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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW"
BY A. W. MARKLE
Published Every Friday
At 117 West Burlington Street.
Tint Rkvikw Is entered nt post office
in Saint Johns, Oregon, na mail ninttcr
of the second class under the Act of Con
gress of March 3, 1879,
OfflcUl Hswipsper of tht Gtij of Bt. Johns.
Subscription prlco $1.00 per year.
The Commercial club has start
cd an investigation into the rates
chanred by the Pacific Telephone
and Toloirranh Co. It seems to
vis that this is a most fertile field
for inveatiiration. Judirlntr from
the rates charged for telephone
service in smaller and more
isolated districts, the rates
churgod in St. Johns are astound
ingly outrageous. At Hood Ki
vor, for instance, wo understand
the rules established for resi
dence nhone is only one dollar
nor month. These lines extend
far out into the valley wher
patrons live far apart and many
niJhm nf linn nrn rwitlirod to re II
dor service. We believe it is
safe to say that for ouch mile c
line in Hood Kivor valley ther
is only one user where there is
possibly a score on the Peninsula
And the question naturally ariBes
that if the company at flood u
vcr finds it profitable to operate
at one dollar per month under
the above conditions, why can
not the Peninsula, with many
more users to the mile of line
secure a better rate than one do!
lar a month, instead of $2.25
nor month? The cost of main
tainance of an individual phono
must appear to the ordinary
mortal as infin tes mid. It woul
appear that the five dollars the
comnanv charires before install
ing a phono, and which it retains
for an m e n to tunc. woiiK
earn unoiigh interest to keep the
phono in repair. It is surely true
that the operating expenses per
natron is much smaller in bt
Johns than it is in Hood River.
Tlioroforo, why are we held u
to such an outrageous extent
And why do wo niuokly submit?
That the company is exceeding
the nr co allowed in their fran
chiso with the city of St. Johns
seems very clear to us. lhe
reading is so plain that it can
scarcely bo misunderstood. Aside
from that it is claimed, and not
so far successfully contradicted
that the city council lias fill
power to regulate rales of any
public utility. Also the Knilroat
Commission is endowed with
like power. Armed with this
power, why not force the tele
phono company to dixoloso (ho
reason why SI. Johns shouli
have to pay more than double the
rates charged in Hood River for
equal or better service? It Ib
not hard to understand why Iiul
telephone slock has gone buyout
tlio clouds, but tho pertinent
question is, how long are wo
going to stand for it? Many
runiuuitU would like the con
voniuncu of a telephone, but
$2.25 per month is prohibitive
most cam. The water rate
question has been disposed of
ho far as the city is concerned
for tho prosont, and now is
the time to take up tho telephone
matter. Tho Commercial club
and City Council should work to
gather in this matter, and not lot
it dron until equitable and rea
sonable niton have boon estab
The suggestion offered by I).
C. Lewis elsewhere in this issue
relative to a city park is a good
and timely one, That St. Johns
needs a park and play ground
for tho children is undoubtedly
true. Wo have no knowledge of
a city as largo as St. Johns with
out such a retreat and place of
recreation. The Civic Hotter
mont league can lend vnluablo
aid toward this end; likewise
the Commercial club. It is of
little use to admit that we need
a park or depit re the fact that
we havo not such an institution.
Action, direct and insistent, is
the only thing that will bring
any result. With the ladies
armed with ballots, it is almost
certain that abend issue for park
)urpo08 would carry. And Mr.
owis" suggestion of river view
for location is appealing. There
is evor something of interest on
tho nvor, Almost ovory visitor
that comas to bt. Johns takes a
trip to tho river before depart
ing; it is something that is at
tractive to all. Tho city of St.
Johns can ail'ord a park, and the
best, lrom all points of viow, is
none too good. Mr. Lewis has
well said that land is as cheap
now as it ever will no. Why
not "take tho bull by the horns"
and go aftor a park, keep aftor
it and not pormit it to elude us
until it is an assured fact. Now
is the time to plan. Ladios, it
is up to you to help in this project.
Your holp is sorely needed,
and through you only can St.
Johns secure a park, as iias been
fully demonstrated in tho past.
Can wo count on you?
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Wo imy A poroont. IntoroHttm mivliifrt
First National Bank, St. Johns, Oregon
EVERY GAS RANGE AND
WATER HEATER Purchased
of us will be connected free of charge.
Special prices now on Ranges and
Water Heaters. Sold on easy pay
ments. ST. JOHNS GAS COMPANY
Spokane, Portland & Scallla Railway.
mm vino sr. Johns.
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Portsmouth Poultry yards, 8S0
Lombard street. Harred Ply
mouth Hocks, White Leghorns,
Black Minorcas. Prize stock, a
few pullots and cockerels for
sale. Emrs for hatching now.
and in quantity on short notice.
All pure bred. St, Johns car
to Portsmouth, trot off at Van
houton Stroot. Uiirht there.
l'roach tho coepol of Bt, Jihus,
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We have completed our inventory and
Und that we have more goods than
money, and the fact that we need the
money to pay for new goods arriving,
has prompted us to offer some bargains
Wc hove n larRc shipment of "KABO"
Corsets enroute, aud in order to make
room for these wc are closing out odd
American Beauty Corsets
$t.oo values for 65c
1.50 values for 98c
2.00 values for 1.29
W. T. Corsets
75c values for ,19c
$1.00 values for 65c
1.50 values for .' 98c
2.00 values for 1.29
Chance of a Life Time
Wc urc closing out tl'csc $1 5 to $18 val
ues in Hrondwoy Model Overcoats for
$1.50 to $2 valuer, for 98c
$3.00 values "for $1.50
2.50 " . " 1. 25
.25 " " 1. 12
2.00 ' " 1. 00
$1.50 values for 75c
1.25 " " 68c
t.oo " " 50c
75C " " 38c
Men's Huglish Slip-on Rain Coats
$15 to $17 values for $ 10.98
Ladies' Kuglish Slip-on Rain Coats
$6.50 to $8 values 5,9
Ladies' Kuglish Slip-on Rain Coats
$4 50 to $( values 3.90
$3.50 to $4 values for $1.75
2.50 to 3 values for 1.50
Ladies' Velvet Shoes -fi-so
Come in and get your share of these
Wc have just received a large assortment
of Ladies' Ready to Wear House Dresses
that range in prices from $1.50 to fa. 75.
Come in aud look them over before huy
$15 to $18 values, "Urondwny Model"
for only fg.oo. t
In Our Grocery Dept.
Spring showing of garden seeds now
ready, Oregon Onion Sets 10c the pound
COUCH & CO.
Distributors of Merchandise Since 1904
Regular 40o, Special 25c
500 votes with each dishpan.
This is only one of the many
bargains to be had at our Wed
nesday Special Sale. Double votes
given with each purchase Wednesdays.
St. Johns Hardware Co.
LOW COLONIST FARES
Daily March 15 to April 15th, to
ALL POINTS ON THE SPOKANE, PORTLAND & SEATTLE RL
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promptly at Portland prices or less.
From other eastern points in proportion.
Tell your friends in the Bast of this opportunity of uiovini! West on low-
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eru, und Spokaue. Portland & Seattle line.
Von can deposit funds with me ami tickets will be furnished people in the
I'.ast. uetaus will be turiitsiieii on rcipiesi.
W. I). Skinner, Traffic Manager
O. M. Cornell
St. Johns, Ore.
Got your now St. Johns Rancro
" l "r
uoioio ino price iroes uu. a
good discount now at Calef Bros.
Work for a Greater St. Johna.
BLACKBURN, CHAMBERS & LOWRY
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Portland Office and Chapel St. Johns Office and Chapel
Cor. KilliiiKSworth Ave. & Kirby St. 418 North Jersey St.
Phones: C 1 1 $3 Woodlawn 3306 Phoue Col. 3Sj,Res.Phone Col. 559
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