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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW
BY A. W. MARKLE
Fubllahod Brarjr Friday
At 117 West Doillngton Stroet
Tub Rkvisw la entered at nost office
In Saint Johns, Oregon, as innil matter
of the second class under the Act of eon-
grail of March 3, 1879.
Official Nmpipar of the City of BL Johns.
AdrMtlilng ratea, f 1.00 par Inch per month.
Job Printing oieenUd In flrit-alaai stylo.
tUtU for Job Printing cmb on d.llterr.
Subscription prlca $1.00 par your.
The servant girl proposition is
becoming more serious as time goes
011, In former days house maids
were supposed to please tlicir cm
ploycrs. Today the employer must
suit the hired help. The leadiiiK
questions generally asked by the
possible candidate tor Household
honors are: "What wages do you
pay? How many children have you?
Am I supposed to do the cooking?
Do you scud your wasning and
irouiuir out. or is it to be done at
home? How often do you have vis
itors? How many afternoons do I
get off (with full pay, of course)?
Docs the lady of the house help
with the housework (" Many otli
er questions follow but these are
the leading ones. If the answers
are not satisfactory of course the
candidate turns up her nose and
quickly departs. The servant girl
of yesterday is the autocrat of to
day. What the next generation will
do to secure competent House Help
is difficult to discern. Girls gener
ally arc not being brought up to
learn household duties and servant
girls are becoming practically worse
than useless. The divorce 11: Ills
will grind more furiously as a nut
tiral sequence. Illy cooked meals
and poor domestic management are
responsible for more divorces than
any other cause.
The sewer situation Is assuming
crave proportions. Some one is
going to be stung hut who? Shall
it be the contractor or the engineer
or the couucilmcn or the city? I he
property owners, in no iuconsider
able proportion, have publicly de
clared that they shall not pay their
assessments until they have positive
assurance that the sewer has been
laid according to the letter of the
specifications. From the evidence
adduced this has not been done
far from it. 1 hcrcforc n generous
portion at least must be dug up
and laid down proiwrly. Hut who
shall bear the excuse? The con
tractor will no doubt attempt to
prove that he had the permission of
the engineer to lay the sewer in tlie
manner in which it has been laid.
Moreover, the city records will at
test that the city engineer has
passed uxn the maimer of laying
and pronounced it good in the main
and further, the council accepted
this written report. A city iuspec
tor has been on the job most of the
time, mid, working under the di
rcction of the engineer, he, too, has
crmlttcd thutie irregularities to
continue. While the contractor i
supposed to follow the specification
in regard to detail the engineer has
tKiwer to ivcrtiilt digressions to some
degree. Has this permission, which
must be given in writing, been ol
mined f It so, matters are more
complex. If not, the stinging sen
satioti will not unlikely descend up
on the contractor, is tlie eugiii
eer s skirts clear t upon nts own
confession he altered the bid after
it had been made public, which
should have made it worthless. He
accepted tlie work of tlie same con
tractor 011 Philadelphia and Ittir
liugtoii street sewers, and it is Mild
that no deviation has been made in
laying these sewers over that in
vogue on the Maplo street sewer,
Taking the engineer's attitude as n
criterion, the contractor, in making
up his bid for the Maple street sew
er, had a right to expect the same
treatment on the new work. So
confident was the contractor that
he would receive the Maple street
contract that he begun hauling the
pipe along the route u day or two
before the contract was awarded by
the council. Did he have inside
information, or did he know that he
could rely upon the engineer to
make the figures right that he had
omitted, either Intentionally or ueg
lectfully? Has the engineer done
his full duty toward the city of St.
Johns in regard to the sewer? Has
he made special elfort to secure a
sewer system for St. Johns that was
above reproach? If he has, why the
strenuous objection and refusal to
pay? Is he not competent to enforce
u compliance with the sccificatio!is
011 the part of the contractor, or is
he aiding the contractor at the ex
pense of the city? These are imper
tinent questions, perhaps, but they
are just. The iieople want to know
and why shouldn't they? We hope
that he can show u clean
pair of hands on the sewer proposi
tioti. Are the couucilmcn liable?
Have they tacitly endorsed the en
gineer's report when he said the
work was pleasing to him ? No
Objections were made when it was
presented, aud while accepting it
as a public document, its spirit
was tiot concurred in and the couu
cilmcn were far from being in sym
pathy with its purport. Is the city
liable for cost of relaying? Yes
It ueituer tue contractor or tnc en
gineer or the couiiciltneu arc. Hut
which shall it be?
St. Johns will celebrate the
Fourth of July. Come and hear
the tables scream.
Stories of Success
From tho ttmo
ho was o boy
nmonit tho rocks
nnd hills of hla
father's farm In
tho crent Chlca
Ko merchant, naj
n loaning toward
b u s I n o s s. At
Rccurcd a clerk
ship with Coor
ay, Farwell &
Co., Chicago, ami
In n fow veura
was admitted to tho firm, his sav
ings enabling him to grasp oppor
tunity when It presented Itself.
Opportunities In America are as
Itrcat ns over, but they are usually
open only to those who have ready
It gives a feeling of security to
know that when fortune, beckon?,
you have tho money It calls for.
Coma down nnd leave a small sum.
to start n savings account.
No matter how small, It wilt bo n
tieglnnlng a .dollar will do and
you will bo tlellghted In making ad-
dlNonbank you could select would bo
oafcr than ours.
When may wo expect youT
St. Johns, Oregon
SYIA'HSTHK I'HTMKSON, Pres.
A. K. Joints, Vice President
1', P. Dkinkhk, Cashier
C. H. Russia.!., Ass't Cashier
As anticipated by those familiar
with octopus methods, another at
tempt was made Wednesday night
by the Warren Construction Co.
to clog the wheuls of their dreaded
rival- Westrtnuite. Hut like the
last wail of n lost soul, it fell 011
heedless enrs. It was adjudged a
bluff and council, by its action in
awarding the contract for Jersey
street, called it. Mysterious and
passing all understanding arc the
ways of the magnanimous (?) trust.
At first by the mouthpieces of its
minions it spread the doleful tale
that Wcstrtunite was worthless,
would blow away or become full of
holes in n short while. Now the
tactics change. The whine is made
from the chief himself that West
rumite is a rank infringement 011
llitulithlc. Heboid the humiliat
ing spectacle of Dead Sea fruit
in the mouth of the trust. Hirst
Westrumite is worthless, then it is
Hiltilithic tinder the limit tie plume
of Westrumite. If the two are
practically synonymous, ns the oc
topus would have us now believe,
one must be as bad or good as the
other. It is not likely that the
trust is through with the affair even
yet, It will try eiijoiiimcut, it is
presumed, but it will not hold.
No court can hold against imagin
ary or fancied wiongs or damages.
They must be real. In this case it
cannot be real until the damage or
infringement has actually taken
place. A certain party in St. Johns
attempted to enjoin this city from
laying a sewer outlet adjacent to
his property, claiming that he
would be damaged if the outlet
was laid. The court rightfully
held that the damage was only an
ticipated. The time for damage
claim was after the damage had
been actually done. It will or
should prove so in the paving in
stance. If infringement there be,
the time to bring suit is after the
infringement has taken place, and
not before. The chances nre.how
ever, mat mere is no tiitriiigement
anticipated on the part of Westru
mite. The only infringement that
is likely to occur is an infr inge
ment on the preserves of the trust
John Noce & Co.
have moved to
the north room
erection of the
which it wants to hold intact unto
itself. There is no law against
Women arc strange creatures
sometimes. Lay a certified check
for $50 and $25 in gold in front of
them, and invariably they will take
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tue J)?,1; 11 given uieir cnuice. aum
might attempt them both.
St. Johns will celebrate.
The Eagles have taken the initia
live in an old-time Fourth of July
celebration. Let's all fall to and
make the Magics scream with joy.
It Is resolved by the city of St. Johns:
That wheteiw. the council did. by Or
illnnncc No. vji) imsmmI by the council
nnd approved uy the mayor Mity 16. 191 1,
adopt the city engineer's report hi the
matter of oiMMilug nnd extending Craw
ford street In wild city (rum Richmond
street to the cmt line 01 uutioi "i" 111
A. I.. Miner's Ailillllon. which miUI orill
imncc Is hereby referred to and nmde a
part 01 this rcMiuiion, ana
Whereas, the council nt this time
ilcenis it neceiwirv unit expedient to up
point viewers to iimcm the benefits nnd
ilninnucs cmueii iy miii proioeii open
ini! olsnid Crawford street ns nforciuilil,
Now, therefore, It Is hereby resolved by
the city of .St. Johns that I. II. Martin,
T. II. Coeliniii and Hoy Iiigleduc, three
disinterested freeholder of the city of
St. In ins unit txiwteftiliiL' the mmlllicn
Hon of jurors of the circuit court of
Multuouiuli county Ik; and they each of
them are hereby iipK!ntcd ns viewers to
assess the (Intimites mid benefits to the
rcspcctlvo lots, blocks anil parcel of
land wopoaeii to do romicmncii 111 open
ing nt said Crawford street, us aforesaid,
as well ns the benefits o( mopcrty iwr-
licuhtrly benefited thereby, unit that
each of said viewer shall mud fv ns tiro
vided by Section 81 of the charter of the
city of St. Johusut the hour of 10 o'clock
11. in., June 12,1911,1111'! proceed loan
suits the daiuiiees mid benefits ns pre-
acrilnid in Sections Hi-H of said charier,
Adopted by the council May 1911,
1. A. HICK,
I'uhlhlied In the St. Johns Review 011
May 20 mul June 2, 1911,
sv s OTICH I. Iinetiv ultra that Ksllf II Hal
l ronib, atliulnlitrattli ol rUte ol Wnr
- - w iioicumu, iitfcsxti, uii j 1111c 1.1. 1911
litnl llf mtnl ol her final account m well al
niliil.tisllli wllli tlie f If Ik. ul I he county rout)
lor Multnomah county. (nn Honorable I
J. Clretou. county luilgc 11I Mhl county, lu.ilf.
lunntril MomUy. July 1. lull, 4 o'clock u m. In
ui me ctmiuy coum si uivcuuii
liouMMor 'alii county
In tlie city ol rotltaml,
Orrtion. aillie time ami ulacc lor lite icltleiiieut
ol wid account ami lor liraiing any objections
to Mine Objection to aaiil acvounl or ailinluU'
tratluii. II any. ate requlirillo Iw lilej with Hie
riciK ui uiu rouu 011 or ixioie ine uay anionic
el lor the licarliiu ami arttleiueiil llierrol 1Mb-
ILhnl imrtuant to ottler ol tawl cuuuly Judge
ilitrtt June 1. 1411 K AT I It II HOI.COMH,
neurit J rtikin. Anminiuaifi
Atloinry tor AilnilnlHtatrli
1'lMay June tirnl ImUluntlou.
r'lklay June jo lot ulIUnllon.
DOUBLE YOUR DOLLARS
Every dollar you earn Is capable of doubling Itself
in time, without any effort on your part except
to hang on to it.
The dollar that slips away will eventually get into the
hands of some one who will set "it at work for
tune building for himself.
Tho dollars you save whose earning power you ap
propriate, will make the sum of your fortune.
The sooner you begin to save at this bank, the sooner
you will sec your fortune expressed in large
We receive savings deposits from one dollar up.
The Peninsula Bank
St. Johns, Oregon
Capital $50,000.00 Surplus $7,000.00
Resources over $200,000.00
U. T. Piatt, President i C Knnpp, Vice President
C. A. Wood, Cashier
Every Little Girl
will soon be saying, "Oh, mother!
its warm enough to leave off my
coat" which means that mother
must start working on new dresses
for the Summer play days.
We've been anticipating just
such a move nnd our stocks of
sturdy fabrics for the little girls'
clothes are more complete than
Ginghams 12 l-2c
Calicos 5. 6, and 7c
Percales 10 nnd 12 l-2c
Choose the needs for the little
girls summer wardrobe nt this store.
When the Girl grad
uates the dress will be the nil-important
thing. Nothing weighs greater
upon the girl's mind ot this great
day in her life than the correctness
of her graduating gown.
With a dress of our pretty BISH
OP LAWN nt 35c or KOlJU
SILK, at 30c made with the aid of
n Ladies Home Journal Pattern,
girlish heads will rest easy under
the commencement crown.
We invite you to this timely
showing of fabrics for graduation
Comes the demand for cool, dressy
suits. We have secured a special
showing of snappy suits for men
mid priced them nt n moderate
Now is the time to buy, while
our slock is complete.
A full line of men's Negligee
Shirts for summer wear nt 75c, $1,
$1.50 nnd $2.00. Just received.
Owing to existing circumstances
relative to our street improvements
it has put us somewhat above the
sidewalk but our exceedingly
low prices in groceries still remain
on the level, consistent with legiti
A SPECIAL PRICK of 4c per
yard on n large assortment cr Im
itation TORCHON LACKS, this
week nnd next.
I'AT TKK N
If you hnvc never tried the
LADlKS'IlIOMIi JOURNAL Pat
terns, try one now for that new
Waist.Swe have several designs
that insures comfort and style.
Then select your material from our
showing of stiberb waistings.
All widths, nil colors of RII1BON
REMNANTS nt ono fourth off
COUCH & COMPANY
Opposite City Hall Phone Columbia 1 37
mmmmJ k. w k aW .
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
We are leaders in
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings
SHOES AND OXFORDS
Sorority, Cincerity and Fashion Florsheim, Nettleton, Chesterfield
shoes for Women shoes for Men
Buster Brown Blue Ribbon shoes for Boys and Girls
Our Ladies' -Waists and Muslin Underwear assortment is complete
and we are able to fill your wants in classy up-to-date goods at prices
that will surprise the most skeptical.
A new shipment of R. & G. Corsets just in. There are many new
styles to suit any figure, guaranteed for comfort and wear.
Better Goods for Less Money
COME SOUTH to 3ll South Jersey Street
KAYSER GLOVES ZZIZIZZ
St. Clements Catholic church.
Portlaud boulevard between Burr
and Newton streets. Masses on
Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a. m, and
Sunday eveuings sermon aud beue
diction at S o'clock.
1 J. Kettenhofen, Pastor.
Work for Qr4tr 8U Joiuu.
A billions, half-sick feeling, loss
of euergy, and constipated bowels
can be relieved with surprising
promptness by using HHRBINIi.
The first dose brings improvement,
a few doses puts the system iu fine,
vigorous condition. Price 50c.
Sold by St, Johns Pharmacy.
I Childreu that are affected by
vnrms nrc Tnli nnit siolrlw find nrpf
- -j -
' liable to contract some fatal disease.
WHITE'S CREAM VERMI
FUGE expels worms promptly aud
puts the child on the road to health.
Price 25c per bottle. Sold by St.
'Dr. H. O. Brown, Chiropractor.
Office and residence 41s North Kel
logg street. Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, 1. 30 to 6 p.m. Portland
621 Marquam building, Tuesday
Thursday aud Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.
Work for a Qreatar 8L Jotuu,