St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, August 22, 1919, Image 1

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    HfltoHoal Soolti,
May Build at Linnton
Reports that tho Oregon
American Lumber company in
tended to dispose of its exten
sive holdings of timber, cover
ing tho ndjaccnt corners of Col
umbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and
Washington counties, are brand
ed as orror by official announce
ment that tho company had un
dertaken tho development of its
27,000 acres of llr at nn eatimat-ed-cost
of more than $2,000,000.
double tho amount of money
invested two years ngo in the
northwestern corner of this
state. Construction of a stand
ard common carrier railway in?
to tho timber tract, formerly
known as the Dubois holdings,
has boon started and two saw-
mills of large capacity will be
crocted. ono in tho interior and
tho other along the lower Wil
lamette river or along tho Col
umbln below its junction with
tho Willamette. According to
Char esT. Ear y. general mnnn
ger of the variouB companies
controlled by David C. Ecclcs
and his Utah associates, a con
tract has been let to tho Utah
Construction company, ono of
tho foromoat railway building
corporations in tho WeBt to con
struct 31 milo3 of railway start
ing from Wilkcsboro.tho termin
us of tho United Railways line
of tho Spokane Portland & Seat
tle system 26 miles northwester
ly from Portland. Tho nama of
tho corporation which will take
over and operate tho new rail
way will bo announced shortly.
Tho new line will extend north
erly to Vernonla and thonce up
Rock creek to tho heart of the
Dubois timber tract, formerly
owned by Pennsylvania in
terests. Ultimately branch lines will
bo built to reach further into
tho fir foroats which admittedly
contain some of tho b'ggcst
and best timber in tho Coast
range. The new railway will
bo of standard gaugo construc
tion and will be operated with
steam locomotives as a common
carrier rather than as a logging
railway. It will mako acces
sible large areas of fertile
agricultural land whan tho tim
ber lias been removed.
Connection with Portland will
bo mado with tho United Rail
ways lino throuorh a joint tralllc
arrangement. Tho exact loca
tion of tho tidewater sawmill
to be erected may bo within
tho limits of th&Jjinnton dis
trict, although General Manager
Early says ho is unprepared to J
announce us location, com
pletion of the railway will be
as rapidly as possiblo he says,
citing the record of tho Utah
Construction company to carry
through largo undertakings with
Bob Up For More
Some fellows won't stay down
ed when they have hit the iloor;
if they have lost a round they
soqn bob up for more. By For
tune biffed and kicked, and
swatted on the chins, they
don't know when they're licked,
and take it all with grins. Soon
Forlune weary grows of furnish-
ing the gaff, of finding that her
blows are greeted with a laugh.
She calls off all her bets, resorts
to kindly shifts, and makes those
fellows pets, and loads thorn
down with gifts. Among sue
cessful men you'll find a hun
dred guys who, floored again,
again still to their feet would
rise; they'd spit out broken
Jwth like Greeks in Homer's
pemw, until the victor's wreath
was placed upon their domes.
Methinks that arery' gent who
to the heights arose has had his
features bent by Fortune's
sbrewdish blows. For life is
not so soft that any human jay
can reach tko place aloft on vel
vet all, the way. We all en
counter blows, who takes tho
road in to win; some land upon
the nose and some upon tho
chin. The weakling gives a
yell when Fortune swats his ear,
and has a tale to tell of doubt
and dread and fear. The strong
roan gets his biff, and lets his
laugh ascend, and mutters,
'What's the diff? I'll get there
. in the end." Walt Mason.
For Sale ut a Sacrifice -On
.aeeeunt of illness in the family,
.will seTl five room house at 202
North Fox street, lot 75x100,
for $1600 cash, which includes
furniture garden truck, wood in
basement, fruit, etc. This is a
splendid buy for anyone want
ing a desirable home. Also bar
ber shop doing a good business
,at JOB Alta street. For further
particulars see J. E. Coffey at
108 Alta stref t.
Not so High in St. Johns
From Evening Nows:
Georgo B. Frank is a farmer
of wido experience. Ho has n
largo farm at Clackamas. Ho
has just returned from San
Diego, where ho wns tho mana
ger, of tho Vast orange and lemon
groves of James A. Murray, the
Frank resigned his position
in disgust and returned to Clack
amas. The occasion of his dis
gust ho has revealed to me.
want to know," he said, "who
gets tho difference between the
cent and a half n dozen I was
offered for lemons in San Diego
ono tlio 05 cents a dozen, which
is tho Portland retail nrico."
1 told him I hadn't tho slightest
idea. ' There are, I should say,"
Frank went on, "between 400
and GOO boxes of lemons still
hanging on tho truea down
there. Murray, having plenty
or money, uocBn't euro a hoot;
But I. being u self respecting
farmnr, quit. I've been walk
inp nbout downtown, looking at
tho fruit stands. Sixty-five
cents a dozen seems to bo the
nrevnilng price.
are about 30 dozen
lemons in a
box, for which tho Portland ro
taller pays between SG and $7.
At G5 cents u dozen, a box fetch
es in $19.50-nbout 200 per cent
profit. Ihu fellow who actually
grow those lemons got 15 cents
a box. So who gets tho differ
ence-S19.50? 1 know tho Port
land retailer gets about $7, but
who gets tho rest" ( had to
tell Frank again that 1 didn't
know, and 1 UBkcd him why
fruit growers and farmers didn't
orgnnizo cooperative societies
and market their produce that
way. "Wo tried it," he said.
' Unco was enough. Tho cnrn
got lost. Tho fruit was rotten
when it reached thn market."
I asked him if Jie meant to in
sinuate that tho cars wero pur
posely "lout" nnd tho fruit de
layed, and he said: "Figure it
out for yciireoif." I asked him
what he thought oi tho xamiuii
street market, and he laughed.
"Just enmo from thcio. That
isn't a public market at nil. It's
n nico little arrangement to en
able many Japanese, Chinese
and Italians and a few Ameri
cans to masquorndo as farmers
and fool the people." 1 asked
him what ho knew about mar
kets that ho should criticise, and
ho Baid: "I'll tell you what I
know. I sold farm produce in a
public mnrket that was a pub
lic market. That was at Buifalo.
N. if., before I enmo west. I
know all about tho Cleveland
public market too."
"Toll mo what these eastern
markets aro like," I said, and ho
snid: Tho Buffalo market is a
big place. Something likoono of
your park blocks hero. There
aren't any stalls. You come to
market with your wagon or
your motor truck loaded with
stuff from your farm. And mind,
you you've got to bo a farmer
or you can't do business at the
market. Tho market opens at 5
in tho morning and closes at
noon. If you get to tho market
with your stuff early you may
get the choice of positions. The
market master thore doesn't
say,' "This placo is place is
yours, and this is mino, and
this is the other fellows.' it's
first come first first served.
"Tho housewives come all
morning and they buy right
from tho wagons and trucks.
When you havo sold out, you
say 'uidaap,' or you step on
tho gas, and you go back to
the farm.
Needs Attention Badly
The condition of Jersey street
certainly is no credit to St.
Johns. It is rapidly crumbing
and disintegrating and undoubt
edly should bo hardeurfaced.
We understand the city has
offered to pay one-half of the ex
pense of doing so, and expects
the property owners to pay the
balance. It would seem that it
is up to the city to have this
street placed in first class condi
tion. After a street has bejn
improved it seems no more than
fair that it should be maintained
in good condition by the city,
because it is used and worn out
by public traffic. The city au
thorities relieved the bondhold
ers irom responsibility, and in
doing so it would seem that the
city assumed the responsibility
of caring for it in a proper man
ner. Why should not the city
authorities get busy and place
Jersey street in the condition it
deserves to be placed I
We are graduate REGISTER
ED DRUGGISTS and know the
business. CURRIN SAYS SO.
Answers Last Taps
Captain Lewis Bleakney was
born Jnnuarv 20, 1838, in tho
town of Indiana, Pa., and died
Monday. July V), at his homo in
Aumsvillc, Oregon, at the ago of
81 years 5 months and 24 dnys.
Ho wns the third son of Snm
uel and Sarah Bleakney, and
when almost to munliood emi
grated to Henry county, III. In
tno year jbui, when the wnr
broke out, ho wns teaching
school on tho morning of June
10. Ho went to i s school
called it to order, then dismiss
ed it and bonrded the trnin for
Chicago and enlisted in tho 19th
Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and
in 10 dnv'B was at tho front. He
served continuously until April
20. I860. Having participated
in some of the hardest battles
of tho war, ho won the laurels
until, at the time ho wns mus
tered out, his rank was Captain
and acting assistant nditttnnt
general on General Hnzen's
staff. He assisted in .tho organ
izing of the colored troops after
they were freed.
After ho was mustered out he
returned to his old homo in
lllllnoJp, whero ho mot and was
married to Miss Saru While. To
this union two children wero
born--n son and dnuehterJ.
Jny Bleakney, of Portland, and
Mrs. W. R. Evens, of St. Johns.
Ho lived with tho Intter for a
year, until two weeks before
nis death, when ho mado a
request to go to his old home
to die. Deceased was a resi
dent of Oregon in and near
Sulem for about forty yours.
Ho served one term in tho Ore
gon Legislature and was post
master at Aumsvillo for night
The funeral was held atlhoo Id
homo near Aumsvillo with ser
vices conducted by tho old sol-
A,v ConTUIoitw in
Jnduces Me to open this Establishment for Your Benefit
Hhnll onrry it voiuplotu llnu of Jtot Qnnilty
Furnishings for Men
nlmJl oontlmiu to sjtueltilizo or
I shall be pleased to meet old customers and many new ones in
, it .i it i . . . .i .
my new location, una ii nuorus
cerely thank you for the liberal
which makes possible this better
diers and Rev. Bronncr, of the
Friends' church. Interment in
tho Twin Oak cemetery at Tur
Modern Homes
We own and offer for sale the
eight modern houses located
on Willamette boulevard and
Edison street, between Fessen-'
den and New York streets,
These houses aro thoroughly,
modern and up-to date. Built by
day labor, with the best of
wnrkmarvshin nnil materials. '
completely finished in every de-i
. f i mi , rr l
iau. inese nouses are ouereu
for sale at a price far less,
than they could be built for
today. We will give surprising-1
ly easy terms to responsible pur- J
chasers. Peninsula Security
Company. Phone Columbia 101.
We carry the UNIVERSAL
LINE-of electric Goods, such as
toasters, percolators, grills, etc.
Raise Not Satisfactory
Organized employes of the
Portland Railway, Light & Pow
er company have rejected the
award of 12 1-2 per cent increase
in wages mndo by tho war in
dustries board, by a vote of 921
to 291. .The referendum vote of
I he union was held in the-vnr
turn car Darns of tho company
and u canvass of the ballots was
witnessed by 700 members lues
day nfcht. There will be no fni
mediate strike on the street car-
linos of the company, however.
fhe men agreeing to work at the
new scale until the pence treaty
is finally signed. Further over
tures will bo made to the war
Inhor board looking to a read
justmcne of tho wneo schedule.
according to officials of the
The award nnsscd by the war
lalor board last week carries
an addition to tho company's
payroll amounting to over
$350,000 annually, and officials
of the concern' have petitioned
Urn public scrvico commission
for permission to cover this in
crease. Tho increase demnndod
by the men aggregates approx
imately double tho amount
grunted. According to nn agree
ment between tho company and
tho employes decisions of the
war labor board will be accepted
during tho period of tho war
until tho poacu treaty is sign
ed," said. President Griffith of
tho Portland Ruilwav. Light &
Power company this morning.
"Tho union will adhere to this
agreement and the company will
not piotcBt tho decision of the
war labor board. There will be
no strike troubles involved in
adjusting wages and labor con
ditions of the company if it can
possibly be avoided,"
Members of the street railway
employes' union havo been rc
Vour Apjircvlndou of
mr pleasure m mis nine to sin
patrotiage jou Iiae given me t
new store
BLDG. Open Evenings
ceiving 50 cents an hour with
an eight hour minimum day, all
over time being pnid ut time
and one half rate. The men nsk
ed a raiso to GO conts nn hojir
and tho war labor board granted
them 56 cents nn hour effective
from July 1. 1&19. Operating
expenses of tho street cur com
pany for the year ending Juno
80 wero $3,119,000, according to
Griffith, compared with $2,400,
080 for 1918 and $1,097,000 for
191G. Labor represents approx
imately 74 per cent of the
total operating expense, declare
the company officials, and an
increase in fares in necessary
if the company is to pay ex
partment a very popular placo
for KODAK ERS. Bring ua your
next roll of films. CURRIN
Work. Shirts 98c. ROGERS,
The Watermelon
Just when the hottest, laziest,
thirstiest month of tho year
came along and labeled itself
"AugiiBt" Mother Nature rose
to the occasion and invented for
her heat tormented cii'idren of
the earth Tho Watermelon.
The charms of n watermelon
really should be sung in rhyme.
What mere prose could do jus
lice to its deep, juicy coolness,
ts ir orions rope color, its com
forting bulk with the suggestion
of rich plenty -its delicate llav
or, its perfect combination of
food and drink in crisp, lovely
nericct onx
First by all tnennB a melon
should be cold. Gathered fresh
from the Held with tho night
dew still upon it the watermelon
enrriefl tho- delicious chill of
midnight and is at its zenith
of nerfeclionl But for city
dwellers, for whom melons grow
only on market stalls, the ico
hex chill iB a ixood second. Mel
ons carried to picnics should be
allowed to lio nn hour or two in
tho brook, or buried in tho beach
Bands, on tho water's edge or
wrapped in heavy very wet
cloths nnd swung from a tree
branch- in tho famous Indian
refrigerating system. But after
the melon is well chilled wash
the surface well, then serve.
1Slico the melon across, in
pieces un inch and u quarter
thick. Remove the rind nnd
cut the firm red hearts into
cubes, diomondB or other desir
ed shnnes n with a cookie cutter.
riace in n clear glass saiad
bow), dust with powdered Biigar,
and Borve at once. Line tie
bowl with fresh washed grant
Cut across In inch slices, cut
tho heart into balls or small
circles, sprinkled with maras
chino wine and n very little
sugar and serve.
If tho melon is placed on the
table whole it should lie held
lennthwise toward tho portion
cutting it. Insert tho knife
near the top nnd cut diagonally
downward toward the other end,
leaving four inches uh a base.
rhrro incliea to the left of
whero the knife wns first in
sorted cut again, this time
diagonally toward tho far end of
the first line cut. thus making
u pointed tongue. Continue to
cut up and down in this manner
until the melon In completely
cut around, when two equal seta
of points will result which
can easily bo pulled apart.
Watermelon Half Frozon
Break tho ripe pulp of u melon
nto Hue bits witli a silver fork
and placo it in u with
out tho dasher. Pack in ice und
salt and lot aland two hours.
Sorvo on tho chilled half shell
of the melon sot on a platter
and garnish with vine leaves
and tendrils.
Watermelon Sherbet
Scrnpo all tho rod pulp of a
ripe melon, saving the juice and
using enough of tho pulp to give
flavor. Allow one pound of angnr
to a gallon of liquid and freeze.
If desired ilavor witli lemon
iuico or sherry wine. When
tulf frozen ndd the still' beaten
whites of oggs, allowing ono to
each quart of liquid, and 11 n is h
Wutermolon Picklo
Pnreolf tho green part of wat
ermelon rind, cut tho white rind
nto p ecets or str os of the do-
aired size and cover with boiling
water containing u small piece
of alum. Let tho rinds stand
overnight in this liquid. Next
day soak four hours in cold,
rosh wator, then cook in Dolling
water until tender. Have ready
a syrup made of equal purts of
vinegar and Biigar. Boil in this
syrup four or Hvo sticks of cin
namon, slice three tomans, a
dozen wholo cloves and u few
pieces of ginger root. When
the syrup Is thick und strongly
spiced drain the melon' slices
and cook in the syrup until
clear. Take out tho melon, put
n jars, boil down the syrup
until thick, iou- over the pickle
and seal.
Watermelon ProBerves.
To mako peel of tho green
melon rind, cut tho white rind
in cubes, stand ull night in
salted water, drain tho next da
and cook until tender. Cover
the melon with boiling vaiter,
add ono lemon, sliced, and half
as much sugar as melon. Cook
ten minutes It is then ready to
8errcor8eul in jars. Biddy Bye.
Try Chop Suey and Noodles
at popular prices. Home Made
Pastry every day ut "Cafe of
Merit." Wo serve breakfast and
dinner. Open from G a. m. to
12 p. m. S. Jersuy street.
A Successful Year
From the Pacific Christian Ad
vocate of last week we clip tho
Rov. JnmcB H. Irvine is clos
ing n very successful year at St.
Johns, Portland. A correspon
dent writes: "District Superin
tendent Youngson started on his
round of Fourth Quurterly con
ference with St. Johns church,
August 5th. This church led
tho churches of tho city in the
centenary program, going over
tho top 1G0 per cent tho first
day of tho drive. All bills are
paid to date and money in tho
treasury. A new church in
the near future is tho expecta
tion here. Ihey deserve it.
At a picnic hold recently at
Columbia Park by tho Methodist
ministers of the city nnd their
wives. Rev. J. II. Irvine, of St.
Johns, responded to-tho toast,
"Portland Churches and the
Centenary Program," as fol
lows: Shades of John Wesloyl May his
tribe increaao
Looked down ono day from his
high pedcfltal of peace,
And saw in this and that necko-
tho woods
The nnmcB of bailiwicks to be
And candidates for immortality.
And Centenary church ho saw,
Ami iwcirth and inyior too, i
ft 1 r i It t n 1
n n (i beuwooti cnurcn ana sunny
aide From mlstB just breaking
And Wilbur in its infancy,
And Epworlh nB of yore,
And Montavilhion tho rim
And Central at tho core.
Mt. Tabor on tho tho Eastern
And Patton near the strand,
And Clinton-Kelley caught his
Willi its proso-poot man.
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IHU 1.11(11 LllUn Ul UIU INIHI I1U
Woodstock and Lents ho scan
And Woodlnwn church and
Of thifl our City grand.
And Bomo wero on tho Eastern
And Bonie woro on tho West.
But when Doc Youngson called
tho roll
St. Johns led all tho rest.
Tho Union Savings and Loan
Company of Portland. Ore., or
ganized under tho laws of tho
Siato of Oregon and safe guard
ed by tho Blue Sky law. of this
Stalo, havo established an agency
in bt. Johns lor the subscrip
tion of stock und collections.
They already havo a nice stock
subscription from the very
best and most conservative
citizens of St. Johnb wlio havo
investigated tho Company and
KubHcribod for tho tnck It is a
well known fact that Bu Hi ng
und Loan Companies aro the
greatest cooperative money muk
ers for their Investors for tho
renHon that they deal in nothing
but cash. It is n proposition of
compounding-interest 12 times a
year. All mortgagee and notcB
nnd other securitloH are to be de
posited with Ihu State. To
mature $1000 will cost tho in
vestor $5,00 per month for 100
months, puying in $fl.QQ and at
maturity tho slock accumulates
to bo worth $1000 face. Past
experience indicates the stock to
go to maturity in from 108 to
120 months, this accumulates
you a nico stake on a small
monthly saving. You also have
the privilege of a loan with
this stock also to bo paid in
monthly payment. In case of
sickness this company will
grant a cessation of payments
for onoyenr, if it is necessary,
on tho stock. It is a good in
vestment and a fine saving
proposition. Any young man
who wnnta to bo thrifty and get
into u proposition that is
safeguarded by tho State of Ore
gon, can call on our agent ut St.
Johns for further particulars.
See A. W. Davis, 202 N. Jersey
street, Resident Agent.
Wanted Men or women to
sell guaranteed hosiery to friends
and neighbors. Handsome pro
fits made in either full or spare
time. Full lino of men's, wom
en's nnd children's up to-dnte
styles. Largo commission. tEx
perienco not necessury.'-Phoenix
Hosiery Co. Darley, Pa.
druggist is iccond onK to your
doctor. Have you used the same
care in your choico of, a drug
Studios; ? MwworUi Avcum
110 0vi'Kt .Street
rhoiios: Wooillawn -2008; CUiimlito MM
Mrs. Gabriel Puilin
Vocul Teacher ,
Dtnpliram HrentliliiK, Porwsnt Totw
llnccincnt mid Clear ilictMi,
Pupils t.uiKlit to take ml in Trio m
DOS I.umWil St. 1'hotiB Columbia 111
Mrs. Frank A. Riclf
Violin, Mandolin and Pinup
. I'upll ol Nnlrc iMitM
.Studio: BW W.Ji.lm Strut
TvlepltuiU' Columbia 8.-B
t'UtllU 1IIIIV tlMotnr Mm. 1. 1 I. r.1 iHi t,HHlla
Orclmtrft wliKli will nmkr uMw appMiMMM
Violin Instruction
STUDIO, 215 N. Syiacuw Street
I'hoiic Columbia SOU
(Llcentitittc of the Royal Acndemy
of Music, London.)
Readier of Piano
1957 Hodge St. I'lionu CoU 8ya
Dr. W. J. Gilsflrap
Physician and Surgeon
uiasscs Accurately rilled
oi'i'icu nouns
0:00 to 12 M. OI'tMCKU
1:30 to -i ni) I. M. PenltiMil S
7:00 to 8:00 I'. M. nirlty Met
.Sutiduyii, !):00 to 10:110 A. 31.
Dr. Evart P. Borden
Painless Kxtrnctlou of Tetth muUr
Nitrous Oxide Omk
Office PeuhiMiln Hunk liltlg.
Ollicc phone Col. (W; red. i.IkiiihCoI. 177
Ilutira 0-12 . in.; l:.lOBmid 7-M t. in.
Dr. Herbert F. Jones
311 North Jersey Strecl
I).iy Phone ' Klgiit Phbin
Columbia 97 Columbia 000
Photic Columbia 370
Res. Columbia 1 131
Dr. F. P. Schulize
Physician and Surge n
Room 10 I'etiiitoiil limik UuildlMR
Onice HoumH lo IX A. M. 1 to it P, L
livening 7 Ui 0 1
I'cnliuula Iknik llldit.
Office riioiie Columbia 1 PU
The place wlit-rv m icrvic mm!
COIUtCMlll ttFHtlHtllt pttTWlll. I'llllllriV
Imlr cuttltiK rcrtlvi- pn ml attention.
Davis Barber Shop
oixt MATH M(XiJ?
S. W. DAVIS, I'ropKiw
10H riiili(lilihiH bt. Hutu 5c
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
208 N. Jersey Street
I'lionn; Columbia M7
i luuil.m W
Automobile Ut-urM.
Gel Our Pr'cet Before Going lo PtfNtd
402 N. Jur.oy Slratt
Alwtnu-w of Title 1'n-pMretl
Title. Kiuiuc4
I'lioue Columbia Mb
Hauling and Moving
Done Quickly and Promptly
Daily Trips tu ami (rum I'urtliUJ'l
phont coi. lost ia c. Kiciimonu
Poff & Green
Sand ami Gravel Hauled
Daily Trips to I'ortluml
Phone Col. 308 206 H. JERSEY ST
Wood of all kinds
Auto Express
I'ricua Kvasouublv 1'raiupt fervfjw
Good Scootul hand Smtink' uKich'ties Or
reut. H.l'.eintk. " if .