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ST. JOHNS
li second in number of Industries.
In seve tMin population.
Cars to Portland every 20 min.
Hai navigable water on 3 sides.
Has finest gas and electricity.
Has two strong banks.
Has five large school houses.
Has abundance of purest water.
Has hard surface streets.
Has extensive sewerage system.
Has fine, modern brick city hall.
Has payroll of J95.000 monthly.
Ships monthly 2,000 cars freight.
All railroads have access to it.
Is gateway to Portland harbor.
Climate ideal and healthful.
ST. JOHNS
Has seven churches.
Has n most promising future.
Distinctively n manufacturing eity
Adjoins the citv of Portland.
Has nenrly 6.000 population.
1 Ins a public library.
Taxable property, f-1,500.000.
Has large dry docks, mvf mills
Woolen mills, iron works,
Stove works, asbestos factory,
Ship building plant,
Veneer and excelsior plant,
Flour mill, planing mill,
Dox factory, and others.
More industries coming.
St. Johns is the place for YOU.
ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Devoted to (be Interest of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
VOL. 8
ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1913.
NO. 10
The Straight of It
Editor Review: As I acted ns
special attorney for the city of
St. Johns in the suit brought to
determine the width of Willam
ette boulevard, and as many incor
rect statements have been pub
lished concerning it. 1 deem it
my duty to make, and yours to
publish, a correct statement of
the facts.
When the portion of the terri
tory lying south of what is now
Richmond street was under the
jurisdiction of the city of Albl
na, and on December 10, 1889, A.
L. Miner and wife laid out and
platted what they designated" A.
L. Miner's Addition." and what
in now known as" Willamette bou
levard" as designated on the
man of that addition as Sixth
street and as CO feet wide. Sub
seque'ntly, the city of Album at
tempted to establish a thorough
fare 100 feet wide from a point
commencing near the blult of the
Willamette river between Sees.
21 and 22. Tp. 1. N. R. 1 E., to
what is now Richmond street,
and with that object in view, at
tempted to appropriate 20 feet
of land owned bv A. L. Miner
and wife on each side of Sixth
street thus making Sixth street
100 feet wide, instead oi ou, anu
making it a part of Willamette
boulevard. Afterwards A. L,
Miner and wife vacated all that
portion of A. L. Miner's Addi
tion lying horthenstorlv of Sixth
street, and Hartman, Thompson
and Powers became the owners
of all the land fronting on Sixth
street or Willamette boulevard
on both sides of said street or
boulevard, in A. L. Miner's addi
tion. In 1891 Albina was consol
idated with the citv of Portland.
and in 1898 the boundaries of the
city of Portland were so altered
as to exclude from the corporate
limits of" that city all the terri
tory that is now in tho corporato
limits of St. Johns. The portion
of Willamette boulevard within
the limits of tho city of Portland
was placed under the jurisdiction
of tho county court, but there is
no record of the county court
ever acquiring jurisdiction over
tho portion of tho boulevard that
IS now in me corporate umiia in
tho city 0f St. Johns, although it
has maintained tho same in re
pair for many years.
Tho proceedings of tho city of
Albina by which it was attempt
ed to make Sixth street in A. L.
Miner's addition 100 feet wido
and to christen it "Willamette
boulevard" aro In many respects
defective, but in March. 1902,
whllo MeBsra. Hartman, Thomp
son and Powers were tho owners
of all tho land on both sides of
said boulevard or Gth street, in
A. L. Miner's addition, they laid
out and platted what is now St.
Johns Heights addition, being
tho tract of land lying northeast
erly of said boulevard and form
erly included In A. L. Miner's
addition. In the plat of St.Johns
Heights addition Willamette bou
levard is plainly designated as
being 100 feet wide and all, or
practically all, of tho lots in St.
Johns Heights addition fronting
on Willamette boulevard were
sold by Hartman, Thompson and
Powers with reference to tho
plat of St. Johns Heights addi
tion, which showed the boulevard
to bo 100 feet wide, before the
lots on the southwesterly side,
or the side next to tho river,
were sold. Therefore, in my
opinion, the defects in tho afore
said condemnation proceedings
aro of no consequence so far as
they affect tho boulevard in front
of St Johns Heights addition,
as, I think, Hartman, Thompson
and Powers, and all persons
claming under them, are conclu
sively bound by the plat of St.
Johns Heights addition. In one
of the early cases decided by the
Supreme Court of this state,
namely, Meier v Portland C. Ry.
Co. 1 Ore., at page 505, the Court
said: "It would be unreasonable
and unjust to allow a town pro
prietor (who. in this instance
would be Hartman, Thompson
and Powers) to revoke the dedi
cation of any street indicated
upon the plat of, the town for
the reason that the corporate au
thorities of the town had not
specially accepted it as a street,
nor the public actually entered
upon and used it as such. The
proprietor proposed to the public
in the outset that the ground
represented as the street should
forever remain open to. be used
for that purpose, and upon a sale
of lota and blocks by reference
to such plats he precludes him
self from making any other or
different disposition of it." The
above decision has been sustain
ed by at least six additional de
cisions of the Supreme Court of
Oregon and by other courts gen
erally throughout the United
States, and as the plat of St.
Johns Heights was duly of record
at the time the people on the
side of the boulevard next to the
river purchased, certainly they
can claim no bettor right than
their grantor, Hartman, Thomp
son and Powers.
Tho suit brought by Mr. Thur
ni an only applies to one lot, 25
xlOO feet, and tho decision of the
Circuit Court is only binding ns
to that lot, if allowed to stand.
The case was heard before Judge
McGinn, who refused to hear ar
gument at the conclusion of tho
trial, but instructed the attor
neys to submit the same, with
their authorities, in writing, and
after careful consideration, he
would decide the case. On be
half of the city I sumitted nn ex
tensive brief on the subject
writing out all the authorities re
lied upon in detail. After hold
ing the case open for more than
six months, Judge McGinn noti
fied me that he had not read the
arguments and authorities sub
mltted, that he considered the
case one which should be decided
by the buprome ;ourt, and
would, therefore, decide in favor
of the plaintiir, and the city
could appeal to the Supreme
Court. I notified the Council of
the Court s decision and asked
leave to appeal. The Council
refused to authorize an appeal
on behalf of the city. The prop
ety owners on tho northeasterly
side of the boulevard, through
me. made a proposition to tho
Council to allow the case to bo
appealed, they agreeing to pay
ail the cost of appeal and to give
bond protecting the city from all
cost or damages. The Council
then refused to allow tho proper
ty owners to appeal tho caso in
the name of tho city unless they
would give bond to pay the plain-
tills' costs, whether the plaintiff
should win or lose. Hero was
the anomalous condition, where
what is believed to be, and what
In my opinion, undoubtedly is,
nublic property, of which tho
Council, by virtuo of the char
tor, is the trustee, is sought to
bo appropriated for nrivnto use;
tho City Council refused to do
fend tho public's Interest In the
iropcrty. and refused to allow
privato citizens to do so. unless
they first gave bond to pay tho
invaders' expenses, whother
they wero right or wrong. The
principle is tho samo as If somo
outsider shouh assert a claim to
tho city hall and the council
should refuse to defend against
lis claim or refuse to allow a
citizen of St. Johns to do so, un-
ess the citizen should first give
bond to pay tho expense of tho
claimant's assault, whether right
or wrong. I do not accuse tho
Council consciously of doing any
thing wrong, but the effect is
tho same so far as tho welfare of
tho nubile Is concerned. Not
only the people owning property
at this time on Willamette boule
vard are affected, but tho peo
ple of the entire city and future
enerations. Tho charter pro-
libits tho city from selling prop
erty dedicated to tho public or
to allow it to be vacated except
or manufacturing purposes. I
reported tho action of the Coun
cil to Judge McGinn and he im
mediately set aside the decreo
and allowed some of the owners
of property abutting on Willam
ette boulevard in bt. Johns
heights addition to bo made par
ties defendant, so the case can
be annealed to the Sunreme
Court in their name should they
so elect. The time for appeal
:ias not expired, and will not ex
pire for about five months.
I make this statement for the
reason that it is a matter that
concerns the p blic, and I think
the citizens should know their
rights. I have no personal inter
est in the matter. I do not see
jow the Supreme Court can sus
tain Judge Mcumn's decision
without repudiating its previous
loldmgs. 1 have ottered my
brief on the subject to the pres
ent city attorney, and believe if
he will read it, he will concur
with me. George J. Perkins.
It was a very hot day, and the
at drummer who wanted the
2:20 train got through the gate
at just 12:21. The ensuing han
dicap was watched with absorbed
interest both from the train and
station platform. At its concha
sion the breathless and perspir
ing knight of the road wearily
took to the back trail and a va
cant faced "red cap" came out
to relieve him of his grip. "Mis
ter," he inquired, "was you try
ing to ketch that Pennsylvania
tra n?" "No, my son," replied
tho patient man; "no, I was
merely chasing it out of the
yard."
A Mammoth Project
To harness the Columbia River
at Celilo in the most stupendous
water power development ever
attempted in the world is the
plan of State Engineer John H.
Lewis, which will be presented
to the Legislature of Oregon this
month.
Production of power at a price
that will attract great industries
from countries of Europe, as well
was all parts of America, tho
creation of a giant waterfall as
a western rival of Niagara, and
the elevation of Portland to com
mercial preeminence as the
"Power City of tho World,"aro
some of tho visions of the future
generated by the state engineer's
scheme.
The grcnt project is planned
to be built 90 miles east of Port
land, the point of diversion be
ing the head of Five Mile rapids,
about five miles East of the Dal
le. At this point the Columbia
contracts from'n width of 1G00
feet to 200 feet, and is confined
in a narrow gorge for a distance
of about one mile and n'Jialf, to
Big Eddy.
The plans call lor the con
struction ofVgront'cannl.tyOjfeet
wide and 20 feet deep, for this
distance of one'and one-half miles
dropping the great mass of water
to an immense power house at
Big Eddy, whero'the'water would
be returned to the Columbia
River. This canal would be con
structed to carry the minimum
flow of tho'rlver at all seasons
of tho year, producing 300,000
horsepower at the switchboards
365 davs in the year.
Construction of two great dams
are. necessary to completion oi
tlu "project, ono a rock fill at the
head of Five Milo rapids 120 feet
high andt300 feet long, tho other
a dam oi removable typo vu loot
high to be swung across tho
artificial channel to bo excavated
through solid rock, which will
be used to control the water in
times of flood, and is also needed
for diversion of tho river during
construction of tho great over
flow dam at tho head .of the gor-
By this great engineering
work, estimated at an outside
cost of $23,000,000, tho figures
carefully worked out by btato
Engineer Lewis andL. F. Harza,
Port and engineer who has
made tho.detailed.'eatimatea. In
tho annual horsepower cost,
)laced at $6.89, is found tho key
to vast industrial development
through tho attraction of manu
facturing plants from all parts
of tho world. Mr. Lewis has
figured $9 as tho price at which
power could bo sold to cover all
contingencies and yield a hand
some profit for the state.
This is the minimum price at
which power is Bold at Niagara,
but tho most of Niagara power
ssold at $12 up to $20.
With the building of tho Pan
ama canal, tno construction or.
great public docks at Portland,
the location of the power house
on a river navigablototidowater
and with transcontinental rail
roads on either bank, n prospect
is opened for commercial de
velopment that defies competi
tion and staggers the mind by
its immensity.
While tho physical features
will challenge the attention of
engineers over tho world, It is
tho factor of low power cost up
on which tho state engineer de
pends to win the attention of the
Oregon Legislature, for thereby
e promises to show that the
development of this power will
mean a new era for Oregon,
making Portland truly the "Pow
er City of the World." He sug
gests that this would be a fit slo
gan to blazon on a great electric
sign, placed where it should com
mand the attention of every
visitor who came within the city
imits. Journal.
Jaggs, after an evening at the
club, elected to sleep in the tulip
bed in his front yard. He slept
well, and in the morning, when
le awoke, he saw his wife re
garding him bitterly from the
open casement of her bedroom.
Jaggs, confused and chilly in the
fresh morning air, huddled up
among the cold tulips and yelled:
'Shut that window, woman! Do
you want me to catch my (leath
from cold
If your children are subject to
attacks of croup, watch for the
first symptom, hoarseness. Give
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
as soon as the child becomes
hoarse and the attack may be
warded off. For sale by all dealers.
An Immense Plant
An Immense gas plant, cover
ing ten acres, with concrete
buildings, offices and tall iron
tanks, which will supply Port
land with gas until 1920, is be
ing built by tho Portland Gns &
Coke Co. at the Government
Moormirs. on the Linnton road
opposite St. Johns, at a cost of
$2,000,000. Tho building will be
completed this week.
The new plant will have a no
tential capacity of fifteen million
cubic feet ol gas every 24 hours
although only half of this wil
be utilized now. In the office
atid station building there wil
bo installed three big gas meters
10 feet in diameter, each of
which has a capacity of five mil
lion cubic feet of gas, and these
will be used in measi ring the
supply that is pumped into the
city.
Four big reinforced concrete
buildings and two big stec
tanks, ono 250 feet high by 90
in diameter, stand out the larg
est on the site. Besides these
there nre a number of auxiliary
buildings, the largest being the
pumping station, which will have
a capacity of seventy million gal
Ions of water every 24 hours.
The Portland Gas & Coke Co.'s
plant is one of the largest on the
Coast. It is located on the street
car line, a railroad and on the
river, giving every transporta
tion advantage. Below it ships
and barges are constantly ply
ing, and a wharf is one of the
big and costly things on which
construction has been started.
This wharf will be the second re
inforced concrete dock built in
or near Portland, and will nccom
modato fairly large ships. Ma
terial for construction work can
bo carried much cheaper on the
water, and with three methods
of transportation at hand, tho
now plant is trebly fortunate.
Threo hundred men aro now
busily engaged in building foun
dations, mapping out plans for
small tanks, mixing mortar and
building up tho concrete walls of
tho four buildings that aro now
moro than three-fourths complct
ed. A big steam hammer clat
tors continually on tho steel sides
of ono of tho tanks, like a great
woodpecker trying to make un
impression on an oak tree. The
daily payroll on this big job is
$1000, to say nothing of tho op
erating expenses of pumps, ham
mers, engines and cranes.
The big pipo lino that twists
its way into tho city and which
will bo more than eight miles
long when it has completed its
windings, will bo finished with
in two weeks, and It Is estimat
ed by tho officials of tho company
that tho new plant will be in op
eration by August 1. This
means tho closing down of tho
old plant located on Front and
Everett streets and tho removal
of all fixtures to tho new quar
ters.
The new plant when finished
will represent tho latest and
most uptodate plant of its kind
from an engineering and practi
cal standpoint ever erected on
the Coast. Much, thought has
been given to make the site a
beauty Bpot Especiql attention
has been given to tho arrange
ment of the buildings and tanks
and tho plant will present a pret
ty picture. Landscape garden
ers will bo hired to beautify pa t
of the grounds so that instead of
presenting to the view of those
traveling on river, street car and
train a smoky, grimy factory,
the plant will look to be a big,
cool, well regulated gas manu
factory,
Situated along the Linnton
road, one of tho future boule
vards of the city, with a back
ground of beautiful green cover-
i i tn tir;n ii
eu lulls anu uio vnuameue river
flowing in front, giving tho nec
essary liquid touch to the pic
ture, tho plant will be one to look
at twice. The surrounding scen
ery will be contrasted with the
red tile roofs placed on the gray
concrete walls, forming the
buildings of the plant, and the
contrast will only enhance the
beauty of the place.
On account of the increase in
the consumption of the new fuel,
carbon briquets, a much larger
briqueting plant will be installed
in the new works, consisting of
filters, dryers, presses, convey
ing machinery and sheds. Jour
nal. A soldier who deserted two
months ago to get married has
surrendered to the authorities
and asked to be allowed to return
to his army post. Some men
never will give anything a fair
trial.
A Large Undertaking
A man whose name we have
been unable to learn, last week
squatted, with tho intention of
homesteadlng, upon about twen
ty acres of land along tho water
front, which he claims is gov-
ernment property subject to en
try, and which the original
land donation claim of the found
er of St Johns, James John, of
which it has been presumed to
be a part, did not include. It
is a strip of varying width, be
ing about ninety feet wide at
one end and about 1G feet wide at
the other and almost half a mile
in length. It begins at the north
end of the St Johns Shipbuilding
plant and embraces parts of
what has been known as the
Peninsula Lumber Co. land tho
Barton tract and part of tho
Weyerhaeuser tract. It is al
water frontaire. and at a conser
vntive estimate is worth half
million dollars. Tho contention
of the squatter is that the lam
he has started to homestead, am
upon which he has placed a tent
Is beyond the extremity of the
James John donation land claim,
that the original survey, as the
monuments show, did not reach
to the river, and that the lines
wero run to suit tho homestead
or in the first instance. Ho
claims to be sure of his position,
as his squatting is ample proof.
Among tho old pioneers of St
.JoniiB mere nas over been some
. t
doubt as to whether this land had
ever been taken up, and that
there Is a probability that the
squatter Is justified in the po
sition he has taken. It is assert
ed that T. T. Parker, a former
St. Johns attorney, discovered
that perhaps this land had never
been deeded from tho govern
ment, while he was engaged In
tno abstracting business some
yours ago, and that he even en
deavored to secure somo ono to
lomcstead it. but no one would
do so for fear he might become
the laughing stock of tho com
munity.
It the squatter can hold tho
and he has taken possession of.
t will mean that he will control
almost half a mile of St. Johns
best water front and is about the
ucklest man that ever "came
down tho pike."
Former Resident Killed
S. Schelter.a contractor of Mc-
Minnville, formerly of St.Johns,
was instantly killed today while
working on tho A. L. Powell
louse near tho bherulan road,
on College Side. Mr. Solicitor
as working in tho erection of a
louse and had just placed his
working scaffold in plnco when
t collapsed and he fell 1H feet and
struck his head and neck on a
cross beam, causing instant
death.
Schelter s head was split open
and his neck broken. Ho had
een engaged in McMlnnvillofor
tho past two years as a carpenter
and contractor and had been em
ployed on the now United States
National Bank building, now
nearly completed. Ills assistant,
Mr. McFarland, although on the
scaffold also, and falling at the
samo time, did not receive se
rious injuries.
Mr. Schelter had a wife and
grown children living near&t.
ohns, his former home. Ho
was about vo years oi age.
Arrangements for the funeral
mvo not been announced. 1 ues-
day's Oregonian.
Sylvesvter J. bhelter was born
in Koxann, Mich., .June zuth,
870: was accidentally killed at
McMinnvllle, Oregon, Jan. 13,
913. He was thus 42 years, u
months and 14 days old. He was
married to Miss Anna Dillenbeck
n 1890. To this union was born
two sons and two daugnters-
ercy. Rachel, Katie and John
ny. They came to uregon in
September, 1902, and for two
years resided in Oregon City;
from there they came to bt
ohns in 1905, where they have
resided since. He leaves to
mourn his sudden and sad depar
ture his companion and two sons
and two daughters. These can
only be commended to Him who
doeth all things wen. iir. bhel
ter joined the United Brethren
church at the age of 24 years,
and remained a member until
lis death.
Conirreirational churchSun
day school 10 a, m; preaching 11
in. anu cou u. in. j. iu, uj'io
. t
p. m. : prayer meeting Wednes
day at 7:30 p. m. All are welcome.
Council Proceedings
A resolution was adopted at
the regular meeting of the city
council Tuesday evening direct
ing the city engineer to prepare
the necessary plans and specihca
tion for tho improvement of Wil
lamette boulevard. Tho propos
ed improvement extends from
tho southern city limits to Rich
mond street on tho north. It
calls for cement sidewalks on
either side and a bitulithic strip
thirty foot wide in tho roadway.
A petition for an arc light at
the intersection of Smith avenue
and East Polk street was refer-1
red to tho water and light com
mlttee.
Lending residents and bus!
ness men of East St Johns ask
ed that a special policeman be
provided for that section of the
city. Referred to the health and
police committee for recommon
dntion.
W. G. Eaton asked that his
apportionment of cost for the
improvement of Burlington
street be annulled for the reason
that his property suffered alleir
ed damages in excess of benefit
by said improvement Filed.
Attorney Stroud stated that
he had received word from the
Railway Commission relative to
the case brought to its attention
by him on the water rate ques
tion, and that ho had been In
formed that the commission
would institute investliralion
here with a hydraulic engineer
and expert accountant after the
Modford case, which it had tak
en up lirsl, and winch was ex
pected to consume two weeks
more time, had been thoroughly
investigated. The St. Johns
water rate question, he had been
iniormed, would be the second
caso to be taken up by tho com-
miBlon. The attorney also took
occasion to state that lie had sev
eral complaints filed with him,
and which he was preparing for
action, against tho water com
pany for violating-tho water rate
ordinance recently passed by the
city council.
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The city recorder was directed
to advertise for bids on lighting
the city of St Johns, the contract
of tho Portand Railway, Light
rower Co. terminating next
month.
1 lie application of transfer of
liquor license from James Mellon
to M. F, Joyce was not allowed.
1'ho attorneys for Mr. Mellon were
present and made a strong plea
for tho transfer without avail.
Miss Caples, who has remon
strated against the extension of
ollogg street through their
property, claiming that it des
troyed valuable property without
adequate benefit, suggested that
tho proposed site of tho public
ibrary building bo moved a con
)le of hundred feet further east,
so that their property would not
io intorforod with. Sho boliov-
ed tho change In locality would
io satisfactory to the donor ami
tho library association, and also
o more quiet than noaror tho
street car lino. Roforrod to a
commltteo consisting of Aldor-
men Hillor and Davis.
An ordinance assessing tho
cost of improving Olympia stroot
irom Myers to Charleston was
passed.
All inombors wore prosont with
tho oxcoption of Aldormnn Wil
cox.
Work on tho first community
center over plnnnod for Portland
ias commenced at Peninsula
Park. Tho building will cost in
the neighborhood of $30,000. It
will provide in door amusement
recreation facilities for hund
reds during tho winter months
and wo bespeak for it a good at
tendance. Other improvements
aro under way at the park and
when it is opened again tho com
ing year it is safe to say that it
will become at once the most pop
ular of all city parks. Tho season
of 1912 proved its worth as a
)layground and with those now
mprovemonts installed wo have
indeed a park to point to with
pride. Peninsula Herald,
Jamos John versus Clatskanie
I. S. Saturday night Junuary 18.
the home team will play tho bas
ed ball team of Clatskanie High
School, Clatskanie has not boon
defeated this year and has Port
and Academy and Jeflerson High
among her string of victories.
Hie home team also has not been
dofeated this year bo tho game
will undoubtedly bo ono of tho
strongest of the season. A pro-
iminary game will bo played
y the second team. Tickets on
sale at St Johns Pharmacy.
Work for a Qreator BU Johni.
Elect New President
Tho annual stockholder mov
ing of the Peninsula National
Bank was held Tuesday. Jan. 14,
1913. and the old directors wore
re-elected as follows:
Peter Auburn, president of the
Portland Manufacturing Co.
F. C. Knapp, president Penin
sula Lumber Co.
M. L. Ilolbrook, vice president
Merchants National Bank of
Portland.
R. T. Piatt of Piatt & Plntt,
Attorneys.
J. N. Edlefson, cashior,
A subsequent mooting of the
directors was held in whiuh the
following officers were oloutod:
Peter Autzon, President'
F. C. Knnpp, Vice President
J. N. Edlefsen, Cashior.
S.L. Dobie, Assistant Cashior.
Tho election of Mr. Autzon to
the presidency of this institution
will undoubtedly please tho pub
lic in general and the patrons of
the bank in particular. To all
he is known to be a successful
and conservative business man
and his character far above re
proach. Peter Autr.cn is a man
among men, ever just, absolute
ly dependable and public spirit
ed, whose word is as good as his
bond at any time, and ha never
turns a deaf ear to the cull of
distress and destitution. No
belter choice could possibly lmve
been made. His own interest
are largely in bt. Johns, and his
heart is here also. Mr. Aulaen
is a director of the First Nation
al Bank of Ilomiinin, Wash., and
has large timber and saw mill
interests there also.
New Theatre Open
The new theatre in tho Hoi-
brook building, conducted by Earl
I ay no. opened lor business bun-
day evening. Tho theatre has
been overhauled and UtorouMhly
remodeled undeY tho skillful ma
nipulation of Kerr & Son, and
presents an appearance most
pleasing to the eye, and conven
ient as well as attractive. Only
the best pictures that the mar
ket affords will lie produced, and
the cheap and uninteresting pic
tures will have no place in the
now theatre. Charley Iceland,
who made quite a reputation at
the Multnomah us a moving pic
ture operator, has been secured
to take care of the films, and
the public can feel assured that
they will be shown to the belt
possible advantage. All Ute
machinery and npiwmitua is en
tirely new and of the Istest imt
torn. No name has been given
to the new theatre as yet but we
understand a contest will be held
soon in which suggestions for un
appropriate title will lie receiv
ed, and a prise given for Ute
name adopted, 'lite new thea
tre started out with n One at
tendntice. and since it is the in
tention of the management to
give only the host service aequlr
ablo, theru is no doubt that It
will meet with splendid and eon
timiod success.
Building Permits
No. 1 To L. S. Rout to erect
a dwelling on Ivanhoe street be
tween Polk and Buchanan: coti
$150.
No. 2. To Gordon Elliott to
erect a dwelling on Dawson street
between Burr and Alum streets:
cost $1400.
Tho lay of the Oreiron hen lias
been the subject of much thouirkt
on the part of the regents of the
Uregon Agricultural College and
they will seek funds from the
Legislature to establish a model
poultry farm at Corvallis. The
average hen in the state lays
about 50 eggs tier year while
champion layers at the college
have gono woll past the 200 mark
in a twelvemonth. It is desired
to develop a laying strain of poul
try, and to sell the fowls and
thoir eggs at a reasonable prise
to farmers is the object aimed at
in establishing the poultry
ranch,
Tho young man who is laty,
who shirks his work, and thinks
ho is getting something for noth
ing when he does not give his
em ploy or tho best that is in him,
will never got very far. The
boat way to get oven with a
mean employer is to make your
self indispensible to him. Thon
you have him on the hip. Ifcc.
NoU the label on your paper.

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