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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1912.
The Sweet Pea Show and Industrial Ex
hibits Far Exceed Expectations
The Sweet 1'ea Show, Indus
trial Exhibit and Regatta will go
down in the history of St. Johns as
the greatest events ever held in its
short existence. Never before
were the streets more beautifully 1
or more elaborately decorated, nev
cr before was the same interest
shown in any public event and ucv
cr before had St. Johns such crowds
of people. The industrial exhibits
in the city were far and away be
yond the expectations of our most
sanguine citizens. The mamifac
turcrs aud business men of St. Johns
seemed to take a special pride in
making attractive aud interesting
showings, and they succeeded well.
As it was the first exhibit of the
kind that had ever been attempted
in the city, it was feared that not
enough interest could be aroused
locally to make n successful exhibi
tiou, but such was found to be far
from the case. The dock was rc
splendent in attractiveness. It was
surprising the transformation that
took place in so short a time. Sweet
peas were much in evidence, aud
their beauty aud perfection could
not possibly be excelled in any
place or in any clime. The perfume
arising (rom the blossoms iwrmcat
cd the immense structure through
cut, and the air was heavy with
the pleasing and incomparable odor.
I'cw ot our citizens realized what a
really magnificent dock it is until
they had viewed it at the show,
aud one could not help but feel
proud of the fact that the city of
St. Johns is in possession of such
structure, even though it has not so
far proved a financial success. The
main streets of the city presented a
most attractive and pleasing up
penrauce with banners and flags
swinging in the air. Practically
all the business houses were cmhel
llshed with flags, bunting or other
appropriate designs, aud the city
hall was finely decora ttd, present
lug an attractive appearance.
That St. Johns can do things
was clearly demonstrated. While
a great amount of work fell upon
the shoulders of the Commercial
club aud Ladies' Auxiliary, yet
they were fully equal to the occa
sion, aud worked indefatigably aud
unceasingly, and are fully satisfied
with their efforts. The various
committees looked after the duties
assigned them in good shape, aud
harmony and good feeling prevailed
The leading exhibitors were:
Peninsula Iron Works, machinery
und castings; Calef Ilros., home
furnishings aud Crescent Ranges;
Portland Manufacturing Company,
veneer, box and basket work; N.J.
Bailey & Co., woodenware aud
novelties; St. Johns Harness shop,
horse and vehicle supplies;
Rawsou Company, mechical in
ventions; St. Johns Planing
Mill, sash, doors and wiudows;
Portland Woolen Mills, cloth and
blankets; Asbestos Compauy.asbes
tos novelties; Collapsible Box Co.,
patent boxes, coops and wooden
ware novelties; Orchard Ladder &
Manufacturing Co., portable lad
ders; St. Johns Public Library,
books, magazines aud other liter
ature; St. Johns Hardware Co.,
ranges, tireless cookers and hard
ware; St. Johns Lumber Co., vari
ety of sawed timber and lumber;
Jobes Milling Co., flour aud feed.
All these exhibits were most
attractive, tastily designed and a
credit to the city. It would require
too much space to give a detailed
account of each exhibit, and it
would be difficult to do them just
ice in words. They had to be seen
to be appreciated, and we believe
practically all our people did view
them at the doek. Suffice to say
that the exhibits were beyond the
fondest hopes of the most ardent
booster, and created unlimited
praise and admiration. A stranger
could not help but be impressed
with the fact that St.Johns is a city
of enterprise, iudustry and activity.
Dancing was indulged in during
the afternoon and evening of Mon
day and Tuesday. It was free to
the public, and was taken advan
tage of to the greatest possible de
gree. The smoothness of the
large floor was a revelation to the
dancers, as it was generally im
agined the floor would be scarcely
fit for dancing with any degree of
ease without special dressing, but
it was quite the contrary. All the
available space was fully occupied
with lovers of dancing, especially
so in the evenings, and all were de
lighted with the novelty of dancing
in such a spacious building. The
music was first class aud dancing
was continued until a late hour. I
Rowdyism was not permitted or
uttcmptcd, aud everything passed
oli smoothly aud pleasantly as in
well regulated ball room.
The weather could not have been
more pleasant, although the attnos
phcrc warmed up a little Tuesday
p. in. The music furnished by
the l'culnsulu band helped to liven
up matters. The counter atlrac
tious at Portland diverted a larger
representation 01 Iilks from visiting
bt. Johns than would otherwise
have been the case.
The races in the river did not
prove as exciting or as interesting
as many had hoped for, and it was
rather difficult to get a line 011 the
distances aud entries, the motor
boat club failing to furnish definite
data until a late hour.
. John iv. wolf, driving his own
Wild Wolf beat all competitors by
more than three miles in the 20
mile free for all. Had the engine
of the Vamoose, the boat built by
Captain J. C. Smith of Rainier,
carried through, the Wolf might
have lost the honors, however, for
the hydroplane from down the riv
cr led by 42 seconds in the first
hatf lap of iYi miles.
The Vamoose finally sunk as
result of engine trouble and the
launch, Harvey W. Scott, rescued
the occupants. The boat, by the
time on the laps, showed that it
had the edge on the Wild Wolf.
Neither of the boats came any
thing near the speed attained by
the old Oregon wolf, creator of
world's record last February, by an
average of 42.2 miles over a 30
mile course. The best time was
made by the Vamoose on the first
lap, when it went 34 miles an hour.
1 he Wolf was two miles slower on
an average, but maintained a con
stant gait without faltering, dis
playing the skill of the engineer,
John Wolf and the pilot, Orth Ma-
The Wolf got off to a bad start,
the load almost choking the engine,
while the Vamoose started oft like
an arrow and soon had a good lead
on the Wolf. In the second turn the
Rainier boat begau to falter aud the
ruce was won.
1 he ao-foot hydroplane race was
one in which luck played a big
part. The Spear II, Ray New-
berg's new plane, took first after
following the Swastika owned by
Henry Dixon and propelled by a
6ohorse engine. The Swastika
ooked like a sure winner in the
first lap with the other boats in a
race by themselves half a mile be
hind. Just as the Swastika was
going along at its best a connecting
rod in the last cylinder broke aud
the boat dropped out of the race,
The Spear also had its hard luck,
the Diamond O running iuto it and
staving a big hole in the port bow
which had to be plastered over with
tar and canvas to permit running.
1 lie winner made good time,
lowever, covering the io-mtle
course in 25:14. The Chehalis II,
owned by Dave aud Roy Crockett
of Astoria, was another demonstra
tor of class, finishing third.
1 he io-mile handicap race was
won by Sunny Jim.the lo-foot run
about owued by J. Welch. The
?" owned by C. Graves, finished
Many other entries started in the
various races but the majority tried
to keep the pace set by the faster
boats and soon dropped out.
The officials were: L.M. Meyers,
starter; W. B. Hollingsworth, A.
A. Muck, Dr. C. E. Hill, John
Stevenson and K. C. Couch, judges;
A. E. Roy, Joseph Kane, T. D.
Condon aud J. C. Beck, timers, and
J. L. Scarth, scorer.
Running a newspaper is just like
running a hotel, only different.
When a man goes to a. hotel and
finds something on the table which
does not suit him, he does not raise
hades with the proprietor and tell
him to stop bis old hotel. Well,
hardly. He sets that dish to one
side and wades into the many dish
es that does suit him. It is differ
ent with some readers. They
find an article occasionally that does
not suit them exactly and without
stopping to think it may please
hundreds of other readers, make a
grand stand play and tell the edi
tor bow to run and what should be
put into it. But such people are
becoming fewer every year. Ex,
THE PRIZES AND WINNERS
Sweet Pea Show Was Most Beautiful. Surpassing
the Oregon State Exhibit in Portland
GRAND SPECIAL PRIZE.
Best exhibit irrespective of class Prize, Silver Cup, $25.00
Musi be wou three successive years to obtain permanent possession.
Mrs. R. P. Douglass.
Por largest bouquet of auy one named variety
First prize $20.00 Cup
Mrs. 1'. W. Valentine.
Second prize $8.00 Eight day Clock by Calef Bros
Miss A. Drinker.
Most artistic bouquet
First prize $15.00 Bottle of Perfume by North Bank Pharmacy
Mrs. C. II. Boyd.
Second prize 14.00 Thermos Bottle by St. Johns Pharmacy
Mrs. B. T. Lcggett.
Largest bouquet of mixed peas.
First prize $12.00 Washing Machine by St. Johns Hardware Co.
Second prize Sack of Snowdrift Flour by Schmccr Grocery
W. A. uarroii.
Bouquet containing greatest variety of colors one spray of each.
First prize $10.00 Cut Glass Bon Bon Dish by W. M. Tower
Mrs. C. A.McGIII.
Sccoud prize $1.00 Plate by M. I. Hollciibcck
C. J. Anderson.
Most perfect peas of any color 10 stems, one bouquet named
First prize 42-picce Set of Dishes by Bonham & Currier
D. Ii. Brodahl.
Second prize Fruit Set by Peninsula Hardware Co.
Mrs. v. h, Babcoclc.
Bouquet of most perfect peas without foliage, purple, 10 or more stems.
First prize $7.00 Stein aud Mugs by Culcf Bros
Ifattlc M. Kca.
Second prize $1.00 Hat Pin by Jewelry Optical Co.
C. J. Anderson.
Best collection of not less than six bouquets
First prize $15.00 Cup
Mrs. R. 1'. nonplus.
Second prize 42-piece Dinner Set by Couch & Co
Mrs. Charles McUlll.
A National bouquet red, white uud blue ten stems of each color.
First prize 42-piece Set of Dishes by St. Johns Furniture Co.
Second prize Salad Set by Muck Grocery
Bouquet of most perfect white peas, 10 or more stems.
First prize Silver Ladle by Muck Mercantile Co.
Mrs. B. T. Lcggett.
Second prize Sack of Bluestcm Flour by Lauthers Mercantile Co.
Miss A. Drinker.
JUVENILE SECTION Class A.
Best vase of 10 spray bouquet blue, red, white, lavender, piuk or salmon.
First prize $10.00 Cup
Second prize Box of Bon Bous by Pennington & Co.
Best mixed bouquet, 10 stems or more.
First prize Hammock by St. Johns Furniture Co.
Second prize Box of Bon Bous by P. A. Bredecn
Bouquet greatest variety of color, one spray each.
First prize $3.00 Hammock by II. F. Clark
Second prize Box of Bon Bons by P. A. Bredeen
Most artistic bouquet, sweet pea and other foliage allowed.
First prize Five pound Box of Chocolates by J. M. Shaw
Second prize lb. Box of Chocolates by W. C. Roe
A Splendid Opportunity
Best collection of not less than six bouquets,
First prize Box of Bon Bons by E. F. Wilson
Second prize One pound of Bon Bons by W, C. Roe
Largest bouquet of sweet peas, any variety of colors, measured by cir
cumference, not by numbers.
First prize Pair of Shoes by Johnstone's Department Store
Second prize Two pounds Bon Bons by Mrs. A. Muck
Largest bouquet of white and purple sweet peas.
First prize , , $2,00 Cash by Ladles' Auxiliary
Second prize $1,00 Cash by Ladies' Auxiliary
Best and largest bouquet from fifteen foot row picked Monday morning,
July 8th. This entry displaces the judging of the 5-ft. rows.
First prize $2.00 Cash by Ladies' Auxiliary
Second prize $1.00 Cash by the Ladies' Auxiliary
EXTRA SPECIAL PRIZE
Beat general display, box fancy cherries by E. D, Hurlbcrt
E. R. Maxfield.
St. Johns has a splendid oppor
tunity to secure a public library
building of an imposing nature.
The Library association of Port
land has announced to the city
council that in the event of this
city securing clear possession ot a
site not less thau 100x1 50 feet mon
ey would be forthcoming for the
erection of a public library building
that would be an ornament and a
substantial addition to St. Johns.
A committee was appointed by the
mayor to investigate the matter
further aud learn if there might be
any strings attached thereto that
might prove n burden upon the
city. The committee executed its
mission, aud finds that the gift will
will be free and complete; that no
conditions other than the posses
sion of the site arc imposed, aud
that the cost of the structure will
be between $20,000 aud $25,000.
Certainly such a splendid gift is
well worth securing. We believe
council has the power to purchase I
a site without n vote of the people.
If so, a good plan would be to ad
vertise for bids 011 various pieces
of property of not less than the di
uicusious required in localities
suitable for such 11 building for 11
brary purposes. The only condi
tlou as to site is that it must be in
the business district. This matter
should receive Immediate at
tcntiou and not be allowed to lag
until the library building is nu as
stired fact. There can scarcely
be objection 011 the part of any citi
zcu to the purchase of ground for
the purpose stated. It would
mean an institution that all could
point to with pride. It is likely
that the requisite amount of laud
can be secured at a price not to ex
cecd $3000. At six per cent, this
would mean $180 per year interest.
1 he city is now paying 52.10 per
year rent for library purposes, $180
for janitor service and about $60
for light, making a total of $480.
l hls could be saved by purchase of
the laud, as the county would pay
all the cost of maintenance, and
after paying the interest from the
present expenditure lor library pur
poses it would leave $300 per nn
mini which in ten years would be
sufficient to pay the principal, giv
lug bt. Johns the library absolutely
free thereafter. The nroDOsitiou
looks good at any angle from which
it may be viewed.
The attitude of the Portland
Railway, Light and Power Co. in
regard to street improvement in St.
Johns where their tracks lie is most
commendable. In every instance
it has shown a readiness to comply
with any stipulation asked of it, and
an inclination to remove auy obsta
cle in the way of improvement that
lies in its power. When it is all
simmered down, the jicople of St.
Johns have 110 reason to complain
of the treatment accorded It by this
company. It is true that the trip
to Portland on the cars is rather
slow aud tiresome at times, but the
eight mile per hour ordinance Uni
ting street car speed to that limit
11 Portland city limits, makes a
ligher rate of speed out of the
question. The company certainly
treated the city handsomely in the
way of donation, additional cars
and advertising on same free of
charge during the events of the
first of this week.
No. 37 To J. Frederickson to
erect a dwelling on Astor street be
tween Macrum avenue and fait
street; cost $750.
No. 38 To Mrs. T. Berry to
erect a dwelling on bmith avenue
between Newton and Burr streets;
The Pond brothers and sister,
Mrs. Soule, were pleasantly sur
prised Tuesday when three old
friends dropped in upon them. They
were Mrs. Win. Shuray of Seattle,
Wash.; Mrs. Mary Botzell of Elk
River, Minn., and Mrs.Robert Ma-
laney of Minnesota; all of whom
took in the pea show, exhibits and
regatta. They say that bt. Johns
s the prettiest little city they have
seen in the Northwest, r
Each age of our lives has its joys.
Old people should be happy, and
they will be if Chamberlaiu s tab
lets are taken to strengthen the
digestion aud keep the bowels
regular. These tablets arc mild
aud gentle in their action and espe
cially suitable for people of mid
dle age aud older. For sale by all
Miss Alma Johnson, librarian of
the Jefferson High school, will take
charge of the St. Johns library for
a mouth, beginning July 17, while
miss Kunuaii is on her vacation. Li
brary patrons will find Miss John
son a most efficient and accoinmo
dating librarian nnd their usual
helpful attitude will make It easy
for her to become acquainted with
the new conditions.
More of the 100 best novels:
Peter Simple Mnrrynt. Though
it is nearly n halt century since
Captain Frederick Marryat passed
away.hc still lives hi his sea stories.
x iic circulating norary comes arc
dog-eared with constant use. He
was a born story teller and n man
of a personal daring as reckless as
that of his favorite heroes. A life
of great exposure, constant danger
and extreme exertion ruined his
health; and before he was forty he
resolved to leave the sea and devote
himself to story writing. Many of
his novels arc said to be almost au
tobiographical. His ample fund of
rough humor and his fondness for
spinning yams give his stories not
only the hue and quality, but the
very sound and odor of the sea.
Barchcslcr Towers Trollope.
Phlncas Finn Trollotie. This
writer never forces a moral. His
tales were written for recreation
of others, although it was n matter
of pride with him that the pleasure
he furnished was always wholesome.
He felt more intcicstcd in the kind
of men and women he saw about
him than in unusual characters. He
loved to show people in the every
day relations of life.
Notre Dame de Paris Hugo,
This great novel often beats the
English title "The Hunch-back of
Notie Dame," a title to some ex
tent misleading. The huiickback,
though undoubtedly n very import
ant character, is certainly not the
center of the novel. The bewitch
ing gipsy girl, Esnicrcida, plays as
important n part ns he does, and
perhaps the same may be said of
the terrible priest, Claude Trollo.
I.cs Miseraliles Hugo. Tins,
the best of Hugo s books, is as fas
cinating as anything written by
that greatest of ninusers, Alexander
Dumas. Jean Vatican, who np-
iiears ill the beginning of the work
as a kind of ticket of leave man,
who just served his term in the
penitentiary where he had been
scut for a theft committed under
stress of starvation; who several
times builds tin anew for himself
the modest cdifacc of a small social
position, and is every time thrown
ruthlessly down when his antece
dents are discovered, passes through
so many strange adventures that he
who does not want to think need
not think, while simply looking
upon the succession of incidents.
If he wishes to think, he has social
problems placed before him that
may well occupy his mind.
Thanks to Dr. McChesney, the
library is to have a fresh coat ofpaiut
on walls and floor and accordingly
it may be necessary to close on
Friday and baturday afternoon and
evening of the present week. If so,
books stamped due 011 those dates
will be received without fines 011
I he exhibit showing the history
of book-making which was in the
library booth at the Industrial l,x
hibit, will be displayed in the libra
ry for a few days. The collection
Includes samples of the old Babylon
ian and Assyrian writing on clay
and stone, an Egyptian papyrus
roll, the multiplication table on a
clay tablet of about 1300 years B.
C.,a copy of the Nuremberg chron
icle, etc. There is also a copy of
the first newspaper printed in
America, kindly loaned by Mr.
Phone Columbia 01
First Nntlonal Bnnk building.
ST. JOHNS, OREGON.
DR. J. VINTON SCOTT
Open Evenings and Sundays by Ap
pointment Office Phone Columbia 140
Resident Phone Columbia 38
JOSEPH McCHESNEY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Dy & Night Ofllce In McChesney blk.
St. Johns, . Oregon.
Dnnicl 0. Webster, A. B. M. D
Residence, C97 Dnwion Street
Ofllce, Plitor Block.
University VatU, Portland, Oregon.
The Free Ferry
The new ferry boat has arrived.
It lias been long in the coming, but
now it is here. And it is a beauty,
all that could be hoped for. It re
quired strenuous efforts on the part
of the mayor, city council and oth
ers to hasten matters so that it
could be here for the regatta Tues
day. But they were successful,
and Tuesday morning the city dads
went to Portland and came down
on the new boat. This has been a
boon that required an unlimited
amount of labor to secure, aud we
believe it was only through the
special efforts of K. C. Couch that
it was ever brought about. The
work he accomplished and the time
he spent on the project is well un
derstood aud fully appreciated.
Aud it is well worth all the effort
expended upon it. Go down and
have u look at it, if you have not
yet seen it, and you cannot help but
acknowledge that St. Johns has
something more to be proud of.
PERRY C. STROUD
Fir.t National Dank DuilJinii
ST.JOHNS . . . OREGON
0. J. GATZAIYER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
ST.JOHNS - . OREGON
We buy or sell St. Johns Property
Ale KINNEY & DAVIS
List your property with us If you
desire to sell quickly
202 N. Jersey St. St. Johns
CALL ON -
for Painting, Kaliomlnlng. Staining and Varnish
ing, rapcr Hanging t specialty
6IS W. Richmond Street
J. R. WEIMER
Transfer and Storage
We itollvcr vour roods to nml from
nil pnrta of Portland. Vnncouvor, Linn
ton, Portlnnd nnd Suburban Isxprosi
Co., city dock nnd all jkIiiU nccciilbU
by wniron. I'lano and. furnltura niolnf
Office Phone Columbia 2.1
Residence Phone Columbia 198
St. Johns Express, Transfer
and Storage Co.
Piano Moving a Sjiecialty. Haul
ing done to nnd from Portland
Residence .oo Kust Richmond
Office 103 North Jersey Street
ST. JOHNS OARAGE
II I U. Ilurlliigton Street
Automobile 1U'mIiiiik nml Viilcnulaliig
Wc citu gel you Auto Tire of nil kind
lllcycle nml General Repairing
hi connection. New nml socoml hand
bicycles for wlc, lllcyclc tin in stock.
J. M. and V. I. WRAY, Propi.
Phono Columbia 5S7,
CAMP 773 W. 0. YY.
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C, O, Kojjars, Secretary
ORDER EASTERN STAR
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Mouth 111 Odd I'd low Hull,
, Sunt; Roger, Secretary.
IIOLMIS LODGE NO. 101
m. hMGII IS Of I'VIIIIAS
Meetn every J'riilay tiiulit ut
7: jo o'clock In I. O.O. 1'.
Hull. Visitors alynyi VI
come, V. W. MASON, C. C.
I). 1'. HORSMAN, K, U.S.
No. 1 86 I. O. O. P,
sr. joiins, oiircoN
MeeU each Monduy evening In Odd Fel
lows hull nt 7:10. A cordial welcome t
all visiting brothers.
each month in M. W. A. Hall.
J'. II. GU NGUU, Sec.
Sec us for the Choicest Cuts of
the Best Meats Obtainable.
Ordtr rilled and family Trudi Solicited.
T. P. WARD, Proprietor.