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    St. Johns Is Calling You
1 second in number of Industries.
Is seventh in population.
Can to Portland every 16 min.
Has navigable water on 3 (idea.
Has finest gas and electricity.
Has two strong banks.
Has five large school houses.
Has abundance of purest water.
Has hard surface streets.
Has extensive sewerage system.
Has fine, modern brick city hall.
Has payroll of J95.00O monthly.
Ships monthly 2,000 cars freight.
AH railroads have access to it.
Is gateway to Portland harbor.
Climate ideal and healthful.
St. Johns is Calling You
Mas seven churches.
Has a most promising future.
Distinctively manufacturing city
Adjoins the city of Portland.
Has nearly 0,000 population.
Has.a public library.
Taxable property, H500.00Q.
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,
Box factory, and others.
More industries coming.
St. Johns is the place for YOU. I
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to the Interests ot the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
VOL. io
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1914.
NO. 25
COUNCIL MEETS
Matters of Importance
Receive Attention
All members were present at
the regular meeting of the city
council Tuesday evening, with
Mayor Vincent presiding.
A. G. Long tendered the use
of a fire engine owned by his
compam without charge. Action
on the kindly offer was deferred
until later in the evening, and
then overlooked in dealing with
other matters.
A petition for a fire hydrant
at the corner of Willamette
boulevard and Baltimore streets
was referred to the water and
light committee with authority
td act.
Bids for hauling garbage were
received, the St. Johns Express
Co. offering to haul same at 50
cents per load, and Roy Wilcox
offering to convoy this refuse to
the city crematory for 75 cents
tint trin. The former was
awarded the contract. The city
has been paying at the rate of
$1.00 per load.
Agnes Quarrio asked for per
mission to construct a buttress
in front of her property on "'il
lamctto boulevard, and the re
quest was referred to the city
engineer.
The reorganized lire depart
ment tendered tho names of the
officers elected by the company
for confirmation by the council,
as follows: LeeCormany, chief;
ErlcF. Peterson, assistant chief;
C. S. Currin, president; Boss
Walker, secretary, and P. G.
Gilmore, treasurer. Sama wore
confirmed by tho council.
Tho improvement of Hartman
street, between Central avenue
and Oswego atrcot.wns accepted.
Tho petitioned for improve
ment of Charleston street, be
tweon Hayes and Willametto
boulevard, was taken up and the
engineer recommended that tho
improvement should bo carried
on to Jersey street, and not cut
off at Hayes; Alderman Graden
was also of tho same opinion.
It was decided that the council
should visit tho street and mako
an investigation, and further
action was delayed until next
week.
Tho
following bids woro rc-
ceived
on tho improvement or
Burr
street between Smith
avenue
and Banks street:
Andrew & Harrer, $3,642. 1G;
M. T. Swan. $3,805.27; Cochran
Nutting Co.. $3,431.37; J.
Hahn. $31.51.70; V. W. Mason,
$3,722.54. On tho improvement
of Burr street between Smith
avenue and Dawson street:
Andrew & Harrer, $3,490.69; M.
T. Swan, $3,725.49; Cochran
Nutting Co.. $3,314.05; J.
Hahn, $3,488.01; V. W. Mason,
$3,980.42. Tho bids of Cochran
Nutting Co. being the lowest on
both improvements, they were
awarded the contracts.
Tho St. Johns Gas Company
asked that their franchise bo
amended so as to permit of the
elimination of an office in St.
Johns, offering in lieu thereof
to arrange, for a pay ofijco in this
city, possibly at one of the
banks, and establish tho same
rates for gas here as obtains in
Portland, or a reduction of 25
cents per thousand feet. Tho
city attorney was directed to
draft an ordinance providing for
such amendment.
Bills amounting to $9GG.89.
which included electricity and
water bills for the past month,
were allowed.
Alderman Graden said ho
)olifvpii it mitrht be a crood
plan to dispose of the day police
and have the paid firemen act
as specials during the summer
months at least. The chief of
police, however, did not favor
the plan, claiming that such ar
rangement might complicate
matters too greatly. It was de
cided to lay the matteV over for
another week.
The chairman of the street
committee was authorized to
remedy defects in the roadway
on Smith avenue between Fes
senden and Bristol streets.
The mayor called attention to
the condition of Jersey street,
stating that it was getting in
bad condition. The city attor
ney was directed to notify the
Westrumite company and the
bondsmen of the state of affairs,
with a request that necessary
repairs be made.
L. A. Peterson desired the use
of the foot of Alta street at the
river front, offering to pay $2
per month as rental thereof,
The offer was accepted.
Lafferty's Bill For
Government Ships
Congressman Lafferty, as a
mnmlinr of the imnortant Com
mit ton nn Tntnrstnte nnd Foroitrn
Commerce, has made a special
study ot transportation, uotn uy
land anu sea.
"I fnvnr tint, nnlv tho Nntinnnl
iv.ntinn nf ntir rnflwnvs. but
likewise favor tho building and
operation of ships uy the uov
ernment," said Mr. Lafferty it
n nnnnrli in Mm Hniisn Mnrch 11
1914. "Ono lino of those ships
should ply between Alaska and
the States. Others should carry
our mails to foreign posts, at the
same timo carrying passengers
and freight."
Mr. Lalforty has found that
America pays ocean freights an
nually amounting to the enor
mous sum of $5550,000,000, or
$3.50 per head of our population.
Wo export annually two billion
dollars worth of merchandise,
and import a billion and a half.
Tho freights are estimated at
10 per cent of tho total, thereby
amounting to tho figures given.
Mr. LaiTerty has calculated
that tho United States could
afford to build a licet of 200
American merchant ships to cost
$4,000,000, each.or total of $800,
000,000, to handle this commerce.
Should wo get only half of our
own shipping, according to Mr.
Lafferty's figures, the licet of
200 shins would pay for them
selves in less than 12 years.
Mr. Lalforty has introduced a
bill providing for tho building
of these ships, which he will
urge upon tho attention of Con
gress. In his speech in tho House,
Mr. Lafferty further said:
"A willing Congress will pro
vido for a fleet of American mer
chant ships, to bo owned nnd
operated by tho Government, to
carry our immense commerce
upon the high seas. At a cost
of $4,000,000 each, the Govern
ment could build a fleet of 200
such merchant ships, the largest
and the finest in tho world, suit
able for carrying passengers,
mail, and cargoes. The total
cost would be only $800,000,000,
just twice tho cost of building
tho Panama Canal. Yet such a
ileet would keep in America an
nually $350,000,000, which now
goes to the foreign steamship
trust, provided wo carried all
our ocean commerce, and it
would keep in America annually
$175,000,000 if we should carry
only half our commerce. With
such a Ileet. some of tho ships
plying on the Atlantic and somo
on the Pacific and somo circling
the globe, an American citizen
could travel at small cost and
see tho world and its wonders.
If such a Ileet should carry only
half our commerce, and it would
have the capacity for carrying
it all, it would nevertheless nay
for itself inside of 12 years, and
this computation is made upon
the basis of charging olf 10 per
cent of the revenues received
from passengers, mails, and
freights each year for deprecia
tion and repairs, and the pay
ment of annual interest at 3 per
cent on the cost of the ships
until paid for."
adv.
Don't forget that our towns
man D. C. Lewis is a candidate
for Representative on tho Re
publican ticket. He has lived
in St. Johns for several years
and is known to most of our citi
zens as an active anu nustung
centleman. That he would do
anvthinc in his power if elected.
Ifn nrK'nnpn thn Intflrnsts of this
section is a foregone conclusion
Wanted Tent and anpurten
ances, size about 12x14. Ad
dress 922 n. Kellogg; pnone
Col. 591. adY.
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Studying Motherhood
The following was a paper
read by Mrs. Kclley at the
Mothers' meeting In the city
hall Monday afternoon of last
week, and is full of interest:
"The young matron herself
was ideal in her noise of man
ner, in her wise leading of her
children where she wanted
them to go. and the children
were sturdy nnd happy, yet very
cnlm and even and well behaved.
It was a joy to see them. After
wc became acquainted, the
mother told me that durinir the
year previous to marriage she
made svstematic and thorouch
study of motherhood, and she
was highly sntistied with re
sults. I heard somo of the ladies
tho ne ghborhood criticising
her for huvintr studied that sub
ject before marriage, but I think
she was right." So a lady was
saying at a mothers' meeting as
she brought in her mito of
now light" after a prolonged
absence from home. All who
think carefully, and can be
touched by tho works of love,
agree that motherhood is tho
sweetest, tenderest most exalted
state on earth. It is but rational
to prepare for it, as one prepares
for the ministry, for teaching;
for a trade, for urtistlc expres
sion; great and important as
those all are. motherhood far
outranks them all in importance.
The study of motherhood not
only has to do with preparation
for that state, but looks on and
on involves preparation for
holping beginners in tho world
to do thinirs. form habits, form
characters, determine final des
tiny. "Tho mother has full
control of the child's life for
seven mnortant years." What
a sum of duties and opportunities
aro to confront the mother in
this short poriod of timo! As
tho surgeon must have a long
course of study and training in
order to enable him to perform
a critical operation in a few
minutes, so, very consistently,
tho mother who id, within tho
seven yenrs, to do her most
tol nir work in shuts nir a life
destined for immortality, needs
all tho light, all the specializing
sho can command. She enn
hardly begin too early.
In contrast with the awesome-
ncss somo women throw nbout
all that pertains to coming
mothorhood, also in contrast
with tho rather coarao remarks
somo other mako before young
girls, to hear of a uriuo-to-uo
taking un such a course of study
seoms like, making motherhood
a really serious, a really religious
matter. , .
It takes but a slimnse into n
stock raisers' journal to show
that those interested in the
highest development of nnlmal
life recocnizo tho fact that just
so far as possible tho ru'c of
chance is to bo overcome, and
that of accurate knowledgo to
take its place. When moral and
spiritual conditions are also to
bo devoiopeu with tno pnysicai
life, it can be only rational for
human mothers to glean all they
can in the way of wisdom.
If for any reason a young
woman has neglected special
preparation for her future pro
fessionyes, profession before
marriage, her first year there
after may be wisely utilized in
laying up a good supply of ex
pert knowledge, laying rock
foundations for building a home
in tho broad senso of the word
for the future nestlings a homo
that has its center In her own
heart, but which must expand
to include all tho advantages
she can learn how to provido.
Tho mother must know the
child's physical and mental
characteristics thoroughly be
fore she" can give it proper care.
Motherly judgment is needed
to strike the right balance, so
that the young child may grow
up proportional in its parts. By
a curious relationship between
mental and physical laws, habits
of body affect the mind, and
mental conditions nave to do
with tho body. When these un
favorable mental states do not
cause positive illness, they al
ways undermine the general
health more or less, rendering
the body a more easy prey to
disease. On tho other hand, the
consciousness that one is obey
ing the laws of health tends to
promote health.
From analogy we may reason
that a consciousness of self
begins to stir in the infant mind
almost from beginning. Cer
tainly from tho time tho baby
hand closes upon an object held
out to it. During the first year
the baby's sense of personality
is exercised mainly in acts, of
Advice to Old Maids
All girls should marry when
they can. There's naught more
useful than a man. A husband
has some faults, no doubt, and
yet he's good to have about; and
she who doesn't get a mate will
wish sho had, soon or late. That
girl is off her base, I fear, who
plans to have a high career, who
sidesteps vows and wedding
rings to follow after abstract
things. I know so many ancient
maids who in professions, arts
and trades have tried to cut a
manlike swath, and old age finds
them in the broth. A loneliness,
us ot the tomu, cnsiirouus me
spinsters in its gloom; the jim
crow honors they have won
thev'd so at seven cents a ton.
their sun is sinking in the west,
nnd they, unloved nnd uncares
sod, must envy, aa they bleakly
roam, tho girl with husband,
hearth and home. Get married,
then. Jemima, dear; don't fiddle
with a cheap career, bclect a
man who's true and good.wnose
head is not composed of wood:
a man who's sound in wind nnd
limb, then round him up and
mnrry him. Oh. rush him to the
altar rail.uor heed his protest or
his wail. "This is," you'll say
whcnho'B been won,
the best
.lay's work I'vo ever
Walt Mason.
done."- -
self conservation nnd self as
sertion.
A baby s probably the most
helpless oi all unimnte things,
nnu ovcry opportunity should
bo given It to grow up to abio
bodied manhood or womnnhood.
Nothing that will retard its
growth or tend to. increase its
susceptibility to disease snouiu
bo permitted to become a factor
in its transition from infancy
to youth. The average mother
would undoubtedly doienu her
self strenuously against tho
charge thut sho was not giving
her oiTspring tho advantage of
everything which would nrove
beneficial to it, , and yet, it sno
resorts to tho uso of that most
abominable of all abominntions,
tho "Baby Pacifier." or"Mothor
Comfort." as it is sometimes
called, sho unquestionably is
lessenintr its chances and fre
quently endangers its life.
Physicians and nurses who
treat babies aro agreed that
Pacifiers nro often tho direct
cnuso of mnny ills. Sprue and
Thrush, to sny nothingof chronic
indigestion and other Ills equally
detnmontal to tho littlo one,
enn often be traced to tho use
of a "Mother's Comfort."
Tender buds of human ty nro
constantly in danger from tho
'littlo foxes" to bo met with in
tho realm of physical life.
Sometimes, indeed, tho "littlo
foxes" enter stealthily by way
of tho body, and once establish
ed, take possession of tho whole
be inc. Tho "little fox" may be
a neglected cold, impaired eye
sight, an abnormnl growth in
tho nostril. Tho mother is so
busy with household duties that
when tho child is out of her
sight she believes tho child's
cold is not serious.
Ono of tho greatest dangers to
which a baby is commonly ex
posed is promiscuous kissing.
Kissing may bo considered a
minor detail in tho hygienic enro
of a baby, but when tho risks
aro studied scientifically, the
subject can but appear extreme
ly grave. It a child must be
kissed, select tho forehead,
never tho lins or the hands. A
kiss on the hand may be as full
a risk as one on the mouth, for
countless times a day do the
tiny fingers go to tho mouth.
Tho ruin ot success or tnoiuturo
is in tho hands of the child of
todav. It is up to you who are
entrusted with tho caro of littlo
ones whose future you will be
held largely accountable for.
Why not give tho baby a chance?
Lord, give tho mothers of the
wor d
More love to do their part:
That love which reaches not
alone
The children made birth their
own.
But every childish heart:
Make in their souls true mother
hood.
Which aims at universal good.
Try our famous Rose Spray.
ready for use; only 25 cents per
gallon. Also a complete line of
the various sprays, fumigators
and insecticides, parasite des
troyers, etc., for flowers, plants,
fruits, vegetables and animals.
At the St. Johns Pharmacy, ad
Where shall I get my.haircut?
At Gilmoro's barber shop. adv.
West Side Notes
Frcm the Linnton Lender.
A social dance was given at
the home of Lou Munson Satur
day ovenintr. A number of St.
Johns friends came over to the
dnnce nnd a happy time was en
joyed by all.
Mrs. Frank Licthe, who has
been in California attending her
sick father the past month until
his death, returned to her home
in Whitwood Monday of last
week.
Mr. Harbin started the rock
crusher again Monday with a
full force of men. Ho has or
ders ahead now for several thou
sand tons, which will keep him
busy for some months to come.
Wiilard Shepard, our water
works man who has been Whit
wood's "Old Reliable" for the
pnst seven years, took a trip
up the valley Saturday of last
week.
The men at the irovernmont
dock woro all discharged Monday
except two. pending further or
ders. They will probably be
back again in a few days to re
sume work.
The old system of water works
is now a thing of the past, and
now tho customers of the old
system will have to connect
with the new one.
A. Munson is building un ad
dition to his smokehouse us tho
old one was inadequate for tho
large amount of business he had
to do. Ho is looking forward to
furnishing tho world and Scap
pose with smoked fish.
Tho hoso and cart house now
under construction for tho fire
men of Whitwuod will bo an up
todale structure. It is a much
needed addition to our city.
W. S. Clark, the old reliable
carpenter of Whitwood has just
finished a garage at Linnton and
is now engaged in roofing a
couple of fine porches in Upper
Whitwood.
Billy Windlo of St. Johns had
tho St. Johns end of tho ferry
for n few days in the nbsence
bf Georgo Hall, 'who was attend
ing court as a juryman. Billy
says ho thinks he can learn to
nnndlo tho chain in a few days,
and to holler out "all clearl"as
good as Georgo Hall can.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Evens
of Whitwood Court aro receiving
tho congratulations of their
friends upon tho arrival of a
son and heir May 5th. Mother
and baby doing fine.
Mr. Hanson, tho supervisor
on the county road, is doing a
lino piece of work by widening
tho rack bo as to make it more
convenient for the public who
travel this wayward.
North School Notes
For weok ending May 1st,
Melvin Gibson, Joe Mayes and
Donald Lind, of 5th grade, had
tho most stars to their credit.
In the 6th grade Birgor Arm
born. Clair Rogers, Lola York,
Emil Minch. nnd Bertha Lcfilc-
man made the best record.
For week ending Mny 8th,
Joe Mayes, Kenneth Catto, Hild
Maplethorp, Melvin Gibson nnd
Loyal Thurston received tho
most credits, and in the 6th
grade Donald Green, Birger
Armborn, Bertha Leiiiemnn, Jes
sie McNovin, Clair Rogers and
Ward Roberts had the most
credits.
Christina Toole was quite ill
last Monday.
Tho tollowing boys would liko
to have the children of St. Johns
help keep tho library calendar
uptodato with wild flowers:
Dorsey Hill. Birger Armborn,
Hugh Coffey and Donald Green.
Defeated the Sunsets
The Sunset ball club of Port
land played a game of ball with
the strong St. Johns Pharmacy
club on the Hill grounds Sunday
afternoon. Tho Sunsets were
hopelessly outclassed all the way
through, and tho locals had a
picnic. In the first inning the
sun began to Bet for the visitors,
and they never has a chance to
score. The team work of the
locals was perfect, and they ran
the bases with judgment and
daring. The features of the
game was the heavy batting of
Pitcher Klum and the heavy
stick work of the locals in gen
eral. The scoro was 18 to 0 in
favor of St. Johns. Next Sun
day the locals will journey to
Crystal Lake and play tho team
of that Portland suburb,
An Enjoyable Recital
A very pleasing piano nnd
vocal recital was given Inst Sat
urday evening at the home of
Mrs. L. A. Day, 1222 South
Gresham street, by Mrs. Day's
pupils, in tho presence of parents
and friends. All the participants
acquitted themselves admirably.
Especially pleasing were songs
by Miss Fny Went?, and recita
tion uy unu Day. Tho follow
ing is the program as rendered:
Clayton's Grand Mnrch Gen
eva Short.
Piano duet- Lillian and Don
aid Tooley.
"Snow Man"- Edna Titus.
German song Miss Katie
Popp.
"Merry Thoughts," reverie
Lillian Tooley.
Pilllld (lltit. .Inmim I'IhIpIwii-
and Mrs. Day.
Schottische Laura Titus.
Snnir. "Our Hnusn Wnu II mills' -
-'- - "".iv SSIIIHIV
cd" Edna Titus.
Piano duet- Lillian Tooley and
Mrs. Day.
"Dorothy." Old English Dance
James Fletcher.
Vocal solo, "Sing Me to Sleep"
Miss Fny Went?..
IMnim ani "lliiumii'l I
""n ii i. mini
Titus and Mrs. Day.
Recitation Lulu Day.
Piano duct. "Hunting Song"
-Loyal Holmes and Mrs. Day.
Black Hnu lc Willi . A nun
Toole.
Pinno duel, "Angels" Seron
ado" Everettand Mrs. Day.
"Remember Me" - Xleneva
Short.
, Piano duet, "A Happy End-ing"-
Geneva Short and Mrs.
uay.
Schubert's Serenade- Everett
Day.
Piano duet, "II Trovatore"
Fay Wentst and Mrs. Dav.
"The Chimes"- Loyal Holmes.
Vocal solo, "Just for Today"
- Fay Wont?..
ill Purchase Fire TrucR
St. Johns will again have a
volunteer fire department and
will ulso have two paid firemen,
according to plans made at a spe
cial meeting of the city council
Saturday evening. The firemen,
with tho exception of Ben Hoov
er, assistant city engineer, re
cently resigned because of tho
lack or hotter equipment, and
loft tho city without u fire de
partment. Mayor Vincent ap
pointed Bon Hoover, Leo Cor
many. P. G. Gilmore. L. M. OI
bus. Ross Walker. Eric Petorson
nnd C. S. Currin as a committee
of citizens to reorganize tho de
partment. Tho motion of Coun
cilman Davis, seconded by Coun
cilman Garlick, that tho city en
ter into an agreement with tho
Richmond street unrairo to as
semble on un automobile truck
to bo purchased the nrescnt
chemical and hose apparatus of
tho department, the cost com
plete to bo S2850. was carried by
a vote of 5 to 1. Councilmen
Davis, Garlick. Chadwick, Wald
ref and Graden voted in favor
of tho plan nnd Councilman
Munson opposed it. Councilman
Cornell was absent.
After a discussion of tho needs
of tho firo department, partici
pated in by the councilmen and
a number of resigned members
of the department, the sugges
tion ot the newly appointed com
mitteo that tho city employ two
paid firemen was moved by
Councilmnn Waldrof and passed
unanimously. It was decided
that local men bo appointed to
tho positions at salaries of SCO
and $75 per month, respectively.
Uno man will caro lor the ap
paratus and tho other will act as
janitor of tho city hall. The em
ployment of a janitor at a salary
of $50 per month will be done
away with. The allowance by
the city to tho lire department
for incidental expenses will bo
cut from $83 to $25 per month
and tho city will secure the ser
vices of two paid firemen to aid
the volunteers at an additional
expense of about $27 per month.
Don't forget to bring in your
news items. The more interest
people take in sending in items,
tho better tho paper will be. If
you have a visitor at your homo
let tho public know it. Your
guest will appreciate montion
of tho visit in the local paper.
If you have a party or entertain
ment at your home, jot down the
fact together with names of those
in attendance, and send to this
office. Wo want all the news we
can get, and the only way wo
can get it is by tho aid of the
local people.
THE LIBRARY
Interesting Notes for the
Library Patrons
Library hours:
Afternoon- -12 to 5:30.
i Evening 7 to 9.
Sunday 2:30 to 5:30 for read
ing only.
A box of 80 fiction and 40 non
fiction was received the first of
the week.
New charge copies:
Mitchell Westwayu.
NicholsonOtherwise Phylis.
Portot Polyanna.
There is a copy of each of
these books on the regular
shelves also.
Now Books:
Holding- -Camper's handbook.
- Maeterlink Our Eternity.
A very considerable extension
of the essay on Death, which
was published in 1011. Tho
chapter headings aro: Our in
justice to death; annihilation.;
survival ot our consciousness;
the theosophicnl hypothesis: tho
neospiritunlistic thesis, appari
tions: communications with tho
dead; cross correspondence; re
incarnation; fate of our con
sciousness; two aspects of in
finity ' our fate in those infinities.
Kiis- Penl and presentation
of tho home.
By the author of Making an
American, and How tho Other
Half Lives. Considers. 1. Our
sins in the past; 2, Our fight for
the home; 3, Our plight in tho
present; !, Our grip on tho to
morrow.
Sellers- Classics for the bar.
Stories of the world's great
jury trials and a compilation ol
forsenic masterpiece.
Train- Prisoners at tho bar.
Sidelights on the adminstra
tinn of criminal justice by tho
assistant district attorney, New
York county.
Williams- Miracles of science:"
Wonderfully interesting chap
ters on such topics as The Origin
of the World, Charting tho Uni
verse, Banishing the Plagues,
Working Wonders With a Top.
A Note of Warning
J. W. Brewer, snecial agent
for tho State Immigration Com
mission, has just returned from
a careful survey of tho lands in
cluded In tho urea recently olim-
intaed from tho forest reserves
in Central Oregon, and his re
port to Stnto Immigration Agent
C. C. Chapman carries with it a
note of wnrning to intending
sottlers on such lands. Already
there Is a great number of home
suckers in the eliminated dis
trict, and it is expected thero
will be more applicants than
thero are claims.
Of tho 236.680 acres actually
open for entry, at least 182,000
acres aro non-tilnblo, leaving
but 54,000 acres of a character
which will support settlers.
The elevation of a largo part
of this section is from 4200 to
4500, and thero is danger of kill
ing frost at all times in tho
year, Distance irom tho rail
road varies irom 7i toiuu miles,
making it extremely difficult to
get produce to mnrket. Pros
nects for trrnzing nro fairly en
couraging, and Mr. Brewer nil-
v scs new settlors to turn their
attention mainly to stock raising.
Company Reorganizes
Lee Cormany, who resigned as
chief of the St. Johns Volunteer
Fire Department, was Monday
night reappointed chief of the
reorganized department, at a
meeting of tho citizens' commit
tee of soven appointed by Mayor
Vincent Saturday night, Eric
F. Peterson, another member of
tho committee, was appointed
assistant chief, These two will
bo employed as permanent fire
men. The department was organized
Monday night with the follow
ing officers: C. S. Currin, presi
dent; Ross Walker, secretary,
and P. G. Gilmore. treasurer.
Tho president, chief and as
sistant chief will compose the
board of governors, and tho
department will consist of 25
members above tho age of 21.
An electric massage, only ono ,
in town, Gilmoro's barber shop.
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