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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW
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Devoted to the Interests of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, ORF.GON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1906.
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Acme Lumber Company
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ST. JOHNS SASH AND DOOR CO.
N10NE SCOTT 406, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL JERSEY STREET
Hardware, Tinware, Plumbing
Tin Roefs, Owtters, etc.
Dray and Baa gaa Line
Phone Scott 1308.
Piano Moving a Specialty.
Leave orders at Blackburn's Purniturc
store and they will receive prompt
"For Rent" and "For Sale"
cards for sale at this office.
Nearly Two Hundred Residence and Anny Business Blocks ,5
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nave nupuu, wuii street improve-
nicnts, to Make
ST. JOHNS A COMMERCIAL CENTER
Within tiic past twelve months I have been taken by the citv to seek
the city of St. Johns has been sub- redress. This is merely a sample
jecttd to more beneficial changes of what St. Johns will get when
than any little city of the northwest both roads are here unless some
and the probabilities are tliat the severe steps be promptly taken by
current year will see an equally j the city regarding the steal,
large growth. ' So great has been the growth of
Kvci the customary pessimist the city thut the telephone line has
which Is in every community is been forced to refuse new customers
forc.nl to admit that there promises until such a time as it could get
to be no cessation In the line of ad- new cables installed.
St. Johns Land Co,
PHONE UNION 3104
vanceuicnt in and about this city.
The pust year has seep the des
tritetiou of two good sawmills but
there promises to spring from those
ashis another mill which wilt be In
capacity cqti.il to those destroyed.
I Ins localitv bus indeed been fortu
nate in that no fire losc) have been 1
felt and the more fortunate be
come of the frail construction of
the greater part of the buildings. !
New buildings nave Veil many
on tin average more than three
new homes a week having been
The two large blocks pf Cochran
llrothcrs have, been completed.
The large frame business block of
M. I,. Holbrook occupies a xirtion
of the tract in the center of the city
which was a forest last April. De
side it has been erected the fine
two-story brick Just now in the
finishing stages. Nearby is being
built the two-story pressed brick
for the St. Johns Hotel Company
which will probably be ready for
some of its occupants early in Feb
ruary. Heside Couch's store have
Ik'cii built two others while the
Wilson building 011 Tacoma street
has put its name on the roster of
The large French block the
largest in the city has been built
and is occupied. This is another
two-story brick while beside it W.
I,. Hullis has erected a brick build
ing to match it In heigth.
Dlackburn & Wicker have added
to their storeroom on Jersey street.
Just below them and across the
street is being built n two-story
brick for two Chinese: while a
couple hundred feet below them is
The electric compauv has been
forced to tint In mnv cviIiIpm nml iln
a large amount of construction ! S
work here and to build a sub
station at this point, where are to
Ik; located two transformers each of
375 kilowatt capacity.
The water company has been
forced to secure new pumps and
arrange for the erection of two huge
elevated tanks in addition to the
large reservoir it built for a fire
The street car company has found
it necessary to double-track its
right-of-way from Portland to St.
Johns and within ninety days this
work will be finished. This will
be highly beneficial to patrons of
the road and will have a tendency
to (ittickcu the .service.
'1 he capacity of the large school
house been hns nearly doubled
yet the building is now so crowded
that it is necessary to use the
annex. A new building is needed.
Property values in nearly all
parts of the community have in
creased from 35 to too er cent.
The demand has been very great
for all classes of realty and there
seems to be no cessation in the
number of sales.
The area of land 011 the penin
sula is so limited that it must, jer
force, increase as time rolls 011.
True, there are some acreage tracts
now held at figures which will re
quire a halfdozcti years to see any
increase but it is mostly n good
buy where one is not in nerd of
Lots in and about the city's cen
tre aie in good demand and the
sales of late have been many.
the excavation being done for the ' Many have been bought in order to
McChesney brick block. build homes while some have
The public dock was built during bought to hold 011 seciilatioii.
lie i 1 lie.se
Choice Business lots on Jersej
25x100, $1000.00 and upward.
lots will double in value in one year,
On a:ul after January 15,
1906, prices of all lots in
St. Johns Park
will be advanced 10 percent
St. Johns Park, 50x106,
alleys $250.00 and up
wards $5.00 down and $5.00 per mouth.
the year while nearby is th
Marine Holler Works with a build
ing more than 100 feet square,
built within the last three months.
have sold best where the
streets are in fairly good shape
and the lots nut up 11 good front. .
Another electric Hue is to run
The sawmill plant of the St. through the city, placing St. Johns
Johns L,umler Company is hanging on a direct line between Vancouver J.
fire at present yet the Company is 1 and the countries west of tne Wllla- 2
doing business at the old stand in ; incite. This road, as mentioned .
the way of handling lumber. A. I last week, will cross both the Willa- $
S. Douglass is pushing along the incite and the Columbia upon
construction of his planiug-uiill and , Northern Pacific bridges and is,
wooden-ware plant 011 Pittsburg 1 without question, funded by that
street and hopes to soon have the road.
same in operation. ' As a whole, St. Johns has 110
The approaches for the St. Johns need to be ushained of her record
Ferry are being put in shape and the past year. More than two
will be finished within thirty days. ' miles of sidewalk have Ijccii laid,
At the same time the ferry is doing and more than half that length of
business every da in the way of streets have leen graded and iin
passenger service only, Captain . proved. As much more is under way
Drink, however, occasionally pulls ' and work will soon commence
over a barge-loud of lumber or fire- iupon about a mile of sewer,
wood for his patrons, j The fire district will prevent the
Two roads are making frantic erection of any more fi ret raps in the
struggles to get to St. Johns. The , business part of the city which
0. H. & N. has taken liberties should have a tendency to lessen
with the city's property which no the rates of insurance that are
private citizen could do and hold now fearfully high. Aside from
his job. Without as much as "by j this high rate there is no drawback
your leave" it has stolen nearly one and the high rate applies only to
street whereon it hud a partial the buildings in the crowded dis-right-of-way
and no legul steps ' tricts.
St. Johns Land Co
St. Johns lllone Unio" 3l0t Oregon
Branch Office and Agency on the (irotiiid.
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THE CITY COUNCIL SHOULD STOP IT
In the permit given the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Company
by the city of St. Johns it was
stated that only a portion of Drad
ford street was given that road for
the purpose of trackage with a
spur somewhere along in block
A few months ago a representa
tive of the railway came before the
city council and announced that in
a short time he would file an ap
plication for a permit to change a
portion of the track. Since then it
is said the road has appropriated
much of the street and left the
balance in such shape that It might
as well have been wholly stolen.
The city council should not stand
for such trickery and nerve as this.
It should order an investigation
I and if these assertions arc correct it
I should order the track back to its
The city of St. Johns is under no
obligations to the O, K. & N. and
the citizens will uphold the council
for putting a ciieck upon such
work. If one railway shall be jer
mitted to act upon its own sweet
will other roads and enterprises
( will take that as a precedent and
declare they, too, will act as they
see fit - and "the people be dam-
I Tint Uuviilw believes now is the
proper time to act and that much
future trouble may be avoided if
the laws and ordinances arc lived
up to. Something should be done
and it cannot be done too hard)
Remember we carry a nice line of
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our complete line of Staple and Fancy
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Phone Union 4066
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in the last six months ami every
person has got well
Don't you think
that Pure Drill's and Prescriptions
t Carefully Compounded have something to do with it?
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