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VOL. 6
P ST. JOHNS, OREG FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1910.
NO. 24
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ST
JOHN
THE TELEPHONE
EXTORTION
Prices Charged Here Are
Something Fierce
To our mind one of the greatest
grafts St. Johns has to contend
with is the telephone graft. It
seems )hat the price for the use of
phones is constantly increasing, and
there is no telling wucre 111c raic
will finally lead to. Before the
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
Co. secured a franchise from the
city council we were able to secure
the use of a piioue lor business
purposes at the rate of three Hol
lars per month, but from n recent
letter received from the Histrict
manager, eight dollars per mouth
is the best price wo can now obtain.
The first price of thiee dollars wiiu
higher than the service was worth
compared with service in other
parts of the country, but eight dol
larssurely is pllingthc graft on ut
au excessive rutc. Not being will
ing to lie robbed this office gets
along fairly well without u phouc.
Other business houses that caunot
very well afford to do business
without a phone pay the extortion
demanded, even though they kuow
it is substantially, bare-faced rob
bery. It was possible not so long
ago to allow the general public
to have free access to a phouc so
long as the business man pakl for ft
by the month, but this privilege
has now been denied. The Pacific
company has things its own way
here and it seems determined to
exact toll to the very outside limit.
It is apparent that there must be
au understanding between this com-
!any and the Home Co., else the
atter would long ere this have
been doing business in St. Johns.
There is little use of complaining
about matters of this kind unless
at-,.the ' same time a solution is
offered for bettering the couditiou.
There IS a solution, and an easy
oue. We understand each com
pany is under bond of $2000 for
the faithful performance of the pro
visions of their franchise. The
franchise of the Pacific Telephone
and Telegraph Co., given May 28,
1007, states that no charge for ser
vice greater than the maximum
then charged may be collected here.
We could get a three dollar per
month phone then, but we cannot
do so now. Is this keeping this
certain provision of the franchise,
or is it uot? The remedy is in the
hands of council. They can either
collect the $2000 bonded or force
thetp to come down within speak
ing distauce. There can be no
doubt about this, the wording is
chin and -cannot be misconstrued.
The Howe Telephone Co. put up
bonds to the amouut of laooo as a
guarantee that they would have
their servke in St. Johns inside of
oat year. That was almost three
years ago. They have, therefore,
violated their franchise and forfeited
the;$20oo. Why not force them to
cotttc to St. Johns at once, or take
the money? If this would not be
good policy, why require bonds for
the-faithful carrying out of this
contract, or any other? Council
has a duty to perform, and the
people of St. Johns should demand
that tbey use their power in this
respect. There is no danger of
"scaring1 the telephone companies
away, because the ose sew oper
ating here must have a veritable
gold nine of it at the prices
charged for service that is far from
irijt class. It is time that we de
manded our rights. The more
aowe people can impose upon a
community the greater license they
will take. Let us show the tele
phone companies that a contract
with the city of St. Johns means
something MORE than a promise
to be broken with impunity.
The braggart says : ' ' We1 11 be a
longtime dead." The wise nun
Xf.fAv: "We'll be a long time
alive' The First Natwnal ak
helps wise ' fellow's to 'greater wis
dom; alt K ea. r Three per
cent and Time Certificates ef De
nnett. M
Deeen't . yonr ewt look tnebby?
Why neve H tnnt way whew yen
earn have it denned a4 Pressed n
sewrt settees the St. JMmw Ciena--insv
froaiag and Dyeing W,
' Gale! Been, sett the new St.
Jefcn Usage. It will nay ytw te
name yen My. .
Old Mount Hood
(Written by V. W. Hotcomb, of St.
Johns a native pioneer of OreRon for
the Review,)
Old Mount Hood, Oregon's pride,
you all know,
In grandeur he stands in white
robes of snow.
Shaped like the tcut, native wigwam
Homes,
Formed and bullt.by.God with solid
. stone.
Here's to Hood, grandest mount of
earth in air,
Forever that white robe and crown
to wear:
May your beauty and duty never
cease,
And smoke for Oregon the pipe of
peace.
Many years ago I beard your
praises sung
By an Indian chief in jargon tongue,
Who had lived to know a hundred
snows,
And counted his beads to prove it
so.
It was old blind Nuki, then nearly
dead.
Told mc what his father to him
had said:
Mount Hood and Helens had an
awful fight,
And it was fearful by day and at
night.
Bach at the other threw the hugest
stones,
Yelled the war whoop in thundering
tones;
Made the earth shake while louder
they spoke,
The heavens were lurid with fire
and smoke;
They both raised their lcads high
up in the air,
And native tribes did slaughter,
wound and scare;
The bright sun was gone from our
sMit for tin vs.
The moon and stars were all beyohd
our gaze;
The heavens on fire, and lightning
as well,
While great showers of ashes over
us fell.
Hood threw at Helens a bright
' little stream,
And made the swift waters now
flow between;
Destroyed the Cascades, a long,
high ridge,
That' mode over the water a natural
bridge.
The great Columbia river in her
flow.
Quickly moved from where she
used to go.
The Great Spirit joined with Old
Mount Mood,
And then snid his work and
changes were good;
Then by him and us both named
our King,
And to his praises we always will
sine.
Then a big sun on fire, with a long
tail,
Came in the heavens with a deathly
trail:
It went East, and very fast, cursed
our tribe,
And nearly all my race were sick
and died.
All our medicine men then truly
said,
The Indian race will soon all be
dead.
Then the white men in greater
numbers came,
And took from us all our lands,
fish and same:
Leaving us "Old Mt, Hood," with
coming years,
Sobbed the old blind chief, 'mid
strayiug tears.
All hail to "Old Mt. Hood!" fabled,
sublime,
Reserved by us, ' where for old
Father Time
From that ever soft, snow white,
lofty chair,
Too say Amen what and where,
neje ana tnerev
At the Stock Yards
T.Jve stock recelots at this mar
ket for the week ending April 16,
. . . . ii . 1
nave oeen 1229 came, ly caivca,
2o6 hoes and 128'; sheep. Prices on
good cattle have been steady. The
hog market Has easea on some
what and sheep have not looked
attractive to buyers.. The sheep
market lias been somcwnai a e mor
alized and buyers state that the de
mand for mutton by consumers has
not been consistent The hog mar
bet has eased off in sympathy with
much lower prices at Eastern cen
ters. However, a .high, plane of
?icee obtained with tnps nt lii.ao.
here has been a scarcity of good
cattle on the Market bnt with the
arrival ef a train of Mentnnae
the receipts shew np tie the average.
D. 0. Lively, General Agent,"
Standard shirts and Helmet Col
Um w great variety amy be fennd
mt Vuim BnMiiM'a If vou want
anything k this line, eM wnsk the
is targe aM eesfMc.
GETTING BUSY
ON SEWER
Work to bfl Pushed With
Utmost Dispatch
All members were on hand at the
regular meeting of the city council
Tuesday evening, with Mayor
Hendricks presiding as usual.
After the minutes of the previous
adjourned and regular meetings
were read and approved, Attorney
Geo. J. Perkins spoke concerning
the widening of Willis boulevard.
He stated that . 80 feet had been
dedicated for the street, except
through the Caplcs tract, by the
former owners, and the parties he
was representing were desirous of
establishing au Ho-Ioot tnorougii
furc throughout. He asked that
action upon the matter be delayed
until alt the property owners along
the street 'could have an oppor
tunity to learn the true status of
the street, and an extension of one
week was granted.
The committee, on .bell tower
recommended that bid of A. A,
Schrimslice of $475 for construction
ol same be accepted. Upon motion
the contract was awarded to this
bidder, after he be placed under
5200 bonds for faithful performance
of the work.
Committee 011 M. L, Holbrook's
petitions for widening three north
end streets reported that it is ex
pedient and necessary that the
streets be widened to sixty feet, by
condemnation proceedings if the
property owners were not willing to
voluntarily donate the land.
A petition for placing several
fire hydrants along Willis boule
vard was referred to the water and
light committee to report on same
Tuesday evening.
Hills to the amount 'ot S19.B5
were allowed.
The bid of T. H. Cochran was
the only one received for the im-
Crovcment of Thompson street, and
eing above the engineer's estimate
it was rejected and the call for bids
ordered re-advertised.
Report of, the city treasurer
showed a balance on hand of $4,
601.43. An ordinance providing lor tue
proper numbering of houses was
passed and may be found in this
issue.
A resolution was ordered drawn
changing the grade on Burlington
street in accordance with the new
profile.
The sewer subject was then
brought up, and upon motion of C.
L. Johnson it was decided to dis
cuss the subject at an adjourned
meeting Thursday night. It was
the sense of the council that this
work proceed henceforth with all
possible dispatch. The engineer
has concluded his plans, etc, for
this work, and it remains for coun
cil to pass upon same and begin
action.
The announcement of the mayor
that the Bradford street lease held
by the St. Johns Lumber Co, had
expired was the beginning of a
rather spirited debate, councilman
Downey then made a motion that
Bradford street, Richmond to Fes
senden, be improved by grade,
plank surface and six-foot sidewalk
on the eastern side. The motion
met with some opposition at first,
one or two of the councilmen be
lieving that the work could not be
done on account of remonstrances
hat they felt sure would come in
against the project. This did not
deter your Uncle Samuel, however,
and he reiterated bis motion, whlcn
was promptly seconded by Alder
man Windle, and when the motion
was' put all voted in the affirmative.
Mrs. Harrv Hemlow. who has
spent the past winter in Los Ange
les, Cel., is spending a few days
with her sister, Miss Caples, in this
city before continuing her journey
to her home in Vancouver, B, CI'
She brought a nice bunch of
orange blossoms with her, aud the
editor is indented to Miss Caples
for a bouquet of the same with its
pleasant perfume of that' southern
dime. Mrs. Hemlow is purchasing
1 S to a arruvt daoi of St. Tnhna raaUv
during her stay in the city.
Tk miv A" 9 renart ilinw
that there is something' over $600
in the general fund.
Mrs. J. C. Scott is visiting her
sea Dr. W. 1. Scott, and fssafly at
Seattle this week;.
SomethB on Germs
Most pcopll
wadays are well
acquainted wj
crms. Tliat is to
say, they hav
perhaps, bv c
ard of them, and
I instruction by
arned whattllcy
the doctor, ha
look like;
titer, what the
patient looks
when he has them
growing in
abundance in
some portion 1
is sensitive attat-
omy.
Germs I P
things I I often
think they
juorc credit and
more blame tc
tan they deserve.
I have heard
iple blaming the
devil for bog
ings that might
have had theil
tin nearer home.
And so it is '
Well do I
erms.
farm just join-
ing my father
back in the old
ich was provcr-i
Buckeye state;
blal for the
iendous crops it
producedof "
tic burrs. I do
not kuow tha
titer's farm was
one whit bcttt
stitid, but I do
remember ana
crop, this time
of youngsters,
1 with a sire that
had au eye to
Bc.19, every year
er's .fields, (yes,
went over the i
and woods too,;
id faithfully re
re of every kind
moved every
of dock and bv
Ndw the tnefnTtis this: What
the plow, hocp'njSlishovcl were to
father's clean aeeeaback in the old
Black Swamp,' 'semlight, fresh air,
pure water, and Tight living arc to
the rooms of our S houses, or the
organs of our bodies. Sunlight will
fade that rich carpet, or tarnish the
due furniture. 'Shut it all out!
But don't blame ftlothcr Nature,
your Creator, nor., the spirits of
evil because miesstntic germs, dis
ease and death 'nii' the guests of
your abode. ! t
Thousands of people nrc cured
every year of that dread germ dis
ease, tuberculosis, by living out of
doors day ami night. Why don't
the rest of us let in at least enough
out doors at nlghl'n.i well as day
to keep the tu
...A -SI 1 fif
bacilli from
making any ut
tent upon our
mortal economy.
bunlight and 1
11 as found in
rid' s greatest
fresh air, arc t
germ killers.
don't we use
all we can of Iht
ore. rue trusts
get at' it and bottle them up? .Dark,
damp corners, gloomy rooms, and
musty beds arc the best breeding
places for disease germs. Rhettmu
tism, and a thousand other ills are
often propagated here.
Don't fear the germs, but clean
them out,
From every corner, drain and
spout.
Just let the blessed sunlight in,
And out the pesky germs will
spin.
Albert Carey, M. D.
Wedding Bells
Alexander S. Scales, the popular
and well known Fessenden street
grocer, surprised his many friends
last week by hieing himself to
Toledo, Wash., last Thursday and
there becoming united in marriage
with Miss Eddie Johnston, one of
that city s fairest and most accom
plished young women. The bride
and groom were 'old school mates,
aud the strotig attachment for each
other then formed has existed ever
since and culminated in the wed
ding as above stated. The marriage
was a nttlet affair, being witnessed
only by the Immediate friends and
relatives of the contracting parties.
The. groom fs one of St, Johns
brightest aud finest youug men with
a host of friends aud well wishers.
He bad a home already furnished
and in readiness for the bride at
601 Allegheny street, where they
are now keeping house. The Re
view joins with the legion of friends
in wishing the newly married con-
de a most pleasant and prosperous
ourney dowu the stream of life to
gether, and may wedded life to
them ever be "one grand sweet
soug."
A handsome combination, water.
cream and milk refrigerator was
this week installed at Uan's urill.
The nrnnnaitinn is a beautv and a
joy forever, aud Dan is: as tickled
over it as a boy witn nis tirst pair
of copper toed boots. . It is certainly
well adapted for the purpose for
which it is intended.
A top of a horse's collar was seen
sticking out of the ground on Bur
Ungten street below; the Burlington
hotel the other day. The report be
came t current ,that a horse was
under it, or possibly two with a
wood wagon and driver. Investi
gation disclosed the fact, however,
that if tnere was anytumg more to
it then the collar the balance had
gone on through to China or some
ether "seaport."
a '
Fay yeer saeiirlftlsm.
A FEW LOCAL
BREVITIES
And Items of General In
terest to the Public
Keep your eye' on the block man.
The ferry boat
business Sunday.
did a flourishing
King 8c Wright have taken con
trol of the Central hotel.
S. Peterson is erecting a' substan
tial dwelling on Dawson street near
Burr.
Sunday was surely
and the visitors to St.
an ideal day
Johns were
numerous.
The call of the stream is begin
ning to appeal strongly to many of
our fishermen.
J. W. Norcnc Is erecting n hntuU
some residence for H. D. Winters
on Tyler street.
G. B. Darowitlt is making some
substantial alterations to his home
on Dawson street.'
James Catto is building an ad
dition to his residence ou Fillmore
street, near Maple.
Rev. Fcldtucth has moved Into
his new home on Jersey street
which was recently completed.
A five-cent fare from Portland to
Liunton is now in force on the
United Railways on the west side.
W. T. Bush is making prepara
tions to erect n business structure
adjoining the station at Whitwood
Court.
J. J. Karr has disposed of his
residence on Portland boulevatu.
Au ad in the Review done the
business.
Mrs. V. Ziuk of Portland is a
new resident in St. Johns, haying
purchased a house and lot ou North
Fillmore,
Mrs. 15. Reeder and John Qttectte
of this place have both gone to
near Alberta, Cau., to take up
homesteads.
L. B. Wilson has exchanged
some Portland property for the
residence of Mr, Ford ou North
Hayes street.
S. Schelter is constructing on
Mohav,'k one of the handsomest
aud most modem residences that
adorn that street.
No move has yet been made
toward establishing a cemetery in
St. Johns. Some one is passing tip
a good investment. ,
V. W. Mason is doing the con
crete work for the Portland Manu
facturing plaut, which means that
it will be done jusf right.
0
The Portland Manufacturing
plaut is rapidly rounding itito
shane and nart of the plant is al
ready doiug business as of yore.
(
Mrs. Luke Huiskamp and Mrs.
H. J. Preager and son of Sau'Jose,
Cal., have been guests at he home
of Kd, S. Currier the past week or
so.
John Trotuott of Canada haa
purchased a house and lot ou the
corner of Thompson and Stewart
streets and will become a citizen of
St. Johns.
Donald, son of B. L. Strickland
of Oswego street, while walking
oa the top of a fence Thursday
evening of last week, accidentally
fell to the ground and broke his
arm.
Property owners interested iu
haviog'the street adjacent to their
properties improved this summer
should get up petitions and present
same to council without delay. The
sooner they are presented the
sooner action 111 ny begin,
Mrs. James Kugland, formerly n
resident of this city and residing
for some time on Dayton street,
died at Saginaw, Ore., the first of
the week.
The alcohol plaut ou the west
side wilt enlarge in the near future.
A paint factory will be added aud a
number of additional workmen will
be required.
Hubert D. Smith lino sold lili
house at the corner of Tohn nnd
Fillmore streets to C. F. Dohcrty,
recently from Dulutli, Minn. B.
L. Dobic consu mated the deal.
Mrs. Alice Romig nnd Miss Jessie
Romig of Kansas City, Mo,, arc
guests at the home of Mrs. L. B.
Wilson on Jersey street. The for
mer is the mother and the latter a
sister of Mrs. Wilson.
O. Ii. Learned i.t ninklnir tlio
rounds as assessor of personal prop
erty. This is an assessment that
the good old state of Oreeon should
soon dispense with. It is burden
some and unjust and very few
states impose it upon their citizens.
The Sacajawca will again be
placed in commission next Monday,
says Capt, F. K. Smith. The ves
sel is larger aud better in every
way than before- the fire which
damaged it to quite 11 considerable
extent.
Two horses hitched to n wood
wagon were instantly killed Mon
day night, ou Bradford street, by
the passenger train which was
going at a swift gait through the
city. The driver had a very nar
row escape from sharing the same
fate.
Tust for a little dlvcralou Sundav
afternoon, Mrs. Witidlc' and Mrs.
Manning kept count of the nutos
that passed the Windle residence ou
Willamette boulevard from t tn
6:30, or three hours and n half.
There were just 139. Who would
have thought it?
William Bailey has removed to
his new home at Whitwood Court.
The view from the new residence
Is something magnificent utid any
oue interested in scenery could
spend days at a time there utid
never tire. Mr. Bailey certainly
has much reason to feel proud of
his new location.
B. R, Hutchinson and son of
Plaitifield, Wis,, ure guests at the
home of Chas. Foss in this city.
Unlike most visitors to this vicinity,
Mr. Hutchinson is not greatly im
pressed with it, aud thinks it "lias
nothing ou" some of the eastern
cifies for beauty. He says he was
disappointed with Portland ou ac
count of its narrow streets, and
that it was not as pretty as he was
led to believe it was, A year's
residence here, however, would no
doubt change his views wonderfully.
The Peninsula ball team of the
Trl-Cily League, under the tute
lage of Postmaster F. W. Vulentiue,
defeated the Vancouver Pioneers
at the grounds of the latter Sunday
afternoon by the score of 4 to 3.
The game was hard fought from
start to fiuish. The next game
will be played on the new grounds
at Portsmouth next Sunday, pro
viding they are in shape for the
purpose, Mr. Valentine says he
has a team of the first water, and
will have a hand out for the pen
uaut at the end of the seasou.
For the last three years Oregon
has been chief among the states in
attracting Western immigration,
aud while it is too early for com
prehensive figures on this year's
colonist travel it is already certain
that the total will be the biggest
yet. Trains have been running in
from two to four sections to accom
modate the travel, aud owing to
the active work of the Oregon
Development League in furnishing
advance information through the
commercial bodies in dozens of
Oregon communities, these new
comers have their minds definitely
made up as to location, aud buy
their ticket to that point.
0
Your wages for tomorrow are
uncertain. But tomorrow's wants
are sure, Have you a savings ac
count wherewith to satisfy tomor
rows needs? The First National
Bank makes it easy by interest com
pounded every six months. it
BUILDING REC
ORDS BROKEN
More Permits Taken Out
Than Ever Before
Following arc the buitdihg per
mits issued from April 12 to April
18, and arc more than have ever
been issued for the same length of
time since the records have been
kept at the city hall:
No. so To J. McKec to erect
dwelling on Grcsham street between
uttrr aud Buchanan; cost 1500.
No. 51 To A. W. Sarvcr to
erect dwelling on Armour street
between Midway and Orcgoulau
avenue; cost $tooo.
No. 52 To Kuianiicl Weber to
erect dwelling on Richmond street
between bencca and Portland bou
levard; cost $200.
No. 53 To J. J. Karr to erect
dwelling on Fessenden street be-'
tween Newton and Newport streets;
cost $1400.
No. 54 To W. J. Clark to erect
dwelling on Dayton street between
Hudson and Portland boulevard:
cost $1000.
No. 55 To Joincs Catlo to build
addition to residence on Fillmotc
street between Maple and North
city limits; cost$3oo. '
No. AO To G. B. Darowith to
alter dwelling ou Dawson street be
tween Ida and Alma streets; cost
$400.
No. 57 To J. W. Norette to
erect dwelling on Tyler street be
tween Willis boulevard and Hudson
for II. D. Winters; cost $1000.
No. 58 ToS. Schelter to erect "
residence on Mohawk htrcct be-1
twecu Portland boulevard aud Hud
son: cost $2000. , . 14
No. 591 o of, Peterson- toercctgt .
dwelling bit Dawson street between
Burr nnd Alma; cost $1000,
Twelve hundred fluffy little
chicks one day old enclosed in a
circular space twelve feet in diame
ter and mothered by a single oil
stove, represents one of the ecu!inr
features of au experiment which is
now being carried on by Prof.
Jumcs Drydcu of the Oregon Agrl-"
cultural College. The experiment
is for the purpose of testing the
feasibility of raising chickens in
large flocks. It has been the be
lief up to this time that chickens ,
should be raised only in small
broods. If the new method proves
successful it will be a great boon to
the poultry industry. The chicks
which are being used in this ex
periment were hatched in incuba
tors, Twelve machines were used,
the machines producing an average
of oue hundred chicks each. This
number of chickens were hatched
from a total of 1350 eggs.
ISvery once in a while large ads
of a "coming city" appear in the
dally papers and a large number
shell out their earnings to the ex
ploiters, the latest scheme is
"Warrentou" at the mouth of the
Columbia. A great city has been
put ou paper and railroad termi
nals nicely pictured. The "city"
consists of 11 couple of blocks in the
little village, where people were
stung once before. It seems strange
that reputable paticrs sell their
space for such wildcat schemes.
'there are promising towns aud
districts all over the Northwest,
aud the swindles react on them.
It makes the stranger distrustful of
the whole country aud hurts the
honest advertiser us well. There
ought to be some way of putting a
muzzle on these fakers. White
Salmon Ktitcrprise.
So promising are the prospeefs
this week in the Vale oil field that
oil experts from different parts of
the United States, who have been
in the city the last few days, state
that the oil flow will be reached
within two weeks. T, D. Hay
worth, au oil refining expert, has
decided to remain iu Vale to await
the good news, He is now making
arrangements for the immediate
shipping of his ioo-barrel refining
plaut as soon as the flow of oil is
reached, and he and others are cer
tain that it will be within two
weeks. At the Columbia well the
sand pumpiugs of the past week
have revealed small quantities of
oil. Oregouian.
WANTED. Bright youug matt
to learn the printer's trade. Call
at this office.