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ST. Johns review
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Devoted to the Interests of tlio Peninsula, the Atnnufacturlng Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1905.
Advertise in The Review
Its circulation Is genu
ine nnd It covers the
field. Its better than
11 daily in the field.
IT WILL REPAY YOU
Keep Your Eye on St. Johns
You had better get your
before the "Oregon Mist"
sets in. Our Telephone
Number is East 1846.
Acme Lumber Company
P. S.--We are selling cull lumber
for wood sheds. Have you
seen the grade?
ACAE LUMBER COMPANY
Action of City Council
Those, who assert that no harm
is being done the city of, St. Johns
by this unparallelled squabble have
certainly taken tio effort to inform
themselves. They have not con
versed with the business men of
the city or else they have miscon
strued the feeling of every man
financially interested in the city.
Daniel Brccht, owner and pro
prietor of the St. Johns Lumber
"It is ridiculous that we have to
put up with the condition that has
existed for the past two months!
There is needed legislation which we
cannot get and, mote than that,
our situation has gotten abroad,
greatly to the dctrimuit of St.
Johns. I am greatly interested
here but I cannot stand it much
"1 have been trying to iret cer
tain mouied men interested with
me here in rebuilding my plant.
My plans mean a greatly enlarged
industry a magnificent mill that
will employ a large force of men
and will be a credit to the com
munity. Hut my associates, view
the city's status with alarm and
fear to risk their money by an in
vestment where so apathetic a spirit
is manifested as shown by those
who seem to wish to block pro
gress." Mr. Hrecht said that all with
whom he had talked were disgusted
with the non-action of the council
and he believed that it would
require mouths to recover from this
W. V. Jobcs was seen nt his
flouring mill and was asked if he
considered . the present condition of
Who Is It Being Paid For Booming' J
The Road Mouse? J
So flagrant has become the sup-1 J
port given the road house across
the river by certain citizens of this'Js
conimniiitvtlmt Tint IliciMiiwiliwuiid i
it right to no longer keep quiet re- S
garding the matter. It has been I J;
the aim of tins paper to suppress
this case of graft because it was
believed that all differences within
the body of the council would be
quickly healed: and it is unques
tionably the better plan to suppress
St. Johns Park
publicity where any wrong is apt to
be quickly and wholly repaired.
In view, however, of this con
tinned struggle in the city council,! J
and in view of the fact that there
W. II. KINO, President.
M. L. IIOLI1ROOK, Vlce-Preildcnt
ST. JOHNS ABSTRACT
& TRUST COMPANY
Abstracts of Title carefully and accurately prepared.
Office! King's Building, Jersey St., St. Johns
Hardware, Tinware, Plumbing
Tin Roofs, Gutters, etc.
WM Scott 4065 ST. WINS, Or
COMING OUR WAY.
Will Quickly Commence Work On
Bridge Spanning Willamette.
Tint RKVIKW has leen in n
position to know for several weeks
'that the Northern Pacific would
cross the Willamette at St. Johns
and that work would commence as
soon as the Secretary of the Interior
had approved the contemplated
work. Last Friday Tint Kkvikw
secured a special wire from Wash
ington stating that the Secretary of
the Interior had approved the
elevations, proliles, plans,
lines and full details of the bridge,
c-rrtredtj",touncil an naVautageous
"No, sir, I do not," was the
reply and there was no uncertainty
in his tone. "I think it is a dis
grace to every man in the town. I
have nothing against any member
of the (ward crsoually: in fact, I
think they arc all right when they
are all right. Hut this matter has
now been growing so long that it
I has become a nuisance. The actions
arc becoming child'splay and the
business harms the city to a great
extent. I'd be in favor of each side
naming Ave men and letting them
act as an arbitrating board. Still,
I don't know as that would amount
to anything because the factious
are stubborn, and it is likely the
arbitration board also would be
"If the one side would count Mr.
Edwrfrds out and the other would
allow the criminal charges against
a steady under-current in certain ' 21
circles which nruvents every uffnrti
toward settlement, it has now be
come public property that someone
is being paid to aid and abet this
quarrel. This sentiment is well-
founded. There is no doubt of its
being a fact and there are many
acts which tend to show that more
than one person is being "touched"
by money. If
.So long as the city council of St. '
Johns is in a deadlock just so much !
is-the trade of the house across the J
river upon the increase. It is trade
that place desires and that traffic is.!
gained by placing this city where it
cannot legislate is a known fact. I
It may le noted that whenever $
there seems to be a strong xssih!lity i
of an amicable settlement of ouri
local difficulties some of our cople
hie themselves to a business place
on Fourth street, in Portland, mid
there, seated beside the shrewd
manager, suggest ways and means
to prevent a settlement mid con
tinue the strife.
The men who seek to promote
strife and continue this infernal
trouble are known to le haud-iu-glove
in collusion: and, as there can
he no future emoluments for their
labors, it must be pieseut and ever-
useful cash which influences
Lots 50x1 06 ft.
With a 1 6-foot Alley back
of each lot.
$200 and Upwards
j $5 Down and $5 per month I
strain-1 them to drop I supiiose
could be arranged: yet I don t see
and the work Is now assured, that the criminal charges have any
There is to be on expenditure of thing to do with whether Ed wards
about ten million dollars by the is a member or not. But the Ed
Northern Pacific and the money j wards matter no doubt led to the
for the entire work is now on! making of the charges. I'd say
deposit in fact, it has been for two drop all the contention: declare
Electrical and Gas Supplies
We (astall Llfhtlur and Power Plant!
and repair Motor and Dynamo.
House and Dtll NVIring a specialty.
.PHONE I EAST 4540
SI3 WILLIAMS AVENUE, PORTLAND, OREOON
W. M. KILLINGSWORTH
THE PIONEER REAL
ESTATE DEALER OT
HE PENINSULA . . .
defect.1 ' re8idenCe P'
Walnut Pari- nfr, it . . ,
,6'e homo ciT . l" mosi oesir-
sod 1fr,it-reeu,graded' loU
c"Bber of Comm.rr. vua
CENTRAL HOTEL I
Mfs- L. Tyner, Proprietor
Flrt CUm Hoomt
Ijoo Lot 50x16, near station.
$400 Pour lots in Point View, comer,
S400 Lot 50x100,6 n e river vie w, half cash
350 Lot 50x100, close inj fi$ cash.
j-room bouse 12x28, small barn, a
few bearing trees, lot 50x100.
I550 2-roora house, lot 54x183; $135;
I675 4-room bouse, lot 50x100, sightly,
close to station; adjoining lot may
I900 7-rooin house, good well, cistern
and city water. Terms on part.
1 1 050 5-room house, plastered; nice
lawn, lot 50x100.
1 1200 5-rooui bouse, wood-fiber; lot
50x100, near station.
I1250 6-room bouse, lot 50x100; fine lo
J1625 6-room house, river view, lot
f2ioo 8-room house, near station, plenty
of fruit, lot 100x100; fine home.
One 5-room house for rent, river view.
Also a i-room bouse.
"For Rent" and "For Sale"
cards for sale at this office.
Bring us fi and we will send the
Review to your friend for a year.
For some time this railroad
system has contemplated an aban
donment of the ferry at Goble, and
of the various routes to enter Port
laud and there has never been a
doubt of the crossing at Fessenden
assistance given. It is known the
world over that money talks but ; Jj
in this case the cash is singularly ' J;
uuiet: in fact, one fit. Johns man
passed the before-mentioned office J
several times while waiting for the
departure of another St. Johns 1111111 '!
who was presumably UH)ii thelJJ
same errand. '
Those who are innocently con-'S
tribtiting to the continuance of the,;
deadlock in the council by their
words of encouragement should hesi-;
tate a bit and investigate. There is
but one logical conclusion to reach '
when the matters are fully con- .
sidered. It is as plain ns actions Jj
and results can paint that someone ;
is in the pay of outside partlrs: that
there is an object in view in pro-;
noting disseutiou and preventing '
any settlement. Money will buy,
some tieoplc even against their j!
principles; and money is playing an Jj
imwrtunt part in this cise.
And some men of the best inten
tions are allowing themselves to le
' Tlicse4ols tire located on Jersey street, three blocks
from car line nnd
Near the Great Weyerhauser Mill Site.
Don't pay $350 and $oo for building lots only 100
feet deep, and without alleys, when you can get ex tin
sized lots with 1 6-foot alleys, all high and level, and in
the best locality in St. Johns for $200 and upwards,
Let us show you this property, We eau sell only
the fust fifty lots at these prices. This is done to ad
vertise the property. When these are sold prices will
advance 25 per cent.
Within one year, when the great Weyerhauser mill
is in operation, these lots will be worth double the pres
St. Johns Land Co
St. JollllS I'I'onc Union 3101 OregOII
Branch Office and Agency 011 (he Ground.
IJdwards out: drop the legal end of
the charges: and do business -but
I presume those who have leeu
assailed would not call that fair.
This trouble is causing a loss of
business all over the city: every
business man feels it: and it is
street, here in bt, Johns, 'I hist making a disgraceful place out of
paper made the assertion more than ! what was, until recently, a wonder
three months since to this effect fully nice city."
and it has never lost faith in the Thus it goes with every citizen
protect. Since that time complete ' in St. Johns: whether it is the man
soundings have been taken of the laying brick or the man
Willamette at tliat point, aim day team; the man witn tue suovel or
after day watchmen were on duty the man in the store; the man in j
at all hours to count vessels passing, the office or the man with the axe;
in order to secure figures to average the man in the factory or the man '
for the opening of the drawbridge, in the mill; there is universal con
However, a high cantilever bridge , demnation and the strong, very
will do away with a drawbridge. 1 strong asertion that the city is
Every combination of circum-, being harmed and its interests de-1
stances has shown that Tin; Ri;- predated by this blocked condition.
view was correct in its prophecy j Because it could not secure proper
regarding this railroad work, legislation regarding a sewer an
Crossing the Willamette, the road j industry with a weekly payroll of
Will i UU WttUUJjU 44fcW W444IW . )VSV UUIIVU w X.V .. MlltJIMV.T.ll t 11 lift 1
and veer sharply to the south to ' Had the council been in its normal ,nU ",tMre surveys and datum there-
its newly-acquired terminate; thus i condition the sewer proposition
placing St. Johns directly upon a ' could have been quickly handled
through Hue of road and largely , and the plant would have continued
augmenting the shipping facilities , business. As it now is the plant
Itench Marks Needed.
City Kugiuecr V. V. Goodrich
lias decided that there is dire need
of bench marks at several Miuts in ,
the city, in order to facilitate getting
the grades at any future time. The )
following communication will be,
nrcscntcd bv him at the next meet-
n with tliel"K f cy cowncll:
e shovel or "Gl5NTl.ii.Mi5N: There should be
set, aim ai as cany (line as mei
council will so order, bench marks
at Jersey and Fessenden, Jersey and
Philadelphia, Jersey and Richmond,
Hayes and Fessenden, Hayes ami
Ilurliugtou, and Hayes and Rich-,
inoiid streets. ,
"These said bench marks should
Ik- of concrete, eight inches in
diameter, eighteen inches deep, and
twelve inches under the grade, with
a center tack set in the cement, for
"This same action will save for
all time a needless exjcuse in locat-
Strictly Fresh Goods at the Right Prices
is Our Aotto !
COUCH & CO
of this city.
This will be good news to our
people because it will largely aid
the progress of this city.
Building a Shop.
W. C. Adams is now building a
shop, corner of Burlington and
Ivanlioe streets, which he will use
as a carpenter shop and draughting
room. He intends to do proper
advertising and build up a good
lias simply quit because it Had no
means of securing a waterway for
its used w iter nor did existing
conditions indicate any relief,
Those who assert that the city is
not !eing harmed may consult the
taxpayers and draw their inference
from what they may learn. This
tale is not fiction it is absolute
ing surveys, etc.
"WlI.UAM W. GOOOKJCII,
At This Office,
Neatly printed books of notes and
receipts for sale at this office.
Quick Work. ,
Last week W. C. Adams finished
a five-room cottage, on Hayes
street, near the home of C. W,
Potter. The house was only one
week in construction, the occupants
moving in eight days after the
commencement. It is a very pretty
and complete little home and the
owners are pleased with it.
J. J. KADDERLY
Of all Kinds.
Sole Agent for
Universal Stoves and Ranges j
Do not fail to see the Universal
Steel Range before purchasing
141-143 Firtl Sfreel, Odd Fellows Building, Portland, Oregon. Phone Main 1382