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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 8, 1905.
Flats Are Become a Feature
Flats as residence property have not
in former years found any great favor in
the eyes of Portland people. A goodly
number of these dwellings were erected
in the city, but the proportion was not
nearly so large as In other cities of equal
or greater population. There was no ap
preciable demand for flats, and capitalists
hesitated before Investing their money in
The reason for this Is not bard to find.
Prices of lots, even close to the business
district of the city, were comparatively
low. affording those who desired to live
close In an opportunity to rent or build
a house cheapiy. Given the choice, resi
dents usually prefer a house to a flat.
Moreover, more attractive sites are avail
able for building near Portland than most
other cities possess. The suburbs of the
East Side offer almost unlimited area for
attractive homes, and those who do not
mind a short car-ride Into the city can
buy Jots there at a lowVlgure. No more
desirable localities could be asked for
than the land sloping gently to the banks
of the "Willamette both north and south
of the main part of the city. Its popular
ity is attested by the fact that cosy
homes have been springing up there In
great numbers for several years. The
heights rising above the city on the west
have also been very popular with home
seekers. Many people have chosen to
build there In order to get the beautiful
view, which visitors say Is unsurpassed by
any city in the country.
Demand lor Flats Increasing.
But there is always a certain propor
tion of the population that wishes to live
near the heart of the city. Up to this
year these people have for the most part
built or rented houses or cottages. Dur
ing 1905. however, property values have
soared higfcer and higher, and there has
been a corresponding increase in the de
mand for flats and apartment-houses. To
meet this demand more flats have been
built during the past Spring and Summer
than ever before in an equal period! The
city records show $179,925 expended for
this style of buildings during this time.
Most of the flats constructed have ranged
in value from 54000 to 510,000 and are irfod
crn in construction and an ornament to
the city. Most of them are on the edge
of the residence district nearest to the
business center. In this way the occu
pants are afforded convenient and at the
same time attractive homes.
The owners, values and locations of
some of the flats which have been recent
ly constructed and others that arc now
under construction are herewith given:
Ia A. Andrews. Thirteenth, between Jef
ferson and Main, 56000; H. T. BohUrfan,
Occident between Kplladay and Pacific.
52750; Cora C. Poole, Occident and Holla
day, $5S00t W. Cox, Holladay avenue,
$330: Miss D. E. Goodman, Seventeenth
and Couch, 5S(XX); George Ainslle, Tenth
between Salmon and Main, 511,000; E. E.
Merges, Holladay between First and Sec
ond. 51000; E. E. Merges, First between
Holladay and Hassalo, 5000; William
Donevan, Eleventh between Couch and
Eurnside, 57500; H. H. Pratt, Halsey be
tween Larrabee and Crosby, 54100; A. O.
Hall, Kearney between Twenty-third and
Twenty-fourth. 53000; Thomas Slattcr,
Marshall between Fifteenth and Six
teenth, 56000; Mrs. S. Zincan, Couch, be
tween Seventeenth and Eighteenth, 59000;
George Alnslie, Main between Ninth and
Tenth, $6000; jUHa Marquam, Seventh
between Clay and Mill, 53650; S. M. Blu
mauer. Sixteenth between Yamhill and
Taylor, 510,000; G. AV. Jones, Thirteenth
between Flanders and Everett, 55900; Mrs.
John Poole, Occidental between Pacific
and Holladay, $3100; "V. E. Prudhomme,
Twenty-fourth between Hoyt and Irving,
56000; J. H. Beyer, Sixth between Mill and
Market; 54000; J. A. Kern. Savler between
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth, 54800;
Mrs. WIgman, Gllsan between Twenty
first and Twenty-second, 53500; P. L..
Hanson, Williams and Morris, 54350;
T. H. Gardner. East Thirteenth between
Ash and Pine, 53900; Cardwell estate. Fifth
and Harrison, 51325; F. Clarno, Holladay,
between Larrabse and Crosby, 54000; W.
"W. Paterson, East Tenth between Couch
and Davis. S2S00; H. and A. Shogren, Elev
enth between Columbia and Clay. 511,000;
Simonton & McGowan, Gllsan between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth. 5SO00; Jphn
D Coleman, Nineteenth and Davis, 520,000.
Big Apartment-House -Coming.
This list shows a very active demand
for flats In Portland at present, but even
more pretentious plans for buildings of
this sort are now being considered. Along
the same line Is the announcement that
M. A. Gunst, of San Francisco, will build
a large apartment-house at Eleventh and
Washington streets. Mr. Gunst purchased
this corner some time ago for 590,000, and
there has been much speculation as to
what kind of a building he would erect.
The report has been current that ho
would put up an office structure, but such
Is not his purpose. The block will be
devoted to store uses on the lower floor,
but above all will be fitted up as living
apartments. Eight or ten stories will be
erected at first, and the 'foundations and
walls will be strong enough" to permit of
it being converted into a 14-story block
later on. The building will have a steel
skeleton, and will be fireproof throughout.
The first cost will probably be as high
as 5200,000. It vlll have a 23-foot base
mentthe deepest in the city. A rath
skeller will occupy the first 15 feet, and
there will be a ten-foot cellar beneath.
Thero will be apartments of two, three
and four rooms. The larger apartments
will be used for housekeeping purposes.
Occupants of the smaller apartments can
at their pleasure take their meals in the
grillroom .below, or have them sent to
their rooms by means of dumb waiters
with which the building will bo provided.
It will be In every way the finest struc
ture of Its kind In the city. The plans
aro being drawn by Emii SchachL
Plans are being drawn for another largo
apartment-house, which will be erected
ftf tha wmthwest corner oi Eleventh &nfl
I rs r wr . 'jr. mr. . Ftr 11 n
Columbla streets. It will contain 90 i lumbian Jtoalty Company, In which W. I 000. Miss Smith purchased this iprop
rooms, and will-be known as the Colum- I Morgan Is the principal stockholder. The erty a few weeks ago from E. J. Daly
bian. The builders have formed the Co- I cost of this building Is to be $30,000. I for 59000.
ST. PAUL ft TOTAL LOSS
WRECKED AST) DESERTED, SHR
. LIES AT MERCV OF SEA.
Her Cargo Cannot Be Salved and Ilcr
Wreckage Is KobrA
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7. (Special.)
There is little doubt in the minds ot
the seafaring men who have viewed
the wreck of the St Paul that the
steamer will bo a total loss before a
fortnight has passed. Latest authentic
reports received this morning were
that heavy seas were washing over tho
ship and bits of wreckage have been
found afloat in the vicinity. Not a soul
has visited the vessel' since it "was de
serted Thursday night,' and the exact
amount of damage up to tho present
time cannot be estimated. The steamer
has not listed. By this time the cargo
and baggage have been damaged to
such an extent that all hope of saving
them has been practically abandoned.
The seas at times bury the funnel. The
crossarms and booms on the masts have
been washed away, and the threo life
boats on the port side that were not
pressed into service have been wrench
ed loose from the davits. Bits of trail
ing spars and tackle have been gath
ered along the shore and have even
drifted far out Into the ocean, so as to
be seen by passing steamers on their
way up and down the Coast.
There Is absolutely nothing to be
saved from the wreck. From tho time
she struck the reef tho officers of the
ship knew well that she would be a
total loss, and It was then conceded
.that iha, Aim U we artica ot
in Portland's Newest Buildings
the vessel or cargo had passed. So fast
did tho boat fill with water that this
conclusion was drawn tho minute she
was resting, seemingly at peace, on
her bed on the bleak, and Jagged rocks.
Like the old Humboldt, sho will rest
thore until winds and seas shall have
completed their devastating work, and
Doi to Arrive
Steamer From. Dale.
Rdondo. San Francisco :Oct, 8
Alliance, San Francisco....!... Oct. 0
Despatch. San Frauclsco. . Oct. 9
MelvIH Dollar. San Francisco. Oct. 10
South Bay. San Francisco... '...Oct. 10
Homer, San Francisco. ....... .Oct. 12
Costa Rica, San Francisco.., ..Oct. 10
Northland, San Francisco. ....Oct. 10
Aurella, San Francisco.... "l.... Oct. 1C
Cascade, San Francisco.. ...... Oct. 1G
Kroger. San Francisco ....Oct. 10 ,
AraEonla, Orient ..Oct. 17 .
Algoa, San Francisco... Oct. 19
Carrlei Japanesa Imperial xnalL
Steamer Destination. Date.
Roanoke. San Francisco Oct. 10
Alliance, San Francisco .Oct. JO.
Melville Dollar. San Francisco. Oct. 11
Redondo, Sa'n Francisco Oct. ll
Homer. San Francisco... Oct. 13.
Columbia. San Francisco Oct. 12
South Bay, San Francisco Oct. 13
Despatch. San Francisco." Oct. 13 V
Cojta Rica, San Francisco Oct. 18
Northland. San Francisco Oct. 19
Aurella. San Francisco Oct. 19
Kruger. San Francisco Oct. 20
Cascade. San Francisco Oct. 20
Aragonla, Hongkong Oct. 20
Algoa. Hongkong.... .OcL 27
Carrying United States mall.
Several other apartment-houses and a.
number- of flats will soon be built, "so
.that Portland will be well equipped In
this particular before another year.
Among the flats that have not been an
nounced are six to be constructed by the
Dolph estate at Park and Market streets.
These will have six rooms each. The
plans are being drawn by Richard Mar
There has been no falling off in real
estate activity during the week. Few
unusually large deals have been put
through, but agents report that a num
ber are now pending.
Tra&Afm ier Wk.
October 3 1167.0071
October 7 t 05.744
October 4.... 44.012
October 5.... 8.432
Qctober 0.... C5.015
PermWn for Week.
October 2....f 3.003October ..
October 3..-.. 8.050October 7...
October 4.... 3.7S3I
October 5.... 8.500 Total ....
Flanders Street Sales.,
Dan J. Malarkey yesterday sold to
E. J. Daly a half-Interest in the quar
ter block at the southwest corner of
Tenth and Flanders streets or 57500.
Mr. Malarkey acquired this property
during the week for 513,000. There arc
threo dwellings on these lots which
will bo Improved by the new owners.
Several new buildings will also be
Another sale In the same vicinity
during the week was that of the quar
ter block at the northwest corner of
Twelfth and Flanders by Clara I
Smith to the Security Loan & Savings
Company. The consideration was $11?-
her engines and boilers are left to
rust and rot.
BIG SEASON FO SEALERS
Kcports Fromthc Grounds Show Ex
ceptionally Bigr Catches.
VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 7. From reports
of schooners already en route home and
the exceptional plenitude of seals In
Bebrlng Sea this Autumn, especially to
the northwest of the Islands. It Is practi
cally certain this season's pelagic sealing
will be tho most profltablo victoria's hunt
ing fleet has enjoyed In a decade, high
catches ruling. The fact that but one-
third "Of the fleet was operated assures
the maintenance of prices.
No acideni of at all serious charac
ter marred The season. Tho weather was
favorable The average pelts are large
and of high grade Even though the 15
or 3) working schooner? will have to
average up with double their number tied
up, there will for the first tlrao be a divi
dend for the shareholders of the Victoria
sealing combine. ,
The City of San Diego, Captain Folger,
Is the first of tho homing fleet, with 383
Behrlng Sea and 132 coast pelts. Her
Bchrlng Sea skins arc exceptional for
.size and for the Quality of the fur. and
Captain Folger states that he would not
have turned south with anything less than
1000 skins If ho had not been woefully
short-handed and with but, two working
boats. He left the Sea September 15.
The Casco. Just arrived, will be topllner.
with about 1073 sk!nPs and gives the fol
lowing totals tor scnooners lauen in witn
at the dates quoted r .August 20. Eva
Marie, 230; August 25. Vera. 720; September
1. Fawn. 230; September 3. Victoria, 625;
Zillah May. 257: September 10, Jessie, 650;
TJmbrlna, 25; September 11. Carlo tta O.
Cox, Til, and Ida Etta, 450.
Costa Rica on St. PauTs Hun.
The steamer, Costa Rica has been char
tered by the ..San Francisco & Portland
Steamship Company to take. At least tem
porarily, the-run. of thewrecked St. Paul
between .Portland' and SanFriracIica. Xh
negotiations for the steamer Spokane fell
through, and the Costa Rica, which is
now In San Francisco, will leave that port
on the next sailing date ot the St. Paul
Passengers booked for the St. Paul to
leave here tonight will bo sent to San
Francisco over the Southern Pacific; ex
cept thoso who desire to go by water,
and these will be taken care of by the
Columbia and Homer on October 13.
Tho Costa Rica, which was formerly on
the Panama run. Is a smaller steamer
than the St. Paul, her freight capacity
being 10CO tans and passenger accommoda
tions for 150.
Steamer Roanoke In Port.
The steamer Roanoke, Captain R. "J.
Dunham, which left San Francisco three
hours behind the ill-fated St. Paul, arrived
at Columbia dock No. 1 last night at S
o'clock. She brought in 125 passengers and
200 tons of general cargo.
It was not until the Roanoke reached
Astoria that her officers were fully, ad
vised that her companion out of 'Frisco
was wrecked. When at Eureka it was
known that some ship, and presumably
the St. Paul, was ashore, but confirmation
of the vessel's name could not then "be
The Roanoke reports a good trip up the
coast, aside from heavy fogs, and to these
attributes the wreck of the St. Paul.
Stranded Lightship Can Be Saved.
ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 7. Special.) Cap
tain Albert Ross, of the Lighthouse Board,
returned this evening rom inspecting the
stranded lightship. He says the vessel Is
resting easily and Is not making any
water. He believes she can be floated, and
Is arranging to have mushroom anchors
put out to kedge the vessel off on the
high tides. The lightship-shifted her po
sition slightly today, coming a short dis
tance farther up stream and turning par
Saw Schooner Damaged In Gale.
ASjTORIA. Or.. Oct. 7.-(SpecIal. The
scow schooner Oakland. 23 days from San
Francisco for Tillamook, put into the Co
lumbia River this afternoon. The schoon
er has been off tho Columbia River for
about two weeks, and during the recent
gale lost her mainsail and Jibs.
Cascade Clears" With Iiumbcr.
ASTORIA. Or.. Oct. 7. (Special.) The
steam schooner Cascade cleared at the
Custom-House today for San Francisco
with a cargo of 2CS.CO0 feet of ties. loaded
at St. Helens, and 313,000 feet of lumber
loaded at Wcstport.
The Kolvlnbank left down the river yes
terday at noon.
The Ellbek will move to Montgomery
No. 2 for wheat tomorrow.
The Clan McFarlane, Just chartered by
Balfour, Guthrie & Co., will shift to the
Oceanic dock for cargo tomorrow morning.
The Russian bark Fennla, now at the
Star sand dock, will move to Weldlcr's
dock tomorrow morning for her wheat
The Portland & Asiatic Steamship Com
pany's Oriental liner Aragonia Is due to
arrive, via Honolulu and San Francisco
on the 16th.
The steamer Bee and the schooners
Matthew Turner and William Olsen have
been chartered to take lumber to Cali
fornia. The British tramp steamer Abergeldie,
of 213S tons net, and now at Hiogo, has
been chartetred by Mitsui & Co. to load
wheat and flour for Japanese ports.
The Coulsdon finished her part cargo at
the Portland Flouring Mills yesterday, and
shifted to Montgomery No. 2, where she
will begin loading wheat tomorrow- morn
ing. Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Oct. 7. Condition of the bar at
5 P. M., moderate; wind, west; weather partly
cloudjr. Arrived down at 10 last night and
tailed at 8:45 A. M. Steamer Cascade, for
San Francisco. Arrived down at midnight
and sailed at 0:45 A. M. Steamer AV. 11.
Kruzer. for San Francisco. Arrived at 7:50
and left up at 10 A. M. Steamer Roanoke,
from Port Los Angeles and .Count port.
Sailed at 8:45 A. M. Steamer Northland, for
San Francisco. Sailed at 9:45 A. 31.
Schooner Kona. for San Pedro. Arrived down
at 0:30 A. M. American ship Berlin. Ar
rived at 4 P. M. A three-masted schooner
with, loss of all sails except rnlizcn.
Cureka. Oct. 7. Arrived Steamer Francis H.
Legget. from Columbia River.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 7. Arrived Steamer
Fulton (Panzer), 30 hours from Eureka; tug
Defiance (James), 23 hours from Eureka,
failed Steamer George Loomls (Seddon). for
Seattle; Nevadan. for Honolulu; schooner Lute,
for Portland; steamer City of Pqebla. for Vic
toria. Plymouth. Oct. 7. Arrived Frederlch der
Grozse and St. Paul, from New York.
Queen town, Oct. 7. Arrived Umbria. from
New York, Oct. 7. Arrived St. Louis, from
Southampton Cedrlc, from Liverpool; Etrurlu,
San Francisco. Oct. 8. Sailed Eureka, for
San Pedro; Expan!on.
Rich farmer in Delilah's Tolls.
KANSAS CITY", Oct. 7.-i(Special.)
Detectives are trying to locate Mrs. J.
A. Stover and John Lee, said to be her
legal husband, who are charged,, one
with bigamy and the other with con
spiracy. This Is the result of develop
ments of depositions taken here In a
suit brought by Stover, a wealthy
farmer of Ottawa, Kah., who met and
married the woman through a matrl-
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SEATTLF EUGENE, OAKLAND, &'
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And many other important pomt3.
Wholesalers and Retailers of the
The above Is the design of the beautiful Music Day badge given away by Ellers
Piano House. The badges are printed on rich white, very wide satin ribbon, being
mounted at the top with the Fair colors and a very unique button, and are by fur
the handsomest badges given away during the Fair. A fine miniature of the great
musician-composer. Wagner, appears In the upper panel. The badges can be pro
cured for the asking at either the Peerless Electric Piano booth, in the south wing
of the Liberal Arts building (awarded highest prize and gold medal), and at the
Ellers recitals In the various state buildings.
monlal want advertisement. Stover,
soon after marrying the woman, dis
covered that she was not what she pre
tended, and left her. She sued for dlj
vorce, asking $30,000. When the depo
sition were taken, It developed that
Mrs. Stover never had been divorced
from Lee, who was still living. Imme
diately after this development both
disappeared, Lee from this city and
the woman from Ottawa.
FIRE AMONG TENEMENTS
New York East Side Spends Night of
NEW YORK, Oct. 7. Two city blocks
burned over, 13 business establish
ments destroyed, hundreds of tene
ment dwellers forced to flee for safety
from their flame-threatened homes, one
fireman Injured, a switchman burned.
250 lrr'-crazed horses roaming
through the crowded streets for more
than an hour, and a desperate three
hour struggle with tho flames wore
the results of a Are that threatened de
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struction to a large portion of the up
per East Side water front shortly after
midnight. The loss was $100,000.
Starting In a ragpicker's shop in
108th street, near First avenue, the
flumes gained momentum quickly, and
within a few minutes had Ignited the
big lumberyards of J. Rebers Sons &
Co. From the lumberyards the tiro
threatened tho entire district. Half a
dozen firemen, caught in the back
draft of flame and smoke when the
lumbershed collupsed, were blinded
and choked, but with one exception all
escaped serious Injury. Plpemun
O'Neil was struck by a falling timber
and fell unconscious. Ho was rescued
by his companions.
The coalyard of Meyer Bros, was
swept by the Are- In the rear of tho
yards was a stable, where 250 horses
were quartered. The animals wero
turned loose, and for more than an
hour rushed through the crowded
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