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    IIIitorlcl Society
St: Jolms Is Calling You
It second in number of Industrie.
Ii seventh, in population.
Con to Portland every 16 min. 1
Mai nnvigable water on 3 sides.
1 las finest gas nnd electricity. .
Mat two strong banks.
Has five large ichool houses.
Mas abundance of purest water.
1 las hard surface streets.
I Ins extensive sewerage system.
I las fine, modern brick city hall.
Mas payroll of J95.000 monthly.
Ships monthly 2,000 cars freight.
All railroads nave access to it.
Is gateway to Portlnnd harbor.
Climate ideal and healthful.
St. Johns Is Calling You
Mas sevtn churches.
Has a most promising future.
Distinctively a manufacturing efty
Adjoins the city of Portland.
Mas nearly 6,000 population.
I las a public library.
Taxable property, J4.50O.OO0.
I las large dry docks, nw mills
Woolen mills, iron work,
Stove works, asbestos factory,
Ship building plant,
Veneer and excelsior plant,
Flour mill, planing mill,
Dox factory, nnd others.
More industries coming.
St. Johns Is the place for YOU.
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to. the Interest of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
VOI,. IO
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBIiR.ai, 1913.
NO. 2
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.
Petitions for the improvement
of Tyler street from Fossenden
to Dawson by sideWalk, grade
and 'macadam strip in center,
were received tmd referred to
the city engineer for rocommend
.ation, A communication from the fire
department .slated that a number
of lire hydrants needed oiling
and (lushing, aild the matter was
referred to the' water company
for uction.
A communication from the O.
W. H. and N. Company, in reply
to a request asking the company
to pluco the roadway between its
tracks on Bradford street in bet
ter condition, stated that under
Mm tipniriuimia nl tli.i nnmri'inv'u
franchise it was only required
, to keep the street between its
tracks in us good condition as the
balance of the street; that tin's
had been done, and even made
better than the balance of the
street to such a' degree that it
was used almost exclusively by
teamsters, wearing it out much
faster than would bo the case if
the whole street had been main
tained in a more perfect condi
tion. , It intimated, however,
that the company was willing at
any time to keep its part of the
street in as good condition us the
rest of the street. Comunication
accepted ami ordered (lied.
Arc lights were ordered in
stalled at Polk and Hayes streets,
Myers and Swcnson, Oregon ian
and Astor, and ono on Kellogg
street botween Catlin and Trum
bull, upon recomendation of the
water and light committee. " Arc
lights petitioned for at Charles
ton and Central avenue and Orc
goninh and Swift were dis
allowed. The city attorney rendered an
opinion on the plea made by Mc
Kinney & Davis that they were
being charged too much for
water at their real estate oflicc.
Ho stated that according to the
water company's franchise they
weroboing charged no more than
pormitted so to do under its pro
visions. Attorney Gatzmyer also
stated that according to the
franchise the company wns not
required to install lire hydrants
at a greater distance than '400
feet from its nearest mains.
A fire hydrant was ordered
installed at the corner of Seneca
and Polk streets,
The city engineer stated that
the remonstrances lodged against
the proposed improvement of
Hnrtmnn street between Central
avenue and Oswego street repro
' Routed 35 i nor cent of thonroner-
ty interested in the improve
ment. The attorney was direct
ed to prepare a resolution direct
ing the engineer to provide tho
necessary data for the improve
ment; of the street.
Claims of Portz and Emerson
of $5 each for locating a sewer
affrrded somo discussion. Street
Inspector Shurts stated that the
work took only three-quarters of
an hour to accomplish, and he
believed the charge somewhat
exorbitant. Portz was allowed
his claim, however, becauso he
crawled into the sewer, but
Emerson's claim was pared down
fifty per cent,
D. C. Lewis suggested that
more conies of the city charter
should be provided, and also that
all live ordinances should be
nrinted and placed in book form.
The local printer was asked to
give an estimate of the cost of
printing more city charters.
It was decided to require the
water company to place all
streets in (rood condition after
they had been excavated for the
purpose of laying water mains.
The street committee was in
structed to meet with the County
Commissioners m order to as
certain what proportion of cost
the countv would assume in the
hard surfacing of Columbia boule
vard, which is a county road.
An ordinance placing the city
tax levy at nine hulls, the same
as last year, was unanimously
nassed.
Councilman Wright broached
the nark nuestion once more, and
advocated a ballot to contain a list
of nrotfered tracts, classified un
der the headimr of "Park Sites"
and "Plazas," the voter being
given the privilege of voting for
one of each only, the ballot
Doesn't Happen Here (?)
Again we are constrained to
say that there are a good many
mothers in this country who
either are too busy to look after
their daughters or else they are
too indilforent to care about their
conduct and future. Any mother
who has arrived at the age when
her daughters are ready to attend
social events of tho neghborhood
in company with her young men
friends, should be wise enough
to understand the importance of
that young woman's conduct and
the liberties the daughter may
permit from her companions.
Vet there are a'large number of
girls who. do not know how to
conduct themselves in company
of many, or of two. Evidently
tho girls of the town, who, some
of thorn well under 18 years of
age, are frequently seen out
walking with their company's
arms around them, have had
short advice as how to behave
n more nubhc nlacos. Girts are
frequently seen riding on the
cars with their escort's arms
around them. They go to tlte
local theatre and sit the run
through in a sweetly loving em
brace. A irirl under sixteen in
company with a boy somewhat
older attended the Isis Sunday
evening and reversed tho cus
tom. Over half of the two hour
nroirram was nassed witli her
arm around her escort, her hetid
almost against his, and her lov
ing eyes endeavoring to penetrate
the depths of his visual soul. It
was the limit of nonsense, and
tho only excuse that could be
offered for it was that she was
too irrcon to know better. Such
conduct lias a degenerating in
fluence on all tho other young
people who see it. And the girl
becomes a joke in the Bight of
her neciuaintnnces as well as of
strangers.- -BenvcrStuto Herald.
Of course none of tho girls in
St. Johns are guilty of such
conduct.
also to authorize a bond issue in
Rinn trrwifc nnnuisli to cover the
cost of the highest priced jmrk
site and also the highest, pnecu
plaza, to bo reduced to fit if
(homier nriced nronortv bo
selected by the voters. Ho fav
ored the Latlln, Stearns, dneg
ger, Cuples, Cook, Vennum and
one of Hill's tracts being includ
ed in the list of park sites. Al
derman Vincent advanced and
advocated the proposition of
placinganumberof tracts on tho
ballot, each being separate and
distinct in itself, authorizing
tho city to issue bonds in sum
largo enough to purchase tract,
pay all street improvements, if
any, and allow a certain sum
for n acing same in proper con
dition for tho purpose it is de
sired to use it for. Thus, for
instance: "Caplea tract (giving
description of property,) $15,000,
for the purchase, street improve
ment indebtedness and placing
in proper condition. Vote yes
or no." The other tracts to no
placed likewise on tho ballot.
Each tract boing separate and
distinct, it would require two-
thirds of the votes cast lor any
ono particular tract to carry it,
and not two-thirds of all tho
votes cast on all the various park
sites. Alderman Martin's prop
osition was a preferential ballot
upon which to bo listed at least
eight tracts, tho voters to make
their choice, each one voting lor
not more than three or four
tracts, as the council may deem
advisable. Also at the same
time authorizing a bond issue in
sufficient amount to cover cost
if the highest priced tracts
should be selected. It was final
ly decided to ask for a written
opinion of the city attorney as to
thn lorrnlitv of a vote taken uiider
any or all of the three pronosi-
i . .1 1 ..... 24 tn ui.i 1 . nil r.
llOIla, ill III IlilVC II 111 ii.-uuim.-an
for the next session of Council,
if possible.
The following bills were allow
ed and ordered paid: George
Dearlove, wire work at ferrv
lnn(lintrS).62! GeorcreSknar. four
days' street inspector, $12; Pen
insula Sana ana uravei co., ai
yards gravel, $23.25; J. Klum,
one and one-nan uays- worn
with team, $7.50;' George Skaar,
two days' work on streets, $5;
Bert Olin. six days' work on
streets, $15; total $71.87.
The Congregational church,
corner Richmond and Ivanhoe
a homelike church: Sunday
school 10 a. m. ; preaching 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. ; C. E., 6:45 p.
m. ; prayer meeting Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m. We welcome you
to these apd all other services
of the church.
Not Quite Satisfactory
The minimum wage law is
class legislation; it does not give
equal justice to all. It Is an
economic anomaly, because it
increases wages without refer
ence to the capacity of the . em
ploye to earn or the ability of the
employer to pay the increase.
In its enforcement of the law,
the Industrial Wclfaiti Commis
sion places a heavy burden on
one class of business and exempts
others. It subjects the manu
facturers of Portland to onerous
conditions from which the manu
facturers in other parts of the
state and country are free. These
conditions make profitable com
petition well nigh impossible,
and will drive certain Portland
employers of labor out of busi
ness. The minimum wage law has a
spendid object in view. It is
designed to better the conditions
of working girls and women by
increasing their compensation
and reducing their hours of labor.
Unfortunately, however, it does
not and cannot increase their
producing capacity, and they arc
receiving all they are worth, in
many instances. The increase
in wages, therefore, is to be
made without adequate return to
tho employer. It is, therefore,
tho purpose of the state, through
this law, to put the support of
its dependents on individuals.
The girls and women, who,
because of some mental and.
physical disability, cannot earn
what tho stute thinks is sufficient
for their support, arc dependents.
In passing this minimum wnge
law, the state recognized them
as such. Tho Industrial Welfare
Commission, to which has been
entrusted the enforcement of the
law, has had a number of inves
tigations which have all gone to
the matter of how much it takes
to support a working girl; the
investigators have not sought to
learn how much the girl can earn
toward her support. The com
mission, finding that a factory
girl requires $8.!M a week to livo
on, and neither knowing nor
enring if it is within her power
to earn or her employer's power
to pay that sum, issues an order
dcclnring $8.31 minimum wnge
for factory girls.
Everybody knows that somo
girls cannot earn $8.31 a week
in a factory therefore, tho state
puts on a few employers tho bur
en of supporting some of its in
competents. Employers havo pointed out to
tho commission tho injustico of
forcing them to pay not only
more than a girl can earn, but
more than they can afford. Tho
retort of tho commission is for
cible, if not reasonable: It is a
parasite business that cannot pny
its girls a living wage- $8.34 a
weok. Probably all the parasitism
is not to be charged to tho busi
ness. Is not tho incompetent
employe whoso wage has been
raised to a figure far above what
sho can earn . something of a
parasite? An important point
that tho commission forgets is
this: Tho minimum wnge scale
for factory girls affects Portland
employers only; in other cities
of the state and country factory
employers are required to pay
their work peoplo io more than
they can earn. When the Port
land factory owner is forced to
pay fifty or a hundred girls a
dollar or a dollar and a half a
week more than they can earn
and more than his competitor
pays, he becomes an object of
sympathy rather than of tho
-.5.1? 1 1L-I ll..
nuicuiu uuii. uiu commission
heaps on him. He will also be
come a bankrupt.
Probably the Industrial Wel
fare Commission has given some
thought to the future of the
girls, who, unable to earn the
Inch wage that the comm ssion
has been kind enough to try to
pay them out of tho pockets of
employers, will inevitably lose
their positions. Failing to in
duce one class of business mon to
support a great number of tho
state, s dependents, the commis
sion undoubtedly has provided
some means of support for the
girls it has forced upon the streets
Portland Spectator.
REVIEW'S LEGAL BLANKS
The following list of legal blanks
are kept for sale at ' this office and
others will be added as the demand
arises;
Warranty deeds, Quit Claim
Deeds, Realty and Chattel Mort
gages, Satisfaction of Mortgages,
Contracts for Sale of Realty, Bills
of Sale, Leases,
- All these blanks at the uniform
price of 30c per doiea.
THE LIBRARY
Interesting Notes for the
Library Patrons
The now library building on
the corner of. Charleston and
Kclloinr streets will bo thrown
open to the public for inspection
Saturday afternoon, .November
22nd at half past two o'clock.
During the afternoon there will
bo stories for the children.
An informal program will be
given 111 the evening at eigne
o'clock. Among the speakers
will be Mr. Hufus C. Holmnn,
chairman of the County Com
missioners and a member of the
library board: Mr. Charles Brede-
son, Mayor of St. Johns, and Mr.
Charles Fry, principal of the bt.
Johns high school. Mr. II. L.
Sabin of the Board of directors
of the Library Association nvill
preside. The music, violin and
vocal selections, will be given
by Miss Frances Gill assisted by
Miss Jean Brownlee.
New Library Hours -After
noon 12 to film: evening, 7 to y.
In tho new building the library
will open at twelve instead of at
oni and will clpse at nine o'clock
n the evening instead 01 halt
past nine. The earner opening
Is mainly for the convenience
of the teachers and school chil
dren who may desire to make uso
of, the library during their noon
hour. It is believed that the
half hour earlier closing in the
evening will work no inconven
ience to the patrons in general.
The library will no closed all
dov todav. Friday. Hooks due
on that day may be returned Sat
urday or Monday at tho now
building without fine. No books
will be given out on Snf.uday,
but Monday regular business
will be resumed?
Help the Boys and Girls
It. i.t sdncorolv honed that every
person having the welfare of tho
Boys' and Girls'. Aid Society at
heart win not ian 10 romomucri
thorn this year. This Society
tn eni'mir for nil tho donendont
and neglected children in the
stato who my uo committed to it
by the proper authorities. 1 neir
ImnWlnt is doscrintivo of some
of the work thoy havo accom
plished during tho past year,
showing that they have passed
'I'M children through 1110 receiv
ing Home at Portland during the
past year. These children wore
committed nom zi (iiiiereiu
counties in tho state.
Another irrnnd thintr which the
Society nccompishes is the in
vestigation 01 complaints 01
abuso and neglect among children
nnd thoy will quickly have an
iiL'ont on the snot. ;md what
otherwise would bo nobody's
business they make tho business
of tills noble institution, and if
there is merit in the complnint
they see that the matter is
brought beloro the proper au-tlim-irlos
nnd tho children made
such disposition of as may bo for
their best interests.
Therefore, 0110 cannot donate
anything for a better cause than
the work of this institution.
Tluili' noflH jiro fiVfirvthintr that
can bo used in a household-
canned goods, groceries ot all
kinds, especially sugar, provi
sions, vegetables and fruit of all
Winds. Tho railroad, steamboat
and express companies running
into 1'ortiand nave recognized tne
importance of this Institution
sufficiently to deadhead all dona
tions shipped to it if properly
boxed and plainly marked, "The
Boys' and Girls' Aid Society of
Oregon, Portland, Oregon."
The results of tho work of this
institution can now be seon in
many parts of the state. Many
of the children have now grown
into mnn nnd womanhood, manv
are happily married, and GO , per
cent ot tno cases navo turneu
out good and law abiding citi
zens. Therefore, help the good
cause along.
The Little Gem Clothes Hack,
something new and made in St.
Johns. Strong and durable,
take up little room; thoy can be
hung anywhere, either in or out
of doors. Made to order from
24 to 3G inches long any size
you wish. Samples in window
at corner Chicago and Ivanhoo
streets. Stop and see a nice
Xmas present for-" your wife or
mother. Prices, 75c to $1.00. ad
Suppression Often Wanted
Sometimes it is amusing, some
times it is sad, when requests
are made to newspapers to omit
from their columns items con
cerning difficulties in which in
dividuals find themselves. Few
persons realize the responsibility
resting upon tho newspapers.
The first duty of a paper is to
furnish news. The subscribers
demands that he be furnished
with all the news at the lime it
happens and this is a duty over
recognized by every member of
the craft. Tho effort to prevent
the publications of items which
are recognized us news are fre
quent more frequent than is
generally supposed. Quito often
the newspaper mnn finds himself
in a quandary as to the proper
course to follow, especially when
families request the suppression
of news concerning dnughter or
son, wives or mothers. Fre
quently it is the individual in
trouble who becomes solicitous
nnd begs that his family be saved
the mental anguish which is sure
to follow the publication of news
concerning his escnpadc. Fear
that his family will suffer never
occurs to him until he is caught
In tho wrong doing. The man
who gets drunk and commits
some crime while under the in
fluence of strong drink hud little
thought of his family while
drinking. Once caught, he im
mediately requests that the
newspapur omit reference to his
case "because of his family"--Exchange.
A Roadway to Swift's
The plan to open a roadway to
tho interstate bridge across the
Columbia Hiver is urged by tho
St. Johns Commercial Club, now
that the bridge is assured. That
St. Johns will want entranco to
the interstate bridge is without
question. It. G. Brand is chair
man of the committee on this
roadway, which has investigated
conditions.
It was found that the Federal
government will rcquirxj draw
bridges over Columbin ami Ore
gon sloughs, as both are to be
dredged for boats. Tho com-
milteee has found that it has an
8l)-foot space for this roadway,
and tho main (mention is tho cost
of construction tho amount of
which lias not yet been deter
mined. If St. Johns builds tho road
way to tho Union Meat Com
pany's plant tho latter company
will construct tho roadway for
the balance of tho distance.
Bonds probably would have to
bo issued to pay for the roadway,
It is conceded that thoro will be
great devolopomont on tho Lower
Peninsula and this roadway will
bo needed. -Orogonin.
A Healthy Growtli
A healthy growth in St. Johns
school attendance is shown by
tho monthly report of Superin
tendent Charles H. Boyd. Dur
ing this school year 1)21 pupils
havo been enrolled, tho Inrgost
number ever onrollod in tho
local schools. Tho pupils now
attending, number 847, aver
age daily attendance during Oct
ober boing 819, or 9(5.7 por cent.
During 1912 tho total enrollment
was only 879, tho attendance
during October 812 and tho aver
age daily attendance of those
pupils during October 78!l, or
9G.4 per cent.
Central grammer school has
an uitra-school soccer league of
six teams, and mny compote
against teams from other schools
later in the year. Tho sport is
being encouraged by Principal
Boyd as a substitute for foot
ball, as soccer may be played in
school clothes during recess with
out donning uniforms.- Journal.
Eight pigs, six months, 1GIJ2
pounds, ?123. This is a con
densed story of what has been
accomplished by a farmer at In
dependence, Oregon, who recent
ly hauled his pork to market and
disposed of it. Each hog was
six months old and averaged 204
pounds, making an average value
of $15.38 a head, or.$2.5G per
month per hog. "Never lot
your pigs make hogs of them
selves," is the advice of a prom
ment farm expert 111 urging
farmers to hurry tho growth ol
their pigs and getting thorn to
market when from G to 9 months
old.
Lafferty Makes a Talk
Hon. A. W. Lafferty made an
interesting talk in the city hall
last Friday night. That Lafferty
and the record he has made as
Congressman are appreciated in
St. Johns was evidenced by tho
largo crowd that turned out to
hear him, tho seating capacity of
the council chamber being filled
to its capacity, and more. Tho
address was rather forced on
Lafferty as he was served with a
subpoena by Chief of Police Allen
nnd signed by Mayor Bredeson
demanding his presence at St.
Johns on last Friday night, and
to deliver a speech before an as
sembled audience. Lafferty ao
quiesed without it being neces
sary to invoke the aid of a bench
warrant.
D. C. Lewis served as chair
man of the meeting and witli a
few complimentary remarks, in
troduced Mr. Lafferty, who held
the close attention of his audience
for two hours. Ho gave a few
sidelights into tho inner work
ings ul the benato and House of
Renrcsentations. and told how
difficult a matter it was to secure
the passage of any bill because
of the immense amount of time
taken up with appropriation
measures. Ho told of rciorms
that were badly needed and be
lieved would eventually be in
stituted. He showed how the
telephone and telegraph com
panies were in reality under ono
head, and that the prices charged
were undoubtedly productive of
enormous profit and he favored
government control thereof. Ho
scored in 110 unstinted terms the
methods employed by the As
sociated Press and other avenues
of dissembling news matter,
how they suppressed and distort
ed matters which would tend to
aid and promote the interests of
any ollicial or candidate the
powers that bo weroun favorable
to. Evon tho livening News,
tho "great friend of the peoplo"
had been muzzled, he said, so far
as saying anything good about
Lnllorly. which the editor had
admitted was a fact. He also
censured the altitude of the
other Portland dailies in rofus-
imr him recognition in any man
ner except a derogatory ono. Mr.
Lafferty dwelt to some length
on the currency question and a
bill which ho had introduced
providing a means for farmers to
secure money from the govern
ment at a low rate of interest.
Tho address throughout was in
oresting and instructive and
listened to with careful attention.
Lafl'ortv is a n ens nir sneaker.
and hits right out from tho
shoulder. Boforo ho concluded
his remarks ho paid a glowing
tribute to St. Johns, which in
his estimation, ho said, was the
prottioHt spot in this or any other
continent.
A Local PQet's Muse
On a quiet slough on a quiet day,
Whore tho heron fish and the
black bass play,
In a canvas boat I drifted along,
With a joyful heart, though I sang
no song,
Lost tho sensitive bass grow
wary with fright,
And run from my spinnor witli
novor a strike.
A splendid cast
Aba! Ah, at last!
With a cunning hand I mot tho
striko,
As ho rose from tho wator as
swift as tiio light;
With a Hood of joy my heart is
rout,
My rod witli a two pound bass is
bout;
Tho wator is whipped into foam
'round my boat,
I know my spinnor is well down
his throat.
Hurrah for my skill,
For now ho is still.
I draw him near and lift him
out.
More prized by mo than tho finest
trout,
But how ofton mny I, and so may
you.
Go fishing down thoro to that
duiet slough,
And catch the best fish, perhaps
unfair,
And novor thank God for plant
ing them there. -F. M.
Inti't ulimi fi ltntiinnQQ mnn 11 ml
ty UI41II1 I kjlta.) I VJtJ tlllll tMIt
refuse to trado with him when
you havo cash simply becauso
you owo him for past accommoda
tions. The way to got oven witli
him for his kindnoss is to patron
ize him whan you havo money
and pay for what you want.
HIGH SCHOOL
Items of Interest Regard
ing School Doings
Dr. McLaren of Los Angeles,
Cal., gave a lecture in the High
School auditorium a week ago
last Thursday night on "The
Flags of All Nations." Every
ono islcned with wide'opon ears
and seemed to enjoy it very
much.
Last Saturday night tho Fresh
men showed their talent in enter
taining the upper classmen at the
"first annual mooting of the
Tramps" held in the High School
gymnasium.
Wo are glad to see Bessie Baron
back at school again after sev
eral weeks of absence.
A neat little leaflet containing
most of tho school yells has been
published under the supervision
of our enterprising yell leaders.
Its primary purpose is to create
school spirit by improving the
rooting.
The girls' basket ball team has
accepted the first challenge of
the season from tho Boavorlon
school. The game will be played
on December 19th on the James
John floor. On the sninu even
ing the boys' team from tho two
schools will open their basket
ball season also.
Next Saturday. Nov. 22, the
football team will play off the
0-0 tie game played tho first of
the season with Ridgellold. The
game this time will be played at
llidgelield. The team, accom
panied by a boat load of rooters,
will leave the city dock at 8:!tU
a. in. Saturday. In order that
all who wish may take the trip,
tho price has been put at the
same figure as last Spring, when
the track loam made the same
excursion. In other word, a
round trip of forty miles will be
furnished for 2f cent, or about
one-third cent per mile. But an
arrangement has also been made
witli Hidgefield by which St.
Johns will get a rake-off on all
paid admissions from St. Johns.
The local management has, there
fore, decided to sell a ticket good
for the round trip on tho boat
and admission to tho game for
fiO conUi. Tho tickets are mm
on sale by the High School
students, and tho public, iwrents
especially, are urged to purchase
t ckets and accompany the loam
and students. Thero will not be
any lunch served on tho boat,
but each porson will bo expected
to carry along enough lunch for
tho day, as thoro will lw little or
uo chance to purchase anything
to oat in Kidgofiold. The trip
will bo takon. rain or shine.
Don't allow a little Oregon mist
to dnmpou your enthusiasm.
Tho team is down to real work
this week. A number of new
plays havo been added, and some
changes made in the line-up
Everett Smith will boat full back.
Sundstrom at loft half, and
Capt. Hiatt has boon shifted to
right guard for this jpme.
Krougor is handling forward
passes so well that he will likely
bo used at end through the en
tiro game, Hoporter.
Aftor long, weary months of
uncertainty and delay, Secretary
of the Interior Lane has flnallj
and formally approved the first
unit of the Umatilla Irrigation
Project, set aside $800,000 from
tho reclamation fund to defray
tiio cost and directed tho Rec
lamation Sorviuo to begin con
struction work as soon as pos
sible. It is expected that work
will bo commenced not later
than December 20 and that the
first unit will bo completed and
10,000 acres brought under irri
gation within a year from that
time, Aftor a personal inves
tigation last summer, Secretary
Luno is confident that the en
tire project will be n success,
but thinks it good business policy
to complete tho first unit before
undertaking further work.
There is a groat doal said
about making homo attractive so
tho young people will not want
to wander away from them ; but
it is nprivato opinion one hardly
dares to expross, that there is
too much being done for young
America in tho woll-to-do classes.
They are coddled and humored
and given placos, while tho par
ents take tho rough onos, until
tho parlor has como to bo looked
upon as their orbit, while the
mother "lives and moves and has
her boing" in tho kitchen.