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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
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Devoted to (be Interest of the Penlniula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
A Boon to St. Johns
According to the bill which has
passed both the house ntid senate for
n free ferry at this point, it Is in
cumbent upon the citizens of St.
Johns to purchase the upproaclics
nun secure tiic franchise from the
present holders. Some imagine the
t proppsition is to purchase the pres
ent ferry boat also. Tills is entire
'..ly erroneous. The approaches on
icach side of the river is nil that Is
. necessary nud Is nil thnt It Is pro
posed to purchase. The ferry com
pany has placed n valuation of
-$6ooo upon these, and unless this is
paid a free ferry will not be secured.
While the price may seem high to
, some, yei we oeneve lew, It any
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY io. igu.
the present legislation tending to
wurus tnc improvement of county
roaus aim me employment of con
vicl labor on them will tend to hi
crease tnc estimate of the amount
required from the city crusher,
which .was in the neighborhood of
15,000 cubic yards. Thus it will
be seen that during the cominir
year the amount of crushed rock to
be transferred from shore to shore
approximates 100.000 cubic vnrd.i
and If the abolition of ferry charges
were in force throughout the en.
tire season!' there would be a saving
iu 1 lie cuy 01 01, 10 1 is and I'ort-
land who are authorizing the street
improvements, ami to the taxnnv-
ers in the county generally, of the
sum of $25,000.
Hut crushed rock Is not the only
material conveyed across tlic prcs
.will vote against paving the price ent 'erry. The official figures furn
'.asked. Since the county will 'sued to the city recorder's office
t build theboat, operate and main- ach month show that nn nvcragc
' in tn tnc same, we arc certainly j 5 100 loot passengers, tooo dou
.'getting out easily with buying the 1)10 r'Ks nm 200 single rigs make
. Approaches. The ciwt of operating
rind maintaining the service will
cost the county
..ponu pt 513,000 cacji year,
- bill passed reads ns follows:
- . AIHIJ,
For an act to provide for n
i ferry across the 'Willamette river
J at St. Johns, Oregon, and tcpeal
1 litgrhaptcr XVI of the Iuwm of
Oregon, session of 1900.
lie it enacted by the legislative
assembly of the state of Oregon:
Ui it enacted by the p.'oplc of the
State of Oregon.
S.-ellou 1. That If the city ol
St. Joints shall, within six umitlis
after the passage of this net, pur
eh isc nud cause to be transferred
to Multuotuih county, Oregon, the
ferry slips, pontoons and approach
is thereto, now owned by the St.
Johns Transportation compiiiy, sit
uated at its ferry landings on the
east bank of the Willamette river,
nt the foot of Pittsburg street In the
city of St. Johns, Multnomah
county, Oregon, and on the west
use of this ferry every month, and
these, figures might be doubled un
t ! f 1 . I. 1 .- II. t . .T. I
" mum iiivuipijii: uuiiiuiious, 1 lie
present boat, is frequently laid up
ior repairs, S unanic 10 operate in
rough weather or at high tide and
gives an intermittent service, and
tree urn only in daylight hours
The indirect advantages of n free
ferry operating along business lines
with a boat of correct design and
and modern construction arc by no
menus local only. There are about
2000 farmers in the Tualatin valley
who nre unable to bring their prod
ucts to their nearest and most log
ical trading center nt St. Johns, but
arc compelled to tuxmu an entire
day 111 ikiug 11 journey to Portland
to dispose of the produce owing to
the present ferriage rates nud un
rollihillty of service, while the" re
inoval nt these charges nud putting
into commission u hia, competent M
bundle the business and give regu
lar service, would open up addi
tional markets and enable the farm
ers to deal directly with the re-
The Future LooRs Rosy
Westrumite The Best
The outlook for St. John's ad
vancement Is becoming more flatter
ing every day. New developments
and ucw projects arc being ushered
to the fore in a greater measure
than at any time lu the past. While
so tar tins year but little has ma
terinlized, the immediate future is
rich in promise.and the air is teem
ug with anticipation and expect
I he assurance of a free ferrv
. . '
mis year is most gratifying, nud
will be the means of adding largely
10 uie uusiuess mat will be trans
acted in St. Johns. The ranchers
cess 10 our oty, and it is logical to
presume that they will take full nd
of the rich fanning country of th
Tualatin valley will have free nc
cess to our city, and It Is logical ti
presume that they will take full nd
t...r.,. f il. . l. ' "mm; I'UVIUK VJlUlllllieil. uur
wi be nfLttd. ff?J rllmt Investigation were conducted hide-
Portland n? S MPrfTl I)Clltlcl'y nnu "11 Information se-
I ortland on t'ie west side of the auet frnm ,iln, u,.ln .npn ,,,,,
To the Jersey Street Property Own
ers and Citizens of St. Johns :
Asa result of the investigations
of the committee sent east by the
Pacific Westrumite Co. to invest!
gate the merits of the various hard
surface pavements, we beg leave to
submit tlic following :
Of the half dozen hard surface
pavements Investigated Westrumite
is pre-eminently the peer of them
all in the opinion of tlic property
owners, business men, automobile
owners and chauffers, firemen and
teamsters Interviewed. Ten days
were spent niaicing inquiries. In all
this time not n single complaint was
heard about or a solitary defect dis
covered In the fifty miles or more of
Westrumite paving examined. Our
river and the return
side will be COIllllltlp with the r
.r nf n,n f . " . i .1 "7. 7". .V. I'ocKcts io pay
-. "-"J. ami iiiuusiiliu.l I r...- f ,i.
will visit our citv to enlov the UPn .. 0,10 of the
flrlvnft.ua r.ri.l-l r.. 1 r... tUC trip WBS it! Il
the goods. Their. one great fault is
mm nns been that they do not make
ineir claims strong enough. Every
statement mode by them was found
to be correct. Contractors laying
uviu pavements toiu us "Westrum
ite can't be beat as an all around
pavement." We were among stran
gers and none knew our business,
but not a word of unfavorable coin-
could be obtained in regard to the
In our opinion St. Johns or any
other tnunincipalitv can make no
mistake in adopting tills dusUcss,
noiseless and easy to repair pave
ment. Our Invcstitratlon.q
imcieu irom uie dollars and cents
standpoint and in the Interest of the
property owners on Tcrscv street
and the citizens of St. Johns, niui
after Investigating many kinds, un-
Hesitatingly pronounce Westrumite
the best hard surface pavement.
The "experiment" bugaboo wti
...... .. . .
win ue so mauv Hint nn ennmrrn
tion of nil is almost Impossible.
It Is practically assured that the
Mount Hood Railway & Power
Company will enter this city and
uclrclc the lower ncn insula with
franchise to provide the city with
cheaper light nnd power, and the
privilege will no doubt be granted
uy tnc council.
I he Weyerhaeuser Lumber Co.
has, through a representative, stat
ed that It will build the largest saw
mill on tue entire l'ucihc coast on
their large tract of laud in the North
una witiiiii approximately one
While many are skeptical
on the cast ..el..., if .....I ivv.i .. ,n..... !.. .I...:-
nm. I ...... t.i 1
ior uicse pavements.
liucrcsting icatiircs ot incrous paving concerns.
list Chicago where The nhnvc l n fnlr
n bituminous utacmlaiu laid by a ri-' incut of the facts nnd conditions ns
vni paving company nnd been re- we found them.
paired with Westrumite down the
center of the street formally blocks.
The defect was caused by theenvimr
of the sewer. To repair the street
with the original paving would have
trolley Hue withh few linri :":." rr" " r. ",K "V1"" ,,,,VB r r. .. .. .
: This will nravMenn rrOIH L. L. HUP DCN
to Portland and relieve the . ..Y"1" l" "".V
., . ,. ,, iwiuiiy liwuiwu ll u VUIICU II IOI1U IIIH-I
on the present line. The ifnr .,i.. f,.s "
t int t m il ..vt...l ... T"" umivt , , ... .
-AiitM u iiii: i iiiii4 rti. .iin-.k i.- -ii . . t i t i.i. 1'iiiiiruiiiirif n in
t..rrllnr ...Ml ...... !. S ,IBwl "Ll,lh WCII Illgll IIII- I , , " !'. .
"f.lT...: , . 11 "r- passable for over a year) and money . 1,rlc"" darkle: I Have I
vuiuuu.ciu oi. jouiis. ine r..ivi ru...r.....n,1,..i.i. ru lur vour minor w th Hi..
II I nl I. J.... "I V.T.HIIIIUV. ... - . " "
I'UMV ..I Ill IJIW3UI1L aCCKIlllf n rtM I-I ... . ... Hind .t.i.....l...l
year, wutic munv nre
IT .If .
cKunuiiB ti is pro ec coming soon, it is enl. ,, ,,..
it is reasonable to believe that this
l.ni.l.,. 1... I...X .
UM Urifl! COIIHMIIV IV w. ll ul.n.v,. I . .V "V
recltides offering fnl u,' " "r ,1 " : :iT.. : P'rc" a conspicuous by
ly In St. Johns, ?" ")' - . " '? nbsence. Tl.crc.was no nccu
in a dearth of fire- ,7" , YuT, ! " 'V,' m.' 1 s f hlth nloiig the gutters
side of the river. while "V mw i ti,e greasy surface eo couiiiioii w
tnilers nnd consumers of n rnnldlv
bulk of said river, opposite the growing community.
city of St. Johns, mid cause the St. 'Throughout the Tualatin valley
Johns 1 ranspartation company to there arc many acres of first growth
ouiikii.ii-i un iiiiiK-iiini: iu uremic n wood 'f lic present charge of
tn iui hug uciwccu Mini icrry u load ferriage p
l.iiidlugs on said river, the county this wood profital
twin i ui iuiiiiiiiiiiiiii.-uiiiiiy,jregou, I which results
lnll accent said ferry slips, jon- wood on this
inoiis, aim approacnes, ami mere- there are many cords on the farm
I . i V ' same in repair, aim ers' hands unmarketed only n few
wiiiiiu six moutiis iiiereuucr, snail, miles distant.
in uie expense oi i tic county, ac- There nre hundreds of residents
ipure, ana mercaiier maiutaiti atiUM,, the county who have had occa
i.pcraie, a jerry noai across uie riv- sion to cros.s the Willamette nt St
it wciwccii tue loot oi ruwoiirg' johiis-sportsmcii, pedestrians
wujr ui uh juiiiib, wic- cling ineti who Have
gou, ami n auitabie jwiut on the ayed by the eccentricities
west pan o uie Willamette river, ferry timetable and the
opposite said city of bt. Johns. 0f the boat that they ho
Said ferry boat to be of suitable to abandon the Idea of
size mid elinrnetpr tr rnivMiItHiili I ....... i... . ..
........ uhmivj- ur iihikc u luugwciour rain i ini.a qi,;,,!.,,!.,!!,,- ..
nnd safely transport oH pedestr ans or tt.,.., ...tr., .i. i.. 1.... M0""3 Shipbuilding plant.
mid vehicles, and trallic of all nf ii Sfrmw1 nllomnl It is understood that the Pltchless
stead of heavy steam rollers ordin
ary hand tamps were used in plac
ing the Westrumite. A perfect bond
was made with the foreign sub
stance, nud nu inspection of the
street todny demonstrated the supe
riority oi tue patch over the origi
From u sanitary point wc saw no 01 Bl Jounsand that you
pavement that would compare with uw ensued, ior we, I mean
IB I. I.. ..1.. F rf-k .
west rum i it;. The streets on which l-I"L OI Oregon, certainly
the best.state in the Union. I
A report has been in circulation
that the Inmau-Poulsoti Company
has told its holdings in Portland
and has purchased the Peninsula
Lumber Company's mill nud site.
at n dis
hard surface pavements. This nn
.. .. . . ..
pucs to tue uusiuess ns well as
the residence districts,
All members were present as us
ual at the renulnr tneetimr of ilm
city council Tuesday evening.
Chas. Urcdcson as snokesmnn.
and one of n committee from the
lire department, asked that hose
carts nud hose be furnished for
placing at North and South St.
Johns iu order that the service
Would be facilitated In case of Tin.
ill cither of these directions. On
motion of Councilman Davis the
matter was referred to fire cnmmk
sioncrs tor recommendation next
A communication from the Port
laud Railway, Ilght & Power Co.
stated that the company would will
ingly make a stop at Buchanan
tlM I Street nrOViflrd fl miltnliln nlnffnr.,.
chased to cover and only exists In the or station be erected. As the prop
minds of a few monopolistic rivals, crty owners have agreed to do this
estrumite has passed the expert the communication was accepted
mental stage. Tills fact 'nrobahtv and placed on file nml tin. pninnmiv
accounts for the activity among, nu to be notified of this fact, on motion
ot councilman Dome.
Mrs. T. L. Noonan and W. IT.
Warner complained of-n stable and 5
cows on tue street ai on hurt hem
at Edison and Tacoma, praying for
relief from the nuisance. Matter
was referred to the health and po
lice committee on motion of Conn
The too feet of wooden sidewalk
In front of J. II. Crook's property
011 Eesscudcii street was the subject
-f . ...
31. 191 1. nu,c discussion, uoiiiracior ret
eeu read- LrM,n uaving asKcu tor instructions
rest- and concerning this piece of work. Mr.
to answer ok contended thnt the walk Had
through the columns of your vol ,10t "ecu laid long and he did not
liable paper, the article signed care to have It torn up at this time
"Justice," but you know the nn- n,1(l replaced with cement. Conn
nexation question was worn thread c" decided, however, that since no
bare, so I will not take up your rcuioustrance was made at the
valuable space. procr tline.it was too late to niter
I want to let you nud the neigh llns. nud on motion of Mr. John
bors know thot I am still 11 citizen 80" Improvement was ordered
want to to proceed ns per plans and specifi
have An Attorney representing the
have Weyerhaeuser Land Company was
R. W. McKkon,
traveled over 10,000 miles since I present with n deed of easement for
left Oregon nud have stopped long tllc construction of the Maple street
enough iu the different places to sewer through their tract of laud
know. In North St. Johns. An ordlunucc
Ior the benefit of those that nre which had reached Its second read
dissatisfied with the rains of Oregon '"K nil(' which provided for vacat
11 .... IX ...I..
t0 and are longing for the sun nud n '"k pint ot ground including 11
dry country, let me say that Plor- 8,,1U 01 -ipi- street 111 exchange
I'lnally, Mr. Davis made a
motion that the ordinance be placed
on Us final nassnee. Thtu ....
onded by Mr. Cook. At.lr.......
Downey and Dohle vnttvl
nnd while Mr. Johnson was within
"fifty foot of it." nlsn vntnfl nr. "
Councilmen Hiller. Wl.ulin
and Davis voted in the affirmative
and the ordinance passed by a four
uj uirce vote, jjut if it is vetoed
by the mayor, however, It will c
IJIIIs amotitittng to if 106. 15 were
allowed on motion of Mr. Johnson
On motion of Mr. Downey the
following lights were ordered: At
the Intersections of Cli irnim tin, I
Jersey, Tacoma and Jersey, John
and Jersey, New York nnd Jersey,
New York and Hnves nml ii.m.
dclphla and Ivanhoc. Mr. Cook
voted iu the negative, boliuvlnw
some of the lights mentioned were
not needed at this time. This will
make about seventv nrr ll.riitu 1..
tills city When the new nnivs nnlnrmt
" ....it p m .
jw iiiouou 01 Air. uavis the at
torney was instructed to investi
gate the free ferry bill nnd proceed
ings necessary for the purchase of
thenppronches to the ferry.
An ordinance providing tin. itm..
and uianticr of iiiinrnvlnrr m-.
York street from Ilnviw t.i U'tiiu
boulevard and was passed.
Great IsJhe Oregonian
At one place we found n coat vnr.1 Ida is ideal from that view, but un- ,or the casement was token up and
In front of which Westrumite had less one ,ms enough to pay their uy orler of the mayor received see
been down three vears. Three way, and money to keep them 9IM' reading by title. On motion
iur mini reading an invorcu doing
so except Councilmen Dohle nud
Downey. The fact then made itself
manifest that these two aldermen
.'ere not satisfied with the pro
cecdlngs and Councilman Johnson
the following : "There's something M'Hrbance, and the Plorida crack- ound 11 5o-foot end of street that he
nbout Westriimtte thnt (k..w er, that Is the name of the native '""1 ot noticed before iu the ordi
horse a good foothold, nml the itmro here, hasn't the niubitlou to do uance, and he also objected to its
.trnv. : . "V r y " . heavy horses draw iil' hnee loads of 'our or live years after purchasing
' - 1 iiic mum win i fiiiiiriffi. 11 ni.i. . - . .. ... , , ., , .. i
been so 11- :.i'. ; ... . . ." .." 7.'.B"" .. v inei out tue gateway have fa et to l,lc,r "uu, giving tueir trees tune
nf tii.. I "" iiiiiam.a ciiijuuyijiciii io a crumble or fliMit tl.H n,.......... to come into bear nir. thev would
w tnv tllinilmf TaIh... -11 . T..I "7 " vmvill I . - rtw j I
tiiirfllnlillliv j"'.ii. where the bond is 11111.1.. win. ti, better stay nwnv from here.
m nr..frr.:i ' ",u c '" ""V ' curb. Otie of tl.o .trU.fr- n .. T lis S n white sniui.nnd rwinlres "
n seeon.l ?,"8,u.1" w"!lb5r Company wll erect Qskctl for opinio... vohmteerwi fertilizer to raise anything except a
mill iiiHir liiii iii.n b. ia wb i
! tiiVII tlVUI fcllU Jl.
The Orcgoulan certainly did ituclf
proud on its fiftieth fililili'i.nuiri'
edition last l-'ridav. I l eontiilnoil
128 tiaees brim ful'l of useful In
formation concerning the state at
large and embellished with attract
ive illustrations of ptomiueut build
Ings and scenes of snceial iiitureHt.
Starting 50 years ago with n daily
which, 011 account of its ilimlmiilv..
sire nud lack of local news and ed
itorial continent, would not have
been able to live a week iu these
modern times, it kent constantly
enlarging and Improving year by
year until today It Is the newsiest
and most reliable uewstmper on the
racutc coast. 11. !. P ttock. t he
irlncipal owner, has made a record
u journalism that has rnrelv if over
been equalled, mid he Is ddMtrvimr
of all the success that has attended
his efforts. Ills tenacity of pur
pose, progressiveness nud indomit
able pluck will stand ns mi exam
ple for young newsjmper men for
years to come. May the Oregon
iau continue to wax stronuer nml
mightier as the years roll by.
It Pays to Hold On
kinds, except railway and street The hill list nrmiw! In tn l tt.. Wiinber Company will erect a large travel over it the loiter it ..j i that. final passage. Councilman Ililler
railway cars, and shall be operated nnuncp.1 fnr nil tlifi Ilia Ami il.nt
mill at the foot of Mucruiu avenue is the This ts prlnclnallv n tourist conn, stated that the matter had been
daily betweeu said points, at such it wju do much toward opening up 0,1 t,,e Co'uml)ia s'ough, their for- made." try. The merchants, newspapers, thteshed out for the past six mouths
intervals as the tratlic may reason- markets for a crowItiV.tbrivintr ,n.! .,er saw mill near Vancouver, hay AH property owners who hnv J etc., are kept through the vear bv r more and he believed all were
..!.!.. ..I I . . . ... " ft.-" V-o " II.. I... ......I !. . . " "-'-1.1. " .
Mu jr icmiiic, trlct and will advance the inport paaiycur.
bection a. 'lhat chapter. XVI of nnce of St. Tolms as n trnfllm Vvn. Ktimors of other industries nre in
the laws of Orcgou, session iooo.be tor Is rtot ilnnhtwl. Th. hill nr
... w ..v.v-. vI-.Mi-m. iiiHiu mm iuc icrry suau ie in op
eration iu six uouths, and nostip
i Miniinna wr mrifif tmr ont cm
!.-. C. l.1...,1 I w.. "'-' nut OUK
. .W... .UCV3......ByjU,.,..U,. . . , . f
1 ue 11111 emiMiwering tue county tmat that tin. rnnnti wnnifi .
..... . ... I " ' -w...., ..w.... W..'
iu ut.iiw, uimhiv uiiw iiiuiiiiuiii u 1 struct It vni
tree terry ncnm the Willamette wnut.i lw ttif. i.t t
the air, but as yet are too vautie to
There is a cliauce that the cltv
dock will be leased and occupied in
me ucur iiiiure. rue xvorthwest
Partners' Union has been looklm;
felt that the county K"e structure over and appear to be
st judge of the nml fa ;??,b,y in'Press with it. Ne-
rivcr nt St. Johns, passed its final Lf the community, and it would be K,otI?lo,ns now peudiug between
reading lu the senate on Thursday tue Unlou and the citv council.
-." . . I 1 w V - Ml ll I - I KJ L1KIUIV
apcl is now avvaiting only tlieslgna any terms to It. That it will con Several business blocks will be
t ire 01 governor west to put it in sm,ct a modern boat is considered built this year, If present plans do
tue Mattiie oooks. u is uuucuit to assured.tliat a regular service capa "t miscarry. Hickner Bros, wil
t. fl. .. nt tl.A nriuunt In.. Mill.. . . . . . a . . I I. ..II. I ... . ......
j , 1 i...w uie 01 meeting tue requirements and ""mu b siory aim a-iiait biicK on
great benefit to Hie peninsula which increasing such service as oc Jersey street adjoining the Rlectrlc
the passage of this bill will create. cabioii demands, equally sure; Theatre. The Knights of I'y thlas
v.wi..B 11 11u.11 Him.iviui aiuuu an( (,e regular operation of such a erect a two-story brick on the
jiih, iiicuuiuu, auviuK " " free ferry is expected to stimulate comer o: jersey and Charleston
comity 01 wuiiHoiuai aim to tue activity in the peninsula and In
ra e payers ot rortiaim aim &t. crease its usefulness rapidly.
streets. W. T. Hull
plating the erectlou of
ment house on Ivanhoe and
At the Stock Yards
cago streets. Another party
uguring on erecting u brick struc
Hire on the site of Milton's butcher
shop and. the bakery 011 Jersey
street, aud W. H. Kimr still has
Receipts for the week on this the construction of a larce brick on
murket liave been rio3 cattle, 34 Jersey aud Tacoma streets under
be- .Numerous residences have been
sum expended annually for 'main
tenance, it is claimed. It is estim
ated that a sum of if 17,000 aud an
annual charge of about $4,000 will
cover the needs of a ferry operated
on business Hues aud with modern
The rock crusher owned by the calves, 1405 hogs and 3992
city of St. Johns and leased by M. The larger receipts of the week
G, Nease for a term of years is sit fore and the consequent loading up projected and will be built as soon
ummou iiicwBumcoi tue river ot producers occasioned a listless as tne weather is favorable.
and consequently every-yard of tone In all classes but sales of qual Much street -work will be pushed
crushed rock purchased at the ity live stock were made at strong through this year, chief of which
crusher fer use of the cities of St. figures. Top steers brought 6.25 will be the hard surfacing of Jersey
Johns and Portlaud has to be trans and good cows 5.25. Good bulls street from Richmond to Catlin and
ferred across the river aud a charge 4.50, with one extra quality selljng Burllugton and Philadelphia streets
of 25 cents a yard so ferried is lev- at 5c? per pound. The top on hogs from Jersey to Hajes, Fessenden
ku uy ihcoi. jouiis irun&pona- was H.50. in tue stieep market street will be finished, as will also
lion company, inis company op- good wethers brought 5.00 and one Macrum avenue, Columbia boule
tratea the present boat under a 15 lot of ordinary lambs sold at 4.65. vard, New York, Mohawk and a
year irancnise grantee. 11 iu 1907 me greater part of the offerings number of other streets.
wjr tub vuuuvii. ..w v.ij s.i-1 n ci c wiui huu wcic uiuic in niei i nc iarg? Aiapie street sewer
gmeer nas recently estimaiea mat stoclcer line than mutton. The optract will be under way iii a few
1 li.na it..l. .nh..a. Irt . f I 1 f . . I .
mu ic iimu u.uuutuuii.- jams in norsc marKet is taking on an I week's, and the liurliugton street
this crushed rock will be usetl in active tone and there was a fair sewer system will be completed in
street improvement, in at. jonns amount of trading throughout the the spriug.
during the coming year. In view week. Good horses have broucht Besides manv and divers Imnrnv
of the contracts for the supply, of good money and the demand is very ments are being made on sidewalks,
rock for Uuiversity Park and Ports- active for utility animals. There business buildings aud residences,
mouth, it seems probable that au is not much call for fancy drivers Taking everything into consider-
cqtial amount will be carried over but good serviceable draft horses of ation, the people of St. Johns have
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jure nvcr iw aiicci iiujiuvcuicu me size auu musn are mucn want every reason to feel optimistic and
wiihiu iuc uiuiuj in i uumuu, wuucicu. u, vj. tyiveiv. lot good cheer.
Austin I.ec of Kent, Wash,, was
a visitor lu St. Johns during the
past week. Mr. I.ec enme to St.
Johns iu 100: and purchased the
or more and he believed all were block where the Peninsula hank
used Westrtiinlto I the iiiouev thev sneml. Isatlshed. He thought it wus rath I uow stands for 71700, Mr. Ilrndv.
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over Its wearing qualities and the Before we came here, we were iu cr ,nte t,lu ,,ny 10 register pro- tue former owner believing ho whs
abscncf from nnlw n.,,1 .11,. ,.,i.it the Kastern states, ami u-hen w tests against souieth ug that ni ght getting a large price for it. Mr.
many who petitioned for and seeur- read your patier and you mentioned "ave been adjusted long ago if the I.ee kept the block 18 mouths whtm
ed other hard surface pavements re- that It was warm and sunny, and objectors had intimated they were sold out for M500, and commi-
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mat tue roses were 111 bloom. let I ,,ul k.c iw tuiuems. ia us mu umuv u uue uui. to
me say we were longing to be out
of the snow and lee, for It was
cold about Thanksgiving, all thru
After investigating the various
places throughout the IJast and
South, I am prepared to say that
Oregon fa far ahead of anything I
gret their action aud are uow the
warmest advocates of Westrumite.
It was noticeable thut those who
had oiice used it insisted that Wes
trumite only should be used when
they were compelled to pave addi
A street iu front of a fire endue
house was closely- iuspected. Wes
trumite had been laid five vears ncn.
A 4'A'lon steamer nnsirred Hie ami the man with money to iu
calls. The pavement failed to show vest.
dent or depression made bv the nktug everything into consider
whirling wheels of the ponderous ation, soil, climate, resources, we
engine. The entire crew of the en- ca leat them all.
Rine house were unanimous in the ly the way.wheu hi Washington.
opiuion that as an nutl-slit) and 11011. U I"11! the pleasure of seeing the
skidding pavement and for fast sujhts with our democratic friend,
driving Westrumite is the best of Mr- Chamberlain, apd a special .re-
ftiem ail. jerveu seat nt one 01 iue senate scs-
Un the thoroughfare leading into SI0I1S r myself and family,
eue of the largest steel plants iu the Now in closing' I will say that I
pountry Westrumite was found. AI wi" 800,1 l,e l)nck Kooa oIli .re
yor Hendricks stated that he would day the same block of tooxsoo
not sign the ordinance if It passed could not be purchased for $30,000.
final passage until he had satisfied Property ownurs iu St. Johns might
I. f . .. . If .1 a
uiiuseii .mat ue Should do so.
Councilman Cook stated that if Jer
sey street was to be improved this
year it was imiicrativc that the or
diuaiice pas:i without delay. C01111
have seen, both for the poor man cilmeu Dobie and Downey both ob
jccicu 011 tue grouim tiiut tue way
erhauescr I.aiul Company wanted
too much for too little, and Mr.
well take 11 lussou from this in
stance. St. Johns is still iu bar in
funcy, mid if alive ten yunra from
today many of us can look back
and see where wc should hav snc
rificed everything if utted xt lu or
der to retain our St. Johns rm -tate,
just the same as Mr. I.im ckii
see where he made a iiiouumiiutHl
Downey was iu favor of throwing '"'stake less than ton years ago. If
the whole proposition un and con you would become iiidepuuduiit.
demnliig the property for a right of hold on to what you have huru mid
way lor the sewer. As the daina try to secure more.
though the heaviest of loads are
continually passing over it not a
flaw could be detected. The cur-
face was as smooth and even as the
day it was laid. The absence of
jfreet litter was also noticeable, as
were aisq the chuck holes and de
pressions commonly seen on streets
where the traffic is heavy.
' As a navement for a resMpnrp
district, there is none, in our opin
ion, tne equal of Westrumite. It
is clean, dustier nnd tiniK1.t n.wl
the street paved with it is in a class h'00-
by itself and at once attracts com
meut from the stranger because of
its cleanly and trim appearance.
Thefavor in which the wearing
qualities of Westrumite is held may
be gleaned from the fact that one of
the largest corporations iu the
it .1. .
worm, aitiiougu manuiacjuriiig a
gou and iu the game as usual.
K. C. Hurlbert.
Mid Winter Bargains
ges would likely reach into thous
ands aud would have to be paid
out of the general fund, other
councilmen believed it better to
give something that was not need
ed at this time and which could at
any time in the future be condemned
for street purposes than to start con
demtiatlou proceedings now, which
Attorney Collier assured ths coun
Usual low priced colonist rates to
the Pacific Northwest from tlie
Hast will be iu effect from March
10 to April 10 and will, 110 doubt.
result iu inducing many settlers to
come west. Rates will bu the same
as last year 011 the basis of $25 to
the coast from Missouri river termi
nals. The fare from other points
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' o inuiuiia iu net is iu iiroDoriiou: ior oxamn . sn
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through the supreme court and Jer from Chicago; $32 from St
sey sireet woum ue nuiig up ludeh- 550 from New York C tv:
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uiiciy. t.muiLiiiiiuii lyuvia euoiiL'iv irom wasuinuton. etc.
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Will exchange for St. Johns Jecieu to noming up jersey street
property one acre 011 Oregon City a,ul wnile lne exchange might have
electric Hue, set to fruit and berries, objectionable features, he believed
S-room house, sum barn, near uer me circumstances it would
school, church and stores. One he bV fur the best to pass the ordi
iium.c ua 11 icuusi iii: ueiicveu It
would be just as easy to condemn
The ladles of St. Johns will give
a Valentine ball in St. Johns Kink
I uesday evening, Ieb. 14. Hlab
orate preparations are being made
ior tue auair auu tue most success
to postoffice. What have
you to excuange ior inisr " " " J ' ."uu fnl event of the asot. Js nmilliKlv,
1 7-room plastered house, lot jox w,,ai I'roiwriy woum ue needed tor A .r ..." .7 7; .7.
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home of Mrs. R. D. Jackson y
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. . . r 1 irriiuir in uinr nnnii 1 nr 1 1 aMnrn
. f...., ninL....n.i t. i. IllL'S lor a sewer r U'lit nt tliiu t I : "
xioo for $1050, $100 cash, balance aml ,,,sn Jc'rst-'y strcct wol,,(1 he
lio periuoutlu . trembling in the balance. Attor
We have some vacant lots for ey joiner stated mat the sewer
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,v,. , , .,,,.h., w . ( ; a contract given for Jersey street
tious. If you want the time Qf
your life, don't fail to attend this
dance. Kverybodylls invited.
entrance paved with Westrumite.
Every statement made bv the Pa-
ctfic Westrumite Co. lfas been more
than verified. They have delivered I
The Home Telephone Company
We will buy any kind of St. Johns Pn,y "nless all the proceedings thus of Portland recently installed one of
operty that Is theap. . Come arid Kur were thrown out and new pro- its pay stations in St. Johns Plui
Mc Kinney &. Davis
ceedings Instituted, which would "acy, 105 No. Jersey street, for th
maKe tue hard surfacing of Jersey use ot an persons desiring to com
'street extremely doubtful this year, jmunlcate over the home system.