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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24. 1908.
HOW ABOUT THAT CITY PARK
THE CITY FATHERS IN SESSION
DECEMBER SCHOOL REPORT
Owners of Proposed Site Offer to Take the Amount
Asked for Same All in Twenty Year Bonds
Yes, how about that city park ?
Are we going to let the last avail
able situation tor a desirable park
slin throuch our fingers? The
location wc have called the atteu
tion of our readers to in the south
west part of the city, overlooking
the dry docks is the last piece of
property available for park pur
noses which has anything like a
desirable prospect. The beautiful
fir trees, the smaller trees as nature
made them, the gentle slope to the
north and west down to the water
front, the level ground back from
the cliff suitable for tennis courts,
croquet grounds, swings or other
features to entertain the people dur
ing holidays or spare hours all com
bine to make this the ideal nark.
There is but one thing that can
be utged against the location and
that is that it is not as large as wc
would desire, but it is thelargcst
with, anything like the natural
beauty of view. Here wc can sec
the west side of Portland up the
heights to Council Crest, all the
river from the steel bridge down to
I.inuton. One never tires of watch
ing the movement of the craft upon
the river the big wind j:immer,
the swift little motor boat, the
sturdy tug nulling or pushing the
heavy freighter or boom ofglogs as
the case may be, all serve to inter
est the beholder. Shall we have
this view poiut'n'for the benefit of
our children and children's children ?
May we secure this for the new
comer who will help pay for his
own restful, recreative pleasure
park? If wc would, wc must do
so soon. The present owners have
made an offer which is very reason
able and makes it possible for us
to secure this most desirable piece
of property for the city. This
fiark may be made self-sustaining
rom the very start, and in a few
(years, by small appropriations at
different times may be improved
until it will have become the pret
ticst park in all Portland and the
The owners of this property have
shown their faith in this city by
offering to take in payment for the
park, 518,000 in 6 per cent tweuty
year bonds. While wc believe that
the city can sell the bonds at a pre
tuium as they did the city hall
bonds. Even if they could not,
this offer of Mr. Powers and his
associates would be very liberal
and preclude the uncertainty of
floating the bonds during the re
maining days of the abortive flurry
precipitated by Wall street.
Wc hope our people will give the
council no rest until they have
made it possible for these ptrk
bonds to lc voted upon. There is
every reason in the world for this
step to be taken now. The price
will advance this summer as sure
as the days come, if the calamity
howlers should happen to create
enough interest in the annexation
question to get St. Johns into Port
land, this p.irk question would
then be settled forever, for Port
laud would no more provide a park
for St. Johns than she would pro
vide us with docks to take her
business away from her. Never
will there be such favorable terms
offered for the purchase of this
location, and there is no other so
favorable; therefore this should be
nailed to the cross. I.ct us hear
from everybody on this question.
Jack Mc Niven, who has been
fdayiug with a dose of the mumps
s more fortunate than the boy who
tried to drive a stick of dynamite
into the ground with an iron maul.
Jack got well, and is as lively as
I THE TROLLEY WAY
Is the only way to secure immediate delivery of your
goods at the most reasonable of transportation rates.
Therefore ring up the
PORTLAND & SUBURBAN EXPRESS GO,
Operating electric freight cars between St. Johns and
Portland. We call for and check your trunks direct
Turn your trunk checks and shipping receipts
over to us and your goods will receive prompt attention
Wc have teams connecting with cars at St. Johns and
Get our rates before shipping. Special rates on car
load lots. Experienced aud courteous employes.
Phone Main 358, Portland office.
Phone Main A 3358.
First and Flanders Streets.
C. W. STEARNS
Phone Woodlawu 818, Agent at St. Johns.
Office 105 E. Burliugtou street.
Regular Weekly Accumulation of Municipal Business Taken
Up and Disposed of as Seemeth Most Wise to the Dads
Kttabliilied 1M1 in New York City
A. U N Q E R
MAKHR OP Tlltt FAMOUS
LA CADIZ A, 10 cant
EL ROYAL, 5 cant
Full line of Smokers' Supplies
Central Cigar Store, Next to Bank.
ST. JOHNS BRICK CO.
Manufacturers of Clay Brick and Pressed Brick. Plastering
Sand on hands at all times. Orders solicited.
H. HENDERSON 205 Jersey St
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance f
Abstracts of Title Prepared. Accurate Work Guaranteed.
The 43 session of the seventh
council of the city of St. Johns met
in the city hall Tuesday evening,
January 21, 1908. All were pres
cut and after the preliminary skir
mish petitions for arc lights at the
intersection of Willis boulevard and
Tioga street, another for one at the
intersection of Moutcith aud Bu
chatian and another at the Intersec
tion of Bradford and Mohawk were
read and referred to the committee
on water aud light.
Petition for liquor license by
Sherman Cochran aud nuothcr by
Herman Sperling were referred to
committee on licenses.
Communication from S. C. Cook
requesting the city to change the
lumc of Depot street to Fcsscudcn
street wus referred to street com
mittee to report at the next meeting.
I-ire Chief Noouau reported the
Rose City hotel us not coming with
in the requirements of the Arc laws
of the city by not providing fire es
capes from the third story, ulso
that the Central school needed
some 50-foot stationary ladders in
order to make the fire department
effective. The matter was referred
to the fire commissioners with
lower to act.
The matter of adding machines
was brought up by the mayor aud
on motion of Jobcs was laid on the
table indefinitely. Uvidcutly the
council thought it more profitable
to pay f 300 every year or two to
expert the books than to pay $185
now for an adding machine which
will detect any and all errors as
they arise. It may be, but if it is,
it is an clement of economy wc have
not become acquainted with.
One of the most laughable events
of the season was the straining at
a gnat aud swallowing of the camel
performance indulged in by the
council in the matter of Davidor's
Mr. Davidor presented a bond
for the faithful performance of the
terms of his franchise by him which
was perfect as to legal requirements
and acceptable to the mayor, but
not having $5000 in his pocket,
brought nil that he had, $1500, of
which he offered $1000 to the conn
cil, as a cash bond in addition to
the regular bond, and promised to
deposit another liooo within two
weeks, the balance within 60 days
Coitncitmcn Peterson, Unquist,
Jobcs and Dobic refused to accept
this aud demanded the whole f 5000
or none. Mr. Davidor then dug up
liis other 9500 ana ottered the Si 500.
which was also turned down with
the same vote. On motion of King
Mr. Davidor was then granted an
extension of 60 days in which to
deposit the entire $5000, Peterson,
Jobcs and Dobic voting "no"
apparently desiring to freeze out
the entire proposition. This is the
first instance wc remember where
a "uiru in tlie liana was not worth
more than two in the bush."
The matter of the extension of
the improvement of Oswego street
was deferred for deeper investigation
hugiuccr hdwards reported that
it would cost the citizens 011
Thompson street, between Mevers
and Lively, 80c per lineal foot to
make their cement walk aud the
matter was deferred until next
meeting for further consideration
before ordering the work done.
Arc lights were ordered placed
one at Newport station, one at
intersection of Chicago aud Modoc
aud one nt the intersection of Mey
ers aud Fcsscudcn as requested in
The matter of improving Polk
street through to the Uapl.es tract
was recommended by I.cggett and
on motion of Jobes resolution was
ordered published and notices
The committee to meet Mr. Kel
logg reported that no definite or
satisfactory settlement was arrived
at, aud report was adopted by the
council 011 motion of Lcggctt.
The committee reported on the
Goodrich claim that they had found
that Mr. Goodrich had filed papers
in the suit pending between Good
rich and the city at or before the
time he presented his bill, iudicat
iug that the bill was not made in
good faith. That they had endcav
orcu at utltcrcut times to secure n
statement from Mr. Goodrich show
ing the amount of his claim, if any,
but without avail. Ou motion of
Walker the rcport.of the committee
Kugluccr Kdwards reported that
it would cost 40 cents per square
foot to erect and tleck the dock
single deck, 65 cents double deck
aud 77 cents double deck with shed.
The matter was held over for an
other week for further investigation.
The ordinance regulating bowl
ing alleys, pool rooms, skating
rinks, etc., was presented and nfter
a little preliminary squirming it
passed the second reading but when
I.cggctt moved to pass it to the
third reading the council laid down.
Mayor Couch also took occasion to
roast the editor of the Review for
remarks contained in last week's
paper which he contended reflected
upon the council. The motion was
again lost for want of a second.
The following bills were allowed:
C. Sagcrt, five cords of wood, $aa.
50; Portland Railway and Light
Co., December lights, $131.37; A.
M. hsson, recording deed to streets,
1 1: I.au tiler's Transfer Co. 1 bbl.
cement, $3.60; A. I. Coon, black
smithing, $4; St. Johns lilcctrlc
Works, $4.15; J. Mckinnis sawing
wood, 52.50; II. Liuquist, labor,
Detailed Statement Concerning the St. Johns
Schools that Should Prove of interest.
The showing of the schools for the month of December is not quite
so good as that of the previous month. This is caused by illness
among the pupils, removal of some and the unavoidable nbsence of
some because of the holidays. This may always be expected at
the holiday season. Ily this time the pupils arc down to work again
and next month wc may find the usual very high standard.
There was an increase of nine boys and five girls in the high school
but a decrease of 24 boys and 5 girls in the central school, which
gives us a decrease in the number of mmils bv iust 11 bovs. Thero U
also n decrease in the number of visitors among the patrons oi the school
which may nlso account for just a little bit of the enthusiasm which
keeps both pupils and teachers tin to their best. Let us not nei?lLct tin.
schools. The showiiur is very irood. but we atwnvs desire itmt n
nearly perfection as possible aud strive to make each month's report
Number of days taught during month .
16: J. D, liodcu, team work at city 1 Net decrease
hall, if 19; Chris Oihtis, labor, I9;, Remaining girls 265, boys 241
Olass, Prtidhomme & Co. blanks
S3 35! !) A. Root, labor on streets,
$iy, I). M. Iiailcy, labor on streets,
$20; II, 13. Allen, labor, lio; Lou
Gosucy, labor, $6; R. L. Dink,
labor, 10. Total $257.50.
Whole number of days attendance 3773 1
im.i 1 ........
wuuii: Humour 01 tniys anscuce
Whole number of times late
Number of pupils neither absent nor late
Average number of pupils belonging
Average daily attendance.. ,
Per cent of attendance
Number of visits by parents
Number of visits by members of schoolboard
Number of pupils remaining last month, girls 70, boys 71..
Total enrollment this mouth girls 83 boys 96
Increase in enrollment, girls 13, boys 25
Droppetl from enrollment, girls 8, boys 16
Net increase in enrollment, nirls k, bovs 0
Remaining, girls 75, boys 80 ,
Ci.aka A. Ross, Principal.
OKA MM A It SCHOOL.
Number of days taught during month
Whole number or days attendance
Whole number of days absence ;
Whole number of times late
Number of pupils neither absent nor late
Average number of pupils belonging
Average daily attendance
Per cent of attendance
Number of visits by parents
Number of visits by schoolboard
Total remaining inst month, glrls'27o, boys 265
Total enrollment this mouth girls, 317 boys 294
Increase in enrollment girls 47, boys 29
Dropped from roll girls 52, boys 53. , .1 . , . , r. s . r.n rt . "
W. C. Ai.iwhson, Principal.
Installation Compson W. R. C.
The W. R. C. Installed the fol
lowing officers, Carrie Courter of
George Wright W. R. C. an Install
Mrs. Geo. Hall, president; Mrs.
Cross, S. V. P.; Mrs. Hattie Hin
man, J. V. P.; Mrs. Hanson, chap
Iain; Mrs. Hewitt, secretary; Mrs.
Robinson, treasurer; Mrs. Swain,
conductor; Mrs. Harris, guard;
Mrs. McNair, assistant guard; Mrs.
C. A. Sparschuh, press correspon
dent. Other officers to be Installed
It was an open installation and
there was a large number of com
rades aud friends iu attendance.
George Wright W. R. C. furnished
color bearers aud filled other offices
during the installation which was
much appreciated by the local
At the close of the installation
the new president had the conduc
tor escort the past president, Mrs.
Hinman to the president's station,
and in a few appropriate remarks
presented her with a lovely bouquet
of roses. Mrs. Hiumau very feel
ingly responded and there came
near being a copious shower.
Mrs. Hall brought out a present
which Capt. Suow presented to the
installing officer, as a slight token
of the regard iu which she was
held by Compson W. R. C, for her
kindness in not only the work of
installation, but for other aid she
has so nicely given the corps. In
response to calls Capt. Snow, Com
mander Miller and Mrs. Gilman
responded very graciously. Then
delicious refreshments were served
and all declared they had a fine
time when they separated about 10
Building Permits Issued.
No. 126 for 1908 No. 2. To B.
U. Bickford to erect residence lot 8,
block 14, South St. Johns front on
Stafford between Buchanan and
No. 127, for 1908 No. 3. To E.
C. Hurlbert to erect a residence ou
lot 4, block 5, Portland boulevard,
between Chicago and Fessenden
No. 128, in 1908 No. 4. To W.
E. Dunstnore, to erect a residence
on lot 12, block n, South St.
Johns, fronting on Stafford between
Ida and Alma streets. $1200.
Starts the Ball Rolling.
Wayne L. Mills the architect and
builder has been awarded the con
tract to construct an eighteen hun
dred dollar residence on Kellogg
street between St. Johns avenue
and Catliu street, according to plans
prepared by him.
Mr. Mills recently arrived in St.
Johns aud was so well impressed
with the natural advantages and
progressive spirit that is apparent
in this city that he decided to per
New Gas Works.
maueutly locate here and has ojhmi
ed an ollice well equipped for carry
ing ou an up-to-date architect's
aud contractor's business. He has
been connected for the past several
years with Holabird & Roche, the
leading architects of Chicago, as
superintendent of construction dur
ing the time that firm built the last
large addition to the famous Audi
torium hotel, the new five
dollar county building, the
Brothers building aud many other
large office and mercantile build
ings in the down town "Loop
There is every indication for be
lieving that the coming year is to
be a very busy one in St. Johns
building circles as there are now
under consideration several brick
and concrete business buildings,
although at this time of the year
operations do not usually material
ize as definitely as they are this
year, but it is undoubtedly owing
to the fact that both labor and ma
terial are very low in price at pres
ent and it is the common opinion
that they cannot long remain so.
Consequently everyone appears to
be anxious to close their contracts
in time to take advantage of the
Mr. and Mrs. Leitzinger of Tip
ton, la., are in the city the guests
of their old time friends, J. E.
Williams. and family. They came
to the coast with the intention of
finding a home here. They were
rather prejudiced in favor of Ever
ett, Wash., but we will trust to
Mr. Williams to show them the
many advantages St. Johns has
over that city. There is really no
comparison. We can skin the
Washingtonians a mile in any feat
ure of the situation. We hope our
Hawkeye friends may be able to
see things as they are for the
Hawkeyes are good people and we
want them here.
Goodrich & Goodrich, architects
and consulting engineers, are pre
paring plans and siwcificatious for
a building, 32x70, for the St. Johns
Gas, Light it Heat Company. This
building will be either of steel or of
brick, with steel trusses, corrugat
ed iron roof and thoroughly fire
proof. It will contain a gas gener
ator room, superheater, scrubbers,
1 purifiers, engines, exhausters, etc.
vill be one gas holder, of
20,000 cubic feet capacity, with a
diameter of 42 feet; one relief hold
er, of 4000 cubic feet capacity,
with n 25,000 gallon capacity.
About five miles of gas mains will
be installed. The approximate
cost will be $40,000. It is the
intention of the company to begin
operations at once, It will supply
a I'rnwlni' demntiil for a more tnrvl-
million 1 cru form of illumination than kero
Matldel sent lamns. and is an additional
evidence of progress for St. Johns.
The place has an excellent water
system and a good sewer system.
Al. 1.. IIOLimOOK
C. H. UAILHY
Cures all Kinds of Grip.
Our remedy for the grip has
always been whiskey and quinine
aud it has always done the work.
We are free to admit that the rem
edy is quite as bad as the disease,
but it does not last so long. The
following is the way an exchange
has the matter sized up and we
think the writer has it down to a
"They say whiskey destroys
grip and you bet it docs. It will
make the disease known as grin
worse than it would be without it
but it is a greater success in de
stroying every other kind of grip.
For example whiskey destroys your
grip upon one's self by weakening
your will power; it destroys one's
grip uixhi health, business, friends,
the affection of one's family and '
the respect of neighbors and associ- j
ates. It destroys the grip upon,
manhood, fraternity aud eternity'
aud lets one slide down into the
biuius, auuici uuu uiaiuwc Ul Hit
gutter of human society. Yes,
whiskey destroys the grip upon
one's bank account, property aud
good name and when the victim
goes to the grave unwept, unhou
ored and unsung, loved ones feel
that whiskey had effectually killed
all the grip the man ever had."
St. Johns Land Co.
The Largest and Oldest Real Estate Firm
in St. Johns.
East St. Johns
The center of the great development now taking
place on the Peninsula.
Wc have only a few business lots left on Columbia
Boulevard, which for a short time only will be sold at
Some fine residence lots still ou sale.
Choice manufacturing sites adjoining the O. R, &
XT M 1 It.
iN. rauroau tor saic ou reasouame terms.
We have some choice lots iu the vicinity of the
new $20,000 school building now iu course of construc
tion. Call at our office for prices aud terms for either of
these desirable tracts.
St. Johns Phone Union 3io4 Oregon
Plumbing and Tinning
l'houe ICast 631 1
203 Jery Street St. Johns, Ore.
Clark & Wilson Lumber Co.
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