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TIIE STJXDAY OREGOXIAN, rOKTLAD, AUGUST 18, 1918.
REQUIRED BY BANK
Northwestern Grows Fast and
More Room Found
ADDITIONAL SPACE TAKE1
Tenant of Three Storerooms to
West of Lobby in Northwestern
Bank Building Notified to
Vacate for the Bank.
80 rapid has been tb growth of the
Northwestern National Bank that It baa
outa-rewn already tta Quarters In th
whole east end of the ground floor of
the Northwestern National Bank build
ln. and muat enlarge.
flans have bean drawn up and ap
proved for the bank to take in the space
now occupied by three atora rooms west
of the main lobby of the building-, in ad
dttlon to Its present auartera east of
the lobby. This combined space will
a-ive the bank most of the Morrison-
street fronuge on the Crst floor of the
When the building- was erected a
couple of years ago. it was so arranged
that ultimately the bank might occupy
the entire ground 'loor, leaving the
lobby for elevator aervlce In the center
of the building. However, at that time
It was not expected that the need for
additional space would come so quickly.
A. E. Ooyle. the architect, has In
charge the preparation of the plans for
enlarging the present quarters of the
batik by taking in the three store rooms
to the west of the lobby. The tenants
are now vacating to make room fcr the
bank. The work of preparing the
quarters for the bank's occupancy will
beerln about September 1.
The aavtngs department, foreign and
domeatie exchange department, and col
lection department will be moved Into
the new offices. This will provide more
room In the banking room for the regu
lar commercial business.
Stockholders of the Northwestern Na
tional Bank last January Increased the
capital of the bank, to take care of Its
increasing business, from $500,000 to
Jl, 800, 000. and tta surplus from 1100,000
to 1:40.000. This gives the bank ade
quate capital and with the increased
room It will be tble to take care of Its
customers In a much more satisfactory
from Mr. Cartwrtght to Emma A. Shaf
ner, consideration $1500 cash.
Rose City Park 43 East Forty,
sixth street, corner Sandy boulevard,
from Judge j. W. Westbrook, of Benton,
Ark., to C. B. Clarke, consideration
Rose City Park 59 East Fifty. sec
ond street North, near Sandy boulevard,
from E. C. Dunning to Harry B. Grauel,
Montavllla 13 East Seventy-sixth
street North, from Lllah Hellar Ness to
W. B. Landon. consideration I1S00.
In addition to the foregoing sales Mr.
Warrlner says he has deposits on
number of other properties, including
two exceptionally attractive homes, and
that the demand for residence property
has been very keen. He says that the
market is stiffening perceptibly, as
shown by the larger cash and monthly
payments demanded by owners, and
that the next step will undoubtedly be
a rales in prices.
According to Ritter Low A Co.. the
BOAT 'CONES 750
MILES 001 RIVER
FIFTY-EIGHT GOLD BAXD LIU
IBS GROW OX 0B STALK.
lf fi- :; i- ::-ti- ' '-4
Harriet Newell Hold lag Freak
At the country home of Mrs.
Guy Robertson, near Gresham, 58
beautiful and perfectly formed
Japanese gold band lilies grew
this month on one flat stock. As
a rule only three or four blooms
are seen on a stalk In the same
garden and all the neighbors
about the Robertson place have
marveled at the floral wonder.
Little Harriet Newell, cousin of
Mrs. Robertson brought the
flowers to tows and bad them
SHORTAGE 111 HOUSES
RITTER. LOWE A CO. FIXD DEMAND
Baa With Small Saaa Pay Dewa Has
Not Large Llat 1e Choose
Froaa Air Mere.
As an Indication of the present de
mand fer homes of the better class, C
A. Warriner, manager of the house de
partment of Ritter, Lowe ft Co.. realty
dealers in the Board of Trade bulldin
reports the following recent sales-
Jrvlngton 701 Stanton street.' from
r-.Lh-P taLV- U consider.:
tlon $SOOO cash.
Laurelhnr.t Ksst Couch street
man with $100 or .$200 to pay down on
home cannot find a large list to
choose from at this time, and the places
which have been selling with such
small Initial payments have been mod
erately priced and located some dis
TWO YOUTHS IN CUSTODY
Seattle Youngsters Charged With
Automobile Theft. (
Earl Hoover, aged it, and Lloyd
Dawson, 19, from Seattle, were arrested
last night by Inspector Ackerman and
charged with the theft of an automo
bile belonging to A. U. Wiikena. of Se
attle. They will be returned to Seattle
today to answer to the charge.
According to Information in the
hands of the police young Hoover and
Dawson left Seattle Thursday bound
for Portland In the Wllkens car.
After an all-night ride the pair. It
Is said, arrived in Portland Friday and
stored the automobile in a shed on the
East Side. Late reports say the ma
chine was taken to Columbia Beach by
Hoover, where it was located by In
spector Ackerman and returned to
Nespelem, Steamer From We
natchee, Wash., Arrives
Affop CTtna Tnm
SEEKS REGULAR RUN HERE
Steamer Within Few Days Traverses
Waters All Way From Xcar Can
adian Border to the Har
bor of Portland.
Old-time mariners, steamboat hands
and longshoremen employed along the
Columbia and Willamette rivers be
tween Portland and The Dalles were
surprised yesterday by the sight of a
new steamer bearing a heretofore un
heard. of name plying downstream at
an unusual rate of speed.
The new arrival is called the Nes
pelem and the story of her latest trip
Is more unusual than her sudden ap
The Nespelem Is the same style and
slse of boat as the majority of the other
sternwheel steamers seen In the Port
land harbor. She la 111 feet In length
It feet In beam and 634 feet depth of
hold. She Is driven by 14x7J engines
capable of generating power enough to
develop a speed of about 18 miiea an
hour in favorable conditions.
Because of transportation difficul
ties in the Columbia River basin in
Northern Washington, the Nespelem
was built for use In the mining trade
there. She was completed last Decem
ber at Wenatchee, Wash., and has
since been plying between points on
the Columbia River north of We
Just before starting for Portland
last Wednesday, the Nespelem made a
trip up the river to within a few miles
of the Canadian border. Scarcity of
labor In that part of the state caused
the owners of the vessel to have her
brought to Portland in quest of a reg
ular . run and better trade conditions
and she will hereafter be a familiar
sight on routes running out of Port
The latest trip of the Nespelem was
begun at 8 A. M. last Wednesday and
lasted until 8:46 o'clock last night. The
distance covered was approximately
750 miles, and was quite difficult to
navigate for the most part. Charles 8.
Uiller is master of the boat, and it was
he who successfully piloted it down the
"Navigation of the Upper Columbia
eould not possibly be made a commer
cial proposition," aald Captain Miller
In discussing the run yesterday. "I
was forced to stop at short distances
continually to pick out the best course
to follow. We made the entire run
without mishap. The most difficult
places to pass were at Priest Rapids,
about SO miles above Pasco, and at
Rock Island, about 60 miles above that.
The ledge rock along the banks and
bottom of the river Is very hard to
The trip was begun at Fatiros, In
Okanogan County, Washington. An av-
rage speed of 12 miles an hour was
maintained, but after passing The
Dalles a speed of IS miles an hour was
attained against a strong head wind.
It is probable that the Nespelem will
be chartered by the Peoples Navigation
Company, of Portland, In the very pear
CHARTER CHANGES SOUGHT
North Bend to Vote on Amendment
to City Basic Law.
NORTH BEND, Or., Aug. 17. (Spe
clal.) A number of important amend
ments to the city charter have been
proposed and are to be submitted to
the voters at an election to be held
soon. Among the amendments sug
gested is one to raise the city tax levy
from 10 to IS mills and levy a one
quarter mill tax for the support and
maintenance of the publlo library.
Another amendment proposed is to
pay the Mayor and members of the
City Council $3 for each meeting at
tended, and to limit the number of
meetings to four each month. Members
of the council and the Mayor serve
Other amendments suggested are one
providing for the nomination of can
didates for city offices by petition in
stead of caucui; one requiring state
election boards to serve as municipal
election boards, and one providing for
the appointment of a library board of
FISHERMEN FACE CHARGES
Purse Seiners Arrested at Astoria
Accused of Operating Inside.
ASTORIA. Or., Aug- 17. (Special.)
The purse-seining craft Taeoma was
arrested by Deputy Warden John Lar
sen toaay on a charge 01 nsning inside
the waters of the Columbia River, and
the case will be tried In the Justice
Court of Monday afternoon. John John
son, a troller, was arrested for fishing
without a license. He pleaded guilty
and was fined $50 and $10 costs, which
Joe Anderson, who was arrested last
Sunday on a charge of fishing In the
Columbia Klver during the Sunday
closing period, pleaded guilty in the
Justice Court today and was fined $5i
witn $10 costs.
AGED NEWPORT MAN DEAD
John 31. Wright, Civil War Veteran,
NEWPORT, Or.. Aug. 17 (Special.)
John M. Wright, aged 13, passed
away at his home In this city Thurs.
day after an extended Illness, The
funeral took place at the undertaking
parlors. Rev. J. D. Rice officiating.
Mr. Wright was a native of Ohio.
During the Civil War he fought with
Company O, Second Iowa Cavalry, and
was several times wounded. He came
to Oregon in 1901, and settled on- a
ranch near Corvallis, where he lived
for nine years. Since that time he had
been a resident of Newport.
Mr, White left no immediate rela
MAD COYOTE ATTACKS GIRL
Child of 16 Is Badly Bitten on tie:
Face and Arms.
EPHRATA, Wash., Aug. 17 (Spe
cial.) Ulss Ethel Kellogg, aged about
IB years, was badly bitten on the face
and arms by a mad coyote. The ani
mal was running through the barnyard
after chickens. When the girl at
tempted to drive him away the coyote
immediately gave up the chase and
turned on her, and before her father
could come to her rescue had inflicted
several serious wounds on her face
A physician attended the girl and at
his suggestion she was taken to Seattle,
where she could receive Pasteurism
REALTORS TO MEET
Interstate Convention to Be
Held in Seattle.
AUTOMOBILE RUN PLANNED
Prpgrarcme for Gathering: Septem
ber 2 9-31 Varied and Interest
ing One Banquet and Sight
seeing Trips Are Arranged.
t.i n tfiimhi, nresldent of the
Portland Realty Board, has received
from Raattla announcement of the pro
gramme for the Interstate Keauy con
vention there September 29. 0 and 31.
M.mbera of the Portland Realty Board
are planning an automobile run from
Portland to Seattle for tne convem...,
the realtors to leave here Wednesday.
September 38. and visit Rainier Na
tional Park on the return trip.
tv.. tti rnnvantion will be called
to order at 1:80 Thursday. August 29.
k wi w Jones, of Sookane, president
of the Interstate Realty Association.
Following the addresses of welcome
and report of the president and secre
tary, there will be a talk by Tom S.
Ingersoll, of Minneapolis, secretary of
the National Association of Real Estate
Boards, on "The National Association.
B. B. Arthaud, president of the Grays
Harbor Realty Board, will speak on
"The Real Estate Board in the Smaller
Community." and Edward u. .aimer. 01
Tacoma, will discuss "Camp Lewis.
America's Greatest Cantonment and a
Factor in Paciflo Nortnwesi develop
ment." . '
Speech Contest Arrangco.
ill be given oVer to
the five-minute speech contest on the
merits of respective cities in the
Northwest for a silver trophy cup. B.
Lea Paget will represent Portland la
in mnnrta.nt series of conferences
and addresses is scheduled for Friday,
Auguut 30. .xi
s E. Taylor, of Portland, past presi
dent of the Interstatee Realty Associa
tion, will lead a conference on "New
Boards." J. F. Douglas, of Seattle,
m.ne-i. of the Metropolitan Building
Company, will lead a conference on the
"Real Estate License Law," and Paul
C. Murphy, president of the Portland
Realty Board, will leao a conierenco vn
Other speakers will Include R. W.
Hill, of Seattle, on "The Heal estate
Business as an Essential War Activ
ity;" Frank McOuire, of Portland, on
"The Working Man as His Ow,n Land
lord Through Home Ownership"; H. C.
vlce-nresident of the Lincoln
Trust Company, of Spokane, on "Read
justment of Capital and Labor After
the War"; "Farmer" Smith, agricultur
ist of the O.-w, u. at ss, uompany, on
"Bacon, Bread and Bayonets Will Beat
the Boche": E. F. Benson, Commission
er of Agriculture for the State of
Washington, on "Land settlement;
Shall It Continue Haphaiard When
Millions of Returning Soldiers and In
dustrial Workers Will Need Homes
After the War?" Herbert Cuthbert,
manager of the Pacific Northwest
Tourist Association, on "The Attraction
of Tourists and Settlers to the Pa
cific Northwest," and Joseph McCarthy,
of Spokane, on "The Written Real Es
tate Commission Contract."
Visitor to Be BaitqueteBV
The evening of Friday, August 80.
will be devoted to an informal banquet
to visiting delegates and their ladles.
to be held in the main dining-room of j
the Army and Navy Club. Patriotic
addresses will be made by Ernest Lis
ter, Governor of Washington; Charles
Hebberd, of Spokane, Federal Food Ad
ministrator for the State of Washing
ton; S. S. Thorpe, of Minneapolis, past
president of the National Association of
Real Estate Boards, now serving as
negotiator for the division of, housing
and transportation of the labor depart
ment of the Federal Government; Liv
ingston B. Stedman, of Seattle, and J.
W. Spangler, war vice-president of the
Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Com
Saturday morning will be devoted to
the business of the convention, includ
ing committee reports, resolutions and
election of officers.
Saturday afternoon will be given
over to a tour of Seattle by automobile
and boat Automobiles will leave con
vention headquarters at 1309 Fourth
avenue, at 1 P. M., covering a. route
carefully selected in advance, and re.
turning to the Colman dock at the foot
of Marion street at 3:15 P. M., in tlma
for the guests to embark on the steam
er Kitsap II, for n excursion along
the commercial waterfront and through
the industrial waterways of Seattle.
JRV1NGT0N DEMAND UP
Ordinary Claxon Attached by
Forest Service Engineer.
SOUND CARRIES TWO MILES
New Arrangement Expected to Be of
Great Assistance In Conveying
Information of Fires and Sig
nalling Forest Guards.
CALL FOR RESIDE.XCK PROPERTY
IS O.V INCREASE.
Several Important Transactions" Report
ed by R. T. Street. Dealer la
A marked Improvement la the de
mand for Irvlngton residence property
has been noted In the past couple of
months by R. T. Street, real estate
dealer In that district.
In the past couple of weeks Mr.
street has closed several important res
idence deals. Among them was the
sale to ex-Mayor H. R. Albee of the
former residence of Isham N. Smith,
well-known attorney, now in Idaho.
This house, at East Twenty-fourth and
Thompson streets, is one of the most
beautiful places In Irvlngton. Mr. Albee
and his family are to take possession
The consideration Involved In the
purchase of this property by Mr. Albee
is understood to have been $20,000.
Mr. Street also sold the Oliver K.
Jeftery residence, on the northeast cor
ner of East Sixteenth and Thompson
streets to J. K. Elder, the lumberman.
This property was obtained by Mr. Jef-
rery a tew months ago as part of the
consideration for his beautiful home in
Two other Important deals of the
week Included the sale of the George
L. Brown home, at East Twenty-fifth
and Brazee streets, to F. O. Joy, of the
Marshall-Wells Hardware Company, for
$7500 and the sale for C. H. King of
his residence on a quarter block at 401
East Thirtieth street North, to W. H.
NO EXTRA TRAIN FOR COOS
Request for STIght Service Denied by
NORTH BEND, Or., Aug. 17. (Spe
cial.) As a result of requests by local
lumber concerns, business Interests
and the Chamber of Commerce to
Southern Pacific officials to Inaugurate
a night train service between Eugene
and Coos Bay points to facilitate mail
and passenger traffic. J. P. O'Brien,
Federal Director of Railroads in Ore
gon and Washington, visited this city
and other towns in the county recently.
After a full investigation of conditions
he stated that he did not believe the
increased service asked for was justi
fied and required at this time, and that
the policy of the Railroad Administra
tion was to curtail service wherever
possible rather than Increase It during
the period of the war.
A telephone that says "honk honk"
instead of "ting-a-ling" Is the unique
but valuable device Invented by C. M.
Allen for fire prevention work In the
National forests. Mr. Allen Is tele
phone engineer in the office of District
Forester Cecil, Portland., His invention,
promises to be a great 'asset in forest
service work, as it makes possible the
calling to the telephone of persons who
may be a considerable distance from
The device consists of an ordinary
Klaxon horn operated by a combination
of special relays adjusted so that a di
rect current connection will produce
the loud alarm on the born. The en
ergy to operate the relays Is furnished
by a special magneto which delivers
either direct or alternating current,
thus making It possible to use the or
dinary ringing signal or the loud
sounding alarm at will. Six cells of
dry batteries are connected to the horn.
The horn la mounted with a regular
telephone transmitter and receiver in
a wooden case which protects the outfit
when not in use. The batteries which
operate the horn also furnish the en
ergy for talking, and make It possible,
by the use of a special induction coil
and interrupter, to.call distant stations
that are equipped with the standard
forest service howler. This coll and in
terrupter also make it possible to send
signals over a line that is in bad con
dition due to fire or windfalls. While
testing the apparatus, Mr. Allen suc
cessfully sent signals across a 100-foot
gap In the wires.
This special telephone equipment was
devised primarily for use In the firo
protective work of the Forest Service.
Fire guards provided with such a phone
may be engaged in trail or bridge work
at somo distance from their camp and
still be within telephone call in case of
fire or other emergency requiring their
attention. Forest officers have long
felt the need of an efficient signaling
instrument of this sort. Numerous sug
gestions for devices to meet this need
have been made from time to time, but
none have proved as practicable or effi
cient as Mr. Allen's invention promises
The loud-sounding signaling set as
devised by Mr. Allen will make a very
valuable addition to the fire-prevention
equipment of the service, according to
forestry officials. In a test recently
made on the Snoqualmle National For
est, the signal was heard a distance
of two miles. A half dozen of the in
struments have been constructed and
put into use, and mora will be added as
fast as their efficiency Justifies.
Consolidation Expert Leaves.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 17 (Special.)
Professor J. M. Matthews, expert for
the consolidation commission, left to
day to resume his work at the Uni
versity of Illinois. It is understood
that he will draft a number of bills
covering changes In the state govern
ment suggested by the commission, and
forward them to members here. Tlio
bills will be submitted to the next leg
islature for consideration.
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Income -Paying Business Corner
The quarter block on the southwest (the choice) corner of Grand and
The TRANSFER and INTERSECTION corner with, dur
ing the day, street cars to the number of ....... . .2123
While there are at Fifth and Washington streets . ... .1888
And at Third and Morrison Streets but ; . . .1484
Bringing thus, with the cars, autos, vehicles and pedestrians, an im
mense traffic to and fro to this fine corner on these two principal arteries
This is the time for shrewd and sensible men TO BUY, although a
poor time TO SELL. Nevertheless, my home and business affairs in the
South require my attention there. Hence will sell this fine property
AT AUCTION on Monday, August 19th,
at 2 P. M., on the premises, by J. T. Wilson,
Persons buying on the upward trend, as is now the case, after depres
sion, are the ones who reap large profits, as is illustrated by the following:
In the 1896 depression the then owner of the corner on Washington
and Park Streets now covered by the Piatt Building, being pressed for
money, and the pessimists of that day saying, "The town was dead; would
never come back, etc." (same as so many are saying today), sold that cor
ner for but $18,000. The town didn't die; it did come back; (it always
does, stronger and better each time.) And that lot is now rented
for $13,500 per year net cash, and the fine building thereon to belong to
the lot at the expiration of the lease.
About the same time, the half block on Oak Street, on which is the
beautiful Benson Hotel and the 14-story building of the Telephone Com
pany, was offered to a gentleman still here at only $20,000 and is worth
now, I believe, at least $325,000 for the ground alone. ,
Portland is NOW entering its greatest period of Business Prosperity all sensible people admit.
Persons with some FORESIGHT and MONEY have presented to them in the above an excellent Investment.
Jack Peterson purchased the quarter block, on which now stands the
Wells Fargo Building at $40,000 (then covered with the old Cook stables).
Mr. Peterson was guyed and be-deviled by the pessimists of that day so,
that he hunted the selling agent, Mr. Grindstaff, demanding return of
his deposit, saying that he had been taken advantage of while drinking;
yet in a short while he sold it for a hundred thousand dollars, whereby he
got "his sobriquet of "Lucky Jack."
It is not so long ago that Mr. Percy Blythe bought AT AUCTION the
quarter block at Stark and Broadway Streets, now occupied by the Elks
Building, for the sum of but $10,000, selling it shortly afterward for a
nice profit and the property is easily worth at this time $250,000 for the
While the Grand Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue quarter block is
but partially improved and, under old lease is bringing in a monthly
rental of $305, on January 1st it will be $355 per month, OR AN ANNUAL
RENTAL OF $4260.
Taxes and insurance $992, leaves a Net Rental paying Five Per Cent
on $65,000 and the property but Partially Improved and sure to enhance
Now is the time to buy. History repeats itself. The cities of the
United States will continue to grow. Portland, with its great new' ship
building industry, bringing in a payroll of about $50,000,000 a year, with
big prices for our wheat, wool, cattle, lumber industry, and other products,
Portland's future is assured. Some sensible man, or syndicate, will buy the
above property, as it will be sold subject to a mortgage of $30,000, matur
ing March 1, 1920, the remainder to be paid in cash or Liberty Bonds at
par. Abstract and other information will be furnished to date.
Remember the sale will be held on the premises Monday, August 19th,