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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 190
CHRISTMAS IN ST. JOHNS
A RAMBLE ABOUT THE TOWN
SPECIAL SCHOOL MEETING
Interesting Exercises Held at the Various Churches
of the City Enjoyed by a Large Number.
That the millionaire panic has not worked any very serious hard
ship on St. Johns people was very evident Christmas eve. The church-
cs in general held high carnival 011 that night of all nights in the year,
Our space will not permit a detailed account of all the different programs
and "dolus" at the different churcues, but the pleasure ot tnc partici
pants was too great too escape without some notice.
At Bickucr's hall the Christian church Sunday school presented a
fine program of some 21 numbers and received a visit from Santa Klaus
who distributed 11 large number of presents from a beautiful Christmas
tree to members ot the different classes and in addition candy, nuts and
oranges to all the little ones. It was a most enjoyable occasion and
many amusing incidents we would like to give if we had the space. At
the Uaptist church was rendered another fine program consisting of
songs, recitations and dialogues. The Christmas tree was in evidence
also with presents from the teachers to all their pupils, which included
nuts, candy and oranges. The great feature of the evening was the
wedding of Willie C. Much and Miss Jwa l. York, to wlitcn we
eclved a special invitation and which we accepted and went; but
were like the foolish virgins who tarried to deal with Rockefeller
oil: we were late, the door was shut, the bridegroom had gone in
Ye Editor Visits a Number of the Leading Business Houses
of the City and Gathers Some Interesting Information.
This week we were obliged to take our airship in order to round up the outlying business houses after
having done the main business portions of the city. Over at Cedar park we found the grocery store of
Scales Bros., and noted that these gentlemen arc doing a fiood business in their locality, arc not complaining
because of the money panic put upon the people by the poor millionaires, and suppose it has not reached
them yet. Well, it is too late now, that is one luxury they will miss. The lid is off and everyone has his
sleeves rolled up and is hustling along getting ready for the bicgest year's business ever done in St. Johns
That is the word wc get from all along the line. Just cast of bcnles Bros, and across the street is located
tho Oak Park bakery operated by T. R. Anderson. Here one may find home made, bread of the very best.
There arc no bumped and jostled stale loaves hauled from Portland, exposed to the disease germs which
may be floating in the air mixed with other fdth kicked up with the dust in the streets during the dry
season of the year, handled by the dirty hands of the driver, but you can get them nice nud warm from the
oven, nicely wrapped and delivered at your home, clean and fresh, sweet and good, full weight, and whole
some as the breath of the morning.
Irom here wc steered our dirigible back over the city and took a glance at the southwestern part of
thi! town. Here wc noticed the livery stable of S. W. Simmons, the genial supervisor of our road district,
who can make tnc tincst roads ot any supervisor m tnc county, and lie runs ms it very statue just t tie same
way lie runs the road business, right to the line. Wc also saw the blacksmith shop of W. K. Godscy on
llvnniioi? street, rind In Mr. fJodsev we find one of the best workmen In the state, lie knows his business
the wedding and we were left in outer darkness. I.fke the foolish girls from the trrntmd tin nml enti shoe vonr horse or ren.ilr vonr niitnmnhlle with ennnl fnellltv. Then ue liennl
too, we were sorry, but it did no good, they would not do it again be-, the fog horns at the skating rink nearby, and when we turned our radioscopc on that structure (that radio
cause we didn't sec it. But just the same wc were told it wus a pretty Lcopc is the latest invention of the mind with which wc look directly through the walls and roofs of
sight, the' young people pledging their best in life to each other and houses and see all that is going on inside) and on the floor of the rink which is smooth as the face of your
the surroundings were very appropriate. It was a very happy occasion lnirror, wcic a lot of our young people of St. Johns in a mad race around the room. It was amusing to see
and the witnesses to the ceremony were scarcely less happy than the u,cm SOtuc going forward, others backward, others again like a hog going to war, sideways. Sometimes a
principals. youngster would take a tumble and those behind him would have a strenuous time to keep from following
The entertainment at the Evangelical church Christmas eve was an sujt. Occasionally there would be a mixup like a scrimmage in a football game, then they would straighten
enjoyable and profitable one. The children were heard with the inter- out ami i K0 t0 jt to beat the band again. It is a most exhilarating exercise.
est that always attends these festive occasions and the various numbers! Then down over the hill toward the mills and manufactories along the water front we saw a large
were rendered to an appreciative audience. The church was full; each number of rooming houses and hotels: the Rose City hotel, the White House and a number of others we
one on the program seeming to vie with the other to mukc it the best, 'cannot recall, but if they would put a littre card in the Review you could easily find them. Up on Ivanhoe
While there were no presents save the icmenibrancc of the children by (.street just south of the New St. Johns hotel is one of the best rooming houses in the city. Everything nice
the Suuuay school, yet Old Santa Klaus was there with bis surprises. ami ncW( ccall( bright, airy rooms in a quiet neighborhood. This is the Lloyd, and is managed by Mrs.
The greatest surprise of the evening occurred when Mrs. C. H. Thayer I m. K. Scott. This is very convenient to the business section of the city and we are sure will be well patron
in a well worded and appropriate presentation speech on behalf of hisijzcd by those in need of rooms among our business people.
Sunday school class and the members of the church presented the pas-j nW( Wc think those of our readers who have been making this trip omong the factories, warehouses,
tor, Mr. Gates, with a solid oak, roll-top writing desk. Mr. Gates' 8lopSl business houses of all kinds during the past six mouts will conclude with us that wc have the making
surprise and appreciation is better imagined than described as tears told 0f one 0f the finest cities on the coast. All these enterprises" arc operated by men and women who are
what lips could not find words to express. All returned to their homes energetic, thoroughgoing, enterprising and ambitious to mnke the best of their opportunities. They are the
with a merry Christmas and n happy New Year and the wishes of each kind 0f people who make a town desirable as an abiding place. A class calculated to bring prosperity to
to all that they might be given to enjoy many more such occasions. inny ,,acc wj,crc the opportunities are anywhere equal to their qualifications. This St. Johns has, and in 11
At the Methodist church there was a delightful program by the superlative degree. In and among all the good things wc have been able to say about these people, and
little ones of the Sunday school and u Christmas tree. At the end of ;thcrc Wcre hundreds of things we have said and truthfully, too, which are a crelit to any people in any
the program Santa Klaus came in through a window, much to the as- community, there is but one fault we have been able to find. One serious fault. We do not say it because
touishmeut of the little ones. Ray Bullis did the part of Santy and Was1 wc are j the business, but because it is just as true as any of the many good things wc have had to say, and
the real thiug. He presented the pastor, Rev. V. L. Young, with thejthat is they are as a class slow to advertise. This fcatutf may possibly be more apparent to us coming from
biggest stocking that gentleman had ever seen. IV Mood a full yard ' HooJ Rjver, where they make it n feature to advertise extensively. But Hood River is one of the best urgu
high and was filled entirely up to the garter with Christinas, including' inent8 j f,,vor 0f advertising that wc can give. Not because we spent ten years, the best ten years of our
u full dinner, and remembering the pastor's weuknesfi for yellow legged jfe ,lcrC( but because when we went there It was not known much beyond the confines of Wasco county,
chickens, four fine specimens of this edible biped were found in the nnj ,mt witluu two or three years after we arrived in that bustling little city, the people found they had
stocking. Brother Young asked banty if tuts was one ot ills wite ' something wort, advertising und they went at It systematically to tell the whole world just what they had,
stockings, but he denied the soft impeachment, and Mr. Young means nml tjlnt jt was most desirable, and then when the world asked for it they delivered the goods. Today,
to keep It and see if he can get a mate for it next Chtlstmas so as to there is not a city In the state of Oregon, we do not except Portland, or the capital city, Salem, that Is as
have a pair. He thinks he may grow tin to fit the stocking. Wei wj,jcly known as the little city of Hood River. If that city had not spent thousands of dollars in advertising,
would suggest that Santy picked up a stocking belonging to some Chi-thCy would not have been any better known than St. Johns today, and if St. Johns will follow the same
cago girl as he came through the windy city. pia, before another ten years shall have passed she will be as well and fovorably known os is Hood River,
We could not get hold of Brother Nelson of the Congregational ,,ot for j,er frujlSi but for the products of her mills and factories, for her unexcelled shipping facilities, for
church to learn what the bill of fare was there, but we learned that Mr. j,er unequalled export harbor, for the beauty of her location and the enterprise of her citizens. This cannot
Clark of the high school was Santy there and that is n guarantee the be done by sitting around in our offices and knocking the city because the council or some one else does not
klug bee Santy of the city was doing business there that evening. Wel(j0 t0 Sl,jt U3i ye can ncver accomplish anything by howling annexation to Portland. The experience of
also teamed there was a good program.
THE TROLLEY WAY
Is the only way to secure immediate delivery of your
goods at the most reasonable of transportation rates.
Therefore ring up the
PORTLAND & SUBURBAN EXPRESS GO.
Operating electric freight cars between St. Johns and
Portland. We call for and check your trunks direct
Turn your trunk checks and shipping receipts
over to us and your goods will receive prompt attention
We have teams connecting with cars at St. Johns and
Get our rates before shipping. Special rates on car
load lots. Experienced aud courteous employes.
Phone Main 358, Portland office.
Phone Main A 3358.
First and Flanders Streets.
'others that have been annexed aud their experiences today should be enough to teach us to stay out of the
Kiit nUv Tiistpnil of If Tifvtrlnf vonr mi'ti tnivn nut vntir&elf tn tin- front to linwt 1nr. If tin rnnnell linvi
not done what you wish put in men who will. 1 ry it yourself. Get your own name on the ticket aud when
you are elected, make good. The habit of knocking once acquired is one of the most pernicious to success
a man can have and it is one of the hardest to overcome.
We do not believe there is a man in St. Johns who wishes seriously to be annexed to Portland unless
it be some one who has failed of election to some office and is soured because of it, or perhaps the friend of
some such man who has been talked into the same vein. Don' t be a cry baby. If you get left in the race
for office, remember there are hundreds of just as good men or better that got left on the same election day.
I The way to do, and the manly, American way is to turn in aud back the man who beat you. Help him to
do the best he can for the city. Stand by your city aud keep instead of kill It. If I live in a town that I
am obliged to knock, that I must condemn aud endeavor to down in every way that I can, I will move out
of it for the good of the town, for the good of the country at large aud go to a town where I can conscien
tiously boost and help, should be the sentiment of every true American citizen. There are brighter pros
' pects ahead for St. Johns than for any city we know of anywhere. It is up to our people to stand together
land work for the best there is for this city aud as sure as we do St. Johns will be the best export station 011
the Pacific coast and show a better growth within ten or hlteeu years than any city 011 the coast; while it
we knock and fight each other, and eventually permit Portland to swallow us horns and heels, fifteen years
will see St. Johns but little better than she is now and she will always remain the same, the tag end of a
Given Royal Bumper Degree.
Phone Woodlawn 818.
Agent at St. Johns.
Office 105 E. Burliugton street.
Editor Review: I wish to take
this opportunity to thank the
brothers of Holmes lodge, who so
cleverly and kindly made ine the
present of a fine overcoat last Fri
day evening. It is not the value
of the garment so much as the
mauuer and spirit in which it was
given that makes me prize it so
highly. Then too, the kindly, fra
ternal feeling existing between the
Sunday Foot Ball Game.
The doughty Bunker Hill foot
ball eleven lived up to its resolu
tion and defeated the Albina team
last Suuday by a score of 5 to o.
A fierce battle was waged aud the
young giants fought for every inch
of gain for the rivalry was keen.
Bunker Hill scored a touch down
in the latter part of the first half
and an easy goal was missed. The
Patriots tried to push the pigskin
boys of the K. of P. and the words over the Hue for a second touch
m .1 .www - Alt 9 . . I f t. . Ill
KttabUtbtd lUt In New York City
A. U N G E R
MAKUR OH THIS FAMOUS
LA CADIZA, 10 cent
EL ROYAL, 5 cent
Full Hue of Smokers' Supplies
Central Cigar Store, Next to Bank.
ST. JOHNS BRICK CO.
Manufacturers of Clay Brick and Pressed Brick. Plastering
Sand ou bands at all times. Orders solicited.
of Brother W. C. Alderson In pre
senting the same will always be
cherished as the sentiments of the
lodge. This action on the part of
the boys will be an incentive to
more persistent effort and I hope to
be more diligent in my duties to
the lodge and to my brothers than
in the past. Wishing you all a
happy and prosperous New Year,
I am yours for the good of the
order. E. B. Holcomb.
No Rest for the Bees.
Wonder what the people shiver
ing around their fires in the bleak
hills and on the broad prairies of
the middle west would think if they
could step into St. Johns some
sunny day along about now and
see Brother Chipman's bees out
working on the flowers as though
it was a day in June? It beats 30
below zero and a two-foot snow a
down in the last half, but met with
stubborn resistance on the 1 5-yard
Hue aud the ball went to Albina.
Vosper immediately kicked out to
center of the field.
The game was characterized by
snappy playing aud was easily the
best of the season. Canelli and
Eateb of the victorious eleven car
ried the ball nicely and Vosper's
long, high punt was deserving of
sjecial mention. The game was
played under adverse circumstances
as the sawdust was scattered and
large pools of water made it diffi
cult for the players to retain their
footing. The attendance was
good, the crowd enthusiastic and
generous with applause for good
plays. It is said the All Stars will
play Bunker Hill at St. Johns next
Sunday. The liueup Sunday was
Bunker Hill Albina
Klumpp c Cleasou
O'Neill rg . Martiii-Molone
Stiver Ig .Richardson-Brill
Byrne rt .Hughes
Alexander ... It .Berg
Burroughs., re Smead
Voduais le .. McKeuuaOgle
Keuuedy,capt. q O Shea
Eateb rh ..... Ubby capt.
Gianelli Ill Vosper
Zander 1 Donaldson
More Hood River Visitors.
Bert Strauahati and Mike Welch,
two of Hood River's old timers,
were in the city last Saturday ami
made this office a short visit. Mr.
Stranahan is one of the wide awake
liverymen of Hood River aud Mr.
Welch Is the Hood River veter
inary. They did not say so, but
we have a suspicion their eyes were
open to all the horse flesh in the
An Old Time Pupil.
Miss Minnie Burke of Portland,
an old time friend of the Bycrlee
family, was a welcome caller at
their home Suuday afternoon. Miss
Burke doesn't look a day older
than when she took instruction in
the stenographic art from ye editor
iu the latter part of the last century.
II. E. Collier and his estimable
wife returned this week from a
holiday visit to Pendleton. They
report everything lovely in that
country and a good time, although
slightly marred by the indisposi
tion of Mr, Collier, who was suffer
ing nial de Tzar, lagrippe.
Majority Vote in Favor of Appropriating Funds for
Piano and Gymnasium for School.
The special school meeting convened as per notice for the purpose
of making a levy for the school expenses of the coming year. We are
sorry to say that the conditions held here that is common to most dis
trict meetings we have attended elsewhere. About a. dozen taxpayers
were present, besides the board. There is one thing certain, if the tax
payers will not attend these meetings nud any measures arc passed
which they do not like, In law, In equity and in common justice they
should have no complaint to make, and they should have the grace to
keep their mouths shut. If they come nud arc outvoted, they may
have n right to express themselves.
The meeting was called to order n little after the hour designated
(Mid the call for the meeting was read by the clerk. Mr. Tnnch then
read n statement giving the needs of the coming year to be met by this
tax, the amount of the assessed valuation aud the amount of levy neces
sary to meet the expenses. On motion of Tom Monahau a levy of five
mills as asked for by the board was carried with but one dissenting
voice, that of W. II. King, who advocated but eight mouths school,
believing that the children would not attend school during the summer
mouths. The voters ptescut, however, thought otherwise aud voted
for the full ten months levy.
Aft?r the tax levy was settled President Williams brought up the
question of disponing of the fund derived by the manipulation of the
James Johns lots last year, which were advertised for sale for tuxes nud
bought in by the school district, mentioned in last wcek'it Review.
This fund, Mr. Williams stated, amounted to 58.13 which the directors
wished the taxpayers to dispose of. He suggested that It would be n
good plan to utilize $300 of this, or so much as would be necessary to
purchase aud place a first class piano iu the high school building, as
mentioned by us iu the Review last week. On motion this was done.
Then 011 motion of Willis Moxou another $300 or so much as was nec
essary was appropriated to fit up the assembly hall of the Central school
for n gymnasium for the training of the pupils, similar to the methods
of the Y. M. C. A. and other athletic schools iu Portland. This gym
will be used by the pupils during Saturdays and of evenings. The re
mainder of this fund was 011 motion voted to revert to the general fund,
The only one who objected to these appropriations was W. H. King,
who favored the appropriation for the piano, bulohjected to the use of
the gymnasium iu the school, particularly during the school hours,
As it is not intended to use the gym during the school hours the objec
tion did not carry and Brother King looked pretty lonesome standing
alone 011 the standing vote that he asked for.
1 here was some discussion iu regard to the sodding ol the school
yard. The directors declared that they believed it would be almost im
possible to sod the entire school grounds, but that the front yard ns far
back as to the front of the building would be seeded aud 1111 effort made
to protect it until a substantial sod had formed. No further business
comiug beforc the meeting, adjournment was taken.
The items of extieuse ns stated hy school Clerk 1 audi were as
For balance of this year, including $2x00 heater for high school
buildiiifc. $7000: teachi.rH.i $7000: Janitors, if 1200: clerk, $300: truant
officers, $150; interest 011 ponds $2110; fuel, $500; owcr, f oo; water,
1250; lights, $50; electric fixtures in high school building, -f iooj repairs,
I200: miscellaneous, S.soo: supplies, S500: which makes 11 total of
f 1 7,260. The assessed valuation of the district is 3, 306,000, 011
which a five mill tax amounts to $16,530. It Is thought by careful
economy there may be n small saving 011 the miscellaneous and supplies
Items, Kssihly ou repairs which with the surplus left from the fund
providing the piano nud the gym fixtures will make up the deficiency.
This provides hut 7000 for teachers, while this fund really will require
$18,000, the other 11,000 being provided for by the appropriation kt
capita from the state tchool fund. This Is 0 very conservative tux
levy and Is a good reduction from the levy last year and will take cute
ful handling to keep up the enviable record made by the board last
year, all bills being paid to dale.
M. I.. H0M1R00K
C. B. HA I LEY
SI. Johns Land Co.
The Largest und Oldest Real Estate Finn
in St. Johns.
East St. Johns
The center of the great development now taking
place 011 the Peninsula. t .'
We have only a few business lots left on Columbia t
Hottlcvard, which for a short time only will be sold at (
Some fine residence lots still 011 sale.
Choice manufacturing sites adjoining the 0. 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 construction.
Call at our office for prices and terms for either of .
these desirable tracts.
St. Johns P"one Union 3104 QregOIl
Clark & Wilson Lumber Co.
PRICKS QUOTKD ON APPLICATION