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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 11, 1912)
tHE SUXDAY OREGOXIAy, PORTLAND. AUGUST 11, 1912.
LAND LUST LURES
APBICOTS GO TO WASTE BECAUSE OF LACK OF LABOR
Fortland People Pleased With
RAILROAD OPENS ACREAGE
3It. Hood Line Has Aided in Derel
oping Rich Territory Near City
Families Gain Independence
on Small Tracts.
No section adjacent to Portland ha
had a more favorable and encouraging
rrnirth during the past few months
.than the Powell Valley.
The mirchase of the Mount Hood
! Hallway by the Portland Railway.
Light & Power Company, thaielTorta of
; the latter company to hurry the com
pletlon of the Mount Hood, power plant
land the evident intention of bringing
i the Mount Hood trains into the heart
: of Portland, have had a moit beneficial
The older settlorq In tho valley and
i the inhabitants of the towne have been
i looking forward for years for the time
I when regular ana rait transportation
would make the valley virtually part
! of Portland. Now that the dream i
I to become a reality, all are taking ad-
: vantage of the opportunity.
Settler Locate on Firm
New-comer, attracted by the poeel
;blllties ot tho valley, are coming In
! rapidly, the town are growing fast
land the large ranches are being dl
'vlded ln'o five and ten-cere pieces,
! where intensified farming will be the
Water has been turned into the Bull
Run reservoir for the development of
1 electric power, poles have been dis-
! trlbuted along the Mount Hood Rail
iway and within a short time wires will
!be strung and electric rail service
The crop conditions throughout the
valley are excellent. The yield of all
the standard farm products has been
large, with high prices prevailing gen
erally. Those who have gone into spe
cialities, such as small fruits, berries,
chickens, etc., have had a very success
ful and profitable year. All together,
the Inhabitants of Powell Valley are
very well satisfied with the present
and optimistic as to the future.
All the land formerly held by the
Jfonnt Hood Railway & Power Com
pany and now the property of the
Mount Hood Railway Development
Company, is being sold by Umbdenstock
A Larson. The land surrounds the
constructed stations of the Mount Hcod
Railway, including five townsites and
"The primary purpose of our com
pany." said Mr. Larson yesterday, "is
to build up Powell Valley, to attract
not only farmers, gardeners and home
owners, but also manufacturers, mer
chants and mechanics.
"Along this idea we have run weekly
excursions to the townsites and farms.
The success of our efforts illustrate
the demand for good property close to
Land Cat Into Small Tracts.
"The land around Rockwood, divided
into pieces 100x100. with a few two
and one-half -acre tracts designed for
chicken- ranches, is practically sold out.
"At Gillls 160 acres was divided into
one. two and five-acre tracts, with
lots adjoining the station for busi
ness purposes. Glllis is about half
sold. Many acres have been planted
to potatoes. Buildings and Improve
ments have been started.
"At Pleasant Home the activity has
been greatest. Here 80 acres was di
vided Into a townsite with one to five
acre pieces adjoining.
"At Pleasant Home most of the land
and lots have been sold. A large gen
eral store erected, a hardware store
finished and other buildings in course
of completion or planned for. Consid
erable acreage has been planted to po
tatoes and small fruit. Today we run
a special excursion to Pleasant Home
and believe all the unsold land will
be taken up.
"Nor have we overlooked those who
wanted small tracts for homes and
camping sites. At Maybery, overlook
ing the Sandy, we have ISO acres of
land which, for scenery. Is hard to ex
cel in Oregon. It is an ideal location
for the man who wants the woods and
river. Then we have sold a number
of tracts to be improved with Summer
LOXG LEASES ARE FAVORED
Flan Is .Most Profitable to Owner as
Well as Lessee.
A. S. Taylor, a prominent real estate
man of Cleveland, in an address before
the recent meeting of tho National As
sociation of Real Estate Exchanges,
spoke most enthusiastically In favor of
the long lease of property.
"We should," he said, "grasp the
tremendous possibilities of our business,
keep pare with the times and develop
every branch that will produce a re
turn or revenue on the effort spent, and
I contend that the negotiation of 99
year leasnolds is one of the most im
portant parts of the general real es
"It has proven most advantageous and
remunerative to brokers handling the
transactions as well as to the lessees
who have operated under this plan. Its
possibilities and benefits are so far
reaching and within-the grasp of every
active real estate broker who Is alive
to his opportunities that I urge upon
you a careful study of the possibilities
presented through this line of work.
"The history of grjund leases dates
back to former centuries. They were
first operative in England. In the city
of London the largest percentage of
land, both in the business and residen
tial section. Is under long-term ground
leases. In the older sections of the city
lands are held by the old and wealthy
families, who. with the income derived
from this form of absolutely safe in
vestment, are living in ease snd luxury.
There the fee of property is seldom sold,
the operations being on the leasehold
rights of the lessee.
"In the settlement of America the
early English settlers first populating
the states of Maryland and Pennsyl
vania, were of the wealthier class, and
introduced the custom of long-term
leases into this country, their earliest
history being in the City of Baltimore
asd In Philadelphia as early as 1817."
Chclinlls Mayor Sued.
CHEHAL1S. Aug. 10. (Special.) Dr.
J. T. Coleman. Mayor of Chehalls, and
C. C. Aspinwall, superintendent of the
State Training School in this city, have
been made defendants in a J3000 dam
age suit. The complafning witness .is
Frank K. Thorne, who, through his
puardle.n ad litem, Samuel A. Thome,
c-arpes that Thorne, Jr., was orderei
to cut a door panel on a dado head
saw, July 22. and in the process in
jured the third finger of his left hand.
The complaint further alleges that at
the Instance of C. C. Aspinwall, Dr.
Coleman was called to dress the in
jured member, but that on account of
negligence and improper treatment, it
is now necessary for the finger to be
amputated, for which the sum of 3000
SPECIMEN SHOWING HOW GOODXOE HILLS TREES ARE LOADED.
Tons of anrlcots have gone to waste In the Goodnoe Hills,. Klicki
tat County, Wash., because of the inability of the growers to secure
labor, according to H. B. Dabney, a Portland real estate man, who has
interests In that section. -
The accompanying picture is of a branch broken at random off an
apricot tree on the Baldwin ranch, a few miles from Harbin, a station
on the North Bank road. Apricots were selling In the Portland retail
market last week at $1.20 a crate.
"This Is a fruit district of which very little has been heard through
the newspapers," said Mr. Dabney. "There are over 1000 acres set out
to apricots and other kinds of fruits and almonds In the district. A
great deal of additional acreage is being developed."
NEW ADDITION ATTRACTS
FIXE HOMES ARE COMPLETED
AT TABOR WEIGHTS.
Three Residences Costing $10,000
Ench Under Way Mount Tabor
Park Being Improved.
At Mount Tabor Heights many fine
homes have been built. Three resi
dences will be erected at once which
will cost $10,000 each. . The Tabor
Heights Realty Company sold acreage
property on Scott avenue to A. Tasker
for $100,000, who will put up one of the
10,000 homes to be built at Mount
Tabor. Mr. Tasker has spent 14000 in
the erection of a stone retaining-wall
along Scott avenue and in improving
the lot before the construction of his
C. D. Strow, of the Mount Tabor
Heights Realty Company, said that
lipunt Tabor generally is making ex
"We have sold considerable property
some Canadian men recently," said
Mr. Strow, "and they will all erect
attractive homes. There are constant
sales of residence property to men who
will build homes of excellent class.
ranging from $4000 to $5000. Improve
ments are In progress In Mount Tabor
Park. The Park Board Is having work
done In Mount Tabor Park in contin
uing the driveways, by which it will
soon be possible to run to the summit
of this beautiful tract on an easy grade.
The natural wild growth will be
retained in the park, which Is one of
its chief advantages.
"The city has started the erection ot
concrete reservoir to take the place
of the wooden structure, which lias
served this section for several years.
A street Is being graded along the
east and north side of the heights north
from East Stark street. It will event
ually swing clear around the connect
with the Base Line road. This street
will be in the nature of a 'sky-line' and
will open a considerable section on
the slope east of East Stark street,
whero already a considerable number
of homes have been built."
Palmyra and Rldgemont are two ad
ditions on the north side of Mount Ta
bor, near the Baseline road, where re
markable progress has been made the
past year. , In Palmyra September, 1911,
the land was covered with berry vines
and without streets or Improvements
of any kind. In January 1912 all the
lots were cleared for building, streets
were graded, cement sidewalks were
laid, and six modern residences had
been erected, costing an average ot
$3500 each. These two additions are
elevated' ground and command a fine
East Side Gets New Apartments.
Plans and specifications have been
prepared for a three-story apartment
house, 100x100, to be built on East
Seventh and East Yamhill streets, for
Messrs Holbrook & Lampson. The
structure will contain E4 apartments,
of two and three rooms each, and there
will be wide halls and private baths.
It will have a pressed brick front with
terra cotta trimmings, a heavy cornice,
and theinterior will be of slow-burning
mill construction. -
Architects Goodrich & Goodrich are
preparing plans for a three-story apartment-house
to be built near the east
approach to the new Broadway bridge.
The nam of the Investor will be an
nounced later. The building will be
66x81 feet in size and will have full
basement. It will contain 18 apart
ments. The exterior will be of brick
IS IT ANY WONDER
Why the Harriman sys
tem" spent nearly $5,
000,000 in building from
Portland to Tillamook
Why the United Rail
ways bought extensive
terminals . and water
frontage, at Bay City?
Why other transconti
nental lines are, seeking
. franchises at Bay City?
Why the Whitney Lum
ber Company, the lar
gest in the Pacific
Northwest, is . building
a $1,000,000 sawmill
- plant just outside the
corporate limits of Bay
Why whole blocks of
lots are selling at Bay
City to investment
seekers who are flock
ing there ?
LOTS $85 to $1500
Bay City -Land Co: Send new
booklet about Bay City.
A PAYROLL OF
FOR 100 YEARS
for w a g e s alone to reduce the
logsto lumber Avill not exhaust
the thirty-five billion feet of
timber tributary to Tillamook
IS IT ANY WONDER why Congress
voted the appropriation for a jetty at
the entrance of Tillamook Bay, and for
a deep channel to Bay City the only
possible large townsite on Tillamook
Bay, where, according to the Govern
ment engineers, the big sawmills must
NOW IS THE TIME
The secret of successful
investment is to know
where people want to
go and to get there first.
Any observant investor
with onlv one eve can
stalking up promi
nently at Bay City.'
Millions of dollars will
be invested in sawmills
and other woodworking
plants at Bay City.
Real estate values will
advance rapidly at Bav
The time to buy at Bay.
City is before the activ
Investors who wait for
developments Avill have
to pay double present
701-2-3 Spalding BIdg.
a 3 m m
Solid Foundation for Oregon's Coming Second Metropolis jJS
GOLF LUND TO BE SOLD
X. CLARK IS AGENT FOR 40
ACRES XEAR WAVER L Y.
Property Formerly Held by
Local Syndicate to Market
As agent for a strong: local syndi
cate: P N. Clark has added another
hle-h-clsma residence district to his list
by undertaking; the selling agency of
Unit Park. This Is a 40-acre tract ly
ing directly west of the'part of the
irnlf llnk nearest to the present home
of the Waverlv Golf Club. It has been
a part of the links for many years and
was sold with the Idea of securing suf
ficient funds to provide for the erec
tion of the new club building at the
south end of the grounds.
The members of the purchasing syn
dicate are H. L. Corbett, the Lewis
estate, the Falling estate, the Macleay
estate. Rodney L. Glisan, J. C. Ains
worth. Captain Gordon Voorhles, Wal
ter F. Burrell. Drake C. O'Reilly, F. W.
Lcadbetter and E. C. Shevelin. All are
members of the golf club and In or
ganizing last May, the Idea uppermost
In mind was to keep control of the
property in the club membership as
long as possible, in order to have con
trol over the character of improve
ments that are now being Installed, as
well as the restrictions which will be
written Into the selling contracts.
The membership of the Waverly Golf
Pi,.k exnressed itself strongly as
being desirous of maintaining an en-
ALBINA BRANCH LIBRARY WILL BE READY LATE IN SEPTEMBER.
BUILDING IKDER WAY OS KNOTT STREET, SEAR DilOX AVENUE.
The Alblna Branch Library, on Knott street, "between Union and Rodney avenues I. !i"fncf i8,1":
terlor finishing work is now in progress. The exterior has been completed except the clearing and g grading
of the. grounds, which soon will be finished. The building probably will bo opened late in September The
walls were built of hollow tiling, and the outside is covered with rough-cast concrete with a colored tile
roof. Main entrance is from Knott street On the main floor will be the book departments
In the basement is located the auditorium, which is a long rom extend ng th nJ of th. Mbrarr
trances to the auditorium are from the street through the side of the building i",",, m L , , it Jrom
There is connection between the auditorium and the book department above. The auditorium will seat from
300 te BOO people. The auditoriums of the branch libraries are for lectures and club meetings.
vironment that will conform in as
many ways as possible with the spirit
of the game and the exclusiveness of
the grounds. The 40 acres was really
surplus ground as soon as the tract
just south of It and nearer the site of
the new club house was made ready
Golf Park is unique in the method
of platting. There is no surrounding
street. Inside the boundaries, a dis
tance equivalent to. the depth of a lot,
the main thoroughfare forms a rec
tangle upon which all of the outside
lots front. This Is true save on the
south side, where the homes will face
the links. All other houses will face
inside the tract. The idea sought was
exclusiveness and this plan secured it.
The scenic outlook is unusually
pleasing. The property overlooks the
river and the many elegant homes
across the stream. The goif links are
always kept In the pink of condition,
giving a park effect to the neighbor
hood that is certain to be appreciated.
standard imnrovements are being in
stalled and all will be completed by
September 5. The sites average 20,000
snuare feet each, being about 100x200
in the pnuivnlent of four city lots.
Electric cluster lights will be placed
in front of each site, of which there
are only 68. Sale of the property will
v. otartori until after all of the
imnrovement work is completed.
This is the third high-class residence
section in Portland of which F. N.
Clark has exclusive sale. Eastmore
mnrt on the East Side and Westover
Terraces on the West Side have proven
decided successes under nis nananns-
CLARK HOST TO WOODMEN
Head Consul Boak Will Make Ad
dress at Fair September 10.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Aug. 10. (Spe
cial.) I. i; Boak, head consul of the
Woodmen of the World, .will be here
September 10 to dedicate the log cabin
and rest room built at the Clark Coun
ty fair grounds by the Woodmen of the
An elaborate programme is being ar-rone-eri
bv the members of the local
... "w,irr,n in addition to a
musical selection Mr. Boak will de
liver an address, particularly interest
ing to- Woodmen, but Instructive to all,
at the dedication.
Then there will be a picnic dinner
and In the afternoon there will be
sports. Cordial invitations have been
sent to camps of Woodmen in the
Northwest, particularly In the three
counties, Clark . Skamania ana
lltz, while Multnoman ana
... nn fewtrnttpn.
Liberal prizes will be offered for the
best drill teams ana mere
that have the reputation of being equal
uniformed arm team
EMPRESS STILL RISES
NEW THEATER TAKING FORM
CEMEXT WORK PROGRESSES.
rnast. having won mcui
prizes In drill competitions.
The Woodmen of Vancouver Camp,
No 83, Woodmen of the World, will
provide entertainment for all Woodmen
who come, and It Is expected that 2000
to 3000 will attend the Fair, September
Josephine Fair to Be Big Event.
GRANTS PASS, Or., Aug. 10. (Spe
cial.) The second annual Josephine
County Grange Fair will be held in this
city September 18, 1, 20 and 21. The
fairs held by the granges have been
exceedingly successful, owing to the
strength of the organization. Crops
are unusually good this year and when
the harvest time comes the amount of
big fruit and grain that will be ex
hibited will surpass the sanguine ex
pectations of all. M-uch blooded stock
has been imported into the country
during the last two years, which will
be exhibited. The poultry industry has
also received a great deal of attention
and the exhibits In this line will be
well patronized. Reports from all over
the county from different granges in
riir.ta that Interest is directed toward
community competitive exhibits. Hun
dreds of dollars will be aistriDuiea in
Fifteen Shipments Bring Material to
Portland Sprinkling System
Work Is progressing rapidly on the
new Empress Theater, at Seventh and
Yamhill streets, and by next Weiinesday
the cement flooring on the first floor
will be complete. Steel for two stories
is in place and the concrete men are
keeping pace with the erectors in the
construction work, this being made
possible by the fact that the concrete
is hoisted by derricks and dumped in
stead of following the old system re
quiring the use of elevators and bar
rows. In all the J275.000 showhouse will
contain 540 tons of steel, which has
taken 15 shipments to transport to
Portland. Seven shipments already
have arrived and it Is expected that
the remaining material will be received
In time to prevent delay in construc
tion. The mala, girder of the support
for the balcony weighs 64 tons.
A sprinkling systom for the stage
and dressing rooms Is to be Installed
and a feature of the new playhouse will
be the cooling and heating plant built
along lines originated by Lee Decamp,
contractor and supervising architect
far Sullivan & Considlne. L'nder Mr.
Decamp's ventilating plan the air in
the theater will be changed every two
minutes and In Summer the air will
pass through ice-cold water. Mr.
Decamp says the temperature in the
theater may be kept down to 75 de
grees in the hottest day by the system
he has devised. The ventilating sys
tem will be governed principally by
While the new Empress In Portland
Is rl-sing Sullivan & Considlne also are
building new theaters In Vancouver.
B. C, Sacramento, Cal., and in Chicago."
All four structures are In charge of Mr.
Decamp, who goes from one to the
other to supervise the work.
Track Laid to Junction City.
JUNCTION CITV, Or.. Aug. 10. (Spe
cial.) Steel rails of the Oregon Elec
tric were laid through the streets here
today. The "Pioneer" track-laying ma
chine Is making a record in rushing
the road to Eugene. Today they laid
three miles of track and have laid as
hlph as four miles In a ten-hour day.
At the present rate of laying the track
the rails should be laid to Eugene In
less tlmn ten days.
THE HIGH COST OF LIVING AT
When Winter comes, Parkrose housekeepers won't have to worry
over what to have for dinner. And they won't have to resort
to high-priced canned goods either. Rig:ht now their ga:dens
are overflowing with good things to eat beans, peas, greens,
beets, onions all kinds' of vegetables. Fruit is plentiful and
preserves, jellies and jams are being made daily. When Winter
comes, the family will enjoy an abundance of fresh fruit and
vegetables, so much better than canned or store goods. And
don't forget that instead of paying 20 or 2.5 cents for a tin can
of store goods, they are enjoying more healthful home products
costing just a mere fraction. It cuts the cost of living squarely
in two. It's one, just one of ihe advantages of living in Park
rose on a broad acre all your own.
There's room for you at Parkrose and a chance for you to get
ahead. Investigate today. Come and see us at once. Of course,
the terms are made to suit you.
SL AUS0N - CRAIG COMPANY
304 Oak Street, Opposite Commercial Club Building