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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND. OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1922.
Death of Hubert Simmons
Hubert S. Simmons died sud
denly last Friday morning in his
(By our Unobserved Observer)
There is a man living in St.
trarnce. 719 South Jcraev street. ' Johns, who is thouuht to bolaSycry
The family had planned to go to 'public spirited man and aboos
Belnap and McCrcdic Springs on 'tor for local interests, and yet he
the following Monday, and Mr. docs not know the names of more
Simmons was overhauling the au than half the streets. Ho could
to and placing it in good running not tell an inquirer where to And
order for tho trip. Last January 'a florist or a blacksmith. He does
he was overcome by tho fumes of (not know how many people ore
gas while ho was trying out tho 'employed in our mills and facto
engine in his garage and was un- rics, nor how many pupils at
conscious for 3G Jioure. Evcrjtcnd the public schools. This
since his heart has not been act- man's name is but no doubt the
ing just as it should, and the con- reader has already guessed the
tcmplatcd trip was planned prin-'nnmc.
cipally in the hope that his health 1 Any one who cannot be happy
would be benefited thereby. It is in Oregon when roses arc in
bclivcd that bis heart was rcspon- bloom would surely bo dissatisfi
siblo for his death lost Friday, cd in any other part of the world.
As tho fumes of the gas from tho And now wo aro told that enii
cngino began to arise, it is ncnt astronomers think (hey will
thought that his heart action be- soon be able to prove that the
came affected, and from the posi- Jplanet Mars is inhabited. IIow
tion of his body it is surmised ever, unless it is discovered that
that he attempted to reach the .the Martians know how to grow
doorway and get on tho outsidol he very best strawberries, rasp
when his heart action gave out, berries, cherries and apples, pcr
and lie was unable to reach tho hops very few Oregonians will
want to go there.
Many autoists arriving from
distant places report a great deal
Hubert Simmons was a well
known and highly respected cit
izen' of St. Johns and was honor- of
in expectation that vegetables
wotild come up and crowd them
A few months go many of our
citizens were .all "het" up over
the question of choosing a site
or the big Fair. Now some of
,1hcin ore asking whether tho pro
posed Exposition will ever bo
come a reality. Well, it may bo
safely stated that arrangements
,vill l)! completed in duo time and
that in 15)25 we may expect hun
dreds of thousands of visitors
from other states and many as
,wcll from foreign countries. The
Fair will be a groat benefit to all
(parts of the city regardless of
,which site may be selected, but of
course the very best site that
'could be chosen is the one near
There is a fot chance for many
people to win praiso at this time
(by removing rubbish from their
The growth of St. Johns this
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'ju.ir mm uui'ii iiimo.si 1 1 1 1 u 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
and a majority of the now houses
built are well const meted anil
modern. The demand for build
ings of the mail order type is
tntf mini' nvmtrintiPiMi until
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able and upright in his dealings fitorms, rough roads and steep
with his fellow men. lie was a prades. For a thoroughly enjoy
native of this place, having been ble trip they should go up or
born hero about 12 years ago, and down tho scenic highway along
was tho son of Mr. and Mrs. Som- 1'ic Columbia river, or-through
ucl Simmons. Ho 5s"urvivcd by 1 ic Willamette valley. They
his widow, Mary E. Simmons, his vould find the roads excellent,
mother, Eva J. Simmons, and d during tho greater part of
thrco brothers, Gcorgo of Itidge- year Oregon weather is do
field, Wash.; Bert of near Canby, hghtful. And here, . too, the
Ore., and Norman of St. Johns; .charms of nature arc spread out
and also two step children. The ho lavishly as to fill the tourists'
.funeral took pluco from Cham- mud continually with tho joy of
here Co. undertaking parlors on living. The scenic attractions of
Tuesday: interment in Columbia , urcgou urc cquai io me uesi mai
Mr. and Mrs. G A. Roberts and
son, accompanied by their noire,
spent ten days at Manhattan
Beach. They report, a fine time
and tho road construction is pro
gressing rapidly on the last part
of tho Roosevelt Highway, which
runs thru Manhattan and will
connect with tho Seaside road at
Wheeler, cutting oft about thirty
miles. After returning to Port
land tho Roberts family went to
Seaside for a camping trip. This
time Mr. Jack Robinson was their
guest. Roads fine and big appo
titcs wore tho main features con
cerned by all.
ROGERS sells SUITS.
can be found anywhere in tho
How many residents of StJohns
fully understand tho advantages
of our geographical position!
Portland is to bo tho great me
tropolis mid leading seaport of
tho Northwest, and St. 'Johns, sit
uated as it is at the point of the
Peninsula between tho Willam
ette and Columbia rivers, must
continue to bo tho industrial cen
ter. Some people whoso' homes
lire liero do not seem to appreci
ate theso advantages, but in the
years to come they may 'regret
Tho condition of gardens in
Home parts of tho city would scorn
to indicato that some of tho gar
deners may have planted weeds
Owing to unsettled situation of
COAL MINES we advise all coal
users to order their coal at once
for future delivery.
Prices are Low NOW
Fir Full Information Call
ST. JOHNS ICE WORKS
Phene Empire 0084 1339 Lombard Street
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES $3.00 PER YEAR
Ltavt yur bonds, jeWfelry, valuable papers,
tte.in our burglar and fireproof vault.
Tht ktoal place far your valuables when you
go an your vacation.
II Peninsula Security Company
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
Thomas Grice, Alanager
Kfkt, Ecpki 0527 PHONES NU. Empire 0299 203 N. Jersey St.
Phene Empire 417 ' 117 Philadelphia Street
If you can't find what yon want elsewhere, come to me. If
I haven't got it, I will get it. I carry FURNITURE. CAR
PETS. DISHES, COOKING UTENSILS, STOVES AND
RANGES. la fact, anything you wish in the Household Line.
Will Buy, Sailor Exchange Anything.
Mr. and Mrs. G.Turpson of IV11
dleton wore guests of Mr. and
Mr. L. J. llarrett on South Jer
sey street lnnt week.
An Amazing Adventure
Four persons have recovered
from one of the most amazing ad
ventures in the history of Wasco
comity. Three of them, one after
anoth'er.leaped into a ill) foot well
on tlie raneh of State Representa
tive A. S. Roberts near The
Dalles, and, among thcm.suececd
ed in saving the life of 12-year-old
Arthur Roberta, who had fallen
into the well and was facing sure
death in the 15 feet, of water that
it held. The lloherts hoy, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lorcu' Roberts, fell
through a eanvas cover into the
the well. His grandmother. Mrs.
A. S. lloherts, heard lun scream
and jumping in after him. caught
the collar of his drew with her
teeth while she clung to one of
three ropes hanging down the
side of the well and used to sus
pend meat. Her cries brought
her daughcr-in-law, Mrs. Loreu
lloherts, and she, without hesita
ting, jumped into the water. She
was unable to do anything but
cling to another rope. .lolin
Seholtz, hired man, heard the
commotion, ran to the well and
he too jumped in. He grabbed
the third and last rope. Mrs Kl
in lloherts, another daughter-in-law,
and Miss Until Stephenson,
O. A. ('. student of Portland, who
is isitiug the lloherts, rushed to
the well but were warned awny
by those already in. Mrs. Ella
Roberts jumped into au automo
bile and drove six miles to a har
vest field for help while Miss Ste
phenson tried to help those in the
well. She had just succeeded in
twisting a rope about Arthur
lloherts and lifting him from the
hole when Mrs. Roberts returned
with her husband and two doc
tors, who lowered a ladder into
the well. Mrs. A. S. Roberts
fainted as her son picked her up,
but with the others was removed
Thomas Acres of Manila, Iowa,
was a caller at W. II. Wood's
home one day last week. Mr.
Acres said that the corn crops
were not as good this year as
they had been the last two yours;
that Inst year the corn crop was
the best for many years. He also
said that, times were good and
plenty of work there.
Miss Mabel Sueher of Cedar
Kails, Iowa, was the guest of her
cousin, Mrs. W. H. Thompson, and
of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. V. Susher, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. O. It. Russell and
two sons and Mrs. .1. N. Kdlcfscn
and children have returned from
a mouth's sojourn, at Cannon
GARTERS, SUSPENDERS, OVERALLS,
COVERALLS, CHILLY B. V. D. UNDER
WEAR, NEKTIES, TENNIS SHOES,
GLOVES, .BELTS, CUFF LINKS. . . .
Men's and Boy's
U I T
GOOD STUFF AT THE RIGHT PRICE
THE RAINCOAT MAN
A full line of the
at most reasonable
We gives. & II. Green Trading
Stamps with All Purchases
L. Simmons & Co.
IHE TIN HOUSE
217 North Jersey Street
W0 CALL FOR AND DELIVER
Telephone Umpire 1399
B, A. MANNING, Flop.
702 S. Jersey Street
PHONK BMPIRK 08C0
Beautiful Ferns and Palms
Funeral Designs a Specialty
St. Johns Fuel Co.
515 Columbia Boulevard
Slab and Cordwood
Office Wildrose Shingle Co.
Phone Col. 918
Repairing Has Dropped
I will half sole Shoes
at these prices:
ilea's heavy half wits , fl.SS
Men' lih'lit half fcoles 1.00
I.mlics.' huavy soles 1.00
Ladies' light shoes. 76
Hoy's heavy soles 1,00
Bov' light soles 75
Girls' soles 75
Patching 15c up
I use the best of leather that
money will buy. I have come to
stay and believe in living and let
C. C. HOPKINS
Boot and Shoe Maker '
513 Columbia Wvd.
Near Filling Station.
Phoue Columbia 42
C. R. SEELEY
Painter, Paper Hanger and
101 N. Olyinjrta St.. Cor. H. Charleston
For Fine Chocolates
Ice Cream, Tobacco and Cigars
311 South Jersey Street
Dividend No. 2
Another Red Letter Day
July 1, 1922 was another
Red better Day for the
owners of our 7 Prior
Checks for thousands of
dollars were mailed out by
us to our Thrifty Customers
and Patrons in payment of
the Second Regular Quarterly
Dividend on their holdings
in this sound and attractive
Consult our Investment
Department at once and get
on our Mailing List for the
Neil Dividend on October 1st
This Slock Yields 7.3
Light & Power Company
Room 6Q5 Electric Bldg.
Jt With Slower,"
Choice Ferns at Reason
Floral Designs of All
Kinds Artistically Arranged
BcAtf m Grmenfioue
814 and 816 N. Kellogg St.
Fhone Umpire 0401.
St. Johns 18 Years Ago
The following items were taken
from the second issue of the St.
Johns Review Nov. 18, 1901:
The festive cow still promena
des the streets without drentl of
the poundmnst(M Some of them
arc decorated with bells, tho jin
gle of which is not tho sweetest
music to many of our citizens.
1). S. Snuthmayd, the painter
and groiner, is the oldest resi
dent business man in St, .lolius.
lie has resided in this locality for
A ferry across the "Willamette
is badly needed. Quite a lot of
trade from the other side of the
river might be diverted to this
point if a ferry line was put in
The electric railway people in
tend removing the rather un
sightly car barns which occupy
the most prominent location in
Walter .lobes was badly injured
while assisting in placing ma
chinery in the new .lobes mill.
The first brick building in St.
Johns is in course of erection, be
ing built by L. II. French a couple
of blocks south of the school
S. W. Simmons, superintendent
of road division No. 5, has done
some excellent work this summer.
F. W. Valentino sold tho prop
erty on corner ofHattimore and
Hayes streets to IC. Vandenieer
last week for .$1100.
The St. Johns baud under the
cmlcrship of ('. O. Churchill is
an organization of which the oily
Mr. and .Mrs. (lilhert Wind of
Oregon City have sold the lot at
corner ol Kroailway anil Hayes
streets for $1100. Mr. Ward im
mediately purchased another lot
at Ittirlingtnii and Kdisnu on
which ho will build a residence at
O. IC. Learned will pint the ten
acre tract just beyond tho school
house and put it on tho market
in a few days.
Messrs. ltiehard and W, Shop-
ard have purchased a tract of
three acres four blocks from Oak
Park station and will place it 3ft
the market at once. It will Be
known as Oak Park No. 2 Addi
tion. P. W. Ilinman has about com
pleted a rooming hoiifte Ml Ivan
hoe and Chicago streets.
Cleo. II. Honvillo, the eleolri
cian, has opened up a shop next
to the Hoston bakery.
Mrs. Jas. Tufta bought the
house and lot known as tho Stark
place last week: consideration
$(if0. Mm. Tufts is recently
from Algonia, Wis.
Mrs. K. Carpenter, wife of ov
genial merchant, is visiting hot'
relatives in Mont ana. She ex
pects to return about Sept. 1st.
Light weight Tennis Shoes at
cost, 83e up ROO ICRS' Clear
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10-11
HOPE HAMPTON in
"ST A It Dl'ST" First Nil-
Saturday, August l'Jth
KATHERINE MAODONALD ill
"TII1C WOMAN'S SIDH"
Sunday and Monday, Aug. 1 21-11
HARRY CAREY in
MAN TO MAN" I'll iversal.
Tuesday and Wed.. Aug. lfi-10
SEENA OWEN and
MATT MOOItE in
"HACK PAY" Paramount.
And a two reel Iteginald Den
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-1S
LITTLE RICHARD HEDRIOK
In "Till-: SONO OF LIFIC"
Saturday, August lDlh
RICHARD BARTHELMESS in
TUB HHVUNTIl DAY"
DUR ANT sr
represents tho cumulative knowledge of
W. C. DURANT'S thirty-five years' exper
ience in the making of over two million
Sec for yourself Mr. Diirnut's
final achievement. The car
has arrived in our Salesroom
at 212-2M S. Jersey Street.
MODEL A-22 TOURING, $890
f. o. b. Lansing, Mich.
RAYMOND F. FISHER
Dealer for St. Johns and Vicinity
Price 5135 and $79.60
F. O. B. Silver ton, Ore.
The question of tit writ at au
economical and efficient heat
ing plant will gladly leave to
the Uavts who have mt out
their good money for a
"Slbloco." Thu felhnv.
ing ure local owners:
O. M. CORNI5LL,
014 Newark Strait
W. J. GALLOWAY,
522 S. Ivanhoe Street
MRS. J. II HARTLHTTlf.
102 S. Smith Aveinm
n,r XT c.J.
502 Feacndu Stat
Can refer you to five hiuifU
red other satisfied owner in
INSTALL rURNACE NOW
ALEX. S. SCALES, Ant
Phone Cm. 122$ 502 FtSJtndtn St.
Bring in your newB items.
The Peninsula Laundry
1032 N. SYRACUSE STREET
Desires to thank their patrons for the support they are
giving this local laundry. Arrangements are being made to
enlarge the laundry to take care of an increasing patronage.
If you are not yet a patron, give us a call. Satisfaction guar
anteed. We make a specialty of mending and darning hand fmUli
Family Washing and Wet Wash Solicited, liiiudliw call
ed for uud delivered.
Phone Empire 2192