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Devoted to the Interests ol the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of (ho Northwest
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY i9( tgo;.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS FEAST THE NEW TURPENTINE PLANT FIRST CLASS DOCK NEEDED
And Have a Most Enjoyable Time, at Which Good
Speaking Was a Prominent Feature
Friday night of last week the Knights of Pythias held n jubilee.
It was the occasion of their installation of the officers for the term
just opening. There were something like too knights and their
friends present, besides the following distinguished visitors from
abroad: John M. Wull, grand chancellor of state, Ilillsboro;
Stinson, grand keeper of records and seals, Salem; M. I
past grand chancellor, Union; Gtts 12. Moser, vice grund chancellor,
Portland; Judge George J. Cameron, Portland; Dr. V. W. Hogg,
Ashland; I D. Krosel, Astoria; A. C. Davis, St. Helens; J. II.
Smith, Garden Grove; A. Richmond, St. Louis, Mo.; I). S. Sweii
gle, Grand Forks, N. D.; A. M. Strublc, Moscow, Idaho.
The newly installed officers were: C. L. Goodrich, chancellor com
mander; G. G. Goold, vice commander; A. C. Nelson, prelate; V.
A. Storr, master of work; H. H. Holcomb, keeper of records and
seals; V. C. Alderson, master of finance; I). F. Ilorsmau, master of
exchequer; I.. W. llruuson, master at nrms; Arnold Unger, outside
guard; H. I,. Perkins, inside guard. The lodge has made wonderful
growth during the little over u year of its life. It was instituted
about the first of April last year with 33 charter members. At this
installation there weie 78 uicinheis, the greater number of them being
After the installation there was n season spent in visiting among
the members while nwaitiug the spreading of the feast at Ilickner's
hall. During this time Master of Ceremonies A. V. Vincent intro
duced Vice Grand Chancellor Gus 12. Moser, who gave an interesting
address full of information, yet spatkling with wit and humor.
Word came at the close of his address that "the table was icady"
nud the knights and friends marched to the haumtct. It was a pretty
sight which greeted the eyes of the feasters as they filed into the hall.
Two great long tables extending the entire length of the room were
covered with the most tempting viands and decorated with the
Industrial Enterprise That Converts the Refuse From Saw Mills
Into Half a Dozen Valuable Products
We nave beard some casual remarks regarding tlie turpentine plant on the est Side since coming to
St. Johns, and our mind reverted back to the old turpentine plants common in the South, where thev made
I,. R. turpentine and tar nud thought little of it. Monday we went over on the new ferry to scrape an acquaintance
Davis, ! with our cood neighbors a Llnnton. and ns we went down the Hue we came to the bit' wood distillorv ktimvn
as the turpentine plant, which looked as little like the old North Carolina turpentine sheds ns the Waldorf
Astoria does like the little Jfa.so-a-wcck boarding houses of some of our backwoods towns. It aroused our
curiosity to know what they put into this big building just to make tar and turpentine.
At the door we met the genial vice-president and general manager, Mr. W. 12. Young, who very kindly
conducted us over the plant nud explained all the different parts of the big pile of machinery used in the
manufacture of not only tar and turpentine, but tar oil, pitch, pitch oil, charcoal, gas, wood alcohol and cal
cium acetate. It just knocked us off the Christmas tree. The old slabs and trimmings from the big sawmills
come into this plant and are run through a sort of hay cutter arrangement and reduced to chips and small
chunks then fed into a pair of retorts holding four cords of wood. There the material is steamed until nil
the turpentine is extracted and then heat is applied until the gas and other products are removal, leaving
nothing but n first class charcoal.
The turpentine is carried off, as well as the gases, and all go through their respective refining stilts and
separators until each of the products is discharged into the shipping receptacle of its kind and sent to mar
ket. Mr. Young informed the visitor that the plant would be fired up this week for the first time and that it
would be put in regular operation about the first of the month,
The building is in the form of an L. the east and west section being 70x52 and the noith and south
one 72x52 and nil 40 feet, or three stories high. In the basement are the retorts, with a separator for separ
ating the gas and oil, a patent of the firm, which is something not found in any other plant of this kind; in
fact, there are n number of patents covering features peculiar to this plant, inventions of their own, which are
not to be found in any other nlaut of the kind 011 earth. The steam is furnished for the plant by two eighty
horsepower boilers also to operate the "hav-cutter" before mentioned and n firemium with 11 enmcltv of coo
gallons per minute. They have just finished a water tower 60 feet high, bearing a tank with n capacity 0f , P'v-'d-soiue of them have expiessed this willingness
Philadelphia Street Should Also Be Improved, As
It is the Best Route to the River
Our people are almost a unit in favor of the best there is for St.
Johns. This is noticeably so even when the expense falls heavily upon
the agitators or promoters of any movement. This is one reason that
St. Johns has awakened from her Rip Van Winkle sleep and is making
such rapid progress toward a metropolis Those of us who have come
in recently from the outside take tiote of this to n greater extent than
they who have made this their home during the wonderful advancement
which has been made within the past three or four years.
There is just now an opportunity to add another feature which will
do more for St. Johns than 10,000 worth of advertising. That is to
inprove Philadelphia street from the city hall to the river front and put
in a first class dock the full width of this fine avenue, thus giving an
easy grade fiom the river to the heart of the business section of thecitv.
We do not know whether the city has any .special available fund which
can be devoted to such a purpose; but if there is such a fluid, never
since St. Johns has been a city has there been so good an opportunity to
invest it where it will do the good that it will iu this particular instance.
While we have no dockage facilities we cannot expect the river
boats to laud here, and we have to piy the extra cost of transportation
from the city for alt our freight. With a good dock at the foot of Phila
delphia street river and ocean vessels could laud here; this expense
would be cut out 011 a large percentage of the business, and would be
come less and less as the busineiis would revert to thatcliannel. Anothur
thing: we thus would afford the farmers of the West Side dire.t ingress
to and egress from our city over nil easy grade, for if this street is prop
erly improved the grade will be the lightest, from the river front, of any
in the city. 1 here is enough dirt iu the street to make it so. We be
lieve the pro)eity owners along this street would be glad to have it hu
mid, in any
There ate iu the building 23 storage tanks, ranging from 800 to 1,500 gallons capacity, foncvul,t' we l)elicve ,llu mi,tlcr is (,f M,,cI' Rc,,(!,, i'ortauec, the welfare
rent products, and five large copper stills for refining, ranging from 600 to t,6oo gallons. "l I'gress of the city so demands it, that the city council would be
jiiitiiucu in exeicisiug uie uiiiiioriiy grained nielli
storing their different
There is nuother product of this institution which is of the ereati-st ImiMirtiifico to llio Hlnic of Ormiui.
choicest of floweis, the beautiful roses for which this section is noted nud that is n fruit and vegetable spray. This is something our old readers iu Hood River should take note
predominating. 0ft mu Young guarantees his spray to kill everything alive iu the shape of scale, nobis. funiMis. moss on
old trees leaving the bodies and limbs of the ttees as smooth as when young, and the trees themselves as
vigorous nud prolific. Mr. Young has secured the use of the Watt orchard, through which we passed on our
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micr everyone mm mien 111c nciinig voiti miner ins waisioauti
some elegunt Havauas were passed around and while the devotees of
the fragrant weed were enjoying the incense which floated away on
the circumambient atmosphere, eloquent speakers enlivened the time
ti'Itli n rernnntiitc nf ivltnt liml lnvti nr-ninii1lituil lv tlu nnli-r unit nir. I
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11 Miixiivislou 2, .sec
tion 102. page .17 of the Charter of St. Johns, by ordering this improve
Philadelphia street is the broadest street iu the city, too feet wide,
.sufficient to accomodate the traffic when the population reaches the
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DELIVER YOUR GOODS
trip nud which we fount to be iu a horrible shape: starved half to death for want of culture, coveted
San Jose scale, fungus, moss nud aiitliracuo.se, ami what little pruning had been done was in an improper
manner: it was not the slightest wonder that theie were but a few little gnarly, scale-covered, wormy apples
thereon; ear trees iu the same condition; quinces .somewhat better, because the fit., on the fruit prevented
the scale from getting a cinch on the surface, and the grub of thcjcodllu moth could get no toehold to enable
him to bow up his back while he- bit through the hide.
We promise our readers to keep our eye 011 this orch ird during the coming winter nud next summer
and inform them of the results of Mr. Young's experiments therein, for he has not yet experimented with the
codllu moth but means to tlo so next season. The brightest feature of this spray is that while it is so effec
tive against the adverse conditions of the orchard and acts as a stimulant and fertilizer for the trees iu addi
tion to its properties ns a fungicide and insecticide, it is absolutely uonpoisouotis to man, does not affect the
delicate tints and foliage of the rose blossoms which are sprayed with it and is without offensive odor.
When this most interesting industry is in full operation wc will take pleasure iu giving as good a view
Q f the works ns can be obtained by the photographic art to our rentiers, with 11 more detailed account of the
O same. The officers of the company are II. C. Campbell, president; II. 11. Williams, secretary; C. F. Swi
O gert, treasurer; W. 12. Young, vice-president and general manager.
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with ' ' 11 wiih iiiiiiuivti iy iiil' luuiuicr i nie city, tuu
pioneer, James John, Tor tills siecilie purpose, that it might become the
principal street, the outlet of alt this teeming papulation to the water.
ST. JOHNS PIONEER DAY
A Good Suggestion Offered by
i An Old Timer
Any package, no matter how large or small, will
be delivered by us. Leave your bills of lading
or baggage checks with C. W. Stearns, agent at
St. Joints. We will go after your goods, pay
charges and deliver nt your door iu St. Johns.
Phone Woodlawn 818.
Agent at St. Johns.
I Uelow will be found an interest
inir communication from one of
O our old settlers iu regard to in
Q augurnting a Pioneer's Day for St.
O. Johns old timers. This is a project
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nun miuiiiM iwiiiiiiwiiw unvu iu uii.
St. Johns, Ore., July 18, 1907.
1 Iu my travels about St. Johns
during the past week I came iu
contact with several of the old
SCRIBE VISITS LINNTON
A Lively Town nud Progcssive
nnd Active People
One of Our Merchants Enjoys
M. L. IIOLWiOOK
I. l:. IWMI.I'.V
M. S. Crook, the pioneer grocer
of St. Johns, celebrated his 67th
birthday nt his home .Sunday eve-
St. Johns Land Co.
The Largest and Oldest Real Estate Firm
iu St. Johns.
East St. Johns
Monday morning we made our
first visit to Liuutou, our busy
little neighbor on the west bank.
It was 11 pleasure to us to note the nr ctook came nere 2.!;
abundant evidence of prosperity years ngo nud has operated n gro-'i
and thrift iu the little city. They eery ever since, lias seen all the tips j
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have a tine school House iu a most aim uuwn 01 uumiicv, me 111 mis
desirable location overlooking the section nud is greatly pleased to see
Willamette; the big mills are run-. the realization of his expectations
uing full blast, with millions of feet rapidly approaching, when St Johns
of lumber piled iu their yards (note! shall have become a great city.
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their atl on our irst natre). There 1 ommuy evening m.s iiuy.i. 1. 11.
The center of the great development now tithing
3 piac: on uie roiiiiisum.
We have only a few httsiuess lots left on Columbia
JS Hottlevard, which for a short time only will be sold at
home hue residence lots still 011 sale.
Phones: Main office, Kast 1088
Branch office, Woodlawn 232
203 JERSEY ST,
T CDDN Manu'acturln' Confectioner
Fresh Candies made daily No stale goods.
Cigars, Tobacco, Ice Cream, etc.
Jersey Street Stop on car line.
t:l ft 1t!4rtt i f mil niltt inxti niwl t siit t i.t t
,i.mwto vm wtu vivj 1 iiivii Mini t WUIV14 -r - - , 1 I I 11 e t 11 I O
! who came here over 50 vears ago. are several new buildings in course A'P"" 1J.. of bt. Jnliiis and hi--In
talking over old times with them construction, one of which is n , las M. and Willie, 0 Portland con
IthethouL'ht came to me: "Why fine new hotel. lcl!"M t. hve n little jollification
j not have a 'St. Johns Pioneer Day?' This was our first trip ami we wiiii uicir tamer, so gaiuereti witu j
get all the old residents who are had but n few minutes there, but their respective families at his home ; ,
' living here, any who are living in ! we do not mean to make it the last, and had a most happy time. It ;
I the state anywhere who would like one by any means, for we wish to , was a surprise to the old pioneer,!)
to join with us, renew old ncquaiii- make the acquaintance of the live ,"1"1 llu was none the less pleased I i
tance, get iu touch with the later j business men there, who seem to be that the boys presented him with a
! arrivals and build up a society that mB a Koou misiness.
will be perpetuated by coming gen-! We were very fortunate in scctir
leratlons." ing a live correspondent in the ier-
j I am sure a great number of the 'sen of Mr. John Tees, iu the xst
1 residents of our fair city would be oce, who will be glad to have our
interested in the story of how St. IK00"- mends over there keep him
Johns was started; how the people ! Psted on all the news of the vicin
lived and worked; how the little!''- Mr. Tees is also authorized to
old town of St. Johns stood so long' receive ami receipt for subscriptions
under the hill, practically chad to for The Review and we will be
the world, at last to awaken and Klad to have him place a copy iu
Choice manufacturing sites adjoining the O. R. &
N. railroad for sale on reasonable terms.
We have some choice lots iu the vicinity of the
new $20,000 school building now iu course of construc
tion. Call at our oflice for prices and terms for either of
these desirable tracts.
St. JollIlS I'hone Union .1101 Oregon
tile. Mrs. Ltila Diet-
of SjH)kane, was also
PETERSEN & NOCE, taimrs
Have moved to 408 N. Jersey St.
Ladies and Genu" Suits Cleaned Pressed and Repaired.
Steam Cleaning and Dyeing. Will call for ami deliver.
Drop us a postal . . . . , , . , . .
Singer Sewing Machines
Put on the finishing touch in a home. Whr not hie the tct? You can get a Singer
Sewing Machine with a payment ol three dolUrt down and two dollara per mouth with
no interraU Call at our otfice. 491 boutb Jersey atrect, lor further information.
blossom out into the best, livest
little iranufucturing city on the
Willamette and Columbia.
Mr. Kditor, if this escapes the
wastebasket, I would like to Mig
gest to your readers who are old
timers that we meet iu the public
library rooms and effect a pertna
nent organization of this ktndj I
would urge this as an invitation to
every old timer in the city to meet
nie there at 4 o'clock p. in. Thurs
day of next week.
One of the Crowd.
Visits Old Virginia.
K. F. Day and wife are visiting
in Virginia. Elizabeth Stalter,
their neice, has gone to Heppner
and other points in eastenfQregon,
leaving Miss Lena Long' in charge
of the home, with Mrs. Tufts as
every home. Uy assisting him in
gathering the news and iu spread
ing the circulation of the paper
there you will not only have the
benefit of a home pa;er, but also
receive the news from this side of
the river at a nominal cost. The
tune to subscribe is now -before , longer I
the paper is made a twice-a-week, j Hvidentl
lie Didn't Know It!
Some West Side friend comes at
us this way;
Kditor of Review; This is the
first time that I knew that St.
Johns owned the Watts tract. Al
low me to congratulate you.
There are perhaps several other
things which our friend don't know,
but he has the Dutchman's con-
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!uiuiiuii. ucr muic 1 uve uer
find py yiiuiuy omit!
ideutly he did not know the date
Lady Akktktitnt. Phone Minn 6m j. 1 10 'IVotim Street. "
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
Undertakers and Embalmers
TIIK ONLY t'MlltllTAKIM. I'.STAIll.lSIIMItST IS Till'. CITY
LEROY H. SMITH & CO.
RCAL ESTATE, FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Phone M 202 Offices
Cochran Illock, St. Johns 40S Abiugton Jildg., Portland
when the subscription price will be 0n which he sent his cougrattila
raised. All those siihscriuiiiir now
will receive the pajer the balance
of the year for which they subscribe
twice a week for the same price,
We wish to acknowledge the fa
vor of a ride coming home from the
boat lauding, given us by II. C.
Steveus, driver of one of our deliv
ery wagons. We were very warm
and tired and the favor was highly
Call iu and subscribe now.
tions, and possibly not even his
own name, as both these important
data were omitted.
Held Picnic Sunday.
The members of the Advcutist
Church held a most enjoyable picnic j
on west Mde bunday, about 30 peo
ple iu attendance. There were lots
of good things to eat and the cool,
pleasant weather made the outing all
the more attractive.
Clark & Wilson Lumber Co.
Prices quoted on application