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ST. HELENS MIST, FRIDAY. MAY 26, 1916 KOINDKI) 1881. Issued Kvory Friday by THK MIST rriJMSlllNG COMIWNY. 8. U MOOKHKAI) Kditor S. C. MOHTOX lliisinpss MtiniiKcr Entered as socond-class matter, January 10th, 1912, at tho Postoffice at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1ST9. Sl'BSCKll'TlOX KATES: One Year $1.50 Six Months 75 Advertising rates nmdo known on application. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAl'KK. SOMEBODY'S MOTHER Somebody's mother was Somebody's love, Slender and graceful Soft as a dove Gracious and tender Spirited pure All womanly loving wiso to alluro To ways of God's blessing Through life to endure. Somebody's mother Somebody's love Somebody needs you! Will Heaven above Open its gates that token may speed For Somebody's mother " For Somebody's need? While Somebody's mother grew old, frail and gray, Still gentle and sweet As her days passed away She twined in the heart-chords of Somebody then And crowned that dear Somebody King among men. Somebody's mother Somebody's love Somebody needs you! Ah, Heaven above. Open your gates that a message may speed From Somebody's mother For Somebody's need. A. H. McQuilkin in Inland Printer. THE ROANOKE DISASTER A little over two weeks ago, the good steamer Roanoke foundered off the California coast and 47 lives paid the toll of greed. hat brings it nearer to home was the fact that First Officer Green, son of Capt. Chas. Green, well known here, and a young man just in his prime, was among the lost. The owners of the Roanoke, Chas. Doe & Company, char tered the vessel to the South Seas Navigation Company at a very profitable rate. It was necessary, therefore, for the latter company, in order to make a large profit, to pile on all the freight under which the Roanoke could possibly stagger. They did this without re gard to the safety of those on board the steam er. When the Roanoke left San Francisco on Monday night, May 8, those who loaded her knew she carried more cargo than it was safe to carry. Cargo was loaded everywhere, in the hold, between decks, on deck, and even in the staterooms and saloon. The vessel was top heavy with this great load and capsized, snuffing out the lives of forty-seven souls. Quite a price to pay for the greed of the South Seas Navigation Company. The inspectors in San Francisco are now making a rigid in vestigation. Is this investigation opportune? Ask Captain Green if it will bring back to him his son ; ask the Oakland banker if it will bring back his son; ask Mrs. Dennis if it will bring back to her. her husband. Ask all the other bereaved ones if it will bring back father, son, husband or brother. The South Seas Navi gation Company is morally guilty of man slaughter. The federal inspectors at San Francisco, while now conducting an investiga tion, might have done this before the vessel sailed. If not equally guilty, they were cer tainly derelict in their duty. The men lost on the Roanoke were sacrificed to greed. The Mist has a few more details of this matter gained from personal interviews, which, if necessary, will be gladly given. FIGHTING FOR THE SENATE We may discount the speculations of politi cal writers as to the machinations of Repub lican leaders, in so far as they are supposed to be prompted by personal considerations. The main objective of Republican leaders is to elect a Republican president and a Repub lican senate. Most of them feel that the elec tion of a president will be comparatively easy. That will carry with it the election of a Re publican house, for it is almost inconceivable that a president and a house of different politi cal complexion should be chosen at the same election. But Republican control of the sen ate is another matter, attended with unusual difficulties. There are now fifty-six Demo cratic senators to forty Republicans, and the expirations are against the Republicans. There are fifteen Republican expirations and only seventeen Democratic. Expressed in percent ages the Democrats have 30.35 per cent to re elect, while the Republicans have 37.5 per cent. The Republicans must make a net gain of nine senators. Two of these may come from Indiana and one each from Maine, New York, New jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. This will leave two more to be gained. Mary land, Nebraska, Nevada, Montana, Missouri, Arizona and Tennessee are the only states it is possible to consider as senatorial battle "grounds. It is fortunate for the Republicans that they do not have to overcojne legislative gerrymanders, owing to the new method of electing by a popular statewide vote. The task would be insuperable if the legislatures controlled. The Republicans are confident of electing successors to all Republicans who retire. They are also sure of recapturing seven seats from Democrats. But it will require a victory of landslide proportions to get the other two, although Missouri may be reasonably expect ed to furnish one. This will necessitate the nomination of the most popular candidate. Justice Hughes, in the opinion of most ob servers, is the man. The Republican leaders recognize this and the theorv that tltev are seeking to substitute some candidate of doubt ful popularity is absurd. It is more likely that the leaders are trying to ascertain the senti ment in the doubtful states as to issue. The states with retiring Democratic senators will he very potent in the Chicago convention. OUR BASEBALL CLUB ; Baseball throughout the whole I'nited States is considered a clean and gentlemanly snort. In fact, it is called the "National Game." St. Helens, a member of the Inter city League, has a good ball club; it is man aged by a gentleman, its players are gentle men, and the club certainly deserves the sup port of the town. For lack of attendance and interest, the financial matters of the club are at "low water mark," and it will be impossible to keep St. Helens in the league unless some financial assistance is given. In another col umn a way is given in which our baseball club can be maintained. Let us all read it and con tribute so far as we are able. A DIVISION OF THE COUNTY In its last issue, our esteemed contemporary the Rainier Review advocated a division of Columbia county as the only way in which harmony and good feeling can be restored. The Mist will not set up a great protest on such division, but it feels that it would be unwise and impracticable, moreover impossi ble on account of the area of the countv. If such bitterness exists as the Review claims, it was started by the first recall, which it championed, and no doubt this second recall has done much to fan the flames. Still the Mist believes there is a better way out of this dilemma. We believe that if all of the papers of the countv will try to get together and work for harmony in the countv, more will be ac complished than by agitating a division. The Mist is proud of the fact that it is a Columbia countv institution and it hopes to occupy a sphere of usefulness in the countv, and with this idea in view invites the other countv pa pers and all good citizens of the countv to participate in any work for the good of the whole countv. Let us try l get together. SEVEN HUNDRED VESSELS SUNK British estimates of the European war toll of merchant ships, given in figures today by the department of commerce put the number at 736 with a tonnage of more than 2,000,1 Allied vessels lost number 538 and neutral lnX. The estimates made by a British admiral, give British losses as 410 ships; French. 53; Russian, 35; Italian. 27; Belgian, 10. and Jap anese 3. This does not include the loss of 257 trawlers by me British, 7 by the French and 1 by the Belgians. Norway, with 81 vessels destroyed leads the neutral nations in losses. Sweden with 40 is second, and Denmark with 28 third. I lol lnd has lost 24 and the United States 7. British losses amount to 4 per cent of the total number in service and ( per cent of the tonnage. French losses are 4 per cent in num ber and 7 per cent in tonnage. Despite these losses, it is declared, the aggregate of ships owned by the allies is being steadily increased through building. JUSTICE HUGHES Close upon the heels of the Literary Digest poll of Republican state legislators, showing a large majority favorable to the nomination of Justice Huglus for president, a pull con firmatory of those taken of Republican editors and readers of high-class journals. .mcn.-.i foremost political prophet, Col. George ll;r vey, editor of the North American Review, predicts the nomination of Justice I highl and his acceptance of the call of his country lie says: "Never since this republic demand ed that George Washington Heroine- ns jlst president has there appeared so striking im instance of the office seeking the man." AUTOS IN EUROPE Russia, with a population of over 180 000 000, has only about 15,000 automobiles, w hile Italy. wUh a population of less than '10000 000. has 13,000 automobiles. There are eicvcii automobiles in Iceland, and five in British orth Borneo. 'I here are 15.000 cars owned yyi'J?"' R- ' ' a population of ..i.OOO Los Angeles, with a population of LiO.OOO, has oyer dQ.ooo cars- 1 1 The value of the Carranza dollar fell to " cents in American money on the San Antonio ( J ex.) market; I hursday. This is the lowest price quoted since the money became recog nized by local banks The highest price paid was 10 cents, immediately after the Can-any government was recognized by the United States. niLi-ii "I've alius noticed great success Is mixed with troulilas more or Iors, And It's tho man who does his host That gols moro kicks than nil tho rest." James Whltcomb Hlloy, wm-m mm m k . . ni'iiirtll " IM11MKIAL ItCVir." 4 A LUMBER TRADE The weekly trade barometer of the West Coast Lumbermen's Association shows a con tinuance of very heavy shipping from already depleted mill stocks. The barometer reveals shipments exceeding production by 9.43 per cent. Production, however, is exceeding or ders by slightly more than 2 per cent, a con dition which also was reflected in the pre vious week's report. Shipments have been exceeding orders by close to 12 per cent. These facts are obtained from reports made by sixty-eight representative mills having a combined six-day capacity of about 58,000,000 feet of lumber. I V f J. J. ! Murdru m Much id rot. "wer and ; sidewalk work Ih I'.'lnK l'""- I H.'.IUIOII $l'.li.00U tO l .'XIMMld.Ml I in repairing moth J''tt- ' ll:,ml.m-I.. ! 'Vl',, r',f'""" IS 10 000 for a new le.nl block which i.. i ...... i i. ho has pnlrmou " operation. Crania Puss--Construction stalled dii new planing mill. Hr.ilii--I.oonn Mills Lumber Co. In, making many Improvements and Is Imllding niv.t l.unitalow.i for oiu- plo.!ll. KKt.m Chamber of Commerce: ai rouges for locailon en which to inert flax mill. lirant Pass- lilch copper ore has been uncovered In Waldo mine ami , will greatly increase mil put of 1111 ! mils alley dlslricl. I Tho Mr Columbia Ulvor highway ' bridge will he completed before ljuly 1. I Cortland's municipal woodpile con j Mimes to bo i ll oxpenso. It Is now found that bills r.ni Icing P'.ld twice I Denver firm buys Port of CmpMUa ! $200,000 bond Isc.uo. Med ford will vote on bond Issue In i tho near future foi JSIIOO for heal j Ing system and enlargement of the j Washington school, i I'm Hand Oak timbers cut from : tree:-, on lower Columbia will be utll ; L:e.l In building ships at Portland and ! other coast points. Crania I'ass Million feet of lum ber ordered for construction of beet sheds and silos at sugar beet factory, i Canyon City- Asbestos mines opcr ' ating on lleech Creek near Ml. Ver ; non will soon tdilp first carload of 1 hestos to Portland market. Tills Is 1 said to ho the only asbestos mine I working In tho I'nited S'a'es Middle Material Is on ground fc.r t enlarging and Improving old nickle mine to ship ore to 1'lttsburg smelt - I 1 Hood Itiver-Stanley Smith Lum ! her Co. wll start (ireen Point plant Willi 175 men. Dufur -Contract let for 111.297 school building. :i lioKohurg-Local druggist Is ix ' pcrliMMiting to make perfume dis 1 tinc.-tlvn of th irt. vicinity. ! Dufur Lumber Co. making arrunge- tnontu to slart operations soon, i Portland Kant side hu.dpess men's iolub will try to float f 100,000 bonds to help i;tart new Industries. North Dead company formed of Coos Itay capital has leased for a term of years the old mill of the Simpson Lumber Co. and will opcr ato same. Maplewood Factory opening to turn out 2 .0 trunks r month. I 11 1 Hlver strawberry Industry will employ 2000 nutiido pickers. ; Condon -Contract let for building r.O.OOO-bushel concrete grain ele vate.1. Northwest prune crop estimated at ; 25,000,000 to HO, 000, 000 pounds. Loganberry Industry boosted bv Juice on tho Peiinsyl- , wM.PFUNDER'S j, nnFGON I i-tivrm hi: rn ii n;hmm. 111:11 in:!!!. MAii-ir WIII.I.A. Jl MI'l ll. I I'll ii'i i. Forovcr40years a valued remedy for biliousness and constipation Sold mid Recommended by A. J. DEMING ST. HELENS PROFESSIONAL rj? K. A. koss FUNfRAL DlRfCTOR U.nU Bulldina S ! " Doiinrn Phone 21 DK. C. K. WADIJ PHYSICIAN AND SUSc, I' linns on ilHckhKUIg. srHf A I.I V i: KIOUK l A I.IVK TOWN S. It. SON'NKI.ANI), Prop. FRESH & CURED EISII POULTRY KunIiicsn Phono -I'J; Ken. 4'7'J ST. HELENS MARKET I'm! I Ml very CM Jrj Wills XV 11 V llrlng you vtutili lo uk for r.ert repairing Complete Line of Jewelry Novelties Silverware si:i: out or Hamilton win ii i s VON A. GRAY, Jeweler In Granite Marble I IuvIhk inado nrniiiKomcnti Monuments ,n5 Z and adoption of ; vanir. railroad. , Pim-et Hound (Ms direct r.loopln,. car service t0 (,.,.( w(tn ,(, ; steamer at I'lavel for Hun rranclsco ; ti. Johns lias reeiired for refinini! eel oil. ' Coos Hay leads all other ports for lumber last half of Anril 1 Kt Johns Work has started on ,$-'00,000 shipbuilding plant hern. ! Poillhhrl will expend $2a.r,,()00 re ln.ildim; parts of Tanner Creek -er nun caved wj.m l() , construction. wnii a lari;i( Portland iniinil- facturer of tombstones and monuments. I am prepared to "'''I "'l :tet lip anythlni: wanted In thli line, fioin tho cheapest to the best; ! (lowers for funerals on short notice a factory Pacific HhlplUOIitH T. S. Will Ti: I'ndertaker mid I nibuliner Koiddcnco. Phono U:j-2. Ofllco l'lionri 5 had I te lle. vs. Mir. Ilea- ennedy CIRCUIT COURT NOTES 'Maty Dniko vs. S. p. s. Uy. Mo. ",r doriiult overruled. Defend ant ullownd lo fl0 answer Al Ii . oo.eroy vs. W. II. Moore mtirrer overruled. Mary Smith vs. V. T. Smith, fault and reference. . f ii . . iv. inc ortuick & Co Wlllavls. Order of ,.i.. I'ortlund Mor. Union vs. A I ceel. Motion allowed. ' h. Fell on vs. JaH. Ke Oil Co. Motion I,. .,..m. oil I no, W. I'. Hutchinson vs. Mrs V. M Uonald Motion to appeal take,, U" ,!V" :",,!"'""t- """ ""'"-"" t . C. Shumway va. K. 0 "rookn et nl. iwXt,nwni u ' "arkcr v. Heaver Lumber Co. Dismissed on ntlpulatlo,, ''ortland Mer. Union vs. ,, ' Order modify,,, ' ' " Kern, V. U St(!WB1.t nnen's Nat.onal (llk VH. ., ' """ Order Hubt,.utiK VV Horman for defendant ' f'npies v. Wln. Aml l. Order extendlnK ,,M0. F- Trunx vs. May True n, . ' rontlnnlnic to Juno 17 r""r E. W. KETEL St. lleleiiH, Ore, Contractor-.-Bnilder KSTIMA1 KS, I'l.WH niei,t Work n H I,tll) I'homi Connection Lynch & Tunzat on (ho Nlrauil SANITARY BARBER SHOP i:KltV CrSTO.MKU HA'IIHMl.:!, YOU'RE NEXT N"'. ih:m:h "i. Stone's heaven. I'rco IriiKKlstu. "vo niIr(,n ii 'or salo by n Hon't forget that thn m i, , !a.ry wants to p,eaoyo;il:;ton7H: Alenas & P MI'OKTM.) ANn ,,OM,:HTI(, KR9BACCOAN UD'AND .GENTS' SHOE SHINING . PARLORS MAKE JAN SHOES ATT BLACK ALL KINDS OF POT HT. IIKI.KNH DR. W. k.DlNHAu DENTIST. Oirwt in B.4 (u St. Helens . a vrt; ,S,"''UTlWi lliiurni 9 lo Ui I lo i i ' Ml- A. I!. TUCKH DKNTIST S'" "I I I NS. mm M" n: i.iKi, DR. L. GILRErj R; r-n r SIMIAN & (JCJ; om. llal,k HIiU. q DR EDWIN ROSS PHYSICIAN A SURC K l B INS HI Hi , St. Helens . 0 T. S WHITE FUN Eli A L DIHUV l.ll f.N-KI. KVIK.I Oil Houlton DR. ALFRED J. Pti PHYSICIAN A SURii Miuumir IIuIMIuk ht. m DR. H. R. CUFF PHYSICIAN A SURii Ph. urn U.ln in A l:B; In' III31II III7S.IIIII, t),.r,l3r Hiiiiioi oruai. GLEN R. METSKEJ ATTOKNKV OlDcn In Hank W-ii, St. Ilelcm. On. Phono 17 M. E. MILLER ATTOHNEYATW St. Helens : MOMOV TO LOAN OX m I'AltM MOllT(i.il E. T. ROBEFSON 702 Title ar-'l Trust Portland, Oreg PURE MILK AND CREAK Furni.lied DM " I ST. 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