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St. Helens MistC. V'1''1'' r"w"n f
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The Mist Publishing Company
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kuisu uii! fact that the
due yens - 1 1. Mi
Hit months '. 7:,
A.lverlUliiK rule, riiu.le known on .. i i,t H()n(
chI loll l.'K"' '"r i-cniH t i lint
Hy.tcTn of working muds inui.sirul
fuilur... Many jvar. of failure has
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mniiu'ii ii, una me ftouner we
Mooru-r we will have takn a
"triile in the direction 0f
venieiu'e mid prosperity.
rt-,the BhenfTs in the state? Use
less expense. As evidence of
this note the Kreat moral cru
sade carried on in St. Helens this
Tvunly years bw there va
ailatioi. for better roads in Cul
uinliia county. At that lime
the people were traveling over
mini roads nearly entirely and
they' were rlarnot inn for ma
eailani or ilank. We rcpiintin
this issue an article taken from
the Mist of December IM. IK'XI,
which sizes up the situation of
the time in a very able manner.
The article also shows the won
derful advance in the times and
conditions since that date. In
this part of the county there is
nw macadam on nearly every
piece of rond, and while it is a
y.rmt improvement oxer the oh!
mud roads of twenty jearsso,
it in mm wise metis II ej resent
day demands. Kefoio the ad
vent of the automobile. macadam
mads were all rijiht if propt re
built nut tatefully maintaintd.
but in order to keep up with
modern times the roads mu;it not
only lie macadam but hard sur
face, to l e of p rmai v t nature.
The article of twenty cars an o
is inlerestir a so it is here kivoii:
As t!)"' w t ti i adviun' and
our public hitliMii)s become K'sn
practicable of arteries of commerce
or social intercourse, the pair.ful
fact is each day more forcibly im
pressed upon us that less talk anil
theory ami mine hrse sense, and
"elboWnre.'lM-" i4l"Uld bo expended
upon our county rfeb. Cotillict
inK opinions preail as to the best,
fhesinvkt and ino.st cubt.taiitii.1 i-'ri
of iiiipriivin roads, hut a fair and
uo bin.:e I verdict cannot ! olhT
tli ei favoiablo to n plan whieh.
though a little more exj.enMVe, will
injure the m.t substantial plan of
impi o inr mads.
This) county his abundant re
wiui'im in the way of wood and
Htone wherewith to improve roads,
and both have In en Used to noun
extent f. r that purpose with K'ood
results in both cases, but after
careful observation of the results
obtained, v e are convinced that
macadam is by far the most Ker
Vie. :ible of the two, thoiieh it is
undoubtedly the most ex pensive.
Accepting the macadam or
crushed rock proportion as the
best, the next pmblem is the least
expensive means of Kettinit the
roek.and in this connection the at-
it... ...iimtv court is called
it. o i e oi in -
to the proposition ef Messrs. I'-"''
fhaimHn. who offered t' w'11 l"
th.' county their crusher, which they
are operating just north of town,
for $:',"(). and deliver it to any part
of the county. The machinery is
comparatively new and in perfect
working order. It consists of a
portable rnitin.. and Rni1 8
crusher that w ill crush sulhc.ent
rock in ten hours to macadamue
Hcvcral hun.bed feet of road. This
Ih certainly a splendid otfer and one
that should receive the favorable
consideration of the county court.
This county is at an annual expe.se
,fal,out$tr.0 for road wo.k with
out any visible improwmcnt m he
roads.exc.pt p.iblv in the dry
natute not s om..v .
Information reaches us that
complaints have been made to
Covemor West that the laws
were beintf violated in Columbia
county and that the aid of his
special representatives were
needed to clear it up. Accord
ingly his special aent, Tom Kay,
made a quiet visit to the county
this week, starling at Scappoose
'A here he found a hoy about IS
years old playing pool in a pool
room, and the proprietor, Mr.
Milloy was promptly arrested
und taken before the Justice of
the peace and entered a pica of
nuilty and was fined $2."), which
he paid. Then St. Helens was
visited by the detective and here
he found the law was beinjr
openly aud Ihnrantly violated by
'i ciar store and two saloons
where Kutn machines were beinn
opeatod, with the result that
Mr. Thatcher of the Club CiRar
more, Kstabrook & blew and J.
II. I.inville were taken before the
Justice of the Peace and pleaded
guilty and wire each fined $10,
which sums v er i promptly paid.
After completing all of this work,
the special aent ot the Covernor
Aent back to Salem to report his
success in punishing law vio
lators of this community.
When a community such as St.
Helens, a lumbering tow n and a
sea p irt where hundreds of men
are working, is so free from
gambling and other like crimes,
that a special detective comes in
unawares and makes a clean-up,
with the results obtained here,
it nmst certainly Fpeaks well for
the community. It is provtn
thereby that St. Helens is a good
place to live. That it is a well
r.Mmhited town and that the
oflieers are doing their duty. The
devices used here by the men
w ho were caught in the mesh of
the special agent's raid wereof
such a character that they were
supposed to be within the law.
There was nothing about tnem
that ould cause the ordinary
individual w ho dropped his nicltt 1
into them and secured a package
of gum or several packages of
gum to think that he was gam
bling in the usually accepted
term of gambling. That there
were chances to take was of
course known and that the ma
chines are money makers for the
proprietors is also known, but as
for gambling in its ordinary
sense, there was none found, nor
was there any other law viola
tions serious enough to cause the
detectives to make any arrests.
In justice to these men of bt.
Helens who were Iineu lei ii (
said that before the machines,
were placed with them they in-,
vestigated the gambling feature
and found that there were bun-1
dredsof the same kind of ma-,
chines used in 1'ortland and
other places in the state and that,
.i ,,t who Placed the ma-,
had letters irom vn u
. 1 1 .... ,1 a f q 1 1 n ir
in i ortuinu o""'"o
clearly not a
ST. HELENS, ORE.
Just a word to the bachelors:
A young lady stenographer of
Chicago has been willed $500,000
upon condition that she marry
inside of one year.
Scientists have figured out that
the world will come, to an end in
15,000,000 years. This startling
announcement has not caused i
much worry among St. Helens!
people as yet.
Kvcry day happenings tre
happening in St. Helens which
indicates growth. A couple of
years ago there were enough
chairs in the City Hall to ac
commodate the largest crowd
that ever assembled there, but
during the past two months
several entertainments have been
given where every chair was For sale cheap A complete set
occupied and large numbers of of the Americana Encycloped.a
people had to stand up. Enquire at Mist oflice.
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Coma in and sea onr lina of Xmu Specialties
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Smoker's Stands Umbrella Stands Costumers
Work Baskets, Etc.
We alio have a fine line of rocker at $1.50 and np.
ert from 90c up. High chain from $1.25 op.
We have juit received a line of Aluminum Ware amony which are
tome specialties for Xmu and any of which make a very nice
and acceptable gift. Our line of small rugs is complete.
Successor to Sherwood oss
I have taken charge of the saloon in
the niakesley lild. m S7. Helens
and will be Jladto welcome friend
and stranger. The place will be con
ducted strictly according to law and
good order will he maintained.
For a Merry Xmas come and see me
J. II. WELTAXGTOX
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tion than all
which i expended upon
.i .. ii nliriolete
inreiunmii . . ,i
patching U,afowrh.-kh..le- 'n Ih
roads every -prlnK.
terial Hupplied by nature, only
have the mud get deeper and la
road more imp" ,w'h 'u
,.,,ling winter, ha- U-come viry
.nonotonou, and tircm.e '
time ha, a. rived when a cl...W
i i. . . t tlulV
1 ; device and could be
rated with safety. These men .
' netintr in Hood faith ana
had they not been men who were
anx oU3 unu wnn -Un
laws of the state they could ,
v stood trial and no jury . n
t county would have convicted
Sent under the circumstances.
,m n-hinea have been uu.
. .H e .Kent who placed,
Z: has been notified to come,,
and sret them.
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