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ST. HELENS MIST. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 7. IM
luued Kverj Friday by
THB MIST PrBUSHIJfG COMPANY
O. D. HEILBORN. . . .Vlea Prudent
g. C. MORTON ...Editor
One Year . .
Entered . as second-class matur.
January 10th, 1912. at the Po-to'flcs
lit St. Helens, Oregon, under the act
of March 3rd, 1879.
COUNTS' OFFICIAL PAPER
States senator from Virginia, deliv
ered In the hall or tne nouse .
presentntlves. Washington D. C.. at
the dedication ot the Washington
national monument. February -1.
In addressing the Jury which
heard the Albers case. Henry Mc
Ginn, chief counsel for the defense
said. "The espionage law is
arbitrary law ever enacted. It is a
i. has no dace in our insti
tutions. We do not need laws to
make our people love our govern
ment, because It is in our umui
.u the truth: we do not
need laws to make OUH people love
OUU government, but we did need
Jaws to make ALIENS respect our
government ana us rigiuo.
t onHativnrinir to mislead the Jury
from the facts in the case and get
tholr mind on other matters McGinn
"iiiii mir rnvernment is now In
the hands of what was once the Con-
Fvon if this assertion
-iint connection has U
...i.h tho Aiiirr'a case. It is apparent
that McGinn attempted to confuse the
Issues by waving the "bloody shirt.
ni. !! nir ended more than 50
years ago and as has been demon
hA United States of Amerl
ited country. The
cnn nt those who wore the blue
marched side by side with the Bons
of those who wore the gray ana
their bodies lie side by side in the
Argonne forest, at Chateau Thierry
and St. Mihlel. Does McGinn wish
to disturb the slumbero of those
heroes who came from every section
of the country when the call was
" Z ; sounded? Does he wish to array tne
ana. ncriitnRt tha
1 1 1 1 1 ! 1 1 r ' I !, Ml L LI U ,11'. 1. 1. ..-."-"" -
mothers of the south, both of whom
have eiven their all? Does he wish
A 8AS1PLK INSTANCE
W. S. Sutton of Staunton, Va., lia
received word from Ills son, John O.
Sutton, a member of the American
expeditionary forces In Frauce, who
was severely wounded on June 18tli,
that up to December 6th. he had re
ceived only fifteen dollars In pay
since January first. 1918. He was
seven mouths without a word from
home although many lettors were
written to him by his parents and
Evidently that Alber's Jury didn't
have given tneir an: I a an for speaking pro-Uer-
to re-open the wounds of 50 years "U8 evo f t ,10 ,lu(, B few
ago? The Jury was not mis-lend by " f0v mll8t have reasoned
Mr.inn'a utterances': they weigneu
the evidence and returned a verdict
of 'guilt against Albers, the defendant.
HECOME A MEMBER
The ranidly Increasing number
ho have signed applications for
membership in the St. Helens Cham
ber of Commerce denotes Mp rlt ot
interest in the development of the
town and county. It begins to ook
ii.Ai.sh tho "home town feeling
Ts about to be brought Jy
r, .i n.i thA nrlde which a
.hnniil have In his town ai
county, will come and come to stay.
Some people play a lone hand.
They do not form much attachment
to the place where they live, and do
not particularly regret leaving it h
they have to move, and seldom does
any one weep when bidding goodbye
to such citizen tor the community
gains little from their presence.
One of the functions of the St.
Helens Chamber of Commerce is to
nl Interest of every
li catv V"w w- - ... m . ...
citizen in those things which are ion returning somiers. mo '' ", K00ds
the good ot the entire community women taKing posiuons 1'atronlzlng
and thereby get backing for local en
terprises which ore tor me coui uuu
ity good If a co-operative, unified,
reciprocal feeling can be promoted,
then will all work together for a
bigger and better St. Helens and a
bigger and better Columbia county.
members of the St.
Helens Chamber of Commerce have
this spirit and it will work out for
the interests ot all. If you are not
a member, become identified wlti,
this commercial body, whose soic
purpose is to work for the Interests
of the whole couniy.
llallagh'a bill to tax the minoral
reaervatlono of load separately from
the land. Is a good bill und shoula
be passed. Thore are numerous
furmora in the vicinity of St. Helens
who have bought places and allowed
the seller to reaorve the mineral, oil
and other rights. The present own
er, when an opportunity Is present
ed to make a good deal for Ills plate,
finds his hands tied so f:ir as the dis
posal of it is concerned. The result
of Ballagh'a bill will make the fel
low who reserved the mlnural. oil
and other reservations, pay a tax.
This he will not do and eventually,
the real owner of the farm will have
his place clear of the cloud ou the
It the taxpayers approve of a $200
nn. ....ua for nneh county officer r.nd
deputy. It appears that they showed
an Inclination to play f.iir with the
county officers. The Mist Is of this
opinion and Inasmuch as the county
officers agreed to this schedule,
t!itre does not seem to be any neces
sity for any of them gettins sore
with either a newspaper or Individual
who dares to expreus opinions con
trary to that which Mie county offi
WHY PEOPLE SUCCEED
This Is a year of beginnings. Our
the girls ana
ihnt ilia sentiments were In the
heart, else they wouldn't have come
outdrunk or sober.
nw Albert If. Laldlaw)
"Let us pay with our bodies for
our soul s desire." Theodore
What Is the price of a soul's desire
A great heart's throbbing Joy. what
Answer not. you men whose fire
Hums but whon the winds of hire
Fan It Die. and hut a noisome pyre
Is left to smell of labor lost.
Listen to one whose Inlrlnslo years
Ills noble purposes enrich:
Man above the foil of tears:
Man Immune from V!'"
Of men: off assailed with wild-flung
Ily foemen Jealous of his Iche.
"Let us with our bodies pay the
A mirriflce on glory's fl
Flames that burn forevermore -ti.
w,n iiv mi'ii before
I1U1II iw" . .
ti...... -iirni.L of the wealth In
A IIV''. w
store , ,
For men with souls of high desire.
It Is to be hoped that Congresa-
iiauiiw will tin sucressiui
iii, ir fur ('(ihiiiililu county a cap
tured German cannon. It would be
a lasting monument to our soldier
hnvs who went "over there" and took
UMili the return from foreign
waters of United States navy ahlpa,
., Atlinilr f eet lias neen rerun
aiitutfd and many officers of high
rank have been assigned to Impor
ST. HELENS PORTIAND AUTO LINE
Don't be afraid but that the river
boats will slop at the new municipal
.inrlr If Die freiisht delivery order
calls for delivery of the freight on
the city dock.
It is poor community spirit to buy
stuff out of town unless you know
hv a fair Investigation that such
run nut no noUKIll in iu 11.
"vu,7 "Tin. fnllta Inat 1 atroniZing nuuie m"" "" 1
ciuseu iu men oc. ' , home industries is sure 10 mum m,
out of school, munition plant work- .
ers returning to peace-time employ-, ; . I
ment all these are making a fresh I . 0ubll8M.
advancement. propoi,e,, by the pence j
It is a timely topic tor newspaper conference which will necessitate
discussion, to Inquire why it is that Bew text bookg for an the schools. I
some people attain large business; , i
success, wntie so many omers ecuiO
onlv moderate, attainment, or are
Hnlnler business men have the
right spirit. When they want some
thing, they go nfler It. In numbers
there Is. oftentimes, considerable
I more strength.
FRANK HIIKPAim, Prop.
Lv. Bt. Helen-
Scappoose . .
Ar. Portland . .
Lt. Portland . .
Ar. St. Helens.
Saturdays ami Sumliijs
Special trip leaving St. Helens 8 P
Leave Portland U P
, . . .7:30
. . .10:00
The Mist is still 81-60 per year
All IIuumi Call t uU1
' HTOP AT P
IUU I.IH ,.r da;
CliU ken DlniM-r, Bo
m-ii mi" m urgHi.r B,,
The folks who complain of the
high rate of fire insurance common
lyluclude a lot who keep tholr ashes
In wooden barrels.
The school board advertises for
bids for the now schoolhouse. Good
1919 is looked upen as a year of Opportunity. Con
centrated attention nd concerned action upon the
.part of every person and business in Columbia Coun
ty will do much to promote our production, further
our farming, inspire our industries and make our
The Columbia County Bank is a veritable Tom.
panion of Co-operation. Enlist it in YOUR wttttti.
SIIKRMAN M. MII-KS, Tresidcnt
' aa m
' ta u
OUR COUNTRY A NO THEIR S
Long live the Republic of Wash
ington! Respected by manktnd, be
loved by all its sonf, long may lt be
' tho HRvlum of the Door and oppres
sed of all lands and religions long
mnv it he the citadel of that Liberty
which -writes neneam ine regies
folded wings, "We shall sell to no
man, we deny to no man, Right and
Long Live the United States ol
America! Filled with magnanimous
slpirt, crowned by the wisdom, bless
ed by the moderation, hovered over
by the guardian angel of Washing
ton's example; may they be ever
worthy in all things to be defended
by the blood of the brave who know
the rights of man and shrink not
from their assertion may they bo
each a colmun, altogether, under the
Constitution, a perpetual Temple of
Peace, unshadowed by a Caesar's
palace, at whose altar may freely
commune all who Beek the union ol
Liberty and Brotherhood. I
Long Live Our Country! Oh, long
through the undying ages may li
stand, far removed in fact as in
space from the old world's feuds and
follies, alone In Its grandeur and Its
glory. Itself the Immortal monument
of Him whom Providence commis
sioned to teach man the power of
Trhth, and to prove to. the nation
that their redeemer liveth. From
address by John W. Daniel, United
r.aneral March says enough ship
ping Is available to bring from
France 30,000 men a month. Ten
divisions are expected to comprise
the American share of the army of
"TIiIiiks are not what they seem,"
and that's the reason men buy tick
ets to burlos(ue shows.
nm.FN.-t VWoh a
IN tuUrVlfilACGUNI Y
Some men feel that they worked '
We talk a good deal about respect-1
ing the opinions of others, but we
don't unless they agree with ours.
A wr.nt ad costs little and often
mie u.eu f. hrinru ,,, ..,..,,,. N.itlii,,, too bin
very hard lor tne war, as inoir wihi, -
helped regularly at the Red Cross. or too llttlo to be sold by a want ad.
buffeted from failure to failure.
Many people say lt is all luck. One
man, they say, by no merit of his
own. had fine opportunities thrust In
his face. All he had to do was to
walk In. Anyone could do It wltn
the same chance.
In so far as people Inherit money,
or eain nositlons through family tu-i
fluence, that Is true. Yet the great I KKPOKT OF THE CI.KHK OF THE WATER HOAIID
maioritv of successful men did not i St. Helens, Oregon, January 31st. 1919.
have wealthy parents. If they found Report of the Clerk of tho Water Hoard, for tho City of St. Helens,
opportunities, tt was because they Oregon, for the year ending January 31st, 1919.
had the energy to force themselves ; Balance on hand January 2nd, 1919 2.827.4.1
Into situations where opportunities collected for water rentals 6,762.82
open. Collected on warrants 1,435.48
If a big business concern has an i Collected on bonds 1.059.43
exceptional opportunity to offer, it Collected Interest on bonds 4 20.00
does not snap up a cent to see which Collected from Sommarstrom 1,000.00
office boy Bhall have It. It does not Collected on warrant 4S.S0
look around among the fellows wno I collected on Donus .i.uuu.uu
For Juicy, Tender Meats
are doing the work requiring the
least intelligence. Nor does lt select
the man most popular in society, who
can tell the best stories and play the
hest nool game.
But lt does devote thoughtful j Collected for material sold
scrutiny iu me iiieu ui ub iuiix, w
see who has previously shown the
most Initiative and powe- to do
things, though In r. small way. The
man who gets it has earned it. The
fellow who says it is all luck, there
by shows that he has no conception
of the methods by which success Is
Collected Interest on bonds .' 210.00
Collected for sundries 1.853.03
Collected for taps, etc 287.76
Collected from delinquents 1,756.91
Collected from Penalties 3.0a
As a result of the prohibition
bomb shell, the casualty lists are ex
pected now to report Tom and Jerry
among the missing. Ex.
Paid Interest on water bonds 3,013.75
Paid out for sundries 227.58
Paid out for operating 88.80
Paid out for purchase of bonds 4,107.00
Paid out for supplies 6.004 07
Paid out for labor 3,044.07
Paid out for salaries 1,820.00
TRY OUR MARKET
We carry none but the best and oui
customers are satisfied. If you are
not among the number, start your
dealing with us.
Central Meat Market
Il.W MOKTON nml '.KOIUiK WII.HON, PwprlrUirt
J A- ta
. tt tl
Free and Prompt Delir
Total $17,305.27 $17,305.27
Balance on hand
Bonds on hand .
The SMELT season will soon be here. We have just
received a shipment of First-Class SMELT NETS.
Perhaps you are figuring on fixing up and painting that
BOAT of yours. We have good MARINE PAINT, and
in several grades and a large line of BOAT SUPPLIES.
Total on hand
Coit of Columbia City Pipe Line
Paid out for wood pipe and fittings 3,461.85
Paid out for hauling ' 57.25
Paid out for powder, fuse and caps 37.50
Paid for supplies 30.60
Paid for incidental expense 11.60
Paid out for survey of line 36.00
Paid out for labor 1,414.17
Total coat $ 6,048.97 ? 6,048.97
Collections made for water rental since completion
of line $ 1,223.04 $ 1,223.04
B. E QUICK. Water Clerk.
We carry a full and complete line of GENERAL HARD
WARE, BUILDING SUPPLIES, TOOLS and
STOVES. Our prices are reasonable and we invite an in
spection of our line.
E. G. DITTO
EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE
are combined in the many
articles of fine and relia
ble Jewelry which you will
find on exhibit in our
An excellent showing of
Silverware will enable you
to choose just the articles
you wisli for use every day
and on special occasions.
Von A. Gray
JUST THE SAME AS
THE PAST YEAR
St. Helens. Oregon
A. J. Deming, Druggie
PURE DRUGS, TOILET ARTICLES
i to t
' 101 I
llrintr your nreserintions to us for the best attention. ?
use the purest of drugs and exercise the greatest skill a--care
in compounding them, j'
RUBBER GOODS OF ALL KINDS I
A. J. DEMING, DRUGGltfj
ST. HELENS, OREGON j
The Central Confectionery
-ALWAYS II AS
HOT and COLD DRINKS, ICE CREAM and
SODA FOUNTAIN DELICACIES
HOT CHICKEN TAM ALES PLAIN and
EGG MALTED MILK DRINKS
CIGARS, TOBACCOS, CONFECTIONERY
The Central Confectionery
ST. HELENS, OREGON
ROY A. STEWART, Proprietor