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' J ' j NO. 23
Passing of the Old
Monday tlic old members of night
council turned over the reins of
government to the new nnd
gracefully stepped down nnd out.
Upon the transition from official to
private life, it is but fitting that n
word be snid concerning the indi
viduals who have guided nnd
.shaped the destinies of the citydur-
ing the year which has just been
brought to a close. As was to be
expected, complaints have arisen
from time to time on the part of cer
tain of our citizens concerning ac
tions of the late council. No city
council within our knowledge ever
served a term without being subject
to more or less criticism. It is the
way of the world to find fault, nnd
ever shall be, nnd It is n safe pre
diction that the new council will
receive their share of condemnation
for the acts that they will do, with
very little praise. People generally
are more prone to throw stones
than bouquets.
We believe we nrc in a fair
sitlon to judge of the acts of
The Sadness of Death
late councilmatiic body.havintr been
in iiiicuuniicc tnrougiiout every scs
muii wiin ine exception 01 one or
two. we know the difficulties that
beset a council that must look to u
rather conflicting charter for guid
mice. Often the members are ecu
Editor Review: I have many,
many times acted as pall bearer for
he who had lost his wiic or for she
who had lost her husband, and
ntcach of these times I felt that I
fully sympathized with the survivor:
but when death strikes one's own
home I find that nil of my sympa
thy for them, even though sincere,
was of very little avail to them, and
came very far short of relieving
that awful mental and inner soul
suffering of he or she who had lost
a companion, as their loss is irreparable.
When all is over and the dead
are at rest, one's grief is far from
an cud. Home is no more a home.
The very sun seems to shine
less brightly. Notwithstanding
tnc true sympathy of one s ninnv
neighbors and friends, there comes
that iucxplaiuablc loneliness that
takes the very life of a niuu or wo
man. Hut I must admit that it was
n wise Providence f that man must
po- die) and when I remember the pain
the and suffering that my dear wife
It Might Have Been
must have endured I would not if I
could cull her back. When one
considers that wc travelled togcth-
er tor 49. years nana in hand, as
husband and wife, and in that time
each had learned even the other's
tnougiitsiiiul could read them ut
Mired for things not done Mint the sight, the loss seems much heavier
i-iinncr noes not permit ot. it reg
mates the sliced of public improve
ments, and haste can be made only
Mowiy, winch Is exnserating to
muiiy citizens who are not fuinihur
with its provisions.
Wc ever believe in giving praise
where prime is due, regardless of
sentiment or opinions of certniu in
dtvidualB. Therefore it is with a
hcasc of the deepest sincerity that
wc state that in our unbiased judg
incut inc iaic council lias made a
better record in the way of public
improvement especially than any
other council in the city's history,
nnd we believe the records will
bear us out iu this. Mistakes of
judgment have no doubt at times
been made, but we believe no steps
were ever token from mercenary or
selfish motives. The good of the
city was ever first considered.
.It is with a feeling of regret that
we witness me "oiiucu whom we
have "snt up with" night after
night for the past twelve months
dissolve. No more shall we see
the "watch dog" of the council,
b. L. Dobie, whose knowledge of
Mreets and city property is truly
remarkable and valuable, point out
the feasibility or impracticability of
certain proposal improvements.
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wncn nwy iigurnig was to ue uoue
it was always n safe bet that Dobie's
figures were absolutely correct.
Nor will we see President of the
Council Davis, "gird his loins" in
furthering street and sewer work.
Hii record ulong this Hue is par
ticularly hue, and no other council
man has ever done more to hasten
the street improvement than he,
His services as councilman will be
hard to duplicate.
No more shall we hear Council
man Downey, the irrepressible one,
in his resonant voice and vigorous
maimer defend or disapprove of
any proposed ofheial act. "Sam"
was never backward lit expressing
his opinion on any subject, and
while several of his propositions
did not meet with the approval of
hts brother membcrs.hc did all that
one man could iu furthering and
advancing them.
S. C. Cook, the solid man of the
council, will 110 more be seeu iu his
usual chair. As chairman of the
street committee, his tasks at times
were arduous and trying, but he
acquitted himself with both credit
to the city and himself as well. His
sound judgment, tact and good
common sense were given full
C. L. Johusou's smiling visage
then when one considers that along
thut journey wc had closed the
grave over three daughters and a
sou, and it is sad, nnd now to close
the grit ye over n true wife mid mo
ther makes it still harder, and is it
11 wonder Mint one's heart is sad?
Now, I cannot dwell on this
Boise, Idaho, April 8, 1911.
Mr. A. W. Markle,
Editor St. Johns Review,
St. Johns, Oregon,
Dear Sir: It Is with a trrcat deal
of pleasure that I read the St. Johns
ucview, wnicu 1 receive every
Monday morning, and also pleasure
to note the improvements now un
der way and others proposed.
While I am not a resident of that
city nt this time, my interests arc
there and I hope iu the near future
to be fouud at my old stamping
grounds. It is with much Interest
that I have read several articles iu
regard to the purchase of a six-acre
tract on Dawson street, just south
of the Ice Plant for 11 city park.aud
I hope that the good citizens of the
best town on the Pacific coast will
not overlook this opportunity. I
have been on the property iu ques
tion many times and ant familiar
witli the location iu general, and I
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kuow lucre is no better place tor a
park, the ground is level and the
trees planted there by nature arc
ample shade for the place nt prcs
cut, while the price nskcd($2 1,000)
uo doubt will be considered high by
Right to the Point
Editor Review: I' wish to state
that I owe my election as council
man of the second ward to no clique,
faction, interest or corporation, but
was elected by the votes of the
some, the fact that it would cost
but little to level and clear the tin
dcrbrush so Mint it could be used by
our children for a play ground and
for a pleasure resort by those of us
who arc older, is worthy of consid
eration. The time will come when
a tract of laud for n p.irk cannot be
had at any price within a rcasotia
Ie distance and a park one or two
miles out would be of comparative
ly little use. Just the other day I
wus shown a tract of laud nt Boise
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suujeci longer; me dead is guiiLuiul iium was told that three years ago
now lor the living, hut we cannot
forget. All that I can say is Mil
we have for .19 years made the
pathway of life smoothly for each year it sold for twice as much as
other as was in our power,aud now, was offered to the city for. How-
even now it seems that my dear ever the city purchased n tract some
wite is to return as soon ns her vis- live miles out on an electric line
it is over. Hut, Oil I it is not so! and the fare one way is toe: while
She has gone from me, forever the admission to the park is free it
gone, and I must now fit myself as would cost a family with three
best I can to the condition of things children au even dollar to visit the
and move on in an honorable wav grouuds. While some can afford
property owners and taxpayers. I
wear the collar of no man but P.
Hill, and shall act without fear or
favor and iu the interest and wel
fare of the people in general to the
best of my ability. I want it un
derstood right here and now, that
If any one has any measure or bus
iness in which he is interested brot
before the council, he must present
it iu n business like way without
frills, flourishes or jokers, or re
sorting to sharp practices if he wish
es my support ami courteous treat
Regarding this matter of tli
paving of Jersey street, which has
been discussed for the last foil
mounts, 1 wain 10 say mat the ac
tious of certain ones lias been dis
gustiug, revolting and not in ar
cordauce with the, acts of honest
men. Last November the former
council put it up to the property
owners to decide what kind of pave
meut they desired. About Mint time
Westrumite was brought to our no
ticc. Two property owners, Mr.
McKcou and niyself.were sent East
to investigate hard surface pave
ments, which we did iu n most
thorough nud practical maimer
we came iiacic tttid reported our
findings, nud it was decided bv
practically nil the persons interested
that we lay westrumite and so re
ported to the council. Then the
paid hirelings of the great paving
trust got busy. 1 refer to the Hit
ulithlc Paving Co., which has
Portland nt its mercy nud is squeez
ing the very life blood out of the
the city talked ot litiylug it for n
city park, but n few of the old tim
crs killed the proposition. Last property owners.
is it The hrst man sent in the held to
sow the seeds of doubt, disseutiou
and discord was Ualloti, but he
proved to be only, n novice. He
wns too raw and he was out iu the
until the lamp of my life has burned
out, for to weep will do no good,
so one might as well laugh with
those who laugh and weep with
those who weep ami yet kind
words relieve the troubled heart
so I must continue to move on
move on. Capt. B. Lt Snow.
New Ball Club
Members of the Fraternal
therhood lodge of St. Johns
organized a base ball team
bids fair to make many of the other
amateur tenuis of the state look to
their laurels. They have secured
natty grey suits with yellow letters
and stripes, thus showing the lodge
colors, yellow and white, and make
a very neat appearance.
bo far the boys have played two St. Johns to say yes, we will
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games and won both. The last,
played Sunday afternoon on the
old Hill grounds with the "73's"
of Portland, resulted iu a score of
to to 3 iu favor of the T. F. B's
who made six double plays and
otherwise distinguished themselves.
The line-up last Sunday was J.
Chun and R. Lee, pitchers; Claude
Poff. catcher: William Stic ish.
first base; Charley Leland, second
base; O. Fletcher, third base; Jack
McNlven.short stop; II. Boardman,
right field; Byron Poff, center field;
J. Chun and K. Lee, left field.
It is the intention of the club to
secure games nil over the state and
any amateur players desiring games
should communicate with Manager
Harry bamuelsou, St. Johns, at
this, others who need the open air
and rest are deprived of the oppor
tuuity or nt the most their trips ait:
limited on account of the cost of
fares, while if the property first
mentioned could have been secured
as it should have been, everybody
could have enjoyed It equally every
evening. Let us not make the
same mistake but rather have it
now while the opportunity is offered
centrally located , easy of access and
where it would do the greatest
good to the greatest number of
bince visiting the inland towns
and cities of Eastern Oregon
and Southern Idaho, I am im
pressed more than ever that St.
Johns has a great future, far more
than most of us realize.aud nothing
iu my mind could be of more bene
fit to our city, not only now, but
forever, than for the voters of
Hoping that by the time this
reaches you the necessary 2-3 ma
jority votes have been counted and
when asked by the many people of
the Inter-mountain country, as I
often have been concerning things
of our city, I can say with pride:
"we have a beautiful park central
Iy located, where visitors are not
only given an opportunity
and admire the beauties of
but also the opportunity to realize
that bt. Johns is the place for all
good men and affords greater op
portunlltes than any other city on
the Pacific coast."
Yours very truly,
W. L. Plummer.
first round.
Next came a Mr Fry, who was
reputed to be a good man at the
game. His side stepping and foot
work was n marvel, but otherwise
lie was raw nnd crude and he, too,
took the count. I will give one ex
ample of his work. In Mr. Hall's
barber shop about four weeks ago
Mr. Fry had on exhibition a piece
of material he claimed to be West
rumite as laid by Vnu Westrums
nt or near Chicago. I took from
my purse $100 in gold coin ami
placed iu Hall's hands and offered
to oei any part 01 siooo that the
sample never came from the streets
of Hammond, Enst Chicago. Indi
ana Harbor or Whitiug,or the same
net stood that lie could not produce
a like sample from the streets 0
. .
auove named cities, or that it was
not Westrumite, that he did not
know what it wns, or even where
it came from, that the sample dli
not contain two pounds of Westru
mite to the ton. He stated that he
could uot call the bet as
he was not twssesscd of the
funds. I asked him to go to the
telephone and call up Mr. Huber or
any one connected with his com
pauy, state the projwsition to them
and for them to come' to St. Johns
Immediately and if I failed to cover
any part of 81000 within 15 mill
utes after their arrival, that I would
make him a present of the $100 for
his trouble. Again he sidestepped
Council Proceedings
If the first regular meeting of the
new Cliy COU I1C 1 Wns niiv er for nti
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01 ineir luturc administration nf
city affairs it is safe to presume
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mui MIC reitlS Ot CitV trnifertiment
are in inc hands of safe and careful
custodians. Tliev started In n,i
the order of bttsluess like old timers
and the business before the house
was disposed of with quickness and
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J-U.-H-- wns niai ne nati been scored
by the big "swivel-chalr politician
and that he had a r elit to nuhtl.ali
anything over his own name. Some
tune ngo he staled that his employ
crs instructed him to look up the
cstrttmitc comnanv ns to n.itentq
royalties, aud their rating. He
said that he did and that they had
110 rnting with the commercinl rnren
cies. When asked if he found they
were backed by the Standard Oil
or vanderbilts it would not have
made a material difficrence and
that his report would have been
more favorable to the company, he
replied: "Most ccrtainlv." When
asked why he took such a deep in
tercst in the "dear ncnnle" wlirn tm
did not own a foot of property nor
was even a resident of St. Johns,
he replied, that was his business
and that he could do as he pleased.
Last, but not least, II. E. Collier
who was elected as city attorney
one year ago, who has been draw
ing salary tor several mouths to
which he had no more right ns I
verily believe Minn some attorney
in Chicago, as our charter provides
that the city nttorney shall ben res
ident of the city. Was he elected
to Investigate Westrumite? Was
he elected to check up the commit
tee sent out to investigate pave
ments? Has lie used his official no.
sition to further his own Interests
tn I lie iltrtiinii t nt it... ....I. Il
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the man who was responsible for "n."c. P"sl"-'d matters along was n
citv attorney?, t"mon lo mn"y present. The
New Packing Plant
The announcement thatSchwartz
child & Sulzberger have virtually
concluded plans and negotia
tions for the erection of a mnm.
moth $2,000,000 packing plant In
the Swift territory Is cheering news
to the people of St. Johns ns well as
Portland. It is assurance Hint thn
Peninsula will control the North
west livestock situation. Tin.
equipment will include a large kill
lug building, butchering and pack
ing houses nnd cold storage ,iin,,
The capacity will be close to 1000
head a day, aud it will take nil nf
the livestock the Northwest mar
ket can produce to keep the two
plants going. The plant will occu
py about too acres and 500 men
will be employed nt the start. The
construction of this new Industry
will furnish another cogent reason
why St. Johns should be connected
directly with the packing house ter
ritory by both wagon road nnd
trolley line. Many of tlic employes
would build houses here if an easy
mode of access were available.
ispatch. Mayor Couch Impressed
the Inrge audience present with the
tact mat he was no novice, and the
Building Permits
and ungrateful tasks faithfully and
will also play no official part iu the well, and as they step down into
t .1 f i . I .1.,. 1-., r 1 . tie
sessions uuriug ine year jusibiarieu.
Johnsou was generally to be found
on the right side of every question
and never more than "fifty feet" off.
He made a good councilman and
can be well satisfied with his record.
While W. W. Wiudlecut his term a
little short, his knowledge of street
construction was of great value to
his colleagues. "Billy" ever had
the welfare of the city at heart, and
he left nothing undone that would
tend to promote its interests.
J. E. Hiller.the conservative one,
made an ideal councilman. Care
ful, conscientious, straightforward
and jolly, his place will be difficult
to fill.
Mayor Hendricks presided with
dignity, was faithful in attendance
and ever strove to do tits duty as
he saw it. The council aud the
mayor worked harmoniously togeth
er all the way through.
Looking backward over the year
that is passed and weighing the
men and their motives carefully,
we cannot help but concede that
f heybaveperformed their ungracious
the ranks ot private life, only our
very best wishes and kindest re
gards go with each and all.
What the new council will do
and how they will perform remains
to be seeu. 1 hey have several
hard nuts to crack at the start,
aud their executive ability will have
au excellent opportunity to mani
fest itself. We predict that their
term will be eminently satisfactory
and that they will acquit them-
selve well. There is no reason why
each one should not prove a good
councilman. Here's hoping that
their term will be the best of all.
The lecture at the rink last Fri
day night by W. D. McCrackau,
member of the board of lectureship
of the Christian Science church,
was well attended, a large number
of people coming from Portland.
Rev. Guy. R. Stover has been
appointed to succeed Rev. C. P.
Gates, who has been assigned to
the church at Dallas.
to rest nud finally admitted that he did not
nature, know where it came from or what
it was, but that he was only stat
iiig what he had been told, aud do
ing what he was paid for.
Next on tue iieui ot uattic comes
the great aud only Dan Maher, the
heavy weight and past master of
the art. Let's look and see who
this Dan Maher is. Is this the
Rice in Oregon may soon become same Dan Maher who, through his
accomplished iact, for experi- winning ways, smootii oiled tongue
uuu iiuucycu promises uiuuccu tue
past city council to vacate a strip of
ground 00x150 feet troni Albany
street to the harbor line, saying
that he would double his plant, the
Marine Iron Works, employ more
skilled mechanics, creating a larger
pay roll, thus increasing the indus
trial importance aud output of St.
Is this the same Dan Maher who
two days after the council had
complied with his request trans
ferred the whole to the Star Sand
& Gravel Co? I ask the property
owuers if this is the kind of man
you would have to advise you
where it is your dollars that pay
the bill and he in the employ of one
of the greatest aud mightiest cor
porations on the Pacific coast?
Who is this mau Wright, a re-
puted reporter, who vented his
spleen through the columns of the
Review recently? Is he, too, a
hireling of the great paving trust?
Is he the one hired to sling mud
and circulate insinuating iuuendoes
which are not backed by even the
semblance of truth or fact? He
admitted that the article iu the Re-
mems uave ueeu undertaken on a
tract of irrigated land at Stayton,
where a dozen varieties of rice will
be plauted as soon as the land can
be gotten into condition. The work
is in charge of Charles Chambliss,
a government expert in rice culture.
About ten acres will be used exper
imentally, use of the tract having
been given by the owners of the
property. Land will be seeded at
once and irrigated throughout its
growing season.
II. E. Doeriug, of Portland, has
secured the contract for Bickner
Brothers' buildiug for the Electric
Theatre. The contract price Is
1 8300. This buildiug when com
pleted will represent an expenditure
of $12,000 and will give St. Johns
one of the best, if not the finest,
moving picture theatre on the coast.
The work is to be completed in 70
days, aud the theatre is expected to
be m operation by July 1. Nothing
but pictures will be shown at this
house, as both proprietor and man
ager are opposed to vaudeville
his first election as city attorney?
wiiy uas ue taken sucn nu active
interest iu this matter when he is
not interested to the extent of one
Now, for the bare facts. Mr.
McKcon and I found the pavement
wherever laid good and it was uni
versally commended by the proper
ty owners and ollicials nnd those
who used the streets. Ex-Mavor
Unman, when East was told by
roperty owners who had paid for
t and were using it that there was
'no comparison in regard tn the
different kinds of pavement, West
"unite is superior to tlicm nil."
)oes any one question the word of
Mr. Ilinmon. Mr. Byerlee saw
Westrumite when at Chicago nnd
peaks iu the highest praise of It.ns
ue says the property owners did
011 the street with whom he talked.
woes auy one doubt the statement
Itit tnt.L.i) r ffl t
nw muKL.ii iucasrN. 1 11 1 mum. liver .
ce, McKeon and myself all nrc res- n,V"K KrT,ul
dents and property owners of St. ?.ml """"P? wi 1,0
Johns, while not one of those who "," e
have been hammering Westrumite
have auy Interest iu property on
Jersey street and lire only working
from selfish motives. I doubt if
any one ol them has ever seen
Westrumite ns laid lu n pavement
or would even know it it they did
see it.
In conclusion I will state that I
will have to pay more for the pav
lug of Jersey street than any other
person, aud it I had the slightest
uouni regarding the lasting or good
qualities of Westrumile, or that
the Van Westrums, or the Pacific
No. 39-T0 E.
erect a dwelling
between Mohawk
ft 500.
No. .10 To J. F.
R. Iuglcdite to
on Jetsey street
and Tyley; cost
Boon to erect
ucw members, bv their nctfonu.
plainly demonstrated that they
meant business and Intended to con-
dUCt nil affairs ill a business-like. I dwelling mi n.wiinr.i,,,.! 1..
fair and equitable manner. Charleston and John; cost $500.
1 he first matter taken up was n No. 41 Toll. E. Doering to
petition for nu extension of time on erect a theatre on Jersey streut be-
the Improvement of North Jersey twecu Burlington nud Chicago
street, presented by Mojeske & streets; cost 12,000.
1 mini. uu motion ot Alderman
Hill IO d.lVM1 evlpimln M limit tTfniit.
C(j - ' nu iu i. joiius avenue, wns np
A communication iu the form
ctition, signed by supposedly
projcrty owners, asked that West
rumite be not used on Jersey street.
Mayor Couch said that the tlocu
ment was untimely, aud on motion
of Alderman Hill, was gently laid
on the table.
Atitoine Spreitzer, by communi
cation, remonstrated against con
tractors using his property ou Ty
ler nnd Willamette Boulevard as n
for dirt, roots.
itliout permission. As
lie had n kick
i"K, providing his statements
true, matter was referred bv the
mayor to the street committee for
I he Pythian Sisters asked ier-
mission to erect n banner across
Jersey street during their conven
tion tomorrow, which was granted.
An invitation to the mavor and
councilmen to attend the Gates re
ception, was by the mayor re-
ferred to Aldermen P. Hill and
Frank Horstuan as a committee to
express their regrets. Their re
gretful note wns as follows: "The
liu to St. Johns
Proved bv the street emiiMiItt
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accepted by the council.
Au ordinance adopting snccificn.
tious for the use of Westrumite
pavement was passed on motion of
Mr. Hill.
Bids for the $10,000 ferry bonds
were received as follows: Peninsula
bank, premium $77; Morris Bros.,
premium I22.50; First National
bank, pretnium 5127.50. The lat
ter being deemed the best bid, was.,
accepted ou motion of Mr. Hill.
F. P. Brown was suggested by
Mr. Hill as a competent nud suit.
com- nble party to net as sewer inspect-
Wire or nnd the eni'Ineer u-nu liifitnint.ul
to secure his services forthwith.
W. W. Windle wns contiiiiiud a
street commissioner.
A. L. Shores of Dallas, Oregon,
hns leased the old LnuMiers storw
building 011 South Jersey street, now
the Benedlx projierty, and will in
stall therein a large drygoods store.
A plate glass front will be put iu
and the room thoroughly re
modeled aud embellished by the
decorator. The location is becoin-
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Coast Westriim te Co. did not in- 1 J"1,! "ia ucavuy upon , " ..v." J v' "'"''
tend to iiwke Rood ami kee. faith our wcnk l'uMer M.ereforc.t.pon y Sf1" ,Ifcom5f0,M' ?f " vry tot
with tlic ipr St JoIiim1. woiild l"est of the mayor decline your ' city. Mr. Shores is n bun!-
be he la, Sin to udS te ll a ki,ul with sincere regrets. cssin, ?f established ability and
the L S w K Signed and sealed with our hands Promises to make the new wtnb.
urst o l to rc jee It. am, fahmeut one of the best of its kind.
W,. B IrMl'WVll i,l,J I I ..... . '. " I
Others iu St. Joints have hens
Mint have aspired to the champion
ship for producing the largest egg,
and me uregoniau has been agitat
iug the matter among the Portland
hens, hut the lieu that has the
championship belongs to R. E.
thtirmau ot Willamette boulevard.
and she won it bauds down. She
is a little Black Minorca and a doz
en of such egg would weigli as much
as the hen. The egg measured iA
x 5-8 Inches and weiglwd 5 7-8
ounces, 'the egg is smoothe and
symetrlcal. The size of the largest
egg reported iu the Oregouian was
6X7K Jacob Carr sent one to
this office 6x8 inches, and Mark
Wilson one measuring 71x8 Inch
es. bo bt. Johns iu the production
of big eggs as iu many other good
thtngs,still leads.
Wheat growers of 28 counties of
the Pacific Northwest, 13 iu Ore
gon 0 iu Idaho, and 9 in Washing
ton, members of the Farmers' Uu
ion, who figured on leasing the St.
ohns dock recently, have secured
. lease 011 Columbia Dock No.i for
the season and propose to han
dle their crop from the field to the
ships, taking it to foreigu markets.
I tie purpose of the movement is
not solely to handle the grain of the
I9.P. Hill and D. Frank Hors
man, committee."
A petition from Janitor D. I.
Horsinon asked for a raise iu sal
ary from $35 to $50 tier month.
Referred to building and grounds
committee by mayor, which recom
mended that request be granted,
which was done 011 motion, bv the
A communication from the Port
land Library Association stated
that Miss Mabel Rundall of this
city had been appointed custodian
of the public library to be opened
up in the McChesney block May
Bills amounting to $186.70 were
allowed ou motion of Mr. Muck.
A t. . .
t uiiiiiocr 01 i) us were in tor the
improvement of Olympia and Phil
adelphia streets. The majority of
them failed to give the total amount
of their bids, giving Instead the
price per foot and yard. Alder
man Perrine stated that he would
oppose awarding auy contract in
the future upon any bid in which
the total was not given, as it left
too great an 'opportunity for an en-
giuecr to juggle the figures if he
were so minded, aud it was not
good business. His views on the
matter met with general approba
tion, aud contractors will be given
due nonce that unless
we understand the new stor wilt
be ready to do business nbout the
first of the mouth. The realty
firm of McKinuey & Davis engin
eered the transaction.
Harry Mansfield has leased Mia
western portion of the Central hotoi
and will iustall therein a first claw
cafe. The rooms will be en
tirely remodeled, frescoed, Mix
kitchen tiled, new front put in,
aud palms, mirrors, rugs, nud oth
er decorations will make the -stab,
lishmeut the very finest ou the j
iiinstila. Harry knows how to
make a place attractive and lie will
spare 110 pains iu making the new
stand so. Everything will be spick
and span nud a delight to the oy
as well as to the inner man. If he
follows out his plans there can be
no question but that it will prove
au unqualified success,
J. C. Boggs, a prominent apple
grower, for 20 years a resident of
Hood River valley, returned thig
week from an extended trip down
the coast. Mr, Boggs, accompan
ied by his daughter, visited iu St.
Johns and made this office a pleas
ant call. He reports wonderful
development iu the apple city dur
ing me past year and predicts even
!.!- 111.
nre tntnlen tin In llw. f, ,.. Hici llllllgs, particularly U tllU
will be rejected. On 1 Olyn nia &l,.d.?Lr ?ts l especially 011
members, but to make a profit out street the following contractors pre- ";;.,. ,u . , says ."
of the traffic. Purchases of grain sented bids: St.JohusSatid & Gfav- " A"V:....'. Um,Vk u, T. man.
will be made lu the wheat belt lust el Co., Akeson & Pottage. Peterson ' . !. wo "'V' ."a,r oe,"K n '
as individual firms buy it aud plans & Co., M.T. Swan, J.K. Majeske, uj "",V'e Val,e.Y-
i.r 1. r .1... , ' - i' 11 rvi ...i it. ir... ' out a few years since a mil on dol-
re being made for the incorpora
tiou of a transportation company.
Sales will be made on the dock,
terms f. 0. b. Portland.
A number of new
under construction
iu East
T. II. Cochran and Jacob Haliu,
r. II. Cochran being the lowest,
he was awarded the contract. On
Philadelphia street, Ivauhoe to
Hayes, Akeson & Pottage were the
fortunate bidders, and received the
The engineer's acceptance of the
improvement of Jersey street, Cat-
lars would have bought the entiro
valley aud put a fence arouud it.
Mr. Boggs knows a good thing
when he sees it and purchased a
farm for his boys near Woodburu.
J, F. Boon is erecting a neat little
cottage on Decatur street.