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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to the IntercMi of the Penlruula, the MunufacturlnR Center of the Northet
ST. JOHN'S, OKKGOX, I'KIDAY, XOVHMHKU 17, 1905.
LOTS OF BUSINESS.
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A GOOD RULE
To follow in buying Lumber is (0 watch the grade and
delivery as well ns the price. By courteous treatment,
well -assorted stock and prompt delivery we aim to please
Acme Lumber Company
City Council Gets Busy And Cleans The Docket
Dropping Out Obnoxious Grafters.
SASH DOORS MILLWORK
WE CARRY ODD SASH IN
m assam iks
St. Johns "H."
ST. JOHNS SASH AND DOOR CO.
pH0NE SCOTT 4063 JERSEY STREET
livery councilman was present
Monday evening when the gavel
fell with Mnyor King in the
J. 11. Mack presented a tctition
asking that Monteith street, in the
Heights, between lliiclianati and
Polk streets, he improved hy grad
ing, sidcwalktng, etc., nml the
name he changed to Jersey. It
was .shown that it is really a con
tinuation of Jersey street there
being hut u slight joe between the
two and proiwrty-owners believed
it would be to their advantage to
have the change and the improve
ment made. The ctitiou was
adopted and the street committee
will take care of the work.
A resolution was adopted regard
ing the improvement of Oresham
street from Mohawk to Tyler, and
another resolution for the extension
of Chicago street from Jersey to
and through the llraaseh addition
was also adopted.
An ordinance providing for the
numbering of nil business houses
and residences was Introduced, and
passed its first, second, and third
reading. Mr. hdwards desired to
have the streets completely signed
before the numbering took place,
and stolidly voted in that way.
Ilurlingtoii and jersey streets
were accented as the base line for
numbering. Kaeh block will be on
hundred system and as the streets
may extend to the north or the
south of llurlington they will bear
the prefix of North or South.
Kast and west of Jetscy the streets
will he known also by prefixing the
word liiist or West. All even iitim
hers will be upon the north side of
streets running east and west and
tijvun the west side qt stiects run
ning north and south.
If one desires to find 318 West
Chicago they will at once know
that the house is in the second
block west of Jersey and on the
right-hand side of the street going
toward the river. The ordinance
is h good one the only fault being
that a number is given to every 25
feet of frontage in place of each 12
1-2 feet. I his necessitates the use
of fractious where a 25-foot store
shall have a second floor.
It was decided to rc-namc Catlin
street in the north part of the city
and Maple street was the decision
of the council. This is in honor of
one of the old settlers. Park place,
in llraaseh' s addition, will Ik:
named Chicago street as soon as
the extension shall be completed
from Jersey to that iwinl which
will lc u betterment. Resolutions
! Hardware. Tinware. Plumbing
Tin Roofs, Gutters, etc.
t Pfcone Scott 405
ST. MINS, to
Dray and Baggage
Phone Scott IJ08.
Piano Moving a Specialty.
hen-e onlera at Blackburn' furniture
tore ami they will receive prompt
"For Rent" and "For
cards for sale at this office.
for this puriKxse were adopted.
The improvements on mining-
ton street were discussed. It was
stated that the job was awarded
July 1 and was to have been com
pleted August 23: but it is not yet
finished. Mr. hdwards said the
material used for the sidewalks was
not up to the quality desired by
those paying for it. A communica
tion from the city engineer regard
ing the unhcatthful condition of
gravel from the Willamette was
read Engineer Goodrich stating
that he would not accept the im
provement if the gravel used should
be from the Willamette.
City Recorder Hanks was
ordered to so notify the contractors.
On motion of Mr. lirice, seconded
by Mr. Shields, Hechel Hrothers
were also ordered to complete their
work within 15 days.
Arrangements for procuring a
'bowling lieu docket," together
with necessary printed blanks,
were left in the hands of the city
recorder. These articles will be
absolutely necessary as soon as real
work commences upon the sewer
The city engineer was allowed
the sum of $150 part paymsnt for
City attorney was ordered to pre
pare an ordinance relating 10 me
placing of signs iiimmi street inter
sections the same to le made of
Jersey street from John street to
Tacoma street was accepted.
Attention was called to the fact
of a discrepancy between the rela
tive jMsitious of the public dock
and the building being erected by
House For Rent.
Three blocks north of .school
house on Richmond street, 6-room
house, bath and toilet: lot 100x100:
$12.50. King Real Kstatc Com
pany, St. Johns.
the Marine Hoiler Company.
Hither the new building extends
into Richmond street or the public
dock projects upon the Rankin
projery on the south a matter of
some six feet.. The matter is to be
at once investigated by the city
Hills were allowed to Charles
Hrederson, $20: 0. I. Thompson,
5t5: St. Johns Lumber Company,
S6.75: I). I). Woods, 54.
The water (pitstiou was then
orougni up. .Mayor King sugges
ted that n bond election be called to
see if ihe citizens favored n muni-
cipai piam: out it was remarked
tliat the people would vote down
the proposition: if they didn't vote
them down the bonds would bo de
The Hoard of Public Works or
dinance, which had passed second
reading, was then brought up.
Mr. Shields wanted something
done. He was perfectly willing to
have the entire council of seven
made a Hoard of Public Works he
didu t cure about the number
it placed the city in a position to
Mr. Hrice thought that a move of
that sort would be foolish: it was
merely making a committee of the
council and removing from the
mayor all right to veto. He saw
no use in such an ordinance.
Mr. Shields said there was an
evident desire upon the p.irt of
some K'ople to labor for the in
terests of Hartuiau, Thompson and
I'owers: he had no doubt if a com
mittee could be selected from out
side the council and all of the
committee were Hurtniau, Thomp
son & Powers men there would be
no kick by some people. Such a
thing he thought would provoke
very little antagonism amoiiir a
vny Attorney ureenc was asked
his opinion regarding the nronoscd 2
ordinance. In re-reading the or- 'j;
dimiuce Mr. Greene noted, and
pointed out to the council, that the ,
latter part of article two in section J
71 of the city charter prohibited
some of the conditions of the ordin
ance. This reads as below:
Provided, however, save as
otherwise provided in this charter,
no contract or agreement for the
purchase, condemnation, owner-
hip, construction or operation bv
the city ol tiny public utility shall
c entered into by the counc with
out first submitting such proposed
contract or agreement to the (nulli
fied voters of the city, in accord
mice with the provisions of this
Mr. Peterson thought the farther
consideration of this ordinance
should be txistpoucd. Mr. Hrice
St. Johns Park
Lots 50x1 06 ft
With a 1 6-foot Alley back
of each lot.
I $5 Down and $5 per month I
These lots are located on Jersey street, three blocks
from car Hue and
Near the Great Weyerhauser Mill Site.
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 16' foot alleys, all high and level, and in
the best locality in St. Johns for $200 and upwards.
I.et 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 2 per cent.
Within one year, when the great Weyerhauser mill
is in operation, these lots will be worth double the pres
anything ubont it: apparently there
were two sides to the matter -and
the council should do nothing until
it had full details.
Mr. Shields said the matter was
introduced by Mr. Thompson and
he ought to know all about it. Mr.
Thompson denied all knowledge of
it more than to admit he intro
duced it at the request of W. T.
Vaughn but did not pay any atten
tion to the subject.
Some personalities followed but
Mr. Hdwards declared that old
matters should Ik: droptcd and
attention given to what was of
Mr. Shields said that ever since
the present council had taken hold
of affairs tteople had been asking
for some new water facilities and
now their term of office was nearly
out and nothing had lecii done.
"It don't look as if any of us
would get back into office again,"
tersely added Mr. Shields, "the
way we've been doing."
Hy consent of his second Mr
Shields withdrew his motion to have
the H P. O. W. increased from five
to seven. Then was a little farther
discussion regarding the ordinance
and then, in deference to Mr,
Greene's opinion regarding the
invalidity of the document, the
matter seemed to become of 110 in
terest -and without action upon it
an adjournment was made to the
next regular meeting.
Can You Afford
To carry the risk of total loss on
your buildings when a small amount
will insure you against loss ? It
does not pay to do it. See the Pe
niusula Hank about rates.
St. Johns Land Co
St. JollllS IMionc Union 3101 OrCOIl
Branch Office and Agency on the (iround.
Do not forget we carry a full line of
Men's, Ladies' and Children's Underwear
at right prices. Phone Union '1066.
COUCH &, CO.
J. J. KADDERLY
Of all Kinds.
.Sole Agent for
Universal Stoves and Ranges j
Do not fail to see the Universal 4
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