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About St. Helens mist. (St. Helens, Or.) 1913-1933 | View Entire Issue (June 20, 1913)
l Helens Mist
founded ino I
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Mi Tubluliing company
.t rU iintli'f Jnttiiiy lu.
IW-uhIHhIiiI Hi Ii iirtKuii
.SlIKK MUTION KaTKS
1 1. Ml
rni("t rl- nale lcamown on aili-
lal iiUr -i cema r line
Hotli tht; initiative ami n-fm-n
m are working overtime in
;(in. At every election there
,,, bills and liil'B proponed under
.. Initiative which have as their
.ject the fad or funcy of Borne
earner or Ui.'orni. more- are
KJ hills and had hills. ()ei-n
,nally a had hill is p:is-d by
e people, hut in most every in
jnce only the tfoo.l ones be.
me laws The people w ho vote
them ure becoming educated
that very few laws are beinjr
,cd without considerable
erit. K'tardlea!i of this edu
aiuti and care on the partof the
ters there are bills placej on
e ballot which Hhould not be
.ere. The referendum is n very
andy method of playing polities.
has its utcful objects and pur
ses and ordinarily is not
,use.l, but there are times w hen
rsoiial interest or revenge
ters in the reference of some
;i. Particularly is this true at
e present time in Oregon. The
ifLslature passed bills appropri
ate money for the two great
'ucational institutions of the
ate, the L Diversity of Urcgon
iJ the Oregon Agricultural Col-
ite. The amounts appropriated
ere show ii to be necessary for
,t proper conduct and improve
int of the schools. The mem-
rs of the legislature visited
e school, looked into the needs
'eai-h; studied the conditions
ere and thrn voted to let them
ive the money required. Now
men along some agitators and
jcon tents with a grouch or
rievame and invoke the referen
jm, thereby hindering and
impering the great work being
me by these institutions. The
H)ile will be Hooded with liter-
tures'.owirg why these schools
loiild not have the money; they
lie tobl that it is a burden
n the taxpayer that is unneces
ary and a lot of other stulT w hich
akes it prohable that the ap-
ropnations will be defeated,
iien there is the workmen's
imM-ris;iti(.n Act passed by the
gisl;itur which provides a
risible and reasonable way in
riiK for injured workmen.
This bill, or a bill having for its
hj' ct I be protection and care of
ifn who become injured in
azardous employments, has lieen
' Mi.uiurii kit years uy wit' lainn-
lnK'ien. and has always U-en
f'MiKht by a certain class of eni-
1'1'iyers as well as the insurance
'"inpanies. until in I'Jll) the peo
ple passed a law which left no
protection for the employers;;
then it win Ihtit nil li:inlM. X-
'fptafeAr of the most rabid
"'ion labor men, agreed that a
of this kind was necessary
from every view point. Now
that the law has been passed,
some persons who are ashamed
"f their identitv have invoked
the referendum holding it up for
vote of the people who w ill
Promptly ratify it when the time
conies to vote on it. Another bill
h'l'l up by the referendum is the
c'nnty Attorney bill. That this
Ml. or at least the system of each
county having its own attorney,
a necessity and should be
opted by the people, there is
no doubt by any one. Hut there
's a political significance attached
to the referendum of it which is
interesting. In 11)1 1 the legisla
ture passed a county attorney
bill providing that at the next
'lection, in 1912. there should
each county, leaving the matter.'
of the selection of this odiciul en
tirely up to the voters of each
county. 1 he governor promptly
vetoed the bill. In 1D13 the
legislature again passed a county
attorney bill, but it contained
the provision that the governor
should appoint the attorney lor
uie various counties, and that
his appointees should hold over
one election and serve until VJU,
thereby depriving the voters of
the county in any say as to who
hhould occupy this position for
four years. This bill which gave
the governor the anoointinir
power, was promptly approved
by him and he commenced to
make his appointments.
For political reasons, it is evi
dent, 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 office, have in-
1 i.i . I
voheu me referendum arid it is
being held up and will probably
be defeated at the election, so
that the legislature when it
meets ajfain can pass a law giv
ing to the people the right to
elect ttiese officers. There are
other bills referred to the people
for various reasons, among them
the sterilization bill w hich 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 l'Jl3 or
Hil l has not yet been decided,
but w henever they are the voters
should take the time and trouble
to thoroughly inform themselves
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 le subject to
the abuses they are now lobor
H(i:i..,N C Iltl I.K N MH, Women ol
Wil(-rlt, im-rt the ercul anl
found Til.-n.lay afternoon of earli
inoii 1 h nt llonltoii, lite. Mr. Kim
Wik-trom, iutdiiin Ni-ixlilior
SV,.oos,., Ore. j Minnie A Morlry,
('oliiinliu Km iiininiirnt No. 77, I. ().
. . inet-lH 111 the I. (). O. y, ,
lh Heroin) mill fourth '1 lmrwluy of racli
month, nojotiruev in I'utiunln moM
onlially In vitol to meet with uit.
(i.C. Kiiln'j, Chii-f 1'iitriurch.
C. W. l!lakrlcy, Krrilw.
COI.UMIIIA ilOMIiSTKAl: No. &W
Krothrilexxl of Amrr ruii Yeomen,
inert the arcotil Btli fourth Wert
tiriulny night ol encl. month at Yank
ton, Ore. VlsitiiiK im-mltt-rn welcome.
K. S. IIin.HoN. Ilotiornhle Foreman
Houlton, first and third Sundays.
I'reaching by the pastor, Itev. W.
T. Fairthild at 11 a. m. and 7:30
p. ni. Sunday school at 10 a. m.
II. O. Oliver, Supt.
Yankton, second and fourth Sun
days. I'reaching at 11 a. m. and
7:liO p. rn. Union Sunday school at
warren i'reaching at 3 p. m
on first and third Sundays of each
Other points, week nights.
W. T. Fairchild. I'astor.
All kinds of job work done at the
Mist office at reasonable prices.
MIZI'AJI Oii.i'TKh. NO. 30, O. K. K
Meeti in .MuMotiic I, ill .!,(. feei.lul
ami fourth Sutur Inm, -in h month
MAHY liliOUdi:, W M.
I.I CY iKAY. Sccrdtan
Under the state law it is now
a crime to sell pistols to any per
Kon except under restrictive con
ditions. I'ermits, identification
and other red tape has to be
gone through w ith before a per
son can secure a revolver. Just
how much good this w ill do or
how many murders and hold-ups
it will prevent is, of course un
known, and always will be so.
but that it will prevent some
crimes and make people feel at
least more secure, is a fact. The
law should be strictly enforced
and no doubt it will be. Speak
ing for this city another reform
along these lines could and should
be inaugurated. There si ould
be an ordinance prohibiting the
sale of 2"J rifles or any other kind
of rilles to boys under IS, or
some other age when the boy has
at least a certain amount of ac
countability. Curs 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 w ho can
not hit the broad side of a lam
with a gun is jut as well fitted
for the trials of life as is the man
who has had a gun in his hands
from the time he was a small
.... ... . .. e
I Chilli. that IS, OI course, in uir
cities where guns are not needed
to kill wild beasts. Hut in this
city there are a number of small
boys, a regular army, w ho take
their arms and ammunition out
for a little sport and before they
return somedamageis invariably
done. If this keeps up more
serious damage will result to the
great sorrow of some fond
parents. It has been only a few
weeks ;'r ninee a valuable cow
beloni ing to County Clerk La
Hare ""'eived a shot from a 21'
rifle fi m the effects of w'nicl.
the ai imfil suffered for weeks
and th-i owner wts deprived of
the use of his cow. There are
other instances, ton, where dam
age hns been done. It is dan
gerous to arm tmall boys wiih
weapons. It is unncc( ssary and
be elected a county attorney for should be stopped.
St. Hrli'liH liiljfe No.
117,1. (. O. V. meet
in Ihel. O O. K.hilihl-
ii'K."" It e m-ioiirl ftnil fourth SmnMiiyii
of em h month, visiting hh ihUth are
ilmtvatfiveii a hurty -lioine.
C'hua. I'.i r-ler, N. ;
J. W. Aik-n, K',
A Von ImIhc No tVi R iiiirhtu ot t
inreN every Tuexilay Kveninj; in an
tic Hull, St. llHleiiH. VifitinK Ki ix'"
l nyx welcome.
M. 1-. Miller, C. (
HaroM K m, K. of R ,t S
ST. IIKI.KNS 1,1 p i K NO.
A A M. MeeU 1st hihI .'M
Sntunlny in mt-h month. Vinilliin
hrothrrs coriliullv welcomeil, U W
Clark, Master: H. K. (Juii k. Secretary.
l'ni'r.1 ArtiBHiio, Assemhly No. KO,
uieeta lirxt ami ttnt'l Siitunlaya of each
month atK. of V. Hall, Hi. HeVnt.
tllcrrs: M. A , Join Prinule; Sup'nt,
Mr 1 i,ie Kn'.ieunon ; Sec, Mra. Mabel
Hill; Tp-b , R. II. Kolienson. All
viititinK ArtUaua ure coiiliully invileil.
Columbia County Bank
OLDEST IN THE COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON
Capital . . $50,000
Surplua . . . 10,000
Stockholder Additional Liability 50,000
Total . . $110,000
This is your protection
trhrn you d o business
iritk the Columbia Co.
Hank. Four iter cent in
terest paid on Savings
.Ircounls. Any amount
will start an account.
- BOARD OE DIRECTORS
Wm. M. Ro, President
L. R. Rutherford, Vic-Prea.
A L. Stone, Cahier
J. S. Allen, Aut Cathier
L. C. Ro
Rainier Mineral Soap
The Soap of a Thousand Uses
COME JLL YOU PALXTERS.
l'JUXTl-US and MEC1L1XICS
and Til Yd BAR OF
C.H.JOHN & CO.
THE HOUSE OF QUALITY-
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The wagon that stands up like
the reputation of its makers"
When you buy a SluJebaker 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 the first SluJebaker wagons ever made saw
constant service for thirty years, and we will gladly
end 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. We are building the same kind of wagon 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 construe
tion are tested and retested to make sure each is the best
For work, business orpleasure for town or country
use there isa5uie&iervehicletofityour requirements.
Farm wagona, dump carta, truck, buggies, surreya, run.
about, pony carriagea, butineta vehicles of avary dcachptioa
with harneaa oi tha aam'j high standard.
St4 out Dtalct or swtt B.
STUDEBAKER South Bend, Ind.
NKW YORK CHtCAOO DALLAS KANSAS CITY TIKWVUS.
MINNEAPOLIS SALT LAKE, CTTY SAM rSANCISCO fOITLAND, ORB.
UtUL .UiULliiULAiitt.L iAitk iAiULlUHiLiitULjrl
Harness I Shoe Shop
ST. HELENS, ORE.
pr mem s i"m isitrenia mum ssiBiBiisitditsiriT
EASTMAN KODAK GOODS
A NEW STOCK
GAMKRAS FRM DOLLAR UP
THIS IS THE TIVE OF YEAR TO TAKE A COOD BLOOD
REVEDY. YOU CAN T BEAT
Xyals Hot Springs Blood Remedy
WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF THIS FIRM'S REMEDIES
C A. J. DEMINC, Druggist,
ST. HELENS 3
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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
We Believe We Can Sell You
Furniture as Cheap or Cheaper
Than Tou Can Buy It In
j SHERWOOD it ROSS
UNDERTAKERS HOUSEFURNISHERS EMBALMERS
. W. W. BROWN, Proprittor
FOR GROCERIES BUTTER and EGGS
Fresh Vegetables Daily
Chris Johnson & Sons
Succeaaors lo St. Helens Auto Co.
Will positively meet
Autos for hire. Calls
answ ered day or niglit
j5o) Look for the cars with the
klW Ked Uards
St. Helens Oregon
Allen, Felton &Quick
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