THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 22, 1905. SEEKING SITES FOB FACTORIES PEDAGOGUES ANGRY ill Additional Pay Promised Not Forthcoming. Requests for Information Re ceived Daily by Com mercial Bodies. 8 n8 rag,, z lltfS B5-5 r -T'.W. JL. - Wmmv II IIH Magyar 2 ""(frfzll 1 UffW iTrm' : ."ffiTT ' B'E) 's. "riKajfiS I I NEW INDUSTRIES PROMISED Close of the Fair, Despite X the Gloomjr Prophecies of Pessim ists, Sees Xo Slump In Heal Estate. "With the rise of property valueB and the unprecedented activity in real restate and building in Portland come indications of a rapid growth in the local industrial -world. Never before In the history of the city have so many letters of Inquiry been received from the owners of manufacturing: enter prises who are seeking locations upon the Pacific Coast, preferrably in Port land. Most of these letters of inquiry are received by the Commercial Club, Chamber of Commerce,, Board of Trade 'and Manufacturers' Association, and these bodies at the present time are in correspondence with as many as a score of such enterprises, a part, at least, of which are sure to locate In this city. Manufacturers Are Coming. Portland has always held her own as a- manufacturing center, and- with the vast territory tributary to her, ex cellent transportation and power fa cilities, has promised to outdistance all the Northwest points in this regard, and Just at the present new conditions are helping to draw manufacturing enterprises to this city. In the first place, the Lewis and Clark Fair has been the means of acquainting out siders with the great opportunities open here. Among the Eastern visit ors to this cltj' were many prominent capitalists, who were pleased with what they found in Portland and will not be slow to invest money here. A visit from such men as the lumber men who were here at the Hoo-Hoo convention meant much to the Indus trial future of Portland. The an nouncement that another transconti nental railroad will mako this city its terminus has been another factor in increasing Portland's prominenoe as a manufacturing point. Nothing else is so potent in drawing factories to a city as adequate transportation facili ties, and in this Portland will soon outrank all other cities on the Coast. The fact that this city has the only fresh-water harbor on the Pacific Coast is another big drawing-card. Secre taries of the local commercial bodies Btate that the agitation for a deeper channel to the sea, which is now prac tically assured, is doing much towards gaining the attention of Eastern manu facturing .Arms, jq. Some Projected Plants. Detailed information is obtainable about but few of the new projected manufacturing plants. Men who intend to invest capital this way usually pre fer to keep their plans secret until they are ready to build. One of the most im portant of the new enterprises, how ever, is the wool-scouring plant which is to be established by Thomas Ross, of Las VegaB, N. M., on the site for merly occupied by the Portland Wool en Mills, at Sell wood. Mr. Ross pur chased this property over a month ago, and will begin construction of the fac tory buildings immediately. The plant will cost approximately $20,000, and "will have a capacity of 50,000 pounds of grease wool daily. The establish ment will give employment to S5 men. Although 100,000,000 pounds of wool lire produced in the country tributary to Portland there are but two small scouring plants in the state, one at Pendleton and the other at The Dalles. San Francisco handles 20,000,030 pounds of wool annually, and Mr. Ross be lieves that there is an opening in Port land for a plant of equal capacity. A great saving 'of freight can bo made by shipping Oregon and "Washington wool .to Portland for scouring before send ing it to the Eastern markets instead of shipping it direct as is "done to a great extent at prosent. Water Rights Secured. Mr. Ross had 15 years' experience In the wool-scouring business -in Rhode Island before going to New Mexico, where ho spent ten years in connection with the Las Vegas "Wool Pulling and Scouring Company and the Ross & Brown "Wool Scouring Company. He has purchased seven acres in addition to the Bite of the Portland "Woolen Mills, making in all 25 acres. The water rights of Johnson Creek have been secured and several acres will be Bet aside for the establishment of other factories than the wool-scouring plant. A small carding and wool bat ting plant has Just been started upon the site by H. Clark, formerly of Ore gon City. Indications are that Portland's lum ber output is to be materially increased within the next year by the addition of several large mills. The two saw mills which burned at St. Johns re cently are to be replaced by one large plant to be erected by the St. Johns Lumber Company, which was incorpo rated this week with a capital stock of $100,000. Several outside sawmill firms ure also looking towards Portland as A desirable location. Secretary Glltner of the Chamber of Commerce, stated yesterday that that body Is at present in correspondence with three concerns which, if they come here, will have a total output of more than 200,000 ijeet of lumber. The Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade are also corre sponding with the owners of two largo ladder factories who desire to estab lish branches here. May Start New Industry. It is possible that a now Industry has boen gained for Portland through the success of the experiments in se curing iron from black sand, mado by Dr. David T. Day In the Mining build ing on the Fair grounds. "This experi ment proved absolutely " the practica bility of this process." said Edmund C Glltner, of the Chamber of Commerce, i yesterday, and will be a large faotor In influencing the establishment of iron and steel plants in this city. Wo are at present carrying on negotiations with an Eastern firm that is practi cally certain to establish a steel fac tory hero soon." Secretary Laber, of the Board of Trade has announced that a steel drop-forging plant will also be located here within a few -months. It "Will emplay 100 men and operate ten i machines. The parties interested reside In Hartford, Conn., and will incorpo- rate under the laws of Oregon. The Board of Trade Is also In corre spondence with parties representing, a; woolen mill, silk mill, powder factory, window glass factory and brewery, sHj of whom are thinking of locating fac tories in this city. An industry which will prove of value to this city Is the recently es tablished Coos Bay Mining. Milling & Transportation Company. Although the factories of this concern will be In Coos County, the warehouse and head offices will be in Portland. It will be a valu able addition to the Industries of Ore gon, producing for the first tome in this state Portland cement and hy drated lime. Xo Slump In Realty. The first week after the Exposition has produced nothing In the way of a slump In the realty markot. On the other hand dealers say that they have been even more busy than usual anJ several large sales have been made. A notable feature of the week was the filing on record of the deeds to the property secured by the Northern Pa cific for terminal yards. There were t4 deeds involved in the transaction and the total consideration reached a very high figure. The exact amount, how ever, Ib not known as nearly all of the deeds were filed at the sum of 51 each. Because of this the records show the realty transfers for the week much below the real figure. Charles K. Henry yesterday sold for the Elijah Corbett estate a four-Btory brick on Front street, between Stark and Oak streets. Tho building Is one of two ad. Joining structures occupied by Wad hams & Kerr -Bros. The two buildings have a total frontago of 75 feet, one-third of which Is occupied by the building sold. The price Is not made public, and the deed will be recorded at fL The same dealer also sold a quarter.-block. on North Sixth street to R. W. Lewis, but the de tails in this Instance are withheld for the present. Sales of the Week. During tho week the German Savings & Loan Society, of San Prancisco. sold the Tourney .building., at Second and Tavlor streets, for $100,000. It was formerly knownThopanv as tne A. o. u. W. building. The name of the purchaser, who is a resident of Portland, Is not announced. Friday the site of the Hotel Scott was sold by -E. Dvaney to Charles A. Malar key & Sons for 550.000. Tho new owners held a ten-year lease upon tho property, and it would probably have brought a still higher price if offered in the open market unincumbered by the lease. Dr. C. W. Cornelius has Just purchased two lots at the northeast corner of Fourteenth and Irving streets for $lt,000. The new owner has acquired the property as an in vestment, and does not intend to build. Among tho Important deeds recorded yesterday was that to the building occu pied by the Baggage, Omnibus St Transfer Company to L. A. Lewis for $90,000. The transfer of two lots owned by W. E. Rob ertson at Tenth and Burnslde streets to R. B. Lamaon for $35,000 was also com pleted yesterday. "Work on Refuge Home. Work will begin tomorrow upon the ex cavation for a new building to be erected for the Florence Crittenton Refuge Home at East Thirty-first and vBist Gllsan streets. The building will be upon the corner property adjoining the present home, which is an old structure be torn down upon tho completion of the new. xne coot win do m the neighbor hood of 120.000. There will be three sto ries and a basement, giving ample room fbr the needs 'of the institution vidtog much more pleasant quarters than mo present, xne managers of the home have been working upon a building fund for several years, but additional con tributions will have to be solicited to cover the heavy eroen th -n-m v curred. Richard Martin, Jr., has prepared uio fium jur tne structure. S. L. Goldschmidt yesterday sold to Charles Herrall the two-storr hulidinw . tho southeast corner of First and Ash streets for $13,500. Tho building Is occupied by the J. M. Arthur Company. Mr. Gold schmldt bought the property one month ago from Mrs. A. Bronaugh for $12,000. Transfers for "Week. Octobor 16 j S2.0SS October 17 38 975 October 18 77.S54 October 19 ; 72,221 Octobor 20 36.921 October 21 41,204 Total .- .$303,273 Permits for "Week. October 16 4,10a October 17 i 3,S50 Octobor IS 15 SM October 19 50fS63 October 20 1425 October 21 10.S15 Total .$ S6,C55 HERE ARE SOME OF THEM Used Pianos Received at Ellcrs in Part Payment for Costlier Ones. Elegant rosewood Steck, splendid! case, a trifle out of date, $550 style, $235; largest .walnut case, latest-style Fischer, $215; ele gant largest-sized mahogany Knabe, usual price $500, now 52S5: splendid modlum-sized walnut Vo8e, regular price $3(3. now SySZ; oak case, largest-sized. $350 Everett, S1S6; beautiful Omaha Exposition style, mottled walnut, $575 Kimball, shows but little use, $31S; splendid little $300 Emerson, $14S; an other Emerson, mahogany, $200; very showy brand-new walnut Starr, $215; three Hamilton pianos that were once so popu lar, even one like new, $155, $165 and $172, respectively; splendid large walnut-cased Hardman. $236; beautiful little Victor, $133; largest-sized, nearly new, mahogany Kingsbury. $137; elegant mahogany Bailey, only slightly used, $196; good fancy tna- r Jacob Doll upright, $210; Winr & Son, new. $115; another Knabe, rosewood case, $235; great big oak-cased Ludwig, $163; spTendld English mottled walnut cased Kimball, colonial, squal to now, $264; splendid mahogany-cased exhibition sized Lester, case somewhat marred, tho $575 style, for $325; other uprights, in good shape, of more or less musical value, at prices ranging from $135 down to $GS. Wo want all of them out of the way. Will never again be able to make such low prices. Will ship subject to examination and approval anywhere. Pay one-tenth down, balance at $4. $5 or $6 a month. EELERS PIANO HOUSE. Arrested for Forgery. Arthur A. Lo Garde, alias C Wilson, was arrested last night by Policeman Scal len and Detective Hartman, charged with forgery, and when searched a pocket full of gold and silver was found on his per son. La Garde succeeded in cashing a check on a First street firm, and many other firms .who have evidently not yet found that they have been buncoed. Le Garde has been positively Identified by tho First-street firm. He procured several rubber stamps Imitating those of the Oregon Brass Works and of tho Port land Wire & Iron Works, it Is charged, and used these, in stamping blank checks of the Oregon Trust Company of Portland. He also used a punch for Impressing the paper with the amounts of his forgeries. Three of the checks found on his pel-son called for $72-50 each, and one for $17. The checks found on Lo Garde were signed In the name of A. J. Prler Bros., of the Oregon Brass Works. "When -the detectives searched his room last night, a check stamp was found, with a revolver, a dark lantern, rubbr stamps, several cameras and a large quantity of silver- GLASH IN COURT Attorneys Have Bitter Verbal Contest. PETTY OFFENDERS APPEAR Judgo Cameron Disposes' of Several of the Cases and Continues the Others for. Further Con sideration. A sensational clash took placo in the Municipal Court yesterday morning be tween Charles Schnabel. counsel for Gus Hagen, and Deputy District At torney' Adams, who is Just now en gaged In a vigorous prosecution of a dissolute class of men. Mr. Adams was seeking to prove, by the testimony of the keeper of a rooming-house, that Hagen had lived with a woman, and that they dwelt together as man and wife. He wished to call tho woman, he said, to the 'court, so that1 she might be Identified as tho alleged wife of the defendant, by tho witness. "What kind, of proceedings Is this, anyway?" angrily demanded Mr. Schnabel, rising to his feet and point ing a finger at Mr. Adams. 1t strikes me that my client Is the victim of pernicious persecution at the hands of the District Attornoy. Wo have been here every morning for a week and have danced to Mr. Adams' music every day. I shall strenuously object to the giving of testimony, or even the appearance of Ha gen's wife for such she Is in this room." "Tou wouldn't put her out of exlst.-j Fnak Talker, SeateBoed to ReckaUe. " I ence to keep us from calling her. would you?" sarcastically asked Mr. Adams. "I would like to put someone else out of existence, though." sharply re torted Mr. Schnabel, casting a glance at Mr. Adams. The clash between the attorneys was bitter, so far as they were concerned, but very amusing to the spectators, who laughed heartily, Mr. Adams came off victorious In the affair, however, for tho woman was finally identified as sho who had lived with Hagen for several months as his wife. "She is his wife, too. isn't she?" sharply demanded Mr. 3chnabel of the witness. "Yes." was tho reply. "Since when?" asked Mr. Adams. "Since he was arrested for thia of fense," replied the witness. Tro case wa3 then continued until Tuesday. E. Wockrow, partner of Hagen In the saloon business, waived further hearing and was held to tho grand Jury. He is charged also with living with a dissolute woman. "Intoxicated!" exclaimed Ethel Rome, when arraigned on that charge. Her face fairly shone with indig nation. "It's a He. Tho woman who had me arrested lies; she a " "Hush", madame, you may disturb tho tranquility of the courtroom," said Deputy City Attorney- Fitzser ald. "Just mako your plea suilty or not guilty, and then wo will pro ceed." "I'm the victim of that Minnie An derson, 'sitting there," thundered Miss Rome. "She's dogged my foot-Etel Korae, Who I) fa stens this lonar HOass Arrest. while. I can't move but she's there to make me trouble. I wa3 not drunk. She's a" "Hash, madame," said Mr. Fitzgerald, "don't disturb tho tranquility or shock our sensitive ears. We are unaccustomed to harsh language la this room; hold your peace." "She was, too, drunk," spoke up Minnie Anderson, who had Miss Rorao arrested. "You bet sh'o was drunk; she's the drunk enest woman ever let loose. She's a reg- "Hush. hush, my good woman." Inter rupted Mr. Fitzgerald. "Don't speak ovil of her. Recall the golden rule." Miss Rome demanded time to call wit nesses, and tho caso will bo heard later. ' "I will give you a hard sentence." said Judge Cameron to Frank Tucker. "It's breaking rock for the county, and six months is the length of the service. Do your work well, and may you win the respect ana. admiration of your em ployer." ' "Gracious!" sighed Tucker. "I was rborn and raised in this town, and this is pretty nam." "Yes. but you pleaded guilty to steal ing a lawnmower from a Belmont-street residence, and you can't expect to be sentenced to sleep on a feather bed for a term." replied Mr. Fitzgerald. " Tucker was captured, after removing the mower from a barn and starting lr.wn Belmont street with It, by Attor ney C H. Bell, who took him to police headquarters and locked him up. The prisoner had been before the court for drunkenness on a nrcrlous occasion, and said he wjis Intoxicated when ho stole the mower. "I'm a sea-faring man," explained Os car Berg to Judge Cameron when ho was arraigned for being drunk. "The policeman says you had about three sheets In the wind when he overhauled you," said Deputy Fitz gerald. "Is that so?" "I may have been a trine unsteady, but I know my rourse. I thought. However. I hit on an uncharted rock. I don't know yet whether or not my craft can be rais ed." "From what you have said, I am in- Oscar Berg, Mariner, cllnod to the belief that you aro also a way-faring man." remarked Judge Cam eron. "Throw out your anchor till Mon day, and we'll hold an investigation hero to determine." "I'm ready to sail in, right now," said Berg. "You'll havo to heave to until Monday, as we're pressed for time," replied the Judge. "I'm sorry, Mlstah Burton, but I'so got to Throw You Down," would bo an ap propriate title for a new coon song, to be "sung with great success" by Mrs. Cella Anderson. She admitted to the court officials that she knew Messrs. Burton and Hudson, and that, although she met Burton first, sho had passed him .up of lato for Hud son. She was deserted, she said, by her own husband last August, and did not know his present whereabouts. "How long have you consorted with Hudson?" asked Mr. Fitzgerald of Mrs. Anderson. "Ah has knowed dat man 'bout sebral months, sah)" she replied. "And how about Burton?" " 'Bout a little longah, sah." "And both have supported you some?" "A little, sah." "You are a bone of contention between these two men," said Judge Cameron to Mrs. Anderson. "They have had three fights over you. What do you think ought to bo done?" She didn't know. "Can't you 'shake' both , Burton and Hudson, and settle tho affair that way?" asked Mr. Fitzgerald. She thought she could. "I'm going' to put this over to Mon day." spoke up Judge Cameron, "so that a little more information may be gath ered." Messrs. Burton and Hudson went back to a cell, while Mrs. Anderson, the causo of It all. went back to her home at 207 North Eleventh street. B. J. McMahon. who engaged In a fight with Conductor Nelson Thomas and oth ers, on a Mlsslsalppl-4venue car, Friday night, was fined $5. Exhibits 3fovo by Hallway. In order to facilitate the removal of exhibits from the Lewis and Clark Ex position grounds, railway tracks are being laid up the main avenue In front of the exhibit buildings. A spur is also being built Into the Machinery building, that the heavy exhibits contained therein may bo removed with facility. By the end of the week nearly all exhibits will be out of the way, and the work of tearing away buildings will then be commenced. After an all-night fight the freshmen of the Ohio Wesleyan University, at Dela ware. O. worn ?ArTirori fhn ln.. -. Ltha sonhomorcs In the annual flasc rush. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY Voted by Taxpayers, hut the Ex pected Remuneration Falls Them When They Call for Their Salaries, Last Spring the taxpayers voted an in crease In the salaries of teachers who had served the city five years and had a Ufa certificate, the amount of $20,000 being set aside for the purpose of Imburslng them to the amount of approximately $5 a month, under the so-called "merit sys tem." When the first payday of the new school term rolled around, the teachers presented themsclve's at the office of the School Clerk with expectant races and spirits. But. alas there was nothing do ing. The same old salary was handed out, and, merit or no merit, the question of in crease was nil. The question uppermost In the minds of the Instructors of youth ful minds In Portland Is "Why?" Get No Increaso In Pay. At tho time the question was at fever heat a merit system committee was ap pointed, consisting of City Superintendent Rlgler. Principal T. T. Davis, of the High School, and Ward Principals J. Bumham and J. T. Gregg. It seems the merit sys tem was adopted merely by tho School Board, and until the named commlttea reports the list of teachers entitled to the Increase the Board cannot tako declslvo action. The committee has never report ed bo It Is Bald. But the taxpayers voted their money, expecting It to go into tho pockets of deserving Instructresses throughout the city, and now both the teachers and tho taxpayers want to know why this money "Is not used as Intended. Has hut One Meeting-. This commltteo has had but one meet ing, and did nothing deflnlto, as Profes sor Burnham was not present. Tho rea son for the delay of the commltteo Is said to be tho unsettled state of mind of tho members of the Board regarding putting tho merit system into effect. When tho system was adopted, tho vote, according to reports, was 3 to 2 In its favor, and slnco that time the views of the mem bers regarding the plan have changed until H. Wittenberg Is said bo tho only mem ber who still favors It. J. V. Beach. Rich ard Williams and Mrs. L. W. Sltton havo openly expressed themselves opposed to tho system. Under the proposed system, a teacher who remained In tho school departrment a stated time and passed a crcdltablo exam ination before the merit-system commit tee would recelvo 3 a month advance In salary. Provision for this Increaso was made In the annual tax levy, and the funds aro now on hand. "The merit system Is not in operation." said Director J. V. Beach yestorday, "and In all probability It never will be. Every member of the Board with tho exception of H. Wittenberg is opposed to tho plan," The teachers aro very much wrought up over the non-payment of what they con sider Is rightfully theirs, but no ono of them'' will talk' for publication. There Is trouble brewing, however, and unless th intention of the taxpayers regarding tho disposition of the money they voted for increase of the teachers' salaries Is car ried out. more will be heard of tho pres ent quietly-conducted wrangle. UNIVERSITY GLUB S HOI IT WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE TO IT IX FED11UARY. Annual Election at Officers Takes , Place, W. L. Brewster Being: Chosen President. The annual meotlng of the University Club last evening was on of tho most enthualastio gatherings of tho club slnro Its Inception. The occasion was enhanced by the report of tho committee to the effect that the club would soon be able to occupy Its own quarters. The club re cently purchased the lot at the north west corner of West Park and Stark streets, and as it hag also acquired tho old Pfundcr rryld-'iicc. that building will be mqved to tho sl'c as xoon as possible, and, according to Architect D. C. Lewis, the club will be able to occupy their new quarters by the first of February by the very latest. The rounder residence will be moved to the property of tho club Immediately, and tho work of reconstruction started as soon as possible. In addition to the discussion of the new club quarters, the annual election of ofll cers consumed the attention of tho mem bers. Tho result of tho election was sec ondary in importance to the business at tendant upon the securing of new quar terT which will bo the property of the club Itself, nevertheless the members evinced a deep Interest In the choosing of the new officials. W. L. Brewster was chosen president for the ensuing term. B. C. Ball vice-president, E. J. Falling secretary and R. A. Lelter treasurer. Tho four officers, to gether with H. H. Herdman, Jr., F. B. Riley and Dr. A. S. Nichols wero chosen as a board of counselors. W. L. Brewster, as chairman of the building commltteo. read his report of tho action of the committee In selecting the Plunder building as an adjunct of the proposed new clubhouse, and the report was adopted, amid great enthusiasm. The club Intends to add somewhat to the building, and a basement will also be con structed, to that everything In connection with the structure when It Is completed will bo modem In every particular, and accommodations will be furnished for the purpose ot housing visiting members, as well as local men. who desire to remain at the club ovi5r night. Particular attention Is to be paid to tho construction of the club's dining-rooms, which are to bo It3 pride, for the members tire believers In the old adage that the best way to reach a man's heart Is through his stomach, and their efforts will be centered in an endeavor to gratify the most fastidious. The University Club now numbers ISO t)cmbers on its rolls, and on account ot tho securing of its own quarters, a ma terial Increase In this membership Is looked forward to In the next few months. Washington-Street Sale. The triangular corner bounded by Wash ington street. Twenty-third street and the Cornell road, 8 feet on Washington, 110 on Twenty-third and 115 feet on the Cor nell road, was sold yesterday by E. J. Daly. This Is the second time Mr. Daly has sold this property in 60 days, which shows the great activity manifested in .upper Washington street during tho last few months. The name of the new owner and the price are withheld at present. The charge against Charles M. Cham berlain of wrecking the Chamberlain Bank, ot Tecumseh, Neb., has been dismissed.