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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
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The Central Confectionery
ROY A. STEWART, Proprietor
Every time tha niin ...i
falls on th. n. Vu
velopment. ' PrgreM 8nd de'

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