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    Kfitorlcnl Society
Dtroted to th Intertill of th Penlniula, (be Manufacturing Center of (hi Northwtit
Old Serlei, Vol. XI, N. 33
VOL. 14
NO. 3
Death of Mrs. Balch
The Stamp Tax Law
Duck JVheat Seized
Thanksgiving Day
High School Happenings
St. Johns' Roll of Honor
Now is Time to Enlist
Mrs. Clnrn J. Balch died at
the homo of her father. II. C.
Goddard. 713 East Richmond
street, Saturday, November
21th. acred about 58 years
Cancer of the stomach was the
cause of her death, after an
illness of about five months. It
is said that the deceased had
more than 5.000 relatives re-
siding in different parts of the
United States including which
are three sons and one daughter.
She was born in the state of
Now York arid for the past four
years has resided in St. Johns.
Mrs. Balch, but better known ns
"Mother Balch," was a woman
who was loved by all her
friends and all who knew her.
The funeral services were held
Sunday nftornoon at 2 o'clock,
at the residential parlors of
Miller & Tracey, undertakers,
Rev. McCloud, of Portland. ofH
ciuting at the service. Inter
ment in Columbia cemetery.
His Place Will Be Filled
In this fair world in which
we dwell no man's so greatly
needed that when they toll his
passing bell his going is much
heeded. Today we see a shin
ing guy of whom the world is
talking, and we remark, "If ho
should die 'twould set tho planet
rocking. Oh, it would jolt thip
country hard, to lose this
human pattern: the solar sys
tarn would be jarred from Juni
per to Saturn." And then this
man of mighty brains is taken
with tho colic, and fifty-seven
kinds of pains around liis in
nards frolic. Tho doctors round
his couch have swarmed as
thick as they were able, and in
the end we aro informed that
ho has slipped his cable. The
great man's deadl And still
the sun its daily bonfire raises,
and still tho stars, when day is
done, como forth and shino like
blazes. Tho government wags
on tho same, dissatisfaction
giving, and men pursue tho
same old gamo they played
when ho was living. Tho fame
ho worked so long to build has
vanished, ns enchanted; tho
great man's place is promptly
filled, tho great man's dead and
planted. Walt Mason.
Meets Every Wednesday
The first meeting of tho St.
Johns Red Cross Auxiliary for
sewing was held in tho library
Wednesday of last week, with
tho following ladies present:
Miss Cormany, Mrs. T. T.
Parker, Mrs. J. M. Shaw, Mrs.
Bonham, Mrs. J. Gilmore, Miss
Gilmore, Mrs. J. Harney, Mrs.
A. W: Vincent, Mrs. H. Brice,
Mrs. S. Downey. Mrs. R. D.
Douglas. Mrs. S. A. Mulkey,
Mrs. W. R. Evens, Mrs. W. J.
Gilstrap and Mrs. Kilton. Good
progress was made in sewing, a
number of garments being com
pleted like the two models fur
nished. Tho next meeting will
be Wednesday, Dec. 5, an all
day meeting. If anyone has a
sewing machine that they can
loan to the workroom, communi
cate with Miss Corwany, Col
umbia 108. Reporter.
A Pleasant Surprise
Dean Elliott was given a sur
prise at his home, 719 S. Jersey
street, Saturday evening, by a
number of friends. Games
were played and refreshments
were served. Those present
were: Bertha and Bessie Lauth,
Edna Martin, Verda Carley,
Erna Haskell. Rutl) Weiss,
Ruby and Dorothy Walker,
Pearl and Irene McQuarrie.
Dorothy Melton, Bonnie Wagner
and Nina Hops; Dean Elliott,
Romano Strickland, Lloyd Mar
tin. Harvey Melton. Joe Ward,
Robert Haskens, William Car
ley. Mra. Simons, Ivy Burk and
Gladys Elliott assisted in the
entertainment. Every one had a
fine time.
J. F. Gillmore reports the
following sales in the past ten
days: Five room house for Mr.
Peterson, to G. H. Pantenburg,
ot Newberg, located in the J.
C. Scott Addition, for 31500;
Five room house on East
Mohawk street for Mr. Thomp
son to E. J. Thompkins of Wood
burn, for $1300; ten acres of
land at Beaverton for Mrs. C. J.
Pennicord to J. Haine for
Tho stamp tax on legal in
atrutnents, provided for in, the
recently enacted war revenue
measure, will go into effect
Saturday. On and after that
date revenue stamps must be
affixed to notes, drafts, deeds,
certificates of stock, powers of
attorney and other legal papers.
Severe penalties are provided
for failure to comply. Exemp
tions from this tnx are provided
for bonds, notes or other instru
ments issued by the United
States, by foreign governments,
or by states and territories,
subdivisions, or municipalities:
and for stocks and bonds issued
by co operative building and
loan associations which are
organized and operated exclus
ive v for the benefit of their
members and make loans only
to their shareholders, or by
mutual ditch or irrigating com
The penalty for failing to
affix the proper amount of
stamps to designated lcgnl docu
ments or papers is fixed nt not
more than $100 for each ofTense,
while tho penalty for fraudulent
use or alteration is not more
than S1000. or by imprisonment
for not more thnn five years,
or both, in the discretion of the
Included in tho revenue meas
ure and subject to stamp tax
aro playing cards, which must
pay a tax of 5 cents a package
and parcel post packages on
which the postage amount to
25 cents or more, bearing a 1
ior cent tax for every 25 cents
postage or fraction thereof. No
package may bo transported un
til the tnx is affixed.
Following, in summary, aro
the documents subject to stamp
tax, and tho amount of tax:
Bonds, debentures, or certill-
catcs of indebte Inaas issued on
and after December 1, 1917, by
any person, corporation, part
ners in. or association, on each
$100 of face valuation or frac
tion thereof, 5 cents, Livery
renewal of tho foregoing shall
bo taxnd as n new issue. In
demnity and surety bonds, for
the indemnifying of nny per
son, corporation or partnership,
or corporation who shall have
been bound or engaged as sure
ty, and all bonds for tho due
enacting of any contract, obliga
tion or renuirement. or ofilcinl
bonds, and to account for
money received, 50 cents. Poli
cies of reinsurance aro exempt
from tho tax imposed by this
Tho tax on each original issue
of capitnl stock, whether on or
ganization or reorganization, on
each ' $100 or face value or frac
tion thereof, shall bo 5 cents
a share. If tho actual value
s in excess of $100 n share, the
tux Bhall be 5 cents on each $100
of actual value or fraction there
of. Capital stock, sales or trans
fers, on each 51UU ot face vaiuo
or fraction thereof, shall pay
2 cents, and where such shares
aro without pnr value the tax
shall be 2 cents on tho transfer
or salo or agreement to sell on
each share. If in excess of
$100 a share, tho tax shall be
based on each $100 of actual
value or fraction thereof.
Sales of produce on exchange
are taxed as ioiiows: upon
each sale, agreement of salo,
or agreement to sell, including
so called transferred or scratch
sales, and products or mer
chandise covered by such sale
or agreement, 2 centB, and for
each additional $100 or frac
tional part thereof in excess of
$100, 2 cents.
Drafts and checKs payauie
otherwise than by sight or on
demand, promissory notes, ex
cept bank notes issued for cir
culation, and for each renewal of
the same, for a sum not exceed
incr $100. 2 cents: for each ad-
d tional $100 or fractional part,
2 cents. Conveyances, deeds,
instruments, or writings where
bv any reaUy shall be conveyed
or assigned, when the considera
tion or value of any lien or en
cumbrance remaining thereon
at the t me of sale, exceeds
$100 and does not exceed $500,
tax of 50 cents, and for each
additional $500 or fraction there
of. 50 cents.
Entry of any goods or mer
chandise at any custom house,
either for consumption or ware
housing, not exceeding $100 in
value, a tax of 25 cents: exceed
ing $100 and not exceeding
$500 in value, 50 cents; exceed
incr S500 in value. $1. Entry
for the withdrawal of any goods
or merchandise from customs
bonded warehouse, 50 cents.
Passage tickets, one way or
round trin. for each passenger,
sold or issued in the United
States for Dassace by any vessel
to a port or place not in the
Over 30,000 pounds of wheat
was seized Saturday by ollicers
of the federal food administra
tion for Oregon, acting under
authority of the law department
of the food administration at
Washington and in conjunction
with the United States at
torney's office in Portland. The
grain wns seized at various
duck hunting preserves nlong
tho Columbia river, where it
had been stored ns food for wild
ducks. About 90 per cent of
this wheat has been approved
by government grain experts ns
suitable for milling purposes.
The food administration has
ruled that the practice of feed
ing grain of good quality to
wild ducks is wasteful and has
ordered that all such grain
lound in storage on hunting
preserves be requistloned lor
government use. Owners of
wheat seized and sealed are
bcintr notified to shin this grain
to the food administration 'grain
corporation where it will be pur
chased neenrding to grade and
the owners will bo reimbursed
to that extent. Food administra
tion officials have samples of
other lots of wheat shipped to
hunters, and the exact amount
of each lot. These shipments
total mora than tho amount
seized. Hunters whose pro
serves have not been visited by
officials from tho department of
justice aro advised to refrain
from feeding any more wheat
until their supply has been in
spected. Samples may be sub
mitted to tho office of tho fed
eral food administration for
Oregon, 401 Northwestern
National Bank building. Many
duck hunters have voluntarily
and cheerfully complied with a
previous request that no grain
lie usad to attract du.-ks to their
preserves and others have
ceased shooting altogether for
tho period of the war. Other
hunters are using potntocs too
small for market and carrots ns
a substitute, and report success.
To Celebrate Anniversary
The Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union, of St. Johns,
known as the "Deborah Living
ston Union," will celebrate
their twelfth nnniversury of tho
organization next Monday nt
tho homo of Mrs. J. C. Scott,
102 Centra nvenue. Wo hope
to sco nt this meeting overy
woman of St. Johns who has
been a member of tho W. C.
T. U. in St. Johns or in nny
other place in tho world, and in
addition to these we hope to
see every woman who is at all
interested in tho work of this
organization. Como and enjoy
the afternoon with us. There
will be music and reading, sev
eral selections of each, and
there will also bo opportunity
for all to tako part in the dis
cussion of tho subject for tho
afternoon, "Employment for
People Above I'ifty Years of
Age: What About tho Olser
Theory?" Wo are also very de-
sirious of having all our White
Ribbon Recruits present. Wo
expect to havo some additions.
Como at two o'clock. uenorter.
United States, Canada or Mex
ico. If costing not exceeding
$30. a $1 tax: more than $30
and not exceeding ifw, tax oi
$3; costing more than $G0, tnx
of $5. Passage tickets of $10
or less shall be exempt from
Proxies for voting at any
election for officers or meeting
for thn transact on of business
of any incorporated company or
association, other than relig
ious, charitable fraternal, or
literary societies or public ceme
teries, a tax of 10 cents.
Power of attorney is taxed at
25 cents; providing that no
stamps shall be required upon
any papers necessary to be used
ior tne collection oi cmirim
from the United States or any
state 'for pensions, back pay,
bounty, or ior property lost in
the military or naval service,
or upon powers oi attorneys
reauired in bankruptcy cases.
The act provides for the sales
of tax stamps at postothces.
They may also be obtained,
Portland, at the ollice of
Milton A. Miller, Collector of
Internal Revenue.
Officials who show' increased
receipts and reduced overhead
with improved service in their
department are going to bo in
demand by the taxpayers. In
creasing office holders and rais
ing official salaries is not what
taxpayers want,
Give thanks! Thanksgiving day
is here;
But once it comes in every
There is one thing I'd like to
Wo ought to give thanks every
In sixteen hundred, twenty-ono,
We find when harvest work was
Our PilgrimB held then a feast
A Harvest Festival, so they say.
In sixteen hundred, twenty
Wc find as we read history,
A drought was threatening all
the and.
To pray there came a little
While lifting up their hearts in
Somo drops of rain came falling
The meeting changed thanks
then to give,
As withering crops would grow
and live.
When crops were taken from
the Held.
They offered thanks for tho big
This custom they have kept,
they say.
And called that time Thanks-
cr v ng Day.
When the Revolution ended
This method wc sco extended
To tho Middle States, and wc
Tho Western states come close
The states down South were
very slow.
This system to adopt, you know.
Somo kept this day, and now
wo see,
Since eighteen hundred, sixty
Our President each year pro-
A legal holiday for tho same.
And then the governors of each
Send out n notice, time and
And papers our attention cnll
A day to bo observed by nil.
November was tho month they
Tho fourth Thursday, it's that
way yet.
Give thanks for what? I hear
you suy,
You havo more this 1 hanks-
civinir Dnv.
If you will pauso and look
There's lots of things that can
bo found;
So many things 'twould bo a
To tako up spaco right here to
It's a feast dny. good eats to all
Though what somo have is
mighty small.
Our kin folks como from near
and far.
In their farm riurs or auto car:
Somo como by boat, others by
Somo u few days with you re
'Tis then for "good eats" wc
And wo see that wo havo our
"Oofnii flxaf " tun ntnaf linnr in
II. Ob, ItlUUli ...
When lots of goodies 'round we
You may offer thanks for what
is best,
But health we place above the
Your attention I want to cull,
When that is gone you have lost
Give thanks for health, which
one can't buy
With all tho gold beneath the
sky.-O. O. Smith.
Will Give a Dance
Thn Rnphnlor Club will civo a
flnncfi in the akatinir rink a few
days before Christmas, tho pro
ceeds from which will bo devoted
to the Red Cross fund. It has
been the annual custom of the
Bachelor Club to give entertain
ments prior to Christmas in or
der to raise funds for destitute
families of St. Johns, but this
vnnr thn hovs sav they have
been unable to find any real
destitution here,' and tnereioro
will raise funds for Red Cross
purposes this year instead. It
is a matter of much gratifica
tion that destitution has been
eliminated from St. Johns. The
date of tho dance will bo an
nounced later.
fiifTnrd TMnchot now concedes
the importance of immediate
wntni- nmvni" lpiMHlfitinn on a
basis of fifty year leaBo on fair
terms to secure investment of
capital and hasten power de
"The Disappearance of
Dora" has been selected for
the school play. Watch for
further announcements.
Prospects for a good basket
ball team are fav.orable. The
boys will start practicing short
ly after Thanksgiving.
The Manual Training'boys arc
busy making toys for tho Red
Cross Sale to be held in the
public auditorium on tho sixth
and seventh of December.
About ono hundred of the
James John students took ad
vantage of tho unusual oppor
tunity to sec the drama. "Mer
chant of Venice." on Monduy
night. English IV is now read
ing tho piny, while others of
the advanced classes rend it
last year; hence the discussion
and criticism of the Ben
Greet presentation was an
imated. Many of those who went
to tho game waited during the
interval before the Y. W. C. A.
parlors, which the association
kindly opened to them.
The pupcr campaign is as
interesting as ever, each class
being eager to cop the pennant
offered to the winner. Tho
results so far are: 1st termers,
1840 lbs: 2nd termers. 720 lbs;
3rd tcrmerB,G57 lbs; '1th termers,
502 lbs.; Juniors 2153 lbs; Sen
iors 1389 lbs. lhe proceeds
will bo turned over to the Stu
dent Body Treasury.
Tho activity of the campaign
closed at noon Wednesday, but
these notes went to press
too early to report final results.
"Jnmcs John broiwht its 1917
football season to n whirlwind
finish Monduy bv whitewash
ing Jefferson 2G-0. This wns
ono of tho biggest surprises of
tho year, us jcucrson nciu
Franklin, the tonnotchers. to
two touchdowns in the chnm-
t) bnship battle last Friday.
James John finishes tho sen-
son in second plnco by virtue
of its unexpected victory Mon
day. A crowd of about 500
persons, equally divided be
tween the rival schools, turned
nut mul wnn trnntnd to nsj fdHt
mid exciting an exhibition as
has been played tins year.
James John wound up tho sea-
boh with n garrison nnisn, scor
ing two touchdowns in the Inst
two minutes of play.
Tho Ural quarter was score
less and hard fought, but gave
Mm finiH nn inklintr of tho hp r I ok
of explosions in store for them.
Willieford attempted n field
goal from tho 30 yurd line, but
Plummor intorcontod Junius
John's first attempted pass, but
Herman schroeuor pickeu tne
linll nut nf the nir n few
momont8 later when Joircrson
tried to pass.
Tho second quarter opened
with a thriller. Bill Schroeder
triml tn shnnt n imss over the
Jefferson goal, but Plummor in
tercepted it on tho one yard
line. James John tried to do
the next best thing and throw
Plnmmnr nnrnss his own troul
for n touchback, but the husky
fullback was too foxy and re
turned tho ball to tho 10 yard
line, where Willoford kicked
to safety. Receiving Jefferson's
punt, James John marched the
ball right back again, and by
straight foot ball hung up the
first touchdown. Herman Schroe
der scoring. Jefferson blocked
the kick in.
James John opened the final
half bv plowing strnight along
to 'Jefferson's 20 yard line,
where it lost the ball on the only
fumble of the gnme. Willeford
torpedoed tho James John line
nnd bucked tho ball up to the
35 yard marker. James John
held Jellerson for downs, and
for the first time opened up its
fnmmiH forward nnss svstcm.
Bill Schroeder passed to Girt
for 10 yards, to Smith for 10
yards, and finally directly over
the goal to smith, wno neatiy
hooked tho 15 yard transfer and
scored n touchdown. Schroeder
kicked goal.
Jefferson opened the nnal per
infl hv tr-vintr to beat James
John at its own game. Plum
mer hooked iu yard pass on tne
first play, but Wulf. of tho op
position, intercepted the next
attempt. Two passes, Bill
Schroeder and Smith, the first
fnr :) nnd the second ior lu
yards, put the ball across Jeffer
son's goal for another touch
down. Bill Schroeder kicked
goal. Jefferson, desperate,
tried tho kill-or-curo pass
system, but the plan backfired
when Bill Schroeder intercepted
fhn initial miss nnd skirted
.Inffnrnnn'H loft side for a final
touchdown. Schroeder missed
goal, All in all, James. John
Following is a list of those
from St. Johns who havo enlist
ed in Undo Snm'B service and
who are now at the different
training camps. We probably
overlooked somo, as it is ex
ceedingly difficult to learn them
all. So if you know of any
overlooked, will you kindly fur
nish their names, so that they
may be added to St. Johns Roll
of Honor.
Taylor M. Whitmore. Athlll
W. Irvine, Donne II. Knowles,
Enrl II. Knowles, Theodore
Olin, Claude E. Harris, Russell
Poff. R. P. Galloway. Chas. E.
Gurlick, Murne Donaldson,
Glenn Haskell, Roy Clnrk, Ben
jamin Swan, Hubert Martin,
Leon Soruer, Donald Strickland,
Lowell Anderson, John LnVillctt,
Frank L. Thompson, Orin Lear,
Hal J. Davis. Donald N. Trow
bridge, Bert Larson, Alnn Ruth
erford, Homer Plnskott, Henry
Brandenburg, J. W. Welch, Da
vid Bowe. Clyde Heath. Walter
Mayer, Fred Scmalling, John
Bogg8, Ernest Johnson, Hiram
Entingcr. Kenneth Simmons,
Thornton Toole, Eugene Hiutt,
Dowo Walker, August Jensen,
Ray Myer. Waller Pearson, El
mer M miles. Roy Gngnou. Har
old and Arthur Holcomb, Lester
D. nnd Basil B, Smith, Bryant
Kilkenny, Paul Rude, Emory
Gillmore, Lewis Wirth, Harold
Meredith. Ray Hawkins. Hugh
Ward, Kindle C Snttcrlee, Gor
don und Wilbur Bellinger, Zeltn
Rice. John O'No ill. Hurry Tru-
man, Frank Green, Wulter Rick
son, Frank Whitney, Thomas
Reynolds, Cnrlyle Cunningham,
Percy Smith, Frank Whitney,
Arthur C. Clark, Alphonso Fox,
Hurry G. Hughes. Geo. Downoy,
Thos. E., Edward G. nnd Ingolf
WillikBon, F. Edward Isbcll.
gnvo tho neatest exhibition of
tho vear. Wulf and tho bciiroe-
der brothers did the starring,
while Plummor and Willoford
deserve Jefferson's high honors.
Considering tho records of
somo oi tne larger bcuoois,
James John hits mado a good
showing the first two years in
tho league, Bcorlng a total oi
seven points tho first yeur, a
feat which muny league leaders
failed to accomplish. 'Ihls
year James John has fourteen
points against them with 210
scored on opponents. With
about 80 boys in tho school,
James John managed to turn
out n team which defeated the
thrco largest schools in tho
league. The James John team
accepted tho challenge of
Everett. Wash., nnd left Tues
day night to play on Thanks
giving, iho loiiowing men
comprise tho squad: Delbort
Dny, I'Jverett Dny, .lonn wuit,
Dick Girt. Mux Sterns. Bill
Schroeder, Herman Schroeder,
Charles Spackmnn, uusscii
Moyor, Russell Smith, Joseph
Toole, Donald Schnier, i.ouis
Dunsmore. Oliver Jessup.Kelsoy
Cook nnd Coach Strong. Thoy
will return Saturdny, John Mc
Gregor accompanied tho team ns
referee. At a short assembly
Tuesday morning tho boys woro
given a rouBing sond qii. mo
team knows tho support of tho
school oven if thoy could not
attend the game.
If you want job printing done
don't overlook us. Wo want to
do all tho printing for St. Johns
!iuoiiu. I'ur cumiiiuiciui jii mi
ng this office is well equipped
and wo know how to do it.
Prices are ower than tho same
class of work is done in Port
land, becauso our expenses aro
less. Any support along tho
printing lino that uny citizen or
business man can give us will bo
highly appreciated. Pleuse don't
At the inquest held on Tues
day morning concerning tho
death of William Rowe, who
was killed last Thursday in St.
Johns, when u street car crash
ed into the rear end of an auto
truck, the jury was unable to
fix responsibility lor the acci
dent. Tho evidence revenled
the fuct that neither motor
man nor truck driver had suffi
cient warning of danger until
too lato to avert tho crash, Con
flicting testimony concerning
the speed of the car und truck
was otercd. 'lhick log was
declared to have mado the ac
cident possible.
"Pentecosts I have Seen."
will bo tho sermon subject at
tho Methodist church Sunday
morn l nir and in the evening.
"Rlnmincr God" will be exnosed
as a common cloak for defeut
and sin,
If ynu want to be a volunteer,
now is the time to enlist. After
December 15, when tho new
draft regulations become effec
tive, men of draft age will not
be permitted to enlist voluntar
ily in the army, navy or marine
corps. Under the now classi
fication system through which
tho draft will be conducted
after Questionnaires to be sent
every registered mnn in the
next few weeks have been an
swered and returned to local
boards, these men will be held
for service under tho draft.
Heretofore any man of draft
age who had not been called up
before his local board for physi
cal examination could enlist vol
untarily if ho so desired. This
will continue to be the case un
til December 15, but on that
date the new rule goes into
effect. There tire only two ex
ceptions to this rule. Here is
the exact languuge of the regu
lations in regard to the first ex
ception: "Upon presentation
to a recruiting ollicor of n cer
tificate by his local board to the
effect that his class und order
number are bo low that he is
not within the current quota of
his local board, any registrant
may enlist voluntarily in tho
Navy or in tho Mnrlne CorpB."
But no provision is mndo for
voluntary enlistment of men
of draft ago in tho Armv. Tho
other exception has to do with
medical students, hospital in
ternes, dentists, dental stud
ents, veterinarians or veterin
ary students, who will bo per
mitted under regulations to be
drawn up by the Surgeon Gen
eral or tho Army, to enlist in
tho Enlisted Reserve Corps of
tho Medical Department. The
new rulo docs not allcct volun
tary enlistment by men not of
draft age. Adjutant General,
Portland. ,
Taxes to Be Hi
Portland is confronted by a
city tnx rate of eleven millB,
tho highest in tho city's His
tory. This high rato is not tho
fault of tho city commission, us
tho cost of operating the city
government is fnr lower than
for nearly nil other cities oi
Portland's cluss. Tho high tnx
rato is tho direct result of Port
land's propensity for going into
debt. Interest payments on
bonded indebtedness incurred
by Portland tiro fur higher
than any in any other city of
its class in America except
Seattle. Portland rushed head-
lonir into debt, and for many
years its taxpayers will pay tho
over mounting interest bills.
I' or years tho Voter has been
predicting tho high rates that
inevitably would bo imposed
tomootthoso intoroflt payments.
Wo predict now. thnt tho tax
rates for a number of years in
Portland will bo eleven mills
higher, bo that the interest as
it falls duo may he paid. What
a comparison witli tho livo and
six mills tax ratos paid by Port
land taxpayers for municipal pur
poses during tho golden years
whon our people recklessly sanc
tioned bond issues for tho im
provements that cost so little at
tho time but which now must
ho paid for! To provide for
Portland's needs, much more
expenditure will bo required:
but let prudence and financial
judgment bo coupled with
courage in meeting these now
nepds as thoy becomo manifest.
Thus may wo bo enabled to en
joy tho benefits of civic better
ment without tho necessity oi
levying so heavily to meet in
terest and principal of debt in
curred so easily and without
thought for the future. An
average of $4.12 per capita for
191(5 was paid as interest on
debt by 213 American cities of
over 30,000 population. Port
land paid $5.85 per capita for
interest charges during the
samo year, more than one-third
tho cost of operating all tho
departments of tho city govern
ment. Oregon Voter.
The Portland Garbage Co. is
nrmiarpri to remove rubbish of
any nature from tho residences
and business places ot fat. Johns
at 75c per month for residences
and from business places at
reasonable rates. Calls, mado
every Saturday. Leavo orders
at St. Johns Hardware, or phono
Woodlawn 2G93.
Will there bo a Victrola in
our homo this Xmus? Curriu
Say a So.