St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, May 09, 1919, Image 1

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Memorial Day Thoughts
Wo hnvo been requested to
publish the following article. It
offers much food, for thought:
Every newspaper you pick up
those dayB advertises some kind
of Bport that "will start May
30." Why May 30? What on
earth makes' all the ball players,
fist fighters, tennis champions
and golf fiends want to start
on May 30. Some fool women
in Now York have a new fad.
They want to have a parade of
broken down work horses on
May 30. A lot of these sporty,
gnat brains come right out and
suy "on Memorial Day." Wo
will bo glad and don glad rags
and root for our favorite fad in
snorts. Ah this is dcplornblc.
Not tho sports themselves, but
the tendency to fasten in the
minds of tho American people the
idea that Memorial Day, May 30,
which is a legal holiday in 10
States in tho Union, 1b estab
lished for a joyous holiday,
much play and more eating. We
have about 20 joy days; 1 guess
more when you sum them nil up,
ho why Boizo upon tho most sue
red of all our holidays to start
tho sporting season,
May 30 has come to bo recog
nized in ovcry Statu but the
eight really Southorn States us
the National Sabbath of Patriot
ism. A day when men, women
and children should pause and
gather in social centers to tell
tho tales of heroism of the men
who worq tho blue, and to re
flect on what that heroism
means to us who are living to
day. Tho day was established
by the Grand Army of the Re
public, May 30, 1808, for the
purposu of commemorating the
ideals of tho dcud of tho 'Union
Army, n day that has been held
in such tender respect thut 40
of tho greatest States of the
Union have gravely incorporat
ed it into their laws, not for
"sports," but that tho people of
tho State might pausu for a day
and think of their mighty dead.
A veteran soldier said of Kan
bus: "States are not great, ex
cept as men may make them,
Men arc not great, except they
do and dare." Rut for tho men
who fought the battles for tho
Union, and their sturdy conten
tion for right nnil Justice for
many years after tho battle flags
were furled, tho United States
would be only u third rate na
tion todav.
But for the four years of awful
fighting, when tho Nation's life
was in tho balance, thcro would
bo no nation today. We would
be in tho condition of tho was
pish littlo nutions controlled by
banditti overseas. Tho right
won nt a cost in lives ami money
that staggered tho Nation. Tho
United States Government did
mighty littlo for tho returning
veterans compared with what is
being dono todav. There- were
no triumphal arches in endur
ing marblo, no pensions commen
surate with the perils endured,
no waiting jobs, no soft berths
for returning soldiers. Tho re
turning armies passed in review
in Vragged regimentals" an
army of tramps, in appearunce,
and went homo in that plight.
Tho fires wero dead in the forge,
the farms had grown to weeds,
the carpenters tools wero rusty,
and the boys were too old to tako
ip the dog-eared school books
they had left in the knife-scarred
desks. There were no "voca
tional" schools, no schools for
blinded soldiers. The shell shock
ed went on in that condition or
died in insane asylums.
Yet out of all this riot of ruin.
the men who made the Union
rose supreme, and for more than
40 years after the war were the
cuildins element in the Nation.
They opened the great West
and followed the sun to its set
ting out over the Pacific. They
penetrated the forests of the
North into the gold fields of the
Yukon. They builded great
factories in the East, and made
the Middle West the granary of
the world and gridironeu it
with railroads, with telegraph
and telephone wires.
There were two .and a half
million men in the Union Army.
and only a little over half of
these come back. The rest of
them "Rest where they wearied
and lie where they fell" under
Southern skies, thousands of
them in unknown, unmarked
craves. Their comrades have
followed them till a scant 300,-
000 are left. These walk wear
iedly and alone toward the West.
Soon they, too, must go to rest
"In the little green tents."
For tlnese men, dead and living,
Memorial Day was established.
Isn't it the very least that any
of us can do to let the world slip
out of sight for a little while
just a day and remember for
that one day of all the honors,
all the" material wealth, if you
The Methodist Centenary
A $50 Liberty bond will bo
awardnd by the Joint Centenary
committee of the Methodist
Episcopal church to the best
essay written by any Sunday
school, grodo or high school
pupil in tho northwest on "Tho
Methodist Centenary What It
is and What it Will Do." Ago
will be taken into considera
tion. Names, address and ages
of contestants should bo written
on their essay; also the name of
their school. Ono side only of
tho paper should bo used. Tho
contest ends May 25, and all es
says should bo mailed prior to
that dnto to tho Joint Centenary
Committee, 409 Piatt building,
Portland, Ore. Tho Methodist !
Ccntenury is tho manner in
which Methodism is celebrating
tho 100th anniversary of tho es
tablishment of Christian mis
sions in America. As part of the
Centenary plans, there is being
raised a campaign fund of $105.-
000,000 which will bo spent on a
gigantic programme of rebuild-
nt! tho world. Uf this Bum.
$10,000,000 will be spent on edu-
eating anu Christianizing for
eign lands, $10,000,000 in the mission field, consisting
of a common bciiso programmo
of city and country community
churches, and $25,000,000 on di
rect war reconstruction work.
Of this latter sum, $3,000,000 has
already been expended by the
dispatch of a missionary ship to
Europe, loaded with plows and
tractors, seeds and tools for cul
tivation, portable houses and
motion picture machines and
lots of other things not usually
thought part of missionary para
phernalia. Information concern
ing the Methodist centenary and
the essay campaign may bis ob
tained from tho superintendent
of the nearest Methodist Sunday
school, to whom would-be essay
ists are urged to apply for in
will, that theso two million and
a half have brought to us and
Ah. hut that isn't all! The
Spanish American War laid tri
bute at tho rcet ol u reunited
ccuntry. Over in Arlington I
saw one day 200 flag draped
coffins beside 200 open graves.
They were the dead of the Maine,
and 1 had the honor to bo one
of the five who held the first
commemoration exercises over
tho Mnino dead. Wo honor nil
the Spanish War Veterans
wherever wo find the little
mounds. And the dead of this
war: They arc as blades ol
grass for number, over 9,000,000
sleeping hero nnd overseas anu
neath tho ocean's waves. iui-
ly 100,000 of them sleep becuuse
America bade them do or die.
And in finite of all these mil
lions of dead, whoso names the
people of the country will honor
in their hearts on Memorial
Day. the miserable, short-sight
ed, unpatriotic, sport drunk men
and women will "open the pport
season" on Memorial Day. 1
remember one President of the
United States who declined to
visit Arlington on Memorial Day
and who went fishing instead.
His name was held up to scorn
and obliquy. The country never
forgot or forgave. Yet it is
openly advertised that golf and
tennis and uaseoaii anu a worn
horso parade will open on May
30. And two million and a half
of Union veterans, many thous
and Spanish War Veterans, and
900,000 men of all countries,
hardly rold in their graves "Lie
dead for me and you" this May
30 Isn't there enough honest
to goodness patriotism in this
country to call oft these dogs of
sport and permit the country to
get back to the spirit of the elder
days? Isabel Worrel Ball in Na
tional Tribune.
"L-l-look here," said the stut the horse sale, 'that's a
n-nice horse my-my-m-m man!
How much ddo you want for
it?" The owner looked his
animal over lovingly. "And a
beauty he is, sir," ho urged "a
horse I can thoroughly recom
mend. But you must make the
offer." "Well" said the stutter
er. 'I'll g-g-give you f-f-f-f-f"
"Forty pounds? Done!" said the
dealer. "G good!" closed the
stutterer "I was tr-trying to say
f-f-f-fifty!" London Answers.
Judge, (to witness) "Why
didn't you go to the help of the
defendant in the fight?"
Witness"! didn't know
which was going to be the de
fendant." Boston Transcript,
1 1
The big ones don't get away
when you have the right kind of
fishing tackle. We sell the
RIGHT kind. Currin Says So.
Revenue Requirements
That on nnd after May 1st,
1919, there shall be levied, as
sessed, collected and paid a tax
of 1 cent for each 10 cents or
fraction thereof of the amount
paid to any person conducting
a soda fountain, ice cream par
lor, or other similar place of
business, for drinks commonly
known as soft drinks, compound
ed or mixed nt such place of
business, or for ico cream, ice
cream sodas, sundaes, or other
similar articles of food or drink,
when any of the above are sold
on or after such date for con
sumption in or in proximity to
such a place of business. The
tax is measured by the price for
which the food or drink is sold.
It is on the actual sales price at
the rate of 1 cent for each 10
cents or fraction thereof of
tho amount paid for any of tho
articles mentioned in section
G30. Each sule for 10 cents or
less ia taxed 1 cenfnnd every
sale for over 10c istaxed lc lor
each 10c or fraction thereof of
tho price. The tax is upon the
whole of the amount of the
price paid by the purchaser.
"When tho price is paid at one
time tho in payment for several
articles which are the subject
of u single transaction of pur
chase or sale, the total price
paid is the unit for computing
tho tax." Thus, if the pur
chaser orders two sodas nt the
same time, each sold for 15c,
the tax is 3c and not 4c. If,
however, ho buys one soda for
15c the tax is 2 cents and if
he then immediately purchases
another lGc drink the tux is 2c
on the second sale, which can
not be treated as part of the
first sale. Any means by which
separate purchasers pool their
order for uefeiiting or escaping
tho lax imposed by section 030
202 N. JERSEY ST. Open Evonlnge t
Authorized KvkMiiit KtaUr
The royal Tailors ?
shall he carefully guarded
against by tho vendor, for its
employment subject the pur
chaser and tho vendor, if ho
connivos in it, to tho penaltios
provided in section 1303 of tho
Pier Contract Awarded
Tho contract for construction
of pier No. 2 of the St. Johns
municipal terminal and nn ox
tension of 300 feot to pier No. 1
was awarded to Ellicott & Scog
gins, Portland contractors, on
Monday for $329,297, following
an investigation, by tho public
dock commission, into the abil
ity of the contractors to finance
the job and carry it through to
completion. The bank of Calif
ornia and the Bank of Kenton
filed letters that they would ad
vance the necessary funds for
the Work. In the construction
of the new pier advantage will
be taken of the high water in
the river to drive the piling.
Robert Wakefield, to whom the
contract formerly was awarded
but who failed to properly quuli
fv throuch failure to provide a
bond, is seeking to have the
dock commission return to him
the amount of his certified check
of $17,000 which was recently
declared forfeited. The com
mission is inclined to refuse to
return the money on the ground
that the failure of Wakefield to
qualify for the contract damag
ed the city in the amount of
the check.
The modern drug store is a
complicated and intricate busi
ness, but we have mastered it.
A Public Scandal
Further investigation reveals
the Morquam gulch transactions
as a public scandal. Ten years
ago. Gnltano Dlstcfnno paid
$375 for a small fraction of a
Jot in Mantuam gulch. Average
nrnnnrtv in Portland is worth
iiftlo If nnv mnrn limn it wna 10 f
years ago. Many a holding will
not bring today what it brought
in thoso days of realty boom.
But a iur.v awarded Distofnno
$3000 for hia fractional lot on
tho Marouam gulch hillside.
There is not a man or woman in
Portland but know that the
price is preposterous and the
transaction a public scandal.
The same is true in the case of
Nicoleta DimnrcO. He bought
half n lot in Marquam gulch
some years ago at ?225. He
built on it a small house which
tho assessor values at $2G0. A
jury voted to give $3572 for the
property. Yet. that jury was
under oath, and was acting as
tho purchasing agent for the'
people of Portland in acquiring
Innu for a public park. The
price paid is nt tho rate of
$0000 a lot, or more than lots
will bring in many of Portland's
best residential districts. But
there is tho lot for which C. P.
Smith some years ago paid $725
for and for which thu jury
bound the city to pay $0250.
Lots by tho score in Irvington
or Lnurelhurst can he bought
for much Iosb. Lots with seven
room modern houses on them
have, in instnncc.. been selling
for Kiss in those dixtricts. One
such with a splendid house and
garage Hold for $5000 In Irving
ton. The prices paid in the
Marquam gulch Hints are pre
posterous and grotosmie, and
ought to be investigated. -Journal.
Not U lihl on vour pnr.
Death of John D. Keliher
Tho funeral sorvice of John
D. Kolihor was held at the local
Baptist church on Tuesday after
noon, conductod by Rev, E, Bur
ton, the pastor, and assisted by
Dr. E. P. Borden. Mr. Kolihor
was born in Calumet County.
Wisconsin, April 1, 1852, being
tho fifth child of a family of
eight. Tho greater portion of
his life was spent near his birth
place where he engaged in farm
ing. In February, 190(3, he mov
od with his family to Portland,
whore he spent the remainder
of hia life. In April, 1877, ho
was married to Miss Anna John
son, who died in July. 1878. In
August. 1889, ho was -married to
Miss Jennio McAllister. To
this union four children were
born. He is survived by his
wife, Lewis, Earl nnd Mattie,
the three children, and n sister,
Mrs. Victoria Sprague, of Green
Bay. Wis. Mr. Keliher was a
member of the St. JohnB Baptist
church and also a momber of
tho Odd Fellows Fraternity. He
was one time a councilman of
the city of St. Johns. He died
May 3, 1919, aged 07 years. 1
month and 12 days. It may be
truly said: A good man has
gone from us. The St. Johns
Undertaking Co. had charge of
the remains.
One swallow does not make a
Bummor, but one swallow of our
SPRING TONIC will make you
feel as if summer was here.
Coveralls $3.75, Bib Overalls,
$2.35. This is heavy stuff. Save
moneypatronize ROGERS.
Makes Rapid Progress
When in 1904 the Portlnnd
Woolen mills was started at St.
Johns, now a part of Portland,
it had three small buildings, I0
looms and four sets of cards. To
day its buildings cover prac
tically all of five acres, are 10
in number, its quota of looms
and "cards have been four times
multiplied, nnd its workers in
creased from GO to '150 men and
women, the latter predominating
about three to two. It is build
ing a club house 7'lxll2 feet,
into which tho present large din
inir room, fine library, piano and
grnphophonc will be moved, nnd
iilllitifl ntnl nnnl tnlilim mid mnv-
imr picture ciiuipment added.
Shower bathing will also be pro
vided for. At noon coll'ee and
sugnr is provided free for all
employee, und there are long
dining tables upon which they
may partake of their luncheons.
A woman is paid by tho com
pany for looking after tills do
mirtmcnt. Durimr the first year
of tho operation of the factory
at St. Johns, to which place it
was moved from tho Sellwood
district, the business of the
company aggregated about $200,
000, says E. L. Thompson, mana
ger of tho corporation, in l'Jia
klllO HUM I 1 1 k Utlubll ki UIIIIUOV
000,000 and today the concern is
swamped with orders and adver
tising for help liotli in Port
land and San Francisco. Its men
and women workers earn from
a minimum of $11 per week for
heir nnors to $18, $20 and up to
$35 and $50 for active nnd skill
ed piece hands. The . hours of
lubor are ! per week.
"We chose this neighborhood
for the seat of our operations
for the conveniences it olfered'
in the matter of shipping facili
ties and cheap fuel," Mr. Thomn-
soil explains. "We have both
water and rail at our very, and the cost of fuel is nl
mr t negligible. We burn what
is termed 'hog feed' from an ad
joining sawmill. It consists of
sawdust, bits of wood and bark
which would constitute a nuis
ance to tho sawmill people. This
stuff is automatically carried
to our furnaces, and fed to them
at exceedingly small cost. Our
machinery is operated by elec
tricity. One of the aims of
this concern is to always main
tain tho heartiest friendship be
tween tho workers and tho
management. Wo never have a
strike nor bickering over
wages." Journal.
Death of An Old Pioneer
PhiueasT. Hanson, ono of St.
Johns' pioneers, was laid at rest
April 30 at Columbia Cemetery,
his comrades of the Grand Army
of tho Republic and Women's
Relief Corps performing the
last sad, solemn, patriotic rites,
following Christian Science
services. Born of Revolutionary
stock in Palmyra, Maine, a few
days moro than Hoventy-soven
yenrs ago, his life has been a
full ono. In 1801. at President
Lincoln's call, ho volunteered
and served with distinction in
the 9th Maine Volunteers. His
enlistment period up, ho re-enlist-od
on tho bnttlo field and helpod
finish the job. Returning to tho
native state, ho marriod Miss
Adelo Johonot and made a home,
but Oregon culled and thirty
seven years ago he moved witli
his family to St. Johns and
helped build up this important
adjunct to Portland's prosperity.
His was a woll known figure
here. He was active in all civic
airnirs. His unfailing courtesy
and kindness made him a host
of frionds, here and in Maine.
These mourn his departure and
tender respectful regretB to his
widow, daughter, grandchildren
and relatives.
Dressmaking. Mrs. Carrie P.
Rogers, GIG W. Charleston
street, cornor Decatur. Colum
The new modern cottage of four rooms known as GOG
Hudson St. This cottage was built just about one year
ago. It stands on a lot 40x100 feet, has several cherry
and apple trees on the place. It is close in to the business
section and near enough to any of the Industries. It is
just the place for two people and can be bought like pay
ing rent. The two new cottages on the same one hundred
feet square that this was built on have been sold to re
sponsible citizens who will take an interest in caring for
their homes.
Bonham 6c Currier.
Will Be a Gala Day
Juno the 12th has been de
cided upon by the directors of
the Victory Rose Festival ns a
half holiday. The association is
going to give to the citizens nnd
visitors the biggest surprise
thnt has ever been accorded
them. It wili be something to
talk about for years to come.
The directors have made out
their plans to have on that day
the biggest, best and most spec
tacular monster militnry parade
in the history of the city. All
the returning soldiers and sail
ors will participate in the par
ade nnd 11,000 medals will be
presented to soldiers and sailors
who have seen fcervico acrftss the
water. These medals will be
given to them by George L.
Funk, as ollicial representative
of ih "ih at tho Festival Cen
ter M 1 1 other militnry organ
izations of litis city and sur
rounding towns will also march
in the parade. In fact, it 1b in
tended, if everything runs
smoothly, to be the most gala
day thut the association has ever
contemplated for the amusement
and enjoyment of the public.
There will be warships in the
harbor for the inspection of tho
people and to be free to all.
There will bo airships, hovering
over the city during tho parade,
doing all kinds of wicked stunts
to the delight and bewilderment
of th old and young. Thdre will
be new march songB composed
specially for 1 ho occasion by local
songsters, and music and words
will bo original and right up to
the minute. Mayor Baker has
been requested to ipsue a pro
clamation very shortly declar
ing June 12th a half holiday,
and no doubt Governor Olcott
may do the same for (lie
state. It will be a glorious cele
bration nnd the Victory Rose
Festival will long bo remembjr
ed by thoso who wero fortunate
to be the city's guests.
Mr. Smith, dissatisfied with
his houve, put the sale of it in
the hands of an agent. A fow
days later he saw an advertise
ment of a house exactly answer
ing his needs, The moro ho read
of Rh beauty and comfort tho
moro anxious he was to secure
it for himself. So he called up
tho agent with: "There is a
house advertised by 'A B. C
See 'A. B. C and buy it from
him." "Sorry" was tho la
conic reply, "but I'nf . B. C
and the house i m your own.
Thu Passing Show.
For Snlo-liUfi Ovorhmd;
olectrie lightH, Htarter, power
tire pump, uhock nhHorhorH. good
tiron and in good mechanical
condition. Will domonutrntc.
Prlco$75. Call evenings Col
umbia 0(52.
Would you ho able to moot
your (lnanclal obligat on and at
tho Kamo timo ro-i-KtnbliHh your
home tihouhl your property he
destroyed by lire? We write all
lines of insurance, Let uh quote
you ratou. Poniinula Security
VICTKOLA NO. X A. (I double
disc roconlB (12 selection), re
cord In null, neudlon and all ac
cessories for $95.10. Pay $9.G0
down and $!).fiu pur month.
Tho Bnrkloy Custom Corset is
now being demonstrated at the
I St. Johns Millinery Store. Any
i lady who wislios a high grade
i corset, made of the strongest
and best fabrics, honed with
the host aluminum wireboning,
measured and fitted to order at
u very reasonable price, call at
St. Johns Millinery. 200 N.
Jersey stroet. 28
! Hoar John McCormack when
' ho comes to POHTLANl). You
can hear him any day if you have
KtmllcM: ?1,'V"!'wor,J:"1
tit) Oftwigo Street
Photic: WooI!hhii m, CclumbU SKI
Mrs. Gabriel FuliuT
Vocal Teacher
lialirnin litem hitiu, l'lrwinl Tout
)1iictttli'iit .mil Clear lu:lwit, N
Pupil Uuulit to tnkr put in Trio n&
Otto LomlMrd St. Plume lUiml.M 189
Mrs. Frank A. Rice
Tkai llltR Of
Violin, Mandolin and PiniiD
Pupil nl Notre Ortmf
Slmlio: V. Mm Sfi . t
Telephone Columbia !t
I'lipiM may Iwcuim MiimUh m i!h j.ivritfla
Otehf.ltrt which will mnVr .ulin ijip-illMM
Violin Instruction
STUDIO, 215 N'. Syrcii? Slrttt
rimtiL' Columbia Mi
(Liccntitnte of the Royal Academy
of Music, London.)
Teacher of Piano
1957 Hotlfic .St. Phone Col. 87a
Photic Muin HH1.S. Columbia ll
Perkins & Bailcv
llounlol initio IIuIIiUhk
St. John Ollliettllli I'rofct.ul.i StW Co.
lloiim I t(! I'. M.
w.j. (.iini. M.i). i:.k sivi). M.n.
Drs, Gilstrap & Seely
Physicians and Surgeons
Glasses Accurately Pilled
oi'i'icit norits
11.00 lo 12 M. O I' IMC KM
1 :!IU to .;!t(l P. M. I't-nitiMila Mt
7:00 to 8:0(1 1', M. rail It-bid
Sunday, y.00 to I0:0 A. M.
Dr. Evarl P. Borden
Painless KxtrncUon nf Tevtli uttdtf
Nitrous Oxitle tin
Office PeiiiiiMilu Hunk WWg. .
Ollh'c rilionc Col. itU; u-. linCul. 177
I lour-IMXu. m .j l6unl 7 H . m.
Dr. Herbert F. Jones
311 North Jersey SlretM
Dny Plume
Columbia 07
Night Pbont
Colurabte 800
l'lionc Colombia 379
Ku. Columbia 1131
Dr. F. P. Schultssc
Physician anil Sorgoou
Room 10 I'oiiIiimiIh Hank. HuiUiinft
Ollke Minim K l IK A. M 1 ( tt I. If.
Hvciunk 7 to
I'enliHmln lUnk lllili;. "
Ollicc l'lioiiu Coluiiibu 1 11
Th iUwe wlnii- mtmiv and
t'Olilttmiu treatment rc4il. t'liildri-u'
lutir futlliiK receive - hii ulion.
Davis Barber Stoop
S. W. DAVIS, lrp'itlf
108 Pliiladclpliiit St. Baths gfc
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
208 N. Jersey Street
I'llt'llf". I'ulllllbl4 ."!,'
V oil! ll4 iitJ
Gel Our Pr'ces Before (Mat k Miami
I'hone WtMMlluwH
Liberty Repair Shop
937 N. jr.KSLY Slid LI
Grinding, Sharpening, Sax rjljsc
I'runlc liiierrii A. C. KiWI I'1
402 N. Jor.oy Struct
Abstracts of Title l'repttrt-d
Title l(xuuit4
I'liout Columbia 260
Wiring, Fixtures anil Repairing
C. L. Dearlove
fhone Columbia 374 1673 llflVCtt
Good Second lmml Sewing mvklw lur
teut. H,F, Clark. tf