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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
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ST. JOHNS, ORKGON, FRIDAY, OCTODKR 13, 1905.
Keep Your Eye on St. Johns
You had better get your
before the "Oregon Mist"
sets in. Our Telephone
Number is East 1846.
P. S.--We are selling cull lumber
for wood sheds. Have you
seen the grade?
ACAIE LUAIBOR COMPANY
SASH DOORS MILLWORK
WE CARRY ODD SASH IN STOCK
St. Johns "M" Bevel Plate
ST. JOHNS SASH AND DOOR CO.
;pH0NE SCOTT 4063 JERSEY STREET
TALK OF WATER,
Nearly One Hundred Attend
IiirTo Hear Of Water.
Nearly forty citizens were, present
in Woodman liull Saturday night
when Mnyor Kiiur called this meet
ing to order: mid Unit number con
stantly swelled till the total was
practically one hundred. There
were but two women in the eitv
so far as shown who were averse
to the present water system: and
both Mrs. Shields and Mrs.
Itorsmau were not slow in statitiir
their opinions. 15. C. Hurlbcrt
was chosen secretary of the meeting.
City Attorney Greene read an
exhaustive reort on vhat might be
done as regards a new system: he
did not consider another franchise
feasible in view of the existing fran
chise: but he declared it was within
the txnver of the city to install a
When Perry Starts There Will He A
Tint RuvtltW suggested to the in-
corporators of the "St. Johns Ferry
Company" the advisability and
practicability of a commencement
day for the ferry when alt St. J bus
may have free transportation. The
idea was quickly grasjcd by Messrs.
Drink and Maun, and they au
thorize us to say that such will be
the rule on the first day's run. I
St. Johns has lone; been anxious
to have a ferry. There have been
several plans formulated but none
have been realized. The present
patties for whom a franchise is be
lli); passed have been after such a
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Iieiuiu ior more man six iiioiiins ijj,
and but for the teuacitv with which
they have stuck to the matter the
ferry would still be "in the air.'
St. Johns Park
Those who sixke town the subject
were Messrs. llrice, I.eggctt, Hurl- Droves bevond doubt
ert, Moxon, Wicker, Muck, Ilors-1 the stHieilied ti
man, Raser, and Masdames Shield
and Ilorsniau. It may be noted
that those who are the loudest in
their denunciations on the streets
are the very ones who remain silent
at a meeting oen for discussion or
refrain from attending. This meet-
ng was called by the city council
n order that every citizen might
utve his say and make ttcrtiucul
suggestions: yet only the very few
ial a word to titter or n suggestion
Mr. I.angwood, attorney, was
rcscnt with a scheme, lie said
that he represented wealthy capital-
cts who desired to invest money In
water plants. Should his clients be
granted a 35 year franchise they
would put in an tip-todate plant,
the best and largest ofNron iiics,
furnish the purest water ever tasted,
give water in unstinted quantity
with very heavy pressure and all
at a price to be established by the city
council. The whole thing would
cost from 50,000 to $150,000. At
the expiration of 35 years the coin-
auy would present the entire out
fit (mains, pipes, water supply, res-
rvolrs, etc.) free of all Incumbran
ces whatsoever to the city of St,
ohnsl That was a licautiful dream
roseate, enlivening, charming.
1 hen the promotor sioke of how
lis clients, who "were wealthy
and wanted a chance to invest their
money" would have to issue Ixnuls
and sell them; how the city would
lave to guarantee so many water-
takers each year: how the city
would have to do this and do that
11 order that those "wealthy men
ho desire to invest their money"
might sit back 011 their hind legs
and make the profit: and that was
the nightmare the hideous, gnaw
ing, grafting nightmare! Then all
After ull the discussion it was
figured that the entire matter le
left to the city council and the
meeting so voted.
Now It seems an assured fact and
the quickness with which the gran
tees have commenced to get busy
that inside of
me the boat will
in ocrntiou. J. I.. Drink, im
mediately went to his Cathlamet
(Washington) home to gel out the
timber for the approaches and
superintend the rigging of the boat
to be used as a tcuiHrary ferry
and will be back in St. Johns at an
early day to look after this end of
Now Tint Ritviuw urges that no
one forget this celebration on the
owning day. It is to be just as
we say free as the atr you breathe:
every dweller in this city (and, 110
doubt, tnaiiv from tht! mitsidt ills.
tricts) can have a ride across the'
Willamette from the new dock on 1
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uie new ooai uiitier uie new irau- t
..1.1 Lit (llljl llfll.l flt.fll.l tl.ifl ..till I 4
not have to separate from one cent I
or one nickel. If there shall Ih
any charges Tint Kitvntw will pay
The St. Johns Ferry Company
joins in the invitation to the public.
1 This company is anxious to have
' the citizens test the ferry so that
I they can tealie what u lament it is
; to prove to those not only on this
, side but across the river. I lence
! this company suggests that 110 one
! allow this opportunity to pass to
have it little time for the one day
mill i-stnliliOi 11 riHiril for n tutil1
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passenger inline inai win im: nam '
Keep your eye on Tint Rhviuw
for the day and datel
Lots 50x1 06 ft.
With a 1 6-foot Alley back
of each lot.
$200 and Upwards
I $5 Down and $5 per month
These lots are located on Jersey street , ill rue blocks'
from car line and
Near the Great Weyerhauscr Mill Site.
ware, Tinware, Plumbing t
Tin Roofs, Gutters, etc.
a Sc 4065
ST. Mm, r
Dray and Baggage Lina
Piano Moving a Specialty.
Leave order at Blackburn Furniture
store and they will receive prompt
"For Rent" and "For
cards for sale at this office.
Ordinance Orantiiu ftrry Franchise
Passed Second Reading.
The second reading of the ferry
franchise ordinance jas.scd second
reading on Friday evening, and the
same is shown in full iu this issue,
On Monday evening, December n,
the ordinance will pass its third
reading and will Income active,
liefore January the lxat will be in
There was no kick against the
ordinance as presented. One. or two
minor details were altered a bit
yet these were trivial changes.
There was no rate specified for
bicycles but it was understood
that a wheel would Ik? accompanied
by a passenger and his toll would
suffice to pay the whole bill.
It will be noted by a reading of
the ordinance that what Tin!
RKVli'.w suggested was done: the!
time limit for the installation of the
genuine ferry-boat was made one!
year, witniu six uiomiis ot tue
commencement of the system it can
be seen about what the traffic will
demand and a boat as good as that
at Albiua will be ordered.
It may be figured that a larger
boat than that one will be necessary:
and, as the company is a progressive
one with capital plenty, no pains
will be spared to put on good boats.
And as the city grows the traffic
Wc)crhauescr Ntw Asserts That
Ills Company Will Huild.
There have Ikx'ii so many "atith
ori.cd" statements regarding the
use to which the Weyerhauener
tract will le put that one is hardly
safe in diagnosing the case. There
I are no acres iu the tract along the
waterfront a body of laud too
I large to devote to the purjoses
I alone of a sawwill proicrty no
matter of what si.e.
! Coining direct from one iu auth
ority Tint RKVIHW is assured that
work Uon the new mill will soon
1m; started and that the plant itself
witl be a huge jone. There will
still be sufficient laud for the use
of the Northern Pacific road's big
layout its shops and houses: so
that the building of the one will not
necessitate the crowding off of the
Gangs of surveyers have leeu at
work the past week all along the
river front from the lowest joiiit
of the Weyerhaueser tract up the
'bank as far as the dry dock,
These surveyers are very non
communicative -and, so far as their
conversation extends, seem to know
nothing. They are iu the employ
of the Northern Pacific road but
none of them have more than mere
Don't pay $350 and S.joo for building lots only 100
feet deep, and without alleys, when you can get extra
sized lots with 1 6-foot alleys, all high and level, and iu
the best locality in St. Johns for $200 ami upwardx.
Let us show you this property. We can sell only
the first 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 Weyerhauscr mill
is iu operation, thesc( lots will be worth double the pres
St. Johns Land Co
St. Johns I'ltonc union .Hoi Oregon
Branch Office anil Agency on the Ground.
Remember the Number:
Is where yon can save money.
COUCH & CO
Keep Your Kye On St. Johns.
The marriage business seems to
le pushing right along damp wea
ther nor sunshine seems to effect,
the industry not one whit.
James Iv. Bevcus, of St. Johns,
has taken out license to wed Dollie
I.andrus W. Wright, of St. Johns
has secured a license whereby he
and Mary M. Perkins shall laconic
James S. Downey and Miss Mary
Jones were last week married at
Albiua and they will make St.
Johns their home.
1 i Mi! aau
J. J. KADDERLY
Of all Kinds. t
Sole Agent for
Universal Stoves and Ranges I
Do not fail to see the Universal
t Steel Range before purchasing t
141-143 First Street, Odd Fellows Building, Portland, Oregon. Phone Main 1382