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Champagne water is said to have
(lowed broad and deep at Cazadero
Portland knows a good tiling
when she sees it, and wants to
annex St. Johns. How modest!
Hut not this year, grandma.
Th nerltw, Bt. Jolinn, utegon.
If it had not been for Gov.
TitK UKVIKW Is entered nt post office
In Saint Johns, Oregon, ns ninll ninltcr
of the second class under the Act of Con-
Chamberlain there is no telling
where the extravagance of the leg
islature would have ended. And
the governor is a dycMn-thc-wool
Kress of Mnrch 3, 1879.
On Hmadr) MIU an Dnnr ICleotrle Tr.l, Chleit.w " llo Air tXmm
Official Newipsper of tb City cf 8k Joans.
democrat at that.
THE ST JOHNS REVIEW
HV McKltON & MAKKMt.
SuWrlptlon rstei, $1.00 per jtmr In dnre.
AtlTertUlntr ruin, $1.00 per Inch per month.
All adtcrtlaloR bills pjrtlo Drit o( naeh
Job Printing ettcuted In flrit-ctan itle.
Mllli for Job Printing cah on dellrerr.
All communication! ihnntd ba addreiaed to
Phono Cast 6100.
FRIDAY, MARCH i, 1907.
After foructtintr many of tlieir
obligations to the people the state
legislature adjourned last Saturday.
I lie passim: of tlie l liaw case
will see the passing of Jerome
This particular disciple of Mack-
ulmif. iu nlfritmtltttt Inn cnvturi. tmrl
merciless for enlightened civili.a- and stand as 11 unit. livery person slight alterations,
The first of March County Asses
sor Wirier will senu nts deputies
down to St. Johns to begin the
assessment of projHrrty. Judging
bv the work of last year the man
who did the work had the St. Vitus
dance or delirium tremens perhaps
The time is opportune
people of St. Johns to get
(llficrlnilifie film nti.fl Dntinfitrt in
What Was Done nt the Mwfliig '? J
TucsJay Night. I . . . .
1 At the last meetim? of the board
The council held an adjourned nf trustees of the Reading room T.
meeting nt the city hall Wednesday T. Monnhan. li. K. MeVlekcr. It.
evening with all members present. T. Leggctt, A. M. Ksson and Miss
The minutes of the previous meet- Minnie McClave were elected as
ings were read and approved after the executive committee, and were
Perhaps Portland wants to annex
bt. Johns for the purpose of allow
iug her to help pity the big bond
issue of $2, 500,000 that the suburb
up the river will vote nu in June
Surely there is a method in her
If there is any one in St. Johns
who advocates the annexation of
St. Johns to Portland let them ex
plain the advantages derived by
Northern Hill and Portsmouth by
being within the city limits of Port
laud. i lie splendid water service
and cflicietit police protection for
Let us nope before any more
street imnrovemeuts are ordered in
St. Inlum ft tilnt slimi'tntr llii? irrmlis law. It W
on all the streets will be on file In eralilc rapid
the city hall. A person well
should work for St. Johns first, last
and all the time. Hury personal
differences and become progressive.
Forget self and work for the wel
fare of the whole city.
The only reason that the tax levy
In St. Johns is 21 mills is that it
was placed to clear the city of all
debts. It has been frequently nrgucd
that a portion of the debt should
have been left so that future resi
dents could assist in its payment,
but the people believed in the
policy of paying as you go.
The Jones enabling act, that will
allow the revised charter to be ub
mitted to a vote of the tcopIc at
the city election to be held April
passed tlie legislature anil is now a
work on the part of
the city council, charter commission
Informed on the matter Informs '"' lple to pass upon the
The Review that when the plat is document mid put it m . shape to lie
made establishing the trrndes. immv voted titioii at tlie coming election
of the streets recently improved are "" Hence.
liable to be changed by the grade
Kvu.....g ne w.io.e e.ty. 11 1 urn The claim of Councill.ieil King,
inuiiiwi, 11 iniiy ik nuii 0 onier ii,,SL.r. Wi.lk. r itnd Ilrliwii and
In a communication City Attor
ney Greene gave an opinion on the
improvement bonds to the effect
that the people have the right to
make use of the bonding act. The
communication was accepted and
placed on file.
Hie Charleston and Hayes street
improvements were reported com
pleted by the city engineer, and
A lengthy communication was
secured from City Kugiuccr Good
rich characterizing the statement
made by one of the members of the
council to the effect that "the ma
terial lit tlie city Hull is of poor
quality, and that the building was
falling down as a barefaced false
hood. The engineer also loolc up
empowered to transact all business
and furnish the reading room with
all fixtures, and employ the needed
help with the assistance of Miss
Pox of the Portland library. J. T.
Hrooks was elected from the trus
tees nt large as treasurer. Accord
ing to the subscriptions given on
tuc nrst ot .Marcn tucy arc now
collectible as the executive com
mittee has commenced its work.
We hope each one who has sub
scribed will not make it necessary
for the treasurer to hunt them up
and collect tlieir dues, but that tlicy
will call on the treasurer in the
rear of Ilouham & Currier's Dry
Goods store in the Holbrook block
and pay their subscriptions or
assessments, as the extra heavy
cxeusc comes at the first. Let
ET A PIECE OF PAPER AND SIT DOWN AND
and discussed in his letter other every one be prompt In paying that
what we will eventually be com
pelled to have at once.
Slowly, but surely the farmers
are organizing to eliminate the
giccdy middle men who have nh
snrbed their legitimate profits for
years. With a farmers' trust
thoroughly organized and properly
omccrcd tlie boost mat will be glv
. r .. f
en prices 01 an larm pitKiucc is
something awful to contemplate.
Ah it is now the exacting middle
or commission man gets what' be
longs to the producer, mid it is to
cut oh this graft that the farmeis
are oigmiilug to piotect them
City Kugiuccr Goodrich that the
city hull would have been completed
several mouths ago if it hud not
been for the interference of Conn
cilmcn Norton, Hewitt and Dobiels
an nhMird one. The first four gen
Ik-men constitute the majority and
the last three the minority in the
council. As the majority rules and
has everything lis own way, it is
dillk'iilt to see where the minority
nave iiuiclcl progress. The mi
uorily cannot control legislation.
statements made by the same mem
her in regard to the city hall when
he said "only recently an attempt
was mane to saddle the numerous
debts of the contractors upon the
city, but the mayor came to the
rescue and refused to sign the no
tices," saying that he took this
action himself iiikiii the advice of
his father after the contractors had
refused to paint, or pie the city
hall for gas, He also stated that
the city has on hand $505:1 of the
total amount of the Votiugferdorf
contract of 77953, and that the out
standing debts of the
the room may be in operation Im
mediately, li. li. McVicker, Sec.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Moth Agreeable and Effective.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
has no superior for coughs, colds
and croup, and the fact that it Is
pleasant to take and contains 110th
ing in any way injurious has made
it a favorite with mothers. Mr.
W. h. Pelham, n merchant of
Klrksvlllc, Iowa, says: "For more
I he ticw.spacr stoiies to the
e licet that the stamps issued to
presidential post ofliccs were to bear
across their face the name of the
city to which they wcie issued have
been spoiled by an order just issued
by the postmaster general, saying
that Mien n step would cost too
much. "As a matter of fact, how
uver, 110 action has been taken by
I'osiiuaster dcuerul Lonely 011 to
ward carrying out this recommend
utiou. No arrangements have been
made to print the name of iwt
olhcas upon any stamps, ami for
the piesent nothing of the kind is
Willie Wagtail, the youth who
furnish. the St. Johns news for
the Portland Journal, ought to bo
given a medal. As a distoiter of
facts ho is a p;iht master. Kxtend
ed every couitesy by nil he leeipto
cates by publishing anything mid
everything but the truth nliout the
city, lo mislead the leaders of
the Portland paiier he has even
During the discussion of the char
ter question at the council chamber
I uesilay evening it was the couceu
mis of opinion that the chair was
too abrupt in tuliiii: Attorney Per
kins out of order when he attempt
ed to read nud explain the new law
now awaiting the Governors sig
nature. liven if council was will
iug to stand in its own liulit nud re
fused to listen to the cxixmiidiiii'
til tlie new doctrine, the citicus ns
scmhlcd had a right to know the
proiier course to pursue in gutting
the proposed new charter before
the public. Too much knowledge
is seldom injurious, and when a
uiuii labors as long and as faithfully
astlid Mr. Perkins 011 a thankless
job like the reconstruction of the
chaiter he has a right to an audi
enee even before such a dignified,
august nud arbitrary a body as the
One of our merchants who read
the article in The Review last week
tcmnustratiug against allowing
Portland and other hi 111 to daub
the sides oi the buildings in St.
Johns with signs said; "The sug
1 1.. . . . . . .
Kisimii in 1 ue kcvicw mat me
contractors Cough Remedy has been my lead
will not amount to mote than '"K remedy for nil throat troubles.
.vsoo. Mr. Goodrich a so stated u is especially successitii in cases
that the enforcement of section 6 croup. Children like it nnd my
of the contract with the Youngfer- customers! who linvc used it will
dorfshudthe effect of compelling Ml any other." ! or sale by
them to proceed with the work. JO'- htore.
When the rcadintr was finished
Aid. Norton guvc notice that he Communication.
woum repiy 10 11 in me next meet- r.u kcvicw: a remark was re-
ng, and objected to its being placed ccutly made by n member of the
on record because it scurrili.cd a council hefpre that honorable hodv
figure up how long it will take lots that are sell
ing at $40, $50, $60, $80 and $100 each, and within a half
mile of St. Johns, to dcttble in value.
Call to mind the fact that barely a little over, five
years ago lots in St. Johns were selling at the same prices,
and that blocks that are now worth from $50,000 to $100,
000 sold for $500 each.
Then ask yourself why a small investment in the
Lots at Linnton!
would not be a good way to double your money in a short
time. There is plenty of deep water frontage on the oppo
site bank of the river- This means more industries. Do
you sec the point ?
The new turpentine nnd alcohol plant is going up.
Other industries will soon follow. This will cause the price
of real estate to advance. Better get in now while prices
arc low. They will advance in the near future. It will
cost nothing to investigate. Let us show you. Ten per
cent down and $5 per mouth.
SecC. F. Bunker, 514 Chamber of Commerce, Port
laud, Ore.; A. Hardy, on the ground, or
member of the council.
Aid. Hewitt also objected to pine
iug it on record, saying that part
ot the statements were incorrect.
To place it 011 record Aid. King,
Ruser, Wnlker mid llredeeii voted
yes, nud Aid. Norton, Doble nud
Hewitt voted no.
Aid. Hewitt moved that the
Richmond street matter be laitl on
that the material in the city hall is I
nl poor quality and the building is I
falling down. This is a broad
nssertion nud I desire to state here
that this is untrue. The bulldim;
is not built of poor material neither
is it (ailing down.
in designing mis building we I
observed throughout its construc
tion a factor of safety of four, nnd
the table. I his was amended so the building is designed nccordinir
us to reject the proiKisitiou and ills to the building laws of the citv of
charge the viewers. Carried. New York. C. h, Goodrich, City
1 ue matter 01 me revised ennrter r.iigiueer,
brought out a long discussion, 1 he
mayor thought it should be read in Rcbckah Entertainment.
I .,m,v wvihiw ; uviiiK 111..VH iijkjh tij f.atire vi-,v1 T.rvlir of ll.lu.l-nl.tt
City Attorney Greene stated that
immediate action should be taken,
ns only thirty-two days remained
before the city election. The no
tices submitting the revised charter
to a vote of the tK-ople would have
to be tKistcd at least twenty days
belore the election, and
No. 160, gave an Interesting enter
tainment at their local lodge room
Wednesday night. The earlier
part of the evening was devoted to
games, niter which a short literary
program was rendered. Among
the numbers given were several
banjo solos by R. II. Gallaway: a
of the voters of the city must itM.Mr..
tiou the council to bring it lre
the people. Mr. Greene suggested h hh ....7 " t:. . Vr"
j. 11. nun kuvc .icvtiui iiiuiiu ncice
Dest equipped rooming house in St.
Johns. Iirand new house
that a siecial committee beapiMiiut
ett to expedite matters
Hall was in I
Klectric lights, hot and cold bath,
large wash rooms with hot arid cold
Aid. newitt wanted to know if amusing feature of the evening was water on both floors; toilet, reading
i. ilitirlr tt-nc 1.1 muni ti.iil IF i I .1 ,. .. . .. .1 . . .. . ' .
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nttneked individuals. This has been 1 . ' J"m"' mn " mn H" i i i , ,,,e ""ury tuspiuy, me men act- room with a atest magaz nes and
lernte or more o i1 siK" ,msincvS is " K0"1 0,,c' ,,,,c cb!WWr ln as The ladies fur- all daily papers; free use of tele
the MiniKtitluii "li"t h" hail Ihwii fr " w"W Kd to use couuniss ion. He wanted something nishe.1 the hats and trimming and phone. This house is built and
misiiifo uitsl. The ii -oi iueiice h)1,cc 0,1 ,,l,ilt!"s '!' ' v that It was a coraxn copy prizes were ofTeretl for the best and equipped ksi-kciai.i.v for men that
given his oiUhii st. las SuE "'tvertise my own business. Per- f the charter as revisetl. .Secretary worst tri.mnetlhats. want am. home comforts. Men
cannot be ove ooket u.d h.alw i,,l,cr would be lVrkins, the char er commission, that haven't got the money and can
misstatement of fes " it uues Kl;'; f the chance. We would be explained Ins ,osition, nud began Acc RoosevcIt,s Weddin give a satisfactory order on their
that con in ously ilc easS " K- t uy a nominal rent for imerpretation of the new law us WaH souietlilnir to be recorded In employer can have rooms the same
Intion of the jmli uarrti7uS J of hcje .miUlings,fl too. We J, JaSg. Sine has fiiose for cash. Don't let money
useveie oil. The managing editor !,. i r i u i 1 1 up our city, .'VcV'X been ackuowletlged the greatest of st0P J'011, Rooms fro, .oopr
of the 1'o.tland paper will .lo well " ,tl . . M cve '? '.e jK-opIe r tl the chmr. ,ver reeulators. A nosltive cure week up. .
t I ,.WI,,tl it; t4l I II HIllIHA.'. l IT Lull I ......
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to call the ambitious
home kind friend at .Superior,
Wis., sends The Review a cartoon
elipivd horn The Duluth News-
1 iibuue labeled "Contrasts in the
Weather. Two scenes nio lepre
suutetl. The upiH-i one is a picnic
scene with the dinner spread on
mv Kiwiiiiu uutii'i i in- lives, UIIU IS
MiptHiscd to uptescut the weather
conditions in Duluth in February.
The lower one pictures a man heav
ily mantled plodding through the
snow drifts in Dixie. Under the
cartoon the West Superioiite writes,
"Can Oregon beat Duluth weath
er?" Can a duck swim? With
the grass as green in Oregon light
now as it will be in Duluth next
June we must say yes. Put on
your climbers and puff up the hill,
Miss West Superior, and ga?e on
the tons of ice and the whalelucks
fro.en up in the harbor, and then
imagine the ships .steaming tlown
the Willamette and the tulips
blooming on the St. Johns lawns
and draw your own conclusions.
Yes, Oregon weather has the Du
luth article beaten a mile. Wait
until next July nnd then you will
be enjoying February weather in
Oregon in the Zenith city.
uuoiu to mtveriise our tmsiness ns
well as the Portland firms. If any
one wishes to daub their buildings
with colors let them consult the
home eopIe, The best way
would Ins to prohibit the painting
of all signs. Theie is no need of
making u bill board out of the city,
especially for outside firms."
One Day's Sale!
Twenty-three lbs. tf 1 AA
best sugar , J I UU
One sack of
The Wagoner Co.
I0I-IM Jersey, IM lurliilon Struts.
back to the commission for certifi
Vlie mayor ruiwrted that he had
been instructed to furnish the
county court u certified list of goods
furnished the poor, which was
k. u. nartc was appointed a
sieciai policeman tor school district
No. 2 at h salary of 50 cents a year.
1 ue piuiuDing ordinance was
read the second time and put to
sleep 011 its third reading by a vote
of 4 to 1.
Flection ofllcers were appointed
Second ward Geo. Simmons,
N. A. Gee, P. Hill, judges; li. C.
Hurlbert, C. llailey, clerks.
First ward F. W. Vulentine,
P. S. Hanson, J. Poll, judges; O.
li. Learned, A. W. Davis, clerks.
It was decided that the council
hold a meeting in one of the large
halls to read the charter in public,
and Aid. Dobie, Hretleen und
Walker were appointed a committee
to secure a hull, provide advertis
Aid, Norton stated that a depot
and station agent hud been prom
ised for the O. R, & N. railroad by
a numler of Portland capitalists.
He thought the Tueoum street near
the mills should be improved.
for llilious headaches, Constipation,
Chills and Fever, and all liver com
plaints. J. C. Smith, Little Rock,
Ark,, writes; "Herbine Is the
greatest liver medicine known.
Have used it for years. It does
the work." Sold by St. Johns'
W. J. Galyean, Mgr.
107 Decatur street,
ST. JOHNS, OREGON.
Near Riverside Hotel.
Card of Thanks.
want to heartily thank those
who so cheerfully donated money
for the purpose of paying off the
indebtedness on the home of Mrs.
Atkinson, a widow, living in Oak 1
Park, No. 2. I am happy to be
able to state that the debt is paid,
and she has a deed to the property
clear of all incumbrances. Mrs.
S. C. Cook. '
St. Johns Investment Go.
L. B. Chipman
Rooms 11 and 12, Holbrook Bldg.
I'hone Kast 6097.
l'OR A SHORT TIMK ONLY.
Seven-room house near Marine Iron
Work, rents at f 15 per month, ; 1 525
cash, balance III Mr mouth.
Ilnnn hnt tialf Mflr wilt. liiI1,!Ittr
1" y LO U V R E ! I ' tbat pay tuore than 10 pcr ccnt in
Lot 50x100 In Point View near car line.
Pull corner 100x100 in central part of
city, alt street improvements made.
This property is a bareain.
1 3 5o cash, balance fo per month,
Duys a ti-roout modem Doaru ana
lodging house, furnished complete ;
net income CSo per month.
An old firui with new ideas. II vou
want to reap the benefit of these ideas
give us a list of your property. If you
want to invest either In business or resi
dence property do not fait to sec us.
1 500 Lot 30x100, cor.; two-story brick
is ucmg crccicu in same uiock.
This Is a splendid investment, and you
uau ueiier iook into 11 ai once.
fiooo Lot 35x100; a close in inside lot
on Jersey street.
$500 Lot 50x100, A nearby residence
lot; J5 casti II you build at once,
400 It 50x100, Fine location; one
f 2,000 Lot tooxioo on Philadelphia St.
To Make Money
from real estate investments
care should be exercised
in buying. The man who
makes the most money out
of real estate is he who in
vests in property that will
increase in value rapidly.
Some Rare Bargains
are to be found iu our list
of desirable properties. A
visit to our office and an
investigation of property
listed with us will prove
that no better investment,
can be made anywhere in
St, Johns than the pur
chase of some of our late
offerings. Call and let us
show you what we have.
Dobie. Peterson & Co.
F. J. KOERNER
L. RICHARDS, Prop.
The l'iuest of Wines,
A Fine Luuch Served Kvery Day, 1 The Review will keep you posted.
PHONE UNION 3105
Liquor for Medicinal Purposes
and Family Use
W. H. McBRAYER
This whiskey direct from the
distiller to us. Iu bond six years
old aud aged iu wood.
E. O. MAGOON, Distributor
111 North Jersey St. Si Mum, Ore
Plans and specifications
furnished on application.
done with neatness and
Office in Ilolbrook's brick blockT
J. S, McKINNEY
f6oo fine corner lot, 83x100 feet on
Jersey street a snap.
St. Johns Heights Station.
Phone Union 3S5.