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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
The Circulation of THE
REVIEW In the Penin
sula exceeds that of all m
other papers combined
Advertisers, note. this.
THE REVIEW Job Print
Ing Department Is one
of the very Best not
the largest in Oregon.
Thoroughly Modern. ,
Devoted to tho Interests of the Peninsula, tho Manufacturing Center of tho Northwest
W. T. SLATTEN
office 111 Coclirnn Mock, next to Dr.
i i i ' "
to 8 p.
NOTES AND COMMENTS
nffire hours, 0 ft.
Telephone Scotl 1148
Various Topics of Local and General
Interest Briefly and Tersely
Lawrence M. Hcnscl, M. D.
Office nt Central Hotel
Over Postoffice . . .
Office hours, 1 to s p. in.
Phone Scott 1 148.
Numerous Matters Which Are Before the Public
for General Discussion
Dr. E. W. ROSSITER
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Offit fcotirit 9 io 12 and 1:30 to 5.
HnlJnt Tlioiie Scotl 1204.
Ollcf t'hone Union -1002.
Dr. MARY MacLACHLAN
Office hours, 9 to 12 n. 111. 1 to 5 p. 111.
RcMencc Phone Scott 6356.
Office Phone Union 699 1.
Ofliftl tpll' ntl Wllo'' "'"K 8l,,ro
T. T. PARKER
Attorney - at - Law
If St. Johns proposes to uct in the
bnnil wntHJii along with other cities
and towns of Oregon ami put fort!
any special cnort to advertise our
splendid resources and location at the
coining fair, it is litult time some
move was bcine made toward
.Many other places arc becoming ac
tivc and nrmimmc details to this end
and propose taking advantage of the
splendid opportunity the fair will af
ford to exploit their advantages. Some
of our leading citi.cns imtilit with
great profit to themselves nnd the
community at large take hold of the
i he man who has occupied the
lumpy positiun of being n property
holder in St. Johns and during the
iiist three jcars has done nothing hut
tit idly by and watch it increase in
otitic many, many fold, is indeed for
innate, such people, ami they are
many of them, should sec to it that
the ti.cn who arc chosen to steer the
municipal craft for the next year arc
itot of that class known as objectors
ind obstructionists. It is a duty they
owe to themselves and those who
nave come into their midst, to sec to
it that thoroughly progressive men
who will so work that our march
1 01 ward is not impeded by an im
pecunimi) policy. Not that we want
men who will plunge the city into
needless debt, but men with couserva
I a t
roiiTLAND, onnooN tisiu enough to guard well our inter
pits, yet see that all necessary civic
improvements arc carried forward so
as not to retard the solid and substan
tial gr.nvth of the city. Much de
pends 111x111 the course the older rest'
ems purtuc, ami wr hope they will
rinr to the occasion nnd do their duty
as citizens, nut as the follower of
my personal chtcmiers and jaw work'
cn who may have an imaginary per
Inductions on PIANO flint (MIAN
AMY B. ROWLAND
50 Cents n t.csson
Corner Jersey nml l.cnl!t Slrcc'.i.
GOODRICH & GOODRICH
ST. JOHNS AMD
L- C. SLATER
.Tisnt (iieiied shop in rear of Peddl
runl'if leal cxtnlo oMcc.
Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done
To St. Johns. High InuJ between enr .tonal grievance to avenge.
llneanJ rltcr. Lots 50 1 00, nllcjn, $:oi)
Cat)' monllily Payments.
fl. II. VANHOUTEN, St. Johns
Three 1-4 Acre Lois for Sale
With nllcvii, nil corner.
Dr. WTIIinin Wolf flicks
St. Jolmi Heights, STT JOHNS, Or
PLUMBING . . .
Q. V. OVERSTREET a
Columbia Boulevard and Central Ave.
CENTRAL HOTEL I
tMrs. L. Tyncr, Proprietor J
First Class Rooms
ST. JOHNS HOTEL
ilISS niCJJ, Vroprl.lreti
St. Johns, Ore.
an up-to-dato quick Lunch,
tiJ-'ar, Confectionery and News
stand. Tho Celebrated Hazel
wood Cream and Mutter kept
Oorner Jersey St. and Broadway
St. Johns, Oregon
Hy the way, we hear from certain
iources every day that the real estate
lirn aie aiming to be the whole
thing in this city. Stores if times wc
hear the ical rstatc men decried and
ahuH'J fin the prominent part they
'wive herctofine taken in affairs. Now,
ere is your opportunity, Mr. Com-
plainer; n better one was never pre-
riitrd, uct m and foresail the real
Mtate man; male up n purse, a good-
MKrd one, too, nnd take this matter
of a Ivertising the city of St. Johns at
the fair. 1 on can do it. Of course
you can do it. Give the real estate
man tn understand that he is not the
whole thing, but that we as humble
citieus of the city are capable to do
it, and do it right, and that we arc
willing and ready to delve down into
our pockets and produce the cold,
hard coin required to properly exploit
our resources, bliow them that, not
withstanding they have spent vast
sums in advertising and pushing
things ahead, that we can do the
same. Let s prove hy actual demon
stration that when we abuse the real
estate dealer, and accuse him of be-.
ing the author of all our ills, that we
arc willing to back up our talk with
the needful, and bring our city to
.the fore without his aid. Golden
opportunity, friends; don t lose it.
Isn't ft wonderful, passing strange,
to what extent some people in
this world would make people be-
leve that they are the embodiment of
all there is of the good and virtuous-
in a community? i hey swell up like
a well-fed ox, and bellow like a
teased bull over the supposed short-
comings and uirchctions ot their
neighbors, but never, never try by
reason and true manly effort to cor
rect wrong. All communities have
such characters, especially young and
graving towns, before people and
things adjust themselves on a proper
and businesslike basis. These char
acters under these conditions attract
more or less notice. Can't help it.
The newcomer don't know their real
character and caliber. It takes a
little while to find them out. But so
sure as the tide ebbs and flows twice
every twenty-four hours, just so cer
tain will the blanket of public opin
ion consign them to an oblivion from
which they never emerge, until they
migrate to some other locality that is
in process of formation before becom
ing a thrifty, substantial center of in
dustry and trade. There they swell
up again like a soap bubble, only to
burst before substantial progress and
are again compelled to seek pastures
People who have come to this most
promising city to make permanent
homes for themselves and families,
bring up their families under health
The best BREAD, CAKES
and pies in the word
Give us a trial
flone ott 3101 St Jokai Iful and 'elevating influences, should 1 mind.
serious notice of the force be-
the bickerings. faiilt-findini!s.
complaints; backbiting, etc.. ad lib
turn, voiced, preached and dwelt upon
nay in and day out by the profes
sional jaw-workers. Investigate the
real aims which prompt these things
before permitting yourselves to be
used as catspaws to pull chestnuts out
of the fire. A few moments sncnt in
candid, sober thought will inure to
your benefit and contribute to both
your present and future contentment
and happiness. You have elinerii
wisely seeking n home in this lovely
city, but don't make the mistake of
your lives by becoming helpmeets to
those who for sinister purposes arc
seeking to tear down instead of build
ing up. Watch daily events, nnd sec
what elements in St. Johns arc build
ing mr your good, and it will not
take long for you to satisfy youisclf.
The city is full of candidates, not
ot tnc upen-and-nbovo board varictv
but citizens with lightning rods up.
Almost any evening, take a stroll
through the residence portion and
you will hear strnime noises. Invcs
tigate, ami you will find it is some
candidate in his backyard with his
head stuck in an empty rain barrel,
jelling, "Mr. Mayor," or "Mr. Al
derman, just to sec how it will
sound. Its a fact. If n charge of
sciirapnci wns to be lircd into any
crowd ot ten men and kill them, there
would be nine dead candidates.
The daily papers tip-town keep the
telephone hues hot asking about new
candidates for mayor, who arc bob
bing up hourly. Strange how many
men don t want it," yet arc on
pins and needles for fear they won't
be called upon to make the sacri-lice."
On looking over the city this week
wc noticed many cows mooching
around. I lus is an evil our city fath
ers should eliminate from our midst.
No up-to-date city will permit cows
to tun at large, and why should St.
Johns? It may seem to work a hard
ship on a few to restrain them, but
the "greatest good to the greatest
number" is the Ameticau doctrine and
til should he willing to abide by it.
rhcrc is a pscmlo cuntiactor in
Wtilnn ettc so close that he requires
is wife to skim the milk on top then
tuin it over and tini it on the not-
.miii. lie wilrnot nail a Hour because
it says it can't fall off.
Many biiiiiiCMi and professional
pc. pie of I'ortlnud have their rcsi-
lem.es in St. Julius because of the
calthfulneis of the location and the
eneinl attiiutivene of the place.
More than a few of these have in
vested quite extensively in residence
property as a safe speculation, for
they know that the demand for such
property is increasing amazingly and
that it is an excellent way to "bank
Fire in this city just now could do a
leal of damage. Procrastination in
the matter of putting the fire appar
atus in perfect readiness for use on
the instant the alarm may be sound'
ed is the only safeguard against u dc
structive fire. Shall we wait until
fierce flames shall have transformed
the town to an ash-heap before wc
realize our present perilous position?
1 he proper time to provide against
serious loss by fire is belorc the fire
hall have started, I hat time is now
today; not tomorrow; for tonight
the fire fiend may make us an unwel
Remarkable building progress is
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1905.
Is a Firm Believer in Those
not Induced by Overeat
ing or Dyspepsia,
The Futuro of St, Johns Graphically Pre
dieted In a Vision of the Night.
I believe ill dreams. Now. cetitle
reader, do not let this state
incut startle you into saying some-
tiling uncomplimentary m your
Haste, just wait a moment, until I
explain. You must admit that tin
most obtrusc problem in liiatlieniat
ics becomes clear to yott when the
teacher had cast the X-ray of Ills
intellect upon it.
When I suy I believe itt dreams I
do not wish to be understood as be
lieving in nil the incongruous things
that pass through the head of it
gourmet after filling himself to re
pletion; nor hi the fantastical images
that tut through the mind of a dys
peptic, but in the dreams of n heal
thy man, who.se veins arc full of
red blood, nnd "whose supper Is
The nstrnl body of n healthy
man,wlio,weary from a dny'strnmp
here and there gathering data for a
book of tKcuis,n lecture, or the ma
terial for two or three columns of
paper, ns he lies sweetly sleeping,
leaves the Ixxly mid goes roamiiit:
nt its own sweet will. In the morn
ing the man n wakens "as n giant
from his slumbers," with such
vivid Impressions of what he thinks
he has seen in his dreams, that they
seem almost real to him. These
nre the dreams in which I believe.
and last night I took one of those
astral excursions which stamped it-
A few years ago only 11 few scatter
ing houses could be found on this
end of the peninsula. To day we
boast of a population of 50000 souls
and we do not have to "pad our
roll." Whetuisked if he would
guide me over the city and point
out the various improvements of
the past year he readily consented.
..v. .-u.u ns We passcu
in front of a substantial structure,
"is the St. Jolinc Hank. 'PI 10 vol
ume of business swelled so rapidly
that it became necessary to keel'
our funds at home, so the bank wa
Front an angle of the wall I saw
only contemplated, but assured.
The growth of the city hits been
marvelous during the past few
years, but this is only an indication
of what it will be during the next
year or two.
The beauty of it nil is that there
is no boom on and none desired.
1 he various enterprises will give
employment to till, mid I can see, as
in my dream, a glorious future for
St. Johns. Rl5Ai.iT v.
Business Room For Rent
Utiildlug Blown Down.
During the high east wind Mon
day afternoon about one o'clock,
the two storv frame builduitr beinir
a moss-grown face leering at me. 1 erected by Orin Maltby, on Colum-
Irotu nround the far corner another bin boulevard, In the French nddl
furttvely watched my everv move-1 lion, wns blown down, nnd in the
liient, as If I were a ghoul waitimr course of its fall crushed the one-
11 favorable chance to rob the graves 1 story frame building, occupied by
of his ancestors. Mr. Kellv and Ids family, as n tem-
Thc next buildinir wns a fuctorv 1 porary residence, together with nil
in which handles for till kinds of : the furniture and household goods.
tools were inniiufttctured. In it one Mr- Maltby's building was almost
nuiHircu men ami hoys found em
ployment, almost all of them were
residents of St. Johns, and owned
the houses in which they resided.
He Doiuted out two other im
mense buildings and explained that
one was a harrowfuetory and the
other n wire sciene factory. He
said, "front these two factories the
whole Pacific coast Is supidtcd.
1 ne nasi can not compete with us
and we can supply otir goods nt 20
per cent less than former prices.
Aside from this feature look at the
iiiimlwr of men who find employ
ment, and they all reside here.
1 hey are citizens of St. Johns mid
ts interests are theirs. They have
ut their shoulders ngalusl the ear
of progress and are pushing it for
ward with united effort. It is only
n question of time until the Inst ob
structionist shall lie relegated to the
dim and misty past, and we shall
completed, and would have been
ready for occupancy in 11 few days.
It is indeed fortunate that no loss of
life tesulted from the accident, the
workmen having laid oh at noon
Monday, and Mrs. Kelley had gone
to Portland 11 short while before the
disaster occurred. The loss falls
heavily on Mr. Mallby. A number
of carpenters of the city turned out
Wednesday nnd assisted in saving
as much of the lumber as iw.sslhic,
which can betised in reconstruction.
The loss will amount to several
hundred dollars. Mr. Kcllcy's, h.s
foots up something like $150.
A WORTHY CAUSI!.
An KfTort to Knlnc Funds for School
A literary and musical program
will he tendered at liickuer's hall on
Saturday, March 11, 1005, at 7:.t)
p. m. The proceeds will be used to
Good Business Room-on Jen
sey street, 25x50 feet.
St. Joints Land Co.
not confined to' St. Johns alone. Uni-
crsity Park and Portsmouth are forg-
ing ahead with a snap ami hurry
which suggest that the people of those
enterprising districts arc aware of the
aluc of their property and position
uid intend to make the most of them.
New people are coming in almost
every day, new residences arc being
limit to accommodate them, and the
nisiness interests are increasing cor
respondingly. It will not be long
icfore the entire "peninsula will be
a hustling, bustling district of indus
try, thrift and pretty homes.
The fraternal societies of St. Johns
and neighboring points arc all in a
flourishing condition. Their member
ship is increasing rapidly and in other
ways they are advancing in strength
St. Johns is one of the most health
ful residence locations in the state. It
is Inch and dry and from almost any
point in the city you may obtain a
most interesting view of much of the
A black cat was seen on the street
this week. It was published back
East and is full of meaty stories.
Why people persist in paying high
cnts in Portland when they can
uy a lot and build in.St. Johns, and
toon "pay out" is something that will
tver remain a mystery to the average
j ' ' ' ' " ' ' ' '
A. E. WILSON,
All Kinds of Work Done Promptly
At Uttisoiiatile price. Olve mu it cull
Jersey Strrct, St. Johns, Oitroii
You cam lwan tlepoml on Hi rliolccut
rrnmpt ilelUrrjr nn.l rourlroui lrtlroiit
licti )im ntilcr from llio old rcllablo
St. Johns Meat Market
Hlrjitigrr ntmlng luln HI. Jnlinn 1ll nml
llirlr Irmln Mill Im ntrpclnlri1, ainl tlirlr
Maud tiii1lr.l 10 their Mlufnctlun, by
SMITH & DONNELLY
Ht. Johns Market
OT. J01IH8. Oltl'.aOH
SCHOONIUt ALF.XANDHR ON Till? DRY DOCK.
self so startling!)' upon my mind
that, as n safety valve, I must tell it.
In my dreams I wus in a strange
city, or ruther, village, which was
just budding and blossoming into a
city. Naturally I stood on the cor
ner nnd watched the bustling
throngs as they hurried by. First
there came men with dlnuer-pails
going to their daily toil. They
were alert of movement and quick
of eye ami their every glance and
movement indicated a dominant
spirit of enterprise and progress.
Onward I seemed to be their motto,
and there was no looking back ward.
I noticed, however, some strange,
uncouth creatures, somewhat re
sembling men, who were traveling
in the opposite direction. Instead
of the ordinary clothing of civiliza
tion these beings were habitated in
hairy like halllaiiients which envel
oped them from head to feet.
When I tried to approach them to
obtain a better view they evaded
me,but I noticed they did not avoid
thehurryingthrong.buf jostled them
and tried, by every cunning device,
to check their course, to stay their
onward march. Finding it imposl
ble to get a close view of them I
beckoned to one of the throng and
asked him to tell me who those
strange beings were.
"Those," he said "why those
are mossbacks, only the moss has
grown all over them. They deny
everything. They even deuythat
they do deny everything. There
is not a single movement made by
the people for the advancing of our
beautiful little city but what you
find a bundle of moss placing itself
squarely in the way, and from out
the niaizy depths of the moss
grown face, a pair of beady eyes
glance along the advancing columns
and a voice chants dolefully of the
days of long ago, and of ' 'the things
which were good enough for our
fathers being good enough for us."
I turned to my new-found ac
quatntauce and asked the name of
the city we were inspecting,
"This" he said, "w St. Johns.
recall them as a "fragment of a half
We stood at last, oil 11 high joiiit
overlooking the river. Helow on
the rivers oaiiic immense saw
mills stood. We could hear the
hum of its planers, the musical buzz
of the saws, anil we knew that
within their labyrluthlcul depths a
thousand human bees were gather
ing honey, and storing it up for the
proverbial "rainy day." The
gaunt wolf might howl at other
people's doors but no such beast
ever visted a denizen of St. Johns.
Turning to my companion I ask
ed, hesitatingly, for I wus ashamed
to admit my forgetfulness, What
date is this? "Tills," he answered
"is A. D. 1906, Jau, 10th."
And you tell me all these im
poveinents occured during the past
yeaar?"A!l," he replied. "Why, my
dear sir, our pay roll at the begin
ning of 1005 was only S2H000. 'l o-
day it is $60000 and "still there's
more to follow," We tiossess nat
ural advantages which no other
point on the Willamette has. Our
channel is incomparable. Deep sea
vessels can lie close to our docks
and store cargoes for any port in
the world. Men are beginning to
realize that to own a house and lot
in St. Johns means 25 per cent on
their investment per year. There
is a rush to buy lots and the sound
of the hammer is heard in every di
rection. Build I Iiuildl Is the
watch-word. Own a house of
your own, which can be paid
for with the money you pay for
rent fn a few years."
It is marvelous, I exclaimed,
springing suddenly to one side
to avoid a passing wheelman. Alas
the length of that spring was my
undoing, for I went over the edge
of the bed and bumped my head,
broad awake, on the floor, Then I
realized that I had been dreaming,
but the impression of that dream
was so vivid that I determined to
investigate the passible growth of
St. Johns. I found all the improve
ments x uaa seeu lu uiy ureum, not
defray some of the most uccc$!iry iv
peme of the public school exhibit for
the I.. L, hxpiHitiou.
The plan i to show some of St.
Johns iuduttries in connection with
reproduction wotk of various classes
of pupils win will viit the woolen
mills veneer factory ami dry-dock.
Manuscripts will he supplemented by
photographs of processes described.
St. Johns has exceptional opportu
nities to make an interesting exhibit,
but parents ami the people generally
mutt furuith fiuidicial support to pay
the neccMary outlay,
There are now J35 pupils attend
ing school, at lent S70 will be needed
to make a creditable showing. Teach
ers and pupils have been prepaiing to
do their best, and now need some cash
for photographs, paper, etc.
dood talent has been secured to
make the entertainment well worth
Mr, ti. W. Allen, president of the
Portland Hoard of Trade, will de
liver an address on "Kducational ami
Commercial Progress." Mr, Allen
has had many years experience in both
fields, and is an acknowledged leader
in the Portland Hoard of Trade; his
addresses combine learning, experience
and sound common sense,
The three elocutionists will present
different and interesting phases of
this fine art. Mrs. Coovert is already
well and favorably known in St.
The St. Johns brass hand has on
previous occasions discoursed fine mu
sic, ami now cheerfully comes to the
Music St. Johns Hand
Recitation Gray's Klegy
Miss Parker, of St. Johns.'
Vocal solo Selected
Mrs. Coovert of University Park.
Mrs. Whitrsidcs of Portland.
cational and Commercial Progress"
Miss Shivcs of Portland.
-Music St. Johns Hand
Olgarn, Tobacco and
fit. Joluiit, Orogon
I mu pupil id to do all kindii of work
III the llliiekKiiiithlng Hue piouiplly mid
In HtM-clitvt iiMiiiur. Your trade mi
Horseshoeing a Specialty
AH Work Promptly Done nml Cnrrec
M. L. ROWLAND
Corner Ivitiilioniid Tneoiim htuuU.
and Machine Shop
Kvuililiig promptly done, Price
leiiMMiiilile. I Mil tho ln-st fncHll
'descent kI"!k' 011 tin- market: full
Hue of electrical supplies. Key fitting
nml lock work. CuiiMiiithiug.
I Ioiim.--wiring and nil kinds of
electrical work promptly attended to.
D. D. WOOD,
Twomii Street, Near Jersey.
To tho Public
"liUSTIC ROOF PAINT."
Fire and water proof, is mauufiict
urcd ami uscdsoleyby C. T. Miw,
W. O. Moo having 110 intercut in
Mime. Paint and preserve your
toof. All work guaranteed. Will
paint roof for next sixty days for
eighty-five cents a tquiue.
M. T. MO'IiJ,
Contractor anil Roof I'jlnttr. St. Johns, Ore,
Why Pay Rent?
I will sell you a 6 room Iioiim,
lot 50X13H 1-2, with furnilurof
only $.(xi cash required; 11U0
half block near the mills and
railroad truck; small payment.
C. D. IIURLUIiRT.
St. Johns, Oregon.
$275 I.ot, 50x100 St.Johus Park
$325 I.ot, 50 x 100 tiunr woolen
$750 100 x too Fiueiil i-.( block hi
$2600 IHock on Uroadwuy.
D. C. Rogers
' Till: REAL 13STATI: MAN
ST. JOHNS, ORliOO.V
GEO. W. CONE
Flooring, Ceilinj;, Rustic,
And All Kinds of Building
I'ruuipt Delivery QuoranlecJ.
MILL AT l'OOT UUItLIKOTOH HTKUKI
ST. JOHNS, oEcaow
J. M. Moore
PAINTING, PAPER HANG
ING, GRAINING AND SIGN
SCCNB l'AINTIHQ A BrEOIALTY
St. Johns Park