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2 ST. HELENS MIST, FRIDAYFEBRUARY 15. 1918
I Issued Every 1'riduy liy MIST ITKUSllli COMIMXV Till 0. D. HEILBOKX Vice resident nnd Manager. S. C. MORTON Editor SrilSCUIl'TIOX KATES One Year Six Months $l..-o Entered as second-class matter, January 10th, 1912. at the Postoftica at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1S79. COUNTY OlTUl.M, IMPEK "I pledgo allegiance to my Flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with Llborty and Justice for All." THE I'OIMY S I. YUM THAT IS.VT. A FA KM Mr. Taxpayer, how would you like, to own a $10,000 farm, situated near a thriving town; good school and churches nearby; state highway, tele phone and railway lines right in front of you; good land; only one hour's auto drive to Portland: farm is situated in a good community none better in the state; laud practic ally all cleared; good house cn place; rural free delivery at your very door, and then rent the farm to some per son for $175 per year? Would you consider it a good investment? Well, Mr. Taxpayer, you do own such a farm you and the other Columbia county taxpayers and Cue farm is known as the "county farm." It is situated near Warren, nnd people who are judges of good land say it is one of the best farms in tiie coun ty. Possibly that is why you rent it for the big sum of $175 per year, and also pay for the clover seed, repairs to buildings, etc. When you first bought this farm, Mr. Taxpayer, you thought you would erect suit able buildings and care for tho poor and needy in the county, but then you must have decided to the contrary, for you now appropriate $ 1 1,000 pe" year for the aid of such poor and needy and rent your farm for $17 5 per year. You might think it is bet ter economy to pay retail prices for potatoes, vegetables, chickens ami e:;gs and give them to tho poor in stead of trying to raise such sup plies on the farm. You must liuve thought it was better to send the decrepid to some Portland hospital and pay $30 to $40 per month for their care in the hospital instead cf hiving some capable person looi; after them on your farm. You must have thought ruch unfortunates would prefer to be housed within the narrow confines of a hospital ward, or hospital grounds instead of en joying the sunshine and the freedom which is or could he hot on your county farm. You must have thought it far better to allow some needy per son $25 or $30 per month and tell them to do the best they could with the mcnoy, Instead of hiring some capable person to run your farm and look after the n.eds of the unfortun ates amongst, you. You must have thought it far better to make daily payments to Portlnnd hospitals end homo for tho aged and help them 1 uild new buildings to accommodate your poor end the poor from other counties than to spend several hun dred dollars in providing suitable ruarters on your own farm for the nre of such poor. Well, Mr. Tax payer, this is just the situation. You own one of the best farms In Colum bia county nnd you are doing noth ing with it, but you are paying $1,000 I ?r month to care for individuals puny of whom should be on your farm. For a few hundred dollars jou can fix up your farm so you can r "commodate a considerable number ? needy people. For $90 or $100 1 --r month you can secure tho ser vices of a tru'itworthy and big heart fd man to look after your farm and the unfortunates who may be sent Ciere. Vegetables, grain, etc., coulO 1 e raised to help support the farm, fid the inmates would get proper e re and attention. Mr. Taxpayer, v ouldn't it be better to invest a few I indreii, or if necessary a few thou r nd dollars, and put your farm to t'e use you intended? It cnrtainlv 1 n't a productive piece of property v. the present time, for it. brings u just about 1 per cent interest r id you are paying C per cent in terest on your warrants. The coun 1 farm should be put to some use d iti't you think so, Mr. Taxpayer? "THK AYKItAGK ITIKN" The following editorial cppearei! In the Muskogee Times-Democrat of January 12, 1918: "I am the average citizen. In the early morning I walk a mile or so to my office and swear because the street cars are not running and I am inconvenienced. During the day the .'s is weak and the otlice tempera ture is low. I rr.ve at the bus coin-pan..-. At homo at tiistit I let out n l.is roar because the grocer has not delivered my order nnd the coal man h;is failed to uppear. My wife says the. house is cold and forsooth I beat it to the hack yard and rustle enough kindling nnd slack coal to make n tire In the grate. Tehn I get my ove nlu:; paper and settle down to read with the feeling- that I have had a verv strenuous day. yes, that the world is going badly. I have had re ! pea ted inconveniences and anuoy j ancM. "Hut what I do not think about mj I ! nnd what you do not remember, friend, is tl; it it is as cold or colder in Trance as it is in Muskogee. That ...1.... T ,,. rtnl wnlklnir n ., ' . (.,' i, i-,ia Hill'.' Ill M lu ('in uumf ,,..., ,. .... Ol 1 IltHifili: VI iiivii, lllll, !.-. w.'.t as you or I, wore taking their place.;; in the trenches. Wo complained that our olliees were cold. Hut wliatj would we have said if wo had hail to ' pend yesterday in a trench with a 7,ero wind whipping us from one side and the Heches petting us from the I other? While you and I worried ! about keeping our houses warm and the pipes from freezing last uight. i hundreds of thousands of brave men 'were out there on the raw edge of No Man's Land,' with their toes dig ging in ami their teeth bared at the lioch;, as it were. And they stuck to their trenches, too. They stuck for you and for me, and for all man kind. They'll keep on sticking", I have no doubt, though freezing In their boots when the blizzard swoops down upon them. Pretty cold in Muskogee last night, but no colder than in a Flanders trench. Think It over." A I'KiC.'HMSV 1 TI.I Il.l.lll) In 1S99 Admiral Coughlan, at a dinner at the I'nion League Club, cre ated an International stir by reciting the poem below given. At that time li;tle did we dream that in nineteen years the words of the late admiral, who was one of I'ncle Sam's best navy lighters, would come true, and ; none of us took the matter seriously. In the light of recent developments, we must admit that Admiral Cough lan had a keen insight into the fu ture. The poem he recited was: Hocli Der Kaiser! Her Kaiser of dis Fatherland Fnd Gott on high all dings command. Ye two ach! Don't you understand, Myself und Gott! Vile t Mine ome men sing der power divine, soldiers sing "Die Wacht am Rhein," drink der health in Hheinish wine Of Me und Gott! Cud I (era's France, slto swaggers all r.roundt, She's ausgespielt. To much me think she don't amoundt; Myself und Gott! She vill not dare to light again, ! Cut if she shouldt, I'll show her Main j Dot Elsass und (in French) Lorraine Are Moin by Gott! ! Dere's grandma dinks she is nicht ; small beer, j Midt Iioers and r.uch she interferes: ' She'll learn none owns dis heinis phere ! But me und Gott! ! She dinks, good frau, some ships she's got Fnd soldiers midt der scarlet goat. ch! We could knock dem! Pciuf! Like dot, Myself mit Got! In dimes of peace brebare for war:;, I bear der spear und helm of M irs, Fnd care not for der tousand Czars, Myself mit Got'! In fact, 1 humor efry vlilui, With aspect dark and v'sage grim; Gott pulls mit Me und I mit him, Myself und Gott! I'.KCWil) AS WAH GOV.'lHNOIl In periods of the nation's seriou conflicts, to be the "war governor" cf a state was a cause for popular esteem or popular obloquy as the! record of such governor was loyally' patriotic and active or was either In-i 'luiuix-iu or positively cnsioyai. w e nave In mind three noted names that : have been revered in their re'pectiv ; states on that account since the d: y; of the civil war Oliver P. Morton of Indiana, Richard Yates of Iliinoi' and Samuel K. Kirkwood of Iowa ; through whoso splendid efforts in behalf of patriotic devotion to the I'nion those states made such an enviable record in the number and character of the men sent to the front to presorve the nation's In tor: rity and make possible universal lib erty. In the crisis through which we are now passing the slate of Ore gon Is peculiarly blessed In that respect, and when all Is over and peace Is restored James WRhycoinbr will go down in history as the "war governor" whose precent and exam- plo have inspired and encouraged this state to outstrip all her sister stilt ps in every duty which this war has placed upon us. It will bu a record to be proud of. Oregon Pally Statesman. Reports compiled by state authori ties give tho value of the Oregon chaese product for tho year 1917 as $2,tiOO,0P0. So far us we can learn, there is only one cheeso factory in Columbia county, and that is nt t'lats kanie. The factory there has proved of great benefit to the farmers and has made good returns to the stock holders. There Is room for u dices" factory In St. Helens. MAXWELL AGAIN BREAKS RECORD Maxwell regained its coveted Ml Wilson laurels, recently wrested from lit by a high-powered twelve-cylinder car, when, Friday morning, Walto Lord sent his peppery four-cylinder car roaring up the winding, twisting mountain road in the record smash ing time of "t! minutes 5fi 1-5 sec onds, clipping 21 1-5 seconds off 1 1 1 former jnurk established three weeks ago. Three years ago when the late Hilly Carlson was in the his glory lie piloted the height of first four - cylinder car up the steep sides of Mt. Wilson in tho remarkable time of 29 minutes 1 second. Needless to say this car was a Maxwell and that it was several years in advance of any other motor car manufactured at that timo is shown by the fact that for three years Hilly Carlson's record defied the attempts of cars costing twice as much as the Max well. Several weeks ago a twelve-cylinder car put tho former Maxwell roc. ord on the shelf by making the ascent in 2 7 minutes 17 2-5 seconds Then it was that the Lord Motor Car Com pany, distributors of Maxwell cars for southern California, said it was high time to show the Maxwell up in her true championship form. Two attempts were made with the Maxwell, pilotud by Walter Lord. but the efforts fell short, although tliev threatened the mark of the 1 cylinder car. The road was some ; what heavy, nnd made rapid progress up the steep grades Impossible, j Conditions last Friday, however, j were more favorable, and the Mux I well was brought out for a third and successful trip. Driving with daring that was spectacular, Walter Lord i set a dizzy pace down tho serpentine i road a uarter of a mile to the bot tom of Eaton canyon, and then the i real battle with nine miles of tortu ;ous grades was begun. Lord knew i the Maxwell thoroughly and he liter ally hurled it around the 120 turns 'that mark the course of the route as it rises from an elevation of 1250 : feet to 5SS!i above sea, level. ; It was a spectacular run and the time of 2i minutes f,i 1-5 seconds sets a new goal for ambitious drivers of other makes of cars. INCOME TAX REPORT TIME EXTENDED Milton A. Miller, collector of in ternal revenue for the s'ate of Oro gon, h:is been notified by the treas ury department at Washington, D ('., that the time for filing the 1917 income tax returns, Including indi viduals and corporations, lies been extended to April 1. 19 IX, thus giv ing an rddlilonal month to that pro vided by the war tax act of October li, 1917. As i-.or,n as the blank's are received each corporation will be noti fied. Collector Miller would appreci ate tho early filing of returns, so that the work of his oliice may not be un luly congested. TRANSPORTS CARRY BOOKS TO TROOP5 i lie overseas service of the Amer-i lean Library Association is in opera- j tion. Although space is extremelv ' valuable aboard transports, they have been provided with bookcases hold ing collections of books which are1 ll'-.r.fl nu flwn 1 1 Ir, tr 111, f ...I.,,, .... .1... I I .... ... , v... .. , lll Ul 1I..-7 .711 LJJ- I way over. The cases are emptied at j port, of debarkation and the books' fient to the men In the field. j Aq n nt.. ,,., ,.r r,,ti,n i.. ..!.. i I .... ,,,v.u,,,t w iui umi in ui tii II K I the supply cf books among the over seas forces, the association plans to have each soldier carry a book In lib: kit, to be nut in circulation when he i reaches the other side. When You Have u Cold It is when you have a severe cold that you appreciate the good quall- j ties of Chamberlain's Cougli Remedy, j Mis. Frank Crocker, Pana, III., writes: "Our live-year-old son Paul caught a severe cold last winter that settled on his lungs nnd he had ter rible coughing Kpells. We were greatly worried about him as the medicine we gave him did not help him In the least. A neighbor spoke so highly of Chamberlains Cough Remedy that 1' got a bottle of it. The first dose benefited him bo much that I continued giving it to him until he was cured." Try a Mist Want Ad INVASION OF COAST EASY, SAYS FIGHTER (oitiimi IVncs Miclit. Muter I'H'lllc States and Hold Tlicm for Months. That It would be altogether pos sible for a Gorman expedition to In vade the Piicllic coast, Is tho state ment of Lieut. Col. John Leader, lute of the Hritlsh army and now head of the department of military science nt tho 1'nivorslty of Oregon. According to the belief of the col onel a force of men could land on the coast somewhere in Washington south of Seattle, and so take tlifl people by surprise that they would be com pletely helpless. Simultaneously ultli tho lauding of tho German troops, every railroad tunnel In the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains would be blown up, telegraph and telephone wires would be cut, In an attempt to shut off the whole section of the country from communication with the outside world. "It would not be an Impossible thing to do," he said. "The 'simple Hoeho' Is not as simple as he may seem. He would of course select a time when Camp Lewis was tilled j with green men, the former draft, 1 having been sent on. I think tli.it: he has had these plana nil outlined! for years back, and it is my belief that if internal troubles in Germany continue, he may try to pull off something of tho kind to divert r.t-. tention as well as to create a sentl-' ment in the I'nited States in favor of keeping troops at home.' "It would be the simplest matter in the world for the German to make a landing on the coast somewhere In, the north and to cause infinite dnm age before ho was compelled to sur render. There are something like 400,000 German subjects in the coun tries of South America, und these ; men could be called at a moment's notice. Who would observe that iC I hundred men were leaving this little piece on the coast, and then at some other place possibly a hundred und fifty miles away, anothirr hundred ! men? The secret service of this i country cannot go around and trail ! every man that leaves one of the long ! est coast lines in the world. There ; Is at least a chance that the move ment would escape even the most 1 vigilant attention. i "Tramp steamers could slip out of various ports on apparently leglil i mate errands and these men could all i be picked up and equipped and start-j ed out for the north. j "There are a good many Germans in Mexico, also. What Is to prevent j them from crossing the line Into Cal-j ifornia and marching upon Los An-; geles? "The main idea of an attempt at an invasion, as I look at it," said Col- onel Leader, strategic one Fntled State Franco to "would be merely a 1 It would prevent the from sending troops to! support those already i there." j Colonel Leader speaks of tho pus-; siblo Invasion as a strategic question to serve as a basis of thought and i discussion. As a preventative incus-1 uro he suggests the formation und tr.'.ining of homo guards. j Colonel Leader Is the highest rank- ing lii illsh ollicer engaged In Instruc-j tion In the.Fnlted States, and was: for some time a member of the Intel j ligonce force of Great llritain. lie has been a soldier for twenty-three! years, is a veteran of the lloer wnrj ar.d for two years commanded a regi ment on the western front. ' ( liiunbei'laili'N Tablets. These Tablets are intended es pecially for disorders of the stom ach, liver and bowels. If you are troubled with heartburn. Indigestion or constipation they will do you good. Mortgage Loans On Improved Farms at the lowest rates and on long time. Repay able In such Installments as the borrower may wish. Liberal prepay ment terms arranged. No commissions charged. Loans closed promptly. Mortgages purchased WM. McMASTER 701 Corbet t llblg. Portland, Oregon 4 I n . p. ii i n w i m at. neiens Best. 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