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Sim aUTion KTM
Mir in'l known on .ll-
Loial He SW cmla r Una
Both tht initiative anu reieren
im re workmj,' overtime m
'imn. At evory flection there
. 1 1 . 1 K;i' nrrinosci! under
.k-initiative which havens their
the fad or fancy or Borne
darner or tli"riHi. mere are
...i kill ami hail bills. Occa-
Li.mallv a bail bill w paaseil by
hotKimk' hut in most every in
I'iiee only the k'w'l oiich he
,mel- Th-; p-ople who vote
,i them are hi'coininjr eoucaten
so that very few laws are beintf
,.sid witheut considerable
writ. Ki'k'anllt'HH oi una euu
i .l . , ii,..
ntion and care on inc ai i ui ure
voters there are bills placed on
he ballot which should not be
there. The reN-renoum is h very
indy method of playinjr politics.
It has its meful objects and pur
poses ami ordinarily is not
abuseJ, but there are times w hen
rsonal interest or revenue
enters in the reference of some
Particularly is this true at
the present time in Oregon. The
eifislature passed bills appropri
ating money lor me iwo jjreai
rJucational institutions of the
tate, the University of Oregon
and the Oregon Agricultural Col-
ege. The amounts appropriated
were shown to he necessary for
the proper conduct and improve
ment f the schools. The mem
rs of the legislature visited
the schools, liM.ked into the needs
if each; studied the conditions
there and the n voted to let them
have the money required. Now
cumes alonjr some agitators and
Jijcontents with a jfrouch or
ifrievanceand invoke the referen-
im, thereby hindering and
hamiKTintr the great work being
Jone by these institutions. The
people will be flooded w ith liter
ature sliowir g why these schools
should not have the money: they
will be told that it is a burden
on the taxpayer that is unneces
sary and a lot of other stuff w hich
niakes it probable that the ap
preciations will lc defeated.
Then there is the workmen's
'Mnpensation Act passed by the
legislature which provides a
sensible and reasonable way in
caring for injured workmen.
This bill, or a bill having for its
object the protection and care of
men who become injured in
hazardous employments, has lieen
demanded for years by the labor-
"iff men, iin.l has always leen
f'tiifht hy a certain class of em
ployers as well as the insurance
ompariies. until in l'Jlo the peo
ple passed a law which left no
Protection for the emuloyers1:
then it was that all hands, ex
frptafcv of the most rabid
union hiUr men, agreed that a
'aw of this kind was necessary
from PVl'l-v 1i.itv ... ,int Now
f ...... ,,,, -
lt the law has been passed,
some persons w ho are ashamed
of their identity have invoked
the referendum holding it up for
Me of the people who will
Promptly ratify it when the time
conies to Vot on it Another bill
Md up by the referendum is the
p'unty Attorney bill. That this
to". r at least the system of each
county having its own attorney,
" a necessity and should bo
'loted by the people, there is
" doubt by nny one. Hut there
w political significance attached
to the refer. n.liim of it U' hi ell is
int 'Testinir. In fh lnrwln.
re passed n rmmlv nttnrnpv
bil providing that at the next
flection, in I'll 'A Iiwtm slmiilii
each county, leaving the matter
or the selection of this official en
tirely up to the voters of each
county. The governor promptly
vetoed the bill. In 1'J13 the
legislature again passed a county
attorney bill, but it contained
the provision that the governor
should appoint the attorney for
the -various counties, and that
his appointees should hold over
one election and serve until l'Jli;
thereby depriving the voters of
the county in any say as to who
bhould occupy this position for
four years. This bill which gave
the governor the apointing
power, was promptly approved
oy him and he commenced to
make his appointments.
For political reasons, it is evi
i . ...
ueiu. several thousand voters
who did not believe that the gov
ernor should have the power to
take away from the people the
right to say who should repre
sent them in this ofhee, have in
yoked the referendum and it is
being held up and will probably
be defeated at the election, so
that the legislature when it
meets again can pass a law giv
ing to the people the right to
elect these officers. There are
other bills referred to the people
for various reasons, among them
the sterilization bill which should
be defeated by the people, for it
will only have the effect of mak
ing a bad situation worse.
Whether or not these referred
bills will be voted on in W13 or
l'JU has not yet been decided,
but w henever they are the voters
should take the time and trouble
to thoroughly inform themselves
Ik fore voting.
After a few more years of initi
ating and referring, with intelli
gent voting by the people, the
initiative and referendum will
be found to have an important
place in the law making of the
state and will not be subject to
the abuses they are now lobor
Under the state law it is now
a crime to sell pistols to any per
gon except under restrictive con
ditions. Permits, identification
and other red tape has to be
gone through w ith before a per-
son can secure a revolver, jusi
how much good this will door
how many murders and hold-ups
it w ill prevent is, of course un
known, and always will be so.
but that it w ill prevent some
crimes and make people feel at
least more secure, is a fact. The
law snould be strictly enforced
and no doubt it w ill be. Speak
ing for this city another reform!
along these lir.es could and should
bo inaugurated. There si ould
le an ordinance prohibiting the
sale of 22 rifles or any other kind
of rilles to boys under 18, or
some other age w hen the boy has
at least a certain amount of ac
countability, duns of any de
scription in the hands of a boy
are dangerous. They do not fit
him for the business of life in
any particular. A man who can
not hit the broad side of a barn
with a gun is just as well fitted
for the trials of life as is the man
w ho has had A gun in his hands
from the time ho was a small
child. That if, of course, in the
cities where guns are not needed
to kill wild beasts. Hut in this
city there are a number of small
Uys, a regular army, who take
their arms and ammunition out
for a little fport and before they
return some damage is invariably
done. If this keeps up mnre
serious damage will result to the
great sorrow of some fond
parents. It has been only a few
weeks ;ro since a valuable cow
Mom ing to County Clerk U
Hare "'eived a shot from a 21
rillefii the efforts of whirl
the m ial suffered for weekf
and th owner wes deprived of
the use of his cow. There are
,.tr,..r instances, too. where dam
age has been done. It is dan
gerous to arm small boys with
It is unnecessary and
be fleeted a county attorney for should be stopped
HOCI.TON CIKCI.h Ml 4S, Womru d
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Wikt..,ni, liuanllun NHililjr
Krai'l"'"-, Or. ; Minnie A Motley,
('oliimliiii l,iK..iiiiiiirut No. 77, I. ().
) 1". nirrlHIn the I. O. K. Hull, on
tlm mm iiikI unci f,,urlh 'Ih.ira.lny o( each
month, Kojimrntnuix I'atilurrh inoKt
onlially Invited to meet u.
t'. C. KoIhj, thi.l l'utriarth.
C. W. liLkmley, Kent.
COI.l'MI'.IA IIOMKSTHAIJ No. 2iW
RrollirrhfKMl ol AnierM'nii Yeuinen,
im-eli ihtt arcnnil ami fourth Weil
tirlay nijht ol each month at Yank
ton, Ore. VinitliiK iii.'inlwri welcome.
K. 8. Hinson, Honorahle Foreman
(!. H I.akk. Correspondent.
Houlton, first and third Sundays.
Preaching by the pastor, Itev. W.
T. Fairehild at 11 a. m. and 7:30
p. rn. Sunday school at 10 a. m.
II. O. Oliver, Supt.
Yankton, second and fourth Sun
days. Preaching at 11 a. m. and
7 p. m. Union Sunday school at
11 a. rn.
Warren Preaching at 3 p. m.
on first and third Sundays of each
Other points, week nights.
W. T. Fairehild. Pastor.
All kinds of job work done at the
Mist office at reasonable prices.
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Satur.lay In nidi month. Viiting
lirotliert cor.liallv welcomiMl. U W
Clalk. Ma.ter; K. K. Quirk. Secretar.
fni'r 1 ArtiHNiif, Aisemhly No. HO,
iiifrIM lirnl ami thinl SHtur.laya of eaili
month at K. o( I'. Ilall. St. He'rrii.
IHi'eraiM.A , John I'rinle; Snp'nt,
Mr l.i.ir llo' e ii-om ; S.-i1, Mra. Mab"!
Hill . Ton . K H H.il..ii80ii. All
visitinK Artiani ale cordially invited.
Columbia County Bank
OLDEST IN THE COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON
Capital . .. $50,000
Surplua . . . 10,000
Stockholders Additional Liability 50,000
Total . $110,000
This is your protection
u-hen you do business
with, the Columbia Co.
Hunk. Four er cent in
terest paid on Savings
Jeeounls. Any amount
will start an account.
- BOARD OE DIRECTORS
Wm. M. Roaa, President
L. R. Rutherford, Vic-Prs.
A L. Stone, Cashier
J. S. Allen, Asst. Cashier
L G. Rosa
Rainier Mineral Soap
The Soap of a Thousand Uses
co.uk .ill you pjixtkiis.
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and Til V A BAR OF
C. H.JOHN & CO.
THE HOUSE OF QUALITY-
ai i one
m I k afBB" aBhafafA I m. r 1
The wagon that stands up like
the reputation of its makers
When you buy a Studebaker wagon you buy
a wagon that will last until you turn the farm
over to your son and he turns it over to his son.
One of th.e first Sluiebaktr wagons ever made saw
constant service for thirty years, and we will gladly
send you the names of farmers who have in their
possession wagons that have been in constant use any
where from 1 7 to 48 years and there are thousands of
them. Wo are building the same kind of wagons today.
A SluJebaker wagon is an investment that will give
you full return for your outlay. It is built on honor.
Iron, steel, wood, paint and varnish used in its construc
tion are tested and retested to make sure each ia the best.
For work.business orpleasure for town or country
use there isa5ueijervehicleto fit your requirements.
Farm wagon a, dump carta, truelts, buggies, surreya, run
abouts, pony carriages, businesa vehicles ol erery description
with harness of the- aamo high standard.
5m Dtalct at writ a.
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ST. HELENS, ORE.
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A NEW STOCK
FROM ONqElLAR up
THIS IS THE TIVE OF YEAR TO TAKE A GOOD BLOOD
REVEDY. YOU CAN T BEAT
Xyals Hot Springs Blood Bemedy
WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF THIS FIRM'S REMEDIES
A. J. DEMING, DRUGGIST, ST. HELENS
utitumnif uj nut txjmxj
Newly Weds Attention!
This is Usually the Month of
Months for Weddings.
Remember We Have a Complete
Line of House Furnishings
Call and See Us Before Buying
m We Believe We Can Sell You
5 Furniture as Cheap or Cheaper
H Than You Can Buy It In
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& UNDERTAKERS HOUSEFURNISHERS EMBALMERS
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. W. W. BROWS, Proprittor
FOR GROCERIES BUTTER and EGGS
Fresh Vegetables Daily
f Chris Johnson & Sons
Successors to St. Helena Auto Co.
Will positively meet
Autos for hire. Calls
answered day or night
Look for the cars with the
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