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I second in number of Industries.
It seventh in population.
Cat to Portland every 20 min.
Hai navigable water on 3 tides.
Has finest gas and electricity.
Has two strong banks.
Has fivo large school houses.
Has abundance of purest water.
Has hard surface streets.
Has extensive sewerage system.
Has fine, modern brick city hall.
Has payroll of $95,000 monthly.
Ships monthly 2,000 cars freight.
All railroads have access to it.
It gateway to Portland harbor.
Climate ideal and healthful.
Has seven churchss.
Ha a most promising future.
Distinctively a manufacturing city
Adjoins the city of Portland.
Has nearly 6,000 population.
Has a public library.
Taxable property, f4.50O.O0O.
Has large dry docks, taw mill
Woolen millt, iron works,
Stove works, asbestos factory.
Ship building plant,
Veneer and exceltior plant,
Plour mill, planing mill,
Box factory, and others.
More industries coming.
St. Johns it the place for YOU.
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to the Interests of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY io. 1913.
How wide is Willamette boule
'vard? A question that became
..v,more vexatious and propitious of
morc annoyance and unfriendly
.feeling than any other in St
Johns, has just been settieu in
amicable and satisiactory
manner. The property owners
,'have finally, with almost one ac-
cord, decided to let the question
forever be decided at eighty
"feet. The question has been
"hanging fire" for about seven
years. A friendly suit was in
stituted to decide its width, fi
nally, and Judge McGinn placed
it at eighty feet. There was
talk of taking the matter into
the Bunreme court and the city
, council was importuned to do so.
It refused, and for a time indi
.cations were that the property
Aowncrs, dissatisfied, would do
bo, but the time for appeal was
allowed to elapse. Petitions have
been circulated and generally
.tsigncd asking council to improve
the thorougmnro oy nnrciBurjac
ing n thirty foot strip in the ecu
ter nnd bv laving cement side
walkB on each Bide. The city
coune II recent v by resuolution
changed the name of Fillmore
street to Willamette boulovard,
and in all probability this con
tinuation of the boulevard will
.bo. hardsurfaced with tlio open
ing of spring. Proceedings are
under way in Portland to hard
surface Willamette boulevard to
St. Johns city limits, and engi
ncers have been busy for the past
HQveral weeks n making surveys.
The chances are that within the
coming year St Johns will enjoy
a hard surface boulevard irom
-tho north. limits to the heart of
business district of Portland, and
also another hardsurfaced high
wnv via Dawson street as pro
.ceedings havo been instituted to
continue the hard surfacing
where St Johns left oil. It is
most gratifying to the people in
general that tho width of Willnm
ctto boulevard has finally been
uirreed unon. and that thoso
most vitally interested uro satis
lied with the arrangement
Of Benefit to the State
Certain measures believed to
bo of benefit to tho stato as a
wholo are favored by the Oregon
Purebred Livestock Association,
which will present them to tho
coming session of tho Legisla
ture. Among these is tho Live
stock Sanitary Bill, which has
the approval of tho Grange, tho
wool growers, dairy association
and tho Consumers League. Tho
association also asks that $50,
000 out of the Panama Pacific
Exposition appropriation bo set
aside for livestock premiums to
go to Oregon exhibitors. An
appropriation of $10,000 is asked
for purchasing livestock for tho
Oregon Experiment Station
this is to be a continuing appro;
priation. It is recommended
that the premium fund for live
stock at the State fair bo raised
and that an annual appropria
tion of $3,000 bo mado for the
annual dairy show at Portland.
It is also thought best to do away
with district fairs and establish
a county fair in each county. It
is recommended that no state
fair beheld in 1915, but that
this stato join with the Panama
Pacific Exposition to hold the
biggest stock show at San Fran
cisco ever known.
Expert Opinion Wanted
St Johns, Oregon, Jan. 8.
To the Hon. P. C. Stroud, City
Attorney. Dear Sir: Would you
kindly give your official opinion
on the following: Section 19 of
the St Johns city charter pro
vides that all elective officers "of
the city shall be "free holders
of St Johns." Is a married wo
man, having all the other re
quired qualifications except that
the real estate owned by the
family is in her husband's name
eligible to an elective office un
der our charter.
S. C. Cook.
She was a maiden lady in
Denver, Col., and was registering
for election. When her age was
required she gave it as 25 years.
The registering official hesitated
a bit and then said: "Haven't
you for the past three years
given in your age as 25 years?"
"To be sure I have," haughtily
replied the maiden lady. "I
want you to distinctly understand
that. I am not the kind that says
one thing at one time and an
other thing at another time."
Here January 15th
Greatness lies in simplicity.
Men in public life are just folks
after all indeed the greater tho
man the more approachable ho
is. Ony the "near" creat affect
It was Tlianksgiving Day in
the year of our Lord, 1909.
Hocli of Kansas was to lecture
that evening in Corapolis, Pa.,
and he sure did talk homo, and
he can come back any time, but
that's another story. The best
Eart of his visit to the aforesaid
urg happened before the lec
ture, however. The Governor
landed about 3 p. m., and he
landed in a hotel that dispenses
an article that is tabooed out in
Kansas, and the moment the
odor of those "wet" goods came
into the room Hoch fully realiz
ed that he was in the Keystone
Remember, it was Thanksgiv
ing Day. and he was far from
home in a strange land and it
was tho first anniversary of tho
Pilgrim Fathers that ho had
been away from his own fire
side. In the course of the after
noon Rev. D. Percy French, who
is tlio head, body und tail of ly
ceum work in Corapolis.droppod
in to see if Hoch had arrived.
He had and he was sad, and it
was enough to make even govcr
nora Bad. Tlianksgiving Day!
In Corapolis! In n hotel that was
wet And Hoch of Kansas You
couldn't expect him to bo oxhiln
ratingly exuberant, and ho was
n't He told the pitiful story to
the preacher and tho latter, full
of sympathy and knowing from
experience that these things
wero so, invited him to go along
with him nnd take dinner at tho
homo of ono of his parishoners.
it was a humble home, jno
gold or silver plate, not even
Hnviiand china, no kind ser
vants, no sty e or luxury, but
good, plain people, lots of grub
and hearts as big and unntfected
ad you find anywhere. And this
great man, for Hoch is great,
pulled oft his coat and his digni
ty nnd put on n smile that was
worth wh o and said ho just had
a good time.and thnt night thcro
wero somo foks in his nudienco
that had a glimpse of real great
ness, and tliere is ono home in
Corapolis that to this day boasts
of having entertained a real, livo
governor, and they hnvo a right
to boast. Tlio Message from
Kansas" is all to the good, but
tho "Man from Kansas" is a
man, mado in God's own image,
and that imago has not been
very much marred. Princo Al
bert coats nnd immaculate dress
aro all right, hut after all, it's
what's under the coat that counts.
The minister says ho would
iko to preach in Kansas if the
rest, of tho inhabitants havo
leans us big as the ono that ho
saw in 1909.
At tho High School auditorium
next Wednesday evening,Jan.l5.
Charles Sargent Dead
Charles Sargent of Clackamas
passed away at Tho Dalles on
January 1st, after a lingering ill
ness. He had been under the
physicians' care for Borne time.
being treated for kidney and
heart troub e. but pneumonia
set in, from which he never rai
led. Mr. Sargent was an old
and well known resident of the
community, and his loss is uni
versally mourned. He was a
brother of Mrs. Sargent Wilson
of 901 Willamette boulevard of
this city, to whom the bereave
ment came as a great blow, even
though it was not unexpected.
Mr. Sargent was born at Mineral
Point, Wisconsin, in 1848, and
had lived in the West ever since
1862. Besides his sister, he
eaves to mourn him a widow,
who is prostrated at the blow, two
brothers, three daughters ana
"O, call it not death, it is Life
For the battle is ended, the
The ransomed spirit has reach
ed the shore
Where they sin and suffer and
sorrow no more.'
Orecronians aboard the special
Royal Rosarian train that invad
ed California the past week made
many friends for this state in
the South. Their route was
marked by demonstrations of
welcome tnat proved the high
regard in which the Beaver
State is held and which will
mean that Oregon will have a
very prominent place in the 1915
expositions both at ban r rancisco
and San Diego.
All members were present at
the regular meeting of the city
council Tuesday evening with
Mayor Muck presiding.
The first matter to receivo at
tention was a petition for an arc
light at the corner of Lynn ave
nue and Tyler street Referred
to the water and light commit
tee. Quito a controversy arose over
the application of transfer of li-
3uor license from tho name of
ames Mellon to M. M. Joyce,
business place at the corner of
Philadelphia and Ivanhoo streets.
An attorney representing the
creditors of Mr. Mellon inter
posed strenuous objections
against the transfer on tho
ground that Mr. Mellon was re
ally conducting the saloon for
the benefit of his creditors, and
that a transfer to Mr. Joyce
would cut ofT the creditors from
realizing anything on the indebt
edness. An attorney also repre
scnted Mr. Mellon, and the two
attorneys had an interesting ex
change of opinions for n.while.
The mayor and attorney finally
gave them to understand that the
city council of St. Johns was
fully capable of conducting its
own nffairs, and that while "tho
owcr of attorney" might have
ecu popular in Portland in tho
liquor business, it hud no stand
ing in St Johns, und that if
there were any grievances to be
settled between the two parties
the courts wero open for that pur
pose. Tho matter of transfer
was turned over to the liquor li
censo committee, which usked
for n week's time in making a
Petitions for the improvement
of Willamette boulevard from tho
south city limits to Richmond
street and us much further north
as tho council deems advisable
were presented. They culled
for cement Bidownlk on both Bides
and n hard Burfuco strip of thirty
feet in tho roadway. Tho peti
tions wero pretty generally sign
ed, nnd as there is no remon
strance against tho proposed im
provement, a resolution will
doubtlessly bo adopted next
week directing tho engineer to
prepare tho necessary data for
Chns. J. Anderson made his
usual complnint against his ap
portionment of cost of the r ill-
moro street sower, which ho de
clared of no benefit whatever to
us property. Mr. Anderson al
so took occasion to pay his re
spects to council in no compli
mentary mnnner. On motion his
remonstrance wna rejected ond
io was given to understand that
f ho did not like this action he
could seek tho courts.
Miss Myrtlo Brodahl tendered
icr resignation as assistant re
corder, having secured a posi
tion in the county clerk's ofllco
in Portland. In an endeavor to
induce her to remain in her pres
ent position, an increaso of ten
per month in salary was decided
upon, mnking tho salary $60 per
month, instead of $5U.
A claim of the city physician
for $3 for services in a destitutp
case was not allowed, on tho
ground that tho salary of that
official was presumed to cover
The improvement of Dawson
street from Columbia boulovard
southward to tho city limits was
The mayor recommended the
appointment of Lee Cormany as
chief of tho fire department, as
per the wishes of that depart
ment, and the appointment was
confirmed by council.
Quarterly reports of the city
treasurer and recorder were re-
erred to the finance committee.
Ordinances adopting the engi
neer's survey and report on the
opening and extension of Tyler
street from Central avenue to St
Johns Heights Addition, and
Polk street from Dawson to St.
Johns Heights Addition were
passed and Messrs. Turkington,
McKinney and McKeon appoint
ed as viewers on both streets.
An ordinance assessing the
cost of improving Hartman street
from beneca to Myers was also
Alderman Hill stated that he
dad been informed by one of the
mail carriers that unless boxes
of some kind are provided at the
homes of citizens no mail will be
eft and same will be sent to the
ranaral rlnllvnrv at Pnrtlnnfl
This, Mr. Hill believed, was an
arbitrary ruling, if true, and he
desired that council and the
Commercial club take issue
against its enforcement. Mayor
Muck stated that he would inter
view Acting Postmaster William
son in Portland relative to the
Firemen MaRe Merry
The St Johns Volunteer Fire
Department celebrated its annual
meeting with an oyster supper
in their hall Monday evening.
me evening was made merry
with feasting, music, speech
and story, one ot the amusing
features was a Kangaroo cow
in which J. F. Cameron was the
chief victim. The charges pre
ferred were of a "fierce" nu
turc, una as a penalty he was
compelled to deliver u speech
nnd tell u story. uharles Biede
son, a former chief, also receiy
ed the usual fine and made to say
a tew remarKB as a penalty upon
fictitious charges. Captain Me
rino of tho dredger. Chinook.
was present and entertained the
attendants with s6ng and story.
Tlin Firpmon's Onnrtnt. mm.
The f iremen's utiartet. com
posed of Messrs. Mackcy, King.
Mitchell und Thompson, inter
spersed the evening with vocal
renditions. J. F. Mitchell sang
a song or two, City Recorder
Rico made a speech and told a
story, and Councilman Pascul
Hill made an address. A num
ber were present from Portlnnd
Fire Departments. Tho fenBt
consisted of oysters, crabs, pick
les, olives, pic, sandwiches and
coffee. Tho following officers
wero elected: Chief, Leo Cor
mnniM fittest nut) t u t ti m t- lltltif TJfil.
dy" Mnckay; second assistant,
Roy Knowlcs: president Bcnj.
Hoover: secretary, Ross Walker:
treasurer, P. G. Glllmore. The
city council had accepted an in
vitation to attend in a body, but
disappointed tho 1'iremcn by on
ly ono putting in an appearance.
Fathers' Day Observed
"Father's Day" as inaugurat
ed and established by Mrs.G. M.
Hull. Sunt of tlio Evnngolicul
Sunday school, held its second
annual meetinir in' tho ttvanirmi-
cal church on lasc'Sundayst a:00
1'. M. in a litlingwny by render
ing nn appropriate program.
planned ana prepared by Mrs.
Hall. Tho program was of un
usual interest and rendered to a
largo und appreciative nudienco.
It consisted of specinl music, by
local talent, of which the peoplo
of St Johns mny well bo proud,
nnd a solo by Miss Wiso of Port
land: also a ladles' quartet from
Woodlawn. Tlieso wero well re
ceived, as tho Indies possess no
mean talent, nnd wo wish to ex
press our thanks for their assist
ance. Addresses wero mado by
four of tho local pastors--tho
Reverends Pntton. Weislo. John-
bod. and Murphy, and as n man
said to me, "they outdid them
selves," for every nddress was
appropriate; then thero was an
address by Rev. Goodo of Port
land who is now conducting
ovangolistic meetings at the Ev
angelical church, which was ex
cellent An address by Mr. H.
Westbrook, a promising young
lawyer of Portland, His talk
was appropriate and interesting
and 1 am sure tho peoplo of St.
Johns extend him an open invi
tation to como again. Then
there was a brief but intensely
interesting speech by Rev, Kerr,
a veteran of the civil war, and
retired minister of the Metho
dist church. While tho program
was.long, thero was an interest
ed look on tho faces of tho audi
ence to tho very close, and I am
sure thoso present would say,
long livo "Father's Day" which
is tho desire of Mrs. Hull, in
whose mind it wus conceived,
und who hopes to see the day
observed in all of the churches
and alongside of tho "Mothers'
Day." W. S. Plowman, Repor
ter. matter, and have it alleviated if
The chairman of the street
committee was directed to have
temporary sidewalks placed on
Fessenden street between Jersey
and Smith avenue; also cross
walks on Central avenue at Alle
gheny and Mohawk streets.
The hardsurfacing of Dawson
street has been completed, and
lias the appearance of a first
class and most satisfactory job.
The improvement in appearance
of this thoroughfare by reason
of the hard surface is most amaz
ing and the city has reason to
feel quite proud of it. Proceed
ings for carrying tho improve
ment on through to connect up
with Lombard street are well un
der way in Portland, and it will
only be a question of a few
months until work will havo been
started upon construction.
Chickens for sale. 502 Tioga.
Merry New Year Party
To watch the old year out and
the new year in, a jolly crowd
of about thirty gathered at the
invitation of Misses Bessie Hard
ing und Oneda Plaskct, at tho
spacious homo of Mr. und Mrs.
J. Poff.203 E. Burlington street.
on Tuesdny evening. Tlio rooms
wero benutifully decoruted in
colors nppropriato to tho holiday
season and a large bunch of
mistletoe suspended from
the chandelier was the cause si
much merriment among the
bailable games, music, etc.,
were indulged in until 10:30
when refreshments, consisting
of enndy und fruit, wero served
to tho guests ufter which, the
fun was continued until the fa
tal hour of 12 when each guest
wus served with u irlnss of
delicious sweet cider in which
to drink to the health of the
newly arrived guest. 1913, ufter
which nil departed to their homes
with many thanks to their host
esses for having enjoyed the best
time of tho wholo yeur. Those
present were. Hess o linrdintr.
Oneda Plasket, Gurnet Bourn,
Cordelia Cross, Vinnl Swan,
Glndys Cooper, Eva Edmondson,
Luclln EdmondRon, Bculnh Beam,
Ruth Smith Mildred Poll. Lillio
Sizemore, Minnie Nolan, Miss
Malone. Rachel Sche tor. Ilitttio
Solicitor, Clyde Thayer, Omar
Chambers, Roy Beam, Percy
Solicitor, Raymond Turrel, Ho
mer Plasket, Evert Buery, Frank
Grow, Allen Payne, Lowla Clark,
ucrt Johnson, Kussoil 1'otl, Clyde
Malone. Earl Marcy and Valen
High School Notes
January tho second found tho
moat of us once moro in our ac
customed places after tho free
dom. of-thaJtoUduy Benson. Ev-
eryuooy uus mnue iresn resolu
tions to apply himself better
and to accomplish moro than
Lust Saturday Wus a day that
will bo long remembered by
members of tho James John
Ugh school. At threo o'clock
tho two basket ball teams of tho
school, the faculty and a number
of tho students sot sail on tho
Argosy for St. Helens. A most
jolly time was spent on thu trip
down in expectation or winning
nnd coming back with tho joy
of victory, and no ono was dis
appointed. All thoso who went
express their appreciation of
tho way in which bt. HeleiiB
treated them, tho members of
both teams being particularly
cordial and courteous. Tho re
sults of tho games wero gratify-
ng lor both wore decided victo-
les. the boys winning by a
score of 28 to 10. and tho girls
by 9 to 3. St. Helens proved
lerself a roynl hostess, nnd wo
shall be glad to havo them visit
Tho Debaters aro busy study
ing and gathering final material
tolsupport their arguments. Tho
choice of tho two will make up
tho affirmative team will bo from
Basil Smith, Gertrude McCarty
and Lowrena Rawson, while the
negative team will bo drawn
ffttn Irhlinatsin CMmntwr Ttllniirinn
Wass and Edna Hollenueck.
Ouraflirmativo team will meet
tho negative team from St. Hel
ens in tho High School auditori
um January 17th. Wo hope our
oyai towns peoplo will give us a
arge audience to encourago
them. On tho samo evening
our negative team will go to As
toria. Our best wishes for suc
cess will also go with them.
Much interest has been arous
ed among the girls over tho or
ganization of the Hiah Klatawa
liking club. The officers are:
resident, Florence Wass; secre
tary-treasurer, Lulu Day. The
first hike was taken last Sunday.
All who went had a jolly good
time. If you don't belong you
had better join.
Don t forget to uso your Ly
ceum Course tickets next Wed
nesday evening. Don't bo kept
away by the weather for such
good things do not often como
to St. Johns. Ex-Gov. Hoch of
Kansas deserves u lnrge audi
ence. He not only entertains
but instructs. Just what will be
his theme we cannot say. but he
will doubtless give us something
of great educational value, for
Mr. Hoch has had wide experi
ence, especially in political mat
ters. He is heralded as ono of
tho "silver tongued" orators of
America. His only appearance
around Portland will ue at our
Ugh School auditorium. The
date, Jan. 15; 8 p. m. Reporter.
Entertain the Bachelors
Mr. nnd Mrs. A. E. Johnson
entertnined the Bnchelor Club
nt their home on Decntur street
last Monday evening, it is a
rule in the club, of which Mr.
Johnson was a former member,
that each member who deserts
their ranks to become a Benedict
shall pay the penalty in the form
of a banquet
Tho big monogram, B. C,
blazed from the upper window
and greeted them as they camo
up the street The porch light
was also a "B. C. greeting.
The house was equally decorated i
with Christmas colors and the
club colors, orange and green
with the big nnmc "Bachelor
Club" in tinseled letters against
n green background. Tho punch
bowl wus installed in tho hall.
being embedded in Oregon grano
and holly and containing nothing
that would prevent tlio boys from
having clear heads next day.
As soon as they got in each, was
given u slit) of paper on which
tho "Mntrfmnninl Shirt Wnint"
game was printed, and the boys.
in having to rack their brains to
fill in tho blank spaces, learned
more ubout tho "bhtrtwaist"
problem than over before. Mr.
Ed. Byorlee (Foxy) perhaps hav
ing mado them more of n study
thnn the rest, look first prize,
it being n daintily perfumed coat
hunger made in tho Club colors,
and Mr. John Peterson consola
tion. After supper the club
presented their host nnd hostess
with u double set of sivor knives
und forks, Dr. J. Vinton Scott
mnking tho presentation speech
in his usual eloquent nnd humor
ous style. After that tho Santa
ClauB nag was opened, all draw
ing hnphazard. bantu wna in
stalled in ono corner, coming
down tho chimney, and it was n
very pretty effect Every ono
was remembered, ono receiving
whistle, another a nodding
donkey nnd Jumn nc luck. etc..
ominoy were minnowI mo game
of "Old Mnid. corkscrew curls,
rut und all, and every ono agreed
that any Bachelor who would
take such a prize should bo fined.
Dr. Scott was tho unlucky one,
nnd ufter having kangaroo court
nnd discussing the question his
lino was to talk for fivo minutes
in favor of und fivo minutes
against matrimony. His speech
in years to como will rank with
all our nation's oratorical efforts.
Mr. Hurry Fnssett then cntor
tniued with singing ono of tho
songs written by Mrs. Johnson,
being dedicated to tho Bachelor
boys, and was well received.
They departed at n Into hour, all
uniting in wishing Mr. nnd Mr.
Johnson a long nnd prosperous
wedded life. One of tho pleas
ant features of the evening was
the presence of Mrs. Johnson's!
father. Mr. G. D. Fassott who is
ac present employed at San Fran
Cisco, nnd who was spending tho
holidays hero, and whoso beam
ing countenance and everlasting
youth mado him seem ono of the
Bownro of giving entrance in
to your homo to any stronger and
especially if that stranger is a
For somo months Borne dement
ed person has been masquerad
ing as a woman und through
plens of sickness, etc., gaining
tho privacy of homes. This hap
pened only recently in this purt
of tho city. Tho woman address
ed readiiy permitted her to en
ter out of pity for her condition
and went about her work. After
perhaps a half hour had passed
hIio became anxious and going
to tlio door, wherein tho supposed
woman was she knocked. Get
ing no answer sho becamo fright
ened and going into tho yard
called her husband. Ho knock
ed and did not receivo an answer.
Thinking that the woman was
perhaps dangerously ill ho tried
the door and found it unlocked,
and told the wife to enter. Sho
opened tho door and fell back
with a scream, investigation
showed, instead of a woman, a
nude man holding in his hand a
bottle of chloroform.
Needless to say tho masquerad-
er. woman's domes anu an nil
tho sidewalk at about tho same
time and since then tho bruto
has not been seen or heard of,
But it is well to bo on the look
out for this dangerous person.
H. Hoover has been
her sick Bister at
Open Hours: hooto 5:30 nnd 710 9:30 p.m
Sundays: 2-30 to 530
The holidays are over. Tlio
long stormy evenings are still
with us. What about that seri
ous reading which wo have nl
wnys been planning to get to as
soon as leisure time offered? But
where nnd hdw to begin? Somo
of us know precisely whnt we
want. There ia one particular
subject or author or book which
we have long held in mind for
just this opportunity. Thero aro
others of us who know only that
we want something good, some
thing worth while, and it is easy
for such vague intentions, how
over welll meaning, to bo aide
tracked by the first gray covered
"best seller" that stares them in
tho face. Why not begin on one
of tho following? This list does
not include all of the good books,
but it docs include somo of the
best. After each titlo iB a criti
cism by some well known man
Cellini Autobiography. B759
.5C393. That wonderful book
which Goethe translated and
which Horace Walpolu said was
more amusing than any novel
Cornclllo Cid. 808.1 R113. Is
ono of tho grandest modern
poems. Ah beautiful as the
UIU UUbillllU It IIIWUIU ill
Dante, Divine Comedy. 851
D192. After holding converse
with such grandeur, our livers
can never bo bo small again.
Tho voico of ten Bllont centur
ies. Dean Furrier.
Darwin Origin of tho species.
575 D228o. Tho Scholar und the
fribble, tho divino und the school
girl, still talk nnd argue nnd
wrangle over Darwin and tho
Origin of species. --Justin Mc
Enlctetus lba UUig. Words
of high spiritual uplift whjch
become the treasures of theworld,
oven today exercising a calming
nnd healing power in the midst
of tho norvo racking life of mod
em civilization.- Kuhns.
Froissnrt, Chronicles. 9 10. -I
F929. Tho chronicles of Frois
sart Is among the hooks which
havo received tho fullest share
of honor of nil kinds, without
any grudging voico being rained
ngainst tlioir triumph. - Ker.
Gibbon, Decline nnd Full. 937
G439. Wero I condemned to spend
n year upon n desert island and
allowed only ono book for my
companion, it is certainly that
which I should chose. Conan
-Faust. a12 G599.
nothing liko it nny-
Hakluyt Voyages. 910.8 H150.
Wo can conceive nothing, not
tho songs of Homer himself,
which should be rend with moro
enthusiastic interest thnn those
plain massive tales of tho ex
ploits of great mon. Froudo.
Hugo- Lcs Misernbles. 11895
mi. A vast invention, beautiful,
incredible, sublime, absurd, ab
sorbing in its interest, a night
mare in its tedium. Dowden.
Kinglako-Eothen. 915.G K51.
Once in my girlhood I caught
tho words of ono friend to an
other, "What do you consider
the most brilinntbook of the last
half century?" And tho ans
wer was Eothen." Margaret
LaFontaine-Fnbles. 841 L100.
Tho prince of fabulists. Thero
aro few authors in Franco moro
popular, nor bo much tho familiar
genius of every fireside. Botta.
Landorl'encles nnd Aspasia,
828 L261, It is as clear as noon
day; a book for thinkers but a
book for lovers also, and should
be as immortal as tho currents
which fhw between young
LeSage- -Gil Bias L622a. Tho
public rightly judges tho work
of art uy the criterion of
pleasure which it is capable of
giving. By that standard Gil
Bias was long ago classed among
the delightful books of the world.
Marcus Aurelius Meditations.
188 A927m. A book that is full
of deep, pure beauty and philoso
phy. One of tho sweetest in
fluences that can bo brought in
to life and one of Canon Farrer's
twelve favorites out of all litera
Montaigne Essays.844 M7Gle.
The world would rather lose tho
records of a nation than loso this
autobiography. Temple Scott.
Montesquieu Spirit ot laws.
the word Gil-
more, tue uarbcr.