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St. Johns Is Calling You
li M ond In number of Indutliici.
It cvcittli In population.
Can to I'ortUnd every 16 mlrv.
iUi navigable water on 3 lidea.
Hai (inert gat and electricity.
Hat two ttrons banka.
Hai five Urge acbool liouict.
Hai abundance of purett water.
Hai hard aurface itreeti.
Hai estemivn sewerage lyitem.
Hai fine, modern brick city hall.
Hai payroll off 95,000 monthly.
. Shlpi monthly 2.000 can freight.
All railroadi have acceti to it.
li gateway to Portland harbor.
Climate ideal and healthful.
St. Johns is Calling You
Hai a moit promiiing future.
Distinctively n manufacturing city
Adjoint the city of Portland.
Hai nearly 6,000 population.
Hat a public library.
Taxable property, f 4,500.000.
Hot large dry docki, taw milli
Woolen mill, iron workt,
Stove workt, aibeitoi factory,
Ship building plant,
Veneer and exceliior plant,
Flour mill, planing mill.
Box factory, and othert.
More induttriei coming.
St. Johnt i the place for YOU.
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to tb Interettf ot tbi PcnlniuU. (he Manufacturing Center ol (he Northweit
ST. JOHNS, ORKGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 17. 1914.
Take the Oath of Office
The old council was rung out
and the new in Monday evening.
A large audience was present to
witness the change from the old
to the new. No business was
transacted by the old council with
the exception of reudhig the min
utes of the previous meeting.
Councilman Waldref started a
discussion as to the qualifica
tions of city officials, and sec
tions of the charter pertaining
thereto were read. It waa found
that ofllcials had twenty days
time after election to qualify,
and that all elective ofllcers must
be freeholders. Council then ad
journed sine die.
After adjournment the new
ofllcials wore sworn in. The first
to qualify was Albert E. Duns
more, who was sworn in by Re
corder F. A. Hice to fill the office
of city recorder and municipal
Judge. Recorder Dunsmore then
in turn administered the ooth of
office to Mayor Vincent, Treas
urer Rice, Attorney Parker,
Councilmen nt Large Davis, Cor
nell and Waldrcf, Council
men First Wurd Gradon and
Garlick, Councilman Second
Wurd Munson. Councilman
Chadwick decided to qualify lat
er. The new mayor then called
the now officers to order in ord
cr, he said, to get an idea how
the new forco looked. Speeches
were called for by the audience,
and a loud clamor arose for the
new mayor to address the audi
ence Mayor Vincent gracefully
responded with a neat little
speech in which he expressed
his gratefulness for the honor
bestowed upon him, that he real
ized, the fact that he was elect
ed not because he wna a 'Soci
alist, but in spite of that fact;
that ho would endeavor to show
tho public that ho could be a So
cialist and yet a good and prac
tical man. and that he would not
permit his political tendencies
to become in anywise offensive.
He also stated that radical
changes in policy of city gov
ornment were not contemplated.
His remarks were greeted with
Short but pleasing remarks
woro made by Alderman Mun
son, Gnrlick. Waldrcf, Cornell
nnd Mr. Chadwick. Also by At
torney Parker and Recorder
Dunsmore. All promised to give
tho best that there was in them
in making a successful and eco
While tho speech making was
in progress the mayor was hand
ed a communication from the
fire department, in which the
members tendered their resigna
tions. totakoetrectApril.21. The
reasons assigned for this radical
action wore that tho proposed
fire engine was turned down at
the polls, and the firemen were
discouraged in trying to further
cope with fires with the inade
quate and antiquated equipment
on hand. As the council was
not in regular session, action
was delayed until the following
Wo want an auto engine,
That's what the firemen said;
Wo want an auto engine all shiny
brass and red.
We need an auto engine,
So we can get around,
To quickly reach the fire
When your dwelling's burning
We want a fire engine,
A ten ton truck or more
We've pulled the old, old hose
'Till our feet are getting sore.
We responded with alacrity
To every fire in town.
We fought like little demons
'Till the people turned us down.
What tho the fire bells clatter,
To rouse us from our beds;
We'll sleep a little tighter, and
cover up our heads.
What tho the people grumble
And make an awful fuss,
We'll stand around the corners,
s There's no more fires for us.
J. A. H.
"Watches" made over into
"Time-pieces" at reasonable
ratee at Rogers', 300 N. Jersey
Not Fully Considered
Thu subject of public parks
and pleasure grounds for recre
ation is one that was not given
enough consideration by our
park committee and citizens of
St. Johns. It is unwise to have
in view merely the present needs
of our town. A broad view of
tho future growth nnd wants of
St. Johns should enter into the
calculation. The important fact
that results which follow on such
improvements reach far into tho
future must not be lost sight of.
It is safe to assume that most of
the public gardens nnd parks laid
out and planted now will figure
as important town gardens when
our population will have increns
. . ..... .1
city miners nnu commercial oou-
cs; in fact every citizen in St.
Johns can help to mnke his own
town worth while to live in. Our
town may be what it is not yet,
ipwn may no wnat it is not yet.
the most beautiful on the Pacific
coast, so mr as puuue garden ng
may serve to make it so. It hus
grand locations, beautiful river
sites with unsurpassed views.
Dear citizen, aid you over rest
on n Sunday afternoon on one
of our river banks watching the
bonts go up and down the rivcri
If not, go there next Sunday in
stead of to Portland. You will
find a feature that no other park
in Portnnd possesses- a river
view. Ono hundred thousand
people go every year to tho Oaks,
a private amusement park,
spending thousands of dollars.
Wo have even better and more
beautiful locations than this pri
vate park. Think about it.
Many small cities and towns
are today debarred from hnving
a park, from the false notion
that one such, to bo worthy of
the name, must be large, or at
any rate very expensive. Such
is not. however, the case. Even
small tracts such ns we hud on
tho ballot can- bo improved very
attractively to exouisito gardens
and mndo productive of an im
mense amount oi conuort, picas-
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oi me increase vuiuu in rcui
estate and business.
The pnrks of today aro one of
the greatest assets ot American
iiuuiii;ijiiiiii.ii:.-i. x ma m . w nu in i
every sense of the word, or un
like somo other public properties
such as school buildings, water
works and other estabishments,
they do not doterioruto with age,
but will constantly increuso in
usefulness and value.
Carl A. Bruggcniann.
The Fly Nuisance
Screen up your home to keep
out disease-bearing marauders.
Keep articles of food covered m
your puntry. kitchen and dining
room so that it an occasional tly
runs the gauntlet and gets in it
will not befoul the food you eat.
Watch your garbage can and see
that it doesn't become a lly
magnet. Garbage cans are ideal
breeding places. Watch the
stables. Manure should not be
left lying around because it is
the best of breeding places for
typhoid nnd infantile paralysis
flies. Keep (lies out of the
sick room. They may bring
complications or carry disease
to others, bee that the dead
ly fly doesn't get near baby. In
fant mortality traceable to flies is
heavy. They aro liable to give
the little one cholera infantum
and dysentery. If your neigh
bors are not cleanly and are in
clined to harbor flies, speak to
them about it; or notify tho city
health officer. Do not buy
your foods where flies are permit
ted to thrive.
Do not allow fruits and confec
tions to become exposed. Eter
nal vigilance is the price of rid
dance from this dangerous pest.
The fly season is now hard up
on us. An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure.
Don't let that rocking chair
remain in the discard when 50
cents will place a new rocker on
it at tho Jersev Street Renair
A line of typewriter ribbons,
both narrow, and wide, has just
been received at the Review
office; 50c each. Also carbon
paper at two sheets for five
An electric massage, onlyone
in town. Gilmore's barber shop.
ed many.ioiu. how quicuiy tnatccntivo and unprejudiced. He
time arrives is up to our now(froe,y admts thnt uny or M of
Interesting Notes for the
Afternoon 12 to 5:30.
Evening 7 to 9.
Sunday 2:30 to 5:30 for read
Bennett: " Your United
Stntea." Formerly on the 5c
shelf. This is, as the author
phrases it, an immediate account
nf Mm flrut- f rnmnnrlniin Imnnnt. nf
I ttm T T n I rwl Otntrta frt n 1 1 ti i I'd -
bllV. Will lUkl UlUKD Ull t anil
i.:a o,,;.,innanrlia mio-lif nnt
i vive 'tho ordeai of a seconti N
Imthc meantime it is highly en
tertaining as alwaj s, to see what
Borl of firflt in,presaion i
i011 u clovcr EnuBhman.
Coolidge: "Why Women Are
I So These chanters are neith-
or a defense nor un arraignment
of womankind; they ure rather a
first hand study of the ordinary,
ortllodox, middle class women
who have constituted the domes
tic typo for more than n century.
The exotic great lady and the
morbid woman with n griovance
have alike been omitted.
Fagan: "Confessions of a
Railroad Signalman. "
Farnot: "The Honorable Mr.
Tanish." A charming little ro
mnncc by- the author of "Tho
Broad Highway" and "Tho Am
ateur Gentleman." Takes
scarcely more than an hour for
Duncan Higgins: "A Man's
Christian." This is tho simple
narrative of tho singulnr minis
terial activities of the Rev.
Francis Edmund Higgins, n
Presbyterian, who regularly
ministers, without a chur6h, to
tho lumbor jucks of tho remote
Minnesota woods." "Boys,"
suld Higgins, gravely, "thero's
OUIU lilMiltlUl J
juatono thing I regret; und if
I 1,I nnmniirn fnKi mm n o rv
i V I" v -
j wouldn't mnko thosnmomis
take. I ought to have taken box
Dickie: "In tho Kaiser's
Capital." By the pastor of tho
American Church in Berlin.
Jordan: "War and Wnsto."
Tho library respectfully invites
the attention of tho St. Johns
Review and all others interested
in tho canal toll dispute, to a
consideration of tho chapter en
titled, "Our Ships and Our
Money," in this book.
Seaman: "The Expert Clean
er." A handbook of practical
information for all who like
clean homes, tidy apparel, whole
some food and healthful sur
Wittman: "Twelvo Months
Work in the Poultry Yard."
Ono hundred and sixty child
ren's books, largely for the little
ones, have been received this
A Phenomenal Growth
The order of Moose hold a
smoker in the rink Thursday
evening that was full of interest.
Three-round boxing matches be
tween Anderson and Pof f, Perry
and Fitzgerald, and Mahoney
and Parslow were pulled off.
Music, feasting and other inter
esting diversions aided in mak
ing the event a most successful
one. The degree team of Port
land was present, and there were
about 400 in attendance. Sixty
eight new members were initiat
ed, making a total membership
of about 400, The Order of
Mooso has been growing at a
marvelous rate, and already," in
less than two months, in point of
membership it far exceeds any
other lodge ever instituted in
St. Johns, and bids fair to reach
the 500 mark inside of another
month. Its success has been
nhenomenal ever since it started.
and it is quite probable that the
lodge will soon erect a suitable
lodge hall in St. Johns, as there
is here hardly any hall largo
enough to accommmodate its
How Is Your Title?
Have your abstracts made, con
tinued or examined at the Peninsu
la Title, Abstract and Realty Co
Accurate work. Reasonable fees.
H. Henderson, manager, 311 North
Jersey street. Adv.
An Appalling Experience
Arthur Anson is homo from
the St. Helens hospital, where
he had been for more than five
months. He was n victim of the
'mtonliiifi mirri'nn nvnlnainn mi u
launch last August near St. Hel
ens, when ten persons were killed
or met death by drowning. Mr.
Anson was part owner of the
launch which was 38 ft. in length.
Together with his pnrtnerhchad
picked up fifteen pnssongers at
Woodlund, Clay Conter and Ridge
field and wero taking liicm on a
mIm mi tlin Inttfintt film lwi.it
VI l' I'll V.I" l,. i lib WWIIV
was new and the trip wna a
triul one. Tho vessel was equip
ped with 18 horse power, self-
starting Scripp8 engine. They
hud proceeded on thoit' journey
for some distance when some
thing got the matter with the en
gine, and Mr. Anson proceeded
to make an investigation. While
ho was straddle of the engine,
it gave a few gasps and blew up.
Mr. Anson wns blown, quite n
distance over tho water and
landed on his back among a lot
of driftwood. When picked up
it wns found thnt his back was
broken, but that the marrow
was uninjured, which saved him
from death. Tho other occupants
of the boat, with the exception
of Mr. Anson's partner, who
jumped into the river just be
fore tho explosion occurred, wero
either killed or badly maimed.
A young mnn and a young woman
have not since been able to talk
and aro still in the hospital in a
serious condition. Mr. Anson
is the only ono of the injured to
get out of tho hospital so far.
and it required two heavy pieces
of wire 18 inches long to be in
serted along his backbone and a
wido belt around his body to
keep him firmly intact. Ho
has brought suit against tho
Scripps company for heavy dam
ages, us the engine was guaran
;Mr. Anson is spondfii&f-a few
weeks with his parents here. It is
likely thnt he will be maimed for
Model Meat Market
Fairchild's now meat market.
on the corner of Jersey and
Baltimore streets, in tho McKin-
ncy & Dnvis building, wns
opened for business tho latter
part of last week, Tho now
market is a beauty and from a
sanitary point of view has no
equal on the Pcninsuln. Tho in
side trimmings are all of whito
ennmnl, which gives an appear
ance of beauty and cleanliness
that is quite pleasing. The re
frigerator is of tho latest and
most approved pattern, guaran
teed to keep meat in a most per
fect condition during the warm
est weather. A perfect system
of ventilation and circulation
obtains throughout the market,
and it is fly proof. A handsome
glass covered counter keeps tho
meut free from all particles that
might be flying through tho air.
Saturday was really opening day,
and a fine business wus transact
ed. The market Is a credit to tho
city, and will no doubt enjoy a
generous share of tho public
patronage. Norman Simmons
has charge of the market.
Good Roads Day
April 25 has been set aside as
"Good Roads Day" in Oregon,
and on that date it is expected
that not less than 2,000 husky
men from the Portland Ad Club
and similar organizations will
don overalls, arm themselves
with pick nnd shovel, grab their
trusty dinner pail und go forth
to do u more or less serious day's
work on the roads. The 0. W.
R. & N. railway will run a train
of flat cars to various points on
the Columbia River Highway and
the gas company and various
contracting firms will loan the
necessary tools. Governor West
and the county road officials
will bo present to see that tho
amateur laborers do no loafing
on the job. All other parts of
the state are expected to fall in
line and the aggregate results
should be many miles of well
No. 19-To George Watkins to
erect a laundry building on
Pittsburg street between Brad
ford and Albany streets; cost
Matters of Importance
j The new city council got into
I harness Tuesduy evening in
good shape. All members wero
present, with Mayor Vincent
'presiding. The council chamber
I was filled far beyond its seating
cupuctiy with spectators.
The first matter to be taken up
I was the election of President of
I the Council. Councilman Gar-
lick was nominated for the posi
tion by Alderman Gruden, and
former President of the Council
Wnldref was nominatetl by Al
derman Munson. Upon vote be
ing taken, it was found thnt Al
derman Garlick hod received
four votes and Alderman Wuld
ref three, and thu former was
The mayor announced the fol
Ciiief of police, John PofF; ap
pointment confirmed, with Al
dermen Wnldref and Munson
Night policeman, Walter No
rone; appointment confirmed
Night policeman, Geo. W.
Etheridge; appointment uncon
firmed, und held over one week
for further consideration.
Day policeman, Henry Muck;
appointment confirmed unani
mously. City engineer, J. 0. Burson;
appointment confirmed unani
mously. City physician, Dr. R. .A.
Jayne; appointment confirmed
Tho following committees were
appointed by tho mayor:
Streets and Docks Davis,
Munson and Wuldref.
License - ChftUWiekrCBriTWl
Water and Light - Gruden,
Davis and Chadwick.
Finance Cornell, Garlick and
Health and Police- Garlick,
Munson and Davis.
Liquor License- Munson,
Gradcn and Cornell.
Building and Grounds Wnld
ref, Chadwick and Garlick.
A petition for tho improve
ment of Willameto boulevard by
sidewalk Ing from Richmond
street to tho railroad cut on the
westerly side und Hidowalking
from Richmond to Buchanan
streets on tho easterly side was
accepted and tho city attornoy
was requested to draft a resolu
tion directing tho engineer to
prepare plans and specifications
for such improvement.
A communication from tho fire
department tendering the resig
nations of the members to take
effect April 21st was read. It
was decided that tho mayor ap
point a committee of threo to in
vestigate prices and terms look
ing toward the purchase of a
combination hose nnd chemical
engine or commercial truck, and
ask for public demonstrations of
same. Tho mayor appointed
Councilmen Wnldref, Munson,
Davis and Chief of the Firo De
partment Cormany as members
of this committee.
A report of tho city treasurer
showed a balance in the general
fund of $17,781.10. Report wus
referred to tho finance committee
A resolution to improve North
Kellogg streot between St. Johns
avenuo and Bruco street was
held over one week for further
Alderman Gruden called atten
tion to several depressions in
the streets that had developed
into mud holes, and the engi
neer stated that the same was
receiving attention and would be
Alderman Davis pointed out
the fact that several streets also
needed toning up with tho grad
er, and the matter was left with
the engineer and chairman of
the street committee to placo in
SIX PER CENT LOANS, un
obtainable to buy, build or Im
prove farm, ranch and city prop
erty or remove incumbrance
therefrom. Special privileges
and reasonable terms, For prop
osition, address: Finance Dept.,
1527 Busch BIdg., Dallas, Texas.
For Sale--Thoroughbred whiio
Wyandott eggs, $1.00 for setting
of 15. Phono Columbia 270, or
call at 1008 S, Gresliam street.
In the official state platform
soon to be distributed Congress
man LulForty wil say:
To the voters of the Third Ore-
Son Congressional District:
m March 4, 1915. I will have
served four years as u Member
of Congress. I expect to be re
elected. But even defeat would
in nowise diminish my gratitude
for tho honors you have bestow
ed upon me in the past.
As a Republican congressman
during the past three years I
have demanded the most sweep
ing progressive laws of any
member of the house. I huve
always held that the Republican
party is tho progressive party of
this country, and that ull it
needs is to give the rank nnd file
of its members tho right to con
trol the party's action. Then no
third party will bo necessary.
The bills I have proposed are
meeting with grenter favor dully
Congress. They demand only
common honesty in public
afl'airs. They are not revolu
tionary. They are not socialis
tic. They are not subject to
successful attack. But if these
bills be passed they will Increase
ten-fold the opportunities for
happiness to the average citi
zen. I nm in favor of Congress
going ahead wUh the strides of
a giant in order that the Ameri
can people shall come into their
own now, and not 50 or 100
years from now.
I favor the Nationalization of
American railroads, and nil other
public monopolies. I favor ex
tending the parcel post immedi
ately, so that it will absolutely
supercede the express compa
nies. I favor a pure food and
drug law that will mean what
its name implies. I favor an 8
hour day for men. women and
children. 1 favor the mining of
Government coal in Alaska. I
favor tho building of a fleet of
Amoricnii'inoi'clfitnl ships to be
operated by the Government for
the handling of our passenger,
mail und freight traffic upon tho
high fcous. I favor agricultural
asHot currency. I favor an In
terstute Trade Commission,
with full powers to control in
dustrial monopolies. I favor en
forcing the railroad land grant
to the letter. I favor greater
liberality to settlors. I favor
exempting American coastwise
shipping from tho payment of
tolls at the Panama Canal.
So long us I remain u member
of Congrewi I shall fight for
these things, and shall keep
specific bills pending therefor
A. W. LAFFERTY.
Will Lecture in This City
Miss Etlnn Rowan,
secretary of the Loyal
unco Legion Branch of tho Wo
man's Christian Tomporanco Un
ion, will lecture at thu Baptist
church next Wednesday evening
at eight o'clock. Miss Rowan is
a brilliant girl, has a charming
platform presence and when she
is speaking she holds the closest
attention of her hearers through
out, Although a young woman,
sho has had years of experience
in the work. Tho charm of her
personality, tho soundness of
her logic and tho deep earnest
11 oss of her irresistible plea for
tho boys and girls never fail
to win now workers for total
abstinence and prohibition.
Miss Rowan is buoyant in spirit,
is a delightful and convincing
speaker, equally pleasing to both
old and young. Do not fail to
I hear her at tho Baptist church
jWednosday ovening, April 22.
: Ambulunce service, day and
night. St. Johns Undertaking
I Co., successors to Blackburn
Undertaking Co. ; office Col, 527;
Residence, Col, 'dOO.
Defeat The Soldiers
The St. Johns Phurnmcy base
ball club trimmed the soldiur
club from the Vancouver Bar
racks Sunday afternoon at thu
Hill grounds to the tune of 12 to
2. The game was played in a
drizzling rain, and turminntod
I after tho seventh inning on nc
I count of an excess of moisture.
Whitstone, the local pitcher,
again proved his worth us a
itwirler, and caused the soldiers
to fun the air repeatedly. The
local team played a fine game
I throughout, and showed vast im
provement with the stick. A
bystander was struck 0 terrific
blow on the bridge of his nose
1 by a foul ball, and fell to thu
' ground by the forco of the shock.
1 He was taken to a local physi
cian's office, where the wound
! wus dressed.
Whitstone and Poff wns tho
battery for tho locals, and Honly
and Ellis for Company II. St.
Johns secured i) hits and mndo
2 errors; Company II made four
hits and four errors.
Tho Villa Rods, a strong Port
land aggregation, will play thu
loculs on the Hill grounds next
A Grand Success
In behalf of Laurelwood Rob
ekah Lodge No. 100, wo desire
to thank our many friends who
by their patronuge assisted us in
making our Character Social on
April 8th a grand success. And
we especially wish to thank each
and everyone whoso kindly con
tributed to thu following splen
did program, which was im
mensely enjoyed and greeted
with much applause by all pres
ent: Selection- Corona Orchestra.
Vocal solo Mrs. Viola John
son. Reading- Miss Cordelia Cross'.
Piano solo Miss Maluna Long.
Vocal solo- Miss Alice Brown.
Reading- Master Vorno Hall.
Vocal solo - Master Clifton
Recitation - Miss Clara Ed
wards. Vocal solo- Mr. F. W. Coll'yn.
Reading- Mrs, Hattio MuKiu
ney. Vocal solo -Mr. Hurry Fas
sett. Evening Bells Corona Orches
tra. Committee in churgo- -Mob-
dames Beam, Whitmoro, MolCin-
ney, Gaines, Drydon, liuuhum,
Day, Strickland.. Rogers and
Suggests a Mission
Kditor Review: It hus been 11
matter of deep mystification to m
Unit the church people of St.
Johns who have been so enthusias
tic in their efforts to place in ofTicts
men who cut) be relied upon to
punish to the fullest extent all vio
lators of law and order, why
they do not follow more consistent
ly the teachings of the One who
favored reformation rather than
punishment. Penalties inflicted by
custodians of man's law may de
crease violations thereof, but do not
erase the sinful tendencies of the
violator. It being the pur pom of
the christian religion to impress up.
on the minds and hearts of hu
manity the folly of sin and to hritiK
them to a full knowledge of a hiuhur
and happier existence, then why
do not the church people of St.
Joints, instead of insisting upon tlm
punishment of wrong-doing, mu!c
to prevent the inclination to do
wrong by providing more adtHpiuui
means of bringing men und women
to u realization of their im and tlm
need of reformation.
St. Johns should have a K.scim
Mission,, supported by the united
churches of the city, a place in
which the laboring man cntt fuel nt
ease in overalls and threadbart
coat, it substitute for the saloon
and a place of encouragement and
spiritual uplift for the weary and
over-laden. The church nrotottfs
against the saloon but offers no
substitute in competition, nor at
tempts any strenuous means to
bring the wayward otics in Joiner
touch with the church. Yet tlmy
strenuously insist upon law enforco
ment. Is this consistent with tin
teachings of Christ?
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