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VOL. 7
NO. a
High School Notes
J. II. W., Editor
A Freshman's Vimv.
High School life Is pleasant,
High School lire Is great,
But life without the Freshmen
Would be a monstrous fake,
We thank the noble Juniors
For their helping hand,
And swear that all the High School
Will by them always stand.
The Sophs boast of taking
Iu the dead of night,
A pcuuaut from the flag-pole
That surpassed tlicir's out of sight.
But listcu, all yc Sophies,
Listen, while I say
That when the Freshmcu do a deed,
They do It In the day.
That's why wc boast of spirit,
That's why wc boast of sand,
Wc do our deeds in day time,
And by each other stand.
Of alt the mysteries those which
have occurcd down at the Jas. John
High School are the most puzzling.
Those artistic hieroglyphics of the
Sopht nio es and Juniors painted on
the sl cwdks on lust Hallowe'en
night, have been more thnueqti.iUd
this week by Sophomore and Junior
pennants appearing on the flagstaff
of the school house as If by magic.
When the Juniors gained the first
laurels on Hallowe'en night, they
thought that the Sophs were van
quished, but their victory was of
short duration, for the Sophs have
come back with double force and
with the aid of the Seniors have
scored by being the first to hoist
their pennant to the flagstaff. They
have also kept it there u little longer
than the Juniors have. But as the
Sophs were before, the Juniors arc
not vanquished, so the Sophs must
keep n sharp lookout. Watch this
space for developments.
Twinkle! twinklcl What Is that?
"Pinky" Smith without his hat,
Up above the fog so high,
Tacking pennants to the sky.
When the Juniors are at rest,
Sleeping soundly with the blest,
Then you see his top-piece bright,
Swaying, swaying, late at night.
"Poet Laureate."
Rappiiigl Rapping! What is that?
Junior Whistler with a slat
On which a Junior pennant flies,
Which he places iu the skies.
While the Sophomores tucked In
Think the Juniors surely dead,
But when they wake up in the
They see the flagstaff of tlieh peu
naut shorn.
And in its place a Junior's proud,
Flaunting gaily above the crowd
Of classmates, there below,
Whogrowl because they were so
"Oh, Thosk Sophs!"
Ah Ha! there, Loyal Junior,
Those Sophs! Are you Biire they're
You may have thought them sickly,
But 'twas just a trance Instead.
They showed the Sophomore spirit,
When they climbed the flagpole
And placed their gallaut pennant,
To wave aloft in the sky.
Give again three cheers for the
Who with the good Sophs, too,
Tore down the rag of. the Juniors,
And pliced their' s up anew.
And last, three groans for. the'
They are slukiug fast to their grave,
They're tio match for the Sopho
' mores,
My grand old friends so brave.
"Poet Laureate."
The Frkshiks' Fkiend.
Hurrah for the loyal Juniors!
They say rtis time you die,
But that's not so, for we all know
Our pennant floats on high:
Then ho, Juniors! Sound the war
Ho, Freshies! Clear the wayl
Our classes stride, in all their pride,
Aloug the halls today.
Today the flagpole gaily
".Flings our pennant bold,
Which goes to show that we'll not
Within the ground so cold
Mr. Hughes Speech. '
Last Friday Mr. Hughes of the
Council Proceedings
All members responded to rol
coll at the regular meeting of the
city council Tuesday night, with
Mayor Ucntlrlcks presiding as
usual. The grist of business before
the body was unusually light.
A remonstrance was received
from three property owners on Ty
Icr street objecting to the nnpor
tioumcnt of cost for improvement of
same, but the remonstrance made
Its appearance too late for revision.
No action was taken in regard to it.
Claims against the city to the
amount of $284.19 were allowed on
motion of Councilman Johnson.
An ordinance apportioning the
cost for the improvement of Tyler
street was passed on motion of
Alderman Davis,
The attorney was directed to
prepare the necessary document for
an casement over the Weyerhaeuser
laud for the purpose of laying a
The chairman of the street com
mlttcc was asked to formulate a
plan and make a recommendation
for a suitable tip.iroacli to the new
citv dock.
Councilman Davis urged that
work iilm.g the line of the Improve-
in nt of Dawson strict be pushed
with all possible speed. The en
gineering department was instructed
to take the matter up at the earliest
Mr. Davis also made a motion
thul tin) recorder be instructed to
request Mayor Simon to appoint 11
member from St. Johns on the dock
committee, which he is empowered
to appoint. The motion was lost
for want of u second, the other
members of council believing it to
be u little early to expect anything
from Portland. Councilman Downey
stated that he knew of no man iu
St. Johns fitted for such a position.
Ah requested by council last
week, Attorney Collier gave a writ
ten opinion as to the legality of the
recent vote upon annexation. He
believed it was perfectly legal and
that the vote would stand as re
corded, St. Johns becoming part of
Portland the first day of next July.
Au ordinance assessing the co.U
of Tyler street was passed.
A Query
Editor Review: The deed re
celved from James John regarding
the Inch school grounds specifically
states that It was deeded to "the
city of St. Johns for school pur
poses," and "heirs and assigns"
are not mentioned. Now the ques
tion forces itself to the surface: If
the city Is dissolved next July, to
whom will the grounds revert to
the heirs of James John, or ttic city
of Portland? Reader.
This Is a nuestlon we are not pre
pared to answer, not being familiar
. . . at t 1
with ttie strict wording 01 me need.
On the face of the proposition it
looks as If the heirs might have a
"fighting chunce" at least. Ed.
Pleasant Evening Spent
One of the most enjoyable social
events of the season was given last
Saturday evening. It was In the
nature of a birthday party given by
Mrs. A. Stuckerat her home, 116
Mohawk street, in honor of her
daughter, Grace, aud Miss Mae
Johnson of Portland and was a very
successful evening of entertainment.
The house was beautifully deco
rated for the occasion and the even
ing was spent In an enjoyable man
ner, games and music being the
leading An elegant sup
per was served at 1 1 :3o, followed
by a number of songs, after which
the invited guests, uumbering
about thirty, departed to their sev
eral hbmes in the best of spirits.
P. R. L. & P. Co., and of the Pub
lie. Safety League, addressed the
students of the James John High
on the subject of public safety. He
gave-us a very iuterestiug speech,
telling us of the various kinds of
accidents and the -way to avoid
them. Humor was not altogether
lacking His account of the un
timely end of "Father Knicker
bocker," killed by a subway, after
escaping submarines, airs nips,
steamboats, automobiles, etc., was
very amusing. Mr, Hughes is an
interesting speaker, holding the at
tention of bis hearers all the time.
This was shown by the hearty ap
plause given him as he left the
Lost Black and white pointer
dog, three large black spots- over
hip, black head with stripe, lame
left fore leg. Return to 171 .Fourth
street, Portland. Reward.
Exciting Glove Contests
One of the most interesting and
exciting glove exhibitions ever
pulled off on the peninsula will take
place in the skating rink tonight
under the auspices of the St. Johns
Athletic association. Bud Audcr
son and Bobby Evuns, between
whom exists au intense rivalry, will
furnish the leading attraction in a
ten round go. They arc two of the
best 133 pound men on the Pacific
Coast and the bout will be full of
of life and ginger. Both have
fcated a number of good ihcn.
Three fast preliminaries have been
scheduled: Fred Abcruathy aud
Kid Gillcn will meet iu a six-round
setto at 128 pounds. Joe Lynch
and Fred Miller, 13s pounders,
will meet iu a four round bout, aud
ack Perry aud Alex Grant will
meet in u four round fight at us
rounds. Jack Day will referee.
Preliminaries start at 8:30.
All lovers of good boxing should
11 nowise miss this event tonight.
Sold Tobacco to Minors
Pitchford Bros, were arrested and
convicted before Judge Downs'
court last week 011 the charge of
selling tobacco to boys under 18
years of age. They were taxed the
minimum flue with costs. Judge
Downs stated that the "next of
fender need not expect to get the
minimum" in his court.
The following is the law 011 the
subject from Bellinger aud Cotton's
Code aud Statutes of Oregon:
Article 1980: It shall be unlaw
ful to sell, barter, trade, give, or in
any manner furnish to any minor
under the age of eighteen years,
any tobacco, cigars, or cigarettes in
any form, or any comjiotind in
which tobacco forms a component
part, without the writteti consent
pr order ot sucti minor s parent or
guardian; and when such minor
has no parent or guardian, then, in
that case, consent may be given by
the county court, sitting for the
transaction of county business, up
on proper application in the county
in which said minor may have his
resideuce. Any persou violating
the provisions of this act shall,
Upon conviction, oe lined in any
sum not les than five dollars nor
more than fifty dollars.
Article 1981: It shall be unlaw
fill for any minor under the age of
eighteen years to smoke or iu any
way to use any cigar, cigarette, or
tobacco in any form whatsoever in
auy public highway, street, place,
square, or resort. Auy minor vio
lating the provisions oi this act
shall, upon conviction, in any sum
not less than one nor more thau
ten dollars, or by imprisonment at
the option of the court, two days
for each offence.
' . By reference to a notice published
elsewhere in this issue, it will be
noted that the school board is ad
vertising for bids on the grading of
(be school grounds around the new
high school building near the city
halt, and also for the erection of a
retaining wall and walks. This Is
something that will meet with the
approbation of all. When this work
is completed in first class style the
appearance of the high-school build
ing will be improved 100 per cent.
Realty dealers cf the state are to
be, asked, to atteud'the annual con
vention of the-Oregon Develop
ment League at Salem during the
last three days of November. It is
felt that these t'vo organizations
can accomplish a great deal by com
ing together and working for the
advancement of the whole state. It
is expected the realty men will hold
tbelr first annual gatberiug at the
same time as the Development
League convention.
Work lor a Greater St John.
A Place in Your Home
Is THERE n place for. YOUR
boy in the home?
Not long ago was printed in the
Ashland News a letter from "A
Boy's Friend." The writer said
he had asked a certain young fellow
why he spent so much time on the
"There's no place at home for
me," was the answer.
Would that be YOUR boy's
answer, if asked the same question ?
Let this soak Into your thoughts.
Isn't it a. fact that In many homes
there is no place for the boy ? Isn' t
It a fact that iu many homes he is
made to feel that he is not clean
enough to use the parlor, not care
ful enough to be allowed any of the
privileges granted his sister?
Is it any wonder he takes to the
streets, where the open world
awards him at least n few rights;
where he is of consequence to at
least some persons, however un
worthy? Think this over!
The boy is the biggest thing iu
the world. This statement is not
intended to reflect iipon the girl. It
Is recorded merely as au utterance
of fact. He is power in the tuak-
utr. aud the power within his
active, awkward frame will be
right or ruin, according to the
guidance given it. The careless
ness that brushes a Hand-painted
plate off the parlor mantel needs
only the gentle grooming of the
right sort of mother to recast into
the lliouglitfulucss that will make
a path to a home of his own. The
enthusiasm that now escapes in
needless noises can be fitted to such
fine purposes and civic responsi
bility. Better his hoots should
track the carpet with stains that
wilt come off, than that the sight of
the spotless lloor-coverliig should
remind tcar-dimmcd eyes of moral
stains on the soul for which that
clean carpet Is the price.
lo develop gentleness in t lie
average boy is not a difficult task.
It requires patience and persever
ance, out everything worm while
demands some measure of these
virtues. But aside from the case or
difficulty involved, this is -the main
oint the boy MUST have a place
1 the home! It must be given
him in such a way as to make him
feel that the home is incomplete
without him: that his absence is as
much to be deplored as father's or
mother's; that he is a member of
the great firm of Home and Family,
to which we are indebted for nearly
all the best things we have Ex
change. Stories nt
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New subscriptions received at this
Come to the taffy pull! There
will be music and fun. Dr. and
Mrs. H. O. Brown will entertain
the members of the Epworth
League and their friends at their
home, No, 415 Kellogg street, one
block east of the postoffice, on Tues
day evening, Nov. aid. Come old,
middle aged and young and lorget
your troubles. Bring ten cents for
the benefit of the League treasury.
Ashland claims it will have the
most beautiful street in Oregon
when its new boulevard is com
pleted. This thorolighfare will be
100 feet in width, with paving on
both sides of a park row in the cen
ter that will be beautified with 'trees
and shrubbery. The paving will
be completed uext spring.
Preach the goapel of St. John.
"Socialism on the Wane"
Editor Review: Feeling some
what blue on reading au article in
the Orcgouian under the above
caption, I took occasion to look up
the vote ot the socialist party from
Its tirst appearance to date.
I find that iu 1892 the Socialist
party for the first time nominated a
presidential ticket iu the United
States. The party had tickets iu
six stales and polled n vote of 21,-
512. Aud thereafter ts follows:
1896 36.275
i9o 85,971
1904 442,000
9o 449.379
1910 I,20d,000
(Conceded by Capitalist Press).
It will be readily seen that doub
ling the vote every four years from
1892 down to the presidential elec
tion of 1908, the vote should have
been 344,192, whereas the actual
vote was over a hundred thousand
greater, 449,379. But now in only
l'WO YEARS of Republican pros
erlty, at a bi-electiou, with noth
ing to especially Influence the vote,
we nave practically multiplied the
vote by two aud three-fourths.
Iu 1908 the vote was as follows:
6,393. L82
Debs .
Total 14,480,236
There arc three more such two
year periods up to 1916. Now get
your cucil mid figure what will be
the Socialist majority over all other
parties iu 1916 at that rate of in
crease, remembering 1 alls ri speech
iu Boston, Dec. 30,1907, as follows:
"Ifthu anuses of monopoly and
discrimination cannot be restrained,
if the concentration of power made
possible by such abuses continue
and increases, and it is made mani
fest that under the system of in
dividualism and private property
the tyranny of oppression of an oli
garchy of wealth cannot be avoided,
then bocialism will triumph, aud
the Institution of private property
will perish."
OI Geel I feel blue.
G. L. Perdue.
Judge liolcomb Dead
Tilts community was startled
Sunday morning when it became
known that Judge W. W. liolcomb
had passed to the great beyond In
the early morning hours. The
Judge was a native of this state,
having been born at West Union,
Washington county, April 11, 1853.
He was graduated from the Pacific
University and was admitted to the
bar iu 1879, after which he prac
ticed his profession in Oregon and
Washington. He went to Los An
geles in 1890, where he established
au enviable reputation as a criminal
lawyer. Poor health, however,
caused him to give up his large
practice there and come North. His
last apearuucc before the bar was
In defence of the Finch murder case
iu Portland. The first of this year
he came to St. Johns, where he
made his home until his death. He
had recently finished buildiiiir u
handsome residence on New York
street iu the nature of a surprise for
his wife who has been making nu
extended visit in California. They
had lived iu the new home but one
short week when death came. Heart
failure was the cause of his demise.
Judge liolcomb was a poet of
considerable ability, a number of
his productions having been pub
lished in the Review aud also iu
many of the more prominent news
papers and periodicals. He leaves
wile, residing iu at. Johns; his
mother, Mrs, Amanda liolcomb;
three brothers, Charles, Abraham
aud Frank, and one sister, Mrs.
Belle Wilson, all residing at the
home farm in West Union, and one
brother, Grant liolcomb of Spring
field, Oregon. The funeral services
took place at the home Thursday
morning, attended by a large con
course of friends of the deceased.
Interment took place at the West
Union cemetery. .
Judge liolcomb was a man great
ly Interested in the welfare aud up
building of St. Johns. He had
many times remarked that St.
Johns was in all respects the most
desirable city in which he had ever
resided. He was a familiar figure
upon our streets, and will be great
lv missed. Ever readv to aid and
assist all in distress, his pocket pook
was also always open to advance
auy object tending to promote the
welfare of St. Johns. He was a
splendid specimen of manhood, tall,
massively built aud of robust ap
pearance. Of a pleasant, genial
disposition, he made friends rapidly,
aud kept them,
See F. W. Valentine for real es
tate and insurance. 204 N. Jersey.
Water Consumers
Water consumers in Portland
hereafter will have to pay for the
pipes of landowners. Such Is to
be the effect of the new charter
amendment. Great many persons
votcu tor the amendment, desiriuc
to compel tiou-propcrticd consumers
thus to case the tax burdens of
The next effort iu this water bltsi
iicss will be that of consumers,
seeking to shift the burden of lay
ing mains 'and maintaining the
water system to taxpayers that Is,
"free" water for consumers. This
Issue will come up iu due time, and
the Orcgouian, along with citizens
who oppose "free" things for those
who use them and benefit from
them, will insist that persons aud
families that use water shall pay a
fair price for it, just as this paper
has insisted that landowners who
benefit from new mains shall pay
fairly for the Improvement.
1 lie one merit of the new amend
ment is that it will compel many
Persons who nav no taxes and own
no responsibility to property and
care little or nothing for tax bur
dens it will compel them now, as
water consumers, to contribute to
th benefit aud ease of landowners.
It was this consideration o! the
question that gave the amendment
many votes, perhaps enough to en
act it.
It is obvious that the new amend
ment means. HIGH MONTHLY
laud. It makes impossible auy sub
stantial reduction in those rates.
Farewell Party
A farewell party was tendered
Mr. aud Mrs. E. C. Hurlbcrt nt
the residence of O. E. Learned
Monday evening by the Thimble
Club. A feast, composed of all
that was best in the culinary art,
and which was declared by many to
be the best they had enjoyed iu
many days, was spread at 0:30.
The ladles of the club fulrly out
did themselves and proved that
there are some splendid cooks in St.
Johns. A beautiful cake fork was
given Mrs. Hurlbcrt as a test!
moiiial of the high esteem iu which
she is held. The evening was
spent iu a pleasant manner, and all
tendered their best wishes to Mr.
aud Mrs. Hurlbcrt for a pleasant,
safe and enjoyable trip, They left
yesterday for Howell's Station,
New York, where they will remain
Seriously Injured
Miss Margaret Van Bogart met
with n painful accident Tuesday
night ot last week, ihe was hurry
ing to catch a street car at the Rich
moiKi street stop, aud when near
the polling place at Learned' real
estate office, she stepped into an
unprotected telephone hole. She
was badly wrenched and bruised by
being violently thrown to the
ground, and was picked up by sev
eral men who were at the booth at
the time. Her injuries arc said to
be quite serious,
Big Mining Deal
The biggest mining deal iu the
history of the state took place dur
ing the past week when the Rain
bow Mine, iu the Mormon Basin,
near Baker, was bonded to tlie
United States Smelting, Refining &
Mining Co, for $1, 050,000. The
purchasers have four mouths iu
which to look over the property
and make a cash payment of $250,
000. At the end of six months the
balance of the purchase price is to
be paid. This is one of the ist
known properties in the state, aud
has a gold production of about
$200,000 to its credit.
Makes His Escape
E. C. Hurlbcrt, who made such
a strong fight for annexation, aud
who pictured iu glowing colors the
great benefits to be derived by an
nexation, that taxes would be low
er and values higher, cheap water,
cheap insurance, cheap gas, aud
many other desirable things too
numerous to mention, showed his
faith in his prophecy by selling his
home and leaving this week for the
East. That is one of the bad fea
tures. The "otitis" who want to
keep their property and make St.
Johns their home, are the ones who
have to bear the burden Imposed
by those who want to get away.
A Great Showing
The fruit crop of the Hood River
district for 1910 is valued at ap
proximately Si, 000,000.
One monster log, the biggest
ever sawed in the Conuillc Vallev.
Coos County, was 9 feet iu diame
ter aud made 11.0000 feet of um
Eight acres near Eutrenc pro-
dticed 103 bales of hops, which is
over 2,500 pounds an acre.
The Mount Hood Railway &
Power company has started a saw
mill near Bull Run with a canacitv
of 30,000 fect daily. It will saw
ties almost exclusively.
Much interest is manifested in
walnut culture in Orecon. and the
fact that trees of bearing age arc
loaded with nuts of fine oualitv
gives great encouragement to grow
ers. Crook county contains one of the
argest bodies of irriniblc laud iu
the West, having 350,000 acres.
Oregon's apple crop is uainimr on
the original estimates and the State
Board of Horticulture places the
1910 yield at 1,250,000 boxes.
Postal receipts for Portland for
October show nn increase of 22.65
cr cent over the corresponding
month of last year. Morover. the
atcst figures are the biggest lu the
ilstory of the city.
Two great conventions of na
tional interest are already scheduled
tor l'ortland next year. They are
the gathering of the woolnrowcrs
of the country next January and
the session of the Christian church
icrc next July.
Lake Countv lauds, n few veurs
ago considered worthless, are now
producing splendid alfalfa seed sell-
ug at 15 cents er pound.
Exports from Portland during
October totaled 11,511,476 feet of
lumber and 1,173,240 bushels of
A Big Industry
Down iu Kenton, the fast grow
ing manufacturing center near Port
laud, there is being erected a plant
for the manufacture of asphalt felt
roofing and building p.iers, .some
thing that has been needed in this
section for some time. The com
pany is organized under the laws of
Oregon with n paid up capital of
The company has secured a
factory site containing nbout six
acres adjoining the Nicolai Door
Company's plant and east of the
Davis Safe & Lock Works. It ex
tends from the Columbia Boulevard
to the Columbia Slough and Is very
advantageously located.
Ground for the building was
broken last week and u switch is
now being graded, which will er
mit of the loading of six cars nt a
time. The main building will be
nearly 200 feet square aud built iu
such a manner as to allow of ex
tension without interfering with
the business. A reinforced con
crete building 40x40 feet will be
erected aud used for the boiler
room aud melting room.
The machinery for the new plant
is being manufactured iu Philadel
phia ami is to arrive iu Portland so
that it can be installed and manu
facturing of the company's products
started by February 1 of next year.
This plant will be the only one
of its kind within n radius of 700
miles, most of the building paper
aud roofing used iu this section of
the country being manufactured iu
the East, and heavy freight charges
are necessarily added, making the
cost to the consumer corresponding
ly advanced.
The raw materials can be pro
cured iu Portland just as cheap,
if not cheaper, than iu the East,
aud the plant here should be able
to control the trade of the entire
Northwest. The factory will give
employment to about 35 men at the
start and will probably produce
about 150 carloads of the finished
material per annum, Abstract.
Oregon will have a special day at
the Chicago Laud Show, it havimr
been fixed on November 30. Ore
gon people will be iu charge of the
program and special exercises will
be held iu the lecture room of the
Coliseum in honor of the occasion.
Under the direction of the Harri-
man Hues iu this territory, a splen
did exhibit of Oregon products has
been gathered that will be shown
at Chicago, excellent space having
been secured for it. The products
of the state on view there will be
explained by competent lecturers iu
charge aud the state generally will
irofit very largely from the show
ng to be made,
Note the Ubel on your paper.