Hlitorlol Rctlcr? ST. JOHNS REVIEW IrtWVtlmmWiMiHiWXXil GET IN THE HABIT j IT'S NOW UP TO YOU Toiubucrlbt tor THIS Piper All tht niwt whllt It li ntwi li our molto. Call In and enroll Ot.JtwtkbtU Tltlt Par n4 r'II,rr rf r( H. Br. tin tt B kMf ,1ft! t Daroted to the latweiti of the Pentattila, (he Manufacturing Center ot lh Nortbwcri VOL. 8 ST. JOHNS, ORKGON, FRIDAY, JUNK at, 1913. NO. 33 High School Notes After reading the succeeding par agraphs It will be evident that al most everything at J. J. H. S. dur ing the past week was in the way of cither picnics or exams. The Faculty entertained the Sen iors Friday afternoon, June 7th, by taking them on a launch party to Sauvie's island.About three o'clock the sweater-clad boys and the girls in middy-blouse costumes, chap roucd by the four teachers, em barked, and the good ship Bessie swung down the stream. Khufu . insisted upon sitting in the prow so ' that he would reach the island first. Ccce sang all the way down, because 'he knew he never could do it on the return trip. Kvcrybody had a care free time except the pilot, who didn't know how hilarious an ex am successfully completed makes Seniors feci. Upon reaching the island a huge bonfire was built and the hungry dozen proceeded to roast wclncrwursts on sticks. After everyone hod swallowed the em bers of the wclnics, various contests took place. Records were broken in the 5o-yard dash und shot-put; willow whistles made on the spot added their primitive music to the camp hilarity. When all the com nrtltnrs had distinguished them selves in their special ways the boat whistle sounded and the launch headed homeward. After a perilous trip up the rtver the crowd reached St. Johns with one of their number nearly dead fiom fright over the hair-breadth escapes from a watery grave. When the top of the hill was reached the Seniors were invited up to the lab. for rest and refresh mcnt. Here they were served with ice cream in the lest tubes mid cake on exam, papers. So passed into history another Senior good time. A moonlight picnic was given by the energetic Senior girls last Sat urday evening June 8th. in honor of the Senior boys, the Faculty and the Juniors. The written Invita tions bade guests to the home of ' Miss Dickie with n postscript ad monishing them to appear in pic nic clothes. This was a touch of pleasing mystery. Upon reaching the home of Myrtle Dickie, each one was provided with n big stick and u bundle and then they "fol lowed their leader" down to a beautiful spot in the vicinity of 'The Slough." The Juniors, along with the Faculty and Senior boys, .never ,ceascd savlug: "Well.where are we agoing? How much farther have we jNgot to go?" All their questions were answered by these few terse words: "Just wait and see." Upon reaching their destination, Japanese lanterns wre put on a string which had been fastened up at four-thirty 1 the same morning by the same Senior girls; tt'large bonfire already laid was lighted and games were played. After the spread each was provided with a sharpened stick minus the bundle and the rest of the evening was spent toasting nmrshmallows. When returning it was not so light as it was going, but they got along beautifully, for "gad-lighters" or "ding-bats" were made out of the uiarshmallow caus equipped with vcandles from the Japanese lanterns. Judging from the remarks of those who attended everybody enjoyed himself. Inspired by the picnic spirit In the air, the Sophomore class gave a lculc to the Freshmen on theeveu ng of June 10th. The jolly crowd left the High school at 2:30 and proceeded to the slough. The ice .cream was the first to reach the grounds uuder the convoy of the "wheelbarrow squad." When the crowd finally arrived things began to be lively. The mosquitoes en joyed the picnic for a while, too, until they were driven away by a circle of smudges. After a few games the "eats" wereserved.Theu came more games and a few trips in a boat half full of water and rides in the wheelbarrow, which was propelled by the boys. The picnickers then proceeded home ward over the stile and through ' the woods. Miss Edith den Bleyken, a for mer St. Johus teacher was in town last Tuesday. Her many friends were glad to see her but sorry that .she could not stay longer. The work of the High school drawing classes were on exhibition at the library until Monday, June 17. There was work in both free hand and mechanical drawing and also in leather tooling. Some es pecially fine work was done, evi dencing much skill and artistic ability. Reporter. m Baptist Church Sunday School 10 a, m. Worship ,11 a. m. Sermon topic: "God's Ministers and their Message." Evening,8 o'clock: "The Old Testa ment Prodigal." All welcome. Word From Geo. H.Adams A. C. Gesler has kindly permit ted us to publish the letter below, which was written by Geo. II. Ad ams, a former well known citlr.cn audG. A. R. Commander of bt. Johns. Many of his old comrades and friends will no doubt be glad to read what he has to say: Albuquerque, N.M.,June 6,1912. Mr. and Mrs. Gesler, St. Johns. Dear Friends: I have content- Elated writing to you for some time, ut one thing and another has pre vented. Better late than never, so here goes. Well to commence with, I have found this place better than I expected in some respects. It is quite a place of about 15,000 a railroad town. No end to shops, etc.; woolen mill, large saw mill, broom factory, creamery, ice plant, Indian school contemplated, canning factory, etc. Large pay roll. Cred it system altogether from 0112 mouth to another and everything much in flated in prices. Population is large ly Mexicans, although the majority are of the better class some very well to do. My folks arc comfort ably located and getting along fairly well. I have purchased a little place near the others, 135 feel front 140 feet deep, 3-room house, stable, well, about 50 fruit trees and other shrubbery, irrigating ditch on one side and in the rear; plenty of wa ter. All renced and in good shape, price $ 1400. Have everything com ing along in goodshapc.but It keeps me moving. My grandson Is living In my house. A Grand Army Post here of about 60 scattered members, but a rather slow one compared with St. Johns. In some respects tuts is a talrly good coun try and some arc making money and a general improvement, laud is high as iu every other place. I am here with my children and as com fortable as can be and try to be contented as possible and they nre doing all they can to make it pleas ant for me, but personally I would much rather be in St. Johus two to one. it anything snouui Happen to make any material change in family affairs, back to St. Johns I would co. I do not say much but keep up a deuce of a thinking all the time. How are times there? I suppose matters arc about the same, mow arc me cuiuircn com ing on? Good, I hope. I have not forgotten my good friends in St, Johns, nor cannot. Kind regards to Miss Kent, Juck and others, and' let nte hear from you. Yours truly, Geo. II. Adams. A Handsome Car The St. lohiis car at the Rose Carnival last Friday was as fine as the hnest iu lite rose suower. 11 contained more roses than any oth er In the nnrnde. The Ladles Aux iliary, with Mrs. F. "W. Valentine as chairman, spared no pains In making the car the thing of beauty it proved tp be. That their efforts were appreciated and the city of St. Johns looked upon with favor by the people of Portland and the vis itors, was demonstrated by the vast amount of cheering that greeted the car and its occupants as it passed through the streets 01 I'ortiana. Roses by the hundreds were dis pensed broadcast, and the occu pants of the car were kept busy In casting them out. St. Johns cer tainly did not have to take a back seat by any means in the rose show er parade and its exhibit of roses at the nrmnrv was second to none In beauty and profusion. Thanks to the ladies, bt. Johns received iter full meed of advertising at the Rose Carnival. Factory at St. Johns Architect Lewis I. Thompson has prepared the plans and specifi tions for a new factory building two stories high, 85 feet wide and 200 feet in length, to be built forthe Multnomah Mohair Mills adjoining their present factory at St. Johns. A basement will be excavated un der a portion of the btiilding. It will contain the heatiug and venti lating plant, the blower system be ing decided upon as the most suita ble for their purposes. The upper story will be used for a loom room, and has a capacity for 20 machines- The lower floor will be used for storage purposes. The building 13 being erected by day labor. uatiy Abstract. The above refers to the Portland Woolen Mills Co., which expects to add another building to the plant here. Mrs. L.A.Hodees of Portland.re cently from Los Angeles, visited Mrs. J. J. Patton last Saturday. Sunday Closing Postmaster Monahati is seriously contemplating the idea of discon tinuing to open the general delivery window at the postottiec on Sunday. At Salem, The Dalles, Vancouver and a number of other places the postofficc Is closed all day Sundays, where it is said to prove very satis factory, and Mr. Monahan believes it would be a good idea to adopt the same system in St. Johus. More boxes will be installed, and the Sunday mail will be distributed as promptly os usual, and the postoffice lobby will be kept open us hereto fore. There seems to be not a very strong call for mall at the window Sundays. For instance, last Sun day 136 called for mall and 56 re ceived mall. The others "drew a blank." If Mr. Mouahan falls iu line with some of the other places and keep closed shop on buudays, he will provide that any one look ing for special or urgent mail may secure same during the time the mail is being distributed by notify ing the postmaster giving point the letter is expected from and the par ty to whom addressed. Picnic on the Fourth The Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold a picnic and old fashioned Fourth nf Ttilv celebration on Col umbia Iliilversllv rounds at Uni versity Park on the National birth day. Sports of all kinds will be in dulged tit, such as boat races, boy and girl races, fat man's race, sack race, ladles' tug of war, dancinc etc. A ball game will be pulled off between the A. O. H. team and the Knights of Columbus club. A day of pleasure and enjoyment is promised to all. Lunch will be served on the grouuds. An invita tion is extended to every one. 1 ue grounds arc ideally situated for pic nic purposes. The people of St. Johns arc especially Invited to spend the day at the University. Civil War Statistics According to the war records dur ing the civil war there were 200 soldiers under the age of 14 years, 1,151,000 between the ages of 14 and 18; 1,008,888 between the ages of 18 and 3t. The number of 23 was 615,91 1. The majority of the officers were uuder 25. Of these boys-40,000 died of wounds; 220, 000 died of disease and 280,000 were wounded. The southern army was much like ours, so that the wonderful marches and the fearful battles fought, the like of which were be fore unknown, were made and fought by boys. New Cure For Snake Bite A foreigner with an unpronounce able name, who Is employed on the lumber operations on Trout Run near St. Marys, was bitten Monday on the right hand by a rattlesnake while at work, and immediately ap plied first aid to the injured. He quickly dispatched the snake and cutting off the head bound it to the wound. He theu opened the body of the reptile and ate some of the fat. He came here at once and imbibed a generous supply of fire water, and although it put him down for the count, he came out of the stupor none the worse for his experience and returned to his work. Ridgeway Record. Best Buy on the Market Half interest in three acres In Whitwood Court will be sold cheap for cash or negotiable paper if taken at once, in order to enable owner to close another deal. This property is better and better located than other property near it which sold recently for $1400 per acre. This undivided half Interest, if taken be fore July 10th, will be sold for $1000. If the buyer cannot sell the same within three years for twice that amount, the present own er will pay to him a forfeit of ten per cent, per annum on the $1000 invested. If you want to make the best buy offered iu St. Johns for years, inquire at Keview omce There is no real need of anyone being troubled with constipation. Chamberlain's Tablets will cause an agreeable movement of the bow els without anv unpleasant effect. Give them a trial. ' Fonsale by all dealers. Council Proceedings All members present at the reg ular meeting of the city council Tuesday evening with the excep tion of Aldermen Perrlnc and Davis, Mayor Muck presiding. The matter of purchasing the col ors for the new ferry boat, which will be completed probably Satur day, was taken up, and it was de cided that the city purchase the flags, to be selected by the finance committee and Captain Fuller, the 1 latter stating the cost would be be- I twecu $30. and $35. I Mr. Hunter objected strongly to the existence ot a stable near his home on Fcsscudcn street, declar ing that the odor emitting therefrom was something terrific. He wanted it removed. Alderman Hill said the stable was on his property, that lie had permitted its erection with the understanding that it was to be only temporary, and that he had never received any remuneration for the use of the ground and had no objection to its removal. The health and policcboard had declared it unsanitary, and it was decided to order its removal by the owners. Dills to the amount of $48.91 were allowed on motion of Alder man Horsmau;atl yes, The license com. reported favor ably upon the renewal of license by the four saloons. Accepted and li censes granted on motion of Mr. Horsmun. The improvement of Fcsscudcn street from Buchanan to the cast city limits was accepted by council on motion of Mr. Horsmau. The city attorney and street com mittee were directed to look into matter of opening upof Tyler street through the Hurris tract, and elim inate any jog that might exist in the street iu their report. It was decided to refer the peti tion for the improvement of Phila delphia street back to the petition ers, to have it exchanged for a waiver petition, after which pro ceedings will start without further delay. A resolution to improve Fcssen- den street from Jersey to Smith avenue with concrete paving was adopted on motion of Alderman Valentine. A resolution to Improve South Ivanhoe street from Richmond to Mohawk was also adopted on motion of Mr. Valentine. Time and manner ordinances for the Improvement of Olympla street from Myers to Charleston, Polk street from Willamette bottlevcrd to Jersey street, and Burlington street from Bradford to the center ot tne city hall block were passed unani mously on motions ot Aldermen Horsmau, Valentine and Horsmau, respectively. An ordinance repealing tne wa ter-main-lowering ordinance afford ed considerable discussion pro and con. Upon the final vote Alderman Valentine and Jennings voted 110, Hill, Hiller and Horsnian yes. The two former believed the re peal would jeopardize any hope of lower water rates for some time to come. Air. tuner conceded litis, but believed the ordinance was ill advised and should be repealed. Alderman Hill was strong for re peal, as was also the city nttoruey. Whether the council can force the water company to relay the water mains disturbed by street Improve ment at its own cost after they Dave been laid In accordance with the terms of Its franchise remains to be eeett. nte ctiy attorney, uowevcr, contends that council has this pow er. Have a Look At a recent meeting of the Com mercial club County Assessor B, D, Sigler who was present by invitation aud addressed the meeting, was re quested to seud blue prints of the St. Johns assessment roll, The Blue prints showing the assessments have been received and cau be seen at the commercial club rooms where they will be kept for the next two weeks to afford an opportunity to all who may desire to examine them and if there should be any objec tions or suggestions, they will be given proper consideration by the assessor's office. They ure open for the inspection of the general public who cau examine, them at any time at the headquarters of the Commercial Club. Each age of our lives has its joys. Old people should be happy, and they will be if Chamberlain's tab lets are taken to strengthen the digestion and keep the bowels regular. These tablets are mild and gentle in their action and espe cially suitable for people of mid die age and older. For sale by all dealers. The Library 0cn I lour: I too to 5: to and 7 to 9:30 p. m. Sunday.: ZUU to It is a matter of common com ment among visitors to European countries that all the women, young aud old, do the most beautiful nee dlework and do it as a matter of course. To some extent the same skill was shown by the women of our own country in its earlier days. It is with the hope of giving some small stimulus to a revival of interest in such work among the girls and women near at home that several individuals have decided to offer the following prizes ,t. t . t i.ti ft . 1 tor wuiic uccuicworic 10 u cxuiuticu at the Multnomah couutv fair at Grcsiiam in September: MULTNOMAH COUNTY 1'AIK TO 111? 11UI.I) ATORKSHAM IN SI5PTKM-IIHK-WlllTIt Nimni.HWOHK First and second prizes iu all in stances: 1. For the best plain hemming table napkin or square of muslin done by a child under 10 years of age. Judged on quality of work. 3. For the best set of buttonholes made by a girl under 12 years of age. 3. For the best apron, hand-sew-lug, made by a girl under 15 years of age. Judged on design aud qual ity ot sewing. Must be white with out lace or embroidery. 4. For the best towel made by a girl under 18 years of age. Judged 011 design and quality of work. Must be white, may be ornamented with embroidery, drawn work, cro cheted or knitted lace, or any hand work. This contest is oikmi to children living iu Multnomah county out side school district No. 1. Prizes are also offered 1. For the best piece of needle work, knitting or crocheting made by a girl under 18 years of age. Article must be all white. 2. For the best piece of needle work knitting or crocheting made by a woman over 60 years of age. Articles must be all white. Open to residents of Mult nomah County. Prizes to he an nounced later. It will be seen that the point most emphasized is the quality of work rather than its elaborateness, in deed, simplicity of design is oneof the ends aimed at. This list of prizes will he kept posted in the library aud whatever help possible in the way ot books giving instructions and suggestive designs will be gladly furnished. Since instruc tion iu sewing is given in the Port laud schools, the main part of the contest has been limited to children outside of the city proper. Roses Appreciated That the Sons of Veterans ol Washington uppreciaWd the roses contributed by the boys and girls of St. Johns schools is evidenced by the following resolution. It was a neat little favor, and our youngsters deserve due credit for their kind ness: Spokane, Wash., June 6, 1912, Whereas, certain citizens of Port- laud aud St. Johns, Oregon, gave much time in assisting the Portland camp to gather the wealth of won derfully beautiful roses which were sent to us iu order that we might more fittingly decorate the graves of our soldier dead, Be it Resolved by Gen. Chas. King Camp No. 4, United Spanish War Veterans, iu regular meeting assembled, that we acknowledge our deepest gratitude aud sincere thanks for such patriotic action to Hon. A. A. Muck, Mayor, St. Oregon, Hon. F. A. Rice, City Recorder, St. Johns, Oregon, The President of Portland Chamber of Commerce, Commander John Hulford, Portland Camp, U. S. W. V. Unanimously adopted this sixth day of June, 1912. Geo. W. Dully, Commauder. Attest: Ira Honefenger, Adjutant. So successful was the recent ex cursion of the Portland Commer cial club to Tillamook county that another special truln load of Port land people will make the same . i ... -r I 'I'l.In Uip JUUC Z5, uuu ay. una cv cursiou will be a visit to the Tilla mook county beaches rather than an industrial jaunt and Is calculated to clve Portland people a better knowledge of the great country ly ing so close at their door. For Rent A five-room modern cottage. See Couch & Co, A Review of Reviews (Under this heading will appear from time to time items taken from our files of things aud events that transpired at the time the Review was first issued. This week we started with the first number issued, dated November ti, 1904, at which time J. H. Cromc was editor): From a population of 250 people January t, 1902, St. Johns has now more than 2000 inhabitants. It has three churches Methodist, Evangelical and Seventh Day Ad ventists. Kd. L. Stockton has accepted a position in W. II. King's real es tate office. Chris Bihns sold the corner next to the millinery store to M. L. Hoi brook the first of the week for 100. This is a clear gain of $610 iu four months. It is understood Mr. Hoi brook will cover the entire lot with a business block at once. (The St. Johns Furniture Co. now occupies this site Ed.) C. W. Potter, formerly one of the owners of the Liuutou saw mill, is building a fine residence on his city lots in St. Johns Patk. Superintendent Scott of the St. Johns Water Co., completed 2800 feet of two inch mains along the cast side of the boulevard tapping the Hub Laud Co. tract. The real estate firm of Chipman oi King lias been dissolved. Mr. Chipnmu is associated with the St. Johns Laud Co., and will be local manager. Mr. king will continue business at the old stand. Willard Shcnard. a brother of Richard Shepard, recently arrived from Iowa tq visit his brother and s looklne around w ith n v cwof be coming a resident of St. Johns. C. I). Edwards sold his house and lot near the veneer works for $550. Daniel Brecht was the pur chaser. S. I. Ogdcn of North St. Johns called yesterday and stated that the work continues boring for oil, and the prospects are encouraging. A fine three-story block, corner of Jersey and Broadway Is rapidly Hearing completion. Tlie ground floor consists of four excellent store rooms and have been leased to the following! W. A Edgertoti, the grocer; Mr. Muck with clothing and furnishing goods;Shephcrd & Tufts, real estate, and the posloflice. The second and third floors will he oc cupied and fitted up iu elegant style by tne Hotel Klcli conducted by Mrs. Kich. The building is being crectetl by Cochran Bros., and will be known as the Cochran block. The cost will be ubottt $7500. St. Johns was incorporated Janu ary 5, 1903, its urst olhccrs, who arc the present incumbents, with the exception of the late C. I. Culp, arc: Mayor, Chas, A. Cook; Cotitt cilmcu, T. J. Mouahan, Guy Bug- bee, Iv. It. Hurlbcrt, Chas. 1). Hughes aud W. II, Hamilton; F. C. Clark. Recorder; C. R. Organ, Marshal. The board of education consists of J, F. Poff, chairman; Albert Culp, S. I. Ogdeu; J. E. lanch, clerk. Commercial club officials; W.H. King, president; R. bhepherd, vice president; E. C. Iltirlbert secretary; T. J. Mouahan, treasurer. Principal Resigns It is with sorrow and much re gret that Miss Clara Boss' host of friends witnesses her departure for California. The five years during which she has held the twsltlou of principal here have been most fruitful ones, aud her significance to the school and students both as a su perior Instructor aud as a whole- souled friend aud companion cannot be over estimated. Only by special inducements did Miss Boss consent to come to St. Johns, and it is a matter for gratitude that we have been able to keep her so long as we have. It is diliictilt for compara tively small schools to attract stroug teachers, whose interest is centered iu their students aud who are de voted to their profession, aud those who know her best and are most competent to appreciate her, feel that the High school lias been lor tuuate indeed, to come in close cou tact with one, who by her forceful personality aloue is fitted- for high and responsible positions, and we keenly realize that iu the withdraw al of her influence the school has suffered an inestimable loss. Lots Almost Given Away Lots ii to 34 ill block 4, Point View, for Stooo. Write W. H. Reid, Devil's Lake, N. D. 266t DR. RAM BO DENTIST I'lwnc Columbia fit Ft rat National liank building. ST. JOHNS, OlttGON. DR. J. VINTON SCOTT DENTIST Open ETtnlngi and Sundays by Ap pointment. Office Photic Columbia 140 Resident l'lionc Columbia 3s JOSEPH McCHESNEY, M. D. Physician nntl Surgeon. Day ft Night Ofllco In McChcsnay blk. St Johns, Or t ton. Daniel 0. Webster, A. B. M. D Residence, C97 Dawson Street Ofllce, Plitor Block. University Park. Portland, Oregon. PERRY C. STROUD LAWYER Firit National Dank Building ST. JOHNS . . - OREGON 0. J. GATZAIYER ATTORNEY AT LAW McDonald Dulldinit ST. JOHNS . . OREGON We buy or sell St. Johns Property AlcKlNNEY & DAVIS Real Estate List your property with us if you desire to sell quickly 202 N. Jersey St. St. Johns l'OR HSTIMATHS ON PAINTING, PAPER HANGING and TINTING drop cnnl to H. M. Saltcrlec, St. Johns, Or. AM, WORK Ol'ARANTHHD J. R. WEIMER Transfer and Storage W deliver your Roods to and from II parts of Portland. Vancouver. Linn ton, Portland and Suburban Lzprasa Co., city dock and all points accesalblo by wagon. Piano and. furniture moving Office Phone Columbia 24 Residence l'lionc Columbia 198 St. Johns Express, Transfer und Storage Co. Piano Moving n Specialty. Haul ing done to aud from Portland Residence 400 Hast Richmond Ofllce 103 North Jersey Street ST. JOHNS GARAGE II I U. Uurllntton Slrect Automobile UqulrliiK junl ViiIiniiiUImk Wc can get you Auto Tiro of all kinds Illcvclo and (lencral Rcnalrlnir In connection. New nml hecoml lmiul bicycle for sale. Jllcycle tire in stock. J. M. and V. l. WRAY, I'roni. l'lionc Columbia 587. CAMP 773 VY. 0. W. Meet ev cry Wwl nudty evening In Dick, n.r's Hall DORIC OOOGC NO. 132 A. F. and A. M. Regular communications oil first Wednesdays ol each month in Odd 1'el lows' Hull. Visitor we. 8. Chas, Davis. W. M. C, O. Rogers, Secretary come. )4" ORDER EASTERN STAR Minerva Chapter Meets Hvcry l'irst and Third Tuesday livening o( Itach Mouth Iu Odd I'cIlowHall. Mrs. Susie Rogers, Secretary, HOLMES LODGE NO. 101 KMGIIIS Of I'YIIIIAS Meets every l'riduy night at 7:30 o'clock in I. O.O. 1'. Hall. Visitors alyays WcN come. V. W, MASON, C. C. 1). I'. HORSMAN, K. U.S. LAUREL LODGE No. 186 I. O. O. P, sr. JOHNS, ORCCON Uaets each Monday evening in Odd Fol lows hall at 7 jo, A corillul welcome t 11 visiting brothers, NEST NO. 1151 Meets 2ml and 4th of each month in M. W. A. Hall. I'. II. OKAMilSK, hec. Central Market! HOLUROOK BLOCK See us for the Choicest Cuts of the Best Meats Obtainable Order riMed and Family Trad Solicited. T. P. WARD, Proprietor.