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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1904)
ASTORIA, "OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8,
LAND OWNERS WILL HELP
MOVE FOR MODERN HOTEL
Proposal Arouses Great Enthusiasm and
Many Sites for New Structure Have
Already Been Offered.
Prominent Citizens Attend Second Mass Meeting, Hear Preliminary
Report of Committee Named on Thursday Night, Pledge
. Support to Proposal and Adjourn to Tuesday
Night to Hear Final Report.
Tht hotel proposal is rapidly assum
ing definite form. Messrs. Harrison
Allen. A. M. Smith and W. E. Schimpff,
the committee appointed to canvass
entiment, reported at a second mass
meeting held last evening, and their
verbal report was most gratifying.
Several heavy property owners have
offered sites for the building, because
of Its influence on property values
and It is certain that many other sites
will be offered. The men who have
agreed to give sites realise the vast
benefit which the location of the hotel
will have on property values, and per
haps. this factor has been as influen
tial as the desire to assist Astoria.
Briefly stated, the hotel proposition
occupies the following status: Every
one who has expresed himself Is fav
orable and ready to lend his financial
assistance; half a dozen sites have
been offered, the owners agreeing to
take stock to the amount of the value
o& their property, and In some In
stances donations of sites have been
tendered, the property owners ex
pressing a desire to further assist by
taking large blocks of stock; just as
soon as all the proposals for sites are
In, organisations will be effected, the
most desirable site selected and the
stock books opened. ,
A Routing Meeting.
Last night's meeting was a rousing
one. On the previous evening only
about SO men were present, but last
night the capacity of the Chamber of
Commerce was taxed to its utmost The
meeting got down to business when
the report of the committee was pre
sented. It was addressed to "the citl
sens of Astoria who are interested in
securing a modern hotel," and was as
follows: . '
"We, your committee appointed to
confer with the business men of As
toria in regard to financing a hotel
proposition along the" lines Indicated
at the meeting held last evening, most
respectfully report that we have been
very much encouraged by the inter
est which has been shown by
business men in the project '.
"We have every reason to believe
that there will be no difficulty what
ever In securing the full amount of
tock subscribed to the hotel and
guarantee C6mpany, provided the
money to build the hotel can be se
cured on the first mortgage bonds as
w-oposed and proper location is, se
lected fof the hotel. '-'
"the selection of a proper location
ts one ot the most Important questions,
as the parties agreeing to take the
bonds will, of course, want to know
what site the hotel Is to be located
upon, as well as the plan of the ho
tel. "We have interviewed several prop
erty owners with a view of securing a
good site for which the owner will ac
cept bonds of the company as pay
ment Among the sites that have been
proposed is one, 1001 feet by 125 feet,
facing on Fourteenth street, Puane
street and Exchange street, and on the
east side of Fourteenth street, and
whoh belongs to the Taylor family,
but, owing to the limited time, we
were not able to get a definite propo
sition upon this site. Vpon the oppo
site side of the street a site 100 feet
by 125 feet, similarly situated, can be
secured for J10.000 in bonds of the
company. We also recommend for
consideration a site of 100 feet on
Commercial street and running back
125 feet to Dunne street and facing up
on Fifteenth street on the west side
of the street the property occupied by
August Panielson which would make
an admirable hotel site, and would
make a revenue producer from the
start on acocunt of the stores that
could be rented on Commercial street,
the south end of the lots being amply
high above the water line for base
ment rooms; but, owing to the fact
that Mr Gratke. who owns one of these
lots, ts at present out of the city, no
definite proposition could be secured
upon this property. We think that the
hotel should be constructed near the
business center of the city, so that
the ground floor can be utilized for
stores and thus Insure an Income In
dependent of the hotel for the pay
ment of Interest on the bonds, and at
ttma ura think that ronsider-
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ation'sliould be paid to the tendency
and direction' of the future growth
of the city, so that as the city grows
the" site will Improve in value.
"We would recommend that the
committee be given further time to
secure definite offers from the various
property owners who have available
hotel sites, when a meeting can be held
to consider them and .the proper site
selected and then a corporation be
formed and subscriptions to bonds and
stock be opened and the town thor
oughly canvassed, and we have no
doubt of the success of the venture.
"From our conversations with vari
ous business men we are Inclined to
believe that the plan of financing the
proposition ought to be changed, so
that the hotel and guaranty company
will guarantee. Jh . ?P
bonds for 26 or 30 years IhDtead of
0 years. Very respectfully yoursi
"A. if; SMITH;
"W. E BdHiMFf,
Messrs. Smith, Allen and Schimpff
explained the matter at length. They
stated that they had informal talks
with several large property holders,
all of whom expressed a willingness
to assist financially, and that several
sites had been offered. However, they
wanted further time, as they were un
able at last night's meeting to give
a detailed report, such as was expect
ed of them. Their wishes in the mat
ter were respected, and at a late hour
the meeting adjourned until next
Tuesday night at 7 o'clock, when the
committee will nuike a final report,
submitting all the site proposals re
ceived. Then the hotel company will
be organixt'd, a site will be selected
mid the work of securing the neces
sary funds will proceed.
All Are Enthusiastie.
The enthusiasm which characterized
last ulcht's meeting wns of the old
time order. The city was well repre
sented, and the discussion brought out
many admirable ideas, F. IX Keutt
ner evinced lively Interest In the pro
posal and his advice wus listened to
with Interest. He was one of the orig
inal hotel agitators, stands close to
Mr. Hammond, and last night pledg
ed his persotml support and said he
was satisfied Mr. Hammond would as
Architect Lazarus was present Mr.
Laznrus has already started upon pre
liminary plans, and will do everything
in his power to assist the venture. He
said last night that he had the utmost
faith in the hotel scheme, and he was
so well satisfied that it would pay that
he offered to prepare plans and accept
his fee in stock. "1 would much pre
fer stock to cash," said Mr. Luzarus.
"Stock would be a good thing, for it
would net me a sure return.
Among the other men who pledged
their report were ex-Mayor Uergina.ii,
C. H. Cooper, E. Z. Ferguson, C. M.
I'eller, Dr. Ball, Frank 1 Parker and
J. S. Delllnger. Mr. Delllnger was
willing to subscribe for several shares
of stock and pay 25 per cent or more
of his subscription Immediately.
D. H. Welch believed the hotel As
toria's greatest need. He said he would
offer a site near the business section
and that he would agree to have a
committee of three appraise Its value.
Then he would consent to have the
valuation decided upon by the apprais
ers cut in two, and he would take stock
to the amount, not asking one cent of
money. This is a sample of the offers
made. Mr. Welch's offer will be con
sidered at the next meeting.
It was agreed last evening that the
location of the site was most import
ant, and that it would be wiser to
pay $10,000. or J 15,000 for a good lo
cation than build upon one of less
business value, even though it were se
cured without cash outlay.
By giving the committee a few more
days' time, definite proposals can be
secured from property owners who
have not had time to consider the mat
ter, and the matter can be sifted down
to a business basis. ... ,
One thing Is certain the hotel is as
sured. The sentiment Is firmly estab
lished and the present movement will
not be brought to an end until work
on the building is commenced.
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Assessment Relol Complete.
County Clerk Clinton yesterday
completed the work of extending the
1904 assessment roll as equalized by
the board. The board made correc
tions that resulted In a reduction of
1101.762, the total original roll amount
ing to $4,723,124 and the total as equal
ized to 141621,363. The total of the
equalized roll was found to be but
$8132 more than that of Inst year, last
year's total amounting to 34.613,230.
In 1903 exemptions amounting to $116,
951 were allowed on personul property,
but under the law now in force those
exemptions could not be allowed this
year, so In reality the assessed, value
of real property has been lowered over
a hundred thousand dollars since last
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Try the New Size
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We sold 20,000 in Septembers the largest sale
of any Cigar on the market.
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Next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, 1904.
We Will have on display an eastern manufactured line of Ladies Cloaks and Suits
in the very latest NOVELTIES IN TOURIST COATS and LADIES TAILOR MADE
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and we invite every lady of Astoria and vicinity to come and see this assortment of
fine garments whether you wish to purchase one or not. These garments will be on
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