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VOL. 7
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DKCKMIHJR 23. 1910.
NO. 7
Improvement Delayed
Bennett's Ideas
Let AH Bid
Seeks Damages
Council Meeting
,Thc property owners on Dawson
street in St. Johns have about de
cided that they will take no further
steps toward improving that thor
oughfare until the Portland Rail
way, Light and Power Company
will dedicate and improve its right
o'f way in return for a perpetual
franchise. Mrs. Caples is perhaps
the property owner most affected
by the proposed opening and wid
ening of this street, as she owns
2400 feet in the district, 1200 feet
on each side of the streetcar track,
and the strip on the southerly side
of car track would be only 75 feet
deep ii the street were made the de
sired, width of 70 feet. To comply
with the wish of the property own
crs she would have to donate r
st'rlti 20x1200 feet 011 each side of
the streetcar line and then pay
S6000 or S7000 for improving it.
This she is not willing to do but
savs she mieht dedicate enough to
make a fio-foot street if the street
car company would do in part
Mrs. Can es has given many acres
(rr ulnu.t tin r lumen ninst (if it free-
. J I .1.11-.. I'1 1 I ' '',
ly, but a strip 42x1000 feet belong
itig to her was dedicated as a part
of Will s bou evard by the Point
View Land Company, which over
binned the Canlcs tract, and this
was allowed to stand although it
meant the loss of practically 10 city
lots, with 28x100 feet more dedi
cated to complete the 6o-foot'strcet
On the other side of the tract Mrs.
Copies claims that the St. Johns
Heights nddition overlap her prop
ertv from 7 to 00 feet and that at
the time the plot was made she not
ified the Proper turtles but they
lirnored her and went ahead, thus
clouding the title to 20 lots, inott of
which h ive housss on tiiein as
this Ins taken up practically 20
more lots, she now fesls that it is
too much to ask her to give out
right nine or ten more lots and pay
for improvements besides.
That St. Johns has had a good
year Is shpwu by the building per
mits issued since January. One
hundred ond fifty-one permits ag
gregating $169,540 have been issued
for the 1 1 indiiths ending .Novem
ber 1. These include 89 residences
costing over $500 each, and aver
aging $1400; 19 other residences
costing less than $500 each, and 33
permits to alter and repair, and 1 1
for biisiiiers structures. The sum
total exceeds that of last yar by
$38,000 Over $50,000 worth of
street Improvements' and sewer
work has been accepted nnd paid
for and there is $150,000 worth
Hearing completion. Work planned
and authorized for next year already
reaches a sum In excess of 1 100,000,
with this year not yet finished.
Telegram.
' Oregon Activities
Oregon's financial condition, as
by the state treasurer's report, is in
excellent condition. There is on
hand 1424.913. with no debts.boud
ed or otherwise.
Oregon raises the ,best appks
This is no idle boast, for not only
has , tltjs state wou sweepstakes
prize at the Sjwkane National Ari
pie Show two successive years but
also captured the first prize of
fiooo at t.he Chicago Apple show
this year.
"Oregon City has a paper mill
that is the third largest in tiie
world.
Wallowa has a startling potato
story. One vine that grew on nw
ground, is said to have attained
the height of 6 feet 1 inch in height
an.l produced 40 tubers, the total
weight of the potatoes being 16
pounds,
Four hundred boxes of Cornice
pears, grown near Mcdford.'sold in
Loudon this season for f 10 a box.
Siberia is buying Oregon apples.
One hundred boxes of choice Hood
River fruit was recently shipped
there for sale.
Another firm with stores at Vlad
ivostok, Mukden and Hardin has
been buying and shipping Hood
River apples the past two or three
or four years, a member of the firm
coming to Hood River every fall
to attend to the buying and ship
ping of the fruit.
Rogue River orchardists will
plant 1 ,800,000 pear and apple trees
this season. This new planting will
cover 20,000 acres and bring the
total acreage of the valley up to
85,000.
The annual report of the Portland
Union Stockyards company shows
Portland is becoming a great pack
ing.center. The value qf the stock
shipped, the first year the concern
was'frj operation amounted to 18,-
355.0O0- .
A large acreage around Herrnts
ton is being seeded to alfalfa. This
is not only a profitable crop for hay
but there is money in raisiug eed,
which brings 23 cents per pound.
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Following the natural lines of
growth, the population of Portland
within a generation will be t,ooo,-
000. After making a study of
Portland preliminary to fornutlatititr
a city plan for the Civic Improve
ment league, this is the conclusion
of K. II. Dennett, municipal arch
itect. A preliminary report of the work
done came from Mr. lhntiett yes
terday to Dr. J. R. Wcthcrbec,
president of the league. It is 0
word picture of the Portland to be.
Mr. Dennett deals tentatively
with the public dock problem. He
is convinced that the Portland har
bor is to be below the bridges. He
suggests the widening and deepen
ing of the original channel of the
Willamette river south of Swan is
land. The docks, he believes,
should be in slack water, hence
Mock's bottom is suggested as a
possibly desirable location, although
it is not mentioned by name by Mr.
Dennett.
The location for public docks
suggested by Mr. Dennett conveys
tiie idea lli.it there should not be a
dock here and a dock there to sat
isfy the enterprise of various local
ities, but that there should be a
system uniformly built and connect
ed with rail, water and vehicle
transportation. The harbor for
much of the deep sea shipping, he
is convinced as a result of his stud
ies, will be to the north of St. Johns
in the vicinity ol the new uutiutac
turiiig district. This manuf.icttir
mg district will soon attain first
importance as the center of Port
land's iudustiial activity, he
thinks.
The population of Portland will
spread nil over the level lauds north
and cast and south, Mr. Bennett as
serts. The growth is now in that
direction. Ultimately the Tualatin
valley will be closely built up ami
rapid transit connection will b.'
made with the heart of the city.
1 he parks and boulevards should
be on the hillsides, a background f
beauty for the city practical 1 here
should be a scries of parks connect
ed by boulevards that shall so wind
in and out among the curves of the
hills that first one and another of
the splendid views with which Port
laud is richly provided shall burst
into view.
Mr Dennett speaks of his thought
for a number of centers of thecity's
life. These are roughly divided
into commercial, recreative and
transportation. He does not indi
cate a belief that the commercial
center shall ever be moved from
west side, but he does say that as
time goes by the bridges will be
ess and less used, the people ol the
east side providing themselves with
the commodities lor which they
now come to the west side.- Jour
nal.
A bunch of St.Johus young folks,
earning that it was the anniversary
of Wade McLane's birth last Fri
day, rounded up the herd and raid
ed his residence 011 North nth street
between Beech and Fremont, and
caught the lad with his boots off
toasting his tootsies alter a hard
day's drjve on the road. He was
uot surprised, ot course, or lie
would have had on his best bib and
tucker. It beats the baud how
many different kinds of pickle the
worser half of a fellow can get turn
uto. It makes Heiutz look like
30c. wade is a genial khi, wen
liked by the boys here, who, as a
reminder of their sympathy for him
in his beuedictine afflictions carried
long one of Calcf Bros, most com
fortable rockers to mark this first
milestone passed since his present
entanglement. It will be remem
bered that Wade has been a son-iu-law
of St. Johns ever since he mar
ried Florence Byerlee about a year
ago. The youngsters say they had
a good time and kept Wade awake
so late lie went to sleep and fell out
of his wagon the next day maybe.
XXX
Oregon may one day have the
most b'uutiful scenic highway in the
world, for the new road now under
construction to Crater Lake from
Medford is said by experts to be
superior to any on this continent or
through the Alps in grandeur of
its scenery. Road experts of the
government in charge of the work,
say the new road will have no su
perior any where and they character
ize the work as "Forty-five
miles of macadamizing through the
greatest scenic section of the
world."
Many people would be frightened
to death if the Lord would answer
their prayers. Ex. But there is a
vastly larger bunch who are putting
off their prayers until death comes
who will be scared a darned sight
worse then.
Tonight (Thursday) a meeting
ot the Jersey street property own
crs is called for the purpose of as
certaiuing what kind of hard stir
facing the majority favor for that
tiiorougiitarc. it will then be up
to tiie city council to either accede
to the wishes of the majority, or
vote according to their own person
al views in tnc matter. it seems
to us that the proper and most
shrewd thing to do would be to cal
for bids 011 all kinds of hard surface
uot specifying any particular kind,
and when the bids arc opened and
the cost of each variety is mad
known, a decision could be easily ar
rived at. I his would.uudoubtcdly
be the wisest plan, because it
would mean a saving to the prop
crty owners. It is understood ful
ly that all the various kinds of
hard surface .companies arc more
than anxious to place the first hard
surface ever put down in St. Johns,
because tucy are aware that many
otticr streets will soon follow suit,
and thu chances ure that in order to
be uniform the same kind of hard
surface as is laid on Jersey will be
adopted for the other streets.Thcrc
fore there is keen cotupetion, and
why uot take advuutagc of this
fact and give all 11 chance to bid ?
To decide upon what kind of hard
surface would be used before bids
are received would necessarily give
tiie lortuuate company 1111 opporlu
uity to ask his own price, practic
ally. Take Hassam paving for in
stutice. We understand there is
only one company in Portland mak
ing Hassam streets. Therefore if
Hassain is selected before bids were
asked for, why could this company
not ask what it chose, since Has
sam and none other could be laid ?
The city charter ultows for making
the decision after the bids are in,
at least wc can fiud nothing to the
contrary therein. Therefore, no
decision should be rendered by the
council until ull have had 11 chance
to put in a bid.
To Circulate Petitions
A ferry meeting was held in Hen
dricks Hardware store Monday
evening by n number of our citizens
who arc heartily interested in se
curing a free ferry for St. Johns.
The purpose of the meeting was to
draw up suitable petitions for circu
lation among the residents of the
Peninsula, Portland and the west
side, asking the state legislature to
enact a law authorizing and re
quiring the county commissioners
to build, operate and maintain 11
free ferry boat here, provided the
city of St. Johns secure suitable
landings and approaches leading
thereto. It was the general be
lief that such petitions would have
a very favorable effect utwn the
legislator:! and that the request
would be granted provided a res
pectable showing in the way of sig
natures could be secured. A peti
tion will also be circulated to secure
funds to defray the expense in
volved in circulating the petitions
and presenting same before the leg
islature. At the Stock Yards
Receipts for the week were 1524
cattle, 12 calves, 930 hogs and 2108
sheep. The range of the values of
all lines was higher. There was a
demand for some extra cattle for
the Christmas trade, and this ac
counts for the higher prices. The
quality of the offerings was much
better than usual and buyers were
eager for everything that came to
the market. The sale of one hay
fed steer at $10 per hundred pounds
was due to phenomenal quality. It
was a thoroughbred shorthorn of
nearly perfect beef type. Cows
sold at good prices auc there was
an extra good demand for bulls.
Lambs were in good demand and
one lot brought I7 per hundred
pounds. They were better than
anything that has been on the mar
ket for some time. The liog market
took an upward shoot, one load
having brought 8.85. The market
at the end of the week closed at
8.50 with eager takers for every
thing that was .offered. D. O.
Lively, General Agent.
How about your clothes? Are
they in good condition? We clean,
press and repair your clothes on
short notice. Work called for in
any part of the city. St. Johns
Cleaning, Pressing and Dye Works,
1 1 1 South Jersey, street, next to
the Princess Theatre.
Calef Bros, will be open evenings
until Xmas.
from the Telegram.
The temperament of a Jersey bull,
whether kindly or otherwise, is the
controlling question in an action
being tried before Circuit Judge
Hamilton without n jury today.
W. 15. Ashby, of St. Johns, owner
of the animal, is contending stren
uously that it is tame and gentle,
while Lida C. Greene, who issuing
the owner for damages sustained
while trying to escape from it the
night of March 19, says it is
vicious, cvilmiiuled and bloodthirs
ty. Mrs. Greene says she lives
"under the hill" at the loot of
Fesseuden street, St. Johns. At
0:30 on the night in question she
was returning from a picture show
with three young girls. Suddenly,
she says, the air became vibrant
witli the bellowing of the said bull.
moment later the animal charged
out of the brush and came for them
witli its head down and looking
particularly ugly in the moonlight.
The witness says the three girls cs
caped by running down the hill,
but that she was driven to take rcf
uge behind a tree. The bull but
ted his head into the opposite side
of the tree as she reached n place of
safety. 1 hen he looked around
one side, and she banged his nose
with her umbrella. He drew back
and looked around the other way,
and received another blow. By
this time, Mrs. Greene says, one of
the girls returned with their collie
log, mid the hull turned his atteu
tions to trying to throw Bruno over
the moon. Mrs. Green's troubles
were not ended, however.
She says that as she started to
run she tripped on a berry vine
and buried her knees and head in
the mud. She then tried to climb
over the fence and caught her skirt
011 a picket, being .siisjended for
several minutes in mid air. When
icr daughter tore away the cloth
and got her loose, she fell into an
old hole from which the stump of
a tree had been removed. Her in
juries are a strained left shoulder and
a bothersome strain of the muscles
ot the back. She ..wants $100 to
repay her for expenditures for incd-
cities and doctor's hills mid 710,000
for general damages, The defend
ant declares that her fright at the
animal was needless; that he
was as tame as an old sheep and
that he followed them for company
and without tiny ulterior motive.
I'niiii the Oregon Jmitiml,
Testimony that Mrs. Lida Greuiie
wife of a St. Johns lawyer, offered
$1000 to a witness in a suit against
W P.. Ashbv and wife was given
in Judge Hamilton's department of
the circuit court today. Mrs.
Green issuing for $10,000 damages
because she was chased by a Jersey
bull and fell over a picket fence
while scurrying for safety.
Miss Anna Dohrer was the wit
ness who testified to the olloged of
fer of n bribe and her testimony
was corroborated by Mrs, Addie
Bohrer, her mother. She did not
wait to see what Mis. Greene want
ed her to testify to, she said, as
she indignantly rejected the offer.
Miss Bohrer said Mrs. Greene
first offered $250, raising to $500
and then to $1000. Mrs. Bohrer
testified to hearing the $500
1 1 000 offers made. Mrs. Greene
said she expected to get $2000 soon,
the witness stated. A man ou the
car had told her about it and she
would give $1000 of it to Miss
Bohrer, was the alleged statement.
Mrs. Bohrer says when they
spurned the offer Mrs, Greene re
marked: "As poor as you are, I
should think you would take mon
ey for any old thing."
"That's insult enough for me
for 1000 years," Mrs. Bohrer says
she retorted. That closed the in
terview. She said she asked the
name of the man on the car referred
to and was told that it was John
Ditchbtirn, Mrs. Greene's attorney.
Testimony was clo.ed this fore
noon and Judge Hamilton took his
decision under advisement. Wit
nesses were brought forward by
the Ashbys to show that the bull
they owned was a kind, gentle ani
mal, always well behaved.
Mrs. Hanson of Portland bought
thro the firm of McKinney & Da
vis, the house and lot at 411 Tioga
street and will make her home in
St. Johns. The sales of this firm
amount to$to,ooo so far this mouth
and is a pretty good showing for
the dull season. They credit the
Review with briuging them in
touch of some of the deals. This is
is a word to tiie wise. Go thou
and make a noise like an advertiser.
,. "We can fill your prescriptions
110 matter whose blanks thuy are
written upon. North Bank Pharmacy.
Council met in regular session as
usual Tuesday night with all mem
bers and the mayor present.
The first matter taken up was n
petition signed by i6propertv own
ers asking for the improvement of
Kellogg street from Fesseuden to
St. Johns avenue. On motion of
Councilman Davis the engineer was
instructed to prepare the necessary
plans, profile and estimates for the
improvement as prayed for.
Contractors Majeski and Hahu
asked for an extension of 90 days
time ou the improvement of North
Jersey street. On motion of Coun
cilman Dobic the extension was
granted.
A communication from the county
clerk stated that the assessed valu
ation of St. Johns for 1910 is $4,
036,205. On motion of Mr. Dobie
the same was accepted and ordered
filed.
At a conference of Mr. Nease,
lessee of the rock quarry, and the
street committee, the former agreed
to start up the crusher and provide
the 50 odd yards of rock stilt lack
ing upon the improvement of Kdi
son street.
Uoii suggestion of Mr. Davis,
council decided to make the tax
levy next week, which will likely be
in the neighborhood of five mills,
Upon motion of Councilman
Johnson, the lease of the rock quar
ry was to be awarded by ordinance
to M. G. Nease for n period of five
years, with 1111 option of five ttddi
tional years.
Bills to the amount of $51.25 were
allowed 011 motion of Mr. Davis.
F. II. Brodahl, N. A. Gee mid
l'lins. Cochran, viewers ou the open
ing and widening of St. Johns ave
nue, presented report ou same mid
the recorder was directed to notify
the property owners affected that
the matter would be taken up by
the council January 10, 191 1.
Ou suggest Ion of Mr. Davis it
was decided that a representative of
the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. be
nvited to meet with council next
Tuesday night for the purpose of
settling definitely the sewer contro
versy, that has been agitating the
city dads for many moons.
A resolution terminating the
lease of the Sc. Johns Lumber Co.
on Bradford street was adopted.
A notice was ordered delivered
to chief of police directing the St.
Johns Lumber Co. to vacate Brad
ford street within Co days.
The proposition of giving the O.
R. & N. Ry. Co. a franchise to lay
a sidetrack to connect with I. anth
ers warehouse 011 uradioni street
was then broached once more. Mr.
Downey stated that he was. not in
favor of granting this at the pres
ent time, that the street should first
be cleared of all obstructions, that
le wanted to see a sidewalk 011 the
easterly side of the street, und was
in favor of giving 110 franchise to
lay a sidetrack that would occupy
ground that should be used for the
siuewulk. He had 110 objections,
however, to n raUed sidewalk in
front of warehouses and manufact
uring plants so that freight could
be transferred to and from cars.
Mr. Davis believed Bradford street
was practically dedicated to ware
houses and industrial plants, and
therefore 110 sidewalks would be
uecesMiry. No further action was
taken.
Dull Season Pick-ups
Six-room bungalow, lot 9(1x100,
with alley, too feet from car line.
Price $1500: $200 cash, balance
$12.50 per mouth. This is anoth
er dull season offering,
2 lots close to Veneer works,
high and sightly. All cleared and
ready for building cheapest lots in
Miner's addition. Price $400 cash.
2 lots 100x100 ou sidewalk in
No. St. Johns tfoo. Half cash.
This is a snap.
Come over and talk trade of any
kind with us. We can trade you a
farm for city projwrty.
McKINNEY &. DAVIS
James J. Hill played Santa Claus
this week by visiting Oregon und
promising new railroads. Inten
sions of the Oregon Trunk Line
from the present proposed termi
nus at Bend, south through Interior
Oregon, the pushing of the United
Railways westward through to Til
lamook and the building of an inde
pendent Hill passenger station in
Portland were some of the things
the Umpire Builder outlined.
"Get your family medicines in an
orange and black package." Be
sure that "Nyals" is on the pack,
age then you will be right. Currin
says so.
7V "
& 3Jtt ivctcuMttu the
,3ltt extcubutg t(c jieasim's feelings
hi our frtritio Cue btaxte in mil
JtHeutioit in llc ninlc iiiltfity, Iiifu fttlrrciit
(iHuiiJmy, Jlrcriultrr 2d, mtit ttiinniqi, 3Jmut!irn, 2
In ill he (c 11 ill Ipiliiuino
Ellis peninsula JUanlt
,t. 3ultt, rrtrrjjoii
1
The Limit Reached
The preacher mounts unto his
place and bids us all be brothers;
the socialist declares what's mine,
is also one anothers. The editors
throughout the laud have preached
the gospel cheer: philosophers on
every hand, scout at the goblin fear.
1 he optimist demands wc laugh
when we would rather cry. ami
hopes a song is on our lips when
we lie down to die. I've heard
quite oft that worry is a fatal mind
disease, and tears are more disgust
ing than a great and mighty suee.e.
They tell us wc must grin whene'er
the tax assessor comes, mid to cele
brate a sorrow with a hammering
of drums; that trouble should be
mugucd to scorn, and weary cares
forsook, by reading something fun
ny from an entertaining book.
But blood is on my hands today;
there's auger in my breast; the
wearied worm has turned at last,
and patience was impressed. An
optimist approached me when my
troubles reached a mile, and in a
calm, sardonic voice entreated me
to smile. And when Pin arraigned
and looking rather tearful.tlie court
may crack 11 little joke, suggesting
1 lie cneeriui, as sure as l am
writing this without a single grudge,
if such a thing should happen then,
b'goshl I'll swat the judge. Fx.
Let our a (11 ic ted brother not for
get that in this vale of woe, such
things as these will come to us
whichever way we go; but in that
day of glad surprise, when all with
us is well, mid reach our mansions
in thu skies, the other go to - well !
The Oregon Agricultural College
will commence its annual special
short coursus for farmers 011 Janu
ary 3 mid th': instruction to be of
fered this year is probably the best
since these courses were started
several years ago. Kxx.Tts in the
various branchus taught have been
secured already mid the special
course will extend over u period of
six weeks.
S. W. Childers and family of
Spriugwater, Oregon, have taken
posseskiou of their new ho(,ie ou
Hayes street, which they took in
part payment for their farm uwir
Hstacada. purchased by George
and Hubert Simmons. Mr. Chil
ders is much pleased with St.
Johns.
0
The sidewalk has been completed
on PefcKeudcu slrtwt from Iblisou to
Jersey, with the exception of one
hundred feet of wooduu siduwalk in
front of J. II. Crook's property.
This will be torn up and be re
placed with cement befoie the street
is finished. Thu work that has al
ready been done on PuhMjnduii street
make a marked improvement.
Sunday was a lovely day. The
sun was as warm almost as in June.
In fact the greater wirt of Decem
ber has been iikM delightful IoU
of sunshine and very little rain,
little frost and no cold winds, The
!eop!c of Oregon certainly have
reason to congratulate thuuuulvus
upon residing in such a delightful
clime.
We have been informed that the
Kastcru Oregon Oil it Gas Co. has
purchased the drilling outfit of
Driller Hunt, and will hereafter op
erate same on "their own hook."
Work will proceed as rapidly as
conditions and weather will per
mit. Prof, Guy K. Stockton is a guest
of his brother, F.d. L. Stockton, of
this city. Mr. Stockton is princi
pal of the public schools at Fugeue,
Oregon. The two brothers have
uot seen each other for more than
eight years.
Work (or Oreater St. Johni.
Scasmt's feeiimts
Local and Otherwise
Calef Bros,
eve.
will deliver Xmas
Suitable Christmas gifts in the
line of furs at the Vogue Millinery.
The store that gave St. Johns
cheaper and better things. "Currin
says so."
Christmas cards, books, toys, at
W. C. Roe's. Ollice of 'Well's
hargo Lxpross.
Get your wife a set of 1847 Rog
ers Bros. Silverware at Calef Bros,
opposite postofllce.
Xmas turkey carved with a Stil
letto carving set will taste buttur.
Hendricks Hardware Co.
Services will be held at 5:00, 8:00
and 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning
in St. Clements Catholic Church.
o
Frank Chipmaii has taken
the agency for the Bankers' Reserve
Life Iusurauc company, and id hus
tling in great shape in his uuw vo
cation. The fact that "Currin wiys so"
doesn't make Nyal Remedied tint
bust, but the fact that Nyul Rtm
dien are the hunt is why "Currin
says so."
Miss Brodahl, thu efficient ami
obliging HMiistunt at the city re
corder's office, has been coufinud
to her home for several day with
n severe cold this week.
County Clerk Fields has ndvisud
the city council that thu aod
valuation of property in St. Johns
is $4,030,205. Last year's valua
tion was $3,681, 145.
Thu Bachelor.' club
their December dance in
will glv
tint rink
Wednesday uveuing, Ducumbur att.
An unusually good time in untied
Hited by those foititimte eue-iifch to
secure invitations.
The theme to Iw diciitd Sun
day morning at thu KvNuuliQnl
chinch by thu pastor, Rev. C. P.
(lute, will be: "The Bright ami
Morning Stitr." In tint viiiug
Chriitmus Mirvic will bu huld.
A. D. S. Puroxide pnqMmtiouii
ure the best. A. D. S. Pttroxtd
Cream, A. D. S. Proxidt Tooth
Powder ami Paste. A D. S. Pmox
idu Talcum Powder, A. D. S. Pir
oxidu Soap and A. D. S. Peroxide.
North Bank Pharmacy.
Purry C. Stroud, as will Iw iiqUmI
by a card eUuwheru in this isgmt,
has fitted up offices in the Firftt
National Bank building for tH
practice of law. Mr. Stroud llfti
been helping with muuieiiwl court
affairs at the city hall lately.
The public school teacher of
St. Johns have asked for an in
cruae of 20 per cunt in their aula
ries. If this were granted it wquhl
make an average of about fJ5 Ir
mouth for the 26 teacher now em
ployed. The school board has the:
matter under advisement.
School Clerk J. 15. Taueli has
just completed thu school cuiiaiifi for
St. Johns, and finds 1425 children
of school age in this city. This
is a marked increase over last yenr.
The census for the past eight yuars
reads as follows and is a lair indica
tion of St. John's vigorous growth:
i903-4i 39: I94'5. 559; 90$'6i
737 i 1906-7. XM W-S, HQtfJ
1908-9, 1098; 1909-10, 1247; tgtoi
11,1425.