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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW
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P1UDAY, MAY 29, 1908.
So long ns such reprobates ns
Senator Plutt of New York arc
elected to office vc cannot expect
healthful laws nor t lie execution of
The earth Is reported to be trem
bling in several localities. Hut we
guess it is caused by Tnft moving
from place to place, and there is no
real cause for alarm. He will settle
down after election.
Those plngued thistles are ngnln
mnking their appearance here, tlicrc
and everywhere. If garden truck
could only he grown with as little
effort as these "juggers" what a
hoon to mankind it would be?
Tht price of sugar is still soaring
skyward. If it keeps on its upward
way us poor mortals will he coin
lulled to huy a stick of candy and
dip it into our tea and coffee a few
times for sweetening purposes. Our
scales showed we got 6 1-4 pounds
of sugar for four hits last week nt
one of our leading stores. That's
The jury 011 the Abe Rciif case
agreed to disagree last week, and
thul high class grafter once more
breathes easier. It seems to be a
difficult matter indeed to get a graft
er behind the bars in the slate of
California. Grafting seems to be 11
legitimate and praiseworthy busi
ness down that way, since it Is up
held by the supreme court and fa
vored by a jury.
If saloons will make you happier,
richer, belter; If they make
a cleaner city; II they raise the
standard of social life; ifthc) reduce
the number of criminals; If they
make the government of the city
more economical; if they attract the
best class of citicus to our cityjvote
for them, vote early and often. If
you cannot say with a clear con
science, truthfully that they will do
all this vote against them for you
all know the evils of the saloon,
1 here Is 110 denying them.
We believe every voter in the
city will confer a favor 011 his city
and do it an honor by placing his
cross between the name of K. C
Couch and the number 62 011 the
ballot. The cople who got up tl c
Hanoi are evidently some of what Is
lelt of the antediluvians and do
not know that St, Johns Is 011 the
map. They place the residence of
Mr. Couch in Portland, whereas it
is in a much piettier, pleasant er
and more desirable town to live in
than the Rose City. Mr. Couch
lives in St. Johns,
Mae Wood, the adventuress who
has made miserable the life of Sen-
fllfir IMnll fnr t in.Ct 1 tin tit mnikiu
a ttV MM tlivnw tllllll llllMlll.lt
oveneached herself when she
brought suit for absolute divorce
from this pitiful specimen of huma
nity who is a disgrace to the senate
and the country ut large. Instead
of pulling a bunch of booty as ali
mony from the corrupt old senator,
Mae was heihclf incarcerated in
durance vile on chntge of pel jury.
It was a nauseous mess throughout
and little sympathy will be wasted
on a woman who confesses her tie
pravity in order to secure money.
11 was ouiy a case 01 two Dud eggs,
tl? f.l. . ..
v wwii 10 can aiiemiou to me
open letter from Tom M. Word, all
of which we most heartily endorse
Mr. Word was a competent mid
faithful olhcer, and as he truthfully
says, it was the vicious saloon and
gambling element that defeated
111111 111 me him election ami are so
active In opposing him during this
campaign, It stands the lover of
decency and good government in
hand to put in a ballot for Tom M.
Word, the only sheriff in the his.
tory of Portland who' has made any
detet mined effort to make a clean
town of it. Let us put him in
office and keep him there until the
tnugs will learn to know that to
come to Portland means to get be
hind the bars.
Carlson &, Company.
DEALERS IN CARPETS, FURNITURE, ETC.
Going Out of Business
Our entire stock of Furniture BELOW COST.
Every article at wholesale and the same price to
all. We have a nice stock of furniture to select
from and it will pay you to call early and seject
your choice. Make money for yourself by help
ing us close out our stock.
N. Jersey St.
N. Jersey St.
When you go to the polls to cast
your vote,forget your party. Think
only of your country and make your
ballot read with the names of only
such men as will give us the best
government, the most honest and
economical. You should be able to
determine after this long time who
these men are.
Do not forget to put your cross
between No. G and the name John
Manning mid between the number
99 and the name Tom M. Word
.-mil tlitiK I'liwt n limn ivlin will
catch the rogues and another who!1 s jlaK
will trn.piiti. Tlilu Itnu lw,.n t u ue.lirc
rccotd of both these men. No
more need be said on the subject,
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Ogleshy Young, the democratic
candidate for railroad commissioner,
is making an active campaign and
should be electetl to that office.
Mr. Young has been a icsideut of
Portland for the past fifteen years,
he is widely known throughout the
state as a man of upright character,
strict integrity and a good lawyer.
It is most important to the people
of this district that the railroad com
mission be composed of men com
jetent to perform the duties of the
office and to see that justice is done
where a difference arises between
the railroads and the people, We
want men for this office honest and
incorruptible, who arc neither allied
with any speclul interest or owned
by the railroads.
except tnai ine very lellows we
want these men to watch are work
ing day and night, to the utmost oi
their ability, to defeat both of
them, for they know If they arc
elected there will be 110 mace
the rogues. They know they
have to obey the law or take
consequences. That is what
elect officers for, and when
find the pronounced law breakers
actively fighting a man, we may
oe wen assured that lie is a man
who is an enemy to violators of
the law, and such wc believe
Manning and Word to be.
Now, just one last word. When
you go to vote just ask yourself the
question: "Do you wish to be
held responsible for all the sin, sor
row and suffering: pain, poverty
and peril; disgrace, degradation
and destruction, that follows the
traffic in liquor?" We do not be
lieve you do, Then vote the town
dry. If you vote for saloons you
area party to all the evil that
conies from and through them. If
you vote ugainst them you are in
nocent of all the evil they do, You
huve cleared yourself before God
and the world,
Old papers for sale at this office. Bring In your priming uow.
May 30th having been dedicated
as sacred to the memory of those
who so nobly gave their lives in
defense of our land and homes, and
being so dedicated wc believe it to
be the tlttty of every loyal citizen
011 that day to lay aside business
cares and labor for at least a part
of the day and join with that small
and rapidly diminishing baud of
veterans, the Grand Army of the
Republic, in paying tribute of lion
or and respect to the memory of
those who died defending our conn-
We believe this to be
of the citizens of St.
therefore, 1, II. w. Urice, may
or of the city of St. Johns, do earn
estly request that you all refrain
from labor and that business houses
be closed 011 that day from the
hour of 10 a. in. to 12 m. and from
1 p. in. to 3 p. nt. and that all per
sons properly observe that day.
II. W. Ukicic, Mayor.
Alemorial Day Exercises.
Members of General Compson
Post No. 33, G. A. U., will visit
the schools during the forenoon in
St. Johns, and in the afternoon the
schools nt Portsmouth, Peninsula
uud Ackley Green.
Saturday, May 30, all veterans'
of all wars, and the W. R. C. will
meet at the G. A. R. hall promptly
at 10 a, in. At 10:45 the Hue will
be formed, headed by the St. Johns
Brass Baud, and will move to the
grounds selected for holding the
post exercises. After exercises
there the line will re-form aud re
turn to the G. A. R. hall where a
lunch will be served to the veterans
and their families. At 1:15 the
line will re-form and move to the
ferry lauding where the W. R. C.
will conduct their exercises, casting
flowers on the waters iu memory of
our sailor dead.
The veterans urgently request
our citizeus to come out and par
ticipate in these exercises and aid
them by their presence, as it is
their day as much as the veterans'
who will lead in the exercises.
This day Is both a national aud a
state holiday aud equally the duties
arc the same to all. Although the
veterans iu their decliulng days
take the most prominent part, the
time is shortly coming when our
citizeus will be culled upon to con-
luct these exercises in memory of
the dead of the late civil war.
Field Meet St.' Johns Grounds.
the young men's names who" were
All together there was a delight
ful evening enjoyed by all with
only one feature to mar the pleas
ure of the event. This was the
utigentlemanly behavior of some
four or five boys who are just
about the age when they have not
yet attained that degree of intelli
gence which will enable them to
recognize the fact that they are
making blooming asses of them
selves instead of appearing smart
before their fellows. These boys
kept tin a runtime fire of loud re
marks during part of the. exercises,
disturbing those who wished to
listen to the announcement of the
different events. Perched on the
cast fence like a string of jackdaws,
their remarks were at times not
only impolite but bordered upon
the indecent, and the policeman
would have been justified Iu taking
one or two of them to the cooler.
in the grand stand these live were
yelling so that one could not hear,
and at one time they were requested
to be still just a moment until the
announcement of the event could be
heard, and replied with insulting
remarks aud jeers, keeping it up
until they went out of the en
closure. I wo of these boys were
known and wc had fully intended
to give their names aud wc ought
to do so, but they came around and
apologized for their misconduct,
promised to be more careful of the
rights of others hereafter aud wc
let them off. With one of these
boys wc think it was thoughtless
ness, perhaps, but the other bears
a reputation for ungentlcmanliucss
and really deserves a reprimand.
Of course wc are sorry that
Gresham's pretty girls and fine
young fellows should come over
here aud carry away so many of
the honors; but there is one conso
lation, they were taken by one of
the brightest and nicest aggrega
tions of young people that has vis
ited St. Johns In n long time and
wc sincerely congratulate them
upon the fine showing they made
here. Wc hope our young folks
will ginger up aud wheh our
friends from Gresham come again
wc will be able to scud them home
with a fine lot of goose eggs.
Saturday was a red letter
with the St. Johns high school.
1 he Gresham High came over to
show our youngsters how It is dotic
011 the hast bide aud they were
"showed" nil right. After that
delicious lunch iu the school build
ing all gathered at the grounds and
the sport started with a so-yard
dash iu which Hrnest Crouchlcy
won hrst and Kalclgh Wutsou sec
This was followed by a girl'a
ruce iu which a pretty Mtss from
Gresham carried off the honors.
The next number was the ham
mer throw in which Ernest
Crouchley took first with a distance
of 74 feet AYt inches; Jackson
Jones of Gresham 3d with 66 feet
7 inches, and Harry Mount 3d with
or feet aud 7 inches.
I he ioo-yard dash was the next
event aud was won as follows:
Kruest Crouchlcy 1st, Raleigh
Watson and Charles McCall of
Gresham 2nd uud 3d respectively.
The girls' basket ball was an in
tensely interesting aud hard-fought
battle. The pretty girls looked
splendidly in their fine easy going
bloomers and we are sorry that the
good, sensible bloomer Is not the
exclusive fashion. Our girls
would all be stronger, brighter!
healthier and happier if it were so.
There would not be the
It was a happy thought that
prompted the Rcbckahs of the
Vancouver lodge to extend a cor
dial invitation to the lodges of St.
Johns aud others on the peninsula
to visit that lodge last Saturday
evening. An effort was made to
secure 50 members to join the ex
cursion In order to secure a special
car. When the time came to start
there were that number who went
irom or. 1 onus anu uiev were
day I joineq en route by about twenty
hve more, so that there was a well
filled car when we reached the
We were met at the landing In
Vancouver by a pretty buuch of
Rcbckahs from Vancouver lodge
and escorted to the beautiful hall
of the Odd Fellows, where we wit
nessetl the making of 1 r more good
Keockans aud enjoyed numerous
humorous speeches while they were
getting a delicious feed ready for
us in the diner. Nothing is done
by halves at Vancouver, especially
iu the Odd Fellows hall. If the
eutire city Is as genial and pro
gressive as tueir uud fellow Ira
ternlty there is going to be otie of
the biggest things In the state of
Washington some of these days
aua its name will be Vancouver.
wneu everything was readv our
kind hosts marshalled every guest
out iuto the diner aud the way they
piled us with everything that is
good to the taste and pleasant to
the eve would have placed a Cox
eyite in the seventh heaven of de
light. Well, we ate aud ate aud
then they helped us away from the
table and assisted us to the ferry
and sent us home happy in the
thought that we have the finest
bunch of the best friends In Van
couver we nave ever met. it you
want to get in with a gang who
At the Baptist church' Sunday
evening at 2 o'clock the G. A. R.
Post and W. R. C. held their me
morial services. It was a sort of
union service of all the churches in
the city aud held in honor of the
living as well as in memory of the
dead heroes of the civil war.
Rev. Gates read a passage from
the scriptures, which he was just
closing as wc entered. He was
followed by a song by a quintette,
"Tenting tonight on the old camp
ground" Miss Edlefscu at the organ.
Rev. Young then invoked the
divine blessing upon the old heroes
present, and was followed by Mrs
Kcelcr with a fine solo beautifully
rendered. Mrs. Kcelcr is possessed
of a very sweet, clear, rich toned
Mr. Gates then delivered a most
eloquent address. He recounted
many of the trying scenes and
events of the war, the sacrifices not
only by those brave men who went
to the front, but by the equally
brave mothers, sisters, sweethearts
and wives who gave those they
Iovcd'thc best on earth for the prcs
crvatiou of our beloved country
While he extolled to the highest
the virtues of those noble men who
bared their breasts to the foes of
their country, he also recalled the
fact that at Appomattox court house
the hatchet was buried aud (hat
there is no divided country, that
instead of enemies the North and
South arc brothers, a united family.
He urged the young among his
audience to remember that our
beautiful land was a trust placed iu
our hands, a purchase by the blood
of the heroes who gave their lives
for its perpetuity and preservation,
that it was our duty, as heirs of
this great estate, to so manage it,
to so control it that at the end of
time wc nuy meet these old heroes
aud present them this country
unsullied by anything that would
bring a blush of shame to our
checks, a nation noted for its
integrity, its purity aud goodness.
He was followed by some very
appropriate remarks by Rev. Iou
ard and the benediction was pro
nounced by Rev. Nelson. The
beautiful church of the Baptist pco
pic was tilled to the limit with a
most attentive audience, thus at
testing their regard for the defenders
of their homes.
Great Game Saturday.
tint Iw tin- onl
heavy, tugging, tripping, botbar J" tcar froi? . "P-
some skirt forever dawllrw about potatmenls, worries and cares of
As is customary, we will
for card of thanks, 50c; for
ttotis of respect, ft. 00; for
of church or lodge etitertainmeuts,
suppers, sociables, etc., where there
are charges for admission, 5c per
hue, but where there are no charges
for these events, we will break the
rule uud insert them free, We
make this auuouucemeut so thut
our good friends may understand
our rule iu this respect,
the aukles, a nuisance in fair west
er, a curse in foul, But Dam
Fashion has 'tabooed the sensible
aud healthful dresa and every kid aa
soon as she begins to wear long hair
bows her knees to the old dame,
more s the pity.
During the first hall our girls
were a little too much for the vis
itors but the second half the table
turned and when the mm was
tallied at the limit it stood ta 8 in
favor of the Gresham girl. We
wish we could give a deaeriatlaa of
the battle. It was the pretties
sport of the entire bunch. Jt is is
vigoratiug, exhileraUac. excklne.
graceful, healthful a4 everythMC
else that is good far the bright young
Misses who engage M K, aua tor
an exercise we do net think of any
thing so perfect, bringing aa H does
into play iu such equal para every
muscle in the body,
Between the two halven of the
basket ball game the vaulting waa
begun aud resulted in a whitewash
for the Gresham lads, Kruest
Crouchley winning first, Karl
Crouchley second and Emery Gil
more, we think, the third place.
After the basket ball the skis'
baud ball contest came next'.
This was won by Mies Maeve Love
lace of Gresham 1st, Miss Lottie
Davis of Gresham 3d and Miss
Catherine Collyn of St. Johns 3d.
1 a a
me aooui once a wecic sua nave a
restful, social time together, just
you go ana join the "Beckys,"
They sre the best yet. Try them.
The deepest gratitude is due from
Laurelwood lodge to the Vaucou
ver lodge for this delightful even
tag and every one of us votes
The M. W. A. and F. O. K. ball
teams will cross bats at the local
grounds Saturday. The game will
commence at 211s P- m. uud the
proceeds will go to the social fund
of the two orders. Admission, in
eluding grand stand, 35 cents; chil
deru 10 cents. The lineup of the
M. W. A. team is as follows:
Catcher Adam Kaemlcin,kuowu
a year ago as manager of the Break
crs who never went broke.
Pitcher C. Derrie. of Muck &
Derrie, great twirler.
rst base J, Galloway, lives near
the cut; said to be iu love.
3iid base E. Monalinn, the dear
captain who will bear watching.
3d base I). J.ec.o woodman who
will chop the ball.
bs C. Garlick, a haudler of
Rf D. Pcrriue, ladles' favorite.
Cf DeRieux, a warper at the
If Breusou, a lumber shaver at
Reserves H. A. Smith, S. Lloyd
W. Moxon, I'. W.Valeutltie.
The Eagles will bat as follows
Catcher McCoweus, a western
Pitcher Crook, who says "Alfee
can't win 'em."
1st base Bennett, great slugger.
3nd base Crouch, home product.
3i oase urinic, a bttnter aud a
bs Noonan, brae chief who
rings the bell.
Lf Post, the mau with the eagle
Cf Fritz, with a scoop will not
Rf Loy, a noted has-been.
Reserves Potts, Chisel!. Sloau.
What you dou't know about them
now you will after the game
Remember the M, W. A. band
will lead the procession to the ball
grounds before the game. Fall in
. May 36, 1908.
To the Citizens of Multnomah
County: Four years ago you elect
ed me sheriff of this county. I
promised you a clean business ad
ministration of the office, and I
made good ; I was weighed in the
balance aud nor found wanting.
I closed the gambling hells and
dives of Portland, All manner of
inducements were offered for a per
mit to run the games wide open.
They did not avail. The persis
tent fight made for law enforce
ment and the betterment of civic
conditions was waged against the
gamblers and dive keepers from a
sense of official duty, for public de
cency and the protection of our
The combined "open town" cle
ment viciously fought me during
my administration and arc against
mc now. They never fall to re
ward their friends and punish
I am a candidate for the election
of sheriff of this county itnd ask
yottr endorsement upon my record.
If elected, I will try to do better
than I did before.
I will appoint competent men in
the tax department and conduct it
in an efficient and economical man
ner so as to avoid confusion, delay
and unnecessary expense in the
collection of taxes.
I stand pledged to a flat salary,
the county boarding its own pris
oners without a profit to the sheriff.
I will enforce the law without
fear or favor.
I will be true to my trust.
Number on ballot 99.
Tom. M. Wokd.
ORDINANCE NO. 177
An Ordinance Changing, Altering
and Widening Willis Boulevard
and Appropriating and Condemn
ing Land Therefor.
The City of St. Joliin doc ordain
Section i. That Willis lloulevanl of
St. Jolim, Oregon, be changed and al
tered by widening the Mine nnd includ
ing in nlil itrtct and making a part
thereof the following dcucrlbcit tract of
land: Urglnulng at the northcatt corner
of Lot 10 in IIIU'm Addition to the city
of St. Jolitm, thence Muth 35 decree,
177-5 feet to the wcttcrlv line of 1'chcii
dcu street; thence north 56 degrees, cast
30 feet; thence north 35 degrees, west
177.5 fect; tlicnce south 56 degree, west
jo fret to the place of beginning, con
Ulnhitt In nil MAo. 36 sou a re feet fo.ui
acres) which Is (0.3093) part of the Maple
This land Is to be anil the same U
hereby condemned for the, purpose of
widening said Willis lloulcvsrd .from its,,
prctcut width, 30 feet, to 60 feci lus
width, for a distance of 177.3 feet west of
the intersection of 1'cmciuIcii street and
Willis lloulcvard. to be aimrnnrlutnl bv
said city and to be used ns a ortioii of
Mid Willis lloulcvard, according to the
plnus. Pint. Profile and specifications
made by the city engineer and now on
file with the recorder of the citv of St.
Johns, which said plans, plat, Profile and
specifications arc hereby adopted and
rased til c council May 36, 1909,
Approved May 36, 190s.
H. W. lluiCK,
A. M. I'.sso.v
Published in the St. Johns Review May
Pointers for our Patrons.
Our rule Is the best stock
best work for our patrous.
We carry In stock typewriter
J taper, carbon paper and ouion skiu
or making duplicate copies.
We do not allow auy printer to
put out nicer work thau we do and
we put the best stock Iuto our jobs,
The difference between poor
stock and first class stock ou a job
is a small item when you consider
the value of the lob. It is the
Erice of a satisfied customer. It is
etter to make so cents less on4 a
job and have a customer who will
come back, than to use the flimsy
stock, make the extra 50 cents and
lose your customer. That is the
way we figure it.
To Water Users.
(Continued fron page 1)
the improvement of Oswego street
by the city engineer was adopted
J. J. Tyroa, eouucUaua for the
first ward, because of having pur
chased a store iu Pertkad present'
u aw rwMgMiieu which was ac
cepted, aad on saetfea at Huater
the council expressed their regrets
at the actios of their comrade ana
wished hint success in bis new vo
On motion of Huater the citv
engineer was instructed to
new survey ana put ot the com
tested improvement on Oswece
We are indebted to our frieod
George H. Hiaies for a copy of the
March number of the Oregon Hiaw
torical Society Quarterly, This w
the most interesting publication
inat we nave ever read in Oregon.
It deals exclusively iu the past of
Water used through hose for Oregon. The subscription price is
sprinkling yards or sidewalks or 2 P1" anstito aud every citizen of
washiug porches or windows must lue Maic who Has any desire to
be patd for in advance, and used kBOW anything of the early days
only between the hours of 5 and S here w, well repaid if he sub.
a. ru. and 1 and o n. m. It "must scribes for the quarterly. All com-
not be used for sprinkling streets, muuicatious and remittances should
Anyone using water contrary to I R wade to George H. Hirses.
these rules, or wastefully. will be wt secretary, City Hall, Port-
shut off without further notice. ,andt Ore. There is hardly a num-
St. Johns Waterworks and Light
ing co., r. ti. .tuller sen. superin
ber that is not worth the entire
Te WImm M May CoHcerii,
For. the name and rsmdeace of
the OWStf ot anv nrnBartv iu fit
makf johna or vicinity, call oh or write
T.. T. Parker, attorney at law, in
Titles to real property.
I : :
ftowrmt irre 4.
Mandolin or QuMar LessoM
Would like to instruct a class ef
mandolin scholars who have not
eomaleted a course of iMtnna
The quarter-mile dash was won I Also beginners will be eivaa las-
by the Gresham bova in a waHclaatta. Guitar amikt ako. Annlv
.... . "... . 1. . . . . 4 :-rrv
uway, um we were uaaote 10 Maraiior iniormauea to u, if. Taylor,
voter, ramembftr our townamau
and fellow cMkea, K. C. Cauah. is
a candidate oa the ticket to be voted
oh next Monday. Don't fail to
cast your ballot for him whatever
yauc oread, He wdl make a daadv