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T H E ST. H ELEN S M IST. FRID A Y. JUNK ». I » "
THE ST. HELENS MIST
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THK M IS T P U B IJ8 H IN G COM PAN Y
8 C. M O R T O N ..................................E d ito r
8 V B C R IP T IO N R A T K 8
One Y e a r ............................................ $ 2 .0 0
Bis M o n th » ................................................... 26
E n te re d as
J a n u a r y 10th,
at St Helen»,
of M arch 3rd,
1 9 1 2 , at the P o sto ffice
OreKon, under the act
1 8 79.
COUNTY O F F I C I A I . P A P E R
M ember National E d ito rial A ssocia
tion and Oregon S t a t e E d ito rial
TOO MUCH IN S U R A N C E .
A crim inal case tried in the c ir
cuit court last week developed the
fact t h a t an in surance agent had
over-insured a house and its con
tents. T h e house was destroyed by
Indisputable evidence was in
troduced as to the over-in surance
o f the tiouse and its contents and it
was argued t h a t this might have been
the reason for the fire.
edly t h e re were strong reasons for
such conclusions a«.u by their ver
dict of guilty, the ju ry must have
been convinced of this
Unless it be a great con fla gration
lik e which occurred in San F r a n c is
co, it is not tlie insurance companies
who lose when a fire occurs.
the man who c arrie s fire insurance,
because he pays a premium based on
T h e more often fire o c
curs in a town, the more likely it is
that the in surance rates will be
raised, so it is " J o n e s who pays the
f r e i g h t .”
It is un necessary to go fu rthe r
than St. Helens to e stablish this fact,
for several years ago there was an
" e p id e m ic ” of fires in a certain sec
tion of the city. In each case it was
proven th a t the destroyed property
was over-in sured and in several
cases, it was shown that insurance
agen ts had insured the property
without having made an investiga
tion. thu s placing te m p tatio n be
fore those who were willing to "se ll
out to the insurance c o m p an ie s.” If
this " e p id e m i c " had not Deeu stoppe i
the insurance rates in St. Helens
would have been increased and thus
the man who carried in surance as a
protectio n would have been payin ?
his proportion of the cost of prop
erty burned in order to obtain i n s u r
An insurance agent owes it to the
company he re presents and to his
neighbors to investigate a risk before
placing insurance for in most in
stances the neighbor does not wish
i c see his property go up in smoke
becau se some one nearby wishes to
sell out to the insurance company.
In some s ta te s , so we a re In
form ed, there are laws which com
pel the insured to have a tag in some
conspicuous place on his residence
showing the am ount o f insurance
T h e re is no such law in
Oregon, but in the ab sen ce of such
in surance age n ts can help to lessen
the nu m b er of f i r e * oy refu sing to
insure property for more than it is
THE » M IN E SE . ployers, because the possession of a
home is evidence of c h a r a c t e r and
It is a fact and one uot generally probable perm anence and employers
known in this country as it ought do hate contin ual turno v er o f w o rk
to be, t h a t in the m atte r ot honesty ers.
the Chinese are the greatest peoph
Kvery western s ta te should en
iu the world.
XX e may d etesi then cou rag e
the hoiuebikilding move
custom s iu o th e r respects, but we a t e ment us it means development of our
bound lo concede t h e ir h o n e s t), a i m great payroll industries such as lum
them houesly is uol a principle but bering. mining und transportation.
a policy, a fixed trait.
They are honest, not from a moral
T H E T K I.E IM IO N E G I R L .
standpoint, hut because Hiey hum
If you were a telephone girl and
learned thro u gn thousands of years
that honesty pa>s— in prosperity as stond at a switchboard in a rush
hour and if someone took tlie tele
well as in happiness.
This is som ething the young civ phone o ff the hook when there wore
ilisation ot the white man should forty o th e r people doing the same
tiling within a minute and if that
learu from the ancient east.
Confucius, philosopher of ' action person having waited ten seconds
and re a c tio n ." made the Chinese should ask you if you were asleep,
honest by his advice, "H o uol unto liow would you like it?
If you were a telephone girl and
others that you would not have them
you had eighteen telephone wires
do uuto you."
The white man, in his tra nsactions with plugs at the ends iuserted iu
c o n nectio ns
is constantly looking for dishonesty, eighteen
to punish it. The Chinese c o n sta n t thirty-six people to talk, and th e re
were seven of these close t o g lh e r
ly watch tor honesty, to reward it.
One reason we have so much t r i c k and a couple of people hung up
ery and thievery iu our white civi their phones and you pulled out of
lization is that we do not reward hon llie maze the wrong wire and cut
esty with the same e nthusiasm tiiat two people o ff from * talking, would
we’ inflict punishment lor steultiig you think it fair if e ith e r of tlie vic
T h e white race will grow wiser as it tims swore a little and as ked you if
you were out late Iasi n igh t?
m atu res mentally.
If you were at the switchbourd
In China, heirs inherit a mail s
debts as well as U>s property.
If a and some one asked for a c o n n e c
mau steals or d efaults payment. Ins tion and the person desired did uot
nearest relative, iu order, have to answer the telephone, und if the
party calling rattle d the receiv er
m ake good.
W ith a system like that. Chinese rapidly, in stead of slowly us he
fath e rs and mothers are decidedly should, und the rattlin g of the
careful to raise their child ren in tne phone hook did uol re g iste r iu the
patlt of righteousness.
It is uot a office, und If afte r a while he did
bad system, for it makes Chinese so get into com m unication with you,
cial and economic life revolve around would you like him to usk you if
The code )s, honor fa th you thought you were e njo y in g a
er and respect obligations.
It would, no doubt, do us all good
We can with profit learu some
things from the Chinese— this lesson to put ourselves in the o th e r per
of honesty among p th e rs — no mal ter son's place whenever we a r e In
how f a r we may think* ourselves clined to find fault with public s e r
Has, electric light,
ahead of them.
car, tele ph one; It is all the s am e !
T h e employees ije nerally do their
OWN Y O U R OWN HOME.
work as well as they can.— M an
All over the country home build chester t N 11- Mirror and A m eri
ing activ ity is very pronounced. T his can.
is about the best sign there is. f ur
ious form s of com munity houses are
ADD XNOTHEK M \\ \ G E R .
doubtless a necessity and are being
of St Helens are talk-1
provided, but the independent f a m
ing as to the employm ent of a city
ily home is the ideal.
Homes are built not for profit, but m anager, one who will render effi-|
It is a
for com fort.
Should you ever wish c ie m service to the town.
to sell you may m ak e or lose money. good idea and T h e Mist gives its
It depneds largely on the size of the hearty endorsem ent to such idea,
The laud is fairly sure to a p provideil a feasible plan Is worked
W hile impossible to add such
precia te in value.
Depreciation of out.
the house is inevitable.
But it dues am en dm en t to the school law, we
not greatly matter. We do not wish would respectfully suggest that a
to com m ercialize our homes.
They "scho o l m a n ag e r” would he a good
promote comfort- They increase lib Investment, that Is, If the conduct of
erty. They cre a te self respect. Tltey the city's schools for the coming j
stabilize c h a ra c te r , says the San year will he anything like it was!
during the year ju st passed.
F ran cisco c h ro n ic le .
FR O M
Especially is it desirable that
manual workers own their own
T h e personal results and
social effe cts are the sam e to them
as to others.
T h e re is the a d d 'd
advantage that when work is scarce
they are invaribly preferred by em-i
E X C U S IN G
lO U D 'H
"ItlN K .”
over to the government as repre
sen tin g his war earnings
Mrs. Jo sc p h e u s Hamels might help
locate it. for. according to her pub
llsheil story or her history making
din ner parties it was at one of them
that Henry, donning his host Nath
an Hale pose, so that no one more
than a bluok away could hear him,
" M is te r 1’ resldcnt, my only regret
Is that 1 have but one Ford plant to
give my country " Seriously though,
twenty nine million dollars Is a tidy
sum of money, and if Henry grabbed
o ff that much on the representation
that he was going to turn It buck to
the government, by all menus the
federal agents should apply tin'
screws and get the money
Wayne t Ititi. > News Sentinel
We have a complete line in four different patterns
Alsu a line of Glassware.
T U M BLER S.
W A T ER S E T S .
b u l l e l fut
BER R Y
S E T S, ETC.
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COME IN AND S E E TH EM
we will be glad to serve you
Prompt service, reasonable
You will be pleased with our
Soda Fountain service. Soft
drinks in bottles or at the
io J C. i
und 6U 9
duela» 4 n
tlie flr«' of
up repre- »•
airea and *
of the co»
of tile ua.»**
St. Helens, Oregon
Have You an
Have you a fund deposited in a safe place, drawing in
ia llie o f 11
terest and always available, with which you can seize
an opportunity if one is presented to you?
This hank is a safe place for opportunity funds.
I piiundü lo
laxe of le
Iriea la m*<
I neceaaary li
I lier aurino*
hermine If i
line ibe ne»
around you and see the men who make money because
they have money.
We have brick ice cream on
Saturdays and Sundays.
Start an Opportunity Fund Today.
I alud-like he
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
I » III »how i*
NT. H E L E N S , O REGO N
M*>mb»r F e d e r a l Iteaerve S4yat**m
CHAH. GRAHAM. i ’rraid cn t
It. A. d i l l . D M . Ca.l.ler
M a s o n ’s
Now that a half mtiiiun has been Columbia
voted to prosecute war profiteers,
we may be able to dig up that $'29,-
0 0 0 , 0 0 0 which Henry Ford
gloriously announced he had turned |
l.i »A NS.
IN H IB A M E .
X ND < ON \ EX A N4 'EM.
(that ta, I u
alf cup aim
Ira j * * f i* •• *
lire effei i .
<1» at 1« i
6 -B o m atrlctly modern and tw o c ho ice gurden lota on pavement,
choice location, fru it, c h ick en lioiiae. barn, e t c . only
4 Itooni a and two e x t r a c ho ice null Iota, plenty of hearing fruit,
clone to pavement and cloae In, a anap at $181)0
'* Boom modern, garage, fru it, chick en park anil bouae 3 good
■ ill Iota, very aelect lo cation, clon» in, all for $3600
Will take car In purl payment.
17 Acre» 6 aerea under plow, hulixnce euay to elaur, only I
mil* out aet hulldlnga. fru it, good road, a dandy h**®«
for some one, only $ 2 0 0 0 . euay tarma.
*0 A* r« Farm fully atocked and equipped In Warren eoctlon.
one of the b«at buy» In thla c o u n try at $0000
13 Acre» all clear, fine get of bulldlnga creek, on pavement,
extra choice land. 10 inilea from i'o rllu nd , a bargain at
RUTHERFORD REALTY CO.
Phones — Office 123 — Residence 38-J and 74-W
Round Trip Fares
At the telephone when you ask
for “Long Distance’’ you are on the
magic carpet of today. A wish ex
pressed and your voice is where
you desire to send it.
In this service distance is elimi
nated and inconvenience is avoid
ed. The answer is prompt and
time and money are saved.
For detailed information as to
rates and classes of service avail
able consult the telephone direc
tory, or call the “Long Distance”
Every Bell telephone is a Long
LO W EST FOR YEARS
DAILY MAY 25 TO AUGUST 31
—BY T H E —
Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry*
£ M1? " U ........................................
B a l t i m o r e .......................... $ 1 4 1 .6 0
B uffalo ............................. $ 1 2 0 . 1 6
........................... * k0.no
í<.1ln,:' n' ,“ ,1 ........................ $ 1 0 6 30
Cleveland ...........................$ I O k 60
* nv« r 1 ................................ $ 44 00
«» M o i n a . ........................ $ n 66
................................. $ 1 0 6 65
I n d i a n a p o l i s ......................j
Knnaau c i t y ................... $
¡ ¿ 00
Meinphl» . . .
M ilw au kee . .
New O rleans
New Y o rk . . .
O m ah a ...........
I’ h l l a d e l p h l a ................
Ht. I,ou la .
W ash in gto n
I 04 01
I 6. SS
$1 47 45
$ 7 J **
I hese are the same fares as from Portland, so a **v
ing is made by buying tickets at this station.
Return limit October 31. Choice of routes in e*ch
'lirection, also liberal stopover arrangements.
T he Pacific Telephone
And Teleg rapii Company
Additional details, train schedules, sleeping c*r *r
rangements, etc., will he supplied on application.
J. R. G ILB Y , Agent S. P. & S. Ry., St. Helens, Orego**
Weekly Offerings of the
RUTHERFORD REALTY CO.
Ill V I\ | .S ,
12. A . R O S S
IF YOU L IK E A
i uw Te*
sold in sets or out of stock—prices right.
i f you have not attended any of
the Chautauqua entertainments you
tire missing something worth whll *
Go tonight, tomorrow night and Sun
You will enjoy the e x c e l
lent nu mber» on the p r o g r a m _____
HE W AS TH E PUP.
He was only a pup.
B u t even though he was only a
pup, he had wormed his way into the
h e a rts o f many friend s. ’ He r e
ceived caresses such as many a
human m ight envy.
He could not talk .
equipment was most modest:
knew which hand to lick and which
to bite. T h e little tot he loved could
pull a bone from between his teeth
while one who threatened the wel
fare of that little tot found that the
teeth were sharp.
He could not talk but he could wag
his tail and t h a t expressed more and
to a b e tte r purpose than many who
wag t h e ir tongues.
He could not
mouth honeyed phrases, but he was
satisfie d to lick the hands of those
His wants were few. A few crum bs
from the table, and a gunny-sack,
perh aps under the bed of his little
m aster, seemed a mulitude of kind
His business on e a rt h was small.
To romp and play with little tots;
to race with o th e r dogs and guard
the l it t l e ones he loved were about
the only things there were for him
to do, but he did these things b etter
than many humans who seem to have
little to do.
He did not have a train in g in e t i
q u e tte ; he did not know it was c o n
sidered not good form to pick up
article s of food thrown on v acant
He did not know that they
m ight contain poison, thrown there
by unfriendly ones who wished to
remove him from the circle of his
One day his little m as te r missed
him ; he searched for him and found
He was s trug glin g in the last
paroxisms of poisoning. F irs t aid was
given but it was o f no avail.
looked into the m isty eyes of his
little m aste r.
P lainly he said, ” l'm
s o rry to leave you.
You have been
good to me and I have tried to show
my love in the only way known to
P e r h a p s you can find a n
o th e r dog to ta k e my place, one who
will guard you as I have done, one
who m ight sleep under your bed at
night, as I have done, one who will
as k o nly a caress now and then, one
who will rom p and play with yon
as I have done, but you will never
find one t o love you m ore than I
I may not be ab le to think
I m ay have not traveled In the best
o f society , but I nev er was so much
o f a dog as to put out poison for
a n o t h e r o f G od's c re atu re s .
ab o ut all over, goodbye and good
luck to you and y o u rs .’
T h e r e were m o re te a r-s ta in e d faces
at th e fu n e ra l than m an y who walk
with hu m an bein gs, and t h e te a rs
and sobs welled from th e h e a r t s of
t h e l it t l e ones robbed o f a friend
th e y loved.
W h o was th e pup?