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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 10. 1908.
ST. JOHNS NEEDS HOSPITAL
Such an Institution Would Prove of Great Benefit
to this Portion of the Peninsula
Why not have a well equipped
hospital in St. Johns? Did it ever
occur to you that there Is enough
sickness in St. Johns, University
Park, Portsmouth, Linuton and
injuries at the dlfTcrcut mitts in
these localities to support n nice
little hospital here? If you have
never thought of it, just concen
trate your mind on this subject for
a few minutes, and when you have
decided Hint it would he better, if
a man was injured, to be able to
place hint in a hospital in a few
minutes where he would have
skillful care than to make the long,
nud to the injured one, tiresome
trip to Portland, every jar and mo
tion occasioned by the transporta
tion causing greatest sulTcriug; just
interest the next man that you
meet in hecuring a hospital here.
There ore many enscs of illness
in the communities named where a
nice, neat, well appointed, room in
n hospital would prove a boon to the
Mtfferer. There perfect facility for
handling the patient would restore
health in it fraction of the time
required in the home, where nil the
cares of the household would con
tinue to worrv the patient.
Hnd 'Em Again.
Ilrothcr Cinder of the White
Salmon Enterprise "has 'cm"
sometimes, nud the delightfully
salubrious climatic conditions of
the lovelv White Salmon district
seems to have affected his mental
vision with iialos nud sun spots and
things, and he breaks forth in his
usual elegaic verse. The follow
ing ure his latest:
Who weeps with you when you
arc sad nud laughs with you when
yon me glad, mid Miiilca with you
when you nre mad the editor.
Who has to be both kind nud wise
and never (hardly ever) lies, nnd
when he does creates surprise the
editor. Who owns a heart as well
as cheek, possessed of spirit proud
yet meek, and lives on forty cents
a week the editor.
The throbbing chant of summer
has begun, nud man and beast
avoid the midday sun, the cow
wades in the pond without a shud
der and gets great gobs of mud
upon her udder; the calves Iwgin to
nibble at the grass nnd soon we'll
have them in the weaning class,
the old brood mare begins to switch
In the upper rooms of the brick
building on the corner of Chicago
nnd Jersey, recently vacated when
the saloons closed is admirably
adapted to this purpose. The
rooms arc tight and airy, it is a
quiet place and if the lower room
could be taken by some one who
would do nny ordinary business
it would not interfere in any way
with the hospital. Such arrange
ment would save n great deal of
suffering to those in need of such
service nud could be the means of
giving the proper jcrson profitable
employment. Talk this over with
your neighbor. If you know of
nny one who understands the oper
ation of a hospital, who is capable
nnd has some means with which to
furnish the rooms, and they need
not be furnished expensively, rnth
cr plain and neatly, just sec if you
cannot interest them in the propo
sition This is n little task all may
engage in, nnd in doing ho, have
the consciousness thnt what they
arc doing nmv be for their own
personal comfort, for none of us
mnv burnt, lintv- unnw wt! slinll need
the services of just such nn institu
her tail for flics appear in June nud
seldom fail, the maiden dons her
lightest, gnur.tcst clothes, and uglv
freckles form upon her nose, the
blossoms sweet, the roses fair, ex
hume their fragrance on the air,
the nuts invade the pantry shelves
and lovers spoon nil to themselves,
the maiden dons the peekaboo, the
kind thnt we can see clear through,
' the clover blossoms, insects hum,
nud bumble bees arc on the bam.
Simpson Copplc, who passed
through St. Johns on his way In
the Turner convention several days
ngo, returned Friday nnd reported
a splendid time nt Turner. Great
enthusiasm, lots of hard work and
n vnst amount of good done. These
meetings are grent educators nnd
it always pays one to attend if
they go with the proper object,
that is, to get the most out of it
that is available, nnd paradoxical
us it may seem, it is usually the
one who gives the most thnt gets
the most out of it.
Frank King, who was so badly
injured in the saw mill a few days
ngo was uble to get out of the
THE TROLLEY WAY
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goods at the most reasonable of transportation rates.
Therefore ring up the
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Operating electric freight cars between St. Johns nud
Portland. We call for and check your trunks direct
Turn your trunk checks nud shipping receipts
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We have teams connecting with cars at St. Johns and
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
Phone Woodtawn 818. Agen't at St. Johns.
Office 105 E. Burlington street.
DOINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
An Interesting Session Tuesday Evening in Which a Large
Budget of Municipal Business Was Disposed of
At the adjourned meeting of the
city council Thursday of last week
several very interesting questions
were up for debate nnd some prop
ositions were initiated which if
pushed energetically will result in
great good for the city.
The opening item on the pro
gram was it petition presented ask
ing' the mayor to issue n proclama
tion directing that the weeds,
brush and undergrowth be cut
from nil the lots within the city
limits. After some discussion the
city attorney was directed on mo
tion of Davis, to draw ordinance
covering the points oi etitlou
along the same line as a similar
ordinance of the city of Portlaud.
Petition of J. II. Crook to im
prove his property by laying side
walk was referred to engineer on
motion of Hunter witli instructions
to report at next meeting.
Petition of McKinucy ct at to
slash and clear Leonard street from
Stafford to Willis boulevard on
motion of Davis was accepted,
placed on Tile and permission
Petition of Mrs. Pain and Mrs.
Nancy and Miss G. Caples to con
struct wooden instead ot cement
side walk along Richmond street,
and another of Daniel Iirecht to
construct his own cement sidewalk
in front of his property on Rich
mond street was read and on mo
tion of Hunter was accepted and
Claim of Iv. 0. Magoou and
Herman Sperling was presented
asking for refund of license money
for the unexpired term wns read
niuLnii motion of Day's Jl' ctobn
was granted and it was made to
include all other license holders
when they should make a claim for
C. 1?. Hoycr addressed a com
munication to the council with
drawing his objections as to street
lines nud walks on Polk street,
which was read, ncceptcd nud
placed on file.
On motion the certified check of
N. T. Swan in lieu of bond for the
satisfactory construction of the
sidewalk on Richmond street wns
T. T. Parker here appeared in
behalf of the Marine Iron works
for the vacation of n certain part of
Charleston street west of the west
erly line of Bradford street to the
river, lie based tits claim on nu
error in the record of the actions
Washed Gravel j
Beit for Concrete Work g
West Side Washed Gravel Co.
j Leave orders with g
1 ttCNAKD SKEPAti r WAYNE L MILLS
I no N, Jersey Street 510 N.Jersey Street j
of n former city council which he
claims vacated this portion of
Charleston street in connection
with some others and that in mak
ing the record the city recorder
failed to enter this portion of the
vacation. In support of his claims
he presented affidavits from T. J.
Mouahan and other members of
that council attesting to the truth
of his claims The ordinance he
presented passed the first nnd sec
ond rendings, but the council for
some reason were not satisfied and
the ordinance failed to pass third
reading, and will he taken up again
nt the next meeting.
The ordinance establishing n
standard for concrete work on
streets nud the new sidewalk ordi
nance passed their third readings.
At this point n most interesting
discussion of the city dock question
occupied the time for a half hour
or more nud resulted in the appoint
ment of n committee of three on
motion of Davis to take tti the
; matter of securing n track to the
new city dock, nud It was pro
posed that the entire council go
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I Willi nil. ill ciiKiiii.il 11.1 nuuu nn
possible autl iusect the ground,
make a sketch showing the relation
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general contour of the surface, etc.,
.with n view to ascertaining the
most available route to the dock,
and be nbte to present the matter
intelligibly to the railroad ollicluls.
The committee appointed by the
mayor was Davis, Hunter and
DIES FROM BROKEN HEART
Mrs. Robert Hardy, Mother of John Hardy of this
City, Passes Away at a Ripe Old Age
I The city fathers ijjs in their 13th
weekly session Tuesday evening
and notwithstanding the warm
weather prosecuted their deliber
ations with vigor.
1 Petition of McKiuuey ct nl. ask
ing for the removal of n cow barn
. on Stafford street that touches the
'side walk nud is in too close prox
imity to the wooden water pipe and
! has become n nuisance to the com
munity it is claimed, was referred
to the board of health for action,
and to report nt the next meeting.
ISnglnecr's rcort in the mntter
of the J. II. Crook improvement of
Fesscnden street was received, read
and placed on file nud the pcrmis
sion wns grnuted Mr. Crook to
build his sidewalk according to the
profile submitted and tinder the
direction of the city engineer.
Attorney T. T. Parker appeared
again in the matter of the closing
of thnt portion of Charleston
street touching the river and filed
a petition praying for the closing
of this portion of that street. He
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l presented me aimnivii 01 niioiner
one of the old councilmcu, Mr.
I Hamilton, testifying thnt he voted
1 for the closing of this portion of
that street nnd thnt the Inilurc to
do so wns nn error. An amended
'ordinance closing this portion of
j Charleston street was rend the
I first time, but Alderman Davis nud
others were not fully acquainted
with the facts in the case and were
unsatisfied to take definite action
until they were better informed.
They therefore voted no when it
came to the second reading. The
ordinance wilt be held over until
they have inquired more fully into
the merits of the case.
On motion of Davis nine bills for
labor nud material amounting to
?53-75 were allowed nnd paid.
On motion of Davis the oidiuauce
covering the concrete walk ami
street was referred to the city
attorney witli instructions to strike
out superfluous words and sentences
ami present in n more condensed
form so as to beat the printers out
of as much of their job as possible.
It is hard 011 the printers, but we
are glad to .see the boys saving all ;
they can for the city. j
Ordinance governing the con-,
strttctlon of wood sidewalks was,
put to final passage on motion of
Hunter nud passed without 11 dis-i
Ordinance declaring weeds, 1
brush, etc., a nuisance when on
Jots within tlte city limits passed
the council nud up to the mayor,
who took it under advisement and
if not vetoed will become n law 1
when lie signs it.
Ordinance declaring liquor sell
ing ami drinking within the limits
of the city of St. Johns n nuisance
and prescribing the punishment for
the same passed the third leading
autl will be put upon its final pas
sage at the next meeting.
Plat of Park addition presented
by Hartinou & Powers wasrelerred
to the committee 011 streets nud
Appointment was made fo visit
some of the docks in Portland Fri
day to make n study of their con
struction in order to be able to
decide upon just what wilt be for
the best in the construction of our
Mrs. Robert Hardy, aged 95,
passed away Thursday night at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. U.
L. Turuey, following the death of
her husband, by less than 30 days.
Mrs. Hardy's death is srtid to be
due to n broken heart for the loss
of her husband, Robert Hardy,
aged 07, who died June 4. The
pair hnd tasted the bliss of married
life perhaps longer than any other
couple in the United States. They
were married 75 years ago in New
Jersey. I.oug before the Civil war
they hnd been joined in wedlock
autl had begun their journey to the
Grent West, then a vast wilderness,
uninhabited except for the savage
Indian tribes thnt roamed nt large.
When they innrricd, Mr. Hardy
wns 23 nud his wife wns 20. They
were wedded after the fashion of
the time, following n courtship
which tasted many months and nn
acquaintance that dated from child
hood. He was born in 181 1 and
she in 1813. They played around
the only store that grncetl the little
village of their childhood, and
The members of Wilder's Male
chorus of Portland spent a most
enjoyable evening Wednesday, the
arrangements having been made by
our excellent committee, J. N.
Albert, H. G. Wilson, M. 1J.
Hehrcus. Kvcrything w cut
smoothly, including the car. All
gathering at Second autl Washing
ton, we proceeded to enjoy the
scenery by moonlight, crossing the
steel bridge to Piedmont, thence to
Union nveinie autl Vancouver Per
ry, where n short stop wns made to
see the mighty Columbia by night,
back to the car barns, nud Lower
Albion to Alder and from there to
Council Crest, where a delightful
lunch was prepared by the wives
nud best girls, including ice cream.
Leaving there lit 1 1 p. 111. where 11
most magnificent view of Portland,
Vancouver nud Oregon City by
electric light wns had, we startetl
for our different homes nfter having
had one of the times of our lives.
Iv. I.. Perkins.
heard the tales of the travelers who
toltl in language vivid nud stirring
of the wonderful feats of Paul Jones
upon the seas in behalf of their
In 1858 they startetl westward.
They had nlrcndy been married a
quarter-century, but were in the
prime of life. They came to Port
land t.5 years ngo and settled with
their dntightcr, Mrs. Turuey, who
resides on McKcunn avenue, two
blocks below Poitsmotith, and it
was here that both died.
Thirteen children were born to
them during their lifetime, five of
whom arc now residing in Oregon
and Washington. They are Mrs.
1J. I,. Turuey, Portland: Mrs.
Martha Hart, formerly of Seattle;
Albert Hardy, Arbor Lodge: John
Hardy, St. Johns, nud A. Hardy,
The itinera! will take place from
the home of Mrs. Turuey, nt to
o'clock this morning. The inter
ment will take place in the Colum
bia cemetery. Saturday Oregon
iau. Not Al licit of n Success.
Owing to the fact that there wns
no celebration in St. Johns on the
Fourth a large number of our peo
ple took in tlie doings nt Vancou
ver. Rut there was little pleasure
in the excursion. The car service
was entirely inadequate to trans
port the passengers on the Vnucou-.
ver line and many had to wait for
three hours to get it car on Union
avenue. 1 lie fetry was crowded
autl the miserable streets of that
city were in tiie same condition.
It seemed that the age limit wns
entirely eliminated nt the saloons,
ns many boys in their early teens,
were .swaggering undisturbedly on
the main thoroughfares. Outside
of the ball games there was little to
interest the pleasure seekers. Tnk-
ling it altogether the occasion was
not much of a success us fur us en
joyment was concerned.
The Fourth was scut in a safe
and sane manner in St. Johns, autl
with the exception of 11 few slight
burns no cnMialities were reported.
Miss I Initio Wolf of Salem, is
visiting witli her sister, Mrs. J, H.
Campbell nud also attending the
United brethren conference livid in
Portland. Miss Wolf is quite nu
earnest worker in the young peo
ple's society of the United brethren
church nt Hazel Green.
Dry and Happy.
The St. Johns Review, while
sympathizing with the men who
have been thrown out ot uusitiess
nnd suffered disappointment and
loss, is pleased at the result. "Are !
we glad the town went dry?" it
asks, and answers, "well,' we,
should smile." And it is not to !
be doubted that the Review ex-'
presses the sentiments of a large
majority of the good people of that
growing industrial city. ;
St. Johns will always be a. city
om posed largely of workiugtncu,
most of them men ot latutltcs.
There, or in that vicinity they will
live, and a large proportion of I
them will or should have homes of
their own. lu a majority of cases j
these homes will have to be paid
for out of carefully saved surplus
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cmiiiiir. iikic win uv iiwtm.bwa, i
after awhile even thousands, of
children, growing up to clothe and
feed and educate and train to be
come good, intelligent citizens.
What does a community like that
want of a lot of saloons close to
the scene of these men's work?
It does not waut them, has no
proper use for them, If none is
there, many of these men will save
many dollars in the course of a
year for their homes and families
that otherwise they would squan
der, and will be better off morally,
mentally and physically besides.
If a man must drink the stuff that
"steals away his brains" and keeps
him impoverished and unrespected,
he can still obtain abundance to
easily gratify his desire. But we
ma expect that most of these men,
the temptation not being right be
fore their eyes, will get in the habit
of going without the stuff, to their
As to revenue, St. Johns will
manage without much difficulty, as
other cities have done. Some ad
ditional taxes may be necessary,
but most people will have .more
money to pay taxes with. The
city will eventually find itself rich
er by a large margin, nnd better,
in other ways. So let St. Johns
smile with its editor. Oregon
We nre glad our little squib
served for a text for the above
trite homiletic. For some years
these words will be true in their
entirety, but very soon the man
sions of the millionaires will be
mingled with the less pretentious,
but not less happy cottages of the!
laborer. And for all of these, St. I
Johns will be brighter, better and I
happier without the saloon autl all
its evils than with them.
St. Johns Loses to Vancouver. ,
Chautauqua, Gladstone Park.
One of the most delightful ways
of spending n week for recreation
is to attend the Chautauqua at
Gladstone Park. This year the
management lias made elaborate
preparations for one continuous
program from July 7 to and includ
ing the 19th. Some of the most
noted speakers and other specialists
have been employed to meet the
Among the most noted speakers
we note the name of John Sharp
Williams, the democratic leader oi
the house of representatives, one
of the most fascinating speakers in
the nation. Dr. Ira Landreth,
Robert Mclutyre, Kdwiu Southers,
Alfred Montgomery, Mrs. Leonora
M. Lake, Dr. I). L. Whitman, Mrs.
Anna Lewis Clark, Walter Thomas
Mills and many other celebrated
men and women will entertain the
people and instruct them at the
same time. If by any means one
could spare the time and money,
both would be well spent if one
attended the entire chautauqua.
The national conventions of the
two old parties afford pleuty of fill
ing for the city dailies,
The St. Johns ball team has
proved quite a stepping stone for
the Vancouver club in the Tri-Clly
League. The two teams have
played five straight games together
and the Washington bunch has
captured them all. On July .)th
the local players went to Vancouv
er grounds, (which by the way are
about two miles from the business
section of that city) and pulled off
a double header. The first game
resulted in 0 score of 8 to a in Van
couver's favor. With the excep
tion of one inning when our boys
rather went up in the air and five
runs were scored against them, the
game was a highly interesting one,
Fleming made another sensational
catch of a high line drive nnd
Drown also made a phenomenal
stop of a hard grounder. Kelt, the
catcher for St. Johns, made a poor
showing both at the bat and be
hind it. The team work of the
locals was poor at times, and when
hits meant runs they were not
The second game which was
commenced after ten minutes inter
mission was won by Vancouver 4
to o. As the St. Johns lads only
made one hit it is not hard to tell
the reason they lost the game.
On July 5 the same clubs had
another matinee at the new Albina
grounds, which also went the way
of the others by a score of 6 to 5.
This game should have been St.
Johns' but was lost on account of
the poor playing of a new first
baseman the club picked up to fill
the vacancy caused by the non
appearance of one of the players,
lie should by all means have been
placed at a less responsible position.
As it was the game was well worth
Watch the label on your paper.
Old papers for sale at this office.
I Al. L. IIOLHKOOK C B. IiAII.UV
I St. Johns Land Co.
The Largest and Oldest Real Gstatc Firm
in St. Johns.
East St. Johns
The center of the great development now taking
$ place on the Peninsula.
3 We have only a few business lots left on Columbia
& Houlevanl, which for a short time only will be sold at
$ present prices.
Some fine residence lots still on sale.
Choice manufacturing sites adjoining the O. R. &
N. railroad for sale on reasonable terms.
We have some choice lots in the vicinity of the
new $20,000 school building to be sold on easy install-
t Call at our office for prices and terms for either of
S these desirable tracts. i
Phone Jersey 931 Oregon J
St. Johns Lumber Co.
Has all kinds of lumber, kiln drietl and otherwise.
Also slab wood. Timbers of ull sizes cut to order.
Get your winter's wood now and save trouble.