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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 22. 1910.
The Water Situation
Many complaints have been mode
from time to time concerning the
price of water in St. Johns, especial
ly by those favoring annexation.
The quality has never been in ques
tion, but the price has.and it is doubt
ful if there is any one in St. Johns
who has not heard a complaint at
one time or other about the "exor
bitant" price of water in this city.
They point to Portland and mourn
because we have not the same rate
in St. Johns. The real reason of
these complaints is because the peo
ple really do not know what they
arc complaining about. In fact
the great majority of the people of
St. Johns arc paying LESS money
for water here than the people of
Portland arc compelled to, and are
getting more of it and of better
quality. Some people claim that
there is no better water on earth
than the famous Dull Run water.
If the water nt St. Johns is ex
ceptcd, this tiny be true. Tin
usual remark of strangers after
drinking the water of this city is
'My, how good the water Is."
V'! have taken occasion to look
into the water situation in St.
J0I1111 to some degree in regard to
price in comparison with Portland.
We find that the minimum rutc
now chamcd in the city of Port
laud is otic dollar per mouth. Until
recently it was 7Sc per month. Be
nides this the people arc compelled
to lay their own mains or go with
out water. A former St. Johns
resident tells us that he intended
buying a lot in Arlcta a couple of
weeks ago, but before the sale was
consummated he found that there
was a bonded indebtedness against
the property of $68 for water
mains. This is something the pio
pic of St. Johns never have to pay.
According to the books of the St.
Johns water company there arc less
than 1300 subscribers for water in
this city. Of this number about
1000 pay a minimum and maxi
mum of $1 00 per month. The bal
ance pay more than $1.00 for domes
tic use. This does not include
users of water for sprinkling pur
poses. The MINIMUM rote in
Portland is St. 00 per month for
consumers lcsldes the cost of lay'
itiL' the mains, and also a share of
tax resulting from an iuvariuble
deficit in the water department,
nnd maintaining the bonded in
debtedness which is taken out of
the general funds of that city. It
can thus be seen that the people of
St. Johns have nothing to complain
of along this line. The local water
company would be very glad to
furnish the people if St. Johns
with water at a LOWER rate than
$1.00 per mouth if the patrons
would pay for laying the mi ins, as
the people of Portland are com
pelled to do. The company has in
vested considerably over $100,000
in mains and water utilities in St.
Johns, which is much more than
the gross returns from water con
sumers since the company began to
. operate here, to say nothing of the
amount expeuded in keeping the
pumps going, clerk hire, office rent,
supplies, etc. The interest on
$i 00,000 would be move than half
of the gross returns now received
from consumers per year. We dare
say that if the city of St. Johns
owued the water works the rates
would be higher than they are to
day. The rates at Vancouver are
higher than in St. Johns.
Just wherein St. Johns would be
the gainer so far as the water ques
tion is concerned by annexation to
Portland is hard to foresee. Some
of the water bonds in Portland are
now almost due and no sinking
fund lias been created to take care
of them. The pipes aie almost
worn out and will soou have to be
replaced, and yet the bonds are
drawing interest and their time for
redemption is almost at hand. Be
sides paying monthly rates for
water the people of Portland will
have to bear a heavy taxation to
pay for replacing old pipe and tak
ing up the water bonds. Shall the
people of St. Johns annex ond help
to bear this burden ? Portland is
now burdened with about $24,000,
000 Indebtedness, with more to fol
low, and would be very glad to
have the people of St. Johus help
them out. The St. Johns Water
Co. would be much the gaiuer If
this city was annexed to Portland.
It has been, the history of Arleta,
Mount Scott and other suburbs
that have been foolish enough to
annex that the same companies are
still supplyiug (?) water at the
same old price, and it is not Bull
Run water, either, Portland rates
do not obtain in the recently an
nexed suburbs. So It would be
with St. Johns. The same com
pany would furnish the water at
the same price as now obtains here,
and the, people would be COM
PELLED TO LAY THEIR OWN
MAINS or go without water.
Whacaue expert of a water
company 1 that 'Is completely sub
merged with debt, as is the Port
laud company ? Would the people
of Portland stand for buying the
water works here and extending
Hull Run water supply to St.
Johus? Their burden is too heavy
now and an additional burden
could not be tolerated. When the
annexationists of St. Johus use the
water question as an argument for
going into Portland, they are using
mignty poor argument, indeed.
No one In St. Johns need com
plain of a scarcity of water, llut
how about Portland ? We append
a few extracts taken from the city
dames that speak tor themselves:
"Committees from Sell wood, I van-
hoe, I remnnt, Kenilworth. Berke
ley and Dover addition appeared
yesterday afternoon before the
water board and made nppcnlu for
immediate relief from the water
famine. Ivauhoc was found to be
in the most desperate circum
stances. Residents in each of these
sections state they have not enough
water to use for cooking purposes.
To wash their hands tuitl face or
take a bath is out of the question,
they say. This condition has pre
vailed now for ten days.
J. II. Stnubaugh and wife of
Ivauhoe sat up all of Monday night
to catch water, but their long vigil
was Miot rewarded. Neither of
them went to sleep until 10 o'clock
Tuesday morning, when they had
caught water enough to use for
breakfast. Staubaugh related to
the wuter board yesterday of his
night's watch for water. All fnu
cets were turned open curly in the
afternoon, he said
and eIthcrhcor""u",un ,,,orc eiiKimui
his wife hud to be in the house in
case the water came on. They
watched by reliefs. The wife would
watch while the husband walked in
the yard. Then the husband would
watch the next hour while the wife
rested. This was continued until,
ten o'clock Tuesday.
Miss Kate Parker said she had
no water all of Tuesday. Scarcely
enough was caught Monday night
with which to do the cooking yes
terday. Enough was again secured
last night to use for breakfast.
Water for washing her hands and
face is out of the question, and she
reports neighbors have not had
enough water the past two weeks
for n bath.
George A. Carslcy related similar
experiences. He carried several
pails of water from a well quite a
distance away. His lawn aud gar
den arc parched aud dead. He de
clared the people out there voted
themselves into the city to get
water, but they are getting none.
He emphasized the danger of a fire,
and said there is absolutvly no pro
tection, lie said there was no sign
of more water, and that something
desperate would be done if the situa
tion was not relieved.
Indignant women crowded into u
mass meeting ot Cliutou-Kelly
church last night aud vied with
angry men in hot protest agaiust
continuance of the water famine
from which they all suffer. A
slender stream of water, said they,
trickles through rotting wooden
pipes at night. During the day the
pines are drv and 10.000 neonle
aud the sprinkling carts, having no
other source of supply suffer.
The session reached its climax of
enthusiasm by the appointment of
committee of the women whose
mission it will be to beg that at
least the sprinkling cart contracts
may be canceled until water enough
accumulates tor them to wash their
All residents of these suburbs ap
pear to be willing to stand the ex
pense of a complete system con
nected with the city, aud are uow
devising means to have the water
mains laid to their places."
House Warming Party
A number of young people spent
ast Friday evcniitS in East St,
Johns, at the beautiful new home
of Donnie McCann. Music aud
games made the evening merry and
delicious refreshments were served.
The guests departed in the wee
small hours declaring, to use the
expression of one young man of the
party, that they had the "time of
their lives." Two out of town
guests were present, Miss Mae
Johnson of Portland aud Miss Jule
Etter of San Francisco. Miss letter
has been visiting her sister, Mrs.
Davis, for some time. Those pres
ent were: Misses Mae Johnson,
Jule Etter, Flora McNiven-, Ruth
Crouch, Pearl Titus, Grace Stacker,
Annette Peterson, Alice Royer,
Carrie Byerlee; Messrs Jack Mc
Niven, Ed Brown, Johu Brooks,
Arthur Peterson. Ed. Byerlee,
Arkie Anderson, Leslie Mahouey,
Alex McNiven and Donnie Mc
Cann. Oue of the "Bunch."
Brooks & Son have a fine line of
Foot Schulze shoes for men. See
them, v 1 1 1 South Jersey Street. .
A Splendid Success
The Sweet Pea contest inau
guratcd by C. C. Currlu at the
North Bank Pharmacy was a sue
cess beyond the most sanguine ex
pectauousot tuc enterprising and
energetic proprietor of that deser
vedly popular establishment. Al
day July 14 the atmosphere in the
store was heavy with the sweet
perfume that exudes from these
fragrant flowers. The bouquets
ranged in size from a glass full to
enormous dish pans fdlcd with the
scented beauties. All shades and
if a a
varieties were in evidence, as
many as twenty-four varieties
bciug represented n one bouquet.
All tlay long the store was fillet
with people admiring aud enjoying
the beautiful array of sweet pea
oiossoms. tiic sight was extreme
ly pleasing to the eye as well as to
the nostrils. Refreshments of ice
cream and soft drinks were given
out generously and freely by th
proprietor aud his clever assistants
to the lady guests. The occasion
was immensely enjoyed by all, aud
the enterprising spirit shown bv
Mr. Curriu was fully appreciated.
Many expressed regret that thev
did not have an exhibit on disnlav.
aim cmpuaueaiiy declared that when
I . . t 11 . a ...
the opportunity again arose their
offerings would be foil ml amomr th
others. It was a surprise to know
tl...t Hi ... a a
uiiu 01. jouns possessed such .an
nbundancc of sweet peas. Nothing
..1.1 t. m .
cl 1,1 oc . "ore ..-"ore lovely
fume than the array of sweet peas
on exhibition. Mr. Ctirrin states
that next year he expects to Tcpcat
the occasion, when it will be on a
still larger nnd grander scale.
There were thirty-three contestants
lor prizes, and the judges J. F.
Hendricks, F. P. Drinker and A.
W. Marklc had a most difficult
and bewildering task to award the
prizes according to merit. So many
01 tne oiicrings vied with each
other in all nolnts that it was only
iiucr inucu hesitation mat t lie win
ucra were nnaiiy announced, as
Largest collection' of blooms of
one color Carrie Wales.
Largest bouquetMrs. Catherine
nest bouquet S. W. Rogers.
Bouquet of most colors Mrs. N.
Mrs. F. L. Babcock was awarded
the prize for the first bloom from
seeds given by Mr. Curriu. The
cash prizes for the best photographs
of sweet peas will be awarded later
by the company furnishing the seed
from which they were grown.
Following are the exhibitors:
Mrs. Willis Moxon, Mrs. C. Sagert,
Mrs. F. L. Babcock, Mrs. George
Robertson, Christine Gee, Maurlne
Thurmond, Mrs. E. C. Mounich,
Mrs. F C. Mighells, Mabel Run
dall, Mrs. B, J. Simmons, Mrs.
John Poff, Delia LIudly, Carrie
Wales, Miss S. Desllet, S. W. Rog
ers, Mrs. A. J. Teeling, Eleanor
Noonan, Viola Kruger, Greta En
field, Mrs. N. R. Kendall, Mrs.
Katie Wood. Mrs. Catherine
Bjorck, Ruth Henderson, Ellis Gal
loway, Mrs. Fred Granger, Mrs.
Wra. Kaer, Gladys Stark, Ray
Gosney, Mrs. T. J, Monahati, Mrs,
J. F. Morteusen, Ruby Audersou
and Gerald Royer.
At the Stock Yards
Receipts at this market for the
week ending Monday are as fol
lows: Cattle 736, calves 293,
sheep 221 1, hogs 1448, nnd horses
and mules 141, There has been a
surprising amount of strength in
cattle values and the market spread
in price between poor quality and
good quality cattle is steadily grow
ing wider. One load of good cows
sold for $5.10. Top quality steers
brought $5.65, and thin and poor
quality steers sold as low us $3.80,
some of that quality haviug been
taken by feeders. The sheep mar
ket has been poorly supplied and
the demand has been stroug. Good
lambs sold for $6.00 and buyers
have been eager for more. In sym
pathy with the big decline on the
Eastern markets, hog prices here
went off five cents per hundred, but
there were not enough to give buy
ers the opportunity to takeoff more
than that amount. Good top qual
ity hogs sold for 1 10.25 and $10.20.
D. O. Lively, General Agent.
You got your money today.
Have you any of U left ? Did you
save any of it? What about ill
ness, misfortune, lack of work?
That rainy day will come to YOU.
as it has come to others. Will it
catch you unprepared ? The First
National Bank pays. 3 per cent and
compounds , interest every six
Work for a OrUr St Jeauu? 1
Anent Sewer Pipe
The question has been raised as
to whether content sewer pipe Is
practical or not. If it is not, we
cannot understand why. There
cannot be the least doubt but that
cement has staying, qualities far be
yond any other known material
just now long it will last no one
can tell. It has been known to last
for hundreds of years, and then be
in better shape than when first
placed. Why sewer pipe cannot
manufactured with the same stay
iiig powers Is difficult to conceive.
That it will percolate to some ex
tent when it is first made may be
conceded, but the dirty urease ant
slime that passes through a sewer
certainly would make it uulcakahlc
in a very short time, Cement lias
passed beyond its experimcuta
stage and lias been clearly proven
to oi' a great success, it sewer
pipe is manufactured of cement aud
contains the necessary amount of
cement that the specifications of
the engineer calls for, the danger
from this kind of sewer piix: is, in
deed, fur remote. If the cement
pipe people arc willing to put up
bonds to guarantee the r product
should be sufficient. And they say
that they arc willing to do this.
No claim is made for longevity of
vitrified sewer pipe, but the claim
is made aud established that cc
mcnt withstands the elements and
time for hundreds of years. A
demonstration of the practicability
of green sewer .pipe is worth but
little. The only trite test is sta
tistics from other places where it
has been In use for years. And if
these statistics are reliable no
demonstration is necessary. If
bonds arc necessary rs a guarantee
for stability of cement sewer pipe,
why are they not hs csncutfnl if
vitrified sewer plpelis used? What
guarantee have wifthat the quality
will be first c ass?5LThc condition
of some of the vitrified sewer plix:
t .a a a
is evidence cnougu tuat bonds
should be rcqiiirtdin either in
stance. DccattseilPtHtland Is slow
to acknowledge oliv?Hicrit lit cement
sewer pipe Is no4'5fiiucc that there
is none, vc usuim kuow wuai
pressure aud Inducement the yltrl-
(ted pipe people have brought to
bear and offered the couiicilmen of
that city to not discover the merit in
their competing company.
Bids have been asked for the con
struction of a water system aud
electric lighting plant at Burling
ton, tuc present terminal 01 tne
United Railways, a few miles down
the river from Portland. The own
ers are taking an active interest in
perfecting their plans at this thriv-
ug little suburb. The work of
building sidewalks is going on rap-
dly and the hum of activity is
icard on every side.
1 110 large mills are working to
complete the vast number of orders
that are coming to them nnd every
mau in Burlington Is busy. One of
the greatest difficulties that has
been experienced by the Burlington
sawmill has been to secure capable
men for the work. At times three
shifts, working night aud day are
employed. Much of the timber is
being sawed (or railroad construc
tion work, the demand coming from
the Northern Pacific and the Unit
A water works and system is de-
slgued for furnishing water to the
entire towusite as well as u
ighting plant for the same terri
tory. This activity, it Is under
stood, marks the beginning of con
siderable work at Burlington, in
cluding the cempleting of several
roadways which are now being
pushed to completion.
No. cri To J. T. Peterson to
erect a dwelling on Portland boule
vard between Richmond aud
Charleston streets; cost $1,600.
No. 92 To Gulp Bros, to erect
warehouse near Jersey street
between Burlington aud Leavitt
streets for Bonham & Currier; cost
No. 93 To F. O Connor to erect
a dwelling on Hayes street between
Buchanan and Polk streets; cost
No. 94 To W. W. Holcomb to
erect a dwelling on New York street
between Jersey and Willis boule
vard; cost $1,500.
No. 95 ToT. W. ourcuto erect
a dwelling on Richmond street be
tween Willis boulevard and Hudson
street; cost $1,400.
Preach thu gospel of St. Joluu.
Oil Wharf at Linnton
Covering n water frontage of 400
feet, the Associated Oil Company
Is building n new wharf on its
property at Linnton aud making
other extensive improvements at
the same point which will run up
into many thousand dollars. The
new dock is expected to be com
pleted and ready for occupancy
within the next 20 days, as a large
force of mechanics has been em
ployed to rush it through as quick
ly as possible.
A. D. Parker, the local agent of
the concern, announces that the
dock will be equipped with the
most modern devices calculated for
giving quick dispatch in the matter
of loading and discharging oil at
the plant. Additional pipe lines,
pumps, storing and measuring
tanks arc bciug installed. A new
steel pumphousc is being erected.
A large tank car loading rack aud
a spur track arc being built for tak
ing care of the shipments of oil by
rail. When the improvements nrc
completed it Is declared that it will
be one of the very best equipped
oil plants on the Pacific coast. The
storing capacity of oil will be some
thing like 700,000 barrels of the
The Associated Company keeps
four big tank steamships in con
tinuous service between San Fran
cisco and the plant at Linnton, the
capacity of each ranging from 18,
000 to 55,000 barrels of oil. Each
averages a round trip n week. The
J. A. Chnuslor, one of the largest
carriers 011 the Coast, has com
pleted the round trip in a trifle
more than five days. She was re
cently added to the fleet and has
been in service less than four
Because of its growing trade, the
company is mnking arrangements
for the building of another tank
steamer of the same capacity as the
Chaiislor for service between Sail
Francisco and Linnton. Two or
three years ago oue or two ordinary
size steamers were found adequate
to handle the traffic, which is given
as an illustration to show how the
traffic has grown. Oil is used as
fuel on practically every steamer
running out of Portland, and the
railroads take big quantities of the
fuel. It has been substituted for
wood and coal for heating many of
the large buildings.
The Political Pot
The Republican Assembly ticket
was partially completed at Portland
Saturday aud finished Monday
evening. Five delegates from St,
Johns were selected from precincts
Nos. 90 and 91 as follows: J. F.
Hendricks, John N. Edlcfseu, F.
W. Valentine, L. B. Chipman aud
l'nsclial Hill, beven more were
selected by a committee W. Scott
Kellogg, F. P. Drinker, II. E. Col-
Her, Ed McClaln, S. H. Greene,
W. W. Wittdle and Ed. Monuhan.
II. E. Collier was elected as a can
didate for Representative, O. R.
Downs, for Justice of the Peace, St.
Johns district, and P. T. Hanson
for Constable. Frieuds of K, C.
Couch, without his Knowledge or
consent, presented his name to the
convention, but he had it promptly
withdrawn because he does not be-
ievc in what the convention stood
for, Mr, Couch intends to seek
the Republican nomination and
election to the house of representa
tives as a direct primary and State
ment No. t candidate. He Is not
in sympathy with any effort, ex
pressed or Implied, that tends to
nullify the direct primary law or
any of its provisions.
A. B. Conkey, vice president of
the G. E. Coukey Co., manufac
turing chemists, of Cleveland, Ohio,
who recently made a business trip
to St. Johns, iu a letter to the Lau
ther's Mercantile Co, has the fol-
owlng to say; "Naturally, since
spend so much of the year iu
your section of the country, there is
every reason why my thoughts
should turn westward, especially
since I have tasted of those Invig
orating cool evenings. It Is too bad
they cannot be shipped in exchauge
Hewitt & Wright, local con
tractors, have secured the contract
for the erection of an $11,000
school structure at Ridgefield,
Wash. The building will contain
eight rooms and will be thoroughly
modern throughout. Work will
commence upon same next Monday,
These contractors are securing
quite a reputation as builders of
temples of learning. They are now
putting the finishing touches onto
the one they have erected near Van
couver, Wash., ,
All members were present ns
usual nt the regular meeting of city
council Tuesday evening. The first
matter of importance taken up was
the engineer's acceptance of the im
provement of Mohawk street, Jcr
scy to Willis boulevard, which was
endorsed by the street committee
and accepted by council.
An ordinance establishing the
grade of New York street, Edison
to Willis boulevard, was passed,
A committee from the fire depart
mcnt asked that three more hose
carts be secured and placed in the
north cud, south end aud cast cud
of town, in order to facilitate quick
action in case of fire in cither 0
these territories. Matter was taken
under advisement. Complaint was
also made that parties have been
taking hose, wrenches, etc., from
the hose house without leave, ant1
in some cases fulling to return
same. The mayor stated thnt he
would look into the matter and
make an example of some of the
culprits if discovered. All parties
arc warned that anything taken
from the hose house hereafter wil
be termed a felony, and arrest and
conviction will speedily follow.
A resolution was adopted pro
vidiug for laving of twelve foot
cement sidewalks from Fcsscudcu
street to Richmond.
A resolution for the improve
ment ot boutii ivaiilioc. from Kich
inontl to Mohawk, with macadam
and cement sidewalk, was also
A resolution appointing viewers
to assess benefits and damages on
the live-foot strip of land adjoining
the trolley Hue on Fcsseudcn street
was adopted, Messrs. Chipmau,
Goodhtm aud Norton being selected
to perform this duty.
The Weyerhaeuser Lumber Co.
asked that no action be taken to
ward laying a sewer through their
tract until representatives could
meet with council this week. A
special meeting will likely be called
for tonight to confer with the
New Order of Owls
The new Order of Owls held
their first meeting in the M. W. A.
Hall Sunday evening, and elected
the following officers:
President J, F, Hendricks.
Vice President R. R. Churchill,
Indicator --Gins. Bredeson.
Secretary W. S. Basey.
Treasurer C. L. Johnson.
Warden W. E. Ashbey.
Sentinel C. C. Olhus.
Picket T. L. Bennett.
Trustees B. J. Williamson, T.
II. Cochran and F. II. Granger.
Committee on Bylaws W. W.
Holcomb, J. E. Jennings and W.
It was decided to keep the char
ter open until Wednesday evening,
The Owls is a brand new frater
nal organization and believes iu
love, laughter and good fellowship.
It's creed Is If you have a flower to
give, give It today. One throb of
gladness is worth more to the
living than a wealth of costly
blooms laid however tenderly above
the deatl, It believes you can ac
complish more good by praise than
censure. It requires fifty members
to secure a charter, aud these have
been readily obtained.
Great Annual Event
Portland's autumn livestock show
and race meet on the Country Club
grounds will be known as the Har
vest Festival, and the biggest
purse ever ottered in the Pacific
Northwest for a single race will be
hung up. It will be $10,000 and
will be known as the bankers'
purse. Another, offered by the
hotel men, will be $5,000. Many
smaller prizes will be offered and it
is believed the festival will attract
larger gathering than uuy similar
meet held in this part of the coun
try. James J. Hill will probably be
the biggest attraction of the festi
val. A strong telegram of Invita
tion has been sent him, which it is
believed he will accept. It is plan
ned to put the great empire builder
on the program tor an address.
Dates of the festival are September
-10. The amusement end of the
festival will be far more prominent
than ever before. The attractions
will be selected with a yiew to
meeting the varied tastes of the
multitudes in attendance and it is
promised there will be a good time
Dr, Hughes of Denver, a relative
of S. J. Downey, was a St. Johns
visitor last week. '"
A Painter of Renown
Van Bearing Perrlue of New
York City Is visiting his brother,
Geo. L. Fcrrinc, nnd family in this
city. The visit was a most unex
pected one, ns G. L. had no inti-
matlou whatever that his brother
was anticipating a visit to St.
Johns. It has been 22 years since
the two brothers have seen each
other, and the meeting was a most
joyous one to both. Mr. Van Pcr
rinc has reached n high eminence
In his chosen profession as painter
of Nature's elementary forces. Re
ferring to his work, John Spargo
has, among other things concerning
him, to say lit the Craftsman: "lit
the spring of 1905 I first heard of
Van Dcariug Pcrrlne. I sat with a
friend watching the splendor of a
glorious sunset over the Palisades,
the towering cliffs along the linn
son. He spoke with glowing en
thusiasm of Pcrrinc as a young
American painter who had chosen
for his theme the solemn grandeur
of Nature's clcmcutnl forces amid
the romantic, rugged glory of the
Palisades. Later, when I saw mi
exhibition oi Perrlue'a work, I
agreed with this belief 'in him, for
I saw that he had dovelocd In his
painting n strange spiritual quality
that promised to add a new element
to our landscape art. Pcrrinc is
essentially n poet nnd n mystic.
His nttitudc townrd Nature is thnt
of the poet seeking to interpret the
mysterious hidden sources of mov
mcnt and power, rather than th,
of the painter trying to convey u
description of the landscape. One
of his most ardent admirers Is
Richard Wntson Gilder, who has
hailed him as 'the most original
figure Iu American landscape art
today.' One of his pictures hangs
11 the White House at Washington,
nuothcr iu the Carnegie Institute at
Pittsburg, and many others in pri
vate galleries of some note. Alto
gether, there Is 110 more significant
figure in American art today than
this gentle mystic nutl Nnture-wor-
shipper. It Is certain thnt Vnu
Dcariug Perritie is destined to exert
an Important influence upon Ameri
can art, and sure of an abiding
place in Its history."
Mr. Pcrrinc is n pleasant nnd
congenial gentleman. He is much
impressed with St. Johns nnd its
surroundings. The magnificent
scenery surrounding us appeals ir
resistibly to his artistic eye. It is
more than irossiblc that some of the
scenes along the two rivers will be
reproduced upon canvas by his
master hand as n result of his
visit to this section.
Ernest Thompson, a dishwasher
in the Burlington Hotel here, dis
appeared Saturday night and is
sought by the officers 011 a charge
of looting the cash register of Mrs.
Ada Pennington's candy store of
$10.00. Thompson on Saturday
aftentooti came to Mrs. Pennington
and induced her to let him run the
store that night, enabling her to go
home earlier. She nut Thompson
In charge and went home. It was
the owner's custom to leave $10.00
iu change in the cash register when
locking up, for use of the girl open
ing the store the following morning.
riiompson knew this and when
locking the store went to Mrs. Pen
nington's home aud told her he
had only $8.00 for change. She
readily gave him $2.00 to nut iu
the cash register and this with the
money iu the store is missing,
t here is no tract of Thompson,
morning when the store was opened.
Odd Fellows Install
The following officers were iu-
stalled ut the regular meeting of
the I. I. 0. F. last week:
N. G. -15. S. Wright.
V. G. Guy Morton.
Treasurer. G. M. Hall.
Rec. Sec C. P. Gntes.
Fin. Sec C. II . Boyd.
Conductor Alex Scales. "
Chaplain -D. N. Byerlee.
R. S. N. G. H. S. Simmous. 1
L. S. N. G. J. S. Downey. r
R. S. V. G. T. F. Smyser.
I. G. P- Hill.
O. G. C. Johns.
A dollar every ten days is only a
dime a day. A dime a day is three
dollars a month. Rainy day money
will grow if you'll let that strong
bank, the First National Bank1,'
ielp you, Pays 3 per cent com
pound interest. it'
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