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Devoted to (he Interests of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 3. 1908.
BOOST FORST. JOHNS
Now is the Time for All Good Citizens to Come to
the Aid of St. Johns and Help it Grow
Now that the liquor question has
been settled in St. Johns for sonic
time to come, the courts having de
cided that it was perfectly lawful
and regular to link University
Park's fortunes with ours on the
wet and dry subject, it behooves
the people of St. Johns to make the
best of the bargain. Outside of the
legitimacy of the matter it vould
have been better to let this city de
cide its own battles. Less bitter
ness would have been engendered
and n, better feeling over the result,
whatever it might have been, would
have prevailed. However, since
the matter has finally been decided,
let us accept the situation as it now
confronts us and do the very best
wc can to help our city. Many of
our leadiug citizens honestly unci
sincerely believed that saloons were
an aid and a boon for St. Johns
from a business standpoint, whilw
others could not see where it would
nffect other lines of business than
the 'liquor trade. The experiences
of other cities were held up as ex
amples by both elements in order to
iutlucucc the mass of voters, but
how it will affect St. Johns is a
problem that only time will solve
It all lies with our citizens whether
St. Johns will advnucc or retro
grade. If the business men lose
heart and become discouraged the
city wilt not advance. On the
other hand, if they keep a stiff up
per lip and do their utmost to keep
the wheels of progress going things
will hum with unabated vigor in
spite of the town going "dry."
The wet or dry question when bal
loted upon always leaves a sore
spot, and the recent campaign was
no exception. Hut let us forget any
hard feelings or bitterness that may
have ensued; let us remember it!
only as a hard battle fought. The
wets have had their inning, unci
the drys did not knock the town
because it was wet. Let the license
people now prove that they arc
good losers and game to the buck-1
bone. The outgoing saloon keep
ers should not feci so liadlv. Thev '
have had two years of ups and
downs, and it is doubtful if there
is a man in St. Johns who would
not gladly sec them all remain with
us and cuter some other line of bus
iness. Now is (lie time when St.
Johns needs the support of all its!
loyal citizens. It Is 110 time for
knocking or harboring bitter feel
ings, but let us rather shoulder to
shoulder work for the best interests
of a greater and more glorious city
of St. Johns, Oregon.
Two Good Ball Games.
On June 28 a double header was
nulled off at Hill's ball grounds
The opposing clubs were the Van
couvcr team mid the locals. "Can
noiiball" Hoover was in the box
for S Johns in the first contest
and it was through no fault of his
that his club lost. He had lots of
speed and perfect control, and only
five scattered hits were registered
off his delivery. The turce runs
made by Vancouver were all the
result of errors The locals played
fine bull in the field, only three
errors being charged against them,
but all were costly. Fleming at
second distinguished himself by
jumping high in the air and catch
ing a line drive with his ungloved
hand. His foxy base running was
also a feature. The only run made
by the locals was due to a base on
balls, a scratch hit b) Oliver and
a wild throw to third in an attempt
to prevent a steal. I'cnder, the
Vancouver twirler was there with
the goods. The locals could do
nothing with his offerings. The
game throughout was full of inter
est and was anybody's game until
the last man was out. The score
was 3 to 1 in Vancouver's favor.
The second game of seven innings
started almost immediately after
the first one was concluded. Keel
er held the box down for the locals
and Coucnunou for Vancouver.
Outside of one disastrous inning
when the Washington lads scored
five juins, the game was exciting.
Hoth pitchers did good work, but
Vancouver won by a score of 6
The two games emphasized the
fact that St Johns should practice
more with the bat. A timely hit
or two would have won cither
game. A good pinch batter would
be a great help in the time of need.
The atteuduuee should be larger
at these games. The management
is doing nil in its power to furnish
St. Johns with a good ball club.
It does not have the money nt
hand to keep a uatiouul league
team here all the time, but is doing
the very best it can. The games
arc well worth the money even if
the locals do not always win.
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 CO.
Operating electric freight cars between St. Johns and
Portland. We call for aud check your trunks direct
Turn your trunk checks aud shipping receipts
over to us aud your goods will receive prompt attention
We have teams connecting with cars at St. Johns aud
Get our rates before shipping. Special. rates on car
load lots. Experienced and courteous employes.
Phone Main 358, Portlaud office.
Phone Main A 3358.
First and Flanders Streets.
C. W. STEARNS
Phoue Woodlawu 818. Ageut at St. Johns.
Office 105 E. Burliugtou street.
, Washed Gravel
Best Tor is oner etc wont y
West Side Washed Gravel Co.
Leave orders with I)
1 HCMAtt SKEPAtD r WAYNE L MILLS
2 110 N, Jersey Street 510 N. Jersey Street a
A HAPPY JUNE WEDDING
Rev. Chester Paul Gates and Miss Ethel Thayer United in
Marriage Wednesday Evening, June 24, 1908
One of the prettiest weddings it
has ever been our lot to witness
was that of Rev. Chester P. Gates
and Miss Ethel Thayer, both of
St. Johns, at the United Evangel-
ical church, Wednesday evening,
June 24, at 8:30 o'clock.
The church was tastefully dec
orated by the friends of the con
tracting parties. There was a
bank of cedar boughs at the back
of the platform and worked in the
left hand side of the decoration
pic met the Rev. J. Hallbcrg,
grandfather of the groom, who
using the impressive Episcopal
ring service proceeded to make
them husband aud wile.
The bride looked very pretty in
her silk striped chiffon over cream
taffeta silk robe and wearing the
full bridal veil. In her hands she
carried a bouquet of while carna
tions, while her maids dressed in
blue carried bouquets of sweet peas.
The bridesmaid was Miss Rebecca
J. Gates, sister of the groom and
the best man was W. Howard
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were three links composed of bride's
roses, while on the right hand side,
was placed a shield of crimson ros
es, the emblem of the young peo
ples society of that church. Di
rectly in front of the altar and
overhead was hung a horse shoe
illuminated with electric lights aud
underneath the shoe depended .a
beautiful white wedding bell.
riie.se were flanked on cither side
with crepe paper decorations rein
forced with roses nnd white carna
tions and other flowers.
Directly under the wedding bell
were built a pair of gates and as
the bridal party came up the aisle
the two pretty little flower girls,
Misses Rose Lambert aged 8 years
and Vera Carey, aged 6 years, pre
ceded and opened the gates aud
admitted the happy pair to the
presence of the minister. It wus a
very pretty ceremony aud most
excellently executed by the little
ones. At the altar the young peo-
Ramp of llrooks, a close friend of
The ushers were Rev. A. A.
Winter of the First Kvangclical
church of Portlaud, and Rev. P. I,.
Voting of the M. E. church of St.
Johns. The wedding march was
played by V. W. Coffyu of the
Huptist church of St. Johns, and
Mrs. Ella Hoberg Tripp of Port
laud rendered a beautiful solo: "I
know a garden." .
"One leaturc rof the- occasion
which was most highly appreciated
by the groom was the attendance
of the order of Odd Fellows in a
body to the number of 75 or 80,
filling almost the entire Sunday
school room. The groom is an
ardent member of the organization
aud was recently elected noble
grand of the St. Johns lodge. At
a reception given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Mouahan,
grandparents of the bride, these
fraternal brothers presented the
groom with a fine Morris chair for
his comfort as an evidence of
their regard. There were also
presents of all kinds of cut glass
aud silver ware and other usclul
and beautiful articles too numerous
to mention from friends, relatives
and the church, until Hro. Gates
says the dear, good friends have
left him little to buy for himself in
the setting up of the new home in
Of the bride wc can say but
little. She is simply one of our
own sweet St. Johns girls, born
aud grown to young womanhood
here among her playmates, loved
by all who know her. The groom,
Chester Paul Gates, pastor of the
United Kvangclical church is a
man of more than common ability.
While he is it young man, he has
had a great deal of experience in
the handling of and working with
men. He is an earnest, vigorous
worker, not only in his own church,
but wherever and whenever he
can do a stunt for the upbuilding
of the social aud moral life of the
community. He has spent one
term us pastor of his church here,
and recently was assigned to the
same charge for another term. He
is beloved by his )cop1c and the
hosts of friends he has made since
coming here aud we must heartily
join in wishing this happy pair a
long life of usefulness, prosperity
ami happiness. The world is bet
ter for having in it such folks and
our greatest earthly enjoyment con
sists in witnessing the happiness
of this class of people.
Mr. aud Mrs. Gates will be at
home at the parsonage after July
While wc have made the price
$ 1.50 per year for the Review, lest
some one has forgotten who wished
to renew or to subscribe at the old
price, we will give nu extension of
the day of grace until the 15th day
of July. After that date we will
take 110 subscription or renewal for
less than li.flo.
Mrs. J. T. lloach and sou, of
Aberdeen, Wash., spent the past
week at the home of Mrs. J. N.
A Public Benefactor and An Individual Deserving
of More Patronage Than He Receives
I T T I III YVUUu VAWIl
Lots, $75 and up
THE FINEST PURE SPRING WATER PIPED TO EVERY LOT.
j RICHARD SHEPARD & CO. j
110 N. Jersey Street, St. Johns, Oregon
Last wcck'wc gave as requested
one of our citizen's experiences on
buying goods in Portlaud. There
is another side to the question the
home merchant's. He it is who by
pavimr his taxes makes vmir tnvit
less. He is with you in fair weather
or foul, always courteous oyer will
ing to oblige. If you have any
kick comiuir on the nualitv of vmtr
purchase he is always glad to make
ft right. If you have sickness in
your family or other misfortune
overtakes vott he it is wlin enrrln
your account along and relieves you
of much anxiety. What do Port
land merchants care for vour tale
of woe? Thcv have no interest in
you outside of the money they in
veigle you out of. It is with them
a case of 110 money, no goods.
There nrc two reasons whv the
In some instances
with those Cheap
of goods. Do you know tiro man
who gets his living in one town and
buys his goods in another is a sort
of a knocker? If there were no
stores here you wouldn't want to
stay, would you ? Then instead of
patronizing those Portlaud dealers
who handle the offscourings of the
commission houses, help your home
merchant to make a living. Peed
your bodies on better things and
voti will be hannier mid tnnn rim..
tented even if you can't afford so
much of it.
D. R. Norton Sells Store.
do not compete
John outfits In
because they do not handle
ferior grade of goods you
tlie metropolis. If they
would keep them busy tal;
of the iiidimiaut protests that would
float in. Another reason is because
you aud your neighbor deal out of
town, thus lessening the volume of
business. If volt aud tnanv more
like you would deal here they could
easily afford to sell chcacr. They
would sooner sell ten articles at a
five cent profit each than two arti
cles at a ten cent profit each. Of
course von net one advantage 11
rortlaml. If you ask for fresh but
ler. cues, seeds, cakes, etc. . sure
thcv have it. even if there is hair in
the butter that floated off the cow
as Noah led it nut of the ark, and
the eggs so aged that the laying of
them is a matter of ancient history
ill the hen kiuudom. These hard-
eued clerks can lellyou this with-
uucuirmng n nnirjTiuu -ne can nuo
tell you a hunk of something is good
Hasteru bacon, when as a matter of
fact it may have been sliced off 11
poor old beast that died of con
sumption. How many times the
past year have the Portlaud cow 1
butchers been hauled up for sellimr
diseased and rotten meat a nood
inauv times. As a matter of fact
the home merchants arc not getting
rich: thev are on v ask inr a mod
erate ami living profit. They stand
back of their goods, and cheerfully
couijictc with any legitimate store
t t 1 1 . . .
111 roruami selling tue same grade
We were greatly surprised and
not very agreeably, either, to
learn baturday that u. R. Norton
had sold his hardware, formerly
owned by Potter & Goold. Mr.
Norton had been doing n good
business and we thought was per
fectly contented, and we called to
learn that it was not because of any
disaffection far St. Johns or for a
lack of business that the sale was
made, but because Mr. Norton had
been in ill health, camu here ill
and could not recover while con
fined to the store. His physicians
told him he would be obliged to
get 011 the outside, that he would
never recover if he remained in the
store. This being the case and
the opportunity to hell presenting
itself he availed himself of it and
the transaction was made.
The purchasers will operate the
store under the firm name of The
St. Johns Hard ware company.
The company Is composed of C. S.
Magill, W. R. Kvnus and W. A.
Illack, all of Portland and ex-employees
of Marshall-Wells Hard
ware company and are slightly
acquainted in St. Johns through
the business of that liotl.se. - They
are bright, eueigetic young busi
ness men and we believe will prove
a welcome addition to our business
circles. Mr. Norton laughingly
remarked that it was 11 good trade
for St. Johns ns we would get
three families for one when thusu
gentlemen moved in; but he has
another guess coming. Wu think
we will get them and interest ltro.
Norton so that he will not luuvu.
Nothing doing 011 Philadelphia
street yet. Wonder why!
At. L. IIOI.lt ROOK
C. H. IJAILHY g
St. Johns Land Co.
The Largest and Oldest Real Estate Plnn
iti St. Johns.
East St. Johns
The center of the great development now taking
place on the Peninsula.
We have only a few business lots left on Columbia
Boulevard, which for a sho.t time only will be sold at
Some fine residence lots still on sale.
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vjunuu iiiaiiiiiauiuiiug sues adjoining inu w, is., cv:
N. railroad for sale on reasonable terms.
We have some choice lots in the vicinity of the
new $20,000 school bnildintr to be sold on easv install'
Call at our office for prices and terms for either of
these desirable tracts.
St. Johns Ph0 -lcrscy 931 Oregon
St. Johns Lumber Co.
Has all kinds of lumber, kiln dried and otherwise.
Also slab wood. Timbers of all sfces cut to order,
Get your winter's wood now and sae trouble.