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Devoted (o the Interests of the Peninsula, the Manufacturing Center of the Northwest
VOI,. 8
NO. 50
IThc Making of Millions1
Should Be Regulated
High School Notes
Council Proceedings
The Bonville System
Great Street Project
Evangelical Church
The world is beginning to see
fjhow the miracle was wrought
how a few men managed to get
hold of scores of millions while
the mass of men were struggling
for existence
Some thirty years ago a swarm
. of grasshoppers settled dowri on
the prairies of Minnesota. These
grasshoppers "disturbed busi
ness" for three successive years
. to such an extent that thousands
v'of Bettlers left the country, and
the Dutch investors who had bo
,'gun to build the St. Paul & Pa
cific, a railway which went no-
where in particular by means of
three difToront branches, became
utterly discouraged.
"J. J. Hill, Wood & Coal," do
ling business on the river bank at
St. Paul, saw his opportunity.
Ho interested two Canadians and
went after that railroad. These
men knew the grasshoppers
One of the trio went.tofAmster
dam and came back with an
.eight months' optionon the rail
road. "That cost money," you
pay. Yes, ono guilder - forty
Big things happened before
that option expired. The grass
hoppers tloft. That changed the
whole face of the situation.
Settlers now poured In fuster
than they had poured out before.
-The Minnesota legislature grant
aed a valuable franchise, and a
.good stroke of lund;buBinossJwns
n'dono with the government at
Washington. Tho road was pur
chased at one-thlrdits original
,.costwith tho profits of its new-born
traffic, plus a bond issue.
Jim Hill and liis associates, Don
..ald B. Smith (now Ird Strath-
. connjnnd ueorgo, aicnncn mow
;Lord Mount Stephen) had put
in for surveyors and promotion
, after overybody'saw tho valuo of
1 their purchasojtho sum of $283,
i 000. In about four years thoy
. ,took out cash and securities to
thovaluoof forty million dollars.
That was'only Hho beginning.
The Straggling , railroad becamo
tho Great Northern, tho Great
1 Northern swallowed the North
ern Pacific, and tho two together
acquired many other lines. At
,. every turn of 'tho wheel tho mil
tlions wero multiplied by means
,tof cloverjmorgers, bold stock wa
tering, and tho steady and cnor
,moua riso of land, including iron
,oro land, which fell into tho
..hands of the bold financiers.
In about thirty years Jim Hill
nnd his partners had piled up
i fortunes so vast that it is hard to
tcalculato them, fortunes that
a'diavo enabled them to dominte
,not only the business, but tho
;,politics of an empire. Somo will
. P.nv thov "earned" it. Certnin-
. ly, they had tho imagination to
fnrcsea what must happen in tho
expansion of tho great north-west
They had tho brains to
.jrHsp.pm tho stratretic points, and
..the couraco to take possession of
-thorn. But after all tho credit
,i fairly due them is acknowledg
..ed. three outstand ng lacta re-
First, these men capitalized
tho future by watering stocks
and bonds, then levied tributes
..upon tho industry of tho region
ties nav dividends.
Second, thev acauired vast
..nrpns of natural resources origi
. nally belonging to all the pepplo
..and realized the profits which
vcame with the inevitable devel
.iopment of these resources.
Third, bv means of their mo
nqpoly of transportation, they
. tivk to themselves a tremendous
of all that was produced
by the presence and the labor of
i multitudes of men by society.
Without these three sources of
1 profit they could not have made
! their multi-millions. No man
. should be permitted to get rich
1 that way again. Bonville Square
1 Deal.
Building Permits
No. 51 To Otto Pederson to
repair a dwelling on Tioga street
1 between nuason anu uuiura
. avenue :cost $800.
No 52. To N. A. Taylor to re
, pair dwelling on Fillmore street
I Between reasenuen aim irumuui
. streets: cost $130.
No. 53 To S. Coppin to repair
buildingon Jersey street between
i John. and Charleston streets for
i M. U HoiorooK; cosiou.
Wanted To rent small house,
not more than four rooms; must
.1 be close in and reasonable. Leave
would not stay always. That is
..where thoirllGENlUS came in.
tTho rest wnsfcomparatlvoly easy.
The measure to regulate the
use of streets and public places
is proposed so that those who
seek only to breed strife and class
hatred shall' be rqgulatqd in their
desire to utter their offensive and
filthy language against that
which is best in society, as rep
resented by the state and nation.
Liberty and frccdomoi speech
does npt mean licence to say
what you please. In other
words, it is .nntn ..nriviloiro for
any one. to .utter froraanyampro-
vised rostrum maledictions again-
at n citizen onirturcd in his lawful
pursuit, against the church, I
against the nation and its defend
ers, and m the use of such lan
guage, which is often of the
vilest type, endeavor to arouse
such a class hatred as to engen
der a violent antipathy for those
who may diiTer in their idea and
view from that of the speaker,
and those who may do not sub
scribe to his beliefs.
It has .become altogether too
common of late to hear these
street comer orators pouring
forth their filthy, vicious utter
anceslto give olfenso to passersby
disregarding, tho common decen
cies that every man, especially
the American man, renders to
womanhood and those of tender
years. They care not who hears
them, and glorying their ability
to speak unmolested, claiming
tho right to free speech, but not
willing to accord it to others who
differ with them, notable ins
tances of which can bo cited
where they interfered with and
broke un meetings becuuso the
views of tho speaker wero not
in accord with their own.
You will bo told by tho unionB,
and especially by the I. W. W.
enders. that a measure 10 abridge
the rights of free Bpcech, which
is introduced by tho employers
Association, is about to menaco
your rights. Freo speech con
not bo abridged, as ic is guaran
teed finder tho constitution of
thoAJnlted States, and, moreover,
it iB within tho power or any
Mayor or other officer of a city
of 0000 or moro inhabitants, if
this measure passes, to grant a
nermit to any ono applying, to
speak anywhere in the city.
Tho recu at on 01 speech snouia
bo just as important as tho reg
ulation of traffic on tho streets,
or tho regulation of public morals
in other respects. Tho streets
aro freo to all of thoso who wish
to ubo them in a lawful way, and
thoso of us who havo to listen
to these selfstyled orators should
surely have some right to regu-
ato and remove irom the centers
of congestion such of the ilk us
will persist in using ouensiye
anmiairo in the r assaults on
what they are pleased to call tho
wrongs of society.
There is another aido 01 it, anu
that ia oftentimes in a busy
thoroughfare, when people are
attracted to liston to these soap
box saviours in their salacious
discussion of pubic affairs, tho
concestion becomes so great and
the authorities nro so taxed to
relievo same, that a busincps
man having his storo or place of
business in tho vicinity of such
gathering is seriously hampered
n the conduct 01 nis auairs. in
deed, it may cut into his revenue
so seriously, when customers
cannot enter his placo of bust
ness.thatho is subjected to losses
which he should not have to
bear, and which are primarily
caused by the congestion and by
the daily interierence 01 tnese
speakers, who cry loudest for
their rights.
Most of theso sneaKers aro
foreigners, seomingly intoxicat
ed with tho fresh air of free
dom, not realizing that free
streets are lust as necessary as
free speech, and that one man's
ricrhts end where another's
rights begin. Contributed.
As an instance of enormous
size fruit that can be grown in
St. Johns, L. H. Campbell ot va.
East Leavitt street Drougnt, to
tVifl Review office Tuesday four
handsome large peaches of al
most equal size, the largest
mensurintr twelve inches in cir
cumference and weighing thir
teen ounces. They are of the
Crawford variety and were
rrrmvn in Mr. Campbell's yard
He alsobrought us a couple of
samples of Bartlett pears of the
second crop that had been gath
ered niT the trees this year.
While not so larcre in size as the
first crop, they are fine looking
For Rent Good five room
house, $10 per month. Inquire
A jolly bunch of travelers as
sembled at the"Gerat Greenhorn
Depot" in tho main entrance of
the high school on last Friday
evening to board the various
trains for tho athletic meet in
the Gym. After the four cap
tains had selected their teams,
the "meet went on." The follow
ing events went off with a snap
uiiu uiiuiuaiuaiii nui ui uiu uttti
Fifty cent dash, shot put
a sponge;, vocui nign
jump, hammer throw (with a j
sponge on a, string), stnndipglte Glover for hast buriington
broad trrin. whistlimr contest. ! street be transferred to the Wood-
cross country run. Following ,
these lunch was
served on the
grounds and
pie, apples and
fruit punch disappeared with
amazing rapidity. The meet
tad been so exciting that all
were glad at the ringing of the
train bells to avail themselves
of'the comforts of tho coaches
(?) on tho return trip.
Most of tho lyceum course
tickets already signed for, ,have
boon placed by the committee.
Tho reason for the increased
rico is that the course this year
is lar superior to that 01 last
year, and consequently the ex
pense is greater. We aro Biire
that this course will more than
make up for tho little added ex
pense to each individual.
Wo aro very sorry to lose ope
of our Junior girls, Miss Ethel
Coupe, who has moved to Beav
erton. Tho two divisions of the high
school met on Monday evening
to organize for tho rhetorical
work of tho year. Tho ofiicora
elected were: Division 1 ihos.
Cochran, presidents Lucilo Whel
an,vicc prcsidentjFlorenco Wass.
secretary-treasurer. Division "2
-Ralph CarlBon. president; lia
na Hollenbeck.vico president;Al-
berta King, secretary-treasurer.
The funds loft from last year
mvo recently been invested in
some pictures tor the nign
school, as was intended. The
pictures aro: "Tho wave,"
"Circus Maximus, Tho Ange-
ub." and "Uast 0 Angc 8." The
satisfaction of somo of tho pupils
on beholding "Circus Maximus"
on tho wall of their room is par
tly due to tho successful culmi-
nat on ot their own eitorts in me
woy of physical labor to place jt
thcro. Reporter.
Grown on One Acre
J. It. Steelo of tho Middlo Vol
oy, has produced u record yield
of potatoes this year from an
acre of ground on his-ranch, that
will mako somo of tho growers
of garden tmck sit up and take
notice. Last May he planted an
aero of potatoes of the Early
Roso and Garfield varieties on
what had been in alfalfa fpr
ten vears. He irrigated them
twice, and when ho camo to djg
them, he found tho hills had al
most run together, lie used a
five gallon oil can to pick them
up in, and tounu mat many a
simr ohi f ed tho can Vory
few of the spuds are less tnon n
foot long, and somo of them
weigh four pounds each. Ho se
cured a picture of a hill that.
when lalu out, measured five feet
across. In fact, tho potatops
wereiso. thick in tho ground that
there was almost continuous uig
trinir from one hill to the other.
The yield was TOOsacks. Hood
Somebody Got Excited
St. Johns was totally destroyed
by firo early yesterday morning
in the mac nation of an excited
citizen, who did all he could ,to
send tho entire Portland police
to tho scene of the disaster. He
was sucessful to the extent pf
causintranautomobi e load of po
licemen to whiz to the northern
suburb, where they found a laun
dry afire, and tho local depart
ment handling it without unus
ual difficulty.
It was about 3 o'clock when the
desk officers' telephone rang in
sistently and a breathless man .at
theotherendof thejinesaid that
the ferry, the city dock, the St.
Johns Lumber Company and virr
tually the whole town was in
flames. The firemen were pow
erless, he said, and unless ready
assistance came from Portland
the catastrophe would be awful
Fire headquarters was notified
and then the policemen whirled
away at top speed, using only i
few minutes to reach tho burn
incr city. They came back in
diserust The excited informant
wa3 not found. Oregonian.
With the exception of Council
man Wilcox, all members were
present at the regulnr meeting
of the city council Tuesday even
ing, with Mayor Muck presiding.
Tho first matter to occupy tho
attention of tho dads-was a peti
tion for an arc light at the cor
ner of Polk and Hunk street,
which was referred to the water
and light committee.
A number of petitioners signi
fied that it was agreeable to them
if the license now held by Basey
house building on Philadelphia
street. Tho petition stated that
the present leaso would bo kept
up and paid regularly, nud that
Mr. Glover wouid purchase the
interest of Mr. Basey in the
business. Matter was held over
for one week only. A Portland
attorney for Mi. Glover took oc
casion to compliment this city
upon its splendid liquor .cgula-
lionfj, statir.g ihul it wu.' some
thing he hiui for longtried to In
itig rate without succ. 3 in
Moro time was asked for and
g anted on tho improvement of
essonden street between Jersey
and Smith nvonue.'on motion of
Aldermun Hiller.
A strong remonstrance was
njected against the proposed
mnrovemcnt of Now York street
lotweon Smith avenue and Fcss-
enden street, but au notquito the
necessary two-thirds of frontage
was represented in the remon
strance,, on motlqnjof Alderman
Valentino it was Unanimously
rejected. An ordinance providing
tho time and manner of its im
provement was. later passed on
motion of Alderman Horseman;
all yes.
A communication lrom inobinr
Sand Co. stated that it had gono
ns far us it could on tho improve
ment of Dawson street until the
P. R. L. & P. Co. shifted its
tracks which the contractors
wore .most des rout of., having
dono with asjilttlo'idolay as pos
sible. The city attomoy was di-
rectcd to hurry matters along.
Communications from 'tho lire
dcparjtmpnt . complained of the
number of fire hydrants being
out of commision muLthat the
water pressuroat tho timo of the
laundry firo was very weak. Tho
recorder was directed to noiny
the water company to mako all
necessary 1 repairs at once and
also to paint all firo hydrants
white. Tho city attorney stated
that ho had had a conference
with Mr. Powers, principal own
er ofutho water plant, and that
fi- ...ill! 1
no was uuiio wiiimk i i
tho 'citv at a reasonublo price,
since ho did notcaro to havo liis
money t ed up in it any lurthcr,
sinceleverythingiPractically went
back into the grounu nnu divi
dends wero nil. Tho nttornoy
believed Cit tho best thing tho
city coulddo ifu right price
could bo secured, the council.
men bel oved all overtures should
come"?from thotwater company,
and until they had something to
act upon, there would bo nothing
Tho pronosit on or purchasing
a streetT8weoper was revived by
Alderman Hill, who urged that
such a purchase bo made, lhe
mavor and Alderman valentine
also strongly advocated such pur
chase, but the balanco were
stronclv opposed toit for tho pres
ent. A representative of a Port-
land company nanuung uwuup-
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ng apparatus was present ana
offered to put in a sweeper at
$400 to bo paid for after tax
money was avauaoie in tnp
snrintr. without interest
iiilla amounting to$t.BU wero
... ' . a A nil r
allowed on motion of Alderman
The bid of G. W. Overstreet
for the erection of a drinking
fountain at the Peninsula Na
tional Bank comer, on motion of
Alderman Horsman, accepted.
Wo des re to pub i cry express
our sincere thanks to neighbors
and friends, ladies of the u. A.
R. and Relief Corns jand the Ma
sons for floral tributes and aid
and sympathy extended during
qur recent bereavement, assur
ing one and all that the same
was deeply appreciated and will
ever be gratefully remembered.
Mrs. T. F. Barton,
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Roe,
Mr.and Mrs. E.Warwick.
For Rent Six room modern
bungalow, Southwest Cor. Fill
more and Catlin. Rent $12 per
I month. Inquire at tho Peninsula
Tho proposed lecture lour of
Mr. Bonville. scheduled to begin
tho first of the coming year and
to extend from Portland to the
Atlantic coast, has been indefi
nitely postponed. Matters of
importance connected with the
Ninc.ty-ninc Year System makes
it expedient for him to remain
here for the present. Ills work
will be principally in Portland,
lecturing several nights every
week in different parts of the
city, with occasional visits to
nearby towns. Address all cor
respondence to Frank Bonville,
box 11U5, Portland, Uregon.
The following testimonials rela
tive to the Bonville 99-Year Sys
tem have been copied directly
from tho origirtals, and give the
mblicnn idea of what those who
lave become interested in the
System think of it: To whom it
may concern: In regard to the
Bonv 0 uu-Year system. I am
pleased to say that I have since
April -1. 1912. contributed to tho
support of tho System. My only
regrets is that 1 am not a millon
aire that I might contribute
millions to the propaganda.
It Is tho dawn of tho millemum
and the nation's salvation. My
occupation is horseshoer for the
I'emnsuia Lumber uo., where 1
have worked for 18 months. I
am a property owner. Aivm
Porter, Warren street, Port
land, Oregon.
lo whom it may concern: in
respect to the Bonville 99-Year
System, I am glad to have gain
ed tho system and have paid into
it, and I feel like helping it, and
am glad to keep it up and help
the people. I am a property
owner and have been working at
tho Peninsula Lumber Co. for
the past five years. J. J. Sluin-
ahan, 11-H Ambers street, Port
land, Oregon.
To whom it may concern: In
respect to tho Bonville 99-Year
System, I am glad to Bay I havo
been contributing to tno system
for several months and hopo I
will be able to help tho System
come before tho people. I havo
been working for the Peninsula
Lumber Co. for the past 14 years
ns engineer, w. wannce, ioot
of McKcnnn avenue, Portland,
Th s b to say that I am becom
ing acauainted with tho Bonville
99-Year System, and tho more I
mako a study of it the lirmer is
tho conviction that it is tho so
lution of a very largo majority
of our civic and labor problems.
Have contributed considerable
cash to tho proposition and ex
pect to continue. Am doing all
I con to get our officials interest
ed, having Paul the subscription
to the St. Johns uoviow to be
sent to tho Governor, and feel-
confident that this thing is wor
thy of our most earnest consider
ation. I am in the livery bus
iness in Portland, now owning
two barns an havo followed
this business about 4i years in
th s c ty. -w. L. Mnllory.
Union nvenue, 1'ortland, Ure
To whom It may concerhn:
This is to certify that I am thor
oughly acquianted with Mr.
Frank Uonvieell, and havo stud
ied his 99-Year System of incor
poration, and I firmly bollovo it
to bo tho solution of many of tho
most di ficu t problems now con
fronting the American people.
I also believe tho adoption by our
state government of tho Bonville
99-Year System wi II so simplify
many of tho wrongs under tho
present system that If fully un-
uersioou iih unmeuiuio uuupuou
would take pluce. I hopo to live
to see tho day when tho Bonville
System will bo in full forco and
effect throughout the world. T.
F. Mahoney, president Concrete
Block and Construction Co., 183
Grand avenue, Portland, Oregon.
To whom it may concern: I
do hereby certify that I believe
the Bonville System is the sys
tern that should be adopted 1 in
our government for the protec
tion of the people at large, as
well as tho labor movement. I
havo been in the barber business
in Portland for tho past eight
years and havo been somewhat
acquainted and affiliated with
tho 99-Year System, and would
heartily recommend it to tho
world, for from a general Btand
point I consider it equaled by
none, and advise every one to
support it. I take the St. Johns
Review, which highly recom
mends it. Am also a property
1 owner. J. 11. Myers, 11 uranc
avenue,?Portland, Oregon.
I believe tho Bonville 99-Year
Svstem will do moro for tho
(Uoucludod on fourth putse)
Connecting Broadway bridge
by way of Larrabee and Gold
smith streets in lower Albinn.
with the boulevard system of the
Peninsula, and lorming nn mi
portnnt link in the Pacific High
way, a street 80 feet wido is pro
jected between Goldsmith street
and Killingsworth avenue along
tho west side of Overlook, aild
along the old county road cost of
the Portlund Flour Mills, and is
well toward definite form. Th s
is the greatest street improve
ment projected on the East Side
for several years, and will com
plete tho lino boulevard system
on tho Peninsula which is the
ending asset of that portion of
the Peninsula. In the develop
ment of this connecting street,
80 feet wide, tho expense will be
so distributed that the cost will
bo light for each individual prop
erty owner.
This boulevard extension will
start at Goldsmith street, where
t passes directly through block
51 and the old J. J. Fisher brick
building, taking the entire block.
This block, triangular in shape,
is bounded by Russell. Goldsmith
and Delay streets and will be up-
iropriated with all the improve
ments by tho now street, which
will bo 80 feet wide. The new
street will follow east of tho O.
W R. & N. track and along tho
old St. Johns county road along
tho foot of the bluff and then will
enter tho bluff nearly opposite
of the Portland Flour Mills until
connection is made with Wil
lamette boulevard at its intersec
tion with Grcely street. It has
been estimated that the cuts in
the new street will furnish suffi
cient material to fill up all the
ravines and mako a line wido
street with only four per cont
grade at tho steepest point.
liesides being a connecting
link with the Peninsula boule
vard system this route will be
mado a part of the great Pacific
Iliirhwuv across tho Peninsu a
and tho interstate bridge. Gold
smith Btreot wilr be widened to
80 or 100 feet, bo that thero will
bo ample room for tho street car
track, tho spur nsked for by tho
Hancock Land Company and tho
Pacilic Highway, it will bo a
simple matter to mako Goldsmith
at least 80 feet wide.as there aro
no expensive permanent build
ings on ono side of the street at
present, and proceedings will be
naugurated at once for this wi
dening as part of tho great boul
ovurd scheme. Lower Albina
will get tho Pacific Highway and
whatever advantages mny nccrue
from tho development 01 tho
Montgomery tract of 27 acres as
sites for factories and wholesalo
Maryland avenue also is to bo
connected with Delay street in
Lower Albina. through tho con
demnation of several lots bo that
tho boulovard systom of tho Pen-
insula will have two connections,
ono by tho river boulovard now
being developed and one by Ma
ryland avenue well advanced.
Tho formor will havo a direct
routo across tho Peninsula by
wav ofGreo oy stroot and tho lat
ter by way of Patton avonuo.und
Iower and Uppor Albina win
benefit through those improve
ments. For tho river routo the
cost has not been figured out, but
it will bo arue. but will bo diB
tr United all over tho Peninsulu,
so tho cost poV lot will not bo
ubove S3 or leas.
The immed ato benefits for tho
entire Peninsula district cannot
bo estimated at this time.
Through tho new routo along
the river tho St Johns cars can
bo brought directly Into Port
land 20 minutos earlier than by
the present round about way,
The St. Johns cars will bo rout
ed directly for tho Broadway
bridge from Greeley street by
way of tho river routo, the now
Btreet through Lower Abina, tho
saving in distance over the pros
ent routo being two and one-half
miles, which will bo a great gam
n tho distance between at.
Johns and tho heart of tho city
over the Broadway bridge. Or
Wo desiro to publicly express
our heartfelt thanks and appro
ciution of tho kindnoss and sym
pathy extended towards us by
neighbors and friends during tho
illness and death of our son. Earl
L. Purinton, assuring them that
tho same will ever bo gratefully
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Puriton.
Mr. and Mrs. J, M. Wray.
V. P. Wray.
Note the libtl on your ppr.
Tho Evangelical Sunday School
has taken on new life and ac
tivity sinco,Rnlly Day" a men's
organized bible class has been
started which ns it develops and
grows will give ndded life and
inspiration to tho school, as mens
organized Bible classes are bo
ginning to be recognized as tho
big thing in Sunday school
work, this is especially true in
the East, whore all classes of
men arc being attracted to them
regardless of religious views or
faith for practical systematic Bi
ble study, men are beginning to
renllzo that a knowledge of tho
Bible is a thing to bo desired
evon though they arc not entire
ly in sympathy with its teach
ings. A special call is beimr
sent out for fifty men or moro
to spend an hour each Sunday
morning in the discussion of Bi
ble themes in the side room of
the Evangelical church, will you
bo one of this number? You
will bo given a fair chance to
present your conception of Bible
Sunday, Oct. tho 27th, is to bo
known as men's day in our
school; the men aro to have spe
cial charge of all departments of
our Bchooi for that day, and aro
making special preparations to
make it tno very best day tho
school has ever enjoyed; special
music will be ono of the attrac
tive features of tho program; ev
erything is to bo dono by the
men from the usher to the Supt.
The women aro to come as schol
ars, oven our worthy Supt,, Mrs.
uco. Hall, will havo to take a
back seat for that day and I am
sure they will sit up and take no
tice tho way men do things.
Look for tho program next week.
Thero was a get together so
cial, given at tho homo of Mrs.
Poll on Wednesday evening of
this week, for the purpose of
bringing tho members and
friends of tho church into closer
touch with each other: It was
well attended and all present ex? .
pressed themselves as having
spent a most enjoyable evening.
Thero will bo no preaching
service in our church next Sun
day morning owing to the union
service in the Baptist church
conducted by the W. C. T. U.
with a speaker from the Nation
al convention to bo hold In Port
land this coming week, but tho
regular service will bo hold in
tho evening at tho usual hour.s.
A cordial invitation is extended
to all. Rcportor.
Loss to St. Johns
The razing of tho Model Laun
dry which was destroyed by firo
last week is uuite a loss to St.
Johns. A pay roll of $1100 per
month, boaidos food, fuol, blauk
smithing, etc., is lost for tho
present at least. The insurance
on tho nlant was $2,000 ins toad
of $7,000 as stated last wook.
At loast two-thirds of tho laun
dry work dono was for out-of-town
partios. In tho moantimu
while the proprietors nro making
arrangements for rebuilding or
ro-ostnblishmont of another laun
dry here, tho work will bo taken
caro of as usual. Very few peo
ple aro inclined to criticise tho
proprietor for tho low of thoir
wearing upparol, etc,, as it wa
impossible to insure Hitch, uud
it is only those who kick for tho
pleasure kicking affords thorn
that can blamo tho proprietors
for the loss sustained. It is
only a chance all people take in
case of laundi'N pros, ' Mr.
Churchill and Mrs. Wouks do
siro to express thoir thanks and
appreciation for the kindnow
and sympathy extondud towards
them during the severe Ions thoy
havo sustained.
At a meeting of tho board of
governors of tho St. Johns Com
mercial club Monday afternoon
Chns. E. Bailey was elected sec
retary of tho club at a salary of
$83,33 per month for tho Aral
three months. Mattors relative
to a roadway to the Monarch
Lumber Co.,tenantcy of the city
dock and better street car sor
vice wero discussed and tho new
secretary directed to assemble
all data possible on the proposi
tions. Tho matter of changing
tho North Bank depot from its
present location to Dawson street
was also left in tho hands of Mr.
Bailey to take Up with tho prop
or officials.
Satisfaction, is
more, the llarbcr.
the wpnWQiLs
123 West Tyler Street.

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