancy Box Cnmly at Mason's. TRY OUR WANT ADS For Sale cheap Two hacks, In good condition. K. V. Saxton, War ren, Ore. Phone 100 5. Wanted to Kent 10 to 20 acres, partly Improved, for poultry and fruit; cash. Write D. K. Kohlusou, 1510 K. Oak St., Portland, Ore. Hatching eggs from excellent mat ing. Pure bred It. I. Heds and White Leghorns, as good us the best. Prices reasonable. Hook your orders early. A. M. Williams, Winter st.. three blocks north of Central Gro cery, St. Helens. 8-2 mo. Lots for sale in blocks 14, 15, 2!), 34, 42, 64. 05 und S7 at from $50 to $300, on easy terms. Address J. II. Godfrey, 715 Oregonlan bldg., Port land, Ore. tf. For Sale or Trade Modern 6 room house anil two lots lu St. Hel ens, for horses, cattle or acreage Address Lock Box 356. St. Helens, 6-tf. A carload of land planter will hit received about February 20. Will deliver at lloulton for $10.00 per ton. Order by mall or telephone. Wo keep a full line of fertilizers ami need. Columbia Itlver fanning & Pro duce Company. 3-tf. I'Olt K.W.K OK K.UI.I.;K Horse, harness und rubber tired buggy; cheai) for cash, or exchange for Jersey cow. II. K. Lalluro. SI MMONS " In tho Circuit Court nf llm Si,in f Oregon, for Columbia County. T G Stevens, nlaintlff. VS. Ai'liefi Ktuvttiiu defendant. In the name of the State' or Oregon, you are required to appear unci answer or eLherwlun i,ir.,i complaint filed against you In the uihjvh entmeii suit within six weeks irom the 11th day of February, 1916 which Is the first r,il,llf,ti,,,. ,.r summons, and If you fair to appear and answer for wunt thereof tlm plulntlff will tnkn il und will npply to tho Court for a de- tr against you forever dissolving the bonds of matrimony now mid heretofore existing between plaintiff and defendant herein und forever divorcing nlalnitrr ant, und for such other mid further relief as tho Court may deem Just und equitable. hervlce of this uiimnw.nu i ..... .i upon you by publication by order of! ..on. j. a. jiuKin, Judgo of the above! entitled Court, matin mid entered I herein on the 4th l,,v ni v..t. i 1910, directing that said publication be mado in the St. Helens Mist, a newspaper of general circulation, published In St. Helens, Columbia County, Oregon, onco a week for six consecutive weeks. First publication hereof Is made on the 11th day of Ktdi. 1910 Last publication hereof Is mndo on the 24th day of March, 1910 W. II. DAOOETT, Attorney for Plulntlff. Sir IMLDA Rates between St. Helens and Port land, 50 cents one way, 75 cents for the round trip. Tickets good until used. Host leaves St. Helens 7:65 a. rn. Returning leaves Portland 2;.'1() p' , Arrive at St Helens 4 -45 p, m. ' r- 1 HOOCHKIRK Do You Have Back Ache Torpid Liver? Good health depends upon a good liver. Whenever this Important or gan Tails lu Its work of separating poisons from tho blood, and produc ing the bile which aids In digestion, 111 health, or even death may follow. Itoxall Liver Salts aid naturo to re store tho liver lo nortnul conditions by clearing tho Intestinal tract of waste matter. Valuable, also, in the treatment of rheumatism and those stomach, liver mid Intestinal disor ders mid skin eruptions caused by faulty elimination of the bowels and kidneys. Three slz.es, 25c, 50c and $1.00. I Sold only at Plnzn Pharmacy. LUNCH AT MASON'S High Grade Confections Hot and Cold Drinks Ice Cream Hot Lunches and Short Orders All Hum ( till ut Hotel ( 'mil toiiH Trent ineiil STtlP AT ORCADIA HOTEL TIIOH. ISI1IS I l it. Prop. Chicken Dinner Sunday, il.V Kin s fi.tHi i'i:u day ami it SM-i lul Hates lo I tegular Hoarders Is always appropriate for Wedding (lifts, lllrthday Presents, etc. No whern can you flud so extensive or so uttraetlvo n display of exquisite Table Silver as here. I Ion lion Dishes, Forks. Spoons, Servers, Ladles, etc. Cut Class and Clocks. Cold and (Sold Filled Jewelry. Jewelry and Watch Repairing a Specialty. VOX A. Olt.W, Tho Jeweler. ST. HELENS ROUTE via Willamatla Slough THE PEOPLES IICMT STK. AMERICA Leaves Portland dally - -2:30 p. in (Sunday 1 :30 p. m.) Arrives St. Helens - - 6:00 p. m (Siinduy 3:30 p. m.) Leaves St. Helens -6:15 a m Arrives Portland - - - 10:16 a, u. H. IIOLMAN, Ai.nt Makes all way landings. Wharf foot Alder street. Phones: Muln 8323. A-4204. FKANIt WILKINS, St Helens Agent. 1 A FRESH SHAVE I i m t Adds tone to any man. That's why j wc arc so busy and there are so many J tony people iu this town. J IS Centa a Tone. 2 I H. K. LYNCH. St. Htlrtu, Orrgon $ The eoodneaa nf J V- the cracker depends upon iresnness. " 1 -nowflakeSodasI are always 7 trean and ORDER PUOM BP ANY DEALER Pacific Coast Biscuit Company Portland, Oregon ! j Beautiful Silver PROFESSIONAL CAgft 1-:. A. ROSS FUNERAL DIRECTOR LICENSED EMBALM Bank Buildin, Si. H-IJJ B.in.. Phen. Re,, DR. C. IS.-W A 1)1$ PHYSICIAN AND SURGtoi, PII0KS gy DR. VV. R.DINIIAM DENTIST Offic In Buil BuiU.n, 01. iicicn.s . Q regej V l L I to 3 ,y Ap,,t,llel Z mt. a. c. tuck rat DENTIST ST IIKLKNS, ORHtioM MI't'KLt ai.nci. DR. L. GILBERT ROSS PHYSICIAN & SURGEON umr nam 1H1I4. p , M. Ilclcusj DR EDWIN ROSS PHYSICIAN A SURGEON t orricK IN IUNK HI'll.liiNii St. Helens . Oregon T. S. WHITE FUNERAL DIRECTOR l.l:KNSKt, KNIUI.MKK lloulton Oregon DR. ALFRED J. PEEL PHYSICIAN A SURGEON liant lilliUllll St. Helens DR. H. R. CLIFF PHYSICIAN A SURGEON Plimm Main ! A l.'M; Hm. K. H 11131.. HI7Hellu l . 1 r Hun,),,, " l'ortlaiui, Or GLEN R. METSKER ATTOIINKY Ollleo In Hank Iluildlnt I'liona 107 Ilt. IltA W. MACK DIL NANA II. HLAt K -rug. CHIKOPIIACTOH8 om.ee Hours: 9 a. m. to 1 1 a. ni. 2 P rn. to 4 p.m., 7:30 to 8:30 pm. St. Helena, Oregon. M. E. MILLER A TTO RNEY-A T-LA W Si. Helens - Oregon MOXKY TO UtAX ON l-'IIWT FAIIM MOKTUAUKM E. J. ROBERSON 702 Title and Trust Bldg. Portland, Oregon PURE MILK AND CREAM Furnlthsd Daily by ST. HELENS DAIRY S. N. CADE, Proprietor ST. HELENS, OREGON. Phone 107-6. Our facillUea and equipment for handling dairy produrU enalilea ui to miiiply the I""' Krade of milk und cream, whlrh In atrlctly aanlUry. Wo are anxloun to necii more cuxtonwr und nromW K'mhI aorvlce, HatlHfartlon guaranteed In evwy reaiiect.