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ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1922.
Where Men Aro Scarce
A sunny coral sea in the South
seas, far from the propeller
churned paths of the ocean liners
where lazy palms fringe the coral
ntolls and the women, young mid
beautiful, outnumber th men
moro than fourteen to one, whurc
30 cents lasts n month; thi:i is
the story told of Tagawa, nn islet
of the Ellico group, by Captain
J. A. T. Olson of the American
schooner Ilcnriettc, Wrecked July
10 in those latitudes. The cap
tain's talc runs as follows:
"Tagawa is the only habitable
island of the Ellicc group. Its
population consists of 100 per
sons, of whom only 12 arc men.
Our schooner, the Ilcnriettc, was
swung oft her course and onto
Nukualili reef by heavy seas,
which made it highly dangerous
to attempt a landing in a lifeboat
without n pilot. Wo Btruok at
night and at dawn we tried for
the shore, licforo we hit the cor
al wo saw notivc aicn clad only
I-.. !. ......
in loin ctoum punning an ouirig
gor canoe into' the watcr.and with
their assistance wo made the
shore in safety. If it had not
bocn for the natives wo probably
would have lost our lives in the
heavy surf. Our coming was
hailed with joy by the natives,
who pass their cxistenco in it
' state of isolation. Tho women
outnumber tho men almost 10 to
1 and some of them are beautiful.
Their ages range from 12 to 18
years and there arc only a few
older. The chief of the tribe, a
husky Samoan, turned over his
grass hut 'pilaco' to tho mute
and myself to bo used as our pri
vato quarters during our stay on
tho island. Ho also tendered me
one of his daughters, a beautiful
dark eyed girl with n lovely fig
uro, as it servant. Other pretty
girls were assigned to tho mate
and to members of the erew to
wait on them. Wo certainly did
not lack for entertainment. I
hud a great t'imo and would not
have missed the experience for
any amount 6f money. I had on
ly 30 cents in my pocket when I
landed, but money was no object.
Muny dinners were given in our
honor; native maidens In grass
skirts performed hula .diuiccs for
our amusement. All tho inhabi
tants of the Island aro Christians
and all lead upright lives. Wo
had a hard timo getting away.
Tho women wanted husbands and
Picture Will Be Shown
A three reel motion picture is
to bo shown at St. Johns Chris
tian church on Sunday, Scptcm
her 3rd. The first duty of every
American citizen is to respect
Law and Order. Abraham Lin
coin, when President, admonish
cd the people never to violate in
the least particular the laws of
the country, and never to toler
ate their violation by others. This
is t lie spirit that must dominate
if there is to be a wholesome re
speet for Law and Order. "Safe
guarding tho Nation" portrays in
a vivid way the insidious forces
which aro a blighting menace to
the welfare of the nation. The
pictures arc shown under the aus
pices of the Anti-Saloon League
as a part of its Educational Law
they pleaded with us and coaxed
us to stay. Owing to tho isola
tion of Tagawa, most of tho men
of marriageable age have left it,
some linvo gone to sea as sailors
and others are scattered through
out the southern ocean and as far
away as Australia." Orcgon'inn.
"Darling," ho asked, as he
drew his beloved closer to him,
"am I the only man you have
ever loved! ' "William," she re
plied, somewhat testily, "before
we go any farther I would like to
ask you a few questions You are
aware that my father is a million
aire, aren't you I" "Y-yes."
"You understand, no doubt, that
when he dies the wholo of his
vast fortune will bo left to mcT"
"Y-yes." "You know that I
own half a million pounds' worth
of property T' "Y-yes." "That
my diamonds aro insured for fif
ty thousand pounds t" "Y-yes."
"Then, for godness sake talk
sense! What difference would it
make to you if 1 hud been kissed
by n thousand men before I met
Two men lived side by side, and
each owned a dog. Each day as
one man went homo his dog
would rush to meet him, joyful
over the return of its master.
Whenever tho other man entered
his gate his dog would slink out
of sight. Dogs are good judges
of the true inwardness of a man.
Stand hard nox.
You Will Save Time and Money on
Kasmeyer's Variety Store
OUR WINDOW TELLS THE STORY
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES $3.00 PER YEAR
Leave your bonds, Jewelry, valuable papers,
etc. In our burglar and fireproof vault.
The Ideal place for your valuables when you
go on your vacation.
I Peninsula Security Company
St. Johns Undertaking Co.
Thomas Grice, Manager
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Phone Empire 47
117 Philadelphia Street
If you can't find what you want elsewhere, come to me. If
I haven't got It, I will Ret it. I carry FURNITURE, CAR
PETS, DISHES, COOKING UTENSILS, STOVES AND
RANGES. In fact, anything you wish in the Household Line.
Will Buy, Sell or Exchange Anything.
Last Suiulny nt tho Community
church the pastor, returning
from liis vncntion, was grouted
by a very encouraging eongrega
tion. Mr. Fassett santr in his us
ual good manner. At the morning
service next Sunday the pastor
will speak on The Gospel of La
bor, in keeping with the spirit of
Labor Day. In view of the fact
that many of the young people
will he out of town over Sunday,
the 'Christian Endeavor will not
meet. The Sunday following,
however, they will meet with the
idea of taking up the Fall pro
gram in earnest. The owning ser
vice will be at 8 o'clock. The
first regular business meeting of
tho Fall will he held at Un
church on Tuesday evening, Sep
tember 5th. Our pastor speaks
in terms of today. Reported.
Mr. nntl Mrs. Leslie Nosbitt and
child of Seattle, who aro spend
ing three weeks' vacation in
Portland, were miosis of Mr.
Neshitt's mother, Mrs. Hessio
Nesbitt, and of his uncle. .!. M.
Shaw, last week.
Food dealers may safeguard the
public against unwholesome
foods by making careful inspec
tions of all lots received before
they aro olVorod for sale, says the
llurenu of Chemistry of the Tint
ed States Department of Agricul
ture. Although the food can
ning industry is now so well de
veloped that most of tho products
put up in this way are safe and
good, tho safety of the consumer
may bo still further increased if
the retailer keeps in mind the fol
lowing suggestions: Inspect ev
ery container when you open the
case. No "swell," "springer."
bright metal. Your customers
aro entitled to tho same protec
tion. Even a trace of a swell
should prevent the sale of a can
to any customer. No spoiled can
should ever be reprocessed. Tho
removal of every container show
ing a sign of swell will go a long
way toward preventing food poi
soning. Rigorous withdrawal of
all packs showing extensive
spoilage is imperative. Iloutz
be accepted or sold liy you. In
glass, examine the cover and Un
seam, inspect tho contents for
signs of spoilage. Do not toler
ate any .spoiled product upon
your shelves. If a lot shows
many swells, reject the lot. Do
not take the responsibilitv of
sorting a bad lot of cans and sell
ing those apparently good. You
aro entitled to demana n well ex
amined pack, every can showing
uood vacuum, with clean audi
Tho head of a large business
house brought a number of "Do
It Now" signs and hung them up
around his olllcc. They were
oll'ectivo beyond expectation, and
yet it can scarcely be said that
they worked well. When, after
the first few days, the business
man counted up the results, he
found that tho cashier had bolted
with $5,000, tho head bookkeeper
had eloped with the typist, and
three clerics Had nsited tor a raise
in salary. Ex.
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Shoes, Suits, Pants, Blouses
Caps, Stockings, Belts, Nekties
TENNIS SHOES, GLOVES, IMBERWEIR
COLLARS, SILK HOSIERY
Hats and Caps
THAT FIT YOUR FACE AND POCKETBOOK
Men's Dross Sox 15c, 2 Pair 25c
Cotton Gloves, 2 Pair 25c
GOOD STUFF AT THE RIGHT PRICE
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Grammar and High School
Thtt little lever hti been
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The pencil (or you: lo
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with enough lead to
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Extra leadi 15c the
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Gold, silver and
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St. Johns 18 Years Ago
The following items were taken
ivom the second issue- of tho St.
Johns Review Dee. !), 190-1:
O. U. Downs of Forest drove
wns in the city Wednesday.
Geo. Weiss of Portland has pur
chased the Rev. Cole residence
and has moved his family here.
Mrs. Nancy Caples and daugh
ter, Miss E. Caples, left Wednes
day for Los Angeles, where they
will spend the Winter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Smith of
Hridal Veil were in St. Johns Sat
urday and purchased a homo and
Councilman Guy Hecbo and
wife left Sunday for 'Castle Rock
to visit their sick daughter, Mix.
Daniel ltrccht will build at
once a modern three story board
ing house near the electric mill
Couch & Co., the general mer
chants who occupy their splendid
block near the postofllce, are
building up an excellent trade.
They have, a good stock and are
line people to do business with.
The Muck Hardware Co. has
opened up a modern hardware
store in the Cochran block.
W-Il. King, C. C .Chipman mid
T. T. Parker arc incorporators of
the St Johns Abstract, Trust and
The llrst piece of cloth came
from the loom of the St. Johns
Woolen Mills Saturday.
The baud master was approaslt
ed by one of his company when
the country lour started. "Shall
we be having any week-end per
formances?" the man inked.
"Oh, yes; a number." "T'm
glad of that. I never know what
to do with my week-end." "Why
not keep your hat on it. " Ex.
Doctor You aro slightly mor
bid, my dear lady. Yod should
look about you and marry again.
Widow Oil, doctor, hv-JS tfih a,,
proposal? Doctor Allow me to
remind you, madam, t lint a doe
tor prescribe medicine but lie
doesn't take it. Ex.
The joy ride is so called ba
cause it so often ends in a ttloottt
ride with friends of (he victim
walking slowly behind. Kx.
A iiiauufaclurei' my thai cor
sets are Nqticcxing aboul !!0,0O0,
(100, but there nro probably own.
more than that squeezing the cor
One hundred sheets of good 1
typewriting paper for 25 cents
at this office.
urinous -non mis.
A most enjoyable surprise par
ty was given by Mr. and Mrs. L.
A. Garrison at the homo of Mr.
and Aim. O. W. Etheridgo at 71(i
North Edison street on August
15th in honor of Mrs. N. H. Eth
cridge's birthday. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Logan,
sou and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
10. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. (1.
llalberg and two daughters, Mr.
and Mrs. 10. A. Ashby, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Pet is and son, Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. lOtheridge and sou
sou Johnnie, Mr. anil Mrs. L. A.
Garrison and sou Frank.
On Tuesday, Kept. 5th, u total
of !ir,r0() children will march
back into Portland public schools
with romps at beach, playground
and swimming pool nothing but
a pleasant and often distracting
memory. lOxcept for a two days'
respite, Nov. i!l and 115, they will
stay at their desks until Decem
ber -It, the start of the Christinas
holidays. The term will close on
January iili, after a period of !)li
The Family Sets Ihc Price
-f-Our personal service and home
like parlors extends the quiet
dignity that is due our loved
--Our humane methods of em
balming symbolizes the highest
respect, which is a coiuolutlon
nntl partial relief to every family.
The Portland Mortuary
W. E. Pegs Dewey L Hrlstow
Morrison at 12th
Tluirs. and Fri.. Aug. ai-Sept. 1
BIG BILL HART in
"TRAVELING ON" Para
mount. Saturday, September 1! -ALMA
-FIND TIIK WOMAN."
Sunday and Monday. Sept. !J-
GONHAD NAG LB and
LEATRIOE JOY in
"SATURDAY NIGHT" Pur
amount. You'll like this ono.
Tuesday ami Wed., Sept. .VII
WALLY REID in
"THE CHAM PI ON "-Para,
mount. Also "Lonthcr Puili
era" No. II, the last of tho lliw.l
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7-S
"A Fool's Paradiso"
Starring Dallou, Nagle, Kolof,
and Mildred Harris.
Saturday, September !Hli
ETHEL CLAYTON in
"THE ( 'ItA I )liti" Paramimia.
()I)W Iloum: 0h.ii KvfiihiKt ami
11 A. M. to 12 M. Hitil KitmWya
1:110 V. M. to 5 I. M. Hy Appointment
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Floral Designs of All
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ST. JOHNS SHOE SHOP
Best Equipped Shoe
Shop In St. Johns
We do Good Work at
Formerly of the Ameri
can Shoe Shop is now
201 S. Jersey Street
x. DURANT &
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represents the cumulative know
ledge of W. C. DUHANT'S thirty
five years' experience in tho mak
ing of over two million automobiles.
See for yourself Mr. Durnnt's
final achievement. The car
has arrived in our Salesroom
at 212-214 S. Jersey Street.
MODEL A-22 TOURING, $890
f. o. b, Lansing, Mich,
RAYMOND F. FISHER
Dealer for St. Johns and Vicinity