St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, February 03, 1905, Image 1

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The Circulation of THE
REVIEWJn the Penln
sula'cxcccds'.that of all
other papers combined
Advertisers, note this.
ing Department is one
of the very Best not
the largest In Oregon.
Thoroughly Modern.
Devoted to tho Interest! of the PcnlnwU, tho Manufacturing Center of tho Northwest
VOL. i
NO.. 13
o lo 12 nml 1:30 to G.
Z Scot. 104.
Offlt.rhonotlon 4002.
Office liou. 9 12 "',l5I'' "'
RcsMcticc riume Scott 6J5G.
Office Miotic fiilo" 699).
Ofltfl rpli. l KlllotlUDwitBlorfc
Attorney - at - Law
sr. joiis. : BqoN
Inductions oil PIANO nn.l OROAN
SO CcnU n Lesson
Corner Jersey mul l.cnvht Street.
Lawrence M. tlensel, M. D.
Oflia nt Central Hold
Out l'mliiUlcc . .
OITuc liotiwAII hour
Just oiciipi1 uliop In rear of Pcddl
riinl'i? rent estnto ofllco.
Repairing Neatly and Fromptly Done
Boulevard Addition
To SI. Jolin. IHrIi laud between enr
tine oJ rltcr. Lot .MM 00, alley, $200
Diy monthly Pa nicnt.
0. H. VAN'HOUTENj StL Johns
Three 14 Acre Lots (or Sale
Willi n11e. nil corner.
n. Willi.,.. Wolf tlli'L-a
ll. l.llll.llll IM'II
.MntllclliU, ST. JOHNS, Or
TomJ onclialf Acre..? block from
itrttl cart, part rasli, balance? oil lima.
AlwH- lacrc, partly Improved. Apply lo
ROWAN 4. RAILTON, Contractors
St. Johm, Ofrton
House Mover and Repairer
llwxi nirtml r Ov.l Mi.t n-ilral.
UUU.4( I;-ikiihli.
Itowii k ' i.-c mul rrauwaM? chat i;r.
Ccr Chic(4n4 ll.irM.,Hr. JOIl.Ntt, OKU.
Mrs; l Tyner, Proprietor
l'lrt Class Rooms
Cuisine Uxceltcnt
MISS ItlCII, VroprUtrM
Jy Street
St Johns, Ore,
Oooi Meli
ComfoiUtl Boom!
The ilazelwood
Is an up-to-date. iuick Lunch,
tijfar, Confectionery and News
Stand. Tho Celebrated Hazel
wood t'ream and flutter kept
til SIOCK,
cr?er Jersey St. and Broadway .
& Johns, Oregon
General Repairing
"wril the niactswltU Shop
Horseshoeing a Specialty
A" Work Promptly Done and Correct
Various Topics of Local and General
Interest Briefly and Tersely
Commented Upon
Numtrom Matters Which Are Before the Public
for General Discussion
The temporary building erected
lo accommodate the present over
How in the public school will, it is
anticipated, meet the immediate de
mands, but in the near future, even
before the expiration of the present
school year, will prove inadequate.
Aiorc room will lie necessary, and
the overcrowded condition will prc
eut a similar proposition to that
which confronted the .district at the
last school meeting. What is to
tc done about it? lo think of fur
ther temporary structures is unbus
inesslike and against public policy.
It is time right now that this mat
ter should he taken tin and consid
ered, so that whatever course is de
cided upon, whether to complete the
p'resent building as a ten-room
school house, as was originally in
tended, or erect a new molding in
another locality. The best school
authorities in the country discour
age the idea of an nditioual school
Holding, holh from the point of
expediency autl financial view. It
is claimed bv the county superin
tendent, and not without cood rea
son, (hat it is better for the district
to have one good molding,, large
enough to meet the' present require
ments, man to Have two small build
ings. This same authority strongly
advises centralization as much as
possible, until the school popula
tion has reached, a point where a
t tn
second goon scuooi Duiituog win
become a necessity. Now is the
time to anticipate the future, how
ever, and some move should lie
made at once.
With I fie stnrlimr ut of lolies' mill
an overv-dnv commodity is nrn-
tlui'ctl right here nt home. 1'or no
other single article of food lias there
lieeu a irrealer nmoiiiit of money.
etit out of town than Hour. 'The.
iiialily of this-hotneproduer is cx
cellent, and compares most favor
alily willi any of the brand manu
factured elsewhere. II our citizens
will use the local product, many
ihousaiiils of dollars per nimum
would he l;ept right here in onr
midst, instead of going into the
hands of manufacturers who have
no interest in our city. Try the St.
Johns Hour and let's all help to fos-
ler-tlus home enterprise to such an
i.xtent that the local market wilt Itc
itn imK)rlanl item to the matin fat-
As Mavnr Cook remarked last
week in an article published in the
Kcvicw, "everything can t he none
In n ci'nifli. lnv " Tin' iiinvnr was
correct, to be sure; it will 'take a
good many days to accomplish all
that is necessary to out out city
in proper shape, so far as street
.nut other imnrovetneuts are con
cerned. Hut we should make every'
day count until the uesircu resmis
are obtained. livery preliminary
worked out today is that much less
to tlo tomorrow. No time should
lie Inst or wasted, but let US get
rtnlit ilnu-n tn work witli the view of
bringing alwut results, exercising
sufficient care to avoid mistaKes.
let us m;rd well anil carefully anil
,ee to it our doing will not be our
undoing. Mistakes are easily jnaue,
Imt very expensive to correct, some
times. '
Isn'tit possible for the city couu-
11 in nncc mi ordinance fixing a H-
v. 1 " - - - .
cense on all non-residents who so
licit orders for goods from consum
ers? If it can be, it should be with-
tlnl-iv. Tt ie nntllillfT sllOft of
Will" "-""O .
hawking and peddling, and just be
cause the goons are tioi wmv"
around and delivered when sold, is
' t. ..nrtn.i T. In5rr to
Slllipiy ail cvubiuii. j.w--
our local tradesmen all protection
possible shonld be afforded. If the
outside dealer wants our trade, let
him come in and locate, invest Ins
l shnrn the burden of tax
ation. It isn't right nor just to our
1 ff 5c imnnrtant
enough to receive the attentidn of
our city legislators.
wiii, milfc nf dpen water front
along one of the finest navigable
:.. ...nrl.t anil vet not
a singlq. jvharf facility wnwe
,1 Pin lu linndled. Tills IS
not creditable to St. Johns, and this
want should be suppueu
r.,whr HM.iv. There would lie
1 ... C irnSYtf in IllStll v ine cici-
4ion of a first-class public wharf,
With a through car service in-
auguratcU, we oeuevc mc :.--district
will receive an impetus in
iug as well as-' most gratifying. No
section contiguous to Portland pre
sents so inviting a location, looked
at as you will, for home-seckcrs as
the peninsula' district. Already a
large number of elegant residences
are located in the district, and once
it becomes less arduous and more
accessible by the elimination of that
antique transfer system attention
will be given it as a desirable sub
urban residence locality. Let the
campaign for through street car ser
vice be pushed vigorously, if we
uuiuii nuaiu results.
In the effort to have through cars
to Portland, the movement inaugu
rated in this city should strike a re
sponsive chord among our neigh
bors of Portsmouth and Univcrsit
Park, and, in fact, throughout the
entire peninsula. It means equally
as much to our neighbors as to this
St. Johns, and there should be hear
ty co-operation lo modernize our
only means of transportation to and
from the city of Portland.
Civic pride is being rapidly de
veloped in the cities ami towns
throughout the state. A general tie
sire to clean no the streets, alley.
yards and lawns in anticipation of
toe coming of visitors this year to
attend the fair and incidentally to
look around, over the state. The
people of. many of these places will
vie witll each other in their efforts
to make things presentable. A wor
thy ambition, certainly, and their
example might very properly be cin-
uiajcil liy those cities and towns
which have not vet moved in this
direction. St. Johni, which will
probably receive a greater number
of visitors than almost ntiv oilier
city, should get a move on. Cleai
In St. Johns nearly every state
in the union is represented, and in
a num!cr of cases the are quite
large representations from some of
the states. Why would it not be a
good idea for the. people here, who
come from Wisconsin, for instance,
to form a Wisconsin ass :ociation r
The people from Dakota, Iowa, Il
linois autl all other states where suf
ficient numbers can be..found, could
do the same, and then let all join
one central association. This plan
s being adopted 111 many places,
anil aside, from the splendid social
features afforded, a great won
could be accomplished during the
coming summer for the city. Let
an easterner come here and find that
former residents of his state have
an organization, thp result would
be to arouse a special interest. Who
will be.the first to take up this sug
gestion? TTasn't St. Tohns orettv nearly
outgrown the custom of calling out
stations within its limits by street
car men, and substituting therefor
the names of streets f Jt would seem
so. Tn the nrimitive davs of the
city's growth, the stations wore all
right, but in a city ooasiiiig over
omn nonttlation it strikes iis that
the time has arrived to consign this
custom to the huge pile ot things
forgotten and modernize a lime uu.
Tl. 1.lcMnrc n ?ntlnl wllO
I I1C ivjjiaiai". t
have been favoring a constitutional
convention are deaf, linked, If they
. l.U. iL?.J ..n.i. .iimlfT till
do notTijne Mjiiuii.....t,.;
I. rrrMt rrmftlllL'
people Hrnv - r- "
-i 11. . n.An cnl ic imrn of
nni:,.'nt rrrnftinrr outfit. Slid IS IlOt
mtenueu ior uie k000 Ul "l
1- TC , 1. n ciimt 1c mil
. . .1-- I f .1. ...I. -.!
CCOpte. i OW..W...V J--
through tlie -political graveyard will
nl-irtTH Those who fa'
lldVC 1U uvii""'!)-
vor it will go to their enraged con
stituents marked men.
It is said the last of the big gamb
in Portland has thrown
up the sponge and agreed to ob-
serve the laws of the state in which
they arc permitted to live. We pre
sume these gentlemen will be given
immunity from punishment for the
years they have openly and brazenly
defied the law and outraged the de
cency of tlic sovereign people. Tom
Word has done the trick, and to this
old ex-veteran Knight of tlic grip
belongs a wholcjlot of praise for do
ing ins wnoie iiiuy.
Blow the Safe o(,the Acme Lumber
Sometime during Wednesday
night, safe blowers entered the of
fices of the Acme Lumber company,
on Willamette boulevard, at the foot
of Wcslanna street, and did a pro
fessional job that elicited the ad
miration of thcioritccr scut from
the Portland police office to investi
gate the afiair.v I be offices were
evidently entered throttuh the back
door, and'nftdr finishing their work
the marauders ictt ny tue iront way.
Nitroglycerine was the explosive.
atitl it evidently required two
charges to complete the work. The
outer doors wcrdi first forced by a
good-sized charge, autl then a sec
ond explosion blew off both of the
inside doors, throwing them across
the room with sufficient force to
demolish some of, the furniture..
It so happened .that the company
bad paitt off- its j force of men in
oin the tlay before, and there was
only k'tweco $26 and $30 in the
safe. The safe-blowers probably
had knowledge that quite a stun
would be used op pay day, and it
was this moneyx they were after.
However, they were a day behind
in their calculations. Besides the
small amount of 'money, a check was
also taken, anil all of the private
papers of T. II. Cochran, the St.
Joluts capitalist, who used the safe
as a depository. Among Mr. Coch
ran s papers were a number of deeds
and insurance contracts, life loss of
which will be of serious annoyance
to him.
The roller-top desk of W. S. Har
ccr, manager of the company, was
also broken open, ami the contents
of all of the pigeonholes were
dumped upon the floor. Many of
Mr.- Uarkcrs private papers are
missing. I lot h telephones in the
offices were broken, and burned
scraps of paper were scattered
around over the floor.
A brace ami bit, a chisel, a small
steel bar and a coat, all of which
were stolen from a building in pro-
ress of erection in bt. Johns, were
eft behind by the burglars.
The cash lox of the safe was car
ried out into the middle of the
r-treet, broken open and left there.
Papers scattered along the boule
vard indicated that the midnight
isitors departed in the direction of
St. Johns.
Detective Joe Day, of the Port
land police force, who conducted
the investigation, pronounces it u
clever piece of work, and executed
bv professional safe-crackers, who
. . . . . ... ... 1 ....
thoroughly understand tneir ousi
ness. The safe and office desks were
ransacked with a thoroughness that
indicated no apparent hurry on the
part of die thieves. The cane seat
bottom of an office chair was burned
through, where they had evidently
built, a bonfire to assist them in their
The damage to the safe and fur
niture is less than $100, but the
annoyance caused by the loss of
valuable papers cannot be estimated
Mr. Cochran is especially perturbed,
as all of Ins private papers are gone
There is absolutely 'no'cluc to the
A company of marines from the
United States Navy will give daily
drill atid maintain a model camp at
the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
One of thelMost Useful 'Accessories to
the Merchant Marine interests on
the Pacific Coast.
A Full Description 0? the Dry Dock'aml
Its Usefulness (0 Shipping.
In a discussion of the big things
in, around autl about St. Johns the
drydock cannot be overlooked. It
is not only one f the lai osl insti
tutions ever esta lishetl at litis pro
gressive point, hut it is one of the
greatest of its U-m on the Pacific
coast. It will lift the largest ships
afloat more inexpensively than can
be done at the average drydock
anywhere. It is a marvel of com
pleteness, median! 'ally, and under
the supervision of Superintendent
Kobcrt Mcln'.osh in work is done
with a precision tha,t has called for
special commendation from those
who conceived the plans of the
great project autl ttrgetl their early
execution. St. Johns (autl incident
ally Portland) is, by the comple
tion of this great work, placed in
a position to compete with all other
ports of the Pacific coast for the,
docking and repair of ships of any 1
size which are likely to lie found in
litis port for mativ vears. Ships
50 feet long anil weighing 10.000
tons deatl weight can he lifted by
this dock which is lite utmost tha'l
will be required bv the commerce
of the Pacific coast utilil that re-
mote time when the port will be
easily able either lo enlarge the'
present dock or build a new one of
larger dimensions. The readiness'
with which ships liavc already
come to use It is good evidence that
it will pay for its operation and
maintenance and, as the commerce
of Portland autl St. Johns grows,
will increase its earnings sttflicieutly
to create a sinking fund for the
redemption of the bonds, in the
amount of $400,000, issued for its
Hut, even if its entire cost and
maintenance had to be paid by taxa
tion, the drydock would he a good
investment for the people of the
Port of Portland. It will cause
ships to lie sent here for repairs with
the intention of obtaining charters
from this port, which would other
wise be sent to San I'rancisco or to
Puget Sound, and thus charter rates
will be directly affected, It will
furnish business for the shipyards
autl help to develop the shipbuilding
industry, which has built up some
of the greatest cities of the Atlantic
coast and Great liritain, It will
increase the volume of business
done by the machinery bouses, with
which Portland is well eqqtiippcd,
included among litem being the only
steel-casting hou.,e on the Pacific
coast, which supplies all other
ports of this coast. It has already
materially increased the volume of
business done by slupchaiitllers and
other merchants who supply the
many needs of ocean vvessels. The
economy to ship owners in having
here a dock where their ships can be
repaired can be seen from one il
lustration, suggested by the Ore
gonlan at the time of the incident
When the ship Pembrokeshire ran
on a rock in the Columbia river,
she was tenqwrarily patched up and
towed to Astoria, where the dam
age to her hull was repaired by di
vers at a cost of aloitt $12,000,
whereas, if she could havve gone
on a drydock, the cost would have
have been only ?3oo to $4000,
and the time lost would have been
only one-third.
This great work was done by the
body created by the legislature of
1891, which also established a spe
cial., taxing district comprising
all of Multnomah county except
about one-tenth of its area in tho ex
treme eastern part. Ity an act pass
ed in 1891 tlic commission was cm
powered to issue bonds to the
proceeds in the construction of a
amount of $.joo,ooo and use the
drydock in or near the city of Port
laud. Of course, in the natural
ortler of the growth of things, St.
Johns was the place selected for
the big drydock. The river bed
and the currents were found to be
most suitable. A strip of water
front 1. co feel long was bought
forSu.txx) from I larlinau, Thomp
son & Powers on May 20, 1903, autl
to this was afterward atltled 500
feet more for si 5,000, while the
costs of surveys atltled Ijofj to the
price, the site now has 1000 icet
of water front ami, owing to the
tend of the river and irregularities
of the deep channel is of uncer
tain width, ranging from 3.1.1 feet
at the extreme lower end to 70.J
feet from the harbor line to the
shore boundary, which adjoins the
O. R. & N. riglrt of way.
While the contractor was com
pleting the pontoons, the commis
sion, witli one of its own dredges,
excavated the berth to a depth of .15
feel below low water and followed
this by giving Mr. Wakefield the
contract for the construction of the
berth. On each side are four rows
of piling and on the tipper end ten
rows, all driven to a depth of at
least 2( feel and standing 30 feel
above low water, the whole struc
ture being strongly braced together.
The water way leading to the berth
lias 770 feet of wharf on one side
and 35J feet on the other, while on
the outer side of the wharf, which
fronts on the channel, there is a
space of 000 feet. There is alto
gether jow feet of wharf frontage,
not including that outside of the up
per cud of the bet (b or the inner side
of the wharf near the shore, where
there is eight feet of water at low
water ; so that at almost all stages of
the river small vessels could lie
there. Altogether there is room for
at least ten essels to lie, at the
wharves at one time, while await
ing their turn to go on the dock.
The contract required the dock to
handle vessels drawing 25 feet of
water, but It actually draws 2H feet
to. allow a margin for the curves hi
a ship's bottom, A description of
the process of "lifting" vessels will
be given in another issue of 1 he Re
The commission has established
rates of dockage which are consid
erably below tliose charged at oilier
docks on the coast.
Credit is due for the execution of
this work lo the Port of Portland
commission, which serves without
salary autl is content with the com
pliments of those concerned on the
able and faithful performance of an
important public trust. The coin
mission is composed of C. l Swi-vice-president
; John Driscoll, scc
gert, president; G. II. Thomas,
retary; C, 1 Adams, treasurer; R.
W. Spencer, P. I,. Willis and
Archie Pease. D. f, Maher, as
clerk of the commission, keeps the
accounts and records.
The Good Government League
met at the city hall Tuesday evening
The only business transacted was
changing the meeting from weekly
to twice a mouth on Tuesday even
ings. Until President Green and
Secretary Kailton were unavoidably
absent. The time and place of the
next meeting will be announced in
the Rkvij'AV.
Under the management of C. J.
Muck, the business of the Muck
Hardware Company is already
showing marked improvement, and
very much of the trade in this line
that was going out of town is twing
done here at home. The slock of
this firm is a most complete one,
ami the selling prices are correct.
We urge our citizens to give this
firm a trial.
Business Room For Rent
Good Business Room on Jer
sey street, 25x50 feet.
Rent Reasonable.
St. Joints Land Co.
Nice Apples!
Ititvc it few nice HhIIiik Apples just fine
for ntee outer rlelit now nice Ikvnrvd
and good looker, loo; packed in lam-i hold it u,ooil titifthcl, itl only
$1.00 A BOX
Apple nre getting scarcer every tiny,
mid now tlieuliolciuter arc nuking mote
for IIicm! good tlyin we got nt rctnll.
St. Johns Grocery Go.
General Merchants.
The Jeweler
All Kinds of Work Done Promptly
At IteiiviimliU' price. Give unfit cull
Jmcy Street, St. Joint, Octkii
You mn ftlwiys 1t'n,l on (lit cliolrfit
frumpl iltllvrry and rourlrnu trr!mnl
wlirn you order from Ilia oM rIUtil
St. Johns Meat Market
HlMngrr mining Into HI. Jnlin will flii'l
Ihrlr lrJn Milt lm iiirvrliilil, nl llii-lr
wnt tuiIUi 10 tlifir lltuclloii, ly
St. Jolinn Markot
Jny Btittt UT. JOHN!), OnilllOH
"billiard PARLOR
Cigars, Tobacco and
St. Johns, Orogou
J. M. Moore
Bt. Johns Pink
For Choicest Cuts
or ntuHii MiiATs, bum', vomc
lUm, Iltcon, Url, Ktc, tlwijri tb Utt
Uif ui 11 UUI
Phono Union 3loo
F. J. Kocrncr
Plans and specifications promptly
fiirniHlicd on ntndtcation. All work
ilono with neatness and dispatch,
Flooring, Ceiling, Rustic,
And All Kinds of Building
Prompt Dellrerjr OumnlJ.
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