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Davottd to (h Intereiti of tb Peninsula, tbt Manufacturing Center ot the Northwest
Old Serle. VoL XI, N. 38
VOL. 13
NO. 42
Inspect the Elevator Site
The port and dock commis
sions joined in their first ofll
cfnl harbor inspection trio Sat
urday. Their guests were the
d strict United States engineer.
ronresentatives of the Chamber
of Commerce and of the
younger business men's
"croun." They visited the
site of Portland's $3,000,000
freight and grain terminal west
of St. Johns and there agreed
to start within four weeks the
dredging of the first 1.000,000
cubic yards incident to the crea
tion of the shin basin in front
of the big project. They nass
ed down the line of the port's
elaborate plan to broaden the
entire harbor channel to a un
form width of GOO feet. The
dredging work, which is being
vigorously accomplished by the
powerful port dredges, Willam
ette, Columbia and Tualatin,
passed under the scrutiny of
the officials.
Shipbuilding operations were
reviewed. The harbor, because
of the now industry, is busier
than it has ever been. It is as
if necessity and American de
termination had chorused, "If
war takes away shipping we
will populate our harbors with
those of our own construction."
Groups of completed and nearly
completed vessels in the water,
frames of ships on the ways,
wonderful speed in the building
of new big shipyards testified
to the millionaire Bizo and effi
ciency of Portland's leading en
terprise. Vessels taking on
lumber cargoes and docks filled
with goods were impressive evi
dence that the port is coming
back into its own.
Floating smoothly on the
mirror-liko surface of the Wil
lametto in the smoky sunBhinc
of the afternoon, the port tug
McCrnckcn came to rest in front
of the elevator site. Standing
on the bow of the steamer, the
chairman of tho dock commis
sion seized the moment for tho
commission's prepared' defense
oWtif Rolectiop ott-thu MnlnrklWAiic
Ogdon tracts against the attacks
which have been made upon it.
"Wo arc governed by one de
sire to servo the pooplo of
the present and future Port
land," ho averred. Statement
of tho fact that the sito was
selected in connection with the
development of Portland's larg
er port development plan, in ex
pectation of resumption of for
eign commeico after tho war
and in conformity with u policy
of providing facilities for ship
ping, followed. Then:
"In their endeavor to meet
thoso conditions and require
ments tho dock commission, af
ter mature deliberation and ex
amination of various sites,
which consistod of a survey of
channel conditions, driving of
test piles and consideration of
foundation conditions, railroad
service and rail trackage facili
ties, determined that the St.
Johns bito presented the great
est advantages and tho least
disadvantages, as compared
with other sites under consid
eration and, therefore, this site
was selected for tho construc
tion of tho new elevator and
freight terminal.
"Tho cheapness of the ground
permitted the purchase of am
ple acreage to provide for future
development, Its location on
the east side of the Willamette
river is more favorable for
handling tho grain which orig
inates to the east of Portland
and eliminates the enormous
freight congestion which must
of necessity ensue if attempt
is made to handle interior grain
across the Willamette river
bridges or through the O. W.
R. & N. tunnel."
Figures were presented to
show that from 1912 to 191G
the O. W. R. & N. handled
60,490 cars of grain to Portland
and the S. P. & S. 10,257 cars
from 1913 to 1915; the average
car capacity being 35 tons. The
statement continued: "When
this tonnage begins to move
again to Portland, added to the
volume of business which will
undoubtedly move through us to
Russia and the orient, terminal
congestion becomes an import
ant factor in securing steamer
lines and it certainly is of great
importance that facilities for
the most direct and economical
routing ot freight be provided
to give this port the advantages
with which competition must
bo met.
"The present location posses
ses cheap and easily arranged
rail connections. It is distant
from the present terminal con
gestion, is below all bridges
and lies at a point where the
river is widest between the bar-
i 1 9 mnr a
pmpleroom in the fairway after
por lines uuw icci uuuniut,i
the necessary channel dredging
is completed. At this site
tho tentative harbor lines
agreed to by the United States
engineers, the port of Portland
and the dock commission more
than a year ago, arc distant
about 900 feet out from the
banks at the lower end and
about 550 feet at the upper end
and permission has been grant
ed the dock commission by the
secretary of war to construct
the new terminal out to the
tentative harbor lines location.
"Tho dredged part of the
ship channel of the Willamette
at this locality is about 800 feet
wide, is we toward tho west
side of the river and with the
widening of the channel now
being undertaken by the port
of Portland to GOO feet in the
lower harbor and further dredg-
ng to the harbor line there will
be provided an excellent ap
proach to the pier and slip con
struction of the new terminal.
"It must be kent in mind that
the primary object of this ter
minal, the problem which is
before the commission at this
time, is the provision of facili
ties for handling, storing and
shipping grain in bulk and sacks
and the provision for the trans
shipment of lumber, steel and
hulk freight East by rail or
West by steamer and the distri-j
bution of heavy products, which
must of necessity bo handled in
carload shipments. This class
of freight should under normal
conditions consist of from 70
to 80 per cent of tho business
done in this port and the site
selected presents tho advan
tages of eliminating any harbor
moves or passage through any
ver bridges."
There was extended discus
sion of the commission's plans
for providing port facilities and
tho relation of public docks al
ready built to this plan. Also:
A lixod policy or tho com
mission since its organization
ins been to lay tho foundation
for n possible future municipal
belt lino railroad along tho
waterfront on both sides of the
river." Spaco at tho elevator
iiLiibMLtCLhe' up.di-nccnrd-.
ng to charts exhibited, for the
coal bunkers which the port has
been given legislative author-
ty to construct. I'inally:
"The development and great-
er use oi tno port's iriouiary
waterways enter into tho com
mission's comprehensive plan,
and for tho purpose of carrying
this into effect tho commission
ius ottered to render such as
sistance and ndvico to tho com
munities, located on these
waterways a will enable them
to provide dock and shipping
facilities which will bo of a
workable and economic con
struction for tho expedit'ous
handling of river steamer
freight. At all tho municipal
docks provision is made for
the accommodations of river
traffic and at the elevator ter
minal a marine leg will bo in
stalled to permit the unloading
of grain carried in bulk on
river steamers."
An objection to the site was
voiced during the excursion.
Gatton slough, emptying there,
ins long been a substantial
part of tho backbone of the
crawfish industry and those who
like the creatures fear a dim
inution of tho supply. George
Kelley, Port of Portland com
missioner, was in charge of the
arrangements for the port in
spection expedition. There
were in tho party: represent
ing tho dock commission,
Charles B. Moores, chairman;
John H. Burgard, F. C.
Knanp. G. B. Hegardt. engi
neer; representing the port com
mission, R. D. Inman, chair
man, George Kelley, J, W.
Shaver. Drake C. O'Rielly and
E. B. Pape, superintendent; re
presenting the United States
engineers, Colonel George H,
Zinn, in charge of both the up
per and lower Columbia river,
Willamette and coast districts;
representing the Chamber of
Commerce, O. M. Clark, former
ly president, and W. D. B. Dod
Bon, executive secretary; re
presenting the younger business
men's group, Fred H. Strong
and Forrest Fisher. Colonel
Zinn stated that in his opinion
the dredging of a basin in front
of the terminal will be success
ful as the Willamette is not a
silt bearing stream. Marshall
N. Dana in Sunday Oregonian.
The St. Johns Ice Co., has
been a busy institution this
summer. Besides supplying the
local trade, considerable quanti
ties of ice have been delivered
to Oregon City and Vancouver.
Wash., besides various sections
of the city of Portland. The
plant has been running to full
capacity, and yet it can scarcely
'keep up with the demand,
Great Event Forecast
The last great lawn social o;
tho season will take place ai
St. Clement's on Sunday. Sep
tebmcr 2. beginning about 4 p.
m. All who have read the
notices of former socials in
this paper and who have had
tho good sense to attend will
welcome this announcement,
and will cancel all previous ar
rangemcnts. We know they
will, and in this case especially
they will not be sorry. They
will see more in one afternoon
and evening, and enjoy them
selves better than they ever did
before in their lives. It will
sure bo some time when the
crowd who have signified their
intention of being present get
together on that lawn. There
will be more interesting fea
tures than Broadway over could
boast, and excitement will pre
vail from start to finish, be-
causo no one will know what is
coming next. Some of tho best
organizers of tho city have
been engaged, and we feel cer
tain thnt their efforts will bo
crowned with success and with
he approval of tho patrons.
It is only right that we should
gi 'c bomo idea of the things
that arc going to make the
event entertaining. However,
there, are some things that
cannot bo divulged for reasons
of State. All the usual at
tractions will be there, and
handled ns they huvc been in
the past. Beyond the ordinary
attractions of every lawn
social, there will be several
new ones. The first or these
will be the hoisting of the bell.
Have you ever seen this feat
performed? Wo are ready to bet
that you have not. Well, the
logical courso is to como and
nee how it is done. Many of
on' i.romiMC.u nun wi i ooon
innd for the occasion. 1 his is
ichfdiilcd to take place at four
o'clock sharp, and if you are
not here on time you will miss
something that you should not
miss. Alter t ie oc has ueen
ratal tuuL-afltln. nlnetf, tho
visitors will be introduced to
tho social. One of the features
)f this social will bo tho now
fish pond that wo have import
ed and which will be in opera
tion. Here one will be ablo to
fish for anything from a min
now to a whale, and anglers
will find their Eden where
roams the spirit ot the mighty
Walton (Guess that's tho fish
man they speak of.)
But the great event that is
causing so much interest and
excitement in bt. Johns and
Portland and of which every
one or the readers oi tho kg-
view will have heard by this
time is the beginning of tho
grand new fraternal organiza
tion thut is going to shed so
much lustre on this town of
ours, Tho young ladies aro
now engaged in a popularity
contest to determine which ono
will securo the greatest number
of candidates. We cannot ex
patiate at any great length on
this event, uecaus? we could not
do so without rovealing some
of tho things that aro only to
be revealed to those who aro
fortunate to become members.
We may say, however, that this
Order is open to all men and
women without restriction of
creed or race. We have tho
fond hope that it, being a crea
tion of St. Johns, will attain to
immense proportions and serve
to put our town on the map
forever and a day. Wo invite
tho attention of all who read
this notice to this one feature
especially, and we trust that we
shall have the pleasure of wel
coming them into tho ranks,
and they the honor of being
charter members. It is the
chance of a life time, and if we
care for ourselves or our town
we shall see that we line up
with the candidates. Whatever
you do, don't forget this, be
cause if you do you will never
forgive yourself. We expect to
receive a monster crowd and
each one will help to make it
such. Consequently, the mean
ing of all this is that wo shall
expect to see everyone who
reads this notice present at this
affair, which we expect will
confer so much honor and dis
tinction on all of us, Sunday,
September 2; and be sure to be
there for the hoisting of the
bell, and if you cannot be there
then you must come anytime
before 11 o'clock. Tho grounds
are located in the beautiful
grove at the corner of Smith
avenue and Burr street. Re
If you have anything to sell,
the Review will advertise it on
a commission basis. No sale,
no pay,
A Deserved Promotion
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Muck are
in receipt of a letter from the
Curtis Publishing Company in
which their son, Arnold, is high
ly complimented. "Because
your boy has made a splendid
record as a salesman," writes
M. E. Douglass, manager of
the Sales Division, "wo are
glad to accordju'm unusualjre
cognition. Your boy's member
ship in the League of the
Curtis Salesmen is a deserved
promotion. It is awarded only
to those few of our fifty thous
and boy agents whoso faithful
ness to their customers and
whoso reliability and prompt
ness in their dealings with us
have marked them us qualified.
When tho time conies for him
to go into business, any pro
spective employer will attach
importance to the fact that ho
has made good with us. Over
twenty-one hundred prominent
firms and companies hnvc al
ready asked us to refer to thorn
for employment our Master
Salesmen, when they finish
school and aro ready to accept
permanent positions."
Drowned in the River
Arthur Fisher, 12 years old,
whoso home was at Courtney
and Houghton streets, Ports
mouth, was on a raft near the
end of the Peninsula Shipbuild-
ng company's dock lluirsday
afternoon ltiBt. when n river
steamer passed by. The waves
from the vessel's wake fright
ened tho lad, and he jumped
for a ladder nailed to tho side
of tho dock. His companions
saw him mil and noted that he
ailed to rise. Becoming ularm-
ed. they uuictly went to their
several homes and said nothing
about it. Patrolman llatt learn
ed of tho boy's disappearance
and notified tho harbor patrol
ato in the afternoon and Gran-
nlor Brndy racCDoml young
Hsher's body in the evening.
I he funeral services took
place Sunday afternoon nt the
Methodist church, Lombard and
iske streets. Miner & Tracey
md charge of the remains.
Will Repair Jersey Street
Repairs to tho Wcstrumitc
pavement on Jersey street in
&t. Johns is to bo mado by W.
md. contractor, who laid tho
pavement several years ago. ac
cording to an understanding
reached last week at u confer
ence between the contractor and
Commissioner Barbur of tho de
partment of public works.
Vhen the pavement was In d
the contractor furnished tho
former town of St. Johns a
bond guaranteeing that the
lavcmont be kept in good re
pair for a certain number of
years. The pavement rapidly
disintegrated and in n number
of places it has almost entirely
gono to pieces.
A Farewell Party
A pleasunt farewell party
was given Claude E. Harris at
tho home of his father, H. E.
Harris, the well known ico
manufacturer, on North Lom
bard street, last Tuesday even
ing. The table decorations were
red, white and blue, and a num
ber of silk flags were arranged
about the home. Those present
were Cluade E. Harris, Cilbort
Hans, Earl Everett, Ernest
Panz, Otto Glawe, Mrs. G. W.
Harris. Miss Amanda Reinick,
Miss Bertha Poff, Mr. and Mrs.
H. E. Harris. Cluudo has join
ed the naval service, and left
Saturday for Bremerton Navy
Fine Residence For Sale
An eight room house, thor
oughly modern throughout, dis
tinctive in type, interior linely
finished, located in one of the
best residence districts in bt.
Johns, overlooks the new B.hip
plant, and in fact is one or the
most desirable properties in St.
Johns. Any one desiring a
modern, up-to-date residence,
deally situated, and at a very
reasonable price, should not
fail to investigate this. In
quire at this office.
G. M. Hall's new auto has ar
rived and it is a beauty.
A Word of Caution
To the Editor:--Would you
kindly give me spaco in your
valuable colums to sound a word
of caution and advice to farmer
who aro preparing dressed meat
to be sold in Portland and other
cities within the State. A
great amount of this meat is
condemned and ordered destroy
ed because of reaching the mar
ket in such a condition that it
is unfit for food. This is not
only a direct loss to the farmer
who ships it, but in such times
when we are exercising every
ellort in the lino of food con
sorvanon, it is a loss to the
consuming public, and wo feel
a great deal of such loss could
be avoided if furmers and
butchers would properly pre
pare their meats, taking neces
sary precaution to see that it
reaches tho market in the best
possible condition. Dr. E. E.
Chase, Chief Meat Inspector of
the City Health Department of
'ortland, informs mo that dur
ng tho Inst 1G months there has
icen condemned 18.42G pounds
of meat that was killed and
dressed by farmers, and this
condemnation has not been on
account of a diseased condition
of tho meat, but simply on
account of what is termed
"spoiled meat." We feel that
if farmers and butchers will
observe the following require
ments, much of this loss can be
I" irst The carcasses of veal
and hogs must be entirely free
from animal heat before being
offered to the transportation
company for shipment.
Second All carcasses of veal
should have two sticks, ono in
tho thoracic cavity thu other
n tho ubdominnl cavity, so iib
to spread the carcass and hold
it apart. In hogs weighing
over 200 pounds it would be
well to have them split the hips
and shoulders ns hogs sour very
quickly during hot weather.
Thoroughly wash tho inside of
the vca 1 with hot water and
wJpo wlth-a clean clo,th. Jinjil
all slime and dampness is
throroughly removed; the
sprinkling of cayenne popper
in inside of tho carcass tends
to prevent tho work of flies. All
carcasses, except veal must be
wrapped in a clean cloth before
being offered for shipment. J.
D. Mickle, Dniry and Food Com
Doesn't Seem to Like It
Evirv fow dnvH Homo of tho
troops of Oregon go somowhero
or como rrom somewhere, or
sottlo down somewhere. For
fear of somo German spy find
ing out in advance that one of
our companies is to guard a
bridge, or an oil tank, or some
thing else, tho papers aro great
ly restricted in publishing troop
movements. Any fourth rato
German spy who couldn't find
out when each and nil and any
of our troops aro moved would
not bo considered worth au
cents n day, and would bo dis
charged. It is undoubted that
evory largo body of troops sot
ting forth from our shores to
Europe will be watched by Ger
man spies, and their departure
mmln Wnnwn hi fiormnnv If
worth while, within two hours.
Tho close censoring of tho
press that is kept up by the
militni-v nut linrith-H in lnrirnlv
to increase their own import
ance and to consume lime, red
tape, and patience. Mt. Scott
What the Chances Are
The man who now goes over
to France to fight has fourteen
chances out of fifteen of return
ing homo in safety, according
to figures complied by Roger
W. Babson, the noted statisti-
a M k ft I
cian ot uosion. Air. uaoson's
conclusions arc based on the
mortality figures of the rrench
army during the three years of
the wnr, which include tho
heavy losses at tho Marne and
Verdun. According to the
death rate of the last year a
man has thirty-nine chances in
forty of surviving warfare and
is only about three times as
likely to meet death as he
would be at home. In fact, Bays
Mr. Babson. a man in the heavy
artillery is in no more danger
than is a railway employe.
Houtzdalc Citizen.
Mrs. W. S. Bean, of 133
Olympia street, is suffering
from an attack of sciatic rheu
Outdoor Meetings Close
With last Sunday evening's
meeting the series of open nlr
union meetings which have been
held in front of tho city hall
since the first of July terminat
ed. Ihe services were again
well attended, and the auditors
listened to an interesting, im
pressive and convincing dis
course by ur. Jones ot the
Christian church on "The New
Man." The speaker comment
ed upon the new things that
have come to pass and have
been invented in.tho past half
century. Ho convincingly ar
gued that man may not become
new by patching up, or covering
up or relorming without being
mado thoroughly anew by re
nouncing the evil of his ways
repenting of his sins and start
ing afresh with a new Hpirit
and a I'ctcrmination to leud a
better and holier life. While
the choir was not as large as on
some other former occasions.
yet the fine music rendered was
highly appreciated. These open
uir meetings have been a source
of much enjoyment and were
no doubt productive of much
good in this community. A
better feeling of fellowship was
engendered and many attended
tho services that were not in tho
hnbit of attending church reg
ularly. The union prayer meet
ings were also brought to a close
last evening in the Lvnngclicnl
church. These prayer meet-
nus have also been well attend
ed and greatly enjoyed.
Used Sound Judgment
The Portland Dock Commis
sion has exercised sound judge
ment it its selection of a site
for tho grain elevator and
freight terminals. The site will
bo on deep water when dredg
ing has provided tho material
required for tho needed fill. It
is large enough to leave room
for expansion of tho terminals
bp tho growth: of commerce do;
mnnds. It will have connection
with both of tho railroads which
como down tho Columbia gorge
tor the interior grain belt. It
is below all tho Willamette
river bridges, snving vessels
the trouble and risk of passing
through a series of draws. Its
prompt selection after tho peo
ple had authorized tho necessary
bond issue gives assurance that
tho elevator will be completed
in time to handle the crop of
1918. by which time Portland
shipyards will have produced
enough vessels to carry our ex
ports.- Oregonian.
More Interest Shown
There wero twenty women
in attendance at tho last meet
ing of tho St. Johns division of
women's committee of Council
of National Defense, represent
ing nearly every organization
in tho community. It is pure
patriotism thut prompted their
efforts as there is nothing of u
socinblo or entertaining nature
in connection with the council,
just simple concerted oxertion
to help win tho wnr. nuns lor
tho distribution of tho registra
tion curds were discussed and it
was finally decided upon to
adopt tho method to bo chosen
by Portland. 'I his means a
house to houso canvas with ex
planations us how tho cards aro
to be signed. One of these cards
will be left for each woman
member over 1G years in each
family. Thoso are to bo filled
out and turned in later at tho
polling places on registration
day. Tho date of which will bo
unnounced later. Reported.
Legality Established
Legality of the bond issue of
$3,000,000 for the erection of a
grain elevutor und terminul
facilities at Portland has been
established by bond attorneys
in Boston, according to a tele
graphic message the commission
of public docks received from
the Massachusetts lawyers
Thursday morning. In order
to make sure about this phase
of the matter, the commis
sioncrs sent abstracts und full
dutu to u firm of bond experts
to obtain their opinion, who
sent word back that every re
quirement has
the commission
bonds for sale,
first issue to be
been met. So
will offer the
tho bids on the
opened March
Patronize tho homo merchant.
Watch the Bunghole
The newspapers are laden
with advice coming out of
Washington suggesting that
everybody economize in every
respect. Save the crusts, waste
nothing, save the flour, eat less,
save the meat and so on. All
of it is good and, ns we believe,
necessary advice and we urge
everybody to take it. But while
wo arc saving at the spigot let
us be careful not to waste at the
bunghole. Wo aro beginning
to spend the public funds like
a lot of drunken sailors. Thous
ands nroof as little consequence
as pennies; wo are not even
talking in millions any more.
Nothing short of billions suits
us. But it should not be for
gotten that somebody must pay
tho piper in the end. Every
body knows the piper, for he
is the American pooplo. Lot
us huvc a little example in
saving und economy set to us
by congress, by tho depart
ments and by the administra
tion. Wo are preaching waste
elimination. Most people are
trying to practice it in their
duily lives. Yet down here at
Palo Alto just because of n little
squubblc between the wnr de
partment and the local authori
ties they have abandoned n
camp in which there has already
been invested several hundred
thousand dollars of public
funds. And strangely enough
everybody scorns to think that
feature oi the transaction all
right. Journal.
Why spend weary hours wash
ing these warm days, when tho
National Laundry will wet wash
your clothes almost as cheaply
as you can afford to do the
washing yourself? Toll Jeff
liazylott about it. and ho will
promptly cull for und deliver
same to you. See his ad. else
where in this paper.
J. S. McKinney reports the
following realty sales: C. C.
BardweJ.L to Mr. Young, house,
anil lot on East Buchanan street
for $2100; W. I). Brown, of
Vancouver purchased five room
house in North Bank Addition
nenr Wall street; Win. C.
Peters, of St. Helens, has pur
chased house and lot on East
Polk street from W. S. Bradey.
This is the season of tho year
when the greatest care should
bo exercised in securing milk
of tho purest quality. Tho
Muscuday Dairy, conducted by
Howard Windlo in North bt.
Johns, is said to supply only tho
purest and best. Ho is deserv
ing of your patronage and after
giving his milk a trial you will
want no other. See his ad. in
this issue.
Mrs. Richard Shepherd left
her auto stand at tho roudside
while she went into her homo
nt Whitwood Court for u few
minutes tho latter part of tho
week. When she camo out sho
found the auto brake had failed
to work properly and the auto
had started down tho hill. It
was found to bo in a badly
damaged condition at the foot
of the hill.
Private A. W. Irvine, son of
Rev. J. H. Irvine. wa3 home
Tuesday on a brief furlough,
His company has recently been
honorably discharged us Nat
ional Guards und immediately
drafted into the United States
Army with the expectation of
soon seeing service auroau,
These young volunteers wel
come the thought of following
the (lag to battlo and to victory.
J. E. Ray. of Salt Lake City.
has joined his wife in St.
Johns where she has been the
guest of her daughter. Mrs. A.
W. Davis. Mr. Ray, in former
visits here, has made a number
of friends and acquaintances,
all of whom are glad to greet
him once more. Ho io a promi
nent business man of Utah, and
was personally acquainted with
many of the noted characters
of the west.
J. W. Davis and J. R.
Weimer have returned from
Harney county, where they
have been looking over their
holdings there. As an illustra
tion of the fertility of tho soil,
thoy brought homo a stack of
sweet clover that measures five
and one-half feet in length, and
bunches of the second crop of
alfalfa that aro two and one
half feet in length. They say
Harney county crops look better
than in any other section that
they passed through.