St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, December 29, 1911, Image 1

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NO. 8
Woolen Mills Celebrate
Who Got the Goose
Caused a Commotion
Not in Jest
The Tax Levy
Council Proceedings
Evangelical Church
Following its usual custom of
celebrating Christmas with feasting
and other festivities, the Portland
Woolen Mills company gave their
employes a half holiday Saturday,
and extended an invitation to all to
bring their whole families and have
o jolly time for the balance of the
day. Elaborate preparation had
been made this year to make the
celebration excel any former demon
stratioii, and it was conceded by
alt present that this result was fully
attained. The lower floor of the
large mill was dressed in gala attire,
a huge tabic occupying a portion of
the space and a temporary stage was
also erected. The feast was an
notinccd to take place at tlic noon
hour. The table was loaded down
with good things. Cake, pics of
all kinds, sandwiches, pickles,
cheese, coffee, candy, nuts and oth
cr edibles that pleased the eye and
tickled the palate were neatly ar
rayed in endless quantity, and vari
cty, and when the noon hour or
rived all were cordially invited to
"fall to." It required no second
invitation. The tables were soon
lined with hungry people, and the
way things began to disappear was
truly amazing. lint as soon
as one platter was emptied ouothcr
full one took its place, and in spite
of the fact that over 500 people pur
tlcipatcd in the feast there was plcu
ty left. The youngsters made the
best showing at the table. The
way some of them got away with
the good things one would imagine
they would not need anything more
in the eating line for a week or so.
Each and all had as much as they
could very well find room for, and
the feast was voted to be a grand
success. It could not be otherwise.
After the appetites had nil been
appeased, the management sprung
a big surprise when the curtain of
the stage was drawn aside and the
University of Oregon Glee club was
disclosed. Handsome souvenir
firogroms with n holiday greeting
rom the mauugement attached
were distributed. Frank L. Test,
who was master of ceremonies, and
who looked after all the details in
his usual hustling and beaming
manner, made a happy little ad
dress, and wound up by introduc
ing the Glee Club, which he stated
would present its "whole show."
The club, which was composed of
about 30 members, have splendid
voices, and the program through
out was a delightful treat and each
number was roundly applauded.
Nearly two hours were consumed
in the reudition of the program, of
ter which E. L. Thompson and
John Hartog each made neat and
appropriate addresses which were
warmly received. Mrs. DeWitt
Gillam sang a solo in a beautiful
tnauuer. Rousing cheers were
given the owners, Mr. Test and the
employes, The mother of Mr.
Test, eighty years of age, was pres
ent and alter the glee club had con
cluded was conducted by her son
to a place of honor on the platform,
and amid the rousing cheers of the
assemblage he gave his mother a
warm kiss of love and affection.
Mrs. Test, proud in the knowledge
of the high esteem in which her sou
Is held and the kindliest feelings
which both the owners and em-
loyes have toward him, was the
lappiest person present. One and
all were then given another invita
tion to surround the festal board,
and, surprising to state, a number
accepted the invitation with more
or less alacrity. The balance of the
afternoon was taken up in merry
making and social miugliug to
gether. The Woolen Mill management is
deserving of unstinted praise for In
augurating this annual event,
which each year grows more
interesting and more elaborate.
The glee club was secured at a
large expense, and the celebration
represented the outlay of a goodly
supply of money. The
ever, fully justifies the geuerous
treatment of the management. A
better and more kiudly feeling is
engendered between the employes,
and in this institution there is no
friction between capital and labor.
It has ever been the custom of this
company to look after the welfare
of Us employes to a far greater
degree than at present obtains with
most any other corporation. And
the workmen appreciate this poli
cy to its fullest extent. May the
celebration of 1912 be on a still
grander scale, may the company
double Its plant here, and may oth
er industrial institutions in the city
soon display the same concern for
the welfare and happiness of their
Moruing and eveuing services at
the United Evangelical church the
coming Sunday. Sunday school,
at 10 a.m., preaching u a, m.
and 7:30 p m.-rG. R, Stover, pastor.
Somewhere and somehow, in this
city of ours, a goose of goodly pro
portions mysteriously and surrep
titiously left the home of its owner
one night last week. It was a bird
that was full of promise, large, fat
and juicy, and Christmas was only
a lew snort days away, livery
time the owner thought of the
goose he was going to have for his
Christmas dinner, he smacked his
lips in joyful anticipation. There
is oftimes many"a slip between the
cup and the lip," and this proved
to be one of tlic times. One morn
lug bright and early the proud pos
scssor of the luscious bird made his
usual visit to where the goose was
confined, and great was his dismay
wiicn he discovered that the bird
had flown. Whether it was lost,
strayed or stolen, tlic owner Had no
means of knowing. Sometimes in
tlic dark hours that followed he was
inclined to the belief that his prize
had just "flew the coop;" at other
times he concluded that a thief had
taken same in the dark of the moon.
Again It darted through his mind
that it might be the work of some
one or two of his friends, who had
taken the goose for the purpose of
giving the owner a few bad mo
incuts, and that it would be return
ed to him hale and hearty in time
o grace the center of his Christmas
table. However, he instituted a
a vigorous search. His greatest
difficulty, he found, was in not
making himself acquainted with
any special marks the bird might
have for identification purposes. He
knew it was large, plumb, and a
cure for the sore eyes, but farther
than this he was very much in the
dark. Therefore in making his search
he was at quite a disadvantage, as
all geese looked more or less alike
to him. Hut he began his tour of
investigation systematically. He
attempted to secure a list of every
person in the city having a goose,
and then he made n personal call
upon each and all to learn the ped
igree of each gocsc and how it
came into the possession of its pies
ent owner. He knew he would
have to conclude his search it a
minimum of time, because he real-
allzed that after Christmas there
would be few, if any, live geese in
St. Johns, and the bones would be
of no benefit to him. High and
High and low he hunted, even
Investigating a bird cnged out
side of a window in the upjer part
of an apartment house. He saw
many geese that resembled his, but
then he could not be sure, and the
owner ever had a plausible reason
for being in possession of a fat
goose. Finally he was compelled
to give up the search. It was of
no use. As a consequence there
was mourning dire and deep in the
heart of the chief of police when he
passed through his Christinas din
ner with only visions of what might
have been. Meanwhile someone
somewhere in the city of St. Johns
feasted, no doubt, upon the lost,
strayed or stolen goose, and possibly
enjoyed it the more because it cost
so little.
Lumber Prospects Bright
With nearly all the big mills in
operation in the Portland district
and mills in other parts of Oregon
to resume activity after January 1,
the lumber prospects for the coining
year are exceedingly bright. The
lumber manufacturers seem to be
agreed that a big year's business is
in store.
Better freight rates on special fin
ished products which have just be
come effective will be a substantial
aid to the car trade, while coastwise
shipping will be much heavier than
it was this year, according to Port
laud lumbermen. California will
draw heavily upon Columbia river
mills and already several large or
ders have been placed for early
delivery at San Fraucjsco. It is
believed, also, that foreign lumber
shipments will reach a big total in
A deep sea fishing industry may
soon be added to Oregon activities.
Owners of the estate of R. D.Hume
are likely to carry forward the plans
left by Mr. Hume for placing in
service a fleet of fishing craft on
the banks off the Southern Oregon
coast for taking halibut and other
valuable food fish.
The new railroad from Vail west
ward, an extension of the Oregon
Short Line, will soon be an accom
plished fact, as all arrangements
have been made to start construc
tion. It is expected work will be
continued throughout the winter
Hear the Willamette Four at
lef Bros. New Year's Day. it
At almost the conclusion of the
Christmas exercises at the Evan
gelical church Monday night nu
arrangement constructed to repre-
I scut an
airship caught fire nud
caused quite a commotion with
very little damage being done. The
church was crowded to the limit,
and the exercises, which had been
unusually interesting, were about
to terminate with the spectacular
appearance of the air ship. This was
run on a pulley from one end of
the church to the other, and the
framework was cushioned with cot
ton batting, the whole resplendent
with electric light bulbs ot colored
tights, making an ingenious and
unique contrivance. Upon a bus
kct or appendage below was scat'
ed Ruth Stover, the minister's scV'
cn-ycar-old daughter. The ship
made its appearance in fine style,
but soon tongues of flame were seen
to shoot about the occupant, A
portion of the audience made quick
time in getting to the Ilames, and
the little girl was at once released
from her perilous position by J. E
Kilkenny before she was injured,
with the exception of some very
slight burns. The little lady was
one of the calmest and most com
posed of the assemblage, and was
cool as a cucumber throughout her
thrilling experience. Rev. Stover
was rather painfully burned on the
wrist in helping to beat out tlic
flames, which required only a few
moments on the part of those who
rushed to the rescue to subdue, but
which might have assumed grave
proportions had it not been for the
prompt assistance of the spectators.
The fire bell was rung, but the re
call was sounded before the firemen
got their apparatus to the scene.
Outside of an injured carpet, a few
slight burns and a few badly fright
ened individuals, no actual damage
resulted. There was a wild rush
for the door at first, but through
the efforts of Geo. Hall and one or
two others, those who had not
made their escape through the door
were gradually calmed. The fire
Is supposed to have been started by
the heat from one of the bulbs Ig
niting the cotton, although some
claim that a bulb burs ted and caused
the conflagration. It was an alarm
ing climax to the celebration, yet it
is fortunate that no one was serious
ly injured.
Work to Start Soon
With completion of plans for the
Schwnrtzchild & Sulzberger plant,
it is announced that work on the
big packing plant on the Peninsula
will be started soon after January 1.
The plans were prepared by a Chi
cago architect and call for a plant
to cost iu excess of $600,000.
The North Portland plant will be
similar to that which has just been
completed at Oklahoma city for
Sulzberger & Sons. It will be of
reinforced concrete and will be
equipped with the latest types of
packing house machinery.
The site for the proposed plant Is
located about 2000 feet east of the
Swift packing plant.
Central Oregon's opportunity is
shown in a recent address of Presi
dent Carl R. Gray of the Hill lines
in this territory, who pointed to
that section as the coming granary
of the Pacific Northwest. He said
five counties in the interior have
four times the area of Maryland,
with one thirtieth of its population,
and more than one-half of Iowa
with one-sixtieth its population.
From this great area in the future,
he believes, will come large quan
tities of wheat. The United States
crop is decreasing and here is the
chance for Central Oregon to sup
ply this much needed commodity.
Wheat exports have been cut more
than half iu two years, showiug the
American surplus to be rapidly di
minishing. In President Gray's
opinion, Central Oregon's future is
brightest as a great wheat growing
That the Pacific Northwest need
not take second place with auy
other section of the country in feed
ing and fattening livestock is shown
by the recent killing of a 2100
pound steer at the Portland stock
yards that dressed 72.14 per cent
So far as shown this is the best per
centage ever shown anywhere. The
much boasted corn belt Is surpassed.
The champion steer at the recent
National Livestock show in Chica
go dressed 66.2 per cent.
A-Ha! Look out! Right after
New Year's Graves, the picture
Ca-hnan, 502 South Jersey Is going to
give away cabinet photos,
Editor Review: When making
the suggestions last week to with
draw the suit now pending 011 ap
peal to supreme court on tlic annex
ation question, I was not jesting,
but was very much iu earnest. In
the first place the only grounds for
bringing the suit was the question
of some hair splitting possible con
stitutional questions that might
arise just before the sounding of
the final trumpet.
And In the second place I charge
them with dilatory tact!cs;that they
arc not proceeding with the case
with vigor. In tlic first place the
suit was not started until just the
last moment, and when the hearing
was finally had and au ndverse
judgment given, they took the full
count of nine before perfecting the
appeal to the supreme court. We
were told that tile matter would be
rushed along, and an effort made to
get the supreme court s decision by
October, or not later than Novem
ber, 191 1. As u matter of fact the
case is not yet set for hearing iu
the supreme court, and in my opin
ion the autis are iu no hurry to
have it set. If the appeal was with
drawn the decition of the district
judge that the election was legal
-would stand, and that would end
the matter. This, if accomplished,
(withdrawing appeal) is only the
first and necessary step iu a well
directed plan that can be carried
nut within the near future one
year or less that will add more to
the prosperity of St. Johns than
you would believe should I tell you.
S. C. Cook.
If Mr. Cook had brought forth
his argument bctorc the annexa
tion case was aptcalcd it might, per
haps, have had more weight. We
believe It had never been the inten
tion of the autis to hasten a decision
in the supreme court, and. therefore,
Mr. Cook's understanding or ours
in this connection is at fault.
flic autis believe If It Is a good
thing to keep out of Portland for a
long while, it is also a good thing
for a short while: hence the delay.
The district judge advised taking
the matter to tlic supreme court.
What better advice could be follow
ed? It may be that better things
would come to St. Johns through
annexation at this time, but few
cases are recorded iu history where
it has proven a successfor the
smaller territory -unless it possess
ed no city government of its own.
If the following questions could be
answered satisfactorily, however,
we would favor withdrawing the
suit at once. They are things that
should be learned to some extent at
least before annexation:
Would our taxes be less?
Would the price of water be re
duced at once, and stay reduced,
and would we got the same abund
ance of it?
Would we get n pahf fire de
would we get better car serv
Would the city dock at once be
Would we get better police pro
Would we have saloons on Jer
sey street and more of them?
Would we get a road to the
Swift packing plant?
Would we get a public park?
Would the assessed valuation of
our properties lc less, and if so
could we sell them at a higher
Would the high school be oper
Would we have a ward of our
own in St. Johns.
Would we get the same quality
of gas at a reduced price?
Would insurance rates be lower
Would we get more industries?
If so, how?
Would we get better streets?
Would busiuess be better, and
Would the red light district be
allowed to extend this far?
Would we get more street lights?
Would building permits cost
Would it cost more to build an
ordinary residence, under the reg
ulations of Portland, than it uow
does in St. Johns?
Would rent be cheaper?
Would a representative from the
peninsula on the city council or on
a commission do as much for St.
Johns as the present representa
tive on the board of county com
missioners? If these questions can be answer
ed in an assured manner we will
quickly become au ardent booster
tor annexation, it must be remem
!ered that Portland has promised
absolutely nothing.
For Rent. Furnished housekeep
ing rooms, 109 West Burr street 24
blocks to Burr station. Phone Col.
184, 5-tf.
Owing to the fact that the former
council was rather penurious iu
making up its tax levy last year,
a heavier tax was necessitated by
the present council iu making Its
levy Tuesday night. The skinny
allowance made for It to carry on
the busiuess during the present
year ptoved very much deficient,
and as a result indebtedness to the
amount of $10,000 or more has
piled up. rue dads believe 111
cleaning this up and having enough
I hums to run the city government
I for the next year free from indebt
edness. This really is the only
way. it is 11 tact tuat tor one rea
son and another the last two or
three councils made the levy too
low, as there was always a deficit
nt the cud of the year. In spite of
the large Indebtedness this council
has managed to stall off the credit
ors without borrowing money. The
two former councils were not so
successful, although no interest
was exacted by the banks leiu'ing
tlic money. Wlitle a low levy one
year and a higher one the next year
has practically the same result on
the taxpayer, yet soma might infer
that the higher levy thb year was
occasioned by extravagance on the
part of the present council. This,
however, Is not the case. There
has been slight raises iu salaries
in several instances, but the alder
men believed that they were justi
fiable. Keeping the streets iu re
pair has been costlier than was ex
pected. The improvement of
the streets adjoining the city
hall has cost quitea little; the bell
lower, auditing the books, cost of
several special elections, street in
spection, fire apparatus, and other
Incidentals has taken money that
was not anticipated by the former
council. The levy of 6.5 mills may
seem heavy to some, yet it Is below
tlic rorllaud levy ly .3 mills, and
there is something to show for our
taxation. Few cities are as well
lighted, have more public buildings,
better police protection and more
public improvement, all taking
place within a few short years.
Scout's Reception
The Bov Scouts held nu informal
reception nt their barracks in the
McCliesucy building Tuesday even
ing, under the guidance of Scout
muster Hvcrlee. Invitations were
extended to those good friends of
the boys Had wlio materially assisted
them iu establishing their quarters.
IlesiMitidliii? to an invitation the
city council and representatives of
the press attended in n body, and
spent n pleasant hour in watching
tlic maneuvers aim evolutions 01
the Scouts. That the lads have
learned many things that will be
useful iu after life was fully demon
strated. They told how to take
care of injured iktsous--broken
limbs, severed arteries and veins
and many other kinds of injuries
were covered taken at random from
a long list the boys are required to
tliorougiuy learn, iney niso ioiu
what was required of them as
scouts of the different decrees, and
gave their drill and their method of
constructing quickly an Improvised
stretcher. An elegant, lunch was
served bv the bovs iu retrular catni)
style that was heartily enjoyed.
nie ctty uaus secured pieuiy 01
evidence that the Boy Scouts is a
useful and helpful organization, and
that if they follow the precepts of
. w at r ..
tueir order as laid down lor iiiem
by the Scoutmaster.their after lives
will be much the better for it. The
boys wish us to express their grat
itude anu obligations 10 wniei nros,
mid Boiiham & Currier for favors
shown on this occasion, and espe
cially to the good mothers (the
boys' best friends on earth) for the
delicious, juicy pies and the cakes
that just melted iu their mouths.
And last, but not least, to Miss
Alda Overstreet is due the thanks
of every one present for the most
fruit punch. It was the best ever,
was the verdict of all.
The report of the fire at the resi
dence of David Davis on Buchanan
street last week was incorrect. It
did not start from a defective flue,
and outside of some bedding and
clothing damaged by water the fur
niture was all saved. The damage
to the building and all will not
exceed $400. The proximity to the
fire station Hear the Catholic church,
and the fact that a number of citi
zens were working near at hand who
made quick time iu gettiug the hose
in position was responsible for the
small amount of damage. How the
fire started is still a mystery.
Meet your friends and have a
good time New Year's at Calef Bros.
Perrine's Orchestra and Willamette
Four. it
All members were present at the
regular meeting of the city council
Tuesday night with Mayor Couch
presiding as usual.
Scoutmaster D. N. Byerlee ex
tended au invitation for the body
to attend an informal reception at
the barracks of the Boy Scouts in
the McChcsucy building later In the
evening. Accepted, provided the
business before the meeting was
finished iu time.
The police department petitioned
council to provide iu Its levy budg
et for raising salaries of each mem
ber of the force. A petition from
the Business Men's Association nud
Board of Governors of the Com
niercial club asking that this be
done was offered in connection.
Socialist Pcrrinc disfavored the ap
propriatiou, believing that there
were plenty of men who would be
glad to get the jobs at the same
old price; that if it was n question
of petitions from the public, he
would like the names ot the wage
earners thereon as well ns the bust
ness men. Other members of the
council also seemed ndverse to
granting the tictition, nud on mo
lion of Alderman Valentine, the
matter was ordered filed.
Bills to the amount of ?7,V. 60
were allowed on motion of Alder
man Davis; nil yes.
It coming to the notice of council
that the contrnctois on Edison
street side walk were not employ
ing local men, 011 motion of Alder
man Muck the iccorder was in
structed to notify the contractors to
correct this Inegularity; all yes.
The improvement of Crawford
street from Pittsburg to Tacoma
and Crawford from Richmond to
Salem was accepted 011 motion of
Alderman Valentine; all yes.
Attorney Esson rendered a writ
ten opinion to the effect that prop
erty may be assessed up to its full
valuation where more than one im
provement is involved, Until
brought to light by Recorder Rice
it was generally understood that
no property could be asssessed more
than 50 per cent. of its assessed val
uation for public improvement.
Au ordinance assessing the coht
of laying water pics 011 Jersey
street from Catllu to Richmond
was passed on motion oi Alderman
Au ordinance placing n tax levy
for 191 1 nt six and one-half mills
was passed on motion of Alderman
Muck; nil yes. Aldeimau Hill
took occasion to score the previous
council for making levy so light last
year, thus forcing a higher mill
rate at this time to take care of de
ficiencies. The water and light committee
recommended that the arc light nt
the corner of Willis Boulevard and
New York street be not granted
at present, owing to the low state
of exchequer and tht fact that there
arc now four lights within a radius
of two blocks of this K!ut; accept
ed by council; nil yes.
I lie attorney was directed by the
mayor to render au opinion upon
advisability of drafting an ordi
nance making it n misdemeanor to
drive on the sidewalks where unim
proved streets extat.
Adjournment then took place to
accept the invitation of the Boy
Baby Show
A baby show will be held by the
Multnomah Theatre beginning on
next Monday. All persons in St.
Johns having babies are invited to
send iu their pictures to the man
agement nud be entered iu the con
test. Pictures must be presented
not later than the middle of next
week. Valuable and handsome
prizes will be given the winners by
popular vote. The first prize will
be a beautiful child's bed and mat
tress worth $15.50 given by the St.
Johns Furniture Co. and which is
on display at their store. The sec
ond prize will be a large doll and
cart worth f 12 by Johnstone's Tog
gery. Tnird prize, child s sulky
by the St, Johns Hardware Co.
Fourth pnze.a chemical crying doll
by the St. Johns Pharmacy. The
contest promises to be n most in
teresting one. Get the baby s
picture taken and give it a chance
to win a prize.
A small blaze occurred at the Con
gregational church during Christ
mas exercises Saturday night.
Some tissue paper caught fire on
the Christmas tree, but was extin
guished before auy damage was
done. Good tiling the Oregouiau
did not get hold of the item, or it
would likely have had half a dozen
badly injured, the audience frantic
with fear, women fainting, children
crushed under foot and the windows
torn out iu making a wild escape.
Christmas has come nud gone.
Everything did not work out ns
nicely wt we had planned. We put
n great deal or work into our pro
gram and decorations and thought
we were rewnrded until the accident
happened which burneoNty our air
I But then who ever lu-nrd vf mi
Inlr ship excursion witldart ahtr
: cidcut of some kind ? '
I Next Sunday will be "tven over
to fathers as their day. All (.hifd
ren are invited to biiug thvir fa
thers to Sunday school at ten
o'clock where n special program
lias ueeu arranged iu their honor.
An ex-Rcnntor will give nu nil
dress to the fathers and the ptnr
has prepared n sermon for them.
"Now, what's the matter with
dad? He gets up early mid lights
the fire, boils au egg. ami wipe off
the dew of the dawn with bta bootr
while many a mothei is slecpiug.
He makes 11 weekly handtHit to the
butcher, the grocer, the milkman
and baker, and his little pile Ik bad
ly worn before he hns liven home
nu hour.
"If there Is a noise during the
night, dad is kicked in the back and
goes down stairs to find the bur
glar and kill him. Mother damn
the socks, but dud bought the
socks, in the first place, ami the
needles and yam afterward. , Mother
docs up the fruit; well dad'liottgbt
it all, and jars ond sugar cot. like
the mischief.
"Dad buys chickens for the Sun
day dinner, carves them himself
and draws the neck from the rulna
after every one else is served.
"Dad, hero s to you; you ve got
your faults you may huve lota of
'cm -but you' to nil right, nud we'll
miss you when you're gone."
Epworth League Notes
The busiuess meeting which wan
to have been held nt the Home of
W. S. Childcrsou January ad will
be postpottttd one woek, OMMtttf 90
January tli. The !( rjT'lWfr
lug will be changed nlao. Announce
ment later.
On December 31, a watch night
meeting will lie held Iu which the
regular church service, Women,
Home Missionary society aud Kp
worth I.cHgue will be represented
iu the order named. Scr vices at K
to 9 by the pastor; from 9 to 10 by
the W. H. M. S.; 10 to 11 the Hp-
worth League, and at 1 1 o'clock
letters to the pastor will be reed,
which were written by the church
nud societies.
The Christum exercises given by
the Sunday School iu which norae
of the Leaguers assisted were u
pronounced success. The church
was filled to overflowing and every
body present enjoyed themselves.
The olitcers elected laat mouth
to serve six month will nerve from
January 1 to July 1. ThU prom
ise to be one of the Iwst 6 mouth
iu the record of the League. Come
out and help us make it ho.
Owing to luck ot time trie tun
program lor the devotional meeting
on last Sunday evening ww not
carried out. However good
meeting resulted under the leader
ship of Mrs. II. O. Browu.
Come to the watcuiueeuug Item
Sunday evening, Dei'. It Cor e
aud stay through it all r part. Yon
will be benefited by it r rom to
Will Hold Reception
The members of the business
men's association named below will
hold New Year's receptions at theti
respective places of busiuess uext
Monday alteruoon oeiweeu tut-
hours of 1 and 5 o'clock. Business
will be dispensed with and the pro
prietors will devote their time to
entertaining jHitrous and friends.
Special entertainment iu the way
of music and other diversions will
be provided, The idea is a spleu
did one, as it affords an opportuni
ty for the busiuess men and their
friends to mingle together aud con
verse upon different topics, aiwl a
feeling of better fellowship will
be engendered one toward another.
It is hoped uext year more busi
ness men will join the movement.
Following are the busiuess concern
that will have the latch string out
aud who extend a hearty invita
tion to one nud all to pay them
social visit betweeu the hours men
tioned: Calef Bros., John Noce, St. Johns
Pharmacy, Johnstone's Toggery.
Muck & Co.. Currln Soys So, St.
Johns Furniture Co., 5'iQ'iS, SUM.
Bouhaui & Curriur.
For IiisuraiiQC see F.W.ValiUlUlW