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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW
' AY A. W. MftRU' '
1'iibllMicd Kverj Prlilfty
117 VBt niirllngton Mrceu
TliK UHVIKW I Htewd lit mil Hfliec
hi Sftlnt John. Orgn, i(ih HUe
of the cdenil OIim tinilcr Hit Adl 01 Cbti'
h're of Mnroh J, ifijy.
Job rrinllnr In ttl- f
UNI lit JM rtlnllnt mth on
All (nimnMtUe UnM l MrMl I
Tht RYlew, Bt. Jh, Ortm.
omeUl Hwippt ef ib oily ef . Jbn.
Subiorlptlon prlot $1.00 per yenr.
Tho quiHJlion of public mrki
nml nlnvirroumis iihb nirnin been
taken mi. and with irrettter vijtoi
and tmrnostnwMi thnn Han yut
boon oxnorienccil upon such i
nroiact in St. Johftn. Tho Com
morcial club took the initiative
in tho matter by appointing n
committee to invoHtitfulo sitoti
The committee lmn made It re
port, rocommendiiiff four nopii'
nito aitos. aHof which it approv
ed, and the aid of the city coun
cil hns boon enlisted in me cause.
TIih Hitos so ected will be care
fully investigated and if found
desirable for the purpose and
rmiHiinnblo in nrieo. ontions will
be secured and a special election
will no doubt be called to vote
ujion an issue of bonds for pur
chsiso of same. If the sites so
lected prove unsatisfactory after
a more minute investigation,
they will be discarded and other
locations sought, wnen tnc so
WtSmiH have been conclusively
made and the election called, it
will be up to the people to do the
rest. It has been almost humil
iating in the past that St. Johns
possessed no parks or piny
lrmuiuls. It is said that it is the
only city of its size in Uncle
Sam's domain that does not pos-
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sess sucn places en recreation.
There is not the slightest reason
in the world why St. Johns
should not have several parks.
Few cities in the country have
such a snlendid opportunity to
purchase parks and then not pay
for them as has St. Johns. It is
a fact that cannot be denied that
this e tv and Port and will have
become consolidated long before
JiTi year bonds would become
due. This being true, Portland
would necessarily have to lake
over our indebtedness and pay
our debts, even as wo wouK
have to help pay Portland's al
ready enormous indebtedness,
Outside of tho interest the parks
would cost us but little. Hut oni
mistake should not be made In a
bond issue for nark purposes
Enough additional money should
lie provided in the issue to thor
oughly eiiuip tho parks with
seats, swings, and other appara
Iub that go to make tho modern
nark. We have had one vivid
illustration of an incomplete sit
nation, and that was when the
citv dock was built and no money
provided to const met sidetracks
thereto. It should not happen
again. At least live thousand
dollarx and the premium on the
bonds undoubtedly should be
consecrated to providing equip
mont- A nark U practically use
loss unless it is equipped with
nronor conveniences and placei
in an attractive condition. And
it is much oasior to only pay the
interest on equipment with Port
land eventually paying the prin
dim! than it would be to take
the money out of the general
city fund.and pay for it in high
er taxation. Whatever is done,
be sure that equipmont is pro
vided for in the bond issue.
With tho very able, and wo be-
lievo almost unanimous help of
tho ladios, tho voteof whom was
not available at previous park
elections, there is every reason
to believe that nark bonds will
carry by a large majority. Tho
ladies roalix" much more than
the male olemont tho value of
parks and piny grounds. Cer
tainly St. Johns should have
parks, several of them. Hut do
not forgot the necoasMry equip
ment. That MUST be provided
Tho worst habit thnt boys can
fall into is that of loafing around
on tho streets at night. It is
then they cast their lot on slip
iiory placos when at any mo
ment thoy are likoly to fall from
grace. All good and noble les
sons taught them by their no
thurs are counteracted and milli
lied in idling and aimlessly loi
tering out on the streets. They
learn nothing that is good, but
everything bad. The boys who
spend their evenings in the sa
cred precincts of homo with good
books for their companions are
tho futuro hope of tho republic.
Thoy will till our legislative and
congressional halls and sit in
judgment upon men and meas
ures, while the boys who run
the atreoU will till our poniton
tiartos, aim houses and lunatic
How Is Your Title?
fLffrve it and
maKe it work
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A I'tor vtm Imvo rnUotl ttmot hor n unnl sls.otl itllv
ttt' nmnox tltin't lot It slln nwny )'rtini rem. lot
ITIflT' itf 'itiii' I'li'Hl thtmirht. Aliileu no Invest ttiunt
whvi v ytni will jmt lit thinner VOIf I'KIXCI I'A I..
Iliiv no jiroporty nnytlihiu vlnu unlus ytm
vtmr.Hi'lt' two ualnix tt wntoh It. Iltinlc ytmr intmuy.
Thvn It w ill ho SAI'li.
Tho hilorost wo pny ym In intiro ttintt yort'rn
inont htmtlf will hrhifr'ytm hi.
Lot OIIU lltinlt ho YOllli lltuilc
Wo pny 4 poreont hiteroHt tin &nvhi(s Aeotitints
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, ST. JOHNS, OREGON
Shoes at Handsome Savings
i is nn npportunity for the Kcoiiouiicnl Ihiycr to Save hy SiKJiicliiig. Kor the next ten days von can lniv any
of t.mh s Shc8 in our store thnt is n year old for fi.oo, lormrrlv sold for $2.50 lo $3.5". We hnve decided
to 'o thin 111 inlcr to make room for new stock. They arc nil Hih Clnss Shoes but n little out of dntc. Avntl
Miursclf if this extraordinary saving. Undies $3.50 Oxfords for the exceedingly low price of 50c TlicjJe nrc in
small sires milv.
nS wa wilt il you
1 0 S. & It. Green Stamps FREE
with soc pnrcho5c in addition to the Stntnpt
with the CASH purchase
Not seed attar Aug. 18, 1913
COUCH & CO.
rilonc i. (ilmnl)lo 137 St. Jolim, OrrK'iti
S. &. H. Green Trading Stamps
are the Customers1 Discount
Proposed Ordinance No.,.,
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZ
ING THE OREGON-WASHINGTON
ITS SUCCESSORS AND AS
SIGNS, TO LAY SIDETRACK
AND RUN CARS OVER AND
ALONG THE NORTH SIDE
QV RRADFORD STREET BE
TWEEN A I'OINT ON THE
MAIN LINE OF THE OREGON-WASHINGTON
ROAD AND NAVIGATION
COMPANY THREE HUND
RED 0100) FEET WESTER
LY ALONG SAID MAINLINE
FROM THE EAST LINE OF
ON THE EAST LINE OF AL
TA STREET, ALL IN THE
CITY OF ST. JOHNS.
Company shall, within thirty
days after the passage and tak
ing effect of this ordinance,
file in tho olllco of tho recorder
its written acceptance of tho
Passed by tho Council. . .
Approved hy tho Mayor
j Attest: ....Recorder.
Published in the St. Johns Re
j view August 1 and 8, 1913.
, April 15 to July 30, 1913
Have your abstracts made, con
tinued or examined at the Peninsu
la Title, Abstract and Rwlty Co"
Accurate work. Reasonable fees.
II. Henderson, manager, 311 North
Get an electric head treatment or
massage at llilmon'.s Harber Shop
The City of St. Johns does or
lain as follows:
Section 1. Tho OroKon-Wash-nirton
Railroad and Navigation
Company, a corporation orKimiz
ml and existing under and hy
virtuo of the laws of tho State
of OrcKon, its successors and as
sinus, is hereby authorized and
ptM'iuilteil (0 lay a sidetrack and
run cars over the same, aloiur
the north side of Bradford street,
between a point on the mainline
of tin Oregon-Washington X.
road and Navigation ('oniimny
three hundred (5100) feet wester
ly along said main line from the
east lino of Philadelphia street
to a point, which point is the
oast lino of Alta street, all in the
city of St. Johns, Multnomah
county, Oregon; said track to
extend front its point of connec
tion w th the line ol railroad or
the Oregon-Washington Railroad
and Navigation Comnany to the
plant of the Peninsula Iron
Section 2. Tho duration of
this franchise shall ho twenty-
five (27) years from and after
the taking elfect of this ordi
Suction 21. The compensation
to ue paid to the city of St.
Johns for this franchise shall he
the sum of three ($!.U0) dollars
or annum, which said sum
shall he paid hy the Oregon
Washington Railroad and Navi
gation Company to tho city
troasnror of tho city of bt. Johns
on or before the first day of July
of each year.
Section 1. Tho Oregon-Washington
Railroad and Navigation
Company, its successors and as
signs, shall keep in repair that
portion of tho streets occupied
by its sidetrack authorized un
der this ordinance as required
by the council, and the said Oregon-Washington
Navigation Company, its succes
sors and assigns, shall pay, prior
to tho time of dolnupiency, any
special assessment for the repair
or improvement of that portion
of tho streets between the rails
of tho said sidetrack and ex
tending one (1) foot outsido of
such rails, and that portion of
said street lying between tho
two tracks of tho said Oregon
Washington Railroad and Navi
gation Company at said place,
at. J in case of ft.iliuo or rofus;l
to ccmph with tV.o notice to re
pair, improve or maintain such
portion of said t trect, or of neg
lect or refusal to pny any lejnl
assessment for repairs or im
provements, the said city of St.
Johns may doelare by ordinance
tho immediate forfeiture ot tho
franehiso horoin authorized.
Section 5. Saul Oregon Wnsh-
1 ington Railroad and Navigation
Cimli 011 hand, lidicrnl l'liml,
AlMil ltUli, l'JIII fl.irr08.41
Stivct II0111I SlnkitiK l'uuil 10015.02
Stuct lldii.l Interna I'nml 4S47.U0
l'irc Dcimrtmciit 293.78
Hughu-cr Drimrlttirul 1000.00
Sttcct UctKilr 1922.80
Health uiiil Charity 27.WJ
I'rltittiiK 224 00
City Dock ... i. .103.70
Koa.l Roller 1D.90
Street lloml Slnkliii; l'unil 1004S.02
Si n i l InturMl l'unil 4347.09
CahC,viivnd l'unil Aiiuiit lt. -
THE BEST THAT IS MADE
is the only shirts that we deal in. Our fine white linen coat shirts are per
fect fitting and durable, and give satisfaction till they are worn out. Our
stock of fine furnishings for men embraces everything in neckwear, under
wear, umbrellas, shoes and hosiery that the up-to-date man needs for busi
ness or dress wear.
COUCH & CO.
Phone Columbia 137 "PIONEER MERCHANTS"
. . .
M. HENDERSON 311 North Jersey Street
Real Estate. Loans, Insurance
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Abstracts of Title Prepared. Accurutc Work Guaranteed.
ORDINANCE NO. 554
An Ordinance Providing (lie
Time and Manner of Im
proving Fox Street from
Charleston Street to
Oswego Street In the City
of St. Johns, Oregon.
lloml Inilibiitliiuk .
FRANCIIISKS AND CON
TRACTS WITH THE CITV.
No. 1(5 J, C, Scott, successors
and assigns, to oporato a water
N'o. !U Portland General Elec
tric Co., a supply of electricity.
No. IM-O. W. R. and N. Co..
to lay sidetrack on Bradford
street from Block G to Block 8,
James John Addition.
No. 78-0. W. R. and N. Co..
to lay sidetrack on Bradford
street to Philadelphia street.
No, M4- Homo Telephone Com
pany, to operate a telephone and
telegraph system: $200 per year,
payable Jan. 1 of each year.
No. Mb I'acilie telephone
and leiegrapn t;o., to operate a
telephone and telegraph system :
$100 per year, payable October
1st of each year.
No. 237- Portland Gas Co., to
operate a gas plant; $100 per
year, payahlo December 1st of
No. 312 Portland Railway,
Light and Power Co., to operate
a street railway system on Fes
qenden and Jersey streets; $50
per year, payable December 1st
of each year.
No. 305 Mt. Hood Railway,
Light and Power Co., to operate
an electric light and power sys
tem; two per cent gross earn
ings, payable January 1st ot
St. Johns Lumber Co., leaso
of Bradford street; $20 per year,
payablo Jan. 1st.
Ord. 508- Portland Railway,
Light and Power Co., Dawson
street; $1.00 July 1.
St. Johns Lumber Co., Bur
lington street; $150 per year,
Published in tho St, Johns Re
view August 8, 1913.
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS.
The rlt)Mf;titkfJolitui rlwa "tenlnhi n
The council of the city of St. Johui,
hnvhiK axcrrlaliicil thecott of Improving
I'nx Nlrcct from -the north idle
line of Charlriton ttrect to the
south able line of Otwco Mrect ill
the oily of St.Johtit, us shown by resolu.
tion of the council of Mild city, ilntcil on
the 16th iluy of July, 1913, nml recorded
i.. ..ir...- ..t ti. , t ... ... ..1.1
Ill .Hamuli; ill 1111: itv.u,uif Ul Mill Illy,
ami notice thereol haviiit;lcen published
in the ,st. John Review, u weekly news
iKiiHir of nineml circulation, on the
IKth ami 25th tiny of July, 1013
iin shown by the niTiilnvU of the
foreman of wibl utiier, which Sahl nflliln
vlt is on lite in IlicolVicc of the city re
eonlcr; and lei; a I iKiktiiit; of notices of
Mich Improvement, as shown by the nfli
ilnvit of the city eiiiilnecr 011 file in the
ollice of the city recorder: mid no re.
iiioiiktranccs having been filed, ami, as
provided by Mid reflation, the cnirU
iiccr'a preliminary estimate of fal of
uid improvement is f 1,237.84, but shall
lie more accurately determined by said
Now, therefore, It is hereby ordered
that said street be improved ami the
time fur the completion of said iui
movement is hereby fixed at COdaysfrom
last Hibllcatloii of notice of proposals of
said work, which said iiroiH)nU itiutt be
filed with the recorder of said city on or
before the 20th day of Auctut. 1913.
at S o'clock, p. 111. of ald day.
1 Hat Mlit street shall lie improved as
111 101 lows: m KraiiiiiK same to t lie e
tuiiiikiied Krade tv cut ami till ami u
sidewalkini; Mine on either side with 1
foot cement sidewalks lo be laid to prop
erty line, aim coiimucuiiK a 1001 cement
euros enure icnutii. touctner witn an
uecck&ary cement cross-walks and corrl
Kilted iutters:ifd walk u,"l tllru to have
expansion joints as directed by the
City Huuiiieer. nub to have four-inch
drain tile every fifty feet, Illicit rinjis to
ue piucen 111 cm 11 as uirtctcii uy tile city
1 he city recorder shall give notice by
puoiicuuoii tor not less tiiau tnree in
sertioiis in the St. Johns Review, the of.
ficial iiewspaer, inviting proposals for
mnkiiiK said improvement.
Said improvement thai) in all reacts
in- none ami completed in coiiiortulty
witu l lie provisions 01 urilltiances o.
1C0 and 302 except us otherwise provided
in this ordinance: all work to be done
under the direction and suervisioii of
ine eiij enniueer.
That the cot of sahl Improvement
shall be usseviei' ajjainst the property in
the local impr vement district as ties.
scribed in siid ri solution and desitciiateil
us ami declared to be IK-a Improve-
meui uiiiirici .. jui.
Passed by the council this 5th day
of AuKUst, 1913.
Approved by the Mayor this 5th day
of August, 1913
Attest: 1'. A. RICK,
I'uullsiieii 111 the ht. Johns Review 011
August 8th, 1913
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It Is resolved by the city of St. Johns,
That it deems It expedient and urem
ia ry to Improve Itast Hurliiigtmi street
from the cast line of Jersey street
lo the west Hue of Central avenue
in the city of St. Johns in
the following manner, to wit:
Hy KrndliiK said portion of street to
Kntile or subgradc to le established, and
by laying a six foot cement sidewalk and '
12 foot curb oil both 'sides ot snbl street 1
with necessary cement crosswalks ami '
Kaid work to be done according to thei
plans and specification of the city cngi-:
ucer 011 nic in tne otnceoi tnecitv recor
tier relative thereto, which aid plans
seciucniions nnil estimates nrc satisiac
tory and are hereby unproved, Said iui
prnvemeiits to be made In accordance
with the charter and ordinances of the
city of St. Johns, ami under the supervis
Ion ami direction ol the city engineer.
That the cot)f said Improvement to
be assessed on a pro rain basis, as
provldt-d by the cltv charter upon
me property especially ami iwr
tlcularly benefited thereby, ami
which is hereby declared to be all of
lots, iarts of lots, blocks and parcels o
land between theteruilul of such liuprovi
inents almttinn iiiwii, adjacent or proxl
mate to naid street, from the marginal
lines of said street back to the center of
the block or blocks or tracts of laud
abiittiiik' thereon or proximate thereto.
That all the property Included In said
improvement district aforesaid Is hereby
iieciareii 10 oe "i.ocai improvement uis
trict No. 104."
That the city engineer's assessment of
ine probable total cost ol salil Improve
ntentof said street Is (1,095.74.
That the cost of said street Is to be as
sesseil against the property In said local
assessment district as provided by the
cuy cuarier 01 inecityoi bt. 1011ns,
Adopted bv the council this 5tb dav
Of AUKUSl, IVIiJ,
1'. A. KICK,
Published In Ihe St. Johns Review 011
August 0 and 15, 1913.
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The Bungalow Store
408 N. Jersey St.
Groceries, Confectionery, Ice Cream
Fruit, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.
E. F. Moore, Prop.
You got full weight and first
quality at the Central market Just
IF YOU WANT TO KEEP COOL
these hot summer duys,
1 Compartment $10.00
2 Compartment $15.50
1 rv ' '
We can furnish you nlinost
Anything for that Camping Trip
10x12 tents, special , $8.50
12x14 tents, special at 10.50
Camp Stoves, special at 1.35
Camp Stools, special at 25
Hammocks, special at 1.00
Clam spades, "sure yet 'em kind," special at 45
Garden Hose from $2,75 lo $6.50 lor 50-11 Coil
DOG MUZZLES, ALL SIZES
ST. JOHNS HARDWARE CO.
The Best Light
At The Lowest Cost
ELECTRIC LIGHT is tho most suitable for homes,
offices, shops nnd other places needing light.
Electricity can be used in any quantity, large
or small, thereby furnishing any required
amount of light. Furthermore, electric lamps
can be located in any place, thus affording any
desired distribution or light.
No other lamps possess these qualifications, there
fore it is not surprising that electric lamps are
rapidly replacing all others in modern establishments.
Portland Railway, Light & Power Company
ST. JOHNS LUMBER CO.
Phone Columbia 131
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