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St. Johns is Calling You
It second in number of Industrie!.
It teventh In population.
Cart to Portland every 20 rnln.
Hat navigable water on 3 sides.
Hat finest gas and electricity.
Hat two strong bankt.
Hat five large tchool houtet.
Hat abundance of purett water.
Hat hard turface ttreett.
Hat extensive sewerage system.
Hat fine, modern brick city hall.
Hat payroll off 95,000 monthly.
Shipt monthly 2,000 cart freight.
All railroadt have accett to it.
It gateway to Portland harbor.
Climate Ideal and healthful.
St. Johns is Calling You
Ha seven churches.
Has a most promising future.
Distinctively a manufacturing city
Adjoins the city of Portland.
Has nearly 6,000 population.
Has a public library,
Taxable property, f4.500.000.
Has large dry docks, saw mills
Woolen mills, iron works,
Stove works, asbestos factory,
Ship building plant,
Yeneer and excelsior plant,
Flour mill, planing mill,
Dox factory, and other.
More industries coming,
St. Johns is the place for YOU.
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to the Interests of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
VOIy. 8 -
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 30. 1913.
Commercial Club Enter
tains City Officials
There have been a number of
entertaining and instinctive
events in the life of the St.
Johns Commercial club since it
was organized 18 months ago,
but none to compare with the
function that took place Monday
evening in point of civic interest
and mutual enjoyment. The oc
casion was the entertainment by
the club of the city officials.
Unfortunately several of them
were unable to bo present, but
nevertheless they were well rep
resented. A banquet that was
fit for a king and served in
style greeted the guests. It was
in charge of Mrs. Miller, who
with her nblo assistants served
the dainties in a most pleasing
and faultless manner. Delight
ful strains of music pleased the
car and aided digestion, furnish
ed by Mrs. Weinberger at the
piano and a skillful violinist as
sistant, also by Misses Laura
Gatton and Louiso Couch and L.
Peterson. The inimitable William
Burlcy added to the novelty and
enjoyment of the occasion by
blundering in costumed as a typi
cal hayseed. His quaint remarks
and vocal renditions were im
mensely enjoyed. Covers wore
laid for thirty-six banqueters.
Full justice was done to the feast,
which would have gladdened the
palato of the most pronounced
President Pennell acted as
toastmnsttsr and made a few
pleasing introductory remarks.
Our honorable townsman and
most prominent citizen, K. C.
Couch, was called upon to make
a few suggestions relative to the
utility of the city dock. Ho de
plored tho fact that the magnifi
cent dock had not ns yet proven
self sustaining, and that it had
"' bo far battled tho cliorts 01 all
city administrations to effect its
lease. Ho believed the most
plausible thing to do would bo to
construct sidetracks to it, thus
making it of use to any parties
that might desiro its tenantcy
for shipping purposes.
R. G. Brand spoko upon tho
importance and merits of a road
way to tho Swift Packing plant;
thought it one of the most vital
questions affecting St, Johns' de
velopment. Ho suggested tho ap
pointment of en energetic com
mittee to take up tho matter
with tho county commissioners,
and also to securo all availablo
data bearing upon sucli pro
ject, after which direct action
could be taken toward its accom
plishment. John II. Nolta told of tho pro
gress being made toward con
struction of the Interstate Bridge
over the Columbia river, and in
cidentally promised to do all he
could for St. Johns at any and all
George S. Shepard, who is
probably more familiar with the
waters of tho Northwest than
any other man, gave the differ
ent depths of the Columbia and
Oregon Sloughs, and stated that
no other section is so vitally in
terested in dredging the sloughs
to a greater depth, as it would
HP Rive this city a deep water har-
bor on three sides. He also stat
: ed that St. Johns is bound to be
the, principal shipping district
of the Portland territory; that
m the numerous bridges at Portland
.made it only a matter of a very
short time until this should come
to pass, and that the dredging
of the sloughs would be a large
factor in bringing shipping to
the lower peninsula. Outside of
New York, which is similarly lo
cated, there is no other port in
the world, he said, so admirably
situated in regard to maritime
traffic. Tho lower peninsula is
more favored than Vancouver as
a shipping point, he declared, by
reason of the swift current ex
isting on the Washington side of
the Columbia. He dwelt at
some length upon the imperative
necessity of deepening the wa
ter over the bar at Astoria in
order that this section should re
ceive its full share of maritime
traffic. He concluded his re
marks by complimenting the city
of St. Johns upon owning such a
magnificent city dock, which he
styled the best on the river,
While it is practically lying dor
mant at present, he said that the
time would not be long in com
ing when it would prove its val
ue and the wisdom of the city in
H. E. Harris spoke upon the
necessity of better fire equip
ment, which he said was badly
needed. Inadequate fire .pro
tection, ne contended, was no
small factor in inducing indus
tries not to locate in bt. Johns.
He said St. Johns had as fine
and capable fire .department as
could be found anywhere, but
that they were handicapped by
want of more modern apparatus.
Attorney P. C. Stroud enlarg
ed on tho beauties and physical
value of an improved highway
encircling tho lower peninsula.
He believed that no other local
ity had a better opportunity to
construct s raro scenic roadway
that would attract and captivate
all who traverse over it. His
idea was to have Willamette
boulevard continued to the Slough
on the north and circle back by
the old Slough road to Kenton
und Portland. He depicted in
glowing terms benefits to be do-
rived from such a ' picturesque
thoroughfare. Ho felt thorough
ly convinced, he said, that the
county authorities could bo reli
ed upon to perform tho county's
part of tho work,and ho believed
it was a matter that should
command the most serious atten
tion of tho city authorities.
City Attorney Gntzmyer mndo
a few remarks in which ho advo
cated tho establishment of the
width of Willamctto boulevard
in order that tho belt roadway
scheme might be carried out.
Mayor Brcdcson nnd Council
men Munson. Wright nnd Vin
cent expressed their apprecia
tion of tho get-together spirit
manifested and their pleasure at
being present at tho function.
Prof. C. II. Boyd made an car-
nest nlea for a public play
ground. The child, ho said, was
of vastly more import than any
and all public improvements, and
a place of recreation Bhould by
all means bo provided, in order
to keep it from going to other
places of less virtue. Ho told
what the school board had done
in the way of providing more
nlayirrounu. and believed tho city
should also securo ground for a
like .purpose. Ho said that
whilo .1 nubl c nark proposition
had twice been defeated at tho
polls, ytt ho believed if the mat
ter was airain taken up and thor
oughly discussed beforo timo of
voting, that it would easily car
ry, lie saw the ground ior ino
purposo would never bo any
cheaper than at the present time.
City Engineer Burson conclud
ed the speechmaking in a happy
manner, in which he expressed
his appreciation of the attempts
former speakers had made to to
keep tho engineering force busy.
Tho following are thoso who
surrounded tho festive board:
H. E. Pernio . J. E. II Her. Mny-
or Bredeson, Councilmen Geo.
W. Munson, S. G. Wright, Dr.
A. W. Vincent. City Engineer
J. 0. Burson, F. P. Drinker, A.
Larrowe. P. C. Stroud. Hi. K.
Sully, C. S. Thompson. J. E.
Uillmore, U. a. aicuiii, u u.
Woodhouse. K. C. Couch, J. N.
Edlefsen. P. G. Brand. Geo. S.
Shepardson, S. L. Dobie, Prof.
C. II. Boyd. II. W. Bonham,
John II. 'Nolta. City Attorney
Gntzmyer, D, C. Lewis, U. K.
Bailov. W. M. Tower. N. J. Bail
ey, Chief of Police Allen, H. E.
Harris, A. W. Markle.
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Ben R. Vardaman of Des
Moines, Iowa, was the principal
speaker at the banquet held last
evening by the Business Men's
Association, and to our regret
lack of space in today's paper
will not permit our printing nis
eloauent lecture on ''The Philos
ophy of Modern Commerce," but
it will appear in tomorrow s pa
per, Mr. Vardaman is a power
ful speaker, and his lecture is
full of valuable suggestions and
pointers for the man who would
succeed in the business world.
Carbondale, Pa., Leader. Mr.
Vardaman will speak in St, Johns
on the evening of Sweet Pea
Day, July 11th.
Gilmore's Barber Shop a spe
cialty oo childrens' hair cutting.
THE ALIEN LAW
An Excellent Article Upon
the Japanese Issue
The following article from Col
liers' on the Japanese question
is interesting and worthy of
Tnc question involved in the
California Anti-Alien Land Law
is not for todny alone. It is for
generations to come. It is not a
Japanese question alone. It is a
Chinese question, a Hindu ques
tion, a Korean question, a Syr
ian and Armenian question. It
is not a matter of the United
States alone. It is a Canadian
question, an Australian ques
tion, a South American question,
a Mexican question, a South
African question, a New Zealand
question. It is a world question.
It is it problem for all time. It
is the local outcropping of the
greatest of world problems the
riddle of the intermingling of
races. It cannot bo settled on
the narrow basis of any treaty
with Japan, nor on the local ba
sis of opinion in' California, nor
the feelings of the people of all
tho States on tho Pacific Coast.
It ought not to bo adjusted by
tho peoplo of the United States
in ignorance, nor prejudice, nor
witii reference to political plat
forms, nor tho demand for cheap
labor. It cannot bo lightly slight
ed off. It is an irrepressible
struggle. It will persist for
ages, its complexities nnd its
mennco are bound to become
nearer and more menacing ns ev
ery invention in transportation
nnd every advance in commerce
brings whito men nnd brown
men nnd yellow men into closer
nnd closer contact with eacli
There aro certain principles of
tight nnd wrong which enter
jmto it. Thesn must bo studied.
They should bo canvassed in
Washington, Tokyo, Peking, Cal
cutta, Delhi, Melbourne, Sydney,
Capo Town, Johannesburg, New
York, London. The final adjust
ment, if one can bo arrived at,
must be mndo with rcferonco to
these principles of right nnd
Let us consider tho attitude of
Japan in tho premises. Tho Ja
panese are a fine nnd strong pco
plo They aro very proud, just
as wo aro very proud. They
have just as much reason to be
proud as we have. They have a
very ancient and splendid civil
ization. Thoy aro poets and ar
tists and scientists. They have
a fine sytem of ethics, and some
virtues which they can teach us.
In patriotism, in enterprise, in
efficiency, all along the line of
modem life, they compare favor
ably with all other peoples.
They aro not inferior to us let
that be admitted at the outset
So long as wo act with reference
to them on tho theory that thoy
aro inferior, wo shall be in tho
wrong. They think themselves
superior to us. Wo think our
selves superior to them. That is
the nntural attitude of tho mass
of the people of every land. But
in the Inst annlysis tho Japanese
will be entitled to tho verdict
that they are just as able, just
as efficient, nnd just as good as
What reason can we find, then,
for making laws which will tend
to keep tho Japanese out? Let
us see what our destiny is and
how it must be worked out, de
termine what our problems are,
and see what effect the incom
ing of the Orientals would have
on our affairs;
We of the great Caucasian na
tions, especially tho English
speaking nations, have unreserv
edly committed ourselves to tho
theory of democracy. We aro
more and more accepting democ
racy as the natural order of
things. We have very dreadful
problems to work out through
the instrument of the ballot.
The ballot rests on equality of
rights, of more or less common
views and common interests
among the people. Voting is a
species of conference. Minda
meet and settle questions in elec
tions no less than in town meet
ings. A democracy is a people who
reason together and express their
decisions by their votes. If they
do not speak the same language,
if there exists a great body of
matters on which they cannot
come to a mutual understanding,
if the mental gap between great
factions among them is too great
to-be bridged, if for any reason
there exists any irreconcilable
antagonism nmong them, if great
bodies of them are in economic
warfare, the democracy cannot
That is why we are already in
such deep difficulties with our
democracy. We have many an
tagonistic classes. We have try
ing times ahead. It is sure to
be hard for us to weather the
storms which these problems
will generate. The labor ques
tion, the trust question, the
growing problem of farm tenant
cy, the amalgation of the mil
lions of European immigrants,
tho redemption of our backward
population in th6 Appalachian
Mountains all these are hard
things to solve.
But the people of our own an
tagonistic classes look alike and
feel alike toward each other un
der like circumstances. They
can and do mix.- Remove tho
rcnsonB for enmity, and the en
mity vanishes. Nobody can tell
a Northerner from a Southerner,
or a Bohemian from a Scotch
man, or the progeny of an old
New York anti-renter from the
descendant of a patroon, or n
whiskey insurrectionist's pro
geny from the descendant of a
soldier sent to put down the in
surrection, so far as looks arc
concerned. After all, our con
tending forces, except for the
negro, belong to tho same basic
race, and aro unable to tell each
other apart i n a few years after
any struggle takes place. Thoy
have more intellectual and spirit
ual similarities that they have of
any sort ot differences. They
It is different with tho Orien
tal. His color sets him off from
the rest of us so far as to make
him a marked man. It may be
urged that this ought not to
make any difference, that a mnn
is a man, no matter what the
tint of his skin. Granted but
this is a democracy, and people
must bo taken ns thoy are. We
cannot fraternize with colored
peoples as wo do with each other.
Thoy feel just as wo do about it.
Wo cannot do tho business of n
demoqracy with'peojneBO strong
ly Bet off from us in racial char
acter. Their prcsenco nmong us
in great numbers raises the
most explosivo questions ques
tions of sex, marriage, school
life, church life, business life,
traveling problems, questions of
nil sorts of mingling. Perhaps
these questions ought not to
como up, but to urge that Ib silly
-thoy will como up.
Tho nation evory nntion
must keep out peoples whoso
prcsenco will complicate this
mntter of democratic solidarity.
They must bo kept out, not be
cause thoy aro inferior, but in
many cases becauso thoy aro so
different. For these reasons
California is right in her effort
to keep out tho Japanese. For
similar reasons tho Japanese are
right in all the laws they may
havo enacted, or may enact, to
prevent the domestication of
large numbers of Amoricnns
there. They can voto us out of
their club with perfect propriety.
We can and must voto them out
of our club. They nro not club
able with tho great masses of
the greatest Caucasian club in
the world, tho United States.
The Japanese are not pioneers.
If they were thoy could find a
great deal of new land in tho
northern island of their own Em
pire, in Sakhalin, and in Man
churia. But they are not pio
neers. They prefer tense com
petition with men in settled
countries to the competition with
nature in new lands. So they
like to emigrate to established
societies, like that of California.
In these societies they can com-
?iete successfully with any one.
'heir presence hero, therefore,
sets up an economic strife which
is emphasized and embittered by
their racial dissimilarity to us.
If they came here only as they
became enamored of tho Ameri
can people, the American flag
and tho Cascasian civilization,
we might say to all: "Welcome!"
But they do not so come. They
do not like us any better
than we like them. They do
not understand us any better
than we understand them. They
cling to whatever differences
there may be between their mor
al standards and ours. They see
the many respects in which they
are our superiors, and fail to un
derstand or appreciate the many
respects in which we are their
superiors. They do not mix.
They are hurled into our midst
like javelins by tho expulsive
force of their poverty. This is
as fundamental an objection to
their domestication among us as
their marked difference in looks.
Their presence among us in
large numbers would raise a race
issue far worse than the negro
Being Arranged For The
The fire department is com
pleting an elaborate program for
its Fourth of July celebration.
Two brass bands have been se
cured to furnish music all. day.
Prof. Ulch will give his famous
'oi:.i .. r :r, ...:n
bo delivered by prominent
speakers. There will be a cho
rus of trained children. Boxing
and wrestling will take placo in
tho evening. Dancing in the
rink will be conducted all after
noon and evening. Negotiations
aro under way to secure Arnold's
street enrnival during tho jubi
The following races and prizes
will be given:
Hose race $75 cash.
Hub and hub race $25 cash.
Pony race, three horses to start
first prize, $15; second, $5.
Trotting race, thrco Iioraes to
startfirst prize, $15, bccoiuI,
Half mile foot race first prize,
$10; second, $5.
220 yard hurdle raco first
prize, $10: second, $5,
1UU yard dash lirst prize. 51U.
Girls' race, CO yards $5.
Married woman's race. 50
yards -$22.50 gas range.
Fat man's race. 200 pounds or
Young Indies' race. 50 yards
$10 pieco of furniture.
1'iq eating contest $2.
Largest family ronrosonted-
$10 worth of groceries.
Greased polo $5 cash.
Thrco legged race, for boys
under 15 years - $5 cash.
back race, under 15 years
Shoo raco $3 caBh. ,
Potato race casli. '
Obstaclo raco $5 cash.
High jump $5 cash.
Broad jump $5 cash.
Polo vault $5 cash.
Shot put $5 cash.
Other attractions nro being
problem. For while tho negro
und the whito liavo failed to co
operate in working out our prob
lem of democracy, while wo havo
great difficulty in being just to
tho negro, and whilo tho negro
problem is recognized as our
greatest one, it would bo worso
if tho negroes were Japanese. If
Santo Domingo and Hay ti con
tained fifty millions of well or
ganized negroes.our present race
question would bo ono of war.
Wo must not havo war with
Japan or China or a freed and
independent Hindustan. There
fore, wo must settlo this matter
now beforo it ia too late. Wo
must settlo it now on tho basis
of our right to exclude any peo
ples whom wo do not think wo
can take into our work of per
fecting democracy. Wo must
settlo it before an alien nation is
established in our midst n na
tion of marked peoplo proud of
their race, and ready to appeal
to their ancient and powerful
empire for aid in every quarrel
with us. Half a million Japan
ese in this country would em
broil us In war with Japan with
in half a decade. Lot us stop
tho influx whilo tho numbers aro
small and their interests aro still
capable of being adjusted.
All property own
ers who were oblig
ed to lay any water
main before service
was rendered, kind
ly notify City At
torney, O. J. Gatz
myer, in McDonald
The Men's Meeting at tho Con
gregational church Sunday even
ing was well attended. Tho pro
gram for the evening was enjoy
ed by all and very fitting for tho
occasion. Tho topic by Mr. Hoi
lis of the Y. M. C. A. was very
interesting and instructive.
A Clever Scheme
The following contributed arti
cle was clipped from the St.
JohiiB Library copy of Christian
Battle Creek, Mich. This
place is fast becoming a member
of the city beautiful class. For
some years C. W. Post has been
giving a prize for the best kept
lawn for residences in a certain
locality in the city. This year
ho has extended that plan to be
general for the city, giving $G10
for prizes to be divided up into
certain classes for the best kept
lawns and yards on any streets
within tho city limits. This has
created a great deal of interest
nnd tho city is expected to blos
som like a veritable garden dur
ing tho summer months.
A novel color plnn has been in
augurated this spring that will
further tend to beautify every
street in this city. It is called
the Battle Creek Idea by the
outside world, and many inquir
ies nro being received from other
cities regarding tho plan. Be
ginning this year the residence
streets will bo designated by
their color as well as by name.
Each street will have a distinc
tive color nnd flower from any
other street. This will be done
by using tho curb space of from
10 to 20 feet in width between
the walk and tho paving, which
will bo planted with growing
flowers so ns to produce a stated
color for the street. Prizes aro
being offered for the most beau
tiful streets of not less than two
blocks. To illustrate, Orchard
avenue is being planted witli red
geraniums from Maplo to Henry,
while Garrison avenue, the next
street north, is to havo white for
its color. Cannas, gladioli, ge
raniums, dnhhiB and asters in
their many colorings havo been
adopted by dilfcrcnt streets, nnd
it ia doubtful if any two streets
have chosen tho same flower col
orings. Many of the old fash
ioned flowers nro being used,
like phlox, nlyssum, petunias,
hollyhocks, lilies, nasturtiums,
and one street has selected pan
sics, The plnn followed is to
have tho residents of a street
select tho color nnd a innnngcr
who will have general supervis
ion of all work on the street.
Whore thero is a vacant lot on
tho street, using tho color plan
the other residents will plant
and beautify thin lot so as to se
curo a uniformity of plants nnd
color for that street. Tho cost
df tho Battle Creek idea of street
decoration is not great to tho in
dividual homo owner. In any
instances where adjoining own
ers havo a quantity of seeds and
plants on hand the expenso will
not exceed 10 cents per home,
whilo on other streets tho cost
may reach tho amount of $2 per
Tho Morning Enquirer of this
city gavo away over 5000 canna,
gladioli and dahlia bulbs to homo
owners who agreed to plant and
enro for them this summer.
Tho judging nnd awarding of
all prizes for lawns, yards and
Btreet decorations will be in tho
hands of a committee selected by
tho Battle Creek Horticultural
Society. All the prizes aro in
cash and will bo paid in tho Fall.
Tho committee will mako a num
bor of visits during tho summer
to tho different places entered bo
as to give careful consideration
to all tho work and mako proper
The city has chosen for a new
slogan "Better yourself in Bat
tle Creek," and tho peoplo aro
entering into tho spirit of this
slogan and are going to make tho
city a better placo to live in.
Tho St. Johns Commercial club
or Civic Betterment League
might find valuable suggestions
in tho above article. Such a
scheme would not como amiss
in St. Johns.
St. Johns, May 30th, 1913.
On and after June 5, 1913,
all grass, weeds, brush or
thistles allowed to grow on
tho streets of St, Johns more
than six inches high will be
cut by the City, and the cost
will be assessed against the
property as provided for by
Ordinance No. 18G of the
City of St. Johns.
O. W. ALLEN,
Chief of Police.
Preach tho gospel of Bt. Jchni.
Matters of Importance
At the regular meeting of tho
city council Tuesday evening
considerable discussion arose
over tho proposition of securing
additional legal advice in the
prosecution of the water rate
case. Attorney Gntzmyer favor
ed securing a lawyer of estab
lished Btanding from Portland,
and if found necessary also the
services of Mr. Stroud. Tho
committee appointed to secure
tho services of Mr. Stroud re
ported that it had met with that
gentleman, nnd he assured them
that there was an immense
amount of preparatory work to
be done in the case, that he could
work steadily in his office for ono
whole month, und then scarcely
complete nmnssing it, nnd gave
the committee to understand
that his charge for services
would bo $200, and if tho enso
was decided in tho city's favor,
na much more ns the council saw
fit. Tho committeo was loath to
engage his services without fur
ther conference with the council,
and so reported. Mr. Stroud
told council of the massivo
amount of work to be done, and
that ho believed ono of Portland's
best corporation lawyers should
be secured also: that there was
enough work in tho case for
thrco attorneys. After tho d s-
ciiBsion hnd subsided, it was tac
itly understood that the commit
tee Bhould employ Mr. Stroud and
also ono of tho best legal lights
that Portland possesses.
W. J. Mackoy. representing u
coupld of local base ball teams,
asked that council pay for the
rental of the ball grounds near
the St. Clement church, for
which tho owner, requires $50
per year. Tho aldermen decided
It would not bo n very good prec
edent to establish, und the ex
pression was made that thoy
would much rather donate money
for the purpose individually than
from tho city's etfehequor.
Rills totalling tho sum of $5,-
098.31, of which $r,875.U wore
for electric lights ror ono your,
It was decided to purchase the
Smith block of ground on Bur
lington street ntWillametto boul
evard, which is 100x100 feel.
Mr. Smith stipulated a price ol
$1050, exclusive of street and
sower improvement indebted-
ncss, which was accepted by tho
council, and n warrant of $50 or
dered drawn immediately to bind
the bargain. 1 no ground is nnd
ly needed for widening tho boul
ovard. nnd nlso for construction
of a shed to house tho city's
An ordinance providing the
time and manner of improving
Richmond street between Smith
uvenuo and Fessendon street by
grndo and cement sidewalks was
An ordinance assessing the
cost of improving Fessendon
street between Jorsoy and Smith
avenue was also passed,
A resolution providing for tho
improvement of Richmond streot
between Willamette boulevard
and tho river with standard
concrete paving was adopted.
A resolution appointing L, B.
Chipmun, Gilbert Goodhue nnd
I W. Valentino viewers on tho
proposed condemnation of Burr
street between Central and
Smith avenues was adopted.
A resolution providing lor
changing tho grade on Willnm-
etto boulevard between Rich
mond and Burlington streets
Tho city attorney was author
ized to take the famous Willam
ette boulevard case to tho Su
premo Court in order to have its
width definitely determined.
property owners having agreed
to stand tor any excess cost over
Tho city engineer was direct
ed to prepare a preliminary map
lor tno improvement ot Uontral
avenue sixty feet wide between
Fessenden and Burr streets.
Tho Chief of Polico was di
rected to notify the owner of the
Tufts building on Burlington
street that was partially razed
by firo several months ago to ro
move the same, tho remaining
portion of tho building being
deemed a menace to pedestrians
besides being most unsightly.
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V. W. Mason, or for sale at St,
Johns Hardware Co.