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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FHHRUARY 25, 1905.
W, T. SLATTEN
00 I- Ornn hlock next to
Office liutii 9 ' '" to 5 "
TV. ..lictie Scott 1148
Lawrence M. Ncnsel, M. D.
OiTut ut Central Hotel
Over Poitoflicc . . .
Ofliee luuipt, I to 5 P "'
I'lu.m. Scott I 148.
m.ivs. - - imitoo.v
Dr. H. W. ROSSITER
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
BnlJfi.ce W. .u S,'..tt 2
Officf I'iwi" f' " 40l"
Dr. MARV MacLACIILAN
Office lmm . " 11 n- "' 1 10 5 '"
Rci !ciicc I'll Set-It .
Office Plume t uioii W
Olfcr I al f MMl Kllliilt'n Drnu Slum
T. T. PARKER
Attorney - at - Law
ST. JOHNS. : ORIiflON
ImlrucllniM mi PIANO mul OHOAN
Am 13. ROWLAND
5U Cent n l.coon
Corner Jcrwy ami l.c.nlll direct.
GOODRICH & GOODRICH
IT JOHNS AND 1-OnTLAHD. OKCOOH
L- C. SLATER
Jml (jH-m-il flap ill rear of Poddi
cnl ! ie,il phIiiIo onIcp.
Repairing Kca'Iy and Promptly Dono.
To $l. Jolint. High Iniiil hcluccii enr
lint an J rltcr Lot 5DI00. nllo, $200
Di) montlily Pa) menu.
0. It. VANIIOUTEN, St. Johns
lee W Acre Lots (or Sale
With ,i'! , nil corners.
Dr. William Wolf I licks
5t. John llclstit. ST. JOHNS, Or
G. W. OVERS'I REET
Cclomtla Bouieiard and Central Ave.
Mrs. L. Tyner, Proprietor
rir.t CIsh Rooms
ST. JOHNS HOTEL
illPi HICII, I'roprltlre
hrsey Street - - St. Johns, Ore
Is an -i to-dato quick Lunch,
luav, I'c.iifettionory and New
Man.l Tim Celebrated Hazel-
J Picam and Mutter kept
Corcer Jerwy St. and Broadway
st. Johns, Oregon
The best BREAD, CAKES
ad FIES in the world
Give ii,s a trial
Phone Scott 3101 St JsJuu
NOTES AND COMMENTS
Various Topics of Local and General
Interest Briefly and Tersely
Numerous Mattel Which Arc Before the Public
for General Discussion
The "hco in the bonnet" crowd
in St. Johns is being nugumcntcd
daily. It is surprising to see the
number or men who "don't want
it." vet are williiicr. really anxious
to tnnke the sacrifice und serve in
sonic position in the municipal
government of this city for the
iiuxt venr. Where there are so
tunny willing to make this sacrifice
the electorate should be uble to se
ll n wimble set of officers. Pick
out the bast regardless of whom
they may be.
Tlu new charter has been ill
efiect since January 20, mid since
that time the mayor has been en
titled to the maximum salary of
$2, 50 mid the councilincii f.1.50 for
eneh mtetiiiLf attended, tlu r cornier
S40 und the treasurer's pur month
nt least it is so interpreted uy inose
presumed to know. Unless the
nrfAent L'oinioil fixes the salaries of
the incoming council these officers
will be allowed to draw these mux
iiiimii iimmiiits. in which case the
ininl ntiiiiiMit for salaries next Vear
would total, piesiitniiig one meeting
ler inoiitli, mid say tioining ot uie
appointive officers salaries.S942.00.
'Plu. imiMilntive officers will prob
ably draw down something like a
St, 000, making thesalary usihoine-
thing'Iike 2,000 per auiium. t
rtitlii.r untiiir Kiitn. certainly, but if
they get it let's see to it that the
officers earn it.
The whiskv cieineiit of 1'ortland
is resorting to some desperate steps
to maintain the strong noui which
im to n few months niro it had on
the affairs and conduct of that city.
It seems eiioui! ! he cannot be rais
ed in the twenty hours the rum
merles are jeriiiitted to keen open,
n m-licmi' was iuaetinited mid an at-
tempt made to get it through the
council, permitting the nfores-dd
ruminenes to keep o"eii the remani
ng four hours out ot tue twenty
totir. Of course, most ot tne sn-
loons never close, hnveiit even n
lock on their doors, and the brass
liuttoned head of Portland's finest
winks nt the violation, but the
n.iw.N wanted one law on the
tuvil-K ilirveoiild claim thev respect,
so the "nil-night" ordinance np-
nealed to them to be that law. nut
It didn't go.
The .suggestion that Tom
urrl tu rlinstiii next llllivor
of Portland is not without a strong
sttpjKirt, mid that, too, froiim some
storng sources. uur neignum
needs u man like Word, just as Mis
soitri needed Folk, the big dailies
to the contrary notwithstanding.
!c it iitnss of corruption.
Not even- officer is a grafter, but
. n I.
tliere are lots ot omciais who uic
grafters. With fearless Tom Word
at the helm a denning mu wnuui
take place, and the exposures of
rotten methods would sturtle even
the most ardent reformer. Let Tom
be mayor for one term, and we u
ivager u town lot in ranarou inv
lie' 11 be uoveriior of Oregon soon
With a good, sound bank, back
tin bv unlimited capital, such as
roposed by Chas. Wood, of Sagi-
iiaw, Mich, would te 01 liiesuuiuwic
benefit to St. Johns, and ouremzens
cannot go amiss in giving the pro-
osed institution a titmeu supjimv,
is they have signified their willing
ness to do. As at present, all bank
business has to be done in Portland,
Inch means a loss ot tune auu
great inconvenience. tne nine
lost comes out ot uie mosi ucwvc
of the day. 'Uie time
the busv man cau least afford to
If a united support is given,
ic t,n rlm.l.t of success. 1 he
lll.V ..w "
present may not be so profitable,
llv Snrreashnr mantt-
facturinn and industrial interests
cannot fail to advance xne vuiuuw
imcinKt sn that in a short lime
id tmve amnle support to
. L I r.
make it a protuaoie emerpnac
There is another feature about
KntiV nrnnositioil which IS Of
rnmnlint I'lltl'lt tO flUf IOCS I IHef-
chants, it would go far to increase
the "trade at lioine" iaea. uw,
many people are forced to go to
Portland to gel cnecKs casucu, uuu,
1. roll.- onniiirli. wneil IIICAC aym-
f inietwltie are converted
Via ui -- , ,
into coin the first thought is tne
f , Twisessor. He is in
MVlua VJ I ' "
.....let rtt it.rr cTores wncic any
Ul.ua. ' " - - -
rr n.,,1 nvervthilicr IS liaildV. aUU
is quite natural, though not good
i,n nnrrlifises should be
made there and then, and the home
!e fnrtTfttteil, A baillC JO-
UtVIWIIMllt o "
cated here would obviate the ueces-
sity of the trip to Portland, and the
chances are largely in favor of these
purhnses being made at home,
Still another feature not to be
ost sight of, a bank in St. Johns
would obviate the accumulation of
cash, which is of necessity kept in
insecure places, because tliere is no
safe place of detxsit at hand. This
i it .... ... , i
. i uu mean consiucrnuou, ami one
that has caused considerable nnxeity
in the minds of some of our business
men. With a bank here daily
ily deposits could be made, and the
safety of funds, small or great
amounts, would cause no solicitude.
The Oregon political heelers arc
in n stew now. The president re
fuses to appoint any federal officers
so long ns the state hns only one
representative at Washington.
Senator Fulton, of the four to which
the state is entitled, is the only
man not under the ban. We pre
sume the state will survive, but
the political leeches are thankful
the winter is so nearly over.
The work being done by the
Commercial Association is assum
ing an iuiN)rtauce that excites com
ment from both local ,aud outside
sources. 1 he various local ques
tions requiring attention are of in-
teiestto every resident of M. Johns.
That the work being done here
by this .splendid organization is ap
preciated is evidenced by the large
attendance and rapidly increasing
membership. Our citizens are be-
gluing to realize that the association
was brought into existence for other
than iK.TS.mel aims; its platform is
broader than that, it encompasses
every Interest, every proositiou
which lias for its object the material
benefit of this city. No legitimate
scheme, origuate where It may,
suggested bv whom it may be, finds
a hearty and united effort from
ALL the iiiemiRirs of this associa
tion. That its labors are effective
one need only look at results. Still
greater achivements are in rapid
process of materialization, and many
important things which would most
likely have never been brought out,
discussed, arc being investigated
and exploited through the medium
of this organization. Hvcry wide-
it wake citizen of St. Johns should
join this organization; concentrate
their efforts, pull together with a
single object in view, namely the
upbuilding of this city and u still
greater and wider range of good
will Ik accomplished.
Some weeks neon deal was closed
for a 1700 fire fighting outfit.
Hie fire hydrants have been in tK
sition ready for use for some days.
Wouldn t it be good policy to get
the apparatus in ositiou, even in
teinj)oriiry quarters, so as to nave
it ready for use? If not, why not?
Should a fire occur tomorrow, we'll
guarantee steps would be taken the
same day to get It here, in other
words the threadbare stable door
story would le revived. IJetter
anticipate this old story, mid be
ready to thwart the thief In his en
deavor to get away with the lieast.
1 , ,
Anywhere from two to a dozen
burglaries, holdups, etc., tnnke up
the record In Portland every nigtu
of the week. The police force of
our southern neighbor seems to Ik;
helpless, or prehaps incompetent is
better. Since 1 0111 worn nns macie
lrraftinii" a danuerous species of
stealhiK the "coppers" seem to be
devoting their whole energies to
devise some plan to evade the
watchful eve of the sheriff and get
onto some kind of "graft" not so
ensilydetected.so that they have little
time to waste looKing alter ourgiars.
A woman has applied for a posi
tion 011 the Portland detective force.
If she is young and vigorous it
minht not le a bad idea to supplant
some of Hunt's old grannies. In
fact, she might make a good chief.
Hut then, if she is a goou woman,
better not take chances with the
officers she would be compell
ed to associate with.
St. Tnlms Is now endowed with
all the rights, privileges and ait
ttinriK. necessary for a citv. not
..iv n( -cnn but of 100.000 oeonle.
It is 'equally applicaabie 111 euner
case. We nave me amiiuruy w
become great and popultis. In
view of this condition, let us be up
and doing, taking advantage of our
nnnnrtlltllllK. not OIllV 111 a tUUtll-
cipal way, but industrial and com
mercial as well. Let's all throw
personal feeliutr and unite as
one man to cultivate a progressive
em'rit T.et each of us resolve to
contribute something toward the'
achivement o something mat win
benefit our home city. If only the
true sprit of harmony could prevail,
.miMi crwl would result. Try
MU.T 0 - .
it, fellow citizens, and you will be
surprised at the result.
The newcharter requires that
the city officers, save the mayor
shall devote their
entire time dnrlng business hours
tO tUe DUS'laess Ui uk: .-.. v"-
very short business hours arc fixed,
or salaries made ndcqtiate, this may
prove a problem. '1 lie only elec
tive officer from whom this will be
required is the citv recorder, and
considering the varied duties im
posed, the maxium salary of $40.00
per month is no great allurement to
a man who is competent to fill the
position and devote .his whole time
to it. This provision ol tue new
W 11411 Ul II 1 111 W t'V VIIIW
unless enre is taken in fixing the
While holdups arc? of such com
mon occurence nowadays, we have
yet to hear of a single member of
,. - -. . , ...I... I...! ..! .
uie .Oregon icgisiaiun: oeing a vic
tim. Hut n friend suggests that
"there is honor, etc. Jctc."
The Public Dock Lags.
Through the fault of 110 one per
son thnt most important of all wants,
the most needy of (111 our needs,
communication with our match
less harbor seems to have been rel
egated to the rear while our cotin
cihnborcd with stichiaii important
thing as buying a site for their
future deliberations. Now, of
course, we nil know that tliere is 110
time like the present for aciiiiiriuir 11
suitable location for n city hall
auu oilier necessary nuiuletp.H
bindings, and that projier sites nt
resonalile prices are scarce, and un
questionably our council has moved
wisely and well and .are entitled to
the thanks of every fair minded cit-
zen of St. Johns for linvniir. dispos
ed of that question in, such a milli
ner, lint now that this matter is
out of the way let lis alt pull for 11
public dock. St. Johns must nt
once see to it that passengers and
freight cau have free access to ami
from the river. There are those of
our manufactories whose business
dcciids 011 the river traffic,
but they do not necessanily need
F.UROPIJAN HXHIIHTS PALACIi
to have water frontage thus leaving
this valuable heritage for industries
that must have it. Gray's foundry
is one of the first kirn) mid we must
give him egress to the river. And
we must do this not only in justice
to Mr. Gray but equally us iinprt
aut to keep faith with the world.
Why, what is it that we talked first,
last, and all the time? Isn't it
alxnit our grand harlxr, and our
unequalled water front, our unre
stricted transjKirtation facilities by
rail and sea?
Citizens, we cannot afford ot let
this question slumber one minute
longer. The location is a 'second
ary consideration for we can trust
wholly to the good judgment of
Of course, some heed should be
given to the expert testimony of
our city engineer, his practical
sense tells him that Philadelphia
street, by theway the only wide street
in town, is the projer location for
either the dock or a ferry, and that
was unquestionably the intention of
the founder of St. Johns. Phila
delphia street is quite the center of
the two original aooiuons, wun we
very best grade to the river, and as
mentioned above, 'a wide street lime
hundred feet being the width.
However, we am safely leave the
location with our council.
The amusement street of the
western world's fair is callec the
"Trail," instead of the Midway or
Pike which were the names applied
to the gaiety boulevards at other
cxposiUons. The"Trail" is built
Bnvi- r nrwivi.' .umiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiw
mi 11 hriilin. siiitniiiii' fttlild's lake
" r- -i o -
a natural body of water forming
the "grand basin" 01 tue exposition.
Mum mm. fi.'ilimol lllive l)ii'tl
planned to grace this bridge this
summer, and, and 011 account of its
location, niucii intention win ne
directed to aquatic attractions.
The coiupetion for the best bal
lad on the "Trail" is onen nil
f 1 wt .....
Competent judges will be selected
from the best known literatcms of
tne paciiic isortliwest and the con
test will close May 1. Invitations
have been extended to all the well
known writers of verse and many
good poems arc expected to be sub
mitted. An elaborate display of toys will
be a feature of Swuerladn's
000 exhibit nt the Lewis and Clark
The ICmaniiel Swedenborir Club.
of Chlcajio. an association inter-
cited 111 the erpetuatiou and data
of the illustrious philosopher mid
scientist, will erect n handsome pa
vilion at the Lewis mid Clark Cen
tennial. A comprehensive exhibit of
Oregon grasses, which won the
grand prize ul St. Lotus, in com
petition with the world, will be
shown nt the Lewis and Clark
The elaborate exhibit which Ind
ia will make at the Lewis und Clark
exposition will be housed in a $50,
000 building. The pavilion, which
will be 100 feet square, will be 11
replica of an old Hindoo temple,uiid
will be decorated with Hindoo carv
ing in exact imitation of the original.
In the building will be a display of
I nd an arts nud industries valued at
5200,000. A tea garden, where
Hindoo servants, garbed in the pic
turesque turban and sash of India
will serve the beverage, wdl be con
ducted in the temple. Among the
exhibits will be rare shawls, brass
LlvWIS AND CLARK b'AIU.
LF.WIS AND CLARK FAIIt.
and silver filigree work, sandalwood
carvings nud inlaid furniture.
While in Washington recently 011
exposition business President 11.
W, Goodeof the centennial, extend
ed nn invitation to President Roose
velt to attend the coast fair next
summer. The President stated al
though he couldn't make an en
iriiLrenient so far ahead that he
would endeavor to make a visit to
the e.ositioii if public business
would permit him to make the trip.
From the start the president has
been deeply interested 111 uie 1905
fair, and surprisingly well informed
011 the progress 01 me worK.
In case the president is unable
to visit Portland, it is very likely
Ithat he will send Miss Alice Roose
velt and his three oldest sons 011 a
, tour of the country with the expo
' sitiou as their destination.
Civic Intprovinent League.
The ladies Civic Iuiprovinent
League met in regular session Tues
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
W. A. Walker.
The recently elected officers were
1 installed ami u new order of bus!
1 ness was inauL'rated. All pres
ent signed the new membership
roll, which provides that a monthly
due of ten cents Ik? paid by each
mendier, to Ik; used for the running
excuses of the league. The com
mittee 011 by laws was given an ex
tension of time to the next regular
1 Klrc I II Smith Mrs. Allan
Ulackburn and Mrs. R. Shepard
were appointed a committee to
draft and circulate 11 petition to the
city council asking that body to sub
mit the question of animals running
at large to a vote of the people at
the coming municipal election.
After a plcsant and profitable
meeting Mrs. Walker served her
guests with dainty refreshments.
The League will meet every first
and third Tuesday of each month.
The next meeting, March 7, will
be held atthe homeof Mrs. Urnnsch.
A SUCCI-SFUL MEET.
The Columbia University Hoys Win
Over the Y. Al. C. A.
Washington's birthday was eel
ebraled Wednesday at the Colum
bia University by 11 field meet be
tween the University students and
the Y. M. C. A. team A large at
telideiice was present nud each
event created much eutluisiamr
The Columbia University team
won the day, their score totaling
51 points, id ;7 for Y. M. C. A.
Kelly was the bright, particular
star for Columbia, he winning
four events for his team and tilso
taking patt in the relay race, and
coming in second in the pole vault.
One of the prettiest races 111 the
history of these meets was the
mile dash, between Merrill of Y.
M. C. A., and Weber of the Col
iimhiti. Weber took the lead nt
the pistol shot and set a hot pace
for his ODouetit. holdiiur his own
and running in sucrh style. The
field went wild when, us each lap
was covered it looked like nothing
could prevent Weber from finish
ing in the lead. On the last lap,
however, Merritt gradually closed
up the gap between them tt 1 it tit
they were coming down the stretch
running us one man, when, us
they iieared the goal, 11 final spin I
from Merritt placed him acrosh
the line, 11 winner in the hottcM
contest lie has cxciiciiccd in some
time. The time was 5:30.
Merritt is the champion distance
runner in the north west, while
this is Welwr's first expeieiice at
a meet, nud great things are ex
pected from this pi utilising fresh
man later on.
The University is to be congrat
ulated for its energy and push in
building such 11 haiidfome mid co
modious gymnasium, this being the
largest of its kind in the not til
west, und the thanks of the nlli
letic loviug public, and at the same
time siibMaiitial appreciation should
lie shown them for the praise-wor
A summary of the events follows:
5o-yard dash won by Kelly. Col
umbia University; Rowe, C. I'.,
second; Lighty, Y. M. C. A.,
third; time, 5 -'5
20-yaid dash won by I). Keliy,
C. V.; 1 1 inkle, C. U., second;
Stubble, Y. M. C. A., third; time,
Shot-put won by J. Mottle, V.
M. C. A.; Moody, Y. M. C. A.,
second; (jiiimi, C. U., third; yj
feet, i) inches.
Running llroad Jump won by
Kelly, C. U. Wilkinson, C. V.
secoud; Lighty, Y. M. C. A.,
third; 21 feet, 4 inches.
High Jiiiii won by Kelly, C. V.
Wilkinson, C. V., second; Stubble,
V. M. C. A., third; 5 f-t 4 !
so-yard hurdle won by Kelly,
C. I'.; Rowe, C. U., second;
Lighty, Y. M. C, third; time, 64-5.
Pole vault won by tv. MunvilU.
C. V.; Kelly, C. U., second; Rowe,
C, V., and Lighty, Y. M. C. A..
tie for third place; height, 9 feet.
Relay race won by Columbia,
Kelly, lliukle, Bingham, Mainly,
C. V.; Niday, Mottle, Merritt,
Stubbles, Y. M. C. A.
One-mile dash won by Merritt,
Y. M. C. A.; Welter, C. U., sec
ond. Time, 5:29.
Officials Jack King, of Mult
iioiiiah Club, starter. Messrs.
Kerrigan and Sheprad, judges.
Submarine illumination of Guild's
lake, the natural "grand basin" of
the Western World's Fair, will beau
unique feature of the Lewis and
Clark ex)osition. Lights will be
placed 011 the bottom of the lake in
air and water tight receptacles and
at night visitors may see the fish
swimming around in the water.
Pennsylvaiiiaus living in Oregon
have formed a society for the pur
jHse of advertising the Lewis and
Clark centennial in their home state,
securing uu appropriation for the
fair from the Pennsylvania legisla
ture, nud providing for the comfort
of Peiiiisylvaniaiis visiting the fair.
There are about 8000 natives of
Pennsylvania living in Oieon.
House Builders and Contractors.
We have a full line of Paints,
Oils, Stains, Varnishes, Roof and
Floor Paints, and we are selling
same at as low prioes as same goods
can be bought for in Portland.
Potter & Goold.
Ilriiigtis $1 and we will send the
Review to your friend for u year.
Fruits and . .
Hero In! 11m tlt.it we Mtrely cull sup
ply tliv mutt p.iriioul.ir etwtomer with.
In VlU'.UTAW.Uw carry the follow
lug: CAMIIAOIt, ItBBTS
CARROTS SU'itUT POTATO H8
Ami ninny I'tNK CKl.KKV wlmilt U
In In lie I1111I.
OUANOKS nt Jkt iloen ijo, loo, ije,
At'lM.HS. perlHix $1.00
PINK POTATOHS. vr wick Jl.5
St. Johns Grocery Co.
Scott 1145 Phone
I'XTR 1' NCY. per Mill Me
I-NI V, per rll
MlilMPM CtitiPH. very nice ... . joc
We hiuc line Cr'iiiHry Itutler at nil
piicc-ii'itliiK Ihii Ctwiitury Nttr In
Oar extra fancy I lltw viy lt Mut
ter uiHile awl nn llw iKMtliut ami aelN
al 75c per mil
Our fancy U an awfully nice Baiter
perfectly RHtfel and ulc and m?ll for
frte jr mil.
Our medium hh1 are Itjr far the
Unt llutter Hit on wl at the twtark
alile pi lis-of pri mil at lhi
lime of llie year.
About in ihwimIn if kimmI eM)kliiK HHt
ter 011 hand at " iH-rjwutml.
Ht. Joliu I'.kh at ht do . . ,yp
'CimmI country Ijjh at jht ijc
St. Johns Grocery Co.
Scott 11-15 IMiouu
Pilot that klumlil make St. Julin'H
iaiile llilnk Uiore laiyliiaf imetria
any hIm-iv rl-.
Tliv linKt-t MuelMW.
7,V wrlor umteliin for $ eta.
Dolly IIoum Hiateliea Mr lam $ eU.
6 hmmI mn rtee ij eU.
MoimijiIv TouiaUwii, cau taeU.
rie(ett-l Httick ToiimUmw, cm IS rta.
Itoyul Club TitttMtmw can is ela.
ISau r Crwui i caiw 19 el.
A ii mm I llitclw h1 kiva CwSm iwr
lHiit'l is elk.
KanlimNHi (Mil with kr mnltf lu
etul letalU for 3 eta.
51 y coal 1 euataitwrs itrwwr tttffw
iriee hih! don't foqivt lit qtMllljr o(
tlu khmU uie lllt-te.
St. Johns Grocery Co.
Scott 1 1 do IMionu
Business Room For Rent
Good Business Room 011 Jer
sey street, 25x50 eet.
St. Johns Land Co.
a. e. Wilson,
All Kinds of Work Done Promptly
At RiauoimltK- price. Oive W Call
Jersey Street, St. Joints, Oregon
Yuu au klwujm tlcpanil 011 Ui iteiMit
lritii Jullv.r uu.l auurtwowt t(Uaul
wlin ou ot.Ur from lt ulj rlUbU
St.JohnsAleat : Market
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St. Johns Market
J.ney Street SV. JOII.VS, OKUCIOM
Olgars, Tobacco and
fit. Johua, Oregon