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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW
A. W. Markle, Editor
. Published Every
At 1 17 Philadelphia street, Portland. Or.
Subscription price $1.00 per year
In Portland, Oregon, as twill matter
of the second class under the Act of Con
rfrcssof March i, 1879
Tho year that has just closed
brought marked changes to St.
Johns, tho most striking of
which was tho establishment
of tho Grant Smith-Porter
Guthrie shipbuilding plant and
tho elevator system. Both are
immense nroiccts and nract
cnllv double tho number of work
ers employed in St. Johns. The
other leading industries have
expanded and added more work
men, until now tho payroll in
St. Johns has increased from
less than $100,000 to approxim
atcly $300,000 per month
Business in general has shown
a marked quickening and there
is more prosperity in evidence
than has ever been the case
locally. What the new year
will bring forth in an industrla
way is only a matter of con
jecturc. but thn future is ful
of bright promise and undoubt
edly more industries will locate
here during the present year,
more rusii'onces will be con
Hlructcd and the march ol pro
gross will continue with in
creasing celerity. I he year
1917 was a very good one for bt,
Johns, but 1918 will in all nro
liability be not less kind to this
favored community. May it
oven excel its predecessor.
High School Happenings
We are pleased this week to
welcome to our school three
nuw students. They are Evelyn
Johnson, a senior, and her sis
ter, Ruby, a freshman, of Falls
City and Hazel Kakes, of Bend
The school play "The Dlunn
poarance of Dora," is coming
along nicely now, and the
Kuhool expects great things
from the cast and from the
newly appointed mauager0sca
At the music assembly
Thursday, ICrmu and Esmn
Griswold sang a duet, "Keep
tho Homo I' ires Burning.'
Thoy represented tho thin;
term class, and judging from
tho applause, the class was wcl
The students returned to
school after their Christmas
holidays refreshed and ready
for work. 1 ho building looker
thoroughly natural and was the
same as ever exci.pt for a new
coat of oil on tho Doors. Most
of the people wero glad to get
buck, pupils as well as teachers,
and everybody was in the best
To thoKO who have not heard
of tho now plan of the Music
Commissioner it may be well to
explain that in succession each
clans is expected to furnish i
musical number on - the pro
gram on their appointed day.
Tho classes up to the fourth
term havo now performed am
the fourth termors will havo
their chance next week.
A reception was given ut the
home of Opal Woimer in honor
of Edith Warliold, a student of
O. A. U. at CorvnlllB, who was
at home on her vacation. Edna
Uollunbuck told tho fortunes of
thoso present in a charming
uuinner, and tho very host kind
of a time was enjoyed by all in
the playing ol games and sing
ing of songs. Popcorn balls
wero served as refreshments.
many good limes wero en
joyed during tho vacation.
among the most notable being
the Alumni party and tho re
caption at tho home of Opal
Woimer. Tho Alumni girls
hold a juvenile party at the
homo of Arlino Shaw on North
Ivanhoo street. All tho guests
camo in childrons clothes.
Bhort, drosses and M knickers"
and the evening was pleasantly
passed playing the games of
childhood, htdo tho thimble,
Since the government has as
sumed control of the railroads
the North Bank train leaving
St. Johns depot at 8:05 a. in.
lias been taken otf. This had
been a well patronized service.
and its removal does away with
tho morning train to Seattle.
However, there is an O. W.
H. & N. passenger train leav
ing Portland at 8:80 a. m. for
Seattle, which goes through tho
tunnel. If the matter was
brought boforo Mr. Win. Mc
Murray of tho Union Pacilic
System by a body of citizens.
there is a possibility that this
train could bo diverted over
tho North Bunk road instead
of through the tunnel, thus giv
ing our people a morning train
to Seattlo and points between.
The Union Pacific System has
always shown a disposition! to
servo tho pcoplo in tho best pos
sible manner, and Mr. McMur
ruy, tho general passenger
agent, has over taken pleasure in
currying that policy out, so
there is little doubt but that
; Peninsula Security! Co,
First National Bank Building
HE GOT THEJNIPER.
An Incident of tha Landing of Our Ma
rlnet In Vara Cruz.
I'll' tu Hiim'm murine know liuw to
'.it illi it rllle; M per tent of tliu force
itiiillllcl, IImIimI bIioIh. Tliero Ik a
lory itliont tliu occupation of Vera
I'rust that tellx of K'imI hootltig nnd a
mire )')'. Our bltiejacfceln wero ninrch
ItiK up llio Htreet fiom tliu l'lar.a bo
tweeit rowa of low two Mlory Iioiikch,
A well tlrifiMcil Mexican Kfiitleiiiiin
with it iit!WMiiipcr over lil.i Uncc, wait
nIIIIiil' on tliu Im loony of tliu house, up
pitrently Intent on watching otirnnlloro
uilvauee, hut hidden under tho paper
lie held it IiIk revolver, and ax our men
went hy ho II red. Tho bullet wero
MtrlMnir, but our olllcerH could hardly
MiHpcct it well tlrcMxed .Mexican, rend
liiK a paper anil looking peacefully on
from hht own limine, of ImiIiik tho
Dropping hlit paper, tho Mexican
went IiimIiIo lo reload. When ho catuu
out iiKalii on (hit balcony tho glint of
Hid gun caught tho attention of I. leu
tenant Colonel Novlllu on horxolmcW
in the I'hmi, n Ihotimiml or nioro yard
away. Through III eight power Held
kIiikx tho colonel wtw plainly tliu Haul)
uf lint MiotM under tho newHpaper.
'(let him," ho wild, turning to hlx or
Thu uian ruined hU rllle, prcuHcu tho
trigger and lliu Mexican fell out of III
chair. Henry Ituutunluhl lu Youth'
WEIGHT OF THE FEET.
Ortattr Whin You Are Aittsp Than
Whan You Ara Awake.
Your feet weigh inure when you nro
itHlccp than when you are uwuko. At
least that In tho conclusion of a aclcti
I Ut who ban experimented with tho
qucrttlou. 'I'll wo test wero conducted
lit a most Interesting manner. TIiuhuu
Jcct wax laid on it long plunk, which
wax then placed upon a croxittree, h co-
saw riixhloii, Thu man upon tho plunk
wax balanced utt thlx crony tree, and
I ho plunk remained at a level without
any etfort upon hlx part. Put tho urn
ineiit that ho went to xlcop It began to
Incline downward at tho end opposite
Thlx experiment wax repeitted with
t number of perxoux belonging to both
hoxex, mid lit every cane tho result was
thu Httiiiu. In no Instance did tho
deeper' head liiclluu toward tho
Thlx phenomenon lx oxphilucd by tho
fart that tho head lx drained of xurplux
blood when it perxon lx asleep, and tho
blood naturally llowx toward tho ex.
tremltlex of tho xleoper. linniedhttt'ly
IhN imikex tho head lighter lit weight,
tho difference being xtilllclent to upset
tho huliiiico of u man resting In the 1H
all Ion described. St. I.ouU Post-Ills-
A Thaodora Thomas Retort.
A ehuructerUtlc Htory Ix told of ouu
of tho tlrst reliuurxulx of the college
choir (of tho Cincinnati College of Mu
tc), at which Theodore Thomua had
repilmandetl boiiio of tho xopruttox
hharply for Inattention. "Ho treatx ux
ax If wo wero inetnbers of hlx orchex
ira!' oxeliilmetl tin Indignant xlnger to
her next neighbor. Thomux overheard
the remark and let It pass for the mo
meut, but at the closo of tho rehcursal,
ax tho performer were leaving tho
btage, ho pa shts I tho lady lu tpiestlon
and, turning to her, imld very iptletly,
but with that biting sarcasm which
tho.so who know him did not euro to
excite, "Madam, you will hitvu to slug
u great deal better than you do now
before I bliull treat you ux 1 treut tho
mcmbcrx of my orchcxtru I" Memoirs
of Theodore Thomux,
Origin of tha T Rail.
Hubert Livingston Stevens sailed
from Now York to Liverpool before tho
udvent of tho ocean steamer. lu thoso
days tho pusxugu took two months, uud
Stevens passed many an hour, Jack,
kulfu in ouu hand and a pleco of wood
u tho other, brooding over a problem
hat hud ofteu worried him how to
run n rullroud without xtouu stringers
for tracks. Ho wanted to get an iron
rail that would "hold'1 nnd would take
tho pluco of tho thin strips fastened to
tho chair of tho roadbed. Just before
ho reuched Kuglaud hlx whittling re-
ottled to hltu tho solution of hlx prob
lem, and that xolutlou took tho form of
V rull with a broud base that could
bo applied direct to u solid wood sup
port. That T rail Is still lu uso on nil
tho railways of tho world.
the clinnuo could be nccornulish-
ed if shown that thero is a large
number of citizens interested
in having it done,
THE PLAY OF "HAMLET."
Does It Always Make tha Dans and tha
In Ids "Notes on Shakespeare's
Workmnnshlp" Hlr Arthur Qulller
Coucli says that "Hamlet" was written
"not for an audlcnco of Gocthcs nnd
Colcrldges, but for nn audience of ordl
nnry men and women," and, speaking
of Its popularity, he myn that to this
day n traveling company of Ilrltlsh?
actors, thrown on their beam ends for
lack of money, having acted this or
that to empty houses, always ns a last
resort ndvcrtlso "Hamlet."
When nn actor takes a bcncllt, "Ham
let" Is tho piece most commonly
chosen. Hut why docs tho
gentleman who enacts thu first grave
digger also chooso "Ilnmlct" for his
I was oncu assisting ut a dress re
hearsal of "Hamlet" when tho first
grnvcdlggsr camo off tho stago In n
passion, lu tho greenroom It exploded
"Why," ho wished to know, "should I
bo treated llku a dog by this conceited
fool?" moaning our Hamlet, of course,
"Ills temper gets viler at every re
hearsat. Surely, after airing his vanity
through four nets, he might bo (pilot
while I havu my llttlu rniyr
"Illess you, Blr." answered nn old
dresser, "It's nlwnys llko that. In theso
forty years I've helped dress, I darn
say, all that number of Hamlels, nnd
Hninlot and the First Urnvodlggcr nl
ways fall out. It's a regular thing.
I've known 'cm to come to blows
Hamlet and first grarcdlgiforl When
you've said that you've said oil and
KEEPING TREES IN HEALTH.
Roots and Crowns Must Da Made to
Well nourished, heulthy trees arc less
llablu to thu attacks of Insects than
those that for lack of sulllclent plant
food mo making a slow and uncertain
growth. To keep trees well fertilized
and lu a vigorous condition Ix tho best
IMisslblu luxuraticu against Insect dep
rvdatlonx and nil fornix of disease.
A soil which supplies abundant till
trluieut nnd moisture Ix tho prlmu rea
ulsllu for successful tree culture. In
thu forest natural conditions nro fa
vorable lu thlx respect, but lu thu open
llnlil or town they nro frequently ipille
tho reverse. Thu roots are robbed of
the required moisture and nlr by heavy
sod or pavements. To grow trees tin.
drr Httch conditions requires sclcntlUe
euro In thu way of fertilizing and prim
lug to maintain proper balance be
tueeii thu roots ami thu crown or top.
If thu nourishment received by the
roots U scanty tho Judicious thinning
out of thu branches of a tree has much
tho siimu effect im soli Improvement
A heavy top cannot bo adequately
nourished by a stinted root growth,
and If not pruned thu effect Ix quickly
Indicated by dying branches hero and
there, nature's way of maintaining
thu right balance between root nnd
crown, It Ix hotter for tho tree to fore
stall nature lu thh respect by timely
and careful pruning. Dead branches
arc not only unsightly, but thu neurit
tliux left urn slow to luxil nnd luvltu
dlseaxu and decay. Treu Talk.
Among distinguished women who havo
hclicd to tdicd light upon abstruse sub
Jeclx wax Citrollnu Lucre! In Herschel,
the not ci 1 astronomer. Khu wax thu
daughter of a musician of Hanover.
Her early education wax designed to
lead to it musical career, Kho accom
panied her brother, William after
ward thu Illustrious Kir William Her
schel-to linghiud. Hrother and sister
soon turned their attention to astrono
my, nnd in 17DS Caroline published a
Catalogue of Stars." Until Hlr Wll
thin, died lu IS'.J she wax content for
tho most part to Ikj known only nx hlx
assistant, hut later she engaged In
many original and lndccndcut Invest!
nations, situ devoted seclal attention
to tho discovery of comets, and claim
ed priority lu tho discovery of at least
Tho telephone bell rang with nnxlotix
persistence, Tliu doctor tuts we red tho
"Yexl" ho said.
"Oh, doctor," said it worried voice,
'something seems to havo happened to
my wife. Her mouth seems sot, uud
she can't say a word I"
"Why, sho may havo lockjaw, snld
thu medtcul man.
"On you think so? Well. If you nru
up mix wuy some unto next wceg i
wish you would step lu and sco what
you can do for her." Hurper'x Mugu
lue. War Endings.
No great war of modern times has
ended during tho whiter months, nor.
with tho exception of the Uusso-Jap-
aueso wur, hits any begun then. Cor u
rentury all wurx havo begun lu thu
spring, summer or early autumn uud
ended between March uud August.
8katea on tha Flour Barrel,
If your tlour barrel Is hard to get at
nail n discarded roller skato tut each
Fldu of tho bottom of the barrel. With
tho aid of these and a handle or kuob
fastened on thu front of tho barrel you
will havo no further dltllculty lu mov
ing It out when necessary.
"Well, have you been tlxlns your
"Keen digging trenches," declared
Congressman I'lubdub. "I'm lu for u
real tight." Kunsus City Journal.
If you would have it faithful servant
nnd one that you llku servo yourself.
Mrs. Frank A. Rice
VIOLIN AND PIANO
Studio: 509 W. John Street
Telephone Columbia 3S9
Cards of thanks notices are
charped for at tho rato of fifty
cents each. Persons desirinc to
inve such notices published
should make u note of this.
Soft Drinks, Candles, Cigars
Drop in and see Jeff and have a
glass of that Happy, Hoppy drink,
Mixo. JKFF PITCHFORD,
Teacher of Piano
Technic mid hand development.
Pupils developed from beginning to
Studios ,'078 Columbia bldg.
812 North Kellogg street.
Phones Muiii 3319; Col. 591.
HELENE OGSBURY WILLIAMS
Teacher of Singing v
Pupil of John Claire Monteith
Studio 812 North Kellogg
PERRY C. STROUD
First National Dnnlc Building
ST. JOHNS . - . ORECON
Mrs. Gabriel Puliin
Available for Concerts and Recitals
9G5 Lombard Street, corner Wall
Phone Columbia 182
to the Wise
Good Standard Peas 2 for 25c
Tomatoes a'js, 2 for 25c
Suiders' Catsup 23c
A good Catsup, large btl 15c
small btl toe
Kraut, per quart 10c
201 N, Jersey SI, Corner Alia SI,
First Trust 8 Savings
OF ST. JOHNS
1302 Kust Kcsscndcn Street
I'hone Columbia 10G
Officers and Directors
F. A. RICE. Pietldent and Cn.hier
1 1. HENDERSON. Vice Prc.ldent
CEO. I. I1ROOKS. Secretary
P. S. DOERNUECI IER
Four per cent interest
paid on time and sav
' Rentals and Real
Transfer and Storage
Corner Charleston nml Ivanhoe Streets
Owner may tnlce out ami return as
iloircd. Charges, $3,00 Jkt month.
All kinds of Draying.
I'houc Columbia 72
W.J. GlUtraj). M.I). K.U. Seely, M.I),
Drs. Gilstrap & Seely
Physicians and Surgeons
Glasses Accurately Pitted
9:00 to 12 M. Ol'l'lCHS
lillO to 4:30 1'. M. l'irst Natioual
7:00 to 8:00 1'. M. Hank IluiltUiiB
bumlayt, U.UO to 1U:U A. M.
Notice to Creditors
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon, tor Multnomah county.
lu tlte matter ol tue estate oi i nomas
Matthew Smith, deceived.
Notice is hereby given that the under-
tnueil. I'rett Mititii, lias been anrointeii
executor ot the estate ot 1 nomas .Mat
thew Smith, deceased, by the County
Court of the State of Oregon for the
County of Multuomah, and has duly
qualified us such.
All persons having claims against said
estate ure hereby notified and required
to present the tame, duly verified as re-
liifred by law, to Mid executor at the
luce ot tits attorney, j. i. jonusou.au
Spalding building, Portland, Oregon, ou
or before six mouths from the date of
tirst publication of this notice.
must unit tirst tmuitsueti ueceuioer
U, 1917. l'RKD SMITH.
Hxecutor of the Itstate of
Thomas Matthew Smith.dec'd.
J. J. Johnson, 314 Spalding bldg.,
(5t) Attorney for said Hstate.
f4oU Um UUI pa jcur eM.
Ladies Home Journal
Hand-made Packs, Loggers, Cruisers
and High Grade Goodyear Welts
We can recommend them to the most exacting trade
as first class in, every respect, made in different
heighths and weights to suit different kinds of wear.
Priced, $5.50 to $14.00.
See our Shipbuilders' Special at $8.00.
"Sawyer" Brand Slickers
STUDIO, 215 N. Syracuse St.
Phone Col. 302
EDMONDSON & CO.
Plumbing IIcatinK & Tinning!
We Repair Aluminum "Ware
l'hottc Col. 92 107 S. Jersey St.
St. Johns Undertaking Go.
208 N, Jersey btreet
l'ltonc: Cotittiibiu T27
Gel Our Pr'ces before Going lo Podlind
"DR7 J. VINTON SCOTT""
OITice Hour 9-12 to 1:30-7
retiiuatila Hank Itltltr.
Oflice ritoite Columbia 140
Kcsiilent I'hone Columbia 274
PENINSULA TITLE ABSTRACT I REALTY CO
H. HENDERSON, Manager
402 N, Jartey Street
Abstract of Title Prepared
I'hone Columbia 255
FOR COAL & WOOD
OF ALL KINDS SEE
EDLEFSEN FUEL CO.
Oregon Builtlinp, 5 & Oak
Phone Broadnay 70
Or Leave Orders at SI, Johns Hardware Go.
Mill wood mostly Itislile.laive percent
age dry enouuli for immediate use f3.25.
coal jo.w ami up.
317 N. .1ERSEY ST.
Come iu aud hear the Emer
son Records. Seven in. double
disk 25c; play on all machines.
Something you have been
All the latest songs and pa
triotic pieces in stock at all
times, Over 2000 to select
We handle all makes Ma
chines aud Records, new aud
second hand. We repair all
makes of talking machines.
Look over our display
COUCH & CO
Merchandise of Merit
ITU! rr r--l-
BKAL-IT IB NOT IUIAL GnAVBLV
You Must Get Good veal
Specials for Saturday
Fresh Pork Back Bones 3 lb. 25c
Beef Pot Roasts - 1 5 and 1 7c
Spate Ribs - - - 20c
Boiling Beef - 10 and 12c
ST. JOHNS CASH MARKET
HARRY IMBODEN, Prop.
Phone Columbia 2j WE DELIVER 109 N. Jersey Street
Beautiful gray or
black adult oakt,
hearie, box, 2 autoa,
embalming and rfln-
d scrvlca for ,.
Funerals if desired for 20, ?30. 40. $G0. Higlter priced funerals in p-o.
portion. We manufacture caskets. Lady assistant.
Deautiful funeral chapel.
MILLER & TRACEY
Main 2691 Independent Funeral Dlrectorel ' A 78BS
Washington at Ella Street, Between 20th and 21st Street, West Side
ST. JOHNS BRANCH OFFICE
W. A. ANDREWS,
511 S. Kdisou
"Tower" Brand Slickers
Whin you ehtw Crly
tou urt Bttlar S.tlifl.tf.
A Llttlt Chtw It Cfloughl
nd It Uiti a Lent Whll
Tht Good Grsvaty Tit
A n nnllru ,a nnnnr ry r i
J?X,0rntly9iAiMCi OuwuXi. "VJiT" BjkL
PIPE HIS EXPRESSION! HE l
THINKS HE IS HAPPY WITH
THAT DIG CUD OF HIS -BUT
YOU'VE GOT IT ALL OVER
HIM. YOU CAN READ MY
BILLBOARD AND CHEW I
WITHOUT THIS BUAL
To be safe and satisfied.
It's a Ioiik way to good
meats .sometimes, unless
you come to this establish
meut. No meat is more
tempting, none more deli
cious in flavor than good
veal. Not cut too soon
and perfectly conditioned.
Phone Columbia 883