THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW A. W. MARKLE Published Kvery i'rlda.' At 117 West Uurllugtbn Streot. TilK Rnvntw Is entered nt jwst office in Snitit Johns, Oregon, ns innil matter of the second clnss under the Act of Con gress of Mntch 3, 1S79, OfflcUI NiwjipM of lb Olt or fit. Joui. Subscription prlco $1.00 per year. An old doctor of venerable ap pearance and hair Ihal lias not known the barber's shears for a number of years, held forth in a homemade "jitney" at the Peninsula Bank corner Saturday evening. Una venerable doctor gave excellent reasons why St, Johns should stay out of Portland so it seemed to the Antis Ho plainly brought out the fact that merging would bo good for Portland, but couldn't show how St. Johns would be benefit cd. Ho seemed to impress the people with the idea thntMonta villa, with its 780 inhabitants and without any local govern mont whatever, did tret Bull Hun water after a while, and that nothing was gained in the way of industrial plants. It is said the old gentleman took oc casion to state that the Review would go out of business if merger took place. Now this is most distressing news. Wo had figured that the Hoviow wouk continue to do business in spite 01 annexation, thut if the glow ing promises of great activity after merging would come true that wo would just coin money thai tlio new factories which Mr Lewis talks so much about wouk need printing, and that wo won even got a chance on tho city printing of Portland. And now to have it announced publicly that wo shall have to go out of tho printing business here in case f -j it-. . i- ... 01 merger just uaiurauy muiCH us feel heartbroken. The city printing for the pant four months totalled tlio sum of $lb'J.ls3, par of which was for job printing and part for advertising. Do ducting the price of stock, cost of setting the advertising, lime of measuring up .and making alladayita (an atladavit having to bo riiado out for every item of advertising) this office cloarei on the city printing in the past Tour months the munificent sum of $18 per month. Now wouldn't we have to bo hanging on by our too nails if the loss of $18 per month would throw us out of business? As a matter ol fact tho printing from one man ufacluring plant in St. Johns which this ollice turned out dm ing thosame time totalled a mini bur of simoleons more than the city printing amounted to. So if Mr. Lewis troU in tho other factorios he says Will come bore after merging, what has tho Ho viow to fear Perhaps it wouk no a kindness to this old cliirop idist if tlio Hoviow would discon tinuo if merger takes place, but Homonow wo have decided not U doso. Again. nor haiw tho voner ablu gontlonwn him in mind that tlio city of Portland may be w I confiscate tho Hoviow printing plant as well an the water work uno could oe done as legally as tho other. Tho only thing that could drive the Hoviow out o business would bo forconditionn to become so dcprotitiud that no other uuninoBS man could auccoei in uusinesH in bt. Joium. ant this is what we fear would hap pen in caxo ol merging, and is why wo fight it. It is true that wo would lie sorry to lime tho city printing, because we like to get all the work wo can, but we realize it must continue to get less ovory year; that ordinances cover ng most every contiiigen cy have already been passed and that tho streets havubuon pretty woli improved, so that we couk not figure much over fifteen dollars per month profit from this source henceforth, and that doesn't go very far in paying our $300 per month expenses. To bo very frank, it is true that tho city printing in tho past has been unite an import ant factor with this olfice, and has helpod over many rough places, but since the bushiest has gotten firmly established and the excellence of our printing has attracted business even from Portland, it is not so essential now to its oxisieuce, ami we i can note its dwindling with moro complacency. Perhaps the good old doctor might explain how tho paper at Lents and tho one at Sellwood and the one in Montavilla continue to exist and prosper in spito of these places losing thomselvos in tho city of Portland? If any one is imbued with tho idea that morg ing with Portland is going to put tho Huview out ot business, ho has another guoss coming. t . Extract from Monday's Daily Abstract, Portland's ollieial nowspapor: City Engincor Hater is plan- ning to add o usual estimates per cont to tlio of tho cost of street and sewer impVovomonts m view ol tlio recent passage of tho ordinance requiring that tlio wages to bo paid on all mu nicipal contracts shall bo the pro vailing wage paid by tho city. It is bolioved that this ordinance will incroaso tho total cost of an improvement to this extent. NATIONAL BANK HAS A CHARTER FROM THE- U. S. GOVERNMENT A National Bank, before beinp permitted to do busi ness, must first receive a CHARTER from the U. S. Government. Before this charter is granted, the Govern ment must be satisfied that there are men of both CHARACTER and FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY behind a bank. A National Bank must operate under strong restrictions for SAFETY, laid down by the Government at Washington, which includes being reg ularly examined by representatives of the Treasury Department. Make OUR bank YOUR bank We pay A per cent interest on Savings Accounts FIRST NATIONAL BANK, ST. JOHNS, OREGON One thing that all citizens of St. Johns should bear well in mind, and that is if merger takes place it means for all time to come. It is something that cannot be undono. Carry this thought with you to tho polls, and think well before you vote to destroy the only power you will over possess as a municipal ity tho power to govern your-1 selves. It is something that riv ers of blood have been spilled in , order to obtain. It is some-, thing that has caused moro wars, than any one thing. Consider deeply if it would not bo just as well and bettor to postpone this unretraceable stop at feast un til Portland has grown out to us and there will not boa long! stretch of practically vacant laud lying between tho two cities. It is a most solemn thing to do, and should bo pondered over in tlio moat serious manner. This oflico is in receipt of a comnupiicntion from a lady, but as she fails to givo her namo, we shall not publish it, with this evidence of good faith lacking. However, she pretends sho docs not know how to vote, and loesn't know il it would he right to tako tho editor's word for it. we ask no one to wko 4 a . our word lor it; wo give our minion supported by fads, and then leave it to a person's intol- licence to guide them aright. Wo would advise tho lady to at tend some of the Anti-Merger meetings and become enlighten- . 1 r 1 cd on tins question, ursnomiiy consult most any of tho leading business men of St. Johns. l'hey aro practically all of the same mind regarding merging, and they aro not candidates or olfice holders, nor aro they bent on destroying tho city govern ment, because tlieyhavo been do feated tor ollice. 1 Mr. Lewis makes tho state ment that all the present schoo teachers In St. Johns would re tain their positions in tho event of merger by virtue of an act passed by tho recent Lcgisia Hire. Can Mr. Lewis givo posi tivo assurance that all the teach ers now Holding positions nero will bo reappointed by tho schoo .ward 11 May. when teacliers aro supplied for tho following term? Tlio contracts ot all tlio teaciiors expire in June, but they are re appointod or their successors are appointed or elected in May, lefore merging can possibly tako place. It is entirely op tional with tho St. Johns school .ward as to whom shall teach tho schools in St. Johns during tho term of llf-lU. Bo Mr. owis' bill doos not apply to tho present teachers unless thoy are eappointed. This does not mean that any present teacher will be et go. lor we do not think. any will be, but doos mean that it s up to the school board, not tho Lewis law, to say who shall teach in St. Johns next winter, merge or no merge. Ono potent reason why St. olins is desirable 111 tlio eyes ot tho Portland city officials is because an outlet through St. ohns would thus bo allorded lor tlio Wg Hast side sewer. While St. Johns remains St. ohns tho sower cannot bo run through it, it is said. According to Portland ordi- nancos all stables within tho city must have cement fioors with rain in cesspool. So if St. Johns merges with Portland all stublos in St Johns will have to bo cemented. This is tho law. so it is said. REGISTER Registration books are now open at the City Hall for the' 'General City election. Last day to register for the City election, March 30th. Office will he open for regis tration Saturday evening March 20th nnd 37th nail Wednesday evening March 24. Register Now A. E. DUNSMORE, Recorder 6 Something To It Oregon City. Ore.. March 23, For tho second time within a few months tho town of Milwnu kco has been enjoined from ob tabling a supply of Bull Hun water, a temporary restraining order being secured here by At tornoys U Ken and 1 lease of Portland, acting for tho Mil waukeo Water company, con trolled by rneodoro risen am B. M. Finch. It is alleged that this company has a 80 years franchise giving it tho exclusive privilege until 11)31 to furnish water to tho peoplo of Milwnu kce. II10 injunction was issued by County Judge II. S. Amlcr son. Tho original restraining order was obtained by Fred W. Birkenheimer upon techn cn grounds, but tho circuit court ruled against him and he took an appeal, which is still pend ing in tho Supreme court. Tuos day's 'lolegram. Now if tho ofiicinls of Milwau kee had known about our distln guished townsman, D. C. Lewis. and his knowledge of exclusive franchises, it no doubt wouk! have employed him and the in junction ot course would nover havo been issued, Ho solemnly states that exclusive franchises aro valueless, but somehow Judge Anderson holds a different opin ion. A Challenge St. Johns, Oregon. March 21. 1915. Hon. D. C. Lewis. 1108 Willamotto Boulevard, City. My uear fair: Un benalt ot tho ox ecutivo committee of the Anti Merger Club. I am challencinc you as a member of tlio executive committeo of tho Merger Club. (and as tho bellweathor of tho whole merger agitation,) to a good old timo debate on tho merger question. I suggest tuat a debato be milled 0 1 in tho High School at an early dato noxt week. I am having this letter published and am also sending a copy of it to Mr. Car roll. 1 think that the neon e would bo glad to hear n good debate. If you want to accept this challenge, pleaso communi cate with mo or Mr, C. C. Cur rin, our chairman, and the de tails will be arranced. also tho date. Yours truly, Howard O. Hogers. Merging with Portland means that tho East St. Johns passen ger oil ico will bo discontinued, it is said. r HPHE present mili- tary styles of dress require a special style of corset and brassiere. The military style means, an erect form, and a trim looking figure. You can get all of this, combined with comfort in our new styles of military cor sets and brassieres. I Kabo Pioneer Merchants VI Greetings To the Workers of St. Johns. Greetings: The Socialists of tho world belicvo that tho things socially used should bo socially owned and administered, that things private used should be privately owned. The mission of tho Interna tional Socialist movement is, to secure for tho workers of tho world, the earth and its fullness, substituting for our present cap italistic system of profit, rent and interest, an Industrial Do mocracy. The various National bocialist ic parties bcliovo in tho nbovo fundamentals, but to gain their point their tactics necessarily diller. in tneso united btateo. a ma jority vote is tho highest power in tlio land. We socialists bcliovo in Politi cnl action, nnd thereforo in Po itical parties. As n major por tion of the population is working class, so the Socialist party is tho working class party: not that wo have no other class in the party, but because each momher of tho party has equal voice in its policy and acts, and the majority boing workers, the party reflects working class aims. The Socialist party of our na tion dilfers from all othor par- tios, in that we uso tho Initia tive. Heferendum and Hccal within the party. That means that oflicors of tho party and candidates for public office aro governed by tho membership; tho various candidates boing re quired to sign an undated resig nation, to be dated and present ed to the City council, at any time that a majority of tho par ty dotormino that the olllcer olect is acting contrary to tho host intorests of tho working class. As to local issues Merger. Censor Board Ordinance, etc., tho party being committed to pure democracy, is content to nbido by tho decision of tho peo-, pie. 1 he undersigned candidates agree to do all in their power, consistent with tho State law and tho City charter, for tho work ing class of St. Johns. Bo truo to your class. A. W. Vincent-s-For Mayor. M. A. Hathaway For City'Ke- corder. Gcorgo J. Bouffioux For City Attorney. hrnest L. Pernne lor City reasurer. H. C. Stokes. Richard Hisel. lenry Luiten For Souncilmen at large. Aaron H. Bloomberg, W. K Davenport-- Councilmen First Ward. Hudolf Moser, G. L. Perrino Councilmen Second Ward. 11. C. Stokes, Sec. adv. A prominent citizen from Port- and stated tho other day that ortland would be glad to get St. Johns but that they would not bo proud of St. Johns peo plo if they were so foolish as to turn this city over to Portland. Vendors of milk should re member that in Portland a license necossary in order to sell :iis commodity. Corset Company Couch & Co. St. Johns, Oregon oio RESOLUTION It is resolved by the City of .St. John, OrcKon: " That it tlcems It cxticillrnt ntul iicceit iiary t o improve Ivaiilioe street (rout the north side line of I'hiliulelpliln street to the Center line of Catllti street In the city of St. Johns in the following tnnnner, to wit: Ily k fd I iik wild portion of mid Street, i;rudc or Mib-nrmle to he established nnd by InyhiK n G foot Cement Side-walk nnd 12 foot curb on both sides of mid Street, with ncccsiutry Cro-wnlks nnd Cntch basins. Work to be done according to the plans mid specification of the city engi neer on file in tint office of the city recorder relative thereto, which said plnn nnd specifications nnd estinintes nru satisfactory nnd aie hereby approved. Said improvements to be mnde in accordance with the charier nnd ordinances of the city of St. Johns, nnd niftier the supervision nnu direction ol tue city engineer. That t lie cost of said improvement to be assessed n s provided by citv charter uiwii the protKrtv especially mid particulnrlv benefitted thereby, nnd which is hereby declared to be all of lots parts ot lots, blocks anil im reel sol land ktwecn the termini of such Improve ments abutting upon, adjacent or prox imate to said street from - the marginal Hues of said street back to the center of the block or blocks or tracts of lnud abutting thereon or proximate iiicren. Tin; nil the property included in said impr ".'emeut district aforesaid is hereby deci.iied to be Local Improvement dls r ct No, 123. That the city engineer's asstssmcut of the probable total cost of said improve ment 01 saui street ts f 4,aoo.w. That the cost of said street be assessed against the property in said local assessment district as pro vided iy uie cimticr 01 utc city ot M Johns. Adopted by the council this 23rd day 01 aiarcit, lyio. A. K. DUNSMOKli, Recorder. Published in the St. Johns Review March 26 and April 2, 1915. An Enjoyable Party A party was given by Miss Esther Lindley, Miss Mabe Thorpe and Mr. Eric Carlson celebrating their eighteenth uirtnuay last Saturday evening at uickner's hall. A splendid time was enjoyed by a . Many old fashioned games were played and songs were sung. Tho hall was beautifully decorated in pur plo and gold. Punch was served in a little booth by Miss Delia Lindley. Mrs. L, E. Lindley and Mrs. E. W. Kearns served the refresh ments which were cake, sand wiches, fruit salad and coffee Three tables were spread. A large three layer birthday cake was on tho "honor table" with eighteen burning candles. Wo all had a taste of that cake and several remarked that the "three" ought to have a birthday twice a year. Those present were: Misses Esther Lindley, Mabel. Bernice and Beulah Thorpe, Hazel Peterson, Esther Carlson, Esther and Mildred Rood, Mary Stevens. Lucy Buck les and Julia Johnson. Francis Erickson, Lillian Werth, Delia and Bill Lindley and Mrs. A. Carlson, Mrs. E. W. Kearns. Mrs. L. E. Lindley and the Messrs. Eric and Frank Carlson, Clarence and Fred Herwick, Kenneth Drake, Stanley Rood, Ryder Cormandy, George Mar ietta Edward and William Wirth. E. Barton, Frank Jones, Edward Powell, Archie Gould and Ed Westhefer. Reporter. FOR RENT cards at this offlci 00 Triangle Coll ors 2 or25 e Van Znrvdt .locob.s&CoTroy.NY. S. & H. Green Trading Stamps given on all Cash Purchases, and on Charge Ac counts when Paid in Full at least every 30 days. Premiums now on Display. lis I j o'i'i art I .11 l QaftfrS I jfl RESOLUTION It is resolved by the City 0 St. JohtiB: That it deems it exnedion and necessary to improve North Haves street from tho center line of Philadelphia street to tho center lino of Catlin street in tho Citv of St. Johns in-the fol lowing manner to wit: Bv cradnig said portion ot street to crude or subgrade to bo established and by laying a G foot cement walk nnd 12rfoot curb on both sides of said street with necessary G foot wood cross walk and catch basins. According to the plans anc snccifications of tho city cngi hecr on file in tho oflice of the City Recorder relative thereto, which said plans and specifica tions and estimates aro satis factory and aro hereby approv ed. Said improvements to be mnde in accordance with tho charter and ordinances of tho city of St. Johns, and under tho supervision nnd direction of tho city engineer. I hat the cost of said improve ment to bo assessed as provider by tho city charter upon tho property especially and partial Iarlv bene ted thereby, and which is hereby declared to bo all of lots, parts of lots, blocks and parcels of land between the termini of such improvements abutt nc upon, adjacent or prox imnte to said street, from the marginal lines of said street back to tho center of the block or blocks or tracts of land aout ting thereon or proximate there to. That all tho property included in said improvement district aforesaid is hereby declared to be "Local Improvement District No. 121." That the city engineer's as sessment of the probable tota cost of said improvement of said streJt is S117u.5a. lhat tho cost of said street to be assessed against the proper ty in said local assessment dis trict as provided by tho charter of tho City of St. Johns. Adopted by tho council this 23rd day of March. 1015. A. H. DUIN'SMUKfcJ, Recorder. Published in tho St. Johns Re view March 26,and April 2,1915. Thirty-four and one-half acres of very choice land, two and one- fourth miles from bheridan, Or egon. one-iourth mile irom schoo, all creek bottom but four or five acres, twenty-five acres in cultivation, fine water at home, running water on place the year round, some wood. enough for several years, five room house, barn, five chicken louses, grainary. wood shed. young orchard about forty trees, hrst apples last year, price $160.00 an acre. Will take $2, 500 in unincumbered St. Johns or Portland property, some cash and give good terms on balance. A bNAP. ror further particu- ars, see Dr. W. J. Gilstrap, irst National Bank Bldg.. St. Johns. Oregon. For Sale 120 egg Mandy .Lee ncubator. good as new. Cost $21.00. Will take $10.00. Dr. W. J. Gilstrap. 1 m 1 11 1 11 - y-v a ji 11 im M 8 y I i 11 1 a m -4J I J ORDINANCE NO. 632 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZ ING THE CITY RECORDER OF THE CITY OF ST. JOHNS, OREGON, TO DRAW A WAR-. RANT AGAINST THE STREET BOND SINKING FUND FOR PURPOSES OF TRANSFER. The City of St. Johns docs or dain as follows: That whereas, under tho op eration of the "Bancroft Act" as the same has .been adopted by tho City of St. Johns for tho purpose of improvement of streets and construction of sow ers a deficiency has developed in the street bond interest sink ing fund owing to the provisions of the City Charter providing for the payment of interest semi-annually and that nt the close of the first year from tho dato of application. Whereas, to provide tho nec essary funds with which to promptly pay tho face value of nil bond coupons ns the same shall becomo duo tho City Re corder of said City bo nnd is hereby authorized to draw a warrant against tho street bond sinking fund and in favor of tho streot bond interest fund, in the amount of Twenty-Five Hundred Dollars ($2500.00), which act and trnnsfer shall be for the purpose of loaning and transferring said sum to tho stroet bond interest fund and that said amount shall be trans ferred and returned to said street, bond sinking fund at any time? sufficient funds are in said street bond interest fund to meet current demands on said fund including previous loans of this character which retransfer shall be made by said Recorder with out furthor act or direction of this council. Passed by tho Council this 23rd day of March. 1915. Approved by the Mayor this sum day ot March. 1915. A. W. VINCENT, Mayor. Attest: A. E. DUNSMORE, Recorder. Published in the St Johns Re view March 26. 1915. NOTICE OF Proposed Assessment Notice is hereby civen that apportion. ment of the cost of improvement of Macruci Ave. from the southerly Hue of The City Limits to the O. W. R. & N. RiKht Of Way. total cost of which is 3.- 539.42 has been apportioned and is on file in the office of the undersigned, subject to examination. Assessment district extends back to the center of lots, blocks or tracts of land abuttiiiK oil said street us provided by the city charter and resolutions. Remonstrance aeainst said apportion ment may be made in writing and filed Willi tue undersigned until 5 o clock P. M. April 12th, 1916. A. B. DUNSMORE, Recorder. Published in the St. lohns Review Ma.ch 2G and April 2, 1915. For Sale Cheap 1914 Detach. able Evenrude Motor for row- boats, 3j horse power, has been used for demonstation onlv. Call at this office or phone Main 8697 for further informntion. Not tha Isbal on your' oap'fr.