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THE ST JOHNS REVIEW
t'ubllititJ Emr FflJy
Bv McKuon & Makki.h.
Subicrlptlon tail, 1.00 per rear In lTnce.
Admllln rale., 1.00 per Inch Pfr inontli.
All nJtcrtUlne tllli p7lle 1"' '
Job rrlnllne eieeuleil In flrit-e)" )'
mill for Job l'rlntlni eih on ilellrtr.
All communleilloni ihould be iJdroiltd to
Ths llorlew, fit. Johm, Oregon.
Tint KltviKW Is entered nl post office
In Saint Joliim, Oregon, ns ninll ntnUcr
of the second elms tiniler the Act of Con
gress of Mnrcli 3, 1879.
Offlciit Hwippr of Ihi Ollr of 8t. Joknt.
Phono East 618Q.
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1907.
No city council citn conscien
tiously vacate a street to n grasp
ing corporation without tiny hope
of reward 01 fenr of consi'iucnces.
l'or heavens sake do something
to Tncoiim street I No nmtter what
it in, do MimuthitiK- Tacoina street
will he lettered no nmtter what
Inside of ten years there will be
n network of electric lines on the
Pacific count thnt will unable the
traveler to reach any xint quicker,
safer and cheaper than hy the pres
out stonin railroads.
With wheat ahove the dollar
iimrk and the little green htig doing
buiinctw night and day the wheat
rinicliuis and the economical house
keuper.s ate surely helween the
duvil and the deep sea.
Not any whet e along the ten
mile of electric railroad that one
lias to ride over hetween St. Johns
Mini Portland can one net out of
hunting tile music of the hummer
and .saw. Some building that.
Thu Caiihy Tribiinu imiii un
doubtedly nut first just hefote he
(xjutiud the following: If you waul
to t the lnt of your wife in the
Moiiuhhlu tell her you have sent her
picture to the Itcutity contest,
and that you feel sure she'll win it.
St. Johns set the jmce for high
licMiiftc, making the pi ice 1000 h.t
your. The city of l.ovelitud,Colo.,
has done still leltcr: after a non
saloon adiniuistnitiou of four years
years idHmndliig iu luwbienking
and prosecution without conviction
that city Ins none "wet" with a
license fee of $2300 per (in 1111 m. In
Whun Corey, piutddunl of the
Muul trust, inuriicd Mayhelle Gill
man, thu uctiww of doubtful fame,
he cunsud to liflve the ixniH.'Ct of all
decent Hrople. It was a cane of
'mud iufatUHtiou on one side, and
on the other another iuiitauce of a
woman selling her body and soul to
gnitify her amhition. No good can
come out of such a union slid none
should. Such people deserve the
contempt and mcoiii of all true
Thu iuuMiU uiiiile by spinal men
ileitis in this state have Ixeeu some
thing iipimlliug. "P to this time
thuro iwms to he 110 known am
kuro itimedy. There's no moi use
iu trying to diMlge death than theie
is iu trying to diowu a whale by
(H)Uiiug hiu-walei into the ocean.
Wliun iiatutv sounds "lights out!"
thu best thing to do is to yield
gmcvfully as objection can Ik? filed
aftur thnt time. lie a chveiful
'I'lw city cmiiicil slioukl either
iukm1 or Miiieial thu building oidi
nuncu (No. or enforce it. This
ordinance prohibit the election
within the Hie limits of any build
ing except (he building lx con
Minded of "bliek or stoneor Inith."
ltvery little while, or even ofleuer.
thu council is nsked to giuut per
mit for the cracking or actual bieak
ing of the ordinance: mvd, hs thciv
Is no desire to block Higiesi, the
iuiuU is usually granted.
i'htr council might modify the
piecnt oidiuauev by allowing
buililiuus coveml with coiiogated
iron to be erected at (KiinU off the
front of lots: that is, nllow such
huikliuKS off the Msin stieet or at
tho iimr of lots wheie the lines of
the stieet would not suffer iu ap
(HWrance. lit any event the coun
cil should adhere to every oidiimnoe.
lust wliv tlu- (Nti- r sit i..i,
nhoukl donate 13.000 sqtinic feet of
land to thu Murine lion Woiks '
while t the shuic time thu said
eoiniwny tuftises to reliuipiish title
to wine 3000 feet which, jsjasibly,
is occupied by the city dock, will
always be a mystery. For more
thuu 16 mouths this matter has
been under consideration. At the
inception a profit ion was made
iu iiiu ..iitiiiie coiujstiiy wuicll w. S
to the effect Una if the company
would relinquish some fifteen feet
of its pioporty slongside the citv
dock the city would lelutquish the
termination of Clmilestou iKtwcuf'tlle",Mflmi tlu'ir verdict, mid no
Aiuauy stieet to the haibor line.
It is true that there is no man
ner of iugieos or egress from the
street in tmastiou except by water:
yet that hi 110 argument why the
city should rid itself of the Mreet
iu question. Let thu Miirinu com
pany got to but and do btisiuites
right-the city will do its pan
ami do it ns it should Uo dona !
Falling in line with Oregon the
State of Michigan has adopted the
direct primary law.
The wars of South America are
not nearly so destructive to human
life and property as the labor strikes
of San Francisco, .
The building permits of St. Johns
show a healthy condition. There
is 110 boom iu realty but a constant
growth. And, hy the way, prices
of St. Johns arc not anywhere near
as high as in any other part of the
If the pictures of the Oregon
beauties which we .see ptibli died in
the jmpors are true likenesses of
the young ladies we propose to send
to Jamestown no prizes will come
to Oregon. Neither will any young
man from the South come this way
iu search of a wife. Hut hold on
until we send in the portraits of
some of our St. Johns beauties.
The ordinance relating to regula
tion of hill posting within the city
limits which once came before the
council should at once he acted
upon. Surely some regulation is
necessary. If outside concerns want
to plaster our city witli flaring pos
ters make them pay for the priv
ilege. Dig Up the ordinance and
let action be taken immediately.
Abe Ketif) the notorious grafter
of the Hay city, has plead guilty of
the charges preferred against him.
Ahe stntes that it was only through
a desire to .spare the feelings of his
relatives and save them from the
strain of a long and tortuous court
trial that he decided to make this
move. I Ie did not want the public
to think for a minute that he was
guilty. Oh, no! not Ahe. Must
have been .somebody else. Mill if
the truth was revealed Abe would
likely be so deep iu the mire that
his iclativcs would not want to ever
leeogui.e him again.
Let's Plnv Fair.
The pieseul city council was
elected to piolccl the city's interests
along every Hue.
1 he pieseut public dock is not
huge enough for the city's needs
and eacli succeeding year will find
the dock mote and more overtaxed
The Marine Iron iicople desire
the city to give it absolutely as
free gift- sixty feet of water front.
YVIicllicr it is to be used lor some
industry or held for spa illative
purposes no one can foretell.
'I here is 11 bare possibility that
the pieseut public dock over-reaches
itself: that by some blunder iu the
driving of piles the dock is over
the line of the Marine propuity
some ten or twelve lect. For nrgu
mviit allow this as true.
If the council desiies to be fair
with all concerned it might make
I. et the Maiiue company rutin
iiui-.li a strip 15 feel alongside the
dock to the city, and put it in legal
simiK-11 ml iu writing.
Let the Marine company then
allow the city to extend its dock
down the liver some .10 feet
fiout of lots 1 and 2 -in addition
to the 15 feet iclinqiiished and
put it iu legal form and iu writing.
This would give the city a pub
lic tlock at least 125 leet long 011
the water ft out and the increase
could iu 110 wise inflict injury upn
f huii let the city vacate to the
MaiiueCo. the foot of Chiitlcslnii
stieet and put it in wilting.
This would he a fair deal all
'touiid. All would be benefited
none would be iujuicd.
And the Marine company would
stand iu a mighty sight better light
with every fair-minded citicii.
The punlon of White, the Sailors
H'MUling House man, by Gov,
Chnmheiliiiu is cveiywhere looked
iiimhi as a temble tuistuk
governor docs not oltcu blunder,
hut this act of his is the most 1111-
isudouuhlc one iu his whole career.
Just why the notorious rascal
hould be allowed to go free to
pi owl again on society, is 11 ques
tion that cannot bo ausweied. It
is true that Judge I'raser wrote the
goveruoi a sympuUieltc kind ot
etter. but oven he did not uvoin-
mend a tsirdou. Hut ten of the
tiial jurois ctitioiicd the governor
to imnlon tins notorious outlaw,
and that is the veiy reason why
the governor should have refused
to puidou White. Why did these
ten sworn men vote to convict him
" 1,0 iM" 1 "ve the jh
,llc lim . l'lltil nv- Slul
leatiis to iguou- the petitions for the
pardoning of ciiminuls when signal
uy any number ot t lie trial jurors,
he will be open to the charge of
, injudicious leniency. Men who
act upon a jury and vote to find a
(ci .-.on guilt of a criminal olfeuce
land aftcrwaid ask a governor to
1 patdon him aie either cowaids or
i jK'ijurer!. and ptobably both. Hy
J the act of signing a petition asking
I the executive to do what they did
I not do they show that thev lvriured
scnsioie man snouui attacti tne
smallest iuiKrtauce to anything
they would sign. The very act
slump, them as fools, cowards or
erjurers perhus all three.
Milch cow, flrst class, Guernsey.
Inqulro sos Polk street, St, Johns
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Lies on the bank of the Willamette river, directly opposite
view, handsome and stately
boulevard in the west, near
Acres from $100 to $300. Nice Lying Lots from
The coming manufacturing centre of Oregon, with
it. The new electric line now building from Portland
this property and you will
WEST ST. JOHNS LAND CO.
Richard Shepard & Co. and H. G. Ogden, Agents, St. Johns, Oregon.
hi Disgraceful .Shape.
There is a crying, even a howl
ing, need of the improvement of
Tacomu street from Jersey to Hayes
sheet, hor the past two years the
place has been a disgrace as it lies
wheie every visitor must, jHirforce,
see it irom 1 lie car lie lore lie 111s
uiouuts. Some of the projKirty owners
along the two blocks are kicking
very hard over the condition of the
street, and are making frantic ef
forts to have conditions bettered.
Just now there are pools of stag
nant water covering some 2000
sijuure reel, and only the l.ord
knows how deep, iu the street.
l'lu'se are floating with gtecn scum
and aie so vile and unattractive
that a self-respecting hog wottld
bieak the get a way record iu seek
ing his annual bath elsewhere.
bedone-at once to benefit llie
property along these two blocks.
The accruing benefits by improving
this stieet through to Hayes would
be by 200 per cent gieater than the
cost. As both Ivaulioc and Hayes
streets are at grade there need t-c
no surveys taken, provided all
property owners will cuter the deal
and subscribe to the agreement,
Get busy, gentlemen; get busy.
The subscription price of Tim of Willamette boulevard and Rich
RiiVlHW outside of Multnomah , ond street. New, modern ten
county is 51. so per year in ad- room house with finest river view
vutice. All will be dis-ji" city; an ideal home and the
continued at the expiration of the, cheapest property in St. Johns,
time paid for. I Address 11. A. Olsou, St. Johns.
This Beautiful 200
trees, and the purest of mountain
Llaremont tavern and lerry
There are no better values.
Words for Chamberlain's
People everywhere take pleasure
ill testifying to the good qualities
of Chaiulerluiti,s Cough Kemedy.
Mrs. l'Mward Phillips of Harclay,
Mil., writes: "I wish to tell you
that I can recommend Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy. My little
girl, Catherine, who is two years
old hus been taking this remedy
whenever she has had a cold since
she was two mouths old. About
a mouth ago I contracted a dread
ful cold myself, but I took Cham
lwrluiu's Cough Remedy and was
soon us well as ever." This rem
edy is for sale by St. Johns Drug
The New Ferry.
Iu our next week's issue
shall 1 able to sta'e with certainty
the exact date when the new ferry
will commence operations. It was
expected that May 15 would see
the boat complete but numerous
obstacles kept bobbing up to pre
vent. I'nless something now un
foreseen gets iu its work the boat
will make its initial trip within teu
, The fine half block at the comer
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runs through the tract. You can find our ageut on the ground
L. B. Chipman
Second Nine Wins.
In a game that was marked by
superb pitching on both sides and
rapid playing by all participants
the St. Johns second nine defeated :
ine uoss 01 rue uoau nine ci ron
latm last bumiay oy me score on
3 to 1. I,ee and VenionoxupieI 1
the poiuts for the locals while And
ersou and I.nfollette did the stunt
for the visitors. The work of both
batteries was excellent, but the
stick work of the locals won the
game. Star plays were made by
Noreue, Lee aud Vernon. On ac
count of the wet grounds at Hill's
Park the game was played on the
Ivauhoe street grounds. Crabtree
as umpire gave general satisfaction.
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is easily accessible, has a magnificent mountam and rjycr
every part of it. This tract lies along the finest oiled
passengers; 4 1-2 miles to the city of Portland.
Don't Pay Rent!
Utty a home of your own.
Rent money is practically
thrown away. Come m
and look over our list of
residence and business lo
cutions. You cannot make
a mistake by investing in
property on the peninsula.
It's bound to increase in
. value at a very rapid rate.
I,et us show you.
J.S. Downey & Co,
10SJ3 Jersey Street.
OWN YOUR OWN HOME
Make Your Rent
Money Buy It
For Sale -New 5-rootn house
- i wllh fu( (ot 50xl00 witli alley, for
OD,y j-.,O0o. Terms $l6o down
,0 monU, :nteres.
Location l-.ast bt. joints, only one
block from car Hue aud oue block
from Columbia boulevard. Excel
lent location, fine situation and
property with a future. You sel
dom have an opportunity like this
to become a home owuer.
J. E. WILLIAMS
Take St. Johns car, get off at
East St. Johns, Columbia boulevard
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$75 to $350.
radius of Whitwowl
Buy a Lot in
West St. Johns
$100 and up.
J. S. McKINNEY
5 Lots within 2 1-2 blocks of
Lots South St. Johns on
Lots at Northern Hill
St. Johns Heights Station,
l'hone Union 3S3.
Bon Ton Barber Shop
MA.t'SPlKLD & Kakmuux.
first cla work and clean hot towel for
patrons. Hair cutting a
Agents (or W est Coast Laundry.
Jersey street St. Johns