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PKHRUARY i6, 1906.
WE CARRY "ODD" SASH IN STOCK
Council Now Harmonious, f --
Granted The License In Order To Avoid A Lawsuit And To
Secure 'Funds For Debts That Were Pressing.
Crisis Was A Particularly Serious One t
f St. Jnhns
-w m ME w B N N V
At the ndiottrncd niectiinr of the
council 011 Monday cvcumir II. V.
Hrice was the onlv absent member
and Mayor King pr -sided.
Uci-mtsc of a clcric.ii i rrot in the
records of n previous meeting J7
minutes were remind to adoot
tlicut hut this mt'telv served to kill
time of which there was plenty.
It also gave opportunity to discuss
things in genenil. Records of the
following meeting' n.-qiircri btit four
nimttesto read und adopt.
Attorney W. it Met lurry offered
a hond Jor the St. Johns Hotel
Company in the sum of $500) and
asked its npprovll by the proper
itithorilies: this matter was laid
aside till other btisin.ss hail been
A number of llnlls previously 0
KM bv the finance couunittee were
Honed by proiwr vote. Anione
PHONE UNION .1104
these were A. C. UiishbHigh, f.vy; the resolution is a binding one.
Acme Lumber Comp.iuy, .15 75! ! "Now. if the action of tin. e
of its passage or approval nor is
there the stgimttue of any official
affixed to it. further than that the
journal of the city does not .show
that it ever became a law: mid,
while it mav be that tliee nmiM.
ions are mere clerical errors there is
uoihinir iiiun u-lili.1i i.. 1,. on ....
lemtl issue. That is whv the,
license ordinance 1 prepared doea
not contain any rcvocal lurmirnnli
.... ! . ... . ' 1 c- 1
us is cusiomarv.
mm... . ... 1 ...
1 ut .-ni.uv vine niKeii iut may
bears not at alt unon this nmttur. ,5!
In no fuse was the council botiiul !
Ity the teMilt: it had mwde no agree
uuiu to am ic iy tne decision
mat vote ami the vote was as
never taken. The original reiolu
turn was for the sale of 'ma
nreweti and vinous' liquors but
was later corrected to ivnd 'malt. ! '
spiritous and vinous' liquors uuiliji
us if S
FOUR CHOICE BUSINESS LOTS
left 011 Jersey street, 25x1 x, r 000,00
and upward. These lots will double in
value in one year and arc the ouly good
business lots left on Jersey street that
tire on the market.
m. .jonns "u.
ST. JOHNS SASH AND DOOR CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
PHONO SCOTT 4063 JERSEY STREET
Wt HAVE JUST STARTED
As best we can
Is Winning Trade
Let tin e,he you etinmU- on
Painting, Paper Hanging
and Interior Decorating,
Everything in Paints, Oils mid Vnr
Try us on Oil nnd Lead.
St. Johns Pharmacy
R. D. JACKSON.
I HARDWARE ! I
,Tope & England
I I'lione Kat 6341
Ccntrul Avenue l1
full Line of Builders' Hardware!
Shelf Hardware, Ranges, Cooks, Heaters, Oil Heaters, Tin
ware, Knamelechvare, Woodenware, Uanner and Ocean
Wave Rotary Washers, Wringers, Cable Clothes
Lines, Heath & Milligan Best Prepared
Paints," Wright & Hill's Five Boll-
eti Pure Linseed Oil, Inside
Paints, Creolite, the best floor paint
made ; Chi-Namel, Varnishes and Varnish
Mams, Disston and Stanley Tools, Garden Feeds,
apecml Mixture for I.awns, Big Assortment of Garden
10ls, Screen Cloth, Poultry Netting, Paint, Brushes, etc., etc.
maj irttv f owners of ab.ittiug
projKTty. The city engineer was
instructed to prepare proiier plans
siccificatious and estimates for the
same and present to the council for
1 II . -.!..
W. li. McGarry here introduce
aeaiu the matter of the bond for
the hotel company also asked that
an order he had nreimied author!:
hit: the issuance of the license be
Mr. McGarry s lid he had listened
to the readlnir of the minutesand
laid stress upon the final disixtsi
tion of the ordinance. According
to Jefferson's Manual accepte.l as
trrcat authority vr lieu the motion
to "place upon its liual passage
was so heavily carried it made the
ordinance n law valid and irrefu
table. There was no necessity for
a motion to "adopt" nor had that
been the custom in this council as
decided by tlis rules of the body.
Hut. your honor und gentlemen
of the council," continued Mr. Me
Garry, "allowing if you please (for
the sake of nu argument) that the
ordinance did not pass: bar all
reference to it from this argument:
and I tell you that you have made
a contract with the St. Johns Hotel
Company which cannot be abro
gated. Vour body by n legal vote
adopted a resolution to grant iu
client a license: your body accepted
by vote the sum of f, 1000 for this
license, and on the strength of that
resolution inv client commenced to
invest and improve his projerty.
"Bv verbal agreement there was
to be invested from $10,000 to $30,-
Preach Hlock hwi in this enternrlse and I desire
to say that when the doors ot tlie
hotel shall be own for business
there will have been fully 15,000
invested. This resolution became,
as soon as your lody had authorized
the acceptance of the money and
my client had commenced to carry
out his part of tuc agreement, a
contract: a contract that was indis
putable, and a contract which 110
member of the council has a legal
or moral right to attempt to break -
No member of the council should
interfere with any officer in his
attempt to work in his official duty.
"By the terms ot tliat resolution
my client has been induced to make
a large expenditure ami 1 am
bound to protect him. I do not
make any threat but I do declare
that if the council does not sec fit
iny, eil in adopting that lesolution u'H
otter a legal one the oitv in iiwlf U
Shields & Moon, legalk responsible: "if it w.is nnt a
legal notion lluu the individual
members of the council who voted
for tli.- resolution, mid thus itid-.tceri
i... til i..t.....
ii.v .11. jiiiinn 1 unci v,uiiip.UIV lO &
invent its capital, arc leuullv iv iJ
Peninsula Peed and Ptn l Oo.np,
.35; . Wo.JIs. fj 00; P.
&G00W. 6.ot ISUUMs K M
f.S.rxr, Piling cascfuii 1 height, -fyo.-
Ap-titi'.nto grn.ie. gravel and
sidewalk l'hiladllpliia .street ftom
Ivn ihov to Hiadfftrd trvets wn?.
pros Jilted It was igntM by the ; sponsible
Frankly simikiug. the
Pine loU in St. Johns Park,
50x106, with 16-fcel alleys
$75.oo nnd upwards
down and $5.00 per
month. These lots are near
the great Wcycrhaueser site
POTTER & GOOLD
WHetf wvot Kae Your Eyc " st- J"'"'s-
1 1 to 2 o'clock.
Try It !
St. Johns Market
G. DOSM-LLV, Proprietor
"The House of Quality"
I . . . a
We take snec al care to buy on v to carry out its part ot tlie agree
the choicest. Government Inspected nient when my client has carried
xtents so eaee us vour order for a out ils.nart men ine law must ne
Several minor remarks were made
by Attorney Greene, K. C. Hurl
-r 1 w ww
nnvtl.imr in tllf. ItlPflMinf. Ift, U. U. JidWarOS UllU I, H
- I Clit jilrlf titbit Itlflflliinl T i.iiri.it
desired to hear from the city attor
ney. Mr. Greene said:
"If you want me to talk, gentle
men, I snail tell you .sonic facts
and show you just what you are up
against. In the first place there
are many who believe there is an
existing ordinance (No. 11) which
prohibits the sale of liquor. This
is not a fact.
"Ordinance No. 11 is upon the
record book but there is no date
I Prime Rib Roast
Phone Scett 4062
Bon Ton Barber Shop
Mansiikm & Kakmlkin.
l'irst class work ami clean hot towels for
patrons. Hair cutting a
Agents for West Coast Iumlry.
Jersey street St. Johnt
council is in a box.
"Without doubt there will be
trouble over the niattar. If the
council shall deny this liceu.-e there
will i a fight iigain.it the city
and on tlie licsl of grounds.
grants the license I understand tlie'i!
other side will commence a fight.
1 1 will then be up to the hotel com
pany." This is a portion of Mr. Gnat's
talk and he faced conditions as
they stood seemingly showing no
favor to the one or the oilier. The
council seemed to take to the posi
tion very kindly and there was
apparently no antipathy shown
against the grunting of the license.
Regarding the "final passage" it
was suggested that some voted
upon it not understanding the
meaning of the motion: but Mr.
i"ggctt who voted "110" mid Mr,
Shields who voted "ye" each be
lieved they voted right.
Mr. McGarry then asked the
I'nillipil III.' villi. In milliririy.. lli 1 4
mayor nnd iccorder to accept the 41
bond and Ismic the license. He
thought it only legal ami just to
have it done. He had done his 4.
be.il to show the legal status of the ,
case. Accordingly the following 2
motion was put:
"Moved that houds of J. U. Nye, i.
manager of the St. Johns Hotel ;
Company, be approved by the 4
mayor and filed by the recorder, ' 21
11 111 t tlmt 11 HriMisi In" iintlwirliwl liv 1 4
the mayor and issued by the 4'
Upon rollcall the following vote
was received: I.eggett, I'M wards,
Shields, "nay." Thompson, Peter
son, l,indquirt."nye." The mayor
voted with the affirmative and the
motion prevailed. There was some
(luo.itiou as to whether the 20-day
limit of the ordinance would be de
mandedas well as of appointment
of the "license committee," but
these ipiestious were not pushed to
my detinue decision.
A teii-iuiiuite recess was taken to
allow the council to smoke and get
its second wind.
The matter of a gas frauchike
was tuen discussed. 1 lie projec
tors of this enterprise had the nerve
to asl: the council when it granted
the franchise to advise a site dona
tion from the board of trade be
cause the move would not Ik.' a
very paying one from the start and
the projectors believed in getting
nil tliey could l
I his rcqtust did not meet with
the glad hand anticipated. As a
general thing the council members
believed that a gas service in St.
Johns would be a good thing for
every householder but believed
that no bonus should w requested.
Mr. Peterson frankly statud that
le was agaiiikt cortwrations who
came here, asked for a franchise
and then desired a bonus: and that
seemed to be the general idea.
The matter was finally carried to
the next regular meeting.
the sewer improvement ordi
nance passed second reading; nn-
irovement ordinances for Pittsburg
street, Crawford street, and Salem
l Continued 011 l'age two, coin in t four.)
ST. JOS1NS CENTRE
In the very heart of St. Johns on Bur
lington street, one block from Jersey
.street. lMtttire business projxirly. I,ots
$ijoo and upwards, $25 down and $to.oo
per month. A great opportunity to make
big-profits 011-11 .very anmll iuvealniettt.
Phone Union 31 (M
J Try a pair of our p4"!
Village School I 1
AND HI; SATISPII-I) 'NJsy
COUCH & CO,
Phone Union -1066 206-208 Philadelphia Street
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Vnlmitineti that ure tiu- Ik-mI,
Valuntiiici. that utc cheap
If that's your nuut.
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