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ST. HELENS MIST. FRI DAY. JANUARY 24. 1919
Issued Every Friday bJ THE MIST PUBLISHING COMPAXT O. D. HEILEORN....V!ce Prudent and Manager. , I. C. MORTON Editor; SmsCKIPTIOX RATES I One Yew t-M Six Month ; Entered aa second-class matter.) January 10th. 11S. at the Postofflce at St. Helena, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1879. j COCXTT OFFICIAL PAPER I TIMES HAVE CHANGED j There was a time, and it has not been but a few years ago, when at! the annual budget meeting, there! would be several hundred people! from several parts of the county, and all of them intent on "beating down", the tax levy. If the county court could be heckled and embarassed 1 then the object of the chronic ob-1 lector was accomplished and he re turned home thinking that he had i accomplished what he set out to do. I But times have changed. No longer' do the kickers flock to the budget ! meeting, but instead of the kicker1 there is the intelligent and earnest j taxpayer who comes for the purpose' of advocating a tax that is necessary i for the development of his sectioi. of the country. ) In a recent issue of the Oregon! Voter, there was an article from a , Toncalla farmer, P. Peterson. Form erly, it was unusual to hear a farmer discuss taxes without complaint, and as the Voter puts it, Mr. Peterson's; letter is "delightfully refreshing." The Mist takes pleasure in printing portions of Mr. Peterson's letter: I "The last few years I have heard j a good deal of complaint about the j increase in taxation and the high j taxes; and it is true, taxes have in-j creased by leaps and bounds. When i I bought this farm twenty-two years ago the taxes usually averaged i around $20.00 annually, while now; they range close to $150.00. j "But I have come to look at it that; a tax wisely and judiciously expend-1 ed is not a tax, but an Investment; j really capital stock, paid into the greatest corporation on earth and i drawing dividends every day in the! year for me. j "In those good eld days of yore we used to feed our cows a maintenance! ration Just enough to keep them clive over winter but later we learned that by adding a little we could make a profit. . "And at that time also we paid our1 taxes and after they were spent we! had nothing much to show for them. I "When I came here to Oregon I had never seen a scabby sheep. After I came here I did not see any for a ' ' jvara out. wnai were scabby. But the state decided to take a hand, and passed a law that all sheep in the state must be dipped under expert supervision. Some did not like It and claimed it to be a graft. "But nevertheless in a couple of years sheepscab was eradicated from the state of Oregon, showing what systematic co-operation can do. "After tuberculosis nn nearer! among our stock the 'State Livestock' Sanitary Board' and stock inspection i were established, resulting in Ines-' timable benefit to us farmers and the 1 consuming public in general. It this step had not been taken in time a good share of our cattle today! would be contaminated with tuber-1 culosis. 1 "And we are getting roads slow-i ly but surely, roads that mean some-i thing besides mud belly-deep and puncheon for bridge covers. "We are also getting a school sys tem that will compare favorably with that of any nation, and of which we may well be proud. "In fact what we usually cal: taxes is simply money spent In co operative effort and co-operation is the watchword of the day. "The real tax is the tax of hav ing schools without a school system, school houses that are used only aiirht mnntht in thA VA.tr v.Bu ... . . ' "So let us be conservative agaiu We are just starting in and have got to learn that it is the 'mopping up' that counts. Let us assume that we have only saved what would amount to 4 mills tax on all of the farm pro perty of the county. I am curious tc know if it will not pay all of the ex penses of our county court and all of the salaries of our county offi cials and still leave a handsome bal ance. "Let our slogan in the future be, "Add a little and save the taxes." The budget meetings for the past few years brings to us the conclusion j that many farmers in Columbia county have the same idea and have taken the same stand as has Mr. Peterson. Taxes properly expended create an asset. Schools and good roads are necessary, but they canuot be built or maintained without taxes. THEY LIE IN FRANCE WHERE LILIES BLOOM By FEIUiVAL AIJ.KX la the New York. Time creel. sleep. silently to sea. wind kind. abide tide. They lie In France Where llllles bloom; Those flowers "pale That guard each tomb Are saintly souls That smiling stand rioe by them In That m rtyred land, And mutely there the long night shadows From uulet hills to mourn for them who While o'er them through the dusk go The grieving clouds that slowly drift And lately round them moaned the Wlnted Whose voire, lamenting, sounds so coldly Yet in their faith those waiting hearts The time when turns forever the false In Franco they lie Where lillles bloom. Those flowers fair For then made room. Not v a I n ly placed The crosses stand Within that brave And stricken lrnd; Their honor lives. Their love endures. Their noble deuth The right assures. For they shall have their hearts' desire They who, unflinching braved the fire. Across the fields their eyes at last now see Through clouds and mist the hosts of victory. BOLSHEVISM. THE E X I) OF C1VIIJZATIOX On his way back to Holland from Russia, Dr. Oudendijk, the Dutch minister in Petrograd, was inter viewed by the London Times and made an Impassioned plea for Allien Intervention as a duty to civilization: "I wish to give a solemn warning to the working classes of all nations. Bolshevism, I say without exns geratlon, is the end of civilization. I have known Russia intimately for twenty years and never have tli! working classes of Russia suffered as they are at the present moment. I have never seen or dreamed of the possibility of such corruption, tyran ny and the absence of all semblence of freedom as there are in Russia at the present moment. "Translated Into practise, the five points of Bolshevism reallv come to this: (1) High wages; (2) don't work; (3) take other people's pro perty; (4l no punishment; (5) no taxation; and I suppose there will always be a certain number of peo ple who will adopt a program which in practise amounts to this. That is why, having myself seen the dis astrous effects of this policy on all classes of society, I take the first op portunity on my arrival In England to warn the public. The bulk of the workmen in Russia are today far ana away worse off than they ever have been, and the state of unemployment Is simply terrible. When I left Pet rograd the situation was one of ut ter starvation, and most people hard ly knew how they would exist through the following day. The fu ture to me seems hopeless. One thing is certain, that, left as she now is, Russia will be in a state of utte. and complete ruin. Wherever Bol shevism rules the nation has been beaten to a pulp, and is utterly help less." Literary Digest. number. Many of them were hastily interred, but though their resting places have been carefully identified and full records kept, the problem ot their removal to their home country is a vexed one. Opinions on the sub ject will inevitably differ, whether or not they are as strongly voiced as that of ex-President Roosevelt. No doubt the sentiment of the re latlves of the dead soldiers will he a deciding factor, if the matter Is left to their option. Hut certaiuly these cemeteries, if they are established, will be hallowed ground, not only to us but to the French. Each will con stitute a campo sinto in the literal sense of the, term, a holy field which will ever be an object of patriotic pilgrimage. New York World. What would McAdoo do If he had to do like other do and pay postage due on his literature which Is due In every mull? Looks like there Is a nigger In thai telephone franchise ordinance wood pile. The real big day of tho election starts Monday. The recount will be started. I AMERICA'S DEAD IX KKAXCE j Where Amerlcrn soldiers have died on foreign scil It has been the general though net Invariable prac tice to bring their remains home for final interment. In the case of the brave boys who have fallen in France It has nc'urally been sup posed that the custom would he fol lowed. But is it desirable that it should be strictly followed, either on sentimental grounds or as regards expediency? The question Is brought up by the proposal to create central cemeter ies in northern France in which the thousands of American de.id could be concentrated and their graves more readily cared for, and where memorial shafts could be erected. As It is. they lie In scnfternH l..rir.i r,i... all the way from Alsace to Flanders or In small cemeteries hundreds In Attention, Fishermen! The SMELT season will soon be here. We have just received a shipment of First-Class SMELT NETS. . RnlriaP yU areIipring on K!ng UP and painting that BOAT of yours. We have good MARINE PAINT and m several grades and a large line of BOAT SUPPLIES Genera 1 Hardware WARE Rl ITT n t w r r lme 0f GENERAL HARD STOVF BUILDING SUPPLIES. TOOLS and aiuvES. Our prices are reasonable and we invite an in spection of our line. n E. G. DITTO EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE HE D1DXT ADVERTISE The dny of the pedler is pest. The fpmlliar figure, rhort and heavy legged, built close to the ground, with a peck on his shoulders, is missing from the public highways. The one-horse and covered wagon outfit is also missing. Why? The pedler didn't advertise. Sheers and Sawbuck p.nd Slumgul Hon Ward and Co. p.re getting the trade which at one time went to tin pedler. Why? They advertise. The pedler never had a rlcht to exist. The mall order houses have no excuse for living but tho only manner In which this last evil can be combatted is for tho local merchants to beat them at their own gr.r.ie. The difference between a pedler rna tne merchant v.ho does not ad vertise is Indistinguishable. They are both back numbers, both fire hns beens. Ex. "YANKS WITH US" A warm affection has sprung up between the Australian and Ameri can troops. The Australians first choice of a fighting comrade was the American doughboy, whom he knows to be a fearless and resourceful sol dier. The Americans are called "Diggers" by their comrades from overseas. This Is a mora highly complimentary term than would at first appear. A "digger" In soldier's parlance Is a man who, even in the face of heavy shell fire, never re treats, but stands his ground and ;"digs" In. In a small prison ramp In the reui of the line a captured (iertnnn van pointing out to his Australian guard, i with a show of pride, the Inscription Ion the buckle of his belt. "Uott Mlt Vns" God with usl, and repeating i the words. Yes. said the Australian, "but the Yanks are with us." I'EX THE PROFITEER While we have rn Idea that at times b.bor Is unjust in Its demands and while we will always cordenin such actions rs we consider unjust we desire to be understood ns thor oughly opposed to .my form of pro fiteering. For the capitalist who demands too much fit the expense of the consumer we believe a long time jail sentence, siy "50 years, would act as a punishment for the Individ ual and as a warning to other; who might attempt the same gime. Benton County t'ou-ler. "Great Excltment In Hades!" Is the top headline of he Ottawa Guardb.n. Editor Hnbh .i V lia rm. , ceived this wireleis message: Men, .ov. i4, 3 a. m. I under stand Kaiser Hill is on hla way here. The 'no admittance' rlgn h?.s been j iiiiiiK oui. ,0 room for him or his i crown prince. Not enough hrlmiitone jon hind to give him t'io trenmenl , he deserves. (Signed) I "HIS SATANIC MAJESTY." The Mist Is under obligation to Hon. W. G. McAdoo for two reports as to the operation of railroads un der his guiding hand and for two re ports of such operation that he made to the president It nlun n.b,.i toges receipt of two books contaln- "s arguments ne presented to the interstate commerce ' commission. Just why Hon. McAdoo sent two copies of each book to one firm or, publisher, we are unnl.lu .i, i However, the Mist thanks the sec-! reiary oi tne treasury for the books,' for since the nrintin side of the paper, we have some 000 ' pages of excellent copy paper. Representative Richardson from Multnomah county, wanted to be the big show. He attempted to hold I up an Important bill so that he could be the "big show" before the public : Apparently, he was willing to let the affairs of the public go by the -board If his own personal Interest I was not the first consideration The I 'Portland Telegram, through its' . K"i..ii writer, took Mr. Richard son to task and showed him up In the true light. Consequence Rich ardson is a good dog and has withdrawn-his objections. Another II i lustration of the power of the press. j The democrats who are close to the administration and hold good political offices, are starting in their campaign of education. The cam paign, however, is being conducted at government expense, thtt is, bo far as the millions of pages of free gov ernment statistics and llteraturef all tXlrH i" bln onerously cil? I JlCAdi? wants raise railroad' rates. No wonder. More money must come in so the Hon. Mc can Is-' sue several millions of copies of his ZZXu?1 bear,n hta name In big letters, so the dear public who i can ecmeP acquaint-' ed with he accomplishments of the turner director general of railroad, Paclf?cniTriial1A,!ent, " of the Pacific Telephone Company wishes to encourage saving and the ear v to-rlse habit. He suggests tLt on";' can save on iho I,.- . Phone jj Vhe 'ci'nver, 6 S ' Places between midnight and 4 a m Wonder if Halllday practices this BUILD UP your system with good, pure lircad. We pride ourselves on the ABSOLUTE PURITY f every product of this Uakery. Our cakes, pie?, and dainties arc all most carefully prepared, insur ing uniformly satisfactory results. RAMSEY'S BREAD ST. HELENSPORTIAND AUTO LINE FRANK HIIKI'ARI), lrop. HCIIKDI'LH A. H. r. M. Lv St. Helens 7:30 1:S0 Warren 7:45 l:4t Scappoose 8:00 1:00 Ar. Portland :t0 1:10 Lv. Portland 10:00 4:00 Ar. St. Helens 11:60 1:60 Saturdays and HuiiJm Special trip leaving St. flolena p. ra Leave Portland 11 p n. The Coming Year JUST THE SAME AS THE PAST YEAR MASON'S FOR -LUNCHES -SOFT DRINKS TOBACCOS CIGARS FOUNTAIN' DELICACIES Mason's St. Helens. Oregon The Mist Js still II. CO per year. All Iliiu. . ii . B ,, ttmrtnoua Tretmril( l STOP AT ORCADIA HOTEL TlltW. IHHIHTKU, .,p, IUU-.-l.i1 ,,cr ly tnitf 1il ken Dinner, M Kperlnl I ltr to KeKuUr Il-x Problems of Peace R ECONSTRUCTION days bring us face to face with these tasks: 1 Caring for our home coming soldier boys. 3 Readjustment of Business from War to Peace basis. Developing the Resources of' Columbia County more tuny. In all of these problems one finds a helpful aitf ro the solution by being connected with the Colurfiii County Bank as a patron and a depositor. SIIKKMAN M. M1I.K.S, President HRI.FN rV OBrOOH fULOX fi.TWfVOLCiW IN CuLlfi-iGlA tttlNtl For Juicy, Tender Meats TRY OUR MARKET We carry none but the best and oui customers are satisfied. If you are not among the' number, start your dealing with us. Central Meat Market HAi MoltTON anil .KOIt(,K WlIiiON, rrxiprlctiin Phone 60 Free and Prompt Delivery A. J. Deming, Druggist PURE DRUGS. TOILET ARTICLES DRUGGISTS SUNDRIES I-nng yi.ur prescriptions to us for the best attention. Wt use the purest of drugs and exercise the greatest skill aft1 tare in compounding them. RUBBER GOODS OF ALL KINDS A. J. DEMING, DRUGGIST ST. HELENS, OREGON The Central Confectionery -ALWAYS HAS HOT and COLD DRINKS, ICE CREAM and SODA FOUNTAIN DELICACIES HOT CHICKEN TAMALES PLAIN and EGG MALTED MILK DRINKS CIGARS, TOBACCOS. CONFECTIONERY f: r, i 1 1 i i i i The Central Confectionery ROY A. STEWART, Proprietor Every time tha niin ...i falls on th. n. Vu velopment. ' PrgreM 8nd de'