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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21. 1910.
Affair a Splendid Success
in Every Way
The St. Johns skating rink was
the scene of a very lively seance
Wednesday night. The sporting
element of this city was represented
in good style, and the progrntn pre
pared by the Firemen's Athletic
club for the evening s entertain
ment was first class in every respect
and thoroughly enjoyed by the as
sembled multitude. The principal
event of the evening and around
which the most liveliest interest
centered was the wrestling match
between Kid Welch of Salt Lake
City and Chas. "Stranglcr" Smith
of Portland. The preliminaries were
a wrestling match between a couple
of Arlcta lads, a four-round
boxing bout between two of Mr.
Smith's pupils from Arlcta, and a
four-round bout between Wynn
Manning of St. Johns and a Ports
mouth young man. No decision
was rendered in cither of the pre
liminaries, but all were highly
interesting. The preliminary wres
tling sctto was pleasant entertain
ment for the crowd in spite of the
fact that the principals were not
very evenly mntched. The boxing
bout between the Arlcta young men
showed class and skill, and hnd a
decision been rendered it would un
doubtedly have been decided n
draw. Dick Webster, who was
bookct? to put on the gloves with
Wynn Manning, for some reason
failed to make his appearance on
the arena, and a Portsmouth lad
was substituted. Manning certain-
;" ly surprised his many friends here
by the showing he made. Clever,
, , skillful and scientific he clearly out
classed his opponent, who was
many pounds heavier, at all points.
His work was such as is seldom
given by an amateur. Quick on
his feet, accurate in ganging dis
tances and rapid to follow up an
advantage, he fully demonstrated'
the fact that if he had the benefit
of training under a past master he
' could readily enter the list and hold
his own among the professionals of
The wrestling match between
Welch and Smith then occupied
the undivided attention of the sport
lovers present. Both were quite
evenly matched and it was a toss
up who would gain the decision.
The strangle hold of Smith, how-'
ever, gradually got in its work and
lie got the first, second and fourth
falls, while Welch secured the
third one. The go was intensely
interesting and exciting, and not
for a minute did interest wane.
Welch, who claims to .have never
' before gone against the strangle
bold, proved in spite of this fact
that he was a worthy opponent of
Smith's. He wiggled out of tight
places where it seemed impossible
for birn to do so, and be kept the
1 "struggle up to the, finish, The de
' cisiou went to Smith, who secured
three falls out. of four, but the unan
imous opinion of all the spectators
was .that Welch was the gatnest
wrestler they had ever seen. After
the decision had been rendered
Welch immediately challenged
Smith to a return match to be given
in the same rink Friday of next
week, with the strangle hold barred.
Smith accepted, and the sport lov
we puplic will have the pleasure of
witnessing another struggle for
supremacy between these two Fri
day, Jan, 28.
Everyone was more than pleased
with the affair throughout , and many
expressed themselves by saying it
was the best event of its kind that
they bad ever witnessed. If there
is a single one who can claim he
did not get his money s worth he is
yet to be heard from. Many were
present from Portland and different
sections of the peninsula and went
home delighted with what they baa
witnesetd in St. Johns. The Fire
men's Athletic club, under whose
auspices the affair was pulled on,
arc deserving of the highest praise
and commendation for putting on
such r high grade attraction. Nut
a hitch, sign of disorder or dis
turbasce marred the event, and it
" was' surely a splendid success in
every sense of the word. Clean,
wholesome sport is a good thing
for aay community, and at. Johns
citizens have reason to feel gratified
over the fact that the city contains
young men with enough ginger and
push in taeaa to bnsg such diver
Crazed with religious frenzy and
waiting for a fiery chariot from
Heaven to transport them to bliss,
George Paschtot, his wife, and four
children stripped themselves naked
Wednesday at Lynden, Wash.,
15 miles north of Bclllugham, and
clambered to the roof of their home.
The wind was high and the tem
perature close to freezing. When
discovered and forced to come
down, their baby, Marta, aged 1 1
mouths, was found dead on the
roof from exposure and hunger.
Sunday a Holy Roller elder from
Seattle, exhorted the members of
the sect at Lynden to prepare for
the end of the world. Paschtot and
wife, Grace, took the instruction
literally. They began a fast and
ate nothing Tuesday.
The house is sheltered by woods
and a passerby discovered the entire
family on the roof, without a shred
of clothing as protection. The
children were complaining of the
cold and the parents were urging
than to be brave, until the chariot
came. Every cloud that approached
they promised the little ones was
the expected chariot, to mark the
end of all things.
When the officers arrived, the fam
ily hurled invectives of "devils,"
"agents of satan," at them and re
sisted their approach to the roof by
tearing oh shingles and hurling
them at the officers.
After a desperate hand-to-hand
combat on the roof, in which the
naked woman stripped an officer al
most as completely as herself, they
were overpowered and taken to jail,
with two of the children, a boy and
a girl, aged 1 1 and 9 years, who
proclaim themselves to be Otto and
Mary Jesus, renouncing the name
of Paschtot. Another child, a girl
aged 2 years, is lying at the point of
death, at Lynden.
sions to our midst as obtained Wed
It is the purpose of the organiza
tion to incorporate in the very near
future. A number of our promi
nent citizens have joined the club
and will lend their aid in making it
the. greatest success possible. A
gymnasium and baths will be in
stalled and plans made whereby
many interesting events will be
nulled otf from time to time, it you
are not a member, join and lend
your assistance in developing an
organization second to none on the
entire Pacific coast.
Will Attract Many
A bic convention of the coming
year for Portland is that of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians. The
annual gathering of the national
body will be held in Portland, July
iq 24. aud it is thought the great
est meeting in the history of the
order in America will occur at that
time. There are 1400 accredited
delegates who will be in attendance
and in addition, many other mem
bers aud their friends will make the
trip to the Northwest. It is ex
pected that no less than 30,000
vtsitorti will he attracted 10 uie
North Pacific Coast by this conven
tion. Committees are at work
planning entertainment for the Hi
berniaus and every indication now
points to the gathering being a big
Grocers Will Meet
Oroeers of the state will trathei
at Eugene, January 26 and 27, for
the annual convention of the Oregon
Retail Grocers' Association. There
is a splendid program of deep in
terest to the dealers iu food-stuffs
and the attendance is expected to
be the largest in the history of the
state association. Problems coming
up in the grocery business will Be
discussed and mutual help eaiued
frpra the interchange of ideas of the
Now Right in Line
Coos Bay seems to be in line for
some real railroad building and
hAth the Hill and Harriman sys
tems are reported to be showing
interest in that section. It is said
work is about to be resumed on the
Southern Pacific line from Drain
and the Northern Pacific is said to
be negotiating for big coal holdings,
which lie close to Marsbfield.
Those who win riches must save;
must haVe no fear of self-denial.
The First National Bank pays a
premium to such folk. It issues
Time Certificates of Deposit, it
Portland Gradually Reach
ing Down the River
The large fir trees that for years
have fringed the hilltops to the
northwest of the city, along the
Lihnton road, are to be cut away,
and as quickly as expert loggers
can do it. Machinery has already
been installed and donkey cngiucs,
by means of cables a mile long, arc
now tugging and dragging timber
already felled, toward the ravines
for further transportation to the
track of the United Railways for
transportation to the city aud the
G. W. Matsob, who recently
closed the contract for the logging
of the timber on a 530 acre tract on
top and back of the hills, put 0
cang of men to work this week
after having installed the necessary
machinery. They have already be
gun cutting into the timber, which
in places stands quite thick and
within easy walking distance 01 the
city. Some of the trees measure
more than 100 feet in height aud,
as they arc of the yellow fir variety,
will bring good prices for lumber.
Arrangements have been made to
have a spur built from the main
line of the United Railways to the
different ravines through which the
logs will be hauled or flumcd from
Smaller timber that would uot
answer well for the manufacture of
timber will be turned over to the
wood choppers and. converted into
cordwood, aud there will be thou
sands of cords for the Portland
market when the project gets well
under way. The tract being with
in such easy reach of the city makes
What will be done with the hills
when denuded of their timber is
vet problematical, but it is con
jectured that possibly flumes will be
extended and part of the dirt
sluiced into the gulches below ad
joining Guild's lake.
The tract now having the atten
tion of the loggers is practically a
continuation of Willamette Heights
toward the north. Journal.
An Interesting Debate
At a regular meeting of the De
mosthenes debating club Friday,
Jan. 14, the following question was
debated on: Resolved, That a sys
tem of postal savings should be
adopted in the United States. On
the athrmative was Arthur Clark
and Archie Smock, while Emery
Gillmore and Willis Doyle took the
negative side. The decision was
unauimously in favor of the affirma
tive. As the question is of serious
mportance at present the debate
was watched with great interest.
Humor was not altogether lacking,
one speaker stating that New Zea
land was a refuge for hoboes, crimi
nals aud fugitives from justice, from
such places as Russia, England,
Gresham, Oregon City, and other
places of interest, The debate was
prepared with little or no help from
the faculty, as the debate showed.
The affirmative richly deserved the
debate. Club Reporter, Pro Tern.
The First Gun Fired
The first gun was fired in St.
Johns last Thursday evening toward
making Oregon dry at the Novem
ber election. A mass meeting was
held in Bickner hall on that even
ing and a goodly crowd was in at
tendance. Dr. Pratt of Portland
was the speaker of the occasion
and his topic, "Dollars and Cents,"
was listened to with a great deal of
interest. The music rendered by
the Randall glee club was fine and
greatly enjoyed. The meeting was
held by the St. Johns Protective
Association. We understand that
the energies of the organization will
be applied in working for a dry
state, and that the spring election
in St. Johns will not be given much
Are you struggling along as a
laboring man ? Do you want to al
ways struggle so? Put a part of
your earnings in the First National
Bank. Start your fund for free
dom's sake. It pays 3 per cent, it
A Strong Institution
By reference to the ad of the
Peninsula bank it will lie noted that
the capital stock of that institution
will be increased from $25,000 to
$50,000. This step was taken by
vote of the stockholders Jan. 6, and
means that the "pioneer bank" is
now one of the strongest financial
institutions in the state. An election
of directors aud officers was also
held this month, which resulted in
all of the old directors aud officers
being re-elected with the addition
of assistant cashier. John N. Edlcf
scn, the obliging, accommodating
and efficient clerk, was unani
mously selected to fill this position.
The Peninsula Bank opened up in
St. Johns at a time when there was
little business in sight for it, but
by careful business methods and
able management it early secured
the confidence of the people, which
it has ever retained. Business has
gradually and steadily increased
from the time of its inception. Im
provements have been made from
time to time as the increase of busi
ness demanded it, aud with the late
addition of one of the most secure
vaults in the country, it stands to
day as one of the most sound, best
appointed aud most capable man
aged banking institutions iu the
At the Packing Plant
Liberal cattle receipts, hog re
ceipts that have been more iu keep
ing with the demand aud the oppor
tunity for selling at profitable prices,
and very little sheep receipts have
been the qualifications of the Port
land live stock market since our
last report to you. The market for
cattle has been good and despite
the liberal receipts of hogs, the
market for ton quality has remained
firm with a higher tendency, borne
top loads sold for $9.20, others for
$0. 10, while the bulk of the sales
sold ut $9.00. There has been a
fair range of quality in the olfcriug
of swine and the market can be said
to have been brisk aud satisfactory
to the sellers. Few sheep offerings
have sold for all they are worth.
Wethers sold for $5.25 aud home
good lambs for $ 6.50.
D. O. Lively,
The military organization at the
Oregon Agricultural College is one
of the most efficient at any of the
civil educational institutions iu the
United States. The United States
Military Inspection Board, after in
specting ninety-three institutions,
has selected the Oregon Agricul
tural College, the University of
Minnesota and the University of
California as deserving special men
tion because of the "exceptionally
good condition of the military de
partment." The Oregon Agricul
tural College is one of the twelve
institutions haviug an enrollment
of over five hundred cadets. It is
the only institution of purely Agri
cultural and Mechanic Arts stand
ing to receive special mention.
Makes Fine Sales
J. S. Downey, the well knowu
and popular real estate broker, is a
very busy man these days, During
the past sixty days he has sold over
$60,000 worth of St. Johns prop
erty. Among his latest sales were
the Simmons feed barn and grounds
to Thomas Cochrau, consideration
Iq.ooo; the Cochran livery and
feed barn on Burlington street to
W. S. Lauthers, consideration, $5,
000; the Cochrau residence to
Hubert Simmons for $6,009, and
block 7, James John addition for
$6,000. He also sold the II. S.
Hewitt residence to a Mr. Thurs
ton this week. If Mr. Downey's
business is an indication of how St.
Johns realty is going to move this
spring, there will certainly be some
An example of the big money in
hog raising was given on tne renin
suja during the past week when a
single norker. weitrhinir 680 pounds.
brought $61.20. This is the high
est price that a single hog ever
brought at the stockyards. The
ho? was raised by Henry Larkin,
of Colfax. Wash, Hogs reached
$9.20 during the week.
Resolve today to save. Decide
on a definite plan. Theu persist.
PERSIST. The First National
Bauk will show you how. Time
Certificates of Deposit. it
SESSION OF THE
Municipal Affairs Receive
Mayor Hendricks attended a
meeting of the Hardware Associa
tion at Portland Tuesday evening,
aud therefore was uot present at
the council meeting Tuesday night.
President of the council Dobic pre
sided in his stead with dignity and
After the minutes of the previous
meeting had been read aud ap
proved, bills to the amount of $68.
85 were allowed.
An arc light was ordered in
stalled at the intersection of Stafford
and Mohawk streets. A light is
badly needed at this point, aud as
there have been a number of resi
dences erected in this section the
past year, this action is commend
able. A report from M. G. Ncase, who
hns the rock crusher under lease,
for the month of December was
read and received, and n check for
$17.70 due the city for that period
was accepted. A check of $90 from
the St. Johns Lumber Co. on the
lease of Burlington aud Bradford
streets was received and, of course,
accepted. A deed of dedication by
the St. Clements Catholic church
comprising 390 feet southerly from
the east line of Point View addition
to be used as the cast extension of
Portland boulevard was presented
aud will be accepted later.
The matter of house numbering
was referred back to the committee
for further investigation.
The erection of a bell tower was
referred to the building aud grounds
committee aud engineer for a com
prehensive report and plan.
A resolution declaring Buchanan
street open for public purposes was
Who Wants It
Wc have n number of times so
licited for advertising space on the
first page of our paper, but owing
to the fact that we believed it
would detract from the uppearunce
of the paper, wc have persistcutly
refused to place display ads thereon.
There are two spaces, one on either
side of the heading, about two
inches square, that we now propose
to utilize for advertising puiposes.
Iu order to give all an equal chance
of securing this we propose to usk
for bids on same, l he party put
ting iu the highest bid will be ac
cepted, provided it is uot below our
regular rates. Bids close February
1st. If you want one or both of
these spaces decide what you will
be willing to give and send iu your
bid, sealed No less than three
mouths time accepted. If two bids
are for the same amount, the one
received first will have preference.
This is the best and most promi
nent space iu the Review for ad
vertising purposes. Changes ot
matter will be allowed once each
New Grocery in Town
Jno. T. Pyeatt has opened up a
grocery store in the French block
and is now ready to serve the pub
lic with a fresh and up-to-date line
of fancy and staple groceries. Mr.
Pyeatt has been in the grocery busi
ness for the past thirty years, aud
therefore has a thorough knowledge
of the business. He recently dis
posed of his store in Portland, and
decided that there was room enough
in St. Johns for another grocery.
He has been a resident of St. Johns
for the past nine months.
Died at Amity
Wesley Penny, who died at his
home at Amity Thursday of last
week, was buried from Holman s
undertaking parlors at Portland
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Penny was
a former well known resident of St.
Johns. The Woodmen of the
World of this city, of which order
the deceased was a member, had
charge of the funeral and attended
in a body. Rev. C. P. Gates
preached the sermon,
Preach Uie goapol of St. Johns.
Busy on Tunnel
The big tunnel of the Oregon
Railroad & Navigation company
under the peninsula has reached a
depth of more than 1000 feet. Two
hundred men, under the direction
of Lubomir F. Gcrdctz, a Hun
garian civil engineer, arc boring
the tube, which is to give Oregon
Railroad & Navigation trains an
exit to the cast without heavy
grades, at the rate of from 20 to 25
feet a day, completed work. While
the people of Columbia park go
about ordinary duties or sleep, the
earth under their homes is bciug
undermined and strong timbers set
in place to carry the earth pressure.
It is the peculiar nature of the
earth that makes progress hard. As
the deeper strata arc penetrated the
composition is found to be fine
black sand, mingled with "shot "
gravel, and an occasional boulder.
Leave the slightest opening and the
sand sifts in with great pressure.
If well started, stopping the slide
would be all but impossible, aud
the lives of workiugmcu would pay
the penalty. But in spite of the
danger, both cuds of the mile long
tunnel are being attacked at once,
and its completion ready for use is
promised on record time.
What Makes a Home
The real home is the abode of
happiness, purity aud love. It is
the foretaste of heaven and all that
is left of the paradise from which
the two-edged sword shut out man
kind. The home is still the real fortress
and bulwark of the nation. The
stability, the life, progress aud suc
cess of a nation depend 011 the
home, aud therefore 011 the parents,
and especially upon the mother
who is the light of the home. Hus
band means house-band. He holds
the home together, but the mother
is the center. Then is uot mother
hood the greatest of vocations?
Does the world still need the
child? Let the child drop out, let
race suicide continue, and not only
do we depopulate the earth at some
coming day, but even now we
destroy the incentive for life, pro
gress aud future destiny. For what
is wealth accumulated? Por the
coming child. For what invention
aud art aud literature aud science
and history? All for the child. Iu
spite of ourselves, wc are forced to
ftilhll the scriptures, "No man iiv-
eth unto himself." From January
Made Things Lively
A resident of this citv became so
thoroui'lilv soaked with lohu Bar
leycorn and a few aide issues that
he began to see things Wednesday
morning. He became exceedingly
boisterous, and finallv took a small
quantity of carbolic acid. The
police were called iu to quell the
disturbance he had aroused ut his
home aud they had a difficult time
in landltu? him in the citv hastllc.
where he was placed iu the padded
ceil 10 cooi 011. 1 ne cuy imysicinu
was summoned, ana uuer an invcs
ligation discovered that he had only
taken enough acid to blister his
talking box in a small measure.
To Convene in Portland
Wool growers of the country will
gather at Portland in 191 1, bring
ing to this city u convention repre
sentative of a great industry. Dele
gates to the recent convention of
the wool men at Ogden from the
Pacific Northwest were a unit for
Portlund as the next meeting place
and they captured the gathering
without serious opposition, Ninety
per cent of the wool growers of the
country are members of the organ
ization and the convention will
bring thousands of visitors to Port
laud, The next meeting of the
national body will be held here iu
Alleging that her son had died
from tetanus which resulted from
compulsory vaccination, Mrs. Annie
Isermau filed suit Wednesday at
San Francisco against the Board of
Education for $25,000.
Dr. I. T, Watkius, who vacci
nated the boy, and II. K. Mulford,
who furnished the vaccine, were
named as parties to the suit.
Note the label on your paptr.
And Enjoys a Pleasant
Evening at Same Time
The joint installation held by the
Odd Fellows aud Rcbckahs last
Wednesday night was a grand
affair. Mrs. Frank Patten, district
deputy, niul Elizabeth Bailey, Grand
Marshall, had charge, and with the
Grand Lodge installation team did
splendid work. The hall was so
crowded that it was difficult to keep
the lloor space clear. Everybody
had a fine time and greatly enjoyed
the occasion. The new officers of
Laurel Lodge, I. O. O. F., arc:
P. G. Pascal Hill.
N. G. W. J. Cheney.
V. G. E. S. Wright.
Rcc. Sec C. P. Gutcs.
Fin. Sec C. II. Boyd.
Treas. II. S. Simmons.
R. S. N. G. C. H. Thayer.
L. S. N. G. Peter Yost.
R. S. V. G. I. II. Smyscr.
Warden Lee Davis.
Conductor G. II. Pcrrinc.
L. S. S. Geo. Simmons.
R. S. S. Oliver Bakkc.
I. G. Alex Scales.
0. O. G. Ward.
The new Rcbckah officials arc:
P. G. Maymc Monahau.
N. G. Tillic Hill.
V. G. Mary Elliott.
Chaplain Minnie Hull.
Conductor Belle Thayer.
Warden Elizabeth Briggs.
Rt S. N. G. Cynthia Hewitt.
L. S. N. G. Rose Robisou.
R. S. V. G Minnie Black.
1. G. Inez. Fortune.
O. G. G. Ward.
The joint installation of the new
officers of Holmes Lodge, Knights
of Pythias, and Rose Temple
Pythian bisters, which was held
last Friday night, was a most pleas
ing affair. The floor work was put
on iu n manner never excelled by
the lodges. Music aud short ad
dresses added to the mutual good
fellowship, and a tempting oyster
supper wound up the occasion.
1 he new olliccm of Holmes Lodge
C. C. A Carl Nelson.
V. C. II. C. Finch.
Prelate W. A. Storr.
M. of W. L. F. Clark.
K. of R. and S. E. C. Hurlbert.
M. of F. Chas. McGill.
M. of E. F. P. Drinkler.
M. of A.-T. W. Storr.
I. G. A. Sproul.
O. G. D. F. Horsuiau.
The ucw officers of the Pythian
Excellent Chief Bertha Hors-
Past Chief Alice Welmer.
M. of R. and C Anna Clark.
E. J. May Kerr.
E. S. Lillian Miller.
Manager Ella Esson.
M. of F. - Hannah Vincent.
P. of T. Jessie Southmayd.
O. G. Josephine Hendricks.
The new officers of the Fraternal
Brotherhood were installed last Fri
day night by the Multnomah drill
team of Multnomah Lodge, alter
which a lunch aud dance were given
in honor of the visiting team. A
splendid time was enjoyed. The
new othcers are:
Pres. L. II. Hopfitigcr.
Vice Pres. Inez Kingsbury.
Past Pres. N. 0. Geer.
Chaplain Alice Galloway.
Treas. Ed, L. Stockton.
Sec. J. II. Gee.
S. at A. Raymond Lee.
M. at A. Susan Galloway. .
Physician A. W. Vincent.
I. D. Wesley Heck.
O. D. J. Ward Lee.
Missed a Few Things
Wm. H. Mcllvoy, 74 years old,
died Wednesday, ut Madison, III.,
leaving 26 children and 1 18 grand
children. He was a Civil War veteran aud
boasted he uever wore a white shirt
or collar, never used an umbrella
and never had a picture taken. He
was married three times.
The way to riches is to save.
Saving gives content. Your con
tentment lies through the First
National Bank. 3 per cent. it.
Work for a QrtaUr St. Johaa.