St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, September 23, 1910, Image 1

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VOL. 6
NO. 46
About 200 Per Cent Gain
Taxes Will Be Higher
For and Against
Hill Explains'.
Closed the Draws
invasion of Ladies
Birthday Party
With a large and constantly
growing population of citizens who
believe that, IP I.KT ALOKK.St. Johns
will continue to go steadily forward,
says Ed. L. Stockton in Sunday's
Orcgontan, that city is fast uecom
ing a city of substantial homes
and has made a wondernil gam in
building in the last year, as the fol
lowing comparison of figures will
January i.. ,..$2,700
February..... 300
March 2,350
April ........ 5,150
May ...... ..26,570
Juue 7,825
July 5,8io
August ..... 6,325
Total $57,030 $151,050
Every mouth but one shows a
substantial gain over last year with
a net' increase of $94,000 for the
period stated, and already a gain of
$16,000 over tlic entire amount or
last year's permits.
The permits run from as low as
$50 for small alterations to as much
ss $16,000, this being the permit
issued to C. C. Woodhoubc for his
store building now being erected on
Philadelphia and Ivanhoc streets
and which wlicn complete, will be
by far the best business block in
the city.
Other large permits are, $10,000
for the rebuilding of the plant of
the Portland Manufacturing Com
pany, which was destroyed by Arc;
the St. Johns Lumber Company's
$2500 stables oh Salem and Decatur
streets; the $5000 Catholic school,
94500 Parish house, aud $-1500 con
vent on Portland boulevard.
Out of the 116 permits, 83 were
for new residences aud the remain
der for business structures aud
alterations of buildings. This
shows an average of 10 new rest
denc being built in St. Johns each
In addition to the immense in
crease in building activity, much
has been accomplished in the way
of street improvement. All techni
cal I tie have been done away with
in the long-desired 1i1h .street
opening, the street widened to feet,
making it 70 fact wide, ami pre
ixxMrts (or its improvement are next
it) order. This work has been long
drawn out because of the condem
nation proceedings aud some forced
changes of procedure, but will now
be rushed to completion at en esti
mate cost of $25,000, aud will give
to the city a beautiful thoroughfare
from the eastern city limits into the
heart of the business district. In
addition to Fessenden street, the
improvement of sections of Mohawk,
South Hayes, Burr, Jersey, Portland
boulevard, Polk, Kellogg and
Thompson streets have already
been completed, while work k
under way oa 14 other streets, the
largest single improvement being
that of Midway avenue in East St.
Johns, at a cost of nearly $10,000.
The work of relaying and ex
tending the Philadelphia street
sewer has been completed, the Tel
ephone Company has its conduits
for underground wires Ih place on
Jersey street, from Fessendeu to
Richmond street aud from there
along the streetcar track to the city
limits; the gas and water companies
also have their p'pes in readiness
for the hard surfacing of Jersey
street, which will be started at an
early date.
The James John High School
has been completed in a manner
highly satisfactory fo the Board of
Directors at a cost of $40,000. The
work has been practically all dene
this year, although started late last
fall, because weather condition de
layed the work greatly and caused
much of it to have to be done a sec
ond time. Plans are now being
laid for grading the grounds and
furnishing the building. St. Clem
ents (St. Johns) Pariah, has also
erected a school and chapel aud
opened three etessrootns, Sept. 12.
Five school sisters , of St. Frauck
have taken charge and are located
in the convent adjoining the school
Realty trausfers since January x
amount to between $300,000 and
$400,000, much of which k on
contract, and one abstract firm re
ports making aa average of two
abstracts esch day since the first of
the year.
J. S. Downey reports his sates
as $75,000. McKinaey Af Dvk re
port $74,000, mostly in small sales,
and J.,F. Gitenore reports $48,000.
One of the greatest needs of St.
Johns k a pubKc park of some kind,
and effort ' have been made on
various ecusioas to get the ettiseos
te vote bonds with which to buy a
suitable site for this purpose, but
without avsii. Another attempt
k now beinc mod to secure this
much-needed bethmg piece, and
petkiens net Mittf emkW ask
W the City Council Ve ee a spee
Every indication points to higher
taxation for 1911 than for the pres
ent! year, so far as the city is con
cerned, o ing to the mauy improve
ments which must be made to keep
pace with the rapid growth of
business aud the progress in all
directions. This .is particularly
true of the Fire Department.
In addition to the construction of
a steel fircloat, it looks as though
the city will have to expend a large
amount to secure modern equip
ment, such as automobllc-drivcu
apiKtrattis, urgently needed fire
stations in different sections of the
city and more men. From all di
rcctions there come to the fire coni
mittec of the Executive Hoard
strong demands for better protec
tion in the suburbs, which are
rapidly developing and which it is
recognized arc entitled to considera
tion. Having secured an order from
the Executive Hoard for an adver
tisement calling for the services of
a murine architect to draft plans
for the proposed steel firchoat, the
committee has done nil it cut do in
this direction until such architect
has been employed. It ii the in
tention of the administration to
have this craft completed at the
earliest possible date, se that the
great interests along the river may
have proper protection from fire.
At best liowcverlt is said it will
require about two years to have the
boat in commission. There is a
bond issue of $275,000 for this pur
pose, aud for the installation of a
system of reinforcing mains for the
waterfront district. A call has
come from Rose City Park for a
fire station there, and is now being
considered by the Executive Hoard.
Ko4c City rark is like other subur
ban districts, which are building up
rapidly and have no fire protection
whatever at this time.
New stations areueeded in Irving-
ton, near the hospitals and In other
remote sections. More hydrants are
needed all over the city, as well as
extensions to the water system to
give increased pressure aim more
nbundant supply for fighting fires.
Am U autowoWk apparatus, u
replacing the otd-styk horse equip
ment everywhere, and it k regarded
as certain that it will have to be In
stalled here, Two hose and chemi
cal carts have already been pur
chased, but this is but a very small
beginning. Orcgonian, Sept. 4.
ial election at the time of the gen
eral election this fall to vote bonds
not to exceed $25,000 to purchase
the tracts owned at St. Johns
Heights by Mrs. Nancy Caples and
II. It. Harris, about six acres In all.
The Council will no doubt grant
the petition, and it is believed the
project should carry, for if thk
tract of timber is cut down the city
will have lost its last chance to get
a park at all close in where it can
easily be reached by all.
While bt. Johns proper ta going
ahead as described above, East St.
Johns is making a record to be
proud of. since January 1, 45
houses have been erected and 625
lots sold for a total of $160,000,
Electric lights aud water have becu
installed and the gas company is
now laying its mains to supply thk
district, while much k being done
in the way of grading streets and
laying sidewalks.
The new $30,000 steel bridges
across the North Bank cut at Daw
son and Depot streets are com
pleted and the street ears are cross
ing the one at Dawson street. Tiie
present loop k being changed leav
ing Dawsou or Lombard street' at
Wall street and crossing the cut at
Depot street, four blocks east of the
present crossing, connecting with
the old loop at East St. Johns sta
tion. This will do away with the
laneerous section of track where it
runs along the cut after crossing at
Dawson street, thus shortening the
distance and allowing faster time to
be made, which will shorten the
time between St. Johns and Port
land by several minutes. Many
St. Johns citizens have been fearful
that the street car company would
soon charge 10 cents fare to Port
tend, but letters on file in the city
recorder's office plainly state that
the company has no intention of
so doiug and point out the unreas
onableness of the assertioH that it
intended to take any such step.
Chehalk. Washington, k doing
good work in advancing new
methods of burning out stumps on
logged off lands. The Cittaetts'
Club of Chebalk recently held
deewBStrations of the char pit
method of burning stumps and the
testa were very successful. It k
thought the general adoption of
thk means of clearing cutever lands
will be of great value to th Pacific
HffcJk f e4 ft flhptftttf ee ellfcaaVpi
We publish another list of, 25
names this week of those whose
names appear ou the petition ask
ing that the proposition of annexa
tion be placed on the ballot. Also
a list of equal length of those op
posed to annexation. We have
been charged with picking out
names in our "annex" list last
week, but to show that wc arc
absolutely fair we herewith publish
another list of names none of which
appeared lat week, and all of
whom wc presume to be good citi
zens. Because they have signed
the petition asking for annexation
docs by no manner of means mean
that they still favor annexation,
however. The object of publishing
the names is not for the purpose of
comparison, but just to give the
public an idea of whom have ex
pressed themselves pro and con on
this momentous question. The
names on the "annex" ''list comes
W. M. Schultz
J. D. Chubb
J. J. Marlctt
E. M. Port
A. Frcdcrickson
O. O. Rldboe
Rudolph Moser
W. M. Plaice
J. Parsser
C. Krccgcr
L. Gromachcy
Rudolph Pachkowaky
John Schulcr
Chas. Schauff
J. A. Schmalzel
T. F. Bogardas
Win. H. Schulze
R. Markwart
Rudolph JJradcu
Fred Zleglcr
John Vcrdigau
S. W. llogha
C. A. Krugh
A. Chowniug
G. W. Mtthtn
Against annexation:
J. F. Hendricks
Arnold Unger
J. F. Glllmorc
P. J. Peterson
Cap. Snow
.A. C Gesler , . . ti. rt ,
K. O, Magoou
Thos. Glover
Cbs. Bredesou
C. Oihns
B. P Noon a a
E. L. Stockton
D. N. Byerlee
A. M. Essou
A. W. Davis
S. L. Doble
John Peterson
R. R, Churchill
C. J. Audersou
W. S. Basey
W. E. Ashby
W. ty. Windte
J. S. McKinney
Judge W. W. Holcomb
Thos. Cochran
No Gain in This
One feature that k being harped
upon to quite an extent by those
favoring annexation to Portland k
the claim that the mouey now paid
the city ofiici Js would be saved.
Thk Is erroneous and mUteadiHg,
of course. In spite of the fact that
thousands of dollars are expended
in St. Johns each year as salaries of
city officials, the tax rate is lower
than Portland. If wc were to annex
the citv officiate removed,
but a larger amount would be raised
by taxation than is now the case.
There is no chance for us to gain in
thk. Portland would gain what k
paid the officiate and wc would pay
more than if we hod the officials
and retained the city government.
Again . the money that is paid the
city officiate is nearly all spent in
St. Johns, Take these thousands
ot dollars out of circulation in St.
Johns and it weans something.
Wouldu't it be better to keep this
monev here than to make the city
of Portland a present of it, which
we woukl do by annexation r
Building Permits
Following are the building per-
mita issued during the post week:
No. 127 To C. 3. Kbling to
alter dwelling on Swift boulevard,
cost $150.
No. 128 To Elvin Kays to
erect dwelling on Polk street be
tween Willis boulevard and Jersey
street; eost $1000.
For Sale Five-room cottage on
corner Charleston and Portland
boutevard,full basement, all modern
improvements, house almost new.
Price $2400. half cash, which in-
chides winter's supply of wood,
Harden taste, etc Call or address
530 Jtsst Charleston.
Thursday evening, Sept. 151 Mr.
Goddard, who is a candidateifor the
Republican nomination of Repre
sentative from this county on the
Anti-Assembly ticket, stated before
the public at the gabble-feet held
on Jersey street that 13. E. Collier
aud I (Paschal Hill) were the men
or bosses who selected nineteen del
egates to the late assembly.' That
they were selected in the interests
of corporations aud to do their bid
ding. If he had staled the truth,
I should hayc taken it ns a great
compliment, but the very names
and standing of the delegates them
selves prove him and his kind to be
unworthy of belief. He lias slan
dered and insulted every delegate
who attended the assembly, or con
vention. They represent the life
and the best interests of our com
munity and represent both factions
of the Republican party, not politi
cians or ward-hcclcrs, but honest,
upright, business men, respected by
all their friends and acquaintances.
As a member of the county cen
tral committee aud one of the man
aging committee, I did take enough
interest and part In the affair to
prevent as near as possible any
combination or instructed delegates
being sent from St. Johns and coun
try precincts. The same can be
said by members of the different
wards in Portland, The men who.
represented St. Johns in the assem
bly were: Mayor HcndrkkH, J. S.
Kellogg, F. W. Valentine, Charles
Urcdcsou, John Edlcfseu, G. J. Per
kins, S. C. Cook, II. E. Collier, L.
I), Chipman, S. II. Greene, W. II.
King, R. Markwart, W. Stadelmau,
R. McKinney, P. Hill, aud one or
two others whom I cannot call to
mind now. Each and every one
of the above named delegates will
deny that he was ever askod before
or after his election how he stood
on any measure or to work for any
particular candidate or set ot can
didates. I
Ah I said More, it is awlrcct in
sult to cach(nnd every deSgate and
the communities they represented
for a few demagogues amfstlf nom
inated candidates to trw to make
the average inteHhrentvMr
such rot.
One other matter showing the
ticonsistency of the Anti-Assembly
movement and I am dotie. Ou the
4th day of July, Tom Clectou, can
didate for the nomination of county
judge, and "Pike" Davis met Mr.
Collier, myself and several others
in the city hall iu St. Johns and
assured us that they believed that
the assembly was the proper thing
and that Mr. Clectou would Ik a
candidate before the assembly. Mr.
Ctectou's name, as we all know,
was placed before the assembly and
he came within a few votes of
being selected as the candidate, and
I, with about half our delegation,
voted for him to the last ballot,
Mr, Davis was one of the most
active men on the floor of the as
sembly, but after Mr, Cleetnn failed
in the assembly, he cornea out with
some of the other disappointed as
pirants for office and Is branding
the assembly as a rotten, unlawful
corporation-ruled body,
Yours respectfully,
P. Hill,
(raid AdrertlsemcHt).
Dc Big Rel' by de Town
De clovah bloom am fadin'
Fruin de big fiel' by de town;
De purple am a-shadln
Iuto suffin ob a brown,
De summah win's am shiftin'
Frum de regions ob de souf,
An' de bumblebee am drawln'
Dowu de co'ners ob his mouf.
He knows de fros am comin'
Wen de honey days am pas',
Dat de murmur ob his hummin'
Soon will vanish on de bias,
An' he wo'ks a leetle ha'der
'Rouu' de blossoms gittin' brown,
An' he stays a leetle later
Iu de big fier by de town.
Oh, I'se sorry fer to see it,
Win' a-shif tin' to de wes" ,
Sorry dat de suow am comin',
But de bee am needin res ,
Foh de toil ob makin' honey
Ain' de easiest, doan you know
Lak de wo'k ob makin' money
It am dream na'd an slow.
So good-bye sweet clovah blossoms,
An good-bye or bumblebee,
You tub made de breaf ob summah
So't o' musical to me:
I shall tink ob you wif kindness
Wen de snow am comin down
On de dead an' faded purple
Ob de big Sel by de towH.
Floyd D. Rase.
Y r . . r T
Mr. anu Mrs. tiarry istuen
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In the person of Judge T. J.
Clcctoti, wc have a most faithful
friend of the people. He is an able
jurist, conscientious in the weigh-
iuc of evidence, fearless and just in
his administration of justice, yet
most merciful In rendering judg
ments. Judge T. J. Clectou is THE
DRAWS. To support him nicans
to elect a champion for the people
iu the drawbridge fight. He is
fighting this matter to a finish. To
turn him down now, would not
only deprive him of his power iu
this battle, but would debar any
other man from taking up the con
test, indicating that the people
were indifferent as to the draws.
Judge T. J. CIccton is opposed
to the assembly plan, believing the
direct primary to be the AMERI
CAN method of selecting candi
dates, most free from the domina
tion of undesirable elements and
giving the people the greatest op
portunity to express their prefer
ence as to the selection of their pub
lic servants.
In short, Judge T, J. CIccton is
and has ever been a faithful officer,
bearing a most enviable record iu
his present office as a man of the
people, for the people, and there
fore should be re-elected by the
people. He solicits your support.
Will you give it? A vote for Judge
T. J. CIccton will be a vote for our
best interests.
There seems to be a confusion of
names in the case of Judge T. J.
CIccton, a number of voters con
founding his name with that of
of Judge Clcluud of the circuit court.
Judge CIccton is probate judge and
the casualty and personal injury
cases of the railroad companies do
not appear before hint, therefore he
could not favor the companles,evcu
if he should wish to, not having an
opportunity. Remember when you
mark your ballot that Judge Clectou
is candidate for county judge aud
not for circuit judge.
(l'aiil Advertisement).
Packing Plant News
Receipts for the week at the Port
land Union Stock Yards have been
as follows: Cattle 2003; hogs 2391;
sheep 2950 H. and M. This week's
cattle market has shown a strong
upward tendency since the opening
of business ou Monday. A new
high price was set on Friday when
a lot of choice steers sold at $575
The butcher division has been
especially strong all the week.
Cows have advanced a full quarter
and tops are worth $4.75. Calves
have been steady to firm at $7.00
for best quality. The hog market
has been up and dowu since the
opening of the week's business on
Monday, For top quality the price
has advanced to $10.75, where it
has remained steady to firm. Hogs
of lesser quality were worth any
where from $10,25 to $10.50. The
market at the Missouri river points
has shown the same fluctuations as
the local market, Heavy shlpmeuts
of Nebraska hogs have featured the
market this week and receipts of
the local product have been very
good, all things considered. The
market on sheep for the first half
of the week was very draggy, and
with the exception of a single sale
of lambs, there were tio other sales
reported. On Thursday the mar
ket was livened up to some exteut
by the sale of several lots of
wethers and ewes mixed, but no
high poiuts in the quotations were
reached. The market may be con
sidered a shade weaker than that
of last week as the demand is not
quite so strong. Lambs were not
in very great demand and receipts
were nominal, D.O. Lively, Gen
eral Agent.
The petition asking council to
call a special election for the pur
pose of voting on the issuance of
bonds for the purchase of a city
park is being numerously signed,
The land that it is proposed to pur
chase for park purposes lies within
the loop of the trolley line, part of
which is owned by Mrs. Nancy
Caples aud the balance by II. E.
Harris, the ice plant man. The
tract contains something less than
six acres and the price held is $22,
000. The laud Is admirably adapt
ed for park purposes, being right
in the city and easy of access. A
park is needed and needed badly in
St. Johns, and while the price may
seem rather steep to some people, it
k likely as chap as it will ever be
secured for.
See how it grows in the First
National Bank. Little by little
you save. Try it.' 3 per cent
premium for savers; interest com
pounded every six months. it
The meditations aud delibera
tions 01 tuc city council were
broken in tinon. Tucsdav nitrht hv
a jolly bunch of ladles armed "to
the teeth" with the good things of
this life. The citadel was carried
by storm and the custodians of the
city government capitulated In as
graceful manner as possible. After
bidding the ladies welcome and
after they had established tempo
rary headquarters for n comissary.
business of the evening was re
sumed amid loueinir dances of the
dads toward the many baskets that
had made their appcarauce so unex
pectedly. The "invasion" was
gotten up so secretly that none of
the gentlemen were aware of what
was going to happen. At least they
professed to know nothing. The
large council tabic aud press table,
after the aldermen had solemnly
finished their business, were quick
ly converted into dining tables
heaped with the delicacies of the
season. Aud talk about eating.
The way those- counciltnen made
things disappear was something
amazing. Plate after plate was
emptied with celerity and dispatch,
and yet when the "fragments"
were picked up there was enough
left to feed another "army." Neat
little speeches iu which tribute was
paid to the ladies for their thought
fulness were made by the mayor,
recorder and several councilmcn,
The ladies were: Mrs. Hendricks,
Mrs. R. McKinney, Mrs. S. C.
Cook, Mrs. W. W. Witidle, Mrs.
A. W. Marklc, Mrs. J. E. Hlllcr.
Mrs. E. L. Stockton, Mrs. O. W.
Dunbar, Mrs. A. W. Davis, Mrs.
B. S. Hoover, Miss Sula Dunbar
aud Mrs. II. E. Collier.
Two important contracts were let
by the council. One was for cement
sldewalkiug of Jersey street, from
Ktclimond to ressemleu streets,
with 12 foot walks, and the other
was the contract for the Burlington
street sewer, the proceedings
brought by Jobes Milling Co.
against the proposed outlet of the
sewer being dissolved by the court,
as the injury they claimed is as yet
only anticipated.
All members were present at roll
call, but Councilman Downey asked
to be excused after the minutes
were read. Whether he had an iu
liiiiiitlou of what was to follow or
not has not yet been determined.
The first matter of importance
taken up was opening of bids on
the Burlington street sewer. The
bid of L. Seybold was found to be
the lowest, aud as it was slightly
under the engineer's estimate, he
was forthwith awarded thecoutract.
Two bids were offered for the
improvement of Columbia boule
vard, one by the St. Johns Sand &
Gravel Co. and the other by M, T.
Swan. The tetter's bid being the
lowest, he was awarded the ceu
truct. L. Seybold aud Kilkenny Bros,
were competing bidders for the
sldewalkiug of Jersey street. The
latter being the lowest aud con
siderably under the engineer's cst!
mate, secured the "yob," Kil
kenny Bros,1 bid' on 12 foot cement
sidewalk was $1,73 per lineal foot,
while Seybold bid $1.82.
Bills to the amount of $20,25
were allowed.
An ordinance providing the time
aud manner of improving Fcssen
den street from Edison to the south
east city limits was passed and a
call for bids upon same ordered ad
vertised, A resolution appointing Marion
Johnson, F. II, Brodahl and S. W.
Rogers as viewers on the widening
of St. Johns avenue was adopted,
Ordinances providing time and
manlier of Improving Oswego street,
Barton's addition to Swift boule
vard, and North Ivanhoc from Cat
lit! street to the Weyerhaeuser tract
were passed aud calls for bids
ordered published iu the city official
The city attorney was instructed
to prepare a resolution for sidewalk
ing Burlington street, Jersey to
Hayes, and Philadelphia Jersey to
Ivatihoe, in readiness for adoption
next Tuesday night.
The vanguard of the fall colonist
travel from the East and Middle
West to Oregon is arriving ou every
train. Reports from the immigra
tion officials of the railroads are to
the effect that this travel will be
heavy and that a large number of
new citizens will reach Oregon this
year. People of the state should
make special efforts to welcome the
newcomers and make tliem feel at
home in their new environment.
Help should be given in helping
them find suitable locations. Ore
gou people have a distitict duty to
perform in giving aid and comfort
to the home seeker who will be
with us in large numbers this fall.
Psy yew eubserlsUe.
Mrs. Sophia Cole of St. Johns
was 82 vcars old Moudav nnd Iier
daughter, Miss Eliza Cole, enter
tained about twenty invited guests
ill honor of this event at their home
on Salem street Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Cole is hale and hearty for
her age and enjoyed the party very
much. She is a native of the
Emerald Isle, helnc born nt Tialln.
bagli Jn 1828. Stic came to America
in 1875 and to St. Johns in 1892.
Here she has since resided and wit
nessed the many rapid chauges
that have occurred since that time.
Mrs. Abblc fti-nurs. wtitvu? ntr Ii'
93, and Mrs. Guthrie, aged 75,"
were the guests of honor at the
party. Others present were Mrs...
K. C.Couch, Mrs. J, C. Scott, Miss
Catharine Scott, Mrs. Eugene 0'
Hara, Mrs. S. E. McKce, Mrs. R.
Alsbcrgc, Mrs. Robert Giilam, Mrs.
Chas. Mortcnson, Mrs. W. H.
Davidson, Mrs. J. H. Webster,
Mrs. C. J. Cole, Mrs. C. 0.
Churchill, Miss Maud Cote, E. D.
Hurlbert and Mrs. Lucretia Hum
bert. The guests united iu present
ing Mrs. Cole with a handsome
rocker iu appreciation of many
past favors and wishing her many
nappy returns of the day.
Mrs. M. E. Osgood, of the Home
Bakery and lunch room, gave a
party Saturday night to celebrate
the passing of her 68th birthday.
Among the many presents received
by her was a five dollar gold piece.
Friends from St. Johns, Vancouver
and Portland to the number of
enjoyed the good things provided
lor lunch and listened to a musical
program. Telegram.
For Congress
A. W, I.AJ'l'KRTV,
Progressive Republican, who favors
Direct Primary and Statement 1,
and who will fight for Oregon and
Oregon people. Stand up for this
state by voting for Lofferty.
Eleventh hour attacks have been
made upon him by the enemies of
this state, which fact should make
every patriotic Orcgonlau work
harder for him.
(raid Advertisement),
D. J. Horsman, janitor at the city
hall, played a very shabby trick
upon City Attorney Collier Tues
day, and it was done in a very in
nocent manner, too, Mr. Collier
had a rug iu his office that he
wanted removed to his Stafford
street home and requested Mr.
Horsman to take up the same and
have it sent to his home. He was
greatly amazed when he returned
home from Portland Tuesday even
ing to find the rug, books, papers,
desk and other office paraphernalia
filled up promiscuously upon his
rout porch. The janitor had mis
understood the request and made a
clean sweep of the office fittings. It
was not a case of eviction for non
payment of reut.
For sale or trade 520 acres of
wheat land in Eastern Washington,
250 acres summer fallow, 2 small
frame houses, large barn and ma
chine shed, chicken house and
blacksmith's shop;. also one steam
threshing machine, one header out
fit, 2 three bottom gang plows, 6
sections of harrow, one reversible
disk, 2 seed drills, 5 good wagons,
1 hack, 1 cookhouse on new wairon,'
all for $14,000. Will sell ou good
terms or will trade for valley farm,
or stock of merchandise j
Net the k en yevr nspsr.
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