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St. Johns is Calling You
li second In number of Induitriei.
It seventh in populntion.
Cars to Portland every-16 min.
Has navigable water on 3 sides.
Has finest and electricity.
Has two strong banks.
Has five large school houses.
Has abundance of purest water.
Has hard surface streets.
Hns extensive sewernse 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.
Has nearly 6,000 population.
Has o public library.
Taxable property, f 4,500.000.
Has large dry docks, saw mills
Woolen mills, iron works,
Stove works, asbestos factory,
Ship building plant,
Veneer and excelsior plant.
Flour mill, planing mill,
Dox factory, and 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
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL, to, 1914.
Total Vote Received By
Tho election Monday was most
interesting one in which a num
ber of surprises occured. Great
est interest centered around the
mayorship and the ofllce of city
attorney, but much interest was
also displayed in the outcome of
tho various other contests for
political office. It seemed to bo
tho general opinion that Chas.
Bredoaon, tho present mayorr
would win easily with three can
didates in tho field, but Dr. Vin
cent surprised everybody by
winning out with a safe margin.
The election of Thad. T. Park
er to tho olllce of city attorney
was a great surprise to many,
especially after u decision on
tho water rate nueation had been
rendered a couple ot days prev
ious to election, which was gen
erally supposed would result in
tho election of Perry G. Stroud.
John W. Davis was tho only
independent candidate elect
ed. All the proposed bond issues
mot with defeat. Tho bond
issue for the purchase of a ilro
engine carried by majority vote,
but was far from reaching the
necessary two-thirds vote. The
park issues were badly beaten.
Following is tho list of city
candidates elected and who will
take oath of office next Monday
Mayor Dr. A. W. Vincent.
Recordor Albert E. Dunsmore
Treasurer Frank A. Hico.
Attorney Thad. T. Parker.
Councilmen at Large O. M.
Cornell. II. M. Waldrof and John
W. Davis. n
Councilmen First Ward C.
E. Garlick and R. Gradon.
Councilmon Second Ward C.
U. Chad wick and Geo. W. Mun
son. Dr. A. W. Vincent, II. M.
Waldrof, Geo. W. Munson and
C. E. Garlick are members of
tho councilmanic body.
Following is the total vote re
ceived by each candidate in the
Chns. Brcdcson, rcp.-dom. 4G7
II. O. Brown, independent. 328
A. W. Vincent, soc'allst 501
Myrtle B. Brodahl, ind. 5GG
Albert E. Dunsmore, re
publican, -dem. -prog. (590
H. D. Beam, dem. 5GS
I. Davis, socialist. 124
F. A. Rice, rep.-prog. 578
O. J. Gatzmyor, rep. 131
E. C. Gccslin. ind. 108
Thad. T. Parker, dem. 537
Howard O. Rogers, ind. 41
Perry C. Stroud, ind. 475
Councilmen at Large
C. J. Anderson, socialist. 322
W. A. Carroll, ind. 470
O. M. Cornell, rep.-dem.-
prog. - 766
John W. Davis, ind. 501
C. C. Oihus, dem. 93
R. C. Stokes, socialist. 20-1
M. T. Swan, socialist 189
F. W. Valentine, rep.-prog, 496
H. M. Waldref, dem.-prog. 548
Councilmen First Ward
C. E. Garlick, dem. 325
R. Graden. prog. 288
Geo. M. Hall, ind. 2G4
R. A. Jayne, rep.-dem. 276
Marion Johnston, rep.
prog. - - - 191
Gaylord Mallelt, socialist. 8G
Councilmen Second Ward
C. R. Chadwick, rep.-dem. 206
Harry Hunter, socialist. 77
Karl Mageske, ind. 40
J. L. Misner, ind. 143
Geo. W. Munson, rep.dem.-
Geo. H. Oman, socialist. G6
R. D. Powell, ind. 116
The following is the total vote
on fire apparatus: In favor of
the bonds, 526; against the
bonds. 495. For the purchase of
the Catlin-Markwart tract 192
voted in favor and 6-19 against.
For purchase of the Cook tract
147 voted in favor, 609 against.
For the mirchase of the Caples
tract 440 voea were cast in favor
and 561 votes against, tor pur
chase of the Jaeger tract 131
were in favor and 644 vortes
against. For purchase of the
Plaza 119 voted in favor and 669
against Quite a large number
Ignored voting upon tne bona
issues at all. In the First Ward
there were 798 votes cast and
510 in the Second Ward, with a
total registration of abtut- 1500.
After Big Projects
II. E. Pennell gave a most lu
cid explanation of how the repeal
of free toils for coastwise trade
would affect tho lumbering bus
iness at a meeting of the board
of governors of the Commercial
Club, which was held during the
lunch hour Monday, when a fine
lunch was also enjoyed. Mr.
Pennell told how under the pres
ent system which has always
been in vogue that foreign ves
sels could not engage in coaat
wiso trade in tho United States,
that they cannot pick up trado
on the East coast and deliver it
on tho West coast, or vice versa.
American ships, however, are li
censed to do so. The lumber in
dustry, Mr. Pennell remarked,
was in such condition that cur
tailment would bo necessary un
less the market could be broad
ened, that there was at tho pres
ent timo aif over production of
lumber, and that tho lumberin;
interests of the Pacific coast ha
been looking forward to broad
ening their market by shipping
lumber to Eastern ports via the
Panama canal. But unless the
Aihericnn shippers wore given
the benefit of free toils they
could not compete with foreign
vesse s. that while foreign ves
sels could not engage in coast
wise trade, they could shin from
one country to another. There
fore, foreign vosscls could load
with lumber in British Colum
bia and unload in New York
city, or any other Eastern port.
Having tho advantage of cheap
coolie labor, the American boats
could not compete, which would
finally mean an abandonment ot
American vessels engaged in the
umber trade, and a conscaucnt
decline in tho lumber 'industry
of tho Pacific coast Mr. Pou
nd's belief was that free tolls
would mean a quickening and
wider development of tho lumbor
business, whilo the enactment
of tolls would mean curtailment
and decline of tho industry.
Uon motion. Mr. Pennell wns
authorized to indite a letter to
tho senators from the Pacific
coast in tho mi mo of the Club
urging them to vote against are
peal of free tolls.
President Bonham was au
thorized to appoint a committee
to take un with the promoters
of tho new street car lino pro
posed for Portland tho proposi
tion of extending their line
down Columbia boulovard to St
Johns, and also a committee to
take u tho matter of financing
and erecting a modern club room
building in St. Johns.
Committees wero appointed to
devise ways and means for cir
culating petitions for tho enact
ment of a charter amendment
whereby the Port of Portland
could use funds for the develop
ment of Columbia Slough, and
arrange for a club danco to bo
given in the near future.
The matter of taking up the
proposition of a high bridge to
connect St Johns with the west
side of the river was discussed
to some extent, but definito ac
tion was delayed until tho next
Laundry For St. Johns
St Johns is to have a new
steam laundry, something that
she long has needed. George
Watkins, who had been conduct
iwr a first class laundry for
years in Salem, has secured the
site of the old Churchill laundry
at the foot of Pittsburg street
and is having erected a modern
laundry that will be a credit to
this city. The latest and most
approved machinery and appli
ances for all kinds of laundry
work will be installed, and only
work of the highest and most
satisfactory class will be turned
out Mr. Watkins' long associa
tion with the laundry business
has made him fully conversant
with all matters pertaining to
the business, and he gives as
surance that all work turned out
at the new establishment will
be first class in every respect,
and compare favorably both in
nrice and workmanship with
any work done in the city of
Since the new plant is local in
its nature, it will behoove the
people of this city to give it
support and encouragement and
so long as the work and price is
as srood as produced m Portland,
there is every reason to keen the
work at home, as most of the
money taken in from the busi
ness will circulate here. The
new plant will be ready for
business about the first of June.
Interesting Notes for the
Afternoon 12 to 5:30.
Evening 7 to 9.
Sunday 2:30 to 5:30 for read
The Philippine curios have
been replaced in the exhibition
cases by a collection ot curious
and beautiful shells loaned by
Miss Millard of the Central lib
R. S. Stokes has presented the
library with an attractive little
i t.j t
aquarium oi his own wurnmuii
Birnrer Arnborn. Dorsey Hill
and Donald Green are making a
study of tho wild flowers of the
neighborhood and incidentally
arc helping to keep the library
flower calendar up-to-date.
BurnsA ear With a Whnl
dr. Tho author's conclusion is that
"It as an adventure out of tho
ordinary, an experience inform
ing, interesting, health giving.
I have never regrcted it But
I wouldn't do it again for ten
Colton The Belted Seas.
A sna tale of breathless
DuBois Point of Contact in
Written especially for the
Sunday School teacher.
Hamblen On Many Seas.
Tho life and exploits of a
Hill-Decisive Battles of tho
Narrative studies of ciuht
legal tests affecting the history
of the United States between
the years 180 and 1886.
Joky 1 ower Decoration in
McCarthy Needles and Pins.
A sccniol to If I Wero King,
which was played by Sothorn in
Portland during the past season.
McLaughlin China Painting.
A practical manual.
Rob inson Tho Junior Work
er and his Work.
Wlstor Padro Ignacio. or Tho
Song of Temptation.
By tho author of the Virgin
Making Rapid Progress
Of great interest and import
ance to tho entire Columbia Bas
in is tho prediction made recent
ly by Major J. J. Morrow, engi
neer in charge of this district,
that river steamers would be
passed through the Celilo Canal
beforo the first of next January.
Tho past month of March was
notable in that more actual
progress was made on tho. canal
than in any other single month.
From end to ond the great ditch is
the scene of ceaseless and effec
tive activity. Locks are being
constructed, gates installed, the
bottom of the canal is being floor
ed with steel bars over which
is poured thousands of tons of
concrete, tho sloping sides are
being riprapped in one place
with reinforced concrete, in
another with rubble masonry and
still another with great blocks
of lava rock, according to the
character of the backing mater
ial. At tho head of Five Mile
Rapids a little band of men is
at work boring holes into the
rocky walls of the gorge, care
fully examining tne material
brought up by the drills and care
fully recording their observa
tions. These men are the pion
eers sent out by the states of
Washington and Oregon to de
termine the feasibility of cons
tructing a great dam across the
river at this point for the pur
pose of installing the most pow
erful hydro-electric plant west of
Niagara i alls, i he river is only
about 200 feet wide at the head
of the rapids, but the depth near
ly equal the width.
The Congregational Church.
corner of Richmond and Ivanhoe
streets a homelike church:
Sunday school 10 a. m. ; preach
ing 11 a. ra. and 7:30 p. m. : C.
E., 6:45 p. m.; prayer meeting
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. We
welcome you to these and all
other services of the church.
Pastor. Registration books open at
Judge Williams'- office until
A Few Observations
By An Unobserved Observer.
Tho election is past, the agony
is over and all is well. Rise and
But the park bonds proposi
tions were all defeated. Ouch!
Of course the city election
brought disappointment to some,
and yet the average citizen looks
Bcdntc nnd happy. The people
have expressed thJlr will and
all seem willing to accept the
results without complaint. This
is as it should be. Let all join in
tho hope that the new city ad
ministration will be successful.
Signs of Spring are multiply
ing. Cherry trees are in full
bloom, birds aroainglng and new
Spring hats in endless variety
nre displayed in tho windows of
And now the names of more
good citizens havcbcen placed
in 'the list of those! who "also
Tho pleasant-huni (or tho an
noying rattle) of the lawn mow
er is heard again in till parts of
Some of our unnaved streets
have been In such bad condition
recently that in some places
they were but Httlo used. But
at that they are as good as many
of tho streets in Portland.
St. Johns is hemmed in on
three sides by deep water and on
tho other side by a big city. If
any old croaker can find comfort
in that situation, let him enjoy
Down along tho water front
there aro some . indications of
Srosporous conditions. Tho Star
and Co. has erected a largo
new building, and the Portland
Manufacturing Co. is building
a substantial addition to its bas
It has been discovered that a
young girl's hands can be mudo
soft and pretty by soaking them
thrco times u day in disn water.
Perhaps Una la one -K-'ason why
so many St. Johns girls have
Newcomers from tho East are
arriving in our city almost daily.
Why not buid a high bridgo to
connect this city with the scenic
highway to bo built along the
hillside on tho west sido of tho
Willnmetto river? All In favor
of tho motion, hold up your
Tho ico man's smilo !b begin
ning to broaden.
Will Be Interesting
How tho silk worm spins its
cocoon nnd the American manu
facturer weaves this thread into
fabric which is afterward mold
ed into goods for American ladies
will be fully shown in an exhibit
in the Palaco of Manufactures
at the Panama Pacific Inter
national Exposition and tho fin
ished product will bo worn by
scores of beautiful models on a
promenade In the Palace. The
entire exhibit will be made up of
tho various industries in the
manufacture of tho finished pro
duct but will bo combined so
that to the public it will appear
as one exhioit arranged in se
First will bo snown tno worms
in their cases actually spinning
tho cocoons and then the method
of killing them bo that they will
not break a strand. In tho next
booth workers will catch up tho
filaments of tho cocoon on a fino
brush and wind them through
an eyelet into reels of continuous
thread from buu to l.uuu yards in
These ske ns will then be pass
ed along to the next booth in
which tho weavers make tho silk
fabric and the cloth will bo
shown in its various stages of
The finished product will bo
given to a department of Amer
ica's most famous modistes
who will measure, cut and fit
upon young women in full sight
oi uiu puuuc.
At the end of the exhibit will
bo a long promenade, the floor of
which will be covered with ex
pensive carpets and the walls of
tapestry with hangings of rare
velvet Here will promenade
scores of models wearing tho
latest modish gowns. This will
unquestionablj bo one of the
most attractive exhibits at the
"Watches" made over into
"Time-pieces" at reasonable
rates at Rogers', 309 N. Jersey
street , '
Matters of Importance
The lust regular meeting of the
nresent city council met Tues
day evening with all members
present The engineer report
ed having had several aosver con
nections made on Willamette
boulevard, and it was ordered
that a lien should bo taken
irgainst the property benefited
for the expense incurred.
A petition for the improve
ment of North Kellogg street
was accented, and tho improve
ment proceedings wore ordered
A ronort of Chief of Police
Allen stated that smallpox in St
Johns had now practically be
come a thing of the past, as
there wns now only one case,
which would be ready for quar
antine within a few days.
The election canvassing board,
consisting of P. W. Ilinman, P.
T. Hansen and Recorder Rice,
submitted its report upon the
vote cast 'Monday, which was
Chas. Anderson made a few
pointed remarks concerning tho
proponed removal of the macad
am on Philadelphia street at the
Intersection of Willamette bou
lovard. and tho matter was dis
cussed to some length. The
matter was then definitely set
tled by tho council deciding to
pay for the removal of the mac
adam, which rock it can handily
use upon several streets' in tho
repair of same.
The following bills were al
15. B. Clnrk, men Is furnish
ed, city election $ 7.50
lf. O. Mngoon, meals fur
nished, city election. . . . 5.00
L. If. Clark, city charter. . ,50
O. 1. Wolcotl, rent Wilg.,
city election J.50
Kllliom Stationery Co.,
supplies, Miirch, 1914 . 3.50
Peninsula Hardware Co.,
screw driver .40
II. F.Clark, repair' g chair .50
G. A. Vndden, repairing
lawn mower .50
P. W. Iliuman, canvassing
board, city election. ... 3.00
P. T. Hanson, canvassing
board, city election.... a. 00
City of St. Johns, Install-
nieut lots 3 4, block 21 16.65
Hcrt Olin, 6 days work 011
Geo. Skcar, 6 days work on
St. Johns Hardware Co.,
supplies for March, 191.1 4 70
North Uaiik Pharmacy,
supplies for March, 1914 34.40
Ktection Hoard, ward No. 1 30.00
.. " " 3 30.00
Geo, Hrokaw, 5 (days vk.,
Inspector on street 15.00
St, Johns Hxpres Co.,
hauling garbage 16.00
P. Uy. L. & P. Co. ; light-
ing 5. 7 J
R. Ry. L. & P. Co., light
ing, Aug. 1 to April 1,
Total ... 4636.13
May Make Selections
Between tho dates of May 9
and June 7, intending settlers
will have tho right to mako sel
ection of homesteads in tracts
to bo set asido from the Des
chutes and Paulina forest re
serves. Of this land 20,000 acres
is located in the Upper Des
chutes Valley, being for the
most part covered with jack
pine. From tne I'auiina re
serve approximately 200,000
acres will bo open for entry.
most of it in tho Fremont and
Fort Rock valleys. This is
chiefly sage brush and rough
land. Of the Deschutes Valley
land, about 10,000 acres is said
to be good land, that is, land
suited to agricultural purposes,
It is estimated that it will cost
$25 to $50 per acre to clear the
jackpine land, and from $5 to
$10 to clear tho sage brush land
Water in this tract can be had
at a depth of about 20 feet,
while in the Fort Rock section
it is reached at an average depth
of 150 feet. Formal filings on
these lands .will bo allowed on
and after June 7,
Don't let that rocking chair
remain in. the discard when 50
cents w 11. place a new rocker on
it at the Jersey Street Repair
A strong campaign has been
inaugurated in St Johns against
the deadly fly, and it is expect
ed that before the summer clos
es that flics in this city will
have become almost obsolete.
Mr. Houchs and Miss Williams
of Reed College were here Mon
day and spoke at the various
schools on the fly nuisance and
means for its abatement. On
Tuesday evening Dr. Bean of
the Pacific University at Forest
Grove, gave a splendid and most
instructive illustrated lecture on
Flies at the Central school build
ing, which was well attended.
He told and depicted how Hies
are a menace to tho health and
well being of any community,
and gave instruction as to how
they could be exterminated. Tho
boys in tho manual training de
partments are now busily engag
ed in constructing traps that
are expected to bo of material
aid in reducing tho number of
Hies in St. Johns.
The fly nuiHanco is a matter
that deserves most serious con
sideration. It is a matter that
should be taken up by every cit
izen, who should lend his ener
gies in extermination. The fol
lowing taken from tho Health
Bulletin of Portland is right to
If you see a fly kill it There
is nothing cruel or brutal about
doing so; for the fly is a useless
little pest and very dangerous.
If you don't kill it it may kill
you, or kill little baby brother
or sister. It is very dangerous
to the little tads.
No, it doesn't look dangerous.
Neither does a live wire lying
on tho sidewalk.
But when it comes to killing,
tho fly has probably killed more
people than the combined armies
of tho world. It Ib more deadly
than a machine gun.
Of course the danger it enrries
ia a very subtle one. You don't
sue it. The fly looks so small
and helpless and harmless that
you may look upon it as a mere
littlo nuisance that sometimes
tickles your hands when you nre
trying to study or sleep.
It carries its weapons on its
tiny, liair-hko legs and feet.
Ihey take tho form ol disenso
germs. There is no disease tho
poBt can't carry with it-and
worse- -it is always to bo lound
in tho breeding places of these
Whore there is filth, there you
will find tho house fly. It
thrives on filth and when it has
filled its stomach and smeared
its logs in disease-laden filth it
will lly along to greener fields;
pausing to inspect mother's pics
if they aro oxposed, or to take a
sip from baby s milk jug.
Wherever it alights it lays its
trade mark filth,
More often than not, danger
ous gorms ol disenso are lound
in this deposit Ui course, this
doesn't ofton kill you; it doesn't
always make you sick.
Hut noither does every bullet
in battle kill some one. In fact,
tho figures show that in tho nv-
crago battle moro than 1500 shots
aro firod for ovory soldier that Is
Yet the fatalities in battle run
into the thousands, and tho fat-
alitios in a fly ridden district
will mount up in the course of a
vear. You may have your food
poisoned by the dangerous littlo
houso lly a thousand times with
out serious results, but you can
never toll when tho poison will
strike home; it is too risky to
So tho thing to do is to get rid
of theso busy little grave fillers.
Tho way to do that is kill a fly
when you seo it
Kill the flies in the house first
Every time you seo one of them
in the house, run it down. Don't
let them stay in the house.
Then keep them out of tho
yard. Of course you can't al
ways run a fly down in tho open.
But you can remove his food
supply from tho open. You can
keep refuse matter from his
reach and clean up your place so
that it will have no attractions
for the pest.
This is tho most important
part of tho fight against the fly.
Starve it It doesn't do well
unless there is plenty of nourish
ment such as slops, dirty barn
yards and tho like for breeding
placoa. Tho average fly loathes
cleanliness as deeply as the av
erage human being loathes filth.
When you have killed a fly
litems of Interest Regard
ing School Doings
Monday afternoon Mr. Hnuck
of Reed College gave us a very
interesting and instructive talk
on fly swatting. He is boosting
tho Fly "Swatting" Campaign.
Tho littlo yellow packages con
veyed from school last Wednes
day contained a small loaf of
light bread. Tho girls are rapid
ly improving in the Culinary
Tho girls just can't forget
basketball and the boys, too,
still enjoy the game, regardless
of tho fine weather outside.
Friday evening, April JJ, tho
boys played a game with tho Ori
ent spund. The score at the end
of the first half was 18 to 17 in
favor of tho J. J. boys. In tho
second period however with a
little more team work the local
boys picked up cloven points
whilo Orient secured eight, thru
making tho final scoro twenty
nine to twenty-five. Our boys
wera very hospitably entertain
ed tf their hosts and came home
well pleased with the trip. Next
Friday evening there will bo a
return game played in our Gym.
Whilo tho boys wero thus oc
ccupied, the girls went to Forest
Grove to play tho return game
with that team. Tlioy won by a
score of 10 to 3, tho thrco points
gained by Forest Grove being
secured on fouls. Tho trip was of
necessity a hurried one because
of tho car service, but every one
who went enjoyed every minute.
In response to an appeal by
way of the bulletin board a num
ber of boys started the good
work of getting tho tennis court
into good shape.
Tho German classes gavo a
German Party to tho rest of tho.
school, Saturday evening, April
1. One of the interest ng fea
tures was a German play which
was very laughable and very In
teresting. When refreshments
wore served a bill of faro, writ
ten in Dutch was given to each
one. Uf course no ono Know
what 10 was order ng and hence
curiosity ns well as good humor
served to whet tho appetites of
tho iruests. The party was most
ably planned and most gracefully
carried out in every detail.
ono solitary uy- -you nave ciono
. 1 1
For the fly multiplies rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. Fly will have a
family running into the count
less billions in tho course of
their short Uvea. So when you
kill ono lly you prevent a great
cloud of them. When you clean
up your place and keep it clean
you prevent moro files than you
could count in a dozen lifetimes.
Tho subject of flies is a big
one. Books have been written
about it, To exhaust the subject
would take many issues of much
larger bulletin than this one.
Hence on y a lew essontini
points can be touched on here.
The most important tact ot an
Is that wo must do away witlt
the fly and with the filthy p'acea
that beget Hies, This is a worK
in which ovcryono should take a
part; children and grown ups.
The campaign which is now
opening in Portland is designed
to make Portland a iiyiess city.
It may make business a trifle
dull for tho grave diggers and
undertakers: but thoy will hardly
grumble. So when you seo a fly
breeding placo, cither do away
with it or report tho matter to
tho City Health Ofiicer. When
you see a fly kill it.
Clean lip! Clean Up!
I would urge that all our citi
zens clean up all rubbish lying
on and around their premises,
placo same in boxes or barrels
and placo on the curbs so that it
may readily bo removed by tho
teamsters on April 20th, the day
sot aside by the city council ns
"Cleanup Day." It is hoped
that all citizens will lend their
efforts in thus making our city a
cleaner and moro inviting abode.
Now is the timo to get busy.
Mayor of St. Johns.
A lino of typewriter ribbons,
both narrpw and wide, has just
been received at tho Review
office; 50c each. Also carbon
paper at two sheets for five