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THE SUNDAY- OREGOXIAN, PORTLAND, APRIL 18,. 1915.
CONTRACTS FOR BIG
BUILDINGS ARE LET
BOND VOTE DEALS
WESTOVER TERRACES RESIDENCE REMINDS FORMER SOUTHERNERS OF VIRGINIA.
BUSINESS INSURANCE NOT
KNOWN TO PARTNERSHIP
When Member of Firm, )oing $3000 a Year, Dies, Widow Demands
Liquidation and Living Partner and Woman Divide Only 5900.
REALTY MEN CHEER
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Permit to Raze First National
Bank Structure Taken and
New Home to Rise.
$400,000 WILL BE COST
Gay Lombard Awards Job for $40,
0 00 ImproTemcnt at Broadway
and Davis Street Many Other
' Projects Arc Under Way.
" Contracts vere let and plana or
dered last week for the construction
of aeveral larare bulldlnsrs. but perhaps
the most Fignificant happening of the
period, aside from the authorized ex
penditure of 1,250,000 for the pave
ment of 70 miles of country road, was
s. $5000 permit ' obtained by the First
National Bank for the wrecking of the
present brick building- located on the
southwest corner of Fifth and Stark
streets, the Bite of the proposed. J400,
000 bank building.
The preliminary permit covers only
the excavation work In addition to the
demolition. . The working drawings for
the building proper have not yet been
received from the East, although they
are expected shortly. A. L. Mills, pres
ident of the First National Bank, an
nounced several months ago that the
structure would be patterned after
the Athenian Parthenon. The design is
being made by a firm of Boston archi
tects, but the supervision of the work
will be carried on by Portland men.
Gay Lombard last week awarded A.
C. Meyer the contract for the con
struction of. the four-story brick and
mill building that is to cover 90 by
100 feet at the southwest corner of
Broadway and Davis street. The ex
cavation for the structure is already
under way. The building: is to serve
as the homo of the Portland branch of
.T. W. Leavitt & Co., dealers In the
Overland automobile, and will cost ap
proximately J40.000. The plans were
drawn by Jacobberger & Smith.
Kat Side Gets Many New Homes.
Work has begun on several high
class homes on the East Side. The
Oregon Home Builders are Constructing
a dwelling on Skidmore. between East
Twenty-sixth and East Twenty-seventh
streets, to cost $3f00. and a dwelling,
on Dunckley avenue and Regents drive,
to cost $60u0.
K. K. Bowman & Co. have started
the erection of two dwellings. One is
for L. W. JUle and the other for M. D.
Hawes, the cost to be respectively
$8000 Hiid $6000. The former is being
built on East Twenty-eighth and Tilla
mook, and the home for Mrs. Hawes
will stand on Kast Twenty-eighth and
F. 12. Bowman & Co. have taken out
a prrmlt to erect a J4T.00 residence on
Khfi Twenty-fourth, between Mason
and Skidmore streets.
J. H. Nash is erecting a onestory
brick building at the corner of Di
vision and East Thirty-ninth streets,
with four store rooms at a cost of about
10.000. and on the opposite corner Mr.
Nash is completing a bungalow at a
cost of $5000. He has cleared the
jrrounds for a combination store and
apartment on Division and East Thirty
fifth streets at a cost of about $6000.
Excavating for the foundation of this
latter structure has been started. These
buildings represent an expenditure of
Realty Board Booms.
Within the past two weeks more new
members have applied for membership
In the Realty Board than during the
entire year before the present mem
bership committee took office two
weeks ago. At Friday's meetine 17
new firms and individuals were voted
into membership and the names . of
seven more passed first reading.
F L. Purse suggested that the board
choose delegates to attend the annual
convention of the National Association
of Real Estate Exchanges at Los Ange
les next June, but the entire question
was referred to the executive committee
for recommendation. Several members
contended Friday that President Tay
lor, ex-president Vincent and Secretary
Cowgill should be Included In a dele
gation. . The fact that Dean Vincent, of the
-local board, will probably be nominated
at Los Angeles for the presidency of
the National organization and that he
has a good chance of election, has
aroused an intimate interest among local
"real estaters" in the coming conven
tion. Mr. Purse contended that Portland
should be represented at Los Angeles
by at least 25 realty men.
As a general advisory commlttee'that
will encourage an increased attendance
at meetings and launch other special
work. President Taylor has appointed
a committee of 22 men. with E. J. Con
don, president of the Security Develop
ment Company, as general chairman.
The general committee is divided into
even sub-committees of three mem
Portland Contractor Gets Big; Job.
Frank Leonard, a Portland contrac
tor, has secured the contract for the
construction of the $60,000 plant to be
erected at The Dalles for Libby, McNeil
& Ubby. The structure is to be 133 by
638 feet in dimension, with a supple
mental building covering 36 by 166 feet.
The plans were prepared by C. J. Cran
dall, an architect at The Dalles, and
the erection will be in charge of Nash
& Wilcox, who represent the owners.
Successful Bidder Backs Out.
After being awarded the contract for
the construction of the proposed Ken
nedy School, at a contract price of $26,
4 32. Martin Clancy has asked the School
Board to relievo him of the award on
the ground that he made an error of
$1000 In his estimates. It is understood
that the contract will be awarded to
John Almeter, who was next lowest
bidder, with a proposal of $27,7S5. The
T-shaped structure will provide eight
$12,000 Home Begun.
Contractor James L. Quinn broke
ground last week at 815 Pettygrove
street, in Goldsmith's addition, for the
erection of the two-story frame resi
dence to be occupied ultimately by Mrs.
E. D. Smith. The plans drawn by arch
itects Whitehouse & Fouilhoux call for
n expenditure of approximately $12,
000. Day Labor Job Announced.
E. A. McGrath, who has ordered the
construction of a four-story brick
apartment building on his property at
the northwest corner of Park and Tay
lor streets, announced last week that
the work will be done by day labor.
The building will cost about $40,000.
The nlans were drawn by Architects
Jacobberger & Smith.
Mr. Kramer to Build Store.
Pursuant 'to plans drawn by arehl
tects Claussen & Claussen. Contractor
Otto Salzniann has commenced tne erec
tion of a one-storv store building on
he corner of East Twelfth and Pres
roit streets for I... C. Kramer. The
work will cost about $1200.
10,000 Dock Repair Ordered.
Chief Engineer Holman. of the O.-W
R. & N. Company, has prepared plijys
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to be followed in repairing the Ains
worth dock. It is estimated that the
work will cost about $10,000.
Irrlneton Gets Two Flac Homes.
F. E. Bowman has commenced the
erection of a large residence on Thomp
son street, between East Twenty-Seventh
and East Twenty-eighth streets,
at an approximate cost of $12,000. The
exterior will be of stone veneer. Mr.
Bowman plans residing in the new resi
dence when It is completed.
W. H. Chalker Builds $1500 Home.
W. H. Chalker is erecting a $1500
home on East Seventy-eighth, between
East Forty-fifth and Forty-seventh
avenues. John Anderson Is the builder.
Seth L. Roberts is having a. home
built on East Forty-ninth street, be
tween Division and Clinton streets. It
will cost $2000. The Brubaker Con
struction Company Is building, this
W. C. Alderson Is repairing a dwell
ing damaged by fire recently on At
lantic, between Klllingsworth avenue
and Jessup street, at a cost of $1000.
Dwelling Is Remodeled.
J. F. Hawkes Is making a flat apart
ment building out of a residence at the
northeast corner of East Burnside and
East Sixth streets, at a cost of about
$10,000. The apartment Is being built
around the dwelling. The upper part
will be for apartments and the lower
floor reserved for storerooms.
Big Sewer Is Completed.
The Rhone-street trunk sewer has
been finished by Contractor William
Llnd. It starts at East Twenty-second
and Smith streets, near the South
ern Pacific carshops and ends at East
Sixty-second street, in South Mount
Tabor. The cost has been $108,000. For
the main portion of the distance the
sewer is five feet in diameter. It opens
up a large 'and well-settled district.
Mr. Li ad has moved his equipment to
Montavilla, where he will construct the
Willow-street trunk sewer, which will
cost $148,000. Mr. Lina tias agreed to
employ unemployed married men of the
Montavilla district as far as possible.
It will take about a year, to complete
the Montavilla trunk sewer.
Blake-McFall Building Began.
Rapid progress is" being made on the
foundation of the $90,000 Blake-McFall
four-story brick building on the half
block on the north side of East An
keny. between East Second and East
Third streets. That part facing East
Third street is finished, but the part
'facing East Second street is under con
struction. Owing to nature of the land
under that part 60 to 100 feet piles are
being driven for the foundation and
concrete piers are being built to sup
port the building. There appears to
have been the channel of a stream un
der this part of the site, so that piles
must be driven to the bottom to secure
footings. These piers will be finished
in a short time. The basement will be
a full story. The building will be com
pleted' by August.
St. Johns Permits Issued.
D. B. Langley has taken out a per
mit to erect a residence on Jersey
street, between Alma and Ida streets,
to cost $1000. Work has been started
on the foundation.
James A. Kelly has started the erec
tion of a residence on Buchanan street.
between Hayes and Gresham streets, to
cost $1200. George Petrlsko started a
cottage on Astor street, between Mid
way and Fessenden streets, to cost
STOCK FARM IS CLAIMED
W. B. AVER TO DEVELOP EXTENSIVE
LAND HOLDINGS NEAR CARLTON,
Sale of SS40-Acre Ranch at Condon
For 956.000 and S37,0OO Trade
at Springfield Reported.
W. B. Ayer, of the Eastern Sc. West
ern Lumber Company, of Portland, who
owns approximately 1000 acres of choice
land not far west of Carlton, Yamhill
County, plans developing his property
into one of the finest stock ranches in
the West. An extensive dairy plant
with sanitary barns Is planned for
construction In supplement to the ranch
house, the out-buildings and the cot
tages for the ranch workers. Mr. Ayer's
Intention . Is to have pure-bred stock
only and it is probable that he will im
port some of his herd.
(50,000 Deal Reported.
The report comes from Condon that
C. H. Vehrs, of Portland, has paid S.
B.Barker $56,000 for the latter's 2240
acre ranch in that section. The deal
was handled by M. Fitzmaurlce and Is
said to De the largest closed in that
locality for some time. Mr. Vehrs has
moved to the ranch with his family.
Trade Involves $74,000.
By the terms of a transaction con
eluded at Eugene last week James S.
P. Winters trades an SO-acre farm two
miles southeast of Springfield. ex
tensive holdings in Eugene residence
property and five lots in Willamette
Additiorj to Portland. to Barney
May. of Portland, and H. D. Pierce,
Harrisburg. for an 1153-acre wheat
ranch located near lone. In Morrow
County. The trade was made on a val
uation basis of $37,000.
Two Sales Total $4000.
In Upton Park Bertha Meinhoff pur
chased lot 12 in block I from S. E.
Chambers for $1500. Charles Buswell
has taken title to lot 4 in block 3, in
Eager's Addition, from C. Nystrom for
$2500, Including a home.
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NEW HOME. OF MAJOR AND MRS HENRY C.
VIRGINIANS LIKE VIEW
MAJOR AND MRS. JEWETT FIND
WESTOVER RECALLS SOUTH.
Beautiful Colonial Home Expected
Become Center of Social Af
fairs of Army Folk.
The interview really occurred at the
Multnomah Hotel, where Major Henry
Jewett and his charming wife are
staying while their new home is being
completed. But somehow the atmos
phere was that of an old Southern
homestead rather than a hotel.
A first glimpse, of Mrs. Jewett savs
plainly "from the South," and a single
sentence places her unmistakably as a
Virginian. The Jewetts are old-fashioned
Southerners the kind one reads
In spite of the fact that Mrs Jewett
is a Vassar College graduate, and since
her marriage to Major Jewett has been
stationed at various Eastern and West
ern posts, she retains her Inimitably
charming Virginia accent and a de
lightful fund of "cullud anecdotes."
"Why. we looked all over this cltv
for a house," she said, "and when we
came to Westover Terraces and saw
this lovely Southern Colonial home on
Albemarle road, just off Cumberland.
we felt as if you all had just taken
a part of our own Virginia and set it
up nere. And when we discovered
that Culpepper road was Just the other
side of the ridge it felt more like home
than ever, because, you know, my fath
er is from Culpepper County.. Virginia.
"The things that really made us de
cide m favor of Westover, though, were
its accessibility and view. You know.
Major Jewett is stationed down in the
Custom-House, as Colonel McKinstry's
assistant, and we can get down there
In the machine in almost no time at all.
We Just coast down," she added, laugh
ing, "and save gasoline.
About the view, I simply can't ex
press my real feelings It is so wonder
ful and big.
'Do you know, when you look down
over the city in the evenings, when
the lights are first lit and it is all blue
and grey and misty, it looks just like
a Whistler painting. We have a "view"
at home. Our place, Warwick, adjoins
the old Robert E. Lee estate, overlook
ing the Potomac. It has been in our
family since 1731 and there's a 31-room
house on it. with outhouses and serv
ants' quarters and all that sort of
thing. We get a beautfful view of
tne Potomac, but it Is gentle and quiet
and softly sloping, no wonderful old
snow-capped mountains as we get here
It will not be long before the Jewett
home on Westover, which they will
occupy May 1, will be the scene of a
round of social gaities a real center
for Army and Navy folk. It is a house,
too, which will lend itself admirably
to entertaining. The dignified hall,
with its white enamel and mahogany
stairway, gives a hospitable welcome,
and the long living-room, hung in
gray tapestry paper, with Its red brick
fireplace and glorious view from every
window, suggests the setting for many
charming scenes. On the other side
of the hall the dining-room, also in
white enamel and gray, with subdued
lights, gives promise of the dispensa
tion of real old-fashioned Southern
The bedrooms upstairs, with some to
spare for guest chambers, are charm
ingly sunny and airy, and the triplicate
mirrors in the roomy closets are most
attractive. A comfortable sleeping and
sun porch complete this floor.
There is a comfortable maid's room.
The contract for -the construction
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mond to Bingham & Shelly! Portland contractors. J. F. Shea, of Portland, has the heating and plumbing
contract, and the F. A. Bauman Company, also of this city, will do the wiring.
The proposed building 'will extend three stories' above a foundation 50x100 feet In area, and the prob
able cost is given as $25,000. The floor spaco will bs divided into 25 two and three-room apartments.
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with bath, on the third floor. One of
the things Mrs. Jewett particularly
missed was the great quantity of col
ored, servants available "back home."
BCTIiDIXG. TOTAL . IXCKEASKS
rteasons Many for Anticipating Fur.
tlicr Gains in Construction.
The March showing of building oper
ations throughout the country is not
without its good points to those who
are not extravagant in their expecta
tions. There is a shrinkage as com
pared with March of last year amount
ing to 15 per cent, but the total Is in
creasing steadily month by month.
Thus the January footings were $34,
712,718; those for February, $40,872,
773. while March yields activities rep
resented $53,162,521. This expansion
of building operations as Spring ap
proaches is normal, but actual work
does not begin in the northern states
until about April, and there is. there
fore, reason to anticipate further gains
In the building industry.
Tke official report of building per
mits issued during March in 63 cities,
received by the American Contractor,
Chicago, reach a total of $53,162,521,
as compared with $61,393,181 for March,
1914, a. decrease of 16 per cent. Of
the 63, gains are shown by 29 cities,
among which Akron scores 52 per cent
to the good; - Cincinnati. 57 per cent;
Evansville, 2 7o; Newark. 100; New Ha
ven, 94; Scranton. 140; Syracuse. 262
Troy, 301; Utica, 151, and Wilkesbarre,
482 per cent.
For the first three months of the
year the building permits of the6e
cities total $120,567,277, as compared
with $125,782,552 for the corresponding
period last year. a. loss of 4 per cent.
This showing for the quarter would
have been somewhat more unfavorable
had tha totals of San Francisco and
several other cities been included, the
construction work in which last year
was phenomenally large for special
7 SEW VO.MES BTSTVG' BUILT
Oregon Association Busy in Ol in
stead and Alameda. Additions.
Including the new- heme for H. C.
Grady, the Oregon Home Builders are
responsible for seven new homes in the
Olmstead and Alameda Park Additions.
All of these have been started within
the last several weeks. The Grady
home was started last week and with
Its cost of about $5000 makes a total of
about $35,000 in homes being erected by
this organization in the two additions.
The Grady bungalow will be on
Dunkley avenue between Regents Drive
and East Twenty-ninth street. The
house will cover 34 by 52 feet and will
contain three bedrooms, a living-roo
a dining-room, a kitchen and sleeping
The interior will be finished in old
ivory and white enamel. The entire
house will have hard wood floors ex
cepting the kitchen and bath. Large
porches will present a double cupboard
and pergola effect.
16,000-ACRE TRACT IS BOUGHT
Deal Believed, to Indicate Develops
ment on llanford Project.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. April 17.
(Special.) Jesse O. Thomas, of Tacoma.
acting for a syndicate of Tacoma and
Seattle men, has purchased 16.000 acres
of Northern Pacific land. Just north of
the Hanford project, on the Columbia
River, for $6 an acre.
The deal Is supposed to indicate ex
tensive development of the Hanford
Irrigation & Power Company property,
which was recently bought at receiver's
sale in the Federal Court here.
GETS CONTRACT FOR $25,000 ASTORIA BUILDING.
SKETCH OF PRAXKLIX APARTMENT.
of the Franklin Apartment - build
let last week bv the. Portland architectural firm of MaOaughton Sc Ray
Portland Dealers Optimistic,
Although No Large Sales
Were Made in Week.
ACTIVITY BOOM EXPECTED
Paving of 7 0 Miles of Rural Roads
Declared ot Only Ad for Port
land, but Mark of Prog
ress, and Business Aid.
No large realty deals were concluded
in Portland last week, but since Tues
day every realty dealer has been as
optimistic as if he had made a dozen
big sales and most of the property own
ers have been happy in anticipation of
the bolstering result that are expected
as an aftermath of the outcome of the
good roads election.
Many a. man in Portland last week
remarked that the victory recorded was
the biggest thing that has happened
for Portland and Multnomah County in
many years and some veteran realty
men were heard to say that It will give
realty a value 25 per cent above what
It would have had in case the voters
turned down the good roads issue.
"The pavement of 70 miles of rural
road will not only build up both the
city and country, but it. will advertise
to the world that Portland, is up-and
coming,' and that it stands for prog
ress," is the way one prominent realty
authority expressed it. "If the plans
of Mr. Yeon and Mr. Benson had been
defeated and the good roans programme
repudiated, a great many would have
thrown up their bands and said dis
gustedly, 'Oh, what's the use?
And with that state of affairs it
would have been difficult to attract
wholesome Investment in Portland
property. The overwhelming verdict in
support of good roads and progress has
encouraged even some of the confirmed
knockers and has served as a powerful
and permanent 'Spring tonic' for condi
II. D. Inman Sella Former Home.
The large residence and grounds lo
cated on the northwest corner of East
Twenty-sixth and Ellsworth, streets.
which has been occupied for many
years by R. D. Inman. a prominent
Portland lumberman, has been trans
ferred by Mr. Inman to Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Marshall at a valuation of $15.
000. As satisfaction of the considera
tion, Mr. Inman has taken title to ap
proximately 40 lots in Meadow Park
and Meadow Park Addition, which are
located directly east of Irvington. Mr.
Inman recently paid $30,000 for the
former R. F. Lytle residence on East
Twenty-fourth and Hancock streets,
Vafaable Property Deeded.
. Two fractional lots situated on the
northeast corner of Mill and Eleventh
streets has been deeded by Villetta L.
Fish to Morris Marks. The actual sig
nificance of the transaction is covered
up by the stipulation of a nominal con
sideration. Several Deala Reported.
The realty department of llartman &
Thompson reports the following trans
actions: A residence on East Seventy-first
street north to Miles Cramer for $4250.
Sixty-two acres near Oregon City to
A. Rosvold for $5500.
Six hundred and eighty acres in Sher
man County to P. O. Hilstrom, for ac
count of W. C. Bryant and N. P. Han
sen, the latter taking In part payment
320 acres, also in Sherman County, and
the balance in cash.
Also 40 acres of wheat land In Wash
ington to A. L. Hembree and 160 acres
of wheat land in Washington to W. R.
Kivette for $5000, taking in part pay
ment a houso in Irvington.
One Dealer Ifaa Bnr Week.
Samuel Doak reports the following
recent sales made through his office:
Sold for C. R. Organ, of Tlgardville,
to C. M. Ealr, of Portland, five acres
for a cash consideration of $2000. This
property Is situated one-half mile
southwest of Tigardville, Washington
County, and djoins the present hold
ings of Mr. Bair In that vicinity.
Sold for Herbert Brown to J. G. Ar
nold, lot 32, in Midland Acre Tracts.
near Lents. This property consists of
one acre of ground and a 4-room cot
tage. Exchanged for J. G. Arnold, lots 1
arid 2. block "N," Portsmouth Villa Ex
tended Addition, near Portsmouth sta
tion, and lots 30, 31, 32 and 33, in block
13, Northern Hill Addition, also near
Portsmouth station, at a total valua
tion of $5500, to the Hassalo Congre
gatlonal Church for 24 acres of land
located about one mile southwest of
Tigardville, Washington County, at the
price of $6000. with cash and mortgage
to balance difference.
Mr. Arnold soon will erect a complete
set of modern buildings on his new
place, which is considered one of the
most sightly small tracts near Port
land. RoHimere Home nrings 95000.
W. H. Eaton purchased a house and
lot in Rossmere last week from George
ing. to be erected at Astoria lor v.
Abridged from Sunshine.
WE WERE partners 12 years, lack,
ing a month and a few days.
We started without capital and
all that we. earned over living ex
penses went Into the business. My
partner was the outside man and I the
inside man. He knew his end of the
business and I knew mine, and neither
the other's. We were an ideal team
and were Just beginning to make big
One day my partner came into the
office, said he was not feeling well
and would go home, but expected he
would be all right next day. In a
week he was dead.
Shortly after the funeral I called up
my partner's widow to talk over the
situation. She had evidently been get.
ting advice from relatives, who, know
ing about our affairs, felt competent
to advise her.
Widow WlHhed to Sell.
My partner and I had each been
drawing $1500 & year, all that the busi
ness could safely spare. My partner's
widow said that she would like to sell
out her interest and she thought she
ought to get $10,000. She was willing
to give me time to raise the money.
I explained to her that it was im
possible for me. to pay any such sum,
that our entire plant and stock was
not worth $2000, and that whatever
value the business had was dependent
upon the joint efforts of her late hus
band and myself. Without my late
partner I was doubtful if I could con
tinue the business.
Suspicion as well as disappointment
was at once manifested by my part
ner's widow, and she made me under
stand plainly that she had been warned
that her husband's partner might try
to take advantage of her.
Wt came to no agreement at this
Interview. Probably she wished fur
ther advice from her friends. In any
event, she decided to wait a few days.
C. Watkins for $5000. The property
is located on the corner of East Thirty-seventh
and Brazee streets. C. C.
Bockhouse has purchased lot 13 in
block "A," Cherrydale Addition, trom
Arthur Williamson for $3000. The sale
included a home. In Ridgemont the
Ridgemont Investment Company sold
lot 27 in block 6 to M. J. von der Ahe
for $1350. Nils O. Ecklund has taken
title to lot 11 in block 83. in Rose City
Park, from the Portnomah Land Com
pany, for $iio.
Many Lanrelbunt Salra Made.
The Laurelhurst Company sold lot 12
in block 15. in Laurelhurst. to Emil
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104. Laureinurst, to .-. 11. urner mr
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Irom tne company, ine uoiiuniernuuii
being $1500. The Laurelhurst Com
pany has sold lot 23 In block 10, Laurel
hurst, to Edith Campbell, for $1100.
St. Johns Property la Sold.
A. 1'. Smith has taken title to lots 1.
2. 3. 4. 6, 11 and 12. in block 19. in
North St. Johns, for $3000. In Arleta
Park D. W. Wharton sold lot 27, in
block 4, to Mary L. Stone for $1000.
Lots 35 and 36 in block 1. Mount Ta
bor Place Addition, were purchased by
Marx O. Kreiger from William Saxour
for $1500. In Belle Crest lots 10 and
11 in block 11 were purchased by
George N. Campbell from the Inter
Urban Realty Company for $1500.
B. Stewart Buys la Crr"l Springs.
B. Stewart has purchased lot 19 in
block 1, Crystal Springs Park, from
Abigail I Shaughncssy for $1200. Al
bert Edward Hamilton purchased, lot 17
and the south five feet of lot 16. in
block 54, in Sellwood, of John Robert
Duvall, for $1100. Hans Larson trans
ferred a tract 4 4 by 65.23 feet in area,
located in Larson's Addition, to Charles
Petty, for $1274. In Treinont Place, in
the South East Side, Mary Brooks pur
chased lots 11 and 12 in block 1 of J.
M. Peterson for $1725. with a home.
W. X. O'Brien Hu Two Lot.
W. T. O'Brien purchased lots' 31 and
32, block 12. of Andres Peterson, Ports
i. v-lilu nn the Peninsula, fur
$1000. lAJts 3 and 4, block 3, Orphia
Park, were purchased by Alex Brosche
from 13. P. Tobln for $1000. T. M.
Hurlburt transferred lots ?. and 4 in
block 1. Howltt. to Bertha Armida
Doeltz for $968. George P. It. Wright
i- i it n it, Rnwtnan'a Addition
for $1000. Lot 16 in block 3, Miller's
Addition, was purchased by Harry j.
Keeney from Charles Lewis for $1200.
Home In Tlbbetta Sold for 4O00.
Mrs Mary C. Shattuck has taken title
to lot 1 in block 8. Tibbetta' Home
Head, the consideration being $4000. In
Alameda Park T. H. Hurlburt has
transferred lot 1 In block 5 to Arthur
ii : i . .. cifinn with a home.
E. A. Washburn has transferred to
v.. V. Jenkins lot 3 in block 3, aiyrtie
jjMin. with a borne, the considera-
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tion belnsr $2100. The south half or
o i o In hlnrlf ?4 Klherta. Addl
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tion. was purchased by George R. Teed
from P. A. Randan ior jjiov.
i .f f .rtr Bin 1 rvinaton Lot.
R. E. LalTerty has taken title to lot
7 In block ioz. irvington, irum i .
Holte for $1050. The Base Line Land
V aU Inls 1 l". anH 18. In
Thomas' Addition, to William T. roster
for $10a0. ,
f tT.O Sale In Senell' Addition.
. i . . . hna nurrhaRfd
DJUHViJi ' 1
r,ou.se and lot In Sewell's Addition from
O. O. Rudig for $4250. ine property
is described as lot 14. Myrtle Merrill
has taken title to lot 12 in block 3.
Clare Addition, for $1000. W. J. Coch
ran has purchased a lot in Beaver
Acres from F. B. Holbrook for $1199.
Lot 7 in block 1, Brockton Addition,
was purchased by Auguston Golstrom
from H. T. McCallum for $1500. In the
BUILDERS' SUPPLIES and
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Portland Gas and Coke Co.
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sizes; city improved or unimproved,
business and residential sitea rare
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THE FRED A. JACOBS CO.,
269 Waablngton Street.
SHOPE BRICK CO,
303 EAST MORRISON
Phone Uaat 1833.
Will build you a beautiful brick
house at, the price of wood con
struction. Fireplace work a specialty.
until some definite arrangement could
T was compelled to hire a man to
fill the place my partner had left va
cant, and to pay him a. salary of $40
a week. In about two -weeks my part
ner's widow came to the office. She
said she was surprised I had not sent
her any money, that she could not un
derstand why Bhe had not received the
$30 a week that her husband had been
drawing until his death.
Partner ( uta Owo Salary.
I tried to explain to her that I could
not pay her $30 a week and also pay
a man $40 a week for doing the work
her husband formerly did. That I had
cut my own compensation down to $20
a week- to provide for tne extra ex
pense, trusting In time I miirht bring
the business to a position where both
she and I could be sure of a steady
and substantial income.
1 failed utterly to convince her that
she was not entitled to draw the same
weekly compensation that her hutband
had received, or that I had a right to
pay myvelf any salary unless he re
ceived an equal amount, xhe owninc
half interest in the business.
She left me, without any doubt in
her mind that I had set out to cheat
her. That she had lost all confidence
in me soon was evidenced by the de
mand from her' legal representative
that I buy her Interest at a price sat
isfactory to her or prepare for a liqui
dation of the business Unable to ob
tain financial assistance, 1 consented
to a public sale of stock, good will
and everything, and after the law
yers were paid there was $943.37 to di
vide between us.
No business can run itself. The cash
value of skill and brains to any busi
ness enterprise Is, often, as In this case,
many times greater than the value of
physical assets. Our property waa pro
tected by fire Insurance. I understand
we could have protected our more val
uable assets by business insurance, but
my partner and I did not know It.
I am now keeping books at $15 a
week and my partner's widow is keep
Hawthorne Avenue Addition Augusta
M. Schurman purchased part of lot 24
and all of lot 23, in block 14, the price
l:at Mde Property Brlnaa 93000,
Victor H. Hershman has taken title to
lots 15, 16 and 22 in block 28, Hol
brook's Addition, and lot 3 in block
25, in East Creston, from N. J. Robert
son for $3300. The University Land
Company has sold Helen M. G. Black
lots 25 and 26. block 158. in University
Park, for $950. The Joseph A. Strow
brldge Company has sold Madge Hill lot
S In block 19. Eroll Heights, for $875.
Toppenisli Builders Are Active.
TOPPENISH, Wash.. April 17. (Spe
cial. J The Western Iaj d Cattle
Company has sold 240 acres of improved
and on Satas Creek to Jacob Kego.
of Ellensburg, for $20,000. This ranch
was in sage three years uko, but has
been leveled, ditched and has a good
house and barns on it. II. Mallory, of
Olympla. is rebuilding on South I'lvl-
sion street. He will put in a. cuiicreie
floor and ail modern accessories for a
garage. F. V. Wiley has brfc.'n the
erection of a modern residence in the
J. C. ENGLISH CO.
E. Irvlnar and Vnlon Avenne
factory to C'onaumer.
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Morgan Wallpaper Co.
213 Second Street, ar Salmon Street.
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184 Second Street
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