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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Views of Some of Our Citizens on Various Subjects
of Interest to Everybody.
The School and Business Questions What Our Fair Allndcd Peo
' pic Think About Them.
Kditor Hcview: I noticed In your
esteemed joiirnnl Inst week n corn
tnunication nifrncd "Taxpayer,"' in
which he argues in fnvor of raising
funds for tlic city by imposing ti lie
etife on husiness houses, nnd urges the
council to paw nn oriiinnncc provid
ing for audi a source of revenue. As
n husiness innn, nml taxpayer ns well,
I do not agree with your correspond
ent, it think it would ho unfair to
make a man pay a premium for the
privilege of coining hero and inveht
iug hix money in hiisinecs. It is a
poor way to huild up a new town, and
J helieve tho principle is wrong in
older Iowiih. 1 am in favor of the
oily raining funds, hut as every prop-erty-ownor
i benefitted by the expen
diture of Midi funds in public im
pnivcmenln, iipial taxation nhould
pievail. It often happens that Im-
ptiivemcnln uuhauce the value of teal
cxtnlc, which iliiectly huliclltH the lot
owner but doc not add to thu volume
of buxincHM done by tho merchant,
Vet, by tliix extra lircu'. fee paid the
merchant, Mr. bitowner, who pnya
only the direct tux is the only gain
er. I am willing to Im taxed on thu
Milne bnxiH of value as any other riti
reu, but am unwilling to bear the bur
den of an extra tax hceiiuxo I happen
to be in tho mercantile hindnce.
HI. .Johns, Nov. '22, 11)1)1.
MURDER IS RIPE.
M. L. HOLBROOK
l. b. chipman;
Crime Greatly on the Increase In Hie
New York, Nov. 20. There at pres.
ent four and a half times ag many mur
ders and homicides for each 1,000,000
people In the United States as theie
were In 1881. With this statement of
fact, baeed upon statistics, S. 8. Mc-
Clure makes a ataitllng showing of the
Increase at lawlessness in this country,
and follows with a Btlnglng criticism of
the relcn of "criminal oligarchy," of
chronic Inftnctlon of the law by many
School anil Other Matters.
To thu editor: Thinking that ims
tdhly if porno one who rosidim in tho
city of St. Johns would write n few
lines in regard to some of thu tpiew
lions hol'oto tho people at tho pics
i nl time, you would not throw them
In the waste hakct, but might ms
hibly be induced to publish it.
Kind, I want to coiiKratiilalo you
on thu two issues of thu St. Johns
llovlcw, for tliu very able manner in
which you have stalled in thu joiirn
iiliMle. Held. I want also to enngratu
Into the s-oplu of St, Johns and tho
peninsula for having n fearless and
indeK'iideut journal to mako their
wants and wishes known, and hoMuk
for it n good palionage, hoping that
every olio will extend to the puhlirhor
ihc gli'd hand and thu ueeoHouy dol
lar for miIi." Iplloii.
N'ow, Mr. Kditor, through thu col
minis of your paper, there nie humi
tilings on my mind I want to tell you
nboiit ; tho llrs I is our school, miiiio
lliing that St. JoIiiih has always been
proud of nnd for that iciimhi has til
ways voted u liberal tax to maintain
the same, Our school house is beau
tifully mid centrally located on the
high gioiiud jut nir enough to be
nway limn the hiny center of our city.
Wo lime siv nice I nine rooms that nie
looked tiller by n very able corps of:
lotmuerw, mil mo iihiuis iiio hi crowd
s Hint the teachers can uol do them
jindieo, nod when the end of Iho term
unite Mime will wonder why their
cJilldiMi ate not fin (her advanced
1'uIumih of the St. Johns M'hool let us
co if we eon tlinl the cnuo and then
apply the icimsly. Kducutotx all agree
that the iiMinuer in which our public
school ate winded, that forty pupils
ilivhlcil Into two elascs is all an in
Mtuctnr ihiii lake eaio of and do them
justice. What is thu condition of our
school today f Some of the rown
have over lolly pupils and two and
tliieo chis. Now. friends, divide
Iho school hourii up and jio-t see how
littW (into eon be devoted lo each one,
We outfit! lo bae a tou-iooni ehnd
whoio our piisienl one htuud. You
say, why add any more to Iho one
iihoody built why not gu to St. Johns
llubjliW, Point View, North St.
Joints or Oak I'aik they are all beau
tiful addition to St. Johuf Hut who
kmw which will bo the mot spiiloiu
In Iho no.t year.
I think in Ike net live yum we will
have at least ten thoiiMiud inlmbilauts
Im ihii' fair oily. Some my soy 1 am
iu) itu-de! in my calculation. How
oxer that may lit, wo will have to put.
vide inoio room for th ehihlivii.
I want to wiy a word in behalf of
tk-t wdiool hmrd: Taxpayers and (xir
ejits it is your duty to come out to
the iolwol itwotiug. wbHi ealWd, and
help xiistaiii Iho httuid of oditentioit
in their effoi Is to better (he condition
of ijur public suhmd, Without your
help they are powerless to act. You
will bo called on soon to cupula by
St. Johns Lam
L. B. CHIPMAN & CO.
Oldest Real Estate Company In St. Johns.
We have for sale the largest and
choicest list of property in St Johns
Wo stiff finw n firmr 30 fine lots in Sf. rxS
from the estate. porting evidence. " , u i r , tV1
, ... t in tho united Htatcs last year there Park, convenient to car line and lactones, which J
iiiironos oi mis. ir. i.ouur, wuiiiu ... ... , . , .-...i .. ' . . . n
it not bo a good time to in- and cany - VrEET ' io can sell vou 55.00 down and 55.UU a month. Who
out the HiiL'L'i!tloiis made liV Miliiel .rii. . .i .i ..t,i ..r.i Tin , I if . . .u nr.K.nul..n,r tirill K
ui'lioiil nliililriMi Inut .loll'. Ill urert I nnn .1 ..I.. 1 nnn I o
somo suitable monument to tho mem- this class. The hlitb record was reach-
ory of that nohlo pioneer, who lelt cd In 1800, when there were 10,051 w o TJ..nr. ntt. ,,.UiU
all he had to the children of the town murders and homicides In a popluntlon We alSO liave 6 lieW HOUSeS lelt WhlCh We cd
he rounded, and looked forward to tho of i0.000.000. In 1801) conditions H"- sell VOU Oil Very eaSV monthly payments. It thd
time when the hills would bo d,ttcd I'ed, but since then they have stead- , ' , ,f , ' r, ' f H
everywhere with beautiful homes, tho 1 "' ro" , uu" J ou.u Xuu w& W1" VV1" lcl YA
. ' ' nrl. -ilsetSbTeomSs or it as you can.
itw oeiween. ,-o nmcii rono.ieniu oiu Kiirope. London, with an area of 088
he place in the great futnru he plelur- m,aro ,neg nrd a population of 0,600,-
your voles what you wont in the way
of more room to relieve tho congested
condition that now exists in our
unlmil f rtt.t liM lit o mnrntint nf
ii I. . i i . i At.- i-.i r Irlnpppfl. o( yciioral failufe hi t lie en
nescnoo, ' "c 1 lor nt ! the statutes, to which
me onus cuinio w ii u rn over ,o , , attributed.
school lioar.l ot i;istnct o. ?"no Comments on the nrevalcnro of crime
time in January, JUUj, the mim ot jnnd nwence, taken almostattandom
seven litindreil dollars interest money, (rorn renrcscntatlvo and serious news
which will help, lly tho way, it is papers and from published statements
the first the district will have realized of judges and citizens lonn tuo sup
Apropos of this, Mr. Kditor, would
ed out that he houuht n block of laud,
known ns Springville, on thu opjsisite
side of thu river for a ferry Inudiiisr.
This d renin Is partly realized. He
huilded better than he knew, for in
stead of a ferry no doubt wo will huvu
it suspension bridge that vessels of
all nations, as they ride tit anchor
or are lowed from place lo place, may
do mi without having to open n draw
and stop Irallle.
Mr. Kdilor, in behalf of thu school
childien of St. Johns, I hope you will
take Ibis matter up, as I realize Hint
Thu lleview is going to be a imwer for
good, and ns t lit city grows may your
paper ami iisefulues keep paco with
it. You have the well wixhes and sup-
0U0. had lit murders last year. There
was no "undiscovered crime," as the
miiiderers were all arrested except In
four cascN, where they committed
Chicago, with less than one third of
the population and area, covered by the
London or metropolitan police, had 128
homicides, In 18 cases thu murderers
wire killed at the time of tho crlmo or
comimuci! suicitio; lour other cases
weic thoso of olllcers who did tho kill
lug In tho pcrfurmanco of their duties,
leaving 100 enrcs lor Iho police to work
upon, (Jut ot that numlier ill convic
tions were secured, while In It) cases no
atnsts were made, nnd In Gil cases ar
rests aid not remit In conviction, Only
one man ws hatued in Chicago,
In l'arls only 16 muidcts orattemnt-
ed murders were committed In the same
Let us show you this week m tine O
mere tract close in. We recom
mend it as a big money maker.
We also have one of the finest
blocks In the city. Price 92500.
It sneaks for itscaf when you mem It
If you want a business location we can furnlal
it for you. Will build you a store or office room d
suit and rent it to you right.
null of (In, tiiialiiiNMi limn nf Kl. .fnlitin
HoipIiil' we mav all work toaelher for period. More than
Ililiiur .ti. ...I.. .. tli.t ! inniiv iniirilerg In Chimin)
nn; i Mm i n i iih wt imii infef win; ui iiiu -- t
most beautiful sisits on thu I'aeille i"""" f,n,rB n" " 111 'oni on.
We have unexcelled water frontaee factory sitd
JiiiiiMi 111 uiumiiiiui f f f 1
eight times as wnicn we can sen on very easy terms.
ago ns In l'arls,
T. J. Jf.
THE CVCLOM SAIL
To n landlubber It looks like a gt
Tho loss of lifu thiouuli crime Is
made mora prominent when compared
MANY MEN TALL.
iiritim Ioji in tho JJocr war was
0011, In thu Mine titrlod (hero were
kilted on railroads lil.817.
l k I ft I If If ltlllllllM 4llH llttfttlMl f IIH.
gantle blfiireat.il Japanese paper urn- L10(.. aH.it.HIl.' t ,iMm,l.V. rim.
orn.n, nBi . owe mnsi or ,! umnlcra In Now Yfk rs referred
inrnaiire noai to iroieci imicrmcii irom n
sunstroke, but when professional I mi.iIiilmii'.IiihI lurln. m.,l ,lM..ninr.
yachtsmen looked at It and said "Hero , ,,, ,,0te.l as saying that Iho Increase
It Is at lastl" they meant: Hero Is tho! In lawlcssuciM endangcis the future ol
i-ji-iuiiu or iiiiiorciin noii'ii we an kiiow mm nation.
somo ou would Invent.
Yachtsiiiioi Imve long bellevrsl that
If such it sail could he Invenlnl small
sailing bonis could safely carry much jjpuC3c .Softer u Severe Repulse ut
nioiv iiiiiiiin inn, i iii- nun MMiurrij' Port ArlllUT
' Mukden, Nov. JO. The Japanese
iniKie a irt.n si lack on I'outlloll hill
the night of November '22. Tho ad
vanclng ranks w oto dcclinatiil by the
' lOiMlan shf il lire. Home nf tho Japan
en secured holginent on the slopes ol
tho hill, but wero driven out at the
polnl of the bayonet, when the whole
Japanese contingent lied. A similar
attempt was made the same night south
of Krdatfjou, which was also repulrrd
tltli a bayonet charge. The Japanese
lixt liHllvllw U'lilln ll.u l...l.... I....
I was :i0 killed. A band of 1,0011 Chi
done, nud n great lucn'S.e of pee lie u' " bandits, with six limit, under Jap
securisl, says Popular Mechanics, Now I "oe.e olllcers, eonilnu from thodlnv
nil ItiiulMonnn Iiuj .mlrlv.l ihu In. tloll ot I It' l.l0 river. WHS III fontllrt
Kiiulous arniuiieiueiit mid lias equipped ,,,r''' otmn of Uirdei Kout uesr
n seveuleen-foot boat, whleli he will . KhI,ii, 'fl' on the morning of No
exhlldt at ('owes, on tho KuglUli Chan- vemlier S3. Tho Kouta charged with
nel, tills suiuiiier. oul K'v,,ll! ",0 bandits' buttery time lo
The American Kliliilnill.lor U HinhnN ' ctloii. The bandits mado
....,... . i k.Li...... it.. I l . 1 ,,
'" " irni.iniinj nun in mi llircc
If you want anythlnsr call on us. We loaJ
witiifntaiitesinwarBiidon iaiironds money on real estate security, write fire insurance
In three years thu homicides in tho t. f ... i ' . . . . ?H
UnitHi Ktatj-1 iitiinin.-redai.ao6. Tin "oucs, in iaci we oo cvcryinmR in tne iine.oLJ
2-v cencral real estate and insurance business.
Ity for the stntemeiit that the sail nnic
tlcally doe away with the ibmuer of
capsUIng, since the wind presmiro has
no ertivt to Inclluo tho Uiat. I'rossuro
is latentl or at rlulit tiiiKles to tho
I'ropcrly nt1Jutsl the sail would not
have to bo furled In n storm, but the
Increased wind prtstiro would lie
utIIUed to mako a lauding or to avoid
S00 of their iniinlxtr
tlcjil The Kusslan loss was ttlllliiL'
A Japanese colii-nn of two companies
niieiiipieii to pi'iieirato Ilia Itusilsn
east Hank on November S3, but thev
were met by two roparate divisions ol
icustian cavalry ami dilven off with
Invcsllflnle Decf Trust.
Kansas uity, .Nov. 20. T. A. Car-
roll, a spvcUl agent of tho department
ot commerce and labor, bus ln in
"It's a marvelous memory that Klder
Wltttn. tHisu'sses," n-marsiHl one Ulah j Kansas City for a week quietly Invest!
watlmr the alleged beef trust. He called
in the packets ami took their lists and
"Simply slupendou,'' nuwered tho
other. "Why, he can call any member
of tits family by name the mliiuto ho
sets eyes on lilm." Wimliliik'ton Htar.
ItenaiMi flir It
Heguy And you really
tells tho truth?
IVgsy Oh, no doubt atwut It.
taken It up as u fad, Detroit
vlslte.1 biiirhers, who were calleil upon
to fuinlsh tvo!pted bills and other In
formation that iiiIl-IiI l, nl nasi In n
is . . . --- e.4
jiriai tor violating tho anti-trust lawi.
boitovo ho Mr-Carroll lelt the oily tulay, but will
; leiuttt inter ho lias conferred with some
extensive eatiie raleots.
Jjpanese Coplure IHochaUe Runner.
A man may .mile when be sees liN I '!!."' ,'' -''Tbe Japanese, ac
wife's new Unmet, but the mllocoiuo! ! i n .K.'0.".,UB1'au" ,rom yMo to
off when he sees the till). , " P' f1?.,
- "J , I'riiuu sieamer lung
Don't expiH-t your friends to bo stuck 1 hmv ',,' w'ilb S0.000 can-j of ran.
ou your Jokw If they are polutlcsi. tot 1'ort Arthur.
Call on us. IVlake our office your headquartera
St. Johns Land Co.
The Pioneer Land Company
ST. JOHNS OREGON
Portland Office, 728 Cham. Com.
" ' 'r'"
New, Up-to-date, with nil tho latest and most
modern improved laundry Machinery
riltST CLASS WORK GUARANTEED
Will all for woik sad d.llrcr pioBptljr
0oo4 vtork cusranttiJ it prlca rtaionill nj iilliftctorr
aivcUaaTrlal ,..ST. JOHNS, OREQON
. . . r(. Wt ffr.'
lj- A SOLID COLD RING FREE to every Babv in St. John DNnFQ
l ONE YEAR old, If accompanied by parent or guardian calling &
m at my Store. y
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Contractors of r.ptr ltntnt. Hou r,iaUa& xumfag, aUllngi j.
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Thorn Union S21S