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St. Johns is Calling You
It second in number of Induitries.
It teve th irtpopulntion.
Cart to Portland every 20 min.
Hat navigable water on 3 sidei.
Hat finest gat .and electricity.
Hat two strong banks.
Hat five large school houses.
Has abundance of purest vater.
Has hard surface streets.
Has extensive sewerage system.
Hat line, modern brick city hall.
Hat payroll of $95,000 monthly.
Shipt monthly 2,000 cart freight.
All railroadt have access to it.
la gateway to Portland harbor.
Climate Ideal and healthful.
St. Johns is Calling You
Hat teven churches.
Has a most promising future.
Distinctively n manufacturing city
Adjoins the city of Portland.
Has nearly 6,000 population.
Hat a public library.
Taxable property, f4.500.000.
Hat large dry docks, taw millt
Woolen mills, iron workt,
Stove works, asbestos factory,
Ship building plant,
Veneer and excelsior plant,
Flour mill, planing mill,
Box factor, and others.
More Industries coming.
St. Johns Is the place for YOU.
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted (o (he Interests of the Penlmula, (he manufacturing Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28. 1913.
Questions of a "Pertinent
A palmist and clairvoyant who
is holding forth in St. Johns, has
propounded the questions given
below, which lie essays to give
satisfactory answers to at his
readings. While we are not a
prophet, nor a son of a prophet,
seer nor philosopher, necroman
cer nor spiritualist, neither have
we worn a veil, nor can we iook
into the future, yet wo are mind
ed to take a turn at the questions
which wo have copied from cir
culars distributed by said palm
1st. Hero thov are:
Whom shall I marry? The one
vou love the best, naturally.
How often shall I marry?
Once is enough for most mortals,
but suit yourself.
. Shall I ever bo divorced? If
you do not mako a good wife or
husband, vou ornrht to be.
. Docs another share the love
that riirhtfullv bclonirs to me
No: you either have It, or the
other has it all. It wont split.
Is. my disease incurable? Hot
ter sco a physician about that.
Fow diseases, however, are in
When shall I leavo hero?
When you die; you shouldn't be
Am I liable to accident? Sure,
if you are not careful.
Should I invest my money?
By all means.
In what shall I invent? In St.
Johns realty; nothing better.
Have I any enemies l ll you
amount to anything, you have.
Can I trust my friends? If
thoy nro friends, yes.
In what town or stato would
bo most successful? Tho town
'Am nfn(A rlnfin .f mnMAH an .Mlljvll
it denonds upon yourself. If
you apply yourself properly you
can mako good most anywhere.
How can I sell property? By
making tho price right.
How can I have good luck?
Pluck, enterprise, persistence
and determination bring what
m commonly known as "good
luck." u you havo theso requi
sites trood luck will como to you.
Tho slothful, improvident and
careless seldom havo luck of any
w w w . A
now can i succeed in uusinessr
By sticking everlastingly at it.
and by advertising constantly
and intelligently. No man, un
less ho has a monopoly, can suc
ceed in business without adver
tising. How can I make my homo hap
py? By being over cheerful and
helpful, and maintaining a sun
ny disposition, uon't nag or
continually complain, and accord
to your wife or husband tho same
consideration that you expect
When and where can I get a
good position? When you arc
capable of fulfilling one. Posi
tions that are good are generally
Becured by showing capability
and adaptability. Mako applica
tion and give assurance of mak
ing good. Then you will finally
How can 1 marry the one I
choose? By making yourself es
sential to tho happiness of the
party upon whom you havo "de
signs," How can I make any one love
me? By being amicable, cheer
ful, good natured, pleasant and
How can I control any one.
Outside of you children you
have no legal or moral right to
control any one. If one can con
trol himself or herself he or she
will be too busy on the job to
spend time in attempting to
control any one else.
No charge for this "life read
ing." Under New Management
The Portland Collapsible Box
Co. on Bradford street has chang
ed management and title as well.
Hereafter it will be known and
do business under the title of
Specialty Manufacturing Co. C.
J, Allen, a man of means and
proven business tact and ability,
is president of the concern, and
he sees a great field , and oppor
tunity for disposing of the pro
ducts of the plant Folding and
rigid coops, poxes, crates of all
kinds, lawn and camp furniture,
folding stools, etc., will be man
ufactured. Mr. Allen hopes to
make it one of the leading indus
tries of the Peninsula.
Joseph T. Brooks Died
'Joseph T. Brooks died at his
homo at 422 North Leonard
street on Sunday morning at 8
o'clock, tho result of a complica -
tino of diseases. For the pasti
five weeks his health had been
poor, and ho gradually failed
from that time until the end
came. He was born in Wabash
county, Indiana, in 1853, moved
to Missouri with his parents in
leoo, went to Nebraska in 1873,
and camo to Oregon in 1893, locn
ting at roresi urovo. no came
to St. Johns in 1900, residing
here until his death. The de
ceased was one of the best and
most respected citizens of St.
Johns. Scrupulous y honest, up
right, industrious and possessed
of other sterling qualities that
mako tho real man, his death is
a distinct loss to St. Johns. Ear
ly In life he becamo n member of
tiio Methodist church, and had
been a faithful member and
church worker over since. For
25 years he had been a faithful
member of tho Odd Fellow fra
tcrnity. Ho had been cniraircd
in the shoo business in St. Johns
for several yeurs.and by his hon
est dcalinirs. strict adherence
and skillful workmanship, built
up n nourishing and enviable
business. Ho is survived by
Mrs. Brooks, his widow, and ono
son, John C, of this city; also
by ono sister, Mrs. Wilson of
Wqbster county. Nebraska, four
brothers, I). W. and J. B. of
Franklin, Nebraska, N. D. of
Kuminh. Idaho, and C. F. of St.
Johns. Tho funeral was held
from tho Methodist church Mon
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
J. J. Patton officiating. Inter
mcnt took place in Columbia cem
Arouses My Ire
My temper's pretty oven,
Anu i seldom yield to wratn;
hopo my heart's as tondor
As any fellow hath.
But ono thing makes mo angry,
And tnat is when l sco
A woman with a pug dog
Where a baby ought to bo.
I try to chooso my languago
And sneak in mildest nnraso:
To speak soft I endeavor,
"Cuss words" I se dom ra so.
But O, it's hard to hold back
The "cuss words" when I see
A woman with a pug dog
Where a baby ought to be.
I try to pay full homage
To those of gentler sex:
And seldom let their actions
My oven temper vox.
But one thingmnkesme nervous;
I fuss, and lume, and fret.
When u pug dog gets the kisses
That" a baby ought to get.
I like dogs In their places.
A good dog has his charms.
But spare me, please, from seeing
Uno borne in woman's arms.
That's God place for a baby
It makes mo swear a streak
When a pug's nose gets the kisses
That belong on baby's cheek.
Will M. Maupin in The Com
Went to the Wall
The United Stores Association
of Philadelphia, which was or
ganized to establish chain stores
throughout the country, recently
made amplication for a receiver.
The liabilities are in excess of
$11,000 and the assets less than
$2,000. It is said that nearly
one-half million dollars has been
spent to- promote the United
Stores Association scheme, the
organization originally having
been proposed by Roland Unu-
roy, a Frenchman, wno ciamiea
to be a titled count in his own
country. The association was
incorporated with so.uuuuou
capital, $3,500,000 common stock
and $1,500,000 preferred. Of this
over mdu.uuu nas been issued
or cash and to promoters. It is
said that the association had 58,
000 members and 520 stores.
This number represents a class
of consumers whose average in
come is less than $1000 per an
For Sale Canary
Will Likely Be Improved
in Near Future
Assurance has been received
by the Commercial club from the
Portland Railway, Light & Pow
er Co. that alternate service will
bo inaugurated on the
vided the people of St. Johns m
general desire it and will be sat
isfied with it for some timo to
come. The company states that
it will cost in excess of $5,000
to install tho necessary passing
tracks, block signals, etc. Tho
company also took occasion to
stale that the St. Johns line had
never proven n mivinir hronosi-
tion. but still it was willing to do
anything within reason to irn -
prove tho service. Tho board of
governors of tho club, while be
lieving alternate service a dcsir
able innovation and had assur
ance that it was tho desire of the
patrons of line, yet they bollovo
time ten minute service should
also be included, and at their
meeting hold Monday afternoon
instructed the secretary of tho
club to so notify tho company,
Alternate scrvico on tho loop
would provido a means whereby
those residing at East St. Johns
could como to tho business dis
trict of tho city by trolley and
return tho same way without
making tho long trip to Wall
street. It would also provide
trolley service for those desiring
to depart on tho North Bank-rail
road or meet their friends at tho
depot. It would also givo rcsi
dents on tho West S do of tho
city an opportunity of saving
about iu minutes on tho return
trip from Portland by taking
every alternato car.and if routed
over tho L lino a saving of pos
sibly 17 minutes could bo effect
cd. With ten minute scrvico
icro could bo no disadvantage
to patrons over tho present sor-
vice, but tho benefits 'would bo
The matter of a hospital in St.
Johns -was discussed at some
w 1 f .
length. A lady who has made a
specialty of starting hospitals
has been feeling tho pulso of tho
public in regard to such an insti
tutton and alio asked for tho en
dorsement of tho club in her
project. It was decided that
sho bo referred to tho physicians
of tho city for their endorsement
first. It was realized by tho gov
ernors that a hospital in St.
Johns would prove a great con
venience and advantageous.
Most industrial employes are
charged $1.00 per month for hos
pital fees, and the lady proposes
that this money bo turned into
a homo institution. Sho figures
that there aro enough employes
in St. Johns who aro paying hos
pital fees to maintain an institu
In order that tho younger cen-
eration might become versed and
interested in Commercial club
work, it was decided ro permit a
number of them to join tho or
ganization. Tho next regular monthly
meeting of tho club will be held
on March 5th, and arrangements
for securing features of special
interest for tho occasion was
passed up to the entertainment
Filled With Helpful Data
The Oregon Almanac, issued
by the btato immigration com
mission, is in demand by schools
and colleges where it is -used as
a text book, which is helping
along the know-your-state move
ment. The almanac, of which
an edition of 380,000 was print
ed, is filled with data carefully
gathered and compiled and is, in
substance, an admirable encyclo
pedia on Oregon. The book is
being distributed to inquirers in
all parts of the country from tho
ortland headquarters ot the Or
egon Development league, and
copies win be sent, without
charge, to any state school desir
ing them for use in educational
work. During the coming year
the book will be completely revis
ed and enlarged and letters are
now being sent out to county as
sessors in order to get accurate
statistics on land classification
in the various parts of the state,
in order that reliable figures
may be printed as to the extent
of land timbered, tillable, untill
NU th label en your tapr.
Charming Afternoon One
It is truly remarkable what
just tho least bit of draping does
to tho plainest little dress. It
lifts it right out of tho common
place and lends it decided chnrac
And you mustn't think that
you haye to arrange that drapery
in just ono prescribed manner:
no, not nt all. You may adj'ust
it so as to mako the dress or
skirt, or whatever it Is that you
arc making fall in soft graceful
folds, and too that the general
lines will bo what your figure
l And it Isn't really
do. Just havo patience, when
fitting tho dress, and do not get
tired when standing before tho
mirror to try every possible way
until you havo just gained tho
touch that makes the dress look
exactly what and how you want
it. Then, too, after you havo
selected tho style you must givo
great attention to tho material.
Seo first of all that it is adapted
to tho stylo you chose. For in
stance, if you havo decided to
drapo your dress oven over so
little, you will naturally want
tho fabric soft and supple, so
that it can bo manipulated at
your pleasure, and if thero is any
trimming.it should, nbovo every
thing el e, harmonize, in color
and texture, with tho mode of
Isn't, this little dress.No. 7310.
charming in its simplicity?
Your young daughter can wear
nothing more fetching than this
model developed in Copenhagen
blue ratino with a girdlo and
sash of tho same color, or a
shade darker soft satin. Tho
small collar and ilaro cuffs can
bo made of allover or Veniso
lace, thereby giving a soft and
dainty finishing touch.
The other attractive dress. No.
7436, has the waist in tho becom
ing surnlice style, with a tuck
over the shoulder, and tho skirt
in two sections, giving doublo
flounce effect. You can work it
out beautifully for an afternoon
dress of olive green charmeuse,
with cream net for the guimpe,'
and a simple touch of 'embroid
ery at tho waist and skirt to
lend a most artistic finish,
Oregon Can Grow Corn
That Oregon can grow splen
did corn, ranking well with tho
best corn states of the Union, is
the statement of C. L. Smith, ag
riculturist for the O. W. R. & N.
Comnany. who is arranging a
corn show to be held next Fall at
Pendleton. This will be open to
corn exhibits by farmers in ev
ery part of Oregon, and another
show will be held at Colfax,
Wash., for the farmers of that
state. "Farmer" Smith declares
that the average corn crop per
acre in Oregon is larger than in
Iowa, that corn is a plant that
will adapt itself to almost any
climate and should be made one
of the chief items of agricultural
Uneeda Sunday morning re
fresher, a new thought, a new
start for the new week's work.
Come and get all this and more
with it at the Baraca Bible Class
at 10 p. m. ; Baptist church, tf.
List of Those Who Have
Filed for Nomination
The timo for filing nomination
nnncrs as candidates nt the pri
maries expired Thursday of last
week, and the following is a list
of those who have filed, and the
only ones which will appear on
the primary ballots:
For Mayor--Chas. Brcdcson,
A. A. Muck, both Republicans.
For Recorder F. A. Rice, rep.
For Treasurer J. E. Touch,
For City Attorney Perry C.
For Councilmen First Ward
Jas. N. Purkapilc, I. B. Martin,
reps, C. li. Uarlick, Democrat.
Councilmen Second Ward P.
Hill, Roy Wilcox, reps.
Councilmen at Large D. F.
Horsman. J. W. Davis. S. G
Wright, reps., and II. M. Wald
J. E. Hillor and F. W. Valcn-
tino, councilmen, nro the only
two present city olllcials not
making tho run for re-election.
l'rom tho list above it will bo
noted that tho Republican party
will haven full ticket in tho field
at tho primaries while tho Dem
ocratic ticket will contain tho
names of only two candidates.
Therefore it will bo necessary
for Democrats to write in tho
names of any others they caro to
For tho edification of any la
dles who are making their maid
en effort nt tho ballot, and who
feel a little diffident about the
matter, it might be well to state
that if tho names printed on tho
ballots of either party at tho
primary aro not pleasing to tho
voter, an entire ticket may bo
written In. or on y partial y so.
as ono wills. Tho ballots will bo
so plain and tho manner of vot
ing them so obvious that none
can scarcoly go astray.
80 acres land located 1 milo
from Stephens, 1 miles from Oak
land and clos.n to Suthcrlin,
Douglas Co., Oregon, all clear of
encumbrances. Wo wnnt to
trado this 80 acres for n house
and lot in St. Johns.orwiH trado
for your equity or take vacant
lots. This land is too far away
for us to handle, and soma ono
can get a first class trade from us
50x100 lot with street improve
ments In. located 2 short blocks
from car line. All goes for $310,
20 down and balanco $7.50 per
month with 7 per cent monthly.
Wo huvo n lot 33x120 right in
tho center of tho map of St.
Johns with n nico comfortable
3 room electric lighted tent house
new nnd nico. chicken yard and
small chicken house, nico lawn
and roses., cook stove and mat
ting. All goes for$525 half cash,
bal. $10 per month with 7 per
cent interest. This is sure a good
Wo havo all kinds, of property
for sale at tho right prices and
terms, all kinds of trades.
Como in and talk matters over
McKINNEY & DAVIS.
An Attractive Prize
A Shetland nony will bo an at
tractive nrizo in tho juvenile in
dustrial contest to bo held at the
Stato Fair this year. It will bo
awarded to tho boy or girl mak
ing tho best exhibit of livestock
and is offered by the Portland
Union Stockyards company. Tho
exhibit must consist of at least
one trio or pen of chickens or
ducks, two pigs and a sheep.
Thero will bo many other prizes
for which tho young farmers may
A use for hop vines.Ieft in the
field after tho crop is'picked has
been found by an experimenter
at Tacoma, Wash. He proposes
to utilize tho fiber in much the
same way; that flax is used. A
chemfcal is used to dissolve the
vegetable matter that encloses
the fiber and tho latter is then
ready to be dried, carded, spun
and made into cloth. Practical
ly tho same treatment and ma
chinery can be used as in flax
Matters of Importance
A petition was received for tho
improvement of Burr street from
Dawson to Bank street nt the
regular meeting of the city coun
cil Tuesday evening. As it is
necessary to condemn or havo a
strip of land dedicated to tho
city before this Improvement
can be consummated, matter was
hold over until It could be ascer
tained if dedication would bo
volunteered on tho part of tho
property owners. A resolution
directing the engineer to prepare
the necessary data for condem
nation in the event of non-dedi
cation was ordered drafted, how
A petition for tho Imnrovcmcnt
of Smith nvonuo from Fcsscndcn
street to tho southeast city boun
daries by placing n strip of linrd
surface from 20 to 21 feet wido
in tho center thereof wns pre
sentod. and for tho reason that
only eight property owners had
signed tho petition, it was held
over until more signatures had
been secured. Tho proposed im
provement is over ono milo in
A communication from Warren
Bros. Construction Co. stated
that not to exceed $1.G0 per yard
would bo charged for any gravel
ed bitulithic improvement tho
city might place with that com
A petition for an arc light nt
tho corner of Buchanan and Bank
streets wns referred to tho water
and light committco for recom
mendation. But ono bid wns offered for
lighting of tho city of St. Johns.
being presented by tho Portland
Railway. Light Power Co.,
whoso contract with tho city ex
pires with February. After con
siderable discussion tho bid of
this company for renewal of con
tract was accepted, tho now con
tract, however, being moro ad
vantageous to tho city than tho
previous ono. Tho rate per arc
light Is reduced from $02.50 to
$50.00 por year, and as thero nro
almost 100 arc lights in tho city,
tho saving is material. Tho con
tract holds good for a period of
five years, and provides that a
charge not to exceed $7.50 mny
bo mndo for removing lights
from ono location to another.
In tho previous contract this
limit wns much higher, a charge
of$5G In ono instance having
been chnrged. Most of tho
councilmen wero highly pleased
with tho now contract.
It was decided that tho city
should purchuse a street sweep
er, and in order to choose that
which would givo tho most satis
faction, all vendors of sweepers
will bo given an opportunity to
demonstrate tho merits of their
A represontutivo of a new
hard surface pavement, termed
Bitucreto, was present with
views nnd Bamnles. and endeav
ored to interest tho solons in the
Tho committee appointed to
investigate tho proposition of
Insuring the firemen against
sickness nnd accident, reported
in favor of tho drafting of an or
dinance providing that the city
should act as insurnnco commis
sion nstcod of regular insurance
companies.nnd that tho fire com-
mission and c ty attorney dratt
a satisfactory ordinance covering
insurance. It is contended that
the city will thus havo nothing to
nav except in case of illness or
accident, while on tho other'hand
payment would bo required
monthly, whether sickness and
accident was involved or not.
Upon request of tho St. Johns
Lumber Co. M. II. Scott was ap
pointed special policeman by tho
mayor and appointment confirm
ed by council.
An ordinance adopting tho
viewer's report on tho proposed
opening and extension of Kellogg
street from Charleston to Rich
mond street was passed unani
mously, as was also an ordinance
empowering and directing the
city recorder to sell improvement
bonds to the amount of $21,591.
G9. An ordinance providing for
the widening and extension of
Central avenue tb 80 feet from
Buchanan to Fessenden street,
passed first and second readings,
and, becauso of the length of tho
document and tho lateness of tho
hour, was held over until next
week for third reading and final
Happenings Told In An
A very exciting basket ball
game wns played Inst Friday
night, between the Forest Grove
nnd and James John High
Schools, and although tho Jnmes
John boys wero beaten, they put
up a hard fight. Wo firmly be
lieve that had not one of our
boys' best players been hoodood,
and another absent, wo should
have been victorious.
At tho close of tho first half of
the score was ten to six, favor
of Forest Grove: at tho close of
tho second half, twenty-four to
ten in favor of Forest Grovo.
Tho victors did without doubt,
feel highly elated, but it is bo
lieved that in tho return game
the results will bo vice versa.
Harold Baybrook, becauso of
illness, has been obi i trod to dis
continue school until Scptombor,
when it is fioped ho will return
Ono moro freshman has boon
added to tho already largo flock,
now mnking In all, thirty-six.
Ooou progress is beinir made
by tho Botany Class. The mini
nturo gardens in chalk Imxou
have been planted and tho bot
anists aro anxiously watching
tho different stages of growth.
Tho gardens contain pons,
squash, beans and corn. A num
ber of experiments havo boon
performed, somo by individual
members, others by tho class as
a wholo in order to test for
starch, protcids, etc.
Our basket ball boys havo a
gamo scheduled with the Van
couver High SchoolB for this
week and It Is hoped they will
Debate- Friday night In our
auditorium is to bo held a debate
with Woodburn on tho snmo
question horotoforc discussed.
Tho James John has tho iifiirmn
tivoslde, now consisting of threo
members, tho Woodburn tho
negative. This dobato dotor
mlncs tho Columbia River dis
trict championship, since thoto
two schools huvo eliminated tho
others on tho debating list. Wo
would liko a Inrgo crowd to como
nnd help us win.
W. R. C. News
General Compson W. R. C. at
its regular meeting on Feb. 15th
initiated three now mombors,
Mrs. Root, Mrs. Bnrtlott and
Mrs. Morrison, Aftor tho busi
ness meeting tho mombors of
tho Post was admitted and an
interesting patriotic program
was rendered, mon tho worjw
presented Mrs. SnllioNolah with
a nico salad sot as a slight tokon
of their esteem and respect.
Last Thursday mombors of tho
Post and Corps gave Mr. and
Mrs. Hollister of Woodstock a
surprise. It was a porfoct sur
prise and perfect day. Thirty
flvo wero nresent and it is sel
dom thero is such closo comrndo
ship. Our happiness wns sad
dened by tho thought of tho long
years of parting. It is good to
have such friends.
A heart that is glad whon your
heart is gay,
And true in tho time of euros:
That halves tho trials of a fretful
And doubles tho joys that it
heart that can choor your
heart with Its song,
And comfort vour hour of nood:
A heart that is bravo and faith
ful and strong,
Wherever misfortune may load.
A heart that is yours when tho
way seems dark,
And vo rs in sunshine, too:
A heart that cares not for rank
But only tho heart of you.
A heart that will shield whon
Tho name that it knows is fair,
That would rather miss fortune
and fame than lose
The lovo of a friend that is dear.
A heart that will hear no ill of
But is ever quick to defend,
A heart that is always true, still
Such is tho heart of a friond.
radical cut nrices that wo aro now
maintaining on old lino patent