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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1907.
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Call on us and you will be con
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Phone Scott 4062.
BENNETT BROS,, Props.
1 1 1 Jersey Street.
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Wbeclcr Piano Manufaclurlnj Co.
P. O, Box 367, Portland.
A Lively Session nnd ConsiJcrnblc
All members of the city council
were present nt the regular meeting
Tuesday evening. The minutes of
the last meeting were read nnd
Goodard Iloffstraml, contractor
of the improvements on West
Charleston street stated that he
was unable to complete his work
on account of the inclement weather,
ami asked for another extension of
time for thirty days. Granted.
N. A. Gee, who is grading
Leavltt street, was also granted
another extension of thirty days
time to finish his work.
A communication was received
from W. W. Goodrich, architect
011 the new city hall, asking for
instructions as to the maimer of
procedure in regard to the work
on the building.
This inquiry was the cause of a
heated argument and many explan
ations in regard to the work 011 the
new city building, and brought out
many points heretofore not thor
oughly understood. It was clearly
shown that matters in regard to the
new building were not in as good
shape as they might be. Young
fcrdorf & Son, who had the con
tract, had turned it over to their
bondsmen, who, it is understood.
desired to assign it to the city. It
is alleged that much of the material
is not paid for and that the wanes
of some of the workmen have not
been paid. The inclination on the
part of some of the city olheinls to
agree to the proMsitiou of the
bondsmen and take over the con
tract caused the minority to curry
the necessary ammunition needed.
The reading of the architect's
communication brought Aid. Nor
ton to his feet with the iutiuirv:
"What date does this letter bear?"
"Today, the 5th, " answered
"Has this letter niivtlilnir to do
with the conspiracy of a few days
"lucre was' no conspiracy,"
answered Attorney Greene. "The
plan is to pnslu the work on the
city hall. I understand it is to be
done by the bondsmen of Young-
fordorf & Sou, to whom they have
assigned the contract."
" That may be, but notices were
printed several days ago and .
was simply astounded when
heard the news of this deal. It
was when the mayor called at my
oliicc ana told me the particulars.
I asked him if he had signed the
papers. lie said he had not. I
never felt more grateful in my life."
Here Mr. Norton turned to
Mayor Hiumau and asked: "Mr.
Mayor, wasn't you sent for to sign
this notice releasing the bondsmen
from their contract?"
Mayor Hiumau replied that he
had been scut for, but refused to
sign the paper.
Aid. Hewitt said the whole thinir
Mad a queer look, nnd believed the
recorder should be censured for
drawing up and printing bills with
out the instruction and approval of
City Attorney Greene explained
that he had been sent for and wrote
the notices nt the request of the
architect of the city hall.
It was finally decided to let the
contract nlouc pending further in
structions by the council.
1 he following bills were allowed:
St. Johns Lumber Co., lum
Godscy & Clark, repairing
0. W. Overstrect, repairing
MM1.1 littl (nr utr..t Iti.litl.i.v ,..t,u
referred back for reduction because 1 Jl
of no service. I J
l'lie mutter of opening Richmond
street was again taken up and a
Iced from Mrs. Nancy Caples read
and accepted, on the condition of
the donor paying lor recording the
In the matter of paying the rent
for the storage of the (ire apparatus
and providing rubber coats for the ! 5
liremcu Aid. Norton thought that, I
f the charter permitted, the city
should bear the expense. I
Uu motion 01 Aid. Hewitt it was
nriliriwl llml I lie lilll for tin. rvvitu ZV
mill tin. run! frmti Tiiiittnn. f '4
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amounting to $43.6,1 be paid. Also, '?
that the fire department inventory
all the apparatus and equipment
nud file it with the city recorder.
Samuel Cochran asked for and
was granted a renewal of his license
to sell intoxicating liquors at the
New St. Johns Hotel.
Secretary Perkins of the charter
commission stated that type-written
copies of the new charter would be
ready to be placed in the hands of
the council at the next meeting.
Aid. Hewitt believed it would be
a good plan to acquaint the tax
M. L. HOLBROOK
C. B. BAILEY
St. Johns Land Co.
PHONE UNION 3104
The Largest and Oldest Real Estate Pirm
in St. Johns.
Choicest Business Property
in the City
Corner 75x100 on Jersey street, $3,500
Corner on Jersey street near postofficc, $5,000
50x100 adjoining postofficc, including party wall
Three other fine building corners on Jersey Street
at reasonable prices.
arrangements made to tukc the , payers wltli n linancial report of
contract out of the hands of the the city's business, and the record
bondsmen," said Aid. Norton. cr stated that he was preparing a
Mr. Norton also wanted to know rvmxt thut would be ready for the
by whose authority this was done ' printer next week.
and why so much haste had been I On motion the plumbers of the
exercised. It was the secretive city were Invited to be present nt
manner in which the plans had , the next meeting of the council to
been laid that botheicd him 1 assist in drafting uu ordinance gov
Aid. King stated that he knew of erning plumbing in the city.
no conspiracy, uml claimed that if
it had not leeu tor the minority in
in the council the new city hall
would have been completed long
Foremau I-.nwalt, who has charge
of the work on the new city hall
informed the council that a lack of
material and the unfavorable
weather had retarded the coiuple-!
tion of the work and that the con
tractors were making as much '
headway as jwssible. In fact :
material that had been ordered
some time ago had not yet been ,
Recorder Thorndyke asked fori
permission to speak. He said he'
did not like the insinuation by Aid.
Norton that he was a grafter. He
had been doing his duty. He had
been requested to draw up and
print the notices but declined to do '
so until tie uati conicrrcd witn
others in the city government.
He wanted it understood that he
was doing his work conscientiously
and expeditiously, and it was with
out the least taint ot gratt.
Meeting to be Held at
A mass meeting of the citi.eus of
St. Johns will be held at the school
house tomorrow (Saturday) night
nt 7:30 o'clock for the purpose of
perfecting the arrangements for
establishing n reading room. The
committee having the matter in
charge has !cen very successful in
interesting every one in the project.
I hlegaut quarters nave been se
cured in the Holbrook block on
Ihirlington street, and the room
has been partitioned o(T to meet the
In the matter of subscriptions the
committee feel greatly encouraged.
M, L. Holbrook has donated f 100
and Laurel Lodge of Odd Fellows
at their meeting Monday night
i voted $ 1 20 to aid in the establish
ment of a reading room. Several
I 1 1 111!
Aid. Norton retaliated by asking ."""L, ? F B
why such haste was exercised in "V"" i?" .1."". ' V. ,mS
-.:,,.. nPt..ii..., r .iw.ns mm 111c uncciura win ic wen
inciliUUtlVM I'l'llfclUK Ui kill. 1 1 II
of ' relenrfiiir he bondsmen lPId financially.
from their liability on the contract?
Pine 12 acre tract on car line, ripe for platting,
St. Johns Land Co.. 1
The Pioneer Dealers.
St. Johns VhmG Union m i Oregon
Let all who feel an interest
establishing and maintaining a
reading room attend the meeting
tomorrow evening. A special pro
gram has been prepared for this
occasion and a good time is promised.
It looked like a conspiracy to him.
"The minority," said Aid. Nor-
ton, pointing to Aid. Hewitt and
Dome, "have been fighting tins
city hall proposition all the way
through in order to give the city a
10,000 city hall and pay tor it,
but by the looks of things it is
linlilu in rsL'i tiHn lliof ciitii tfrrt
it it is completed and the lawsuits jf V? ,qU,ck S?m Pa,!B.f
t i... !.. ctMrfnr i, forded by applying Chaniberluin's
"last three weeks," said Mr. Norton, 1ai" Halm ,nak,eS U a .f.avori,e. ith
and I was somewhat nervous when ""'" ' ""w
found out a little underhanded
For Rheumatic Sufferers.
business seemed to lie under way.
To me it looked like a conspiracy,
and I do not think I can be blamed
for calling it by that name. I
lame back, lumbago, and deep
seated and muscular pains. For
sale by St. Johns Drug Store.
The Review will keep you posted.
All Goods Sold at Portland Prices!
Keep a Iar(,'o stock ot Ui) lie nil jtiurcliundUo, including J'ry
JIooIh and Shoes, Orocorinx, Hardware. IIouku Furnish;
Feed, Ktc, In fuct uvorytliiug. Their l'riecs arc
right. Don't wntto your timo going to
Portland, hut coino in unci tcu our
stock and prices.
Remember The Big Department Store
Corner Jorsoy Street nnd Ilroatlwny
St. Johns, Oregon
Hardware, Tinware, Plumbing
Tin Roofs, Gutters, etc.
Phone Scott 4065
ST. JOHNS, Or
? PORTLAND and SUBURBAN EXPRESS CO.
CITV 1'IIONH MAIN 358
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