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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
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Devoted (o (he Interests of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 13. 1908.
PUBLIC SCHOOL REPORT
Detailed Statement Concerning the St Johns
Schools that Should Prove of interest.
There lias been a decrease in attendance in both the grammar nud
high schools this month a net decrease in the high school of 13 and
in the grammar school of 22, but the punctuality iti both schools has
increased materially. The interest in the work and the "esprit uu
corps" is stronger than ever with the pupils. The athletic exercises
given at night in the auditorium of the central school is having a good
result upon the pupils of that school and Principal Aldcrsou is to be
commended for his efforts along this line.
Number of days taught during mouth 20
Whole number of days attendance 2791 yl
Whole number of days absence 5'4
whole number of times late .' 11
Number of pupils neither absent nor late 73
Average number of pupils belonging 146.8
Average daily attendance 139.5
i'cr cent 01 attendance 95
Number of visits by parents 39
Number of visits by members of sclioolboard o
Number of pupils remaining last month, girls 75, boys 80. . 155
Total enrollment this month girls 84 boys 88 172
Increase in enrollment, girls 9, boys 8 17
Uroppcu from enrollment, girls 14, boys 10 30
Net decrease in enrollment, girls 5, boys 8 13
Remaining, girls 70, boys 72 142
O.AKA A. Boss, Principal.
Number of days taught during month
Whole number of days attcudnucc
Whole number of days absence
Whole number of times I tc .
Number of pupils neither absent nor late ....
Average number of pupils belonging
Average daily attendance
Per cent of attendance
Number of visits by parents ,
Number of visits by sclioolboard
Total remaining lust month, girls 265, boys 241
Total enrollment this mouth girls, 290 boys 268
Increase in enrollment girls, 25 boys 27
Dropped from roll girls 33, boys 34
Remaining girls 257, boys 334
W. C. Ai.mtKSON, Principal.
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Is the only way to secure immediate delivery of your
goods at the most reasonable of transportation rates.
Therefore ring up the
PORTLAND & SUBURBAN EXPRESS GO.
Operating electric freight cars between St. Johns and
Portland. We call for and check your trunks direct
Turn your trunk checks and shipping receipts
over to us and your goods will receive prompt attention
We have teams connecting with cars at St. Johns and
Get our rates before shipping. Special rates on car
load lots. Experienced and courteous employes.
IMPROVE IT TORIVER'S EDGE
The Good Work Already Under Way on Philadelphia Street
Should not Cease Until This has Been Accomplished
Now that work is commenced on
Philadelphia street it reminds us
that it should not be stopped until
the improvement reaches the water
front. If the present council wish
cs to immortalize itself; if the indi
vidual members wish to ingratiate
themselves in the good graces of
the people; if they wish to do the
best work of their lives for the
city auu incidentally tor their own
advancement financially, if they
arc property owners, they will
work tooth and toe nail for the
improvement of Philadelphia street
to the water front and the erection
of n city dock there. There is
little doubt that the people will
vote the bonds for the dock n d
the improvement of the street
should be gotten under way as
early as possible so that when the
dock is completed the street will be
ready for use. In this way the
city will reap the benefit of this bit
of progressive work at the earliest
possible moment. It will take
some time to get ready for active
operations on the street, so that it
is important that the initial steps
should be taken as early as possible
in order that the work may be
completed before the bad weather
next fall. Then we .will be able to
receive and forward freight to and
from all points of the outside
world without experiencing the
vexatious delays and extra expense
of the shipment through Portland.
The saving of freight to the mer
chants in n very few years will
more than cover the cost of the
imnrovemcut of the streets and the
building of the docks and the mer
chants can well tlividc this saving
with the people so that the money
will eventually come back into the
pockets of those who have to pay
for the improvements. There is
not a man in the city who will not
bo benefitted in a hundred ways by
the improvement of Philadelphia
street and the erection of the dock.
Let us nil work for this end.
Some arc making the objection
that the railroads could not and
would not get into this dock if it
was erected where it is proposed.
The most of these kickers we have
heard arc but those who kick at
every thing that is being done,
anyway, so they do not count.
They would kick if they by some
mistake should be admitted into
heaven. The grade of the streets
would not suit them, the gold pave
mcnt would not be of the requisite
fineness. If it was 20 carats fine
it would wear too fast; if it was but
ten, it would tarnish too easily,
and they would kick nud keep
kicking until the police would haw
to throw them out nud scud them
down where they belong.
There are a few sensible people
who listen to these kickers and lc
lievc them nud arc led nstray uuti
they have an opportunity to learn
the merits of the question. So, do
not believe every kicker ngaiusl
this improvement you hear shoot
ing off his bazzoo, but look care
fully into the matter, look nt the
great saving there wilt be in
freights on anything that can come
by water, the saving of time by
cutting out the delay in getting
through Portland, nud remember
this, that although the railroads
may not come into this dock at
once, when the business develops
so that there Is money in it for the
railroads or there is n prospect
shown that it will so develop you
could not keep the railroads out.
They are not built that way.
O Phone Woodlawn 818
Phone Main 358, Portland office.
Phone Main A 3358.
First and Flanders Streets.
C. W. STEARNS
Office 105 K. Burlington street.
Agent at St. Johns. O I-
Here's a Good One.
Hardly a week passes but some
advertising "fakir" visits Rose-
urg, carries oil from the city all
the way from f 100 to $200 from
our merchants, nud passes on down
the line working his "skin ' game
to a finish. You are charged by
these fellows four times the amount
it would cost you to carry the same
advertisement in your home papers
for several mouths. These fellows
spend no money with you, but on
the contrary do their utmost to get
out of town well satisfied with
"working" the business man and
the printer, too, to the "Queen's
taste." All these "leeches" have
"the best advertising scheme go
ing," to hear them tell you of it,
but when it comes down to the
actual truth, it is simply a bunco
game to fleece the unsuspecting
merchant. Advertise in your home
paper and thereby patronize those
who assist you and your home city
to prosper. There is not a paper
published in the entire county that
cannot give you better results in
one issue than you can get from all
the "fake" advertising submitted
by these "peddlers" in a year
and that, too at fair and legitimate
prices. Roscburg Review.
J. T. Mayes, so a letter to friends
here informs us, is suffering from
11 sprained back caused by a fall
nud has not been able to work for
the past three weeks He received
his tall shortly after arriving at his
lacer mine in boutheru Oregon.
Vote for University Bill.
The act increasing the state ap
propriation for the University of
Oregon to $125,000 jier annum,
which net was held up by the refer
endum and will be submitted to
the voters of the state next June,
should be supported by every citi
zen of Oregon who feels a pride in
Ids state. Thut till' referendum
should have been invoked 011 n
measure for the support of the
chief educational institution of the
stntc is cause enough for shame,
and the majority for the appropri
ation when the question comes to a
vote in June should be so over
whelming as to prove an unmistak
able rebuke to those who held the
measure up, and at the same time
forever discourage the calling of n
referendum vote on an appropria
tion for the advancement of our
Oregouians should feel a pride in
having their state university ns
good as any in the Northwest, and
the old appropriation of $.17,500
was wholly inadequate to maintain
it. The appropriation of $125,000
which was provided by the act was
not as generous a support as Idaho
and Washington gave their univer
sities last year, but it would have
made possible many needed im
provements, and was a step in the
right direction. The people of the
state should show their approval
by voting for the appropriation,
and against the mossbackism which
begrudges the money spent for
The greatest objection to this bill
has been removed by the publicity
of the manner in which the funds
of the institution are being handled.
There seems to be the greatest care
taken that the funds be tint mis
appropriated and every safeguard
Is placed about them that they
may be utilized and in an econom
The End is Near.
Have you registered? Well,
don't fail to do so nt the earliest
opportunity. The registry nt the
city hall will be kept oeii Tuesday
nud Saturday nights to give labor
ers and others an opportunity who
cannot come through the day. If
you are not able to swear in your
vote 011 election day, you will have
no one to blame but yourself if you
neglect to register when you have
every opportunity to do so now.
FIRST OF ITSKIND HERE
Pioneer Structure Constructed of Hollow Cement
Blocks by Messrs. Mason & Urban
We present herewith n picture of the neat little office building occu
pied by L. II. Smith & Co. nud J. 15. Colvin ns real estate offices, nud
II. li. Collier as a law office. This is one of the neatest and most com
fortable office buildings in the city. It is the first hollow cement block
building erected in St. Johns and we hone that it will be the forerunner
of many more built of the same material, for there Is nothing so sub-
Miss Lillian McVicker, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. K. 15. McVicker,
formerly residents of St. Johns,
won the cash prize of $15 in the
orntorlcal contest ut Dallas recently.
Miss McVicker is a .student of the
Dallas college and will complete
the classical course in June. Win
ning first honors 011 this occasion
entitles Miss Lillian to represent
the college nt the state contest to
be given later on.
Mrs. S. K, Simpson was taken
ill witli omethiug like dropsy Sat
urday nud is still under the doctor's
K.UMLhed 1U1 In New York City
A. U N G E R
MAK1JR OH THIi FAMOUS
LA CADIZA, 10 cent
EL ROYAL, 5 cent
Full line of Smokers' Supplies
Central Cigar Store, Next to Bank.
ST. JOHNS BRICK CO.
Manufacturers of Clay Brick and Pressed Brick. Plastering
Sand on bands at all times. Orders solicited.
j H.HENDERSON 205 jy st
; Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
Abstracts of Title Prepared. Accurate Work Guaranteed.
, For seat work, good material and reasonable prices The
Review job printing department cannot be beaten.
j Whitwood Court j
The grandest view in America
ToSee Whitwood Court is t0 By
Lots . . . $100 to $300
Acre tracts 200 to 300
RICHARD SHEPARD & CO.
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stnntial iu building material as these hollow cement blocks, provided
tiiey are made up rigiu.
The blocks for this structure were furnished by Mason & Urban.
whose factory is advertised in the Kevlew. These gentlemen make
first class blocks and this little building stands ns a monument to their
handiwork. The gentlemen occupying the rooms iu this building arc
to be congratulated on their good fortune in securing such n neat nud
Pave Jersey Street.
There is n good joke being told
on two of our gay and festive young
business men, who go by the names
of Tom and Mack. They were
over at Vancouver with n fine pair
of drivers and returning through
the rain the other night beenme
chilled, and driving up to Dan's
Grill left the team standing without
hitching, went iu to get n hot
lunch. Ah it was lunch time for
the horses they started for Jack-
sou's barn nt 11 record making pace.
One ol them reached the barn all
right, but the other fell, stuck fast
iu the mud 011 South Jersey and the
buggy jumped 011 him and held him
down until the gay boys came up
nud released him, Iu the operation
one of the boys got stuck in the
mud so that he was extricated with
the greatest difficulty. Then they
repaired to the genial hostelry of
llredeson & Kthcridgc where they
dried up the mud they hnd absorbed
from the street, and there nre now
two new converts to the faith of
concrete or paved streets.
If you want job printing done nt
once, bring it in now.
Al. I,. II0I.BR00K
C. IS. HAII.BV t
St. Johns Land Co. 1
The Largest and Oldest Real Estate Firm
in St. Johns. $
East St. Johns
The center of the great development now taking $
place on the 1'cuiu.sula. $
We have outy a few business lots left on Columbia
Boulevard, which for a short time only will be sold at
vSome fine residence lots still on sale.
Choice manufacturing sites adjoining the 0. R. & $
N. railroad for sale on reasonable terms,
wirvra warn -r I m-m mmm v y
We have some choice lots in the vicinity of the
: $20,000 school building now in course of construe-
Call at our office for prices and terms for either of j
:se desirable tracts.
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Plumbing and Tinning
Phone Kast 631 1
203 Jersey Street St. Johns, Ore.
Clark & Wilson Lumber Co.
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