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i Devoted to thg Intercuts of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Centre of the Northwest. IVOL. I. ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER iG, 1904. NO. 6- ST. JOHNS OTES AND OBSERVATIONS 'arious Topics of Local and General Interest Briefly and Tersely Treated. rimely Matters Dealt With and Interspersed with Timely Surcs tions on Local Affairs. A matter that deserves attention, I It. Quit It. You accomplish no cood Ind one that Is vorjr, Important, Las not and add to the discomfort of others.- Tho council acted In n most com- mondablo way when it uiinnlmoHslynp- Lcn given consideration. Wo refer to ho matter of preparing sultnblo adver. Ilslng matter to bo distributed to thou pointed J. Henry Smith to tho position inls of visitors who will nttend the ( of city engineer. Mr., Smith is an old 003 fair at Portland next year. There ( cltlr.cn of St. Johns, Interested In tits ln people hero from nil parts of he Knst, many of whom will not ro- I urn, but will remain in tho West, nnd he lorntlty which presents tho best In- llutcments will attract them, nnd most Irobably get them ns permanent rest growth and development, and enjoys tho confidence of the people In his whether tho patrons of tho Fortlnnd system nre victims of wilful or ignornnt ncgloct, or whether It results fr'om n deBiro to lncrcnso dividends of tho stockholders by rigid economy, Is to us unknown, but wo do know tho scrvico Is almost Intolerable, and from tho con tinuance of this state of affairs it scorns tho pntrons of tho company nro help- Uiess. A Portland paper prints an account of a lady who was using tho telephone being shocked. That's nothing; every person hero who tackles tho telcphono is "shocked," nnd badly, too. It's bad enough to "shock' tho Old Nick him self. ' PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE About People Who are Going and Coming to and From St! Johns. J. P. Wrlnklo and family will soon occupy their now house. Mrs. If. P. Stnllc'rly has moved Into her now houso on llnltimoro street. L. 0. Sinter spent Saturday nnd Sun day with friends In Sherwood. Jk Mm. Crlnnon tuft 1nt wnnl fn. till. You may say thatftho "knocker" nols, wl.cro sho will visit her parents. profession ho is both skilled nnd roll- T' " " "UT J , Wll"'n "nhlwln has bought two lots able and Is better posted In refrd " '" ' nJ T0MTTy ,nMlnf'h- mer" don't affect you. But it , cottnK"- lng lines nnd grades In a new town, ..4,i.i L vi.. 1 .,. Walter Conn has ln.i mr,,n,i . 1 rfviii inn 11 u iiau mini 1 uii iii'iir is. nnriiM 1 u " asiii wherd he tins n flock of sheen tering. And aosslp of a Lively Nature of Happenings In and Around Our Prosperous City. ALMOST ASSURED, It Is Active Steps Being Taken to Securo tho Park. Tho ltevlow hns urged tho Importance of securing tho Park to tho city while H is yet possible to get it at n price within reasonable bounds. At last a movement in this direction is In prog- rcss. Tho Ladles' CI vie Improvement League mado an effort somo months ago to purchnso tho block on which tho car barns now stand, but received so llttln encouragement that they had to Wckncss, of Hood nivcr, Or., ! n,mn"on th0 cffort- 8ln then tho few dnvs in HI. .Tnlinn. !. mm.t Mwk lm been purchased bv Mr. Tfnl. I. ... I .. 1 . 1 1. - L.l 11 1 I I 0 r . . rt. ( 1iiMt AM.l .til I I . . . . , , , 1 u niiKiii. ud n mini iiiHiiiiiiing nnu in-1 in iurn. oienms. , uu nitiinugii nc ciocs not wish 7 "' ren fluenco In-tho community. Tho strnnger i I Inl.l Iim n Hnlnlil m n i 4 M I i : : " . a t ,;,:;: r"?"7 ?tt rva mB llt!?.oz work- bark. i,t if $ don't see him. ur ,,u w- inc step tnKcn oy tho council is n wlso 1 1. 1 1 . . n I . win .1.1 -f rnrtnlnK-tl.nnnnnM.mUvnr . i . ... . . . I It might, fOT all VOU SHOW, 1)0 H tllOII- ' :;;;Cnting the claims of St. .Tohni MUnt UhU "K 8a' w,th tho .i n. ...ntn...i- n. n mn.a .in.Uni.tn ' " knocker "r-for nl I th s t rancor knows sncnt a III! Llltl I UII1UDIIII1 lin IS 111DF 111. Ol I II U IU I a . An.(lv linutfl not lin nptrlrrlrfl vv,,,,v " " - o i AiufT unit u cit-v nnrrinppr una rinnn i . i i not too early to mature plans and do- pp0ntodlt appears proper that street , . i t ."wTV , , ',, Sr M,M 5rn'Ka"1 M"' of Oregon " nM ,' nn to tho town rlso ways and means to carry out this improvements bo started witln. llltln hM 0 h,.m ,,cfT 1,0 ,m' hl cor Clt-V' i'c"1 Bmiay lu tho city, the'"'? ' ,T0,,n8 of tho ,,,ock toT 0000. dea. A publicity committee might be SCTSL';?:? i?.;! 'ilSS rect weight nnd mensn. It only takes guost of Mrs. .lames Tufts nnd her son '7 2000 ,,c thirty a I - ' . niiiiiirns in nn tnii iit mrttn iiiif I . .iinv. ppolnted nnd given ample time to pre- of tho counc , ihl resnect are . " ""lC, . V.-T! - ..".T? 'I'f Moses. fale something along this line, which Jio 7 naoVS; ."S' "V " " W' ae bns been do no, in a very brief reuld be to tho point. popu,r opInlon w, bftck un ,' .tv or t,,nc- J ... . . . Y'.l 1 numoriues . going to tho oxtremo It hns boon sutrcested thai tint ear Noxt year wilt bo an eventful one for """It permitted by the present charter, nival of bribery and oflclnl corruption kho cnt ro Western country. It Is "" "o new orgnnio law Is lnl. nrevaleni. in munlelnal rnrnnmllnn. toped that permanent bonellts will bo orce, aomcthlntc will have been stnrtcd, throughout the land nwy bo tritccd to county, Oregon, was in tho city Satur- Derived from tho great innux of visitors ":anl- education Jit early life. ' The "tipping" day and purchased somo St. Johns real .ho may como during tho fnlr. Tuo system, for instnnce, 'Is a systom of estate. ncasuro of benefit, however, rests, to a I Tho Inactivity of tho present city bribery, (lot alxyud he sleeping car, large extent, iVhllo our Miss Ij. Vira Marsh and Miss Mnry Vincent, of Sknmoknwa, spent last Sun- dny tho guests of Mr. and Mrs, 0. K. Learned. James McMillan, of Wasco, Sherman J. W. Xovm. II. Dllllllli. Xllnn l.n. .... I i ..... ... . .. .1 i it . i. ii.i-n .... I : . ' ' sni, wim ur imii uuj.iv. tuuii.ii, which in ceriamiy n matter or unn i - nV - mo porter, nrceploil a position ns mnnager of tho natural resources nro many regret by every Individual citizen of you're "It." do to .first-class hotols hl Jnhns limnrt, nt n.n m...i. ii.-.i. L . i. . .. . i -m il l.i . . . . . I . . . . t . .. .. I .....v.. inu varicu, yri mesa are not oi niom-i mr, nnus nn nnoiogy la somo extent In nnu resinurnnis, ji you want attention warn -nm.mnv. I 1 nl -I k 1 . .1.-1 ul1l .I-.!.. - i. a ..l.i. tt.. I- t.-iil . I. . . I 1 citch Biuiicicm. Him icki nin uu-i mo nmiieu nuinority vested uy tho olulinn lima uoui)oys, Trsurrs nnu porters T I. til end upon tho manner and kind of chnrter. We sn somo apology, but have to be "tipped'' It's bribery. i-"J ""co, wncro no rMtent.tadrd. If our yUltors are not sufficient to excuse the council for You pay tho legltlmst price for ac- enB"K"1 ' 'Rencral merchandise bust rectcd with the truo typo of Western such complete failure to provide, ordl- commodntlon, but you must bribe the "Pcnt H"n,rB'7'1n e7f vlnlt- ospltallty, and mado feel that their nnnccs.to meet present cmergcnles. Tho servants, young nnd old, or you nre " '"""' L.llars are all wo want, Instead of n council, ns a whole, don't seem to real- slighted. The result Is, some of these 1'","r J. A. Tlbbels Is orgnnlx uiuy nnu ihuk'crkiyd nuiiicr niiu.nioiM- no innt tnoy woro seieciua to transact young nriue-takcrs grow up nnd nro r of tho community, wo opine tho tho city business, that tho people, hav- Ulnred In tiositlons of trust nnd honor. est of them will not be Induced to lng confidence in their ability, placed IVrhnim inirehaslnir nirents. nnd to In- emam witn . ino impressions incm in nn executive position, and iluec them to purchnse your wares you ormou ot tne peupio ot a community rioinoii incm Willi power to net ns their have got to bribe thhn. Ouess It's o a long way in governing ino uecision jnugmcnt dictated, keeping within the nbout right. It Is the result of cduca r a new-comer. limn or the chnrter. In tho Interest tlnn. 4 I Of the nponlfl nn a wlmln. It tnnla. tfl . . .!.. 1-1. . . " v" ino iii'i'raiuntu m h iur.ii m lnilvn bod Ira nnver nnun.l Inw. ..nlll nother factor In determining the ques- tIl0y ono nrounil . ..,, each individual constituent, they would never do anything. In our ease so monsuro Is passed or acted upon until overy man in town is consulted. It lng elnsses lu music, and Is meeting with good success. Thn professor comes highly recommended ns an Instructor. A. A. Osborn, formerly of Mnrysvllle, Cnl,, has moved Into n new house near tho Carlson mills. Mr. Osborn nnd his wlfo nre employed In tho woolen mills. Thn committees of tho Commercial Association nnd tho Ladles' Civic Im provement League have taken tho mat ter up, and proposo to raise a subscrip tion to pay tho first Installment of 2000. Subscriptions of fi or over, to be refunded ns soon ns thn town Is In position to take over the property and pay therefor. Bmnller sums than will be retained by the Ladles' Club to build seats, platform and other Im provements. It will require somo porslstent nnd ncllvo work to accomplish these results, liut tho building spot for city hall nnd thn beautiful , park that can bemtde will moro than pay for tho trouble and expenditure. A mngnnnlmous offer of nil tho water niiessnry for n fountain nnd keep up tho grass and other shrub bery nnd plants fresh nnd green during the dry mouths of tho year, has been mado by tho St. Johns Water company, nnd this without charge or cxpenso to thetown. Tor n bandstand nnd outdoor meet- FIRE DEPARTMENT 8TARTED. day visiting lllckner Dros., old friend T. L. Dugger was In the city Batur- '"K" there enn bo no better spot o lion of choosing a location. If tho trect nre unimproved, no sidewalks, be home surroundings of n don't-enrn haractcr, all enter into the matter. Bchool facilities and church privileges of his. Ho called on tho ltevlow, nn passed tho compliments of tho season Hilly Lvans, one of the popular I An Enthusiastic Meeting and Tempo riry Orgonltitton. A largo nnd enthusiastic meeting was motormp,, w,' ha ,,Mn oa tb0 e held nt the Cllv Hull Tiiemltiv ovunliiL-1 "" t'wei went to work last kro Important feature nd should.be fty council should bo nblo to discern 'or t"n purpose of Initiating n move- 8umly " laying off for a couple let forth In nn attraellvo way. or hn needs of the eltv. nnd net. do inent having for Its object tho oruanlxa- weoas. loursc, one hero In Bt. Johns will not things) then, if any considerable body tlon of u volunteer flro department, V M. Dodge nnd wife, of Wood burn Lavo much to brag about when it comes of citizens object, let them resort to W. II. King was elcctis) ebairman, and Or., wero In thn city Wednesday. They lo strcots and sidewalks, but we can and popular romonstrance, nnd the council ! J - Tufts secretary. A number of I nro pioneer residents of 81. Johns, Ihould do something In this direction, then consider the matter. As it Is, any dtuena Wero called upon, and expressed having lived here many years, and are Iinr sfhool, It Is hoped, will be an ol- measuro which may como up has as themselves us highly favorable to tho wen una mvoraiuy Known ly the old lct, by next summer, to which we cnu many different opinions expressed nbout proposition, nnd promised substantial residents. point with pride, and truthfully assure lit ns there nre voters, before the council support. The following agreement was Mr, and Mrs. If. D. Deaun. of Lafav Ike visitors that the acocmmodntlons will move, If they move nt all. This drawn up and signed by nbout forty ette, Or., spent Sunday In tho city, the ire ample, ur churches, wo win nave is iieiuier a snre nor correct method, cinsous, mosiiy young mom guests of Dr. W. W, Hicks. They creditable showing. iet us try and to say nothing of the shrdlu nunnan "Sf, tho undersigned, hereby agree were so favorably Impressed with St. Irimp up a little, and bo able to present nbout If. Let the council adopt a pulley 1 prgnnlco n volunteer lire department! Johns that thev may return and locate. ms phase of our city In as favorable ami pursuo It. The growth of tho city " u' apparatus as the couucll j)r, i)ftve Uaffrty one of the oldest light ns we can our commercial re- demands It, and If they do this the secure, subject to such rules and nm moit 1H,nftr pioneers, came down purees. chances are nine out of ten that their regulations as the council may pro- .,,, v. i,i.n,i t n. course wouia meet the approval of vine." Itaffertv is one of thn Oregon .late A man must be on ban terms wituiiue people whose business they they Aner some uiseusaion uio uge limit roiiiinliiiourn of tha I.nwli ami Clark tmeit ana in a most uncomrortabio were elected to transact. There Is no or active members was piaceu at from fair 1 1 A I a n imIh.1 ...l.n ... I .......... I l.ll.ln... nm . ... a .... . ....... .1 .A IJM.lwf..M Ia j..Iw.Aua W.l... Tka na..Ul InlrliM.l IHn onmn tn thn nr. nml I trHtlHinntlnnial rnllrnK.l th.t n.n ..... I limatllKr mi thln illniirno.l .nil tl.n ' ' .. IV, ui LiK'nrntA anv Vlml nf niil.lln tmnrnvn. I vl v innrA tlinn nn. nrnnntlvn hniiil InntlvA tnnmlmp. intile linlil "Xf V T.irtal. ralU C, Were n t 10 C y Thursday r, .v . . ..,..,. f I - looklnif arnnnil. Tiinv r vnrv favnr, uont, raises his hands In holy horror, subject, of course, to business rulesf or whs elqsted temporary chairman and (Jj). ,,)r(,,ge,i wun Rt j0ns nd a ind imputes nothing but selfish and laws provided, Tho couucll has the lu F, Chase temorary secretary, A . mpressei w i . ins, am may mercenary motives. Such people munt charter for Its guide, If they wil only committee, consisting of T. T. I'Hrker, X' ship whkh he clalmeTHMrly e In a bad mood with themselves con- net as they are authorized by that doc- 0. I). Curlson, Henry Iliekner nnd the ,rtt,,t ' ktantly. If all the deeds performed I ument they will come pretty ere tho result of mercenary motives, bis would bo a most undesirable, world o live In. Hut It is not true. It li ot true of the men who devote muck) t their time aud money to help beau- Ify nnd build up the City of St. Johns. be true friends, who make personal ftfriflccs to assist in making tho city aore pleasant and desirable as a place o live, are prompted by more ennobling motives than mere personal gain. We hould all endeavor to cultivate a more haritablo view of things, not only for our own sakes, but with a view to the comfort of others. Tbo constant croaker s a menace to his own contentment and a most undesirable companion to osso- late with his neighbors, who want to satisfying tbo people. perfect. Frank lected, nnd wo hope this effort of tho clubs will meet with the liberal support of every citizen of St. Johns. Electric Lights and Power. Hefore many of our reader receive this issue of The ltevlow, St. Johns will have been lighted by electricity, and tho current here to supply motive power to those of our Industrial con- corns desiring to use It. Thus another step of advancement In our growth, and another pago of history added to fu ture annals of St. Johns. On Tuesday last the transformers, for which tbo Portland Oenerul Klectrlo company havu been so long and anxiously await ing, nrrlved, und men wero at once put to work putting them In place. The oClrers of tho company have given am ple evidence thnt they used all due diligence In perfecting the system, Tha delay was evidently not their fault, but due to' the overcrowded condition of the factories, followed by unlooked for delays In transportation. While many of our citizens have been disap pointed on account of not receiving service as soon ns expected, they now rejoice thnt the "juice" is here for their use. rn.nr I nhntrmnn. tn limit n nn.tlt.itlnn nnrt I ' I T1...I. S 1.. 11 bylaws, to report at the next meetlug, ' "" f. I .? T to be held Tuesday evening at tho City M'" for Page Bon of Portland, has assumed tho management ofhe St. Johns grocery, the store having changed hands. Mr. Davis is an ex perienced man In this line, and will no doubt get his share of the business. 1'. J, Peterson starts tomorrow for To say that the telephone system is Hall. baa, aausentlng, is only to repent what The enthusiasm displayed nt this first everybody (hlnks and says (and what meeting bespeaks success. Our young they say wouldn't look well In cold men, as well as the older ones, appro- type; who lias occasion to use tuts elate the importnuce of measures for flro necessary adjunct to Ihe commercial nrotection. Their zeal is most com- and social system of the present day, mendable, and is a good omen for 8t. n v,'t t0 h,s 0,,l 11011,6 nt Volga, N, D. The company which operates the sys- Johns. No town or city Becomes great Mr Peterson is one of our most highly tern is directly to blame, their prosteta-1 without the help of its young men and I osteemea business men, ruuy imbuea tions to the contrary, notwithstanding.! youthful vJcor. It now remains for I with the true St. Johns spirit, and Other cities have good systems, and no the city council and older business men proposes to give tbe people back in reasoaablerexeuse can be offered for tbe to do their duty foster and encourage Dakota tbe facts regarding this coun poor service which Is the rule here. The the spirit manifested. Tbe council try. He will spend the holidays there. telephone system has been perfected to should not delay the establishment of a nicety, both from a mechanical and hydrants, and procure tbe necessary scientific standpoint, and good service I hose, reels, etc., to utilize, the same. get all the good out of life tber b la aa and is given, but not bere. Now, Procrastination is dangerous. Tbe St. Johns meat market, to keep up with the progress or the city, is re pairing and re-roofing its barn. The Sharper Failed. One of the short-change sharpers vis ited our town last week, but did not accomplish anything, as far oa could be nscortalued. Ono of his methods of swindling was to buy IS cents worth of tobacco and give 10 In payment. After receiving the change hu would find 15 cents in his pocket, and then ask for the return of his $10, Ho would at tempt to embarrass his victim in some manner while returning tho change, and Instead of giving back the right change would keep out $3, Another scheme was to slide a dollar up bis sleeve, and make it appear bo was f 1 short- His scheme did not work ia three places he attempted It.