tooltip StJohns is Calling You It second in number of Industries. I seventh in population. Girt to Portland every 20 min. Hat navigable water on 3 sides. Hat finest gat and electricity. Has two strong banks. Hat five large school houses. Hat abundance of purest water. Has hard surface streets. Hat extensive sewerage system. Has fine, modern brick city hall. Has payroll of 95,000 monthly. Ships monthly 2,000 cars freight. All railroads have access to it. Is gateway to Portland harbor. Climate ideal .and healthful. St. Johns is Calling You Has seven churches. Has a most promising future. Distinctively a manufacturing city Adjoins the city of Portland. Hat nearly 6,000 population. Hat a public library. Taxable property, f4,500.000. Has large dry docks, taw mills Woolen mills, iron works, Stove works, asbestos factory, Ship building plant, Veneer and excelsior plant. Flour mill, planing mill, Box factory, and others. More industries coming. St. Johns is the place for YOU. ST. JOHNS REVIEW a. Devoted to (he Interests of tbe Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest VOI,. 8 ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNK 6. 1913. NO. 30 THE LIBRARY Interesting Notes for the Library Patrons It is now time to bo planning for your vacation rending. No special card will bo required this year. All that is necessary ia to bring in the list of books which you desire several days before you expect to Btart on your vaca tion. Ten books, four fiction and six non-fiction, can be taken now and kept until October 1st, if you arc leaving town. If you aro not sure what you want, the library hns lists which will help you. The Popular Mechanics for 1912 is back from the binders and is ready for circulation in book form. The attention of St. Johns an- triers is called to the library but lctin on fishing now posted and to the books on the subject which it lists. A few of those now on the Bhclf arc: Camp Fishing kits and equip mcnt Holder Recreations of i sportsman on the Pacific Coast. Holder and Jordon Fish sto ries, allctrcd and experienced. McCarthyFamiliar fish, their habits and capture. Mackie Art of worm fishing. Shcringham Elements of ang ling. Van Dyke Fisherman's luck. . Now Books: Bolloc First and last. A collection of brief, clover and untodato essays on a wido nrioty of subjects from Cheeses to King Lear, and from Tho Sources of Rivers to The End of tho World. Benton Easy entertaining. Contains, among others, chap ters on spring luncheons, cold dinners, little dinners foV three?' veranda luncheons, n brido's din nro, picnic luncheons, men's din ners and afternoon tea. Conrad 'Twixt land and sea. Tho book contains three sto ries of love and adventuro in re mote places of barbaric coasts. Tho scenes aro never far from shore, and for tho most part tho decks and cabins of ships, yet thcro is littlo of tho storm and stress of ocean. Tho passions portrayed aro rather those of tho spirit'of man. Mr. Conrad seems to write at white heat, almost fiercely, as if defying contradic tion. Tho terrifying glamour of tho tropics hangs over tho tales. Whilo tho actual descriptions aro neither many or long, they are vivid enough to overilow, us it were, tho rest of the book. On the whole, 'Twixt land and sea has qualities which set it apart from the mass of current fiction. Crane Lame and lovely. Short, crisp essays on religion for modern minds, the theme of which is lame and lovely human nature and how to take tho crook edness out of it. Mr. Crane says: "The most important thing in tho world to me is the weather in my soul. Let it be sunshine there and calm day nnd I can front anything. No matter how terrible the trial to como I have half won already if I can meet it serenely. And no matter what prize and joy may be given mo I have half spoiled it if I take it with a troubled and muddy soul." It has been charged against Mr. Crane that his attempt to write attractively has resulted in sensationalism, but his book at any event has directness and snap. Finnemore Jack Haydon's quest. A live boy's story. Forbush Coming generation. A concise account of tho forces working for the betterment of American young people. Tho first part deals with the better ment of boys and girls in the homes; the second with the im- Eortance of better births and ealth; tho third with better ment through education; the fourth with betterment through Erevention; and the fifth with etterment through religious and social service. The critics call the book keen, progressive and of sane view point IJn route to Portland's Rose Festival. June 9-14, the Royal Oaks, of Oakland, Cal.will visit many cities of the state on their way north, making their first stop at Ashland. As the Oaks will travel by special train, they will bo able to stop as often as seems desirable and will bring a message of good fellowship to their northern neighbors. A Remarkable Verdict That newspapers in Oregon may assassinate tho characters of public ofiicials with perfect impunity has been demonstrated in tho libel case of tho Evening News. With not tho slightest proven justification or provoca tion for so doing, the News stig matized Commissioner Lightner and Judge Clecton as "robbers," and strange to sny, tho jury up held it in its unjustified asser tions. Certainly u triumph for yellow journalism. The Oregon Ian in commenting upon the case, has the following to say: A jury in tho State Circuit Court has acquitted tho editor of tho Portland News of criminal libel against County Judge Clec ton and County Commissioner, Lightncr. The Oregoninn will not say that it is surprised at the verdict, for it is aware that there is with the public a great toler- anco of assaults on and misrep rescntations of public officials by irresponsible journals, no matter how audacious or vicious, or unjustified; and it is not strange that the general atti tude should be reflected in the action of courts and juries. But it is well enough to suy briefly, notwithstanding tho outcome of this case, that Mr. Lightncr and Mr. Clecton have been painfully uniDooncd and wantonly Dueled by this reckless newspaper; und that they deserve to huvo lured better. Tho News has long pursued tho County Court with so-called exposures of its corrupt metnods. It reached tho climax when it said that Mr. Lightncr and Mr. Clecton wero "nlaln robbers" nnd that Mr. Lightncr "ought to he in jail" and Mr. Uiecton "ought to bo fired." Tho result, after a long series of similar ar ticles, was a criminal indict ment. The trial was in progress n1sit 4- dnti c nil I tit MnH'fl "waivTnTabunanntpportunlty to prove its charges, it not on- , failed to provo them, but it id not try. It contented itself with a variety of testimony de signed to show that tho County Court had violated a law requir ing it to ask for public bids for all supplies where the sum was $100 or over. This was admit ted, nnd tho pica advanced by tho privato prosecutors that tho law was merely directory nnd that sound business methods warranted tho commissioners in using their discretion. It was shown conclusively that tho county had profited by this course. It was not shown by tho defense, nor was there from beginning to end any effort to show that Mr. Lightner or Mr. Cleeton had personally benefited. Wo are left to believe now, from this remarkable verdict, that County Judge Cleeton nnd Mr. Lightner aro robbers, though they have stolen nothing, and ought to be "in jail" or "fired" because they have preferred to follow ordinary business prac tices. Wo must believe, too, that mad dog journalism is noi ther to bo muzzled nor repress ed, nor oven reproved. From the interest shown in tho 0,-W. R. & N. Co.'s corn contest, it appears that Oregon will become a big corn produc ing state. More than 5 tons of selected seed corn, enough to plant 1.000 acres, has beon dis tributed free of charge by the company, while the boutnern ra- cihc has distributed more man z tons additional. This seed will be planted throughout the Pacific Northwest and means the corn acreage of this year will be twice as large as last. An indication of the confidence felt in tho future is shown in the announced expenditure of about $75,000,000 by tho various cor porations in and about Portland during the current year on im provements, extensions and bet terments. Bank clearings show gain every month over the corresponding months of former years and 1913 looks like a big year for the whole Oregon coun try. Despite its unlucky final fig ures, the year 1913 promises to set a high record for business and industrial progress. A re port just made by a leading com mercial agency states that pros pects for a good year were never better throughout the racihc Northwest territory. Sales and collections are good, manufactur ing is going ahead well and, best of all, the prospects crops are excellent . for good SCHOOL NOTES Happenings Told In An Interesting Way The Vancouver track team won an easy victory over our team Friday, May 16. Tho final score was 85-37, St. Johns taking only three firststhe high jump, the pole vault and the broad jump. Vancouver has not been defeated in track for two years. Their school is so largo that they had ten point winners to our three. In tho track and field meet held at Corvallis on the nine- tccnth ult, Bill Magonc, our sole renrcsentative. cantured first place in the pole vault, and sec ond place in tho high jump, thereby gaining for us eight points. There wero only three high schools in the stato that ranked as well in tho number of points. While there Bill gained a few pointers from tho veteran trainer, "Dad" Moulton, and has since been putting them to good use. for ho has repeatedly clear cd the bar at eleven feet, four inches, which is tho state inter scholastic record. I'rlday morning, May 'i, a most enjoyable half hour was snout bv tho students in tho us scmbly hull, singing patriotic songs in preparation for the visit of tiio old soldiers on the follow ing Tuesday. Since the James John students have been so en thusiastic over tennis lor some time, plans have been made for deciding tho High School chum pionship. The tennis players arc grouped in sets according to classes, each of tho classes being divided in such a way as to make it nossiblo to have single, dou ble, or mixed doubles. Tho first try outs determine tho cham pions of each of the classes, and thcTcloss teams will bo made up of theso winners. Tho latter Bots will decide tho champions of tho school. Tho first sets of tho tour nament wero played May 2oth, Ruth McGregor und Floy Colfey of tho Freshmnn class winning tho set On Tucsdoy. May 2Gth,in com memoration of Decoration Day, tho High School was visited by a few veterans of tho Civil War. Comrades Kelly. Nolon, Ross nnd Drew gave very interesting talks on their experiences in tho wnr. Comrade Kelly, who was with tho Army of tho Potomac, made us feel the reality of war, while Comrado Nolon put before us tho true meaning of "Liber ty," nnd its significance in equnl rights of mankind. Comrade Ross gave a very interesting sketch of his marches and skir mishes with Sherman's Army of tho West. Comrade Drew made us realize tho terribleness of sla very and the Negroes' desire for freedom, and also thoir eagerness to volunteer for service in the Union army. Ho compared tho trjals of war to the struggles of tho present nnd future genera tions against tho oviis that con front them. We heartily thank these loyal soldiers for making us feel thoir enthusiastic patriot ism. Thesniritof the Hiak Klatawa is growing greater all tho time. A good illustration of it was shown in the enthusiasm and readiness of tho girls in setting their alarm clocks for an early hike Sunday morning, May 25. Every girl.who had promised to start out with the first group of hikers came, even if it was a lit tle later than the time set. Per haps it will be better in tho fu ture to arrange all hikes this early, for only two of the num ber who had decided to come later, ventured to follow tho trail of arrows. The camp was ar ranged and breakfast cooked and served at eight-thirty. Every one declared that breakfast; nev er tasted so good before, it con sisted of two eggs, bacon, buns and coffee. Fortune smiled upon us, for the whole morning was delightfully cool, so that by the time the other two Hikers arriv ed our appetites were ready for dinner. The rest of the after noon was spent in tho shade tell ing stories and talking. Toward evening the ldnging for home took hold of us and we broke camp, sunburn was the most direct and clearest evidence of the long hike, but this is only temporary; loyal good will and enthusiasm for tho Klawata is a result that will last always. Wednesday, May '6, rather Kettenhofen crave the nunils of the High School an interesting and profitable talk on practical Widely Represented In a report from the general conference of Seventh Duy Ad ventists now being held in Wash ington, D. C, it is stated that every country on the globe is represented by delegates. Al tho leading ministers in the United States and Canada are among those in attendance. The leaders of the denomination in Europe and Australia as well as those oi the mission stations in Africa, Asia and the Islands of the Sea are there. Bluck skinned and yellow skinned men and wo men who have been reclaimed to Christ from heathenism, some of them having been among man outing tribes, aro lending impor tanco to tho power of tho gospel by their presence. From tho secretary's renort. wo take this statement,"The Gospel as taught by Seventh Duy Adventists is now being preached in ninety different languages and being printed in seventy-five langu ages. Sinco tho conference met four years ago tho denomination has expended $1,008,229.58 in foreign missions. Contributed. problems which confront the tit izens of our nation. His discus sion of "citizenship and itadu ties" mado us realize that wo ouirht to tako an interest in nub lie questions und do what we can toward furthering tho welfare of the community. The pupils up nrcciate theso talks, and hope it will not bo long before we Bhnll bo privileged to listen to another renrcscumuvu citizen oi oi. . i? r n . Johns. Tho Sophomore, Junior nnd Senior Classes received an invi tation car y this week to attend a party at tho High School to bo given Saturday evening by tho Freshman cluss. According to recent rumors, thcro will be something unusual in store for tho upperclussmen.j and all indi cations point toward a lino time lor every one. Preparation is now being made to givo a Senior play during Commencement Week in June. All those connected with the play ore taking a great interest, nnd this augurs well for a great suc cess. Although truck season is now over, there is still somo interest taken in this sport. A few of the boys aro practicing for the athletic events at tho Firemen's celebration on the lth and 5th of July. Tho High School will pro bably make ono or two entries to tho P. N. A. meet to bo hold on tho Multnomah field Juno 14. The Senior class is awaiting with eager anticipation the re ception which wo hear will bo given them Friday evening, June 6th, by tho Junior class. A great deal of interest is cen tering about tho mock trial that will bo given by tho English his tory class early next week. Ow ing to the fact that an unbinsed verdict is wnnted from tho jury, it is impossible to publish tho particulars of tho case. The High school students, es pecially those of an athletic turn of mind, aro looking forward with very much interest to the class tennis tournament of this week. Tryouts have already been held and tho class teams are conscientiously practicing to win. Later on singles will bo played to determine tho cham pionship player of tho school. Tho sewing class- ot senior girls has mado rapid progress during tho last semester. Tho fruit of their labor in draiting patterns from their own meas urements is now being realized as they put this training into practical use, and find nicely made and perfect fitting gar ments rapidly nearing comple tion for Commencement. The work has been so interesting and practical that tho members of the other classes are anxiously ooking forward to the time when they will take up this ad vanced work. The fifth class to graduate from the high school has made their plans for Commencement, which will take place during the ast week in June. Beginning with tho Baccalaureate sermon which will be given in the High School auditorium on Sunday evening, June 21, the week will be taken up with other Senior festivities, tho most important of which will be the class play on Tuesday evening, and Com mencement on Thursday even ing. The class numbers six, and most of the members have al ready made their plans for their next year's work. Editor. Oilmore's Barber Shot) a sne- cialty on childrens' hair cuttiug. COUNCIL MEETS Matters of Importance Receive Attention All members were present at the regular meeting of the city council Tuesday evening, with Mayor Bredeson presiding. It was an extended session, in which matters of special interest were involved. A communication from the Portland Railway, Light and rower uo. stated that an arc tight had been installed at tho corner of Hayes and Mohawk streets, pursuant to instructions of council. H. A. Carson asked that the proposed improvement of Cen tral avenue bo continued to the south city limits. Communica tion accepted and ordered filed. Sherman Cochran asked for a ronowal of his liquor license, which expires this month. Re ferred to the liquor license com mittec. S. (J. uoolc. in a communica tion, strongly advised against tho employment of additional le gal services in tho water rate case, stating" that he believed the services of on engineer would bo moro to tho purpose; that no question of law was in vovied; that it was entirely a question of facts and not "not air," and that a battery of law yers would likely provo more harmful than beneficial. Accept ed and filed. lliomas Whitney tendered his resignation as patrolman, busi ness matters requiring his im mediate attention in tho state of Michigan making his departure from tho city imperative. The Mayor later appointed G. W. No rdic to fill the vacancy, and the appointment was unanimously confirmed by the aldermen. Representatives of tho Crown Columbia Paper Co. of Oregon City wero present nnd sought to lease tho city dock for storage purposes. They stated that tho upper portion of the dock wns all they desired, and whllo they would bo handicapped by not having rail facilities connect ng with tho dock, yet tlioy would bo willing to pay a reasonable ron- tal for its use for a period of ono year, council took a recess ol ten minutes to discuss tho propo sition, after which sums ranging from to $200 to $300 per month wero suggested by different council. Tho representatives wero then asked to mako a prop osition, nnd ono of them stntcd that $175 per month was the best they thought thoy could do with tho dock in its present raillcss shapo. Alderrnnn Wright made a motion that the sum of $2550 be charged for tho dock for ono year, iho mayor and other councilman thought not loss than $200 per month should bo oxnet ed. Tho Paper compnny ropre sentntives finally acquiesced in the payment of $200 per month, payable in advance, provided an option at tho same rato bo given for tho second year und immedi ate possession bo also givon; lowover. in tho event of a side track bo ng constructed by tho city before tho second year ter minates, said leaso then to be come void. Tho conditions wero agreed to by council nnd a leaso ordered drafted. Rov. Plowman, on behalf of tho ministers and church mem bers of tho city, asked that the new skating bo not permitted to operate on Sundays, On a four to three vote tho request was granted, Bills amounting to $234.91 wero allowed. Tho committee appointed to secure legal talent on tho water rate case reported that it had agreed to secure the services of Mr. Stroud ut a stipulated price of $200. Report confirmed. Charles Anderson vigorously protested against the employ ment of Mr. Stroud in this ca pacity: that it was a waste of public money. A storm of discussion arose over a motion to reconsider the action of the council last week in taking tho Willamette boule vard case to the Supreme Court. Attorney Gatzmyer stated that the expense had already been in curred and it was almost too late to rescind the former action. A number of property owners spoke upon the proposition, and it was thoroughly discussed by the council, several of the latter ar guing that tho property owners on tho south side of the street, who had won their case in tho Memorial Day Exercises Decoration Day was observed in St. Johns in n quiet and peace ful manner. Most of the busi ness houses remnined closed throughout tho day. The exer cises of the day given under the nuspiccs. of General Compson Post, G. A. R. was interesting and impressive. Ono of tho most interesting, features of tho day's exercises was the parade held in the morning. It was headed by over 400 school chil dren carrying flowers, nnd wns followed in order by G. A. R.. Sons of Veterans, Spanish War Veterans, W.R.C., Ladies of the G. A. R. The morning exercises wero held ut Hiiro orchard, where the local veterans had erected a monument to tho un known dead. The lino of march was formed on Philadelphia street, and proceeded to tho Hill ground ut 10:30, where memorial services in honor of those who have answered tho last roll call were held. At the conclusion of tho memorial services the scho)l children formed a square around the monument nnd marched, with heads uncovered, deposit ing flowers upon it. Short exer cises by tho Woman's Relief Corps and tho Ladies of tho G. A. R. followed. The lino of march was proceeding on tho return when tho noon hour nrrived. Promptly upon tho second Com mander Miller stayed progress. and the assemblage stood for five minutes with heads uncovered as a mark of respect to the un known dend. This is uu impres sive feature that has not buforo been observed in tho Northwest. Tho school children were then dismissed and tho parado re formed for tho march to tho Odd Fellows' hall, whero a brief program was given. Tho mem bers then marched to tho G. A. R. hall, whero lunch wns served. Tho lunch was followed by a mu sical program of patriotic num bers. Tho local G. A. R. has become one ol the strongest organ iza tious in tho stntc. r ivo years ago it numbered seventeen mem bers. Today it has a member ship of 109 in good standing. During tho flvo years 25 have been buried nnd soven transfer red to other posts. On last Thursday afternoon tho members of tho local G. A. R. Post visited tho public schools at Portsmouth, Ockloy Green, Peninsula und Albiua Homo short programs stead, whero were givon. At tho uckloy Green school somo very effective decorations and scenery greeted tho members. The stage had been fitted up to depict a night scene in camp, rour soldiers wero seated about a cracker box playing cards, while a sentry paced to und fro on duty. Tho littlo scene wns greatly appreci ated by tho "boys," and Com mander Miller said that it brought back a flood of nearly forgotten memories. Tho Post desires to oxtend its warmest thanks to tho business men and citizens ol St. Johns for able and generous assistance rendered. Circuit Court should not be put to tho expense of fighting tho mutter boforo the Supremo Court. Finally a motion was mado and carried that $150 bo allowed them to defend tho case against tho city, and tho case go through to a decision. An ordinance providing tho ime und manner of improving North Leonard street between St. Johns avenue and Bruco street was passed. The Mazamas. a society of mountaineers of Portland, nro a- mong tho best boosters the stato ias. They are constantly explor ing somo interesting region and telling about tho attractions for tho traveler. They uro all apos tles of tho "Seo Oreon First" movement and their healthful outdoor activities might well bo imitated by many of our people. This week the Mazamus uro vis iting tho Josephine County caves. Tho Grants Pass Com mercial Club is aiding to mako the trip pleasant. Houses for Rent Ono 6 room louse. $10: one 5 room house. $10; one 6 room house, wired for electric lights, $11. All have modern plumbing. Inquire at 801 E. Fessenden street, corner Central avenue. Fresh cow for sale Gives- 6 gallons daily of good, rich milk. Address 1007 Oswego street. Proposals Wanted Bids will bo received by the Board of Directors of School District No. 2 of Multnomah county up to 4 p. m. June 12th, to supply the school of the dis trict witli first growth, heavy fir slab wood, not less than 2G0 cords. The Board reserves tho right to reject any ond all bids. Address bids care of J. E. TANCII, Clerk School District No. 2. Published in the St. Johns He view May 23,30, and June 6, '13. Notice of Cost of Improvement Notice Is hereby given Hint the iisscm. mcnt for the Improvement of 1'cs.scii den street from Jersey street to Smith nvenue, the totnl cost of which Is f 0,431.40, wns declared by Ordinance No. 543, entitled "An ordinance declar ing the cost of Improving l'csscndcii street from the northerly line of Jersey street to the northerly line of Smith avenue, nnd nsscMlug the protwrty benefited thereby, declaring such nsscssment nnd directing the entry of the Mine In the docket of city Hens.'' The cost of sntd improvement Is levied upon nil the lots, parts of lots nnd par cels of land within the boundaries of the district described as follows: ltctwecn the northerly line of Jersey street nnd the northerly Hue of Smith Avenue. A statement of such nncnmcnt has been entered in the docket of city Ileus May 28, 1913. nnd Mid nsesstncnt Is now due nnd payable nt the office of the recorder of the city of St. Johns, Or cgon, nnd will be dcllumicut nnd bear interest niter June 7, 1013, nnd If not (mid on or before Tunc 27. 11)13. nro. cccdlugs will be taken for the collection of the same by sale of property ns pro. viucti uy uic cuy dinner. 1'. A. RICH, Recorder Published in the St. Johns Review on Mny 30 nnd June 0, 11)13. Proposals for Street Work Sealed tiroDosals will lie received nt the office of the recorder of the city of St. joints, mini juue u, iuiu, ni n o'clock p. in, for the Improvement ol Rich. moud sticct from . the north Hue of Smith Avenue, lo the south lino of l'csscndcii street In the maimer provided by Ordinance Number 542, subject to the provisions of the charter and ordi nances of the city of St. Johns nnd the estimate of the city engineer on flic, Ilnglitccr's estimate is 42,801.80. Ilids must be strictly In accordance with the printed blanks, which will be furnished on application nt the office of the recorder of the city of St. Johns. And Mid Improvement must lie com pleted on or before 6o days from the date of the Inst publication of this notice. No proK)sntsorblds will be comddurml unless uccomMiiled by u certified chock Mynble to the order of the mayor of tho city of St. Johns, certified by n reoini hi e Imuk for nn amount equal to ten pur Cent, of tho aggregate projiowl. The right to reject any mid nil bids I hereby reserved, Uy order of the city council, I'. A. RICH. Recorder of the city of St. Johns, Published in the St. Johns Revluw May 30 nnd Juue 0 nnd 13, 1913, How Is Your Title? Have your abstracts made, con tinued or examined at the Peninsu la Title, Abstract nnd Realty Co Accurate work, Reasonable feus, II. Henderson, manager, 208 North Jersey, McDonald building. Any lady interested in tho cul ture of sweet peas and in our an nunl sweet pea show, leave your namo with the Committee. This year it is to bo larger und moro beautiful than ever. Wo will have many more prizes and ev erybody will have a chanco. Commercial Club, by Committee C. C. Currin. C. II. Boyd. 5. W. Rogers, A splendid start lias beon by the Stato Immigration Commis sion in tho work of attracting immigrants from Northern Europe. A German hearing, held recently, wus productive of valuable suggestions and many districts will co-ojierate in bring ing settlers here, as well as in aiding them on their arrival. Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch conferences along tho same lino win uo uciu uy tno Commission. The Battleship Oregon will not be used us a target by the Navy Department if this state can help it. Resolutions strongly protest ing against this action have been adopted by many organizations and a petition, as long as the fa mous battleship itself, has been signed und forwarded to Presi dent Wilson by school children asking that tho Oregon lend the naval parado through the Pana ma Canal. Wanted Girl for housework; must be ablo to do plain cooking. Mrs. J. Markwoll, 116 East Chicago street.