t Historical Society ST. Johns review IT'S NOW UP TO YOU j GET IN THE HABIT Ofadmtltlafln THIS Paper andyoa'llneterretretlt. De lta at onct and keep rltbt at It Toiubtcrlbe for THIS Paper All the newt while II It newt la our motto. Call In and enroll Devoted to tbe Interest! of the Peninsula, (he Manufacturing Center o! tho Northwest VOL. 7 ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27. ,1911. NO. 12 The Dumping Ground Death of I. W. Suitter To Construct a Tube Tiie Reason Why Has Bearing on Streets Will Hold Jubilee Council Meeting . v How tp dispose of the sewage in the district of North East Portland which slopes toward the Columbia River is a question bothering the city officials. It originally was filanncd to construct sewers drafti ng this so they would have their outlets in Columbia or Oregon sloughs, but there has been so much opposition to this plan that it has nearly been decided to abandon it. It is claimed by those opposed to this plan that the current in the sloughs is insufficient during the summer months to carry away the sewage and tliat unsanitary conut tions would result. At n tiipptlinr nf the sewer com mittcc of the council this morning theproposition was discussed aim was suggested that a main, trunk sewer be constructed skirting the ' northern limits of the city from Woodlawn to a point on the Ure gon slough below St. Johns. Lat eral sewers draining contiguous territory will then be constructed ta empty into the main sewer. .This would necessitate building the mntn Knwrr tlirntii'll the incomorat- cd limits of St. Johns, but -its the city has voted to become a part ot Portland after July i, It is believed that little difficulty will be encoun tered in following out this scheme. The entire matter, however, was left to the city engineer to prepare 'plans for the disposal of the sewage front this territory. W. T. Vaughan representing the Vernon district, which will become 11 part of this big newer district, pe titioned the committee to lay the hewer in that locality of cement pipe. He declared that since the advent of cement sewer pipe in this city the cost of terra cotta pipe bos been reduced about 35 per cent and he believed In fostering compe tition which has been started. 'I he committee went on record as favor ing cement pipe for this sewer. Telegram. Turn Them Down St. Johns seems to be considered n fair field for exploitation by nu merous advertising fakirs. Di rectories, hotel cards, circulars and other schemes are worked to death by these traveling artists, who make big money and give little or noth ' lug in return. The business men of this city, however, are getting onto them in pretty fuir shape and give them the "cold shoulder" whenever they roll into town. When the smooth-tongued fellows desire to work the town they usu ally call upon some big merchant at the start, for if such a merchant puts dowu hls'nume for an adver tising space it,mnkes the balance of the canvassing easy. Other busi ness men seeing the Rig Merchant Prince has put dowu his name, therefore endorsing the scheme by patronizing H.fall Into the open trap without a murmur, and 99 times out of 100 are buncoed. The lead ing business men of a town should realize their responsibility in such matters, By subscribing to some dizzy, wildcat scheme they are not only putting themselves in the way of being fleeced but they are ft-ir tusking it easy for others also to ' be' fleeced. The safest way for the business men is to make a hard and fast agreement to turn down all adver tising schemes offered by strangers whether cudo'rsed by Business Men's Associations or npt. They will thus save themselves money and the everlasting annoyance of being bored by solicitors, and they will have the satisfaction of doing somethiug for home industry. The .newspaper of a town that pays wages and. taxes and contributes to the general wellfare is entitled to all of the local business in tbe way of advertising. The business men of many sprightly towns have agreed to turn down all outside ad- . vertisiug fake schemes, such as di rectories and blank books, and there are more towns that should fall in line. Lumber was delivered Saturday at the St. Johns Shipbuilding plant for 30 pipe pontoons for the Port of Portland dredges and work began this week. The company also has received an award from the Colum bia Contract Company to build a barge and another is under way for the Albina Fuel Company. The . dredge boat Columbia U to be sheathed above the water line at that plant and repairs are being made on the steamer J. N. Teal. A brand new copy of Polk's Or egon and Washington State Gazet- eer and Business Directory njay be ,t secured at this office for :$6,oo; reg ' . wkr price $9.x. .Isaiah W. Suitter died at bis home in this city after several months' illness ot Bright s disease. Mr. Suitter was born in Cary, Me., in 1 865 and came to St. Johns in iqoh. where he resided up to his death. He leaves 11 mother, Mrs. Ann Suitter; two brothers, Nathan, in Bottita, Oregon, and Reuben, in Cary, Maine; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Victory, of Hodgson, Me., and Mrs. Susan Pcllmtn of this city; four sous and three daughters. Mr. Suitter was an industrious and mod el citizen. Left about three years ago by the death-of his wife with a large family of young children on his hands, he cared for them faith fully and welt as long as he was able. A few weeks ago he went to a Portland hospital for treatment, but the dread disease had made such inroads on his system that he was beyond earthly aid, and but little relief was afforded. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church and was well thought of by all who knew him. Outside of 1 1000. insurance policy he leaves his family in destitute circumstan ces. Being of an independent na ture, it was only until the last few weeks of his life that he would per mit the aid of the charitably dis posed. Being right in the prime of life, it was hard to die and leave his orphan children unprovided for. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Saturday nt 1 :jo p. m., Rev". C. L. Owen offi ciating. Interment took place in the Columbia cemetery at Kenton. Still In Business Vnlle Vista, Ore., Jun. 18, 191 1. Editor Review: Having not c d in last week's Review an announce ment that I had retired from the real estate business and gone to farming, I herewith beg permission to correct the error to this extent: It true that I have severed my con nection with . the Smith-Wagoner Co. . It is nlso true that I am living on a farm, but in regard to retir ing from the real estate business, I wish to say that I have never had better prospects lit the real estate line than at the present time and I wish to further announce to all un friends and patrons in St. Johns that I am in a position to supply them with investments that will out class anything which we have ever offered to them in the past, and will guarantee them a clean, square deal. Any of my mends who wish to look over Washington county will be most cordially welcomed at Valle Vista, my new home, our new town site and suburban acreage. L. H. Smith. New Brick Building Bickner Bros, have completed their plans for a solid brick building to be erected upon the site of Do ble's real estate office and Mrs, Martin's millinery store. The structure will be a story and 4 half high, 34x90 feet in size and thor oughly substantial throughout. It will Ik; constructed especially lor movimr nictttre shows with balconv overhead. When completed It will be occupied by the Electric Theatre and the room In which this play house is now located will be occu pied by Harry Mansfield with a strictly first class pool and billiard hall. It is expected the, building will -be completed by the first of May. . The cut of timber bv Orecon mill during 1910 was the biggest ever known and reached a total.of 2,000,000,000 feet, according to the best efforts obtainable. This, too, despite the fact that trade conditions were conflicting. The current year sees a more favorable outlook and it is probable the cut of 191 1 will greatly surpass that of 1910. Twin Falls, Idaho, takes the palm for the greatest yield of pota toes in competition with western states' along the line of the Oregon Short Line, which offered a prize of $500 for the best crop. Louis A. Snyder, "living near Twin Falte, was awarded the prize, having grown $640 bushels on one acre. He irrigated his crop three times and planted and cultivated the tubers by machinery. The Home Telephone Company of Portland recently installed one of its pay stations in St, Johns Pharmacy, 105 No. Jersey street for the use of all persons desiring to cotumunicate over the Home sys tem. ' ' Application for a franchise for the Portland Subway Company, giv ing the right to enter into a general street railway business and to con struct a tube under the Willamette river and through a loop aggregat ing a mile in length under West Side streets, will be made at' the next meeting of the city council. The company which was recently Incorporated in Oregon, is repre sented In Portland by A. K.Bcntly, L. Y. Kcady, A. K. Hammond and A. Clark, who say they arc the agents for Eastern and Euro pean capitalists who intend to in vest $20,000,000 in the develop ment of their enterprise in Portland lit the next four years. They estimate that it will require fully a year to secure necessary pre liminary privileges and contracts and that the construction will de- maud three years. Their plans Include the building of 150 miles of surface tracks on hast Side streets in addition to their tunnel under the river and under the West side business dis trict. They do not propose to bring their cars to the surface on the West Side, but will operate through a sub-surface loop, over four parallel tracks, connected with convenient stations on the street level. The stations will so correstraud with the sets of tracks that passen gers will never need to cross any of the rails to enter the cars. Moving stairways, inclined walks and ele vators will be provided. According to the terms of the franchise an all night service will be inaugurated. Tickets will be sold by cither conductor or agents of the company at the rate of 6 for 25c and the city will receive a per centage of the gross proceeds. Mr. Ready declared yesterday that not n single share of stock will be offer ed the Portluud public and that vir tually all the money to finance the enterprise already had been sub scribed in Eastern and foreign cen ters. "The backers of the plan," he said, "figure that the population of Portland will double in the next seven years and they therefore be lieve that the city can well accom modate and support two independ ent street railway systems. The tunnel project has been reported up on by competent engineers and has been pronounced feasible. We shall have a north outlet in Sulli van's gulch and one on the south near Hawthorne avenue. Journal. At the Stock Yards Receipts for the week have been: cattle, 2490; calves, 94; hogs, 1825; sheep, 34.54; horses, 69. Under the influence of a fairly liberal supply of cattle, prices showed a weaker undertone, ami while the demand was active and snappy, it was not altogether a seller's market as has been the case for several weeks previous. The supply of sheep was moderate and the market was slow and draggy with lower prices pre vailing. The mutton market moves at times in strange circles, packers load their coolers with mut ton and the demand falls off for" no reason that is explainable, when this is the Case, the market 'sags and during the week that has just closed the prices have been anything but encouraging. The hog market was lightly supplied and the 'de mand was active from 8,50 to ?,oo, D. O. Lively, Gen. Agent. Members of Laurel Lodge '.No. 186 and vijiting brothers Tiere are requested "to be in Odd Fellows Hall promptly at 7:30 next Monday evening." We are promised a visit from Laurelwood Rebeccas, .Penin sula lodge I. O. O. F. and Marietta Rebeccas that night aud we wish to give them all that is coming7 to them. State Evangelist Gregg, a member of our order, holding meetings in the Christian church, sent a special invitation to our lodge to come, in a body, or indi vidually as we saw fit, to hear his addret? Sunday evening at 8 o'clock on the subject: "FrateVnal orders, their benefits Which are the best." The undersigned was to deliver this invitation in open lodge last Monday night, but forgot to do so. D. N. Byerlee, Secretary. Register, voter. This may be iu be da your last opportunity to register bt. Johns. Next year you may compelled to go to Portland to- so. Be glad you are saved the time and-txpeitsfitkis'year. . Occasionally some one makes the pIaint:"Why don't you have more personal news iu the paper?" For the benefit of those who believe the Review docs not contain as ninny personals as perhaps some other papers iu the country, we will ad vance a few reasons. St. Johns from a newspaper man's point of view Is situated somewhat peculiar. In most other towns there is a depot for the arrival and departure of vis itors. This is always a prolific source of news to the reporter. lie can go there near "train time" and mingling with the crowd can gain a number of personals usually. In St. Johns this is denied. Iu other places there arc hotel registers to scan and secure names of visitors aud from whence they came. Here this is also not accessible. Nearly all local people going on a visit get on the street cars, and visitors come the same way. It is therefore hard to fill up the paper with personal mention. The Portland papers have reporters here every day look ing for news, but the Review con tains more than all combined relat ing to St. Johns. Keeping count last week, out of twenty persons we inquired of for news, two unimport ant items were all that could be gleaned. The editor has almost to sec the news item for himself. Rend er, when you complain of a lack of news Items In the paper, just stop and nsk yourself If you know of just otic news Item that is not con tained in a fresh copy of the paper. Perhaps you have a visitor at your home and you arc incensed because the editor has not found it out. The fact of the matter is that you have not done our duty when you failed to tell him of the fact, either in person or by postal. A live newspaper Is dependent upon the co-operation of the public. It is impossible to make a house to house canvass each week iu search of the news. It must be either sent iu or picked up on the streets or business places. When news are scarce in a local newspaper it is generally be cause little has happened. The ed ilor nlwnvSr wants to hud out as much as possible of the happening of the city, and if he can find but little it is not because he has tried to find more. not Polk's Gazeteer Just Issued for 1911-12 is the most comnletc work of the kind published. It contains an accurate business directory of Portland, Seat tle, Spokane, Tacoma and every other city town and village in Ore gon aud Washington, ami the names aud addresses of country merchants aud professional men, lumbermen, etc., Who are located close to vil lages; also lists of government and and comity officers, commissioners of deeds, state boards, statutory provisions, terms of courts, names of postmasters, postoffices, express, telephone and telegraph offices, Justices of the Peace, hotels, daily and weekly newspapers, besides much other information useful to all classes of business and professional men. A descriptive sketch of each filacc is given, embracing various terns of interest, such as the loca tion, population, distance to differ ent points, the njost convenient shipping stations, the products that are marketed, stage communication, trade statistics, the nearest bank lo cation, mineral interests, churches, schools, libraries and societies. An important feature is the classified directory, giving every business ar ranged Under , its special heading, thus enabling subscribers to obtain at a glance a list of all houses man ufacturing or dealing in any partic ular Hue of goods. The work gen erally is compiled to meet the wants of the business community, aud is so thorough as to deserve liberal patronage. Price $9.00. R. L. Polk & Co., Seattle, Wash. Patrons Take Notice All parents having" children they desire to start to school during the spring term for the first time during the spring term of the school should see the principal of the school to which they 'are to be sent not later than Monday, January 30. Any child six years old by April 15, is eligible for admittance for term beginning Feb.. 2, 191 1. No new pupil will be admitted to First Grade after the second week of the term. Kindly start them at begin ning of the terra. Chas. H. Boyd,Supt. A handsome hitching post has been placed iu frout of the Water company s otiice ou Burlington street. Editor Review: In giying several reasons last week why It would not be a "monstrous wrong" for the city council to have the annexation question decided, there wa3 one point you seemed to have over looked. That was if we become a part of Portland in July, the coutt cil could go ahead and have all streets iu St. Johns gotten under way of improvement. If it was certain that annexation or consol idation would take place iu a few mouths, this could be done away with. Under the Portland charter property can be assessed to the full valuation for street improvement aud 85 percent of same arc required to remonstrate before the proposed improvement can be abandoned. Therefore, if we arc going to be come a part of the larger city, council could get exceedingly busy nud order all streets improved. The poor condition of streets seems to have been the strong point of the annexationists. If they want bet ter streets, let them pay for them. If the matter was settled the street problem would become easy. There tore, from many points of view it would seem the duty of the city council to have the matter deter mined definitely as soon as possible. Reader. Says Realty Too High William Dudley of Spokane was a visitor to St. Johns the first of the week. He said that he had looked well over the ground in nud around Portland, nud he finds the price of ralty in St. Johns is much higher than any other suburb of Portland. lie admired the site of bt. Johns immensely, but believed the city would advance with greater speed if price of realty was reduced in proportion to other outlying dis tricts of Portland. He believed the price of water frontage to be prohibitive for manufacturing pur poses. He stated that the worst possible tliiug-StrJohuu could do at this stage of its progress was to consolidate with Portland. Ken estate, he said, could not possibly advance iu value thereby, because It was too high how, aud he could conceive of no practical reason why any one would wish St. Johns n part of the larger city, as that city could give the smaller city nothing that it could not secure lor itsell and secure It much quicker. Evangelistic Meetings Christian church: State Evangel 1st Samuel Gregg, holding meetings for this body of Christians will speak tonight, (Frldoy) on "The Devil and His Angels." The speaker isn't Sam Jones, nor the son of Sam Jones, nor yet one of Iris disciples, he is distinctly and positively Sam Gregg; but he has a pleasing personality, ou earnest, forceful manner of presenting his facts to his hearers in language that all can understand. Aud at the same time there is bubbling to the surface of his discourses those bright scintillations of wit and hu mor that involuntarily come to the man who is at cacc with God and man. His subject for Sunday eve ning is: "Fraternal Orders, their benefits Which are the Best." All fraternities are invited to hear this address. The stereopticou will be used Friday night on "The Devil and His Augels." The speaker did not say, however, whether he had captured an authentic picture of Bobbie Burns' "Auld Clutie," or not, but it will pay you to come aud see. All are invited. B. Word From Paschal Followimr on a nost card received at this office from Paschal Hill, one of the investigators of the pav ing situation iu the Eastern states: Bloomfield, Iowa, i-8-ii In the land of vellow com, fat cattle aud fat hogsjsnow eight inch es, not cold; sleigh bells jingling. Will be through with our ' investi gation in ten days, but am going out into the country for one day's old-fashioned rabbit hunt. Am anxious to get back; never want to leave home again, Paschal. Evangelical Morning theme: An exposition of the book of Es ther." In the evening union ser vices will be held, at which time Rev. C. P. Gates, pastor, will preach the baccalaureate sermon to the February - graduating class of the high school. . Elaborate preparations arc being perfected to greet the home coming of the Innocents from their trip abroad. The barbecue will be held on the public square at Burl ington and Jersey 'streets. The ground for a short distance will be paved with alternate strips of Bit' ulithic'nnd.Westrumite hard stir facing, ns it is not yet known which kind the Innocents prefer. As no tiling is too good for tltc Irish, great care has been exercised in the selection of the animal for the bar becuc. It was finally decided by the commitcc iu charge that Ash by's famous aud costly bull would make the most fitting sacrifice. AI though a little perverse nud frisky at times, the selection is conceded by all to be a wise one. The re ception committee willmcet the In nocents at Piedmont aud conduct them iu triumph to the scene of festivities. Good speaking has been arranged for. G. G. Cnrhnrt, in ills singularly sweet and pathetic voice, will deliver an address ou the touching theme: "By George, How We Missed Them.' He will tell how sad aud lonely the com munity has been during the absence of the Innocents aud what great pleasure It gives nil to note their return. This will be responded to by Paschal Hill, one of tltc Inno cents, who will. speak upon "Chi cago After Dark, or the Dangers that Lurk iu a Large City." He will tell of the many pitfalls spread to catch the unwary, nud how unr rowly they escaped being caught iu the net: how they entered nt twi light several innocent looking amusement halls, nud with what unspeakable horror they hastily made their exit after getting nu Inkling of what wns rcnlly going 011. A number of hair raising an ecdotes from personal experience will be given, b. C. Norton will then enlarge upon the beautiful theme: "The Wanderers' Return." He will tell of the many sleepless nights nud prayerful hours he passed iu their absence; how he closely scanned the daily papers lu fear aud trembling lest he might read of a horrible accident befalling them, nud what n great relief it Is to have them both home safe nud sound. He will tell how fnin he wns to accompany them, but how his heart failed him nt the last niin tite; that he finally concluded ntiiau of his age was hardly capable of looking after a couple of such frisky young colts. Mr. Norton has spent many tedious hours over his perorntlon, nud It will no doubt be deemed the most masterful nud sympathetic production ever heard iu St. Johns. R. W. MeKeou will respond to this with: "The Story of tltc Tea Kettle, or How We Did It." This address will be purely scientific aud deal particularly aud especially with street covering. He will stick close to his text for fear he might unwittingly tell somethiug they had decided would be better to leave unsaid. Geo. Ms Hall, P. A. Brcdecu, P. J. Peterson aud other noted speakers will also be called upon to deliver appropriate aud stirring addresses. Bewitching strains of music by the band will inter.stx.-rso it all with such feeling .selections as 'There'll be n Hot Time iu the Old Town Tonight," "How Glad I Am." and "The Devil's Drcnm." That the event will be one long to be remembered goes without saying. They are ex pected home next week, SPECIAL BARGAINS Five-acre tracts from $75 to $200 per acre according to location. Lots 50x100 from $85 to $125 right at Valle Vista station. beveu aud one-half acres, all im proved, orchard and small fruits of every description.house.woodhouse, chicken house, barn, $1100 worth of fruit annually, The best invest ment iu Oregon. 1 wo blocks from station. Any reliable person can obtain this home on easy payments. Five-acre tract 325 feet fronting on R, R. sidetrack near station, two-thirds in cultivation. Elegant towusite, price $1500. First come, first served. Buy of owner who has no office rent or other city expenses. Make some profit for yourself. Take United Railway at 4th aud Stark, and get off ut Valle Vista. Postofhce address, Leroy H. Smith, Hillshoro, Ore., Route 1, Gus Johnson of Clatskanic, Wu., was the guest of his old time friend, W,H. King, tills week. Mr. John- sou is a councilman of his hustling home town; and paid a fraternal visit to the local council Tuesday evening. Work for a Oreatar St. Johni, All members of tiie council were present at the regular meeting of that body Tuesday night, with Ma yor Hendricks presiding. L. Seybold asked for an exten sion of 60 days time on construe tion of the Burlington street sewer, granted on motion of Councilman Johnson. A petition for an arc light at tltc intersection of Salem nud Crawford streets was referred to the water nud light committee ou motion of Councilman Cook. M. T. Swan asked for and wns granted 60 days cxteutiou of time ou the improvement of Columbia boulevard ou motion of Mr. Cook, The election of C. C. Oihtis to the chief of the fire department was recommended by the mayor aud approved unanimously by ballot by The Star Sand and Gravel Co, asked for permission to macadamize Richmond street from Bradford street to the river at their own ex pense; wns granted 011 motion of Mr. Davis subject to the acceptance of the city engineer. A communication from tltc V crhuettscr Laud Company stated that the deed for easement of Ma Ic street sewer had been prcpand and would be forwarded to the n cordcr in the near future. The transfer of the Thomas Glover liquor license was recom mended by the liquor license com miltee nud endorsed by council on motion of Mr. Davis. Bills amounting to $7.85 were nllowcd. Ordinances establishing grades of Macrum avenue nud Kellogg street were passed 011 motion of Mr. Davis. An ordinance providing for the sate of improvement bonds to the amount of 530,000 was passed nu motion of Councilman Hitler. Mount Hood Knllwny and Power Company's franchise wns held oer another week for further iuvestiga tion nftcr referring the matter to the committee of three S. C.Cook. Si L. Doble and J. 1?. Hiller in connection with the nttoruey. The Political Pot The question of becoming part of Portland is still agitating the St Johns eople and tuny be the only issue iu thecity election next April Present guesses arc that the tickets will be about as follows: Aiitt-au nexntiou ticket: Mnyor, A. W. Mnrkle; Recorder, Fred C. Couch: Treasurer, J. E. Tanch; Attorney, A. M. Essou; Couucilmeu-at-large, S. L. Doble, S. C. Cook, II. W Bricc; Cotiucilmcu, hirst Ward, Fred Valentine aud T. II. Coih ran; Second Ward, K. C. Couch aud G. L. Perriue. Annexation ticket: Mayor, J. S Downey; Recorder, A. T. BoKlt-u. Treasurer Paschal Hill; Attorney , Perry C. Stroud; Counciltiieu-at targe, II. S. Hewitt, George M Hall aud B. Frank Horsiuau, Coiincilmen first ward. J. 1 1. Fletch er and P. T, Hanson; second waul, P. A. Bredecn aud Abort Vvhu man. A primary election will lie held February 27, and all mttstrcg ister for this. Telegram. I he guess is a wild one so far .in ye editor is concerned. We have troubles enough of our own without attempting to add more thereto. 4 liuuha. A Good Man .Dies Mr. D. I. Huff, well aud favoi- ably known in St. Johns nud sur rounding country, but living at Peninsula station died quite sud denly Friday morning January 13. He had been complaining tor about one year, but was alway able to at tend to his work and business up to the day of his death. He came from South Dakota, where he was greatly loved and respected, nliout ten years ago, aud settled down m the Peninsula. He went int farm ing and fruit raising and dealt largely with the people of St. Jomis aud surrounding country. He uu a conscientious aud upright citizen and invariably threw his inlhieucc on the side of order uud good t iti zeuship. He is survived bv his widow and two daughters: Mr- James Mills, of Northern Hill and Mrs. N, II. Wendell, of Aberdeen. South Dakota. He was buried at Riverside cemetery and was fol lowed to his urave by a large num ber of his friends and neighbors who speak of him In tortus ot en dearment. See F. W. Valentine for real es tate and insurance, 204 N Jersey. w -. A - v 7 TtHh"