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About St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1912)
lfor Mayor -Dr. A. V. Vincent.
Kor Councilman at I,arge G. I,.
For Councilman First Ward U.
For Councilman Second Ward
N. A. Gee.
Public ownership is one half of
socialism, democratic management
is the other half. The initiative
and referendum will help to provide
the democracy, and when perfected
will be used by the people to pass
many socialistic meustircs without
recognizing them as such.
Are you afraid to reach out and
grasp this power for fear of the
radical things you may do when
you get it? With the pure democ
racy first provided, we expect to
take up one by one the manage
meut of the different industries as
fast as the majority of the voters
see fit to do so. Socialists, pro
gressives, standpatters, mugwumps
and muck-rakers will have an equal
voice. Are you afraid they will be
A great majority of the people
would now vole to assume the con
trol of the railroads and many oth
er things if they had the power.
Hut the fellow who does not believe
in government ownership at all he
says he does not, but he forgets the
for the time schools, roads, etc.
This fellow has au objection that
applies with some force to the mere
government ownership of n few
industries. It is summed up in the
words graft and jobbery.
The government manages the
mail business and is unmercifully
jobbed in its contracts with the
railroads. Suppose the govern
ment nl.o owned and managed the
railroads. Then the contracts with
private interests for supplies Mich
as coal for the engines would fur
nish the opportunity for graft. Hut
suppose the government owned the
coal mines and all the other sources
of supplies, where would then be the
Graft in public affairs appears
only where a public industry meets
and has to do with some
private industry. So in the
industrial as well as in the politica
sphere "The cure for the ills of
democracy is more democracy.'
Why have government owner
ship of railroads and not of facto
rlus for instance?
When mi Indian killed a deer,
tanned the hide ami made a pair of
moccasins, the wages he received
for his labor was the price he paid
for his moccasins. When n Navajo
squaw drove stakes in the ground,
stretched Her crudely spun warp
back and forth over these stakes
and then wove in the filling beating
it up with u stick, the price she
paid for the completed blanket was
identical with the wages sue re
received for her labor. With the
improved machinery and co-opera-tive
methods of production today
the same amount of labor will pro
duce many blankets; yet it is doubt'
fill whether the girl in the woolen
mill can earn as good a blanket
with the same number of days'
work as the Indian put upon her
blanket, Now here is where some
fellow of feeble comprehension
jumps to his feet ami shouts that
the socialist wants to go back to thu
Indian s individual methods of pro
Not so! my simple friend. Co
operative production, as far as get
ting the work done is here to
.stay, and is a proof of our couteii
tiou as to the advantages of co-op
uratiou. And we wish to extend
the co-oiHiratiou to the distribution
of the product. We demand that
those who co-operntivcly produce
tilings snail co-oiwrimveiy own
thuiu. At present those who pro
duce many blankets in a given time
are paid enough in wages to buy
only a small portion of those Irian
kuU. What become of all the
rubl? Dowi the mill owner get all
of thoui as profit? lly no initios
llu is only one of thote who add
profit and espouse. In the first
place the price he jwys for his wool
and machinery is not the labor cost,
not th jwniv as the wages paid to
those who have produced them
It has various profits and useless
u.jH)Usuii added by middlemen. ud
the same is true of the blankets
when he disposes of them, Manu
facturers, jobbers, wholesalers and
lutailers, each must add, not only a
profit but much more for rent, nt
vertUtng, solicitors, salesmen, m
suraucc and all the duplications in
cidental to competition.
Wc know that the simplest farm
products are often multiplied in
value between producer mid con
sumer, i lie moor cost ot a ton
of coal on the cars, according to the
government reports, is less than 70
cents, and all the rest goes to pay
Objects having complicated ele
ments in their production are mill
tiplied iu value to au even greater
We hear of consumer' leagues
and other leagues to avoid expenses
and profits of middlemen, but they
do not hang together well.
Now we have a league already,
consisting of all producers and con
sumers, and they do hang together.
A powerful- government leagi e
formed for the purpose of avoiding
the waste of physical competition,
and to enforce eace bctwueu man
and man. Why not use this great
organization already formed to
eliminate the waste of
competition and enforce
Willi this great government
league iu charge of the factories
and retailing the product directly
back to the workers at cost, what a
mass of expenses and profits, and
waste, strikes, lock-outs, etc., would
be eliminated. And here our simple-minded
friend again says:
"What about all these middlemen
who arc thrown out of employ
ment?" As long as there is a hu
man want unfulfilled there will be
employment unless some power
stands between the man and the
means to supply that want. And
wiin a purely democratic govern
ment acting as each member's
agent, in charge of nil the means,
each man's wants furnishes the de
mand for his own product. The
middleman thrown out of employ
nicnt will be able to find plenty of
Useful work. Instead of paying
him for nothing as wc now do, wc
will pay him for something and
have something for what wc pay.
Next meeting of the Local at the
home of Comrade I'crrine, North
Kdison street, Monday evening
Business Men Wc Can Recommend
Notice in hereby t'iveii Hint nil ulic
lion will Iks hctil on Momliiy, the firnt
. r a ..-it ...... 1.. f f 1.
my ui iprii, ''Ji'i " - "
Nihil. Ori-uon. for lliu tmrtxnc of elect-
iiiK Ha following nntiii-il officer for Illi
cit)' 01 hi. joinu lor ini- ensuing ywir
One City Kvcorricr.
One City Treasurer.
One City Attorney.
Two Councilman l'lot Witril.
Two Ctiiincllniuti Second U'nril.
Tlitee Conncitinen nt Larue.
In the iiiniiiu-r provided liy Inw mid til
The (ollowlliL' Imve been riuli!imte
iit die I'llllng jilitee for wild eleelion
The I. O. O. P. ImiIIiIIiil'. 302 South Jer
ney Ntreel, ill the corner of l.cnvilt, for
the 1'in.l Ward, mid id the City Hull for
the hvconil Wnril.
The ill will lie open nt 9 o'clock In
me internum 01 wild imy, mm miiiii ic
mnlii open until 7 o'clock In the niter
noon ol wihl ilny.
V. A. RICH,
1'nlilinheil In the St. John Keview on
.Mllll'll n, 1 71, H), 191 J.
It In reMilvcil liv the cllv of St. John
That it ilt-enm il exiwrilvul unit m-ccMwry
to improve Scm-cn ntnet from the
northerly line of l'wenrien Mrt-et toth
Miiithcrly line o( St. John nvcmic In the
citv of St. loliim In the lollowlni! IIWIII-
nur. to wit: lly urudlni; wlil tmrtlon of
Mill KtriM't lo untile hi kIkhui on nliii
unit iimfile Ihi'rvfor, Died in the office of
Hie eilv reeiriler of wild city by the city
engineer on I'cliruury unci, low, mid
by lnyliiK ix fit foot cement wiilkuwilh
twelve (ul ft null on Ixith fltK (
Mild utriwl the entire lenuth of Mid m
pfovenit-iit, noiiiK cement concrete cro
wulU iu uliown on mm! plrni, togi'thi'i
with nil neceitwiry eorniuaUHl Iron uut
tui iu rt'iiiiircd In wtiil 11I1111, which
will nluiiit itml MH-cifUiilloii unit ctt
mute are Nitixfuclory mid are hereby
ppnved- Still lmuovi'iiiciitn to lie
Hindi In Mccoriliincc with the charter nml
iirdlimiictn ol die eitv of St. lolin. mid
under the uiH'rvUIin and direction of
the city engineer.
That the coot of fctld iinirovemenl to
lie nsMitoeil as provided liy tnucity i-niir
ter tiixiit the nroiteity MiH-ciully anil uir
tlcnlurlv Iwiiclltid thereby, anil which
in hereby declared lo lie all of lots. Mrt
ul loU, block mid iMrceU of hind Ik
twei'ii the termini of micli imirovement
itiiuttliiK tiM)n, anjnceni or proKinmu 10
tin wtiil Senvcu trtt I mm the
miiruinal line of Mid utreet Kick to the
center of the block or block or traeu
of Imiil abutting thereon or proximate
That all the property included in Mid
Improvement dUtrlct aforesaid W hereby
Hcciutcii to ne i.ocai improvement un.
trict No. to.
Tliat the city enuineer'n awni.iueut of
the irolkililu total com 01 Mia impiovt
IIK'lll Ol Mill ktrCl l f4.347.AU.
That the coot of mM inmrovenient is to
he aiwiiwksl aiiuliut the ptoicrty in said
ItH'al lUki-Mituent dUtrlct as proviiU-d by
the city charter ol the city ol ht. loliim
Adopted the tilth day ot .March
I'ul.h.licd in the St
March S and 15, 1913.
John Keview on
The lUblcSthoolof the
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST !
Is thuroUKhlv eUlpped to win
Mmls to Christ and to train
them in Christian Service, We
want you, mid you need us.
Pilile School: 10 a. in.
Y. r. S. C. !.: 7 in.
ltvauKeliotic Services: ti p. in.
TliurMlay l'rayennceting' -Sp.tn.
Morning Service: u a.
Junior C. It.: 3 p. m.
Corner New York SI. and Willis Boulemd
St. Johns Laundry
Thoroughly equipped for all kinds
of laundry work and
Up-to-date In every respect.
Prompt and efficient service guar
anteed. Your patrouage solicited,
Work (or a 0 router SU Johns,
First National Dnnk building.
ST. JOHNS, OHtGON.
DR. J. VINTON SCOTT
Open Evenings and Sundays by Ap
pointment Office Phone Colunibin 140
Resident l'honc Columbia 38
JOSEPH McCHESNEY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Dicj & Nljfht Office In McChesney blk.
Daniel 0. Webster, A. B. M. D
Residence, CJ7 DawBon Street
Ofllco, Pllter Dlock.
University Park, Portland, Oregon.
First National Dank DuildinR
0. J. GATZA1YER
A1TORNEY AT LAW
ST. JOHNS - - OREGON
Wc buy or sell St. Johns Property
AlcKINNISY cS: DAVIS
List your property with us if you
desire to sell milckly
202 N. Jersey vSt. St. Johns
J. R. WEIMER
Transfer and Storage
Wo dallvor your poods to nnd from
nil pnrts of Portland. Vnncouver, Linn
ton, Portland nml Suburban Express
Co., city dock nnd nil points accessible
by waifon. Piano and. furniture moving
Office Phone Columbia 24
Residence Phone Columhin 108
St. Johns Express, Transfer
and Morale 00.
Piano Moving a Specialty. Until-
ini' done to ami iroin roruaim
Residence .oo Hast Richmond
Office 103 North Jersey Street
ST, JOHNS GARAGE
II I I!. Iliirllnglou Street
Automobile IteiKiiriuu. and VuleauiiiiK
We eau KL'l J'"11 1 tri-H 01 an kiiiiis
lllevclo nml (lencrnl Uennlrlnir
iu eouuecllou. New and M-conii hand
bicycles for sale. Illcycle tires iu stock.
J. At. nnd V. P. WRAV. Props.
CAMP 773 W. 0. W.
n e s d n y
DOIIIC lOOfiC NO. 132
r. and A. M.
on first nnd third Wod-
nundnvH of each month
In Odd Follow' 111
S. Chas. I).ivls. W, M
C. O. Rojjern, St-crctmy
Order Eastern Star
Meet Rvery l'irt and Third Tuelav
ltveuiUK' of Rach Mouth iu Odd 1'illow
nun, .-ir. husie Rogers, hecretury.
IIOLMLS LODGE NO. lot
kMr.m ui- oviiiiic
Meet every Priilay uiht at
ti 7 0 cukk lit 1. 11 o. I
Of llall, Visitors al ay Wei
V. W. MASON". C. C
I). V. IIOKSMAN, K, H 8.
jgSSex LAUREL LODGE
No. 186 I. 0. 0. I-
ST. JOHNS, OlttCON
Meets each Monday evening In Odd Fol
lows hall at 7:30. A cardial welcome to I
all vUltiiiK brothers.
If you have any Plumbing
you want done just call
us up, Columbia 92
203 S. Jersey Street
St. Johns Sand and Gravel Company
I4. I). JACKSON, Prop.
We are prepared to do any and
all kinds of excavating; for street
work and other purposes. We
also handle sidewalk and build
Newton and Kessenden Streets
St. Johns, Oregon
Phone Columbia. . . .
John Strootman Shoes for Ladies
You may not be able to own an automobile, but
the ladies of St. Johns can own a WARNER'S
RUST PROOF CORSET. We have the St.
Johns agency and have them in sufficient variety
and size to fit any figure. They are washable,
and can be boiled just like.any white garment.
Ladies who wear them sing praises of their com
forts; and they are guaranteed to give satisfac
tory wear or your money back. Prices from
$1.00 to $5.00.
Bonham & Currier
Star Brand Shoes for Everybody
Spring and Summer Draperies for House
Plnnil Stiff XlltlO oon hme discards its Winter
UludllllliM I 1 1 1 1 G Furnishings and turns to Draperies for the
O Spring and Summer So we call your at
tention to our showing of Draperies, always worthy and never more
complete than this season.
There is not a housewife whose fancy will not be attracted by this
unusual display every sort of Curtaining is here and the price range
will satisfy every purse.
If the problem of arranging the home for summer is ahead of you,
come and see this array of Draperies, you will be welcome whether you
buy or not.
Ginghams That Will Not Fade
We would be proud of this showing, nnd rightly,
if for nothing else than the richness and exquisite col
orings of the numberless weaves, but their sturdj'
goodness and extremely low prices will satisfy the
most exacting. You can purchase any of these fabrics
and be sure that they will wear to the last thread.
Our Spring Storm Serges
are already selliug fast, so it might be well enough to
look them over while the stocks are complete.
In Our Grocery Department
Lots of good things to eat at all times, and prices that
are as low as true merit will allow.
SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS
BULK AND IN PACKAGES
D, M. Ferrys of Michigan C. C. Morse of California L. L. May of Minnesota
Lillys of Portland Mandeville & Kiug of New York
COUCH & CO.
Distributors of Merchandise since 1904