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THE ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to the Interests of the Peninsula,' the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
ST. JOHNS, ORKGON, FRIDAY, DKCUMUKR t, 1905.
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Acme Lumber Company
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WE CARRY "ODD" SASH IN STOCK
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ST. JOHNS SASH AND DOOR CO.
PH(kr cm JERSEY STREET
Hardware, Tinware, Plumbing
Tin Roofs, Gutters, etc.
Phone Scott 4065
ST. J8MNS, Or
Dray and Baggage Line
Phone Scott iy&.
Tiaiio Moving a Specialty.
Leave order at Blackburn's Furniture
store and they will receive prompt
i "For Rent" and "For Sale"
I cards for sale at this office.
FOR A MARKET.
Merchants Of St. Johns Should Work
Up A Larger Business.
For some time past several of the
business houses here hnve been
contemplating a trip to the rich and
fertile valley across the river for
the purpose of getting acquainted
with the dwellers in that locality.
There is no reason v. hv the trade
of the farmers in that locality should
not be diverted to St. Johns as soon
as the ttew ferry stiittt be in
operation. If the men-hunts of this
city will get together and so arrange
matters that there will a market for
their products, and will properly
advertise the goods carried in stock
it stands to reason thn the trade of
that community cati easily be
diverted to St. John-t. Hut this
will require tin effort a united
effort upon the part of the busi
Citv Ktigiiieer Goodrich has his
own Ideas upon the subject. lie
favors this reaching ut for the
trade that is legitimately our but
he desiies the city to t ike the in
itiative. He has the following to
"Now that a ferry Is a near to
certainty, there should be a central
site purchased by the city of St.
Johns at once, upon which there
should be erected 11 commodious
market building with, a public hall
above, and stalls or booths below
for all classes of hucksters that may
come to the splendid, city 01 at.
Johns with their wares.
"This same market louse will be
tin imperative necessity tor me
citizens of St. Johns, where at all '
times of the week day they may
Hud the household supplies fresh
from the gardens, and eggs just
from 'ye gentle hen'."
Just at this time we consider that
the city, by itself and unaided by
private enterprise, could not erect a
market-house such as Mr. Good
rich would desire but his sugges
tion is a good one. His plan is to
have the affair a municipal one
where everyone who desired could
have a booth and where n market
for products could be assured.
The increase in tllCValue of the
site would, in n few years, amply
repay the expenditure for the
Hut, whether or not tlie city
shall build such a mart, some steps
should be taken to secure the trade
from across the river which now
goes six or seven miles to Portland.
If ourmistness men can ty caretui
advertising show those people that
they can do as well or better by
ferrying their produce across me
river and that they can supply
their needs by buying here there
is no reason why the business can
not Ik: secured.
We believe that the owners of
the ferry soon to start would make
some satisfactory rate for the re
turn trip of those tanners wno
would bring their produce here
and buy of St, Johns merchants.
It will Ihj for the interests of the
company to no so to encourage
new trade wnicli would iw 01 'id
vantage to all concerned and to
get the citizens jeopliug the fertile
and prosperous community to the
west of us into the "habit" of
If the business 11101 of this city
could but see the business which
would naturally trend to St. Johns
if such a market could be put into
proper shape, and how valuable
would become the holdings as time
passed, the merchants would not be
averse to going into the deal.
This is a matter that should re
ceive the prompt attention of every
business man in nt. joiius.
Do it now!
Orim Death Wins.
At Sedalia, Missouri, Robert
hrnu-n died on TtlCttlav. He was
sixteen. Football injuries killed
him. There is no moral to tins
Things Seem To Be Looking Up All
Over St. Johns. ,
The next twelve months will see
Most of the shack office-floors
ought to be caulked and pitched
about this time of year. It's no
wonder so many have cold feet.
ment places, the city on a more
solid foundation and raises all
values approximately over the en
St. Johns will spread out. It
must. It will be more thickly
built up. It must In;. F.very foot
of tlits Peninsula will come to a
good figure as time passes. It is
bound to be a locality ofjntsiness
and of homes.
greater impetus in all lines of busi-1
ness in bt. Johns than has ever i
been seen here before. This is not ! 1
stated to "boom" anything or auy-IJf
. . . . . ... 1
oouy: it is a tact wntcii every
present condition forebodes, and
which every careful man may
easily discern if he will but in
vestigate. Outside parties as well as our
own home people reali.e that there
is a great future for St. Johns and
are commencing to sit up and take
notice. Values all over the city
are striking a lively gait because
the trend of careful buyers is here
upon this Peninsula. With its fine
water-front for all sorts of manu
factures iud its magnificent resi
dence district there can certainly be
110 money lost by those seeking
careful and conservative Invest
ments. At pieseut there are eight brick
buildings under contemplation.
I hree of these are ceitainties.
Uxcnvation work for the llolbiook
block will commence at once. This
is to be beside the M. W. A. hall
and will be 50x80 feet in area and
two stories high. Then theie is
the new hotel and the large brick
to be erected by the chinamen.
Pmiii'rti' vutitiot nri mv-vl -.tint
not prohibitive. W. II. King lias
refused $3000 for the 35-foot lot1!
where the St. Johns market now
stands just because he believes
that it is really worth in excess of j !
that figure. The lot whereon is'!
the little office of Dr. Hossiter has J
IVkVlitlJ I VI. 1 1 Itl 1WII IIIV 11111
time It sold for $1300 - and a few
days later It was bought at $1500
by a man who has refused several
hundred dollars In advance of what
II. V.. Wagoner has purchased
the St. Johns hotel projierty
which includes three lots and the
building at a figure somewhere
IllWiailii till. .IWW r tillta Mii.t
already refused an offer in advance
of what he paid. He bought for
an Investment untHvill rMH-scll even
1 in the near future. It Is ossihlc
'that he will erect a brick block
I with a 75-foot front in the spring.
! Just north of the city'
.practically in St. Johns thi Am-'!
,er!cau Investment Company has j
sold 52 acres off the Gatton tract,
! embracing some of the bottom laud,
for $20,000. This was bought by J
K. 11. Holmes. I
I On Charleston street on the river !
front the OtMiernl Kleetrie Cnmnanv '
lias bought a fCioo lot whereon It
I will erect a sub-station. This
company realizes what a vust in
1 crease will come to its business here
1 in the next few months and pro
: noses to be strictly in touch with
'the public demand.
' transformers each of
capacity have been brought hero
' and even now are awaiting to be in
stalled in the building not yet
erected. This sub-station, it is
hoped, will render the service for
, St. Johns much more efficient.
! P. J, Peterson has sold to a party
; In Ockley Green and she to the St.
Johns Hotel Company his corner
lot on Hurlington street, just east
of Poff & Carey, (opiositc the city
hall), for a very tidy sum. The
price has not yet been made public
but the location for a hotel will
Im; an ndmlrable one. All adjoin
ing property will le benefitted by
the erection of so fine a hotel as has
1 1 11-. 11 tirniiiiu-il lii tin. iimii-Hnrt;.
Work upon the Marine Holler
Works is progressing ns rapidly as
conditions will jwrmit and the
building will soon be ready for
occupancy. The new St. Johns
Lumber Company Is still under
way Manager Francis now buying
machinery for the plant ami will,
lefore long, le an actuality. A
rumor was current last week that
the company had "sold out" but
how this could have originated is a
mystery, ns nothing of the kind
lias leeii ever suggested. The
company is a strong one in all
ways -and will push its plant in
stallment as soon as Mr. Frauds
returns from the east.
These are some of the things
which add to the interests of St,
Johns, These enumerations are
but the mentions for a few days;
and each day makes its own
I record. As the weeks pass records
j like these will increase rather than
'diminish because all environ
ments are conducive to growth and
betterment of the community.
Every teii thousand dollar improve-
St. Johns Land Co.
PHONG UNION 3104
Choice Husiuess lots on Jersey
25x100, $1000.00 and upward.
lots will double iti value in one veat
100 lots, two blocks from
ear litte, for $7000. Regu
lar price, $10,500
will sell at this
St. Johns M'ark, 59x106,
alleys $250.00 and up
wards $5.00 down and $5.00 per month.
St. Johns Land Co
St. JollHS IMionc Union 3104 OrCgOU
Branch Office nnd Agency on the Ground.
Do not forget we carry a full line of
Men's, Ladies' and Children's Underwear
at rlht prices. Phone Union 4066.
COUCH & CO.
$ 1 i rvrvrni ir
J. J. IVAULICKL i
Sole Agent for
Universal Stoves and Ranges
Do not fail to see the Universal
Steel Range before purchasing
141-143 Firtl Street. Odd Fellows Building, Portland. Oregon. Phone Main 1382
Is Growing Nicely