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TTTE SUNDAY OREGONIAX. PO
AND, AUGUST 25, 1912.
FitVER TO DEVELOP
Northwestern's Plant on the
White Salmon River
STREAM'S FLOW REGULAR
Melting Snow in Summer and Lake's
Supply In Summer Insure Con
stant Supply for Generators
"An Ideal power stream." Is how en
gineers refer to the White Salmon Rlv
tr. the dashing mountain torrent that
much of Its course the Deschutes flows
through a desert country. Its flow
varies very little In Summer or Win
ter, due largely to the. lava formation
of Its canyon.
Valley Is Gardea Spot.
The valley of the White Salmon Riv
er is one of the most fertile and sus
ceptible of development In Western
Washington. For 20 miles up the
stream the valley, which Is about five
miles wide, contains fine orchard land.
Beyond this, around Trout Lake and
the base of Mt Adams, there is splen
did agricultural land. A great por
tion of this orchard and agricultural
land la still In timber, but it Is only
a question of power development and
Ir..nnrt'itlln n,11IHk tn flTIPTI it tO
settlement. Already there is talk of an
electric line to tap the ncn xroui lh
Broadway Lots Bring $12,000.
H. J. Donnerberir has purchased two
houses and two lots on Broadway, be
tween Sast Seventeenth and East Nine
inih trttiL from Autrust Dlpple.'the
consideration being 112,000. The prop
erty was purchased as an investment
The sale was negotiated by .Barrett
Portland-Los Angeles Run Made.
A. L. Hungerford, a former salesman
r,. ih. j w. T.eiLvitt Company. Over
land distributer, has Just reached Los
Angeles after a tour from Portland In
his Overland "30." The touring sales-
NEW BRIDGE IS AID
SDan Across Upper .Sandy
River Is Under Way.
SHORTER ROUTE PROVIDED
Mount Hood District to Be Opened
to Settlement Association Is Or
ganized to Promote Improve
ments in Rich Territory.
rnn t ruction of a bridge across
Sandy River near the mouth of Zigzag
River has been started. The bridge
will connect the Mount Hood automo
bile road on the south side of Sandy
River with the north side road between
the Welch Hotel and Rhododendron
Tavern. At a meeting of the owners 01
the property near the confluence of the
J NEW EAST SIDE CHURCH TO COST $100.000. - j
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E STRUCTURE USDER WAY AT EAST SEVEXTEEXTH A5TD HANCOCK STREETS.
empties into the Columbia River at
Underwood. Wash., about 72 miles from
Portland on the North Bank Railroad.
Fed by glaciers of Mount Adams in
Summer and by Trout Lake, one of the
crystal pools at the foot of the tower
ing snow peak, in Winter. Its flow is
almost uniform the year around.
There are times, of course, following
rainstorms, when a freshet will sweep
down the river canyon, and In the rainy
season Its flow will naturally be some
what larger than in dry periods. Yet,
so nearly constant is the flow of this
stream in Summer and Winter that an
engineer can sit in his office in October
and figure out with astonishing accu
racy lust how many second-feet of wa
ter will run in the following August.
Or, in August, he can calculate very
closely the amount of water that will
be running in January. The really re
markable thing about this stream is
the fact that In Summer or Winter its
volume for any certain time will not
vary more tl 1 a few second-feet,
which means the number of cubic feet
of water flowing past a given point in
one second, from the normal for that
date. There are no extremes to change
the river from a boiling torrent, bank
lul. in Winter, to a trickling brook in
Summer, as Is the case in many moun
For instance, the present flow or the
White Salmon engineers estimate to be
between 800 and 1000 second-feet, or
about 29.000,000 gallons an hour. This
fs the normal flow. From beginning of
Bummer to Its end this will not vary
more than a few thousand gallons.
Steady Flow la Its Value.
It Is this quality of uniformity of
flow, peculiar to glacial streams and
those running through lava country,
that makes the White Salmon espe
cially valuable as a source of electrical
power. Being able to count almost to
a positive certainty on having a large
Summer flow, engineers constructing
an electrical plant on this river figure
hat it can be run at capacity every
month In the twelve.
With a possible development future
of 100.000 electrical horsepower, as es
timated by United States engineers, if
all the potential energy of the river
could be harnessed at one time, the
development of the White Salmon as a
power stream has hardly begun. One
small plant at Husum. Wash., furnishes
power for a local territory, but the
first real development of the power
possibilities is the construction of the
big concrete dam and plant for the
Northwestern Electric Company at
Camerons, three miles above Under
This large plant, which has been un
der way for several months and is now
being rushed to completion by a force
of 600 men working in day and night
shifts, will generate 20.000 horsepower
when it Is finished. January 1, 1S13.
and will be the first unit in one of the
most extensive power projects in West
Power Dam Is Immense.
The concrete dam that the North
western engineers are building across
the White Salmon River, after having
shunted the river current out of its
regular bed by means of a flume 1000
leet long, carried through four rock
tunnels, will be 400 feet long and 125
leet high. 100 feet thick at the base
and 15 feet at the top. It will store
an immense volume of water.
The Northwestern Electric Company
has extensive plans for th power de
Telopment of the entire White Salmon
Valley, from Underwood to Mt. Adams,
and of the towns along the North
bank of the Columbia between Under-
i DArtiflnd Tn Portland the
T. nuu " -
company is preparing to enter into
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active competition wim mo tvfi ..nv.
Railway. Light & Power Company. The
engineers are already working on
plans for a mammoth 40,000 horse
power plant on the Klickitat River,
construction of which Is to begin im-
i ; . t aftw th nrp.ctent White Sal-
anon plant is completed. Other plants
on the Lewis River, of 50.000 horse
cower, and higher up on the White Sal
In the 30 miles of Its course from
the glaciers of Mt Adams, the White
Plv.r haa n fall of 2000 feet.
The upper river has two branches, the
main one having its source in me si
rlers, and the other draining Trout
Lake. The glaciers insure a large
Summer flow, and when they are
frozen in Winter, the lake keeps the
supply of water steady. The White
Salmon River also has the added ad
vantage In a power stream of flow
4nn. thi.nii.h a lava eountrv. The lava
catching superfluous water in its many
caves and holes, is a big factor in
equalizing the flow. In this respect
the White Salmon and Deschutes
Rivers are almost alike. Though for
man reports roads fairly good to his
destination, but much dust He fol
lowed the Pacific Highway all the way
down the coast, and had no trouble
keeping to the road, thanks to the
many sign posts. He arrived in Los
Angeles with Oregon air In his tires,
negotiating the entire distance without
ATTRACTIVE STRUCTURE BE
GIXS TO TAKE FORM.
Xevi- House of Worship of Westmin
ster Church to Be Ready Be
fore Close of Tear.
Progress Is being made on the walls
of the new stone edifice of the West
minster Presbyterian Church, on East
Seventeenth and Hancock streets. The
cornerstone of this fine building was
laid two months ago.
While the structure at present looks
like a great pile of stone, the building
Is assuming form, and some idea of the
magnitude of the edifice may be gath
ered from the part which has been
built Every part gives the impression
of beauty and massiveness. The foun
dation itself is sufficient to sustain a
ten-story structure, and the" walls are
rising in great symmetry and beauty.
Rev. Henry Marcotte, the pastor, con
ceived the idea of this great church
edifice, and Inspired the membership
with his own enthusiasm In carrying
forward the erection of this edifice
which will be in keeping with the sur
roundings. Dr. Marcotte was fortunate
In being surrounded by a united church
and a building committee of successful
business men to direct and finance
the enterprise. It Is expected that the
new chdrch will be . completed . about
the first of the year. The first unit
will cost about $100,000, and will. con
tain the main auditorium and Sunday
school for the present, but the general
plans call for a Sunday school depart
ment separate from the present unit
PERMITS REACH BIG FIGURE
Authorized Construction for Month
So far this month there have been Is
sued 470 permits.-with a total valuation
of $932,493. During the past week the
number of permits granted was 143,
with a total valuation of J213.315.
The summary of the week's record' Is
Monday 5 I3K.413
Tuesday ......... -4 27,i35
Wednesday ,.. 23 8.".4SO
Thursday 2ll 67.875
Friday 20 S6.U80
Saturday 9 6.S30
Total 143 f313.S15
Home to Be Remodeled.
Plans for the remodeling of Fred
A. Jacobs' home at the southeast cor
ner of King and Salmon streets are
being prepared by Architect- E. F.
Lawrence. The house will be almost
entirely rebuilt. The cost of the Im
provements will be about 320,000.
Cottage Grove Autolsts Report.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Aug. 24.
(Special.) Word reached here today
that the W. B. Cooper and W. G. Houser
families, of this city, who are travel
ing across the country in Mr. Cooper's
auto, have reached Kallspell, Mont.,- on
their way to Glacier National Park.
Mount Tabor Home Rises.
M. B. Wells is building a modern
dwelling at Mount Tabor, near the B.
S. Josselyn residence. The house will
contain eight rooms and will be of
English tpye of architecture. It will
cost about $8000. The plans were
drawn by Architect E. F. Lawrence.
Fair Gets Excursion Rates.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Aug. 24. (Spe
cial.) George Walker, secretary of the
Southwest Washington Fair Associa
tion, is In receipt of a letter from the
head offices of the Northern Pacific
stating that excursion rates will be
established for the Southwest Fair to
be held at the local fair grounds Sep
tember 30 to October 6,
O .. n .7 7tma. rtvAfS A f(!W daVS
ago, the Western Mount Hood Im
provement Association was organizeu.
Dr. William DeVeny, of Portland, pre-
i ,i a ..w.a tfiot c 1 1 f. i nrcfiTl iza-
DIUCU &11U U 1 I. U vuu. uuv(, o
tion be effected. Its object is to con
struct' the new bridge across the
contf ar,A imnrnvA the north Sandy
road to the home of E. C. Truman.
Officers of the new ciud are:
r-nPian. ravl TOnfthol op(rptarv. J.
S. Malumson: treasurer and engineer
In charge of bridge construction, E. C
n .. HM1 1 1.. rr ruVflnv T AtrhpRDn
and W. E. Welch were appointed to
solicit funds for the construction of
Immediately following the meeting
construction of the bridge was started
and work is progressing on the struc
ture. The cribs have been built on
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will be 80 feet long and 12 feet above
high-water mart, ana wnen compieieu
i,i i . , tn r- ii thn
Will UD Oil U 11 ft ouuue1 tv J
heaviest automobile built The plan
18 xo repair iiic ui msc m.' voo uic,--
River and then use the old road after
v. i ,BnDl,a WHon thA nPtt' hririe
is finished and the bridge across Zig
zag River is repairea an auiuinuune
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miy civDo . j fct.w uv. ...
Sandy River and run to Truman's on
an easy grade. .ere a line view ui
Mount Hood on the north side is ob
tained. The Sandy bridge will be fin
ished in about three weeks.
There is a promising section north
OI IIIC oauuj w i v. u j ...
and other Portland men, which will be
opened to settlement by tne erection
m .hi. KriHarA Twn veirs aero the
bridge across Sandy River near where.
the new one is being duui was ramiu
away by high water, and the county
a tn mniipa It. In erecting the
new bridge Engineer Truman has
placed it high enougn to oe compieieiy
..nr. of the reach of the highest water
in the Sandy River.
POULTRY FOLK ELECTS
YAMHILL VALLEY BREEDERS
Yearly -Exhibit to Be Conducted on
- Elaborate. Plans and Will Be
Held in January.
M'MINNVILLE, Or., Aug. 24. (Spe
cial.) The Yamhill . Valley Poultry As
sociation, with headquarters at Mc
Minnville, was organized here Thurs
day, August 22, and is composed of
about 40 prominent poultry fanciers of
McMinnvllle and vicinity. The object
of the new organization Is the promo
tion of the raising and breeding of
thoroughbred chickens and other poul
try. . A poultry show will be staged once
every year by this association and the
first show will be held in January,
1913, the date not being set. The meet
ing was held at the City Hall and was
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President, Bayard
H. Moul; vice-president, W. G. Stewart;
secretary. Judge Vine W. Pearce; treas
urer, W. H. Logan; superintendent of
shows, Ira G. Nelson.
An executive committee was also
elected, composed of the president, sec
retary, treasurer, superintendent of
shows and Lyle Small, Mrs. Vine W.
Pearce and Roy Harrington. Several
of them have made thoroughbred poul
try a specialty and poultry-raising is
becoming one of Yamhill County's im
The yearly exhibit to be managed by
th newly organized poultry association
is Intended, as Bayard H. Moul, the
president, expressed It, "a silver cup"
poultry show. Elaborate prizes will be
offered at the annual shows.
The Yamhill Valley Poultry Associa
tion will also lend assistance to the
committee for the poultry exhibit held
In conjunction with the Annual School
Fair held In September.
Boosters on Special Train.
ROSEBURG, Or., Aug. 24. (Special.)
A special train transporting 250 Pan
ama Exposition boosters passed
through Roseburg northbound late
this afternoon. The excursionists hail
from California and will visit Portland
and Seattle. They should reach Port
land at midnight During the delay of
the train in Roseburg the party was
entertained by members of the Com
Luck Is along Shot With the Odds All Against You
Success Is, as a Rule, The Result of Good Judgment
The man who is determined to be successful in any pursuit will be successful. He carries
a positive atmosphere with him that attracts the object of his ambition. The man or
woman who is determined to make successful investment will m mne cases out oi ten
be SUCCESSFUL There is a large number of SUCCESSFUL INVESTORS m Oregon
and many of them have displayed SOUND JUDGMENT by investing m . .....
The Deep Water Seaport and Railroad Terminus on Tillamook Bay
Does any sane man imagine that Uncle Sam would
spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Tilla
mook Bay improvements if the resources back of Tilla
mook Bay did not warrant such appropriation f
Does any sane man imagine that the railroads would
spend millions of dollars in building from Portland to
Tillamook Bay if the empire-builders were not sure of
getting big returns from the investment?
Does any sane man imagine that the forty billion
feet of standing timber tributary to Tillamook Bay is
not alone worth the efforts of Uncle Sam and private
interests to market this vast resource to the outside
Does any sane man imagine that, when the deep chan
nel to BAY CITY and the Panama Canal are completed,
that BAY CITY will not become one of the big commer
cial and industrial seaports of the Pacific Coast 1
Does an sane man wonder why BAY CITY, on Tilla
mook Bay, is the objective point of numerous transcon
tinental railroads, understanding that BAY CITY is
160 miles by water nearer San Francisco and the Pan
ama Canal than is Portland T
BAY CITY being at the head of deep water provided
by Congress and local interests, does any sane man ques
tion the verdict of the Government engineers when these
practical men state that the immense sawmills to cut
the vast timber must be established on Tillamook Bay
and not on the rivers or sloughs T
And finally, does any sane man any longer wonder
why BAY CITY will be the metropolis of the Tillamook
country, since it is the only possible large townsite on
It's High Time for the Investor to Get Busy
Lots at BAY CITY are as yet low in price, $65 to $1500, on easy terms and it behooves investors and
homeseeSrs to be up and doing. The Ilarriman trains out of Portland r BAY CITY are well patron
Tzed every day. Wise invesjors are securing BAY CITY lots, and business men and manufacturers are not
overlooking Oregon's coming second metropolis. Why should YOU, reader, be indifferent?
CaU or write for valuable information about BAY CITY. A beautifully illustrated booklet, just fresh
from the press, will be sent to any address on request. See coupon.
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BAY CITY LAND CO.
701-2-3 SPALDING BUILDING, PORTLAND
REALTY MEN PLAY FAIR
CHAIRMAN OP MCEXSE COMMIT
TEE EXPLAINS PliAX.
Object of City Ordinance Is Not to
Work Hardship but to Estab
"The Portland Heal Estate Board's
Interest ln-the real estate men's license
ordinance, which was passed by the
po rvmncli thn parlv nart of the pres
ent year and has been put Into effect.
seems to be materially misconstrued
by many of the dealers who have not,
up to the present date, taken out their
license," said E. F. Cannon, chairman
of the license committee of the Heal
Estate Board, .yesterday. "We wish to
ni ii. th. atmnsnhprA relative to our
position regarding these licenses that
the Real Eistate uoara s aiiicuuti may
not be misconstrued.
-Th, nftPMRitv nf a law of this na
ture is due In the main to the fact that
it was recognized tnat mere naa oeeu
many real estate deals closed in Port
nt ini.ii Khnriv nature that a
great number of Portland's Investing
public began to question seriuuaiy mc
honesty and Integrity of not only a
. .,m- nf r.n i nutate dealers.
but many of the daily transactions.
From this state or cnaos anu una uu.
surrounding the vocation, the Real
-it-.a-. nnar fminri It necessarv to
father the present license ordinance as
passed by me Jiiy touuui mi um ..
pie purpose of making all real estate
dealers accountable to some arm of
the law that the goats might be sepa
rated from tne sneep.
"Now the law was not drafted to
i inironlnnca nr Tiftrsecuta any
dealers desiring to carry on a clean.
legitimate ana praisewormy rem en.c
business, but was specifically drafted
,Bi,a 1ntn amnnnt and Heal with un-
scrupulous operators. While the offi
say that there are not any of this
character in Portland, they wish to an
nounce that they intend to assist the
representatives of the law to the full
est extent within their power, not to
persecute some individual, but to as
sist in prosecuting ' those responsible
for any shady, illegal, erroneous and
felonious acts that may be brought to
"Now . that a reasonable time has
been given all the real estate dealers
to make application and receive
licenses, we do not think that they
can reasonably expect, nor will they
receive, any special ponsideration at
the hands of the Reat Estate Board or
the city officers having the enforce
ment of these laws In their hands,
should they be found conducting any
"The Real Estate Board is rendering
every assistance possible in bringing
forward the 'blue sky' act, which will
act as an auxiliary to the city ordi
nance, not only in dealing with un
scrupulous operators In Portland, but
will serve to bring forth a cleaner and
better atmosphere throughout the state
IMMEDIATE ACTION URGED
County W. O. T. V. Asked to Prepare
for National Convention.
"Women of the W. C. T. U., let me
say that the time will soon be here
when you will hardly have time to
sleep, eat or drink with the approach
of the National convention to be held
in October," said Mrs. Ada Wallace
Unruh, state president, Friday aft
ernoon, in her address to the County
Institute held in Sellwood Park. Mrs.
Unruh's theme was the "Coming Na
tional Convention," and she spoke with
emphasis on the fact that every chair
man of every committee and every
member should get busy and keep busy
from now until convention time.
"It will be much easier to do now
what must be done," said Mrs. Unruh,
"than later. It Is a great undertaking
to take care of and entertain 600 dele
gates to the National convention. It
TITLE Blip I
4 i K k.V
no . a Tn-v-olvic. Peculiar
a ir .
An aUeed. effojJTto aecure half the
property of Rufus Baker, who settled on j
the quarter section. Just south of Okla
homa City, Is disclosed In an action to
Quiet title filed Saturday in the district
court by Baker ajalnst H. p. Harmon and
ten others. The land Involved is said to
be worth 175.000. , Mfl
On April 10. 19". prosper
that deed- were being mad. to JWu : .
tots and he filed a notice. -
purchase--, with th. register f
?t 1, claimed 1 Baker , petl that
or. to skip from April $ to April tt
as not to Include mis "-""" ,,,,.
noZ T developments may follow the flung
of the suit
For' your negligence, if you
show carelessness in regard to
title matters by failing to se
cure a flawless title to your
property. The guaranteed Cer
tificate of Title gives the exact
condition of title in the simplest
possible form, and avoids all fu
ture complications, in
vestigate. Call tor A
booklet. Title &
4th & Oak.
Address . .
is the duty of the committee on decora
tion and banners to adopt a plan for
decorating the White Temple at once.
Definite action is wanted on plan."
Mrs. Mallett, chairman of the enter
tainment committee, announced that
the members are meeting the second
and fourth Mondays of each month, but
will meet oftener later on.
Mrs. Eva Wheeler spoke about the
work among young people. Walter E.
Crltchlow told about the plans of the
Women's Industrial Corporation. Mrs.
Ward Swope told of the literature of
the W. C. T. U.
It was a representative gathering
from all of the unions of the county.
Raising the Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkeys
Just an Incident of Homelife at
Picture yourself in your own home on a whole acre at Parkrose.
A few minutes more on the car mornings and evenings is all it takes.
Think of all you could do on a Parkrose acre or half acre I
There's real home life at Parkrose.
Just for example, instead of buying a cold-storage turkey at
Thanksgiving at a high price, how much nicer it would be to have
your own home-raised bird.
But that's just one little incident. Parkrose is full of them.
' They all help to make life happier and more pleasant, and they do
Solve the High Cost of Living
Investigate Parkrose today. You can start buying an acre now.
The terms are easy. A real home of your own is yours, if you 11
simply make the move.
Successors tr, Real Estate Department Hartman & Thompson
304 Oak Streel, Opposite Commercial Club
At Hood River, Oregon
An Ideal Country Home
For Sale. This is one of the prettiest homes in the
valley, with all modern conveniences, water, elec
tricity and sewerage system. Everything you would
have in a city home. This is high-class income-paying
property, with no incumbrance; about 40 acres
in trees. Would consider first-class Portland prop
erty in part payment. If you would like an ideal
country home with unsurpassed view, this is an ex
ceptional opportunity. For interview
Address A M 224, Oregonian