ST. HELENS MIST, FRIDAY. MAY 26, 1916
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.
One Year $1.50
Six Months 75
Advertising rates nmdo known on application.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAl'KK.
Somebody's mother was Somebody's love,
Slender and graceful
Soft as a dove
Gracious and tender
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
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
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
"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 "
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.
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 "
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-
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
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 -
Hood Itiver-Stanley Smith Lum
! her Co. wll start (ireen Point plant
Willi 175 men.
Dufur -Contract let for 111.297
: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
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,
rn ii n;hmm.
Jl MI'l ll.
I I'll ii'i i.
a valued remedy
Sold mid Recommended by
A. J. DEMING
K. A. koss
U.nU Bulldina S ! "
Doiinrn Phone 21
DK. C. K. WADIJ
PHYSICIAN AND SUSc,
I' linns on
A I.I V i: KIOUK l A I.IVK
S. It. SON'NKI.ANI), Prop.
FRESH & CURED EISII
KunIiicsn Phono -I'J; Ken. 4'7'J
ST. HELENS MARKET
I'm! I Ml very
llrlng you vtutili lo uk for r.ert
Complete Line of Jewelry
si:i: out or Hamilton
win ii i s
VON A. GRAY, Jeweler
I IuvIhk inado nrniiiKomcnti
; 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()
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
T. S. Will Ti:
I'ndertaker mid I nibuliner
Koiddcnco. Phono U:j-2. Ofllco
CIRCUIT COURT NOTES
'Maty Dniko vs. S. p. s. Uy. Mo.
",r doriiult overruled. Defend
ant ullownd lo fl0 answer
. oo.eroy vs. W. II. Moore
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,
KSTIMA1 KS, I'l.WH
niei,t Work n H I,tll)
Lynch & Tunzat
on (ho Nlrauil
i:KltV CrSTO.MKU HA'IIHMl.:!,
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(,
MAKE JAN SHOES
ALL KINDS OF POT
DR. W. k.DlNHAu
Oirwt in B.4 (u
St. Helens . a
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