tllitoric.il Society I I M- --- : "i5Ss v ST. J O H NS R EV I EW ,e habit i ' our molto. C.ll In. nd enroll ; k. iJ T " Of .dmd.lnf In THIS P.per Y ' 1 1 ndjron llnmrrpll(. Be 5 K..v-t ' . j tlaeloaee tod keep rUhtat It Devoted to the Interests of the t'entmuta, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest "wwiiMiit VOI,. 7 ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, ioik ' ' J ' j NO. 23 1 , 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. 11M r 1 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 play. 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 ... .. 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 ....1.: . 1 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 meut. 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 111 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 Bro. huve that 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 ...... ...... I. oil. 'I' I.,. I.,. I . " ' 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 once. 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 people. 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 have park. 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 . . ----- --y . 01 ineir luturc administration nf city affairs it is safe to presume 11. -1 11. . - 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 1 . j 1 .... wns uinscu and uis only ex ..., ...... 4. ' 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 -w .... hiivii, Ui t,iw IJIIUIIU U11U I . . 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. MAYOR K. C. COUCH 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. Johns? 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- an 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. o 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 shows. 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 dollar? 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 tt 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 report. 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 " - - - turn 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- I e c.. , . . ,. I inir lutffr ..it.r, .In., ........ 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 respectfully, P Hill. 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 council. 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 1st. 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 ohns. dwellings iu East are St. 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 contract. 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.