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ST. JOHN'S, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 1906.
UTTIE WAS DONE.
Shepard, Dobie & Peterson
Will tell you all about some fine
buys in Acre Tracts. Temporary
quarters with the Peninsula Bank.
Phone Scott 4061
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"For Rent" awl "For Sale"
Council Makes AnwnKcutciits To
Uquldalc The OiWuse Claim.
As announced iti these columns nn
adjourned meeting of the city conn
ell was held on Friday evening.
Mayor King presided. All nieni
Ikts were present except Council-
A message from Recorder Hanks
stated that he desired to appoint O.
k. uowns as his deputy and onliu
ancc 67 (shown In another column)
was passed and adopted.
umiuiiuce on, auiuormng a con
tract with the Portland General
Iilectnc Company, was msscd und
adopted. This Is shown In another
Hill of J. F. Karl for constructing
warehouse at the public dock was
accepted by the finance committee.
xne uock commutcc win lormtiiate
a demurage schedule nud endeavor
to make a contract with I.eaiidcr
Smith to care for the dock and
warehouse und depend for his salary
A complaint was received reiiard-
lug the way in which mud is til
owed to accumulate titxm cross
walks und steps will ,le promptly
taken to have the marshal keep
these walks in good order.
It was announced that M. L.
Ilolbrook had expressed his willing
ness to cure for the entire amount
due on the site for the city hall,
and the committee, touethcr with
the city attorney, was Instructed to
at once close the matter so that
the full payment could be made on
or before February 3.
Adjournment was then taken.
Michigan Man Owns Considerable
Propcty And Will Buy
A new-comer iuto the business
field Is W. F. Stine, of Charlotte,
Michigan. lie is a careful buyer
and has sufficient backing to enable
lint to pick up anything he desires
that seems good to. him from .0
He purchased the Hazel wood
corner several weeks ago and paid
$6000 for It a cash deal: and
Kople wondered at the figure.
Early last week he bought the 35
feet occupied by the W. H. King
Land Company ami the Douelley
market for which he paid $3500.
This projcrty is to be improved at
once workmen gong 10 work
m It on Saturduy
Mr. Mine also bought the hfty
Writer In Journal Decries Dancer
ous Qualities Of Smellers.
A writer In the Portland Journal
of Monday declares that the in
coming of n smelter to St. Johns
means the outgoing of nil vegeta
tion, and asserts that the presence
of n smelter is harmful to till resi
dents of the community. !
1 Here is no doubt that the corres-
pondent wrote the article with the
best of motives nor is there a
doubt that he had in mind the
smelter of a score of years uiro. ! $
Hut in the past two decades there i
have been make vast improvements j
III tile line of smelters until at this
time it seems that there Is no In
dustry less harmful than the smelter
If the writer of that kick would
)iit consult with minim: men of
ability regarding this assertion it
will lc found ubsolutely correct.
So far as the oisonous gases are
concerned no fear need lie had of
them -us n water purifier is used
and the gases are afterward either
floated off In water or entirely con
The smelter proixwltion hete is
so great that eastern parties have
shown up and offered to take all
the stock for sale: but this end Is
not desired. Far better will It be
f a fair share of the stock can be
owned here because It brings out
u local interest and elves tin iui-
ettis io the affair here tit home.
Portland mercbnnls are awaken
ing to the necessity of this industry
to secure the Alaskan trude. They
ure now taking notice of things
K'cnuse they have learned that
eastern capital stands ready to erect
11 wholesale house here at St. Johns
to cater to this Alaskan trade if 110
ntcrcst in the matter is taken by
'ortlaud business men.
There is now 200.000 ready for
such a business enterprise pro
vided that the stock for the new
smelter has to be all taken by St.
ohiis and the east. It is now
merely a business proposition with
the residents of this county. It is
conceded thut every dollar put into
the enterprise will yield a handsome
dividend: thut smelter, stock has
ever proved a Ixmaiiza:' and there
now an opportunity for everyone
to get in oil (he ground floor.
Our cople should hurry and get
some stock -lor nut Kitvutw be-
leves it will not only give returns
jut will help build up this immiIu-
sula in a splendid manner.
St. Johns Land Co.
PHONE UNION .110.1
FOUR CHOICE BUSINESS LOTS
left 011 Jersey street, 25x1 x, Si 000.00
and upward. These lots will double in
value in one year and are the only good
business lots left on Jersey street that
are on the market.
Kino lots in St. Johns Park,
50x106, with i6-feet alleys
$275.00 and upwards
$5.00 dowti and $5.00 per
month. These lots are near
the j;roat Weyerhatteser site
ST. JOHNS CENTRE
In the very heart of St. Johns on Bur
lington street, one block from Jersey
street. Kuture business property. Lots
$.)oo and upwards, $25 down and $10.00
per month. A great opportunity to make
big profits on a very small investment.
occupied by Jackson's tup of the three-acre tract
drug store, Peterson & Company's owned by Mrs. P. T. Smith,
cigar factory, uud the
The precise figures have not been
made public but it is in the proxi
mity of f,8ooo. The building is a
new one. It was Mr. Stiuc's pur
pose to buy the three-story hotel
block adjoining, then complete the
upper story of the block purchased
as an annex to the hotel but the
price asked (fcjo.ooo) was a trifle
more than he carea to put in.
Another buy made by Mr. btine
was tue corner ot lacoma and
vanhoe opposite W. I). Evans'
corner. lror this he paid C3600.
This Is a good corner although as
yet it Is not a business locality: but
it will not be muiiy years before
vanhoe for a couple of blocks will
be as businessfied as any locality.
An excellent feature of Mr.
Stine' s plan of bu ing is the fact
that he pays cusli lor ins purchases.
. uis puts money In circulation
enables the sellers to become pur
chasers in other localities about the
city. He left on Saturday for his
Michigan homt from which point
lie will journey to Io9 Angeles
and then return here for more investments.
There is a locality in St. Johns
that is doing its share in keeping
up the growth of the city. During
the past year almost every house
has been a producer and while
some tamiltes are anxious to quit
the locality there are others, having
leard of the advantages the place
possesses, just as eager to move in.
Apropos of this tue following item
is to the point:
Born, Wednesday, January 10,
to Mr. and Mrs. K. u. Clark, 412
Alleghany street, a daughter And
Insure with the Peninsula Bank.
Johns Laud Company ' Jt
this week the oicuiug
between Chicauo street uud Burling-
ton street and one block east of
This was the last piece of acreage
left in the centre of town.
It haslwen platted iuto lots and
is now on tile market at prices
ranging from $400 upwards -according
to si.e and location.
On Jersey street within u block
of this tract lots ure selling at
3000 and 4000 each. The
growth of the city will soon crowd
business on to the side streets and
it is only a question of a short time
when these lots, now offered at
400 und up, will be selling for two
and three times as much. They
are offered on very easy terms: $25
down and 1 10 a month. This is
a splendid opportunity to make a
big profit on a very small investment.
St. Johns Land Co
St. Johns Phono u"i0" 3I0'' Oregon
Branch Office and Agency 011 (lie (irouml.
Bought It Back.
P. J. Petersou'gets iuto the habit
of buying real estate so strongly
that he is willing to buy the same
piece of property every little while.
That is, provided he can make a
few dollars every time.
Some time ago he owned the
building that has been occupied by
the St. Johns Grocery Company.
Then he sold it and It is now
bringing In a rental of $35 jkt
He has just rc-purchased the
building from the party to whom
he sold it and is once more in the
market. There is no telling what
"Pete" will do ten minutes ahead:
it may be he will tear, the building
out and build a three-story brick
or he may have the place sold be
fore this article is read by all who
receive T11K Rkviuw.
But he "gets there" every time.
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