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THE SUXDAI OREGONIAX, PORTXANl; DECEMBER Si, 1913
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BUILDING ON EAST
Cold-Storage Plant for Use of
Commission Men Is
Nearly Finished. .
PRETENTIOUS HOME RISES
Jtridein'r of Daniel Kern, at Cost of
$.10,000. Is Sightly structure,
Kii limnnil DlMrU't Has Marked
Boom In Homes.
Rapid progress Is being made on tbe
foundation of ttie two-story bui'ding
for the D. P. Thompson estate on East
Alder and Kast First streets. covering
a hair block, and costing; $80,000.' It
win have a complete basement for coiri
storage purposes. Tt is the first bulla!
lng erected on the Kast Side specially
for the use of commission men and will
be' occupied by two commission firms,
who will move from the West Side.
The two-story brick cold storage
structure of William Reed, at the south
west corner of Kast Firt and Kast Oak
streets. Is nearlng completion, the brick
work already having been completed.
It will be a cold storaKe building, the
cost being about IS5.000. The two
story concrete building of the Pacific
Bridsre Company on East Water and
Kast Salmon streets has been completed,
at a cost of $14.000. It will be usej for
general purposes.- offices and other
thins:, hy the company.
The school district has completed the
addition to the Fernwood Schoolhouse.
on Ham-ark and r.ast Thirty-third
streets. The addition has six rooms and
an assembly hall and is a brick struc
ture of attractive design. It more than
doubles the capacity of the Fernwood
The Huffman Schoolhouse. on Kast
Sixty-seventh and Powell streets. Is
nearly finished. This is a reinforced
concrete building of six rooms. It will
be completed some time In February,
when it Is expected that the old South
Mount Tabor Schoolhouse will be aban
doned. The new South Mount Tabor
Improvement Association is circulating
petitions asking the Board of Educa
tion to make the building a community
center and erect a swimming pool.
Schoolhonse Is Obsolete.
The building was erected about 30
years ago and is somewhat obsolete as
far as a schoolhouse Is concerned. It
occupies an acre. It would form a
south entrance to the Mount Tabor
Park. Unless made a community center
It would likely be abandoned. H. L.
Johnson, secretary of the club, says
that the building can be made Into a
community eenter and an auditorium
for meeting purposes.
At the suburb of Lents Crawford &
Letrt have Just bought a lot 100 by 21
feet on Main street, on which they will
erect a two-story reinforced concrete
building. They have completed a two
story reinforced concrete building on
the east side of Main street, at a cost of
$15,000. which Is occupied. Plans are
being drawn by Irish brothers for a
two-story reinforced concrete building
to be erected for Mrs. Hattle Tott. It
will have space for three stores on the
It Is expected that a permanent build
ing for the Lents Branch Library will
be erected next year. A eommlttee from
Lents Commercial Club has been in
vestigating sites 100 by 100, but no se
lection has been made as yet. Mrs.
II. L. Addlton has offered a site in her
Realdeace la Preteatlous.
In the matter of homes, the residence
of Daniel Kejn. on Kast Fifteenth and
Clackamas streets. Is the most preten
tious under construction. It is a three
story brtrk and stands In tne renter of
the half block facing toward the north.
It was estimated that it would cost
$25,000 when the plans were drawn, but
it will probably run to about $30,000.
Another home begun Is that of W. F.
Ilawkes. on Kast Twenty-ninth, be
tween Stephens and r:ast Harrison
streets, which will cost $4500.
A large number of attractive homes
are being erected in Laurelhurst, Rose
City Park district and other sections on
the Kast Side. What Is called the Rich
mond district, between Hawthorne ave
nue and Division street. East Thirty
ninth and East Fiftieth streets, has had
a building boom for the past three
months. More than 150 new homes,
averaging $2000 each, have been built
in this territory In that time. At pres
ent 100 new homes are being erected in
this district. East Forty-second, East
Forty-third. East Forty-fourth and East
Forty ninth streets are being built up
with new homes for almost their entire
length. Attendance at the Richmond
School has Increased more than 130 the
past year, and when these new homes
fill up there will be a still further In
crease. A number of portable school
houses a.-e now used and several more
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will be required after the beginning of
the new year.
C. K. HENRY VRGES OPTIMISM
Former President of Realty" Board
Gives Spirited Address.
That all the business men of a coun
try depend on the real estate men to
bring new industries to their doors for
a small commission, so that merchants,
bankers and all the rest or the com
munity may reap profits for the rest of
their lives, was asserted by C. K. Henry,
former president of the Portland Realty
Board, now a resident of California,
in an address on "Optimism" at the
weekly luncheon of the board in the
Commercial Club Friday.
"You men are pessimistic:" he de
clared. "What reason have you? Too
say the banks do not encourage Invest
ment. If that Is true, talk to them
about it. Remember your importance
to the community, and make them com
through. The banks can't prosper un
less you do. and will do much to accom
modate you if you meet them In the
"There is no real reason for hard
times. There has been no famine, pestl
leme or great disaster. We have; Just
harvested the greatest crop in our his
tory. Vou arc Just- sitting back In an
attitude of pessimism, letting things
Henry called the attention of his
audience to the hlvrh taxes. The taxes,
he said, must be kept down if outside
capita' is to be brought to Portland.
Only taxpayers. Mr. Henry said, should
be 'allovred to vote on bond issues.
Eugene Brookings, former president
of the N Progressive Business Men's
Club, addressed the board on the In
come tax: The next meeting of ths
board till be held January 1.
HOME BUILDING A C T i V E
MODERATE - PRICE DWELLING" IN
CREASE IX M JIBKH.
la All Parts of City Modern Hesldeaees
Are Inder Way Tw Fine .
Irvln'srtoa Homes Plaaued.
I n the construction of dwellings Port
land continues to make a gratifying
shov.-Ing. Moderate - priced residences
comprise the larger proportion of new
residences. Activity is noted in all
parts of the city.
S. 6. Lathrop Is planning to erect a
two-story frame dwelling on East
Twenty-third street, between Ivon and
Division streets. The building; will cost
K. E. Bowman Co. have obtained a
permit to erect a two-story frame
dwelling on East-Twenty-third street,
between Brazee and Knott streets, at a
cost of $5000. The same firm will build
another $i000 two- story frame dwelling
on East Twenty-fourth street between
Brazee and Knott streets.
Plana for three $1500 bungalows, to
be built on Commercial street between
Cook and Ivon streets by W. M. Smith
have been completed.
L. C .Moulton secured a permit last
week to erect a bungalow on Glenn
avenue between Bryce and Shaver
streets. The building will cost about
Plans for a two-story frame dwelling,
to be built on Pacific street between
Peerless and lmperla.1 streets, for E. A.
Murphy, have been completed, and work
will be started at once. Tbe building
will cost about $4000.
John George obtained a permit last
week to build an $1800 bungalow on
Fremont street between Rodney and
Williams avenues. Work on the build
ing will be started in the near future.
a. M. Habighnet has obtained a per
mit to build a bungalow on Gladstone
avenue between Kast f orty-rirst ana
East Forty-second streets. The build
ing will cost about $2000. v
Plans for a one-story gymnasium, to
be erected on Russell street between
Fenwick street and Patton avenue, have
been completed. The building will cost
Sidney O. Lathrop obtained a permit
last week to build a two-story frame
house at 4S0 East Twenty-third street,
between Ivon and Division streets. The
building will cost about $3000.
Jones Buys Vancouver Block.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Dec. 18. (Spe
cial.) The Sedgwick building, at
Eighth and Main streets. 50 by 1U0 feet,
and two stories hidh. has been sold
by Mrs. Isabel Sedgwick-Putnam to R.
V. Jones, president of the Western
Trust Company, of Portland. The value
of the property is about $40,000 and
some wheat land in Eastern Oregon
was taken In the deal. The building
is occupied by business concerns on the
lower floor and by a rooming-house
on the second floor.
Cannery Ships 16 Carloads.
ALBANY. Or.. Dec. 20. (Special.)
Showing the value ct a cannery in the
average Willamette Valley community.
D. w. Rumbaugh, or this city, county
fruit Inspector of Linn County, reports
that the cannery at Brownsville,
though comparatively a new Institu
tion,' will ship 1( csrloads of csnned
fruit out of the county this Fall, He
says also that though the apple crop
Is unusually light -this year, 17 car
loads of first-class apples have been
shipped out of Linn County this sea
son, to say nothing of second-grade
fruit and culls.
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CONNECT WITH MONTGOMERY DRIVE
Commissioner Dieck Prepares Plans for Proposed Concrete Improvement, After Receiving Petitions From Prop
erty Owners in Portland Heights Cost of Constructing. About $5929, To Be Paid br Residents.
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After the receipt or a petition from
property owners In Portland Heights,
City Commissioner Dieck has prepared
plans for proposed concrete stairs lead
ing up from Vista avenue to Montgom
ery Drive. The stairs, the cost of
which probably will be paid by the
property owners with some assistance
from the city, will be about B929. They
will be artistic.. the steps to be guarded
by railing and provision being made ror
a landing half way down.
CITIZENS' SPIRIT WINS
BRIDGE AT XEWBERU FRUTS OF
Three Years' Effort," la YVhlch (
mlsaloaers of Tim Coonties Had
te Be Interested. Crowaed.
XEWBERG. Or.. Dec. 20. (Special.)
The completion of the bridge at New
berg across the Willamette Klver is the
culmination of active work which be
gan nearly three years ago on the part
of enterprising citizens of this city
with the Commercial Club as the chief
factor. The fact that Board of Com
missioners of Yamhill and Marlon
Counties had to be interested added to
the difficulty. At one time there was
opposition to the project from a por
tion of this county, but that opposition
disappeared when the work was finally
ordered and as the advantage to the
entire county from having a bridge
across the river became apparent.
The contract was let to the Coast
Bridge Company, of Portland, and B. A.
McClatn, an engineer, who had been
with the company ever since it was or
ganized, was put in charge of the work
of construction. Previously Mr. Mc-
At present there is no street or walk
'emlina- between Vista avenue and
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where Montgomery Drive leaves Vista
avenue, to Carter street, ' The stairB.
will make a suitable connection In the
ce:iter of this stretch. The project is
proposed as a part of the Vista avenue
retaining wall which is now in course
of construction. Estimates of quanti
ties p.nd cost.of the structure are given
hy Commissioner Dieck as follows:
67.5 yards 1-2-4 concrete at $15 yd. ..$1012
Ciain was with a Seatire contracting
company for seven years, and while
with that company he superintended
the construction of the million-dollar
bridge across the Frazler River at New
Westminster. B. C.
Work was begun rjere April 17 last
and under the contract the company
had until April 17 of next year to
complete the job. As large a force as
It-was possible to operate was puti on
and there has been no lagging since
with the exception of three weeks'
waiting for steel. The structure Is
2179. feet long, of which 756 feet are
steel construction. Jn boring for the
foundation of one of the piers a fir
tree was struck many feet below the
bottom of the river. This was worked
out with much difficulty. Then a sec
ond was found in the way and when
that was removed still another had to
be disposed of.
The total cost of the bridge is 185.
800. shared equally by Yamhill and
WORK WELL UNDER WAY
1SG OF OREGON STREET
Double Tracks by Streetcar Company
Are Laid and Concrete Base and
The paving of Oregon street from
Union avenue to the railroad bridge
is being completed. Double tracks have
been laid by the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company and the stone
blocks are being placed between the
rails. So far only the concrete foun
dation for the pavement has been laid
and tiie cement walks completed. A
big fill was made in Aciams street
across the cut which extended to the
railroad yards. In order to lay the
concrete foundation on the fill the
material had to be packed with a
Kust First and East Second streets
have been paved from Oregon to Holla
day avenue. Tiie Portland Railway.
I.rtght &. Power Company has put down
a single cai track on Kast First from
Holladay avenue, to Oregon street.
The double tracks on Oregon from
Union avenue give direct access to the
railway bridge for Union-avenue cars
and the track on ICast First street
g-ives access to Williams-avenue, and
other cars directly by that street. The
present lines on Occident street will
continue probably to be used and will
form a loop with the tracks on Ore
These improvements represent an
expenditure of about $200,000. Oregon
street was first wkTened from 60 to 70
feet at considerable expense.
If the district builds its trade school
buildings, as proposed, on the two
blocks ottered by the Anglo-Pacific
Realty Company, on East First street,
north of Hoiladay avenue, which is
considered probable, it will add much
to this territory. It will mean that
several hundred pupils will come from
all portions of the city. Two blocks
and the street. 6 feet wide, are In
cluded In this' site, 400x460 feet. Ac
cording to fhe suggestions of Director
riummer the buildings will constitute
a great workshop and will be built ac
cording to scientific plans for such
Honey Production 500.000 Pounds.
. NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. Dee. 0.
(Special.) The honey production of
i is ugnt post, ai uy
l ner feet hand ra" at ".
Hl square yards curtain wall stucco
14 vases at 10
Reintnr'.'tnir ale-!. G'.W iba.
KxcavatlllK Slid grsdlns
40 linear feet concrete piling at $2.oO
hv:i Htipni- f.et hand rail (Montgomery
. Drlvej at J.5
Add 20 oer cent tor contingencies DfO
Yakima County for 1913 totaled 500.000
pounds, one-third of the entire product
of the state, according to .1. B. Ramage.
secretary of the State Association of
Beekeepers. The Walla Walla Valley
is credited with producing as much as
Yakima, and the rest comes from all
over the state.
TWO COWS I1ETIRX $:t0,000
Klickitat Farmer Makes Good on
Investment In Thoroughbreds.
WAHrKIACUS, Wash.. Dec. 20.
(Special.) The story of H. C. Davis,
who resides Just over the line In Yaki
ma County, will doubtless be emulated
to some degree by the Klickitat cattle
men who seek to improve their herds
by recent investment in thoroughbred
Mr. Davis was one of those lucky
farmers who bade opportunity to. open
the door and he gained a little assist
ance at the proper moment. Five years
ago with $300 he started with the as
sistance of a loan of (320 and for $620
cash he bought Eleanor Wayne, a thor
oughbred Holsteln cow. Davis was
careful and later he acquired Bonnie
Echo, that proved to be a typical Hoi
stein. Investments In land were re
sponsive to a patient investor. Recent
ly he sold and netted from the two
cows and their progeny $30,000, after
five years' keep. Mr. Davis believes
Klickitat and Yakima Counties offer
great outcomes for the right kind of
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THREE-STORY BUILDING ERECTED BY MASONIC LODCSB.
M'MINNVILLE. Or., Dec. 20. (Special.) The new Masonic Temple, a three-story structure, will be com-
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partment store'. The building will cost about $40,000, and is the largest building 1n McMinnville. It Is the
third home built by the local order of Masons. Its construction is modern In every respect. It is located
r h n .trwti whi.h is the heart of the business section of McMinnville. It has a
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HODEL HOMES RISE
Modern Workingmen's Dwell
ings Under Construction.
ENGLISH PLAN FOLLOWED
Project of Fred A. Jacobs, or Met
ropolitan Improvement & Invest-'
ntent Company, Meeting With
Success In Portland.
Fred . A Jacobs, president of the
Metropolitan Improvement & Invest
ment Company, while In Europe last
Summer, made a particular study or
model workingmen's villages, and he
is now working the plan out locally.
Mr. Jacobs feels that the opportunities
for giving workingmen In Portland and
in the United States better homes for
their own good as well as for the good
of the Nation are just as great as they
are in England or elsewhere in ""Pe-
To this end the Metropolitan Com
pany Is.now building 100 modern work
insmen's homes in the southeastern
section of the city. The first ten of the
houses now are completed and occupied
ku. unit of ten will be finished
thU month, and the third unit of ten
will be ready for occupancy '"
the new year. The homes will be com
pleted at about the same rate during
ii,. s..rlnir. and If present plans ma
terialize, it Is expected that the com-
min h tocreased to GOO houses
next "year. ' Each house, of fovr and
flvo. rooms, is built on a 50 by
lot, with provision for back and. font
doorvard, truck patches and lawn. The
district is on a new carline tens'on'
so that the community is easily acces
sible to the city.'
Mr. Jacobs-already has been given as
surance that his community, plan tor
Portland -Is a logical one. and acc":
racy of his judgment la proved by the
tact that they are being taken and
occupied by workWmen as soon as
they are completed.
"There is a real, actual advantage to
be gained in putting a working-man .n
a good, clean, well ventilated, sanltary
place of abode, in-good surroundings,
and there is as well a psychological ad
vantage of considerable weight said
Mr. Jacobs yesterday. "Then there Is
the humanitarian aspect of the case.
Altogether it means "etter health con
tontment, more agreeab domestic
companionship, longer life, better work
and general happiness.
"As the English statesman.. Burns,
says, the prestige of a nation depends
upon its breadwinners, and it behooves
that nation to treat its breadwinners
''Portland has another reason to feel
proud of its progress, "having been
chosen the first city in the Northwest
to be given the advantage of the model
JirCANN COMPANY BUYS TRACT ON
TWENTY-EIGHTH FOR PLANT.
Granite Working Establishment to Be
Set V Will Be tbe Largest In
Northwest, Is Announcement.
By the purchase, announced yester
day of a tract of land containing 25,
000 square feet at Twenty-eighth and
Nicolai streets, by Frank I. McCann.
of the McCann Stone Companj of
Seattle and Portland, the establish
ment in this city of the largest granite
working plant in the Northwest was
made certain. .
Before completing the purchase of
the property, which is officially known
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Industrial Center Aoaiuun,
inspected many sues ai van-
on the uoasi anu mum;
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the new worts in
Portland on account cf the superior
transportation facilities and other
conveniences offered by this location
He will leave for Seattle in a few
davs to arrange for the dismantling
of the big gang saws and other special
machinery In the branch works there.
This together with much new equip
ment, will be erected in the new plant,
which will be capable of turning the
heaviest description of granite work
required by the modern skyscrapers
The McCann Company has supplied
from their Sixteenth and Thurman
street works all the cut stone work
of the new Central Public Library also
of Reed College buildings. Tnese
works will be devoted hereafter to
the monumental business exclusively.
They are now making arrangements
to start In the new plant the stone re
quired for the new Northwestern Elec
tric building being erected on the PH
This is the third large stone work
ing concern to be located in Industrial
Center by the agents for the tract, F.
N. Clark & Company, who report that
activity In this clss of property is
FINE STBTJCTTTKE UNDER WAT AT M ' MINN V1LLE
thA hnm nt the oca Masonic uoofre.
past 12 months.
PRUNES NOW BEING PACKED.
Western Clarke County Crop Iarge
and of Fine Quality; Price Good.
RIDGEFIEL.D. Wash., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) The prune crop this season in
this locality and that of Sara, a large
prune section of Western Clarke Coun
ty, was large. In some instances very
large yields were in evidence.
The prunes were of large size and'
of excellent flavor, nearly all being
perfect. Packing is still in full swing,
but will soon be finished. Most of the
crop was contracted at a good price.
Those who contracted their prunes
early In -lie season were able to get
only 5H cents a pound, while those
who contracted later received as high
as 64 cents
John M. Hoff, of Sara, one of the
largest prunegrowers in that commun
ity, dried over 25 tons of fruit and
received 6 hi cents a pound, while last
year he received only 4?4 cents for his
crop, considered then a good price. Mr.'
Hof f's prune crop this year was ex
traordinarily heavy and his orchards
well filled. Mr. Hoffs prune orchard
comprises about 13 acres. At the pres
ent time he has about 1600 trees of
different varieties. This is one of the
largest prune farms in Clarke County.
In this year's prune crop, Mr. Hoff will
realize over $3200. -
, Many owners of small tracts of land
close to this community have had their
land cleared and are setting them In
prune orchards and other fruits.
H CARS ARE ASKED
IRVINGTON PARK WANTS ADDI
At .Mass Meeting Held Last Week Step
Are Taken Also to Secure
Srhnolbonae for District; '
Residents of Irvington Park district
will ask for better car service on the
Alberta line and for the erection of a
modern schoolfiouse as soon as It can
be done to replace the present tempo
rary portables now used on the Ken-'
nedy Fehool grounds. These requests
were formulated at a well-attended
mass meeting held in the Arcadian
CiUbhouse Thursday night. East, Thirty
sixth street and Alnsworth avenue. The'
demands for Improved streetcar service
are 'that the Alberta cars shall run
through without stops to the corner of
Alberta and East Thirtieth streets, that
during the rush hours of morning and
evening cars shall be operated not less
than every five minutes, and during
other times the cars shall run every 10
minutes, A committee from the mass
muetlng was appointed to co-operate
with a like committee from the Vernon
Women's Improvement Club In present
ing these requests to Commissioner
The schoolhouse question was con
sidered at length. It was declared that
the East Irvington district needs a
schoolhouse to seuve the 2600 persons
tributary to the Kennedy grounds. It
was reported that a considerable num
ber of small children are required to
go long distances to reach the Vernon
building. An effort was made y swing
the meeting around to the support of
a movement to declare the recent school
levy Illegal. The tide in that direction
was stemmed when Professor Parker,
of the Vernon School, said:
"If you succeed in rendering void the
tax levy made at the last school meet
ing, which is exceedingly Improbable,
how do you expect to get a schoolhouso
in East Irvington? You will be wasting
effort In that movement, and I am lnr
clined to think that the opinion of
District Attorney Evans is right when
he said that the levy Is legal and will
stand. It is my judgment that the
Board of Education will be entirely fair
to the East Irvington people and will
provide a building as soon as it can be
done; but it looks to me like a waste
of time and effort even to try to ren
der void the tax levy. I shall be glad
to co-operate with the people here In
their efforts to get better school facil
ities." The meeting voted to defer the circu
lation of the petition against the school
levy, and authorized the chairman to
appoint a committee to take up with
the Board of Education the matter of
Improved school facilities until such
time as a modern schoolhouse can be
built on the Kennedy, grounds.
It was decided to organize a perma
nent improvement association in the
near future arid the names of all pres
ent were taken as a preliminary step.
Hood Hirer Absorbs Apple Bonds.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Dec. 20 Spe
cial.) A. W. Stone, who has had charge
of the $45,000 issue of refunding bonds
of the Applegrrowers' Association, re
ports that Hood River ranchers and
business men have taken practically all
of the issue, and that one more week
will probably close the matter.
Koud Laying Heavy Steel.
TOLEDO. Or., Dec. 20. (Special.)
The Corvallis & Eastern Railroad,
leading to Yaquima Buy, has completed
laying about 18 miles of heavy rails.
Twenty cars of laborers were side
tracked here Tuesday. The road ex
pects to have new steel laid to Toledo
by January 1. '
win oe usea ror omces inu a de
nowbrisker than it has been