Because lumber is cheaper Because labor is cheaper Cheaper than it has been for years OR WILL BE IN ANOTHER YEAR Mttiiy people in St. Johns and on the Peninsula are wisely improving the present time to build a home. It is just as good a time to furnish your home as to build one. The furniture trade all over the country has felt the depression, and prices have been cut and slashed wholesale as well as retail prices. We arc buying more and more in the East, and wc arc getting some rare bargains. These can't always last. One year from now 3'ott will sec prices higher than they have ever been. IMPROVE THE PRESENT Wc can give you very Low Prices and Easy Terms. OUR EXPENSES ARE LESS. Remember the place- Main store 364-370 H.Morrison Portland Si) ) Qarb V Nfl 1111 Opposite Postoffice . Yes, (hat sounds nil right, but when you sec the IK LORAIN 2 j - ' 51 I Norton's Hardware! But that Is not a LORAIN. Without Legs 5l You won't buy an other. Just ask your neighbor, who is using it, what she thinks of 3 the LORAIN. . We have others as low as $30 for an S-16 Z4 Successor to Potter & Goold Don't go to Portland TO BUY YOUR MEAT We carry a full line of fresh meats, also salt and smoked meats. As residents of St. Johns we believe in patronizing home industry and wunt yon to pet the habit. Why go to Portland when you can get your meat right at home at Portland prices? Come and give us a trial. We will surely treat you right. BITGOOD & COLE 205 S. Jersey Caah Market 9 Tu-n (lilni nm nccnnilril in ciirrAco in hnelrmcs - I III I V 411 w kWWIIini vr ohvvum 2 2 2 2 2 2 I 1st. Right Goods 2nd. Right Prices 3rd. Right Treatment You will find all these If you trade with R. F. LASH 1 Q C5a CN Gs C- C5 C5- 207 S. Jersey Street Sr. Johns. C5v CJ3 Ct C5 C5J CS C5 I 2 3 I I I I J. E. COLVIN Real Estate and Fire Insurance Good buys in residence and business lots. Factory sites, acreage and water frontage. CBMKST BLOCK BUXJ. Pbone 391. Chicago and Jersey Sts. ST. JOM NO, UHfc. EDMONDSON CO., Plumbing and Tinning Call and see our new Garden Hose. 23 S. .Jersey Street Phone Jersey 91 St Mm, rt& Local News. lie who by lilx would rise Must cither Imst or advertise. Mrs. Richard Shepard and Mrs. Wayne L. Mills are spending the summer at Seaside and report hav ing a most delightful time. The Odd Fellows of Laurel lodge 1 86 .will make Woodlawn lodge a fraternal visit next Monday night. Let's all go and give the boys a good visit. It will do them good. G. Ward, while putting on a belt that drives the drier at the woolen mill Monday without stop ping the machine, was severely in jured by the belt breaking and striking him on the head. Dr. Hartel attended the annual State Dental Association meeting held in the Medical building in Portland this week and the ban quet given the dentists at the Com mercial Club Tuesday evening. A ueutlcman cot mixed up with a Sunday jag and the copper pulled him. He was booked for to a. in. Tuesday morning, but jumped his bail. Easy money for the city and light punishment for the one most interested, but justice to nobody. Mr. Paul Rossman, brother of Mrs. Cochran, arrived with his family from Greenwood, Wis., last week aud will spend a year in St. Johns and perhaps remain perma nently. Mr. Rossman is an old soldier and an Odd Fellow and will find many .congenial friends here. We hone he may be able to locate here permanently. Muck & Derric, the enterprising merchants in the French block, re port business the very best. They have recently put on a fine new wagon to deliver their goods. these lads can't be beaten in their line. They arc up to snuff, on the spot, uiul treat you right at nil limes. 11 is a pleasure 10 iraue with such people. That accounts for their success. Tviiinfi-I Urns., the linkers in the French block, arc nutting out some of the finest things in the pastry and baking iitic wc have seen in the city. If you arc ever down that way just (Iron in and sec what thev have, and if vou never 110 down that way just make the trip for a walk some day. It will pay you to sec the people in the French block They are all of the right kind. W. L. Nunn and daughter, Miss Adelaide, arrived last week from Hay City, Mich., to make their future home in St. Johns. For the present they arc stopping with their old friends, Frank Taylor nud family, hut expect to either buy or build them a home in the near future. Wc are glad to welcome these good people to St. Johns and hope their sojourn here may be q happy and prosperous one. The Odd Fellows of St. Johns and contiguous territory will do well to watch a little out. Lame' lodge is figuring on another feed. IIKOV llllin HI A.UIIIlt IWVIV IW uotcd for their deliciousues9. So, if you are a visiting brother in this part of the country, consider this au invitation to come to the feast whenever it is announced. Just watch these columns and when the date is given come and get ac quainted with the boys. It will do you good. The work done 011 Richmond street by Supervisor Simmons is up-to-date and makes that the best street leading from the river to the city. ' Philadelphia street could be put in that same shape now, we would have a street worth while. St. Johns will not be worth n snap until her streets are improved. The sooner our people waken up to that ioct and get busy the sooner will we have people coming here in such numbers that there will not be au empty house in the city in stead of 56 empty residences and 14 empty store buildings as there are now. It is up to us to get a move. Kilkenny & Epps are enlarging their business by opening and maintaining an office at 301 and 302 commercial uiock, 1'ortianu. They found this necessary because of the large amount of work they were getting in Portland. Mr. Epps will remain in St. Johns where their old office will be kept as usual. These boys have made good since coming to St. Johns about a year ago and have wou a very high position in the estima tion of our people for good work, prompt service and gentlemanly conduct, and their prices are right We wish them the best of success in their new enterprise.. A most euioyable evening was spent by the Portland Male Chorus and friends, Wednesday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pierce on Gibb street. The crowd sang many gay sougs, while Messrs. Wilson. Pierce and Kilpaclc were the soloists of the evening. Mrs. Behrenz, who is a former elocution teacher of California, and Miss Perkins gave several readiugs. Most delightful refreshments of shortcake and mint julep were served. Those present besides the chorus were Miss Wilder, Mrs, Behrenz, the Misses Stites, Miss Perkins, Mrs. Soar and Mrs. Pierce. The young folks did not leave un til a late hour and alter arranging to have a moonlight picnic on Council Crest in th near future. The St. Johns people were fortu natc in getting the last car out of town. E. L. Perkins. Bring in your printing now. Mrs C. Braaseh entertained Mr. and Mrs O. E. Learned, Mrs. A.V. Learned, Mrs. J. P. Wrinkle, Miss Lena Long, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hurlbcrt, Alice and Wesley Wrin kle at dinner last Ftiday. A gentleman made the prediction in the National Tea Store a few days ago that the town of Florence, Idaho, would be destroyed between the 10th and 20th of June. That gives that little town just one more day to exist, Leon Colwell has been made happy by the receipt of warrant forai2o from the l'raternal Urotli- crhood to remunerate him for the oss of time and suffering caused by the breaking of his arm. This is fraternalism that pays. The young people of the Congre gational church observed children's day last Sunday in a very fitting manner, with songs, recitations, readings and other exercises. It was a most enjoyable occasion and tlic little ones particularly were very pretty in their white dresses. Mrs. A. V. Learned entertained the following ladies Thursday: Mcsdamcs Kendall, Fox, Mills, Lutherland, Cottel, Newell, Varnig, Baddolct, Braaseh, Miller, Howes, Joe Wrinkle, Misses Wnduck, Braaseh, Alice Wt inkle, rraucis Mills. The house was prettily decorated witli ivy, roses, etc. Dinner was served nt one o'clock and ice cream and cake at five. Keeping up the Good Work. The Peninsula Realty Associa tion, now that the rose carnival is a thing of the past for this year, lave not hud down, nut arc ener getically pressing the work. They met in a called session Wednesday evening at the Albiua Fire House aud decided to issue 5600 more of the little booklets like those printed by the Review for them on the aforementioned occasion. This makes 20,600 in all these enterpris ing gentlemen have had printed for distribution. They expect to have representa tives at the different fairs and other large gatherings, and when these booklets and other advertising mat tcr they have is nil distributed will produce something else to keep the cnftistila in touch witli tlie outside world. This is the kind of work that tells. It has always done m and olways will so long as people will read and will buy what they want when they lcaru where to get it. St. Johns will always receive her share of the good these gentlemen ure doing, for there are representa tive men from St. Johns in the as sociation. There should be many more of our heft realty men 011 their membership roll. Now that the city bonds have been taken by our own bank, thus keeping our bonds nt home and using our own money to build the big city dock, the assurance we have that both the railroad companies will put tracks to the city dock: there is no reason why we may not look for a big increase in the business nud population of the city during the coming year. In fact it docs not seem to us that anything could pre vent it. Work on the big dock will begin as soon ns the necessary legal for malities in connection with the bond issue have been complied with, and it is the expectation that the structure will be finished in plenty of time to handle part of the Inland Empire harvest this fall. Uy that time the U. K. & N. will be running freight trains around the new water level track which the company has been laying from Portland to Troutdale. This track skirts the Peninsula aud avoids the heavy grade up Sullivan's gulch, which is the route ot tlie present line. The nronosed dock will have a frontage of 600 feet along the river nt the foot of Phi adcmhla street. The railroad will pass right by It. Hie North Bank will also build a spur on piles along the river from the new steel bridge to tlie dock. St, Johns will thus have direct communication for traffic with two great railroad systems, and with the great capacity of the new grain dock will be able to load the largest steamers or wheat vessels as easily as they are done now at Portland. Considering all these lacts we cannot but view the situation very complacently and permit the kick ers to kick aud the calamity howl ers to howl. The thing for the average citizen to do is to "stick to his knitting," "keep smiling," for things are coming our'way. HEADQUARTERS FOR THE BARGAIN COUNTER One Year in Business. Trade increasing by leaps and bounds. This ought to convince vou of the superior quality of our teas and coffees. National Tea Store, "the home of good coffee." Make an Offer! I have 1000 shares of lapsible Box Co.' s stock. Make me au offer quick, Thorndyke, 77 Third St., Oregon. the Col All paid. W. A. Astoria, How is Your Title? Have your abstracts made, con tinned or examined by H. Hender son, abstracter and notary public. Accurate work. Reasonable fees. FSREWO Greatest noise makers on earth Latest Novelties Now for a Glorious Fou rth ARNOLD UNGE 109 South Jersey Holbrook Block Easy Lot on Lively street $.oo, terms. S. L. Dobie. 50 foot lot on Jersey street, S4000. Terms. f. L. Dome. Au acre near Stewart Station $1800 $400 cash. S. L. Dohie. For full weight, fresh meat, prompt attention, go to Bitgood & Cole. acre, umooU one block from car line $600 ?20o cash. S. L. Dohie. Vou gel full weight aud first quality at the Central market. Just try it awhile. Get your eyes tested and fitted at Butterworth's. No fit un pay. Satisfaction guaranteed. $11005 room house nud 50.x 100 lot, ?.vo cash balance two and three years. S. L. Dohie. All our meats are government inspected and the best that money can hiiy. nicy are tieauy una carefully handled. Come in and leave your order for free delivery. Ward's Central Market. You get more meat mid less bone for your money nt Bitgood & Cole's than anywhere in the city. E D. Walker, no N. Jersey, in Jj N. Jersey, cigars, tobacco, confectionery and ice cream. Go to D. E. Urodahl'sfor pansics, late cabbage and bedding plants. Secure your plants while you have your choice of the hunch. For Sale House of eight lorge rooms witli bath room, pantry and two closets. Good woodshed. Lot 50x100. Two blocks from cars Price $1200. Half cash, balance to suit. S C. Cook, Cor. Oswego and Fesseudeu, St. Johns. Keep' Bright and You WILL KEEP BUSY Electric Light is the magnet Hint drawn trade. Tn bright store is the "hypnotic eve" of hinducM. People am 110 more resist the attraction ol n brilliant, Electrically lighted store than they can resist the clarion call of a hmm ImihI. Is your competitor with the Electrically illuminated show windows, bright interior aud sparkling Electric Sign getting 1111 advantage over you ? The moth never flutter around the uulighted caudlcl Up-to-date Mores nowaday consider shop-window lighting 11 necessity, whether they remain open after dark or not. Competition forces modem method. A .show window brilliantly illuminated with Electric light will make many it sale "the night heforr." Electric light compels attention, makes easy tlie examination of your display, shows goods in detail and fabrics in their true colore. Aud don't neglect the Electric Sign. It is soliciting "tomorrow's" business every moment it is lighted burning your name in the public mind. It is 11 solicitor that never becomes weary never stops work eet little. Cull Telephones: Alain 6688, A 1675 for Information. Portland Railway Light and Power Go. FIRST AND ALDER STREETS PORTLAND OREGON MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. THE ! PENINSULA BANK St. Johns, Oregon. Capital $35,000.00 Surplus 5.33.3$ 5 Interest paid 011 savings dupogits. DID YOU EVER REALIZE It soiiiL'tiiue.s pays to look around little and get prices and see (jnulitieH before you buy. We have both. COUCH c o Buy your tea and coffee of R, F. Lash. . Celery plants for sale nt 205 N. T.Mt.mi dr.... I Corned beef for your cabbage , JWWVVVVWWtfT Uitgood : Cole's. For first class screens for doors 2 and windows see O. W. Dunbar, jjl If you wunt to buy, rent, sell or exchange property see Wolcott (The Rent Man.) Exnert optician at the jewelry store from 1 to 3 p. in. Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Subscribe for the Telegram- best evening paper on the coast. Rpr I?il Stockton. ,,,. , , , 'tf riione I'uioii .1000. aifj so nni.HUUiiiu siren. UllKOOU iV v.uie s inuic i nit.m- . ily increasing, the result of small j kAAoAAAtAA margin uim jjiwiihh ov-i ..-. Now is tlie time to secure .your cabbage and tomato plants. Nice ones for sale at Hrodahl's green house. Have your property insured in the St. Paul or Northern fire insur ance companies. They are the l)est. S. L. Dobie, agent. The strawberry and ice cream so cial at the home of Mrs. llullis, 611 S. Jersey street, will be iostponed , on account of bad weather, until a: ...... 4......AA4A.. aaaaaa date announced later. ; X J!!2XM2Ji.S22tST. JOHNS BRICK CO. f mid Krf hip. flmre St. lolins Z w I tl. HENDERSON 205 Jersey St. I Real Estate, Loans, Insurance Jt Abstracts of Title Prepared. Accurate W'wrk liuanintccd. ? and see me. Office St. Johns Heights Statiou. Mandolin and Guitar Lessons. I have organized a class of man dolin and guitar pupils in St. Johns and can take a few more scholars on each. Terms reasonable. Sat isfaction guaranteed. Best of ref erences. Dale F. Taylor, at Calef Bros., House Furnishers, opp. P, 0. 3itf if PETERSEN & NOCE, Tailors Hatters and Gents' furnishers. I'huiie Hast 3597. Sfc: ALBINA, ORE. 121 Kuwvll Struct. 205 Jersey street.