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There will exiht a feeling be
tween the citizen of the new
city that all are working for the
common good and that whatever
id done will te for the benefit of
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ENFORCING THE LAW.
Many people arc inclined to
severely criticiflo the action of
Governor WeBt in the military
crusade at Copperfield. Maker
county, wherein member of the
state militia were placed in
n urirn ft f ntfairs in the little
,un nn.l martial law declared
by the governor. Reports cur
rent were that there wertj some
violations of the law relating to
the sale of liquor and conduct of
saloons, and a majority of the
fdt that the violations
should be handled by the local
authorities It was felt that the
Covernor was going to extremes
and play in to tha galleries when
he announced that he would send
a young lady there to close the
town and elTect a clean-up. Hut
to judge from reports that are
now being published, the Gov
ernor knew what he was doing
and was justified in his extreme
measure . to enforce the crimi
nal laws of the state. That his
action in sending the young bdy
ami perhaps some more of his
;t spectacular displays, are subject
I to criticism for stage effect, from
certain sources and by numbers
of people, but the general cam
paign and determination of
the Governor must be commend
ed by all law abiding people.
This, of course, if the reports
coming fromCopperfleld are true.
It has been said that the saloons
there never closed; had no locks
on the dors; that gambling in
all form, including slot ma
chines, were in constant opera
tion; that there was no effort on
the part of the local town officers
to abide by the laws of the state
but rathe-to disregard all such
laws, except those which it best
suited the saloons and the gam
blers to enforce. The little min
ing camp was a typical frontier
town which should have ceased
to exist as such many years ago.
It was perhaps the last one of its
kind in Oregon. It needed
cleaning up and as the local and
county officers refused to do so
it was up to the Governor to act.
lie acted. The town is better oft
for it, and other towns and other
officers may well take the lesson
A GREATER ST. HELENS.
The consolidation of St. Helens
and lloulton into one greater
city was consummated this week
when the new officers were
elected by the voters of both
places. The new set of officers
are all men of standing and well
known ability. From the old
town of St. Helens comes the
mayor and two councilmen, while
from the new portion of the city
comes two well known business
men as councilmen. The new
board will take hold of the affairs ,
.Several letters have reached
St. Helens' people of late asking
for an expression of opinion on
the candidacy of Hobert A
Booth, of Kugene. for United
States Senator on the Republi
can ticket. After some little in
vestigation Tiik Mist will under
take to answer these enquiries
by saying that the candidacy of
Mr. Booth is not regarded as the
proper thing. Me is not looked
upon as the man who can carry
enouirh strength to unbeat the
popular and astute George E
Chamberlain, who will be the
Democratic nominee. There is
no one who will say anything
against Mr. Kooth, either as
man or as a statesman, but
tht) nrevailing sentiment is
that his geographical position
wrong and that ho is not known
in public life enough to expect
the support of the people.
'While on this subject it may
not be out of place to say that
if the Republican party wants to
unite with the regressive party
in Oregon, and together put a
man in the United States Senate
who will oe in harmony with Re
publican doctrines and pojitus
und who carries "nough strength
to defeat the Democratic Sena
tor thore is onlv one way to do
it and that is to unite on Jona
thon Hourne. Do not construe
this as meaning that Thk Mist
will support Mr. Hourne for the
nomination on the Republican
ticket, for he has never been the
choice of Tub Mist and may not
be this time, if it can be shown
that there is some other good
man who is strong enough to
carry the election, and who is,
in our estimation, a better man
for the position.
Hut just as a general proposi
tion it seems now that the nom-
nation of Jonatnan Iiourneby the
Republicans for the office of
United States Senator would dr
more than could any other one
act in reuniting the warring fac
tions of the party, under tl e
heads of Republicans and Pro
gressives, and would accompusn
the defeat of Oregon s r ree
Trade Senator, the real object
of the Republican party at the
fifths ritv npxt Mondav nichti
...v.!.!. .t ill ,i..io k . Istt'ly
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dawning of a new era for St.
The promises made by the peo
ple before the election will be
fulfilled. There will be improve
ments made in the new portion
of the city that will be of great
importance to the property own
ers. There will be a large new
depot constructed by the railroad
company that will be in keeping
Registration books for voters
opened at the clerk's otlice last
Monday. The new registration
law as passed by the last legis
lature has been declared uncon
stitutional by the supreme court
so it will be necessary to register
under the old law aj.'ain. This
requires every voter to register
thuj year. Voters outside of the
county seat may register with
some officer intheirown precinct.
Congress has passed a law
prohibiting the manufacture of
that kind of matches that scratch
easy. We suspect that the
trouser manufacturers had some
thing to do with this.
The people of St. Helens want
a public dock.
The political hand shake is fast
coming into style in this commu
nity. Itb an ill wind that blows no
one good. The engraving houses
in Portland have been kept busy
making cuts of Miss
bo lei pless and ro miserable as
himself. No , near the grave,
this old man found, as the result
of his long career, nothing but
errors and sins, a shattered body,
a desolated soul, a poisoned
heart, and an age of remorse.
The beautiful years of his youth
were all changed into dismal
goblins shrinking away now to
hide themselves from the dawn
of another New Year.
In his desperation and utter
grief he looked up toward the
heavei.s and cried:
"O, give me back my youth,
O, Father! I'lace me but once
more upon the crossing of ti e
way, that I might choose the
path on the right hand, and not
again on the left!" Hut his Fa
ther and his youth were gone
A shooting star fell from
heaven, flickered and vanished
to the ground. "That is myself,"
said he, while the poisoned fangs
of remorse where biting into his
Then suddenly a peal of bells
- distant church music bailing
the New Year - sounded throujh
the calm air and his agony was
appeased. He looked on th-'dim
horizon and on the wide world,
all around, and he thought of
the friends of his youth; of the
men v. ho. happier and Lette
than hi.n.iclf, were now teachers
of the ieop!e, or fathers of joy
ous children, now growing up
into prosperous manhood, and he
"Oh! my parents! I, too, might
have been sleeping now with
eyes not stained with tears, had
I followed your advice, and had
responded to your New Year's
prayers for me."
He covered his face with His
hands and a thousand hot
burning tears streamed down his
cheeks, while in his despair he
sighed. "O, give me back my
And his youth suddenly re
turned. He awoke! And lo, all
the terror of this New Year's
Eve had been only a dream. He
was still young, but the sins of
his youth had not been dreams.
How thankful he felt now that
he was still young; that he had
power to forsake the false path
and enter the road lighted by
the bright sun and leading on to
rich fields of harvest.
That must have been Jean i'aul
Richter's picture of Solomon,
who in an hour of remorse for a
misspent youth, cried out to hi
own soul, "And 1 turned myself
to behold folly."
The true exegesis of the verse
lies in the emphasis of the per
Annual Business Meeting.
The Congregational church held
its annual buMincmi meeting on
Reports were submitted from all
departments of the work and new
officers were elected for the ensu
Considerable advancement was
made in all departments and the
work U in xplemlid condition, ma
terially and spiritually.
Appreciation was expressed to all
who helped in any way and contin
ued co-operation in nought in mak
ing this a bvtter year's record.
Ix-tter unclaimed in the St. Hel
ens I'ofltollice for the weekending
Dec. 27. 1913:
Mr. and Mrs Bert lierry.
John J. Hartman.
Mrs. Kittie Johnson.
Mr. C. I'eterion.
C. VV. Putnum.
. letters unclaimed by Jan. 1 Oth
will be sent to the Dead-letter office
Iva E. Dudd, P. M.
.. JUSFFL the Ifoulton
JTi reliant has completed his
new store building next to the
ret ry V Graham store i n
lloullon and has mored his
entire stock of General Mer
chandise into neie building.
Stock consists of Dry Goods,
Clothing, Hoots and Shoes,
Furnishings, Furniture, etc.
Christmas Toys and Fancy
as loir as the lowest.
a s good a s the best.
J cull will he appreciated.
Come and look over our new
store whet leer you buy or not.
F. J, BASEEL, Hoolton, Oregon
ST. HELENS, ORE.
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Wm. M. Rot. President
L R. Rutherford, Vice-Pre..
A l Stone, Cashier
J. S. Allen, Aul. Cashier
L. G. Ross
I wish all a Happy and Prosperous
New Year, and want to thank my
customers for their patronage during
the past year and assure them that
it is my aim to please and satisfy
even better iu the future than in the
past, as I am making my stock more
complete all the time as I find out
what people want.
12 . A. . KOSS
Successor lo Sherwood & Ross
THE BROKEN PINION.
RKV. F. J. MKYEKS.
At midnight, -when the old year
was departing, there stood at
his window an old man, looking
forth with the aspect of a long
despair on the calm, never fading
Knnvnna nnil nn tha niirn whitV
with the great volume of busi-jand quiet earth, where there
ness done by them at this point, seemed to exist then no creature
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