St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, September 12, 1913, Image 1

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VOL. f
NO. 44
Matters or Importance
Receive Attention
All member were present nt
the regular weekly meeting of
the city council Tuesday even
ing with the exception of Coun
cilman Wnldref, with Mayor
Bredeson presiding.
The Portland Woolen Mills Co
asked that Crawford street tit
the intersection of Philadelphia
lie repaired, and the engineer
una street committee was an
thorized to remedy the defects.
.1. F. Mitchell, who had the
hones in one of his feet liroken
hy being run over by the hose
truck while returning from a
fire several weeks ago, put in a
claim of $2l.(5.r for medical at
tention ami loss of two weeks'
time. As the accident happen
ed previously to the passage of
the ordinance insuring firemen,
and us the accident happened
while returning from a (ire, the
claim was rejected.
A monthly financial statement
showed that there was $(i.-10:i.Gf
still remaining in the general
A report of the city engineer
stated that there would be at
lca3t $700 excess cost in the pro
posed improvement of Willam
ette boulovnrd between Burling
ton street and St. Johns avenue,
without taking into considera
tion any bonded indebtedness
that might now exist upon any
of the property nffecteu. Mat
ter was held over for one week
in order that tho engineer might
uncertain definitely what the ex
cess cost would probably amount
to, including present bonded in
debtedness. An ordinance was passed ac
cepting deed from J. 10. Kirk for
a strip of land on Willamette
boulevard between Burlington
und John atreets, which was ac
quired by purchase for tho pur
pose of straightening the boule
vurd, the purchase price of $200
being generously donated by A.
S. Benson.
A resolution directing the city
engineer to prepare plans, speci
fications una estimates for the
improvement of Willamette boul
evard between Hurlington and
Richmond streets with concrete
surface and cement sidewalks,
15 foot curb, was adopted.
The mutter of dilapidated
pavement in various parts of tho
citv was discussed, but definite
action deferred until a more
thorough investigation had been
The following bills were allow
ed and ordered pnid:
H. Williams, burning weeds,
$5; Peter Thompson, burning
weeds, $5; St. Johns Hardware
Co., supplies, $7.20; J. T. Har
bin, sharpening tools, $$1.25;
Edmondson Co., supplies. $5.75;
Bort Olin, street work, $15; 13.
C. Robison, street work, $15;
John Kline, street work, $12.50;
Oregon Journal, adv., park sites,
$3.G0; Barthold Barg Co., steel
tape, $3.90; F. L. Emerson,
burning weeds, $5; Bonhnm and
Currier, supplies, $3.03; J.Hahn,
street repair, $5; Tho Oregoninn,
advertising, $4.80; Evening Tel
egram, advertising. $2.90; mak
ing a total of $110.88.
Surprise Birthday Party
A surprise birthday pnrty was
tendered Thomas Cavanaugh at
tho home of his daughter, Mrs.
J. A. Crouch. 931 North Ivanhoe
street, Monday, April 8th, the
occasion being the 80th anniver
sary of his birth. Besides the
family several of the neighbors
were present. Appetizing re
freshments were served, and
useful presents from those pres
ent conveyed their high esteem.
Mr. Cavanaugh has been living
with his daughter for the past
five years, having come here
from Chicago. He has about re
covered from a stroke of paraly
sis which he suffered last Oc
tober. While he has lived the
time allotted to mankind, yet his
host of friends join in wishing
him many more years of useful
W. E. Swengel and family
have moved to Minidoka, Idaho,
where they will make their fu
ture home. Mr. Swengel had
been in the harness business in
St. Johns for a number of years,
and will continue the same busi
ness and also add a line of hard
ware in his new location.
A More Excellent Way
How the Hallway clubs of the
Southern Pacific have contribut
ed to the "Safety First" move
ment is well described in an edi
torial from the Los Angeles
The common carriers of the
country have learned that John
Barleycorn in the habiliments of
Death sits at many a railroad
crossing, at many a switch, and
on many a siding.nnd rides upon
the pilot of a hundred engines
every day in the week. They
might have nailed up the saloon
door to their employes, and prac
tically did so by forbidding a
trainman under pain of dis
charge to enter any habitation
where John Barleycorn had his
Hie rule would have
t one little good if they hndnot'u
discovered a "more excellent i
Block systems are good, audi
so arc all other mechanical de
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vices, but unless you get the man
at the throttle valve to leave
whiskey alone, deaths occur on
the track. By the introduction
of a "more excellent way" a re
port upon the Southern Pacific
system shows that in four years
ended July 30, 1912. 150,000,000
persons had traveled on trains
of that road "without killing a
single passenger through collis
ion or derailment." In one
small railroad town of 3,000 in
habitants, twenty-nine saloons
had flourished, and kept on flour
ishing in spite of the rule for
bidding trainmen to patronize
these places. Then the road in
troduced its "more excellent
way" in the establishment of a
club house to take the place of
the saloon, and six months later
a tlozen of the saloons had closed
their doors because they would
not nay. Two years after the
club was opened only seven of
the twenty-nine saloons remain
ed in business. Guidance was
superior to obstruction, and ed
ucation left prohibition away
Something had to bo done, for
no man was required to pay en
trance fees nor monthly dues to
enter a saloon, so the railroads
had to make their clubs as free
as water that runs in the rivu
let or as tho air that circulates
around the globe. Tho saloon
is tho most democratic place on
earth, where all distinctions are
left behind as each man enters
the tloor. So in the clubs all
men stand upon a plane of social
equality. Another thing, the
railroad club houses assume
good behavior on the part of all
who enter them, and there is
never seen a sign prohibiting
swearing, smoking, expectorat
ing, or any other improper act.
lhere are no rules of conduct.
Tho men are put upon their mnn-
hood and upon their good behav
ior. In an article in u recent is
sue of the Outlook, tho discus
sion upon this subject closes as
follows: "bocial welfare work
ers will find food for reflection
in tho remarkable success of this
enterprise, which vigorously
suppressed every tinge of pater-
nn ism and patronage in order to
lay hands upon the most elusive,
unwitting individual, the adult.
independent, self respecting
worker, and keep him out of
danger, tho danger zone of
Destroyed by Fire
The residence of former Coun
cilman J. E. Jennings on Hart-
man street was almost totally
consumed by fire at about one
o'clock Sunday afternoon. Mr.
and Mrs. Jennings had been liv
ing in Portland for some time
and their house here had been
vacant. A part desired to rent
the house, and Mr. and Mrs.
Jennings came out Sunday to
clean it in readiness for occupan
cy. After coming down stairs
with his arms filled with miscel
laneous articles, Mr. Jennings
accidentally struck an oil stove
that had been used in heating
water. It was upturned and a
blaze started immediately in
such volume that Mr. Jennings
was unable to extinguish it.
The fire department made good
time in getting to the scene, but
the flames had gained such head
way and it requiring about 900
feet of hose to reach the flames,
that they were unable to save
the building and it was almost
totally destroyed. The loss is
estimated at $1500 with insur
ance of $1000.
Satisfaction,' is
more, the Barber,
the word Gil
In the World of Fashion
able Dress
The simple dress this season
is really charming. The lines
are straight, the waist blouses
enough to give an easy comfort
able look, the skirts are trim and
narrow. Of course there are
women who carry these things
to the extreme, whose waists
blouse so that they hang over
their girdle, whose skirts are so
narrow that they can scarcely
linltblo. lint thouo women ntt-lon.
dure every fashion. If you take
dress like that illustrated,
formed by combining 7017 and
skirt (5913. you will get just the
riirht linos the wnisL cln.4o.qnt
' the front and you have a choice
. . : . .
of the cool looking open neck fin
ished with Robespierre collar.
and a trim high neck with smart
turn down collar, that gives the
fashionable mannish note. Then
there are the olbiw sleeves
shown with turn back culT, but
if you prefer a long sleeve, one
in regulation shirtwaist shaping
is provided. There are six pat
terns sizes 31 to -I I. antl for size
30, 2 1-1 yards 3G inch material
required. The skirt is in five
gores with the front closing that
is so comenient, and you mny
work buttonholes through, or
use snap fasteners underneath,
and trim tho lap with buttons
covered with the skirt material.
Five sizes for this, 22 to 30, and
the 21 inch size requires 31 yards
3G inch material. If you wish
to combine tho waist and skirt
in one piece effect, a girdle of
soft satin or moire will give a
pretty finish.
The same simplicity of lino
noticeable in mother's clothes is
carried out in the suit for little
son, of which a good example is
7537, which is thoroughly prac
tical, and possess the advantage
of being adapted to overy mate
rial. White or natural color lin
en with collar, cuffs and pocket
of blue, and wide black patent
leather belt would be very good
looking, and there are galateas,
plain and striped, cotton poplins,
repp, chambray gingham and
pique available among the wash
materials, with serge, woll bed
ford, corduroy and cheviot in the
heavier fabrics for cold weather
wear. Three sizes, 2, 4 and G,
and the boy of six requires three
yards 36 inch material. Each
pattern is 15 cents.
A Popular Minister
Rev. James E. Murphey of the
Congregational church has re
ceived an unanimous call from
his congregation for another
year. Rev. Murphey has been a
most faithful and earnest work
er, and his efforts are appreciat
ed by his congregation. Not
only is he popular with his con
gregation, but with the citi
zens in general, all of whom are
pleased to know that he and his
family will remain with us for
another year at least. Princi
pally through his efforts tho en
largement and beautifying of
the church edifice has been made
possible, and it is now one of
the finest edifices to be found in
any small city. Rev. Murphey
performed considerable of the
carpenter work with his own
Work tot QrUr St, Jofeu, ,A '
Buyers w!la Success
In order to cement a closer
community of interest between
the jobbers and manufacturers
of Portland on the one hand ami
the merchnnts and the buyers
from three states of Oregon,
'Washington and Idaho on the
' other, over 300 merchants trnv-
i1iil tit lWthmil nnd lviMHti'ivd
jut Buyers' Week headquarters.
The vangunrd oi nuyers uegnn
! showing up before the day of
1 VJilOU (ILIUM (Hill mui viwuu-
! ing the hendqunrtere from early
morning uiuu me con oi me
I u-oolf wliir'li vi'mh filled with bus
iness antl pleasure planned by
the reception and entertainment
committees of the Jobbers anil
Manufacturers of Portland. As
each man registered, theatre
tickets were given him, so that
his wife might have some way of
amusing herself while he was
about the city on business or
nt f niwlinir unv nf tho inooLillirH
or entertainments that had been
provided. A blanket ticket was
also given each guest which pro
vided for every detuil.even down
to car fare, for the various enter
tainment features which hud
been given the visitor during
the week. From the standpoint
of both the buver and jobber,
the first Buyers' Week was ac
knowledged a distinct success.
Honor the Living
When all our cares are ended
and we are laitl away, when
safely we have wended to a
realm of endless day the folks
will come a trooping to take a
farewell peep, antl watch with
eyes down drooping while we
are planted tleep. Ah, then
they'll round us flutter to shed
the briny tear, and many a lip
will utter kind words we cannot
hear; they'll come with wreaths
a twining, they'll laud 4us to the
skies, and show their tributes
shining to dull, unseeing eyes.
Yet oft we tread a winding and
rocky path of life, while folks
go on unminding, nor help us
amid the strife, and oft we
droop und languish a long und
drenry while, yet see, to soothe
our anguish, no bright und
friendly smile. We' leuve the
words unspoken, tho helpful
praise unsaid, till hearts lie cold
and broken within their narrow
bed. The world seems always
giving the dead the voice of
cheer. Why can't it show the
living more kindness while they
are hero? If we could como from
glory ami hear folks praine our
clny, we'd smile at their sweet
story and upward wing our way.
Lafferty Quite Active
Renresentativo Lafferty intro
duced in Congress a memorial of
tho last Oregon Legislature, call
ing for the enactmont of a law
closing the drawbridges at Port
land for two hours each morning
and evening, und bus nlso culled
tho memoriul to tho uttention of
the Board of Army Engineers,
asking that a Departmental reg
ulation bo issued at once to that
effect, without waiting for a law.
Representative Lafferty secured
tho existing order, which closes
tho bridges for two half hour
periods each morning and even
ing, on June 25, 1913, and he is
in full sympathy with tho mem
orial asking that tho closed pe
riods bo made two full hours. If
the War Department, which has
control of the matter, refuses
two full hours, Mr, Lalforty will
endeavor to secure the passage
of a law making such closing
He has also introduced in Con
gress a memorial of tho last Ore
gon Legislature, requesting Con
gress to investigate the grain
bag trust, and has also called the
memorial to the attention of the
Attorney General, with a request
that his department investigate
the matter and prosecute any
combination found to exist.
How is Your Title?
Have your abstracts made, con
tinued or examined at the I'eniusu
la Title, Abstract and Realty Co
Accurate work. Reasonable fees.
II. Henderson, manager, 311 North
Jersey street.
Subscrlbo for the Bt. IoUub Review
and keep vested ou tbu dolus of
tnu city.- a i a
Will be Furnished by the
School District
By a vote of 90 to 1(J it was
decitietl that the school district
.should furnish text books instead
of the parents hereafter. This
applies to all gradcK except the
high school, antl will be inaugur
aetl at the coming term of school.
The vote was taken at a school
meeting held in the high school
auditorium last Friday evening,
at which Chairman of the Hoard.
F. P. Drinker, presided. Geo.
H. Lemon antl A. W. Davis act
ed as tellers. It is estimated
that the initial cost to the dis
trict will be between $2500 nnd
$3000, with an annual maintain
ance expense thereafter of about
$500 yearly. The increai'e in
taxation involved in free text
borks will be but slight. A
person paying taxes on $1000
valuation will thus have his
taxes increased to the extent of
GO or 70 centh the first year antl
12 or 15 cents thereafter per
vear. antl a large percentage of
our citizens are not paying taxes
on so large valuation us $1000.
The nttendnnce, while large lor
a school meeting, was not as
large as might have been expect
ed on a matter of so much im
portance. The Flax Industry
The Salem Commercial club
has appointed a committee to
encourage the llax industry in
this state. Simultaneously with
this announcement comes that of
II. A. Brewer, manager of the
Portland Linseed Oil Company,
that the Willamette Valley flux
crop is exceedingly gratifying,
and that it has been proved by
actual demonstration that flax
can be grown profitably for seetl,
as weil as for fibre. There are
about 300 acres of flax grown at
the present time in the Willam
ette Vailey. The farmers in
Eastern Oregon antl Western
Idaho also are beginning to mine
flux again. Arlcullural exports
are nowairreed that the flax crop
does not really exhaust the soil,
as once supposed. I lie rortland
market guarantees tho flax
grower $1.25 a bushel, but tho
farmer will get as much over that
price for his crop as curront
quotations call for. Last year a
Portland company gave every
grower who asked for it a M
pound sample ol llax seed, and
this gave tho industry quite a
In the Hop Fields
Tim boo season started last
week with an army of over 10,
000 people, who will garnor tho
crop this year. Tho crop thin
year will amount to about 130,
000 bales, which is valued at $5,-
000.000, thus placing Oregon
first amongst all the nop produc
ing states in the union, avorag
ng about 40 per cent of tho total
output of tho United States.
The crop is of a bettor quality
than lor years past, according 10
prominent growers. Growors
tiro expecting big prices for
their crops this year, quite a
number having contracted their
output for 20 cents a pound.
Lust week's ruin, while tempor
arily embarrassing the pickers,
greatly benefited tho hops, both
m quality antl weight. A large
number of St. Johns folks aro
included in the army of pickers.
Three Railroad Systems
'Plii-no railrrisifl svstoms now
nnnnnnt Port hind with the tinner
Willamette Valley, for President
Strahorn, 01 tne ronianti, iuu-
irene and Eastern, drove the
golden spike at Monroe last
Wetlnesday noon, near tne noun
tlary of Lane and Benton coun
ties, thereby completing the
West side link of that lino from
Portland to Eugene. Over 1000
visitors journeyed to Monroe for
the occasion, which goes into
history as the beginning of a
new era in development of the
country that is adjacent to tho
new lino.
For Sale Set of Trap Drums.
Columbia 218.
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The Bible Institute of Im An
, nelen ojtwta iU Pall torm Sep
tember 22. This nchool trains
young men und women for all
ikintlM of Christian work nnd
jmrke no charge for tuition.
Any Christian young man or
Woman of good moral character,
1 properly accredited, will be re
'coivetl. The course of study in
cludes: Biblical Introduction,
Bible Chapter Summary, Analy
sis of Scripture, Book Studies,
Bible Doctrine. Use of the Bible
in Christian Work, Sermon
Preparation, Teacher Training
Methods of Christian Work antl
Missions. Under the splendid
leadership tif Dr. R. A. Torrey,
of International fame, all stu
dents are assured of a thorough,
systematic antl satisfactory Bib
lical education. For full partic
ulars address T. C. Horton, Su
perintendent, Auditorium Build
ing, Los Angeles, Cal.
Money in Hogs
In our last issue we stated
Hint one hog, which weighed
550 pounds, was sold hy Charles
Langbehn und brought him
nearly $50. Mr. Langbehn now
informs us that he sold five hogs
tit tho time ami they averaged
55G pounds, or u total of 2780.
The price paid was 8 cents und
the five porkers brought him
Mr. Langbehn says with prop
er attention hogs can be made to
pay a better profit than any oth
er farm commodity, and that he
realizes more than $1 per bushel
on all the wheut he feeds them.
Besitles the five sold on tho mar
ket he has another five promised
tt the same firm, antl while they
will not average quite as much
as the first lot, yet they will
bring him around $200. Tekoa,
Wash., Blade.
Prophesied Years Ago
The arrival of the diaphanous
hobble antl the slit skirt is the
fulfillment of the prophecy and
the hopes of SirCharlos De Puy
ster Goldwin of Scotland, who
lived 200 years ngo, according to
an ancient manuscript found
recently by M tax ruith Corson
Skith in an old trunk in the at
tic of her homo at Cornish. Col
orado. Tho munuscript wus dat
ed 1701, antl reads in part:
"The tune hath come when
I think there is much to be re
vealed to my children's children
in clothing the human form. 1
cannot bolieve that men will
forover wear wigs, swords antl
kneo brooche antl such like fop
perioe. Ladies should not be so
circumspect in their drosses,
which are cumhorsomo and the
long trains which supply their
mnjotitios of this year of our
Lord seems to mo nuught but a
design to conceal that which the
Croator meant should bo revoal
otl. Perhaps posterity will learn
that there is nuught to be
ashamed of in that which God
hath created, no matter what
station in lifo may be men
To Be Pitied
That man is to bo pitied in
whose character tho milk of hu
man kindness bus turned sour
und whose stock in trade is in
vective nnd adjectives. Every
mnn should, curly in life, estab
Mali u consorship over his
(bought nnd speech. Whon
they bogin to bo too harsh and
critical; when ho finds there is a
tontloncy to chronic fault finding
and uncharitable criticism, he
should strive to get anothor view
point before his character is per
manently warped. Reformers
are always needed, but a common
scoltl is not a reformer; rather a
deformoiv Ex.
The human body, says an ex
change, consists of tho head,
thorax, abdomen and logs. The
head contains tho brains in case
there aro any. The thorax con
tains the heart and lungs; also
tho liver and lights. Tho abdo
men contains tho bowels, of
which there aro five a.e. i. 0. u,
and sometimes w and y. The
loirs oxtontl from tho abdomen
to the floor and have hinges at
tho top andlmiddlu to enable a
,1 - 1 .1
lyiiQW 10 ii wnen siao'img, or
stand when sitting.
Of Wedding of Mr. and
Mrs. Gunsolus
A very pleasant social gather
ing was held at the home of Mr.
nntl Mrs. I). E. GunsohiH, 120
Fcssentlen street, September 3d,
it being their cotton wedding.
The decorations were fine anil
the many dainty, beautiful and
useful presents were highly ap
preciated by both Mr. antl Mrs.
Gunsolus, but the most amusing
one was when one package was
opened and found to contain a
roll or cotton hatting, it was
soon discovered that one G. A.
R. man. in his haste to procure
a present, did not tuke the time
to inquire what he snouiu get.
but hnstened to tho store lor his
purchase, and when on arrival
at the store remembered it was
a cotton wedding, and in his ex-
tement could not think of any
thing else, so procured the roll
of cotton batting, which can be
used in a comfort, and we have
an invitation to the comfort
tacking, which we hope will be
111 the near future. Covers were
laitl for twenty-eight, antl the
very nice and dainty refresh
ments that graced tho tables will
not soon be forgotten by those
so fortunate as to be present.
Hie afternoon was iiassed in so
cial conversation. Among the
many friends present was Mrs.
Bemer. an old time iriend 01
Mrs. Gunsolus. As always hap
pens to such pleasant gather
ings, the time for home returning
came too soon, and we, after
wishing them many happy re
turns antl thanking them tor
their kindness, took our leave,
telling them we expected to re
turn with our paper presents in
one year, but we will have to
keep an eye on our G. A. R
man, or he will put in an appear
ance with a roll of wall paper
under his arm.- -Ono of those
Has Right to Consolidate
The Supreme Court Tutiwlny,
in an opinion by Justice Bur-
nott. ndinoH the decision of Cir
cuit Judge Eakin that the citio
of Seaside and West Seaside had
a legal right to consolidate. E.
B. Tongue. District Attorney 01
tho Fifth Judicial District, filed
quo warranto proceedings to de
termine the legality of the offi
cials of the consolidated city to
hold office. Attention is called
to the attempt of Portland to an
nex St. JoluiB. the cases being
declared dissimilar. Regarding
the Portland case, the opinion
Tim iii'iH'oihti'ii was inuuerur-
atod solely upon tho petition of
some individual residents of SL
Johns, ami by virtue of the pro
visions ot the special act incor
porating tho city of Portland.
It was an effort of Portland to
absorb St. Johns under the char
tor of tho former, in the absence
of any motion of consent of the
latter. There was no concerted
action hotween the two munici
palities as required by suction
2103, Lord's Oregon Laws, so
that tho Portland-St. Johns case
is clearly distinguishable from
the present one." urogoniau.
In order to Insura a change of ad-
vertltement the copy for tuch change
should reach this otllce not later man
Wednesday, at 3 o'clock p. m. Please
remember this and save the prlntsr
Proposed Assessment
Notice is hereby given that
npportionment of the cost of Im
proving E. Richmond street from
the north lino of Smith Ave. to
the south line of Fessendon
street, total cost is $2,008.10.
lias been apportioned, und
is on file in the office of the un
dersigned, subject to examina
tion. Assessment district extends
back to the center of lots, blocks
or tracts of land abutting on
said street as provided by tho
city charter and resolution.
Remonstrances against said
apportionment may be made in
writing and filed with the un
dersigned until 5 p. m. Sept. 22,
1913. F. A. RICE,
Recorder. .
Published in the St. Johns Re
view SopL 5 and 12. 1913.