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THK MIST IH1H.1SIIIXG COMPAXI O. D. HEILBORN. . . .Vice Prosldont and Manager. 8. C. MOHTON Editor 8VKHCK1PTIOX 1IATKS One Year Six Months retu-ns. It is gratifying to note that the objector to a road tax U In the minority and that the number of thorn are decreasing as time poes on. Good roads and agriculture are tho foundation stones of Columbia coun ty's prosperity. ST. HELENS MIST. FRIDAY, MARCH 21. 1919 COURT PROCEEDINGS LAYS DLAMK TO WEALTH Entered as second-class matter, January 10th, 1912, at the Postofflce at 8t. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1879. COUNTY OFFICIAL l'AI'FIl THK HANK THAT KMAKHKll Here's a little extract from the day's news: "Knsson Harp, factory nrlin nf Tnleiln O. lost 110.000. . .fl.50jthe MVingg 0f n lifetime, when a n t nnfiflAnpA ntnn nitrmutilpn mm 1.) draw the money from the bank. Ho placed the money In a strong box and gave the swindler a key. When he opened the box, lie found threo II I ills. He told the police the con fidpnee mnu said the banks were going to smash." Now It is true that banks some times do smash. There are states whose banking laws are so lax that any private person may hang a sign "Hank" in his window and take In money from others, bearing practi cally no responsibility. Hut no national bank, no state bank, no reputable well-established bank of any sort smashes without warning, or responsibility to deposi tors. It just isn't done. And the shakiest of banks is not so shaky as the old sock, the bag under the mat tress and the other fire and thlef attractiug methods of keeping money. Nor can the crookedest of crooked banks compare In danger THE HOPE OF THE FCTTRE Elsewhere In this issue of the Mist Is published an Item which gives in teresting details of the operation or with giving the key to one's life sav the Columbia River Canning Com Ings to a stranger, pany, the amount paid the farmer for! The great business of the country his products and the amount paid is done by banks. They are not only for labor. Totalling the items, we i the strongest and best protectee, see that the farmers. In the past four j means of keeping money, but they years, have received about 190.000 are the only sensible meaus. More, and $35,000 has been paid for labor. I over, money idle Is money wasted. From 1915 to 1918, the amount paid j Money should be earning interest., producers increased from $10,000 to doing the country's work, almost $32,000 or more than 30o '"Americanization" is nowher per cent. And this item brings us.niore needed than In convincing down to our subject. Columbia! the Ignorant foreigner of stability county Is a rich agricultural country, j of our banking systems. And many but agriculture hag been neglected. '' a native needs instruction nlso. Every year sees more acres of logged-1 When some wily stranger tells off land and a lesser valuation of the i yu the sound and rolir.blo banks In property on account of the timber be- your town are "going to smash" and lng removed. If the logged-off Jand : offers himself cs the guardian of is not put to some use, valuation will' your savings it's Just about time shrink and industry become stagnant, j that his fevered brow be given a II will be many years before the , chance in the cooler. Ex. great wealth of timber is entirely j gone, but agriculture development! In the St. Helens' market apples should not wait until the land is de- of unknown origin and only medium nuded of the timber. It should fol-i quality are selling at 5 cants each or low, year by year and month n j three for 10 cents. Columbia couiTlv month as the timber Is taken off. , is admirably adapted to growing ap Soon after the giant of the forest has pies. Friend Morris, county fruit in been fallen, the stump should be tak-; spector, can't you do something to en from the ground and the land pre-1 help the farmers raise good apples pared for cultivation. All encourage-! and Friend Merchants of St. Helens, ment should be given to the farmers won't you do something to provide and settlers, for upon them rests the! a good market for good Columbia Tuture development and prosperity county apples? It's up to both of of the county. In Jiese times of re-' you. construction, some plan should be - buTatdthBUlhnetr-thlB va'ua.b,Ie'l Those who are human will hear land clr f he H,H ,iMi J "Productive ;tlie cry of the vlctlnls of those n. at a'nrflt to thl farm-, cultlvate'1 human. The starving Armenians at a profit to the farmer. phouW not be allowed tQ ,sjl in ! To the Editor ot the Mist: In the Mist of March the 7th, you have an article "Lack of Sociul Life. After reading this over for the third I time, I find It contains food for thought thut should not be over looked. We agree with you that the social conditions of St. Helena are not Just what they should be. but 1 are they any worse in St. Helens thnn 'in any other little town? We think ! not. j We are living In a fast ago, unn 1 all are carried on by the spirit of the 'times; the old saying Is very true, ! "when In Home do as Romans do." !The fault lies in tho standard we have set up, "the mighty dollar." iThe dollar mark gauges our qualifi cations for social standing as well a political .and financial, and to bring i this or any other little town that feels they have a place on the map of the great and glorious V. S. A., back to the old-time social standard woulo require the removal from the man's heart of tho desire for power and supremacy over his fellowman. The greed for money has degen orated man, until he is no more will ing that there be r.uch a thing ns equality, but has set his mind on "might makes right." This lun ushered Into our social life what we call cliques or factions. And theso are again divided Into several classes. You often read of tho lower class or the higher class. Why Is thin so? Are we not all tho children of God? All come Into tho world under the same conditions, all are r.llowed to i live by tho will of God and nil leavi ! this life the same way. It has come to tho stnjjo when a man's morals are not Judged by deeds but by the nmou.it of taxes he pays or the amount he can dodge. We find that Smith doos not enter tain Jones because Jnos Is not abb to dress as well as Smith. Nj. Jones is not wanted because lie canno' ninke I $:.$(; E. C. Stanwood, lanips, ! $20.00; J. V. Johnson, uto lilra to On thl- day the Clerk ..resent, to ; ,u,rff. $10.60; '" ' lliu ilium" jcnni', " - - . - . 8. I. HUlier, worn iur iiuim, Anna UtilrK, mengmiiuer ...... . i t. i. ,! i rk. 100 WO: liouiaii r.. Hi., nh clerk for nssewor, $8.00; , i..- luumiii iiiirtnir L'.r.n.rv ms nulhorlicd. rnd being $4 00; v" .. j i j Id i a a u v . February 4. 191S, Warrant No. 40 for $1.30 In favor of Edwin Norbeck. February 10. 191. Warrant No. 39 for $2.00 In favor of Albert Nol ""February 14, 1919. Warrant No. 200 for $3.00 In fuvor of J. K Smith. February 16. 1919. Warrant No. 202 for $0.70 In favor of Ira Howard. February 16. 1919. Warrant No. 203 for $0.60 In favor if Uoscoe Loyd. . February 24. 1919. Warrant No. 206 for $2 00 in favor of Fred Wal 11s. and the Court being advised In the mutter. It Is ordered by the Court that said statement be and the same is hereby approved and accepted. On tills day there Is presented to the County Court an order of the Judge of the Juvenile Court of this County, allowing widows pension In tie sum of $10.00 per ivr.th to Muybel I. Johnson and the Count) Court belli advised In the matter. It Is ordered by the Court that Midi petition be. and the Mine U hereby denied. On Mils 5th day of March. 1919, based upon the written petition ot Mr. J. S. L. Smith, and supported by a duly executed bond of liidemnll) , II Is ordered by the Court that the Clerk be and he Is hereby authorUet, and Instructed to issue a duplicate warrant No. 8251-4lh Series dated Feb. Mh, 1918, and endorsed by the County Treasurer. Feb. 11th, 1 9 1 S. in the amount of $10.60 in favor of J. S. I.. Smith. On this 6th day of March. 1919. conies on for hearing the petition of Louis JohtiHon, et al, freeholders residing In the road district or road districts of the said proposed road, to Iturvav t a. . K Mtlttttv m,m...i. ... 46.00; Clat.knnuV'ch,; t.iu; italnler Uvl JS Co.. publl.Mnr . "" hn: 8t. Helen. Mist. publUM I'M ty. 117.71; J. ti. lC,bN pc, $15 00; M. K II. imilsM II nek. ctera ior r - v. ui i.,i.V' $24 00; l'la Pharmacy, .uppllea to I . Jury $2.o0; jMl Jfflrer. $14 90; Kllbam Stationery ''. drawing J. (;, ju;,',,W' Jk, Prlnl'ltiV Co.. .upplle. to officer.. '"". ustlee Court,'0V, $68 l" Parlfle Telephone Tel..- n. Ju.tlce court. 1 .ph Co. Phones lo officer.. $3160. 'nr. $10.00; (. Itutl h" rfor.1 Realty Co.. boml to f- "l"1""' S 00; Vjj "er. $183 00; SI. Helen. Light h ". lrlntm fot w.?; ?'o light (Jan.!. $43 0; t.'tendent. $2 76; J. wTSLH Coast Chemical Co.. .upplle. to III court bouse. $2816; Jnn iowu. court house. $31.27; R. Conslantln. labor and supplies court house, $5.90; K A. Rotger. .upplie. court house. $11 10; P. W. Harrison, freight. $0 62; Fred Morbus, supplle. to Jani tor $2 00; E. tl. Hltto. supplle. to tor', $0.80; St. Helens Slnem jwn dry, court house, $0 .96; Helen Iir mm, stenographer district attorney. $80 00; F. A llu nlmm, auto lilrn age and ir.velli.v tin Y. Allen, clerk fP' ,"c innuent, ibu.UO: It ., "1 board of health, , So.J"J. lata board of health. u.Z John Nelson. II la- I."?1 li .tale board of heMU, ' , I.. Hatfield, slat,, bo-rV '' $1.26; A L. Morrl.. fruit hiJ (Coiitlnued on pK(a Ithe nnfwitril shntv I sn cintwufil 'show, because if one has'money ho i PrnylnK for the establishment of i has friends regardless of his con-1 1 ounty road described Ka Pillows: i duct. If you doMbt. look up some of! Heginnlng at a stake marked "A" i tho societv scandals. I know v.hat ! f-"'1' Htak" 1,,lnK l"'t t the Northwest ; I am talking about. I have watched ! rorner of tho Sciuwl Property ot I tho system in tho naklii.-; and l: prac- i School District No. 40. In St-ctlon 31. 1 dee. ! Township 7 North, Range 3 West of the v. M , Columbia ( ounty, Oregon, said point being the end of the pn-s-cnt County Rond; running thence In a Westerly direction, following the present private road as near s prac tical, to stake marked "II situate thence In a Sou'h veslerly direction. passing South of the main burn on the Ole Erlekson ranch, to a point on or near TownsMp line and 'hi-nce GOOD ROADS DID IT j while their Christian brothers Amnrlnn mil In lha lun nf I it v . . Recently a Si. Helens man sold; Help swell the fund for the relief oi his farm of 25 acres for $6000. The! the Armenians. farm in questlcn ia situated about: five miles from St. Helens, has sub-j The caucus has been held and A?.tilaL.,JiIding9 and 13 03 candidates nominate..' for" positions i. u, ii Tni 's why it brought; cn tlie city's executive board. The such a high price. If the sane amount men no-.iinaicd ore rep -csentative of land, equally as good and win. ! citizens and should make good offi equal improvements, had been locat- cials. ed on a road which made it practl- . ctlly inaccessible, or which would r ..,iin,i , ,i,n i, nake the del vprv nf th rnm ""v i"" j... . : ""u' i' 1 1' : assertion of one of our nnnd tr pnila uut-is io me marKe: a very expensive ,,,i re,.ders when be stuted that the proposition, it is not probeble tint I ii.!, .?.' .i . . . the farm would have brougl.t half the' "publAl "d In Oregon " VaV. price It did. The Mist heiipvp i ' r 1 u""-1",1 111 Oregon. st bplipvpit therefore, that tho mnr, .!, ....i' this farm and who for the p-st ten1 came 1 8:lw" and 1 left years or possibly more lias been pay 1 wilson didn't make this remark. He lng a road tax, say of $20 to $40 per1 !s now in France- He recently visit year, has made a tuiehtv erond inveot.! pd America. ment. In addition to securing a big price for his f.nm, he had the advan tages and conveniences of n rrnntl road while he was owner of the farm, i merchant" in St. Helens. viooa roaos pay. The money ex-1 pended In their building or mainten-l The German battle fleet Is mak tp Jf no'aiV e,xPense It U an in-ing more trouble now than it ever vestment which is sure to bring good did during the war. In every issue of the Mist can be found the advertisements of the live i A rich man does no', entertain h I poor man's family and a poor man cannot entertain a rich man's fam ily. The bankers, the doctors, the ' l.-wyers and the mo'chsnts all iiave I tlmlK II, tin nlVnlu n .. .1 ... I. ... I of them Is nlso -run nf the wntrp.m. I J."Ht Wcst of ,,ie J"hn '"'""n V1 er. His social standing Is gauged by j the amount of salary he t'rnws. A I two-hundred-dollnr-a-month man Is tPVlni, In tlllttTln u-ll, ll,nn Iti.n.lrn.l dollar man; he does not seek his com-! um" ne wemeny. jl.-ny among the ono-dollnr-a-dav ' ns .,ar, I'ract eal; thence North Irian. Why? lv doing so he cuts I w"8,'rl-vi Utterly and Southwester i off his own head (social!. You know ; Iy n. ,, . m"n P,'1 route, I that. I I "1""" South of the mnln barn on 1 vn f-i -ii . ',1,B Nl'ls M"lon ranch and South of No my friend If you expect the ; ,,,,, on,.nrro ,rnot ownor hy ()e Hal , old-time spirit of so- al equality you; Rmi l0 stake marked "C." sltu:.to o , jnre expecting more than the present , North line of SpcIIou 1. Town" I tlX lrnthpr'mpn ' ' 6 N""- 4 Wral of the Mother-men. j w M ()r(.Kn , R p()nt a)ol 90 Tak the best fraiornrl orders; i fnet West of the Township corner they also have their little factions i the end of the rond petitioned for I or cliques. Oh yes. it Is In the blood. I And It satisfactorily appearing to We nre passing through the same ex- the Court from tho proof herein that , perieuees that Rome did before Its duo notice of the pendency of this I fall, as wealth grew sociability died I proceeding has been given as by la : or arranged Itself Into classes, the j lequlred that twelve of the net'ltlon- ; iiignrr. middle and lower class each ' ers are legal freeholders of this striving to get higher and in their County, residing In the road district ! I struggle for supremncv, the weaker . or districts of tho gi.ld proposed road were trampled uuder foot. md that a good and sufficient bond ! I Remove wealth or the Influence It 1 1;llH 'h''"" given and filed herein. I : carries end you restore social mnJ I'pon the oral ri-uuest bv nmitin,,. ! ditlons as they were in tho good, old ors to Commissioner A. E. Harvey t( ! pioneer days, when no man felt too ""' pffect that the desire of the peti l rich to mingle with his iieli'hi.ni-. tioners nre to nbatulnn ii, r i .... 1 j That was good fellowship. Hut to-' now Pptltloned for, II Is therefore; aay u is only a veneer. H. M. K. j ordered by tho Court that said petl-' . : Hon he, and tho siiinu u hri. I "r irieiid, "ii. m. brings ou! "ieu. some good points. Other good points.! On this 5th day of M-irch 1919 VJIZ.""" R!ft!c'.1 hUltor '"o ln.proTeme!'oi - "...v... .in 1 1 in rt it. iiavn tertniii rnnnn u-nm n.. i and ex being as fol- - -TTrrTT-,, i i r 1 1 1 , mil ;m,:iim"!; j Paint Makes Housework Easy Bare. Unfinisherl flnnrc ronnira Bare, unfinished floors reauire almost rlail v crrnViKInrr Paint makes scrubbing unnecessary. Dirt, grime and grease clean perfectly from this smooth, hard surface without the back-breaking work of scrubbing. fiCMB QUALITY FLOOR PAINT gives a durable, non-absorbent, sanitary finish for floors and for any inside surface to be walked upon. It is inexpensive and easy to apply-a quart is enough tor one coat on the average kitchen floor. The Acme Quality Painting Guide Book tolls all about Dalntlnir varn shing and waxing floors-what to use. how much wll be required and how the work should be done! Free at our ".ore E. G. DITTO EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE ee i entirely overlooked. The old omlncd by the Court s.-.ying ns to "when In Rome, do as lows: mmians no might have been iipttll-: .... cable to those times when policy lt,H k, ( "a' Kearns Plate predominated. In this Th- , ... .It,,nl -,,K,rl,'t any honest man is the etiual of nnv ,'. rr Vle BU,n f $494.60. ! other honest man, the saving doe: f fix nri flaH,!y' ror ,lln of not apply, nor Is It applicable to the, i- i "' t. , conditions Hint exist in St. Helens ti si in P'nH,rom' ,or lh" m of We readily agree with "II. M K "i i. A. , as to the removal in man's mind of! k at "'"sley's .rr the greed for money for some one; 'k'1 I'lstrlet No. u wno lived jnany years heforo the ,(0Kei for the present generation saw the light of 8'7 00' day, told us about "money being the',;. ('- Kcasey for root of all evil. If our free lance writer thinks man's morals are Judged hy tlw amount of taxes he pays, then It bo comes his duly to help in moulding another opinion. There Is no reason why Snilt,, should not entertain Jones and hl family and It Is net necessary to go back to the olden times to cultivate this spirit In St. Helens. If a mr'.n Is noiiest. biki respectablo, he and hi li.miiy snouiu nave their $832.00. C. U. Knstrom. $882.00. the "uni ot sum of 'or the sum of Nelmlem lllgbw.y, Hpeiirrp ll bind llUlrlif V. ft w. nose, for $1,194.00. . A. Ml3 $1,138.00. the sum o. for tho sum ot 1 f. C KnBlrom $798.00. the sum oi Anil Ihn r...... t . , uit ueitig adv setl It, rightful e matter, It ordered by th . Cour rft ,iat Y '"""wing na,ned p'ro iZ iiiuw in Hotjieiy. i nere woaltny In St. Helens; class predominate. All inere are classes, wrap -round them nient at Kearns nlac t .i if u:e rones or unnelghborly feellllt! C. U. Knstrom for .iT n ro "i ii v. "iinuuiii. rrir r m i.... i-.. "m urn i ana act on. mis Is the cause or the. '""it nt Spacer HI 1 79k , " Boclal stngnnney In St. Helens I b, '. (! Keasev f,,L : 0 rfp "".M-" "ay8' r,ch to "-Hkesiey pTa: m '"ft""'""! m ngle with his neighbors," but U It Is further ordered by thp r our correspondent will make ai,. that nil ,,.!,. i.,.. ' . 1 "y lhe rouri i.v, uitivntt? u neiennor v rnnii,, ...ii. itntp i,n -.i .. ",' J. nelKhb.r. It Is more tran proba- rejoc'ted" l" '"m" aro bio this feeling will spread r.nd vlehJ n. .i... .... . . es will be forgo'.'en in the desire o, Co ,. . r" "'.V, Mm WMmi 'ii nonesi-to-uod I here Is no reason rleh n mtnn.1- ...I r,. ...... inn iimi?n iirirn " . n I. - . i,. ,, ... i iih viirin.na imji in mere nnv ninr.n i . . n "niounts nu r,.i. munu : uui nv flip v,i.i - ' s:io::ld not moot en In the desire o. County General V'. .'""J""1 ll" Cod Roclallblllty.lflled with thp , ' hor,ofor r. why any are "too Examined ,y the ?-""ty. n"rk' Wfirc l h bin nBli..h0r : i- . .. ... I,.y th" f'0,rt and allowp,. v " vnriniia nin..nl. w,rnd...WLtLlBH8 o worldly goods claims. Zl? ?1 J?". ,M ' """ "'llllWBi With thnm. ,!, i are more fortnr-nip j I umuva-e noiriihoiiv r,.ii ,.i'"'i.ii.D t.i.., " can come from the heart nlono"" ffi'T, nT" Vni 1 With all tho ro.nl work ...i.... ...J fencing alon ennl .... . . ."."Pr. illie co ty a , lhe j-rwh,S"- WA?'' "'""wr wo ri70 00- l,! will be done by M,e hiehwti. n Ahry, exnen. ..:. u ""' " V- A. Mills, auto hire road man ne by lhe highway com mission on the West Side uere is no chance that : ny really wants to work win a Job in St. Helens thin year. y.'. !xP,nfi rond ia nr. '.'...;.r,"nn"" lo route,! :.,;," ""'"igton A )nr: mnn who' ' i" n,nlr. $2.00; bo out cf '" 'oven work for count venr I ' J- v"n(lrshoven. unrb . mastor, ""ling, ,lp.' une or the splendid featnrpn ,.f""1?' ; LiitJ icuiifi rnnnn iu Ut i& intiiuiH s 't nn. i . easier tor the chronic hicr : "-'"rk for sheriff ino 8 1 """P" I.. J Vnn $9.00; $15.00: M H..'"' w"rK ror counl lots. $3.no- lAiVi. t,,.;'.. of lal- Is. Lion. n: ' cn1vnN" of flerk for sheriff "rshoven, work for .iier tor llie chronic Ulcke- to go , rK ,ror "rlff. $09.00- Horn o 1 .' somewhere else. If they will make'1"' c,"rjf nhnrif f. $3 1 0 . hemsolve, known, most r.ny .uton,nwoo,, for slier ff V, , ni5' 1st will cheerfully gve a nft7 , Independent Auto (!o . Ln 8 0; . slipr rr in ' "Upplles t.. ! .... ,.7-: : ' James J ,....': .t ttooui time to tiilnk of orgnislz.' ,r B"R"rr, 3.r.0; k (' hi . "r" jlng that baseball club which St l ei-1 ,6.Xp0ftni,('8 for November ill lens must have this year. U I 'J. 8tnwod. expends f'o? VI i .1 1 WW. Preparing as You Plan THOSE farmers who are planning this sejson'i production cn the farm have something tlw to take in to consideration beside plowing, planting d harvesting. The financial end must be looked after, and that more strongly than ever emphasizei the need for the Columbia County Bank with its ii, strength and service to rely upon. OPEN AND BUILD A BANK ACCOUNT HERE SHERMAN M. MILES. President fULD IN tOtilMClA JiU cofi Buy an Automobile Now I am Columbia County Agent for tlie following well-known cars The Maxwell The Hudson The Chalmers -AND- THE ESSEX This car is considered as the best product of the American a-ito builder. Ask for a demon stration. You will be delighted at the perform ance of this wonderful car. SEVERAL USED FORDS AT A BARGAIN J. H. FLYNN ST. HELENS, OREGON Central Meat Market We handle and sell none but the choicest of MEATS. Cleanliness and Safety i8 our motto and when buying from us you are assured of getting only the best. WE WILL BUY 1Jf Cattle, Hogs, Veal and Poultry and pay the highest market prices. Trade at home and save money. Central Meat Market MOUTON nml (JIOOHGK WIIJMW, Propria" Pho ne 60 e. c. stanwood :::"""r' Free and Prompt , tyuuaeg.