The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, December 11, 1910, SECTION FOUR, Page 10, Image 58

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TITE STJXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 11, 1910.
EAST SIDE MAKES
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RECORD
tet
ructures Planned and Being
Built Will Cost Two
Million Dollars.
COLUMBIA SLCUGH LEADS
i Impmrmrntt la Central East Port
land Are Extensive Home-
bciJiiiny Keep Xp Pace Im-
proTed Car Service Is Aid.
Itt dim-rent sections- of the East Side
the lniportjint buildings under ir and
t nroteetrd will cot nearly CC'ACX The
Eui Kd cmi so great a territory
that it Is hardly realized that ia bue4-
neae buildlocs ikn the total under con
struction atjl non to be started foot up
) closely In $iowWt but tha actual figure
;4muoitrr this to be the real atua
'tlon. Columbia Slough T."trict baa tha
ijargcgt f bow!r In manufacturing estab-
. lL1rnrat and here outside of concern!
whti-h have completed their plants.
MtiMiiliincnu costing Sl.J0O.w are under
construction.
tVntral Ri.t pnrtland comes next.
Recently sale ami leases) In Central
Last Portland mean that seTeral la rue
Structures w" L started tUrre early
t year.
The Important building for Alblna dlev
trl-t la lh proposed water off ice. which
alii b erected on the south sM, of
; Russell street, between Rodny avenue
and Will lams avenue, to cost SXsU-l For
sveral years residents In that section
of tha city have been asking for this
office, which wlil be more central. Tha
.city owns a lot on Ituejwll street with
-fronts of a& fee: which leads back
a. a largr Int. More vround will be
secured and tha building- will Ibe at
liMUft 1 vrjo fert an.1 two-tory. and will
be headquarters for tlie water plant
'north of sfciillvan's Oulrlv. Councilman
Mainefre has been persistent In urging
tie erection of this building.
Building I'ntkr Way and Projected.
Following W a partial list of butldlnrs
which are either undre- way or projected,
which will cost In the aggregate $1.S4.0:
John lH-fr. Plow . Company, right
storle.. tiOX'
National folJ Storage Ice Coropaay,
three storl--. $X.'X
Theodora NIcoLal. four stories. $K.0CH.
James fartwr!sht and others fira
atorle rrs..
W. II. M'-Monles, throe-story manu
facturing KitUilr.c. iWO.
PM!o.wt branch Y. il. C. A, $1.X
I'hoenls Iron Foundry, two stories.
$:..
laundry bullllng. K.urt Sixth street.
lAtt.
Alblna water office, two stories. .000,
inir!r Hall Association. three
stones. .oro.
Peninsula Hospital Association, three
stories. U- CO.
J. 8. Ilea 11 Manufacturing; Company.
Kenton. $.
Durable Hoof'ne Manufacturing: Com
pany. :x:u. u.'00-
Nlrolal Door Manuf acturlng Company,
HOrJUX $7S.tWX
Ajnx Auto Traction Company, Kenton.
ISMStt. 1hX.
J leal y buildlBC. reconstruction. $2,0X1.
ln Manufacturing Machine Company,
,140.000.
J. C Powell, garage. Ka-t Burnslde
atreet. $.ioru.
Portland Railway. Unlit A Power Oom
ranv. Lincoln street. power plant.
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' Westminster. Presbyterian Church.
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Wllllan'S A Webster. Fashion Stables,
Hcacon Investment Company, parage.
Sunnystde Congregational Church,
Kos City Park Club, clubhouse.
A. Knutson,
t.w.
Alfred Rosebrook. two stories. Colon
kvenue. $3.0O.
T. 1L tlantner. spartmcnt-hous. three
lories. :$..
DeVlne building;. Vnlon avecae, two
irrrtes. $ZZ.fK
Lwta bullUnir. Albrna. three stories.
J. F. Hawkins, three-story apartment.
p.o
Tnreo bulldlncs. MontavHla. Baas Una
road. J5.0u.
Kn Kht of Pythta. North Alblna. three
ttorirsi J0x'""U.
r:nnott t niMlrr. North Alblca, three
torlea. l5V.0Jtt
SVcstrumit iavlns; Company. Kenton.
Hfxiw. :on.
Central fhrlsttaa Churrh. sc.ine. l.a
Trinity Methwodlst. stone, Ladd'es Ad-
dltlon. C.00a
South 3foant Tabor.
South Mount Tabor, surrounding the
schoolhouse. Is one of the most pros
perous suburbs on the East Side. Fifty
attractive residences have been erected
here the past year, and settlement has
nearly reached Evening; Star Grange
hall on the Section Line road. The
South Mount Tabor Sanitarium, a f!sa
looking- building, stands upon the south
slope of Mount Tabor, which cost 115.
000. On all sides are new homes cost
ing from 13000 to fiOOO. Nearly. all the
Peterson tract on the south side of the
Section road has been sold out to peo
ple who have already built, and to
others who will build. The gardens
and berry ranches at South Mount
Tabor have, disappeared and the fields
here have been platted and sold out.
A branch of the Brooklyn sewer has
been laid alone the' Section road to
South Mount Tabor. The school dis
trict Is erectinar a four-room school
house Just east of the present bulldlnir.
to provide school facilities for people
living between South Mount Tabor and
Montavllla. and it will be completed In
two or three months' time. In a short
time Evening; Star Orange Hall will
be surrounded by residences and will
no longer be in the country
While the efforts to secure an ex
tension of the Hawthorne avenue rail
way were not successful this year the
movement will be taken ai the ensuing
year, with better success it is hoped, as
twice as many people now live In- South
Mount Tabor than the first of the year.
Hoao City Car SerTk-e Improved.
Changs of the Rose City cars to East
Burnslde street line supplied Improved
transportation to one of the rapidly
growing sections of the East Side, as it
shortens the time 10 to 16 minutes, i
which is a great galr. for the district
The street railway company his laid
double tracks between Kast Tenth and
Kast Burnslde streets to the intersec
tlon of Kast Thirty-ninth street and
Sandy boulevard, except a short stretch
on each side of East Twenty-eight
street, which will be made double
track later. The run Is made from
the postofflce In Rose City Park to
the Postofflce in 23 minutes. This
makes a continuous line of double
tracks from the West Side to the O.
R. N. Company's main line on Sandy
boulevard. It Is expected that the dou
Me tracks will be continued to the
Country club by early next year In time
f'r the rn-xt Livestock sliow. Handy
boulevard has been widened to SO feet.
and the next movement will be for
hard-surface improvement. A petition
with a majority of property owners will
be preoented to the City Council In the
near future. Effort will be made to
have the Improvement atarted by April,
lsi l.
The Provident Investment & Trust
Company, organised some time ago,
will erect a number of dwellings on
its Rose city park property. It ac
quired the property of o. W. Taylor on
Sandy boulevard and had It platted Into
lota It will erect about 33 houses on
this property next Spring and Summer.
The company has platted Lawndale. lo
cated south of the Oitinfrv Clnh re.
ment sidewalks and graded streets are
smong the improvements for thla tract.
Iavnilii. is a restricted district. More
tnan half of the lots have been sold.
The tract was platted last September,
Itroadway street will be paved east
ward from East Thirty-ninth street to
LtwDdal, next Spring.
Dr. C. Bergerson Is building a home
In Irvlngton on Kast Twenty-sixth
street between Thompson and Braxee.
with seven rooms and modern conveni
ences, to cost $7000.
Floyd J. Campbell, one of the promot
ers of ths Elmhurst Addition, Rose City
Park district, has sold his home on
Hancock and East Fifty-second streets
to Renvlllo Chinook, an attorney, for
S7000. Mr. Campbell will start on the
erection of a new home at the corner
of East Fifty-second and Hancock
streets. It will be built of cement
blocks. E. E Little Is completing; a
15000 home on East Fifty-second street.
near Tillamook street, which he will
occupy the first of the month.
NEW MACHINE FOB BURNING- STUMPS,
three at or lea SunnriMe,
RASPBERRIES ARE RIPE
Two Presidents of Ridgeflcld, Wa&h.,
Harvest December Crops,
RIDGEFIELD. Wash.. Dec. 8. (Spe
cial.) It is not an uncommon occur
rence for strawberries to yield a sec
ond crop In the 8tate of Washington,
but It seems somewhat of a novelty to
see ripe raapberrlea hanging- on the
bushes in December. Robert Wilson
picked a branch from his patch re
cently which was loaded with beautiful
ripe raspberries.
Mrs. H. 8. McConnelL also of this
city, picked some luscious berries from
her patch and the bushes are whits
with blossoms.
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HONEY WILL BE EASrEB
CHOP-MOVIXG PEKIOD
SOOV BE PASSED.
AY ILL
Change Jn Political Regime Slay Xot
Affect Situation Much Balance
of Trade SIkjws Strength.
Northwestern People In East.
NEW YORK. Dec 10. Special.)
Northwestern people registered at local
hotels today are:
Portland Mrs. E. W. Cow ell, at the
Victoria: J. C. Tancey. at the Waldorf.
Spokane H. 11. Rice. H. H. Cosgrove.
at the Cadillac.
Seattle F. Waterhouse. Mrs. T. Wa
terhouse, at the Wolcott; J. B. H. Mur
phy, at the Grand.
While there seems to be an air of
uncertainty In the g-eneral financial
situation of the country, as far as the
Immediate future if concerned, which
Is largely based on the change In the
political complexion, a more optimistic
lew Is held In Portland. It Is ex
pected that money will be free here
within the next 30 days and that there
will be strong; actlvlty'ln all lines.
In reviewing- the general situation.
the weekly financial letter of Spencer
Trask & Co., received by Wilfred Shore
ez Co.. lays stress on such problems as
tariff revision, adjustment of railroad
rates, and the Supreme Court decisions
on the Standard Oil and American To
bacco cases. The letter follows:
'The event of paramount importance
In the month Just passed was the signal
victory of the Democratic party, No
vember 8. So complete a landslide had
not been expected, and when the re
sults of the election became known, it
was difficult to arrive at a conclusion
as to how the business and commercial
nterests of the country would be af
fected.
"Even now It Is too early to form
any definite opinion, for the reason that
the new members elected to Congress !
will not take their seats for another
year. Of course Mr. Taft could call an
extra session In ' March, and we can
see why, purely from certain party
contingencies, a step of this kind might
be considered a good political move;
but. so far as Opinion has been able to
crystallze, such a procedure seems ra
ther doubtful.
"That would mean then that a year
might elapse before one of the most
Important planks in the Democratic
platform the downward revision of
the tariff could even be brought up
for discussion, and months more would
be necessary before a new bill could
be passed. Thus, while this question
of the tariff Is one of treat moment. It
may be the last of the three Important
problems now confronting ths country
to be solved.
"The other two questions, the de
cision of the Supreme Court on the
Standard Oil and American Tobacco
cases, and the decision of the Interstate
Commerce Commission relative to in
crease in railroad rates, are still to be
decldod. So long as these questions re
main open. It cannot be expectod that
Important business interests will risk
expanalon, especially when the bent
lawyers of the country are at odds in
Interpreting the Sherman law; and, on
the other hand, the railroads will not
feel like adding extensively to their
equipment until they know pretty well
where they stand as regards freight
rates.
"In the clroumstances It Is not surprising-
to see that the bank clearings
continue to contract and that business
throughout the country shows a great
deal of Irregularity. In a few trades a
normal volume is reported as passing-,
but In most cases there is a decided
lull In activity. This Is another way of
liquidating- the credit situation, which
has been unfavorable for some time,
and while it may hardly please impa
tient stockholders, the ultimate result
will be to make conditions as a whole
much healthier and much stronger. In
the meantime It will make for accumu
lation of money at reserve centers, and
with the crop period now safely passed
It Is expected that money rates will be
easy during the remainder of the year.
"Another point In favor of easy
money Is the favorable tendency our
export situation has been showing dur
ing the past two months. For the first
eight months of this year there was
actually a email balance of trade
against us. To be sure. It amounted
only to about 11,000,000, but It was
nevertheless a poor showing- in compar
ison with other years. In September,
however, there was a balance in our
fnvor of (51,614,000, and In October of
884.189,000. The total net excess of
exports over Imports thus amounts for
the first 10 months of this year . to
1134,758,000, against $165,454,000 and
$.".11.464,000 during the same periods of
1909 and 1908 respectively. From this
It will be seen that there Is still much
to be desired In the present instance.
At the same time, the Increases that
have been reported of late show a rauuh
better tendency and are a step in the
right direction.
"Bearing; these facta In mind, we ar
rive at the conclusion that the Immedi
ate future of the stock market Invites
caution, although there is no question
in our mind that purchases of the bet
ter g-rade of stocks made around pres
ent levels will prove profitable In the
long- run. On the other hand, and as
we have pointed out on previous occa
sions, the factors now at work are all
making- for a better bond mraket, and
we fully expect a decided Increase both
In activity and In price in the near
future.'
FORMER HEAVY TRAFFIC MAY
RETURX TO STREET.
SELLWODD HOME READY
Tl. m. c a. branch to bb dedi
cated TOMORROW.
President Ladd to Preside Over
Ceremonies Portland Offi
cials to Speak.
BRANCH CLUB BUILDING COMPLETED TO BE THROWN OPEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE ATTER THE
DEDICATION T0M0ER0W.
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The Sellwood Branch Young- Men's
Christian Association building- has
been completed and furnished and will
be opened and dedicated Monday night.
At the dedication William M. Ladd,
president of the Portland Y. M. C. A.,
will preside. Addresses will be deliv
ered by Robert Livingston, vice-president;
A. N. Wills, chairman of the
building; committee; E. B. McNaughton,
architect of the Sellwood building; J.
A. Goodall, National Industrial secre
tary; I. B. Rhodes, state secretary;
H. W. itone, secretary Portland T. M.
C. A., and Dr. H. C. Flxott, president of
Sellwood Commercial Club. The Lead
ers' Club of the T. M. C. A. gymnasium
will give an exhibition. The building
will be opened at 7:20 P. M.
Construction of the building Is due to
the efforts of enterprising; citizens of
Sellwood, assisted by friends In Port
land end by officials of the Portland
Association. The building committee
Is composed of A. N. Wills, chairman
Rev. D. A. Thompson, secretary; Dr.
H. C. Flxott, H. L. German, R. L.
Bosser. Fred Bauer and J. W. Caldwell.
The building was constructed by day
; labor under a superintendent. It Is a
, two-story structure, planned by Archi
tect aic.-saugnton to suit tne require
ments of the suburb. It oontains a
swimming- tank and a well-appointed
gymnasium on the first floor, where a
fine, large reception and reading- room
and other departments are also situ
ated. On the upper floor are rooms
for rent to young- men.
W. C. Moore, who has been connected
with the Portland T. M. C. A. for sev
eral years, has taken charge of the
Sellwood work. About 200 members
are assured at the start. Classes In
the gymnasium department and reli
gious classes will be formed. Secre
tary Moore will study the needs of the
work before educational classes will
be organized.
Lights Are Being Installed and Pay
ing to Be Extended Albina K.
of P. Lodge to Build.
An effort Is being made to make Union
avenue a general business etreet. It Is
to be paved from Kast Oak street to
Belmont street next year. This will make
it a hard-surface street through East
Portland to Belmont. Some of the property-owners
are placing street lights ia
front of their buildings.
J. B. Harrington, who owns considera
ble property on Union avenue. In Central
East Portland, raid:
"Now is the time to make Union ave
nue a business street once more. There
are sure to be more than one bu.olness
street in East Portland. There will be
several, and Union avenue can be re
stored to more than what It was years
ago. Let the property owners fix up
their buildings and light Union avenue
and It will soon be a business atreet."
The Knights of Pythias Lodge, of North
Alblna, is making arrangements to build
either a two or three-story building on
Killlngsworth avenue and Borthwlck
street In the early part of next year.
The lodpe recently purchased thla cor
ner lot from J. H. Nolta. The corner is
considered one of the best in North
Alblna, but was sold to the lodge for
$3500 by Mr. Nolta, who gave the lodge
a low figure to encourage construction
of a building there. Two plans are be
ing considered. One Includes a full base
ment and two stories, the basement to
be fitted up for a barber shop and other
business purposes. The other plan is for
a three-story building.
C. W. Cleveland, who recently pur
chased six lots on Clinton and East Th'r-ty-flrst
streets, in the Waverly-Rich-mond
district, from David Goodsell for
$4000, has awarded the contract for the
construction of a house on each lot to
George West & Son, and the work on
the foundation has already started on
two of the structures. The houses will
be modern and will cost from $2250 to
$4000 each. Mr. Cleveland is from Chicago,
and on a recent visit to Portland became
favorably impressed and bought prop
erty In different portions of the city.
G. W. Priest has begun construction
of six residences In Rose City Park,
which will cost from $3000 to $4000 each.
Mr. Priest built many dwellings In that
district last year and all of them have
been sold.
A Sure Shot.
Puck.
He saw a deer, blaxed at It hot.
The hasty charge went wide;
But tho' he failed to guide the shot.
By Jlnka! he shot the guide!
GHARPIT CLEARING
OF STUMPS WINS
Fire Test by Chehalis River
Farmer Is Regarded as
Great Success.
METHOD IS INEXPENSIVE
40.000 Acres of Timber In Oregon
Cut Annually, New System Seems
to Solve Problem Two
Men Do Bis Task.
When it is considered that 40.000
acres of timber in Oregon are cut an
nually, the problem of reducing the
vast acreage to a stage where the
ground can be reclaimed for agrlcul
tural purposes is puzzling. The sub
Ject is one of vital Importance to
Western Oregon.
It Is generally conceded that a large
percentage of the logged-off lands Is
exceedingly productive when cleared of
stumps and underbrush and rendered
fit for farming. The great obstacle
that has been In the way is the expen
sive and unsatisfactory method used
removing the stumps and clearing
the land. It is estimated that some of
the most fertile tracts of logged-off
lands have cost farmers on an average
$100 an acre in clearing it. While the
process has been costly, it also has
been necessarily slow, and as a con
sequence a comparatively small por
tion of the logged-off area in Western
Oregon has been rendered tillable.
New Method Succeeds.
Recently a new method of removing
stumps from the land was exploited,
and has proved most satisfactory in
results. This Is known as the char-
pit method, and was Introduced by
farmers on the Chehalis River, in
Lewis County, Washington. Scientific
tests were made under supervision of
Professor H. W. Sparks, of the Wash
ington State College, and Harry
Thomcson, of the office of Farm Man
agement, United States Department of
Agriculture.
This method applies economically
to stumps above one foot in diameter.
Smaller stumps can be removed to
better advantage by pulling with horse
and capstan, or donkey engine, where
such power is available.
In the test of char-pitting, all bark
was removed from the stumps for a
height .of about two feet above the
ground. Enough dry kindling wood was
gathered from the ground and down
logs to form a ring six to eight Inches
in thickness entirely around stumps
where bark had been removed. After
kindling was placed. It was closely cov
ered with clouds and thick flakes of
clay dug near the stump with a farm
shovel, only leaving open a small space,
about a food wide, for igniting the kin
dling. While the kindling wood on first
stump was getting thoroughly Ignited,
other stumps were similarly prepared
and the kindling fired.
Inches in diameter at the base, by ac
tual measurement.
Way Is Economical.
Enough data have been obtained to ,
fully establish these facts concerning the
char-pit method of clearing logged-off
lands wherever soil conditions are fa
vorable. First The economy of the method,
which can be conducted without lilgh
priced labor and at seasons when other
farm work is not heavy, or can be done
at all seasons in connection with other
farm work.
Second The char-pit method leaves the
Burface of the ground practically undis
turbed, and prepares highly fertilized
seed beds for grains, root crops, fruit
trees and grasses. ,
Extensive Investigations lead to the
conclusion that while nearly every tract
of logged-off land presents some differ
ent features, a sensible adaptation of the
following three approved methods will
accomplish their clearing at minimum
eKort and cost:
First By char-pit method. where
economy and not time is the important
factor.
Second By skilled use of powder and
donkey engine, where land must be
cleared quickly.
Third Where land to be cleared is
second-growth slashings. ' with stumps
4 to 14 inches in diameter in great num
bers, they can be best. cleared with a
good horsepower capstan with wire
cables, chokers, etc., which can be
bought for $200. If larger stumps are
occasionally met. they can be blown to
pieces and pulled, or char-pitted, as the
owner may desire.
MR. LIVELY APPROVES PROCESS -
Heat Kept Below.
After kindling got thoroughly burning.
the one foot opening was also covered
with earth to drive the fire around the-
entire ring of kindling like a charcoal
pit. When the rising smoke indicated
that the kindling around the stump was
well lighted, additional dirt was placed
closely 'around the stump to keep all the
heat inside the casing of earth. None of
the heat escaping, the fire grows hot
ter from the burning stump and slow
ly destroys the stump. Tall stumps will
burn entirely off just above the earth
casing, and such crowns can be readily
burned up in log heaps.
The bed of coals left where the crown
burned off should be covered closely with
additional earth and all roots that are
exposed above ' ground should also be
similarly covered with from four to six
inches of earth, and the fire will follow
roots to their ends clear below plowing
depth.
The first day of the tests two men
prepared and fired 32 large stumps. The
second day they examined the 32 burn
ing stumps and added dirt to the bank
ing where necessary, and prepared and
fired 26 more stumps; the third day, 24
stumps, and the fourth day, IS stumps
a total of 100 stumps. Every day they
visited the burning stumps and pre
pared and fired more stumps.
Data were computed on the preparing
firing and tending of 100 stumps kept
burning continously at an average cost
of less than 60 cents per stump, only
labor and 5 cents' worth of matches be
ing use. These 100 stumps averaged 46
Cutover Land Good for Cnttle and
Sheep, His Opinion.
BT X. O. LTVEt-T.
When the Pacific Northwest Logi
gers Association met in t-ortiana in
July, I was asked to deliver an address
on the utilization of cut-over lands.
In doing this I did not . take up the
mutter of clearing lands for orchard
or crop purposes, but suggested the ad
visability of sowing grass seed In tne
slashings for cattle and sheep-grazing-purposes.
The constantly increasing quantity
of cut-over lands in the Pacific North
west and the fact that almost all of
this land is not bringing to its owners
any revenue, makes of the question one of
great economic importance. It is con
ceded that until the demand for ?and
is greater than at present, there will
not be a great amount of the cut-over
areas used for farming purposes. For
orchard purposes and for truck gar
den use, small quantities of cut-over
lands will be used near the cities.
and the char-pit process seems to be
the most available for getting rid of
the stumps. The char-pit process fol
lows closely along the lines of making
charcoal. The most approved plan as
applied to Btumps Is to cut away tho
bark near the ground around the
stump, surround It with split, or small
wood, and then bank with dirt, leav
ing an aperture on the side from which
the prevailing winds blow.' When the
wood catches thoroughly, the aperture
must be closed and the ground kept
banked so as to prvent the escape of
the blaze. Properly placed, this will
burn the stumps out to a sufficient
depth.
Blower Also Efficient.
Another system for firing stumps is
to use a blower to be run by a gasoline
engine. From this blower a number of
one-half inch pipes radiate to the
stumps sought to be burned. A small
blower will keep the fire going on
from 15 to 30 stumps, and after start-
ng the fire the flame can be driven
In almost any direction desired. The
entire practicability of this plan has
not been worked out, but several who
have used it say It Is effective and'
economic.
The greater quantity of cut-over
larrfls must be utilized, if at all, by
cattle and sheep. I am informed that
Byron Hunter, agent of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, is preparing a
bulletin on this subject, and when thla
bulletin is printed it is safe to assume
that it will contain all of the informa
tion available. In my researches, in
formation was collected from the For:
estry Department and from the agri
cultural colleges. Letters received de
monstrate that It Is no great under-
tfllrincr an that tha aMlnv
over lands requires no special skill.
Logging concerns have given their ex
perience and in most every instance lbi
has been favorable. A number of the'
bigger companies are now providing;:
meat supplies for their logging. camps'
with cattle that have been fattened on
grass grown on land that was onca
heavy with timber.
The first consideration is fencing off
the land selected for pasturage purposesi.
If it is possible, the land should be
burned over early in the Fall. Experi
ments conducted so far have demonstrat
ed that the best time for seeding is when
the rains begin, or just before the first)
snow. Various grasses and seeds fit the
varying altitudes, but for general pur
poses seeding the land with a mixture of
timothy and orchard grass in equal pro
portions has been found to be the most
efficacious. For the first two years after
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SEW Bl'lLDIXQ OF SELLWOOD BRANCH Y. M. C- A.
Arrmncements are being- made for the formal opening; and dedication of tha Sellwood Branch Y. M.
C. A., which has been built on the corner of Spokane avenue and East Fifteenth streets. tomorrow
night. ,W. C. Moore, secretary In charge of this branch, has moved to Sellwood and is now In charge
of the work there. The building Is completed on the Inside and the furniture Is being placed. It will
cost completed about $14,000. The plans were dramn by Macnaghton A Raymond, careful study being
made of the wants of the neighborhood. It will contain roost of the advantages of the City Association
only on a limited ale. At the rear of tho building; is a swimming tank, together with" a gymna
sium. At the front there Is a large reception and reading-room. On the second floor are a number
of rooms for renting to young men. It Is expected that the work will open with $00 members. No con
tract was let. but the erection of the building has ro"- forward under a general superintendent. At
the opening there will be several days programme. The opening- of the branch will bs an Important event
la tha history of Bellwood.
EXCAVATION"
IS
BIG
TASK
30,000 Coble Yards of Earth Dug
for Thompson Hotel.
To complete the excavation for the
Thompson estate hotel building, at
Third. Fourth, Ash and Pine streets, it
will be necessary to remove 3tf,000
cubic yards of earth. As the excava
tion will extend to the outside of the
sidewalk, the excess of the 200-by-200-foot
block win be large. Part of the
basement will be made deep enough to
provide for two stories.
It will probably take six weeks or
two months longer to complete the ex
cavation and Install the foundation.
The building will contain eight stories
above ground and the total oost will
approximate $760,000.
C. K. Henry, financial agent, said
yesterday that enough calls for floor
space by business firms have been re
ceived already to fill the entire lower
story. Leases will not be signed with
tenants, however, until the building; Is
further alongj
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BLILDIXU LOCATED OTt EAST OAK STREET AND WILL COST f 10,000.
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