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PAVING IS PLANNED
tance of three miles, through the Rose
p,rir rfistrict. In the Laurelhurst
HANDSOME BUILDING IS EAPIDLY NEAEING COMPLETION.
Addition practically all the streets will be
paved in one general contract, mere win
be no cheap improvements put down in
At Mount Tabor a hard-surface district
haa been established through the efforts
T-tiHrti- Push tlnh. hptwepn
jMany East ' Side Streets to
Have Hard Surface.
the Base Line road and Section Line road
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and East Forty-fourth ana tast aixuein
TKia icirift i hns hppn manned
and It has gone on record tliat only high-
Active Trading Continues for
Portland Realty in Down
ciass street improvements ehuh w
In the district. These Improvements will
be made next year under one or more
contracts. In nhe Waverly-Richmond dis
trict the property owners have decided to
lay permanent pavements on completion
BIG DISTRICT IMPROVED
of the sewers.
MANY DEALS ARE CLOSED
Effect of Outsldo Money Is Now
Ik-ins Felt Site at Fourth and
' Couch Is Purchased
Tb. inriil rnltv market lost nothing
' taat wek !n the activity of trailing which
Jia-. marled tl.e Fall aetifon. A number
1 of dt-als wore consummated and at least
' two of thesp rame a Uie direct result c
' th mom-y r'.h.c-A on the market a wee
: ao by the purchaBe'of the property ad
i i th. tnmi'r.Al irrntmrin. Both E.
! alv and Bono A Hallia who sold the
I . Ttr hinrk At the iwutheast corner of
ffii.xth aril J.l;nson for JlSl.C"). purchased
otier pr"?-rt:p!. iTany oik.wbis
r.ow p.'ml'ni;. Several trarsfora in thi
! n.-'.vi-.or!: d ct tho tlflO.iOO mark hav
; b'cn practically completed and are await
i lnr paper which have bc-n sent away
' f - .lr-iirn fftP flnnl C I Oii P SC. Some Ol
' theso deal Involve considerable bulldln
.,fr!nA in tf-A future wh'.lo others are
made on the utrensrth of a rising market
nf no little interest in realty circles
vim the purchase last week of 33
acres of land at Mount Scott from H.
' "W. Srott at $250 an acre. The -an
nouncement that part of the tract
would he converted Into a cemetery
; and the remainder Into a recreation
nark hits caused conslderAble specula
tion ax to the effect this would have
upon Mount Srcrlt land values. The
nrmprtv at the summit of Mount scon
45 acres of which will be set aside for
inari ourDosea. should maKo an loeai
spot for this purpose. The remaining
I goo acres are well suited for cemetery
purposes. The property has been tnken
' over by a corporation of which II. R.
' Reynolds is th,e manager.
Thre haa been a tendency among the
hnrupr real estate firms to secure lands tn
the immediate vicinity of Portland for
Uilartlnir purpose, and In a short time
'new outlying additions, once thought too
for out for" suburban districts, but now
brought near to t-omarra o- on cm.
car service will be placed on the mar-
fket. Many options ha'e been taken on
euch properties, and the buyers are quiet
'ly securing the entire tracts before mat
ilng known their plans and purchases.
One close-in property was transferred
last week at a remarkably low figure.
This Is tho property located at Fourth
and Couch street, tho site of tho old
fCitv Laundry. 96x50 feet In size. This
I was purchased by C. F. Reed, of 202H
Stark street, from O. J. Sherman ror
1137.500. The deal was made through the
j agency of J. J. Flynn. The property.
which is Improved with an old two-atory
brick building, is described as the west
!86 feet of lot 7. block 29. Couch's Addi
ction. Mr. Sherman haa owned tha prop
erty but four months.
One deal which came as & direct result
I of the sale at Sixth and Johnson streets
la. week tieo waa made when Beno.& Bal
lis purchased from George W. Batea the
j property at the northwest corner of
rTwentv-second and Irving streets ior sji,
l00. Thle deal waa made through the
I agency of Wakefield. Fries & Co. It la
i Improved on the corner with the former
Iresidence ot Mr. Bates, ana is now occu
pied by Rev. W. H. Foulkes, of the
(First Presbyterian Church. There la also
:a small residence for renting purposes on
(the Inside lot. This property was pur
ichased aj an Investment -and brings In a
t Another purchase waa made last week
Ihy ona of the sellers of the- Sixth and
'Johnson property, when E. J. Daly
ought a third Interest of R. B. Hlnnott
n the property at toe southwest corner
tot Sixteenth and Washington on a basis
k)f JS5.O0O valuation. This 1s but another
raxampie of the steadily Increasing value
son upper Washington street, the property
ihavine sold three years ago for J4O.000.
IMr. Paly nov owns a two-thirds Inter
. feet In the property, the other third being
(owned by Dan J. Malarkey. Mr. Daly,
Pwho haa expressed at all ttmea unbound
ed fatth In upper Washington street, says
feie Intend holding this property to lm
j Mrs. Carrie. Hahn haa purchased a. lot
ton tho south side of Harrison street, be
tween Tenth and Eleventh streets, from
the Sofie Investment Company for J)O0.
SThls property le Improved with an eight
Iroom two-story residence. Mrs. Hahn is
Shaving the house remodeled Into a build-.
Bng for two-room housekeeping apart
ments. The property was sold through
jthe agency of D. Parker Byron A Oo.
ut was transferred four months ago, tho
recent sale netting a profit of 100 per
teent. Mrs. Hahn will hoki the property
au ap Investment.
1 Robert J. O'Neill haa bought 100x100
8et located at the southeast comer of
East Second and Broadway from Wil
liam Reidt for t.v.00. The property-la un
Smproved and was bought as an Investment-
Mr. Reidt has also sold a ha!f
ilock on the south side of Hancock
rtreet. betweon Fast Seventh and East
JT.ffhth streets, to W. H. McMonlea for
This Is also vacant property and
was bought asi an Investment.
The long-expected excursion of the
JPortlsnd Realty Board to Orenco will
take plac9 on .Saturday. October 30. The
partv will leave at 11:30 A. M. and will
3eturn at 5 P. M. A special car will be
provided. The members of the board
Trill have dinner at Orenco and will ln-
vnect the Oregon Nursery Company plant
it that plae. The work that has been
Jone there Is of Interest to Portland real
rtate dealers. Several lectures will be
sriven by experienced nurserymen, and the
fiartv will he driven several miles around
4he farm of 1100 acres.
A- Backus reports the sale of 100x100
Seet on the corner of East Twenty-cond
and Knott streets In Ip-lngton from Ja
cob Crotxer to E. U. George for J3300.
This Is one of the corners in the best
5art of the Irvlngton residence district.
Mr. George Is a heavy purchaser of Irv
lngton property, and has bought It as an
Investment. The same agency haa also
old 5"xino reet on East Eighteenth
street to George L Brown for JltC-0. Mr.
IRrown is now building a $So00 home on
As an Index of the movement westward
?n Portland business and as an Illustra
tion of the value of locations Is the fact
that the deposits of the Lumbermen" Na
tional Bank have Increased JS34.fa6.10 In
the four months since moving Into the
new offices In the Lumbermen's build
ing at Fifth and Stark streets.
Ji M. Wallace Is building a two-story
atUo flat building, 48x54H feet In
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ELECTRIC BlILDIXG AT SEVENTH AND ALDER STREETS, TO COST $300,000.
si to, at East Thirty-seventh and East
Yamh 11 streets, at a coei oi w.
will be four flats of each of five rooms
iTa .k fiat u-fit pnntAin n flreolace in ad
rtitlon'tn the hot-air heating system. The
building will be . of frame construction.
Lv M. Dale ifcthe architect.
Floyd 8. Brower haa completed a mod
ern flat building on East First, between
Holladay and Hussalo streets, at a cost
of liiOCrt. The building is 36x56 feet In
sise and haa four five-room flats. It Is
well equipped and all the flats were en
gaged before the building was completed.
D. B. Flickinger Is the architect.
Claussen & Claussen. architects, have
prepared plans for two modern bunga
lows for H. H. Haynes and B. F. Pond,
to be erected oil Catlln street, near Haw
thorne avenue. Both will be on the same,
general design and will cost about $3500.
BATES HOME BRINGS $21,000
Property at Twentysecond and Irv
ing .Streets Changes Hands.
. William Ballls and S. R. Beno have
purchased three lots located at the north
west corner of Twenty-second and IrVlng
streets from George W. Bate, the con
sideration being $21,000. The property haa
a frontage of 150 feet on Irving street and
100 feet on Twenty-raecond street. The
sale was made through the agency of
Wakefield, Fries & Co. ,
The ororwtv was the former home of
Mr. Batea and Is Improved on the cor
ner with a handsome modern house, now
occupied by Rev. Hiram Foulkes, ofthe
First Presbyterian Church. On the In
side lot Is a smaller dwelling. The pur
chasers do not contemplate any further
building orr the proparty, but will hold it
as a home.
An avers of 11 neraons have been In
jured daily, and one peraon killed every
other nay ror the last inree months by the
STRUCTURE TAKES SHAPE
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BLAZE OF LIGHT.
Jan nary Will Find New Edifice
Completed and Ready for
All records In building construction will
bo broken In Portland in the erection of
the new Electric building, at the north
east corner of Seventh and Alder streets
C. L. Undo, superintendent of construc
tion for the Portland Railway, Light &
Powt-r Company, says the building will
h. entlrelv finished by January 1. with
every office In the building ready for
occupancy. Tho structure waa started
March 13. and since that time the builders
have lost but one day of work sine
The nln-e-6tory building will be a blase
of electric light when completed. Over
S0O8 l-candlepower electric lights will be
placed on the outside and will make tne
structure tho most highly Illuminated
on in the city.
One of the features of construction Is
the sinking of great pillars In the base
merrt, entirely separate from the rooms
containing the generating station, which
support the building and thus prevent en
tirely the vibration from the machinery
being felt In the offices above. The build
ing Is now well under way and with the
machinery running full blast below the
vibration even on tho second; floor is im
The nolee from the great machines will
also be done away with above the first
floor. This Is accomplished by means of
PORTLAND KEEPS UP RECORD OF ERECTING FINE APART
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Emil Schacht & Son, Architects.
GEORGE KEELER STRl'CTTRE DESIGNED FOR FOIRTEEMH AND
, CLAY STREETS. .
the Kahn system of reinforced concrete1
construction, wnicn inciunes zioiiow mes
and reinforced concrete with wing and
cup bar sections.
The first Ave floors of the building will
be occuoled bv the Portland Railway
lieht & Power Company. Two-thirds of
the first loor and the second floor will
be taken up by the operating room of
Substation A. The other part. or tnese
floors will be taken up as store rooms
and display rooms. On tho third, fourth
and fifth floors will .be the offices- of the
company, the operating department offi
ces on the third floor, the accounting de
partment on the fourth floor and the ex
ecutive . offices on the fifth floor. The
sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth floors
will bo gien to offices for renting pur
All the contractors on the building are
working hard to break the building rec
ords and have the structure finished on
contract time or by January L With
this end In view It is thought probable
in a short time construction crews will
operate In two shifts, day and night.
The brick work is now being put In snd
the outline of the building is beginning
to tako shape. The structure will be
terra cotta the first two stories and brick
on the uooer seven floors. An Idea of the
extensive lighting plan may be gleaned
from the Brockets which aro Demg piacea
in the brickwork.' '
The building Is being finished through
out In Siberian oak, although there IB out
little woodwork In tho structure. The
lobbies, halls and corridors are all
finished with tiled floors. These lobbies
are found on every floor of the structure
while on the first five floors public
waiting rooms are Installed. ,
The elevator service will consist of
two electrlo high speed Otis elevators
at tha Alder-street entrance, and an auto
matic high-speed electric - elevator for
employes on the Seventh-street entrance.
O. B. "coldwelL of the Portland Railway,
.LJaht & Power Company, has taken
direct charge of the erection of the build
ing and it is mainly through his enorts
that the fast building record Is being
FLATS TO ADORN CITY
KEELER APARTMENTS EMBODY
MANY MODERN FEATURES.
Handsome Structure for Fourteenth
and Clay Streets Is- Now
' Being Built. , '
Work haa started and Is now well un
der way on the handsome apartments for
George Keeler -which are to De erecieu ar
the aouthwest corner of Fourteenth and
Clnv streets. This pretentious struoture.
designed by Emil Senacht & Son, archi
tects, will contain conveniences 'a few
years ago unthought of in apartment-
house construction, ana even now rare
in buildings of any kind. The cost of
the apartment-house will be aoout
The building will be a rectangular
structure, five stories high, 60x100 feet In
size, and of slow-burning mill construc
tion. It will contain 27 apartments ot
three and four rooms each. The general
style of architecture Is Tudor. The rront
of the structure will be prwed brick,
with sandstone trimmings.
The main feature of the apartments
will be up-to-date equipment. Automat
ic high-speed electric elevators will be
Installed, as well as electric service ele
vators connecting each apartment with
the basement. There will be disappear
ing beds and, furniture In each room, buf
fet kitchens' with built-in tireless cook
ers, built-in Ironing boards, built-in re
frigerators, a vacuum heating plant.
tiled baths In every apartment,, hardwood
floors throughout, and a special system
The contract for the work has been let
to the Dunnlvant Company, and work
will be finished by March 1.
A telDberflire svetem caDSble ef handling
three-ton loads le in use on the wharf of a
teamRhlp line at Richmond. Vs., for trans
ferring freight from the vessels to th ware-
Houses ana ears.
IlUle Gravel or Macadam Will Be
Employed In Futere Develop
ment Work Push Clubs Fa
vor Cement Sidewalks.
William "M. Klllingsworth, who has
Just returned for a trip to Seattle and
other Sound cities, came back Impressed
with the thought that only hard-surface
pavements should be laid on the streets
of Portland hereafter. In his talk
before the North Alblna Push Club
Tuesday night. Mr. Klllingsworth com
mented on the appearance of v these
I am more impressed than ever,"
declared Mr. Klllingsworth. "after vis
iting these cities, that Portland should
cease using gravel or macadam on our
streets and use hard-surface pavements
only. The county may use crushed rock
on the roads, but the city must take an
advanced step if it hopes to keep up
with the progress made by these cities."
The United East Side Push clubs, at
tho .last meeting, took a stand In favor
of cement sidewalks hereafter in that
portion of the city, and adopted the fol
"Whereas the Mayor and Council
have sounded the tocsin for a greater
Portland, by refusing to allow the pav
ing of Btreets with gravel or macadam,
and as this club believes that hard-surface
streets are the moet economical
for the property owner and the tax
payer In the end, now, therefore, be It
"Resolved. That the tJnited East Side
Push Clubs hereby lnaorses tne action
of the Mayor and Council, and further
recommends that all pavements of 'the
future be hard pavements."
Considerable progress has been made
in the direction of hard-surface pave
ments on. the East Side. More are be
ing laid now that ever before. Union
avenue is being completed to Highland
at a cost of $170,000. On Hawthorne
avenue more than two miles of hard
surface are being completed, and ten
blocks more are protected on the same
avenue, which will extend the hard-surface
to East Fifty-fifth street. On Di
vision street more than two miles of
pavements are projected arnd will be
laid next year. "
South of Division street several miles
of hard-surface street improvements are
projected In Kenilworth and on Mil
waukie street. Altogether In this -district
such pavements costing over $250,
000 are projected. As yet there are no
hard-surface pavements in this portion
of the city, but now that the big sewer
has been completed and Innumerable
laterals are to be laid. It Is expected
that little gravel or macadam will be
used on the Improvements. An ex
tensive hard-surface pavement is being"
laid, on Belmont to East Sixty-second
street, which is being completed.
In Central East Portland, East Burn
side street has the first permanent pave
ment of any street leading east. It ends
at East Thirtieth street. Other Improve
ments are projected In this district The
Sandy Road, which is to be made a street,
will be pavpd to the city limits, a dis
There Is an extensive district north of
aiiitiunrt'ai fiiilr-h nnd east of Union ave
nue, where many miles of first-class
pavements - have been laia, ana several
contracts for other streets have been let.
iiroadway street has Just been paved be
tween Union avenue and East Twenty
fourth street, and the street will bepaved
also to East Thlrty'second street. In Ir
vington all the streets north of Thompson
have been paved and the work Is still
going on. In Piedmont good progress in
laying high-class pavements has been
The plan to open and pave a wide street
down the Pen'.nsula is being worked out.
This long streetisjs Lombard, and will ex
tend from St. John to Peninsula, and
probably to Albina avenue, and make con
nection with Killlngsv.orth avenue. It Is
proposed, as soon as the proceedings for
making an 60-foot street through the Pen
insula are completed, to take up the ques
tion of Improving with a pavement of
some sort yet to be decided on. It will
connect with Klllingsworth avenue either
by way of Patton or Albina avenue.
The effort of Mayor S4mon to secure
reasonable prices for hard surface has
been received with much pleasure by Blast
Side property-owners, as It will make It
possible to lay that class of pave
ments in future. Between macadam
and hard-surface the difference in cost
is not very great, and it Is believed that
with the start that has been made only
high-class pavements will be laid on the
East Side. Such Improvements have al
ways advanced the value of the property,
although the initial cost has been at times
considered heavy! Holladay Addition and
Irvlngton, which are hard-surface dis
tricts, are the most valuable and exclu
sive residence sections on the East Side
and the property there Is held at the
highest figures. The push clubs will sup
port the position of the Major that only
hard surface Improvements be made m
the city, at least within the settled
PRICES JUMP OX WASHINGTON
Quick Profit Made on Sale of Build
E. J. Daly reports the sale made
through his office of 73 feet square,
located at. the northeast corner of
Washington and Lucretla streets. The
property was sold by S. Morton Cohn
for $25,000. The purchaser 1s an East
ern Oregon wheatgrower. Mr. Cohn
purchased this property five months
ago for $21,000, showing another ad
vance of the upper "Washington street
Mr. Daly says his client will improve
the property with a modern apartment
building of first-class construction or
with a brick-block built with stores on
the first floor and rooms on tho upper
floors. The exact details of Improve
ment have not as yet been decided
It haa been discovered by the Chinese
Ministry of civil office that there are some
60.000 dismissed or dpjrrarted officials who
are entitled to -reinstatement by special
' grare on the occasion f th new reign.
$1.50 an Acre Cash
Makes your first payment. Crops pay the balance
BOW RIVER VALLEY WHEAT LANDS
50,000 ACRES OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LANDS
Have been bought by Oregon farmers and investors during this year
THERE'S A REASON
The lands are wonderfully rich and productive, well watered, all
cleared, ready, for the plow, close to railways, schools, churches, and
sold at a price and on terms that enable any man to own a farm.
NEXT EXCURSION, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH. LOW RATES
Come in or write today for booklets
IDE-McGARTHY LAND COMPANY
General Land Agents Canadian Pacific Railway Company
425-426 LUMBERMEN'S BUILDING
Are often the result, of knowing where to
( select your Fixtures.
May we be of service to you?
J. C. ENGLISH COMPANY
Tiffany's Agents, 128 Park Street.
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Loolc over the new lighting
fixtures, the handsome electrical
Showers, trimmed with Steuben,
Tiffany and Neuhause!n glass
ware, the most elaborate in ijlie
Make your selections now of
a beautiful, hammered, leaded or
art-glass dome, and we will hold
until you desire it delivered. An
appropriate gift for the home.
3 ijbAtS jtzEx-fj
O. E. Heintz, Manager.
CASTINGS and STRUCTURAL WORK
Carry complete stock of Steel Beams, Angles and Channels.
For the homo, get one of out
exquisite tilo' mantels, in the
mossy, velvety finish. We carry
the highest grades in tiling and
our mantels always assure satisfaction.
The merchant should realize
that he should have well-lighted
windows to properly show his
gpods. We wire windows espe
cially for the holidays, and sup
ply all lamps, such as Tungsten,
Tantalum, etc. It is time now.
Let us submit designs.
We are wholesale and retail
dealers in all kinds of electrical
supplies and our prices are the
311 Stark. Near Sixth Street.